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News from February 2015

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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