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19th April 2019

College City Hub campus a third of the way to completion

Nottingham College’s flagship City Hub campus development, being built by Wates Construction, is now over 40 weeks in, more than a third of the way to reaching completion in September 2020.
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19th April 2019

Home Instead to open offices in the centre of Market Harborough

Home Instead Senior Care’s Market Harborough & South Leicestershire branch is excited to be expanding to new premises in Harborough.
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18th April 2019

Prestwold Hall connects in May with Bentley & Lamborghini for business

Neoclassical connections for businesses at Prestwold Hall
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18th April 2019

A great business base speaks for itself

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) is one of the largest of its kind in the UK – and 2019 will see it continue to grow.
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18th April 2019

Survey reveals biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands

Lack of suitable homes and high property prices are the biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands, survey reveals
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18th April 2019

Hotel’s Easter Treats are Everyone’s Cup of Tea

A Derbyshire hotel, which has seen sales of its afternoon teas skyrocket, has announced plans to introduce special themed High Teas for 2019.
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18th April 2019

Nottingham pair launch new app to improve health and happiness of women

Two Nottingham women have launched a fitness and wellbeing app to support women and challenge the diet and fitness industry, that they say ‘lets women down’.
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18th April 2019

Derbyshire County Cricket Club renews marketing deal

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has renewed its marketing partnership with Purpose Media for another two years.
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18th April 2019

Trent Basin Recognised for Innovative Design

Trent Basin has proved that it continues to lead the way in architecture and innovation, after being shortlisted for another prestigious national award.
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18th April 2019

Nottingham Insurance Broker Offers SMEs New Cyber Accreditation Tool

With cyberattacks becomingly more costly and targeted, Nottingham’s leading independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is offering SMEs free access to Cyber AMI, a new must-have tool in protecting their business from cyber threats*.
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18th April 2019

Birdhouse Cafe prepares to welcome Nottingham flock

A new coffee house concept is preparing to launch at intu Broadmarsh that will bring together some of Nottingham’s best independent food, fashion and lifestyle brands.
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18th April 2019

JMP Solicitors duo passes prestigious CILEx exams

Two legal executives from Grantham-based law firm JMP Solicitors have passed distinguished Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) exams.
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18th April 2019

DisruptHR Nottingham Raises Over £700 for Charity

Nottingham’s first ever DisruptHR event raised over £700 for local community charity, Groundwork Greater Nottingham, which helps people get into work.
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18th April 2019

Call for business rates relief scheme to help struggling childcare sector

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for a new 100% business rates relief scheme for childcare providers in England, reflecting the mounting cost pressures on the sector.
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18th April 2019

Sky's the limit for Barratt Homes' year of fundraising for Air Ambulance

Leading developer Barratt Homes, based in Halesowen, has announced Midlands Air Ambulance as its charity of the year for 2019.
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18th April 2019

More than a touch of Frost

Gary Frost has joined Willshee’s Waste & Recycling in the new role of Operations Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge as the company gears up for growth.
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18th April 2019

Tandem Director Nominated for Major Business Award

Russell Copley, Co-Director of regional start-up agency Tandem and Director of Greenborough Management has been nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
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18th April 2019

Pre-Easter blitz on the city's streets

Lincoln BIG teamed-up with a major retailer – underlining its promise to ensure the city is as clean and welcoming as possible for shoppers and visitors.
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18th April 2019

Double success as J Tomlinson takes RHI Installer of the Year in the West Midlands

It’s official….  J Tomlinson is the top Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Installer of the Year across the whole of the Midlands.
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18th April 2019

Kelham Hall event: £1m funding for Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses

Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses are invited to find out more about funding opportunities worth a total £1million during an event at Kelham Hall on 24 April.
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18th April 2019

More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship, finds East Midlands housebuilder

Redrow Homes, which is currently building across the East Midlands, has launched the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction.
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18th April 2019

Ramsey’s has perfect recipe for rise in flexible working

More and more people are choosing to ditch the office to work from home - and one kitchen supplier is rising to the challenge of providing the perfect environment for workers.
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18th April 2019

