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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. 

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13th July 2024

Gusto Group empowers staff with Employee Ownership.

East Midlands family-owned business Gusto Group has announced its plans to transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) as part of its unwavering dedication to inclusivity, collaboration, and the long-term prosperity of its workforce.
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13th July 2024

Leicestershire site managers named as best in the country for quality

Five site managers overseeing the construction of David Wilson Homes developments in Leicestershire have received prestigious national awards for the exceptional quality of the homes being built on their sites.
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12th July 2024

New beginnings for Mansfield and Ashfield 2020

The board of Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 ltd have announced an exciting relaunch following consultation with its members.
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12th July 2024

Great Ventral Railway reunification project planning application submitted with supporters urged to 'get behind' application

The Great Central Railway has submitted its planning application to Charnwood Borough Council for the ambitious Reunification scheme.
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12th July 2024

Leicestershire family firm unveils new name and MD to lead a new generation of growth

An award-winning Leicestershire firm that supplies luxury brands such as Givenchy, Sisley, and LVMH, as well as High Street giants Boots, Superdrug, and Asda, has announced a major rebranding initiative and the appointment of a new Managing Director.
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12th July 2024

Pall-Ex increases CPC Training to boost commercial driver standards

Following the launch of Pall-Ex’s CPC Training Academy in September 2023, the industry-first initiative is on track to train a minimum of 250 people by the end of the year following an increase in courses.  
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12th July 2024

East Midlands bucks the trend with extra lessons in self-employment for university students

Students in Derby are among a growing number of university learners being given the opportunity to gain unique hands-on support from entrepreneurs in setting up their own business.
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12th July 2024

Want to follow England at EURO 2024? Be careful of ‘too good to be true’ deals

With the men's football team having qualified for the EURO 2024 tournament in Germany this summer, England fans may be tempted to look for unofficial deals for cheap tickets, flights and hotel packages to avoid extortionate costs.
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11th July 2024

GDP growth is a positive sign for the East Midlands economy says Chamber

East Midlands Chamber has reacted positively to 0.4% growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the latest estimated figures published by the Office for National Statistics, after zero growth was reported last month.
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11th July 2024

Memorial sensory garden wins strong support as TV Gladiator Giant cuts the ribbon

A Derbyshire school’s sensory garden created in memory of a former pupil won strong support from a TV favourite when a real-life Gladiator stepped in to cut the ribbon.
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11th July 2024

BDO advises on international deals as US private equity targets Midlands businesses

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has advised on two US-led transactions, highlighting the appetite for quality Midlands businesses by  strategic US buyers.
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11th July 2024

East Midlands Recruiter Hikes to Success for Good Causes

A team of 15 from one of the UK’s leading HR and recruitment agencies, Gi Group, which has branches across the East Midlands, have tackled the 3 Peaks Challenge for a second year running to raise vital funds for two worthy charities, Dementia UK and Well
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11th July 2024

Microsoft gives Node4 a head start with Co-Pilot as part of substantial investment and long-standing collaboration

Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), announces a substantial investment in Copilot for Microsoft 365, the next-generation AI assistant.
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11th July 2024

Barwood acquires first site in new self-storage partnership with Flexiss

Barwood Capital has acquired its first site in Lincoln, as part of a new investment strategy focused on the growing self-storage sector which will see the company partner with self-storage specialist, Flexiss.
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11th July 2024

Donna’s decade of service at Corby Foodbank

A kindhearted volunteer at Corby Foodbank has marked a decade of service helping people in crisis.
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11th July 2024

Smaller businesses in the East Midlands secure £109m in equity investment in 2023

Smaller businesses in the East Midlands secure £109m in equity investment in 2023
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10th July 2024

Metric Search secures multi-million BGF investment to drive US growth

Specialist recruitment company Metric Search has secured a multi-million-pound investment from BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland.
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10th July 2024

AIM’s Bespoke Provision now funded by the Adult Skills Fund

Thanks to new flexibilities in the government's Adult Skills Fund (ASF) for 2024-2025, non-regulated, tailored learning provision like AIM’s Bespoke offer now qualifies for Adult Skills funding.
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10th July 2024

Skydiving barbers take to the skies in support of local families facing baby loss

The cutting crew from Levi’s Barbers in Beeston, Nottingham, are part of a seven-strong team taking on a daring skydiving challenge to raise essential funds for Forever Stars, the local charity dedicated to providing support for families affected by baby
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10th July 2024

