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East Midlands Chamber News

News from June 2013

28 June 2013

Government Rejects National Grid Power-Saving Plan

Business Minister Michael Fallon MP has dismissed proposals by the National Grid to ask some of the UK's biggest companies to consider curbing their electricity use between 4pm and 8pm on winter workdays next year, in a bid to address Britain’s looming en
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28 June 2013

British Chambers Of Commerce Appoints New President

The British Chambers of Commerce has announced the appointment of Nora Senior as its new President, succeeding Martyn Pellew who stands down after two years in post. Nora, who will be the business group’s first female President for ten years, was official
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27 June 2013

Chamber Welcomes Infrastructure Spending Plans

Commenting on Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander’s announcements on key infrastructure projects, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC), said: “Although today’s announcement was light on deta
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26 June 2013

Chamber Reacts to Spending Review

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Local businesses will have a mixed reaction to today’s Spending Review.
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17 June 2013

Archaeologist to talk about Richard III dig

The archaeologist who led the team which uncovered the buried remains of English king Richard III in a Leicester car park is to deliver a free public lecture to mark the 25th anniversary of a medieval research centre at The University of Nottingham.
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13 June 2013

NTU Lecture: Education To Play Vital Role In Growth

Education’s role in helping the UK rebound from the recession will be highlighted by CBI director-general John Cridland during a keynote lecture at Nottingham Business School - the day after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s Spending Review Sta
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12 June 2013

Pick Everard picked by Déda

Déda has appointed the Derby office of leading national architects Pick Everard to drive plans to expand theatre and dance studio facilities at its venue in Chapel Street, Derby.
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12 June 2013

Flint Bishop Shortlisted for Top UK Legal Award

Hot on the heels of winning the ‘Award for Innovation’ at the Halsbury Legal Awards, Derby-based law firm Flint Bishop is now on the shortlist for the ultimate award in the legal profession: the ‘Law Firm of the Year Award’ in The Lawyer Awards 2013.
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11 June 2013

trent barton Named In Social Media Top 100

trent barton has been named as the country’s one and only bus firm to make a prestigious ‘top 100’ list of companies communicating with customers through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
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7 June 2013

On-the-spot fines for middle lane hogs and tailgaters

As the government announced plans to give police powers to fine people on the spot for middle lane driving and tailgating on motorways, anger management mentor Julian Hall has blogged that climbing behind the wheel of a car can turn even the most mild man
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2 June 2013

Bright pair pass lighting exam

James Miles and Paul Yates, two of Kingfisher's senior lighting designers, have both passed the Lighting Education Trust’s (LET) Diploma in Lighting.
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