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Networking & Events

1 January 1970
2 August 2021

BNI Genesis Syston

Time: 6:45am - 8:45am
Where: East Goscote
2 August 2021
2 August 2021

BNI Two Valleys (Ilkeston)

Time: 7:00am - 10:00am
Where: Long Eaton
2 August 2021
2 August 2021

BNI Advantage Derby Business Networking Breakfast

Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
Where: Derby
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30th July 2021

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RETURNS TO GROWTH IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Business confidence in the East Midlands bounced back from a dip in June, rising seven points during July to 38%, the second highest score of any region across the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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30th July 2021

MICROLISE EXTENDS TRANSAID SUPPORT FOR A FURTHER THREE YEARS

Microlise, a connected asset provider to fleet operators and product manufacturers, has renewed its support for international transport development charity Transaid for a further three years.
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30th July 2021

LANDMARK DERBY BUILDING PLANNING APPROVED FOR NEW STUDENT SCHEME

Plans to transform a Derby office building into new purpose-built student accommodation has today been approved by Derby City Council. The £14m redevelopment will take 12 months to complete and will start immediately.
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30th July 2021

NOTTINGHAM BASED PASTRY PRODUCER CREATES MORE THAN 45 JOBS TO SUPPORT UK DEMAND

MARKET-LEADING chilled pastry producer Addo Food Group has announced it is recruiting for 50 vacancies at its Riverside and Tottle bakeries in Nottingham, in order to meet the country’s rising demand for fridge-staples since the pandemic.
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30th July 2021

300 local businesses now signed up to our core membership

This week saw the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre achieve a milestone: we welcomed on board our 300th core member!
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30th July 2021

KuKu Connect - ESSENTIALLY FLORAL & THE CUTTING GARDEN CAFE Wednesday, 4th August, 6-8pm

Join us and connect with businesses and entrepreneurs at different hand-picked luxurious locations across Derbyshire on the first Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm. Connect in a welcoming and refreshing atmosphere, indulge in complimentary drinks and canapés
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30th July 2021

Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity or a Threat? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 27

In this episode, our host interviews AI expert & Professor of Informatics - Felix Hovsepian. We discuss the role of AI in industry, education, health, mobility and discuss the positive/negative implications of the 'internet of things'.
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30th July 2021

Remember physical networking returns next week

Exciting news for businesses in the East Midlands, as KuKu Connect are returning to their multi award-winning physical networking events - Connect Receptions as they call them.
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29th July 2021

Organisations sought to deliver start-up and scale-up support

The Business Gateway Growth Hub, working with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council is inviting quotations for the delivery of a programme of business support for start-up and scale-up businesses across
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29th July 2021

Hazelwood placement students take the top spots in Lubrizol’s international online showcase

Three students undertaking a year-long placement at a Derbyshire chemical company have taken the top three spots in an international in-house competition held to showcase the research they have been carrying out as part of their work.
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29th July 2021

Superior Wellness features on Channel 5

Europe’s largest hot tub distributor are excited to announce they will be featured on Channel 5’s brand new show, Hot Tub Brits: More Bubbles Please!
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29th July 2021

Quadruple Award Wins for Local Nursery Group

Delight at Children 1st Day Nurseries as the company and its nurseries in Long Eaton, Toton and Newark named in ‘Top 20’ Most Recommended’
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29th July 2021

Summer Programme Supports Vulnerable Children and Families

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a four-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.
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29th July 2021

Step into summer with fun-filled family activities at Derbion

Derby’s best-loved shopping destination is set to welcome visitors for a summer jam-packed with fun activities, including an indoor beach and character meet-and-greets, so shoppers can enjoy a taste of holiday closer to home during the school holidays.
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29th July 2021

Allica Bank loan enables £900k site purchase for My Car Import

A six-figure commercial mortgage from Allica Bank has supported the UK’s leading vehicle importing company in acquiring a new £900,000 operating site to satisfy the increasing demand for its services.
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29th July 2021

DERBY LAW FIRM ENTERS NEW INNINGS WITH DERBYSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB AFTER RENEWING PARTNERSHIP

LEADING Derby law firm Nelsons has renewed its partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club (Derbyshire CCC) for another year – continuing in its role as the official legal services partner of the club.
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29th July 2021

Quick-fire success sees NG seal triple deal for fast-expanding property investor

Three new tenants have moved onto Colwick Business Park after a triple deal by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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29th July 2021

New biomethane refuelling station opens in Newark, Nottinghamshire, supporting the decarbonisation of local fleets

