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East Midlands Chamber News

News from October 2017

26 October 2017

Free summit to unlock investment in Chesterfield

With £1bn of developments underway and an HS2 stop and maintenance depot set to be built in Chesterfield by 2033, businesses across the region that want to capitalise on the town’s growth are being invited to attend the Chesterfield Investment Summit.
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26 October 2017

Bad Rabbit ransomware warning

GCHQ has issued a warning over the 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware attack that is sweeping through Europe leaving computers locked up across the continent.
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10 October 2017

Business and academia need closer engagement

Many companies are actively trying to close the skills gap between what employers need and school leavers offer. But there is room for significant growth in engagement between industry and academia.
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9 October 2017

BID Leicester launched

A strong turnout supported the launch of the BID Leicester ballot - a move aimed at creating a Business Improvement District for the city.
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3 October 2017

HS2 Strategy details thousands of jobs and £4bn

‘People, place and connectivity’ are the focus of a new East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy, revealing how the planned high speed rail network could add thousands of jobs and billions of pounds to the region’s economy.
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2 October 2017

Funny business

Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles is hoping to raise a laugh or two and money for charity by taking part in this year’s Leicester Stand Up Challenge.
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2 October 2017

Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns

As the Conservative Party Conference continues today in Manchester, the British Chambers of Commerce has called on the governing party to demonstrate competence and coherence – not division and disorganisation – in the interests of the UK’s economic well-
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2 October 2017

New app offers video appraisal

Innovator Naseem Iqbal has created an app to allow customers to post almost instant video reviews of service they receive at the places they visit.
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