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CONTENTS 22


network NEWS UPDATE


BUSINESS JUNE 2018


4 MEMBER NEWS Nottingham City Homes wins Landlord of the Year


20 APPOINTMENTS New Managing Director joins Evolve-IT


22 DEALS, MERGERS & PARTNERSHIPS PKF Cooper Parry acquires creative agency


23 STRATEGIC PARTNERS AND PATRONS EMB Group makes inspirational list


25 CHAMBER NEWS Employability Summit to tackle skills gap


INTERNATIONAL TRADE 30 Spotlight on: Norway


POLITICS 32 The region is ready for HS2


INTERVIEW


34 Sandra Cowley, Commerical Director at Futures Advice Skills and Employment


FEATURES


39 BUSINESS CRIME & PROTECTION GDPR – why your greatest threat may be on the payroll


42 Security management as a service


44 FOCUS FEATURE Why schools and employers must work together


48 CHARITABLE CAUSES, PROMOTION & PARTNERSHIPS What is Corporate Social Responsibility?


34 50 50 The benefits of volunteering


TRAINING & EVENTS 54 Round-up of what’s on the calendar


BUSINESS SUPPORT


56 SKILLS MP visits Leicester College


Editor Nathan Fearn T: 0333 320 0333 ext 2089


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BUSINESS NETWORK is produced on behalf of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) by Kemps Publishing Ltd and is distributed to members without charge. The Chamber and the publisher are committed to achieving the highest quality standards. While every care has been taken to ensure that the information it contains is accurate, neither the Chamber nor the publisher can accept any responsibility for any omission or inaccuracies that might arise. Views expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the Chamber. This publication (or any part thereof) may not be reproduced, transmitted or stored in print or electronic format without prior written permission of Kemps Publishing Ltd.


59 INFORMATION Get switched-on to energy saving


61 LEGAL Is big data a big problem?


62 DIGITAL GROWTH How to maximise customer testimonials


64 FINANCE Is your business eligible for a tax refund?


67 PROPERTY Design of student flats revealed


68 MOTORING Nick Jones tests the Alfa Romeo Stelvio


COMMENT


70 THE LAST WORD Chamber President Rob Mayo comments on the latest issues


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