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East Midlands Chamber News

News from September 2015

30 September 2015

Hercules Helps Businesses Get Their Message Across

Classics lecturers at The University of Nottingham have been helping business people to understand how ancient stories of gods, heroes and monsters can help them to communicate successfully in the modern business world.
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29 September 2015

Chamber Members Scoop Regional Business Awards

Hot on the heels of their success at the Chamber's recent Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire business awards, six member companies have gone on to win regional awards from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
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28 September 2015

Electric Vehicles: Revolution or Red Herring?

Chamber Patron De Montfort University is hosting an electric vehicle demo day at Mallory Park and is inviting potential users to find out for themselves whether we are on the brink of a completely new era of transport or whether it’s just a lot of fuss ab
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25 September 2015

Derby construction projects buck national trends

New data has revealed that only 40% of public and private sector construction projects nationally are delivered on time, but Empa – the East Midlands Property Alliance – is bucking the trend for public sector clients in Derby and across the region by comp
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25 September 2015

Dynamic firm is recruiting

PKF Cooper Parry is set to open the doors of office at East Midlands Airport next month on the hunt to hire the most talented staff in the region.
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21 September 2015

Delegation to India

Nottingham City Council, UK Trade & Investment and UK India Business Council to lead a delegation of businesses to Delhi and Chandigarh in December.
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21 September 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning & Networking event

On Friday 25th September 2015 Adcroft Hilton (Chesterfield) Limited are joining the World's Biggest Coffee Morning by jointly hosting an event at The Little Castle, Enterprise Way, Duckmanton, Chesterfield, S44 5HP to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Suppor
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18 September 2015

Swindell & Pearson fly the flag for Derby

Chamber member Swindell & Pearson has been flying the flag for Derby as the intellectual property firm was listed amongst the top UK patent and trade mark firms in the 2015 Legal 500 directory.
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18 September 2015

Awards hat-trick for Huub

Derby-based sports and swimwear manufacturer Huub Design has scooped a hat-trick of prestigious business awards, including the coveted Business of the Year title for 2015.
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18 September 2015

UKTI Director addresses exporting event

The Director of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the East Midlands, Ian Harrison, was among the speakers at a major event exploring how to increase exports and investment into Uganda.
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17 September 2015

From haulage to handbags

After a career that has taken her from transport and logistics, and via one of the East Midlands’ oldest bakeries, Helen Yates is now on the road with a new enterprise following the launch of handbag retailer Nellie-Jane.
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17 September 2015

Derbyshire Economic Partnership - Recruitment

The Derbyshire Economic Partnership (DEP), is a private sector led partnership which comes together to facilitate an effective and co-ordinated approach to economic development across Derbyshire and is currently recruitment Private Sector Board Members.
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17 September 2015

Conference set to go Superfast

Leicestershire County Council’s Superfast Leicestershire initiative will be a major focus of the Chamber’s 2015 East Midlands Digital Conference and Expo.
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16 September 2015

Chamber Welcomes Rail Franchise Extension

Chamber member East Midlands Trains has secured an investment of around £13m from the Department for Transport to improve services for customers as part of a new rail franchise.
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14 September 2015

BCBC Tenant Set for Charity Convoy

The boss of a tenant at the Chamber's Brian Clough Business Centre, in Derby, is gearing up to travel to Calais to deliver goods to asylum seekers living in a makeshift camp near to the Euro Tunnel.
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11 September 2015

Firm Sets Ten Year Record

Consulting engineering firm Morgan Tucker marked its tenth year in business at a special event in Newark last night.
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10 September 2015

Danaher & Walsh Named Business of the Year

Civil engineering and plant hire specialist Danaher & Walsh Group has scooped the prestigious Business of the Year title at the East Midlands Chamber’s* 2015 Leicestershire Business Awards.
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10 September 2015

Buxton’s spa sparkles as one of best in UK

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa, at the University of Derby Buxton Campus, is one of the top five day spas in the country, according to the shortlist for a national competition which puts it in the same league as the Urban Retreat at Harrods.
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8 September 2015

Campaign for Electrification Steps Up

Business and council leaders in the East Midlands are to press local MPs and Government ministers for clarity on when the ‘paused’ Midland Main Line (MML) electrification scheme will resume – arguing that it should take priority over other rail upgrade sc
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8 September 2015

Iconic JCB digger shrunk

A shrunk-down version of the digger that made JCB famous around the world was launched today at the company’s headquarters.
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8 September 2015

University - 500 jobs and £32m a year in Buxton

Five hundred jobs are supported by the £32m worth of spending generated each year by the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus, an economic impact report commissioned to mark the institution’s ten years in the town has revealed.
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7 September 2015

£3.8m to make smarter use of ICT

Up to £3.8m from the European Regional Development Fund has been made available through D2N2 to help SMEs and social enterprises grow through smarter use of infor-mation and communication technologies.
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4 September 2015

Tram gets students on track at Central

As thousands of students across Nottingham have been enrolling on college courses over the last week, Central College Nottingham was celebrating the opening of its own specially named stop at ‘High Road-Central College’ outside its Beeston Centre. Most of
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4 September 2015

UKTI welcomes export growth in East Midlands

The international trade team at East Midlands UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) has welcomed latest trade statistics, which show companies across the region are winning more and more business abroad.
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3 September 2015

Clements on the move after 20 years

After 20 years on Parker Drive, Leicester, shopfitting and point-of-sale company Clements Limited is moving to a state-of-the-art office and production unit on the Gorse Hill Industrial Estate.
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2 September 2015

Free Procurement Event from Irongate Group

A free procurement event created by Chamber member Irongate Group, will offer everything East Midlands businesses need to make informed decisions about buying essential supplies and services.
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2 September 2015

Free event to help firms claim R&D tax credits

A free event where small businesses can learn about claiming back up to 25–30% of research and development costs and gain access to grant funding, is being held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 9 September.
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