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It started with a business event in the East Midlands and has grown to a movement which engages people who Love Business and pulls together all the organisations who can help businesses of any size. Love Business News is a powerful B2B marketing and publicity platform which can get your brand in front of thousands of senior business leaders, executives and decision-makers across the region.

Networking & Events

20 January 2021

Link4Growth - Derbyshire Link4Coffee

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Heanor
21 January 2021

Focus Business Club Focus Business Club

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Where: Retford
21 January 2021

NCG-UK NCG Networking Breakfast

Time: 7:15am - 9:00am
Where:
22 January 2021

Network for Local Business Weekly Breakfast Meeting

Time: 7:00am - 8:30am
Where: Thringstone
23 January 2021

BNI Ausum BNI Ausum

Time: 9:45am - 11:45am
Where: South Normanton
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18th January 2021

Radical rebrand for Robinson

Robinson, the leading manufacturer specialising in value added custom packaging, is starting the new year with a dynamic, refreshed, radical rebrand.
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18th January 2021

East Midlands manufacturers urged to have their say on life after Brexit

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the East Midlands are being encouraged to have their say on trading beyond Brexit as part of the latest Manufacturing Barometer. Organised by SWMAS (The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Manu
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18th January 2021

Pets At Home Renews Telematics Solution from Microlise

Pets At Home, the UK’s leading pet care business, has renewed its partnership with Microlise in a new multi-year agreement, which will see the company continuing to utilise Microlise’s Fleet Performance telematics solution, as well as its Health & Safety
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18th January 2021

Farm equipment specialist acquires industry counterpart, doubling its operations to become AGCO’s largest UK dealership

Chandlers Farm Equipment Ltd. (Chandlers), a third-generation family business selling agricultural equipment, operating primarily across the Midlands and Lincolnshire, has acquired the AGCO division of Lister Wilder, doubling the size of its operations, a
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18th January 2021

Commenting landmark Business Interruption Insurance appeal case, Rafi Saville, forensic partner at accountancy firm HW Fisher said:

“This has been a landmark case and one of the most controversial legal issues resulting from the pandemic. Today’s decision will affect over 400,000 small and medium businesses particularly in the leisure, property and hospitality industry who were forced
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18th January 2021

WHERE ARE THE UK’S MOST AMBITIOUS PEOPLE IN 2021?

With Brits almost halfway through the first month of a new year - a year where any resolutions might look a little different compared to ‘normal’ circumstances - new research has revealed the locations of the UK’s most ambitious people in January 2021. T
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18th January 2021

Employers and Jobseekers to Gather at Virtual Jobs Fair

The popular **Greater Lincolnshire https://www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk/ Online Jobs and Careers Fair https://greaterlincsjobsfair.co.uk/will return for its next virtual event on Monday 25th January. January’s event, designed to bring employers and j
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18th January 2021

PR Boss Bolsters Team To Offer Over 100 Years of Journalistic Expertise

An award-winning East Midlands PR Boss has hired an experienced journalist and PR professional, to provide on-call support for her expanding client list. Tina Clough, managing director at Castle Donington based Poppy-PR, has appointed Phil Stubbs (54) of
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18th January 2021

HOUSE SELLERS WIN BIG WITH HOME STAGING COMPANY’S NEW SCORECARD SERVICE

HOME staging experts Lemon and Lime Interiors https://www.lemonandlimeinteriors.co.uk/ are now offering free property evaluations following the launch of the business’s brand-new service, Scorecard. https://scorecard.lemonandlimeinteriors.co.uk/ The serv
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18th January 2021

Sky Is The Limit For Derby Recruitment Firm After Record 12 Months Sky

Recruitment Solutions is to open three new UK offices following a “phenomenal” growth in turnover and staff numbers during 2020. The company, based in The Strand, Derby, with additional offices in Ripley and Huddersfield, is planning the three new site la
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18th January 2021

Wells McFarlane Completes Double Deal at Lutterworth Business Park

Two new Tenants have secured premises at a Lutterworth Business Park following deals completed by local Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, Wells McFarlane. Cosford Business Park sits on the northern edge of Lutterworth, in the heart of the tow
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18th January 2021

