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News from January 2011

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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