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News from 2015

24 December 2015

epm supports Derby cancer charity

After its first successful year in a new facility, epm: technology decided it was time to support a local organisation with a cause close to everyone’s hearts.
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22 December 2015

Number of East Midlands Tech Firms Grows

The number of technology-related enterprises in the East Midlands private sector has risen by 19% since 2010, according to the latest Tech Monitor UK Survey by Chamber patron KPMG and Markit.
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21 December 2015

Bank staff full of Christmas cheer for Age UK

Cambridge & Counties Bank has donated a Santa’s sleigh-worth of gifts and useful items for older people in Leicestershire and Rutland and thrown a Christmas party for pensioners in its board room.
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21 December 2015

Students Union Transformed

The transformation of the University of Nottingham’s 1950s Portland Building has begun with the opening of The Studio – a new social and performance space for more than 150 people.
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20 December 2015

Curve continues partnership with De Montfort Uni

Curve theatre has announced its continued collaboration with Leicester’s De Montfort University - a partnership that will offer students and graduates work experience and educational placement opportunities and build on the two organisations successful re
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15 December 2015

Get Involved With 1in2 Day

Chamber patron Nottingham Trent University is inviting businesses across the region to get involved with 1in2 day on 26 February to support the work of scientists at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre. The centre is making an impact in the fight ag
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15 December 2015

Patron Qdos wins prestigious award

Qdos Broker and Underwriting Services has won the prestigious Insurance Times Scheme's Broker of the Year award at one of the biggest events in the Insurance calendar.
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15 December 2015

Best half year figures for Cooper Parry

Cooper Parry Corporate Finance has delivered its best ever half-year results, completing a series of high profile transactions with a combined deal value in excess of £150m.
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14 December 2015

Council to Host Checkatrade Event

National trade vetting service Checkatrade is partnering with Nottinghamshire County Council, opening a new office in Mansfield and inviting local tradespeople to become trusted members in order to protect people from cowboy tradesmen.
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14 December 2015

Nottingham company innovates and succeeds

Coldharbour Marine, of Linby North, Nottinghamshire, was presented with an International Technical Innovation award at the international Tanker Shipping and Trade Conference held in London in November.
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11 December 2015

Skills Provider Focused on LEP priorities, says Ofsted

Having achieved a ‘Good’ grade under the new Ofsted framework, The Derbyshire Network has been praised by Ofsted for “working closely to identify employers’ needs, and offering a good range of skills provision to meet the priorities set by five local ente
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11 December 2015

Opportunity in Nottingham property auction

John Pye Property Auctions is expecting significant interest in a commercial building less than a mile from the centre of Nottingham, resulting in a one-off exclusive online property auction this month.
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11 December 2015

The Government’s decision to further delay a long-awaited decision on airport expansion in the UK will hold back exporters and damage the economy, according to the Chamber.
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11 December 2015

epm:technology ends year with £4m automotive deal

Derby-based carbon fibre component manufacturer epm: technology is finishing 2015 by announcing it has won its first series production contract to manufacture high-quality, cosmetic components for a leading automotive client.
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8 December 2015

Timico Technology to sponsor Cheltenham Gold Cup

Timico Technology Group, the business internet, hosting and communications service provider, has been announced as the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature race of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, for four days in March.
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8 December 2015

Irongate Group partners with HB Group UK

Derby-based business supplies and services company Irongate Group has strengthened its position following a strategic partnership involving the office supplies, print and furniture divisions of fellow Derby firm HB Group - formerly Walrus Office Supplies.
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7 December 2015

Warning over watching TV in the office at Christmas

As the Christmas countdown begins, TV Licensing is calling on business owners and managers in the East Midlands to make sure they’re correctly licensed if staff or customers are likely to be watching TV at their premises over the holiday period.
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1 December 2015

Chamber Reacts to Ofsted Annual Report

Commenting on the findings of education watchdog Ofsted’s annual report for 2015, which was published this morning, Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “Young people need to leave education fully prepared for the world of work. While academic atta
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1 December 2015

New hotel for Derby Riverlights

Whitbread and Moorfield Real Estate Fund III have agreed terms to bring a new Premier Inn hotel and a Thyme restaurant to Derby Riverlights.
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1 December 2015

Huub dives into funding pool to drive growth

Derby-based Huub Design, an award-winning specialist in the design and distribution of high-performance clothing products for triathletes, is to expand production to capitalise on record UK and global demand.
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30 November 2015

Event to help protect medical innovation

Developers from Nottingham and Derby’s vibrant science and technology community will learn how to protect their medical innovations at an intellectual property event on Thursday (3 December).
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30 November 2015

Jobs saved as employees agree shorter hours

Shop floor employees at JCB have voted to work shorter hours for the next three months to save the jobs of colleagues at risk of compulsory redundancy. This follows an announcement by JCB earlier this month that up to 290 shop floor positions were at risk
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29 November 2015

Pizza night at Grant Thorntons

Teenagers soon to leave school and keen to explore their options can investigate how to kick-start their career at the Leicester office of business and financial advisory firm, Grant Thornton.
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26 November 2015

LLEP Event to Call for ESIF Bids

The LLEP is currently working on behalf of the National Growth Programme Board, (DCLG) and is inviting outline applications to deliver ERDF funded projects which respond to the local need set out in the LLEP ESIF Strategy.
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26 November 2015

Awards won by members

Ginsters and Kettleby Foods, both subsidiaries of Chamber patron Samworth Bros, won top accolades at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), with Ginsters scooping the Supply Chain Initiative of the Year and Kettleby Foods the Environmental Initia
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26 November 2015

Chamber Member Supports Think Tank's City Assets Report

Counterproductive tax and planning policies are stopping local authorities from making the most of public assets in their area, according to a new report by the think tank Centre for Cities, supported by global programme management consultancy Turner & To
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25 November 2015

Reactions to Autumn Statement

Chamber members from across the region have been reacting to today's Autumn Statement and Spending Review from Chancellor George Osborne. Here's a round-up of members' views...
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25 November 2015

Procurement event draws 50 delegates

The Chamber, in partnership with two local authorities, a housing association and emergency services held an event today aimed at providing local firms with the knowledge and information they need to help them pitch for locally-available public sector con
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25 November 2015

Chamber reacts to Autumn Statement

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement today, the Chamber’s Director of Policy, Chris Hobson, said: "This was largely a positive Autumn Statement which included a number of sensible measures that many local businesses will welco
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25 November 2015

Live Autumn Statement Webchat

The Chamber is teaming up with member Turner and Townsend to host a live Twitter chat on Wednesday 25 November to give some instant reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review.
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25 November 2015

