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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.

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18th June 2021

D2N2 LEP begins search for Interim Chief Executive

The successful candidate will lead the company in its next phase of development
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18th June 2021

CarShop prioritises the community in its plans to open friendly car retail hub at formerly vacant site in Derby

The new store would create 50 jobs for local people and support a range of community initiatives
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18th June 2021

Trifibre makes the case for diversification

A manufacturer that specialises in supplying flight cases to the events industry has experienced a successful year after pivoting its product offering.
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18th June 2021

Campervans and kitchens top Derby savers’ wish-lists with “bigger and better holidays” delayed until 2022

Camper vans, new kitchens and bookings for “bigger and better” holidays in 2022 are at the top of Derby people’s lists when it comes to ways in which they plan to spend their lockdown money, according to a city financial adviser.
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18th June 2021

Tyrone Alexander joins Bridge Help’s growing regional BDM team

East Midlands-based Bridge Help has made its fifth new staff appointment in 2021.
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18th June 2021

LOCAL BOOKBENCH TRAIL LAUNCHES ACROSS NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

NORTH NOTTS BID is now encouraging residents and visitors to follow the new ‘BookBench’ sculpture trail that has been unveiled across North Nottinghamshire this week.
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18th June 2021

Derbyshire schools to benefit from Government cash injection to improve quality of physical education teaching

SCHOOLS in Derby and Derbyshire are set to receive more Government money to help them prioritise physical activity as they look to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.
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18th June 2021

East Midlands housebuilder goes from strength to strength

An East Midlands housebuilder is celebrating the ongoing expansion and success of its division, four years on from launching.
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18th June 2021

Light Science Technologies boosts Agtech ambitions with new appointments

Pioneering AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has welcomed two new recruits to its expanding team, as the East Midlands-based start-up enjoys a period of significant growth.
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18th June 2021

Moneyfacts Awards 2021 winners announced

Celebrating 20 years of the Moneyfacts Awards, Tuesday 15 June was a spectacular day, as Moneyfacts announced the winners of the highlight of the personal finance industry calendar.
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18th June 2021

Timico announces changes to Senior Management Team to drive customer first growth strategy

Leading managed services provider, Timico, has announced several strategic changes to its Senior Management Team, to accelerate its customer first growth strategy, whilst continuing to advance its cloud technology proposition.
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18th June 2021

Pioneering low carbon scheme delivered by local contractor wins gold at Green Apple Environment Awards

A highly energy efficient domestic ground source heat pump project delivered by J Tomlinson’s low carbon team has won the company its first international award.
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18th June 2021

This year’s Leicestershire Innovation Week has one goal in mind: to inspire businesses of every size and sector to embrace innovation.

Register Now to join this exciting event at Innovation Showcase – Shaping Our Future – 23 June 2-3pm.
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18th June 2021

New road set to open up £250m Mansfield development

Work is underway to build a new spine road paving the way for community and commercial space which will bring in £100m a year to the local economy.
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17th June 2021

Derby Entrepreneurs’ Innovative App Technology is Aiding a Safer Return to Work

Two Derby tech entrepreneurs are delighted that their innovative health and safety app is helping businesses to get safely back to work after the Coronavirus pandemic.
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17th June 2021

WILLSHEE’S WINS USLEEP CONTRACT

Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has been appointed by Usleep, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of foam, spring and hybrid mattresses, to provide a total waste management service that guarantees zero waste to landfill. This contract win is contributing t
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17th June 2021

easyJet launches a new domestic route from East Midlands to Belfast

easyJet has announced that it will launch a new domestic flight from East Midlands Airport to Belfast International Airport this summer to serve demand for domestic travel. The airline is returning to East Midlands for the first time since 2009.
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17th June 2021

Industry knowledge-gathering day is a hit for health and social care learners

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College have been getting an insight into the variety of jobs and training offered in the sector thanks to a tailored workshop day.
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17th June 2021

Derby pizza business created in lockdown is booming – and owner is planning on opening more venues in the city

A DERBY-BASED restauranteur who set up a successful New York-style pizza takeaway in the city during the first national lockdown, says he is now planning to build the brand and open more outlets after it proved to be a big hit.
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17th June 2021

New Mother and Daughter Venture a Thing of Beauty For Notts Duo

A Nottinghamshire mother and daughter team have fulfilled a lifetime dream by opening a beauty salon together, after the pandemic encouraged her to take the plunge.
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17th June 2021

