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News from 2014

27 December 2014

Paskett PR ends the year on a high

Derby-based Paskett Public Relations, a leading gardening consultancy, will end 2014 on a high note with a number of new clients, a new member of the team and a redesigned website.
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24 December 2014

Bumper year for the High Street

According to Government estimates announced today, the value of retail sales in 2014 is forecast to be at an all-time high for the UK, around £342bn.
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23 December 2014

Train staff recognised at awards

East Midlands Trains staff have once again been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the company’s third annual awards ceremony, in the year East Midlands Trains became the passenger operator of the year.
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23 December 2014

Shopwatch scheme goes digital

A scheme to help retailers in Ilkeston and Long Eaton combat crime and keep their customers safe has been upgraded using the latest digital technology.
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20 December 2014

Specsavers has growth in sight

The talented Nottingham workforce has helped to contribute to Specsavers’ growth in the city – and the company is set to expand even further.
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19 December 2014

Focus on the Future of Vulcan bomber

Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been working with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust to undertake an options appraisal to identify the best possible future for the iconic aircraft Avro Vulcan XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain.
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19 December 2014

Research Excellence Results Celebrated

Nottingham Trent University is celebrating the announcement that almost all of its research is of 'world-leading', 'internationally-excellent', or 'internationally-recognised' standard.
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19 December 2014

Winging New Designs to Market

The University of Nottingham is working on a major project which will bring new wing design, manufacturing and assembly technologies to market.
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17 December 2014

Honorary CBE for engineer

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark today bestowed an honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) on Dervilla Mitchell, Trustee and Board Member of the global engineering consultancy Arup.
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15 December 2014

Members appointments up to 12 December

Patent and trademark law firm Swindell & Pearson has made a number of appointments and promotions as the business enjoyed a successful 2014 and is set to step up its growth plans.
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15 December 2014

Bursary boost for Derby College student

A plastering student at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support her future studies and entrepreneurial plans.
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15 December 2014

Grant Fund Success

Nearly 2,000 jobs have been created and secured at 85 firms across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire thanks to the Nottingham Technology Grant Fund (N’Tech) which has now closed to applications.
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15 December 2014

Double top for 2bm

Data centre design and build company 2bm scooped two top accolades at a recent awards ceremony.
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11 December 2014

Celebrating The Success of 40 Staff

Engineering and specialist contractor North Midland Construction, of Huthwaite, has marked the success of 40 employees who have completed a variety of learning and development courses in the last twelve months, by holding a celebration event.
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11 December 2014

Member serves up £2.5m catering facility

A £2.5m catering and hospitality building has been completed at Brooksby Melton College – transforming its provision for students and providing a boost for the local community too.
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10 December 2014

£2K of branding up for grabs

Leicestershire-based branding agency Hyphen is giving businesses the opportunity to win over £2,000 worth of free branding and design work.
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9 December 2014

Aiming to improve reading attainment

Turner & Townsend, a programme management and construction consultancy, has pledged financial and personnel support to a new initiative to help improve reading attainment levels.
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9 December 2014

Cloud has silver lining for Innes England

More than 70 business owners from across the East Midlands attended a seminar on the future of IT systems, hosted by a team of experts at leading business IT advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry.
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8 December 2014

Rams Unveil New Signing

Chamber member Smith Partnership has signed a two-year deal with Chamber Patron Derby County Football Club to become the Rams' legal services partner.
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4 December 2014

Free Steelers v Panthers Tickets Courtesy of Hall-Fast

Chamber member Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies is offering youngsters in north Nottinghamshire the opportunity to see some first-class ice hockey action for free next month as part of its community partnership with the Sheffield Steelers.
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4 December 2014

D2N2 Growth Hub to be launched by Business Minister

On Friday 5 December, Business and Enterprise Minister, the Rt. Hon. Matthew Hancock MP, will officially launch the D2N2 Growth Hub during an event for businesses from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It takes place at Nottingham Trent University's Dryden
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3 December 2014

Chamber Welcomes Autumn Statement Business Rates Review

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber, which represents businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “With a General Election now firmly on the horizon, the Chancellor was never going to deliver an Autumn Stat
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28 November 2014

Google exams success

Nottingham-based Hallam Internet recently achieved success in Google exams, making firm one of the top-eight Google Partner agencies in the UK and the top Google Partner agency in the East Midlands, as calculated by the number of Google qualified consulta
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28 November 2014

Space centre walks away with prizes

The cream of Leicestershire’s tourism industry turned out last week to enjoy an evening of celebrations at the Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards.
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28 November 2014

Richard III burial appeal

People across Leicestershire are being invited to help raise money to re-inter King Richard lll in the Cathedral in March next year.
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28 November 2014

Prime Minister visits JCB

Prime Minister David Cameron today paid tribute to JCB as “an inspirational company” as he delivered a keynote speech at the firm's World Headquarters in Staffordshire.
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27 November 2014

New proposals to tackle late payment

New proposals obliging large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance have been unveiled today by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.
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26 November 2014

Focus helps restore Gallipoli warship

Heritage and exhibition specialists Focus Consultants are part of a team restoring the only surviving ship from the World War One Gallipoli campaign so that it can be opened up to the public.
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26 November 2014

Prime site for care home

A prime development site near Bulwell, with outline planning consent for a residential care village and day nursery, is being offered for sale by FHP Living.
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25 November 2014

£2.5m order for JCB

A leading Scottish plant hirer has bought 35 new JCB models worth nearly £2.5m as it gears up to handle major projects.
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24 November 2014

Paragon Interiors opens London office

Nottingham-based commercial interiors specialist Paragon Interiors Group has announced the opening of a London office as it continues to grow its client base across the UK.
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24 November 2014

Solicitors welcome new NHS duty of candour

A clinical negligence solicitor at Nottingham’s Nelsons Solicitors has backed a new legal duty of candour which now requires NHS staff to notify patients when treatment has gone wrong.
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22 November 2014

Ring-fenced funding drives community developments

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has secured £750,000 of external funding and has given its support to a major programme of capital works on 11 priority amenity projects in Nottingham to be spent by the end of December 2015.
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20 November 2014

Praise for meet-the-buyer event

Sub-contractors and suppliers praised the “fantastic opportunities” at an event hosted by the GF Tomlinson Group where they could find out more about future work on public sector construction projects in Derby and Derbyshire.
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20 November 2014

Open for Business event

The University of Derby is hosting its Open for Business exhibition and trade fair on Friday, November 21, to celebrate the success of local businesses which have received support from the University.
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17 November 2014

New team members at Kingswood

Financial advisory firm Kingswood Taxation and Wealth Management Ltd has announced the appointment of Westley Price as its new Client Relationship Manager.
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15 November 2014

Heron takes top honours

Staff a Heron Publications celebrated after being presented with a second successive accolade in the national Magazine Publishers’ Awards.
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14 November 2014

New JCB factories in India

JCB today celebrated 35 years of manufacturing in India with the opening of two brand new factories in Jaipur – an investment of £62m.
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13 November 2014

Schoolgirls boost motor vehicle skills

Schoolgirls were determined to prove it is not just jobs for the boys when they joined a motor vehicle maintenance course on an award-winning scheme from Loughborough College.
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13 November 2014

