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East Midlands Chamber News

News from May 2012

31 May 2012

Chesterfield Wins Bronze VisitEngland Award

Chesterfield’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has won a Bronze Award in the ‘Visitor Information Provider of the Year’ category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012 Ceremony.
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31 May 2012

Torvill And Dean Welcome Olympic Flame To Ice Centre

With the Olympic Torch Relay well underway, the days are counting down until Nottingham legends Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean take to the ice to perform with the Olympic Flame in the National Ice Centre’s Ice Gala on Thursday 28 June at 5.15pm.
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30 May 2012

Business Mentors Needed In Derby

Volunteer business mentors in Derby are required for a project to help individuals who have been unemployed for six-months or more to set up and start their own businesses.
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29 May 2012

DNCC Opens New Offices In High Peak

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) is enhancing the support and services it offers to businesses and residents in the High Peak by opening two new offices in the area.
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29 May 2012

Retailers Braced For Jubilee Boost

The retail sector in the East Midlands is braced for a sales surge worth more than £50m ahead of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee, according to new figures:
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29 May 2012

Sport And The Local Economy

DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher featured on ITV Central News last week talking about the importance of sport to the local economy, ahead of two major sporting events in Nottingham over the weekend - the England vs West Indies test at Trent Bridge and
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23 May 2012

Chamber Responds To Skills Comments

Responding to comments in today’s media from the CBI* and the Work Foundation** about skills amongst school-leavers, Ian Greenaway, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Chamber echoes these views. There is broad
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23 May 2012

Chamber Responds To HS2 Report

Commenting on the publication of today's report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for High Speed Rail which concludes that HS2 is the only viable solution to overcrowding, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber
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23 May 2012

DNCC Hosts Bank of England Forum

DNCC welcomed Alistair Cunningham, the Bank of England's Agent for the East Midlands to Chesterfield Golf Club this week at a forum designed to give businesses the chance to engage with the BoE about the issues facing the local economy.
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22 May 2012

University Welcomes Firm To Innovation Park

Romax Technology, one of the world’s leading gearbox, bearing and driveline engineering companies, has today signed an agreement to move into new premises at the University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park (UNIP).
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22 May 2012

DNCC In The News: Love Heanor

DNCC Director and Trent Barton Deputy Chairman Ian Morgan yesterday took part in a TV interview with ITV Central to discuss the falling customer footfall, empty properties and some of the other problems faced by many town centres in the UK.
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17 May 2012

Queen's Award For JCB

DNCC Member JCB has been honoured with a Queen’s Award marking the global success of its iconic backhoe loader – in the same week the company confirmed it had retained its crown as the World’s Number One manufacturer of the machine.
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15 May 2012

Margaret Beckett MP Briefing Photos

The way Derby has bounced back from the economic shocks of last summer, the development of a Global Technology Cluster in the city and a reaction to this year’s Budget were some of the issues debated when local business leaders met their MP recently.
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15 May 2012

Lights, Camera, Developments

Destination Chesterfield has teamed up with media students at Chesterfield College to produce video content to promote the town’s regeneration sites.
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12 May 2012

All ‘Four’ a Good Cause

The Lord Mayor of Ruschliffe, Gordon Moore, and Stephen Mason from Mason Infotech, a Nottingham based telecoms provider, joined other players at a charity event at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club, in Cotgrave, recently. The event, arranged by the Mayor and
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9 May 2012

Employer Business Briefing: Apprenticeships

DNCC, the National Apprenticeship Service, the Nottingham Post, Nottingham City Council and the Nottinghamshire City and County Employment and Skills Board are holding a special employers' business briefing breakfast all about apprentices in Nottingham.
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9 May 2012

Chamber Reacts To Queen’s Speech

Commenting on the new legislation outlined by HRH the Queen during her speech from the throne at today’s state opening of Parliament, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Whilst there were a num
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4 May 2012

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Launches At ncn

New College Nottingham (ncn) has become a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy – providing an opportunity for aspiring young entrepreneurs to develop their enterprise skills and to realise their ambitions by turning their business dreams into reality.
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2 May 2012

Chamber To Host Gedling MP At Business Briefing

The impact of spending cuts on the local economy; access to finance for small firms; the effect of spiralling amounts of red tape; and skills, young people and youth unemployment are all issues likely to be high on the agenda when business leaders in Gedl
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