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News from July 2014

25 July 2014

Trade mission to India

Businesses wanting to grow their trade in India can apply to join a Virgin Atlantic trade mission to Mumbai.
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24 July 2014

East Midlands Trains to run through strike

As a result of industrial action being taken by train maintenance staff belonging to the Unite union over pay and conditions, there will be some changes to the East Midlands Trains’ timetable from Sunday 27 July to Thursday 31 July.
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23 July 2014

Brushing up painting skills

Staff from the Leicester office of financial and business advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP put their painting skills to the test when they volunteered to spruce up a tired communal lounge at the Vista Kathleen Rutland Home as part of the firm’s ongoing supp
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23 July 2014

Fraser Brown charity golf day

Fraser Brown held a charity golf day at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club yesterday, raising £5,000 for MacMillan and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
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22 July 2014

RGF-supported SMEs treble in a year

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises supported through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has trebled over the past year to 5,100 – helping growing businesses to create highly skilled jobs and expand into new markets.
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21 July 2014

Demand drives Positive growth

Training and apprenticeship provider Positive Outcomes has launched a huge recruitment drive due to the growth and demand for apprenticeships in the past 12 months.
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21 July 2014

Nurture future business success

Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity, is looking for North Derbyshire volunteer business advisers to help lead the entrepreneurs of the future to their first success.
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18 July 2014

Hottest day tests JCB runners

Front-runners at this year’s JCB Lakeside Five and Fun Run had a mouth-watering prospect to look forward to as they raced towards the finish line in aid of the NSPCC.
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18 July 2014

Snazzy Socks walking out of shop

Over 100 pairs of Derbyshire Cricket Club's new Snazzy Socks have already been sold in memory of Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton’s father, Keith
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18 July 2014

Leicestershire Skills Experience

Supported by The Skills Show, the European Social Fund and the National Careers Service, this free event will be a fantastic opportunity for people aged between 14 and 25 from Leicester and Leicestershire to find out about a huge range of career opportuni
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18 July 2014

QUAD's summer nights film festival

QUAD in Derby is offering the chance for businesses to wine and dine colleagues or clients at the Summer Nights Film Festival screenings in July and August.
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17 July 2014

Notts pharmacy brand hits 1,000

A design company that has provided the brains behind some of the UK’s most innovative and recognisable pharmacy retail interiors has reached a milestone by completing its 1,000th project.
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16 July 2014

Jungle Book comes to Kelham Hall

Kelham Hall & Country Park will host an outdoor theatrical performance of Rudyard Kipling’s classical children’s tale, The Jungle Book on Saturday, 2 August.
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16 July 2014

Newtons launches marketing doctor service

Newtons Accountants in Nottingham is the first accountancy practice in the region to offer a free telephone and email service offering help, advice and comment in marketing for companies and organisations looking to grow and develop.
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16 July 2014

Chamber Welcomes More Good News on Jobs

The number of Jobseekers Allowance claimants in Derbyshire, Nottingham and Leicestershire fell by more than 3,200 in June, providing further evidence that the local economy is strengthening.
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16 July 2014

DEGF supports rail company expansion

Derby-based Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited (RVEL) has secured grant support from the £20m Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF) which will be the catalyst for growth.
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16 July 2014

Bold and Blue Friday

On Friday 5 September, Hope Against Cancer will be celebrating the launch of the new Leicester Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research.
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15 July 2014

The Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister David Cameron is reshuffling his top team, with details of new appointments and exits being unveiled.
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15 July 2014

Spatial Global announces publishing deal

Spatial Global, the UK-based international delivery specialist, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide e-commerce fulfilment and freight services to Practical Publishing International – the leading British publisher of craft magazi
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15 July 2014

Keltruck delivers Golden Griffin

Chamber member Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.
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11 July 2014

Nelsons assists in £21m software deal

The corporate finance team at Nottingham-based Nelsons Solicitors has advised on the sale of London software firm Total Objects on its multi-million pound sale to listed insurance outsourcing specialist Xchanging plc.
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10 July 2014

Royal visit for John Smedley

Her Majesty The Queen was warmly welcomed back to John Smedley Ltd after a 46 year absence, having first visited Lea Mills in Derbyshire in 1968.
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10 July 2014

Appointments in June

Holywell Medical Group has appointed a new Project Manager to drive improvements at its five surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley.
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10 July 2014

Rams win prestigious award

Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has won a prestigious national award for its community work in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London today.
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9 July 2014

Isys merges with southern rival

A Derby IT company, which supplies state-of-the-art management software to the waste and recycling industry, says it is looking to create new jobs and develop its product range after merging with a major competitor.
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8 July 2014

Export Webinar Takes Place Today

The second in a series of online seminars aimed at highlighting the business opportunities on offer in some of Europe's emerging markets takes place later today.
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8 July 2014

Major partnership for research into graphene

The University of Nottingham is joining one of the largest ever European research initiatives which aims to take the ‘wonder material’ graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to everyday use — turning cutting edge scientific rese
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8 July 2014

Nottingham Heritage Strategy Consultation

A draft of Nottingham’s Heritage Strategy is now open for consultation and the Chamber has been asked to circulate a copy to encourage members in the city to contribute and support this important document. It can be viewed by clicking here.
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7 July 2014

Bus driver apprenticeship 'outstanding'

Nottingham City Transport’s Apprenticeship programme for trainee bus drivers has just been graded as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, with OFSTED’s lead inspector describing it as ‘the best example of in-house vocational training I’ve come across’.
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7 July 2014

JCB mud run breaks records

A record field of 2,700 people crawled, climbed and splashed their way around a gunge-filled course to take on the challenge of the 3rd Annual JCB Mud Run.
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7 July 2014

Chamber Welcomes LEP Growth Deals

The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire were today awarded a total of £250m of Government funding over the next five years to support local projects which create jobs and generate growth, Prime Mini
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4 July 2014

New cycle hub at Sheffield station

Cyclists using Sheffield station now have access to state of the art cycling facilities following the completion of a £850,000 scheme to deliver a bespoke cycling hub.
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4 July 2014

Opera singers to entertain diners

Maison Mes Amis, a French restaurant in Chesterfield, has secured opera singers mezzo soprano Louise Collet and baritone Whitaker Mills to entertain diners on Friday 11 July and will start a series of Sunday jazz events two days later with The Kerry Ferna
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4 July 2014

Event To Unlock Eastern Promise

Exporting businesses can find out how to exploit trade opportunities in some of the fastest-growing markets in south east Asia at a seminar in Chesterfield.
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3 July 2014

Creative agency blooms

Freestyle Marketing Communications, a Nottingham-based PR and marketing agency, has secured four new business wins this summer and looks set to continue its winning streak over the coming months with a stack of meetings lined up.
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1 July 2014

Women in Manufacturing report

Midlands business woman – Flo Wood – has taken a starring role in a new report out today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in partnership with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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1 July 2014

Site managers scoop prestigious award

Site managers working for Nottingham-based homebuilder, Barratt Homes North Midlands, have been commended in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain.
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