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East Midlands Chamber News

News from September 2005

19 September 2005

Buxton company aims for even greater success

Buxton-based company Baseefa – internationally respected for its expertise in testing and certifying equipment for explosive atmospheres – is on target to achieve even greater success.The company, based at Rockhead Business Park, Staden Lane, is taking pa
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19 September 2005

Double celebration for Chesterfield company

A Chesterfield company with a reputation for tackling the most demanding and specialised projects in its field is celebrating the award of a second business accolade within 12 months. Eventemp (Midlands) Ltd, who supply and install air conditioning and as
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18 September 2005

Does your company measure up against the opposition

Profits may be up, your business might appear sound, but you don’t know how well you’re doing until you measure yourself against your competition.Over 100 companies benefited from the Business Performance Diagnostic last year, a detailed health check that
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17 September 2005

Firms urged to consider hazardous waste directive

Small businesses that manufacture or design electrical equipment are being urged by business advisers to look at their processes to ensure compliance with an EU Directive restricting the use of six hazardous materials, including lead.Under the Restriction
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17 September 2005

Council back smoking ban

Derby City Council is, this week, urging the Government to ban smoking in all workplaces as part of a national consultation on the subject.The Government is asking public and private sector organisations plus members of the public whether it should introd
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17 September 2005

Export Forum for East Midlands media companies

East Midlands creative and media companies now have a forum to help them with exporting, thanks to UK Trade & Investment. UK Trade & Investment’s new creative sector specialist adviser, Christine Johnson, has set up a forum with emda for the region’s crea
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16 September 2005

Gender pay gap widens

Women workers earn nearly a third less pay than their male counterparts, new research claims.According to the study by Payfinder.com, the average male annual salary is £30,948 compared to £23,977 for females.There is a 3% increase up on last year, meaning
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13 September 2005

STEP students give commercial edge

Companies in Derbyshire gained a distinct commercial edge this summer through students engaged in STEP (Shell Technology Enterprise Programme) project based work placements. The excellence of their work was demonstrated during the STEP Finals Day, held at
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11 September 2005

Chamber meets ministers to cut red tape

Derbyshire Chamber & Business Link’s chief executive, Anne Tipple, is putting forward firm ideas for cutting red tape to Government ministers in Derby.She will be among a number of business delegates meeting Cabinet Office Minister Jim Murphy, and DTI Min
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10 September 2005

National Minimum Wage Increase

The national minimum wage is an important cornerstone of Government strategy aimed at providing employees with decent minimum standards and fairness in the workplace. It applies to nearly all workers and sets hourly rates below which pay must not be allow
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