Chamber Patron Warns on Innovation Investment

A disconnect between the value that businesses place on innovation and the amount that they are investing in it threatens to inhibit the growth of the UK’s vital middle market sector, according to new research from Chamber patron KPMG.
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24 November 2015

ITOPS Graduates Receive Awards

The latest group of local exporters to successfully achieve official international trade qualifications have been presented with their awards at the Chamber’s Chesterfield office.
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20 November 2015

Education's highest national honour for NTU

World-class research at Nottingham Trent University has earned the institution a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest national honour for a UK university.
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18 November 2015

Emerson staff support WellChild charity

A team of enthusiastic volunteers from Emerson Process Management have transformed the Nottingham garden of Luis Salmon and his sister Leah, helping to improve the lives of two young children who have a rare medical condition.
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18 November 2015

Cloud-based accountancy is Emerald service

Emerald Accountancy Services, of Chesterfield, has "future-proofed" its accounting software packages for clients by partnering with an award-winning online accounting software package.
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18 November 2015

Node4 hosts event at data centre

Chamber member Node4 played host this month to more than 30 local businesses and IT industry partners for its inaugural ‘Enable your business’ event, held at the company’s purpose built Data Centre on the outskirts of Northampton town centre.
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6 November 2015

England legend Shearer to come to football-focused Leicester

An Evening with Alan Shearer, presented by K Kong Events, will offer guests the unique opportunity to meet the England legend and hear him talk candidly about his career, which saw him score a record 260 goals in the Premier League, become the world’s mos
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5 November 2015

eBusiness Club Delivers £54m Boost to East Midlands

A pioneering project to enhance the digital skills of SMEs across the East Midlands provided support to more than 1,300 businesses, led to the creation of more than 150 new jobs and generated £54m of economic benefits over the past two years.
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5 November 2015

Midlands performs in 'Good Growth for Cities' index

Rising employment in the region and a return to growth in real earnings have helped boost the performance of the Midlands, according to the latest 2015 Good Growth for Cities index, with most Midlands cities performing well - particularly in health, trans
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4 November 2015

Outgoing Chamber President Highlights Key Business Issues

Placing business at the heart of devolution, closing the skills gap, championing the East Midlands and having a rational debate about the EU are the four key issues the outgoing President of the East Midlands Chamber* believes should be prioritised in the
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28 October 2015

Expenses on the Move

Chamber member Data Clarity’s cloud-based timesheets and business software, Clarity365, has been shortlisted in the Best Expense System award category in this year’s Payroll World Awards.
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26 October 2015

Prominent Pride Park warehouse available

Derby based commercial property consultant Salloway has been awarded a high profile agency instruction to find a new tenant for one of Derby’s most prominent industrial warehouses.
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22 October 2015

Peak tourism trying to win the 'purple pound'

Eight businesses across the Peak District and Derbyshire are playing a lead role in a pioneering project promoting England as a top destination for accessible tourism – now worth more than £12bn to the national economy.
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22 October 2015

Chamber Welcomes Midland Connect Launch

Improving transport links to speed up journey times across the Midlands could boost the regional economy by more than £1bn, create 300,000 additional jobs and save businesses nearly £500m.
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22 October 2015

Corporate supporters make magic happen for kids

Professionals from across the UK got together to raise a glass to When You Wish Upon a Star (WYWUAS), during an event in Nottingham celebrating how wacky and wonderful fundraising has helped the charity to grant the wishes of seriously ill children.
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9 October 2015

Breakfast with Nigel Mills MP

A broad range of operating issues were discussed over breakfast when Chamber members met Nigel Mills MP, of Amber Valley, at Futures Housing, in Ripley.
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8 October 2015

Leading Speakers at D2N2’s 2015 Business Breakfasts

Leading business figures in engineering, manufacturing, corporate law, tourism and other areas will be among the guest speakers at a series of upcoming free ‘Business Breakfast 2015’ events, to be held by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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5 October 2015

Hall-Fast-backed Community Sports Scheme a Hit

Nottingham Rugby’s Little Ruggers programme was successfully introduced to North Nottinghamshire and Lady Bay last weekend, with both Paviors Rugby Club and Nottingham Corsairs now engaging with the young rugby players of the future.
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4 October 2015

£1.94m deal to become UK leader in mobile road signs

A Matlock-based company, Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS), has secured a £1.94m finance package, enabling it to continue being the UK leader in roadside solar powered mobile signs only three years after it was established.
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1 October 2015

Node 4 achieves higher Cisco rating

Cloud, data centre and communications specialist Node4 announced today that it has achieved Cisco Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of Cisco Powered 'Infrastructure as a Service' (IaaS) and Cisco Powered 'Disaster Recovery as a Ser
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1 October 2015

Ready, Steady, Gü at M-ITEC

The founder and former Chief Executive of one of the country’s leading luxury chocolate brands, Gü, will tell the story of how his puddings became a UK export success story at the region’s premier international trade event.
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1 October 2015

Lewis raises alarm over tenant safety

New fire safety measures will help save the lives of tenants and ensure all rented property is equipped with a smoke alarm, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis will say later today.
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30 September 2015

Hercules Helps Businesses Get Their Message Across

Classics lecturers at The University of Nottingham have been helping business people to understand how ancient stories of gods, heroes and monsters can help them to communicate successfully in the modern business world.
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29 September 2015

Chamber Members Scoop Regional Business Awards

Hot on the heels of their success at the Chamber's recent Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire business awards, six member companies have gone on to win regional awards from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
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28 September 2015

Electric Vehicles: Revolution or Red Herring?

Chamber Patron De Montfort University is hosting an electric vehicle demo day at Mallory Park and is inviting potential users to find out for themselves whether we are on the brink of a completely new era of transport or whether it’s just a lot of fuss ab
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25 September 2015

Derby construction projects buck national trends

New data has revealed that only 40% of public and private sector construction projects nationally are delivered on time, but Empa – the East Midlands Property Alliance – is bucking the trend for public sector clients in Derby and across the region by comp
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25 September 2015

Dynamic firm is recruiting

PKF Cooper Parry is set to open the doors of office at East Midlands Airport next month on the hunt to hire the most talented staff in the region.
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21 September 2015

Delegation to India

Nottingham City Council, UK Trade & Investment and UK India Business Council to lead a delegation of businesses to Delhi and Chandigarh in December.
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21 September 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning & Networking event

On Friday 25th September 2015 Adcroft Hilton (Chesterfield) Limited are joining the World's Biggest Coffee Morning by jointly hosting an event at The Little Castle, Enterprise Way, Duckmanton, Chesterfield, S44 5HP to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Suppor
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18 September 2015

