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East Midlands Chamber News

News from July 2013

27 July 2013

Bank of England's New Deputy Governor

The Bank of England has announced that Sir Jon Cunliffe has been appointed its Deputy Governor with responsibility for financial stability, starting on 1 November 2013, the BBC has reported.
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27 July 2013

Derby County scores superfast

Derby County Football Club has linked up with Ripley-based Zycomm Electronics to provide faster broadband internet speeds to the Pride Park area.
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26 July 2013

New Regulators' Code

A new Regulators’ Code published by Business Minister Michael Fallon will help shape a new partnership between regulators and the businesses and communities they serve.
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25 July 2013

Chamber welcomes rise in GDP

The Office for National Statistics has released its preliminary estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) output, showing the UK economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the second three months of the year.
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25 July 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jonathan Webb, of Webb Development, a management development consultancy based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, was the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Customer Service Training Awards.
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24 July 2013

Food and Drink Fortnight

With less than a fortnight to go before the Nottingham Business Improvement District’s city-wide culinary celebration – Food & Drink Fortnight – Nottingham’s food and drink outlets are preparing for two weeks of exciting gastronomic treats, delicious disc
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23 July 2013

Kate and Friends Enjoy 'Beckin's Ale'

Hollywood star Kate Beckinsale and some A-list friends completed a Nottinghamshire day of celebration of the life of her father, Richard, with an ale named in his honour.
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23 July 2013

Exports drive business confidence, surveys show

The latest DHL/British Chambers of Commerce Trade Confidence Index report – which measures UK exporting activity (Export Index) and business confidence (Confidence Index) – shows that exporting activity is at its highest level since 2007.
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22 July 2013

Loader problems for thieves

A JCB farm loader stolen by thieves in the UK was traced and recovered less than 24 hours later nearly 400 miles away – thanks to JCB’s LiveLink tracking system.
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19 July 2013

Tax cuts for fracking firms

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to make Britain's tax regime the "most generous in the world" for shale gas extraction companies.
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18 July 2013

Are You A Derby Diplomat?

DNCC partner Marketing Derby has launched an exciting new initiative to help put Derby on the map. The Derby Diplomat is a new programme aimed at those new to the city or who have lived and worked in Derby for a while.
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17 July 2013

Central Technology offers 4G

Chesterfield based IT and Communications provider, Central Technology, can now provide businesses with 4G, the new fourth generation of superfast mobile communications, which provides broadband speeds up to 5 times faster than 3G.
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17 July 2013

Inflation rises to 2.9 per cent

The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.9 per cent in June, up from 2.7 per cent in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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15 July 2013

12,000 Move From Benefits to Work, Government Claims

The government claims that over 12,000 people have moved into work after being told about the benefits cap. The cap, on the total amount of benefits that non-working people aged 16 to 64 can receive, has begun rolling out across England, Scotland and Wale
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10 July 2013

Breathing Space for Tax Returns

Around 827 taxpayers in the East Midlands who have failed to submit tax returns are being offered the chance to come forward and pay up under a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign.
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10 July 2013

'Ashes Puts Eyes Of The World On Notts'

DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher says that the first test in the 2013 Ashes series at Trent Bridge will provide a timely boost to the local economy. Official estimates suggest the event will bring upwards of £35m into the area.
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9 July 2013

D2N2 Unveils Growth Plan

D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – today set out its goal to deliver 55,000 more jobs in the D2N2 area within ten years.
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9 July 2013

£2 bus ticket for Ashes test

Spectators heading to The Ashes at Trent Bridge from tomorrow can take advantage of a special £2 all day ticket from Nottingham City Transport to help them avoid being caught out by limited parking near the ground.
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5 July 2013

DNCC Member Develops New Test For Technology Geeks

The Great British Geek Calculator, created by Nottingham-based digital marketing agency Senior Internet for their client Newsworks, received more than 150,000 entries in less than a day, and was so popular it trended as one of MSN News top stories.
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5 July 2013

September In Business Synopsis: Food and Drink

The July/August edition of DNCC's In Business magazine has gone to press and will be hitting desks early next week, but production is already underway on September's edition, and its editorial team is now accepting submissions.
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4 July 2013

High Peak Showcase a Huge Success

DNCC members in the High Peak flocked to the Palace Hotel in Buxton this week for the Chamber's latest Showcase Market and Sell business expo, to take advantage of the opportunities which come from local business people getting together to network, make c
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3 July 2013

D2N2 to launch ten-year Growth Plan

D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is set to reveal its big goal at its Growth Plan launch next week.
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3 July 2013

New Boots Are Top Prize In Football Tournament

DNCC member PlayFootball Nottingham has invited fellow Chamber members to take part in the forthcoming adidas Nitrocharge ‘box to box’ cup for a chance for each of their players to win a brand new pair of adidas nitro boots each.
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3 July 2013

Apprentices Mean Business

A new Nottinghamshire County Council campaign to increase apprenticeship opportunities in Mansfield and Ashfield is calling for businesses to get on board.
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3 July 2013

We've Done It! 309 Jobs are Found for Young Apprentices

DNCC's campaign with the Nottingham Post newspaper, Nottingham City Council, the Nottinghamshire: City and County Employment and Skills Board and the National Apprenticeship Service to create 300 new apprenticeships in 100 days has reached its target.
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2 July 2013

Chamber Survey Highlights Business Upturn In Q2

Strong UK sales and easing cash flows enabled local businesses to record their strongest performance in two-and-a-half years in the second quarter of the year, according to the results of the region’s biggest regular independent business survey.
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1 July 2013

British Chambers Writes Open Letter to new BoE Governor

In an open letter to Mark Carney, who takes over as Bank of England Governor today (Monday), British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Director General, John Longworth urges him to do more to ensure a stable business environment, which will help to secure the UK
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