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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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Send them to goodnews@lovebusinesseastmidlands.com and our news editor will contact you to validate a few facts, then publish your good news on the Love Business East Midlands website.


1st October 2022

Howes Percival recommended for 23 different legal specialisms in The Legal 500

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 - the authoritative guide to the UK's leading law firms - has recommended Howes Percival for 23 different legal specialisms and awarded the firm top tier ranking for 10. 
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1st October 2022

Derbion has announced that pre-loved clothing charity, White Rose, has joined the shopping destination’s expanding fashion offering.

White Rose, which offers handpicked and pre-loved clothes for men, women and children, to support the works of the Aegis Trust was established in 2009 by Grace Walker and Angie Ford, two Nottingham Trent University graduates, and has grown across the regi
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1st October 2022

Businesses urged to focus on cyber attack threat

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is teaming up with the Northamptonshire Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) and Northamptonshire Police for an event to help businesses crack down on cyber crime.
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1st October 2022

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire named Shop of the Year

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has won the title of Shop of the Year in the Great Food Club Awards 2022/2023.
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30th September 2022

CISI Financial Planning Week

UK public are encouraged to understand their finances better in CISI’s Financial Planning Week 3 - 9 October 2022 #FPWUK
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30th September 2022

Prescient Group donates 10% of profits to Prostate Cancer UK

Recruitment consultancy Prescient Group has donated 10% of their August proceeds to Prostate Cancer UK, which is a cause close to their hearts.
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30th September 2022

Winvic to Construct Four Net Zero Carbon Industrial Units

Winvic Breaks Ground in Milton Keynes to Construct Four Sustainable Industrial Facilities for PLP
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30th September 2022

Banner Jones retains ‘Leading Firm’ status in the UK Legal 500 for 10th year running

East Midlands-based law firm Banner Jones has secured a place in the prestigious Legal 500 directory for the 10th year, with the firm’s Family Law and Personal Injury teams maintaining their Tier 2 rankings.  
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30th September 2022

Local Businesses Come Up Trumps For Charity Anniversary

A number of local businesses have come together to help Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, celebrate their milestone anniversary.
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30th September 2022

Alternative fuel experts from Luxfer join Europe’s hydrogen leaders in Brussels

Leaders and changemakers from the hydrogen sector will be attending this year’s Hydrogen Europe Flagship Event and Expo, with experts from Luxfer Gas Cylinders attending the October event following a whirlwind six months of alternative fuel successes.
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30th September 2022

From Trainee to Managing Partner

Tom Copson will step up to managing partner at Leicester-based chartered accountants Rowleys, after re-joining the firm two years ago as a partner.
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30th September 2022

St Barnabas Hospice Teams up With Lincoln City FC and eBay

St Barnabas Hospice has been chosen by eBay to receive free advertising at Lincoln City FC’s EFL home games to help the charity spread the word about its eBay store. Imp supporters may have already spotted St Barnabas advertising around the pitch and in t
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30th September 2022

Growth snowballs for gritting business

Loughborough-based gritting business Weatherwise Services has seen a whopping 157% increase in turnover in the last four years of trading.
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29th September 2022

UHY Nottingham accountants react positively to mini budget measures for businesses

Tax changes heading in the "right direction", as accountants reflect on biggest cuts since 1972
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29th September 2022

Operations manager appointed at Elanders UK Nottingham site

Elanders UK, has appointed David Clark as operations manager at its dedicated swing-tag and fulfilment site at Spreckley, Nottingham.
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29th September 2022

It’s a big thumbs-up for Tilly – the new onsite gifting experience from award-winning Colleague Box

Award-winning business Colleague Box has unveiled its latest innovation – a converted horse trailer that is available for on-site gifting experiences, celebrations, festivals and events.
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29th September 2022

Belmayne invites public to talk about finances

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are offering free initial consultations with their experienced advisers to mark UK Financial Planning Week.
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29th September 2022

Medstrom Announces Employee Ownership

The shareholders of the company have entered into an agreement to sell the entire share capital to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) with completion on the 14th of September.
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29th September 2022

Business gateway Growth Hub - Autumn Webinars 2022

Events from the Business Gateway Growth Hub
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29th September 2022

Evolve speaker agency welcomes new talent to its line-up

Nottingham-based celebrity talent and speaker agency Evolve has welcomed a new recruit to its team as it steps up operations with the launch of a new website.
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29th September 2022

