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East Midlands Chamber News

News from October 2013

25 October 2013

Chamber reaction to GDP announcement

Reacting to the Office for National Statistics announcement this morning of a third quarter of growth, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said:
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21 October 2013

Trainee solicitors appointed

Two trainee solicitors have been appointed by legal firm Ellis-Fermor and Negus which has offices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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18 October 2013

2013 BEST Business Award Winners

Derby engineering firm Garrandale and Nottingham-based pharmaceuticals company Sygnature Discovery scooped the prestigious Business of the Year Awards in their respective counties recently.
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18 October 2013

DTL Exhibit at POWER-GEN Asia in Bangkok

DNCC member DTL has just returned from exhibiting at POWER-GEN Asia, a three-day business expo in Bangkok. It was the first time DTL has exhibited in this region and its team was joined by colleagues from its Indian subsidiary, DTL India Pvt Ltd.
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17 October 2013

Traditional Furniture Making on Show

An innovative small company working in a long-established industry is opening its doors to local businesses to see home furniture being made traditionally by hand.
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17 October 2013

Butchers’ bills could get chopped

Britain’s small business owners could see savings of up to a quarter or more on their energy bills by upgrading equipment, improving energy efficiency and changing behaviour.
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17 October 2013

Hall-Fast founder to address MITEC

Malcolm Hall, founder of Hall-Fast, will deliver a videocast of his overseas trade experiences at this year’s Midlands International Trade Expo and Conference.
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15 October 2013

Builder backs walking to school

Pupils from St George’s Church of England School, in Swadlincote, will be joining forces this month with thousands of children from across the UK, and over 40 countries worldwide, to celebrate International Walk to School Month.
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14 October 2013

New friend for Nottingham BID

A catering firm offering a taste of Northern France in the heart of Nottingham has become the latest Friend of the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID).
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11 October 2013

HMRC clampdown on property tax avoidance

Under new regulations published today, for the first time schemes designed to get around the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings will have to be disclosed to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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10 October 2013

New Appointments

Eight staff from Challinors have joined expanding specialist law firm Cartwright King. Most of the new joiners are family law specialists and are particularly strong in the area of child care.
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10 October 2013

Jessie J Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Marc Coltman, of Sotex International Ltd, Unit 3, Aerodrome Close, Loughborough, who won our Jessie J ticket competition.
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9 October 2013

Drain Gang Reach Kilimanjaro Summit

Four colleagues are back at work having safely trekked the highest free-standing mountain in the world, raising thousands of pounds for charities in the process.
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7 October 2013

Banner Jones recognised in the Legal 500

Chesterfield and Sheffield based solicitors Banner Jones have recently received recognition for their expertise in Family Law by becoming a leading firm in the 2013 Legal 500 rankings.
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7 October 2013

Investment at pre-recession levels

Investment from overseas and UK companies investing in foreign firms were both significantly up in the third quarter of 2013, according to global information services company Experian.
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3 October 2013

RMT suspends industrial action

The RMT Union has today (3 October) confirmed that all industrial action being taken by its members at East Midlands Trains will be suspended with immediate effect.
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3 October 2013

Sneak preview of landmark eco-building

Thirty fast-moving business people will be the first to set foot inside Mansfield’s new town centre gateway building in a series of tours being organised for the flagship regeneration project, Queen’s Place.
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3 October 2013

Counterfeit goods becoming the norm

More than one in five consumers in the East Midlands admit to buying counterfeit alcohol, cigarettes, medicines, films, music, clothes and car parts, a new PwC study reveals.
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2 October 2013

Open day at Inside Out

Chamber member Inside Out Management Group will be hosting an open day at its North Gate, Nottingham, premises on 10 October from 2pm to 7pm.
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2 October 2013

Record turnover for contractor

Midlands-based contractor, G F Tomlinson, has announced record-breaking turnover for its building division during the first half of 2013 – adding that it has been a solid first half of the year for the group as a whole, despite a challenging environment i
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1 October 2013

Cricket Club action on malicious communications

Cricket Derbyshire, the umbrella body overseeing professional and recreational cricket across the county, has opened disciplinary proceedings against a number of individuals for malicious communications and images published in social media.
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1 October 2013

Food And Drink Awards Shortlist Announced

The finalists of the inaugural Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards have been unveiled. Seventeen businesses have been shortlisted across eight categories in the contest, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Chesterfield College.
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