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East Midlands Chamber News

News from June 2012

29 June 2012

Get Notts Working A Huge Success

The Chamber's highly-successful apprenticeships campaign, which it delivered in partnership with the Nottingham Post newspaper, the Nottinghamshire: City and County Skills Board and the National Apprenticeship Service has drawn to a close after it created
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26 June 2012

DNCC Welcomes Scrapping Of Planned Fuel Duty Increase

Commenting on the announcement today that the Government is to scrap the 3p increase in Fuel Duty that was planned for August, John Dowson, Head of Policy and Representation at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Businesses and
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26 June 2012

Chamber Hits Out At Euro Court Sick Pay Ruling

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is urging local firms to review their HR policies in the wake of a controversial European Court of Justice ruling to allow EU workers to claim back holiday entitlement if they fall ill whilst on paid annu
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26 June 2012

Scape Makes A Splash With Sunesis Leisure

Nottingham-based local authority-controlled company Scape is preparing to launch Sunesis Leisure in partnership with Willmott Dixon at the upcoming annual Local Government Association (LGA) conference and just a month before the start of London 2012.
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25 June 2012

DNCC Leads The Way On Procurement

DNCC, in partnership with local authorities in north Derbyshire and CHART LSP, recently held an event aimed at giving local firms the knowledge and information they need to help them tender for more local public sector contracts.
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25 June 2012

Business Support Survey

Nottingham-based marketing consultancy Fresh Marketing Solutions has launched a new survey to understand what types of business support local companies are looking for in the current economic climate.
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20 June 2012

£50k Prizes on offer To East Mids Social Enterprises

Social enterprises in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being invited to enter the Social Enterprise Development Awards, a new community business support programme from Santander, for the opportunity to win up to £50,000 to help fund business growth.
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19 June 2012

DEA Perception Survey

Derbyshire Enterprise Agency (DEA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DNCC which has more than 25 years experience of helping small firms to survive and prosper, as well as assisting enterprising individuals to get their business idea off the ground.
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18 June 2012

New LoveNotts iPhone App Launches

A new iPhone app has been launched by Experience Nottinghamshire to provide visitors with mobile access to tourist information about Nottingham and the wider county.
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18 June 2012

Chamber Welcomes Rolls-Royce Defence Contract

Commenting on today’s announcement that Rolls-Royce has secured a £1.1bn contract from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver reactor cores for the UK’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshi
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15 June 2012

£140bn Cash Injection Must Reach Businesses

Commenting on the announcements around new lending schemes from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Governor of the Bank of England, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Whilst the Governme
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14 June 2012

Golfers Club Together For Charity

Business representatives from across the Midlands turned out and teed off in memory of a Derby company chairman and to raise more than £2,000 for a city-based charity.
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1 June 2012

Chamber Welcomes Completion Of bmi Regional Deal

The sale of the regional division of BMI to the UK consortium of investors, Sector Aviation Holdings Ltd. by IAG (British Airways) has now been completed in a deal that secures the future of the bmi Regional brand and business and sees the airline continu
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1 June 2012

Appy Days For Chamber Members

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) has launched a new mobile phone application aimed at helping businesses stay up to date with all the latest news and information about the Chamber.
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1 June 2012

How To Stop Euro Fever Hitting Your Business

As football fever once again sweeps the nation it is leaving employers faced with serious difficulties in the workplace during this summer's European Football Championships 2012, which will kick-off on Friday 8 June.
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