Local government advisory team

Financial and business adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, which has its East Midlands regional head office in Leicester, has launched a dedicated team to offer consultancy services to local authorities, police bodies and fire and rescue authorities across the
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12 November 2014

Construction Manager of the Year

Willmott Dixon is celebrating after construction manager James Elliment scooped the top accolade at the prestigious Construction Manager of the Year Awards, regarded as the industry’s Oscars for construction professionals.
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11 November 2014

Profiting from innovation

AdamsonJones and Baker Tilly have joined forces to run a seminar in conjunction with Derby-based Enscite on Profiting from Innovation.
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11 November 2014

Andy Leask hands over company reins

After 30 years with the company, the boss of an engineering consultancy in Derby has stepped up to become Chairman as part of a restructuring of the top positions.
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10 November 2014

Law firm's record top rankings

Browne Jacobson’s reputation as a leading law firm has been enhanced after it achieved a record number of top rankings in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK, the independent review of the UK’s legal services sector.
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9 November 2014

Gov't doubles export help

The number of medium-sized businesses receiving UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) support to sell overseas has doubled in just seven months from 1,000 to more than 2,000, according to Trade Minister Lord Livingston.
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5 November 2014

£67m Gov't pledge to support innovation

Government ministers are today announcing £67m of funding to support British businesses and scientists to bridge the ‘valley of death’ that lies between research and the marketplace.
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4 November 2014

DTL appoints new licensee in Korea

Damper Technology Limited (DTL) has announced today that it has entered into a licence agreement allowing Jin Heung Machinery Co, of South Korea, to manufacture the full range of DTL industrial dampers for the Korean market.
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4 November 2014

Chamber Blasts Holiday Pay Tribunal Rulings

Millions of workers could now have their holiday pay recalculated to take into account overtime. Businesses are facing a huge bill as a tribunal ruled today that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated.
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4 November 2014

Morgan Tucker expands through acquisition

Consulting engineering firm Morgan Tucker, which has its head office in Newark, is expanding its presence in London with the acquisition of structural engineering firm, Bolton Priestley.
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3 November 2014

KTP knowledge revolution

The first National KTP Week takes place this week with over 100 universities and businesses participating in one of the largest collaborations between the business world and universities in the UK.
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3 November 2014

East Midlands collaborative purchasing group launched

The launch of the East Midlands’ first collaborative purchasing group has been spearheaded by Enscite, the organisation created to help manufacturing SMEs develop business opportunities in the transport engineering supply chain.
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2 November 2014

New hope for patients with cardiovascular disease

Research has shown a protein that controls the growth of new blood vessels could potentially reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease in patients’ legs, including risks of leg ulcers, gangrene, and amputation.
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31 October 2014

New EZ base to create jobs at Inspirepac

A manufacturer which produces packaging for blue-chip brands has agreed a deal for a 100,000 sq ft warehouse and office building on the Markham Vale enterprise zone in Derbyshire.
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31 October 2014

JCB secures deal for telehandler worth £5 million

JCB has won a deal worth £5 million for 90 of its Loadall telecopic handler models. The machines - used for lifting and placing loads on building sites - have been supplied to London-based plant hire specialist One Call Hire and have all been manufactured
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26 October 2014

Hall-Fast Charity Ball 2015

The biggest and most prestigious black tie gala event in North Nottinghamshire is set to return for a third year in 2015 - offering Chamber members an exclusive opportunity to raise their profile by sponsoring or supporting the event.
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23 October 2014

Survey Highlights Slower Pace of Growth

A fall in domestic and export sales led to a dip in performance of the local economy in in the third quarter of the year, according to the results of a new business survey.
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22 October 2014

£5m for agricultural innovation

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5m of funding from Government and industry to develop innovations to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control
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21 October 2014

Chamber to Host Economic Conference

The Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire will next month host a major conference to examine the state of the region’s economy.
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20 October 2014

Chamber Celebrates Ofsted Success

Staff at the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the publication of their Ofsted report following an inspection at the end of August.
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18 October 2014

Intu wins carbon reduction award

Nottingham's intu Victoria Centre has played an integral part in securing a national award for intu, UK market leader for prime shopping centres.
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17 October 2014

Bringing Leicestershire to Life - Leics.TV

Leicestershire is soon to have the most innovative online local TV service in the UK. A new campaign site has just been launched to let people know how they can get involved and present the exciting opportunities coming up.
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17 October 2014

Growth vouchers available in Nottingham

Nottingham Business School and Nottingham University Business School have teamed up with the Government’s Growth Voucher programme to help businesses access and pay for the advice they need to grow.
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16 October 2014

Yu Energy shortlisted

Nottingham-based energy supplier, Yü Energy, has been shortlisted in the category of Service Provider of the Year at the prestigious Midlands Business Awards.
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15 October 2014

Boosting mining and energy transparency

Government plans for greater transparency over payments in the gas, oil and mining sector reached a significant milestone today, as the UK was admitted as a candidate country for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
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15 October 2014

First Arthritis Research UK marketplace event

Improving the lives of people affected by arthritis is behind a new event hosted at MediCity, the health, beauty and wellness innovation hub based in Nottingham, with the charity Arthritis Research UK.
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15 October 2014

Government's case for minimum wage 2016

The Government’s evidence to the Low Pay Commission, which will be used to help decide the level of the National Minimum Wage from October 2015, has been submitted today.
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9 October 2014

Growth has slowed says BCC

To coincide with its International Trade Conference taking place in London today, the British Chambers of Commerce has published the results of its Quarterly Economic Survey for Q3 2014.
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8 October 2014

STEP up for Tax Manager Kari

Kari Mellon, Senior Tax Manager in the Leicester office of business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, has been awarded the STEP Diploma for Accountants and Tax Practitioners, Trusts and Estates.
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8 October 2014

Prime location for SME growth

The Ashfield and Mansfield area has emerged as number two in the UK for the expansion of professional services, R&D firms and technology companies.
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8 October 2014

MP to open marina's Boardwalk

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler will officially open Mercia Marina’s new £1.7m Boardwalk shopping and leisure development this weekend.
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8 October 2014

Improved confidence signalled

Propety consultant at Innes England has been instructed to market newly refurbished grade-A office space in Riverside Business Park, Nottingham.
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7 October 2014

Enscite event to uncover opportunities for rail sector SMEs

SMEs supplying the UK’s rail sector will gain a rare insight into opportunities within the supply chain and what the major manufacturers look for from their suppliers at a free event run by Enscite and backed by national and regional bodies including BIS
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7 October 2014

Sheet music tablet launched

A graduate has launched the first purpose-built portable music sheet reader with a 22in screen to allow musicians to perform without frequently refreshing the page.
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7 October 2014

Legal firms to get free cyber-attack training

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey will today launch a new free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.
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6 October 2014

Apprentices' Pay Boost

Business Secretary Vince Cable today outlined proposals to simplify and boost the national minimum wage for apprentices, making apprenticeships an even more financially attractive route for young people deciding whether to go into full time employment or
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6 October 2014

Government Launches Employment Review

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a wide-ranging employment review to help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers.
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6 October 2014

