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News from 2011

22 December 2011

President's Christmas Message

Ian Greenaway, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, says local businesses must look to the year ahead with a mix of confidence and caution following a slowdown in the pace of economic growth over the last 12 months.
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21 December 2011

Digital Strategy - Don't Leave It To Luck

A breakfast seminar which uses the story of Scott and Amundsen's race to the South Pole 100 years ago to show businesses how to get the most out of their digital strategy takes place in Nottingham in January.
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20 December 2011

Businesses Urged To Take Crime Survey

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging its members and the wider business community to take part in an East Midlands-wide survey looking at how firms are affected by crime.
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20 December 2011

DNCC Christmas Opening Hours 2011/12

The offices of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce will close for its annual Christmas shutdown at 1pm on Friday 23 December 2011, re-opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2012.
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13 December 2011

Free advice sessions

People interested in a career in health, social care or childcare can go along to a free advice session run by New College Nottingham (ncn) on Friday 16 December from 1pm to 4pm at FutureStore, opposite Wimpy in the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
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13 December 2011

December In Business Online

The latest edition of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's official magazine, In business is now online. Thanks to the Chamber's partners at My Virtual Brochure, it can now offer the magazine online as a V Book.
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12 December 2011

Nottingham Businesses Help Spread Christmas Spirit

Local Nottingham training company Indigo Brave are once again encouraging individuals and businesses in Nottingham to work together on the Basket Brigade phenomenon, which has spread round the world in recent years as a way to help make Christmas a truly
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6 December 2011

Euro Crisis Hitting Local Business Confidence

As European leaders hold crunch talks about the future of the Euro, businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have revealed* just how much their confidence is being affected by the Eurozone debt crisis.
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30 November 2011

Chamber Welcomes New Patron

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce today welcomes Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd as the latest member of its influential Patron's Group.
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29 November 2011

Strikes Come At Wrong Time In Recovery

Commenting ahead of the public sector strikes scheduled for Wednesday 30 November 2011, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This round of public sector strikes is thought to be costing the UK e
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29 November 2011

Chamber welcomes latest red tape blitz

Following today's launch of the Lofstedt Report review of health and safety by Employment Minister Chris Grayling, Scott Knowles, Deputy-Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Chamber hopes that this marks wh
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29 November 2011

Chamber welcomes credit boost

Following the Government's announcement of new credit easing measures to help small and medium-sized business access finance, Scott Knowles, Deputy-Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is welcome news and
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28 November 2011

Emergency Planning Survey

Did you know? An ABI study revealed that 80% of businesses that do not have an emergency plan in place do not recover from a major incident such as a flood, even where insurance is in place to cover financial losses.
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24 November 2011

Chamber Welcomes Toyota Commitment To Derby

Commenting on the announcement that Toyota is to make a £100m investment into new generation hatchback production at its Burnaston plant in Derby, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is fa
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23 November 2011

Action On Red Tape Welcomed

Commenting on the raft of measures to streamline employment law changes* announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "We've had plenty of rhetori
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23 November 2011

Chamber member lands sweet deal with Tate&Lyle

Tate & Lyle has signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce member Eminate Ltd - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Nottingham - for its novel salt reduction technology.
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21 November 2011

Gourmet dinner is ‘Blumenthal’ good

In collaboration with renowned French video game designer Eric Chahi, New College Nottingham's (ncn) head chef Tom Edwards and the College's Hospitality and Catering staff and students have pushed culinary boundaries, designing and implementing a five-cou
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14 November 2011

Survey Aims To Help Firms Get Most Out Of Going Green

A significant number of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire firms are adopting green business practices to reduce their costs, expand and create new opportunities - but could be even more effective with some expert advice, according to the results of a new sur
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14 November 2011

Awards Success For Enterprising Women

Asha Khemka OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield, scooped top honours at a prestigious awards ceremony aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in business across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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9 November 2011

November In Business Online

The latest edition of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's official magazine, In Business, is now online. Thanks to the Chamber's partners at My Virtual Brochure, it can now offer the magazine online as a vBook.
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5 November 2011

