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We are supporting Chambers and member businesses with online events and webinars.

Browse our range of regularly updated events, featuring business leaders, political figures and thought-leadership. Register your spot today.


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In conversation with Jonathan Knott

In conversation with Jonathan Knott

  • Tuesday 28 September
  • 15:00 – 15:45 (UK time)
  • Open to Chamber employees only

Introducing Jonathan Knott, the new HM Trade Commissioner for the LATAC region and Consul General São Paulo. This event will be moderated by BCC’s Director Global Business Networks, Anne-Marie Martin.

Jonathan will present his key priorities for his tenure as HMTC for the region, driving trade and investment growth between the UK and Latin America and the Caribbean and how he and the team along with other stakeholders will work to create more opportunities for companies to forge deep trading ties to help them on the path to growth, particularly as we move out of crisis into recovery.

Jonathan was most recently British Ambassador to Poland and Director of the UK government’s Central Europe Network.

The LATAC region is hugely interesting with a wealth of opportunities that UK companies can explore, and Jonathan and his team along with our member British Chambers in the countries in the region stand ready and willing to assist your members to penetrate and grow their businesses in these markets.

Please note that this event is for member chambers in the Global Business Network only.

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Hybrid Working - getting it right

Hybrid Working - getting it right

  • Wednesday 29 September
  • 10:30 - 11:30
  • Open to all

The pandemic has created many challenges but also opportunities for businesses to adapt and change the way they might think about work, including introducing remote and home working into the workplace.

In consultation with the Acas Council and the government Flexible Working Taskforce, Acas has created new hybrid working guidance that provides practical and useful tips for employers and organisations.

Whether you want to find out what hybrid working is, are trying to decide if it is right for your business or are looking at introducing new policies around hybrid working, this webinar will give you the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions.

This webinar will cover:

  • What hybrid working is
  • Considering hybrid working for your organisation – do you need hybrid working policies and how to introduce procedures/contractual changes
  • Treating staff fairly when hybrid working – equality and fairness
  • Ensuring your employees are working in a safe environment and looking at the areas where business come unstuck
  • Supporting and managing staff when hybrid working - managing performance of hybrid workers and their wellbeing
  • There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during this webinar.

Please register in advance for this event to receive your personal log on links.

Speakers:

  • Gary Wedderburn, Subject Matter Expert, Workplace Policy Team, ACAS
  • Rebecca Thomas, Lead on Employment Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Barbara Hockey from the HSE
  • Chaired by Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
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Leading the way to Net Zero

Leading the way to Net Zero

  • Thursday 30 September
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Open to all

Our latest survey on the net zero economy*, conducted in partnership with O2, showed that just one in ten businesses are measuring their carbon footprint, with 30% claiming that high up front adaptation costs and a lack of finance is holding them back. The research also showed that only one in seven have set targets to reduce their emissions – down from one in five when firms were surveyed in February 2020.

Despite a lack of awareness on carbon footprints, many firms are still taking a wide variety of positive actions to reduce their emissions and become greener. This event will provide SMEs with an understanding of the net zero economy and the steps they can take now to ensure we meet our ambitious targets.

Leading the way to net zero, a panel event delivered in partnership with O2, will enable participants to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of net zero and the impact it will have on their business
  • Understand the steps they should take to realise their Net Zero ambitions and the role that technology and connectivity can play
  • Hear from others about their experience and learnings so far
  • Take away details of the tools available to them to help them on their net zero journey.

Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce will be joined by:

  • Tracey Herald, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Virgin Media O2
  • Ben Westerman, Climate Challenge Programme Manager, BCC
  • Richard Hagan, Managing Director, Crystal Doors

*Conducted in July 2021

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BCC welcomes new rules on international travel restrictions

The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.  

BCC says business left in the dark on winter Covid contingency plan

Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.

BCC welcomes delay to import checks but says much more work is needed

Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.

BCC: Firms facing acute hiring crisis

The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.