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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2015

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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