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News from 2010

24 December 2010

New Site For Chesterfield Business News

Businesses in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire can now share their good news stories online following the launch of a brand new website aimed at showcasing the town and all it has to offer.
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22 December 2010

Legal Alert - January 2011

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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21 December 2010

Business Leaders agree early actions for local economy

The first meeting of the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire local enterprise partnership shadow board was held on Friday 17 December. Invited by government to establish a Local Enterprise Partnership, business leaders and council leaders me
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16 December 2010

2011 Business Outlook Snap Poll

With a VAT rise, an employer National Insurance rise and spending cuts all set to take place in 2011, the BCC is looking to establish what impact this will have on wage setting decisions.
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16 December 2010

2011 Business Outlook Snap Poll

With a VAT rise, an employer National Insurance rise and spending cuts all set to take place in 2011, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is working with the British Chambers of Commerce to establish what impact this will have on wage-setting decisions
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14 December 2010

Make the Switch - AVG Offer

Under this lead generation program, new customers who trade in their existing security license (up to 24 months) for AVG 2011 Business Edition get the remaining term on their license free. As an added bonus, AVG will provide a 50 percent extension onto th
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14 December 2010

Raise Your Profile With In Business

Chamber members and the wider business community in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can raise the profile of their company with In Business, the Chamber's official magazine.
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13 December 2010

AVG Launches \Make the Switch\ Campaign

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce patron AVG Technologies has launched a global 'Make the Switch' campaign aimed at getting SMEs to upgrade their existing business anti-virus security license to the AVG 2011 Business Edition family of pro
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10 December 2010

Chamber Reacts To BIS LEP Report

Commenting on the publication of a report by a Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee into Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) called The New Local Enterprise Partnerships: An Initial Assessment, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Der
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9 December 2010

Rate decision welcome, says Chamber

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted to hold the UK's base rate of interest at its historic low of 0.5% for December and also maintain the current level of Quantitative Easing (QE) at £200bn.
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9 December 2010

Chamber Launches Monthly Export Barometer

Local firms exported goods, products and services worth more than £58.5m to trading partners around the world during November, according to new figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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6 December 2010

Adodo Go Live

Adodo have never shied away from innovation, in fact the very nature of their work means that they have to embrace it. The voice and data specialists from the centre of the country have done just that with the launch of their brand new, forward thinking w
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6 December 2010

Chamber Welcomes Broadband Investment

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Government plans to bring superfast broadband* to every part of the UK by 2015 as a good starting point for business.
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6 December 2010

Nottinghamshire County Council Employers Survey

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking in detail at the availability of childcare in the county and how this affects employers and working parents. The questionnaire has been designed to gather your views on childcare and help us to make sure our effor
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3 December 2010

Chamber Urges EU Ministers To Rethink PWD Amendment

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging EU employment ministers to conduct a thorough assessment of a controversial amendment to a new directive which could cost local firms millions of pounds-a-year, before adopting it onto the statu
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3 December 2010

ncn host construction breakfast briefing

New College Nottingham (ncn) and the Nottinghamshire Construction Forum (NCF) are hosting a special breakfast briefing - Products for Profit - at ncn Basford Hall, Stockhill Lane, on Thursday 9 December, 8.30am - 10.30am.
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3 December 2010

Lessen the impact with Questmark

When will businesses finally wake up to the fact that there is a viable and affordable application that can lessen the impact of"severe weather" on their operations?
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2 December 2010

Chamber Disappointed At World Cup News

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has expressed its disappointment that England has not been chosen to host the 2018 World Cup. The executive committee of football's governing body, FIFA, today voted to award the privilege of hosting the
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1 December 2010

Chamber Makes Snow Comment

Commenting on the potential business impacts of the recent spell of winter weather, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The impact of winter weather on businesses has varied around the region,
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1 December 2010

Free Enterprise Coaching Networking Event

Please join us for mulled wine and a light buffet at the "Turn your Passion into Profit" free Networking Event which will take place at The Quad on Thursday 2nd December from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event is open to existing and new Enterprise Coaching clients
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30 November 2010

December 2010 Legal Alert

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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29 November 2010

Nottingham Employers Needed For Apprenticeship Scheme

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and the Nottingham Post newspaper to launch an exciting new scheme aimed at creating 100 new apprenticeship placements in 100 days in Nottingha
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26 November 2010

Following three successful film premieres in the past 18 months, Light Films raised the bar for their recent event that took place on 18th November at The Assembly Rooms and attracted over 200 people.
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26 November 2010

The impact of the Equality Act on business

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is looking for feedback on how the implementation of the Equality Act has affected business. The two key questions are whether businesses feel the act has simplified equality legislation, and how employers have famil
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23 November 2010

