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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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7th August 2020

KuKu UK business heroes reach 100 days of COVID support

KuKu Connect, a business membership service which connects businesses and entrepreneurs, will reach its 100th business-focussed daily update video bulletin on Tuesday (4th Aug) whilst simultaneously helping thousands of businesses everyday, with a range o
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7th August 2020

MAG appoints new Managing Director for East Midland Airport

• Clare James MBE replaces Karen Smart who takes on Managing Director role at Manchester Airport A new Managing Director has been appointed at East Midlands Airport (EMA). Clare James MBE replaces Karen Smart who is leaving EMA to take up
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7th August 2020

BODIE HODGES FOUNDATION RECEIVES MAJOR INVESTMENT ALLOWING PLANS FOR GROWTH TO FAST FORWARD BY 5 YEARS.

The Bodie Hodges Foundation, based in Blaby, Leicestershire, have received an unexpected boost of optimism following numerous meetings with local business man, Anthony Clark. The result of these conversations will be game-changing for the charity, with t
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7th August 2020

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

Following a successful audit of practices and procedures, JMP Solicitors has secured its Lexcel accreditation this month, achieving a rating of ‘excellent’. The Grantham-based law firm was found to be fully Lexcel compliant in the recent major assessm
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7th August 2020

HAT TRICK OF SUCCESS FOR PROCURE DIRECT:

RECORD YEAR – NEW OFFICES – 15TH YEAR IN BUSINESS
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7th August 2020

D2N2 Announces Getting Building Fund Projects for The Region

Ten projects across the region will benefit from a combined £44.4m investment to deliver homes, infrastructure, and jobs.
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7th August 2020

4,500 jobs boost for Derby

A huge new inward investment, creating 4,500 jobs, has been announced today. The £300m SmartParc - a 140-acre campus on the former Celanese site - will combine world-class food production facilities with shared utilities, amenities and services to provid
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7th August 2020

Online show with 'competition' to give a flavour of town's popular vehicle show

DETAILS have been released about a 'virtual' event that will replace a Derbyshire town's popular annual transport extravaganza. Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show, organised by the events arm of enterprise agency Erewash Partnership was due to be
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7th August 2020

New planning consultation paves way for small business construction boom

Responding to the announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government that it is launching a major new consultation on reforming planning laws, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Policy & Advocacy Chair Martin McTague said:
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6th August 2020

NOTTINGHAM-BASED YOUNG CREATIVE SHORTLISTED IN GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

KATIE Gillies - a 27-year-old surface and product designer from Nottingham – has been shortlisted in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards regional finals. Based at One Thoresby Street, an artist-led complex
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6th August 2020

SAVORTEX RESPONDS TO COVID-19 WITH LAUNCH OF REVOLUTIONARY NEW ‘SMART’ HAND SANITISER

Today, SAVORTEX is delighted to announce the launch of its ‘Smart’ Hand Sanitiser, a revolutionary hygiene product designed to help restart the office economy in a post-Covid environment. The innovative product uses smart technology to deliver the exact a
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6th August 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council adopts ambitious plan to rebuild economy

Chesterfield Borough Council has adopted an ambitious plan to support and rebuild Chesterfield’s economy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chesterfield Economic Recovery Plan, which was approved by the council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 14 July, outlin
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6th August 2020

THOUSANDS TUNE IN TO CELEBRATE NOTTS’ FIRST ONLINE PRIDE

VICKY McClure, ROB.GREEN and the Scream Queenz – along with more than 5,000 viewers across Nottinghamshire – celebrated Pride this weekend from the comfort of their own homes. On Saturday, 25 July, Nottinghamshire Pride went online for the first time in
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6th August 2020

Europa Turnover Passes £200m

Ambitious independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group which recently opened a state of the art site in Corby (Northants) has revealed its results for year-ending 31st December 2019, showing another 16.5% growth with a record turnover of £205mill
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6th August 2020

Automotive experience gives new East Midlands PPE company manufacturing advantage

A new company set up this month (July) to make PPE is drawing on the benefit of over 17 years’ experience of manufacturing parts for the automotive sector. Pinnacle PPE has been set up by Nottinghamshire-based Interflex 2000 who specialise in the product
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6th August 2020

New Regional Commercial Manager Gary Flight joins UK pallet network

A new Regional Commercial Manager has joined Fortec Distribution Network, supporting the company’s transport and haulage members based in London and the south of England. Gary Flight, who formerly ran his own transport company, joins fellow commercial
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6th August 2020

