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News from 2009

22 December 2009

New group supports young parents

New College Nottingham (ncn) and Basford Children's Centre in Nottingham held a special event on Tuesday 15 December at a local community centre to launch a new 'Young Mums, Dads and Carers Group'.
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21 December 2009

Nottingham Media Academy secures industry accreditation

Nottingham Media Academy, a collaboration between New College Nottingham (ncn), Nottingham Trent University, Confetti and Broadway Cinema & Media Centre, has been awarded with accreditation by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Media Ind
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15 December 2009

A New Vision for Chesterfield

An ambitious Masterplan that sets out to raise the image and profile of Chesterfield has been given the go ahead by Chesterfield Borough Council.
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14 December 2009

NOTTINGHAM CONFERENCES COMMIT TO GREENER PRACTICE

The team at Nottingham Conferences has committed to making conferences and events as green as possible across its portfolio by signing up to the University of Nottingham's recent initiative; 'Environmental Champions.'
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7 December 2009

ncn’s business breakfast showcase

New College Nottingham (ncn) held a business breakfast on 2 December to showcase the benefits of apprenticeships and to provide an insight into what ncn can offer businesses, along with the opportunity for networking.
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4 December 2009

Conference gets creative minds working

New College Nottingham (ncn) held its second annual Creative Careers Conference, to provide students with an overview of opportunities in the creative industries, on Thursday 26 November at Broadway Media Centre and ncn City Campus.
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30 November 2009

DNCC Legal Alert for December 2009

DNCC's Legal Alert is a monthly checklist of new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
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23 November 2009

Christmas party risks: fact and fiction

Warnings about the dangers of Christmas parties have become as commonplace as mince pies and mistletoe at this time of year and unfortunately a few urban myths have emerged to spoil the festive fun.
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21 November 2009

Working For Health

Do you feel that advice and support on orkplace health issues would be useful to your business?
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13 November 2009

Take Control Today Derby

You've got the experience and ambition. We've got the facts and contacts. Together we can support you in your next successful venture. If you want to get connected with successful entrepreneurs, hear practical advice to help you grow your business or meet
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13 November 2009

Fourth Annual Bio-Entrepreneur School Open for Applications

The fourth annual Bio-Entrepreneur School is taking place at BioCity Nottingham on the 10th - 12th March 2010. The school's reputation is such that places are rapidly filled and applicants need to register quickly. There are twenty fully funded places ava
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6 November 2009

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber Telecom Announcement

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce wishes to inform all members that it has given formal notice to terminate the agreement with BNS Telecom for the provision of telecommunications services under the brand of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
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2 November 2009

November 2009 Legal Alert Update

Legal alert is a monthly checklist of new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
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30 October 2009

Students serve ‘Around the World’ menus

Hospitality and Catering students at New College Nottingham (ncn) will serve up a range of themed dinners from around the world in November at the Adams Restaurant & Brasserie in the Lace Market.
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28 October 2009

Quick Poll: Access to Finance & Impact of Postal Strike

The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, together with the British Chambers of Commerce, is conducting a quick business survey looking at issues such as access to finance; the impacts of and responses to the postal strikes and priorities fo
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22 October 2009

Changes to supervising learner drivers

At the moment if you have a pre 1997 driving licence you do not need to take a small lorry or minibus test (unless using the minibus for hire and reward) and you can also supervise someone who is learning to drive these categories of vehicle.
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15 October 2009

More Opportunites Are Essential to Keep the Momentum Going

Whilst it was gratifying to note improving levels of confidence from across our membership in the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey, we are mindful that such confidence is fragile and could be supported in some very realistic and achievable ways.
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15 October 2009

Industry experts unite for Construction Symposium

The third annual Construction Symposium, aimed at industry employers, university academics, industry suppliers and manufacturers, key support and funding agencies, and professional bodies, was hosted by Nottingham Construction Forum (NCF) and New College
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6 October 2009

Outlook Better but Bank Will Be Realistic

The Bank of England is set to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent for the seventh consecutive month but any expansion of its quantitative easing scheme is likely to follow an assessment for its quarterly inflation report next month.
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5 October 2009

