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18th September 2018

Leicester print company first in the world to receive prestigious colour quality certification

The Taylor Bloxham Group in Leicestershire is celebrating being the first print company in the world to receive certification for print colour quality at professional level from a UKAS accredited certification body.
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18th September 2018

£600,000 Chiron investment seals Shawpak’s future growth

A leading manufacturer of thermoforming machinery has made its biggest ever capital investment to help it target new business in the food and medical sectors.
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18th September 2018

Peppermint Technology gains Cyber Essentials accreditation

Software company joins scheme to certify security measures
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18th September 2018

Staff at leading developer to take on mountain marathon challenge

Leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands is getting ready to take on the Mountain Marathon challenge in Snowdonia for the Youth Adventure Trust.
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18th September 2018

Rotherham's Horbury wins contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Rotherham-based property maintenance provider Horbury Property Serviceshas won a contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services.
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18th September 2018

Importers alerted to VAT rule on overseas tooling costs

Importers are being advised by accountants Newby Castleman to be aware of a little-known tax rule on the cost of funding overseas machine tooling.
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18th September 2018

Three new appointments cements Derby architect firm's growth

Derby-based Swain Architecture is rounding off nine months in its first physical office with the appointment of a new associate and two architectural assistants.
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18th September 2018

Pochin adds two more outlets in year of growth

Leicester-based leading independent plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has opened a new outlet in Newark and acquired a business in Cannock.
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18th September 2018

Pall-Ex shows heart with new public access defibrillator at Ellistown HQ

Logistics giant Pall-Ex is aiming to save lives after installing a defibrillator at its headquarters in Ellistown, which can be accessed by the local community in the event of an emergency.
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18th September 2018

Small businesses entirely unprepared for chaotic no deal Brexit

Only one in seven (14%) small businesses have starting planning for a no deal Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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16th September 2018

NEW ROLES & ACCOUNTS APPRENTICE HIRE FOR ESSENTIAL PROJECTS

A raft of new projects for retailers such as Next Plc and the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre has enabled Essential Projects to smash its half year turnover target creating employment opportunities
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14th September 2018

Government must come clean about apprenticeship target as starts slide again

Responding to today’s drop in apprenticeship starts, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Regional Chairman, David Dexter, said: “Today’s 28% year on year drop is yet another clear signal that the levy system isn’t working to its full potential.
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14th September 2018

Ward's latest recycling service, WARDRobe, will provide a national collection service from clothing banks at amenity sites and supermarkets in return for direct payments or donations to charity. The WARDRobe team will then bulk up collections and export t

The award-winning team behind one of David Wilson Homes’ Northamptonshire developments has lifted the lid on what makes their site The Avenue so successful with homebuyers in the area.
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14th September 2018

Global business with a local heart aims to raise thousands

Derby-based aerospace and defence supply chain service provider Pattonair is hoping to raise tens of thousands for charity by holding a spectacular ball.
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14th September 2018

EverythingBranded.co.uk sponsors Love Business EXPO 2019

EverythingBranded.co.uk is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Babbage Hall and Turing Hall at Love Business Expo 2019.
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14th September 2018

Mitre Group | Helping The Rams unleash their staff's potential

How do you begin to unleash the full potential of a member of staff and turn them into a real asset for your Club? How do you help all staff be as successful as the players on the pitch?
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14th September 2018

PENTAG SETS UP SHOP IN CHESTERFIELD

Pentag Gears and Oilfield Equipment Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of high quality gearing, has relocated to larger premises in Chesterfield, where its parent company BG Engineering, a leading subcontractor for precision machined components is based.
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14th September 2018

Aganto win temporary building order at Gatwick Airport

As Gatwick Airport announces £1.1bn five-year plan to ramp up growth - one of its Air Services suppliers has invested in the long term hire of a large temporary building.
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14th September 2018

ENGINE YARD AT BELVOIR CASTLE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY LIZ HURLEY

The popular Engine Yard retail development at Belvoir Castle was officially opened on Sunday 2 September with a spectacular launch party, attended by actress and model Liz Hurley.
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14th September 2018