Notice Inviting Tender For Stationery & Consumable Items

NOTICE INVITING TENDER FOR STATIONERY & OTHER CONSUMABLE ITEMS FOR DERBYSHIRE AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Applications are invited from Chamber Members to tender for the provision of stationery, office effects and other consumable items. Exclu
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31 October 2011

Chamber Reacts to RGF Announcement

Following this morning's announcement* on the successful round two bids for cash from the Regional Growth Fund, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Chamber is really pleased for all the success
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28 October 2011

ncn embraces Skills Minister’s agenda

John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning visited New College Nottingham (ncn) and learnt about its vision to become a leader in the sustainable technologies agenda within the East Midlands.
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21 October 2011

Saving Money Through Call Handling

Local business expert Mike Burkinshaw, from call answering service Comm-Link, is an expert on helping businesses to be come more effective through their telephone communications. Here, in the second of a three part series, he takes a look at how firms can
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20 October 2011

University of Nottingham Impact Campaign

The University of Nottingham has launched the biggest fundraising campaign in its 130 year history. It aims to raise £150m to transform research, enrich the student experience and enable the institution to make an even greater contribution to the global c
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20 October 2011

Outgoing Chamber President Urges Government To Boost Growth

On his final day in post, outgoing President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Ian Morgan has urged the Coalition Ministers to underpin the Government's tough deficit reduction plan with a new strategy which has business growth at
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20 October 2011

Chamber Unveils New President

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has named Ian Greenaway, managing director of MTM Products (I.S.P.P.) Limited, as its new President for 2011/12.
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20 October 2011

Chamber Launches New Business Support Service

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce today (20 October 2011) launches a new range of business support services aimed at filling the gaps in provision left by the closure of local Business Link and the demise of the East Midlands Development
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17 October 2011

Local Firms In Running For Top National Awards

A training company, an environmentally friendly waste management firm, an innovative aerial photography business a top industrial equipment supplier are the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire businesses lining up alongside some of the country's most successfu
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17 October 2011

Free HMRC Workshops For New Businesses

HMRC is running a series of free workshops across Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire, aimed at helping new businesses and the self-employed understand their tax obligations. For more information and to view the full programme, click here.
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17 October 2011

Local Charity Appeals For Directors/Trustees

LEO (Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire) wishes to increase the number of board members/charity trustees to six and is seeking up to three individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas: legal, finance, accounting, HR, H&S, corporate, small b
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12 October 2011

Free carbon reduction plans on offer to businesses

To help businesses in the East Midlands reduce their environmental impact and save on energy bills, students from Nottingham Trent University are offering a free service to undertake site visits and write carbon reduction reports.
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12 October 2011

Chamber Survey: Slowdown Continues in Q3

The pace of local economic growth continued to slow in the third quarter of the year in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, according to the results of the region's biggest business survey.
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7 October 2011

October In Business Online

The latest edition of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's official magazine, In Business, is now online. Thanks to the Chamber's partners at My Virtual Brochure, it can now offer the magazine online as a vBook.
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6 October 2011

QE Increase And Rate Hold Welcomed

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to hold interest rates at 0.5% for October and increase the UK's Quantitative Easing programme to £275bn, Scott Knowles, Deputy Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and N
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6 October 2011

The Radisson Blu Gets Off to a Flying Start

The newly built Radisson Blu unveiled its cutting edge business facilities and luxury finish to an invited audience of businesses based at East Midlands Airport today two weeks prior to its official opening on 24 October 2011.
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5 October 2011

Silver success for Scott

Twenty-year-old Scott Elsmore from Bulwell has been awarded silver at the UK final of SkillBuild - Britain's biggest construction skills competition.
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4 October 2011

inspirepac Defends Top Business Crown

Independent packaging manufacturer inspirepac has defended its crown after scooping the prestigious Business of the Year award at the 2011 Derbyshire's BEST Business Awards.
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3 October 2011

DCFC Chief's Talk On Business Goals

One of the world's oldest professional football clubs is leading the way in modernising 'the beautiful game', Derby County FC head Tom Glick will tell a meeting of business leaders this week.
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30 September 2011

A significant number of employers in Nottingham have yet to decide how they will prepare for the implementation of the city's controversial Workplace Parking Levy next year.
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30 September 2011

Don't keep struggling!