Chamber Reacts To Migrant Cap Announcement

Commenting on the measures on migration announced by Home Secretary Theresa May today, Scott Knowles, Deputy Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Chamber receives regular feedback, particularly from SMEs, t
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23 November 2010

Nottinghamshire Economic Insight

The latest edition of Nottinghamshire Economic Insight has been published online. November's issue includes the usual sections on the economy; emplyment and the labour market, the housing market and business news, plus a special feature on the 2010 Compre
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19 November 2010

New College Nottingham wins prestigious AoC Beacon Award

New College Nottingham (ncn) is celebrating a double triumph after being named an Association of Colleges Beacon Award winner for its successful engagement with local employers and being Highly Commended for its work to widen student participation.
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17 November 2010

Chamber Welcomes Skills Announcement

The private sector should be at the very heart of Government's new vision to reform the further education and skills system, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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17 November 2010

DNCC Reacts To Latest Claimant Count Figures

Commenting on the labour market figures* published today by the Office for National Statistics, Scott Knowles, Deputy Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "An economy coming out of recession should be creating j
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16 November 2010

160 Firms Give Their LEP Views

More than 160 business leaders met in Nottingham this morning to give their views about the initial direction of a new body designed to drive economic growth across the two counties.
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16 November 2010

‘BEST’ Construction students awarded

New College Nottingham (ncn) Construction students received five out of nine accolades in the 2010 East Midlands regional Building Services Engineering Training (BEST) Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Initiated by the Heating & Ven
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15 November 2010

QES Now Online

The Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest business survey of its kind in the UK, and an accurate barometer of how the economy is performing locally.The Q4 survey is currently out, takes only 2 mins to complete, and is now available in an elec
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12 November 2010

Chamber Launches Export Website

A new website aimed at helping exporters to access key information, get their questions answered by international trading experts, debate hot topics and network with each other online has been launched.
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11 November 2010

Doing Business In Asia - Meet The Experts

Bringing together experts and business people with over 100 years experience of doing business in Asia, this flagship event will explore exactly why you business should be considering Asia and where the best opportunities are for UK businesses.
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10 November 2010

Regeneration Cashpot Priorities Needed

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to identify their business support priorities, so it can pull together bids for a share of a Government regeneration cashpot worth £1.4bn.
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10 November 2010

College employer training rewarded for excellence

New College Nottingham (ncn) has achieved prestigious Training Quality Standard (TQS) Part B accreditation in recognition of its excellent work with employers and for its industry sector expertise in Construction, Retail and Adult Social Care.
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9 November 2010

Launch of Cooper & Taylor ncn Academy

A brand new training facility for Hairdressing and Barbering apprentices has been launched at New College Nottingham's (ncn) city centre commercial training salon in the Lace Market.
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9 November 2010

Launch of Cooper & Taylor ncn Academy

A brand new training facility for Hairdressing and Barbering apprentices has been launched at New College Nottingham's (ncn) city centre commercial training salon in the Lace Market.
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5 November 2010

Chamber Calls LEP Meeting

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is seeking business views about the initial direction of a new body designed to drive economic growth across the two counties.
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4 November 2010

Survey on Business Support In Derby City

GVA Grimley has been commissioned by Derby City Council to undertake business support research and subsequently develop a business support strategy for Derby. This will identify existing business support provision, perceived current and future gaps in pro
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4 November 2010

Rate Hold Welcome, Says Chamber

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today held the base rate of interest at its record low of 0.5% and also kept the level of Quantitative Easing (QE) steady.
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3 November 2010

Not all gloom and doom!

PBS UK the Nottingham based Payroll & HR service company substantially increased its client base during 2010 from 155 to 225. The biggest increase is in the number of 'Blue chip' organisations expanding their operations overseas and thus requiring PBS Int
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28 October 2010

Single Market must be Europe’s number one priority

The European Commission must break down barriers to trade within the EU when it launches its Single Market Act (SMA) tomorrow, the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) has said UK businesses want the SMA's 50 proposals to deliver a re
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26 October 2010

National Infrastructure Plan is crucial for business growth

Commenting on the publication of the Government's National Infrastructure Plan, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "It is refreshing to see the Prime Minister agreeing with business that infrastruc
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25 October 2010

Young men from Notts on shortlist to represent the UK

Two students from New College Nottingham (ncn) are undertaking intensive training ahead of squad selection for the international WorldSkills 2011 competition, after beating off competition from across the UK. Squad UK will be announced at the Association
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22 October 2010

Chamber Unveils New President

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has named Trent Barton Deputy Chairman Ian Morgan as its new President for 2010/11, taking up the role following a successful term from outgoing President Richard Wilkins.
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21 October 2010