Duo take the career ladder to the top

A former apprentice and a graduate trainee have seen their careers progress and prosper, thanks to Russell Roof Tiles’ continued investment and dedication to nurturing skills and talent.
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18th April 2019

Associate Director for Tank

Digital PR agency Tank has promoted Max Bevis to the position of associate director, following a sustained period of growth for the Nottingham-based agency.
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18th April 2019

Cartwright strengthens team with senior PR consultant

Cartwright Communications has boosted its team of PR and digital experts with three new hires, including Lucy Capaldo as senior PR consultant.
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18th April 2019

Stepnell employee crowned Construction Mentor of the Year

Karen Ryan who spent 15 years of her career at Stepnell has been crowned Mentor of the Year at an annual award ceremony which recognises the very best in construction excellence within the West Midlands.
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17th April 2019

Ground-breaking digital initiative celebrated

Business and council leaders have hailed the impact of a pioneering £5.2m programme which has enabled more than a thousand Leicester and Leicestershire businesses to embrace digital technology.
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17th April 2019

Driver recruitment firm reveals secret to success

A Nottinghamshire recruitment firm has doubled turnover in the past 12 months thanks to a “change of mindset”.
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17th April 2019

Clarke Willmott named in list of highest rated planning law firms

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has taken fourth place in a prestigious list of the highest rated planning law firms for 2019.
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17th April 2019

Wheelie bright idea!

Lincoln BIG is encouraging more businesses to get “wheelie serious” about green transport, after investing in two special “bike ports.”
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16th April 2019

A decade of celebrating family business

Midlands Family Business Awards, the only independent and not for profit awards of its kind, is celebrating its tenth year as it launches for 2019.
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16th April 2019

Hat-trick of appointments at luxury Burbage hotel

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa has made a trio of senior level appointments, cementing the hotel’s commitment to provide the best possible service to its customers.
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16th April 2019

Miller Homes Midlands volunteer set to make a difference in Malawi

A member of the Miller Homes Midlands team is getting ready to take part in a charity trip of a lifetime, helping to build new homes for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.
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16th April 2019

Opus Trust chooses Open Comms for PR support

Open Communications, the Yorkshire based straight-talking PR and content agency, has secured a retained agreement with Opus Trust Communications, the multichannel communication specialists based in Leicester, to deliver ongoing PR, social media and conten
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16th April 2019

Roythornes strengthens food and drink team with new hire

Roythornes Solicitors has appointed food and drink expert Hannah Leese in order to grow the firm’s litigation team and support its long-term strategy for growth.
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16th April 2019

A big break for aspiring food entrepreneurs as FSB partners with Le Cordon Bleu

Aspiring food entrepreneurs are being offered a unique opportunity to turn their dream into a small business reality as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) teams up with the renowned Le Cordon Bleu London to launch their annual Julia Child Scholarshi
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16th April 2019

Lincolnshire solicitor celebrates 40 years in the job

A Grantham solicitor who became qualified just before Margaret Thatcher became prime minister is celebrating 40 years of being in the job.
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16th April 2019

Tight labour market another headache for small business owners as EU staff wrestle with settled status applications

The UK’s unemployment rate remains at a near record-low 3.9% according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis published today.
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16th April 2019

KH Hair recognises top talent at annual awards ceremony

It was a glamorous night in the East Midlands as salon group, KH Hair, came together to celebrate individual and team achievements at the Groups glittering annual awards ceremony.
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16th April 2019

Leicester’s new apartment complex influenced by Premiership title win three years on

Leicester City’s historic Premiership title triumph was one of the factors that persuaded investors to develop a new £43m luxury apartment complex in the city.
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16th April 2019

New East Midlands Partnership Lays Foundations For New Army of Bricklayers

A new partnership has been cemented to boost construction apprenticeships in the East Midlands.
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16th April 2019

Public sector consultancy set for growth after buy-out

A Nottingham-based consultancy which works with local authorities and the NHS to help transform public services, has undergone a six-figure buy-out of its original investors.
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16th April 2019

The Derby Conference Centre introduces celebrity speaker nights

In just a couple of months The Derby Conference Centre will begin to host a series of celebrity speaker nights.
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16th April 2019

