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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2005

18 March 2005

A Red Letter Day in Derbyshire

Derbyshire women are in for a treat when Rachel Elnaugh, founder of Red Letter Days, is guest speaker at our autumn Business Women's Networking Event.Rachel created the concept of giving experiences as unforgettable gifts and now heads a company which has
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17 March 2005

BBC Dragons' Den seeks applications for second series

The BBC’s Dragons’ Den is preparing for its second series for BBC2 and they are keen to hear from entrepreneurs with a fantastic business idea or product that is investment-ready.Successful applicants will have the chance to pitch their proposals to a pan
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17 March 2005

Biggest Ever Trade Mission to Hungary is a Success

An East Midlands trade mission to Budapest, the biggest ever from the UK, has been hailed as a success.More than 70 business leaders from the East Midlands spent three days in the city, making new business contacts and researching the market.Three of the
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17 March 2005

New Grants and Support Directory

businesslink.gov.uk will be launching its newly designed online directory of grants and support services this month.Launched on March 16, his new comprehensive database is designed to give businesses easy access to thousands of support schemes and grants
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17 March 2005

Last Chance to 'make sense of business'

Derbyshire businesses are being urged to take part in the last of a series of workshops and not miss out on their share of £30 million of government funding to help businesses to focus ON their business as opposed to always working IN their business.Dozen
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17 March 2005

Record visitors at show for entrepreneurs

A record number of visitors attended the region’s third New Business New Life Enterprise Show.More than 5500 potential and existing entrepreneurs, employers and business leaders of the future flooded through the doors of the Donington Exhibition Centre re
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17 March 2005

Paul gets his teeth into a new business career

Businessman Paul Golland had a highly successful career in engineering and enjoyed an enviable lifestyle– but gave it all up to go back to college and train as a dental technician. Today, with support from Business Link at Derbyshire Chamber, he’s carving
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17 March 2005

Time pressures could be holding back businesses

British businesses are missing the potential to improve productivity gains because time pressures mean planning takes a back seat, according to research from DTI’s Achieving best practice in your business and Management Today.Nearly 95% of business manage
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17 March 2005

Hazardous waste - are you ready?

Environment Minister Elliot Morley has urged businesses in the East Midlands to consider how changes to hazardous waste management later this year might affect them or they could be out of pocket. The changes, driven by the EU’s Landfill Directive, mean t
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17 March 2005

Derbyshire firm honoured at export awards

A Derbyshire company has been recognised for its export achievements by His Royal Highness the Duke of York at an awards ceremony.The Duke was presenting prizes at the UK Trade & Investment’s Passport to Export prize giving at Athena in Leicester. The awa
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3 March 2005

New programme helps business bosses to develop

New programme helps business bosses to develop Business leaders across Derbyshire are showing a high level of interest in a new programme which aims to develop their management skills. More than forty business leaders have already signed up to Lead2Succee
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3 March 2005

Members question Secretary of State

Members question Secretary of State on looming pensions crisis Derbyshire businesses were given the opportunity to question a government minister on pension-related issues during a meeting organised by Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link. Work and Pensio
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