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16th December 2019

Belmayne kicks off grassroots links

Two north Sheffield community sports organisations have received a financial boost, thanks to Dronfield-based Belmayne.
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16th December 2019

Loughborough family business are winners of not one, but TWO top awards at the Midlands Family Business Awards!

CR Civil Engineering, a Loughborough-based Company, has been crowned “Employer of the Year” and also the “People’s Choice Award” for the Midlands Family Business Awards 2019.
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15th December 2019

Derwent Living secures £5,000 for local charity

Local charity Doorways Derby, who provide help to homeless and vulnerable people, has received a £5,000 grant from housing provider Derwent Living.
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15th December 2019

Join Morley Hayes for their Corporate Christmas Showcase

Popular Derbyshire hotel and restaurant complex, Morley Hayes is holding a special Corporate Christmas Showcase to help companies get a head start on planning their 2020 festivities.
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15th December 2019

Salon 'overwhelmed' by response to homeless plea

The team at KH Hair in Arnold say they are 'overwhelmed' by the generous response from the public following a plea for donations to help keep Nottingham's homeless warm this winter.
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15th December 2019

Midland Heart makes family's Christmas wish come true with 500th new home handed over

Midland Heart housing association is celebrating a major milestone in its development programme - the 500th new property to be handed over this financial year.
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15th December 2019

QDTS Construction steps in to save abandoned project on listed building

All renovations had come to a standstill on The Emporium project located on Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, after the untimely collapse of its originally signed contractor, Shaylor.
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15th December 2019

Over £10,000 raised for Leicester charity at Opera Night

On Thursday 6th December, over £10,000 was raised for Leicester charity Hope Against Cancer at a sold-out night of Opera.
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15th December 2019

Best of business rewarded at annual awards ceremony

Innovation, excellence and performance were rewarded in the fourth annual Wellingborough & East Northants Business Awards.
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14th December 2019

Penny Hydraulics bring their marketing more, together

The lifting equipment manufacturer has commissioned Derbyshire-based full-service marketing agency Purpose Media to support its ongoing marketing strategy.
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14th December 2019

Sandiacre local has reason to celebrate this Christmas after successful launch of new architectural design firm

A new architectural design start-up, The Practical Planning Company is ending the year on a high after experiencing a whirlwind of success and growth since launching just two months ago.
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14th December 2019

Announcing Alchemy VA’s first Virtual Assistant Hub

A business advisor and part-time firefighter has launched Alchemy VA’s first Virtual Assistant Hub – pledging to help her clients ‘firefight’ in their business.
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14th December 2019

Trainee trio joins masonry manufacturer on management graduate scheme

Building products manufacturer Forterra has welcomed three graduate trainees on board in diverse roles across its divisions.
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14th December 2019

Lease renewal a piece of cake for NG

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have sealed a deal which will see a fast-growing cake supplier commit to Derbyshire.
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14th December 2019

Coalville team gets in the festive spirit

The team at Amazon in Coalville is joining in the festive cheer in the run up to Christmas with a two-month-long series of activities, fun events and special surprises. 
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14th December 2019

New Growth Hub Manager for the Business Gateway

The Business Gateway Growth Hub has appointed a new manager to lead the expanded service that offers all businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire a single place to access information, funding and advice to support performance and growth.
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14th December 2019

RDS Global staff strip off to make a date for charity calendar

Charities including ones which support people living with dementia and children with learning difficulties are set for a boost after staff from an IT solutions firm stripped off for a charity calendar.
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14th December 2019

St. Modwen breaks ground on second phase of development at Lincoln scheme

The second phase of development is underway at St. Modwen’s popular 70-acre industrial and logistics scheme near Lincoln.
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14th December 2019

eBadges launch biodegradable trial offering

As a mark of commitment to eco-responsible practices, the UK’s top badge-making manufacturers, eBadges, has announced a trial of more sustainable, biodegradable badges.
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14th December 2019

Common myths about disability

There are many common myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of disability. Here, award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, explores and explodes them.
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13th December 2019