Free Franchising Seminar

Franchising experts will be speaking at a free seminar in Derby tomorrow which aims to advise local companies about post termination restrictions in franchising of business models and brands and in employment.
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4 October 2014

CWCS in partnership deal with Barracuda

Internet and cloud host CWCS Managed Hosting, of Nottingham, has reached a partnership agreement with Barracuda, the American-based global internet security and storage company.
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2 October 2014

Chamber Still Concerned About Skills

The East Midlands’ biggest business organisation has echoed concerns raised by its national umbrella body about the way in which young people are being prepared for the world of work.
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2 October 2014

Business optimistic and pay rises imminent

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that UK business leaders remained highly optimistic over the UK's economic prospects during the third quarter of 2014.
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2 October 2014

Flexibility means happier workforce

Following the amalgamation of three regional PKF Cooper Parry offices to one super-office at Castle Donington in the spring, the firm is now reinventing the HR wheel, with open holidays, email curfews and flexible working.
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2 October 2014

New antenatal rights for dads

Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to two antenatal appointments, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today.
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30 September 2014

Success drives recruitment

Positive outcomes, a leading national training and apprenticeship provider, is recruiting for sales staff to be based at its new city centre office in Nottingham after a period of sustained growth.
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30 September 2014

University joins forces with police

Experts in forensic science at Nottingham Trent University have signed an agreement with the East Midlands Police Search Specialists to explore ways of working together.
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26 September 2014

Champions (UK) adds to celebrity speaking division

Midlands-based brand agency, Champions (UK) plc, recently purchased Warner Music & Entertainments (UK) for an undisclosed sum and former MD, Alan Warner, joined the experienced Champions Celebrity and Speaking team.
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26 September 2014

Geldards acquires Robinsons

National law firm Geldards LLP has today announced that it proposes to acquire the long established practice of Derby and Ilkeston law firm, Robinsons.
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25 September 2014

BDO launches its Mid-Market Manifesto

Despite their fundamental importance to the economy, mid-sized firms in the East Midlands are under-valued and over-looked, according to accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP.
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24 September 2014

Football comes home to the Forest Rec

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Forest in the Community have built on the success of Nottingham becoming the first City of Football by signing an historic agreement to create a major new football and sports facility on the Forest Recreation Ground.
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24 September 2014

Trains to run throughout Unite strike

East Midlands Trains has pledged to continue running as many services as possible for passengers despite what it called "inconsiderate strike action" called by the union Unite.
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23 September 2014

Six per cent growth at Russell Scanlan

Nottingham based insurance broking and risk managing firm Russell Scanlan has announced its latest financial year end figures, reporting growth across the business of 6% for the year ending 31 July 2014.
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23 September 2014

Wilsons' 100 things - number 58

Taking on the Tour du Mont Blanc and re-painting a Nottingham centre for the homeless, are among the latest challenges completed by Wilsons’ staff in their quest to do 100 things for charity in the firm's centenary year.
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22 September 2014

Train of cyclists raise charity cash

A team of train staff have raised nearly £10,000 for Samaritans and Macmillan Cancer Support after completing their latest challenge - a 200 mile cycle ride from Derby to Portsmouth Harbour in just three days.
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22 September 2014

Groundbreaking for Derby UTC

Some of the first prospective students of the Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) took part in a groundbreaking ceremony which marked the start of building work on the new £8m campus in Pride Park.
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19 September 2014

Chamber Reacts to Scottish No Vote

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “This was a decision for the people of Scotland to make and although they have voted against independence, there is no question that this
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18 September 2014

Intellectual property advice for advisers

AdamsonJones, patent and trade mark attorneys, is hosting an event aimed at providing an overview of intellectual property (IP) for non-specialist solicitors, accountants and other professional advisers.
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17 September 2014

Nottingham's Great War Commemorative Weekend

Nottingham's Great War commemorations continue with the arrival of two major exhibitions on 19 September - the Fields of Battle street exhibition and Nottingham's Great War Commemorative Weekend.
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13 September 2014

Golf day aids Parkinson's charity

Nottingham accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young helped give Parkinson’s sufferers in the city a boost at the Nottingham City Business Club golf day yesterday.
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12 September 2014

Kevin Pilkington to Aid Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

Notts County Goalkeeping Coach and former pro footballer, Kevin Pilkington, has pledged his support to Nottingham Hospitals Charity by agreeing to run the 2014 Robin Hood Half Marathon in aid of the Charity’s recently-launched Saving Lives Helipad Appeal.
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12 September 2014

IoD Chairman's top tips to young directors .

Ian Dormer, the Loughborough born national Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a leading businessman, will speak about the values and factors that make successful leaders when he addresses the East Midlands Young Directors’ Forum Annual Conve
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12 September 2014

Rovers boss joins LEP Board

Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of the Doncaster Rovers Football Club, has joined the Board of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which recently secured a £320m cash boost to create over 28,000 jobs and training for 40,000 people
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12 September 2014

Kevin Pilkington Supports Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

Notts County Goalkeeping Coach and former pro footballer, Kevin Pilkington, has pledged his support to Nottingham Hospitals Charity by agreeing to run the 2014 Robin Hood Half Marathon in aid of the Charity’s recently-launched Saving Lives Helipad Appeal.
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11 September 2014

Microlise Signs Multi-Million Pound Tata Deal

Microlise, the transport management solutions firm based in Nottinghamshire, is to provide pioneering technology to Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicles manufacturer, in a move which is expected to transform the country’s commercial transport
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11 September 2014

Rent free shop is competition prize

Would-be retailers are invited to take part in Nottingham’s highly successful Inspiring Retail Nottingham competition – where the winners will win a rent-free shop at intu Broadmarsh for a year and a £5,000 cash prize.
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8 September 2014

Your Chance to Register for Marketplace 2014

Register to attend as a delegate, potential exhibitor of a new idea or a corporate sponsor for the Arthritis Research UK Marketplace 2014, a unique event for everyone interested in or directly involved in innovation to help improve the lives of people imp
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5 September 2014

Bus firm upgrades to 4G

Nottingham City Transport is upgrading to a superfast 4G speed with its latest group of buses to be fitted with free on-board Wi-Fi.
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3 September 2014

Your Chance to Shape High-Speed Britain

High Speed Two (HS2), the planned North-South rail link, would be the biggest and most ambitious infrastructure project in the UK and the first new railway to be built north of London in over 120 years.
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3 September 2014

Huge Funds Raised at Star-Studded Charity Golf Bash

Welcoming a host of celebrities and professional golfers, the inaugural Tony Jacklin Wentworth Charity Invitational was hailed a fantastic success which helped raise vital funds for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people.
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3 September 2014

Outstanding Year for Chamber Member

Chamber member Microlise, a transport management solutions firm based in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, has reported sustained growth in the UK and internationally – and a 19% rise in staff numbers.
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27 August 2014

TV Star Backs Local Awards

Entrepreneur and television personality Saira Khan is encouraging businesses from her local area of Erewash to enter a special set of awards to honour and celebrate excellence.
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21 August 2014

Dragons’ Den Star Confirmed for Business Convention

Dean Walton, founder of Mask-arade, who confounded the BBC’s infamous Dragons’ Den by building a multi-million pound business after being rejected by the programme for investment, has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the IoD’s Young Directors Forum (
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19 August 2014

