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24th February 2020

UK's largest supplier of buttons to the fashion industry puts new HQ in style

One of Nottingham’s oldest independent family-owned business, Jones & Co, is expanding into new purpose-built premises after receiving a £1 million funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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24th February 2020

Lubrizol staff give their hearts to the community

Staff at a Derbyshire company proved they were all heart after celebrating Valentine’s Day by raising money for charity and helping share their lifesaving skills with members of the community.
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24th February 2020

Free Training ‘Just the Job’ for City's Young Construction Workers

A team of young construction workers from a Nottingham demolition firm have been awarded nearly £10,000 of vital training to help upskill them and boost their future prospects. 
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24th February 2020

New £50,000 sampling machine ensures 'the real deal' for packaging manufacturer

A packaging manufacturer has invested £50,000 in a new sampling machine which will give its clients a more realistic idea of the products it can produce.
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24th February 2020

Small firms say points-based immigration system can work if costs kept down and right visas in place

Close to four in ten (38%) small employers have struggled to recruit the right staff over the past year, with more than a third (35%) of these citing the unwillingness of UK citizens to work in their sector as a reason for this struggle, according to the
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24th February 2020

A website hat-trick for Bosworth Water

Bosworth Water Park is a longstanding Quiet Storm client and our relationship has developed over several years.
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24th February 2020

AMDH Services Ltd set for prestigious healthcare conference

East-Midlands based IT consultancy AMDH Services will be presenting at a prestigious digital technology conference, where its managing director will talk about his experience of migrating a large council client over to Office 365 and Azure.
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23rd February 2020

East Midlands businesses unprepared for cyber attacks

Of 1000 businesses polled, over three-fifths of all companies (65%) in the East Midlands report they have experienced a cyber-attack or data breach, with one in 10 (10%) having lost customers as a result, according to research by Gallagher, the global ins
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22nd February 2020

Eckington School’s aspiring engineers discover career opportunities

With 14,000 students in north Derbyshire set to leave school in the next five years, aspiring engineers from Eckington School recently got to see first-hand the apprentice and employment opportunities open to them in the STEM sector.
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22nd February 2020

Former Triumph Motorcycle Works rides into the future

A new tenant has agreed to move into the former Triumph Motorcycle Works in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
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22nd February 2020

Chesterfield outdoor equipment specialist acquires new premises with support from HSBC UK

Hubaco Ltd, the parent company of Terra Nova Equipment, best known for the design and manufacture of award-winning outdoor equipment, and YourSchoolUniform.com, an online schoolwear supplier, has moved into its new premises in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, afte
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21st February 2020

Place Partnership appointed to Pagabo Professional Services Framework

Leading property asset manager, Place Partnership, has secured places on two regional framework lots on the prestigious Pagabo procurement framework, creating opportunities for the business to further expand its services.
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21st February 2020

Corporate football tournament raises funds for local hospice

Businesses from across Northamptonshire raised £732 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice by taking part in a charity football tournament organised by car and van leasing specialist Silverstone Fleet Management.
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21st February 2020

Local gaming lounge teams up with police to educate kids on cyber safety

A gaming lounge in Leicestershire is working with local police to tackle cyber danger and inform children about online safety. 
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21st February 2020

Derby Firm Hosts “Best Night in Specialist Lending Calendar”

Derby-based Online Mortgage Advisor has celebrated the best in the mortgage industry at its annual Charity Awards.
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21st February 2020

Leicestershire lighting firm to bolster UK-US export links at CONEXPO

VENTOLA® Projects is heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas next month as part of plans to champion its booming export credentials at the famous CONEXPO.
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21st February 2020

Health & Safety Investment Puts Russells On Top

Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles has once again proved it is leading the charge, becoming one of the first roof tile manufacturers to adapt to new health and safety standards ahead of schedule.
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21st February 2020

Entrepreneur joins Autocoincars as commercial director

East Midlands businessman Luke Willmott has joined AutoCoinCars, the UK market leader in trading cars with cryptocurrency, as commercial director.
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21st February 2020

Industry experts: ‘innovation needed to change perceptions around renting’

Industry experts have highlighted the urgent need to change perceptions of renting and called on the government to support innovation in the sector. 
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21st February 2020

KuKu goes foodie with Lily's Live Lounge

For our Leicestershire March Connect Reception we have a very exciting evening planned.
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21st February 2020

Lexus to attend Love Business EXPO 2020

On Thursday 27th February, teams from Lexus Derby, Nottingham and Leicester will be joining an assortment of businesses at Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough to exhibit at Love Business EXPO 2020.
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21st February 2020

Six days to go... Book your Love Business Ticket now!

