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East Midlands Chamber News

News from September 2010

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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