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East Midlands Chamber News

News from October 2011

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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