Caroline Feneley launches 'Mind and Business' and introduces the innovative 'Integrating Mind and Business Programme' for Business Owners.
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24 September 2011

Children 1st Is Best in Business

Childcare chain Children 1st @ Breedon House has been named as Business of the Year at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Nottinghamshire's BEST Business Awards 2011.
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23 September 2011

Can you help a budding entrepreneur?

Volunteer business mentors are required for a new project to help individuals who have been unemployed for six-months or more to set up and start their own businesses.
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22 September 2011

Chamber Welcomes Ashes Return

Commenting on the announcement that Trent Bridge has won the right to host Ashes Tests in 2013 and 2015, along with a number of other international Test Matches and one day games, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamb
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21 September 2011

September In Business Now Online

September's issue of In Business, the Chamber's official magazine, is now online. This month's issue includes an awards special, an in-depth look at intellectual property rights and a cover story featuring TV star Sarah Beany, fo Property Ladder fame. It
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21 September 2011

Chamber Conference To Boost Global Trade

A panel of high profile business leaders will help local firms to boost their exports at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's third annual international trade conference in November.
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21 September 2011

Opportunity For funded Driver Training

Under 25's Funded Driver Training The launch of a new Young Driver Insurance scheme. Funded training for the under 25's, utilising products of various recognised UK Motor Insurers.
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16 September 2011

Education On Agenda At Ashfield Skills Summit

Business, education and political leaders from Ashfield are set meet to discuss ways to equip youngsters with the skills, qualifications and training they require to meet local business needs at a special skills focus group on 30 September.
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15 September 2011

New Sustainability Forum

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is about to launch a Sustainability Forum, an exciting new initiative which aims to build on the success of the Chamber's former Carbon Reduction Forum.
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13 September 2011

New cross media marketing solution

Perspektiv, the award winning Nottingham-based specialists in creative data-driven direct marketing, is now providing a new specialist Cross Media Marketing solution to complement their personalised direct mail and email marketing services.
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12 September 2011

Banking Shake-up Must Not Hold Back Business

Commenting on the publication of the final report by the Independent Commission on Banking, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Whilst there is clearly a need to ensure our banking system is ro
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12 September 2011

Businesses on board to reduce litter

Fast-food and takeaway businesses are being urged by Chesterfield Borough Council to sign up to a new voluntary code of conduct to help reduce litter. It's estimated that fast-food wrappers top the list of rubbish dropped in more than half the UK's cities
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8 September 2011

Shepherd PR expands

Shepherd PR has expanded on the back of increased demand and investment in state-of-the-art technology.
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8 September 2011

Recent DNCC TV News Coverage

The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other local organisations, has played a leading role in ensuring that the campaign in support of Bombardier and the Thameslink furore has stayed in the public eye.
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7 September 2011

Play Football For England

Bring Your Boots - Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber members have the chance to play alongside the England Legends against Scotland at Pride Park live on ITV tomorrow night, in aid of the John Hartson Foundation.
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7 September 2011

D2N2 Newsletter Issue 3 Now Live

The latest edition of the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottighamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership newsletter has been published and is available to view on the LEP's website, www.d2n2lep.org.
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5 September 2011

Bombardier - Made In Britain Blog

Derbyshire and Nottinghmashire Chamber members can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the official campaign to support Bombardier by visiting its blogsite http://kevinjowen-madeinbritain.blogspot.com.
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2 September 2011

East Midlands Chambers of Commerce Tender

The East Midlands Chambers of Commerce has just released an invitation to tender to recruit a supplier to deliver a three-phase independent evaluation of its Business Steps and Transformational ICT contracts.
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2 September 2011

New Flights From East Mids To Frankfurt

bmi Regional will be the only airline to operate flights direct to Frankfurt from East Midlands Airport and onward connections with our parent company Lufthansa via the Frankfurt Airport hub.
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1 September 2011

Bombardier Jobs Fair

Chamber members and other businesses are being asked to support Bombardier workers facing redundancy at a forthcoming jobsfair.
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30 August 2011

Networking Event a MEGA Success

Representatives from more than 200 local businesses joined the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce at its MEGA Netwroking 2011 event at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottin gham on Thursday 25 August.
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30 August 2011

