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News from October 2014

31 October 2014

New EZ base to create jobs at Inspirepac

A manufacturer which produces packaging for blue-chip brands has agreed a deal for a 100,000 sq ft warehouse and office building on the Markham Vale enterprise zone in Derbyshire.
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31 October 2014

JCB secures deal for telehandler worth £5 million

JCB has won a deal worth £5 million for 90 of its Loadall telecopic handler models. The machines - used for lifting and placing loads on building sites - have been supplied to London-based plant hire specialist One Call Hire and have all been manufactured
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26 October 2014

Hall-Fast Charity Ball 2015

The biggest and most prestigious black tie gala event in North Nottinghamshire is set to return for a third year in 2015 - offering Chamber members an exclusive opportunity to raise their profile by sponsoring or supporting the event.
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23 October 2014

Survey Highlights Slower Pace of Growth

A fall in domestic and export sales led to a dip in performance of the local economy in in the third quarter of the year, according to the results of a new business survey.
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22 October 2014

£5m for agricultural innovation

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5m of funding from Government and industry to develop innovations to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control
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21 October 2014

Chamber to Host Economic Conference

The Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire will next month host a major conference to examine the state of the region’s economy.
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20 October 2014

Chamber Celebrates Ofsted Success

Staff at the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the publication of their Ofsted report following an inspection at the end of August.
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18 October 2014

Intu wins carbon reduction award

Nottingham's intu Victoria Centre has played an integral part in securing a national award for intu, UK market leader for prime shopping centres.
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17 October 2014

Bringing Leicestershire to Life - Leics.TV

Leicestershire is soon to have the most innovative online local TV service in the UK. A new campaign site has just been launched to let people know how they can get involved and present the exciting opportunities coming up.
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17 October 2014

Growth vouchers available in Nottingham

Nottingham Business School and Nottingham University Business School have teamed up with the Government’s Growth Voucher programme to help businesses access and pay for the advice they need to grow.
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16 October 2014

Yu Energy shortlisted

Nottingham-based energy supplier, Yü Energy, has been shortlisted in the category of Service Provider of the Year at the prestigious Midlands Business Awards.
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15 October 2014

Boosting mining and energy transparency

Government plans for greater transparency over payments in the gas, oil and mining sector reached a significant milestone today, as the UK was admitted as a candidate country for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
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15 October 2014

First Arthritis Research UK marketplace event

Improving the lives of people affected by arthritis is behind a new event hosted at MediCity, the health, beauty and wellness innovation hub based in Nottingham, with the charity Arthritis Research UK.
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15 October 2014

Government's case for minimum wage 2016

The Government’s evidence to the Low Pay Commission, which will be used to help decide the level of the National Minimum Wage from October 2015, has been submitted today.
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9 October 2014

Growth has slowed says BCC

To coincide with its International Trade Conference taking place in London today, the British Chambers of Commerce has published the results of its Quarterly Economic Survey for Q3 2014.
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8 October 2014

STEP up for Tax Manager Kari

Kari Mellon, Senior Tax Manager in the Leicester office of business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, has been awarded the STEP Diploma for Accountants and Tax Practitioners, Trusts and Estates.
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8 October 2014

Prime location for SME growth

The Ashfield and Mansfield area has emerged as number two in the UK for the expansion of professional services, R&D firms and technology companies.
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8 October 2014

MP to open marina's Boardwalk

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler will officially open Mercia Marina’s new £1.7m Boardwalk shopping and leisure development this weekend.
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8 October 2014

Improved confidence signalled

Propety consultant at Innes England has been instructed to market newly refurbished grade-A office space in Riverside Business Park, Nottingham.
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7 October 2014

Enscite event to uncover opportunities for rail sector SMEs

SMEs supplying the UK’s rail sector will gain a rare insight into opportunities within the supply chain and what the major manufacturers look for from their suppliers at a free event run by Enscite and backed by national and regional bodies including BIS
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7 October 2014

Sheet music tablet launched

A graduate has launched the first purpose-built portable music sheet reader with a 22in screen to allow musicians to perform without frequently refreshing the page.
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7 October 2014

Legal firms to get free cyber-attack training

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey will today launch a new free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.
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6 October 2014

Apprentices' Pay Boost

Business Secretary Vince Cable today outlined proposals to simplify and boost the national minimum wage for apprentices, making apprenticeships an even more financially attractive route for young people deciding whether to go into full time employment or
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6 October 2014

Government Launches Employment Review

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a wide-ranging employment review to help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers.
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6 October 2014

Free Franchising Seminar

Franchising experts will be speaking at a free seminar in Derby tomorrow which aims to advise local companies about post termination restrictions in franchising of business models and brands and in employment.
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4 October 2014

CWCS in partnership deal with Barracuda

Internet and cloud host CWCS Managed Hosting, of Nottingham, has reached a partnership agreement with Barracuda, the American-based global internet security and storage company.
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2 October 2014

Chamber Still Concerned About Skills

The East Midlands’ biggest business organisation has echoed concerns raised by its national umbrella body about the way in which young people are being prepared for the world of work.
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2 October 2014

Business optimistic and pay rises imminent

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that UK business leaders remained highly optimistic over the UK's economic prospects during the third quarter of 2014.
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2 October 2014

Flexibility means happier workforce

Following the amalgamation of three regional PKF Cooper Parry offices to one super-office at Castle Donington in the spring, the firm is now reinventing the HR wheel, with open holidays, email curfews and flexible working.
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2 October 2014

New antenatal rights for dads

Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to two antenatal appointments, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today.
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