Paper Pallet Manufacturer Steps in To Save UK Exporters from Fallout of Brexit and Covid-19

For the first time, the UK Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation publicly raised concerns that the UK is not ready for new regulations due to be enforced on 1st January 2021 as required by the EU post-Brexit and that Covid-19 has scuppered the UK pall
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6th August 2020

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, to operate EMA to Belfast City route from 1 October

Airline to operate up to three daily return flights from East Midlands These flights will be the only service connecting EMA to Belfast Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will launch a new Belfast to East Midlands Airport servic
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6th August 2020

Derby based swapping service finalists at Entrepreneur awards.

Derby Swap Shop – the retro-swapping child of 3 local businesses has reached the Midlands Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, alongside 70 other applications. Swap Shop is one of 4 shortlisted companies up for the Midlands “Entrepreneur for
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6th August 2020

Peter James Homes 'Returns Home' With £25M Bramcote Housing Development

A Nottingham property developer is set to invest £25Million in a major new housing development, just four miles from its own headquarters in Chilwell. Peter James Homes has submitted phase one plans to Broxtowe Borough Council for the site near the Heml
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6th August 2020

Celebrating a Hero In the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020

A driver from City Plumbing Supplies has been recognised as a true driving hero in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020. With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eli
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5th August 2020

Paragon Law scoops hat-trick of accolades.

Nottingham based Paragon Law, the niche immigration law firm, is celebrating after receiving three major accolades.
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4th August 2020

High-tech projects to create thousands of new jobs in Derby

The Government has agreed to provide £12m in funding to help launch a revolutionary high-tech food manufacturing campus in Derby, which will create up to 4,500 jobs.
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4th August 2020

Ensuring business survival during Covid-19

Manufacturers have been hit hard by the impact of Covid-19. Jim Griffin, Managing Director of Nottinghamshire automotive parts manufacturer Interflex, explains how his company is taking proactive steps to ensure survival.
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31st July 2020

STEPNELL SHOWCASES UNIQUE END-TO-END APPROACH AT RECENT WAREHOUSE COMPLETION

THE LATEST completion of an 11,000 sq. ft warehouse by Stepnell has been a project with a difference, with the construction firm not only acting as the landlord, developer, principal contractor, and employer’s agent, but also successfully implementing its
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31st July 2020

PRODUCTION KICKS OFF AGAIN AT FOOTBALL SCARF MANUFACTURER

A Leicestershire manufacturer that supplies scarves, hats and memorabilia to all 20 Premier League football teams has resumed full operations after calling full-time on its coronavirus lockdown, with support from Lloyds Bank. Brookes Jordan, Europe’s
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31st July 2020

Your IT Department Ranked Among World’s Elite Managed Service Providers

Your IT Department has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. IT Support businesses of all sizes from around the globe submit applications and are ranked on a un
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31st July 2020

FLUID IDEAS HELPS FORMULA ONE TEAM TO REV UP WITH FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Creative agency Fluid Ideas has helped Formula One motor racing outfit Haas F1 Team to rev up its offering to fans and commercial partners with a new-look website. The revamp has seen a host of features introduced for the 2020 World Championship, which be
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31st July 2020

FHP wins business rates appeal for Tom Browns Brasserie

Property consultancy, FHP has been successful in an appeal to lower business rates on the property of two Nottingham-based restaurateurs, saving them thousands of pounds a year. Robin Perkins and his brother, Adam, own the popular riverside restaurant,
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31st July 2020

Leicester engineering firm marks 30 years in business with new ambitions

The owners of a Leicester-based industrial electric motor service company say a “commitment to excellence” has helped it reach 30 years in business, with the firm having made significant investments recently including doubling the size of their premises.
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31st July 2020

FANTASTIC BOOST FOR HARDWORKING CHARITY

Charity workers in Lincoln are looking forward to a brighter future as they celebrate a triple funding boost of £64,000! The team at developmentplus, which is based in South Park, gave a collective sigh of relief when they heard the good news, because th
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29th July 2020

Air IT launches new telephone system for Microsoft Teams

Managed IT and communications provider Air IT has announced the launch of its new cloud-based unified communications solution, Teams Talk for Microsoft Teams.
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29th July 2020

Award-winning developers ‘excited’ by future Derby projects

Developers behind plans to convert two listed buildings in Derby say they see an exciting future for the city despite the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
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24th July 2020

Chamber responds to announcement of Brexit negotiations stalling

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber, said: “While the world has understandably been preoccupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the countdown to the end of the EU-UK transition period has been ticking."
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24th July 2020

Fans to share a brew with X-Factor star Sam Bailey's 'cuppa crew' in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice

X Factor’s Sam Bailey has been boosting lockdown morale with her own fan-based interactive video group online. And the Facebook Live segment, dubbed Bailey’s Cuppa Crew, has one eye on raising funds for children’s charity Rainbows later this year.
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24th July 2020

Should office workers be made to wear face masks?