Midlands contractor appointed to major NHS SBS construction framework

G F Tomlinson has been successfully selected as an approved partner for the NHS Shared Business Services PS-Works: Public Sector Construction Works Framework, which launched on 17 December 2020. The framework will provide a compliant procurement route to
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18th January 2021

Key Promotions at Purpose Media

Two key members of the team at Derbyshire based full service digital marketing agency Purpose Media have been promoted. The two promotions are Liam Brown who will now be Head of Business Development and Rachel Gascoigne who has become Head of Copy. The a
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18th January 2021

£1m PIPELINE HELPS FIRE & SECURITY FIRM CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY

East Midlands based fire and security installation and maintenance company Tecserv UK has revealed it is optimistic of achieving its year-end targets having secured a forward order book of over £1m heading into 2021. The company, which is privately owned
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18th January 2021

Woodhead Regeneration sets sights on further Growth  

Woodhead Regeneration Limited, part of the Edwinstowe Based Woodhead Group have appointed Andrew Priestley as their new Development Manager.    The new role is a direct result of the continued business growth over the last three years on the back of a hi
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18th January 2021

Global inspirational education speaker to headline town’s 2021 Skills and Employability Conference

One of the most inspirational leaders of his generation, award winning speaker, author and former Long Eaton headteacher, Richard Gerver will headline this year’s Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Skills and Employability Conference. Passionate about col
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18th January 2021

Leicestershire CCC Launch Global Alliance Network

Leicestershire County Cricket Club announce a new Global Alliance Network, the Global Club Cricket Network. The network is the first to be created within cricket and has been developed by the club to share best practice and commercial knowledge between c
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18th January 2021

OPUS TRUST SECURES CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT WITH LARGEST WATER RETAILER IN THE UK

Reinforcing its market position within the utility sector, Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist headquartered in Leicester, has secured a contract with Water Plus to be its sole provider for customer bills and other account
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18th January 2021

Node4 Achieves Fortinet Expert MSSP Partner Status

DERBY, UK - 18th January 2021- Node4 https://www.node4.co.uk/, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has today announced that it has achieved Expert (Managed Security Services Provider) MSSP partner status with Fortinet https://www
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18th January 2021

IS 2021 THE YEAR OF MERGER AND ACQUISITION DISPUTES?

THE prevalence of merger and acquisition disputes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is “inevitable” in the year to come, according to an expert dispute resolution solicitor at leading law firm Nelsons https://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/. 2020 was a year
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18th January 2021

NG helps renowned developer access industrial property joint venture

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have brokered a land deal that will bring forward much-needed mid-sized industrial property space to north Nottinghamshire. Acting on behalf well-known East Midlands developer Chris Carlisle of Decor
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18th January 2021

NORTH NOTTS BID LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE TRAINING PLATFORM

BUSINESSES in North Nottinghamshire can now offer online, certificated training to their staff – including those on furlough – thanks to North Notts BID https://northnottsbid.co.uk/. Developed in partnership with food and health and safety training speci
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18th January 2021

Business Development Specialist Joins Safe and Sound Team

Safe and Sound, the specialist charity which supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation, has appointed Lucy Orme as fundraising and marketing officer. Lucy joins the charity from the University
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18th January 2021

Wathall’s Expands Dandelions Bereavement Support Programme

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, have expanded their unique Dandelions Bereavement Support programme to help more local people come to terms with losing a loved one. The new bereavement counselling service
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18th January 2021

Oberoi Consulting Appoints New NHS Strategic Lead

Derby-based Oberoi Consulting, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of IT clinical support services to the NHS and pharmaceutical industry, have expanded their team following a significant rise in demand for their services over the past 12 months. Michele R
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15th January 2021

First stand booked for Love Business 2022

Financial planning, accounting services and legal advice provider Chesterton House has become the first business to book a stand at Love Business 2022.
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15th January 2021

THE CLASS OF 2021: SDL PROPERTY AUCTIONS FOSTERS A NEW GENERATION OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS

13 January 2021 – SDL Property Auctions has invested in the next generation of industry experts by taking on three apprentices. Ella Scott, Genevieve Cooper and Eleanor Carty, all aged 19, are receiving vocational training in all aspects of the business
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15th January 2021

*Maven Capital Partners expands East Midlands investment team with the appointment of Richard Brighty***

