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We're here to share good news, great ideas and FREE resources, because there's enough doom and gloom reported by the other media channels. The East Midlands is full of good business news stories and we want to shout them from the rooftops.

Love Business News is delivered by the team behind the Love Business Expo, with a highly experienced business writing team, and Business Editor Jon Smart leading the way! 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. Check out the Love Business COVID-19 Business Support Hub here we're sharing what support is available, a plain English guide to the Government schemes, and how you can prepare for the reboot!

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2nd December 2021

Local Business Offers Graveside Support Again For Families This Christmas

Art Stone Memorials, a local business which specialises in creating and renovating graveside memorials across the Midlands, is offering to tidy up and lay wreaths and flowers on the graves of loved ones whose families cannot visit this Christmas.
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2nd December 2021

Brady Solicitors builds on strong growth with new hire

Award-winning property management law firm, Brady Solicitors, has appointed experienced finance professional Mark Short following a record year that saw the company grow its revenue by more than 60 percent.
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1st December 2021

GIC celebrates record year with new appointments

A Gainsborough manufacturing business is aiming to build on a record-breaking financial year by adding three new employees to its team.
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1st December 2021

Finch Consulting completing the year with another new appointment

Leicestershire based health and safety engineering risk management experts, Finch Consulting, are ending the year on a high with the appointment of Claire Curtis.
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1st December 2021

New Victoria Centre experience set to light up Christmas

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre is preparing to spread some festive cheer as it reveals plans for a new immersive light experience this Christmas, brought to life by a local children’s author.
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1st December 2021

IT manager Tim wins prestigious charity award for helping give students a head start

A Derbyshire IT manager who has given up his spare time to mentor countless students and raise thousands of pounds for charity has picked up his company’s annual prize for making a difference in the community.
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1st December 2021

Sustainable growth is the plan for the new look Systematic

Lincolnshire family business Systematic support leading businesses with design, print and brand marketing services.
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1st December 2021

Leicestershire based plastics distributor completes office move

Leicestershire based plastics distributor, the Plastribution Group has officially opened new offices following an extensive fit-out.
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1st December 2021

Sytner Group awarded Used Car Dealership Group of the Year at 2021 Used Car Awards

Sytner Group is thrilled to announce that the Leicester based business has been declared winner of the Used Car Dealership Group of the Year award at the 2021 Car Dealer Used Car Awards.
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30th November 2021

D2N2 LEP joined by Careers Leaders to launch new Careers Hub which will support young people in Derbyshire

The South Derbyshire Careers Hub is one of four led by D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company.
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30th November 2021

LINCOLNSHIRE FOOD & GIFT FAIR KICKS OFF FESTIVITIES FOR 2021

Last weekend saw festive cheer fill the Lincolnshire Showground as the ever-popular Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair made its return for the first time since 2019.
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30th November 2021

College leads England in WorldSkills UK medal table

Students and alumni from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) have been celebrating after they collected 16 medals at the national WorldSkills UK finals putting the college at the top of the medal table in England, and fourth in the
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30th November 2021

East-Midlands law firm rated ‘excellent’ in Lexcel audit

Following a successful audit of practices and procedures, JMP Solicitors has secured its Lexcel accreditation, achieving a rating of ‘excellent.’
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30th November 2021

Miller Homes invests over £540,000 into Nottinghamshire village

Miller Homes is set to invest over £542,800 into the community of Gedling, as part of its upcoming development, Bonington Grange.
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30th November 2021

Encore Gives the Gift of Learning this Festive Season

Leading Midlands recruiter Encore Personnel, which employs more than 200 staff and operates 10 branches across the region, has decided to offer its surplus apprenticeship funding to other businesses and charities this festive season, in a bid to do all it
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30th November 2021

Bridge Help launches Christmas fundraising appeal for Chesterfield Foodbank

With an ambitious new target, Bridge Help has launched its annual Christmas fundraising appeal for Chesterfield Foodbank.
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29th November 2021

Derby College Group CEO Presented With OBE

Derby College Group (DCG) Chief Executive Officer Mandie Stravino has been presented with an OBE by the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in recognition of her services to education.
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29th November 2021

