13 November 2015 14:00
Productivity Conference: SMEs and business leaders join together to discuss this year's hot topic
Productivity is high on the agenda for Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, and so Cornwall Chamber and Cornwall College Business have devised a programme of speakers and seminars for SMEs wanting to learn more about the issue.
In July 2015, the Government launched a plan to fix the foundations of the British economy. In a speech launching the campaign, Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid said that Britain’s productivity – the rate of output per hour worked, is well below its potential.
According to the Government, in manufacturing terms it now takes a worker in the UK five days to produce what his or her counterpart in Germany can deliver in four. But the case for increased productivity covers a wide range of different factors and affects businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s Productivity Conference will take place on 19 November 2015, 1.30pm - 6.00pm at Cornwall College’s Camborne campus.
Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce comments:
“In a more industrial age the problem could be solved by laying on extra shifts to keep the machines whirring 24/7, upgrading the equipment, putting employees on overtime and so on. But if you ask the average SME owner in the Service sector how to increase productivity, most don’t know.
“We have a great set of speakers lined up for this important event aimed at SMEs in the service sector; all will be addressing the Government’s aspirations for Britain and will look at how Cornwall’s businesses can boost productivity regardless of sector, in easy-to-understand language.
“A rise in productivity means better standards of living, so it’s really important that our businesses take responsibility and look at what they can do to improve their output and help Cornwall’s economy.”The day includes lunch; the main conference will be complemented by smaller seminars in break-out rooms.
To book your place, or for more information, please visit the Cornwall Chamber Eventbrite page.