Swindell & Pearson fly the flag for Derby

Chamber member Swindell & Pearson has been flying the flag for Derby as the intellectual property firm was listed amongst the top UK patent and trade mark firms in the 2015 Legal 500 directory.
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18 September 2015

Awards hat-trick for Huub

Derby-based sports and swimwear manufacturer Huub Design has scooped a hat-trick of prestigious business awards, including the coveted Business of the Year title for 2015.
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18 September 2015

UKTI Director addresses exporting event

The Director of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the East Midlands, Ian Harrison, was among the speakers at a major event exploring how to increase exports and investment into Uganda.
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17 September 2015

From haulage to handbags

After a career that has taken her from transport and logistics, and via one of the East Midlands’ oldest bakeries, Helen Yates is now on the road with a new enterprise following the launch of handbag retailer Nellie-Jane.
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17 September 2015

Derbyshire Economic Partnership - Recruitment

The Derbyshire Economic Partnership (DEP), is a private sector led partnership which comes together to facilitate an effective and co-ordinated approach to economic development across Derbyshire and is currently recruitment Private Sector Board Members.
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17 September 2015

Conference set to go Superfast

Leicestershire County Council’s Superfast Leicestershire initiative will be a major focus of the Chamber’s 2015 East Midlands Digital Conference and Expo.
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16 September 2015

Chamber Welcomes Rail Franchise Extension

Chamber member East Midlands Trains has secured an investment of around £13m from the Department for Transport to improve services for customers as part of a new rail franchise.
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14 September 2015

BCBC Tenant Set for Charity Convoy

The boss of a tenant at the Chamber's Brian Clough Business Centre, in Derby, is gearing up to travel to Calais to deliver goods to asylum seekers living in a makeshift camp near to the Euro Tunnel.
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11 September 2015

Firm Sets Ten Year Record

Consulting engineering firm Morgan Tucker marked its tenth year in business at a special event in Newark last night.
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10 September 2015

Danaher & Walsh Named Business of the Year

Civil engineering and plant hire specialist Danaher & Walsh Group has scooped the prestigious Business of the Year title at the East Midlands Chamber’s* 2015 Leicestershire Business Awards.
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10 September 2015

Buxton’s spa sparkles as one of best in UK

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa, at the University of Derby Buxton Campus, is one of the top five day spas in the country, according to the shortlist for a national competition which puts it in the same league as the Urban Retreat at Harrods.
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8 September 2015

Campaign for Electrification Steps Up

Business and council leaders in the East Midlands are to press local MPs and Government ministers for clarity on when the ‘paused’ Midland Main Line (MML) electrification scheme will resume – arguing that it should take priority over other rail upgrade sc
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8 September 2015

Iconic JCB digger shrunk

A shrunk-down version of the digger that made JCB famous around the world was launched today at the company’s headquarters.
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8 September 2015

University - 500 jobs and £32m a year in Buxton

Five hundred jobs are supported by the £32m worth of spending generated each year by the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus, an economic impact report commissioned to mark the institution’s ten years in the town has revealed.
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7 September 2015

£3.8m to make smarter use of ICT

Up to £3.8m from the European Regional Development Fund has been made available through D2N2 to help SMEs and social enterprises grow through smarter use of infor-mation and communication technologies.
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4 September 2015

Tram gets students on track at Central

As thousands of students across Nottingham have been enrolling on college courses over the last week, Central College Nottingham was celebrating the opening of its own specially named stop at ‘High Road-Central College’ outside its Beeston Centre. Most of
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4 September 2015

UKTI welcomes export growth in East Midlands

The international trade team at East Midlands UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) has welcomed latest trade statistics, which show companies across the region are winning more and more business abroad.
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3 September 2015

Clements on the move after 20 years

After 20 years on Parker Drive, Leicester, shopfitting and point-of-sale company Clements Limited is moving to a state-of-the-art office and production unit on the Gorse Hill Industrial Estate.
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2 September 2015

Free Procurement Event from Irongate Group

A free procurement event created by Chamber member Irongate Group, will offer everything East Midlands businesses need to make informed decisions about buying essential supplies and services.
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2 September 2015

Free event to help firms claim R&D tax credits

A free event where small businesses can learn about claiming back up to 25–30% of research and development costs and gain access to grant funding, is being held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 9 September.
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25 August 2015

New Nottingham Tram Lines Will Boost City Economy

A pair of new tram lines to Chilwell and Clifton have opened in Nottingham, doubling the size of the current network. The expansion will bring benefits to commuters, businesses, students and tourists alike and connect key employment sites to underpin the
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18 August 2015

18-Metre Sculpture Installed

Midlands–based construction firm, GF Tomlinson will celebrate a key milestone in the construction of the Innovation Centre at Infinity Park, Derby, tomorrow.
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15 August 2015

Praise for Derby College Higher Education Programme

Derby College’s work to improve the employability of local people through its extensive range of Higher Education programmes has been praised by inspectors from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in a report published this week.
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14 August 2015

Gearing up to tackle dementia

Three Nottingham professionals, Tim Garratt, of Innes England, and Chris Jagger and David Greenaway, of The University of Nottingham, will be cycling through lochs and glens to help support earlier diagnosis and better treatment for dementia.
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13 August 2015

NM Construction Announces Interim Results

North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group), the Nottinghamshire-based UK provider of civil engineering, building, mechanical and electrical services to public and private organisations, has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 201
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13 August 2015

Motorway Link Road to Get £2.5m From D2N2

A £7.5m link road to the M1 motorway – which will help ‘unlock’ development land with the potential to create over 1,000 new jobs – is to receive a third of its funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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12 August 2015

Stubbing out illegal tobacco sales

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has launched a campaign at East Midlands airport to remind passengers jetting off on summer holidays that bringing tobacco products into the UK and selling them on is a criminal offence. The campaign will run d
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10 August 2015

Firms offered a chance to help special constables

Employers, staff and the police are joining forces to build the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) scheme - a network set up to support special constables in their duties and to increase public safety and confidence.
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6 August 2015

Notts Uni takes lead on better policing project

The University of Nottingham has won a contract from the Higher Education Funding Council and the College of Policing to deliver a two year project to 13 police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners across the country to help improve policing strategy
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6 August 2015

£3.8m to help D2N2 firms make smarter use of IT

Up to £3.8m from the European Regional Development Fund has been made available through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership for project bids to help small and medium-sized firms and social enterprises grow through smarter use of information and communic
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4 August 2015