Alternatives to a pay rise

With employees always looking to improve their lot and employers needing to make the most cost effective decisions possible in these 'interesting times' you need to think outside the box sometimes.
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30 September 2009

Innovative scheme keeps students 'warm' at ncn

Many school leavers apply to college each year and gain a place, but some never make it through the doors when September comes. This can be due to employment or a gap year, but many find themselves out of work or training because of nerves about what to e
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29 September 2009

Survey Highlights Fragile Business Confidence

Early results from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey suggest the majority of local firms are not seeking additional finance in the short term - a sign that business confidence remains fragile.
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23 September 2009

Adodo will be at the ICT Oscars!

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been short listed as finalists for the SME Unified Communications Solution of the Year at none other that the Comms National Awards 2009!
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21 September 2009

Construction students are the ‘BEST’

New College Nottingham Construction students received six out of eight accolades in the 2009 East Midlands regional Building Services Engineering Training (BEST) Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements.
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18 September 2009

Jail for mobile phone driver

Last week saw a lorry driver jailed after he ran over and killed a cyclist. In the preceeding 15 minutes the driver had received 2 AND WRITTEN 3 text messages. Whilst he was not found to be using the phone at the moment of impact (he was leaning over to r
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16 September 2009

Notts Businesses offered Free Zone Opportunities

A delegation from the Fujairah Free Zone Authority, part of the United Arab Emirates, will be in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday (September 30th) to encourage businesses to take up opportunities for expansion and overseas trade.
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9 September 2009

Interest Rates Likely to be Frozen Into Next Year

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber says interest rates are likely to be frozen at their record low level for some months to come as the Bank of England strives to ensure a firm foothold for economic recovery.
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4 September 2009

Legal Business Briefing Seminar

Keep updated with the latest developments in employment law, contracts, staff issues, health and safety and much more. It's aimed at businesses who want an overview of the legal aspects of running a small business in a bite sized chunk!
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2 September 2009

Pain At The Pumps Has Only Just Begun

Motorists will face even more 'pain at the pumps' in the coming year as oil prices rise and the Government pushes ahead with tax hikes to shore up the gaping deficit in the public finances.
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27 August 2009

New online experience for students

New College Nottingham (ncn) has developed a new external portal feature for its website called myCollegeNottingham, which allows students to build their own personal prospectus through an online 'shopping basket'.
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27 August 2009

Ambient Events helps transform The Marketing Group

The Marketing Group has been transformed into a free of charge, international, interactive, online networking resource with a helping hand from Ambient Events Limited .The Marketing Group, the Nottinghamshire based, international business for business, bu
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27 August 2009

Hall-Fast Summer Open Day - 28th August

Based near Newark in Nottinghamshire, we service customers throughout the UK and in overseas markets with over 45 million stocked items, representing 48,000 standard product lines.
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26 August 2009

Peak Support - Open Day

We are holding a business and technology open day at our premises in Matlock on Friday 18th of September, and you are invited!
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19 August 2009

Use vans for work ? - Know your limit

Many businesses use vans, yet a survey by Vauxhall revealed that 85% of drivers didn't know the speed limits relating to them - the majority mistakenly believing them to be the same as for cars.
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12 August 2009

Jobless Figure Set To Rise Further

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is warning that the number of jobless is likely to continue rising for some time to come in spite of brightening prospects for the economy.
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10 August 2009

Support For Value For Money EMDA

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has welcomed the findings of the Government's annual performance reports for England's Regional Development Agencies - among them East Midlands Development Agency (emda).
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6 August 2009

Bank's Decision Indicates Scale of Challenge Ahead

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber says the decision by the Bank of England to expand its programme of pumping more money into the economy is an indication of how much there is still to do to ensure sustainable recovery.
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4 August 2009

No Time to Let Up The Treatment

The recent positive news in the economy is not sufficient reason to ease off the aggressive measures taken to stimulate activity, says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, which is urging the Bank of England to steer a steady course when it takes its d
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3 August 2009

Good News as Manufacturing Makes Ground

News that the manufacturing sector grew for the first time in 16 months in July has been welcomed by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber but it warns the sector is still suffering with some of the smaller firms hurting the most.
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29 July 2009