Bakers at The School of Artisan Food All Set for Sourdough September

Bakers at The School of Artisan Food are rising to the challenge of Sourdough September, the month-long event by the Real Bread Campaign to raise awareness of the real thing vs 'sourfaux'.
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14th September 2018

Walking Cricket aims to push the boundaries for exercise in Leicestershire

Health campaigners in Leicestershire hope a new version of cricket will bowl over those looking for a fun and friendly way of getting fit.
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13th September 2018

All fired up! Collaborate helps ceramics business grow

How to cope with rapid growth is a challenge often faced by small businesses. Jo Keogh of Jo Keogh Ceramics and The Clay Room Leicester turned to Leicestershire business support project Collaborate for help.
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13th September 2018

Daventry health trust signs the Armed Forces Covenant

A Health and Rehabilitation Trust in Daventry demonstrated its support for the Armed Forces community last week by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
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13th September 2018

Peveril Homes ready to launch its latest exciting development, Holborn Place, Codnor Housebuilder unveils brand new aspirational show homes at its newest Derbyshire development

Derbyshire-based housebuilder Peveril Homes is preparing for the eagerly anticipated launch of its latest development - Holborn Place - with the show homes opening to the public on Saturday 8th September.
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13th September 2018

New textile recycling service WARDRobe seeks charity partner

Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist has launched a brand new textile recycling service, WARDRobe and is looking for a national charity partner to deliver regular donations.
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12th September 2018

In 2018, fatal accidents rose sharply in the construction sector

Why is the construction industry four times more dangerous than the national average for other industries?
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12th September 2018

Building firms must prepare for VAT changes

Accountants and tax experts Newby Castleman are urging construction companies to prepare for changes to the VAT system for their industry due to come into effect to protect against fraud.
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7th September 2018

Footprints makes starting school easier with its conductive education expertise

Making the leap from nursery to 'big school' is not just a big moment for children, it can also a nerve-racking time for parents - and this is no different for children with disabilities.
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7th September 2018

Love Business Expo 2019, new sponsor signs ups

FSB East Midlands have signed up as the new Café Networking Sponsor at the 2019 Love Business Expo, Wednesday 27th February, 9.30am to 3pm.
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7th September 2018

Bombardier to build record number of trains in 2019

Bondholder Bombardier is predicting it will build a record number of trains at its Derby factory next year.
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7th September 2018

Health and Safety Courses ELCAS

RISK is an Approved Learning Provider for the ELCAS Scheme, and specialise in Health & Safety Training Courses.
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6th September 2018

BM Catalysts to drive export growth with new appointment

Leading aftermarket manufacturer BM Catalysts has announced the recruitment of a new export sales manager as part of plans to expand its distribution network across Europe and further afield.
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6th September 2018

BUYERS URGED TO ACT QUICKLY AND DOWNSIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE AT HUNTERS LODGE

Downsizers in Loughborough who are looking to move to a more manageable property but don’t want to compromise on space could find the perfect solution at David Wilson Homes’ prestigious Barrow upon Soar development Hunters Lodge.
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6th September 2018

MANSFIELD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE CAN FUND SCHEME THANKS TO £2K FROM STAR TRUST

A NOTTINGHAM charity, the Rainworth and Blidworth detached youth project, can fund their children’s’ play scheme thanks to the generous amount of £2,000 donated by Star Trust.
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6th September 2018

FSB sets out plan to help high street businesses to thrive

A freeze on business rates, increased free town centre parking and safeguards around access to cash and banking, must be put in place to help struggling businesses on the high street.
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5th September 2018

BARRATT HOMES WORKS TOWARDS A MORE ACCESSIBLE FUTURE AT SITE VISIT WITH WHIZZ-KIDZ

In a bid to make its sites more easily accessible for wheelchair users, leading housebuilder Barratt Homes is working closely with a disabled children’s charity at its development Highfields in Littleover.
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5th September 2018

Medstrom Takes Centre Stage on Emmerdale

Specialist healthcare equipment provider, Medstrom has supplied beds and mattresses to play a key role in scenes of the ever-popular British soap opera, Emmerdale. Advanced Medstrom 5000 beds and innovative Dolphin Therapy mattress systems will be feature
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5th September 2018