Lincolnshire's annual Food and Gift Fair is back

Lincolnshire Showground has revealed this year's date for the Food and Gift Fair 2022. Returning for its 21st year, the popular event will take place on Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November.
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29th September 2022

RAF Air Cadets Instructors upskill at Space Park Leicester

A team of RAF Air Cadets volunteer instructors “transformed” their astronomical knowledge at a training masterclass at Space Park Leicester.
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29th September 2022

Global workwear company announces search for five new charity partners

Submissions are now open to become one of leading workwear supplier Mi Hub’s charity partners for 2023-2026, welcoming international, national and local organisations to get involved.
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28th September 2022

Northamptonshire homebuilder's supports local nature reserve after play equipment fire

Northamptonshire developer’s Barratt and David Wilson Homes have donated £2,000 to Stanwick Lakes in a bid to help the local nature reserve recover from an arson attack last year that destroyed the climbing tower in one of the adventure play areas.
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28th September 2022

ARMSONS BARLOW EXPAND THEIR TEAM OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS AND PROJECT MANAGERS

Leading Derby-based project managers, construction cost consultants and building surveyors Armsons Barlow have strengthened their team with the appointments of Ryan Thompson and Gavin Hirst. Ryan joins Armsons Barlow as senior quantity surveyor and projec
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28th September 2022

Join us for our Annual Christmas Lunch 2022

Our Annual Christmas Lunch has been the traditional start of the festive calendar for businesses in Leicestershire for many years. We can't wait to welcome you to Athena for this year's celebration. 
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28th September 2022

LINIAR PARTNERS WITH FLUID IDEAS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Derbyshire-based PVCu systems giant Liniar has appointed creative agency Fluid Ideas to transform its web presence with a major focus on digital technology to improve the customer experience.
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28th September 2022

Love Business 2023 – secure your exhibition stand

Love Business Expo is gearing up for its biggest and best event yet in 2023, and businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire are being urged to book fast to avoid disappointment.
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28th September 2022

Summer of Success at Victoria Centre

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has marked the end of a successful summer, following the ending of its seasonal Victoria Beach event and conclusion of its popular Wall of Fame.
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28th September 2022

Bollywood Glamour Comes To Belper and Derby This Autumn

Dozens of people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds will come together for two flashmob performances - bringing the magic of Bollywood to Belper and Derby as part of the Derby Season of Light (DSOL) family festival.
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28th September 2022

ITP Aero celebrates the future with UK Apprentices

The team in ITP Aero UK has celebrated the success of its apprentice scheme this week, as some of our existing apprentices receive their certificates and a brand new cohort is welcomed to Hucknall.
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28th September 2022

A special year for Ceramic Glass as it celebrates 40 years in business

This year marks a special anniversary for Loughborough-based manufacturer and distributor, Ceramic Glass, as it celebrates a historic 40 years in business.
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28th September 2022

Further growth for Nottingham marketing and PR agency

East Midlands marketing and PR agency, V Formation, has boosted its team with the appointment of Andy King as strategic marketing director and Joanne Clark as digital marketing executive.
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28th September 2022

New Memorial Commemorating the Fallen during WWII to be Unveiled at Langar Airfield

A memorial to commemorate those who served in Operation Market Garden during the Second World War will be unveiled at Langar airfield on Saturday 1 October.
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27th September 2022

FURTHER EXPANSION FOR DERBY IT FIRM WITH NEW SPECIALIST RECRUIT

IT consultancy experts Infuse welcome Pete Marsden in the new role of Senior Projects Engineer, as the firm celebrates a recent office move to Pride Park in Derby and continued expansion across the Midlands.
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27th September 2022

Stepnell promotes director to board following decade of East Midlands growth

Complete construction partner Stepnell has announced the promotion of longstanding employee Tom Sewell as the company’s newest director.
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27th September 2022

Midlands housebuilder brews support for Macmillan by hosting coffee mornings

Housebuilder Allison Homes is getting involved with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by hosting coffee mornings across the Midlands.
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27th September 2022

Youth Mental Health Day backed by Leicestershire housebuilder's book donation

In recognition of Youth Mental Health Day (22nd September), David Wilson Homes has donated a collection of books to Ridgeway Primary Academy in Market Harborough.
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27th September 2022