There's now less than a week to go until Love Business 2020, so if you haven't booked your ticket yet... what are you waiting for? 
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20th February 2020

Teamwork Secures Vital Business

Bid writing specialists Ask the Chameleon has helped Shepshed-based Primo IT secure a major tender to remain part of a national higher education framework supplying a total of 6 regional consortia throughout the UK.
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20th February 2020

Koobr calls for businesses to back me&dee Charity

me&dee Charity has announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Trustees.
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20th February 2020

East Midlands Law Firm Sills & Betteridge execute corporate deals valuing £96 million in 2019

Against a background of BREXIT and significant economic uncertainty, Sills & Betteridge‘s Corporate and Commercial team transacted corporate deals with a value of  £96 million in 2019.
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20th February 2020

Nottingham Insurance Broker Offers New Insurance Claims Dispute Service

Russell Scanlan, Nottingham’s leading independent insurance broker has joined forces with insurance disputes specialists Fenchurch Law, to offer policyholders added protection against having an insurance claim refused.
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20th February 2020

Kegworth-Based Engineering Firm Acquired By Global Business

Kegworth-based Integrated Food Projects (IFP), which provides independent advice to food and drink businesses has been acquired by Danish consulting engineering company, NIRAS.
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20th February 2020

Planning submitted for Rutland roadside retail units

Plans to create four new retail units on the former Ram Jam Inn site in Greetham, Rutland have been resubmitted for planning approval.
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20th February 2020

New hires bolster growing Nottingham communications agency

The Effective English Company welcomes new marketing and operations managers to the team
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20th February 2020

Kit company helps national squad skate in style

A sports kit specialist has renewed its association with a national roller derby team, revamping their uniforms for the 2020 World Cup in July.
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20th February 2020

Small firms looking to Budget for support on business rates and IR35

Small firms looking to Budget for support on business rates and IR35
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20th February 2020

Expansion for Fidler & Pepper into specialist legal work for housebuilders

Conveyancing specialists at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers have launched a new department, specifically to act for builders who are selling new properties on new homes developments.
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20th February 2020

Creationz creates partnership with NTU to nurture future talent

Creationz Marketing, the Beeston-based marketing and social media consultancy has announced a strategic partnership with Nottingham Trent University as part of its mission to help develop the marketing talent of the future.
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20th February 2020

New active-wear brand hits the market

An exciting new clothing range aimed at daredevil thrill-seekers has been launched by a Midlands-based start-up business.
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19th February 2020

IoD begins search for East Midlands Chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new chair to become the voice of business for the East Midlands.
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19th February 2020

High five for Carrington as agency celebrates new client wins

PR and digital marketing agency Carrington Communications has kicked off 2020 with five new client wins across its full range of services.
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19th February 2020

Legal heavyweight and team joins Roythornes

Legal heavyweight Bhavesh Amlani has made a move to rapidly expanding Midlands law firm Roythornes.
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19th February 2020

Peak District sheep farm and campsite go green with Solar PV

Peak District sheep farmer is making healthy returns, calculated to be 16.6% gross, from a solar PV system that is reducing energy and solid fuel bills, by generating electricity, heating water and powering EV chargers!
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19th February 2020

NG completes double deal to secure independent retailers in Creative Quarter

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have successfully let two units in quick succession in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter.
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19th February 2020

Derby women's charity moves into former home of 170-year-old convent

A regional charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women in Derbyshire will be able to provide more support to those in need after moving to a bigger premises in Derby – following a commercial property deal su
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19th February 2020

Derby co-working space offers free support to businesses affected by Storm Dennis

Businesses which have been affected by Storm Dennis are being given a helping hand from CUBO, the co-working space is giving free working space to those impacted by flooding.
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19th February 2020

Investment markets open for business to new entrants

Investment and private equity markets could help to fund the growth of exciting Nottingham businesses, according to a recent event hosted by Macildowie in partnership with the London Stock Exchange.
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19th February 2020

The Olde Barn Hotel in Grantham sold out of administration to new owners

Administrators from RSM Restructuring Advisory have completed the sale of The Olde Barn Hotel in Marston, near Grantham to Shepherd Cox Hotels (Grantham) Limited, part of the Shepherd Cox Hotel Group.
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18th February 2020

Shredall SDS Group secures a new Confidential Document Storage contract with Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust

Shredall SDS Group, the largest independently owned confidential waste shredding, paper recycling, document storage and scanning company in the UK, has won the contract to store and retrieve confidential documents for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation
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18th February 2020