Pick Evarard expands into aviation

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard, which has a base in Nottingham, is set to expand into the aviation sector following its appointment to the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) architectural framework.
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31 July 2015

Node4 acquires Premier IT Networks

Cloud, data centre and communications company Node4 has completed the acquisition of London-based Premier IT Networks, a provider of secure cloud computing solutions to data-sensitive sectors.
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31 July 2015

Home workers footing office costs

Most of Nottingham’s home-workers are having to meet the costs of equipping and maintaining their workspace according to the research by global workplace provider, Regus.
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29 July 2015

Car show comes to Ilkeston for third year

Enterprise Agency Erewash Partnership will hold its third annual heritage and classic vehicle show on Sunday 16 August bringing the sights and sounds from yesteryear to Ilkeston's historic Market Place.
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28 July 2015

Chamber Welcomes Positive GDP Figures

Growth in the national economy returned to its pre-recession level in the second quarter of 2015, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics.
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27 July 2015

Demand for Cyber Insurance is Up By Half

According to insurance broker and risk management adviser JLT Specialty (JLT), the demand for cyber related insurance cover has increased by 50% in the first three months of 2015 compared to last year.
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27 July 2015

£30,698 Raised for LOROS

Eighteen teams across Leicestershire and Rutland spent three months competing to “grow” £50 into a considerably larger charitable donation.
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24 July 2015

New sustainability training course launched

A new course which could help firms in East Midlands win business, reduce energy costs and avoid prosecution, is now being delivered by Chesterfield-based training provider NLT Training Services.
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24 July 2015

Chamber Sees Red on Government Progress

The Government has made a number of positive noises about supporting business since the election but there are some areas of serious concern that remain unaddressed, according to the region's Chamber of Commerce.
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23 July 2015

Docuflow announces global leader deal

Managed print and document services solutions provider Docuflow has today announced a deal to provide Ricoh print technology to global document process automation leader Esker.
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22 July 2015

Open evening for UTC

Burton and South Derbyshire University Technical College (BSD UTC) is holding an open evening on Thursday 30 July, 5pm-8pm, at Burton Town Hall.
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22 July 2015

The Rise of the Eastern Bloc?

The “Eastern Bloc’’ of the ‘Midlands Powerhouse’ needs to mobilise quickly or fear being left behind in the race for devolved prominence and power, says Stephen Salloway, Managing Director of Salloway Property Consultants.
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21 July 2015

Abseil to raise funds for helipad

Entrepreneur Alex Heron and his fiancee Kim Hampton are going to abseil Lincoln Cathedral to help fund a helicopter landing pad at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.
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17 July 2015

How to boost productivity workshop

Free workshops showing businesses and training providers how they can get more from their investment in employment and skills by closer joint working will be provided from Monday through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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17 July 2015

Transport Secretary meets new bus drivers

The Secretary of State for Transport and MP for Derbyshire Dales Patrick McLoughlin was at Heanor based bus operator Yourbus today to find out about a pioneering new traineeship programme to help recruit and train new bus drivers.
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17 July 2015

Nottingham BID wins second term

Businesses and organisations in Nottingham city centre have voted in favour of a second term for the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID).
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16 July 2015

Finding alternative ways of raising cash

Chartered Accountant, Newby Castleman, is encouraging Leicestershire businesses to consider alternative funding options, such as equity or debt crowdfunding, to help finance new projects or provide a cash boost.
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15 July 2015

GCI moves to Darley Abbey Mills

Some of the world’s oldest industrial buildings have been chosen by a leading UK information technology company as the new location for its Midlands operations.
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15 July 2015

Pair pedal 130 miles to boost charity coffers

Two committed cyclists, Tim Garratt of Innes England and Mark Thomason of Nelsons Solicitors, will be tackling a 130-mile bike ride from Nottingham to The Wirral on 1 August and have already hit their target of raising £1,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Char
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15 July 2015

Curve takes Calamity Jane full circle

Curve, one of the UK’s most technologically advanced theatres, is harnessing the very latest technology by releasing a 360°-panoramic performance of the hit musical Calamity Jane.
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15 July 2015

Businesses should chase the Royal reward

Two leading city businessmen say that local firms are missing a trick – because they are holding back when it comes to applying for the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
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14 July 2015

Thorn Baker treats staff to fun day out

Quad biking, driving buggies and the Land Rover Experience were just some of the exciting activities on offer when Nottingham-based Thorn Baker invited its staff to a jam-packed activity day.
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13 July 2015

70 firms attend financial seminar

Independent business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry held its annual financial seminar on Friday, attended by more than 70 businesses from across the East Midlands.
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11 July 2015

NTU scoops three HEIST awards

Nottingham Trent University has won three Higher Education Information Services Trust (HEIST) Awards for campaigns aimed at international students and local businesses.
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9 July 2015

Business Leaders Meet MPs in Westminster

Senior business leaders from across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire met with some of the region’s MPs in Westminster this morning to discuss the best way of ensuring the East Midlands punches its weight in Parliament.
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9 July 2015

Currency review by MoneyCorp

Chamber member and BCC-accredited currency expert, Moneycorp, offers a monthly insight into the fast moving world of foreign exchange.
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8 July 2015

Chamber Reacts to Summer Budget

Commenting on Chancellor George Osborne’s first Budget on a Conservative mandate, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “Before the Budget, the Chamber called on
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8 July 2015

Live Summer Budget Webchat

The Chamber is teaming up with Patron KPMG to host a live Twitter chat on Wednesday 8 July to give some instant reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's first Conservative Budget.
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8 July 2015

AAG's Joey wins national award

Joey Hemingbrough, Director of Business Development at Sheffield-based IT specialists AAG Systems has won the Computer Reseller News Sales & Marketing Award for the Salesperson of the Year 2015.
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7 July 2015

Men still dominate FD roles

More than 80% of British businesses have male finance directors, according to research unveiled in Leicester by business and finance advisers Grant Thornton UK.
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6 July 2015

Derby College celebrates peak performers

An Awsworth teenager was named Apprentice of the Year at Derby College’s annual Peak Awards – held at the Roundhouse, Derby, to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.
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6 July 2015

Astute director takes accolade

Sarah Stevenson, Director of a specialist accountancy recruitment agency, has been awarded the title of SME Business Director of the Year in the Small Business Category, at a prestigious awards ceremony.
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3 July 2015

Bombardier wins £358m contract

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed two contracts with Transport for London (TfL) to build and maintain 45 four-car new electric multiple units (EMUs).
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2 July 2015