Employee inspires fundraising of nearly £500K for leading UK mental health charity

An employee in Loughborough from leading business management software provider, The Access Group, has inspired the company to raise £448,738 for leading mental health charity Bipolar UK after sharing the story of her daughter who lives with bipolar.
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27th September 2022

Derby's Rolls-Royce leads the way for UK innovation funding, with £689 million

Data reveals that Derby’s Rolls-Royce PLC has been awarded the most innovation funding of any UK company over the last 18 years. 
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27th September 2022

Local businesses club together for CAPs charity golf day

Members of the East Midlands business community are coming together for the annual CAPs (construction and property) charity golf day, which is taking place on Thursday 29 September at Springwater Golf Club in Calverton, in support of Our Dementia Choir.
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27th September 2022

NEW COMMERCIAL UNITS COME TO MARKET AT BECKETWELL DERBY

Leading regional commercial property consultants Rigby & Co have been instructed by Grainger plc to find occupiers for the commercial element of their £37m Build to Rent development in the heart of Derby city centre.
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27th September 2022

The East Midlands is a small to mid-box ‘hotspot’ and still has huge growth potential, but under supply is holding it back

The East Midlands is one of several English locations that has been identified as a ‘hotspot’ for investment in the small to mid-box segment of the I&L market, based on an analysis of socioeconomic factors, local infrastructure and leasing activity over t
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26th September 2022

RHCV cleans up at Renault Trucks Awards.

RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has once again been recognised as one of the leading commercial vehicle dealers in the UK following a great victory at the Renault Trucks awards ceremony.
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26th September 2022

Entries open to East Midlands businesses for prestigious awards championing workplace Diversity & Inclusion across the East of England and the Midlands

Entries are now open for the prestigious This Is Us Awards, championing workplace Diversity & Inclusion across the East of England and the Midlands.
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26th September 2022

Kuku October 22 Connections

Please find below our forthcoming Connect Receptions for October 22.
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26th September 2022

Dedicated DMU business open day on festival line-up

Leicester Business Festival (LBF) takes place from 7 to 18 November 2022 and is the largest of its kind in the region.
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26th September 2022

Mansfield Primary School welcomes donation from Amazon

Samuel Barlow Primary Academy in Mansfield has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon team in Chesterfield. 
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26th September 2022

Ibstock and Earth Friendly Concrete form partnership to support ESG ambitions

Ibstock, a UK leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, and Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) have entered into a new partnership to create ultra-low carbon concrete products.
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26th September 2022

PKF SMITH COOPER’S CORPORATE FINANCE DIVISION WIN ‘SME ADVISORY TEAM OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

The Corporate Finance team at business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper has been named ‘SME Advisory Team of the Year’ at the Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022, following a near-record year of dealmaking and “exceptional results in M
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26th September 2022

British Business Bank expands Start Up Loans programme in East Midlands

Providing vital support to the UK’s start ups during a challenging economic period, the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme has been expanded.
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26th September 2022

Trans UK joins Fortec Distribution Network as shareholder member

London-based haulage company Trans UK is the latest business to join the Pall-Ex Group owned network Fortec Distribution
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26th September 2022

East Midlands revealed as the most helpful region in England

The East Midlands has been revealed as the region that wants to help the community the most, despite many other regions preferring to help their fellow citizen less.
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26th September 2022

'Low Carbon Living' partnership announced to highlight importance of carbon removals

Carbon conscious consumers and businesses now have the ability to fully offset their carbon footprint by purchasing high quality carbon removal credits.
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26th September 2022

NEW HOME FOR INVENIO SYSTEMS AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Water industry experts, Invenio Systems, are one of the latest growing businesses to relocate to Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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26th September 2022

Not long left to nominate for Leicestershire Community Awards

There is only one week left to submit nominations for the Leicestershire Community Champions Awards 2022.
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26th September 2022

Construction think tank launches Nottingham club to map regional best practice

CE MIDLANDS LAUNCHES NOTTINGHAM BEST PRACTICE GROUP TO PROMOTE CONSTRUCTION COLLABORATION
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26th September 2022

LDC FURTHER EXPANDS EAST MIDLANDS AND EAST OF ENGLAND TEAM WITH TWO NEW INVESTORS

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has grown its team in the East Midlands and East of England with the appointment of Simon Peacock as Investment Director and Mikayil Salahov as Investment Manager.
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25th September 2022

Truss Government off to flying start - Chancellor delivers small business policy in mini Budget

Truss Government off to flying start - Chancellor delivers small business policy in mini Budget
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25th September 2022

Local charity receives lasting touch from Queen Elizabeth II with Platinum Jubilee Award.