Maternity Vote Will Cost Firms £106m-a-year

Local firms face an additional annual bill of almost £106m after MEPs voted through controversial maternity and paternity proposals, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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20 October 2010

Chamber Reacts To CSR Announcement

Reacting to today's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber said: "The cuts announced today weren't as savage as expected and
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18 October 2010

Chamber launches YouTube News Channel

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has just launched a brand new video news service via its own channel on the online video sharing community YouTube,
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18 October 2010

Firms Identify Growth Barriers

The current state of the economy is the biggest single barrier to the creation of private sector jobs and growth, according to a new survey by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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18 October 2010

SCHOOL CHILDREN GET A HEALTHY EATING LESSON

Three schools in Clifton will be getting a lesson on healthy eating on 19th October from Ian Litchfield, Head Chef at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Ian will be launching a competition to year 6 children by asking them to design a healthy sandwich.
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13 October 2010

DNCC Reacts To Claimant Count Figures For September

Commenting on the labour market figures* published today by the Office for National Statistics, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "These figures are broadly in line with the findings of the Ch
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12 October 2010

Quarterly Economic Survey - Q3 2010

Nottinghamshire businesses out-performed their counterparts in Derbyshire in the UK sales market during the third quarter of the year, marking a reversal of fortunes for local firms.
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11 October 2010

Local Firms Meet Broxtowe MP

Government spending cuts, planning, Local Enterprise Partnerships and the widening of the A453 were just some of the issues that firms in Broxtowe raised with their new MP, Anna Soubry, at a recent business breakfast.
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11 October 2010

Industry experts join together for Construction conference

New College Nottingham (ncn) and the Nottinghamshire Construction Forum (NCF) are hosting their fourth annual Construction Conference at ncn Basford Hall, Stockhill Lane, on Thursday 21 October at 8.30am. The half-day event, entitled 'Inspiration, Innovat
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7 October 2010

Chamber urges BoE To Keep Rates Low

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has called on the Bank of England to keep interest rates low for as long as possible to provide economic stability in the wake of public spending cuts and January's hike in VAT.
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4 October 2010

A453 Delays Carry Massive Cost For Business

Traffic delays caused by congestion and road accidents on the A453 are costing small and medium-sized firms an annual average of almost £10,000 each, according to the results of a new business consultation on the issue.
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1 October 2010

Manufacturers Enjoy Mini-Boom

The manufacturing sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire looks set for revival following a sustained period of steady growth since the start of the year.
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1 October 2010

Business Braced For More Red Tape

Firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are bracing themselves for a fresh raft of employment red tape over the next three years, when a host of new legislation becomes law.
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1 October 2010

October 2010 Legal Alert

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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29 September 2010

Funded study opportunities on offer

At a time when many people are considering their options for work and study, an initiative offering university level, vocational training is being offered to anyone living or working in the East Midlands. Funding is available to encourage take-up of the s
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29 September 2010

Chamber Hails Germany Visit A Success

A group of local business leaders joined Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce on a recent three-day trade mission to Germany, which culminated in a visit to the world's largest automotive trade exhibition.
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29 September 2010

Chamber BusinessWatch Open Day A Success

More than 120 local businesses visited the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's head office in Chesterfield recently to discover the best ways of protecting their business.
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27 September 2010

Carbon Deadline Looms For Business

Firms in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire only have a few days left to make an information disclosure about their electricity consumption under a mandatory new Government carbon-cutting scheme - or risk facing a fine of £500 or more.
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25 September 2010

A night of Nottinghamshire business success

Nottingham's BioCity business science park has been named as Business of the Year at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Nottinghamshire's Best Business Awards 2010.
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24 September 2010

Chamber Patron AVG Helps Force India F1 Team

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce patron AVG Technologies, the maker of the world's most popular free anti-virus software, has helped to improve the performance of Force India, the Formula One racing team on and off the track.
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22 September 2010

High Peak Firms Meet Local MP

Peak District tourism, local skills and education, the application of Business Rates, regeneration, red tape and EU regulations were just some of the issues that firms in Buxton raised with their new MP, Andrew Bingham, at a recent lunchtime business brie
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22 September 2010

H+S Review Welcomed

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed an indication from government that Prime Minister David Cameron is set to unveil sweeping changes to Health and Safety rules which put a massive burden on business.
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17 September 2010

Maternity Pay changes could cost firms millions

Proposed changes to EU maternity regulations could leave local firms facing extra annual costs of almost £90m if they are accepted by the European Parliament, warns Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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15 September 2010