Procurement event draws delegates

East Midlands Chamber, in partnership with three local authorities (Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, and Derbyshire County) and the University of Derby in Buxton, held an event today aimed at providing Peak District firms with the knowledge and information th
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2 July 2015

JCB wins £7m order

JCB has secured an order worth more than £7m from one of the UK’s major suppliers to the building industry for a fleet of micro and mini excavators.
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1 July 2015

F1 opportunity for engineering students

Amrit Dhanjal, an Engineering student at Burton and South Derbyshire College has won an apprenticeship with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), working for the F1 team in Northamptonshire.
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29 June 2015

Recruitment sector deals boost Q1 volumes

Recruitment sector deal volumes in the first quarter of 2015 were 27% up on the same period last year with a major Midlands-based deal highlighting a trend in training business transactions according to analysis from business and finance adviser Grant Tho
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29 June 2015

AAG Systems rolls out IT solution to second site

Sheffield based IT specialists AAG Systems has been trusted to roll out the bibliographic hardware infrastructure for independent publishing house, Faber & Faber - home to some of the most famous works of literature in the world.
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26 June 2015

Employers and training focus of new publication

Staff from Central College Nottingham attended the House of Commons on Monday 15 June for the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) annual summer reception, as the College is featuring in the AoC’s new publication: Colleges and Employers – Working together to cr
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26 June 2015

Sean scoops top accolade from HEFCE

Nottingham Trent University’s Enterprise Adviser, Sean Macaskill has won the ‘UnLtd/HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Social Entrepreneurship Champion of the Year 2015’ Award.
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25 June 2015

Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “The Chamber is extremely disappointed and frustrated that the electrification of the Midlands Main Line will not go ahead a
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24 June 2015

Recruitment sector deals increasing

Recruitment sector deal volumes in the first quarter of 2015 were 27% up on the same period last year according to analysis from business and finance adviser Grant Thornton.
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24 June 2015

Clubs given a sporting chance to save money

Chartered accountants, Newby Castleman is urging amateur sports clubs in Leicestershire to consider signing up to a register which will exempt them from capital gains tax, among other financial benefits.
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24 June 2015

PKF Cooper Parry seeks volunteering opportunities

Business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry is appealing to local organisations and charities to put forward community projects for its staff to take part in as part of its company-wide volunteering programme.
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24 June 2015

Chamber Welcomes Final Cole Commission Report

A new degree-level qualification in exporting should be introduced to help British businesses unlock their full potential in the global marketplace, according to an independent report published today.
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23 June 2015

Raising a new generation of bakers

Students at the School of Artisan Food, in Nottinghamshire, are about to embark on the next stage of their baking careers as they reach the end of their intensive ten-month Advanced Diploma.
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22 June 2015

Chamber Member Launches New Online Game and Figure Range

Nottingham-based Chamber member Legendary Games, which develops multi-player online platform games for mobile devices, has released has released its latest title - and a range of miniature figures featuring characters from the world it is set in.
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18 June 2015

East Midlands businesses working in partnership

Established in 1997, inspHire is the market leading provider of rental management software. Initially they approached Derventio Solutions in 2014 with a requirement to make some amendments to their CRM system; a Windows desktop application that complemen
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18 June 2015

Upturn in private housing projects revealed

Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting is reporting a major increase in inquiries about new housing developments – signalling what it believes is a significant upturn in private house building.
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16 June 2015

Notts firms support sports charity

Businesses in Nottingham will rally together later this month to help raise money for SportsAid - a charity which supports local athletes by providing them with financial help.
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14 June 2015

Property summit looks to prevent Midlands squeeze

Senior-level delegates from the regeneration, property and developer communities will gather at the annual Derby Property Summit to discuss how the Midlands can avoid being squeezed between the South East and the Northern Powerhouse.
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10 June 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his Mansion House Speech later this evening to introduce tough new rules to force Governments to run budget surpluses.
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9 June 2015

Wilson Gunn to bloom at Business Growth Show

Trademark and patent law firm Wilson Gunn will be exhibiting at the Business Growth Show 2015, offering a helping hand to local businesses that need advice on their intellectual property protection.
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8 June 2015

Node4 named NEC’s best EMEA UCaaS partner

Node4 was recognised by leading network and IT solutions provider NEC as the top UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) partner 2014-2015 at this year’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Partner Conference.
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4 June 2015

Chamber Calls for Clarity Over Fresh Cuts

Chancellor George Osborne today announced an additional £3bn of Government spending cuts for this year, including £450m from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), £450m from the Department for Education (DfE) and £545m from the Departm
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3 June 2015

Chambers Join Forces to Press Chancellor on HS2

Chambers of Commerce representing more than 11,000 businesses in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the North East have today written a joint letter to the Treasury, urging Chancellor George Osborne to bring forward the confirmation and delivery of the East
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2 June 2015

Chamber Urges Firms to Stay Safe Online

The Chamber is urging businesses to take steps to protect themselves online after a new report revealed that cyber security breaches could leave even small firms in the East Midlands with bills running to tens of thousands of pounds.
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1 June 2015

Quality Specialist Launches New Business

An independent Quality Management specialist with almost 25 years of industry experience, has recently set up as a service provider with a difference, to help businesses manage and improve, their systems and processes.
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1 June 2015

Pitman opens doors for training week

The Pitman Training Centre, Chesterfield, is opening its doors to offer free advice and guidance to people interested in developing their skills or looking for the next step in their career.
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1 June 2015

Christmas gift wrapped up

Leicester-based contract packer and logistics provider Lemonpath received a Christmas Supplier Award from Wallgreens Boots Alliance.
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29 May 2015

WorldSkills selection events a huge success

Hundreds of competitors from across the world took part in Worldskills squad selection events which were held at Central College Nottingham from 18-22 May. Talented students battled it out in a bid to secure their place for WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015.
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29 May 2015

Richard III worth over £59m to Leicester

An independent assessment carried out by Nottingham-based Focus Consultants found that the discovery of King Richard lll brought in more than £59m to Leicester’s economy, from the time of the discovery to the reinterment.
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28 May 2015

Europe’s leading space business competitions team up

Students, entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to the University of Leicester on 4 June to receive coaching and advice regarding Europe’s leading space business competitions, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) and the Copernicus Mast
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27 May 2015

Chamber Reacts to Queen’s Speech

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “Listening to the measures outlined today, the business communities’ number one priority will be how the growth that was hard won over the past f
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27 May 2015

Timico Acquires Buckinghamshire Firm, Coms

Nottinghamshire business internet provider Timico Technology Group has struck its second deal in a week by buying the assets of a company in Buckinghamshire, Insider Media has reported this monring.
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21 May 2015

