How to Make Realistic Financial Projections for Your Event

For owners of young events it can be incredibly challenging to make realistic financial projections. However, if you’re hoping to secure investment, borrow from the bank or simply want to stay in business, it’s a necessary exercise. Whether you want to put together the business case for your brand new ...

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Webinar: Proven Strategies for Growing Your Membership Events

Do you run events for your members? In partnership with The Memberwise Network, we polled over 120 membership organisations and associations to learn how they are successfully using events to better engage their members – and increase their numbers. Now we’re going to take those learnings and share them with you ...

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BCC: Fixing the public finances remains a major challenge

Head of Economics Suren Thiru discusses the public sector finances for July 2016. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was in a surplus of £1.0 billion in July 2016, down by £0.2 billion compared with July 2015 Income Tax-related payments increased by 1.5%. Corporation Tax payments rose by 4.4% ...

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BCC: Surge in trade documentation before EU referendum

The Quarterly International Trade Outlook, published by the BCC and DHL, sees a surge in trade documentation before the EU referendum. There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 – before the EU referendum – the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook ...

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Now You’re Cooking! 7 Key Ingredients For The Success of Your Next Event

This infographic is for all the epicurean event managers out there who appreciate what goes into the making of fine food, drink…and of course events! And for those of you who’d prefer text… Strategy Like a great dinner party, every event starts out with a clear vision of who it’s ...

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BCC comments on A-Level results

Head of Education and Skills Marcus Mason comments on today’s A-Level results. “Businesspeople across the country will offer their sincere congratulations to students on their hard-won A-level results. “However their primary concern is having people that are fully ready for work. There are many different ways to develop the educational ...

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BCC: Jobs market strengthened before EU vote

In the three months to June 2016, employment rose by 172,000 and unemployment fell by 52,000 The unemployment rate was 4.9%, down from 5.6% a year ago The claimant count in July 2016 fell by 8,600 compared with June 2016 Commenting on the labour market figures for July 2016, published ...

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BCC: Further inflation rises expected

Suren Thiru, BCC’s Head of Economics, comments on the inflation figures for July. The Consumer Prices Index rose by 0.6% in the year to July 2016, up from 0.5% in June Rising prices for motor fuels, alcoholic beverages and accommodation services, and a smaller fall in food prices than a ...

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