Chamber Reacts To Claimant Count Figures

Commenting on the labour market figures* published today by the Office for National Statistics, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "These figures are again much better than expected given the c
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14 September 2010

Business To Have Say On A453

Firms in Nottingham are being asked to support and strengthen the call to widen the A453 by providing evidence about the impacts on their business operations and investment decisions resulting from the current state of the single carriageway trunk road be
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13 September 2010

Chamber to host business security open day in Chesterfield

A "Security, Technology and Innovation Open Day" takes place at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Chesterfield headquarters later this month to give local firms the chance to discover the best ways of protecting their business.
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10 September 2010

Flights to Belfast continue from East Midlands Airport

As a result of Ryanair's decision to withdraw from Belfast City Airport and the consequent loss of the three times daily service to and from East Midlands Airport, bmibaby has introduced additional five flights to their existing programme, between East Mi
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10 September 2010

Derbyshire Employer Survey 2010

Childcare can help people to be successful at workand a lack of appropriate childcare can act as a barrier for people in employment, seeking employment or training / studying for work.
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9 September 2010

Chamber urges MPC to keep rates low

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today kept interest rates on hold at their record low of 0.5% for another month and also left its Quantitative Easing programme unchanged.
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8 September 2010

Make your voice heard on A453

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has been asked to provide business evidence to form part of a document to be used to lobby the Government to secure the funding and approval necessary to widen the A453 between Nottingham and Junction 24
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8 September 2010

Orchid IT's training room is available for hire

Did you know that Orchid IT's training room is available to hire for business functions, conferences, training sessions and meetings?The 7x7m training room is located in the Orchid IT building on the centre of Derby's leading business estate, Pride Park.
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2 September 2010

United Voice For A453 Campaign

A powerful group of MPs, local authorities and business leaders in Nottinghamshire are to present a united voice as they step up the campaign to secure much-needed government approval and funding for the widening of the A453.
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2 September 2010

Leading with Authentic Communication - 22 September

Wednesday 22 September 20109.30am-5pmUniversity of Derby Enterprise CentreBridge Street Derby, DE1 3LAPlease note: This workshop is substantially subsidised by our funders and represents exceptional value for money at only£50 per delegate (light refreshme
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2 September 2010

Chamber Launches Awards For Enterprising Women

This year's search for the county's best business women gets underway on 9 September 2010 with the launch of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Enterprising Women's Excellence Awards.
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31 August 2010

Quarterly Economic Survey Now Online

The largest survey of its kind in the UK, the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey this time invites your comments on barriers to employment growth, the funding of local services and projects, and burdensome red tape.
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24 August 2010

Recognition Express Launch ‘Kids Slow Down’ Competition

Recognition Express Nottingham local specialists in promotional gifts & personalised clothing, is supporting this year's Road Safety Week campaign (22-28 November) by running a 'Design a Banner' competition amongst local primary schools across Derbyshire
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23 August 2010

Chamber Warns Against WPL Rollout

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has warned that the economic recovery will be put at risk if more local authorities follow Nottingham in charging motorists to park at work, after councils were ordered by government to find new ways of r
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20 August 2010

Visit Our Schools Campaign

Businesses leaders from Derby and the rest of the county have the chance to go out and visit primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in their area this October, as part of the national Visit Our Schools campaign.
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19 August 2010

Chamber Launches Online Link To Europe

Derbyshire and Nottingham Chamber of Commerce has enhanced its cooperation with its sister chamber in the German city of Darmstadt following the launch of a new two-way web portal.
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17 August 2010

More LEP Views Needed

With just a few weeks remaining until the government's deadline for the first draft Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) bids to be submitted, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is keen to generate as much support for the proposed Derbyshire
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17 August 2010

The Coalition Government's first 90 days in power have seen a number of positive business policies introduced, but more can still be done to help encourage exporters, manufacturing and enterprise, says the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerc
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16 August 2010

Businesses Call For Unified LEPs Approach

Almost two-thirds of businesses in Chesterfield, Bassetlaw and North East Derbyshire are in favour of the formation of a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covering Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, a survey has found.
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16 August 2010

Campaign For Ilkeston Train Station

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking the views of businesses in Ilkeston and Erewash about the possible creation of a new train station.
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13 August 2010

Chamber urges firms to protect themselves against crime

A specialist business crime prevention service has handled almost 200 reported incidents of suspected criminal activity in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire this year and is urging more firms to make sure they protect their premises, staff and customers.
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12 August 2010

Futurestore Launched At Broadmarsh

Dozens of the city's top retailers and stakeholders gathered at Westfield's Broadmarsh shopping centre today to celebrate the launch of Futurestore - the new retail skills shop designed to reduce unemployment in Nottingham by increasing the skills base an
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11 August 2010

Visit our Schools and Colleges – register to take part!

