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News from November 2013

29 November 2013

Chamber Expresses Parental Leave Concerns

Following today’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about new shared paternity rules, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Business is not against the principle of shared parental
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26 November 2013

Latest award winners

The Chesterfield, Sheffield and Mansfield-based law firm, Banner Jones, won the Excellence in Professional Services Award at last week's Derbyshire Times Business Awards.
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26 November 2013

£0.5m order for JCB

JCB has won an order worth more than £0.5m for a fleet of backhoe loaders made at its World HQ in Staffordshire.
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25 November 2013

Free 'Planning to Grow' Master Class

A 'Planning to Grow' master class, for business owners who are keen to learn the essential ingredients of growth in order to support and sustain greater success in their business, takes place in Derby on 3 December.
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25 November 2013

Castle Rock buys Gedling club

Nottingham-based Castle Rock Brewery has bought the premises and business of the long established Willowbrook Club, on Main Road, Gedling.
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20 November 2013

World record bids

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, a Chamber member, will be among the beneficiaries of record-breaking bid later this month.
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20 November 2013

Fraud detection and prevention rising

Experian, the global information services company, today reveals that there has been a significant rise in detected and prevented fraud attempts in the first half of 2013 as providers make headway in the fight against credit application fraud.
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19 November 2013

NNC students start site visits

Thirty construction students and apprentices from North Nottinghamshire College have started a series of site visits to the new Morrisons store that is being built in Worksop to gain a greater insight into industry practices.
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19 November 2013

Pop Art to Britart

The first public exhibition of one of the most important collections of modern art in private hands in this country is being staged at the Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham.
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14 November 2013

DNCC Quarterly Economic Survey Now Live

DNCC's Quarterly Economic Survey is an important barometer of local business confidence and performance. It paints an accurate picture of the state of the local economy at any given time and helps the Chamber to identify any underlying trends or issues in
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13 November 2013

EU Food Information Survey

Nicky Karamanli, Director at Intolerance Intelligence, is currently working with the University of Nottingham conducting research around the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation specifically allergen labelling. She would be extremely grateful
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12 November 2013

MP officially opens new operation at Glossop Cartons

Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products, celebrated its recent high profile investment in the innovative Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine by holding an exclusive open event attended by A
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12 November 2013

A final blow for brain tumours

A polymer designed to help mend broken bones could successfully deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to the brains of patients suffering from brain tumours, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.
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12 November 2013

Poet in Residence

Helen Mort, who was recently appointed Derbyshire Poet Laureate, has accepted an invitation to be the Poet in Residence at Chesterfield FC as part of her role.
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11 November 2013

New appointments

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holder Collum Doherty has joined e-commerce website developer and online marketing specialist, Purpose Media.
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11 November 2013

Members news round-up

Matthew Hancock, Under Secretary of State for Skills, visited Central College Nottingham's Ruddington centre last month to give his backing to the College's Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes.
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11 November 2013

Big business worse payers than small firms

The quarterly Late Payment Index from Experian, the global information services company, today revealed the UK’s largest businesses are paying their overdue bills on average 15 days later than their smallest counterparts.
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11 November 2013

Derby College links with Osnabruck

Derby College has completed the first stage of a pioneering link with counterparts in the city’s twin city of Osnabrück – hosting four German apprentices who have spent six weeks working in local businesses.
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11 November 2013

Celebrating university’s China success

Over 80 representatives from business, government and higher education recently attended an event at Shanghai’s World Financial Centre to celebrate The University of Nottingham’s wide-ranging links with China.
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11 November 2013

Export drive

In the week when the Chamber is making its final arrangements for the Midlands International Trade Expo and Conference - MITEC - Business Secretary Vince Cable has arrived in Russia to launch the biggest ever push to get companies exporting.
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8 November 2013

Penny drops in to partner Blusource

Blusource, the Nottingham-based supplier of strategic recruitment and advisory solutions, is continuing its expansion by entering into an exclusive partnership with career and employment coach Penny Strutton.
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7 November 2013

Nottingham pro squash team saved by new sponsorship

A group of local businesses, led by leading Nottingham IT provider Air-IT, have stepped in to enable Nottingham Squash Rackets Club (NSRC) to secure a professional team to play in the national Premier Squash League (PSL) this season.
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6 November 2013

Internationalisation award for Nottingham’s Poliakoff

Professor Martyn Poliakoff has won this year’s Universitas 21 (U21) Award for Internationalisation, which recognises individual efforts to further internationalisation and build relations between U21’s leading global network of research-intensive universi
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6 November 2013

Annual Dinner 2014 Sponsors Area

Central College Nottingham offers a comprehensive range of solutions that enable businesses to maximise the development of their most important assets - their staff. By working closely with businesses, it delivers services which are based on their exact r
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6 November 2013

Law firm waives fees for charity

A Burton law firm hopes to reach a new target for charity as it waives the basic fee for making a will and encourages people to give a donation instead.
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6 November 2013

Great Business BIS campaign launch

Business Secretary Vince Cable today kicks off a wave of activity to boost small businesses, including unveiling the first funding allocation from the British Business Bank's investment programme and launching a campaign to help small firms grow.
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5 November 2013

Solicitors fund day trip

TWENTY autistic children from Derbyshire had a dream time when they visited a chocolate museum and factory with help from a local firm of solicitors.
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4 November 2013

EMT raises nearly £6,000 for Macmillan

East Midlands Trains passengers and staff raised almost £6,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support when the train operator took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee morning in September.
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4 November 2013

Master Builders call for simplified finance schemes

Finance schemes designed to help construction SMEs need to be simplified if they are to aid the economic recovery, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to a National Audit Office (NAO) report that criticises the Government for its con
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