Swine Flu Advice Webinar

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is highlighting a further source of information on swine flu freely available to business as cases continue to rise.
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29 July 2009

Swine Flu policy helps employers

With all indications that swine flu could cause serious problems for the region's employers if it spreads the way many expect, Nottingham solicitors Roythornes have made available a sample Swine Flu policy to those registered with its free employment bull
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29 July 2009

Advanced Manufacturing Boost Is Welcome

A £151m package of measures to boost advanced manufacturing is welcome, says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, but will be ineffective unless the Government gets the basics of a business-friendly economy right.
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21 July 2009

Forum Offers Insight Into Building Innovation

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is offering an insight into the latest construction techniques and developments in environmental sustainability at its next Construction & Property Forum event.
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21 July 2009

Sterling Start For Jewellery Business  

A Derbyshire-based silversmith and jewellery designer has managed to get her new business off to a sterling start with the help of an agency that provides support to people who want to set up on their own.
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20 July 2009

Getting Emotional About Business

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber will be hosting an emotional event on Wednesday (July 29th) when its HR Forum investigates how business leaders can benefit from understanding emotional intelligence.
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16 July 2009

Eager businesses learn about £80m opportunity

There was a full house of business people eager to hear a presentation on the estimated £80m worth of opportunities that could be generated from the proposed Burnaston Cross strategic distribution centre.
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16 July 2009

Chamber fights to keep road as top priority

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is to write to Transport Secretary Lord Adonis to urge him to see through long awaited improvements to the A453 and not abandon them in order to save money.
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13 July 2009

Amber Valley MP set for business date

Amber Valley MP Judy Mallaber has agreed to informal breakfast talks with local business leaders as the guest of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber on Friday (July 17th).
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8 July 2009

Fall in output underlines fragility of economy

The fall in industrial output in May underlines the fragility of the economy and the need to keep up positive measures to nurture recovery, say business leaders commenting ahead of the Bank of England's interest rate decision on Thursday (July 9th).
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7 July 2009

Cool reception for business rate supplements

News that legislation to give councils powers to levy business rate supplements has been given Royal Assent - the final stage before the proposals become law - has received a cool reception from local business leaders.
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2 July 2009

Rail service standards must be maintained

Nottinghamshire's business leaders are anxious that standards of service are maintained on the East Coast Main Line following the announcement that the Government is to take over its running.
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30 June 2009

Decision due on Retirement at 65

The long running legal battle to scrap the default retirement age of 65 should finally reach its conclusion within the next few months, and the result could have dramatic implications for every employer across the region.
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29 June 2009

Futurestory Derby and the East Midlands

"FutureStory Derby and the East Midlands" is the first in a series of forward-looking books promoting a wider understanding of how globalisation is changing everyday lives and jobs in six cities and regions.
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25 June 2009

ATTENTION MARKETING COMPANIES AND WEB DEVELOPERS

Silver Pride Software are the regions fastest growing software development company that provides intelligent software solutions for marketing companies and web site solution providers. Our unique .NET content management system and suite of tools has been
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22 June 2009

Networking at The Village

The Village Hotel in Nottingham will be the venue for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber's Mini MEGA networking event on Friday (June 26th).
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19 June 2009

Bank of England should get more powers says Chamber

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is backing the Governor of the Bank of England's call for greater powers to promote financial stability, saying it is a vital step in avoiding a repeat run of the problems that have damaged the economy.
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17 June 2009

dyno rescues puppy

A young boy accidently flushed his puppy dog down the toilet when he was cleaning him. The puppy ended up in the main drain. The boy's Mum called out the fire bridgade and RSPCA but they could not remove the puppy from the drain.
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17 June 2009

Chamber gets in the face of young people

Part of the answer to tackling rising unemployment, particularly among young people, could be through Facebook and other social networking environments, says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber which has just signed up to its own account.
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17 June 2009

The 2nd Annual Coleman Bradshaw Beer Festival

Matlock and Sutton-in-Ashfield bases accountants Coleman Bradshaw raised over £1,000 for the Matlock Town FC new stand appeal by combining business with beer and football through their annual beer festival at Matlock Town Football Club. Friday evening was
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16 June 2009

