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East Midlands Chamber News

News from August 2017

31 August 2017

Leicestershire SMEs miss out on free skills training

Businesses in Leicestershire are being urged to take advantage of free leadership and management training that is being offered to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost business growth.
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31 August 2017

JCB recruits 170 apprentices

JCB has announced the recruitment of almost 170 apprentices and graduates as the company steps up investment in its Young Talent programme to record levels.
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29 August 2017

First tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

The British Business Bank has announced the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with the launch of £120m worth of SME debt finance, in a move designed to provide greater support to the region’s smaller businesses, accelerate economic
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28 August 2017

Call to prioritise economic interests in Brexit talks

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have today (Monday) called for UK and EU negotiators to put a clear focus on shared economic interests as Brexit talks reconvene in Brussels.
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25 August 2017

£112.1m contract win for Bombardier

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has been awarded the contract by London Underground (LU) to supply new motors and traction control equipment for its fleet of Central line trains.
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23 August 2017

University and business team tackle bed sores

Technology that could prevent millions of people from getting bed sores in hospital has been developed thanks to a partnership between De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and manufacturer Speed Plastics.
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11 August 2017

Member's guide to attracting community project sponsors

A family-run firm that makes self-watering street planters and other street furniture has written a free guide for councils, Britain in Bloom groups, horticulturalists and community organisations on how to attract sponsorship for initiatives to improve Br
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10 August 2017

Check insurance warning after landmark court ruling

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling last month that tribunal fees were unlawful for employees taking action against their employer could lead to a rise in insurance premiums and excess charges, a leading regional broker has warned.
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4 August 2017

Bank of England boss' predictions for the City

The governor of the Bank of England has predicted that the financial sector could double in size to be 20 times as big as GDP within the next 25 years, but warned that the government must hold its nerve and resist pressure to water down regulation after B
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4 August 2017

JLT Specialty moves to new offices

Risk and Insurance adviser, JLT Specialty Limited (JLT), has relocated its Nottingham office as part of a Midlands-wide expansion due to continued growth.
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2 August 2017

Economy is about to surge, says think tank

Britain’s economy will surge back to life in the next six months following its slow start this year, a leading forecaster has predicted, prompting the Bank of England to raise interest rates next spring – more than a year earlier than its previous project
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