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East Midlands Chamber News

News from August 2014

27 August 2014

TV Star Backs Local Awards

Entrepreneur and television personality Saira Khan is encouraging businesses from her local area of Erewash to enter a special set of awards to honour and celebrate excellence.
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21 August 2014

Dragons’ Den Star Confirmed for Business Convention

Dean Walton, founder of Mask-arade, who confounded the BBC’s infamous Dragons’ Den by building a multi-million pound business after being rejected by the programme for investment, has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the IoD’s Young Directors Forum (
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19 August 2014

GCI's Connectivity Win

With an international match on the horizon, Chamber patron GCI was able to provide fellow member Derbyshire County Cricket Club with the connectivity needed to ensure the world could watch.
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15 August 2014

National acclaim for BHP’s young gun

Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) young gun Kieron Batham-Tomkins has been picked as one of the winners of the “25 under 25” tax professionals in the country, by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).
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14 August 2014

Trent College students visit Large Hadron Collider

Students from Trent College, all aged 15-18, and two staff, have been to CERN. the home of the Large Hadron Collider, in Switzerland, to learn how research undertaken there is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions on the planet.
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13 August 2014

Have your say on National Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission, whose purpose is to provide advice to the Government on matters relating to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), has been asked to prepare a report for Government by February 2015.
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13 August 2014

Chamber Welcomes Positive Employment Data

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire saw an increase in the total number of people in employment today, along with falls in the number of those unemployed or claiming out of work benefits.
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11 August 2014

Pick Everard secures £20m contract

Independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard, of Leicester, has secured a contract to deliver a cutting-edge £20m scheme at the University of Warwick.
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8 August 2014

ASDEC is Open for Business

A £2.5m centre for testing vibrations on vehicles before they go into production has been officially opened by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor Sir Robert Burgess and top automotive design expert Prof Richard Parry-Jones.
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4 August 2014

Work starts to transform campus

Conractor GF Tomlinson has started work on the construction of a new pavilion and teaching suite at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton campus.
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1 August 2014

Where There's a Will, There's a Way!

The offices of 24 local solicitors have generously agreed to reduce their Will Writing charges for older people to only £35 plus VAT for a single, uncomplicated Will.
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