Awards Success For Spade Aid Scheme

Chamber Training, the training arm of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, was recognised as a finalist in a prestigious national awards scheme.
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26 August 2011

Barclays Uses Pedal Power For CHICKS

Teams from Barclays Corporate across the UK are aiming to raise at least £100,000 for CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids), a charity which provides respite breaks for disadvantaged children across the UK.
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25 August 2011

Perfect 10 PR retained to support Shanti Yoga School

Nottinghamshire-based Shanti Yoga School and the Full Movement Training School have retained the services of Perfect 10 PR to handle their public relations operations. Perfect 10 PR will provide public relations advice and consultancy for both organisatio
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22 August 2011

Thameslink Government Protest: 7 September 2011

Many thanks to all those that attended the rail Industry event in Derby last week and to those that continue to support the campaign regarding the Thameslink decision and those affected by the announcement.
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22 August 2011

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with a group of local business experts to run a successful programme of events aimed at showing firms How To Win In Business.
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19 August 2011

Derby Rail Summit Vidcast

Business leaders and politicians met in Derby yesterday to look at how to support local train-maker Bombardier and its suppliers. They're also looking at ways to continue the campaign against the decision by the Government to award the £1.4bn Thameslink c
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17 August 2011

Micro-firms Struggle To Find Right Staff

Almost two thirds of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire firms which employ fewer than 10 people want to expand their workforce but find it difficult to recruit the right staff for the job, a new survey has found.
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16 August 2011

Chamber Welcomes Broadband Funding Announcement

Commenting on the announcement on how the first £363m of the Government's new BDUK fund to improve broadband access will be allocated*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The announcement of s
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16 August 2011

Chamber Training Set To Help Unemployed

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has expanded its team of training advisors after securing two major new contracts to support local people who are under threat of redundancy or who are unemployed.
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11 August 2011

DNCC Position: Government Response To Disorder

Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's statement regarding support to businesses in riot-hit areas, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The disturbances seen in Nottingham and some parts
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11 August 2011

Hobsons and Newby Castleman

Hobsons has acquired the Nottingham office of Leicestershire based accountants Newby Castleman. Partner Stuart Foster and his team will join Hobsons Nottingham office.
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11 August 2011

SPECIAL OFFER: New Procurement Tool

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed-up with Nottingham-based Aspiren Ltd to offer a new service aimed at helping businesses demonstrate their Corporate Social Responsibility when bidding for public sector funding and contracts.
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9 August 2011

Releasing Special Constables

In connection with the riots currently taking place and the disorder experienced by residents and businesses in London and other UK cities including Nottingham. the Chamber has been asked by the British Chambers of Commerce to put this message out to its
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28 July 2011

ncn secures National Skills Academy status

New College Nottingham (ncn) has received industry accreditation from the National Skills Academy (NSA) for its commitment and professional approach to quality education and training in adult social care.
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28 July 2011

DNCC Calls For More Action To Stimulate Growth

Commenting on the announcement today* by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding the Red Tape Challenge and the removal of regulations for retailers, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Com
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26 July 2011

DNCC Reacts To Q2 GDP Figures

Commenting on the preliminary GDP figures for the second quarter of 2011 published today*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Whilst today's figures show only slight growth, the key point to s
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26 July 2011

Council moves forward on Northern Gateway project

Chesterfield Borough Council is seeking a development partner for one of the town's major renewal projects. The "Northern Gateway" project, a redevelopment of the Donut roundabout area, aims to extend the town centre, attract new shops and raise the quali
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25 July 2011

Business Support For High Speed Rail

Around 55% of firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire which support plans to bring High Speed Rail to the East Midlands believe that their business will benefit from quicker journey times to London and other UK core cities.
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25 July 2011

Experian reveals UK's top online SME performers

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chmaber of Commerce patron Experian, the global information services company, has revealed which of the UK's small and medium sized companies grew most online in the last year.
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25 July 2011

Experian reveals UK's top online SME performers

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chmaber of Commerce patron Experian, the global information services company, has revealed which of the UK's small and medium sized companies grew most online in the last year.
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20 July 2011

DNCC Board Announcement

Following Abacus Business Consultancy (UK) Limited ceasing to be a member of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Board directorship of Martin Cox has been vacated in accordance with the Chamber's memorandum and articles of
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19 July 2011