The Education and Employers Taskforce, an independent charity, is planning the first ever national campaign for business leaders to visit state schools and colleges during the week of the 18 - 22 October 2010. This 'call to action' is a chance for bosses
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5 August 2010

Chamber Launches LEP Consultation

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is seeking the views of businesses in Chesterfield, Bassetlaw and North East Derbyshire about proposals to create a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covering Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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4 August 2010

Chamber To Host Business Summit On LEP Bid

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging firms in both counties to put their views forward on proposals to create a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at a special business consultation summit later this month.
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29 July 2010

Fashion student is a step closer to representing the UK

A Foundation Degree Fashion Interpretation and Practice student from New College Nottingham (ncn) has been invited to attend training ahead of the selection process for the team that will represent the UK at the international WorldSkills competition in Lo
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26 July 2010

Chamber Backs Member Research On Wasted Tenders

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to do more to stem the tide of public sector tender withdrawals, which cost the public and business sectors more than £13m every year.
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22 July 2010

Chamber Calls For LEP Unity

A powerful group of business leaders has called on the key political decision-makers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to work together to establish a cross-county Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to fill the vacuum left by the East Midlands Development
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19 July 2010

Businesses Have Their Say On Red Tape

The UK's onerous Health and Safety culture, the extension of maternity and paternity rights and the regulations controlling employee dismissals are all in need of a radical overhaul, according to new research*.
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14 July 2010

DNCC Reacts To Claimant Count Reduction

Better than expected unemployment figures* have provided further evidence that the local economy is starting to recover, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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9 July 2010

ncn is Hospitality Apprentice Provider of the Year

New College Nottingham (ncn) has been awarded Hospitality Apprentice Provider of the Year at the Hospitality Apprenticeship Awards 2010, run by the Hospitality Skills Alliance with leading awarding body EDI and partners.
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8 July 2010

OMA Contracts Launch New Web Site

OMA Contracts Limited have launched a new comprehensive web site for business furnishing accessories for post room, shelving, recycle bins and furniture.
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7 July 2010

NEW APPOINTMENTS AT WFI

Whitehall Financial Independent's (WFI) Derby office is rapidly expanding with three new appointments - Independent Financial Advisers, Kevin Holleron and Mark Tennant and Branch Manager Martin De Lamo White have recently joined the firm.
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6 July 2010

QES Results Are A Tale Of Two Cities

Firms across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have reported contrasting fortunes and trading forecasts, according to the latest results of one of the region's most respected business surveys.
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2 July 2010

Businesses Urged To Have Their Say On Red Tape

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to identify the red tape they would most like to see cut in the wake of a government pledge to scrap unnecessary laws and excessive regulations.
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2 July 2010

Local Promotional Company Goes Platinum

Recognition Express Nottingham was proud to announce the launch of their new Platinum Card on 1st July. All their loyal customers are being sent a personalised VIP card which will give the card holder access to exclusive special offers, competitions, regu
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29 June 2010

Chamber Board To Discuss Plans For LEPs

A powerful group of local business leaders will meet to discuss the best ways of ensuring that Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire fully benefit from their share of a new £1.4bn cashpot launched in the wake of a government decision to scrap the East Midlands D
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28 June 2010

BusinessWatch Launches On LinkedIn

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's BusinessWatch service now has its own group page on the business networking site LinkedIn, which will help members to make new contacts and keep up to date with BusinessWatch activities.
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25 June 2010

New BusinessWatch Website Launched

A new website has been launched which aims to equip firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with the tools and information they need to protect their premises and fight business crime.
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22 June 2010

Chamber reacts to Emergency Budget

Commenting on the measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Emergency Budget earlier, George Cowcher, chief executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Business growth needs to be at the very heart of eco
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22 June 2010

Firms Urge Caution On VAT

More than a third of firms in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire say any increase in VAT announced in today's Emergency Budget would have a detrimental effect on their business.
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21 June 2010

Retaining Business Link, preserving local authority business assistance and maintaining investment in key infrastructure projects are the top three business support services that firms in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire would most like to see protected fro
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17 June 2010

New Social Media Marketing Group on LinkedIn

Social Media Marketing UK (SMMUK) is for people who want to meet and discuss social media marketing and to understand how social media fits in the marketing mix and to chat and understand more about SMM Metrics,& Measurement.
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16 June 2010

Consortium shows the way to savings

A groundbreaking consortium of East Midlands housing organisations is set to be launched next month to show how working together can make huge cash and efficiency savings.
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14 June 2010

