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Patrons

Prosperous and expanding business communities such as ours are usually home to a number of established and very successful organisations. In Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire we are proud that so many have become Patrons of the Chamber as a way of supporting their local area.

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Become a Patron of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and, as well as raising your company profile, you’ll join a group of prominent regional companies and make a valuable contribution to the leading business organisation for the East Midlands. For details of the benefits and a breakdown of the fees, please email Wendy Hain or call her on 08444 432 150.

Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. established its first major facility outside the US in Leicestershire more than 60 years ago and commenced operations at the site at Desford in 1953. Caterpillar is committed to being an active member of the community and is proud that Leicestershire has been an important base for more than 60 years. Caterpillars investment in the community takes many forms including support for local education, environmental initiatives, and of course, sponsorship of the Leicester Tigers. Caterpillar has a number of other businesses based in the UK - employing a total of around 10,000 people.

De Montfort University

De Montfort University provides high quality professional and creative education underpinned by its innovation and world-leading research. The university plays a major role in supporting the region's economic and cultural ecosystems, not just through its graduates, but also through the application of its research and through knowledge transfer. It is this commitment across Leicestershire and beyond, spanning over 100 years, that makes De Montfort University a key partner of the business community.

DHL Express

DHL Express is the global market leader in the international express courier business, with a parcel delivery network spanning more than 220 countries.

East Midlands Airport

"East Midlands Airport, the region's international gateway, is proud to be a Patron and so demonstrate its support for the work of the Chamber. As the UK's largest air freight hub and with a portfolio of routes of over 90 destinations, the Airport is committed to continuing to play a vital role in helping businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire succeed in the global economy and to encourage inward investment."
- Brad Miller, Managing Director, EMA

Experian

"The strength of our business environment in and around Nottingham is important to Experian and we are delighted to be patrons of the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce as part of helping our local economy prosper and grow."
- Craig Boundy, Managing Director of Experian UK&I

GCI

GCI is one of the fastest growing, privately owned and managed Information and Communications Technology providers in the UK.

The merger of Global Communications Integrators (GCI) and Pathfinder Telecom in 2005 was the beginning of its mission to create a unique customer experience of combined telecoms, hosting and IT support services which were as specialised as individual suppliers and as customer-focused as small enterprises.

This all-in-one supplier solution offers clients the ease, consistency and, most importantly, the efficiency benefits of working with one business partner across all aspects of IT and communications. It has a dedicated Service Management Team of ITIL and Prince 2 trained experts, have a Master Managed Services certification from Cisco and are a leading Microsoft certified Gold Partner.

Gem 106

Gem 106 - Great Music Variety for The Great East Midlands.

Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco is the world’s fourth largest international tobacco company, which manufactures, markets and sells a comprehensive range of cigarettes, tobaccos, rolling papers and tubes.

IN'n'OUT

At IN'n'OUT we offer a completely new approach to car maintenance and MOT testing. From the moment you enter one of our stores, whether you're having a Service, MOT or Valet, our team will ensure your experience is refreshingly different from what you've been used to. In addition our clear, fixed prices mean you know exactly how much everything is going to cost beforehand as all prices shown include VAT, parts and labour.

Kingswood Wealth Management

Kingswood Taxation & Wealth Management is a member of the prestigious St. James's Place Partnership, the sole advisory channel for St. James's Place Wealth Management Group. We specialise in meeting the financial needs of our clients, whilst offering a high level of personal service. Within our practice we have over 75 years of experience within financial services.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals

"We are delighted to be part of the Chamber’s Patrons Group. One of Morningside’s core values is that we believe that the success of the business can be attributed to the close business relationships we have established with our partners worldwide."

"Our Patronage of the Chamber is a natural extension of that. We hope to utilise the Chamber’s links with the local business community to create and develop further partnerships with our fellow members, particularly those who export, along with raising our profile in the local business community and beyond."
- Dr Nik Kotecha, Director of Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Nottingham Trent University

"Working closely with businesses is vital in ensuring that our research at Nottingham Trent University remains relevant and that we deliver teaching that equips students to be at the leading-edge of professional practice. The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry plays a crucial role in representing and supporting Nottinghamshire companies, and we are very pleased to be a patron."
- Dr Jeremy A. E. Hague, Business and Regional Development Manager, Business, Innovation and Creation Unit, Nottingham Trent University