University spin-out named best medtech start-up

University of Nottingham spin-out company Cerca Magnetics was named best start-up medtech company at the annual OBN awards.
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29th November 2021

Leicestershire developer launches charity campaign for 2022

Leading housebuilder Mulberry Homes has launched its newest charity campaign – a community fund in which it will donate up to £1,000 per month to local charities nearby its developments throughout 2022.
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29th November 2021

Nottingham's 'once in a generation' developments gain support from London King's Cross key player

One of the key players behind the world-renowned London King’s Cross development has marked out Nottingham as a city with a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ as it resets itself post COVID.
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29th November 2021

200 Degrees Coffee Roasters welcomes hospitality entrepreneur to its board

Nottingham-based 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters is pleased to announce that Paul Campbell has joined the company as Chair of the Board.
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29th November 2021

PERMAROOF COMMERCIAL LAUNCHES INAUGARAL REGISTERED INSTALLER SCHEME

Roofing solutions firm PermaRoof Commercial, part of PermaGroup, has launched its inaugural registered installer card, which tracks the level of training an installer has received, as part of its pledge to support the industry skills gap.
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29th November 2021

David Brown Commercial agree a new letting with an established Greek restaurant in Derby city centre

David Brown Commercial are delighted to have let 9-11 Bold Lane to Zorba the Greek, a traditional Greek restaurant on behalf of private clients.
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29th November 2021

Wathall’s expands with sixth branch opening

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, has expanded its branch network with the opening of new premises in Allestree which will also be a hub for the company’s award-winning bereavement support services.
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29th November 2021

Summit hears how Chesterfield’s ambitions have not been derailed

Speakers at the recent Chesterfield Investment Summit have revealed that the borough is on course for a faster recovery from the pandemic than many other towns and cities.
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28th November 2021

Sytner Group and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale launch Christmas competition to celebrate real-life heroes

Sytner Group and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale have launched a festive competition to treat a hero to the ultimate festive day out.
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28th November 2021

Derbyshire Employers offering £500 Sign Up bonuses amid ‘staffing squeeze’

East Midlands employers are going above and beyond to recruit new staff - offering enticing perks including bonuses of up to £500.
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27th November 2021

Focus to help decarbonise homes after Community Renewal Fund grant announced for Nottingham

Focus has welcomed the news that Nottingham City Council has been awarded £3m funding from the Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund (UK CRF), which will help accelerate the city’s 2028 net zero carbon ambition.
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27th November 2021

How can technology improve the UK’s productivity in 2022? 

Software can do a great deal of positives for an organisation. Improvements can be made by implementing the right type of business system, but why should a fully optimised business system be at the top of every business’ wish list for 2022 and beyond? 
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27th November 2021

Rapid growth in vape and CBD drives Leicester wholesaler to new premises

Rapid growth in the twin markets of vaping and cannabis oil has seen leading UK and international retailer JM Wholesale move to major new premises in Leicester.
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27th November 2021

Ovarian cancer charity sees 89% increase in traffic after launch of new digitally-inclusive website

Ovacome, a charity which supports those affected by ovarian cancer, has seen its website visits almost double following a major overhaul project aimed at making the site more accessible to the charity’s audience.
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27th November 2021

Ted Baker extends support to include data exchange

Retail Assist is delighted to announce an extension in service provision to include data exchange support for global lifestyle brand, Ted Baker.
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26th November 2021

Magma 10th Anniversary

Magma Chartered Accountants are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month.
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26th November 2021

CPMG Architects reveals exciting new Nottingham base

Award winning architectural firm CPMG Architects has moved into its stunning new headquarters in Nottingham city centre.
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26th November 2021

Nottingham scientist named Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year at national awards

Nottingham-based business founder Dr Shailendra Singh has been named as Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midlands winner at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
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26th November 2021

Green glory for Cawarden

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden, has claimed two new awards to add to its 2021 collection of prizes - receiving gold and silver recognition from the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice delivered at the former Summit Colliery sit
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25th November 2021