Nottingham WPL LinkedIn Group

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has created a new online forum to enable employers affected by the forthcoming Workplace Parking Levy in Nottingham to communicate with each other to share knowledge and best practice and to co-ordinate a
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18 July 2011

Help for Heanor High Street

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Ripley and Heanor News newspaper to launch a new campaign aimed at helping to safeguard the future of Heanor Town Centre.
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18 July 2011

New Video Service From Aztec 360

DNCC members Aztec360 have launched a fantastic new video service which will boost many different types of business's. Initially launched for the Estate Agent industry the videos are shot with a television programme feel and feature ex Sky One's 'Great Es
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12 July 2011

BoE Should Hold Rates Steady On Back Of Drop in Inflation

Commenting on the inflation figures* for June, published today by the Office for National Statistics, John Dowson, Head of Policy at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Today's surprise fall in the inflation figures will take so
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12 July 2011

Chamber Survey: Recovery Slows In Q2

The pace of local economic growth slowed again during the second quarter of the year in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, according to the results of the region's biggest business survey.
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11 July 2011

IMR Transport

Sherwood Truck and Van supplies IMR Transport with six new Iveco Stralis tractor units Sherwood Truck and Van, the East Midlands commercial vehicle group, has supplied six Iveco Stralis Active Space trucks to haulage firm IMR Transport.
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8 July 2011

Chamber Golf Day A Huge Success

More than 40 golfers from businesses across Nottinghamshire teed off at Besston Fields Golf Club recently for the Chamber's annual Nottinghamshire Golf Day.
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5 July 2011

Cautious welcome for Bombardier task force

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today that he is to set up an Economic Response Task Force to mitigate the economic impact of job losses at Bombardier, its supply chain and the local communities.
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4 July 2011

Exporting over the airwaves

Tune into BBC Radio Derby this Wednesday 6 July 2011, between 11-12pm, for a special hour-long phone-in and debate between the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and UK Trade and Investment.
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4 July 2011

IMR

Competence, character and commitment - attributes that so often typify a family business ... And nowhere is that more evident than in road transport, where family-based hauliers still make up a huge proportion of the bedrock of the industry ... IMR Transp
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30 June 2011

UPDATE: A Letter To David Cameron

UPDATE (14 July 2011): Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce President Ian Morgan has written a second letter to Prime Minister David Cameron to further express the Chamber's frustration at the Government's apprent apathy toward the Thameslin
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29 June 2011

Will the strikes affect your business?

The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's policy team is seeking views and anecdotal information from any businesses which may be affected by the public sector strikes on Thursday 30 June 2011.
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27 June 2011

Improving internet access for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire residents, businesses and community groups in rural areas who have limited or no access to an internet broadband service are being asked for their views for a Nottinghamshire County Council bid to help improve broadband coverage in the cou
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27 June 2011

Chamber To Create New Link To China

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is launching a new business matchmaking service which aims to help local firms to unlock export opportunities in China.
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22 June 2011

Airport's ‘GIVE US A BREAK!' tax campaign for passengers

Holidaymakers and business travellers flying from East Midlands Airport are being asked to tell the Chancellor of the Exchequer their views on the tax they pay by signing up to a 'GIVE US A BREAK!' campaign which aims to persuade the Government to keep ai
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17 June 2011

The Food and Drink Forum stages its AGM

More than 130 professionals connected to the East Midlands food and drink sector took part in the annual general meeting and networking supper of business support organisation The Food and Drink Forum.
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14 June 2011

Business Leaders Welcome Boost in Local Exports sales

More local firms still need to take advantage of overseas trade to grow the economy - Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, UK Trade & Investment East Midlands and the CBI East Midlands have welcomed the news that East Midlands exports hit £
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13 June 2011

Last chance to enter business awards

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire firms wanting to enter one of the region's best known annual business awards schemes have less than two weeks to get their entries in.
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8 June 2011

Live export twitter Q&A with UKTI director

Peter Hogarth, International Trade Director for UK Trade & Investment East Midlands, will be giving companies throughout the East Midlands expert export advice during a live one hour Q&A session through his twitter account @UKTI_PHogarth on Friday 10 June
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2 June 2011