On Wednesday September 7th, Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire Libbie Turnbull visited the offices of Hope Against Cancer, Leicestershire & Rutland’s local cancer research charity, to deliver an award on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant, Mike Kapur, recogni
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25th September 2022

Continued Growth for Russell Roof Tiles in Burton

Continuing its path to invest and increase efficiencies, Burton-based pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has invested a further £75,000 into machinery to increase its ever-growing production capacity.
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24th September 2022

ePassport project will support young people on their journey back into mainstream education

Young people will find it easier to express their feelings and monitor their progress through Northampton Saints Foundation’s Engage programme thanks to an ePassport created in partnership with the University of Northampton (UoN).
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24th September 2022

Meet Leicester to showcase range of sporting venues at CHS Show Birmingham

From out-of-this-world space experiences to winning sporting environments for national conference organisers
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24th September 2022

Sailmakers lines up as new sponsor of Ipswich Rugby Club

The new owner of Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre has scored a try with the town’s rugby club by putting in much needed funds as its newest sponsor.
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24th September 2022

Derby Comedy Club treats troops to a chuckle…

The Derby Comedy Club, hosted at the Derby Conference Centre, has donated 20% of their tickets for the remainder of their 2022 Comedy club shows to Tickets for Troops.
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24th September 2022

Council’s “tremendous support” helps get city’s Great Northern Classics on the road

The team behind plans to build a £3m heritage vehicle centre on a historic site in Osmaston have thanked Derby City Council after they were given the green light to start work on the project.
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24th September 2022

Regeneration Award shortlist announced

Construction projects across Chesterfield are paving the way for the regeneration of the borough, but only one will be named the winner of the Regeneration Award at the 2022 Love Chesterfield Awards.
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24th September 2022

East Mids solicitor recognised with national accreditation

East Midlands solicitor achieves Gold Standard got her work with vulnerable clients
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24th September 2022

Space Park Leicester to open its doors to local community

Residents, organisations and businesses are invited to a behind the scenes tour of Space Park Leicester next month.
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24th September 2022

Blueprint Interiors strengthens team with three new appointments

Workplace consultants and commercial office fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors has strengthened its support team following the appointment of two apprentices and a quantity surveying graduate.
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24th September 2022

Cheering Station opened by A.W. Lymn for Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half Marathon

One of the East Midlands’ leading independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, is opening the doors of its Wollaton funeral home as a ‘cheering station’ during this year’s Robin Hood Marathon, while its MD takes part for in the run
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23rd September 2022

DRIVING THE ECO-FRIENDLY TRANSPORT AGENDA

Lincolnshire businessman Terry O’Halloran is on a mission to encourage towns and cities to take a greener route to achieving zero emissions.
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23rd September 2022

PAWS FOR THOUGHT: LEICESTERSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER ENTERS FOURTH YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ASSISTANCE DOG CHARITY

David Wilson Homes has continued its partnership with Loughborough-based Canine Partners having contributed over £200,000 across four years to the charity which transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities through puppy companionship.
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23rd September 2022

Best Golf Day by Par raises £5k for Burton charities

Burton-based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT)hosted another successful annual Golf Day to raise vital funds to reach the goal of £50,000 for their charity initiative, Give 4 Good. 
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23rd September 2022

SOUTH YORKSHIRE SCHOOL FIND THE GOLDEN TICKET AT STORYTELLING EVENT 

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day (13th September), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came to life for pupils from Hoylandswaine Primary School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt and David Wilson Homes. 
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23rd September 2022

Clegg Construction recognised by Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Clegg Construction is thrilled to have been recognised by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in testament to the company’s continued support of the armed forces community. 
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23rd September 2022

Graftongate and BlackRock sign-up leading renewable energy distributor to Leicester scheme 

Joint venture partners, Graftongate and BlackRock have announced the arrival of one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems at Leicester Distribution Park (LEDP). 
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23rd September 2022

