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East Midlands Chamber News

News from May 2014

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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