GCI's Connectivity Win

With an international match on the horizon, Chamber patron GCI was able to provide fellow member Derbyshire County Cricket Club with the connectivity needed to ensure the world could watch.
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15 August 2014

National acclaim for BHP’s young gun

Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) young gun Kieron Batham-Tomkins has been picked as one of the winners of the “25 under 25” tax professionals in the country, by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).
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14 August 2014

Trent College students visit Large Hadron Collider

Students from Trent College, all aged 15-18, and two staff, have been to CERN. the home of the Large Hadron Collider, in Switzerland, to learn how research undertaken there is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions on the planet.
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13 August 2014

Have your say on National Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission, whose purpose is to provide advice to the Government on matters relating to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), has been asked to prepare a report for Government by February 2015.
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13 August 2014

Chamber Welcomes Positive Employment Data

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire saw an increase in the total number of people in employment today, along with falls in the number of those unemployed or claiming out of work benefits.
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11 August 2014

Pick Everard secures £20m contract

Independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard, of Leicester, has secured a contract to deliver a cutting-edge £20m scheme at the University of Warwick.
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8 August 2014

ASDEC is Open for Business

A £2.5m centre for testing vibrations on vehicles before they go into production has been officially opened by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor Sir Robert Burgess and top automotive design expert Prof Richard Parry-Jones.
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4 August 2014

Work starts to transform campus

Conractor GF Tomlinson has started work on the construction of a new pavilion and teaching suite at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton campus.
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1 August 2014

Where There's a Will, There's a Way!

The offices of 24 local solicitors have generously agreed to reduce their Will Writing charges for older people to only £35 plus VAT for a single, uncomplicated Will.
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25 July 2014

Trade mission to India

Businesses wanting to grow their trade in India can apply to join a Virgin Atlantic trade mission to Mumbai.
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24 July 2014

East Midlands Trains to run through strike

As a result of industrial action being taken by train maintenance staff belonging to the Unite union over pay and conditions, there will be some changes to the East Midlands Trains’ timetable from Sunday 27 July to Thursday 31 July.
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23 July 2014

Brushing up painting skills

Staff from the Leicester office of financial and business advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP put their painting skills to the test when they volunteered to spruce up a tired communal lounge at the Vista Kathleen Rutland Home as part of the firm’s ongoing supp
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23 July 2014

Fraser Brown charity golf day

Fraser Brown held a charity golf day at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club yesterday, raising £5,000 for MacMillan and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
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22 July 2014

RGF-supported SMEs treble in a year

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises supported through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has trebled over the past year to 5,100 – helping growing businesses to create highly skilled jobs and expand into new markets.
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21 July 2014

Demand drives Positive growth

Training and apprenticeship provider Positive Outcomes has launched a huge recruitment drive due to the growth and demand for apprenticeships in the past 12 months.
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21 July 2014

Nurture future business success

Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity, is looking for North Derbyshire volunteer business advisers to help lead the entrepreneurs of the future to their first success.
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18 July 2014

Hottest day tests JCB runners

Front-runners at this year’s JCB Lakeside Five and Fun Run had a mouth-watering prospect to look forward to as they raced towards the finish line in aid of the NSPCC.
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18 July 2014

Snazzy Socks walking out of shop

Over 100 pairs of Derbyshire Cricket Club's new Snazzy Socks have already been sold in memory of Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton’s father, Keith
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18 July 2014

Leicestershire Skills Experience

Supported by The Skills Show, the European Social Fund and the National Careers Service, this free event will be a fantastic opportunity for people aged between 14 and 25 from Leicester and Leicestershire to find out about a huge range of career opportuni
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18 July 2014

QUAD's summer nights film festival

QUAD in Derby is offering the chance for businesses to wine and dine colleagues or clients at the Summer Nights Film Festival screenings in July and August.
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17 July 2014

Notts pharmacy brand hits 1,000

A design company that has provided the brains behind some of the UK’s most innovative and recognisable pharmacy retail interiors has reached a milestone by completing its 1,000th project.
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16 July 2014

Jungle Book comes to Kelham Hall

Kelham Hall & Country Park will host an outdoor theatrical performance of Rudyard Kipling’s classical children’s tale, The Jungle Book on Saturday, 2 August.
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16 July 2014

Newtons launches marketing doctor service

Newtons Accountants in Nottingham is the first accountancy practice in the region to offer a free telephone and email service offering help, advice and comment in marketing for companies and organisations looking to grow and develop.
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16 July 2014

Chamber Welcomes More Good News on Jobs

The number of Jobseekers Allowance claimants in Derbyshire, Nottingham and Leicestershire fell by more than 3,200 in June, providing further evidence that the local economy is strengthening.
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16 July 2014

DEGF supports rail company expansion

Derby-based Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited (RVEL) has secured grant support from the £20m Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF) which will be the catalyst for growth.
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16 July 2014

Bold and Blue Friday

On Friday 5 September, Hope Against Cancer will be celebrating the launch of the new Leicester Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research.
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15 July 2014

The Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister David Cameron is reshuffling his top team, with details of new appointments and exits being unveiled.
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15 July 2014

Spatial Global announces publishing deal

Spatial Global, the UK-based international delivery specialist, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide e-commerce fulfilment and freight services to Practical Publishing International – the leading British publisher of craft magazi
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15 July 2014

Keltruck delivers Golden Griffin

Chamber member Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.
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11 July 2014

Nelsons assists in £21m software deal

The corporate finance team at Nottingham-based Nelsons Solicitors has advised on the sale of London software firm Total Objects on its multi-million pound sale to listed insurance outsourcing specialist Xchanging plc.
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10 July 2014

Royal visit for John Smedley

Her Majesty The Queen was warmly welcomed back to John Smedley Ltd after a 46 year absence, having first visited Lea Mills in Derbyshire in 1968.
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10 July 2014

Appointments in June

Holywell Medical Group has appointed a new Project Manager to drive improvements at its five surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley.
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10 July 2014

Rams win prestigious award

Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has won a prestigious national award for its community work in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London today.
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9 July 2014

Isys merges with southern rival

A Derby IT company, which supplies state-of-the-art management software to the waste and recycling industry, says it is looking to create new jobs and develop its product range after merging with a major competitor.
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8 July 2014

Export Webinar Takes Place Today

The second in a series of online seminars aimed at highlighting the business opportunities on offer in some of Europe's emerging markets takes place later today.
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8 July 2014

Major partnership for research into graphene

The University of Nottingham is joining one of the largest ever European research initiatives which aims to take the ‘wonder material’ graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to everyday use — turning cutting edge scientific rese
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8 July 2014

Nottingham Heritage Strategy Consultation

A draft of Nottingham’s Heritage Strategy is now open for consultation and the Chamber has been asked to circulate a copy to encourage members in the city to contribute and support this important document. It can be viewed by clicking here.
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7 July 2014

Bus driver apprenticeship 'outstanding'

Nottingham City Transport’s Apprenticeship programme for trainee bus drivers has just been graded as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, with OFSTED’s lead inspector describing it as ‘the best example of in-house vocational training I’ve come across’.
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7 July 2014