Marketing vs Branding | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 21

In this episode, our host interviews Said Baaghil, Global Brand expert and author. We discuss: the difference between marketing and branding, who is responsible for the maintenance of a brand and is it possible to measure a brand? We also explore the defi
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16th June 2021

Nottingham renewable energy manufacturer secures £125k investment

A Nottingham company that manufactures biogas generators,which turn food waste into energy,has safeguarded its order fulfilments thanks to a £125,000 investment.
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16th June 2021

Sygnature Discovery expands into early CMC development

Leading Drug Discovery Contract Research Organisation Sygnature Discovery has announced the set-up of a state-of-the-art Early Candidate Developability Screening Group. Located at its headquarters in Nottingham, UK, the new service line will expand on the
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16th June 2021

Deetu and Blueprint Partnership Wins National Award for Trent Basin

Deetu, part of the wider BWB Group, alongside Blueprint, the developer behind acclaimed Nottingham neighbourhoods such as Green Street in The Meadows and Trent Basin, have won a prestigious national Planning award.
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16th June 2021

Hinckley Ladies Circle celebrates 70th anniversary by supporting Lamp as its charity of the year

Members will raise funds for mental health charity by walking the equivalent of John O’Groats to Lands End
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16th June 2021

Notts Funeral Directors Trial City Council’s Electric Van Experience

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, is leading the way for the funeral industry as it adds an electric van to its fleet as part of Nottingham City Council’s Electric Van Experience (EVE).
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16th June 2021

NET becomes 700th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands

Nottingham’s tram network has reached a significant milestone in becoming the 700th organisation to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands region.
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16th June 2021

Suttons Tankers Improves Operational Performance & Customer Experience with Microlise

Suttons Tankers, the leading logistics and supply chain specialist delivering products and services from companies across the chemical, gas, fuel, waste and powders sectors, has invested in a telematics and technology solution from Microlise, a leading pr
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16th June 2021

West Midlands Combined Authority makes senior appointment

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has made a senior appointment to help businesses across the region prioritise their employees’ mental health while boosting economic productivity.
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16th June 2021

UK equity investment increases, with the East Midlands securing £76m in 2020

The British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker 2021 published today (Wednesday 16 June) shows that equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses increased by nine per cent in 2020 to £8.8bn, the highest annual investment amount since the dat
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15th June 2021

York St John Student Wins Prestigious Accolade at E.ON Energy

York St John University (YSJ) apprentice Daniel Fulton is celebrating after being awarded Higher Apprentice of the Year at E.ON Energy.
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15th June 2021

SECOND PHASE LAUNCHED AT POPULAR LEICESTERSHIRE INDUSTRIAL PARK

The secondphase of light industrial/warehouse units at Leicestershire’s popular Manor Business Park has been launched by Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, Wells McFarlane.
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15th June 2021

Dimensions to deliver a new uniform for Royal Mail

Dimensions isset to deliverone of the largest rollouts in corporate clothing history with a new uniform for Royal Mail
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15th June 2021

Ventola aiming to bowl over the competition at US expo

A leading UK lighting specialist is heading to a renowned US bowling expo later this month seeking to bolster its ever-growing overseas reputation.
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15th June 2021

A new online family business community is launching

A new not-for-profit online initiative which connects family businesses across the UK is due to launch, providing businesses in the sector with interactive support and expert advice – and a fantastic community to be part of.
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15th June 2021

TOP MARKS FOR ROOF TILE EMPLOYEES

Burton based roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is congratulating four employees for successfully completing a Leadership and Management (ILM) Course.
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15th June 2021

KEGWORTH SAFETY TECHNICIAN CELEBRATES APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS WITH AMAZON

A local apprentice is celebrating becoming the first Amazon apprentice to graduate from the Amazon Health, Safety and Environment Technician Apprenticeship in the UK.
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15th June 2021

Construction sector needs to maintain tactics adopted in pandemic, says Stepnell

The UK construction sector was heavily impacted by the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Tactics, which were speedily adopted by the industry to keep sites open, will no doubt continue post pandemic. TOM WAKEFORD, joint managing director of 154-
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15th June 2021

SME businesses in the East Midlands prioritised people as well as profit during the pandemic

30% of businesses that had to adapt since March 2020 have done so to protect jobs and 43% saying they did so to protect their employees mental and physical wellbeing
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14th June 2021

