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East Midlands Chamber News

News from January 2014

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

DNCC Survey: Economy Strengthens Again In Q4

The economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire gained further momentum in the final three months of 2013 thanks to another strong business performance, according to the region’s largest regular independent business survey.
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7 January 2014

Weekend Closures of A52

Highways Agency resurfacing works on the westbound carriageway of the A52 Brian Clough Way (from the M1 to Cole Lane, Borrowash) will start on Friday 10 January. The work will require full overnight and weekend road closures of the westbound carriageway a
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6 January 2014

Inflation-busting Parking Levy Rise

The workplace parking levy has been set at £362 per space for the coming year – an increase of more than eight per cent, the Nottingham Post has reported.
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1 January 2014

£1.3m University Of Derby scheme to boost UK engineering

A £1.3m initiative to help plug a UK skills gap in vital engineering skills – and give students a free postgraduate education – has been announced today by the University of Derby and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
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