Q2 Quarterly Economic Survey Now Underway

The Chamber's Q2 Quarterly Economic Survey is currently underway, focusing on the aspects of your location that affect your firm's performance and how the LEP can best support your organisation.The survey also examines the effects on your business of a hi
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2 June 2011

SLW Direct is launched in the East Midlands

Following a successful year supplying football kits and equipment to local football clubs across Nottinghamshire, a husband and wife team based in the East Midlands are extending their range of supplies to include sports equipment for cricket, rugby and h
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31 May 2011

June 2011 Legal Alert

DNCC 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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12 May 2011

Chamber Calls For \Action, Not Words\ On Red Tape

Commenting on Government's announcement to launch the next phase of its review of employment law*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Reducing the amount of red tape, unnecessary regulation an
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11 May 2011

Chamber Comments On New UKTI Strategy

Commenting on the publication of UK Trade and Investment's new five-year strategy, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Chamber welcomes the publication of this strategy and the focus that i
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9 May 2011

DNCC on VidBo

Local social media, digital PR and SEO company VidBo has just recorded and released two short films about the Chamber and the work it does. Both clips are 30 seconds long. Why not check them out to see how the Chamber can help your business?
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9 May 2011

New Work Club seeks employers

A new Work Club has started at FutureStore retail skills shop, which is owned by New College Nottingham (ncn) and located in the Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham.
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5 May 2011

Chamber Welcomes May Rate Hold

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold again for May, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Today's decision to hold the
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4 May 2011

Chamber Goes Behind The Wire

Businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being invited to a unique event to highlight the role that local businesses can play in supporting the efforts of our Armed Forces.
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27 April 2011

Chamber Comments On Latest GDP Figures

Commenting on the preliminary GDP figures for Q1 2011*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Nationally, the economy bounced back somewhat in the first three months of the year after a disappoin
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27 April 2011

The sky's the limit for Abacus

China has chosen Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce member Abacus Lighting to illuminate the country's largest new airport construction project, Kunming New International Airport.
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26 April 2011

SkillBuild success for trainee carpenter

New College Nottingham (ncn) construction trainee, Dean Howitt, has been crowned best in his field after achieving first place in the Carpentry category at the East Midlands regional heat of Britain's biggest construction skills competition - SkillBuild 2
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18 April 2011

Chamber To Hold LEP Consultation

Local businesses can find out about the progress that the new Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made since it was established last year at a free business consultation event.
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18 April 2011

DNCC Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Would all Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce members and service users please note its opening times for the Easter, Royal Wedding and May Day public holiday period:
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14 April 2011

A453 Newscast

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce contributed to an excellent news package by Nottingham Trent University broadcast journalim student James Clark recently about the campaign to widen the A453. The clip features interviews with local busin
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14 April 2011

Arab States Remain Export Hotspots

The Middle East export markets of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar continue to provide plenty of opportunities to do business for local companies.
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13 April 2011

ncn Board announces new Principal & Chief Executive

New College Nottingham's (ncn) Corporation has announced the appointment of Amarjit Basi, Principal & Chief Executive of Walsall College, as the successor to ncn's current Principal & Chief Executive, Geoff Hall, who retires later this year.
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12 April 2011

Chamber Reacts to RGF Announcement

Following this morning's announcement that only one Nottinghamshire bid for Regional Growth Fund cash was successful, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Whilst this is fantastic news for Chamber m
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8 April 2011

DNCC QES Vidcast

Earlier this week, the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce unveiled the findings of its latest Quarterly Economic Survey, for Q1 2011, which found that the local economy bounced back in the first three months of the year following a stutter
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7 April 2011

Chamber Welcomes Further Rate Hold

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold again for April, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Today's decision to hold th
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7 April 2011

Companies warned to be on their guard against web theft

A Nottingham based Internet marketing company is warning firms to be on their guard after having their website copied by a competitor. They discovered an exact replica of their site, including staff photos, in the Google search results. Hallam Communicati
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6 April 2011

Delegation from Glogow Poland visiting area

Next week the Amber Valley Business Club will be hosting a delegation from Glogow in Poland. The delegation is keen to make links with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire businesses. So please come along to learn about their area and how your business can make
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5 April 2011