Mini Ram Characters Bed Down For Sleepovers in Local Businesses

Businesses across the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Derby city centre are showcasing their own flock of mini ram characters as part of this summer’s Derby Ram Trail.
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14th June 2021

Shaping Careers in the Electrical Industry

Yee Group of Burton on Trent has further strengthened its team with investment in skills and the next generation of young electricians.
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14th June 2021

Notts Broker Elected as Insurance Institute President

Joanne Marriott, Commercial Manager at Nottingham based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has been appointed as President of Nottingham Insurance Institute – the first person from the company to take on the role.
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14th June 2021

Leicestershire-based online flooring retailer appoints new Chief Commercial Officer after meteoric rise

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has a new Chief Commercial Officer – and it marks a meteoric rise in the business for Elia Green in the space of two years.
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14th June 2021

Bellway donates £1,000 towards Covid-19 relief efforts in India

A Bellway employee took part in a charity bike ride to raise money for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India – with the housebuilder making a £1,000 donation to the cause.
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14th June 2021

Leicestershire Clinic Awarded International Accolade For Excellence In Patient Service

A leading aesthetics clinic in Leicestershire is celebrating an international accolade based on outstanding client feedback received in the last 12 months.
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14th June 2021

New Studio in World Heritage Site for Derby Architects, Morrison Design Ltd

Derby architects Morrison Design Limited are delighted to announce that they will be moving their studio to Darley Abbey Mills in Derby
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14th June 2021

BURGER KING® UK TO CREATE A WHOPPING 29 NEW JOBS IN WORKSOP

Worksop will become the latest home of the Whopper, with a brand-new Burger King restaurant opening its doors on Spinella Road, Worksop, S80 3GP creating 29 new job opportunities in the local area.
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14th June 2021

Safe and Sound Expands Outreach Programme into South Derbyshire

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Soundhas expanded its weekly outreach programme into parts of Erewash and South Derbyshire in a bid to raise awareness of the support available to protect more young people from child exploitation.
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14th June 2021

AUCTION HOUSE EXPANDS INTO E-COMMERCE WITH NEW LUXURY SHOP

LEADING UK online auction house John Pye has launched a brand-new online store – the John Pye Luxury Shop – allowing customers to purchase one-of-a-kind items from high-end designers.
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14th June 2021

Derby special school among first recipients of award for covid heroes

KEYWORKERS at a Derby special primary school are among the recipients of a brand-new awards scheme aimed at recognising the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
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14th June 2021

Cosy Direct and networking group Derby’s Finest raise much-needed funds for city charity Revive

GENEROUS business leaders in Derby have joined forces to raise thousands of pounds for a city charity which underprivileged and vulnerable children and their families.
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14th June 2021

British Business Bank appoints new Director for the Midlands

The British Business Bank has appointed a new director to its UK Network team in the Midlands, in a move that will strengthen the Bank’s on-the-ground presence. Dale-Black’s role will cover the East Midlands and West Midlands.
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14th June 2021

Senior appointment at landscape architect practice Influence

Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence has bolstered its team with the appointment of Olli Wheeler as senior landscape architect.
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14th June 2021

Eamonn Holmes’ dream fulfilled by Baytree Cars

Popular TV presenter Eamonn Holmes finally has his own way by buying his dream Bentley – thanks to Baytree Cars.
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14th June 2021

Smith Partnership excels in Law Society Report

Smith Partnership’s work during the Covid pandemic has been hailed in a report by the Law Society.
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14th June 2021

Hallam appointed as Digital Marketing Partner for LG

Hallam, the multi-award-winning digital marketing agency, has partnered with LG Electronics, a global powerhouse in the consumer electronics industry, to drive their brand forward in 2021.
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11th June 2021

Speculatively built industrial use facility sold at Castlewood Business Park

Clowes Developments have sold Unit 11B at Castlewood Courtlocated off junction 28 of the M1 to Charles Pugh (Glass) Ltd.
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11th June 2021

Siemens’ virtual work experience giving young people in the East Midlands a head start to STEM career

Free skills programme via the Springpod careers platform shows students aged 14-18 how engineering and technology is helping build a more sustainable future
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11th June 2021

VIRTUAL CONSULTATION EVENT FOR NEW BECKETWELL PERFORMANCE VENUE STARTS ON MONDAY 14 JUNE

Residents, the business community, and members of the public will have the opportunity to view plans for the development of the exciting new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby at an online consultation event, which begins ne
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11th June 2021

