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East Midlands Chamber News

News from September 2014

30 September 2014

Success drives recruitment

Positive outcomes, a leading national training and apprenticeship provider, is recruiting for sales staff to be based at its new city centre office in Nottingham after a period of sustained growth.
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30 September 2014

University joins forces with police

Experts in forensic science at Nottingham Trent University have signed an agreement with the East Midlands Police Search Specialists to explore ways of working together.
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26 September 2014

Champions (UK) adds to celebrity speaking division

Midlands-based brand agency, Champions (UK) plc, recently purchased Warner Music & Entertainments (UK) for an undisclosed sum and former MD, Alan Warner, joined the experienced Champions Celebrity and Speaking team.
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26 September 2014

Geldards acquires Robinsons

National law firm Geldards LLP has today announced that it proposes to acquire the long established practice of Derby and Ilkeston law firm, Robinsons.
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25 September 2014

BDO launches its Mid-Market Manifesto

Despite their fundamental importance to the economy, mid-sized firms in the East Midlands are under-valued and over-looked, according to accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP.
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24 September 2014

Football comes home to the Forest Rec

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Forest in the Community have built on the success of Nottingham becoming the first City of Football by signing an historic agreement to create a major new football and sports facility on the Forest Recreation Ground.
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24 September 2014

Trains to run throughout Unite strike

East Midlands Trains has pledged to continue running as many services as possible for passengers despite what it called "inconsiderate strike action" called by the union Unite.
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23 September 2014

Six per cent growth at Russell Scanlan

Nottingham based insurance broking and risk managing firm Russell Scanlan has announced its latest financial year end figures, reporting growth across the business of 6% for the year ending 31 July 2014.
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23 September 2014

Wilsons' 100 things - number 58

Taking on the Tour du Mont Blanc and re-painting a Nottingham centre for the homeless, are among the latest challenges completed by Wilsons’ staff in their quest to do 100 things for charity in the firm's centenary year.
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22 September 2014

Train of cyclists raise charity cash

A team of train staff have raised nearly £10,000 for Samaritans and Macmillan Cancer Support after completing their latest challenge - a 200 mile cycle ride from Derby to Portsmouth Harbour in just three days.
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22 September 2014

Groundbreaking for Derby UTC

Some of the first prospective students of the Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) took part in a groundbreaking ceremony which marked the start of building work on the new £8m campus in Pride Park.
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19 September 2014

Chamber Reacts to Scottish No Vote

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “This was a decision for the people of Scotland to make and although they have voted against independence, there is no question that this
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18 September 2014

Intellectual property advice for advisers

AdamsonJones, patent and trade mark attorneys, is hosting an event aimed at providing an overview of intellectual property (IP) for non-specialist solicitors, accountants and other professional advisers.
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17 September 2014

Nottingham's Great War Commemorative Weekend

Nottingham's Great War commemorations continue with the arrival of two major exhibitions on 19 September - the Fields of Battle street exhibition and Nottingham's Great War Commemorative Weekend.
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13 September 2014

Golf day aids Parkinson's charity

Nottingham accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young helped give Parkinson’s sufferers in the city a boost at the Nottingham City Business Club golf day yesterday.
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12 September 2014

Kevin Pilkington to Aid Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

Notts County Goalkeeping Coach and former pro footballer, Kevin Pilkington, has pledged his support to Nottingham Hospitals Charity by agreeing to run the 2014 Robin Hood Half Marathon in aid of the Charity’s recently-launched Saving Lives Helipad Appeal.
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12 September 2014

IoD Chairman's top tips to young directors .

Ian Dormer, the Loughborough born national Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a leading businessman, will speak about the values and factors that make successful leaders when he addresses the East Midlands Young Directors’ Forum Annual Conve
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12 September 2014

Rovers boss joins LEP Board

Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of the Doncaster Rovers Football Club, has joined the Board of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which recently secured a £320m cash boost to create over 28,000 jobs and training for 40,000 people
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12 September 2014

Kevin Pilkington Supports Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

Notts County Goalkeeping Coach and former pro footballer, Kevin Pilkington, has pledged his support to Nottingham Hospitals Charity by agreeing to run the 2014 Robin Hood Half Marathon in aid of the Charity’s recently-launched Saving Lives Helipad Appeal.
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11 September 2014

Microlise Signs Multi-Million Pound Tata Deal

Microlise, the transport management solutions firm based in Nottinghamshire, is to provide pioneering technology to Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicles manufacturer, in a move which is expected to transform the country’s commercial transport
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11 September 2014

Rent free shop is competition prize

Would-be retailers are invited to take part in Nottingham’s highly successful Inspiring Retail Nottingham competition – where the winners will win a rent-free shop at intu Broadmarsh for a year and a £5,000 cash prize.
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8 September 2014

Your Chance to Register for Marketplace 2014

Register to attend as a delegate, potential exhibitor of a new idea or a corporate sponsor for the Arthritis Research UK Marketplace 2014, a unique event for everyone interested in or directly involved in innovation to help improve the lives of people imp
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5 September 2014

Bus firm upgrades to 4G

Nottingham City Transport is upgrading to a superfast 4G speed with its latest group of buses to be fitted with free on-board Wi-Fi.
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3 September 2014

Your Chance to Shape High-Speed Britain

High Speed Two (HS2), the planned North-South rail link, would be the biggest and most ambitious infrastructure project in the UK and the first new railway to be built north of London in over 120 years.
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3 September 2014

Huge Funds Raised at Star-Studded Charity Golf Bash

Welcoming a host of celebrities and professional golfers, the inaugural Tony Jacklin Wentworth Charity Invitational was hailed a fantastic success which helped raise vital funds for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people.
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3 September 2014

Outstanding Year for Chamber Member

Chamber member Microlise, a transport management solutions firm based in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, has reported sustained growth in the UK and internationally – and a 19% rise in staff numbers.
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