Businesses Have Their Say On Taxing Issues

More than 60% of businesses want the government to scrap the planned employers' National Insurance Increase in full in next week's Emergency Budget, according to new figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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11 June 2010

Baltic States’ Recruitment Solutions

Europe Solutions, an international recruitment and business support company, has entered into partnerships with recruitment companies in the Baltic States in order to gain access to a larger talent pool and react to changing migration patterns.
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10 June 2010

Chamber Calls For Credible Budget Plan

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today held its base rate of interest at the all time low of 0.5% for another month. It also maintained the size of its Asset Purchase Programme at £200bn.
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10 June 2010

Chamber Set To Welcome Dubai Delegation

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special event at Pride Park Stadium to give local business leaders the opportunity to create and develop trading partnerships with companies in Dubai.
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9 June 2010

SCHOOL CHILDREN SHOW DESIGN FLAIR

115 pupils from Dovecote Primary, Whitegate Primary and Milford Primary schools in Clifton, Nottingham visited the East Midlands Conference Centre on Tuesday 25th May to find out the winner of a competition to design a new logo to commemorate the conferen
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9 June 2010

TRAINEE CHEF AMONGST THE BEST IN NOTTINGHAM

At the 5th Annual STARs Awards, the East Midlands Conference Centre's Jack Scavetta was highly commended for the 'Most Promising Trainee' award. The awards, now in their 5th consecutive year, highlight the leading talent in Nottinghamshire's tourism, cult
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8 June 2010

Chamber urges businesses to back LightSpeed bid

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to get behind a flagship bid to attract millions of pounds of investment to create a world class high speed broadband network in Derby.
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7 June 2010

Superfast Broadband Bid Launch In Derby

LightSpeed Derby has today (June 7) launched its bid to attract millions of pounds of investment into the city and is appealing for support from local residents and businesses.
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7 June 2010

DNCC Tender Opportunity: Reprographics

NOTICE INVITING TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REPROGRAPHICS EQUIPMENT/SERVICES TO THE DERBYSHIRE AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY Applications are invited from Chamber Members for the provision of reprographics equipment and services to
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7 June 2010

Local Economy Set For World Cup Boost

The local economy will benefit from a cash injection of more than £50m this summer if England do well in the World Cup, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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3 June 2010

Derbyshire Economic Forum, 22 June 2010

Leading business magazine Insider's economic debate roadshow arrives in Derby at the Hallmark Hotel in Midland Road on 22 June, where a panel of business leaders will debate the challenges and opportunities that the county faces in front of an invited bus
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3 June 2010

Chamber Welcomes Red Tape Action Plan

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce today welcomes an announcement by Business Secretary Vince Cable to review the introduction of 200 employment regulations that have yet to come into force and will cost an estimated £19bn to implement.
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2 June 2010

Emergency Budget Tax Survey

The Chancellor of the Exchequer will publish his Emergency Budget on 22nd June - and significant changes to the tax system are expected.
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26 May 2010

Four WorldSkills UK fashion finalists

Four Foundation Degree Fashion Interpretation and Practice students from New College Nottingham (ncn) have reached the final of the WorldSkills UK Made-to-Measure competition. They will now compete against six other talented students from across the count
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26 May 2010

Join the Chamber's LinkedIn Group

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce now has its own group page on the business networking site LinkedIn, which will help members to make new contacts and keep up to date with Chamber activities.
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25 May 2010

Chamber Reacts To Queen’s Speech

Commenting on the main elements of the Queen's Speech to Parliament earlier today, Richard Wilkins, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Queen's opening remarks today made it clear that the government's overridin
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24 May 2010

Business Bill Rises By £276m In 2010

Businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have shouldered a bill of almost £3.25bn from regulatory burdens introduced since 1998 - including more than £275m in extra administrative costs during the last 12 months.
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24 May 2010

Tribunal Event Huge Success

The pitfalls of making errors during employee dismissals have been highlighted for Nottingham businesses at a mock tribunal. More than 160 people attended the event to witness a mock hearing, organised by hosts Katie Bard recruitment, Shoosmiths solicitor
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19 May 2010

It’s not all just hot air!

