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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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‘A Thimble Of Water To Put Out A Bonfire’ - BCC On Temporary Visas For Drivers And Food Workers

BCC President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Government has made clear its priority is to transition from a reliance on EU workers to a focus on the domestic workforce, and businesses have been ready to participate in this, but it is a long-term project. “A managed transition, with a plan agreed between government and business, should have been in place from the outset. Instead, the supply of EU labour was turned off with no clear roadmap as to how this transition would be managed without disruption to services and supply chains.

Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help

Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there. Smart meters send your gas and electricity readings directly to your energy supplier, saving you time to focus on other jobs.

BCC calls for summit to resolve supply chain crunch

The supply chain disruption must not be allowed to worsen over the next few months in the run up to Christmas.

BCC says government must step up on energy supply security

Government must do all it can to safeguard security of supply and ensure that customers and suppliers have access to the support they need to weather this difficult period.