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Chambers of Commerce look to merge in East Midlands

Negotiations are underway to merge the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce with the Leicestershire Chamber.

The last year and a half has seen both Chambers work more closely together, so they are now looking into the potential benefits of merging permanently.

The DNCC might be merging with the Leicestershire Chamber Credit: ITV News Central

The idea behind the proposals is to pool resources to better meet the needs of businesses in the three cities.

The merger will be voted on in late October.

Chamber of Commerce "hugely disappointed" by Jessops' closure

"We're hugely disappointed but we also recognise that the business was in great difficulty and was adversely affected by internet trading. Unfortunately for Jessops, the ability to buy cameras online has had a dramatic impact on the firm."

– Martin Traynor, Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce