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East Midlands Chamber News

News from May 2013

29 May 2013

Youth project to help young people promote business

The You.Promote Business Project pairs young people not employed or in education or training (NEET) who have social media marketing skills with small-to-medium sized enterprises who are seeking to improve their competitiveness.
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29 May 2013

Eurozone growth forecasts cut again

The OECD has again cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone and called on the European Central Bank to consider doing more to boost growth, the BBC has reported.
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24 May 2013

Food and Drink Forum stages Meet the Buyer event

Specialist food and drink producers from across the East Midlands are being invited to take part in an event to showcase their products to buyers in the independent pub trade, catering, hospitality and retail sectors.
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23 May 2013

ONS confirms GDP at 0.3%

The Office for National Statistics has confirmed its previously released figure for gross domestic product (GDP) output, which showed the UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first three months of the year.
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21 May 2013

Chatsworth Takes Inspiration From Plant Hunters Of Old

The exotic plants introduced to Chatsworth by the intrepid plant hunters of the 19th century are the inspiration for this year's Florabundance festival. Now familiar blooms, they were the height of fashion when brought into the Chatsworth garden by Joseph
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21 May 2013

Free \Inspiring Business Innovation\ Workshops

The Inspiring Business Innovation event, part of Inspiring Derby Week, is an opportunity to get involved in an exciting programme of support available from Derby City Council to help your business get connected, innovative, grow and become more energy eff
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21 May 2013

European Cash For A Better Connected County

Plans to roll out superfast broadband speeds to boost businesses could go further and faster after Nottinghamshire County Council secured an additional £2.7m in European funding for the Nottinghamshire Broadband Plan.
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16 May 2013

Better buses on NCT routes

Clifton residents have become the latest to benefit from Nottingham City Transport’s ongoing investment and upgrade programme.
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13 May 2013

Longer HS2 Tunnel Will Bring Further Benefits To Region

Commenting on an amendment to the proposed HS2 route through the East Midlands, DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher, said: “This is welcome news and further underlines the additional economic value that HS2 will bring to the East Midlands.
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13 May 2013

DNCC Reflects On Lord Young’s Growth Review

Lord Young – the Prime Minister’s adviser on enterprise – published his long-awaited report on small businesses this morning. It features a raft of recommendations aimed at helping SMEs to grow, including:
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8 May 2013

Chamber Welcomes Queen’s Focus On Growth

Reflecting on the Speech from the Throne by HRH Queen Elizabeth II at today’s State opening of Parliament, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “Businesses will welcome the renewed focus o
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7 May 2013

BioCity to develop BioHub at Alderley Park

BioCity Nottingham Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of life sciences business incubation services, has been appointed by AstraZeneca to establish a new centre for bioscience companies at Alderley Park in Cheshire. The BioHub, will initially provide 36,000 s
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