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Networking & Events

1 June 2020

BNI Genesis Syston

Time: 6:45am - 8:45am
Where: East Goscote
1 June 2020
1 June 2020

BNI Advantage Derby Business Networking Breakfast

Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
Where: Derby
1 June 2020

BNI Two Valleys (Ilkeston)

Time: 7:00am - 10:00am
Where: Long Eaton
2 June 2020
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30th May 2020

Chancellor Gives Hope To Small Firms And Self-employed With Flexible Furlough And Income Support

Responding to new details about future plans for the job retention scheme (JRS) and self-employment income support scheme (SEISS), Federation of Small Businesses National Chairman Mike Cherry said:
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29th May 2020

Future Me Launches To Support Local Students’ Careers Education During Lockdown

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd. (LLEP), in partnership with Pathways and the University of Leicester, is launching Future Me, a seven-week virtual careers programme.
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29th May 2020

Lubrizol Praises Mental Health Projects After It Gives Them A £250 Helping Hand

Derbyshire chemical company Lubrizol UK has praised the organisers of two online mental health projects after they won an online Dragons’ Den-style charity pitch event that was sponsored by the firm.
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29th May 2020

Derby IT Firm’s £1M Software Could Help Hospitality Sector Recovery

A Derby based IT solutions firm’s £1m development is being hailed as a weapon in the UK’s armoury in getting the country’s hospitality sector open for business in the wake of Covid-19.
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29th May 2020

Chancellor unveils furlough changes

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today unveiled more details about changes to the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including plans to ask employers to contribute 20% of workers' wages, plus National Insurance and pension contributions.
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29th May 2020

Pandemic Restrictions Force Organisers To Cancel Town's Popular Classic Car Show

THIS year's Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show has been cancelled because of the Government restrictions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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29th May 2020

Loughborough University Staff Are Using Their Skills And Expertise To Help With The Fight Against Covid-19

Staff, students and the wider Loughborough University community have been working hard to help protect and assist those fighting the coronavirus pandemic head-on.
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29th May 2020

Popular Trio Of Family-run Restaurant Hotels Backed By CBILS Boost

A group of popular Derbyshire restaurant hotels has secured a six-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan from Lloyds Bank to help secure its future as it keeps its doors shut during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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29th May 2020

FREE e-learning course: How to Create a COVID-19 Secure Workplace

As a business owner, you’re probably thinking about your next steps when it comes to opening the doors of your business. In this FREE e-learning action plan, our experts have gathered the top 5 points for you to be dealing with right now.
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29th May 2020

More than half of Brits are happy with work life in lockdown

O2 research published this week shows most people working from home as a result of the impact of Covid-19 has proved to be a success.
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29th May 2020

Nottingham Foodservice Supplier Launches Online Order Platform To Meet Coronavirus Demand

A Bilborough-based foodservice supplier has launched an online order platform to fulfil increased demand from people wanting to ‘bulk buy’ essential food items during the coronavirus crisis.
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29th May 2020

Leicestershire’s Tireless Army Of Volunteers Thanked During National Volunteers Week

The actions of Leicestershire’s volunteers and voluntary organisations are set to be recognised as National Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June) takes on an alternative format this year.
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28th May 2020

Works commence on £3.9m renovation of King Edward VI School

Construction has started on the £3.9m renovation of King Edward VI School in Lichfield, with works being led by Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson for Staffordshire County Council under the Staffordshire Construction framework.
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28th May 2020

New Passive Fire Protection Software Unveiled

FireArrest has officially launched. This new innovative passive fire protection app, available to download on Android and iPhone devices is set to take the industry by storm.
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28th May 2020

Leicestershire Solicitor Appointed Vice Chair Of East Midlands Branch Of Chartered Insitute Of Arbitrators

The founder of a Leicestershire legal firm specialising in construction and engineering law has been appointed vice chair of the East Midlands branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
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28th May 2020

Derby Company Wins Major Railway And Infrastucture Award

Composite Braiding, a manufacturing firm which specialises in thermoplastic composite braiding technology, has won a major accolade at the JEC Composite Innovation Awards 2020.
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28th May 2020

The FSE Group Announces New Head For £40million MEIF Debt Fund And Cbils Accreditation

New accreditation will now allow The FSE Group to issue loans from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Fund backed by a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme guarantee.
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28th May 2020

