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East Midlands Chamber News

News from July 2015

31 July 2015

Node4 acquires Premier IT Networks

Cloud, data centre and communications company Node4 has completed the acquisition of London-based Premier IT Networks, a provider of secure cloud computing solutions to data-sensitive sectors.
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31 July 2015

Home workers footing office costs

Most of Nottingham’s home-workers are having to meet the costs of equipping and maintaining their workspace according to the research by global workplace provider, Regus.
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29 July 2015

Car show comes to Ilkeston for third year

Enterprise Agency Erewash Partnership will hold its third annual heritage and classic vehicle show on Sunday 16 August bringing the sights and sounds from yesteryear to Ilkeston's historic Market Place.
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28 July 2015

Chamber Welcomes Positive GDP Figures

Growth in the national economy returned to its pre-recession level in the second quarter of 2015, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics.
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27 July 2015

Demand for Cyber Insurance is Up By Half

According to insurance broker and risk management adviser JLT Specialty (JLT), the demand for cyber related insurance cover has increased by 50% in the first three months of 2015 compared to last year.
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27 July 2015

£30,698 Raised for LOROS

Eighteen teams across Leicestershire and Rutland spent three months competing to “grow” £50 into a considerably larger charitable donation.
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24 July 2015

New sustainability training course launched

A new course which could help firms in East Midlands win business, reduce energy costs and avoid prosecution, is now being delivered by Chesterfield-based training provider NLT Training Services.
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24 July 2015

Chamber Sees Red on Government Progress

The Government has made a number of positive noises about supporting business since the election but there are some areas of serious concern that remain unaddressed, according to the region's Chamber of Commerce.
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23 July 2015

Docuflow announces global leader deal

Managed print and document services solutions provider Docuflow has today announced a deal to provide Ricoh print technology to global document process automation leader Esker.
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22 July 2015

Open evening for UTC

Burton and South Derbyshire University Technical College (BSD UTC) is holding an open evening on Thursday 30 July, 5pm-8pm, at Burton Town Hall.
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22 July 2015

The Rise of the Eastern Bloc?

The “Eastern Bloc’’ of the ‘Midlands Powerhouse’ needs to mobilise quickly or fear being left behind in the race for devolved prominence and power, says Stephen Salloway, Managing Director of Salloway Property Consultants.
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21 July 2015

Abseil to raise funds for helipad

Entrepreneur Alex Heron and his fiancee Kim Hampton are going to abseil Lincoln Cathedral to help fund a helicopter landing pad at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.
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17 July 2015

How to boost productivity workshop

Free workshops showing businesses and training providers how they can get more from their investment in employment and skills by closer joint working will be provided from Monday through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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17 July 2015

Transport Secretary meets new bus drivers

The Secretary of State for Transport and MP for Derbyshire Dales Patrick McLoughlin was at Heanor based bus operator Yourbus today to find out about a pioneering new traineeship programme to help recruit and train new bus drivers.
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17 July 2015

Nottingham BID wins second term

Businesses and organisations in Nottingham city centre have voted in favour of a second term for the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID).
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16 July 2015

Finding alternative ways of raising cash

Chartered Accountant, Newby Castleman, is encouraging Leicestershire businesses to consider alternative funding options, such as equity or debt crowdfunding, to help finance new projects or provide a cash boost.
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15 July 2015

GCI moves to Darley Abbey Mills

Some of the world’s oldest industrial buildings have been chosen by a leading UK information technology company as the new location for its Midlands operations.
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15 July 2015

Pair pedal 130 miles to boost charity coffers

Two committed cyclists, Tim Garratt of Innes England and Mark Thomason of Nelsons Solicitors, will be tackling a 130-mile bike ride from Nottingham to The Wirral on 1 August and have already hit their target of raising £1,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Char
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15 July 2015

Curve takes Calamity Jane full circle

Curve, one of the UK’s most technologically advanced theatres, is harnessing the very latest technology by releasing a 360°-panoramic performance of the hit musical Calamity Jane.
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15 July 2015

Businesses should chase the Royal reward

Two leading city businessmen say that local firms are missing a trick – because they are holding back when it comes to applying for the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
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14 July 2015

Thorn Baker treats staff to fun day out

Quad biking, driving buggies and the Land Rover Experience were just some of the exciting activities on offer when Nottingham-based Thorn Baker invited its staff to a jam-packed activity day.
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13 July 2015

70 firms attend financial seminar

Independent business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry held its annual financial seminar on Friday, attended by more than 70 businesses from across the East Midlands.
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11 July 2015

NTU scoops three HEIST awards

Nottingham Trent University has won three Higher Education Information Services Trust (HEIST) Awards for campaigns aimed at international students and local businesses.
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9 July 2015

Business Leaders Meet MPs in Westminster

Senior business leaders from across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire met with some of the region’s MPs in Westminster this morning to discuss the best way of ensuring the East Midlands punches its weight in Parliament.
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9 July 2015

Currency review by MoneyCorp

Chamber member and BCC-accredited currency expert, Moneycorp, offers a monthly insight into the fast moving world of foreign exchange.
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8 July 2015

Chamber Reacts to Summer Budget

Commenting on Chancellor George Osborne’s first Budget on a Conservative mandate, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “Before the Budget, the Chamber called on
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8 July 2015

Live Summer Budget Webchat

The Chamber is teaming up with Patron KPMG to host a live Twitter chat on Wednesday 8 July to give some instant reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's first Conservative Budget.
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8 July 2015

AAG's Joey wins national award

Joey Hemingbrough, Director of Business Development at Sheffield-based IT specialists AAG Systems has won the Computer Reseller News Sales & Marketing Award for the Salesperson of the Year 2015.
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7 July 2015

Men still dominate FD roles

More than 80% of British businesses have male finance directors, according to research unveiled in Leicester by business and finance advisers Grant Thornton UK.
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6 July 2015

Derby College celebrates peak performers

An Awsworth teenager was named Apprentice of the Year at Derby College’s annual Peak Awards – held at the Roundhouse, Derby, to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.
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6 July 2015

Astute director takes accolade

Sarah Stevenson, Director of a specialist accountancy recruitment agency, has been awarded the title of SME Business Director of the Year in the Small Business Category, at a prestigious awards ceremony.
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3 July 2015

Bombardier wins £358m contract

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed two contracts with Transport for London (TfL) to build and maintain 45 four-car new electric multiple units (EMUs).
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2 July 2015

Procurement event draws delegates

East Midlands Chamber, in partnership with three local authorities (Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, and Derbyshire County) and the University of Derby in Buxton, held an event today aimed at providing Peak District firms with the knowledge and information th
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2 July 2015

JCB wins £7m order

JCB has secured an order worth more than £7m from one of the UK’s major suppliers to the building industry for a fleet of micro and mini excavators.
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1 July 2015

F1 opportunity for engineering students

Amrit Dhanjal, an Engineering student at Burton and South Derbyshire College has won an apprenticeship with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), working for the F1 team in Northamptonshire.
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