World of opportunity for business

Highlighting the importance of global trade was the focus of a free event at Derby Conference Centre, organised by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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4 June 2009

Driver Safety Policy

I would like to produce a news article giving some guidance to businesses about Driver Safety and the requirements to ensure compliance with the various regulations surrounding this subject.
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3 June 2009

Don't give up on this generation

Employers are being urged not to give up on the current generation of school-leavers and graduates as youngsters face a long tough summer of job hunting.
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1 June 2009

Someone to watch over you

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is urging employers to pay more attention to the issue of lone worker safety, and has come up with a new scheme to help make sure they don't get caught out by wide-ranging legislation.
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28 May 2009

Bank hears that skills retention is crucial

The importance of retaining sector-specific skills being retained in depressed sectors such as the construction industry was stressed to officials of the Bank of England during a meeting with business leaders.
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20 May 2009

Introducing WorkerWatch

WorkerWatch is a total solution package combining the Identicom lone worker protection device and the all-inclusive device monitoring service by Soloprotect with the integrated security provision managed by BusinessWatch.
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18 May 2009

Nottingham student to feature at Graduate Fashion Week

Markus Wernitznig from Kimberley will have his innovative 'Brit-inspired' shirt-dress design showcased at Graduate Fashion Week in June, after winning a place in the final of the WorldSkills UK Made-to-Measure fashion design competition.
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11 May 2009

Tough times ahead for school leavers

School leavers are facing a particularly tough year, says Chesterfield's Chamber Training, which predicts there will be a cohort of young people who will be quite unprepared for the competition for jobs.
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8 May 2009

New Business Alert Messaging Service

Nottinghamshire Police has recently invested in a new web based community messaging system to help keep businesses informed of crime and scam problems along with other more general, useful information.
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7 May 2009

Beer, Football and Business

Matlock & Sutton-in-Ashfield accountants Coleman Bradshaw raised over £1,000 for the Matlock Town FC stand appeal by combining business with beer and football through their annual beer festival at Matlock Town Football Club.
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5 May 2009

Chamber calls for review after poor performance by PRS

The Performing Rights Society, which collects fees on behalf of musicians and performers, is being taken to task by local business leaders following a survey that found 50 per cent of firms rated their experience with the PRS as poor or very poor.
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28 April 2009

Chamber welcomes good news for opt-out

News that talks on the EU Working Time Directive have broken down without agreement has been greeted as a 'battle won' by business champions, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber. A meeting in Brussels between member states, the European Parliament and
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21 April 2009

Good vision but where’s the substance?

Business leaders have welcomed the Government's strategic plan to invest in Britain's economic and industrial future but are concerned that the vision will not be backed up by action.
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14 April 2009

Making a Splash - students visit The Gambia

A group of five Tourism students from New College Nottingham (ncn) travelled to The Gambia in March to learn about Gambian tourism and its effect on people living along the Gambia river. The students met representatives from the United Nations and the Wor
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30 March 2009

Ladies – have you excelled?

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is launching a new awards scheme to recognise business women in the two counties who have excelled themselves - and it's not just commercial acumen that will be rewarded.
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27 March 2009

BCC Monthly Business Survey

BCC's Monthly Business Survey is even more important during the economic downturn to establish answers to questions that arise concerning the business environment.
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25 March 2009

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) Code of Practise

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) are launching a consultation on their code of practice. The British Chambers of Commerce are going to use our response to communicate to the PRS the bad experiences of many of our members and to lobby for a change in th
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24 March 2009

Deflation claims mask fear of job losses and tax rises

The claim that people have stopped spending because they are waiting for prices to drop due to potential deflation masks the real lack of confidence among consumers concerned about job security and potential tax rises in the pipeline.
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23 March 2009

Breakfast appointment for Ken Clarke

Kenneth Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe and the Tory shadow business minister, is to meet with business leaders over an informal breakfast hosted by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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18 March 2009

How nine common online mistakes are killing businesses

This year alone, thousands of struggling businesses, especially small businesses, will run into greater difficulty and many will fail completely and sadly, cease trading altogether. What's an even bigger tragedy is that in many of these cases, 'shutting u
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17 March 2009

