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News from 2004

17 December 2004

KAM taking on the world of sport

A Clay Cross-based company is taking on the world in the field of sports management. With the help of International Trade Advisers at Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link, the company is now looking for success overseas, having recognised the potential fo
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16 December 2004

Liz has business success all sewn up

Just two years after launching her own company to provide a soft furnishings service in North Derbyshire, Liz Ready looks to have a successful business future all sewn up.Her Independent Sewing Services company has proved such a hit with customers that sh
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16 December 2004

Star Studded Opportunity for Derbyshire Women

Women from across the East Midlands have the opportunity to meet one of the most successful and visionary entrepreneurs in the world – Bodyshop founder Anita Roddick – at a conference designed especially for women.Along with Anita, the star studded line u
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6 December 2004

Accreditation for Chamber

Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link is providing a first-class service to its members and the wider business community and that's official!The Chamber has recently been awarded full accreditation by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) after an in-dept
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17 November 2004

Are you ready for chip and PIN?

Are you ready for chip and PIN? Businesses need more time to install chip and PIN card machines, according to a recent survey by the Forum of Private Business. Only two months remain before the deadline of 1 January 2005 for businesses that accept face to
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17 November 2004

New programme helps business bosses to develop

Business leaders across Derbyshire have the chance to develop their management skills thanks to a new programme delivered by Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link.Lead2Succeed, which is funded by Derbyshire Learning and Skills Council, offers Chief Executi
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12 November 2004

Pop celebrity praise at Learning Awards

“You need to be prepared to do the things you hate to achieve the things you love,” were the inspirational words of pop personality David Grant at a gala dinner to recognise the achievements of Derbyshire companies and learners.Speaking at the Derbyshire
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6 November 2004

Safety the watchword at Watchtower

In fact, business proved so brisk for a Birch Vale woman’s security systems company that she moved into larger premises in Whaley Bridge just ten months after its launch.
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6 November 2004

Tourism businesses net funding

The funding – which includes grants up to a maximum of £300 – will help hotel, guest house and b & b owners, as well as tourist attraction managers and specialist food and drink businesses, attract more customers by marketing effectively through the inter
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5 November 2004

New legislation a further business burden

Companies employing fewer than 15 people are no longer exempt from the Disability Discrimination Act, if they fail to comply they will be deemed discriminatory.Amendments to the act also cover equal opportunities and harassment and the need for employees
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26 October 2004

New proposals ‘soft’ on crime

Home Office plans to issue fixed penalty fines to shoplifters and vandals are too soft and undermine existing efforts to crack down on business crime. That’s the view of Derbyshire business leaders following the recent publication of draft guidelines rela
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25 October 2004

Young designer short-listed for Euro award

A Derby-based designer is in line for a prestigious European Award, within a year of launching his own business.  With the help of Business Link, Martin Hyde set up his own company, providing graphic design and multimedia services to regional and national
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5 October 2004

Business Crime seminar

Business Crime seminar Derbyshire Business Against Crime, a joint collaboration between Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link and Derbyshire Police is holding it’s third Business Crime Seminar. The event, to be held on Thursday, October 21, 2004 at The Pal
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18 September 2004

Business success 'a snip' for salon owner Ann

Experienced hair stylist Ann (31) – who owns Artisan Hair and Beauty on High Street – first called on Business Link’s comprehensive services when she decided to become self-employed back in March. Regular meetings with business adviser Roger Yorke and sev
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17 September 2004

Brokering Change

The five new Advisers recruited from the private sector earlier this summer are now geared up to offer Business Link services to more businesses in Derbyshire than ever before. Explained John O’Reilly, Head of Business Link at Derbyshire Chamber and Busin
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17 September 2004

Business Link online

The new site can be found at http://www.businesslinkderbyshire.co.ukor accessed through the new http://www.derbyshire.org portal – developed by Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link as a gateway to support for all types of business. Visitors to the site ca
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7 September 2004

Business Link unites support to help bring bugs to life

Business Link unites support to help bring bugs to life Bugs may be the curse of the computing world, but a team of Derby-based game developers is hoping that a particularly vicious breed of insects may soon be setting the games world alight. With the hel
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7 September 2004

Invitation to meet the Chamber

Businesses in Derbyshire are being given an opportunity to discover that there is more to Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link than meets the eye!  Two Open Days in September will provide the ideal opportunity to meet with Chamber staff as well as Busines
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27 July 2004

Radical rethink required on pensions

Proposals put forward by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to do away with the current state pension system have been welcomed by Derbyshire businesses. In a paper published this week, the BCC sets out the measures it believes will steer the UK out o
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22 July 2004

Time Ticking Away for Top Tech Trophy

Only six weeks remain for technology savvy companies to get their entries in for the chance to win £40,000 in the 2004 e-commerce awards. The annual awards recognise and reward small and medium businesses in the UK who have come up with new ideas to impro
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16 July 2004

Expo Explores E-business Opportunities

Final preparations are underway for one of the largest ebusiness events in the East Midlands. Attendees at eBusiness Expo at Pride Park in Derby on Friday, June 18, can take part in a number of seminars and business clinics as well as attending an exhibit
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1 June 2004

Derbyshire Business and Learning Awards

Following the runaway success of last year’s Derbyshire Business and Learning Awards, which honoured the county’s top companies and employers, the search has begun for this year’s champions. The awards - backed by Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Lea
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27 May 2004

Budding Chef Tastes Success

A talented Chamber trainee cooked up a tasty treat to win a culinary competition judged by celebrity Ready Steady Cook chef James Martin. John McNeice, 17, from Bramley Vale came up against stiff competition from Chesterfield College and the University of
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20 January 2004

New E-Business Club in southern Derbyshire

Small and medium sized businesses in southern Derbyshire can now access up to date advice on the latest developments in Information Technology thanks to Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link.
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