NEW ARTISAN MARKET TAKES SHAPE AS NAME AND THEME ARE UNVEILED

The name and theme for a new indoor market which aims to give an East Midlands town a fresh lease of life have been unveiled as its opening date draws nearer.
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11th June 2021

NORTH NOTTS GEARS UP FOR A SPECTACULAR SUMMER OF LOCAL EVENTS

PREPARATIONS are underway for a variety of events and activities in towns across North Nottinghamshire, which will provide local communities with outdoor entertainment over summer following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
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11th June 2021

MOTORFINITY AND AUDI DONATE A1 RIDE-ON CARS TO CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT CENTRE

Newark-based specialist car discount service, Motorfinity, has teamed up with Audi to donate a number of children’s miniature Audi A1 cars to Newark’s Children’s Bereavement Centre.
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11th June 2021

Start With What Works: A Faster Way to Grow Your Business | TBI Podcast | Episode 20

In this episode, our host interviews Andy Bass, Consultant and Author of 'Start With What Works'. We discuss if it is often quicker, cheaper and safer to look more closely at what you have already, in times of trouble or in pursuit of growth.
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11th June 2021

Penguin PR gets set for a bidding frenzy as it sponsors the Derby Ram Trail auction event

A Derby public relations agency says it is already looking forward to what promises to be a frantic bidding war for the city’s popular ram trail sculptures after it agreed to sponsor the auction where they will all be sold off.
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10th June 2021

New appointments keep Pall-Ex Group on the road to growth

Pall-Ex Group has expanded its network team with a raft of new appointments to support on-going growth.
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10th June 2021

Double new appointments for Merritt Group Plc

Nottingham based, heavy machinery moving specialists Merritts Machinery Logistics have made two new appointments having recruited Andy Booth as their new Operations Manager and Paula Law as their new QHSE Co-ordinator.
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10th June 2021

Working together to create a new bee-friendly ‘pocket park’

Community-spirited residents have pulled together to create a new ‘pocket park’, with support from Chesterfield Borough Council.
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10th June 2021

Cricket club secures backing from local housebuilder

Players at Longstanton Grasshoppers Cricket Club are sporting fresh new kits this season as part of a £900 sponsorship deal with a local housebuilder.
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10th June 2021

Students help to ‘resolve’ IT poverty

Computer science students at West Nottinghamshire College are doing their bit to end digital poverty in the local community whilst honing their computer repair and upgrade services.
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10th June 2021

£3.5M Care Home Development Given ‘Unanimous Approval’ by Planners 

Plans to build 22 flats and five dormer bungalows on the site of the former Forest Care Home, on Southwell Road, Mansfield, have been given unanimous approval by Mansfield District Council.  
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10th June 2021

Azets makes Midlands partner promotion

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, today announces its latest senior promotion, with Nottingham’s Steve Harcourt appointed to Regional Managing Partner.
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10th June 2021

Derbyshire Craft Business gets a boost from Theo Paphitis

A Derbyshire based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.Last week, Sarah Hodgkinson owner of Crafty You Crafty Me tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain
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10th June 2021

MILLER HOMES BECOMES MAIN KIT SPONSOR FOR ALLESTREE JUNIORS F.C.

New homes builder, Miller Homes, has become the main kit sponsor for long-standing Derby-based football team, Allestree Juniors Football Club.
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10th June 2021

Thinking Outside of The Box - Top 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs from Jitha Singh, CBS Packaging

Entrepreneurs by nature are risk takers and look to disrupt their marketplace but as their business models mature – certainty and the ability to plan accordingly becomes more important particularly as they look to scale.
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9th June 2021

Dimensions supports KFC’s #GBSpringClean Campaign

Keep Britain Tidy is an organisation set up to inspire people to eliminate litter now and for future generations. 
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9th June 2021

Medilink Midlands Innovation Day 2021

The foremost life science event in the Midlands will be going virtual this year, as Medilink Midlands celebrates its first ever Innovation Day, sponsored by We Are Pioneer Group.
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9th June 2021

Food Innovation Centre highlights the issue of food waste

One third of all food produced globally ends up as waste, which equates to millions of tonnes of food wasted around the world every year.
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9th June 2021

Parker Technical Services appoints new regional director to support growth.