CNG Fuels today announces the opening of a new low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, enabling local fleet operators to decarbonise haulage emissions, save money and reduce air pollution by running vehicles on 100% renewable biometh
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28th July 2021

Derbyshire construction firm celebrates further contract win at prestigious Matlock Spa development

Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction is celebrating after landing a further £4.5m contract win at the prestigious Matlock Spa housing development
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28th July 2021

More must be done to support disabled people into work

Responding to the new National Disability Strategy from the Department for Work and Pensions, Federation of Small Businesses National Chair Mike Cherry said:
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28th July 2021

DICE STRENGTHENS STRUCTURAL TEAM AS PART OF BOLD EXPANSION PLANS

EAST MIDLANDS-based Dice – a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that operates across the UK – is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has expanded its structural engineering team with a trio of new starters.
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28th July 2021

College staff put through fitness paces by sport students

Staff at West Nottinghamshire College were put through their fitness paces by sport and exercise science students at an energetic ‘boot camp’.
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28th July 2021

THE BLIND RABBIT IS FIRST BIG BAR TO LAUNCH POST LOCKDOWN

THE BLIND Rabbit, Nottingham’s New York inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space is set to open this summer – and becomes the first major venue to open post lockdown in the city centre.
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28th July 2021

McLaughlins launches UK’s first franchise scheme for surveyors amid major company rebrand as MCL

Family owned chartered surveyors McLaughlins is seeking industry professionals to become franchisees of its newly renamed and rapidly expanding MCL business.
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28th July 2021

Award-winning satellite ecosystem protection project developed by Leicester researchers showcased to Kenyan President

An award-winning satellite project developed by researchers at the University of Leicester with support from the National Centre for Earth Observation has been showcased as part President Kenyatta’s visit to London, where he marked the UK-Kenya partnershi
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28th July 2021

WORKSOP FOOD BANK WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has donated £1,000 worth of products to a food bank in Worksop.
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28th July 2021

FINAL UNITS RELEASED AT TUNGSTEN PARK

The final industrial/warehouse units at Lutterworth’s Tungsten Park are now available to let. Commercial Property Consultancy, Wells McFarlane reports that just three remain, ranging between 1,875 sq ft and 3,750 sq ft.
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28th July 2021

Nottingham medtech company raises £1.6m for 3D printed implants

A Nottingham-based company which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants has completed a £1.6m funding round.
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28th July 2021

Allscreens Nationwide becomes first in the UK to launch brand new commercial ADAS Calibration service

One of the country’s fastest growing windscreen repair and replacement companies, Allscreens Nationwide, has launched a brand new Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Calibration service at its flagship branch, in Leicester. The company is now the fi
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28th July 2021

Security specialists win major accolade in recognition of work with Armed Forces

Security solutions provider Octavian Security UK has been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, one of the most prestigious accolades of its kind in the UK.
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28th July 2021

BRISTOL STREET MOTORS ACQUIRES RENAULT DACIA DEALERSHIP IN LEICESTER

Bristol Street Motors has acquired the Renault Dacia business in Leicester from Renault Retail Group UK Limited.
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28th July 2021

BGF tops £50 million invested in the Midlands

BGF – the UK & Ireland’s most active growth capital investor – has invested more than £50 million in the Midlands in the first half of 2021.
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28th July 2021

Smart, self-configuring factories on horizon thanks to new £5m research centre

A new £5m research centre aims to put UK manufacturing on the map for the sustainable and scalable production of high-value, customised products using smart and connected factories.
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28th July 2021

32 EAST MIDLANDS EMPLOYERS ACHIEVE SILVER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION SCHEME 2021 AWARDS

A record 32 organisations throughout the East Midlands have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. Another five companies have had their Silver Awards re-validated after hold
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28th July 2021

LOCAL MANUFACTURER CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING SAFETY SUCCESS

Employees at JELD-WEN Stairs in Melton Mowbray have celebrated a record-breaking safety milestone, after reaching 2,650 days without a lost working day.
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28th July 2021

HIGH-END RESTAURANT CHAIN EXPANDS INTO NOTTINGHAM FOLLOWING £200K INVESTMENT

A new high-end Asian restaurant chain based in Nottingham is due to open its doors thanks to a £200k investment.
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28th July 2021

RUSHCLIFFE COUNCIL LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF COMPANY MOVE TO FLAGSHIP BUSINESS PARK

Driver recruitment and logistics company Route4 Solutions has moved into a unit treble the size of its existing premises which were officially opened by Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council.
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27th July 2021

