Today the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and BT announced a partnership designed to inspire members looking to boost their performance with the application of progressive business practices and key technologies. Member businesses will benefit from this partnership through a series of BT/Local Chamber seminars, the Chamber Awards and the Annual Conference, all focused on showing how to implement practical performance boosting practices and technology.

David Frost, Director General of the BCC commented:

“BT is the perfect partner. It is a great British success story - a lesson to all businesses in progressive business management and a globally renowned expert in computing and communications technology. A lot is said about how smaller businesses should take better advantage of technology, our goal with this partnership though is to show how progressive business practices powered by great technology can drive not just exceptional performance but profits too. I can’t think of a better partner than BT for the BCC to deliver such expertise on both fronts.”

Bill Murphy, Managing Director, BT Business added:

“The small business sector is the real economic powerhouse of UK PLC, one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy and one which can most benefit from the current developments in technology. Keeping ahead of new ideas and approaches is a priority for small businesses particularly in the face of the changing business world.

We want to break down the barriers for small businesses and technology is enabling us to help small businesses to do this.

Through our partnership with the BCC we hope to bring members a mix of inspirational and progressive business thinking and provide them with the IT and communications tools to build on their success.”

He continued: “In particular, today’s converged technologies can really transform an organisation – making it more productive, more agile and more competitive.

We understand the challenges businesses face on a day-to-day basis and we are continually innovating to provide tailored packages and services that best meet their needs. We are delighted to be working with the BCC and together we are committed to delivering the best support and guidance for businesses across the UK.”