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East Midlands Chamber News

News from January 2015

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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