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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2014

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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