THE FINISHING TOUCHES ARE BEING ADDED TO NEW PHASE OF HOMES IN CORBY

The latest phase of properties at Barratt Homes Northampton’s Lyveden Fields development in Corby is soon to be released (Saturday 8th September), providing house hunters with the opportunity to discover their perfect new home.
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31st August 2018

LGG Projects welcomes experienced senior quantity surveyor

Lincoln-based construction and consultancy company LGG Projects has announced the appointment of Darren Dunn as a senior quantity surveyor.
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31st August 2018

TruNet (UK) unveils its new production plant in Leicestershire

TruNet (UK), a specialist in the mass production of elastic netting, loops and twines, has opened its new purpose-built warehouse in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, after receiving a multi-million-pound investment from banking partner HSBC UK.
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31st August 2018

Calling all budding East Midlands artists!

ARE YOU a dab hand with a paint brush or see yourself as the next Claude Monet?
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31st August 2018

Allotment able to bloom with Russells' support

An allotment space in Burton, which grows fresh produce for those in need, has become the latest organisation to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ community fund.
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31st August 2018

Sterling volatility major ongoing concern for exporters

The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today (Friday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters. The Outlook indicates that many exporters are performing well b
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31st August 2018

Additional Funds Available to Support Training

Businesses with skills shortages in Greater Lincolnshire are set to get a boost to the tune of £13 million thanks to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
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31st August 2018

Payroll team hits a bonus!

Midland Heart is celebrating National Payroll Week, September 3-7, by highlighting the achievements of its own payroll team, which has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.  
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31st August 2018

East Midlands housebuilder welcomes new Technical Director

An East Midlands housebuilder has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Technical Director.
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30th August 2018

Leicestershire’s Largest Career’s Speed Networking Event Returns

More than 300 students from 20 schools and colleges are set to take part in the county’s largest career’s speed networking event. 
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30th August 2018

The RU Group Strengthens Senior Leadership Team

Record financial results leads to new appointments at expanding Midlands financial services group
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30th August 2018

Construction group Stepnell delivers robust business results

Construction specialist Stepnell, which has its head office in Rugby, has announced a robust set of financial results for the year ending 31 March 2018.
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30th August 2018

PR Boss Set To Put New Spin On Journalism Degree

A Derby based PR Boss has secured herself a job lecturing students at Nottingham Trent University, in a bid to pass on her wealth of experience in public relations.
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30th August 2018

MIRA Technology Park Awarded for its Sustained International Growth

MIRA Technology Park (MTP), one of the UK’s leading Enterprise Zones, has been presented a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of ‘International Trade’ for demonstrating consistent international revenue growth.
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30th August 2018

Nottinghamshire STEAMS ahead with more visitors than ever

New statistics have revealed tourism and the wider visitor economy in Nottinghamshire saw a healthy growth in 2017.
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30th August 2018

BS Handling Systems completes tote sortation project for leading car manufacturer

Leicester based, BS Handling Systems has completed an automated sortation project for the BMW Group at its MINI plant in Oxford. The sortation system has been designed to sort and return empty totes and pallets in the ILC building (80) at the Oxford plant
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30th August 2018

Sales Director Jason continues to build career with David Wilson Homes

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes South Midlands has recently welcomed back a member of staff as Sales Director to help maintain its high standards of customer service across the Northampton-based division.
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30th August 2018

One Connectivity apprentice Josh Peacock excels as Finance Administrator

Since joining One Connectivity as an apprentice back in February 2017, Josh Peacock, 20, has progressed significantly and is excelling in his role as Finance Administrator.
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30th August 2018

Peak Ales brews up a new Derbyshire tourism hotspot

An artisan producer of real ale in Derbyshire, Peak Ales, has secured a £222,000 funding package from HSBC UK to convert its old micro-brewery into a visitor centre.
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30th August 2018

Wellingborough footfall out-performs the rest of UK

Official figures have revealed High Street shopping in Wellingborough over the past 12 months has out-performed other town centres across the rest of the UK.
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30th August 2018

