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East Midlands Chamber News

News from July 2016

25 July 2016

Trade talks begin with China

Chancellor Philip Hammond has begun discussions with China on an ambitious free trade deal which could see greater access for major Chinese banks and businesses to the UK economy.
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25 July 2016

Awareness of routes to finance remains low

A new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce and Bibby Financial Services has revealed that while almost half of businesses applied for finance in the past year, awareness of alternative funding options remains low amongst UK firms.
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21 July 2016

JCB resilient in face of uncertainty

Construction equipment manufacturer JCB achieved underlying earnings of £214m during 2015 despite difficult market conditions in most developing markets around the world and slower than expected growth in North American and European markets.
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21 July 2016

Wembley Win for Hall-Fast

Mansfield-based Chamber member Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies came away from Wembley as winners at the National Family Business Place Red Ribbon Awards.
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20 July 2016

Brexit Uncertainty Didn’t Dampen Job Market

The number of people in work in the East Midlands increased by 8,199 and the number of people out of work fell by just 616 in the run-up to the EU Referendum, according to figures released this morning.
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14 July 2016

Chamber Reacts to MPC Decision to Hold Interest Rates

Chris Hobson, the Chamber's Director of Policy, said: “With reports of investments being postponed and markets remaining volatile in the wake of the EU Referendum result, it is perhaps a surprise that the MPC has acted against market expectations by decid
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12 July 2016

£365m funding for new aerospace technology

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has today announced that Government and industry have committed to providing almost £365m of funding for new aerospace technologies, further enhancing the UK’s reputation as a world-leading aircraft design and manufacturing
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12 July 2016

TIS Provides Energy-Saving Security Solution

Mansfield-based Chamber Patron Total Integrated Services (TIS) is celebrating after successfully completing a project to provide a range of energy-saving lighting and fire systems at a sheltered housing complex in Kent, to substantially reduce energy cost
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8 July 2016

New Charitable Fund Launched

A new charitable fund has been set up which is asking people to donate one per cent of their salary to good causes in Nottinghamshire.
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7 July 2016

Chamber Welcomes HS2 Recommendations

Commenting on today’s publication of HS2 Ltd's South Yorkshire Stations Options Report, Chis Hobson, Director of Policy at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “Uncertainties around Sheffield’s options for HS2 have held up progress on the Eastern Leg, particular
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1 July 2016

Chamber’s Golf Day a success

The Chamber’s popular Golf Day took place at the picturesque Trent Lock Golf and Country Club last Friday, with nine teams of four and three battling out for the various awards and prizes on offer, including the coveted Chamber Golf Day Champions Trophy.
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1 July 2016

Chamber Honours for Loyal Members

A pipeline and heating products supplier which has branches across the East Midlands has been presented with a special award by the region’s Chamber of Commerce to mark almost 100 years as a Chamber member.
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