VILLAGE HOTEL IN NOTTINGHAM AIMS TO DRIVE INCREASED REVENUE THROUGH NEW PARTNERSHIP

Village Hotel in Nottingham is aiming to drive increased revenue and visitors through its ‘VWorks’ coworking facilities, after agreeing a partnership with Swurf - a new venue sourcing app that connects remote workers with welcoming spaces to work in.
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25th November 2021

PKF Smith Cooper Systems Acquires Sci-Net Sage Business

PKF Smith Cooper Systems are delighted to announce the acquisition of Sci-Net’s Sage Business Systems Division.
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25th November 2021

Henry Brothers provides life-enriching activities at Alfreton Park Community Special School

Pupils at Alfreton Park Community Special School given life-enriching experiences thanks to contractor Henry Brothers
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25th November 2021

A SPRINKLING OF CHRISTMAS CHEER ARRIVES AT NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

THE FESTIVE season is officially arriving at Nottingham Castle from 1 December with a host of creative and sustainable ways in which visitors can enjoy the warmth and spirit of a traditional Christmas alongside amazing exhibitions that explore 1,000 years
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25th November 2021

Rainbows benefits from £100k makeover

Bathrooms at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People have undergone a £100,000 state-of the art makeover thanks to Severn Trent’s Community Fund and supporters.
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25th November 2021

RODGERS LEASK REINFORCES NEW STRUCTURES TEAM

On the back of opening its brand-new Nottingham office, national engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has made a trio of key appointments to its structural engineering team.
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25th November 2021

Derbyshire home staging entrepreneur scoops National Business Woman award for spearheading substantial growth

A female East Midlands entrepreneur who has carved out her own niche in property home staging has received national recognition for her foresight and entrepreneurship at this year’s edition of the prestigious National Business Women’s Awards.
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24th November 2021

BELMAYNE COLLECTS FOR HOMELESS

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are teaming up with homelessness charity, Pathways of Chesterfield, to provide practical assistance to those who sleep on the streets.
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24th November 2021

Leicester based Your Tender Team has won the Local Business Of The Year award

Leicester based Your Tender Team has won the Local Business Of The Year award at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards.
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24th November 2021

Manufacturers in the Midlands lag behind on e-commerce activity

Small-scale manufacturers in the Midlands are the least likely to use e-commerce technology to generate sales, new analysis reveals.
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24th November 2021

BBC researcher passes on knowledge to media students

Discovering what audiences want to watch on television was the matter in hand for media students at West Nottinghamshire College – and they got an expert researcher to help them.
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24th November 2021

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS RECEIVE BOOST FROM AMAZON TEAM

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth has donated more than £1,000 to three charities in the East Midlands.
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24th November 2021

Specialist Lincolnshire Electrical Engineering Firm Celebrates Fifteenth Birthday

Control Freaks Ltd specialise in the design and implementation of robotics, industrial automation, and all facets of electrical design.
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23rd November 2021

Tenants swoop to take up state-of-the-art offices in refurbished landmark building

First tenants have taken up offices in a state-of-the-art business centre at a landmark building in Ilkeston that was transformed at a cost of almost £1m.
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23rd November 2021

red arrow’s Karen is UK Bus Driver of Year

Derby-Nottingham bus driver Karen Miles has been crowned the Top National Bus Driver in the UK Bus and Coach Awards 2021.
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23rd November 2021

Local community invited to explore Space Park Leicester

Space Park Leicester will open its doors to local residents, organisations, families and businesses at an informal event to celebrate its presence in the East Midlands taking place next week.
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23rd November 2021

WASTE MANAGEMENT BROKER POLISHES UP ACQUISITION STRATEGY FOLLOWING FUNDING FROM SANTANDER UK

Business-to-business waste and resource management services broker UK Waste Solutions Ltd has unveiled its acquisition-led growth plans following funding from Santander UK.
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23rd November 2021

Award winning DE-Carbonise project helps small businesses in Derby to go green

On Friday evening The De-Carbonise project team won the Derbyshire Environmental Impact Award at the Derbyshire Business Awards, arranged by East Midlands Chamber.
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23rd November 2021

Davpack walk 250 miles to give people with limb differences the ultimate leg up in sub-Saharan Africa

This November, Davpack is working alongside UK charity Legs4Africa to raise money to support amputees in The Gambia.
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23rd November 2021

INNES ENGLAND APPOINTS TOP INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL TO LEAD NEW DEPARTMENT

Leading commercial property agency Innes England has announced an exciting expansion to its business following the appointment of highly experienced investment advisor Ben Robinson who is relocating from London.
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23rd November 2021

Students’ market gets set for Santa!