/Former Relationship Director for major high street banks strengthens Maven team to support increase in demand for MEIF Debt Funds/ Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active fund managers, has today announced it has further strengthen
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15th January 2021

AgriTech company Light Science Technologies Holdings receives £1m pre-IPO investment

Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) has announced a pre-IPO investment of £1 million from Intuitive Investments Group plc (IIG), as it prepares itself for an initial public offering and to trade on the London Stock Exchange in the first half of 202
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15th January 2021

RSM Manager awarded John Beere Award for 2020

Sarah Martin, a trainee accountant at leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has been awarded the John Beere Award 2020 by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the highest marks for the Professional Level exams in t
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15th January 2021

DANAHER & WALSH ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT REORGANISATION & KEY APPOINTMENTS

Operations Director Russell Fitzjohn has announced his intention to retire from Danaher & Walsh on 31st March after twenty years with the company, while David Lavery has been promoted to the role of Operations Manager (Director Designate). David will be
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14th January 2021

Peppermint Technology appoints new chief financial officer

In her new role, Niki will leverage her extensive experience leading financial strategy and operations, including fund raising and managing investor relations, in growing technology organisations. She joins Peppermint from her role as CFO at Microsoft par
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14th January 2021

Smith Cooper group company Smith Cooper System Partners celebrating a period of continued growth, including an expansion of their team and multiple new clients

Award-winning Sage 200 business partner, Smith Cooper System Partners (SCSP), part of the national accountancy firm Smith Cooper Group, is celebrating a period of continued growth, including an expansion of their team and multiple new clients coming on-bo
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13th January 2021

Leicestershire company creates jobs after securing Innovate UK funding for new software

Leicestershire company We Love Surveys has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop cutting-edge drugs audit software for the healthcare industry. The project has also helped create new jobs in the East Midlands, with We Love Surveys taking on new em
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13th January 2021

DERBYSHIRE DUO EXPAND BEER BREWING BUSINESS

Ripley-based Pentrich Brewing Co has received a £150k investment to help expand its production of cask beers. The funding was provided by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) through First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans. Founded in November 2015 by J
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13th January 2021

Expert's plea for compromise on Stamp Duty Holiday deadline

A Derby legal expert has appealed to Government to change its rules around the forthcoming Stamp Duty Holiday cut-off to avoid chaos in the property market.
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13th January 2021

Pall-Ex Group appoints new Finance Director

Pall-Ex Group has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of a new UK Finance Director.
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13th January 2021

New director at NG shows 2021 ambition

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have made a flying start to 2021 by promoting Jude Weston to Director. Jude joined NG as an Associate Director in December 2018 and steps up after a stellar two years at the Nottingham company. Jude
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13th January 2021

New Year new hire for Macesport as it ramps up work within women’s sport

12.01.21 – Nottingham, UK: Award-winning independent sports communications agency Macesport https://macesport.com/ has brought in the New Year with a new hire to drive its work within women’s sport. University of Exeter graduate Sabine Trant joins the te
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13th January 2021

Reach Separations launches European expansion plans with purification alliance with NovAliX

Nottingham-based purification specialistsReach Separations and French drug discovery contract research organisation (CRO), NovAliX, have entered into a unique alliance to develop supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) capabilities at the NovAliX facilit
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13th January 2021

Leicestershire-based online flooring retailer makes senior appointment as it eyes further growth

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has made a major new appointment as it has its sights firmly set on further growth in 2021. UK Flooring Direct has appointed Sean Lawe, the former Group Supply Chain Director at Specsavers, as Chief Operating Offi
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13th January 2021

The MSP welcomes Hollywood Bowl Group to their customer list

Retail Assist are delighted to announce their latest customer, Hollywood Bowl Group. Hollywood Bowl Group operate over 60 bowling alley centres across the UK, along with 3 Putt Stars mini-golf centres. The IT services and solutions provider will offer sup
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13th January 2021

Derby College Group (DCG) has launched a new student-led initiative to further enhance the quality and effectiveness of using technology in face-to-face and virtual teaching, learning and assessment.