Nottingham renewable energy installers, SASIE Ltd are all fired up over their new German state-of-the-art training equipment. The equipment demonstrates how energy can be harnessed from the sun, the ground and even the air! This can take place in a classr
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19 May 2010

Week Of European Business Opportunities For Local Firms

Firms in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have the chance to develop trading links and business relationships with their European cousins during a week of activities aimed at bringing small and medium-sized companies from across the continent together.
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18 May 2010

Chamber Reaction To Inflation Surge

UK inflation rose to 3.7% in April, according to the latest official figures. The Office for National Statistics' consumer prices index (CPI) now stands at more than 1.5 percentage points above the official target of 2%.
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18 May 2010

DNCC Plan For Regional Business Growth

Commenting on the creation of a Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition Government, George Cowcher, chief executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "We welcome the formation of what appears to be a stable new coalition Gov
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17 May 2010

Chamber Highlights Emergency Budget Concerns

New Chancellor George Osborne announced this morning that the emergency Budget will take place on 22 June - exactly six weeks after the new coalition Government took office. Prior to that, on 24 May, he will be setting out next week details of the £6bn of
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12 May 2010

Transpakship Sponsor Container Of Aid Cargo For Haiti

In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti which left thousands of people without homes and basic essentials Transpakship international limited being leading shippers of household and personal effects to the West Indies for over forty years decided that t
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10 May 2010

British Chambers of Commerce Election Snap Poll Results

BCC: Business wants stable Government to emerge from political negotiationsA British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) snap poll of 500 businesses has revealed that a majority of companies (58%) want a new Government to prioritise reducing the UK's budget defici
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7 May 2010

Election update - 3.20pm

All the local seats across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's operating area have now been declared, with the exception of Amber Valley, which will be re-counted at 2pm.
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7 May 2010

Election Comment

UPDATED 9AM, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2010 Commenting on the current state of the parties, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, said: "The Chamber's congratulations go to all of the successful candidates and it looks forward
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21 April 2010

Win tickets to see Nottingham Forest

Orchid IT will be celebrating their recent contract renewal at the City Ground on the 24th of April in The Robin Hood Suite. Forest will be looking for another home win against Plymouth and we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Robin Hood Suite
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14 April 2010

Chamber Compares Main Parties’ Manifestos

Following the launch this week of the Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem election manifestos, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has taken a closer look to see how they will impact the business sector.
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14 April 2010

Positive UK Trade Figures Echo Chamber QES

Local exporters are benefitting from increased sales thanks to the weaker pound, new figures suggest. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK trade gap narrowed to its lowest level in almost three years in February, where it stood a
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12 April 2010

Labour Manifesto Must Support Business

Commenting on the release of the Labour Party's 2010 General Election manifesto, Richard Wilkins, president of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, said: "Whilst the Chamber is apolitical and works with politicians from all parties, Labour's manife
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8 April 2010

Rates set to stay low until at least November, says Chamber

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England to keep interest rates at their historic low of 0.5%, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Interest rates have remained at an all-time low o
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7 April 2010

Chamber Members Identify Infrastructure Priorities

Bureaucracy and red tape; a loss of trade because of transport, energy and communication deficiencies; and taking major planning decisions out of the hands of politicians are just some of the issues that businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have i
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7 April 2010

Businesses Look Ahead To Recovery

The economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has finally emerged from recession following an encouraging business performance during the first three months of the year.
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29 March 2010

Chamber Says Tory Stance On NICs Is Step In Right Direction

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed today's announcement by Shadow Chancellor George Osborne that the Conservatives would scrap part of the proposed 1% increased in employers' National Insurance contributions (NICs), saying the
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26 March 2010

DNCC has joined The Work Inspiration Campaign

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has joined The Work Inspiration Campaign which makes available an employer tool kit that helps employer organisations, large and small, across all sectors to offer better work experience for young people.
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24 March 2010

Chamber Responds To Budget

John Dowson, Head of Policy at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This was never going to be a giveaway Budget and whilst there were a few crowd-pleasing surprises in there, the Chancellor played it with a relatively straight b
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23 March 2010

Chamber Identifies Budget Priorities

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has identified five key areas which it would like to see the Chancellor of the Exchequer address when he announces his Budget on 24 March.
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17 March 2010

Chamber Calls For Employment Law Changes

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce today calls for a simplification of the rules relating to industrial tribunals and other complex areas of employment law which are stifling job creation and strangling economic growth.
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17 March 2010

Chamber comments on latest UK unemployment figures

Commenting on the release of the latest UK unemployment figures for February 2010, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Although national figures are better than expected and reflect the sacrifi
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16 March 2010

National win for ncn student chef

Daniel Callieu, New College Nottingham Professional Chefs Diploma student, was awarded a silver medal in the 'City & Guilds 7100 Challenge' at the national catering industry exhibition 'Hotelympia' on 2 March.
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11 March 2010

Chamber Welcomes High Speed Rail Announcement

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed today's announcement that a High-Speed Rail network will run through the East Midlands, which could bring benefits of as much as £3.8bn to the regional economy.
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10 March 2010

Procurement Seminar Hailed A Success

More than 40 businesses from across north Derbyshire attended a free breakfast seminar aimed at helping firms win more contracts by shedding light on complex procurement processes.
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9 March 2010