Improving customer service and finance skills while serving-up some early festive joy has been the theme for foundation studies learners at West Nottinghamshire College.
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23rd November 2021

VICTORIA CENTRE WELCOMES NINE NEW RETAILERS

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has announced the signing of nine new brands, which will arrive over the coming months.
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23rd November 2021

December Connect Receptions

Come and join us at our last Connect Receptions of the year as we ease you into the festive season with quality business connecting across the East Midlands at local level.
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22nd November 2021

Brain Tumour Research charity receives £1,000 donation from leading Northampton Developer

A charity which is dedicated to funding research into brain tumours has received a £1,000 donation from housebuilder, David Wilson Homes.
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22nd November 2021

Leicestershire CCC and M-EC Forge Decade Long Partnership

Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) has announced that M-EC will be an Official Partner of the club for the 2022 season.
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22nd November 2021

Derbyshire firm MTMS shows its support for the UK armed forces as it picks up a silver employers award

A Swadlincote company has been officially recognised for its outstanding support to Britain’s armed forces and its efforts to actively recruit ex-service personnel.
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22nd November 2021

East Mids wills and probate specialist named 'Junior Lawyer of the Year' at Law Society Awards

A wills and probate specialist at Derby-based law firm Nelsons has been named ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ at the Derby and District Law Society Awards.
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21st November 2021

Community Awards recognise amazing charities and hand out £5,000

The Leicestershire Community Champions Awards returned on Thursday 18th November at the Leicestershire County Cricket Ground, with The Zinthiya Trust taking the flagship award of Charity of the Year.
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21st November 2021

MHR achieves Microsoft Partner Status in four new areas

MHR International, the HR, payroll, finance and analytics expert, has added to its impressive collection of Gold and Silver Microsoft Partner awards.
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21st November 2021

Lockdown Bird Dust food enterprise flies high with a clutch of awards

Entrepreneur Hamza Qureshi is celebrating after his Bird Dust signature seasoning was named best cooking kit in the country.
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19th November 2021

BELMAYNE DELIVERS FIRST INSTALLMENT OF CHARITY CASH

Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, have donated £6,000 to four local charities, with more on the way.
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19th November 2021

Derby Chef wins Coveted Pizza Industry Award

Competition winners announced just in time for the first National Pizza Week which takes place from 22nd – 28th November. 
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19th November 2021

New skin clinic launches in Corby

A company that specialises in natural skincare treatments has opened a brand new clinic in Corby.
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19th November 2021

CELEBRATIONS AS NELSONS’ PARTNER HONOURED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A partner and solicitor at leading law firm Nelsons has been given the highly prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards.
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18th November 2021

The force is with us – thanks to Nottinghamshire Police

The breadth of career opportunities and training with Nottinghamshire Police has been showcased to students at West Nottinghamshire College.
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18th November 2021

£4.8m funding boost for Derbyshire solar energy business

Custom Solar, which specialises in the design, development, installation, and maintenance of commercial rooftop solar systems throughout the UK, has secured £4.8m in new lending from Virgin Money to accelerate its growth ambitions.
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18th November 2021

Pall-Ex celebrates 25 years on the road with glittering anniversary event

Pall-Ex has celebrated 25 years in business with an anniversary and awards event recognising the achievements of its staff, shareholder members across the UK and its international partners.
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18th November 2021

Midlands based Edwin James Group reports resilient pandemic performance and a growing order book

Asset Engineering Group, Edwin James, has reported that over the last financial year, sales fell by 11% due to the pandemic while profits held up well.
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18th November 2021