National rail strike suspended

East Midlands Trains has confirmed it will be running its normal planned service on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 May and Tuesday, 26 May following the decision the RMT and TSSA unions to suspend strike action by its members employed by Network Rail.
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21 May 2015

Coffee shop scoops top award

Nottingham coffee shop 200 Degrees can claim to be serving the best coffee in the UK after scooping two top accolades in the national Coffee Stop Awards.
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20 May 2015

Blueprint Shines Brightly

The sun is certainly shining on Blueprint Promotional Product’s this year as they celebrate record sales of over £1 million pounds at the end of their financial year.
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20 May 2015

Lynn is new IoD Chair

Nottingham lawyer and business champion Lynn Bleakley has been appointed Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire branch.
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18 May 2015

Chamber Welcomes Enterprise Bill

New measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation have been set out by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, in his first speech as Secretary of State for Business.
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18 May 2015

JCB resilient as emerging markets fall

JCB achieved underlying earnings in excess of £300m for the fourth successive year, as improvements in Western economies were eclipsed by sharp falls in developing construction equipment markets.
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15 May 2015

Food Park Fully Booked

A specialist business park which aims to help local food and drink firms develop has secured tenants for its two remaining units.
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13 May 2015

Dairy on the moo-ve!

Nottingham-based Chamber member The Dairy has relocated from Old Basford to new offices in West Bridgford and has expanded its team in the process.
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11 May 2015

£4m deal for JCB

One of the UK's leading suppliers of road surfacing and highways maintenance solutions, Lafarge Tarmac, has bought 60 new JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders in a deal worth £4m.
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8 May 2015

Chamber Reflects on Election Result

Businesses will welcome the stability and certainty that a majority Government can provide, according to the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
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7 May 2015

Summer school for ITOPs

The Chamber is introducing a ‘summer school’ for its International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPs) course.
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7 May 2015

Event Will Help Firms to Combat Cybercrime

East Midlands businesses can learn about the very latest cyber threats and how they can manage the risks and insure themselves against the potential financial and reputational damage resulting from a cyber attack at a seminar later this month.
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6 May 2015

Show us your BabyFace: researchers appeal

A new app launched by The University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the developing world.
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6 May 2015

Chamber Member Merges With Rival

Chamber member Joseph Clayton and Sons, of Chesterfield, has taken over J.E.Sedgwick & Company in a deal which will create the largest vegetable tanning group in the UK.
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1 May 2015

2020 vision for the automotive industry

Senior executives from companies in the automotive sector will be gathering at a special conference in Derby this month to discuss future trends and developments within the industry.
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30 April 2015

Students bring The Directing Showcase to stage

Burton and South Derbyshire College Performing Arts students will be showcasing their script writing and performance skills when they bring The Directing Showcase to the Brewhouse Arts Centre, on 5 and 6 May.
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25 April 2015

Ear Foundation opens new centre

The Ear Foundation officially opened its new hearing centre in Nottingham at a ceremony on Wednesday, marking the next chapter in the story of the charity.
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24 April 2015

NUAST officially opens

The Chief Executive Officer of Siemens UK has officially opened Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST).
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20 April 2015

North Midland Construction Group's annual results

Building, civil engineering and specialist mechanical and electrical contractor, North Midland Construction PLC Group (NM Group), saw turnover rise 8.8% in the financial year to 31 December 2014, it announced today.
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18 April 2015

Students team up to win Ingenuity Prize

Teams of undergraduate students took home cash prizes to further develop their business ideas at The University of Nottingham’s annual Undergraduate Ingenuity Prize (UIP) event.
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13 April 2015

Nottingham promotes safer business driving

A special training event is being organised by the Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership to help business of all sizes adopt driving practices that will reduce collisions, save lives and reduce operational costs.
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10 April 2015

PQQ Tender for Audit Services

The Chamber is inviting accountancy practices which are members of the Chamber to register their interest in providing auditing services to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry incorporating Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce (t
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8 April 2015

Challenge candidates at hustings event

As the General Election draws ever closer, East Midlands Chamber has arranged a series of hustings events to give prospective Parliamentary candidates or their representatives a chance to tell business leaders what they or their party will do for the regi
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7 April 2015

Foresight invests £1m in Morgan Tucker

Foresight Nottingham Fund, the £40m regional fund for growing businesses in the city and county, has announced a £1m investment into multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Morgan Tucker – the fifth investment made by the Fund.
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7 April 2015

D2N2 focus on innovation at Venturefest 2015

Entrepreneurs, innovators and investors will stream through the doors of the Venturefest East Midlands 2015 event next week – with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership at the heart of the action.
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7 April 2015

10,000 used The Meeting Space at MediCity

One of the Midlands’ iconic buildings, converted into an international conference venue in 2014, has attracted over 10,000 visitors since opening to conferencing events and innovative businesses last February.
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2 April 2015

Conference Set to Get Digital

Some of the UK’s leading technology, ICT and digital media experts have been lined-up to share their knowledge with Derbyshire businesses at the 2015 Digital Derbyshire Conference.
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27 March 2015

Businesses urged to plan for future

All businesses are affected by unforeseen circumstances and if they don’t have the correct legal measures in place when something goes wrong it can cause serious financial and personal problems.
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26 March 2015

Internet can boost tourism

Tourism destinations and their businesses should be sure to tap into the increasingly influential power of the internet to boost their profile and maximise visitor numbers and bookings.
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24 March 2015

Thumbs up to intu Broadmarsh scheme

THE people of Nottingham have given proposals for the multi-million pound redevelopment of intu Broadmarsh an overwhelming seal of approval – with 89% of people surveyed saying they were in favour of the scheme.
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18 March 2015

Chamber Welcomes ‘Steady’ Budget

Reflecting on today's Budget, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber, said: “With a General Election within touching distance, it was important for the Chancellor to use the final Budget of this Parliament to play a steady hand, rath
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18 March 2015

University scoops two awards

Nottingham Trent University has been recognised for its innovative teaching methods and business partnerships with two awards and a runner-up place at the Guardian University Awards 2015.
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17 March 2015

Groundbreaking Jobs and Growth Deal Sought from Ministers

Council and business leaders from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are heading to London today to open discussions with Whitehall to begin to negotiate a groundbreaking devolution deal for powers that will give local people and local businesses more influen
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17 March 2015

Chamber Backs Devolution Deal Bid

A delegation of business and local authority leaders from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is heading down to London today to negotiate a groundbreaking devolution deal with Government ministers.
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16 March 2015