DNCC Annual Dinner: Abacus TV Vidcast

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce member Abacus Lighting sent a crew down from its in-house television channel, Abacus TV, to capture the post-budget buzz at the Chamber's Annual Dinner.
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5 April 2011

DNCC Survey: Economy Bounces Back In Q1

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's latest Quarterly Economic Survey of businesses points to fresh growth in the regional economy during the first three months of this year, after the recovery slowed at the back end of 2010.
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31 March 2011

Best Business Awards 2011

The search for a fresh batch of the best commercial talent in the region gets underway today with the launch of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Best Business Awards 2011.
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31 March 2011

BusinessWatch To Run Derbyshire Safeguard

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Derbyshire Police are working together on a unique new public/private sector partnership which will step up the fight against business crime.
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25 March 2011

Firms Look Forward At DNCC Dinner

BBC Breakfast anchor and Strictly Come Dancing star Bill Trunbull was guest of honour at the Chamber's 2011 annual dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre last night (24 March).
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23 March 2011

Chamber calls for red tape blitz in Budget

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to use today's budget to address the additional burdens placed on business by rising fuel prices the planned increase in employers' National Insurance Contributions
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21 March 2011

Derbyshire 100-in-100 Launch Video

The new Derbyshire 100-in-100 Apprenticeships campaign, which the Chamber is working on inpartnership with the National Apprenticeship Service, the Derbyshire Times and Destination Chesterfield, was launched this morning at the Chamber's Canal Wharf head
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16 March 2011

Chamber Reacts To March JSA Count

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: "The rate of increase in claimants in February reduced signifi
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9 March 2011

Telephony Equipment Tender 2011 - ITT

Invitation to Tender for the Supply of Telephony Equipment and Services to The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce IntroductionYou are invited to tender for the supply of Telephony Equipment and Services to The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshir
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8 March 2011

LEP Newsletter Issue 1

The new Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has just issued its first newsletter, giving details of the LEP's roles and responsibilities, the make-up of its Shadow Board and the progress it has made
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8 March 2011

First look for Chesterfield Champions

Businesses leaders in Chesterfield discussed the next stages of the Destination Chesterfield Project over breakfast at the Red Lion at Stonedge and enjoyed an exclusive glimpse of the town's latest boutique hotel which is due to open in April.
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7 March 2011

100-in-100 Derbyshire campaign blog

Ahead of the launch of the Derbyshire 100-in-100 campaign in partnership with the Derbyshire Times, the National Apprenticeship Service and Destination Chesterfield, an official campaign blog has been launched.
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7 March 2011

China Crisis For Local Exporters

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has called on local exporters to take a closer look at China after new figures reveal a disappointing trading performance with the Far Eastern super-power.
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1 March 2011

Road-Casualty Reduction Survey

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership and KSD Fleet Management have joined forces in an attempt to raise awareness and hopefully help to reduce work-related road casualties Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership and KSD Fleet Management have
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1 March 2011

Derbyshire Apprenticeships Campaign Launch

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, the National Apprenticeships Service (NAS) in the East Midlands, Destination Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Times newspaper have teamed up to launch an exciting new campaign to create at least 100 new a
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28 February 2011

DNCC Legal Alert for March 2011

DNCC 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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22 February 2011

QES (Q1 2011) Now Live

Fieldwork for the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q1 2011 is now open and we need your views on current trading conditions.
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22 February 2011

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has written to all of its local MPs to lobby for their support to make a number of crucial amendments to Government's flagship Localism Bill.
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22 February 2011

Chamber Hits 100 Apprenticeships Target

Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated the Chamber, the Nottingham Post newspaper and the National Apprenticeship Service on helping to create 100 new apprenticeship placements in Nottinghamshire.
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18 February 2011

Warning For Firms After Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

Leading Nottingham-based telecommunications specialist the Abacus Business Consultancy issued a strong warning to businesses to take steps to protect their workforce, in the wake of the first conviction under new Corporate Manslaughter legislation.
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17 February 2011

More Export Growth Needed

The Arab states of Libya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continue to provide opportunities for local firms trading overseas in January, according to new figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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10 February 2011

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 February and also maintain the current level of Quantitative Easing (QE) at £200bn.
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9 February 2011