Nottinghamshire Economic Insight

The new edition of Nottinghamshire Economic Insight has been released. It contains information on the labour market, business news, recession response, employment issues, and housing and property.
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1 March 2010

The UK's leading business groups have formed a unique coalition promoting an internet petition that calls for the 1% employer National Insurance Contributions increase - planned for April 2011 - to be scrapped.
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26 February 2010

Chamber Announces Lobbying Priorities

The list of lobbying priorities has been drawn up following extensive consultation with Chamber members at sector-specific forums, Members' Council meetings and networking events. It is in line with the British Chambers' of Commerce's Blueprint for Busine
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26 February 2010

DNCC Legal Alert - March 2010

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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25 February 2010

Young plasterers reach WorldSkills UK final

Four New College Nottingham (ncn) plastering students are through to the WorldSkills UK 'SkillBuild Dry Walling Systems' national competition final - a new category for the WorldSkills UK competitions - after finishing 1st or 2nd in two regional heats ear
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22 February 2010

A453 Is Region’s Top Transport Priority

The widening of the A453 between Junction 24 of the M1 and the A52 in Nottingham is seen as the East Midland's top transport priority, bringing estimated benefits of £320m to the region.
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19 February 2010

Snow Hits Shop Trade

The cold-snap in January, which cost Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire businesses an estimated £17.6m-a-day, contributed to a slump in retail sales, new figures show.
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15 February 2010

How to Save Your Company Money With Driver Training

With Britain starting to climb out of recession, cutting costs is still the number one priority facing fleet decision-makers and introducing a comprehensive occupational road risk management strategy is one of the most effective money-saving measures for
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12 February 2010

Sandicliffe partners with Danwood to drive costs down

Sandicliffe Motor Group has recently partnered with print experts Danwood to introduce a cost cutting managed print solution. As Europe's largest independent print and document management provider, Danwood took on board Sandicliffe's main aim - to reduce
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10 February 2010

Equality & Diversity - It Affects You

Are you aware that an organisation's Equality and Diversity policies and practices will need to be independently verified when public contracts or tenders are awarded?
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9 February 2010

Corporate Offers At Trent Bridge

Catering Manager Neil McGowan hopes to convince Nottinghamshire businesses to host their corporate events at Trent Bridge by offering a special day delegate rate for corporate events held in February and March.
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4 February 2010

Free Procurement Seminar

A free breakfast seminar aimed at helping North Derbyshire businesses win more contracts by shedding light on complex procurement processes takes place in March.
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4 February 2010

DNCC Comments on MPC Decision

The Bank of England's Policy Committee (MPC) today decided to hold interest rates steady for the month and maintain the current level of Quantitative Easing (QE), which has now pumped £200bn of fresh money into the economy.
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1 February 2010

Businesses across Nottinghamshire today stand to lose as much as £452,400 because of unauthorised staff absence on what is fast becoming known as "National Sickie Day".
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29 January 2010

Legal Alert - January 2010

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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29 January 2010

Shared maternity leave will place more burdens on business

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce today says new paternity laws which will allow new fathers to take up to six months' paid leave following the birth of their child will place a massive burden on small firms in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire.
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19 January 2010

DNCC Comments On Cities Outlook Findings For Mansfield

Commenting on figures from the Centre for Cities' flagship Cities Outlook 2010 report, Richard Wilkins, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Cities Outlook 2010 report* echoes data from our own Quarterly Economic
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17 January 2010

Mobile phone based victim detection and triage mapping

I think I can get Google on board to include this project in their 2010 summer of code initiatives, but the software is not the hardest nut to crack. In my opinion it is pinpointing cell phone signals and their locations given the multipath and chaotic ra
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14 January 2010

DNCC Estimates Cold Snap Costing Businesses £36m-a-day

John Dowson, Head of Policy at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, said: "Whilst there is obviously a mixed picture across the region with some areas hit harder by the ice and snow than others, it's safe to say that most businesses will have felt
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8 January 2010

Supporting our Reservists abroad with SaBRE

On 8-13th January 2010, Reservist employers Dean Hyde and George Cowcher will mobilise themselves as they set off on a visit to Afghanistan as part of the Employers Abroad Programme, set up by SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers).
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8 January 2010

DNCC Supports Government Economic Growth Strategy

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement of new Government plans to promote economic recovery. Business Secretary Lord Mandelson launched the new strategy for economic growth, which places enterprise and industry at
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7 January 2010

Planning Sales for 2010

It is the beginning of the year - a traditional time for setting sales and business targets. When running your own business, the task of setting sales targets is your own. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start.How often are you in the following situ
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