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News from May 2010

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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