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Business News Archive for February 2011

Training Survey   Posted 25 Feb 2011

Following our recent survey of members a significant number of respondents highlighted a need for training. We are keen to work with you to meet these needs but we require further information to identify what type of training you require, when this is needed and for how many people.

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New look Colosseum to open in the summer   Posted 25 Feb 2011

The refurbishment of Watford Colosseum is coming on apace as the Watford Observer saw first-hand on a preview visit last Friday. The venue is to gain greater flexibility through banks of retractable seating with space for somewhere in the region of 2,000 people (seated/standing) for major rock concerts and with a capacity of 1,400 seated for orchestral events.

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UK economy worse than thought after gdp is revised down   Posted 25 Feb 2011

The UK economy shrank by more than previously thought during the last three months of 2010, revised figures show.

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Explanation time for the Bank   Posted 23 Feb 2011

Mervyn King's 10th letter to Number 11 Downing Street is similar to many of the other ones he's written. In his view, the 4% rise in the CPI in the past 12 months is unfortunate - but temporary, and almost entirely driven by factors beyond the Bank's control.

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University of Hertfordshire Business Seminar in ICT Knowledge Transfer   Posted 23 Feb 2011

Find out how your business could benefit from a knowledge Transfer Partnership in ICT with the University of Hertfordshire's FREE business seminar. 9th March 2011 9.30am - 13.00pm At Aldenham Golf & Country Club, Church Lane, Aldenham, Watford, Herts WD25 8NN

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UK retail sales bounce back in January   Posted 18 Feb 2011

UK retail sales rebounded in January after heavy snow caused a big drop in December sales, figures have shown.

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Over 170 members of the Watford and St Albans Chambers and the Watford F.C. Business Club attended the first networking breakfast of the newly formed Hertfordshire Business Alliance on Friday 11 February to hear the Chairman of Watford Football Club Graham Taylor OBE talk about the changing face of football.

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Export help for small businesses unveiled   Posted 11 Feb 2011

Measures to encourage smaller companies to export more have been unveiled by Business Secretary Vince Cable, as figures showed a widening in the UK's trade deficit in goods and services.

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BUSINESS SURGERY   Posted 10 Feb 2011

Where do you go to get free business advice in these difficult times. Probably not your Bank Manager or your Accountant but through the Chamber.

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