Derbion partners with Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance for return of school uniform initiative

Derbion, in partnership with Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance (DF4TA), has announced the return of its school uniform appeal to support local families.
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10th July 2024

The Access Group champions global causes raising £1.3m

The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-market organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US and Asia Pacific, has raised around £1.3million for its chosen charities worldwide at the end of its fiscal year to 30 June 2024.
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10th July 2024

Top 20 home care companies in the East Midlands revealed

The annual list of top 20 home care companies in the East Midlands has been released, with home care companies such as Home Instead receiving glowing reviews on independent website homecare.co.uk, nicknamed ‘the TripAdvisor for home care.’
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10th July 2024

PPL PRS Limited appoints Greg Aiello as Managing Director

Leicester-based music licensing business, PPL PRS Limited (PPL PRS) today announces the appointment of Greg Aiello as Managing Director. He takes over the role from Andrea Gray, who has decided to step down after almost five years leading the company.
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10th July 2024

Highcross Heats Up With Summer Of FREE Sporting Masterclasses

Ahead of the launch of the Paris 2024 Olympics, Highcross Shopping Centre is bringing sports closer to home this summer as it unveils a series of free masterclasses and themed pop-ups for Leicester’s budding sports enthusiasts.
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10th July 2024

New training will help compassionate conversations with patients and loved ones

Treetops Hospice has welcomed Professor Ruth Parry to their communication skills training team as an honorary professor to develop research-based training on communicating with empathy.
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10th July 2024

NG powers up Nottingham's professional quarter with a host of new lettings

NG Chartered Surveyors, the property people, have successfully secured a number of new tenants for their landlord client in Nottingham's prestigious professional quarter.
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9th July 2024

Head of BDO Midlands celebrates two years at the helm with new senior appointment

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO has added its Midlands Regional Managing Partner, Kyla Bellingall, to its new national Leadership Team.
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9th July 2024

SkegVegas 100-mile bike ride set to return as charities net £50,000 windfall

Organisers of a sponsored 100-mile bike ride which took cyclists from Derby to Skegness have handed over £50,000 to two city charities – and are already looking for people to take part next year.
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9th July 2024

Axil and Thorlux Illuminate the Path to Total Waste Management Excellence

After a year of collaboration, Thorlux Lighting and Corby based Axil have extended their partnership, driven by a shared mission to enhance environmental performance and sustainability.
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9th July 2024

Business Helps Homeless People Learn IT Skills

Nottingham-based recruitment company Staffline is providing equipment and training to help homeless and vulnerable people across the East Midlands gain digital skills.
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9th July 2024

SOCIAL CARE CHARITY WELCOMES AMAZON DONATION

A charity which supports people with life-limiting conditions has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville. 
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9th July 2024

Over 17k raised by East Midlands business at Annual Charity Football event

A leading global provider of innovative technology solutions has helped raise over £17,000 in support of a fundraising initiative: The Transaid Cup.
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9th July 2024

BRUSH opens flagship 132kV transformer test cell facility in UK

Energy engineering solutions provider BRUSH Group has opened a multi-million-pound world-class transformer test cell facility at its transformer manufacturing facility in Loughborough, UK.
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9th July 2024

Warning after national QR code scam hits Derbyshire motorist in the pocket

A QR code scam is catching out unsuspecting motorists across the country.
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8th July 2024

Dinosaurs will rampage through Derby on Saturday, July 20

Dinosaurs are set to rampage through Derby again this summer – and thousands of people are expected to turn out.
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8th July 2024

Leicester Business Honoured as Business of the Year at the Prestigious Business Success Awards 2024

Paragon Sales Solutions is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the coveted title of Business of the Year at the Business Success Network (BSN) Business Recognition Awards 2024.
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7th July 2024

OpenAI models used in nation-state influence campaigns

A recent report on threat actors with links to hostile nation states using OpenAI’s tools to influence operations has been published, including how this has been thwarted.
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5th July 2024

Reverse job fair reaps success for supported interns

West Nottinghamshire College’s supported internship team, in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council have hosted a jobs fair with a difference.
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5th July 2024

Awards and applause signal end of another academic year

The end of another successful academic year at West Nottinghamshire College was cause for celebration, recognising students’ hard work, endeavours, growth and development in three glittering awards ceremonies.
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5th July 2024