JCB mud run breaks records

A record field of 2,700 people crawled, climbed and splashed their way around a gunge-filled course to take on the challenge of the 3rd Annual JCB Mud Run.
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7 July 2014

Chamber Welcomes LEP Growth Deals

The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire were today awarded a total of £250m of Government funding over the next five years to support local projects which create jobs and generate growth, Prime Mini
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4 July 2014

New cycle hub at Sheffield station

Cyclists using Sheffield station now have access to state of the art cycling facilities following the completion of a £850,000 scheme to deliver a bespoke cycling hub.
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4 July 2014

Opera singers to entertain diners

Maison Mes Amis, a French restaurant in Chesterfield, has secured opera singers mezzo soprano Louise Collet and baritone Whitaker Mills to entertain diners on Friday 11 July and will start a series of Sunday jazz events two days later with The Kerry Ferna
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4 July 2014

Event To Unlock Eastern Promise

Exporting businesses can find out how to exploit trade opportunities in some of the fastest-growing markets in south east Asia at a seminar in Chesterfield.
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3 July 2014

Creative agency blooms

Freestyle Marketing Communications, a Nottingham-based PR and marketing agency, has secured four new business wins this summer and looks set to continue its winning streak over the coming months with a stack of meetings lined up.
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1 July 2014

Women in Manufacturing report

Midlands business woman – Flo Wood – has taken a starring role in a new report out today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in partnership with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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1 July 2014

Site managers scoop prestigious award

Site managers working for Nottingham-based homebuilder, Barratt Homes North Midlands, have been commended in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain.
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30 June 2014

New Brand for Invest in Nottingham Club

A bold rebrand and new business strategy for Nottinghamshire's inward investment organisation has been announced, with Invest in Nottingham Club relaunching as Nottingham Means Business.
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29 June 2014

JCB Academy makes the grade

The JCB Academy - Britain’s only school dedicated to developing engineers and business leaders of the future - has passed its first full Ofsted inspection with flying colours.
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29 June 2014

Hannah scoops national award

Hannah Banfield, head of marketing at ServiceMaster Limited, one of the UK’s biggest franchisers, has scooped a national accolade at the 2014 NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards.
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27 June 2014

New range of butterfly dampers

Damper Technology Limited (DTL) has launched a Standard Range of Butterfly Dampers which provide a simple and cost-effective method of control and isolation for many industrial applications requiring a shut-off of up to 99%.
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27 June 2014

Shortage of qualified IT applicants, report claims

Three-quarters of IT leaders have experienced difficulty recruiting staff with the necessary skills and experience they require according to new research commissioned by Reconnix, the Open Source and Cloud Service provider.
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27 June 2014

200 Fastest-Growing East Midlands Firms Revealed

Derbyshire is home to thirty-eight of the East Midlands’ 200 fastest growing businesses, which together show the largest increase in turnover of any county in the region, according to the findings of an East Midlands-wide report unveiled today.
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26 June 2014

TV Opportunity for Chamber Members

A national TV production company is on the lookout for Chamber members in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire to take part in a new show for Channel 4.
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26 June 2014

Chamber Member Opens New HQ at University of Nottingham

Chamber member Romax Technology, one of the world’s leading gearbox, driveline simulation and engineering companies, has officially opened the doors to its brand new £5.6m head office at the University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park.
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26 June 2014

New Chair for LLEP

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is set to formalise the appointment of a new Chair at the end of July.
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24 June 2014

Chamber Responds to Living Wage Commission Comments

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “For most businesses, their staff are their most important asset and paying a fair wage is an important part of their overall recruitment
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23 June 2014

Chamber Member Helps Lotus Get Its Man

Angus Keiller, Director of the UK operation of Chamber member CFR Global Executive Search – an international Recruitment Consultancy - led the search for the newly-appointed Chief Executive for supercar manufacturer Lotus.
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23 June 2014

Isa Guha to host cricket club dinner

Former England Women’s cricket star and Indian Premier League TV presenter Isa Guha will host the Cricket Derbyshire India Club Dinner on Sunday 29 June, celebrating the visit of MS Dhoni and his Indian touring Test side to Derbyshire.
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20 June 2014

Nottingham trade visit to India

Council officials and a team of leading Nottingham businesses from the Invest in Nottingham Club have been to India on a mission to create links and forge an investment bridge between the city and India.
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20 June 2014

Nottingham Energy Park plans take major step forward

Nottingham City Council’s long-held vision to create an Energy Park has taken a major step forward this week with clean-tech company Chinook Sciences being granted planning permission to develop an Energy Park on the 17-acre site on Blenheim Lane, Bulwell
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20 June 2014

Designer outlet opens two new stores

McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet has announced the opening of leading global fashion footwear brand, Skechers, and iconic womenswear designer brand, Ghost.
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19 June 2014

Chamber Welcomes New RGF Round

Local businesses will be able to bid for a share of £200m from round six of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund from today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.
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18 June 2014

Invitation to Tender: eBusiness Club Workbooks

The eBusiness Club - a specialist department within DNLCC which helps local firms make the best use of ICT to boost business performance - is tendering for a print services provider to produce workbooks for approximately 250 workshops being delivered acro
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17 June 2014

Toby Perkins at business breakfast

Toby Perkins is not only the Chesterfield MP, he's also the Shadow Minister for Small Business, responsible for Labour's policies on access to finance, regulation/de-regulation, insolvency, procurement and the vitality of our high streets.
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12 June 2014

SIGNAGE COMPANY DISPLAYS GROWTH IN LEICESTER

AN EXPANDING signage firm is continuing its business growth by moving into larger premises on Meridian Business Park, confirming that the demand for good quality industrial units continues to strengthen.
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11 June 2014

Members' appointments

Engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has signed up a celebrated name in the industry to help raise the firm's profile in the highly competitive sector.
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10 June 2014

University's major role in China deal

The University of Nottingham represented UK universities and signed a major research agreement with China during a high-level people-to-people dialogue event which was held recently in Beijing.
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4 June 2014

Chamber Reacts to Queen’s Speech

Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “There were measures in today’s Queen’s Speech which business will find encouraging.
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4 June 2014

Champions brand agency collects award

Specialist brand agency Champions, of Loughborough, will be at the Kensington Roof Gardens, today to collect an accolade in the inaugural Santander Breakthrough 50 Awards.
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4 June 2014

Free Business Growth Masterclasses

A number of free places available on a series of business growth masterclasses. They are being delivered as part of the Derby Coaching for Success programme and will draw on business growth experts from the private sector and leaders of high-growth, small
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2 June 2014

Planning consultancy expands

A planning consultancy that opened an office in Castle Donington a few months ago has taken on two extra staff already to cope with its growing workload.
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29 May 2014

LLEP appoints new board members

Five new business leaders have been appointed to the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) board following the end of term in office for the existing private sector board members.
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27 May 2014

DNLCC Invitation to Tender - Active Directory Development

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce (DNLCC) is seeking proposals for a solution to refresh the active directory and domain infrastructure and upgrade the existing Microsoft Exchange solution for email management across the e
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23 May 2014

Chamber member secures UAE deal worth £300m

An estimated 850 UK jobs will be created or secured at Chinook Sciences and its UK supply chain by recent new orders, significantly accelerated by winning a major infrastructure deal from the UAE.
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21 May 2014

