How are you planning for the future? | Devon Chamber of Commerce

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How are you planning for the future? | 30.08.17

Many people are returning to work after the bank holiday refreshed and reinvigorated. Autumn is the season for planning for many businesses. Time to turn those new ideas dreamt up whilst lying out in the Sun into reality. From tracking new markets, to developing new products, to new production methods, the challenge is marking it happen. Hopefully the aspirations for the company or organisation involve raising productivity which is a key challenge for all businesses.

Over the past few years many companies have developed by employing additional people. The demand for Labour has been unprecedented and it has taken unemployment levels at 4.4% of the workforce to levels not seen for over forty years. Nationally the number of people in work has increased by 338,000 over the last year. The challenge now is how to make all of the additional workers more productive.

The Chamber itself has been reshaping and planning its Autumn programme of support for companies and productivity and business support will be key themes. Plymouth Crunchy Breakfast is being held monthly and the highly regard Plymouth City Conversations start again in September. In addition the chamber will be organising its programme of ‘go to’ events where members can visit other companies and give an insight to how are meeting similar challenges or creating new approaches. It will also be arranging focused meetings with M.Ps, the Bank of England others who can help improve conditions for businesses. As always the Chamber will widen horizons, inform and energise businesses to develop and grow. By working together and smarter all can help businesses in the city and country to more successful.

 

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