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East Midlands Chamber News

News from February 2012

29 February 2012

Chamber Welcomes Procurement Overhaul

Ian Greenaway, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “A number of serious concerns were raised in the wake of the Thameslink situation last year about the way in which Government awarded its contracts to suppliers, so
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27 February 2012

Chamber Member Helps Derby Youngsters

Pride Park construction company chief Ian Hodgkinson is playing a major role in a television-style rapid-makeover project designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in Derby.
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23 February 2012

Chamber Welcomes New £1bn Regional Growth Fund Cash

Commenting on today's announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the opening of the third round of applications for the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “
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22 February 2012

The majority of unemployed young adults in Derbyshire are looking for roles in low-skilled jobs, according to analysis of the latest unemployment figures.
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20 February 2012

QES Q1 2012 Research Now Open

Fieldwork for the Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey, covering the Q1 2012 trading period, is now open and can be completed by clicking the link below.
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17 February 2012

Dance Star Anton To Open New Charity Boutique

Dance star and television celebrity Anton Du Beke will officially open the first ever charity shop for The Children’s Air Ambulance in West Bridgford, Nottingham, at 11am on Friday 23 March 2012.
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15 February 2012

Chamber Comments On Latest Unemployment Figures

Commenting on the unemployment figures for January 2012 published today by the Office for National Statistics, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “In the short term, these figures do remain a c
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15 February 2012

UK firms improve payment performance in Q4 2011

The latest figures from Experian, the global information services company, today reveal that during the final quarter of 2011 the payment performance of UK firms saw a small but positive improvement from 26.17 days in Q3 2011 to 25.97 days, with the bigge
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14 February 2012

Chamber Unveils 2012 Campaign Manifesto

Addressing skills gaps and youth unemployment; securing investment in superfast broadband, High Speed Rail and the Midland Main Line; ensuring the D2N2 LEP remains business-led and focused; and supporting local firms following the demise of Business Link
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6 February 2012

Chamber President Goes Back To The Floor

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce President Ian Greenaway and Vice-President Phil Stanyer will be going back to the shop floor to help the Chamber mark National Apprenticeship Week 2012.
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5 February 2012

Chamber Scoops Another Top Business Award

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is celebrating after scooping another top business award. The Chamber was named Midlands Business Club of the Year at the prestigious Midlands Business Awards 2012 at a ceremony held on Friday 3 February
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3 February 2012

Business Crime Survey Extended

Businesses across the East Midlands have been given more time to submit their views in the Police Authorities' Business Crime Questionnaire.
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1 February 2012

Business Is Good For Britain

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is backing a new national campaign which aims to show that business is a force for good in the UK.
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