Lack of suitable homes and high property prices are the biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands, survey reveals

Those planning for retirement in the East Midlands have revealed the biggest barriers to achieving their retirement property plans in a survey from Market Harborough Building Society.
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15th April 2019

Apprentice of the Year winner

Young apprentice at small Midlands family business Penny Price Aromatherapy Ltd winner of Apprentice of the year with Enterprising Women Awards.
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15th April 2019

Everybody’s free to feel GOOD! at The Lifestyle Show

Nineties pop icon Rozalla, will be the special guest performer at a ‘first of its kind’ event in Derby which will give local and online businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
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15th April 2019

Stacey’s Set To Reinvent The Hot Cross Bun This Easter

A Derbyshire bakery, which sells more than 200 hot cross buns every day during the Easter period, has reinvented the traditional favourite by introducing a new chocolate and orange variety.
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15th April 2019

Innovative new lifting system is game changer for goods handling

A newly engineered lifting system is raising the bar when it comes to the manual handling of goods thanks to Desford-based business, M J Products.
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15th April 2019

More than £1.5m to be invested in Fleckney

More than £1.5 million pounds is set to be invested in and around the Leicestershire village of Fleckney thanks to a new development by housebuilder David Wilson Homes, Fleckney Fields.
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12th April 2019

If Carlsberg did comedy... they would choose DC Comedy Club!

DC Comedy Club, which is held every month at The Derby Conference Centre, is proud to announce they have secured a headline sponsor from Carlsberg.
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12th April 2019

FSB announces Board of Directors to lead the organisation through critical time for small businesses

Appointments to the FSB Board of Directors have been announced at FSB’s Annual General Meeting held on 10 April in London.
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12th April 2019

Focus Consultants appointed on historic Coventry scheme

Focus Consultants has been appointed as quantity surveyors on a £5.5m project to restore Coventry’s Grade II* listed Drapers’ Hall in time for the city being UK City of Culture in 2021.
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12th April 2019

EverythingBranded - Pure Networking Morning

The Chamber is pleased to announce that it has partnered with EverythingBranded to offer you the opportunity to gain contacts in a wider network.
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12th April 2019

Chamber Chief Encourages Businesses to Focus on their Growth Plans despite Brexit Extension

As Brexit negotiations continue to frustrate and worry many business owners, Chris Plant, Director of Burton and District Chamber is urging businesses across the region not to lose sight of their growth plans.
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12th April 2019

Campions Solicitors open office in Derby

Legal firm Campions Solicitors are opening a new office on Pride Park in Derby following a deal brokered by Salloway Property Consultants.
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12th April 2019

If Carlsberg did comedy... they would choose DC Comedy Club!

DC Comedy Club, which is held every month at The Derby Conference Centre, is proud to announce they have secured a headline sponsor from Carlsberg.
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12th April 2019

Conveyancing partner with career spanning four decades wins Lifetime Achievement Award

A former conveyancing partner who has worked at Nottingham-based law firm Rothera Sharp for over four decades is celebrating after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2019.
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12th April 2019

Think of the kids during holidays, says legal expert

Parents who have split up and fall out over seeing their children during school holidays need to put their differences aside or risk leaving them “hugely traumatised”, warns a Leicester-based law firm.
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11th April 2019

Expanding 'super-PA' business appoints Nottingham Passionate PA

A specialist provider of executive freelance personal assistant services to ambitious business leaders and entrepreneurs has appointed a new franchisee to cover Nottingham and Mansfield.
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11th April 2019

£2.6m university M&E contract for J Tomlinson

J Tomlinson is working on a £2.6m million contract to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for a new development at Keele University.
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11th April 2019

First Poké bar in the region opens in Nottingham

East Midlands foodies looking for a taste of the tropics can enjoy fresh Hawaiian cuisine from the region’s first Poké bar which opened in Nottingham city centre on Sunday 7th April, creating 10 new jobs in the city.
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11th April 2019

Surveyor Dan strengthens property management team

Surveyor Dan Shaw has joined the Lincoln office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), strengthening the property management team.
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11th April 2019