German Trade Opportunity

Business leaders and entrepreneurs in Nottingham are invited to a free event designed to offer top-class advice about pursuing trade opportunities in Germany.
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20 May 2014

Brothers' 282 Years Raises £850

Centenarian George Wilson and his younger brothers Ron, 92, and Harold, 90, asked for donations instead of gifts at a joint party and raised £850 for Sight Support Derbyshire.
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20 May 2014

Fig Creative's spring of expansion

Glossop based Fig Creative design and marketing agency has undergone expansion across every department as it adapts to continuing growth in demand for its successful Marketing Partner programme.
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20 May 2014

Women in Rail inaugural event

Women working in the rail industry met in Derby yesterday (14 May) to attend the city’s first Women in Rail event at East Midlands Trains Academy.
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20 May 2014

Santander Head of UK Banking delivers lecture

Steve Pateman, head of UK Banking at Santander, has spoken about the UK’s economic recovery to more than 100 students, staff and alumni at Nottingham Business School in a lecture organised by the Santander Universities Global Division and Nottingham Trent
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16 May 2014

Galleries of Justice Strikes Gold at Awards

Chamber member the Galleries of Justice Museum, an independent charity, has been awarded Gold in the ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ category at the prestigious VisitEngland 2014 Excellence Awards.
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15 May 2014

£6.5m order for JCB

JCB has won an order for more than £6.5m worth of diggers and materials handling machines from a leading UK plant hire company.
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15 May 2014

Elemental Force takes bronze

The team behind the Elemental Force project – a one off series of Arts Council-funded events – are celebrating after scooping a Bronze Award in the Tourism Event of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.
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13 May 2014

University wins Athena Swan silver award

The University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences has been given the Athena Swan silver award for the first time — part of a prestigious national scheme to recognise commitment to advancing women’s careers in the STEMM subjects — science, technology,
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12 May 2014

Procurement event was over-subscribed

In a bid to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to tender for local authority contracts, the Chamber last week hosted a seminar to show how simple it can be to get involved in the procurement process.
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12 May 2014

MP lunch provides feedback

Graham Allen MP met Chamber members informally over a light lunch to discuss trading conditions and the economic development of his Nottingham North constituency.
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10 May 2014

£15m school opens

A state-of-the-art £15m school in Derbyshire, completed by contractor G F Tomlinson, has officially opened.
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8 May 2014

New two-day manufacturing workshop launched

The Chamber has teamed up with business support organisation Enscite to offer a two-day workshop aimed at boosting your revenue growth through adding a service strategy to your existing product range.
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8 May 2014

Volunteers wanted by National Trust

The Midlands Regional Advisory Board is looking to recruit two or three voluntary new members to advise on the strategic direction of the work of the National Trust in the Midlands.
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8 May 2014

Chamber Reacts to Fracking Report

A new report urges the Government to do more to bring forward the development of the UK’s shale gas and oil resources to ensure the UK enjoys the substantial benefits shale gas can bring to the economy, energy security and the environment.
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5 May 2014

Students give lecturer full marks

Students turned the tables on a teacher by awarding her top marks for innovation, communication and knowledge at the University of Derby Buxton Lecturer of the Year award ceremony.
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2 May 2014

Haines Watts wins Accountancy Excellence Award

The East Midlands office of national accountancy firm, Haines Watts, based on Pride Park in Derby, is celebrating success, having won Accountancy Firm of the Year – SMEs, at the annual FDs Excellence Awards. The award comes on the back of having won Audi
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30 April 2014

Two million reasons to smile

Children’s charity the NSPCC was given two million reasons to smile thanks to the fundraising efforts of JCB employees and the generosity of company chairman Lord Bamford.
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29 April 2014

Chamber welcomes latest GDP rise

A growth in economic output in the first three months of 2014 has been welcomed by the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
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28 April 2014

NNC media students celebrate ‘Bloody’ launch

Media students at North Nottinghamshire College, Worksop, have taken inspiration from a classic rock song and their fascination with horror films to help raise awareness among hospital staff of best practice in blood transfusions.
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28 April 2014

Businesses missing out on tax relief

Stopford Associates is urging local businesses to take advantage of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief after helping an Ollerton based engineering company claim £195,000 through the scheme.
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28 April 2014

Food for thought

The School of Artisan Food is hosting a weekend of fascinating talks by leading food thinkers.
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25 April 2014

Colour me in at McArthurGlen

This weekend (27/28 April), McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet will be the third centre across the McArthurGlen portfolio to enjoy a kaleidoscopic creative wall made up of 10 metres of original hand drawn cartoons by artist Scott Walker.
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24 April 2014

Learn about English wine

The UK’s leading School of Artisan Food has linked up with wine expert and producer, Kieron Atkinson, to bring a taste of English wines to the Nottinghamshire-based venue.
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22 April 2014

£36bn infrastructure plans for 2014/15

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer visited a project in the East Midlands today to see action the Government is taking to help hardworking people and back businesses with better infrastructure.
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22 April 2014

Bus tribute to fallen soldier

Nottingham City Transport has unveiled a special tribute to Clifton-born soldier, Lance Corporal Kieron Hill, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan in 2009 – aged just 20.
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16 April 2014

Chamber Welcomes Positive Employment Figures

The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire fell significantly in March, providing further evidence that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
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16 April 2014

Top director awards success

Derby and Derbyshire businessmen have won top awards in the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year competition.
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11 April 2014

Hairdressing apprentices are a cut above

Two Hairdressing students at Burton and South Derbyshire College have shown their skills are a cut above the rest during the finals of a national competition, securing first and third place.
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10 April 2014

Services showcase at Nuffield Health

Chamber member Nuffield Health will be hosting a services showcasing event at at its Nottingham Fitness and Wellness Centre, at Plains Road, Mapperley, on 14 May.
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10 April 2014

UAE students visit BSD

A group of 23 students from the United Arab Emirates has visited Burton and South Derbyshire College for a two-week Engineering Internship.
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9 April 2014

Chamber delegation to Westminster

Business leaders joined Chamber delegates today (Wed) to meet MPs at Westminster to discuss the state of the regional economy and ways in which the region can act more effectively together.
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7 April 2014

EM Business leaders at Westminster to discuss recovery

A delegation of leading East Midlands businesses, led by the Chamber of Commerce, is tomorrow (9 April) meeting with the region’s politicians in Westminster to discuss recent progress in the local economy and how MPs can support continued growth.
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7 April 2014

College secures Food and Drink Awards

Following the success of the first ever Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards in 2013 the future of the event, which recognises the best food and drink businesses in the town, has been secured until 2015 thanks to Chesterfield College.
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7 April 2014

Derby 10K raise thousands of pounds

MORE than 560 runners from a wide variety of businesses across the East Midlands took part in this year’s Derby 10K PKF Cooper Parry Business Team Challenge yesterday (Sunday, April 6) in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
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5 April 2014

Trek Peru Easter fundraising event

DERBY commercial property consultant Innes England’s Jude Weston and her Mum Gwen Hayward are striving ahead with their fundraising campaign by organising their second event in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
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3 April 2014

