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News from February 2007

28 February 2007

Quarter £Billion Burden on Derbyshire Business

New research unveiled by Derbyshire Chamber reveals the cost of red tape and regulation to business in the county since 1998 has risen to a staggering £279m.This figure illustrates the remarkable growth in the burden of regulation from Westminster and Bru
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21 February 2007

The wherewithal on where to go and where to stay

Companies and organisations involved with tourism and related sectors in Derbyshire are being invited to a free event to help them spread the message about what they have to offer.The Tourism Brochure Swap, to be held at Chatsworth House in March, is bein
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19 February 2007

Minister to hear from firms targeted by criminals

Home Office minister Vernon Coaker will hear from Derbyshire businesses that have suffered vandalism, theft and other crime, when he gives the keynote speech at the inaugural meeting of a new forum set up to tackle the problem. The East Midlands Business
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19 February 2007

It’s time to kick butt

With smoking restrictions coming into force in England on 1st July this year, Derbyshire Chamber is holding a free workshop to help clarify the new laws for employers. All workplaces and substantially enclosed public areas will become smoke free by law. T
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14 February 2007

Finalists announced for 2007 Business Awards

Hi-tech materials for Formula 1 racing, fashion, football and childcare: the finalists in the 2007 Business Awards Derbyshire could not be more diverse.Co-sponsored by Derbyshire Chamber and the Derby Evening Telegraph, the Awards recognise the cream of c
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14 February 2007

Middle East beckons for exporters

The Middle East has huge opportunities for Derbyshire firms prepared to go after them – that’s the message from a key export conference to be held in March. UAE & Saudi Arabia: A Wealth of Opportunities, will be staged at Pride Park Stadium on March 6th w
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13 February 2007

How Good Are Your Landlords?

The Chamber is supporting a major cross-industry initiative which is seeking the views of small businesses about the property industry so that you can understand how to manage your landlords and so that landlords and the government can learn from them.The
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6 February 2007

Small Business Service needs better strategy

A Public Accounts Committee report published on Tuesday (Feb 6th) has highlighted the "questionable" value of the Small Business Service (SBS), but Derbyshire Chamber argues that what it requires is a complete change of strategy. Chamber president David M
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6 February 2007

Chancellor will be urged to keep it simple

Overly complicated regulations and paperwork are not merely an inconvenience for local firms but a significant cause of lost business for the county and the UK as a whole, says Derbyshire Chamber. Working with the British Chambers of Commerce, Derbyshire
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5 February 2007

New service sets out to solve graduate skills gap

Employers have long been complaining that the graduates they take on are ‘not in touch’ with the commercial world – now a new service from Derbyshire Chamber is setting out to solve the problem.Graduatefusion is delivered by the Chamber’s Placement Team w
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