Parker Technical Services, part of the Edwin James Group, has appointed Barry Taylor into the newly created regional director role to support its long term growth plans.
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9th June 2021

JLR names firm to run huge Leicestershire global logistics centre

Unipart Logistics has secured a five-year contract to run the new Jaguar Land Rover Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, which will open next year.
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8th June 2021

A.W. Lymn joins Nottingham High School’s mission to create a sustainable Bursary Fund

One of Nottingham’s longest standing and most well-known family businesses has united with the region’s top performing School to drive forward awareness of the School’s bursary fund, which is sustained by a small group of generous legators.
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8th June 2021

Volunteers needed for world-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study

Local volunteers are being sought to take part in a new trial that will investigate the use of different COVID-19 vaccines as a third ‘booster’ injection.
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8th June 2021

The Access Group responds to rapid growth in online payments with the launch of Access PaySuite

Loughborough-based The Access Group has announced the launch of Access PaySuite, its new FCA authorised payment division that is focused on integrated payment experiences.
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8th June 2021

Anthony James insurance brokers to support Lamp mental health charity

Will raise funds from the first AJ Ramblers Round Leicestershire 50-mile walk
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8th June 2021

Works progress on modern city apartments with 75% of homes already sold

Works are in progress at ‘Hindle House’ – a modern residential development in the Southern Gateway area of Nottingham – due for completion in December this year.
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8th June 2021

NELSONS BOLSTERS EXPERT WILLS AND PROBATE TEAM WITH NEW HIRE

LEADING East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has added to its expert wills and probate team in Nottingham – after welcoming a new associate and solicitor as part of its continued commitment to empowering clients in the city.
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8th June 2021

EXPERIENCED CEO TO LEAD CHILDREN FIRST DERBY

Experienced CEO, Irshad Baqui, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for award-winning local charity, Children First Derby, to support the charity’s drive to strengthen and further develop its support for vulnerable children, young people, and fam
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8th June 2021

Apprentice site manager aims to build a successful career with Davidsons Homes

A housebuilding apprentice from Loughborough has her sights set on progressing up the career ladder, following her first taste of working in the construction industry at Davidsons Homes.
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8th June 2021

Croots Farm Shop throws open its gates for Open Farm Sunday on 27th June

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 27th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming.
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8th June 2021

RECORD YEAR FOR ROOFING MANUFACTURER

A leading Burton manufacturer has launched a major recruitment drive for what it is expecting will be a record year for the business.
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8th June 2021

Managed IT support provider adds innovative orthopaedic firm to their client portfolio as further team expansion is announced

Growing Midlands-based IT support provider, Infuse Technology are celebrating a period of continued growth, welcoming a string of new clients, including orthopaedic design and development firm Joint Medica, designers and manufacturers of innovative high c
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8th June 2021

SALUTE YOUR LOCAL HEROES THIS NEWARK ARMED FORCES DAY

Newark-based specialist car discount group, Motorfinity, is calling on the East Midlands business community to join the team in a salute to mark this year’s Newark Armed Forces Day.
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8th June 2021

Work Placements For Young People On Offer at Chatsworth Under New Kickstart Scheme

Work placements have been created across the Chatsworth Estate under the Government’s new Kickstart Scheme set up to help young people at risk of long-term unemployment.
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8th June 2021

Pioneering house builder gives his thoughts from sneak peek of G7 summit

Residential developer Steff Wright vlogged his thoughts on the topics to be discussed at the G7 summit whilst staying at the Carbis Bay Hotel days before world leaders are due to descend.
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8th June 2021

Dimensions funds 30,000 breakfasts

Dimensions supports Greggs Breakfast Club programme by funding 30,000 breakfasts at Roe Farm Primary School
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8th June 2021

Planning underway for Mansfield’s popular Christmas market

Spring might only just have turned into summer, but planning is already underway to bring a popular Christmas market back to Mansfield. 
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8th June 2021

Awards open for inspirational businesses from Mansfield and Ashfield

Mansfield and Ashfield businesses are being urged to submit entries into the area’s most prestigious awards - with this year seeing a return to a real-life glittering event.
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8th June 2021

Impression opens another London office and welcomes raft of new recruits

Digital marketing agency Impression has opened a second office in London and has appointed 16 new members of staff since January.
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8th June 2021

Innovative recruitment analytics firm finds the perfect match in Midlands agency Champions (UK) plc

A unique global AI recruitment firm, AssessFirst, has teamed up with leading Midlands based brand agency Champions (UK) plc to accelerate the introduction of advanced psychometrics to UK companies recruiting and managing workforces.
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