Summer of cycling in the Peaks

Triple gold medal-winning Paralympic cyclist Anthony Kappes returned to the saddle with a brand new co-pilot to get the Peak District & Derbyshire Summer of Cycling off to a trailblazing start.
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2 April 2014

Colour me happy at McArthurGlen

McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet is launching a ‘Colour Me Happy’ campaign tomorrow, Thursday 3 April, - a month long celebration of the arrival of Spring.
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31 March 2014

Nelsons solicitors offering pothole advice

As David Cameron announces that local authorities will be given an additional £140m to help repair roads after one of the wettest winters on records, Nottingham’s Nelsons Solicitors are giving motorists and cyclists tips on how to deal with accidents and
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31 March 2014

JCB wages war on potholes

British digger maker JCB is waging war on the nation’s millions of potholes with the launch of a machine designed to rid roads of the menace.
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28 March 2014

Chamber Honours Sir John Peace

One of the region’s most prominent business leaders has been honoured with a prestigious award for his outstanding contribution to the economy and business in the East Midlands.
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27 March 2014

Chamber Welcomes Energy Inquiry

Commenting on today’s launch by Ofgem of an inquiry into the activities of the “Big Six” energy companies, Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “This inqu
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26 March 2014

EMT launches 24/7 contact centre

East Midlands Trains, part of Stagecoach Group, has demonstrated its commitment to improving the service offered to its passengers by becoming the first train company in the UK to offer a 24/7 contact for its customers.
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25 March 2014

The Expansion Event

Chamber members NatWest Bank in Chesterfield and Mitchells Chartered Accountants have teamed up with local company Addooco IT Services to launch a new event aimed at helping ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs to grow their companies.
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25 March 2014

DNLCC Invitation to Tender - Telecoms

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire AND Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce (DNLCC) is seeking proposals for a telecoms solution to replace existing legacy PBX hardware and consolidate ISDN30 circuits at the following locations:
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25 March 2014

Work starts on business centre

Work has started on transforming a disused building in Long Eaton into a new centre for enterprise agency Erewash Partnership to help new and growing businesses.
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24 March 2014

Jobs fair focus on construction industry

Derby-based construction company GF Tomlinson have teamed up with their partners and supply chain businesses from the East Midlands Property Alliance framework (empa) and Derby College to hold a careers fair next week to highlight the wide range of job o
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24 March 2014

Robert Banner's new appointment

Robert Banner, Executive Director of the Chesterfield and Sheffield firm of Solicitors Banner Jones has been elected Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Law Society’s Law Management Section.
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24 March 2014

Seventh win for Innes England

Derby-based property consultancy, Innes England was named the Most Active Agent in a prestigious national competition… for the seventh year in a row.
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19 March 2014

Chamber Reacts To 2014 Budget

Commenting on today’s Budget announcement by Chancellor George Osborne, Chris Hobson, Head of Representation at the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “There were some encouraging measures in today’s Budget, whic
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19 March 2014

Chamber Welcomes Positive Job Figures

The number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire increased slightly in February, but is significantly lower than it was 12 months ago, according to the latest employment figures.
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17 March 2014

Countess of Wessex to visit JCB

HRH The Countess of Wessex is to visit Staffordshire next month for an insight into Chamber member JCB’s successful £1m fundraising appeal for the NSPCC.
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17 March 2014

Chamber Reacts to Higgins’ Report

Reacting to HS2 Chair David Higgins’ report that the rail link should be “accelerated” through Parliament and completed at least three years ahead of schedule, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and
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13 March 2014

Rare opportunity in Mansfield

A rare opportunity to move into modern units at a thriving industrial estate in Mansfield is being offered through commercial property consultant Innes England.
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12 March 2014

MPC meets local businesses

Chamber members met with Dr Ben Broadbent of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committeee this morning to discuss the health of the regional economy.
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11 March 2014

Helping firms protect against risk

Commercial law experts from Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP are helping companies across South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire identify how to protect against risk in the year ahead.
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11 March 2014

Inaugural newsletter

Better Business for All has published its inaugural quarterly newsletter which can be viewed here.
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10 March 2014

DNCC Launches Apprenticeship Week Video

In acknowledgment of last week’s successful National Apprenticeship Week, the Chamber’s Apprenticeship Team has created and launched its first ever YouTube video; aimed at showcasing and highlighting the benefits of Apprenticeships.
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9 March 2014

MasterMover aids JCB production

JCB has bought four pedestrian electric tugs from materials handling specialist MasterMover for moving heavy construction rams at its World HQ in Rocester.
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7 March 2014

Enterprising women in business receive awards

Liz Fothergill – a globe-trotting healthcare entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Pennine Healthcare, Derby, has been named Inspirational Woman of the Year at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprising Women Excellence Awards.
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7 March 2014

Major investment by Nottingham’s Danzer

Nottingham’s Danzer Limited, has undertaken a significant investment programme to support its growing business. The company, which manufactures steel site accommodation units and modular buildings, has invested £110,000 in a new steel production facility
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6 March 2014

Dancing diggers take Vegas by storm

JCB'S famous Dancing Diggers are taking the entertainment capital of the world by storm as the company launches its new products for 2014 at one of the construction industry's biggest equipment trade fairs.
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6 March 2014

Making blood tests easier and quicker

A Chamber member which specialises in engineering, design, analysis, prototyping and animation services is involved in development of a device which could make having a blood test as easy as getting a passport photo at a railway station.
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5 March 2014

LEP grant helps Ear Foundation

A £120,000 grant from D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership, will pave the way for a leading national charity to triple the number of families it helps.
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5 March 2014

Cable backs re-shoring

Chamber member SMS Electronics, of Nottingham, is set to get £3m of Government support to create up to 38 jobs
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28 February 2014

Awards for East Midlands Train

East Midlands Trains picked up one of the top awards at the 2013 Rail Business Awards last night (27 February) for its comprehensive approach to customer service and information during the Nottingham re-signalling scheme.
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28 February 2014

Win tickets to Beatles tribute show

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night, the Magic of the Beatles is about to hit Chesterfield and businesses have the chance to win a free pair of tickets to the show.
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21 February 2014

Buses on parade

City centre early-risers are set to see a colourful convoy of five state-of-the-art buses making their way past the iconic Lions of The Council House tomorrow – heading for the Old Market Square.
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21 February 2014

Hall-Fast renews sponsorship deals

Chamber member Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies has extended its sponsorship deals with Nottingham Rugby and Elite Ice Hockey League team the Sheffield Steelers for their respective forthcoming 2014/15 seasons.
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20 February 2014

Bowler Energy is NFU approved supplier

The NFU Farm Energy Service has recently welcomed a new partnership with Bowler Energy which is now an approved supplier for both wind and solar renewable energy systems.
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20 February 2014

Businesses not digging out tax relief

Firms in the construction and agricultural sectors are missing out on up to £250,000 worth of tax relief because they are unaware of how much they are entitled to claim against newly-bought machines, a survey carried out by JCB has revealed.
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20 February 2014

\Cheese\ matters for Nottingham teenagers

More than 1,200 teenagers in Nottingham have been given a helping hand on how to manage their money and avoid running up huge debts, thanks to a unique and award-winning financial education programme run by business volunteers.
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19 February 2014

