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East Midlands Chamber News

News from June 2015

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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