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East Midlands Chamber News

News from February 2014

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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