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News from December 2013

23 December 2013

JCB CEO bids final farewell

Colleagues bade a fond farewell to JCB Chief Executive Officer Alan Blake who is retiring from the company after almost a quarter of a century of service.
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21 December 2013

UK and China explore collaboration

Twenty six leaders from Chinese universities met with counterparts from British universities and with senior figures from businesses and government, to discuss ways of working together to exploit innovative ideas.
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19 December 2013

Bid to marry youth talent and business

The Digital Youth Academy (DYA), in partnership with O2 and Nominet Trust, has launched an innovative digital programme to bring together the ‘born digital’ generation and businesses.
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19 December 2013

Mercia Marina signs up pub operator

Mercia Marina has signed up an independent pub company to operate the bar-restaurant at its forthcoming retail, office and leisure development The Boardwalk.
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18 December 2013

Boxing Day buses

Buses will be running from 6.30am on Boxing Day, Nottingham City Transport has announced.
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17 December 2013

Utilise existing air capacity beyond the south east

Making better use of available air capacity at airports outside the London envelope should be considered alongside proposals for building new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick, according to a leading business organisation.
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17 December 2013

Belarusian Ambassador Meets DNCC

A senior diplomat from the eastern European nation of Belarus met with DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher and the Chamber's international trade team recently to discuss potential trading opportunities.
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16 December 2013

NNC students in world record brick tree bid

Construction learners at North Nottinghamshire College are hoping that their giant brick Christmas tree will be heralded the tallest in the world and have applied for their work to be recognised by Guinness World Records.
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16 December 2013

World's top graduate entrepreneurs come to UK

A new Government scheme – the Sirius Programme – which is bringing the world’s best entrepreneurial talent to the UK has today (16 December) announced the first innovative start ups to gain a place.
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14 December 2013

In Business members news overspill

The Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham, part of the Finesse Collection of Hotels, has appointed Richard Donohue as head chef of the hotel’s contemporary restaurant, Merchants.
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13 December 2013

Businesses not grabbing their share of online shoppers

According to the latest data from Ofcom, the amount spent by UK shoppers online increased on average by 16 per cent per person in 2012 compared to 2011, and businesses in the East Midlands are being warned to gear up to grab their share of action.
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13 December 2013

UEFA heaps praise on Spireites

Chesterfield FC officials have received a glowing endorsement from UEFA following the European Women’s Under-17 Championship, which featured four games staged at the Proact Stadium.
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13 December 2013

HS2 'essential' say MPs

The HS2 high-speed rail project is "essential" for the UK's future and the potential gains "significantly outweigh" any risks, MPs have said.
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12 December 2013

Ashley joins BRM

Commercial litigation lawyer Ashley Wood has joined BRM’s commercial litigation department as a Director.
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11 December 2013

New appointments

Cherry Professional, the accountancy, office support and HR recruitment business, has announced that Danielle Asano, one of the three founding directors, has been made managing director.
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9 December 2013

Faster Trains To London Launched

Nottingham-born Paralympic speed champ Richard Whitehead today visited Nottingham station to help officially launch new faster journey times to London.
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9 December 2013

UPDATED: Bizarre golf shot is internet sensation

It’s all gone viral for Matt Wheatcroft, the Managing Director of Purpose Media, after a video showing him pull off an amazing golf shot, while playing in this years’ British Par 3 event at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire is likely to hit a million views la
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6 December 2013

Chinese Takeaway For Greenbank

DNCC member Greenbank Group UK was honoured to be involved in the Prime Minister’s current trade mission to China, which has resulted in the firm securing two significant commercial agreements with leading Chinese power organisations.
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5 December 2013

Lion Trackhire hits top 100 growth firms

Chamber member Lion Trackhire has been ranked 26th in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales over three years.
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5 December 2013

Reacting to today’s Autumn Statement, Chris Hobson, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce’s Head of Information and Representation, said:
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5 December 2013

FC Cartons wins funds to expand

FC Cartons, a provider of specialist gluing solutions to the carton and packaging industry, has successfully secured significant funding through the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF).
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5 December 2013

Autumn Statement Live Blog

DNCC members - and other firms - can take part in a live webchat with a panel of local business experts during and after Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, which will be analysed live here today.
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4 December 2013

Chambers Seal Merger Deal

A signing ceremony to officially seal the merger of the DNCC with its sister organisation in Leicestershire took place today.
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4 December 2013

Accountancy trio take gold

Derby based accountancy trainees Chloe Insley, Siobhan Collins and Kay Brown proved they are ‘The best of the best’ and amongst the UK’s most talented apprentices as they took gold at Worldskills UK part of The Skills Show which was held at the NEC in Bir
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4 December 2013

£6m for emergent technologies

The University of Nottingham and Rio Tinto have agreed a £6m, five year partnership to deliver the next generation of innovative technologies for the mining industry.
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3 December 2013

Business briefing with Kenneth Clarke MP

The Chamber received an unexpected free plug on ITV's Agenda discussion programme last night (Monday) when guest Kenneth Clarke MP mentioned a meeting he'd had recently with members.
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2 December 2013

Merger Of Chambers Set For Seal Of Approval

DNCC President Tim Parker and James Bowie, his opposite number at the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, will sign the merger agreement at a ceremony at East Midlands Airport on 4 December.
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