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East Midlands Chamber News

News from April 2011

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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