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emda's closure

The Government has announced that allRDAs, includingemda will cease to exist beyond March 2012.

emda is working closely with Government and other partners in the region on closure activity to ensure that specific areas of activity are carried forward appropriately.

The ERDF programme is now managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government and RDPE by Defra. International investment activity has transferred to UK Trade & Investment.

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emda staff - Confirmation of Employment

We have now received a contact point for "confirmation of employment" letter requests post 31st March 2012. Should you need confirmation of your employment with emda after this date, you will need to contact:

BIS HR Pay and Records Transactions
Companies House
Crown Way
CF14 3UZ



Details of emda's work in regenerating the East Midlands has now been documented in a new Legacy Handbook that the Agency has launched.

The East Midlands has had more than its share of decline; despite the healthy mix and robust nature of large parts of its economy, there have been places where post-industrial decline has had a major and debilitating effect. 


The opportunity presented to the region to address this, through the use of the regeneration funding and emdas role in managing the National Coalfields Programme in the region, leaves the region with a tangible legacy of which we can be proud: tackling decline; supporting place-making and enhancing sustainable growth. 


Full details about emda's regeneration work, including case studies and key learning points have been documented in the Legacy Handbook for Physical Regeneration, which can be downloaded here.




Latest 2012 business opportunities

There are still opportunities for East Midlands businesses to supply goods and services to the 2012 Olympics.

This week, suppliers are being sought to provide temporary heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. In addition, the organisers are also looking for a contractor to provide a computer aided facilities management software platform at three of the athlete villages. 

For all procurement opportunities for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games visit the website below. Businesses are requested to first register their interest on this website.

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emdas Annual Public Meeting 2011

The Government has decreed that RDAs will cease to exist beyond March 2012. Since this announcement our concentration has remained on supporting the economic recovery and future growth of the region, whilst transferring key programmes and services to other organisations, alongside an orderly and cost-effective closure of our remaining activities.

Although we are closing, we are still required to hold an Annual Public Meeting, which is being held at 9am on Tuesday 15th November 2011 at emdas offices in Nottingham.  The meeting will discuss and detail emdas performance over the financial year 2010-11.

emdas Knowledge Bank

emda has signed a unique agreement to transfer its knowledge legacy to Nottingham Trent University.

The Knowledge Bank contains a suite of Legacy Handbooks produced by emda, which provide details of achievements and highlights the lessons learnt by the Agency in its work. emda hopes this information will be helpful to future policy makers and delivery bodies.

In addition, the emda Knowledge Bank contains a wide range of strategies, policy and research studies, toolkits, and a number of reports focused on economic impact evaluation.

To access the emda Knowledge Bank, click on the link below.

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