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East Midlands Chamber News

News from August 2016

31 August 2016

Westfield Health preparing for mid-September move

The relocation and expansion of one of Sheffield’s leading and best-known businesses moved a step closer today with dates confirmed for the opening of what will be a new ‘hub for health and wellbeing’ in the heart of the city.
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26 August 2016

North Midland Construction announces interim results

Nottinghamshire-based North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group), a UK provider of civil engineering, building, mechanical and electrical services to public and private organisations, has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016
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15 August 2016

Arriva shines a light on Leicester stars

Arriva Buses’ campaign to find a collection of regionally inspired names for its new fleet of high-spec eco-buses in Leicester, has drawn to a close with a flurry of very worthy nominations from across the local community.
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10 August 2016

Take confidence from Bombardier’s £1bn contract win

Commenting on the announcement that Bombardier has won a £1bn contract to build carriages for rail franchise operator Abellio East Anglia, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber* said: “This order is very good news, not just for Bombardie
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9 August 2016

Value of overseas trade rose in June

The value of exports from the UK increased to £24.9bn in June, according to Overseas Trade Statistics figures released today by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
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9 August 2016

Android devices could pose corporate cyber risk

Business are being warned to make sure all devices with access to corporate systems are protected against possible attacks after it was revealed that 900 million Android devices worldwide could be vulnerable.
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4 August 2016

SSP costs to small businesses

As we move through another year of employment the effects of the HMRC reforms on SSP that came into force on 6th April 2014 are still trickling through to small businesses.
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4 August 2016

Interest rate cut sends a mixed message

Reacting to today’s interest rate announcement, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “Cutting the interest rate to 0.25% sends a mixed message to the world.
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3 August 2016

Milestone reached at mixed-use development

Work on a new £250m mixed-use development in Hucknall, which will provide 900,000sq ft of employment space and 900 new homes, has reached a key milestone after land was sold to house-building companies.
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