Derbyshire school friends' vintage clothing business is booming

FROM American sportwear and iconic Nike high-tops to brightly-coloured shell suits – circa 1990 – and Louis Vuitton handbags, two school friends from Derbyshire making a name for themselves vintage clothing market which has grown ten-fold during the pande
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27th July 2021

Virtual Assistant bucks the trend in first year of trading

A Virtual Assistant has bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the industry average – despite starting during Covid.
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27th July 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has been awarded both silver and bronze medals in a renowned international competition dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.
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27th July 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has been awarded both silver and bronze medals in a renowned international competition dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Playhouse - Little Red Riding Hood - Christmas 2021

This Christmas, Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a brand new adaptation of the classic children’s story Little Red Riding Hood.
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27th July 2021

Young & Improved Drivers Continue To Raise The Bar - Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

Drivers from Gist and DHL Supply Chain have won the nomination-based categories for Young Driver and Most Improved Driver in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021.
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27th July 2021

FOOD GROUP COMMITS TO BOOSTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE WITH HIKING CHALLENGE

LEADING food and drink consultancy The Good Food Group is planning to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise vital funds for mental health charity Mind.
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27th July 2021

BISHOP & SEWELL APPOINTS ACCESS LEGAL TO UNLOCK FIRM’S POTENTIAL

Central London law firm Bishop & Sewell has appointed Loughborough based law technology specialist Access Legal, a division of The Access Group, as it continues to focus on its three key principles – Purpose, People and Pathway.
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27th July 2021

New £3.1 million MRI scanner facility opens in Leicester

A new MRI scanner facility that will help expand vital research into heart and circulatory diseases has opened at Glenfield Hospital.
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27th July 2021

TRIO OF DIRECTORS PROMOTED BY PEGASUS GROUP

Pegasus Group has announced the promotion of three Senior Directors to Executive Directors.
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27th July 2021

Derventio’s award-winning homeless scheme Home4Me is extended for another year

An award-winning Derby scheme which works one-to-one with homeless people who have struggled to keep a roof over their heads has been extended for a further year.
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27th July 2021

HOW PLACE ATTACHMENT CAN - AND SHOULD - INFORM THE WAY WE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITIES

In 2021, after more than a year of confinement to our homes, it has become apparent that having a strong, positive connection to the space around us is more important than ever. A study by OnePoll for Yale even found that 58% of Brits have developed a n
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Chartered Surveyors celebrate pandemic turnaround with office move after best ever quarter

Commercial property specialist Musson Liggins has purchased a new office building following its most successful three months in more than 30 years.
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27th July 2021

WORLD-RENOWNED TWYCROSS ZOO LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR YOUNG CONSERVATIONISTS IN NOTTINGHAM

Twycross Zoo is launching a search in Nottingham for the conservationists of tomorrow, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a behind the scenes experience as one of the Zoo’s newest recruits.
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27th July 2021

Derbyshire CCTV boss urges homeowners to act over fears burglaries will return to pre-pandemic levels

A CCTV expert said eight out of ten homeowners were concerned about leaving their homes when they return to work or take a break after ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19.
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27th July 2021

ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE INSTALLS THIRD DEFIBRILLATOR AT ITS COMPLEX

One of the Derby’s oldest and most popular leisure clubs has installed an additional defibrillator at its site following footballer Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
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27th July 2021

New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed by the D2N2 LEP

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed Will Morlidge as its Interim Chief Executive from 1st August 2021.
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26th July 2021

PERMALAWN LAUNCHES FRESH SEARCH FOR STOCKISTS

AS the height of summer approaches, PermaLawn is encouraging UK merchants to consider diversifying their stock range by adding artificial grass that’s simple to install with a high-quality aesthetic, giving their customers an easy way to broaden their own
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26th July 2021

Ready to Rock n Roll: Sam Bailey to release Black Velvet Elvis Tribute

X Factor winner Sam Bailey is set to don her blue suede shoes for the release of her new record Black Velvet - a tribute to her late father and their inspiration, Elvis Presley.
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26th July 2021

Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the most common cause of longstanding absence in the UK is mental health related sickness, particularly stress related absences. Stress related absence, along with depression or anxiety ac
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26th July 2021

New T Level courses at Leicester College allow employers to claim £1,000 for every student on industrial placement

Leicester College will offer a new range of technical-focused T Level courses, starting in autumn 2021. Designed by employers with The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, these two-year qualifications combine classroom study and a subst
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26th July 2021

East Midlands Recruitment firm cements business growth with global team expansion

There have been few business success stories in the last year, so the growth seen by Nottingham based Distinct Recruitment over the last 12 months is all the more significant.
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