Toyota Engineer Takes On A Mountain Challenge In Support Of Local Hospice

A Principal Engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, took on the challenge of a lifetime, to support Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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28th May 2020

Air IT announces strategic appointment of new sales director 

Managed Service Provider Air IT has announced the appointment of industry veteran Mark Whitehead in a new role as Sales Director.   
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28th May 2020

Home improvement trend opens door to further success for Mansfield firm

A trend that saw people improving the look of their homes helped a family company in Mansfield to record an exceptional 2019/20 trading year.
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28th May 2020

Nottingham watch repairer’s timely website redesign sees business ticking over

A Nottingham city centre watch repairer has been able to keep his business ticking over by combining new technology and old-fashioned postal services.
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28th May 2020

Revealed: £2.7bn transport plan to revolutionise East Midlands links to HS2 hub station at Toton

A £2.7 billion transport plan to guarantee fast, frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published, promising to spearhead the region’s economic renewal post COVID-19 and accelerate the benefits of HS2.
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27th May 2020

Fleet Firm Marks Anniversary With Office Refurb

A car and van leasing firm in Northampton has marked its eighth anniversary with a major office refurbishment.
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27th May 2020

Survey set to assess Covid-19 impacts on Derby businesses

Thousands of Derby businesses are to be asked how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting their operations and what help they need to recover.
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27th May 2020

Coventry Company Raises £1.2m For New Test To Diagnose Stroke Victims

A Coventry biotech business has raised £1.2m for a new hand-held device that allows paramedics and emergency doctors to quickly diagnose patients who are having a stroke.
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27th May 2020

Regional Recognition For Safe and Sound

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been shortlisted for two regional awards in recognition of its achievements.
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27th May 2020

Future Fund launches today

UK-based companies can now apply for a convertible loan of between £125,000 and £5 million, to support continued growth and innovation in sectors as diverse as technology, life sciences and the creative industries.
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27th May 2020

Firms Behind £450 Million City Investments Back Derby To Recover Strongly From Covid-19 Crisis

Developers behind three schemes, worth a combined £450 million, that will transform Derby have given a huge vote of confidence to the city’s ability to bounce back following the Coronavirus pandemic. 
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27th May 2020

Covid-19: How To Claim Tax Relief On Your Bills While Working From Home

MANY employees working from home due to COVID-19 are not aware of their right to claim expenses during this period.
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27th May 2020

Small Businesses Playing Critical Role In Helping Communities During Coronavirus Crisis

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses has shed light on the scale of small business efforts to help their communities during the current crisis.
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27th May 2020

Talent Contest Lifts Spirits Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Care provider, Heathcotes Group, has been helping to keep its service users engaged during lockdown with a talent contest inviting their services to show off their creative abilities.
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27th May 2020

Volunteers needed to understand links between ethnicity, health and effects of COVID19

A study developed by the University of Leicester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is calling for volunteers to help it understand why some people develop more severe COVID-19
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27th May 2020

Intu Victoria Centre Outlines How It Will Keep People Safe When Non-essential Retail Reopens

intu Victoria Centre has outlined how it will safely support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores at the centre in line with Government guidelines.
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26th May 2020

Selenity Launches Colleague Box; A Quick And Easy Way To Send Your Employees A Gift Through The Post.

Colleague Box allows you to connect with your colleagues wherever they are. Featuring a personalised and signed message, these letterbox friendly gifts contain an assortment of treats guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face.
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26th May 2020

Nottingham Among Busiest Places On EE’s Network For Usage Of Communication Apps During Lockdown

Nottingham was one of the busiest places in the UK for usage of communication apps including WhatsApp, Houseparty, Skype and Teams, on EE’s network during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
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26th May 2020

Barratt Developments Re-open Sales Offices And Show Homes

Following the government’s recent announcement[i] that housing market transactions in England can take place again, Barratt Developments, the country’s largest housebuilder, has re-opened its doors to customers on an appointment only since Thursday 21 May
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26th May 2020

Coronavirus Funding Secures The Future Of Newark Contractor

Newark-based specialist façade and cladding contractor, Task Contract Services, has used a six-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan from NatWest, to safeguard the future of the business.
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26th May 2020

Challenger Bank pledges major support for professional landlords amid COVID-19

A Challenger Bank has pledged added support for professional landlords across the country amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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26th May 2020

