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News from September 2012

24 September 2012

Firms Urged To Look At Emerging Europe

Jonathan Allen, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, is delivering the keynote speech to businesses at a special event aimed at unlocking opportunities for local firms to export to Europe’s emerging economies.
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24 September 2012

British Business Bank Could Help Local Firms Grow

Commenting on today’s announcement by Business Secretary Vince Cable about the creation of a state-backed British Business Bank, John Dowson, Head of Policy and Representation at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “The pr
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23 September 2012

UK Manufacturing benefits from £1.1Billion in 2010-11

In the latest report by HMRC on its handling of EU funds for manufacturing development in the UK, for which the 2010‐11 figures are available, the number of tax returns claiming R&D tax credits rose year on year by 8.4% to 10,290, representing just under
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19 September 2012

Chamber to Host Ashfield MP at Business Briefing

Supporting investment and innovation in Ashfield, addressing skills issues amongst young recruits in the workplace and business crime prevention are all issues likely to be high on the agenda when business leaders in Ashfield meet their MP.
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16 September 2012

Stags To Host Business Growth Event

Businesses owners and managers in north Nottinghamshire are being invited to attend a new networking event taking place at the home of Mansfield Town Football Club on 24 September.
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14 September 2012

Derbyshire Healthy Workplace Challenge

Businesses in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are being urged to sign-up to the new Workforce Challenge aimed at creating a healthy and happy workforce in the town.
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14 September 2012

Q3 QES Now Online

Fieldwork for the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey, for Q3 2012 closes today. You can take it by clicking here.
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14 September 2012

Firm Action Needed On Red Tape Proposals

Commenting on the proposed changes to employment law announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable today, Ian Greenaway, President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “It’s encouraging to see the Business Secretary recogn
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12 September 2012

Cut Hours Not Jobs, Says Chamber

Commenting on thelatest employment figures for August 2012, published by the Office for National Statistics today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “The overall unemployment total for
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11 September 2012

DNCC Welcomes Long-Term Thinking on Business Policy

Commenting on the UK's new industrial policy outlined by Business Secretary Vince Cable, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “Businesses will welcome the measures announced today, which s
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11 September 2012

New Routes From EMA To Scotland

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline will start operating its fully expanded schedule from East Midlands Airport on Monday September 10th with two much-needed popular routes serving Edinburgh and Glasgow returning following bmi baby’s withdrawal of th
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11 September 2012

DNCC Member Features In New Show With TV Dragon

Matlock Accountants and DNCC member Coleman Bradshaw is set to feature on the BBC’s new business program Women At The Top presented by Dragon’s Den panellist and business leader Hilary Devey this week.
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11 September 2012

Help The Salvation Army Help People In Need

This year more than ever The Salvation Army needs your help to raise vital funds for the Big Collection for people in need to support its diverse programme of life-changing social and community work.
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7 September 2012

DNCC Members Invited To Nick Clegg Q+A

Deputy Prime Minister the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP is coming to Nottingham next week to take part in a public question and answer session and DNCC members are being invited to attend.
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6 September 2012

DNCC Backs Calls For Creation Of British Business Bank

Commenting on today’s decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to hold interest rates and the current level of Quantitative Easing steady for September, Scott Knowles, Deputy Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber
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3 September 2012

Growth Investment Fund – Panel Members Sought

Newark & Sherwood District Council is currently seeking applications for members of an independent panel that it will be establishing to oversee the management of a Growth Investment Fund (GIF). The aim is to have GIF up and running by October.
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