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East Midlands Chamber News

News from June 2014

30 June 2014

New Brand for Invest in Nottingham Club

A bold rebrand and new business strategy for Nottinghamshire's inward investment organisation has been announced, with Invest in Nottingham Club relaunching as Nottingham Means Business.
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29 June 2014

JCB Academy makes the grade

The JCB Academy - Britain’s only school dedicated to developing engineers and business leaders of the future - has passed its first full Ofsted inspection with flying colours.
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29 June 2014

Hannah scoops national award

Hannah Banfield, head of marketing at ServiceMaster Limited, one of the UK’s biggest franchisers, has scooped a national accolade at the 2014 NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards.
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27 June 2014

New range of butterfly dampers

Damper Technology Limited (DTL) has launched a Standard Range of Butterfly Dampers which provide a simple and cost-effective method of control and isolation for many industrial applications requiring a shut-off of up to 99%.
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27 June 2014

Shortage of qualified IT applicants, report claims

Three-quarters of IT leaders have experienced difficulty recruiting staff with the necessary skills and experience they require according to new research commissioned by Reconnix, the Open Source and Cloud Service provider.
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27 June 2014

200 Fastest-Growing East Midlands Firms Revealed

Derbyshire is home to thirty-eight of the East Midlands’ 200 fastest growing businesses, which together show the largest increase in turnover of any county in the region, according to the findings of an East Midlands-wide report unveiled today.
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26 June 2014

TV Opportunity for Chamber Members

A national TV production company is on the lookout for Chamber members in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire to take part in a new show for Channel 4.
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26 June 2014

Chamber Member Opens New HQ at University of Nottingham

Chamber member Romax Technology, one of the world’s leading gearbox, driveline simulation and engineering companies, has officially opened the doors to its brand new £5.6m head office at the University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park.
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26 June 2014

New Chair for LLEP

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is set to formalise the appointment of a new Chair at the end of July.
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24 June 2014

Chamber Responds to Living Wage Commission Comments

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “For most businesses, their staff are their most important asset and paying a fair wage is an important part of their overall recruitment
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23 June 2014

Chamber Member Helps Lotus Get Its Man

Angus Keiller, Director of the UK operation of Chamber member CFR Global Executive Search – an international Recruitment Consultancy - led the search for the newly-appointed Chief Executive for supercar manufacturer Lotus.
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23 June 2014

Isa Guha to host cricket club dinner

Former England Women’s cricket star and Indian Premier League TV presenter Isa Guha will host the Cricket Derbyshire India Club Dinner on Sunday 29 June, celebrating the visit of MS Dhoni and his Indian touring Test side to Derbyshire.
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20 June 2014

Nottingham trade visit to India

Council officials and a team of leading Nottingham businesses from the Invest in Nottingham Club have been to India on a mission to create links and forge an investment bridge between the city and India.
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20 June 2014

Nottingham Energy Park plans take major step forward

Nottingham City Council’s long-held vision to create an Energy Park has taken a major step forward this week with clean-tech company Chinook Sciences being granted planning permission to develop an Energy Park on the 17-acre site on Blenheim Lane, Bulwell
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20 June 2014

Designer outlet opens two new stores

McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet has announced the opening of leading global fashion footwear brand, Skechers, and iconic womenswear designer brand, Ghost.
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19 June 2014

Chamber Welcomes New RGF Round

Local businesses will be able to bid for a share of £200m from round six of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund from today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.
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18 June 2014

Invitation to Tender: eBusiness Club Workbooks

The eBusiness Club - a specialist department within DNLCC which helps local firms make the best use of ICT to boost business performance - is tendering for a print services provider to produce workbooks for approximately 250 workshops being delivered acro
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17 June 2014

Toby Perkins at business breakfast

Toby Perkins is not only the Chesterfield MP, he's also the Shadow Minister for Small Business, responsible for Labour's policies on access to finance, regulation/de-regulation, insolvency, procurement and the vitality of our high streets.
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12 June 2014

SIGNAGE COMPANY DISPLAYS GROWTH IN LEICESTER

AN EXPANDING signage firm is continuing its business growth by moving into larger premises on Meridian Business Park, confirming that the demand for good quality industrial units continues to strengthen.
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11 June 2014

Members' appointments

Engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has signed up a celebrated name in the industry to help raise the firm's profile in the highly competitive sector.
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10 June 2014

University's major role in China deal

The University of Nottingham represented UK universities and signed a major research agreement with China during a high-level people-to-people dialogue event which was held recently in Beijing.
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4 June 2014

Chamber Reacts to Queen’s Speech

Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “There were measures in today’s Queen’s Speech which business will find encouraging.
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4 June 2014

Champions brand agency collects award

Specialist brand agency Champions, of Loughborough, will be at the Kensington Roof Gardens, today to collect an accolade in the inaugural Santander Breakthrough 50 Awards.
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4 June 2014

Free Business Growth Masterclasses

A number of free places available on a series of business growth masterclasses. They are being delivered as part of the Derby Coaching for Success programme and will draw on business growth experts from the private sector and leaders of high-growth, small
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2 June 2014

Planning consultancy expands

A planning consultancy that opened an office in Castle Donington a few months ago has taken on two extra staff already to cope with its growing workload.
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