Leicestershire Site Manager names as best in country for quality

A Site Manager overseeing the construction of Barratt Homes’ Grange View development in Hugglescote has won a top national award for the quality of the homes being built on site.
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5th July 2024

Leicestershire agency scoops Best Independent PR Awards at Midlands Enterprise Awards

Leading Leicestershire PR and Marketing Agency, Fraser Urquhart Media (FU Media), has been named the Best Independent PR Services Firm at the annual Midlands Enterprise Awards 2024.
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5th July 2024

Celebration of young East Midlands business talent at the Generation Next Awards 2024

2024’s Generation Next Awards have taken place at a lively ceremony in Derby, showcasing the outstanding achievements of people aged 18-35 across the region.
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4th July 2024

For the Love of Jazz

Leicester is set to become the epicentre of the jazz world as the highly anticipated 'For the Love of Jazz' festival takes place on Saturday, 20th July, from 12 PM to 8:30 PM.
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4th July 2024

DOUBLE FRAMEWORK APPOINTMENT SUCCESS FOR RODGERS LEASK

National engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has been appointed to two recently launched four-year residential frameworks, highlighting its expertise across civil, structural and geo-environmental engineering.
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4th July 2024

Moulton College students shine at prestigious SkillBuild competition

Two hardworking students from Moulton College have been praised for their talents after successfully competing in this year’s SkillBuild competition.
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4th July 2024

Pall-Ex Group invests in the future with innova6ve learning and development programme

Award-winning pallet shipping network Pall-Ex Group is investing in its employees with a bespoke learning and development programme that is unique to the industry.
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4th July 2024

Bourne site manager wins prestigious award for quality housebuilding

A Senior Site Manager delivering 121 new homes in Bourne has won a NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award for the second time.
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4th July 2024

Timms Solicitors Expand in Burton

Timms Solicitors have moved into larger offices in Burton-upon-Trent to pave the way for further team growth.
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4th July 2024

Leicestershire County Cricket Club beats Trent Bridge and Lord’s with eco win

A Midlands based flooring specialist has helped Leicestershire County Cricket Club score the eco-deal of the century after boosting its sustainability credentials in a cricketing first. 
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3rd July 2024

Arnold stylist joins award-winning creative team

KH Hair in Arnold is celebrating as newly-qualified stylist, Amelia Krasinski, is chosen as the latest member of the salon group’s award-winning Creative Team.
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3rd July 2024

Rotherhill charts course for a successful 2024

Midlands based property developer and asset manager, Rotherhill Developments, has had a successful first half of 2024 with a number of acquisitions.
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3rd July 2024

Derby PR agency announces change at the top

Derby-based PR and communications agency Nielsen McAllister - recently named as one of the top 50 business-to-business agencies outside London - has announced a change of ownership, as founder Bob Bushby hands over the reins of the business to fellow dire
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3rd July 2024

Mather Jamie graduate achieves Chartered Surveyor status

Mather Jamie is proud to announce that Fraser Hearfield has achieved the status of Chartered Surveyor after successfully passing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
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3rd July 2024

Leicestershire Police win national award for Walk Away campaign

Leicestershire Police has been awarded the ‘Best Marketing and Branding’ category at the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM) awards.
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3rd July 2024

DSW advises Brand K Group on seventh acquisition

Brand K Group, one of the largest suppliers of radiators and bathroom equipment to independent merchants and showrooms, has acquired Lincolnshire-based Paladin Radiators in a seven-figure deal.
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3rd July 2024

Science company bowls over local club after donating eco picnic table made by award-winning Derbyshire business

A thriving Derbyshire sports club is being kept bowling along after a generous neighbouring science company donated a new picnic table made by an award-winning local company.
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3rd July 2024

Former graduate promoted to PKF Partner in latest promotions

Selma Delic, an ‘invaluable’ team member who joined PKF Smith Cooper as a graduate, has been promoted to Partner, as the Midlands-based accounting and advisory firm celebrates its latest biannual promotions which took effect from 1st July 2024.
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3rd July 2024

The Dairy secures strategic double hire to service expanding international client roster

Nottingham-based brand agency The Dairy has added two new faces to its team as the business further strengthens its service offering to cater to an ever-expanding international client base.
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3rd July 2024

The importance of strong and unique passwords

Passwords help lock the doors to our digital lives, but select a weak password and you’re leaving that door wide open for a cyber criminal to waltz right in.
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2nd July 2024

