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News from May 2015

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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