PricewaterhouseCoopers

"PricewaterhouseCoopers are proud to support the Derbyshire and Nottingham Chamber, as like the Chamber, we are passionate about supporting businesses in the East Midlands, large or small, to help them to achieve their ambitions. We work closely with a large number of businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and have strong connections with a wide variety of the intermediary support networks locally, including the banks and law firms. As a patron of the Chamber for many years now, we have been able to become far more involved in the local business community, not only by aligning ourselves with the fantastic work the Chamber does, but also through exchanging valuable information and by providing tangible support whenever we can."
- Mike Gilbert, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Purpose Media

Purpose Media is an award winning ecommerce website developer and online marketing specialist. It focuses on the design and build of content managed websites and ecommerce solutions that integrate back office accounting and stock control systems. Specialisms include:

Updateable CMS websites
Ecommerce websites
Integrating websites with accounting and stock control systems
Multilingual websites
Online marketing strategy

Its websites meet its clients’ exact requirements and adhere to best practice, accessibility standards and are optimised with the latest SEO techniques. It is able to produce statistical evidence that demonstrates the success of its strategies.

Qdos Consulting

Qdos Consulting delivers outstanding support, consultancy, defence, protection and training services to freelancers, SMEs, the accountancy profession, trade associations and affinity groups in human resource, employment law, health & safety, tax, VAT and IT Training.

Quantum Estates Management

Quantum is an independent estates maintenance company which concentrates on office cleaning, grounds maintenance and property maintenance. Based in Derby, it is ideally located to cover the whole of the UK and has many years of experience in dealing with every type of maintenance need. Quantum was set up to take away the hassle of day to day maintenance of your businesses property. All you have to do is make one phone call and Quantum takes care of the rest. Whether it is office cleaning, office maintenance and ground works, or mowing a lawn, changing a light bulb, cutting back bushes or simply mopping a floor, its staff have all the skills needed to get the job done efficiently and to a high standard.

Samworth Brothers

From nurturing the precious heritage and tradition of Dickinson & Morris to investing millions in the expansion and development of its state-of-the-art bakeries, Samworth Brothers seeks quality in everything it does. The desire to go the extra mile has helped to establish Samworth Brothers as one of the UK’s leading chilled food producers.

The Money Shop

At the Money Shop we believe that you should get your hands on cash when you need it. So why wait? We offer a fast, friendly and confidential service with the best deals around. For instant cash, come to the UK's No.1 for Cheque Cashing, Cash Advances (Payday Loans) and Cash Loans. We have over 350 Stores across the UK.

Toyota Manufacturing UK

Toyota's decision to establish a manufacturing operation in Europe was announced in 1989 and Toyota Manufacturing UK was established in December that year. There are two manufacturing plants in the UK representing a total investment in excess of £1.85 billion and currently approximately 3,100 members are employed. The vehicle manufacturing plant is located at Burnaston in Derbyshire, the engine manufacturing plant is located at Deeside in North Wales.

University of Derby Corporate

University of Derby Corporate has one mission - effective employer engagement. University of Derby Corporate exists to build your competitive advantage by enhancing the skills for your staff.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. Our expertise stretches across the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences and Medicine. We work in partnership with business and industry on a range of projects including training and professional education and the commercialisation of research.

University of Nottingham

"The University of Nottingham has supported Chamber activities for many years since it believes that the Chamber provides an excellent means of interacting with businesses and enterprise in the region. As a large organisation and employer itself, the University takes the view that it is important to provide corporate support to the Chamber which provides the voice of business in the wider locality. This relationship is mutually supporting as the Chamber also assists the University's in its knowledge transfer and innovation activities."
- Richard Masterman, Director, Research Innovation Services

Westfield Health

Almost a century ago, Westfield Health committed to supporting people throughout their working lives and beyond with affordable, innovative and best in class health cover. And as a leading provider of corporate health insurance nobody knows more about keeping people healthy, motivated and fit for work than they do.

Westfield Health are proud to partner with such a prestigious organisation, providing innovative and effective health cover solutions exclusively to Chamber members.

Wilko

"As a family owned retailer, Wilko is proud to support the work of the Chamber especially in relation to the regeneration of town centres and to ensure that these areas remain vibrant, safe and attractive places to shop. Supporting the Chamber also gives us the opportunity to work alongside our colleagues from the high street and ensures we all have the same opportunities to contribute to the future success of the retail environment."
- Dave Jones, Wilko

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