NET SWAPS TRAM FOR TRAINERS IN SUPPORT OF NOTTINGHAM CENTRAL WOMEN’S AID

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has raised more than £1,000 for local charity, Nottingham Central Women’s Aid, by walking the entirety of its 12.4-mile extensive tram network.
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2nd July 2024

John Pye Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership with Trent Bridge and Notts County Cricket Club

Nottingham-headquartered, national auctioneer John Pye Auctions is celebrating a decade of supporting Trent Bridge and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) this year – a milestone which marks the longest-standing corporate partnership ever for the i
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2nd July 2024

Nottingham Venues Announces New CEO and Senior Staff Promotions

Nottingham Venues, is pleased to announce a series of promotions within its senior team, including the creation of a new CEO role for Tom Waldron-Lynch and promotions for key senior staff Kerry Pritchett and Peter Bartlett.
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2nd July 2024

New era beckons for iconic pub site

Work has started on the £1.5 million transformation of the former site of Lincoln’s famous Golden Cross pub, which closed in 2020.
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2nd July 2024

East Midlands young business professionals to be awarded for outstanding achievement on election night

Young creatives, entrepreneurs and future leaders from the East Midlands are among those set to be recognised for their business talent at a ceremony to be held at the award-winning street food venue Bustler Market in the heart of Derby’s industrial quart
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2nd July 2024

East Midlands expansion for Knights with new Leicester office

The UK’s largest regional legal services business, Knights, has revealed plans for a new Grade A office in Leicester. 
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2nd July 2024

EAST MIDLANDS IT FIRM CELEBRATES SUCCESS IN TECH INDUSTRY ‘OSCARS’

An award-winning Nottinghamshire company that provides managed IT services has been named in the list of Top Ten UK firms in the tech industry’s ‘Oscars.’
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2nd July 2024

Blueprint Interiors appoints award winning project designer

Blueprint Interiors, a leading workplace consultancy and commercial interior design firm, has appointed award-winning designer Jed Salmon as a Project Designer.
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2nd July 2024

Hallam welcomes new head of strategy

Full-service integrated digital agency, Hallam, is growing its strategy team with the appointment of Jack Morgan as Head of Strategy.
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1st July 2024

Swing into summer with Derbion’s all-new Jungle Park Aerial Adventure

Derbion has announced that Jungle Park, an aerial adventure located high above the ground, will be in Derbion throughout the summer holidays.
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1st July 2024

Teachers head out of the classroom to explore opportunities in Leicestershire’s creative and digital sector

Career opportunities in the creative and digital industries were highlighted at hands-on workshops and meet the sector events organised by the Leicester and Leicestershire Careers Hub. 
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1st July 2024

Loughborough University students design sustainable and creative office wear as part of competition

Eleven fashion design and technology students at Loughborough University have secured their place in the finals of a design competition organised by business management software provider, The Access Group, after being praised by judges for their ‘sustaina
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1st July 2024

Ready for the future: Leicestershire developer embraces digitalisation in push to be operate greener and more effectively

Morro Partnerships is making a company-wide effort to remove paper wherever possible and digitalise their business practices to further their aims to push the construction sector into more environmentally-friendly habits.
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1st July 2024

Nottinghamshire cable firm eyes global growth after securing a £340,000 funding deal to acquire manufacturing HQ

A Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer and global supplier of cables and controls is eyeing further growth and safeguarding the future of its locally skilled workforce, after securing a major funding deal to help purchase a £550,000 industrial unit and busi
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1st July 2024

Pall-Ex Members Bullet Express and Intercounty Distribution Aid in Restoration of Iconic British Ship, TS Queen Mary

Bullet Express and Intercounty Distribution, members of the palletised freight distribution network, Pall-Ex , have joined forces to support the restoration of the iconic British ship, TS Queen Mary, by facilitating the delivery of her original rudder fro
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28th June 2024

Visual Print and Design have been shortlisted for Regional Awards!

