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East Midlands Chamber News

News from April 2014

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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