Derby’s Derventio Housing Trust celebrates a decade of helping the homeless

An award-winning housing trust which offers homeless people across Derbyshire a roof over their heads – and the help and opportunities they need to stay there – is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
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18th February 2020

Farm office sold after successful change of use application

Commercial property specialist Innes England has struck a deal to sell a vacant 1,579 sq ft farm building after a successful application for residential conversion.
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18th February 2020

Partnership's office for charity boosts bid to revive 'iron giant' for public benefit

Regeneration agency Erewash Partnership has helped a voluntary group to keep plans on track for turning the disused Bennerley Viaduct at Ilkeston into a visitor attraction.
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18th February 2020

Record-breaking attendance for Lincolnshire Farming Conference

Innovative technology, mental health and climate change were the key discussion points at the Lincolnshire Farming Conference held last week (11 February) at the Lincolnshire Showground.
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18th February 2020

Leading online pharmacy further cements commitment to patient safety with new hire

Pioneering online pharmacy UK Meds has further reinforced its commitment to patient safety by appointing experienced advanced clinical practitioner Shaeeb Ali as its clinical lead pharmacist and chief clinical officer.
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18th February 2020

Huge stride forward in quality and compliance as Rock Fall Safety Boots are accredited to ISO 45001 by the Lloyds Register

Rock Fall, a multi-award-winning second-generation family owned business in Alfreton sits at the forefront of the safety footwear market supplying more than 600,000 pairs per year, their world first innovations provide solutions to the ever-changing deman
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18th February 2020

Duncan & Toplis named ‘Large Accountancy Practice of the Year’

The Top 30 UK accountancy practice was honoured for its excellent customer service at a national accountancy awards ceremony.
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18th February 2020

Happy Birthday Future Proof Films!

Video-centric marketing agency, Future Proof Films, celebrates turning 5 this month (on the same day as the Love Business expo - so stop by and wish them “Happy Birthday”).
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18th February 2020

Mental resilience and thought leadership

Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from adversity and hardships, feeling stronger and more capable to cope than ever before.
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17th February 2020

£200m Becketwell Regeneration Scheme gets the go-ahead

St James Securities, the developers behind the regeneration of the Becketwell area of Derby city centre, have been given the green light for their proposals in outline.
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17th February 2020

Leicester hotel launch welcomes international guests

OVER 250 VIP guests from across Europe celebrated the opening of new hotels Novotel Leicester and Adagio at the official launch party last night (13 February 2020).
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17th February 2020

New construction start-up podcast launches

Multi-disciplinary engineering practice Dice has launched a new podcast series that looks at the highs and lows and the constraints and successes that can be experienced when starting up your own business in the construction industry.
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17th February 2020

Local housebuilder celebrates third anniversary with office expansion

An East Midlands housebuilder has relocated its head office to accommodate an exponential growth in business – just in time to mark its third anniversary.
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17th February 2020

Merritts Launch Modular Housing Transportation & Installation Service

Joseph Merritt Group Plc, based in Nottinghamshire, is expecting further growth following its announcement to establish a specialist service to transport, lift and install modular housing.
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17th February 2020

Graduate hire boosts Leicester team

Commercial property specialist Innes England has bolstered its team in Leicester with the appointment of a new graduate surveyor.
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17th February 2020

Meet like-minded, local businesses to make new contacts in the FSB sponsored Cafe Networking Hub

Join us for networking over coffee at the biggest free business and networking event in the East Midlands
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17th February 2020

Building an online empire for P&R

P&R Building Supplies is an independent, family-run builders’ merchant with an emphasis on quality, customer service and satisfaction.
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17th February 2020

Notts fitness firm flying high with Icaros deal

A Nottinghamshire fitness equipment business has celebrated its 30th anniversary by announcing a major distribution partnership with an award-winning virtual reality fitness machine - Icaros.
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17th February 2020

AMDH Services Ltd set for Christian Resources Exhibition

East-Midlands based IT consultancy AMDH Services has announced its presence at the Christian Resources Exhibition, in March.
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17th February 2020

Pattonair puts cyber security front and centre with latest accreditation win

Global aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair has reinforced its data credentials after achieving an internationally recognised security standard.
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16th February 2020

Take a look inside Leicester law firm's revamped offices

Leading law firm Nelsons has reinforced its commitment to Leicester after investing heavily in a major refurb of its city centre premises.
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16th February 2020

Belvoir Castle opens its doors to local businesses

From conferences and teambuilding to product launches and exhibitions, Belvoir Castle has launched its brand-new corporate offering for business across the East Midlands.
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16th February 2020