Building society sets out vision for the future with new identity

Building on its strong year-end results, Earl Shilton Building Society is revolutionising its brand identity to attract a wider audience and express the individuality of its members and its own products and services.
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30th August 2018

The Derby Conference Centre to help people celebrate Christmas in style with two more dates for its 1920s themed Christmas Parties

Christmas plans are already underway at The Derby Conference Centre. By popular demand, the Centre is excited to be taking Christmas party bookings for the first time since 2015, and to celebrate, plans to transport guests back to the 1920s in their Art D
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28th August 2018

Architecture consultancy welcomes graduate to team

Architectural consultancy LK2 – which has offices in both London and Lincoln – continued its ambitious growth plans with the appointment of a new graduate Part II architectural assistant.
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28th August 2018

Speaker announced for the East Midlands Awards 2018

Organisers of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards, which recognise and reward some of the region’s best construction projects, have announced the guest speaker for the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner.
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28th August 2018

Allen Signs Team Now Bigger than Ever

Allen Signs has grown to almost 20 staff members after the company unveiled its latest recruit to help it keep up with new business wins.
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28th August 2018

Commercial property lawyer Julie joins Fraser Brown’s Lincoln office

East Midlands firm Fraser Brown Solicitors has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of solicitor Julie Hutchinson.
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28th August 2018

KAM Project Consultants shortlisted for national Building Award

KAM Project Consultants has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in the 2018 Building Awards.
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28th August 2018

Stepnell hits the ground running at Loughborough Sports Facility Scheme

Work is under way by regional contractor Stepnell on a £2.1 million construction contract to create a major sports facility for Loughborough Schools Foundation.
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28th August 2018

Reflex Group partners with local HR & payroll experts to accommodate future growth

East Midlands labels and sustainable packaging company Reflex Group has invested in a new HR and payroll system from Nottingham-based HR, payroll and talent experts MHR to modernise its people processes and facilitate its future growth strategy.
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28th August 2018

Derby charity receives £2,000 donation – thanks to Frame Fast!

A charity which sends local children on precious holidays to Skegness has received a cash boost from a Derby business.
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28th August 2018

Charity ‘buoyed’ by support from East Midlands businesses

Businesses throughout the East Midlands ‘buoyed’ the spirits of everyone at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by raising over £12,000 at this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge.
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24th August 2018

Smart Innovation & Networking for Growth (SING) - Textile Manufacturing

The Chamber is delivering this event on behalf of the Smart Innovation and Networking for Growth (SING) project. This project is part-funded through ERDF and delivered by the iNet through Loughborough University
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24th August 2018

Star Trust donates £2,500 to local charity to support elderly

A Nottingham-based charity which supports elderly people across the county has received a boost following a £2,500 donation by Star Trust.
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24th August 2018

Enterprise agency staff and members work together to give charity a business boost

STAFF and members of enterprise agency Erewash Partnership have pulled together to help a charity which supports young families to update its business operations.
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24th August 2018

East Midlands based ‘Ask the Chameleon’ is selected as one of the UKs top 100 small businesses

Rachel Hayward, owner of Ask the Chameleon Ltd has been selected to be a part of the Small Business 100, part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign.
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23rd August 2018

Sarah snaps-up top job

Lincoln BIG today announced that Sarah Loftus will be joining the Business Improvement Group in late September as its Chief Executive designate.
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23rd August 2018

Long service employee chooses a David Wilson home at The Avenue

As well as recently celebrating 20 years working for the company, employee Linda Lane has made the move into a brand new David Wilson home at The Avenue in Overstone.
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23rd August 2018

New hires for Swindell & Pearson as firm continues to grow

Bondholder and patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson has welcomed two new trade mark attorneys and a trainee patent attorney as the firm continues to help local and international clients protect their valuable intellectual property rights
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23rd August 2018

Mitre supporting safe standing through training

Derbyshire based training company Mitre Group who recently celebrated its 25th anniversary have been working with Shrewsbury Town Football Club to ensure its club stewards are supported and have received the very latest training to help support them with
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23rd August 2018