London Calling: National comms agency opens Farringdon Office

LEADING full-service communications agency Cartwright Communications has expanded into the capital with the opening of its Farringdon office
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23rd September 2022

Tickets on sale for world’s largest gathering of Shire horses

Tickets are now on sale for the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses which returns to Newark for a second year in March 2023. 
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23rd September 2022

JIGSAW24 ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER APPLE MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Service from the UK’s most experienced Apple Enterprise Reseller will help support the rise of home working and employee choice when it comes to IT
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23rd September 2022

Nottingham’s Music & Arts Festival Hockley HustleReturns Bigger and Better Than Ever

350 artists, 30 venues, five charities and one wristband. It all adds up to the return of Hockley Hustle for the first time in three years following a Covid enforced hiatus.
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23rd September 2022

Tickets now on sale for the world's largest gathering of Shire horses!

Tickets now on sale for the world's largest gathering of Shire horses
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23rd September 2022

Chancellor’s focus on growth welcomed by businesses – but devil will be in the detail, says East Midlands Chamber

Commenting on the first details of the Chancellor’s Growth Plan, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) chief executive Scott Knowles said: “Businesses will enthusiastically welcome the Chancellor’s pledge to focus on economic
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23rd September 2022

‘Bold’ mini-budget throws up lots of questions, says East Midlands Chamber

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Growth Plan announcement, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) director of policy and external affairs Chris Hobson said: “This was a bold fiscal statement from the Chancellor that appears to u
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22nd September 2022

Nottingham digital economy professor awarded engineering fellowship

Professor Derek McAuley has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his work translating technology research into innovation, business value and real-world impact.
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22nd September 2022

UK Science Park Association meet at Charnwood Campus to discuss the opportunities and challenges for UK Science Parks and hear how the Leicestershire Life Science Cluster is driving economic growth in the region

Around 150 members of UKSPA attended the two-day conference, where leading speakers from the UKSPA network, Charnwood Campus, Loughborough University, Charnwood Molecular (a Charnwood Campus tenant), the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership
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22nd September 2022

Fleet firm marks anniversary with full rebrand

Silverstone Fleet Management has revealed a stylish new rebrand to mark its 10th anniversary.
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22nd September 2022

New inspirational business podcast launches

The relatable and inspiring story of a mother torn between the expectations of a corporate career and family life is the first to be told in a new thought-provoking podcast.
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22nd September 2022

College helps kids be smart with art

Youngsters will have the chance to discover a range of art techniques this autumn with West Nottinghamshire College.
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22nd September 2022

Midlands businesses plead with PM for tax roadmap and simplification ahead of emergency Budget, in BDO poll

Kyla Bellingall, partner and head of BDO LLP in the Midlands, said:
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22nd September 2022

M-EC Welcomes a Trio of New Apprentices

Leicestershire-based Technical development consultant has welcomed this year’s intake of apprentices following the successful re-launch of the apprenticeship scheme earlier this year - post pandemic
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22nd September 2022

Gateley appoints new partner in Nottingham

Legal and professional services group Gateley has today announced the hire of a new partner to join its Nottingham office.
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22nd September 2022

INSPIRATIONAL, ‘REAL WORLD HEROES’ REVEALED AT CHARITY SECTOR’S

The ‘real world heroes of the Pandemic’ were acknowledged and celebrated recently at the annual VAL Awards 2022.
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22nd September 2022

Assetz Capital expands team with appointment of Midland's based Originator

Specialist marketplace lender Assetz Capital have added to their growing Origination team with the appointment of experienced finance professional David Hehir. 
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22nd September 2022

Nottingham firm announces appointment of Court of Protection solicitor

Nottingham law firm Rotheras has recruited a specialist solicitor to act for clients in Court of Protection matters.
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22nd September 2022

Siblings team up to launch Engage & Grow Central Midlands

Employee engagement specialist Rachael Bull has teamed up with her brother and leading UK coach Matt Bull, to launch Engage & Grow in Central Midlands. 
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22nd September 2022

FSB responds to the announcement by the Business Secretary of support for businesses with energy costs

Responding to the announcement by the Business Secretary Government outlines plans to help cut energy bills for businesses of support for businesses with energy costs, Tina McKenzie, Policy and Advocacy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said:
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