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News from August 2012

31 August 2012

£14.6m Headache For Local Economy

Businesses in Derbyshire lost £14.6m last year after crippling migraines forced 910 people a day to take time off work – or the equivalent of 229,000 people a year.
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29 August 2012

Colwick Hall Features In Top TV Show

Colwick Hall Hotel, the ancestral home of Lord Byron, now fully restored to a luxurious sixteen bedroom hotel and premier functions venue was proud to be the host for the hugely popular Channel 4 series, Location, Location, Location.
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21 August 2012

Export Body Launches Latest Dates for Passport Programme

As recently published statistics show that two thirds of firms are hoping to increase international orders this year, government exporting body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has released new start dates for their acclaimed Passport to Export programme.
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20 August 2012

Laser Optical Engineering in Olympic Security Demonstrator

Laser Optical Engineering (LOE) has recently taken part in a live trial of new technologies that could secure future Olympic events. The trial was designed to demonstrate how a large event or infrastructure could be protected against terrorist threats in
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15 August 2012

More Support Needed to Help Firms Create Jobs

Statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that nationally, unemployment has fallen in the last three-month period. The figure now stands at 2.564m, whilst the rate has also fallen to 8.0%. Within the East Midlands however,
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15 August 2012

DNCC In The News: Get Notts Working Campaign Update

Here is the transcript of an article that appears in today's edition of the Nottingham Post, which tells the story of Amilia McAnaw, one of the seven DNCC job seekers who appeared in the paper recently in the hope of finding work.
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6 August 2012

Take DNCC's Manufacturing Snap Survey

Following the release of new national manufacturing figures for Q2 which show that output fell by 0.7% in the three months to June, DNCC is keen to collect evidence from local manufacturers to see if the national figures reflect the picture in Derbyshire
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3 August 2012

DNCC In The News: Get Notts Working

Today's Nottingham Post is running a front-page story which aims to find work experience placements for seven jobseekers who DNCC is helping to get into employment through the Government's Work Programme initiative.
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2 August 2012

Abacus Announces Carbon Neutral Solutions

Abacus’ Green Commitment has always been based around using light efficiently and effectively. As part of its ongoing Green Commitment, the scope is being increased to include offering customers the ability to have a Carbon Neutral lighting system for the
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2 August 2012

DNCC In The News - Empty Property Tax

DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher gave an interview to BBC East Midlands Today reporter yesterday regarding the growing issue of landlords using "bluetooth boxes" in vacant properties to exempt themselves from paying Empty Property Tax.
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1 August 2012

DNCC Reflects On Worrying Slump In Manufacturing

Commenting on the Q2 manufacturing output figures released today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “This region has always been ahead of the national curve for manufacturing, thanks in
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1 August 2012

Lending Must Have A Real Impact On Business

Commenting on today’s launch of the Government's new Funding for Lending Scheme, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Whilst the overall objective of the new Funding for Lending scheme is welcom
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