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News from December 2015

24 December 2015

epm supports Derby cancer charity

After its first successful year in a new facility, epm: technology decided it was time to support a local organisation with a cause close to everyone’s hearts.
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22 December 2015

Number of East Midlands Tech Firms Grows

The number of technology-related enterprises in the East Midlands private sector has risen by 19% since 2010, according to the latest Tech Monitor UK Survey by Chamber patron KPMG and Markit.
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21 December 2015

Bank staff full of Christmas cheer for Age UK

Cambridge & Counties Bank has donated a Santa’s sleigh-worth of gifts and useful items for older people in Leicestershire and Rutland and thrown a Christmas party for pensioners in its board room.
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21 December 2015

Students Union Transformed

The transformation of the University of Nottingham’s 1950s Portland Building has begun with the opening of The Studio – a new social and performance space for more than 150 people.
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20 December 2015

Curve continues partnership with De Montfort Uni

Curve theatre has announced its continued collaboration with Leicester’s De Montfort University - a partnership that will offer students and graduates work experience and educational placement opportunities and build on the two organisations successful re
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15 December 2015

Get Involved With 1in2 Day

Chamber patron Nottingham Trent University is inviting businesses across the region to get involved with 1in2 day on 26 February to support the work of scientists at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre. The centre is making an impact in the fight ag
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15 December 2015

Patron Qdos wins prestigious award

Qdos Broker and Underwriting Services has won the prestigious Insurance Times Scheme's Broker of the Year award at one of the biggest events in the Insurance calendar.
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15 December 2015

Best half year figures for Cooper Parry

Cooper Parry Corporate Finance has delivered its best ever half-year results, completing a series of high profile transactions with a combined deal value in excess of £150m.
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14 December 2015

Council to Host Checkatrade Event

National trade vetting service Checkatrade is partnering with Nottinghamshire County Council, opening a new office in Mansfield and inviting local tradespeople to become trusted members in order to protect people from cowboy tradesmen.
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14 December 2015

Nottingham company innovates and succeeds

Coldharbour Marine, of Linby North, Nottinghamshire, was presented with an International Technical Innovation award at the international Tanker Shipping and Trade Conference held in London in November.
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11 December 2015

Skills Provider Focused on LEP priorities, says Ofsted

Having achieved a ‘Good’ grade under the new Ofsted framework, The Derbyshire Network has been praised by Ofsted for “working closely to identify employers’ needs, and offering a good range of skills provision to meet the priorities set by five local ente
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11 December 2015

Opportunity in Nottingham property auction

John Pye Property Auctions is expecting significant interest in a commercial building less than a mile from the centre of Nottingham, resulting in a one-off exclusive online property auction this month.
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11 December 2015

The Government’s decision to further delay a long-awaited decision on airport expansion in the UK will hold back exporters and damage the economy, according to the Chamber.
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11 December 2015

epm:technology ends year with £4m automotive deal

Derby-based carbon fibre component manufacturer epm: technology is finishing 2015 by announcing it has won its first series production contract to manufacture high-quality, cosmetic components for a leading automotive client.
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8 December 2015

Timico Technology to sponsor Cheltenham Gold Cup

Timico Technology Group, the business internet, hosting and communications service provider, has been announced as the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature race of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, for four days in March.
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8 December 2015

Irongate Group partners with HB Group UK

Derby-based business supplies and services company Irongate Group has strengthened its position following a strategic partnership involving the office supplies, print and furniture divisions of fellow Derby firm HB Group - formerly Walrus Office Supplies.
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7 December 2015

Warning over watching TV in the office at Christmas

As the Christmas countdown begins, TV Licensing is calling on business owners and managers in the East Midlands to make sure they’re correctly licensed if staff or customers are likely to be watching TV at their premises over the holiday period.
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1 December 2015

Chamber Reacts to Ofsted Annual Report

Commenting on the findings of education watchdog Ofsted’s annual report for 2015, which was published this morning, Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “Young people need to leave education fully prepared for the world of work. While academic atta
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1 December 2015

New hotel for Derby Riverlights

Whitbread and Moorfield Real Estate Fund III have agreed terms to bring a new Premier Inn hotel and a Thyme restaurant to Derby Riverlights.
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1 December 2015

Huub dives into funding pool to drive growth

Derby-based Huub Design, an award-winning specialist in the design and distribution of high-performance clothing products for triathletes, is to expand production to capitalise on record UK and global demand.
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