In something of a surprise U-turn, the government announced earlier this month that it will be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops in England from today.
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23rd July 2020

Derby set to launch £5m business growth fund to help create new jobs

City leaders in Derby today announced their intention to launch a £5m growth fund to help businesses expand and take on more staff following the coronavirus crisis.
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23rd July 2020

New report reveals the obstacles holding back UK’s ethnic minority entrepreneurs

New research, published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), shows ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) contributed a staggering £25 billion to the UK economy in 2018 - equivalent to the economic contribution of Greater Manchester – but many are bein
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23rd July 2020

Appy-days - Recruit 2 You launches new recruitment app

East-Midlands-based multi-sector recruitment agency, Recruit 2 You, has launched an easy-to-use app to help match job seekers to the right roles in a quick and simple way. Available on the App Store and Google Play, the five-star rated app allows regi
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23rd July 2020

First residents at Irthlingborough development to move in this September

The first residents at a new housing development in Irthlingborough are set to move in this September after construction resumed on site. Workers have now returned to Davidsons Homes Diamond Heights development off Attley Way following a two-month break
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23rd July 2020

Foxes Reveal All-Inclusive Cricket Kit for the First Time

This year sees Leicestershire County Cricket Club players at every level proudly wear the same 2020 cricket kit. For the first time in the club’s history, the Academy teams, Leicestershire Young Cricketers and Leicestershire Women and Girls teams will
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23rd July 2020

SUMMER SAFETY: YOUR 2020 HAND LUGGAGE ESSENTIALS

WITH The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) lifting its non-essential international travel ban in 67 destinations from 4 July, the rising demand for holidays abroad is set to boom. The mandatory two-week quarantine for all inbound UK arrivals has
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23rd July 2020

NOTTINGHAM LAW FIRM INCREASES SUPPORT HELPING BUSINESS BOSSES GET BREXIT READY

A Nottingham law firm is taking on new staff and expanding its office space, as it helps business bosses get ready for the new immigration rules after Brexit. OTB Legal, a specialist immigration law firm, is adding three new members to its team, has acqu
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23rd July 2020

Despite challenging times, Leicestershire based commercial refurbishment specialists recruit new Project Manager

Company Image have announced the appointment of Nick Cupit as Commercial Project Manager. Nick will be supporting clients with their workspace transformations, ensuring projects run smoothly and best value is achieved. He will be instrumental in building
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23rd July 2020

Car leasing for a flight free summer

Despite some travel restrictions being eased, air passenger concerns remain sky high, with a recent poll revealing only 17% of Britons are planning an overseas break this year.
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23rd July 2020

Croots Farm Shop strengthens its local produce selection with a range of new Derbyshire foods and introduces packaging environmental improvements

Award-winning Derbyshire farm shop Croots has boosted its range of local products by putting a selection of tasty new items from the county on its shelves after re-opening the store following lockdown. At the same time, the shop has announced that its aw
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22nd July 2020

LIVE ZOOM FAMILY SHOW NOAH AND THE PEACOCK by Jeff James RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND Wednesday 12 - Sunday 23 August 2020 Performed Live Over Zoom

Following its critically acclaimed premiere in June, Nottingham Playhouse’s innovative live online production of Noah and The Peacock by Jeff James is back this August due to popular demand. Written and created especially for Zoom during Nottingham Pl
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22nd July 2020

Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen opens at intu Derby

intu Derby welcomes a brand new restaurant to its food court with the arrival of award-winning Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen.
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22nd July 2020

InnuScience urges businesses to practice ‘Justified Disinfection’ post-lockdown

InnuScience, a global leader in commercial cleaning systems based on biotechnology, is urging businesses to adopt high levels of hygiene with an emphasis on effective cleaning using high performing detergents rather than an over reliance of disinfectants
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22nd July 2020

CANAL TURN IS THE VIBRANT FIRST PHASE OF THE ISLAND QUARTER

To download interview clips from the webisode, please click here. THE DEVELOPER behind The Island Quarter, one of the largest regeneration schemes in the UK, has unveiled the opening phase of the site – which shows the exciting beginnings of Nottingham’s
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22nd July 2020

A leading East Midlands property consultancy has won a contract to act as land agents on one of the largest strategic water infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen.

