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Public sector contracts probed in first Quarterly Economic Survey

The extent to which smaller firms are able to access public sector contracts is being probed in the first East Midlands Chamber* Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) of the year.

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New facility will improve patient care by speeding up medical product development

Plans have been submitted for a new facility focusing on the commercialisation of medical devices and technologies, which is seeking major D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership funding.

Report suggests why CSR is gaining traction

Posted on February 19th, 2018

Chris Hobson
Commenting on reports today that the East Midlands is not a happy place to live, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at the Chamber, said: “The Thriving Places report has painted a picture of the East Midlands, particularly Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, that is not immediately recognisable to the people living there.

“It suggests that the quality of life, opportunity and sustainability in the three cities fall below national averages and that people need to be more involved in their communities. The three counties fare only slightly better than the cities.

“But our original research suggests there is considerable interest in community cohesion, with more and more businesses getting involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, not just as a gesture but because they are beginning to appreciate the longer-term benefits.

“The millennials workforce wants to know that employers have a social conscience and are doing far more than just complying with legislation in this area and good CSR is now recognised by many organisations as being fundamental to long-term success.”

The Chamber will be hosting a CSR conference tomorrow (Tues) at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham, from 8.30am to 10am, at which the details of the original research will be unveiled.