Hinckley & Rugby sleep out raises £3,000 for homeless

Staff from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have raised more than £3,000 for the homelessness charity Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland by sleeping out for a night in the Society’s car park in Hinckley.
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13th December 2019

Doggie Donation! Furry Festive Visitors

Pioneering roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is generously supporting work of Hillfield Animal Home, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton this festive season.
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13th December 2019

Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is helping a local Christmas tree wholesaler reduce the miles from forest to front door by transporting products nationwide via its pallet network.
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13th December 2019

Can your business conquer the 24 hour challenge

People from across the East Midlands are being invited to jump in the saddle and take on an epic cycling challenge as part of a new corporate challenge event, sponsored by the world leader in triathlon apparel, HUUB.
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13th December 2019

College launches Bell Decorating Academy

Trainee painters and decorators are set to excel through a new training academy, Bell Decorating Academy, based at West Nottinghamshire College.
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13th December 2019

First Major Milestone Met in Europa’s Biggest Build to Date

The first major milestone has been reached in the construction of Europa Worldwide Group’s new £60 million, future proofed 715,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, logistics facility in the Midlands.
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13th December 2019

City Hub Contractor Commitment to Nottingham

As construction of the new Nottingham College City Hub campus accelerates past the halfway point, Wates Construction has confirmed a raft of benefits already brought by the project to the people of Nottingham. 
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13th December 2019

State-of-the-art VR of Nightingale properties now to view in Derby estate agent’s office

Nightingale Quarter development properties now can be virtually toured at haart in city centre
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13th December 2019

Brand new accommodation at Market Harborough school as works complete

Local architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has announced the completion of the expansion and remodelling works to Farndon Fields Primary School in Market Harborough, which have doubled the size of the school.
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13th December 2019

How to give your brand a pre-Christmas boost with Love Business

Love Business has expanded far beyond the event itself and now offers local businesses the opportunity to raise their profile and engage with one another all year round, via the Love Business News website we have established.
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13th December 2019

Nurses keen to return to nursing in 2020 are encouraged to sign up for ‘Return to Professional Practice’ course at the University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is encouraging nurses interested to return to nursing to sign up for their next return to professional practice course starting in February 2020.
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13th December 2019

In an ever-changing disruptive environment - how does an entrepreneur and his business stay relevant?

Keynote Speaker at Love Business Expo 2020, Ninder Johal 11:50am - 12:10pm
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12th December 2019

Branston Golf & Country Club sold to current Managing Director and a local family

Following very positive negotiations over the past few months, we can confirm that the sale of Branston Golf & Country Club has now been completed.
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12th December 2019

Largest Christmas Tree plantation in UK leading the way with unique eco-friendly recycling programme

Walker Forestry Service, the largest Christmas tree plantation in England, prides itself on creating unique and strategic forestry services within the UK and have taken their mission one step further this Christmas by launching myjingltree.co.uk.
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12th December 2019

Ventola Projects are the shining light at Cheshire Oaks re-launched Tenpin Entertainment Facility

Leicester-based provider of specialist electrical LED lighting installations, Ventola Projects, have just completed a major project at the newly re-launched Cheshire Oaks Tenpin bowling centre near Ellesmere Port.
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12th December 2019

The Derby Conference Centre put on a free Christmas lunch for local community

The Derby Conference Centre held a free Community Christmas lunch on 9th December - and it was such a great hit, it’s set to be a permanent feature on Derby’s festive calendar.
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12th December 2019

Local businessman honoured at 2019 Race Harborough Santa Run

An award commemorating the contribution that a Market Harborough businessman made to the local community was given out for the first time at this year’s Santa Fun Run in Market Harborough on 8th December.
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12th December 2019

Grantham Care at Home Company Launches Christmas Recruitment Drive

A Grantham care at home company is aiming to add the feel good factor of securing a new job for 2020 to the festive spirit with the launch of its Christmas recruitment drive.
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12th December 2019

David Wilson Homes South Midlands celebrates diversity in construction with new role