Fisher German, which has offices in Ashby and Market Harborough, has been selected as one of Anglian Water’s primary suppliers following a competitive tender process. The firm will deliver land agency services to Anglian’s multi-billion pound Totex progra
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22nd July 2020

Ground-breaking carbon recycling project launches with £3million Innovate UK funding

· The project will obtain critical data about a new single-cell protein used in fish and poultry feed that is set to sustainably transform the UK’s aquaculture and poultry industries. A ground-breaking carbon recycling project, REACT-FIRST, t
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22nd July 2020

NEW IoD LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR DERBYSHIRE AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

The IoD has unveiled a new leadership team for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with Natalie Gasson appointed as branch chair. She will be supported by Prof Dean Fathers DL, who has been appointed as vice-chair and branch ambassador for diversity and i
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22nd July 2020

GASCOINES BOOSTS TEAM WITH DOUBLE HIRE

LEADING Nottinghamshire estate agent Gascoines has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new starters, Jess Mitchell and Nick Lawton. Jess joins as office manager of the Southwell branch and is responsible for the day to day running of th
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22nd July 2020

Microsoft crown Cooper Parry IT world-beaters again

Cooper Parry IT has been named as a global finalist for the 2020 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year – a title they won in 2019. The award celebrates excellence in innovation and implementation of the cloud-based business manag
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22nd July 2020

FACE MASKS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS COVERINGS BECOME COMPULSORY IN SHOPS

FACE coverings will be made compulsory in shops in England from Friday, 24 July to help reduce the spread of coronavirus as lockdown measures continue to ease. As COVID-19 is believed to primarily pass from person-to-person through respiratory droplets a
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22nd July 2020

Food Innovation Centre raises a glass to the brewing sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with a new support scheme

Food scientists have stepped up to the bar to help local brewers boost their productivity. The Food Innovation Centre, in conjunction with the International Centre for Brewing Science, which are both based at the University of Nottingham, has identified
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22nd July 2020

JOBS CREATION SCHEME GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

More than 400 new county jobs are one step nearer today, after councillors gave the go-ahead for work to start on an exciting new development. West Lindsey District Council has given Stirlin Developments – which is working in partnership with Castle Squ
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22nd July 2020

RSM's corporate tax capability grows in strength and breadth

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed new tax partner Paul Minness to strengthen the firm’s already market leading corporate tax team in the Midlands and North West. The appointment also expands the firm’s tax advisory network througho
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22nd July 2020

Fifty summer destinations from East Midlands Airport

Now that passenger flights have resumed from East Midlands Airport (EMA), people’s attention will turn to enjoying much-needed sun, sea and relaxation, especially after a tumultuous few months. Ryanair and Jet2.com have already started operating from
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22nd July 2020

Newark building contracts manager secures top industry award

A construction industry manager has won a prestigious national award for his work building new homes in Newark. Chris Laywood has been named as the winner of a National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award for his ‘excellence in
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22nd July 2020

East Midlands Student Fashion Awards 2020

Just when you thought fashion events were a thing of the past, FASHANNE proves otherwise bringing an innovative digital fashion show for everyone to experience in the comfort of their own home. FASHANNE is pleased to announce that it will be hosting
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22nd July 2020

Despite challenging times, Leicestershire based commercial refurbishment specialists recruit new Project Manager

Company Image have announced the appointment of Nick Cupit as Commercial Project Manager. Nick will be supporting clients with their workspace transformations, ensuring projects run smoothly and best value is achieved. He will be instrumental in building
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22nd July 2020

ROBYN JOINS ROOF TILE BUSINESS

Burton based leading roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has created a new role, in a difficult time for many industries. Robyn Lodge, 30, a Keele University graduate from Tamworth, Staffordshire, has joined Russell Roof Tiles as Management Acco
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22nd July 2020

OWR LAUNCHES EUROPE’S FIRST ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION CENTRE