Small businesses need real support to avoid a chaotic ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Looking ahead to the release of today’s Brexit technical notices from the Government, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “The issues being raised today highlight the dangers of stumbling into a sudden and unplanned
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23rd August 2018

Russells' fun day hits a six raising £1.5k for charity

Families, friends and Russell Roof Tiles staff were bowled over this weekend, when they attended the roof tile manufacturer’s Family Fun Day, which saw more than £1,500 raised for charity.
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23rd August 2018

Obam’s Simon Shortlisted for Industry Award

A logistics coordinator for Lincolnshire-based mobility company Obam Stairlifts is hoping he’ll be crowned Unsung Hero of the Year at the very first Access and Mobility Professional Awards.
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23rd August 2018

Affordable homes to bring new life to former Leamington Spa cake factory

Construction is under way on a scheme to build 40 much-needed affordable Stonewater homes for local people on the site of a former cake factory at Sydenham Farm, St Mary’s Road, Leamington Spa.
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23rd August 2018

Lubricant firm expands fleet to improve services

A Derbyshire-based industrial lubricants specialist has expanded its fleet in response to a surge in trade.
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23rd August 2018

Blueprint Appoints New Deputy Chief Executive

Blueprint, the multi award winning developer that specialises in the development of sustainable places, has appointed Sam Veal to the newly created role of Deputy Chief Executive.
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23rd August 2018

Construction worker sun protection

Health & Safety for construction workers in summer sun, and the duty of care placed upon employers.
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22nd August 2018

Local entrepreneur shortlisted for exceptional women award

Inspirational entrepreneur, Isabella Moore CBE, has been shortlisted for a national award designed to recognise and promote female talent in the UK.
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22nd August 2018

Leicester Tigers and Total Motion in the driving seat

Leicester Tigers and fleet management specialists Total Motion have partnered up in a deal which sees the company welcomed as the club’s official vehicle partner.
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22nd August 2018

Lincoln Property Professionals go the extra mile at new cycling event.

PIPIL CYCLING, a new Lincoln-based networking event, has taken off this month as a way to further networking opportunities between property professionals in the region.
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22nd August 2018

Rock Fall stride into their next sector with development of conductive footwear

A multi-award winning second-generation family owned business, Rock Fall has positioned itself at the forefront of the safety footwear industry through world first innovations that provide solutions to the ever-changing demands of modern businesses.
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21st August 2018

Alpha Rail play part in new Spider-man film

Products from Huthwaite based metal railings and gates manufacturer, Alpha Rail are about to take a backstage role in the new Spider-man film.
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21st August 2018

Wynbrook appoint new BD Manager/Assistant to Directors

Building and design company, Wynbrook, which specialises in care homes and exclusive residential design and build projects, has appointed Karen Watson as Business Development Manager and Assistant to the Directors.
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21st August 2018

Counselling charity can continue support with £2k donation from Star Trust

NOTTINGHAM-BASED charity We R Here, can continue to fund support to young adults and families thanks to £2,025 donation from Star Trust.
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21st August 2018

Lincoln Cathedral set to host its last ‘monster’ family fun day before school starts

Lincoln Cathedral is hosting a monster family fun day before the summer holidays draw to an end.
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21st August 2018

Businesses receive £1,000 helping hand to set up in empty shops and boost streets

FOUR new businesses have opened in Ilkeston and Long Eaton with a helping hand from a scheme to revive empty shops.
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21st August 2018

Living Wage Employer title for Central Foods

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer.
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21st August 2018

Double delight as Croots Farm Shop scores success in the Great Taste Awards 2018

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire is celebrating after two of its products were hailed as ‘outstanding’ at the annual Great Taste Awards.
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21st August 2018

Innovative invisible mould agent helps retailers to solve plastics problem

As retailers face increasing pressure to reduce the use of plastics in their packaging, the UK company behind ‘freshness agent’ Micro-Fresh® is offering a quick and simple way to boost consumer credentials.
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20th August 2018

HSBC UK funding feeds Hyperama's expansion plan

Nottingham headquartered wholesaler secures £15m finance package
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