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East Midlands Chamber News

News from November 2014

28 November 2014

Google exams success

Nottingham-based Hallam Internet recently achieved success in Google exams, making firm one of the top-eight Google Partner agencies in the UK and the top Google Partner agency in the East Midlands, as calculated by the number of Google qualified consulta
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28 November 2014

Space centre walks away with prizes

The cream of Leicestershire’s tourism industry turned out last week to enjoy an evening of celebrations at the Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards.
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28 November 2014

Richard III burial appeal

People across Leicestershire are being invited to help raise money to re-inter King Richard lll in the Cathedral in March next year.
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28 November 2014

Prime Minister visits JCB

Prime Minister David Cameron today paid tribute to JCB as “an inspirational company” as he delivered a keynote speech at the firm's World Headquarters in Staffordshire.
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27 November 2014

New proposals to tackle late payment

New proposals obliging large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance have been unveiled today by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.
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26 November 2014

Focus helps restore Gallipoli warship

Heritage and exhibition specialists Focus Consultants are part of a team restoring the only surviving ship from the World War One Gallipoli campaign so that it can be opened up to the public.
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26 November 2014

Prime site for care home

A prime development site near Bulwell, with outline planning consent for a residential care village and day nursery, is being offered for sale by FHP Living.
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25 November 2014

£2.5m order for JCB

A leading Scottish plant hirer has bought 35 new JCB models worth nearly £2.5m as it gears up to handle major projects.
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24 November 2014

Paragon Interiors opens London office

Nottingham-based commercial interiors specialist Paragon Interiors Group has announced the opening of a London office as it continues to grow its client base across the UK.
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24 November 2014

Solicitors welcome new NHS duty of candour

A clinical negligence solicitor at Nottingham’s Nelsons Solicitors has backed a new legal duty of candour which now requires NHS staff to notify patients when treatment has gone wrong.
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22 November 2014

Ring-fenced funding drives community developments

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has secured £750,000 of external funding and has given its support to a major programme of capital works on 11 priority amenity projects in Nottingham to be spent by the end of December 2015.
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20 November 2014

Praise for meet-the-buyer event

Sub-contractors and suppliers praised the “fantastic opportunities” at an event hosted by the GF Tomlinson Group where they could find out more about future work on public sector construction projects in Derby and Derbyshire.
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20 November 2014

Open for Business event

The University of Derby is hosting its Open for Business exhibition and trade fair on Friday, November 21, to celebrate the success of local businesses which have received support from the University.
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17 November 2014

New team members at Kingswood

Financial advisory firm Kingswood Taxation and Wealth Management Ltd has announced the appointment of Westley Price as its new Client Relationship Manager.
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15 November 2014

Heron takes top honours

Staff a Heron Publications celebrated after being presented with a second successive accolade in the national Magazine Publishers’ Awards.
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14 November 2014

New JCB factories in India

JCB today celebrated 35 years of manufacturing in India with the opening of two brand new factories in Jaipur – an investment of £62m.
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13 November 2014

Schoolgirls boost motor vehicle skills

Schoolgirls were determined to prove it is not just jobs for the boys when they joined a motor vehicle maintenance course on an award-winning scheme from Loughborough College.
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13 November 2014

Local government advisory team

Financial and business adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, which has its East Midlands regional head office in Leicester, has launched a dedicated team to offer consultancy services to local authorities, police bodies and fire and rescue authorities across the
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12 November 2014

Construction Manager of the Year

Willmott Dixon is celebrating after construction manager James Elliment scooped the top accolade at the prestigious Construction Manager of the Year Awards, regarded as the industry’s Oscars for construction professionals.
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11 November 2014

Profiting from innovation

AdamsonJones and Baker Tilly have joined forces to run a seminar in conjunction with Derby-based Enscite on Profiting from Innovation.
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11 November 2014

Andy Leask hands over company reins

After 30 years with the company, the boss of an engineering consultancy in Derby has stepped up to become Chairman as part of a restructuring of the top positions.
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10 November 2014

Law firm's record top rankings

Browne Jacobson’s reputation as a leading law firm has been enhanced after it achieved a record number of top rankings in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK, the independent review of the UK’s legal services sector.
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9 November 2014

Gov't doubles export help

The number of medium-sized businesses receiving UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) support to sell overseas has doubled in just seven months from 1,000 to more than 2,000, according to Trade Minister Lord Livingston.
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5 November 2014

£67m Gov't pledge to support innovation

Government ministers are today announcing £67m of funding to support British businesses and scientists to bridge the ‘valley of death’ that lies between research and the marketplace.
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4 November 2014

DTL appoints new licensee in Korea

Damper Technology Limited (DTL) has announced today that it has entered into a licence agreement allowing Jin Heung Machinery Co, of South Korea, to manufacture the full range of DTL industrial dampers for the Korean market.
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4 November 2014

Chamber Blasts Holiday Pay Tribunal Rulings

Millions of workers could now have their holiday pay recalculated to take into account overtime. Businesses are facing a huge bill as a tribunal ruled today that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated.
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4 November 2014

Morgan Tucker expands through acquisition

Consulting engineering firm Morgan Tucker, which has its head office in Newark, is expanding its presence in London with the acquisition of structural engineering firm, Bolton Priestley.
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3 November 2014

KTP knowledge revolution

The first National KTP Week takes place this week with over 100 universities and businesses participating in one of the largest collaborations between the business world and universities in the UK.
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3 November 2014

East Midlands collaborative purchasing group launched

The launch of the East Midlands’ first collaborative purchasing group has been spearheaded by Enscite, the organisation created to help manufacturing SMEs develop business opportunities in the transport engineering supply chain.
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2 November 2014

New hope for patients with cardiovascular disease

Research has shown a protein that controls the growth of new blood vessels could potentially reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease in patients’ legs, including risks of leg ulcers, gangrene, and amputation.
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