OW Robotics (OWR) has launched Europe’s first Robotics Demonstration Centre for customers and businesses looking to transform their warehouse, logistics and manufacturing operations through automation. Based at OWR’s Lincoln HQ, the centre allows UK busi
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22nd July 2020

Derbyshire Businesses Join Forces for Business Success  

Derbyshire-based marketing agency, Purpose Media, has enlisted the help of local tender consultancy business, Ask The Chameleon, to assist in diversifying its strategy.   
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22nd July 2020

Green light given for 200-acre warehouse park between Stanion and Weldon

Northamptonshire-based Mulberry Developments has been given the go ahead for a 200-acre logistics park, situated on the eastern side of Corby.
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22nd July 2020

NOTTS PRIDE 2020 GOES ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

ORGANISERS of this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride have announced this year’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the county will be going online – featuring performances and interviews with local activists and city leaders. The online event, wh
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22nd July 2020

FIRST-EVER LEGAL ROADMAP LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECTS

The first-ever legal roadmap to support the creation of community owned renewable energy projects has been unveiled by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, to help communities across the East Midlands harness the environmental and socio-economic benefits.
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22nd July 2020

Broker launches new vehicle management division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the creation of its new vehicle management and leasing division.
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21st July 2020

Thoroton farmyard site sells to Wheatcroft Land for development

A former farmyard in the sought-after village of Thoroton, situated close to the A52 between Nottingham and Grantham, has been sold to Wheatcroft Land through land experts Mather Jamie. The sale marks the start of the development of the site which wil
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21st July 2020

Small firms hope face coverings announcement will bring confidence back to shoppers

Responding to the announcement from the Government that face coverings are to be made mandatory in shops across England, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Mike Cherry, said: “All small firms that are planning to or have already opened b
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21st July 2020

SUCCESS FOR STEPNELL AS MORE THAN £30M OF PROJECT WINS SECURED

COMPLETE construction partner Stepnell has secured eight new project wins across the UK. The family-owned firm has recently secured projects across all its regions, including three in the South of England. These developments include Canford School’s £3.
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21st July 2020

Axil Integrated Services Retains Contracts with Global Leaders

Axil Integrated Services has retained two three-year contracts with engine manufacturing world leader Cummins and pharmaceutical industry giant Recipharm. Axil, which has bases in Corby and Cannock, provides a total waste management service for some of th
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21st July 2020

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT DOES THE FCA’S BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE TEST CASE MEAN FOR COMPANIES?

THE Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) business interruption insurance policies test case will help to provide much-needed legal clarity for companies experiencing financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an expert solicitor at E
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21st July 2020

Specialist inheritance dispute solicitor secures place with expert association

Solicitor from Banner Jones joins Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
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21st July 2020

2Excel geo to apply remote sensing techniques to tree mapping and identification in urban and rural settings

SPRINT funding will support collaboration with Earth Observation experts at The Open University
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21st July 2020

D2N2 to invest £1.5m into Castleward Urban Village

Funding will deliver a new primary and nursery school as part of Derby City development
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21st July 2020

Lubrizol staff make a marathon effort to put mental and physical health first

Workers at a Derbyshire company took part in a month-long challenge to get physically and mentally fit and collectively clocked up more than 1,600 miles - the equivalent of running from Belper to Albania. Around 30 colleagues at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood
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21st July 2020

Derbyshire designer ploughs life-savings into boutique glamping lodges nestled in three acre woodland

A Derbyshire designer has blown his life-savings creating three luxury glamping lodges with lakeside views, BBQ cabin and an outdoor cinema. Carl Insley, 47, launched Driftwood Lodges Luxury Glamping, this month (July) – and bookings are already flooding
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21st July 2020

New service launches to help reduce tenant and landlord disputes over rent arrears

A newly launched service to help resolve rent arrears issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially prevent tenants from being evicted and save landlords and tenants hundreds of pounds in court fees. TDS Resolution has been launched by The Dispu
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21st July 2020

ROXY BALL ROOM GAME ON AS IT PLANS ITS REOPENING FOR 1 AUGUST

FUN-FILLED beer and ball game venue, Roxy Ball Room will re-open its Nottingham bar on Saturday 1 August, following the government announcement that the hospitality and leisure industry could welcome customers back from 4 July. The home of ‘booze an
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21st July 2020

LOCAL HOUSEBUILDER AWARDED 5 STARS FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR A RECORD 11 YEARS IN A ROW

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson Homes South Midlands have received the maximum five star rating in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual New Homes Survey. The results were announced just as Barratt and David Wilson st
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21st July 2020

