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

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Success of D2 Business Starter Programme

20 March 2018
Fifteen people have now successfully set up their own businesses after benefiting from advice and support on the D2 Business Starter Programme, run last year by enterprise agency Erewash Partnership.

Chamber welcomes progress on Brexit transition

19 March 2018
The UK and EU have agreed a "large part" of the agreement that will lead to the "orderly withdrawal" of the UK from the Union, it was announced this morning.

New Chancellor installed at the University of Derby

19 March 2018
Lord William Burlington has been installed as the new Chancellor of the University of Derby, an ‘ambassadorial’ role held by his father, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, for the past ten years.

Minister told exporting is easy but Gov't can do more

16 March 2018
Exporting is easy but Government needs to do more to help small firms expand into new overseas markets, members of the regional business community told the Rt Hon Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, this morning....

Chamber backs new laws to unlock space era for UK

15 March 2018
New laws that will unlock an exciting era of British space innovation, exploration and investment are set to get Royal Assent today, the Government announced this morning.

Tourism boost for Peak District and Derbyshire

14 March 2018
Around 50 travel industry buyers and journalists from the UK’s largest and most valuable overseas markets – including high spenders such as China and the Gulf countries – have been discovering the delights of the Peak District and Derbyshi...

Potholes not politics and broadband not Brexit

13 March 2018
Reacting to the Spring Statement, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “Mr Hammond talked about stability and stability is good. At least we didn’t have any half-baked initiatives that could harm business.”

Don't miss the Chamber's annual dinner

12 March 2018
Trump-watcher and Treasury Select Committee Chair to speak at annual dinner

Benefits of operating in a sustainable and ethical way

8 March 2018
Customers are becoming more conscious about how their money is spent, leading to demand for businesses to be able to prove they operate in a sustainable and ethical way.

Ambitious growth more important than Brexit

8 March 2018
Addressing the BCC Annual Conference 2018 today, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, reminded Government that the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the UK business community, and country, are not rel...

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