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East Midlands Chamber News

News from July 2012

31 July 2012

Great PR Opportunity For DNCC Members

DNCC members have the opportunity to showcase their business in a prestigious new national brochure being produced by the British Chambers of Commerce, which is aimed at demonstrating the wealth of diversity in the UK business community.
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31 July 2012

DNCC Members Meet South Derbyshire MP

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler was the guest at the latest event in DNCC's ongoing programme of meetings aimed at giving businesses the chance to give their views on current trading conditions and issues directly to their local MP.
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26 July 2012

Flybe Confirms Three New Routes for East Midlands Airport

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today confirmed details of the three new routes it will be adding to its already expanded schedule at East Midlands Airport; namely a choice of daily services to Amsterdam, double daily to Paris Charles de Gau
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26 July 2012

Abacus Seals Two Major Deals

DNCC member Abacus Lighting has just completed two prestigious major contracts to install innovative lighting solutions at an iconic sporting venue and an environmentally-friendly supermarket distribution centre.
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25 July 2012

DNCC: Big GDP Drop Shows Need For More Pro-Growth Policies

Commenting on the Q2 2012 GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics*, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “The GDP figures announced today are much worse than expec
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19 July 2012

DNCC Launches New WPL Survey

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) today launches a new business consultation to establish some of the financial and other impacts that the implementation of the Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) has had on firms in Nottingham.
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18 July 2012

DNCC and NCCESB React to Unemployment Figures

Statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that nationally, unemployment has fallen in the last 3 month period. The figure now stands at 2.584m, whilst the rate has also fallen to 8.1%. Regionally however, unemployment has
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16 July 2012

DNCC Welcomes Rail Investment

Commenting on the £9bn "High Level Output Specification" rail infrastructure investment set to be announced by Government today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The inclusion of the long-a
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11 July 2012

Youth Employment Survey

DNCC member Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Futures is supporting Nottinghamshire County Council’s Pathfinder ‘One Project’ by researching ways to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or learning disabilities going into pa
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11 July 2012

D2N2 Looks For New Chair

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, the body set up to promote economic growth across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, is looking for a new Chair.
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6 July 2012

DNCC Launches New Schools Forum

DNCC welcomed representatives from 20 schools from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire at the Ashfield School in Kirkby-in-Ashfield at a new forum designed to support schools with employer engagement, discuss employability skills exhibited by students,
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5 July 2012

Commenting on measures to restructure the British Army announced by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “These moves will lead to an even greater reliance
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5 July 2012

Chamber Welcomes Nottingham City Deal

Commenting on the City Deal for Nottingham unveiled by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is welcome news and is an importan
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4 July 2012

Derbyshire Firms Urged To Sell To The World

Firms from across Derbyshire are being urged to find out how to take advantage of the international interest generated by the Olympics and follow the example of local export heroes at a free event next month.
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3 July 2012

Recession Fears For Local Firms

Despite the rate of local economic growth remaining in positive territory, a majority of businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire feel the economy is currently in recession, according to the results of the region’s biggest independent business survey.
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