Cricket Club Strengthens Future with Five Pillars Roadmap

Within weeks of joining Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC), the new CEO Sean Jarvis has established a clear roadmap to strengthen the club’s position. The club has published 25 KPIs to achieve by September 2021 in relation to five main pillars
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21st July 2020

Women of the Year welcomes new President and announces event postponement until 2021

The Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards has today announced British actress, Sally Lindsay, as its new President, with this year’s event being postponed until October 2021. The annual awards, which celebrate the achievements of inspirational and excep
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21st July 2020

Midlands Engine Rail plans to provide step change in connectivity to Coventry and Birmingham International railway stations

Investment in infrastructure central to region’s economic renewal post COVID-19 New services would connect 2.2million more people to Birmingham International and Coventry by direct rail link, including those travelling from Derby, Sheffield, York
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20th July 2020

Showcase Cinema de Lux reopens at intu Derby

Derby film lovers can once again enjoy a trip to the movies after more than three months away from the big screen, as Showcase Cinema de Lux reopens its doors at intu Derby.
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20th July 2020

NOTTS ACCOUNTANT TO HEAD UP UHY HACKER YOUNG’S UK-WIDE CLOUD ACCOUNTING TEAM

EXPERT cloud accounting professional Becki Roberts has been promoted to senior manager at UHY Hacker Young and will also lead the firm’s UK-wide cloud accounting team from the group’s Nottingham office. In her new role, Becki – who joined UHY Nottingham
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20th July 2020

CELEB MEMORABILA AND CRICKET DAYS RAISE £70K FOR CHARITY

ONLINE auction house John Pye Auctions, backed by celebrities, professional athletes, sports clubs and businesses alike, has raised an incredible £70,000 for charities supporting Covid-19 struck communities. The firm has held three charity auctions in th
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20th July 2020

INVESTORS IN COMMUNITY TEAMS UP WITH LOVE LOCAL RADIO TO HELP UK CHARITIES

Investors in Community has joined forces with LLR Media (Love Local Radio Media) to form a new partnership that will build on the great relationships charities have with community radio stations across the UK. The charitable giving platform helps to li
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20th July 2020

Cambridgeshire based start-up triples in size during lockdown

Meet Hugo was founded just two years ago, in 2018, in which time they’ve grown significantly. This growth skyrocketed during the three-month lockdown period, which has seen the company grow from a team of nine to 27. They have literally tripled in size an
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20th July 2020

Rush Trampoline Parks launches strategy for re-opening on Saturday 1st August despite confusion over whether it can open

Parks to implement drive-thru check-in car park, a new customer journey and free sessions for NHS and key worker families.
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19th July 2020

Small firms call for help with re-opening costs as PM eases restrictions in England

Responding to Boris Johnson’s speech this morning, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “Millions of small firms are having to let staff go, cut back investment and cease hiring after months of disruption. “Many will
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19th July 2020

New play equipment for Princess Street

Chesterfield Borough Council is delighted to be able to welcome local children back to Princess Street play area, bringing a world of imagination play zone to Brimington. The play area, which cost more than £50,000 to install, was officially re-ope
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19th July 2020

FRAUD DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – HOW DO I KEEP MY BUSINESS SAFE?

AS a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, businesses across the UK were forced to make immediate changes to their ways of working due to the lockdown measures implemented by the government. However, because these alterations had to be made so quickly, overn
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18th July 2020

Biotech company raises £2.25m for new spinal treatments

A Nottingham biotech company which is developing new treatments for patients with serious spinal conditions has completed a £2.25m funding round led by Mercia Asset Management to help to continue its ground-breaking research and bring its first products t
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17th July 2020

Derby’s Penguin PR p-picks up the tab as it agrees to adopt 10 Twycross penguins

A Derby PR agency has marked its decade in business and helped a much-loved zoo in its hour of need by adopting nearly half of its population of penguins. Penguin PR has agreed to sponsor 10 of the 28-strong colony of its namesake birds belonging to
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17th July 2020

PEGASUS GROUP HELPS SECURE PLANNING SUCCESS IN DERBYSHIRE

A major mixed-use development scheme in South Derbyshire that will create 300 new homes has been granted planning permission. National consultants Pegasus Group provided a range of services, including planning, urban design, landscape, heritage, retail a
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