Intu Derby Outlines How It Will Keep People Safe When Non-essential Retail Reopens

intu Derby has outlined how it will safely support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores at the centre in line with Government guidelines.
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26th May 2020

Nottingham Hospitals Charity Receives £1,000 Backing From Local Homebuilder

In support of an appeal to help NHS staff fighting Covid-19 on the frontline, Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has donated £1,000 to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
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26th May 2020

Leicester Hospitals Charity Receives £1,000 Backing From Local Homebuilder

In support of an emergency appeal to help NHS staff fighting Covid-19 on the frontline, Barratt Homes North Midlands has donated £1,000 to the Leicester Hospitals Charity.
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26th May 2020

200 Degrees Flying Horse Walk Reopens For Takeaway Service

Coffee lovers can pick up freshly roasted coffee, other hot and cold drinks and cakes to go at 200 Degrees Coffee’s Flying Horse Walk shop in Nottingham, which has reopened today (Tuesday 26 May).
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26th May 2020

KGH's Respiratory Service wins Excellence in Patient Care Award

Kettering General Hospital’s Respiratory Service has won one of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards.
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26th May 2020

Proud Permaroof Team Supplies Four Emergency NHS Projects

DERBYSHIRE-BASED Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberGard roofing products, has adapted its offering to work closely with modular companies for the first time.
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26th May 2020

Leicester Company Launches Disposable and Recyclable Cardboard Face Shield

Eco To Go Food Packs, based in Leicester city centre, has developed a disposable and recyclable cardboard face visor.
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26th May 2020

Dains access grant funding to help import/export businesses prepare for Brexit

Clearly, the most pressing, current issue for most businesses in the UK now, is the impact of COVID-19; how to deal with lockdown and what will happen in the future.
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26th May 2020

NG helps Nottingham business build on success with new HQ

An ambitious building maintenance and facilities firm has expanded into larger premises after a deal completed by commercial property specialists during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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26th May 2020

Local newspaper launches interactive online map to support businesses during lockdown

The Derbyshire Times is launching a special new interactive online map to support local businesses during lockdown - and let local customers know where they can find the goods and services they need.
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26th May 2020

Blum-Novotest launches virtual showcase to give industry a window to its production metrology

One of the UK’s leading providers of production metrology is going online to help it deliver product awareness and technical application sessions during Covid-19.
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22nd May 2020

Bank Boost Helps Fruit And Veg Wholesaler Launch Home Delivery Service For Hungry Households In Lockdown

One of the Midlands’ top independent food wholesalers has launched a home delivery service for its produce, with the support of Lloyds Bank.
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22nd May 2020

College supporting mass-production of protective visors to aid front-line care workers treating coronavirus patients

West Nottinghamshire College is supporting a major effort to produce one-million protective visors each month to safeguard front-line health and care workers in the fight against coronavirus.
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22nd May 2020

Central England Co-op returning store opening hours to normal based on customer feedback

Central England Co-op is today announcing that opening hours at its stores are returning to normal as customers get used to shopping during these uncertain times.
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22nd May 2020

Derbyshire village to receive £970,000 funding boost

A new housing development in Hilton will deliver an investment of more than £970,000 into the local community.
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22nd May 2020

Virtual Handover Sees Warwickshire Family Successfully Move During Lockdown

A Nuneaton family have moved into a brand new home with the help of Barratt Homes and a ‘virtual move in’.
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22nd May 2020

Nottingham College sees surge in science and care applications as a result of current health pandemic

For the last couple of months, the spotlight has truly shone on our amazing NHS and other workers across the science and healthcare sector.
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22nd May 2020

Salloway Deal Brings Specialist Flooring Firm To Pride Park

Fifteen jobs have been brought to Derby by a specialist flooring company with the hope of more on the way after a deal brokered by Salloway Property Consultants.
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22nd May 2020

Limited edition hospice t-shirts proving popular with celebrities

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has teamed up with Popgear to launch a limited edition t-shirt.
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22nd May 2020

Firms behind £450 million city investments back Derby to recover strongly from Covid-19 crisis

Developers behind three schemes, worth a combined £450 million, that will transform Derby have given a huge vote of confidence to the city’s ability to bounce back following the coronavirus pandemic.
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22nd May 2020

Miller Homes Retains Five Stars For Customer Satisfaction

Miller Homes has once again been recognised by its buyers for providing exceptional levels of customer satisfaction after retaining five stars in the Home Builders Federation National New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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