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes is celebrating diversity and equal opportunities in the construction industry with its newest role in the company.
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12th December 2019

Focus Consultants delivers its 5,000th air pressure test

Five years after launching a service to provide air testing for new and refurbished buildings, Focus Consultants has marked its 5,000th air pressure test.
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12th December 2019

Packaging Manufacturer Set To 'Spruce Up Christmas' With 500 Trees

Nottingham-based packaging manufacturer The Wilkins Group is preparing to 'spruce up Christmas' by sending over 500 Christmas tree shrubs to their clients, as part of a Christmas tree growing competition.   
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12th December 2019

What East Midlands Airport does for the region

As an economic powerhouse, the East Midlands has an infrastructure that makes it unique. But what goes on at East Midlands Airport, and how does it play such an important role in our economy?
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11th December 2019

Local developer makes donation to Burton Hospital Neo Natal Unit

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has made a donation to Queen’s Hospital Burton’s Neo Natal Unit as part of its efforts to support the communities around its developments.
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11th December 2019

Howes Percival Intellectual Property Partner wins prestigious legal award

Matthew Talbot, a Partner at Howes Percival's Leicester office and head of the firm's intellectual property and information technology practice has been named as the Leading Lawyer of the Year (outside London) for the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)
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11th December 2019

East Mids rail sector specialist on track for further growth following MBO

Rail sector recruitment and performance specialist Ford & Stanley on track for further growth following MBO backed by Allied Irish Bank (GB)
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11th December 2019

Land experts reflect on successful year for development site sales

Chartered Surveyors and development land experts Mather Jamie have reported a string of residential development land sales across the East Midlands in 2019, marking a particularly successful period for sales of small and mid-sector sites.
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11th December 2019

CCTV boss sees increase in business as victims decide “enough is enough”

A CCTV expert has seen a 300 percent rise in demand for his products - after fed-up crime victims were forced to take matters into their own hands.
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11th December 2019

Ibstock Brick scoops Best Apprenticeship Programme Award

The UK’s leading manufacturer of clay bricks in the UK has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of its world-class apprenticeship programme.
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11th December 2019

Black Friday success for Derbyshire-based full-service marketing agency, Purpose Media.

Purpose Media helped clients reap sale success last month, launching profitable Black Friday campaigns.
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11th December 2019

Armsons appointed quantity surveyors for the development of new brewery

Derby-based construction cost consultants, project managers and building surveyors Armsons have been appointed quantity surveyors for a new brewery for pub company Wells & Co.
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11th December 2019

Loughborough Schools Foundation First in UK to Introduce Award Winning 'Smart Campus' Technology

Following a recent Government consultation on school security, a Foundation of schools in Loughborough has become the first in the UK to introduce an innovative ‘smart campus’ to improve communication between staff and keep students safe in case of emerge
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11th December 2019

Full steam ahead for Notts firm on multi-million pound Battersea contract

The team at Ollerton-based A1 Flue Systems is full of pride at seeing steam rise from one of the iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London for the first time in more than 35 years.
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11th December 2019

The business benefits of hybrid motoring

What is the difference between electric cars and hybrid technology? Can you really use a hybrid car on a daily basis? And is it cost effective, as a business to switch to a hybrid? One of the region’s leading hybrid motoring experts has the answers.
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10th December 2019

New Appointment to Russell Scanlan in Nottingham

Leading independent insurance broker Russell Scanlan, has welcomed a new recruit to its growing team in Nottingham.
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10th December 2019

Seven Life Science companies celebrate success at the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

Seven life science companies from across the East Midlands were delighted to be selected as winners at last night’s Medilink East Midlands Business Awards, which saw almost 200 businesspeople from life science companies across the East Midlands and beyond
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10th December 2019

Mulholland Group - The new name pf speed and precision

Graham Mulholland, one of Derby’s most innovative entrepreneurs, has gone back to the future to launch a new company.
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10th December 2019

