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East Midlands Chamber News

News from January 2016

29 January 2016

NoBlue Acquires Spanish NetSuite Partner

Cloud IT solutions provider, NoBlue Limited, today announced the upcoming acquisition of the concern of Spanish NetSuite Solution Provider, SaaS Consulting, further extending its NetSuite services into Europe.
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28 January 2016

Chamber Reacts to Q4 GDP Figures

The UK economy grew by 2.2% last year, with the pace of growth in the final three months of the year trickling up slightly, according to figures released this morning.
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27 January 2016

Chamber Raises Digital Concerns

One of the region’s biggest business organisations has backed national calls demanding improved digital and mobile connectivity for businesses.
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25 January 2016

£40m to drive green car revolution across UK cities

Four cities have been awarded significant funds today to promote green vehicle technology after successfully bidding for a share of a multi-million-pound pot created to support the take-up of plug-in electric cars across the UK.
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25 January 2016

£500bn in outstanding invoices - up 70%

British SMEs are owed more than £500bn in outstanding invoices, an increase of more than 70% in two years, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Business in Britain research.
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25 January 2016

How to win awards workshop

Destination Chesterfield has teamed up with Chesterfield Borough Council’s Innovation Support Project to offer a free business support workshop on the benefits of entering awards and how to impress the judges.
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21 January 2016

Chamber Reacts to Further Oil Price Slump

Commenting on reports in today’s media about a further slump in global oil prices, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber, said: “The immediate impact of low oil prices on businesses – and consumers – is good because it reduces the cost o
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19 January 2016

Exalto sold by Dutch parent to US firm

Exalto UK, Derby-based manufacturer and worldwide supplier of water-lubricated cutlass bearings, has been sold by its Dutch owners to the US corporation Graphite Metallizing Holdings (GMH).
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18 January 2016

Sub-committee to investigate draft Finance Bill

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has set up a sub-committee to inquire into the draft Finance Bill 2016 and specifically the extent to which the Bill will help simplify the personal tax system and how it will impact on the compliance burdens
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14 January 2016

Tackling bad behaviour at work

Dealing with unacceptable behaviour at work can be a legal minefield for employers but advice is on hand at a breakfast seminar in Nottingham this month.
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14 January 2016

North Midlands Devolution Update

In the week before Christmas, a devolution deal document for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire was sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark.
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13 January 2016

Growth Slows at End of 2015, Survey Shows

The pace of economic growth in the East Midlands stalled again in the last three months of 2015. The Chamber has released the results of its Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), for Q4 2015, which found that the pace of business growth fell between October an
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11 January 2016

Wilson Gunn present to East Midlands Packaging Society

This month, Wilson Gunn Senior Associate Ben Appleton will present to the East Midlands Packaging Society and the Nottingham and Derby Branch of the International Clay Technology Association, advising on Intellectual Property protection.
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