Old Police Station given new life

A landmark building in Ilkeston town centre, which was the headquarters of enterprise agency Erewash Partnership, is again to be a home for businesses.
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11 March 2015

Free forum of shared parental leave

Nottingham's Nelsons Employment Solicitors are running a free forum at their city centre office on the topic of the new shared parental leave regulations which come into effect in April.
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11 March 2015

Santander survey reveals business priorities

Increasing the size of their customer base, employing more people and cutting costs are the three most important business goals for UK SMEs in 2015, according to new research from Chamber Patron Santander's Corporate & Commercial department.
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11 March 2015

Buxton's five top priorities unveiled

Five top priorities for Buxton’s future development will be unveiled this month as the town works towards turning talk into action in the wake of the highly successful 2020 Vision: Buxton Conference.
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6 March 2015

Pall-Ex looking for Germany expansion

The chief executive of Leicestershire logistics company Pall-Ex Group has outlined plans to expand into Germany as part of its ambition to dominate the Northern European freight market.
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6 March 2015

Garrandale Secures £15m Crossrail Contracts

Chamber member Garrandale has secured a series of major contracts from Bombardier to support the manufacture and entry into service of the brand new train fleet for London’s new underground railway, Crossrail.
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6 March 2015

UKTI Director Welcomes Strong Export Performance

The man responsible for driving exports from the East Midlands has welcomed a solid year of international sales, but is now calling for a concerted effort to drive sustained regional growth over the next 12 months.
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5 March 2015

National award for East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains has continued its run of award-winning success after picking up one of the top accolades in the National Institute of Customer Service Awards held this week.
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4 March 2015

400 attend skills conference

Interest in the skills gap between academia and employment led to 400 educational professionals attending The Skills Conference 2015 in Leicester yesterday.
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2 March 2015

Legal powerhouse emerging

Two law firms with a significant presence in the Midlands have confirmed they are having merger talks in a bid to create a legal powerhouse, Insider Media reports.
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2 March 2015

Free forum on shared parental leave

Employment Solicitors at Nelsons of Derby are running a free forum at the firm's office in the city on the topic of the new shared parental leave regulations which come into effect in April.
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2 March 2015

Sharp rise in flat sales reported

A city centre estate agent saw a marked increase in the sales of apartments in February, agreeing over ten sales and putting nine on the market in just under four weeks.
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2 March 2015

Acorn Lettings' takes on new apprentice

Ahead of National Apprenticeship week, one Leicester-based lettings agency is encouraging employers to hire apprentices to redress the balance of low-level young person employment.
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1 March 2015

Recruitment open day to attract talent

Growing business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry is hosting a recruitment open day as it looks to find the most talented people in the Midlands to join its ranks.
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26 February 2015

Seminar to help local firms fight cyber crime

A seminar to ensure Directors of Nottinghamshire companies fully understand their liabilities should their company suffer a cyber-related crime is being organised by a team of insurance, legal, IT, and criminal intelligence experts.
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26 February 2015

Hillarys sales approach £120m

Sales have approached the £120m mark at Nottingham-headquartered blind maker Hillarys, driven by bullish consumer habits, Insider has reported.
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26 February 2015

Countess to attend reinterment of Richard III

The Dean of Leicester is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is to attend the Reinterment Service for King Richard lll on Thursday 26 March at Leicester Cathedral.
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23 February 2015

PKF Cooper Parry Appoints New IT Head

PKF COOPER Parry has appointed serial entrepreneur Brett Critchley to head up its IT team, to dramatically expand its Microsoft Cloud offering, infrastructure and IT outsourcing services.
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21 February 2015

Bowler wins Business Award

Hilton-based employer John Bowler, founder and Chairman of John Bowler’s Eggs and Bowler Energy, has been named Midlands Business Person of the Year at the Midlands Business Awards, held in Birmingham last night.
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20 February 2015

Manufacturing Nottingham's future

Development and production are still at the heart of the East Midlands, and Nottingham is no exception with its thriving manufacturing sector – which continues to grow at both a regional and international level.
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20 February 2015

350 more bedrooms for Derby College

A planning application to add 350 bedrooms to Derby's student accommodation stock looks set to be given the green light, paving way for construction to start next month in time for the 2016 academic year.
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20 February 2015

Accredited courses in industrial hose fittings

Local distribution business, Industrial Ancillaries – in partnership with the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) - has started delivering courses designed for people working with hydraulic and pneumatic hoses.
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18 February 2015

Futurist to speak at free event

Christopher Barnatt, one of the country’s leading futurists, Associate Professor at Nottingham University and the author of ten books, will offer a glimpse of what the future has in store for local businesses when he is guest speaker at a free event later
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18 February 2015

Chamber Welcomes More Good News on Jobs

Unemployment has fallen, the number of people in work has increased and there are fewer people claiming out of work benefits now than a year ago, according to new figures released today.
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17 February 2015

Cable Urges Greater Transparency on EU-US Trade

The UK will greatly benefit from closer economic ties with the US, via the proposed EU-US trade and investment agreement Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), but more transparency is needed to help address public concerns, Secretary of Sta
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17 February 2015

Top Marks for Five at Grant Thornton Leicester

An international award and a top three place in the world in the ACA professional exams are among the latest qualifications for staff at the Leicester office of business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP.
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17 February 2015

Regional 'powerhouse' to boost East Midlands

A new regional approach to inward investment is to be launched next month when Nottingham, Leicester and Derby come together to put the spotlight on the East Midlands and its huge potential for investors and developers.
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17 February 2015

Chamber Member Set for TV Debut

The owners of Chesterfield-based Chamber member Total Waste Control Ltd are set to make their TV debuts on the 17th February in a new series set to shed light on the glamorous side of the waste industry.
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11 February 2015

Node4 invests in new technology

Cloud and data centre specialist Node4 has completed a multi-million pound investment in its core network infrastructure to ensure its customers continue to benefit from the UK’s fastest deployment and most attractive pricing for high-speed data connectio
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6 February 2015

City Mayor Opens Leicester Food Park

A specialist business park which aims to help local food and drink firms develop and grow was officially opened by Sir Peter Soulsby, the Mayor of Leicester City, Chamber Board Director James Bowie and Keith Vaz MP.
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6 February 2015

New home for RIBA East Midlands at NTU

The Royal Institute of British Architects, East Midlands, has moved its regional office from Lincoln to the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University’s City site.
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5 February 2015

Putting Notts back on world manufacturing map

The University of Nottingham has been awarded £5m by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership as part of a Growth Deal expansion, which will help create a major new 8,000sq m centre for manufacturing at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park.
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5 February 2015