Visual Print and Design, a comprehensive print and design solutions provider, announced today that they have been shortlisted in four categories at the East Midlands Small Business Awards 2024.
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28th June 2024

UK’s longest serving CEO of disability charity, Disability Direct in Derby, steps down after 30 years

The chief executive of Derby-based Disability Direct, one of the UK's most respected disability charities, has announced his plans to step down after 30 years.
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28th June 2024

Cyber security business chooses Vulcan Works for headquarters

Cyber security and IT managed service provider, EquiTech, have recently moved into their first headquarters at Vulcan Works, Northampton, which offers offices and shared workspace with on-site business support.
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28th June 2024

Ventola Projects Announces Collaboration with Funk at BPAA Bowl Expo 2024

UK-based Ventola Projects enters into a collaboration agreement with German Bowling Manufacturer Funk to Showcase Advanced LED Technology in Denver, Colorado.
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28th June 2024

Allison Homes donates £500 to Lincoln Pride to celebrate Pride Month

This Pride Month (June), housebuilder Allison Homes has donated £500 to Lincoln Pride for the third year in a row.
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27th June 2024

Local Charity invites people and businesses to join them on a mental health walk for International Day of Charity

Base 51, a charity that has been supporting young people in the city and county for over 30 years, is leading a mental health walk at 10am on the 5th September to raise awareness for their work.
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27th June 2024

Perrymead Estates adds Wheatcroft Business Park to its portfolio

A logistics specialist is reaping the rewards in growth since an acquisition and major rebrand last year.
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27th June 2024

Northampton logistics company celebrating success with £30 million turnover

A logistics specialist is reaping the rewards in growth since an acquisition and major rebrand last year.
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27th June 2024

Consider the skills of military personnel says Army veteran

An Army veteran has urged businesses to be more aware of the skills that former military personnel can bring to a workplace as we approach Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29th June).
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27th June 2024

Leicestershire pallet network Pall-Ex shortlisted for leading industry Awards

Pall-Ex Group has been recognised in this year’s Motor Transport Awards after being shortlisted in two categories.
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27th June 2024

Ashfield based businesses offered tailored international support

Business owners in Ashfield thinking about trading abroad, or existing importers and exporters looking to drive international sales, can take advantage of a fully funded service from the Ashfield Accelerator Project.
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27th June 2024

Homebuilder goes the extra mile with Northampton 10K race sponsorship

Barratt Homes Northampton sponsored the recent Northampton 10k event in support of Northamptonshire Health Charity.
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27th June 2024

Jack’s joy at new role with Nottinghamshire’s High Sheriff

A uniformed protective services student at West Nottinghamshire College has spoken of his pride at becoming one of two high sheriff police cadets for Nottinghamshire Police.
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26th June 2024

Fifth annual Silverstone Soccer tournament raises charity cash

The fifth annual Silverstone Soccer charity event raised more than £3,000 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice on Sunday (23rd June).
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26th June 2024

Howes Percival selects The Bridge Homelessness to Hope as Charity of the Year for 2024

The Leicester office of national legal firm, Howes Percival, has selected The Bridge Homelessness to Hope as its Charity of the Year for 2024.
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26th June 2024

British space community comes to Leicester for major conference

Nearly 200 leading space experts arrived in Leicester last week to take part in the British Planetary Science Conference 2024.
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26th June 2024

Housebuilder's Armed Forces Programme empowers veterans for a bight future i Nottinghamshire

An assistant site manager is building a path to success within the construction industry since joining Nottingham-based developer Barratt Homes through its Armed Forces Transition Programme.
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26th June 2024

Derby PR agency enters national rankings

Derby-based PR and communications agency Nielsen McAllister has marked another strong year of growth with a placement in PR Week’s annual ranking of the UK’s top agencies.
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26th June 2024

Worldline Announces Strategic Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Worldline Announces Strategic Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts
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26th June 2024

Homebuilder donates £1,500 to charity helping Nottingham's vulnerable community

Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,500 to Guru Nanak’s Mission, a Nottingham charity that provides free food for the city’s vulnerable people.
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26th June 2024

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group Granted SQA Accreditation License for Domestic Retrofit Qualification

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group (AIM) is proud to announce it has been granted an Accreditation License by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
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26th June 2024

Property consultancy colleagues support with memorial restoration

Colleagues from a leading property consultancy have supported the restoration of one of the country’s most poignant memorials.
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25th June 2024

Belmayne Anniversary Walk hikes up fundraising total

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, have raised more than £1,000 for two local charities after completing a 20-mile hike to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
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25th June 2024

Node4 Group Appoints Chris Woodhouse as Chairman

Node4, the award-winning, cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), has today announced that Chris Woodhouse has been appointed as Chairman of the Board effective immediately. He succeeds Sir Bill Thomas, who is stepping down as Ch
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