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All the latest business news and updates from the Chamber and its members.

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£647m contracts for Bombardier

14 December 2017
Derby-based train builder Bombardier has secured contracts worth £647m, including a £542m deal with Corelink Rail Infrastructure to build and maintain 333 train carriages for the new West Midlands Trains franchise Marketing Derby has reported....

No surprises in today’s employment figures

13 December 2017
Unemployment in the East Midlands rose slightly in the three months up to the end of October but is still lower than a year and two years ago according to statistics released this morning.

Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts

11 December 2017
Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by the Chamber in 2018.

Connectivity is key to improving productivity

30 November 2017
Businesses and regional bodies in the East Midlands say improved connectivity will drive productivity growth across much of the UK and help close to the gap between the best and worst performing regions, according to a new study published by HS2...

Education Secretary’s fact-finding visit to college

28 November 2017
The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, met young people learning vocational skills and spoke to business chiefs about reforms to technical education as part of a fact-finding mission to West Nottinghamshire College...

£25m order for JCB

28 November 2017
One of the UK’s leading national plant hire companies has placed a £25m order, the firm's biggest ever, with JCB.

Call for improved infrastructure spend across region

27 November 2017
Almost 100 delegates, including six regional MPs, businesses and all levels of government united today to call for improved and fairer infrastructure investment for the East Midlands.

Brexit message delivered to the heart of Westminster

23 November 2017
As part of its campaign to make sure the needs of business drive the UK’s Brexit negotiations, the Chamber delivered the message to the heart of Parliament today.

Call for parity on regional infrastructure spend

23 November 2017
Business and political leaders from across the East Midlands are coming together to call on Government to boost infrastructure investment in the region to match the rest of the UK.

Chamber reaction to today’s Budget

22 November 2017
Reacting to today’s Budget, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at the Chamber, said it held “no game-changers” but “a number of smaller announcements that will please some people”.

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