Marketplace lender appoints new Relationship Director in the Midlands

Assetz Capital has appointed Paul King as Relationship Director as it looks to support more business owners and housebuilders across the Midlands.
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10th December 2019

Food distribution returns to former Co-op site

The five-acre Boulder Business Park is distributing food once again with the arrival of Polish food company, Spiżarnia
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10th December 2019

Nottinghamshire law firm celebrates acquisition and bolstering staff by 25 per cent

A leading chain of solicitors in Nottinghamshire is celebrating a fruitful end of the year after acquiring another law firm, combining more than 350 years of legal history.
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10th December 2019

Rilmac Santa rides again for the LEAP Charity

The Rilmac Santa is back and once again raising funds for the LEAP Charity at Christmas. 
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10th December 2019

Leicestershire gift shop has raised an impressive £2778.65 for Hope Against Cancer

Narborough Hall used its recent Christmas room launch event to raise money for the organisation, which it has chosen as its Charity of the Year, by selling raffle tickets and donating a share of the profits directly to the charity.
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10th December 2019

Heathcotes appoints Group Managing Director

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Brendan Kelly as Group Managing Director providing strategic leadership nationwide.
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10th December 2019

Derbys business supports charity that provided lifesaving surgery to MD's granddaughter

Derbyshire-based Permaroof has pledged to raise funds for Heart Link throughout 2020 after the children’s charity provided lifesaving heart surgery to managing director Adrian Buttress’ granddaughter just days after she was born.
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10th December 2019

How to make your business stand out in the media

How do you make your business stand out in the media? And what are media outlets looking for in terms of a story? In this episode, one of the region’s leading PR & communications experts shares his top tips for getting noticed by the press.
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9th December 2019

Celebrations as Nelsons is shortlisted in the Legal 500 Awards

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted in two categories at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 – which recognises elite legal practitioners and firms based on comprehensive research.
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9th December 2019

Gregg Wallace visits Notts-based Addo Food Group for BBC documentary

Market-leading producer of chilled savoury products Addo Food Group will be appearing on BBC Two’s Inside The Factory this week (Thursday 12 December).
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9th December 2019

Wendy Sycamore appointed new public affairs lead in the Midlands

Wendy Sycamore, who managed key strategic projects for BT Group, has been appointed as the company’s new public affairs lead for the Midlands.
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9th December 2019

Lincolnshire couple raise £1.5k to support St Barnabas Hospice

LOCAL couple, Katherine and Lee Durrant, have put their best foot forward in a 200-mile trek, raising £1,500 for St Barnabas Hospice Trust.
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9th December 2019

A taste of future talent at Young Chef competitions

A group of youngsters from Mansfield brought their talent and taste to the kitchens at West Nottinghamshire College last week for the annual Mansfield Rotary Club’s Young Chef competition.
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9th December 2019

International expansion for KAM Project Consultants as it announces German office

UK-based KAM Project Consultants has expanded into Europe with the opening of its first international office, KAM Project Consultants GmbH, in Germany.
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9th December 2019

Deal is done for Derbyshire Constabulary to go ahead with new station

Building of a new multi-million-pound police station in Derby will go ahead after a deal with the landowner was agreed.
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9th December 2019

Waterside Centre aiming to wrap up 2019 charity fundraising in style

The centre is once again joining forces with St Barnabas Hospice and Allen Signs to install its Christmas Wrapping Station on the High Street level and raise money for the hospice.
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9th December 2019

Events which inspire your audience

What are the benefits of holding meetings away from the office? And how do you select the right venue for your meeting or conference? Here, one of the region’s leading events professionals shares their top tips to make sure your event goes off with a bang
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8th December 2019

Star Baker Wendy Clocks Up 20 Years Long Service

When Wendy Smith began her first job at Frank Key Group in Daybrook, Nottingham, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, the turn of the Millennium was just around the corner and Britney Spear’s ‘Baby One More Time’ was the year’s best selling single.
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8th December 2019

