ADVERTISING SCAM

Businesses are being warned about a scam where advertising space is offered in a bogus police magazine. The words of caution come after a Nottingham business was contacted by someone claiming to be a Nottinghamshire police officer on 8 June. The bogus caller said he represented a police publication called Streetwise and tried to sell…

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BESMA AWARD WINNERS 2011

DERBYSHIRE COMPANY WINNERS OF NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDSManagement and staff of local Chesterfield based Marketing company Brighter Directions joined over two-hundred of the most elite business professionals from across the UK at the prestigious award ceremony for BESMA (The British Excellence in Sales & Marketing) held at the stylish venue ‘The Lancaster London’ in Hyde Park,…

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NEW RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANT

A new grant is now available (from 4th April) around Derbyshire offering funding to small businesses for researching and developing new products, processors and services. Funding is upto a maximum of £25,000 for proof market grants. This new grant replaces previous regional development funding and more information can be found at www.innovateuk.org

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REP TAPE CHALLENGE

The Government has set up a new website online so that businesses can now challenge any regulations that affect their lives and business. Red Tape was recently announced by businesses around Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire to be the most challenging aspect to running a business! This new website can be found at www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk Make sure you…

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NEW LEADERSHIP FUNDING IN DERBYSHIRE

Brighter Directions have welcomed government funding for a scheme which aims to improve the leadership skills of managers. Earlier this month, Skills Minister John Hayes announced the leadership and management development grant scheme. About 13,000 small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises that demonstrate potential for growth will benefit from the grant. Stephen Smith, chief…

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