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East Midlands Chamber News

News from January 2012

31 January 2012

Chamber Campaigns For Ofsted Changes

The President of the region's biggest business support organisation has written to Business Secretary Vince Cable and Education Secretary Michael Gove asking for changes to the way that schools and colleges prepare their pupils and students for the world
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25 January 2012

Chamber Comment: Q4 GDP

Commenting on the preliminary GDP estimates for Q4 2011, which were published today by the Office for National Statistics*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The preliminary GDP figures for Q
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24 January 2012

New hospital facility to create 88 jobs

A specialist hospital facility at Mastin Moor in Chesterfield is set to create 88 new jobs.  The new facility, run by the health and social care organisation Turning Point, provides services for people with complex needs.   As part of the planning permiss
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23 January 2012

Chamber Reacts To Cities Report

Policy think tank the Centre for Cities published its flagship Cities Outlook 2012 report today. Here is the reaction to what it said about Derby and Nottingham, from George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerc
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20 January 2012

Your Chance To Quiz Vince Cable

Businesses in Derby have the chance to put their questions direct to Business Secretary Vince Cable about trading conditions, Government Policy and the economy.
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20 January 2012

One Week Left For Export Competition

Small and medium firms across the East Midlands have just over one week left to submit their export idea to be in with a chance of winning over £5,000 worth of support from export experts UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), backed by sponsor companies HSBC and
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18 January 2012

ncn gains quality stamp for logistics training

New College Nottingham (ncn) has officially been made a Licensed Partner of the National Skills Academy Logistics (NSAL) after being recommended and validated by a number of employer customers for its commitment to quality education and training in the lo
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18 January 2012

DNCC Comments On Latest Unemployment Figures

Commenting on the unemployment figures for December 2012* published today by the ONS, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "The increase in local unemployment is not surprising given the ongoing
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18 January 2012

Forthcoming Trade Missions

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with UK Trade & Investment East Midlands to facilitate a series of forthcoming Trade Missions to Poland, Germany and the United Arab Emirates.
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18 January 2012

Firms Hope To Set Out Their Stall At German Market

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire firms have the chance to win contracts, develop new trading relationships and unlock potential business opportunities in one of the UK's top export hotspots during a market visit to Germany.
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16 January 2012

Mansfield BS Launches New Account

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce member the Mansfield Building Society has launched a new business account which offers commercial customers the chance to earn a very competitive rate of interest on their surplus funds without paying tra
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16 January 2012

Chamber Welcomes Derby's ‘Heart City' Status

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that Derby is to become one of the first 50 places in the UK to pioneer a new British Heart Foundation ‘Heart City' status, offering people practical steps to improve heart health.
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16 January 2012

Former adviser launches own start-up

A former adviser from NBV, who found herself redundant as a result of Government cuts, has put the advice and services she provided to hundreds of new business start-ups into practice by establishing her own company.
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13 January 2012

2012 Annual Dearing Higher Education Conference

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce members are being offered an exclusive discount when booking their tickets to the University of Nottingham's next Annual Dearing Higher Education Conference on Thursday 23 February 2012.
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11 January 2012

Last few days to have your say

Time is running out for businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to take part in the Police Authorities Business Crime questionnaire.
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11 January 2012

Specialist Seminar on Business Acquisitions and Disposals

Award-winning corporate finance specialists, Strategic Corporate Finance are teaming up with regional law firm, Geldards LLP, offering Nottingham business owners and directors invaluable advice on buying and selling businesses at a seminar on Wednesday Ja
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10 January 2012

Chamber Welcomes First Phase Of HS2

Commenting on the announcement today by Transport Secretary Justine Greening to rubber stamp the first phase of the Government's High Speed Rail (HS2) scheme, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said:
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9 January 2012

New Blog For In Business

In Business, the official magazine of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, now has its own blog and social media channels, which are aimed at helping Chamber members and the wider business community to stay up-to-date with the latest lo
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4 January 2012

Chamber Launches New Sustainability Forum

 Local businesses can discover the story behind the stunning new solar array at Toyota when the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce launches its new Sustainability Forum later this month.
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