National law firm Clarke Willmott sponsors Brain Tumour Support Worker

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has teamed up with the charity Brain Tumour Support to sponsor a peripatetic support worker for the next 12 months.
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8th December 2019

Students quiz Ashfield and Mansfield parliamentary hopefuls

With the General Election just days away, students at West Nottinghamshire College had the chance to quiz parliamentary candidates for Ashfield and Mansfield
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8th December 2019

£10,000 capital investment for Russells

At a time of continued growth, Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles has invested £10,000 in upgrading its equipment and technology.
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8th December 2019

Banner Jones Wealth Management LLP welcomes new financial planner

Derbyshire and South Yorkshire based Wealth Management firm, Banner Jones Wealth Management, has expanded their team with the appointment of Financial Planner, Simon Dickinson DipPFS.
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8th December 2019

SME support launched to STEM sector at Made in Chesterfield

The University of Derby has revealed a refreshed package of SME support to ‘strength the capability of businesses in Chesterfield and the surrounding region, with access to research and expertise that can help foster innovation.’
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8th December 2019

Roythornes advises on sale of anerobic degestion plant to Macquarie

Roythornes Solicitors has advised the co-founders of leading biogas producer BioCow in a major deal that saw Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) acquire a majority stake in the company.
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8th December 2019

How to build an effective brand

What is a brand and how do you build one? How do you create a message and an identity which resonates deeply with your customers and inspires them to do business with you?
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7th December 2019

Derby’s Penguin PR agency steps up to the hotplate as its staff lay on lunch for the community

Staff at a leading Derby PR agency, who are used to cooking up a media storm, swapped their pens for pinnies when they volunteered to cook for more than 70 people at a city charity’s community lunch.
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7th December 2019

Three high-profile signings to Enthusiasm Trust board

Three senior East Midlands business figures have joined the board of  Enthusiasm Trust.
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7th December 2019

South Derbyshire engineering firm celebrates 20 years and new senior appointment

A South Derbyshire based civil and structural engineering consultancy has cemented twenty years in the industry with a high-profile appointment.
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7th December 2019

On-the-go travel accessory company secures funding boost

Derby-based travel accessory manufacturer launches thanks to a cash injection from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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7th December 2019

London Stock Exchange Opened by Local Businessman

A Loughborough businessman has officially opened the trading market at the London Stock Exchange.
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7th December 2019

Business leaders express concern over delay to new council structure

Business leaders in Wellingborough have expressed their concerns that plans to overhaul the structure of Northamptonshire’s local authorities have been delayed due to the General Election.
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7th December 2019

Branston boosts senior team with planning director promotion

National potato supplier Branston has strengthened its senior management team, having promoted its head of finance and planning into the new role of planning director.
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7th December 2019

The essentials of business networking

Is business networking necessary, or is it all stale coffee and early starts? Does it add value and what do businesses need to do to make the most of it?
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6th December 2019

Bricklaying apprentice scoops major accolade with Leicestershire homebuilder

A bricklaying trainee in Leicestershire has claimed the title of Apprentice of the Year following his work at David Wilson Homes’ Wigston Meadows development.
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6th December 2019

The Search Begins for the Microlise Driver of The Year 2020

The hunt is on for the UK’s best truck driver.
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6th December 2019

Senior appointments underpin growth at Swadlincote engineering firm

Swadlincote-based engineering firm Musk Process Services has strengthened its team with two senior appointments, as it sets its sights on continued expansion.
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6th December 2019

Solmar Villas repeat best ever British Travel Awards haul

A Midlands provider of hand-picked villas has proved it is the best in its field by securing five major titles at the British Travel Awards.
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6th December 2019

LACE Housing Celebrates Dedicated Staff and Volunteers

As another year draws to a close, Lincolnshire specialist housing provider LACE Housing recognised the hard work of its staff and volunteers at its 20th annual celebration evening.
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6th December 2019

The Nottingham Belfry rebrands as a Delta Hotel by Marriott

It’s been announced today that The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, owned by real estate investment company Aprirose, has rebranded to Delta Hotels by Marriott.
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