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) honours apprentice achievements at Apprenticeship Celebration Event 2020

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) held its third annual county-wide apprenticeship celebration event on Friday 7th February at the Park Inn by Radisson in Northampton, where 42 apprentices were presented with awards.
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16th February 2020

Charterpoint Senior Living starts work on new Bingham care home

Developers have broken ground on a new 70-bed care home being built in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
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16th February 2020

DSP (Interiors) Ltd appiointed to design new home for Derby Central United Reformed Church

Award-winning Derby-based design, refurbishment and fit-out specialist DSP (Interiors) Ltd has been appointed principal designer and contractor on the project to create a new home for Central United Reformed Church.
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16th February 2020

Improve the hiring process and make your business more diverse

The BBC’s director of creative diversity June Sarpong has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major event in Leicester to help local businesses recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
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16th February 2020

Trio of transactions for Northampton Corporate team

Howes Percival's Northampton corporate team have completed a trio of high-profile transactions. 
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16th February 2020

NG brings 10,000 sq ft HQ office building to market

An impressive 10,000 sq ft headquarters building has come to market after commercial property specialist NG Chartered Surveyors were appointed to find new tenants for Edinburgh House on Dunston Technology Park Park in Chesterfield.
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16th February 2020

Purpose Media gears up for further growth as dynamic duo join

Derbyshire creative agency Purpose Media is gearing up to further expand its client service offering in 2020 by making two new additions to its team.
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15th February 2020

Air IT announces new CEO as John Whitty

East Midlands-based managed service provider (MSP), Air IT, has appointed John Whitty as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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15th February 2020

Works start to transform former Bingham police station into care home

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today to mark the start of construction work on a new residential care home in Bingham in Nottinghamshire.
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15th February 2020

Nottingham Business School launches ‘Spring Collection’ to tackle the issue of fast fashion

Undergraduate students from Nottingham Business School (NBS) will be taking part in a series of events this Spring to raise awareness of the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion.
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15th February 2020

Camloc Motion Control expands international distribution network with PSM CELADA Fasteners partnership

Leicester-based gas spring and damper manufacturer, Camloc Motion Control, has expanded its distribution network after partnering with Milan-based supplier, PSM CELADA Fasteners.
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15th February 2020

‘W.I.N.’ - Wellbeing in Nottingham Event: February 2020

Following on from the successful launch of the local ‘W.I.N.’ event in Nottingham last September, the W.I.N. Team are offering you the opportunity to experience first-hand a sample of the wellbeing services each W.I.N.
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15th February 2020

Renewable energy company recognised in national and regional awards

East Midlands based renewable energy company Geo Green Power have been shortlisted for three awards at both the national and local level.
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15th February 2020

Midlands housebuilder digs deep for Lutterworth Foodbank donation

Northants-based housebuilder Mulberry Homes, whose flagship development is in Lutterworth, has donated over £200 worth of food and household items to Lutterworth & Villages Foodbank as part of the company’s Distinctly Local 2020 vision.
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15th February 2020

Frank Key Strengthens its Management Team with New Recruits

Midlands-based independent builders merchant, Frank Key has strengthened its management team with two new full-time recruits.
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15th February 2020

CPP welcomes new partner to firm

New Senior appointment sees growth in CPP’s Property and Asset Management Division
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15th February 2020

Pall-Ex delivers awards success to outstanding members

Pall-Ex has celebrated the achievements of its network members at its own prestigious awards ceremony as it gears up for a successful 2020.
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14th February 2020

Timms seizing new opportunities after turning to Oberoi’s ‘voice with a smile’

Expanding Derby legal firm Timms Solicitors has added a new dimension to its customer relations thanks to Oberoi Business Hub.
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14th February 2020

100 undergraduates visit Nottingham construction site

Construction management students from Nottingham Trent University were given an invaluable insight into construction by visiting Vistry Partnerships’ development at Wilford Fields
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14th February 2020

Two prominent digital experts join Hallam

Digital marketing agency Hallam is reinforcing its position as an emerging national force in digital marketing with two strategic additions to its team.
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14th February 2020

Curtain rises on the new year as Notts law firm supports award-winning theatre for 15th year

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has started the year by renewing its longstanding season sponsorship of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall for the fifth consecutive time.
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14th February 2020

GIC service team report record year

GIC, the leading designer and manufacturer of vertical form fill and seal packaging machinery, has reported a record year for its service team, with demand for after-sales support, servicing and spare parts growing by 60% since 2014.
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