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News from December 2014

27 December 2014

Paskett PR ends the year on a high

Derby-based Paskett Public Relations, a leading gardening consultancy, will end 2014 on a high note with a number of new clients, a new member of the team and a redesigned website.
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24 December 2014

Bumper year for the High Street

According to Government estimates announced today, the value of retail sales in 2014 is forecast to be at an all-time high for the UK, around £342bn.
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23 December 2014

Train staff recognised at awards

East Midlands Trains staff have once again been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the company’s third annual awards ceremony, in the year East Midlands Trains became the passenger operator of the year.
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23 December 2014

Shopwatch scheme goes digital

A scheme to help retailers in Ilkeston and Long Eaton combat crime and keep their customers safe has been upgraded using the latest digital technology.
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20 December 2014

Specsavers has growth in sight

The talented Nottingham workforce has helped to contribute to Specsavers’ growth in the city – and the company is set to expand even further.
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19 December 2014

Focus on the Future of Vulcan bomber

Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been working with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust to undertake an options appraisal to identify the best possible future for the iconic aircraft Avro Vulcan XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain.
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19 December 2014

Research Excellence Results Celebrated

Nottingham Trent University is celebrating the announcement that almost all of its research is of 'world-leading', 'internationally-excellent', or 'internationally-recognised' standard.
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19 December 2014

Winging New Designs to Market

The University of Nottingham is working on a major project which will bring new wing design, manufacturing and assembly technologies to market.
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17 December 2014

Honorary CBE for engineer

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark today bestowed an honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) on Dervilla Mitchell, Trustee and Board Member of the global engineering consultancy Arup.
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15 December 2014

Members appointments up to 12 December

Patent and trademark law firm Swindell & Pearson has made a number of appointments and promotions as the business enjoyed a successful 2014 and is set to step up its growth plans.
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15 December 2014

Bursary boost for Derby College student

A plastering student at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support her future studies and entrepreneurial plans.
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15 December 2014

Grant Fund Success

Nearly 2,000 jobs have been created and secured at 85 firms across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire thanks to the Nottingham Technology Grant Fund (N’Tech) which has now closed to applications.
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15 December 2014

Double top for 2bm

Data centre design and build company 2bm scooped two top accolades at a recent awards ceremony.
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11 December 2014

Celebrating The Success of 40 Staff

Engineering and specialist contractor North Midland Construction, of Huthwaite, has marked the success of 40 employees who have completed a variety of learning and development courses in the last twelve months, by holding a celebration event.
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11 December 2014

Member serves up £2.5m catering facility

A £2.5m catering and hospitality building has been completed at Brooksby Melton College – transforming its provision for students and providing a boost for the local community too.
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10 December 2014

£2K of branding up for grabs

Leicestershire-based branding agency Hyphen is giving businesses the opportunity to win over £2,000 worth of free branding and design work.
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9 December 2014

Aiming to improve reading attainment

Turner & Townsend, a programme management and construction consultancy, has pledged financial and personnel support to a new initiative to help improve reading attainment levels.
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9 December 2014

Cloud has silver lining for Innes England

More than 70 business owners from across the East Midlands attended a seminar on the future of IT systems, hosted by a team of experts at leading business IT advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry.
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8 December 2014

Rams Unveil New Signing

Chamber member Smith Partnership has signed a two-year deal with Chamber Patron Derby County Football Club to become the Rams' legal services partner.
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4 December 2014

Free Steelers v Panthers Tickets Courtesy of Hall-Fast

Chamber member Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies is offering youngsters in north Nottinghamshire the opportunity to see some first-class ice hockey action for free next month as part of its community partnership with the Sheffield Steelers.
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4 December 2014

D2N2 Growth Hub to be launched by Business Minister

On Friday 5 December, Business and Enterprise Minister, the Rt. Hon. Matthew Hancock MP, will officially launch the D2N2 Growth Hub during an event for businesses from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It takes place at Nottingham Trent University's Dryden
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3 December 2014

Chamber Welcomes Autumn Statement Business Rates Review

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber, which represents businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, said: “With a General Election now firmly on the horizon, the Chancellor was never going to deliver an Autumn Stat
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