DNCC Export Barometer Archive

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce produces a monthly "Export Barometer" for the two counties, which provides useful insight into which overseas markets are performing well. It calculates the actual value in sterling of exports processed b
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9 February 2011

£2000 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

If you are a small business looking to take on an apprentice for the first time you could be eligible for a £2000 grant from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS). The grant, which is only available until 14 March, is for small employers (0-49 employe
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5 February 2011

Sight Support Derbyshire – Vacancy for Treasurer

Sight Support Derbyshire is a long established society for the blind which has been offering services to support blind and visually impaired people in Derbyshire for nearly 100 years. We are the biggest provider of such services in Derbyshire and have con
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4 February 2011

Chamber Unveils Year for Growth Plan

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for simpler, quicker planning decisions, better access to trade finance and measures to make it easier for firms to recruit and export as part of a campaign to make 2011 a year for business gro
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2 February 2011

Questmark Videoconferencing Event

Join Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce patrons Questmark and leading global telecomms provider Cisco at an event dedicated to demonstrating the benefits that video conferencing & tele-presence can bring to your business.
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30 January 2011

How to Internationalise Your Business and Profit in America

Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011Location: BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham, NG1 1GFThis workshop will focus on the opportunities for business growth in the USA and how to choose the best strategy for your business (from exporting, to setting up in Americ
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27 January 2011

Ageism is still the biggest form of discrimination

A survey of just under 8,500 adults within England and Wales conducted by the Department for communities and Local Government between April and September of 2010 shows that 8% of those interviewed felt they had been discriminated against in the past five
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27 January 2011

Tribunals Overhaul A Welcome Step

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed new measures to overhaul the UK's employment tribunal system and unfair dismissal rules.
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25 January 2011

Seminars to spur debate on test-purchasing

LBRO, the technical expert in local regulation, and the Trading Standards Institute are planning a series of seminars to stimulate debate regarding test-purchasing and more effective approaches to controlling age-restricted products.
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25 January 2011

Chamber Reacts To Disappointing GDP Figures

Commenting on the preliminary GDP figures for the fourth quarter*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Nationally, the fall in fourth quarter GDP is well below everybody's expectations and heig
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24 January 2011

New partnership opportunities with ncn

In line with New College Nottingham's (ncn) employer engagement activity the College is seeking to establish a partnership framework of providers to form part of its network, both in the East Midlands and across England.
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24 January 2011

A ‘Greener' Take on Grey Concrete

The grey concrete of our modern cities has a little known environmental cost which makes it far from 'green', a construction expert will tell an audience at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre on Tuesday 25 January 2011.
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19 January 2011

Erewash MP To Attend Chamber Business Breakfast

More support for local manufacturers, the potential impact of public expenditure cuts, Local Enterprise Partnerships and proposals to create a new train station in Ilkeston are all issues which are likely to be high on the agenda when business leaders in
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19 January 2011

Chamber Reacts To January JSA 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: "Although the December JSA figures show an increase in c
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17 January 2011

100-in-100 Campaign Launch Vidcast

Last week saw the launch of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's exciting new 100-in-100 campaign, in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service and the Nottingham Post newspaper.
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17 January 2011

Chamber Reacts To Shared Parental Leave Proposals

Commenting on new Government proposals to allow parents to divide maternity and paternity leave between themselves, Scott Knowles, Deputy Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, said: "Whilst business is not against the principle of
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13 January 2011

Behind the scenes at Capital FM Arena Nottingham

New College Nottingham (ncn) and the Capital FM Arena Nottingham welcomed thirty young people from local schools to explore the centre as part of The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural's Offstage Choices careers events.
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13 January 2011

Chamber Comments On BoE Decision

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 January and also maintain the current level of Quantitative Easing (QE) at £200bn.
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13 January 2011

Chief Executive's QES Vidcast

Following the release of the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey for Q4 2010, Chief Executive George Cowcher gives his thoughts on its headline findings in this short video presentation. It is embedded below, but can also be viewed on the Chamber's
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11 January 2011

QES - Rate of growth slows, but optimism continues

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's latest Quarterly Economic Survey of businesses has found that although the local economic recovery started to slow at the back end of 2010, firms are still planning for growth in the first three months
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