Twelve students from across the curriculum have been recruited as Digital Advocates who, over the coming months, will research, test and recommend new safe and secure digital platforms, tools and activities that could be adopted. Supported by staff and l
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13th January 2021

Leicester patients involved in study showing arthritis treatment may significantly improve COVID survival

An international study has shown that treating critically ill Covid-19 patients with medicines typically used for arthritis may significantly improve survival. Patients, researchers and clinicians at Leicester’s Hospitals contributed important data to th
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13th January 2021

Ventola accelerates lighting growth in Australasia

A lighting specialist is set to illuminate new territories in 2021 after its products were approved for use in Australia and New Zealand with further developments expected for the USA. And the expansion builds on continued export growth across the US, Eu
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13th January 2021

Light Science Technologies wins Innovate UK funding to develop ground-breaking sensor technology for vertical farming

Light Science Technologies (LST) has secured part of a £90 million government investment to support the UK’s most innovative technology to boost agricultural productivity and set food production systems towards net zero emissions by 2040. The Derby-based
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13th January 2021

Risk Management Company Kick Starts 2021 with £600k of project wins

An East Midlands based risk management company working across the UK, Europe and worldwide, is trying to shake off the COVID-19 hangover and Brexit disruption by kick starting its new year with over £600k of new project wins in construction, food manufact
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12th January 2021

String of New Year promotions at Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper, a Midlands based top 41 Accountancy and Business Advisory firm, has welcomed in the New Year with a number of promotions and key strategic hires across many of its service lines as follows: Natalie Pollard Senior Manager (Tax Advisory)
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12th January 2021

MIDLANDS FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR RECOGNISED FOR SUCCESS

Local entrepreneur recognised for making a powerful contribution to society, the economy and communities
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12th January 2021

SENIOR PROMOTION ANNOUNCED AT LEICESTER LAW FIRM

LEADING Leicester law firm Nelsons https://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/ has promoted one of its wills and probate specialist solicitors to the position of legal director. Nadia Faki https://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/people/nadia-faki/ – who joined Nelsons as an asso
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12th January 2021

DAVID WILSON DIFFERENCE: APPRENTICES LEARN TO HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL WITH LEADING HOMEBUILDER

David Wilson Homes apprentices are learning the David Wilson difference in the finer details of brickwork with senior bricklayers. B&DWM - Apprentice brickwork examples in Mercia 2020 The new recruits recently completed their curved wall assignment, pre
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12th January 2021

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO SAVE FOR RETIREMENT?

Fabian Taylor, senior associate and chartered financial planner in Nelsons' wealth management team, works out how much money you're likely to need in retirement based on your lifestyle and what you'll need to save in order to achieve this goal.
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12th January 2021

PICK EVERARD ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS CONSORTIUM FOR DEVELOPER FRAMEWORK WIN

COMMUNITY Development Partnerships is a brand-new consortium – led by national independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard – that has gained supplier status on Pagabo’s new national developer-led framework, worth an esti
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12th January 2021

A Staffordshire Sales Adviser for David Wilson Homes is celebrating five years with the home builder after being assigned her own development at Bentley Fields on Sorrel Close.

SGB 546 B&DWM - The team at Bentley Fields wore pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Now Christine Ramsay, a native to Gnosall in Staffordshire, joined David Wilson Homes in July 2015 after being attracted by its reputation. She said: “I knew the co
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12th January 2021

How have COVID-19 and Brexit sped up digital transformations for business?

The past 12 months have seen a whole host of changes sweep across workplaces around the world. The UK, as with much of the world, has had the COVID-19 pandemic to deal with, as well as the impact of Brexit filtering down to businesses at the start of 2021
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12th January 2021

Cubo members L.E.A.D. IT Services rapid support to schools in need

Cubo in Derby has provided L.E.A.D. IT Services the opportunity to expand their office space, which couldn’t have happened at a more crucial time for the company – as they need it more now than ever during the global pandemic.
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12th January 2021

Peak Shopping Village bought by Devonshire Property Group

Located in the Derbyshire Dales, just three miles from Chatsworth, DPGapproached the previous site owner, a significant property investor in multiple countries, and completed the sale today (11 January 2021) following several months of negotiations. DPG
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11th January 2021

Derby AgriTech start-up wins Innovate UK funding to develop ground-breaking sensor technology for vertical farming

Light Science Technologies (LST) has secured part of a £90 million government investment to support the UK’s most innovative technology to boost agricultural productivity and set food production systems towards net zero emissions by 2040. The Derby-based
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