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East Midlands Chamber News

News from January 2009

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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