Crime forum's new head promises action

A Mansfield businesswoman is the new head of the East Midlands Regional Business Crime Forum, and she is warning that theft and vandalism at company premises are likely to grow as the recession bites.
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16 March 2009

Top ten tips for exporters

An international trade expert is warning exporters that current economic conditions present both opportunity and risk - and has produced a top ten tips list to help them get it right.
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10 March 2009

Chamber welcomes pledge on rate relief

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has welcomed the announcement by the Conservative Party that it would reduce the paperwork facing firms claiming small business rate relief.
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9 March 2009

Occupational Performance and Standards - Quick Poll

All employers across the UK want their employees to perform competently in the workplace. All employers recognise that performance of the workforce has a direct bearing on the productivity and competitiveness of a business.
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9 March 2009

Business Rates Supplements: A consultation

The Business Rate Supplement Bill is currently going through Parliament, and proposes that all English upper-tier local authorities have new powers to levy a supplement on the national business rate.
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9 March 2009

First sponsor for Business Awards Nottinghamshire

Corporate College, which provides bespoke training solutions to more than 950 employers, is the first organisation to renew its support for this year's Business Awards Nottinghamshire, organised by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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9 March 2009

Last chance Budget to lift the economy

Next month's Budget will be the Government's last chance to lift the economy, say local business leaders, in the light of a new economic forecast predicting national unemployment of over 10 per cent and a worse recession than the 1990s.
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9 March 2009

Reaching for the Stars

NEWS RELEASE Three Health & Social Care students from New College Nottingham (ncn) have been awarded Star Units to reward them for their commitment and dedication to achieving excellence in their learning.
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5 March 2009

emda announces £5m loan fund to help businesses

A new fund, known as the East Midlands Transition Loan Fund (TLF) is making £5m available to businesses across the region. This will help to address some of the problems that businesses are currently facing in obtaining credit through banks and other trad
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5 March 2009

Change Track online petition is now live

An online petition has been launched on the Downing Street website calling on the Government to award a £7.5bn UK rail contract to Bombardier as part of the Evening Telegraph's "Change Track" campaign.
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4 March 2009

Crime Scene Investigation at ncn

A mock crime scene investigation (CSI) has taken place at New College Nottingham (ncn) as part of a practical assessment for students on the BTEC Forensic Science course.
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3 March 2009

End of the line for interest rates

An interest rate cut by the Bank of England on Thursday (March 5th) is unlikely to have much impact and alternative measures to stimulate the economy are vital, say business leaders.
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27 February 2009

Empty property rates relief e-petition

The Chancellor's Pre-Budget statement announced empty property rates relief (for one year only) on properties whose RV is £15,000 or less. Whilst any relief is welcome, this Chamber believes this doesn't go far enough - and in the current economic circums
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26 February 2009

Real Help for East Midlands

The purpose of this new Government booklet is to set out how Britain is taking decisive action to come through the global economic crisis sooner, stronger and fairer. This booklet also tells you about the real help that is available now to families and bu
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24 February 2009

Passing of former president

Colleagues have been mourning the loss of Mike MacDonald, a former president of North Derbyshire Chamber, who has died suddenly, aged 61. Mr MacDonald served the Chamber from June 1992 to September 2001, and served as president from 1996 to 1998. He was a
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24 February 2009

Chamber asks: is the medicine working?

Businesses in Derbyshire are being quizzed about the effectiveness of the Government's and Bank of England's measures to support the economy, and what further action they would like to see taken.
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14 February 2009

Driving HR through the Credit Crunch

The economic downturn is a reality, so what do we do with our most important and most expensive resource, the staff. We turn to the professionals, the HR team. This is where the expertise of the HR unit will be of paramount importance as the business unde
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14 February 2009

Consultation on the Business Rate Supplement

The Business Rate Supplement (BRS) Bill, currently going through Parliament, proposes that all English Upper-tier local authorities will have a new power to levy a supplement on the national business rate subject to the following restrictions:
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12 February 2009

Bite Into Business Start Up Advice

People in Derbyshire can tuck into FREE business advice with their lunches as Business Link has distributed 75,000 sandwich bags across the county featuring information on how people can access information and support on starting their own business.
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12 February 2009