MBO MARKS AN EXCITING MILESTONE

Manufacturing and distribution company managers are celebrating an important milestone in a Lincoln firm’s history – after  becoming its new owners.
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18th November 2021

National rail contractor pledges to support new talent through the Kickstart Scheme

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has signed up to the Kickstart Scheme to help tackle unemployment in young people and showcase the rail industry as a positive career pathway.  
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18th November 2021

Michael's community spirit lights up Black History Month at Amazon

The team from Amazon in Hinckley celebrated Black History Month with a series of events including a steel band playing in the fulfilment centre and free celebratory pins and lanyards.
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18th November 2021

BRITISH BUSINESS BANK REVEALS ITS 2021 START UP LOANS AMBASSADORS

Paul Scully, Minister for Small Business, welcomes new ambassadors at digital launch event
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18th November 2021

BUSINESS GATEWAY GROWTH HUB – December Workshops 2021

What do you want to achieve in 2022?
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17th November 2021

Life Saving Investment from Russell Roof Tiles

Burton-based, Russell Roof Tiles continues emphasise the importance of its workforce’s wellbeing and safety with the purchase of new life-saving defibrillator units for its three sites.
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17th November 2021

Bardney man with learning difficulties inspires funding boost for local play park regeneration

A young man has inspired care provider Home From Home Care to kickstart a new donation drive to raise funds for a local play park.
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17th November 2021

TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS BOLSTER NELSONS’ EMPLOYMENT LAW TEAM

LEADING East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new associate and senior associate to its expert employment law team as part of its continued expansion in the region.
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17th November 2021

Wise Robotics and BS Handling Systems announce strategic alliance to deliver large scale warehouse automation

Supplier of flexible warehouse solutions, Wise Robotics has today announced a new strategic alliance with conveyor, sortation and storage systems provider, BS Handling Systems.
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17th November 2021

Christmas arrives at Derbion

Christmas is in full swing at Derby’s best-loved retail destination Derbion, with an array of Festive Masterclasses, Santa set to arrive at his magical Winter Woodland, plus a variety of festive pop-ups to enjoy this winter.
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17th November 2021

Come and celebrate with us for our 35th anniversary

After waiting nearly 2 years, Shama are excited to announce the anniversary event celebrating 35 years of service, aligned with International Women’s Day.
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16th November 2021

Expert chartered town planner further strengthens Midlands consultancy

With more than 18 years’ experience working in local government, chartered town planner Kevin Exley has joined Marrons Planning – bolstering and expanding the leading Midlands consultancy’s strategic planning offering.
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16th November 2021

LACE Housing CEO Celebrates 30th Anniversary Milestone

LACE Housing Chief Executive Officer Nick Chambers is celebrating 30 years with the association which provides specialist housing and support services for older and vulnerable people across Lincolnshire.  
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16th November 2021

OMEETO Brokers Pegasus Business Park Deal

Commercial property agents OMEETO have marked the company’s first anniversary by securing their largest deal so far.
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16th November 2021

Institute Of Neurodiversity ION launches simultaneously in UK, Europe & Australia “to give a voice in the world to all neurodiverse individuals”

We are pleased to announce today the public launch of the UK chapter of the global Institute Of Neurodiversity ION, a single organisation giving a voice in the world to all neurodiverse groups.
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16th November 2021

HINCKLEY FLORISTS SHOP LAUNCHED TO HELP COLLEGE STUDENTS BLOSSOM

College students in Hinckley have launched a new florist service at their campus on Lower Bond Street that is open to the public.
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16th November 2021

‘Prodigal son’ returns to boost Nielsen McAllister leadership team

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new Account Director – and he’s a familiar face to the agency.
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16th November 2021

East Midlands businesses face serious funding problems unless RLS and CBILS rules amended warns banking expert

Many East Midlands businesses could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer outstanding CBILS when companies refinance, a leadi
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15th November 2021

Family engineering company celebrating a bumper year of business

A specialist welding and engineering company based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is enjoying a record year with a number of high-value orders.
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