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East Midlands Chamber News

News from September 2013

30 September 2013

Confidence Returns to Logistics Sector

A survey of over 100 senior executives in the UK's logistics sector identified a significant increase in confidence throughout the first half of 2013, compared with the previous six months.
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29 September 2013

Art in the park

An art exhibition with a technological twist is due to open at The University of Nottingham later this week.
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27 September 2013

High Peak MP Breakfast Briefing

At a meeting hosted by Fig Creative, in Glossop today, local firms met to share their observations and concerns about current operating conditions with the Chamber and with their constituency MP, Andrew Bingham.
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27 September 2013

UDC showcased at World of Learning

University of Derby Corporate products and expertise will be showcased at the World of Learning conference and exhibition at Birmingham's NEC on October 1 - 2.
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27 September 2013

Three firms win funding

Three local businesses are among the first to receive support from the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF).
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24 September 2013

DNCC Reacts to Labour’s Business Tax Proposals

Commenting on Opposition Leader Ed Miliband’s proposals about cutting Business Rates but raising Corporation Tax, ahead of his speech to Labour Conference later today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commer
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23 September 2013

£20m support fund widens its remit

DEGF is delivered by Derby City Council and is part of the Regional Growth Fund. It was launched in December 2012 with the aim of creating 2,200 new jobs by 2020 and supporting the growth of a wide range of small, medium and large size businesses in Derb
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23 September 2013

Invest Ashfield and Mansfield

Invest Ashfield and Mansfield is all about promoting the area to businesses looking for a new base and linking with those already in the towns.
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23 September 2013

A forum for senior business people

The aim of the club is to provide a forum for senior business people who are interested in meeting potential business contacts and hearing the views of influential representatives from the public and private sector in a social environment.
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20 September 2013

East Midlands Trains scoops awards

East Midlands Trains was recognised as best in the industry for safety for the third year running at the prestigious National Rail Awards last night (19/9).
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19 September 2013

Don’t miss DNCC golf day

The long range weather forecast looks good, so why not take a day away from the office and do some serious networking where a lot of business gets done… the golf course.
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19 September 2013

The woes of Hops & Co Brewery

Businesses from Mansfield were given an insight into the highs and lows of Hops & Co Brewery, a fictional business invented for a workshop hosted by Chartered Accountants McGregors Corporate and Hopkins Solicitors, to highlight how business owners can max
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17 September 2013

Patently Fit for Business

Adamson Jones, the patent and trade mark attorney firm based at BioCity, Nottingham, has raised nearly £3,000 for charity so far this year.
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16 September 2013

John Smedley on TV

Matlock-based knitwear manufacturer John Smedley will be featuring in a BBC4 documentary this week.
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15 September 2013

Event to help firms grow

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire businesses are signing up for an Institute of Directors event later this month designed to give practical help for businesses to move from “Good to Great”.
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15 September 2013

Cloud computing elevates SMEs

Cloud computing is allowing SMEs to compete on a level playing field with large corporations but many are yet to make the first step, says Node4.
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13 September 2013

Stags Net Hall-Fast Deal

Multi-award winning industrial supplies firm Hall-Fast and Mansfield Town Football Club have agreed a sponsorship deal which will see the firm sponsoring at least four home games this season.
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12 September 2013

DNCC To Hold Sustainability Summit

An event aimed at helping local businesses to lower their carbon foot print and cash in on the £122bn and growing green sector takes place in Nottingham next month.
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11 September 2013

DNCC Gives Firms A Passage To India

More than 70 exporters from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire attended a half-day conference at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) yesterday to find out all about the benefits of trading with India.
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11 September 2013

DNCC's Position On HS2

DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher is one of 29 chamber chiefs who have countersigned a letter from the British Chambers of Commerce to the Prime Minister which states the business case for HS2. It coincides with Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin's
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10 September 2013

Leaders can learn to change with UDC

As public sector leaders are increasingly being called on to work collaboratively, University of Derby Corporate (UDC) is launching a new programme to help them through the transition.
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10 September 2013

Treetops Hospice Open Day

Treetops Hospice is opening its doors on Saturday, 12 October, so people can find out more about what it is and does.
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9 September 2013

Drain Gang in charity climb

FOUR colleagues are setting off on a journey of a lifetime with a tough physical challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
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6 September 2013

HS2 Growth Taskforce Comes To Midlands

The HS2 Growth Taskforce is meeting key figures from the Midlands today in the first of a series of roadshows to ensure that regions maximise the benefits of high speed rail. HS2 is set to play a key role in job creation, regeneration and development aro
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5 September 2013

Giltbrook wins biggest sector contract

Derbyshire-based Giltbrook Workwear Rental has won its largest contract in the food and drink sector after being appointed by cooked meat products manufacturer Loscoe Chilled Foods.
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4 September 2013

D2N2 strengthens board

D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – has strengthened its Board.
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4 September 2013

Simply The Best

The organisations which will do battle to be crowned the best in local business have been unveiled.
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3 September 2013

Data payment crackdown

A new crackdown on tax evasion will make information on all credit and debit card payments to UK businesses available to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the first time.
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3 September 2013

Freshers Fayre at college

Burton and South Derbyshire College will be hosting its annual Freshers’ Fayre tomorrow (4 September) to welcome its new full time students.
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2 September 2013

Market Your Green Credentials

Businesses are being given a chance to shout about their green credentials at an event being organised by Nottingham Trent University.
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2 September 2013

A Weight Off Students' Shoulders

Students leaving the University of Nottingham at the end of last term gave a vital boost to the British Heart Foundation, it was revealed today.
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