MP asked not to tie up public contracts with red tape

Bassetlaw MP John Mann is being lobbied by business leaders to prevent billions of pounds worth of public sector contracts being used to strong-arm cash-strapped companies into signing up to an uieven bigger burden of red tape.
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11 February 2009

5 per cent business rate rise threat

The business community is urging the Government to prevent the biggest rise in business rates since the present system was introduced in the early 1990s, citing the background of tough economic conditions.
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9 February 2009

Man of quality bids fond farewell

After nearly half-a -century working in quality control, Brian Winnard is about to set aside his forms and check sheets as he retires from his role as quality auditor at Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber's Chesterfield office at Canal Wharf.
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9 February 2009

Fashion students design new uniform for Hart’s

Foundation degree Fashion students at New College Nottingham (ncn) showcased their designs at a catwalk show at Hart's restaurant on Monday 2nd February, after Hart's approached the College to be involved in a competition to design their new staff uniform
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5 February 2009

New life from old in Hathersage

At a time of deepening recession, the dramatic £2.3m rural regeneration project at the new Hathersage Hall Business Centre has reached a milestone with the topping out the roofs of these Grade II listed buildings.
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5 February 2009

Interest rates hit new historic low

The decision by the Bank of England to cut the interest rate for the fifth consecutive month, to a new historic low, shows the need to revitalise the economy overrides any threat of inflation, say business leaders.
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4 February 2009

East Midlands Transition Loan Fund

There is clear evidence that the current economic downturn is leading to a significant tightening in the availability of commercial finance, with an increasing number of businesses, with viable business plans, being put at risk as a result.
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3 February 2009

Big hitter set for dinner

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has pulled off a coup, landing former Labour press secretary Alastair Campbell as its guest speaker for the highlight of its events calendar, the annual dinner in March.
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29 January 2009

ISPO is bucking the economic downturn

There has never been a better time to consider taking on a European placement student according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber's International Student placement office (ISPO). ISPO has witnessed its busiest January on record and according t
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27 January 2009

Chesterfield charity gets a little Continental help

Association for Real Change (ARC), a Chesterfield charity that offers support for organisations providing services for individuals with learning disabilities, has been benefiting from a little support themselves - from abroad.
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22 January 2009

Bank of England Governor meets with business

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, met with Nottinghamshire business leaders today (Wednesday Jan 21st) for an off-the-record breakfast meeting about the economy and credit conditions.
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22 January 2009

Who regulates the regulators?

Reducing the burden of red tape is one of top priorities for action for businesses in north Derbyshire this year, according to the Quarterly Economic Survey from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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21 January 2009

Driver CPC how it affects YOU.

What is Driver CPC? The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is being introduced across the EU to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to
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20 January 2009

Making Systems Fit

In times of cost savings and cuts it is imperative that your computer systems are flexible enough to deal with all current and short-term future requirements without requiring major spend to keep pace with competitors.
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15 January 2009

Develop your business skills at ncn

If you are looking to gain management skills or interested in a career in accounts, there are still places available on First Line Management, Team Leading, and Sage Accounting part-time courses at New College Nottingham (ncn).
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15 January 2009

National Success for ncn Fashion Students

A BTEC National Diploma Fashion student from New College Nottingham is a step closer to having her designs made into clothes for Marks & Spencer, after being shortlisted in a prestigious national design competition.
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14 January 2009

Nottingham Police Information Sought - Marni's Appeal

Nottinghamshire Police would like to ask local businesses for any information they may have relating to 'Marni's Appeal'. If you as a business have been approached to assist with fund raising in anyway, ie collection boxes, selling raffle tickets etc, it
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14 January 2009

Economic problems are more complex than lack of credit

The most important snapshot of business attitudes in Derbyshire, the Quarterly Economic Survey from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, suggests that access to credit is not the most pressing problem facing most companies in the county.
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8 January 2009

Time to consider alternatives to interest rate cuts

The decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low today (Thursday, January 8th) was widely expected but business leaders now say they want to see more direct measures to encourage spending and to stimulate the economy.
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