Deaf Society launches 1-2-5 campaign

THE Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (NDS) is celebrating its 125th anniversary – and has launched a year-long calendar of events with its local community to help raise funds.
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5 February 2015

Dealmakers predict strong year ahead

Following a strong end to 2014, advisory specialists at Grant Thornton in the Midlands are predicting an increasingly buoyant year ahead with international transactions anticipated to drive activity.
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5 February 2015

Chef Rob’s a Michelangelo in margarine

An intricately detailed statue of a shepherdess sculpted from fat has won University of Derby Chef Lecturer Rob Stordy his second first prize in a row at one of Britain’s best-known culinary arts festivals.
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4 February 2015

LLEP lobbies for more business grants

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is at the Houses of Parliament in London today seeking new ways to find grant funding for local businesses.
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3 February 2015

Binning throwaway culture would benefit business

A service-based economy - in which goods are leased rather than sold to save on resources - could help businesses build better relationships with customers and increase trust in their brands, research by Nottingham Trent University shows.
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3 February 2015

£100m to propel future of aerospace industry

Government-backed projects that include Formula 1 experts teaming up with jet engine makers and aircraft landing gear that could cut carbon emissions were announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable today.
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30 January 2015

Apple App Developer Joins Purpose Media

Derbyshire Small Business of the Year, Purpose Media is celebrating a major feather in its cap having attracted Nigel Speight, a developer of Apple Apps to join their ranks.
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30 January 2015

Chamber welcomes IBM interest in Leicester

News that technology giant IBM is to create 300 hi-tech jobs in Leicester has been welcomed today by East Midlands Chamber – the Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
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30 January 2015

NM Group gears up for cycle superhighway

Civil engineering and specialist contractor, North Midland Construction has been appointed by Leeds City Council to work on a major project linking the cities of Leeds and Bradford via a new cycle route.
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30 January 2015

App builder grows with DEGF help

App builder Silver Pride has doubled the size of its Pride-Park based app and e-commerce web development team with investment from Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.
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29 January 2015

Event Helps Firms Boost Cyber Security

Around 80 business leaders from across the East Midlands received vital advice from industry experts about a Government scheme aimed at helping firms to stay safe and secure online.
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29 January 2015

Uni Hosts First Materials Exhibition Outside London

Fabric made from stinging nettles, light-transmitting concrete and insulation used in space by Nasa are just some of the materials to go on show at Nottingham Trent University as part of a £1.9m initiative to stimulate innovation in the East Midlands.
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29 January 2015

Chamber Welcomes Additional Growth Deal Cash

Prime Minister David Cameron has today announced that the Government has allocated a further £42.5m worth of funding to projects which support economic growth and job creation across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
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28 January 2015

New production facility opens as demand soars

One of the country’s leading manufacturers of steel site accommodation units and modular buildings has opened a new production facility following a huge rise in demand and a £1.3m investment programme.
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22 January 2015

Chamber Loves Business

The team behind Love Business has been working hard to make the 2015 event even bigger and better than before. With a move into the International Exhibition Hall at Donington Park, the event has six times the capacity.
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21 January 2015

Chamber Welcomes Latest Good News on Jobs

The latest job figures announced today showed significant annual falls in the number of people claiming out of work benefits and the total number of unemployed people across the region, along with a large annual increase in employment.
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21 January 2015

East Midlands launch for Women in Construction

More than 50 women involved in the construction industry, from directors to students, are due to attend the first East Midlands' meeting of an international organisation which brings together women working in diverse industry roles.
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20 January 2015

Leicester Graduates in Demand

A report on the graduate job market has revealed that the University of Leicester is one the universities most targeted by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
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20 January 2015

Faccenda Foods sees Huge Growth

Sales have soared by more than £150m at Faccenda Foods in its first year of trading since fully integrating a turkey business it bought in 2012.
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16 January 2015

Cyber security boost for UK firms

New measures to help UK businesses face the cyber security challenge and help our companies tap into the US market have been announced today, as the Prime Minister visits the United States with UK cyber security firms.
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15 January 2015

99 new homes in Drakelow

Builder David Wilson Homes has announced plans to open a new site, creating 99 homes and underpinning about 200 jobs around Drakelow, South Derbyshire.
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15 January 2015

College to host open day

Burton and South Derbyshire College is holding an open day on Saturday 24 January at its Burton Town Centre campus.
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14 January 2015

EvoEnergy takes solar to new heights

One of the UK’s highest solar panel installations has just been completed by EvoEnergy - on top of London’s 38-storey ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper 20 Fenchurch Street.
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14 January 2015

Browne Jacobson advises on insurance disposal

Browne Jacobson has advised the founders of Insure The Box, the telematics motor insurance provider founded by Mike Brockman, on the disposal of part of their shareholding to Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Japan.
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13 January 2015

PM learns roofing skills

Prime Minister David Cameron learnt a new skill yesterday during his visit to the East Midlands Roofing College and J Wright Roofing headquarters in Bulwell.
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13 January 2015

Students make it happen with conference

Students at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) are currently taking part in the College’s first annual Make It Happen Conference, a celebration of innovative learning techniques and future career options.
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13 January 2015

Notts builds biggest team ever for MIPIM

With a line-up of 20 public and private sector partners, the biggest and strongest Notingham team ever is gearing up for MIPIM 2015, the international property event which takes place in Cannes.
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12 January 2015

Event to Help Firms Boost Cyber Security

An information seminar aimed at equipping East Midlands businesses with the tools they need to protect themselves against a cyber attack takes place in Nottingham later this month.
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8 January 2015

Nelsons secures top accolade

East Midlands law firm Nelsons Solicitors has secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel, for the tenth year running.
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8 January 2015

Community cash boost from builder

Over £120,000 has been given to support the local community in Farnsfield, thanks to St Michael’s View, a new development from leading housebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands.
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7 January 2015

Charity champions

Chamber member Champions UK has helped raise over £40,000 for Midlands-based charities
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5 January 2015

New post to support DEGF applicants

Derby City Council is recruiting an officer to ensure that more businesses have the level of support they need to access the ongoing grants and loans through the successful Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.
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5 January 2015

JCBs on stricken cargo ship

Among the 1,400 or so vehicles making up the cargo of the ship deliberately grounded in the Solent on Saturday are over 100 JCB machines.
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5 January 2015

Kilimanjaro climb boosts charity coffers

David Sumner, Managing director of East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has raised around £6,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society after climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain for charity.
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4 January 2015

Members' December appointments

Nottingham-based Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), a British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables, has recently appointed Joshua Chapman as Marketing Director.
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