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East Midlands Chamber News

News from May 2009

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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