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East Midlands Chamber News

News from October 2005

17 October 2005

Search begins for commercial excellence

The Chamber’s tenth Business Awards Derbyshire, sponsored by the Derby Evening Telegraph, are the county’s most prestigious showcase of commercial achievement. Open to any business in Derbyshire, regardless of size, the Awards encourage those organisation
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17 October 2005

Green centre open for business

A unique centre at Markham Vale is now open for business, offering managed workspace units to small companies that are making a contribution to a better environment – whether it be noise reduction, air quality, recycling waste water or reducing waste.On o
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17 October 2005

Bursary boost for Stephen's degree studies

Financial backing from Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link is helping Tideswell-based production supervisor Stephen Nuttall boost his long-term job prospects.Thanks to a management development bursary, Stephen (35) who works at Plasma Coatings, Whitecros
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16 October 2005

Speed up VAT payments

The British Chambers of Commerce and HM Revenue and Customs have launched a campaign designed to raise awareness among small companies of schemes to make paying VAT easier. The initiative is being launched after a survey revealed that over one third of sm
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16 October 2005

Technology and E-Business Expo

East Midlands’ companies are being invited up to take part in a brand new Technology & eBusiness Expo to discover how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve the future prospects of their business. The first Technology & eBusiness Expo
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16 October 2005

Cooking up success at the Pack Horse

Quality food, talented chefs and stylish surroundings - plus help from Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link - are key ingredients in a surefire recipe for success at an up and coming ‘gastro pub’ in Hayfield.Blending the very best of traditional and moder
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16 October 2005

Sharper focus for small firms loan guarantee

New criteria for businesses to take effect in December.With sweeping changes to the Small Firms Loan Guarantee (SFLG) to be introduced later this year, businesses are being urged to examine the new eligibility criteria of the scheme.The changes come after
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16 October 2005

Firms warned of upcoming changes to BACS system

Thousands of small firms may be unable to make electronic payments from January if they fail to get to grips with changes to the BACS payment system. At the end of December, the BACSTEL software used to make electronic transfers between UK-based bank acco
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