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News from November 2015

30 November 2015

Event to help protect medical innovation

Developers from Nottingham and Derby’s vibrant science and technology community will learn how to protect their medical innovations at an intellectual property event on Thursday (3 December).
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30 November 2015

Jobs saved as employees agree shorter hours

Shop floor employees at JCB have voted to work shorter hours for the next three months to save the jobs of colleagues at risk of compulsory redundancy. This follows an announcement by JCB earlier this month that up to 290 shop floor positions were at risk
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29 November 2015

Pizza night at Grant Thorntons

Teenagers soon to leave school and keen to explore their options can investigate how to kick-start their career at the Leicester office of business and financial advisory firm, Grant Thornton.
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26 November 2015

LLEP Event to Call for ESIF Bids

The LLEP is currently working on behalf of the National Growth Programme Board, (DCLG) and is inviting outline applications to deliver ERDF funded projects which respond to the local need set out in the LLEP ESIF Strategy.
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26 November 2015

Awards won by members

Ginsters and Kettleby Foods, both subsidiaries of Chamber patron Samworth Bros, won top accolades at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), with Ginsters scooping the Supply Chain Initiative of the Year and Kettleby Foods the Environmental Initia
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26 November 2015

Chamber Member Supports Think Tank's City Assets Report

Counterproductive tax and planning policies are stopping local authorities from making the most of public assets in their area, according to a new report by the think tank Centre for Cities, supported by global programme management consultancy Turner & To
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25 November 2015

Reactions to Autumn Statement

Chamber members from across the region have been reacting to today's Autumn Statement and Spending Review from Chancellor George Osborne. Here's a round-up of members' views...
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25 November 2015

Procurement event draws 50 delegates

The Chamber, in partnership with two local authorities, a housing association and emergency services held an event today aimed at providing local firms with the knowledge and information they need to help them pitch for locally-available public sector con
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25 November 2015

Chamber reacts to Autumn Statement

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement today, the Chamber’s Director of Policy, Chris Hobson, said: "This was largely a positive Autumn Statement which included a number of sensible measures that many local businesses will welco
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25 November 2015

Live Autumn Statement Webchat

The Chamber is teaming up with member Turner and Townsend to host a live Twitter chat on Wednesday 25 November to give some instant reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review.
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25 November 2015

Chamber Patron Warns on Innovation Investment

A disconnect between the value that businesses place on innovation and the amount that they are investing in it threatens to inhibit the growth of the UK’s vital middle market sector, according to new research from Chamber patron KPMG.
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24 November 2015

ITOPS Graduates Receive Awards

The latest group of local exporters to successfully achieve official international trade qualifications have been presented with their awards at the Chamber’s Chesterfield office.
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20 November 2015

Education's highest national honour for NTU

World-class research at Nottingham Trent University has earned the institution a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest national honour for a UK university.
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18 November 2015

Emerson staff support WellChild charity

A team of enthusiastic volunteers from Emerson Process Management have transformed the Nottingham garden of Luis Salmon and his sister Leah, helping to improve the lives of two young children who have a rare medical condition.
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18 November 2015

Cloud-based accountancy is Emerald service

Emerald Accountancy Services, of Chesterfield, has "future-proofed" its accounting software packages for clients by partnering with an award-winning online accounting software package.
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18 November 2015

Node4 hosts event at data centre

Chamber member Node4 played host this month to more than 30 local businesses and IT industry partners for its inaugural ‘Enable your business’ event, held at the company’s purpose built Data Centre on the outskirts of Northampton town centre.
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6 November 2015

England legend Shearer to come to football-focused Leicester

An Evening with Alan Shearer, presented by K Kong Events, will offer guests the unique opportunity to meet the England legend and hear him talk candidly about his career, which saw him score a record 260 goals in the Premier League, become the world’s mos
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5 November 2015

eBusiness Club Delivers £54m Boost to East Midlands

A pioneering project to enhance the digital skills of SMEs across the East Midlands provided support to more than 1,300 businesses, led to the creation of more than 150 new jobs and generated £54m of economic benefits over the past two years.
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5 November 2015

Midlands performs in 'Good Growth for Cities' index

Rising employment in the region and a return to growth in real earnings have helped boost the performance of the Midlands, according to the latest 2015 Good Growth for Cities index, with most Midlands cities performing well - particularly in health, trans
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4 November 2015

Outgoing Chamber President Highlights Key Business Issues

Placing business at the heart of devolution, closing the skills gap, championing the East Midlands and having a rational debate about the EU are the four key issues the outgoing President of the East Midlands Chamber* believes should be prioritised in the
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