Chambers welcome latest good news on employment

The Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce (DNLCC) have welcomed another set of positive employment figures which show significant year-on-year drops in unemployment and those claiming out-of-work benefits.
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17 February 2014

Get Notts Working Campaign Launch 2014

With the economy showing signs of recovering, firms can give a chance to the thousands of talented young people who are desperate for an opportunity to prove themselves.
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17 February 2014

Business Briefing with Jessica Lee MP

Erewash MP Jessica Lee met with members of the local business community at the DNCC Business Briefing at Power Electronics Measurements, Long Eaton, on Friday 14 February.
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16 February 2014

New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma

A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown.
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12 February 2014

150 new jobs in Nottingham

More than 150 jobs are to be created in Nottingham when $11bn turnover American clothing and footwear company VF Corporation moves several of its European wholesale and e-commerce customer services functions to the city.
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12 February 2014

Chamber welcomes fresh Forward Guidance

Reacting to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s comments about Forward Guidance today, Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce, said:
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10 February 2014

Free health and safety seminar

A free health and safety seminar, covering the practical and cultural issues surrounding the aftermath of a serious accident, takes place in Nottingham in early March.
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10 February 2014

East Midlands exporters - your views are needed!

The Global Chambers Project is a partnership between the British Chambers of Commerce, The Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce Group (DNLCC), UK Trade & Investment and other UK business networks.
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7 February 2014

Transport Secretary To Speak At Chamber Dinner

Hot on the heels of awarding the £1bn Crossrail contract to Derby trainmaker Bombardier, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce (DNLCC) 2014 A
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7 February 2014

Hall-Fast owner backs rugby legend on charity bike ride

Local businessman Malk Hall, Managing Director of Chamber member Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, is teaming up with Nottingham Rugby legend David Jackson to embark on a one-day bike challenge to raise money for Headway, the brain injury association.
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6 February 2014

Students bite the ballot

Students at Burton and South Derbyshire College learned more about politics on Wednesday 5 February, by taking part in activities and presentations to mark the UK’s first National Voter Registration Day.
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6 February 2014

Chambers welcome Bombardier announcement

Reacting to the news that Derby trainmaker Bombardier has won a £1bn contract to build trains for London’s Crossrail, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce said:
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5 February 2014

Spatial Global wins top freight industry award

Castle Donington-based Spatial Global Limited, the freight forwarding and logistics subsidiary of The Keswick Enterprises Group, has won the prestigious Project Forwarding Award in the British International Freight Association's (BIFA's) Freight Service A
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4 February 2014

James Newman extends LEP role

James Newman has accepted a request from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Board (LEP) to continue as Chairman until September 2015.
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3 February 2014

Race at Silverstone for charity

If you’ve always wanted to race at Silverstone then now’s your chance, as the track plays host to the Adidas Half Marathon on Sunday 2 March 2014.
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3 February 2014

Food and Drink Forum launches regulations support

One of the food and drink sector’s key business support organisations, The Food and Drink Forum, is launching new services for its members to help handle ongoing changes in legislation and regulatory pressures on manufacturing, catering and retail busines
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3 February 2014

Business Booster 2014

South Derbyshire District Council and the Swadlincote and District Chamber of Trade are hosting an event designed to give retailers and other town centre-based businesses real ideas and information that will help their business grow in 2014.
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31 January 2014

Work experience is a vital tool

Work experience is a vital part of any teenager’s curriculum as it opens up the world of work to students and prepares them for the job market, a message that Norsaca, the largest specialist autism charity in the East Midlands, is keen to promote.
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30 January 2014

Business leaders learn about Notts TV

Over 80 senior local business people attended a recent Nottingham City Business Club lunch, wheher they heard from Notts TV’s channel director James Brindle and commercial manager Charlie Bromley.
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29 January 2014

£14m for Markham Vale infrastructure

Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone is set to receive a cash injection of more than £14m to speed up delivery of vital infrastructure for the Markham Vale logistics development.
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29 January 2014

Silver Pride cements CEMEX deal

A Chamber member is on the way to becoming a global heavyweight after firming up a series of deals with one of the world’s biggest cement producers.
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28 January 2014

Chambers welcome positive GDP figures

The Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce (DNLCC) have welcomed today's positive Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures, which showed the UK economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the last three months of 2013.
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27 January 2014

Chambers call for further deregulation

Commenting ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech on deregulation today, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce (DNLCC), said: “While the Chamber acknowledges the importance of regulation,
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27 January 2014

£150m Development for Nottingham

A £150m investment in Nottingham's Broadmarsh will take a step forward today (27 January 2014) when the shopping centre's owner Intu and the city council sign a conditional development agreement.
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24 January 2014

Ten-Year Cleaning and Window Cleaning Opportunity

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide cleaning services to include cleaning and window cleaning of communal areas to domestic properties and cleaning and window cleaning of sheltered schemes thr
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23 January 2014

Chamber patron nets Stags deal

Mansfield Town Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of a new corporate sponsor. It is Chamber patron Purpose Media, an award-winning ecommerce website developer and online marketing specialist.
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22 January 2014

Passenger satisfaction is 86 per cent

Customer satisfaction with train services on the East Midlands Trains network stands at 86 per cent, according to the latest data from by independent watchdog Passenger Focus.
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21 January 2014

Fig Creative's Helen Duncan's web interview

Last year was a busy one for Fig Creative, from setting up a new design studio to launching a marketing partner programme, Helen Duncan, Managing Director of Fig Creative, told media website DWPub.
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21 January 2014

DEGF supports Park Bikeworks

A new Derby social enterprise formed to support cyclists and encourage more environmentally friendly commuting in the city centre has secured a £170,000 grant from the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.
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18 January 2014

Builder wins share of £100m contract

Derby-based building contractor G F Tomlinson has been awarded a share of a £100m contract by public sector construction procurement, design and consultation specialists Scape.
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17 January 2014

Chamber reacts to Ed Miliband’s banking plan

Commenting on Labour Leader Ed Miliband’s proposals to reform the banking sector, Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce, said: “Ed Miliband is right to highlight the
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17 January 2014

Notts Schools Embrace Art

Lakeside Arts Centre has enabled more than 1,100 primary and secondary school pupils from across Nottinghamshire to learn about and embrace art, thanks to its ‘Pop Art to Britart – Modern Masters from the David Ross Collection’ exhibition.
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15 January 2014

Chamber member celebrates 20th anniversary

Chamber member Mid IT is delighted to be celebrating its 20th year of providing local businesses with IT support, supply, installations, consultancy, data networking and telecomms services.
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15 January 2014

Chamber Patron takes on new web developer

Chamber Patron Prurpose media - an award winning ecommerce website developer and online marketing specialist - has appointed a new website developer to help spearhead its next phase of growth.
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10 January 2014

Stepping up to the toughest footrace

Archi Stewart, who recently founded Crawford Strategic, faces the dual challenges of establishing his new business and training for an event ranked as the world’s toughest footrace.
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9 January 2014

M1 60mph restriction will impact business

Reacting to proposals to reduce the speed limit to 60mph between junctions 28 and 35A on the M1, Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Chamber has yet to be
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7 January 2014