Businesses combine skills to help company celebrate 60th Anniversary

An engineering business, which can trace its roots back to 1898, is celebrating its 60th anniversary of becoming a Limited Company and has appointed full-service marketing agency Purpose Media to develop its future marketing growth strategy.
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11th April 2019

Midlands Connect comment on Abellio winning the East Midlands Railway franchise

Commenting on the announcement that Abellio is the successful bidder for the East Midlands Railway franchise from August 2019 until 2027, Midlands Connect chairman Sir John Peace said:
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11th April 2019

5StarS Begins Consultation with Automotive Industry on New Vehicle Cybersecurity Rating Scheme

The 5StarS consortium has released a consultation paper to seek feedback on a new assurance framework to assess the cybersecurity of vehicles.
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11th April 2019

Jack’s capital visit to celebrate award

A West Nottinghamshire College IT student, who celebrated a national award win earlier this year, has proudly joined fellow British Education Awards (BEA) winners and finalists at a VIP presentation in Westminster, London.
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11th April 2019

Adtrak Going for Growth

As part of its ambitious growth plans leading digital marketing agency, Adtrak has appointed its first Sales & Marketing Director Andrew Blackwood.
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11th April 2019

Logistics firm supports employee’s endeavours

A kind-hearted employee and his family are having their endeavors boosted by his company.
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11th April 2019

Turnover boost is a perfect 25th birthday present for Solmar Villas

A commitment to hand-picking villas and increasing its distribution network has helped an East Midlands travel specialist secure a record-breaking year.
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11th April 2019

Midland Heart surpasses target for home building

Midland Heart completed and handed over 450 new homes for the year April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, more than the target set at the start of the year.
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11th April 2019

Modular buildings firm completes new ‘forever home’ for RSPCA Radcliffe centre

A dedicated team have a new, state-of-the-art home to help them rescue and rehome distressed animals, after working with one of Britain’s leading modular building companies.
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11th April 2019

Hairdressing group is one of the biggest apprenticeship employers in Leicester

George’s Hairdressing has been consistently inspiring ladies and gentlemen of Leicestershire for 45 years.
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11th April 2019

PALLITE appoints new CEO to support growth

A Northamptonshire-based manufacturer and retailer of award-winning paper honeycomb pallets, pallet boxes, layer pads, and warehouse storage solutions have named their new CEO.
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10th April 2019

Nottinghamshire Haulage Company Unveils Major Expansion Plans

Colwick-based haulage company, Fusion Supply Chain Solutions, has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its operations.
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10th April 2019

Wilson Vale reports another robust year

Wilson Vale’s audited year-end results (31st December 2018) show that turnover has increased by 11% in 2018 in line with projections to just under £34 million, with profitability up also.
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10th April 2019

Young Nottingham Businessman Up For Top National Award

An entrepreneur from Keyworth, who has grown his business to four locations across the country, has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
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10th April 2019

Housebuilder celebrates a decade of five star customer satisfaction

Local housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has just received five stars in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. This is now the 10th year in a row that the developer has been awarded five stars.
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5th April 2019

Last Call for Top Directors’ Awards Nominations

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced the final call for nominations and applications for its East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019, which are sponsored by Castle Business School.
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5th April 2019

Google confirmed as keynote speaker

Leicestershire Digital Conference - Leicester Racecourse - Thursday 11 April 2019 - Starts at 9.30am and closes at 3.45pm Lunch will be provided
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5th April 2019

Nottingham-based IT firm pioneers shift with first female employee

Samantha Hewson has swapped soft play for software after giving up a 20-year career in childcare to go into IT.
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4th April 2019

MIRA Technology Park Sets The Pace With Latest Award Win

MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s leading automotive development and R&D cluster, is celebrating after winning the ‘Setting the Pace’ Award at the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) Awards 2019.
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4th April 2019

4th Generation family food service business shares secrets of becoming £200m company

The opportunity to hear from the Managing Director of a family business that has survived through three generations, that is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary and has already welcomed onboard a fourth generation of family members is unprecedented, f
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4th April 2019

Leicestershire business one of two UK companies included logistics industry report

A Leicestershire company that provides transport management systems to organisations across Europe is one of just two British businesses to be named in a global industry report.
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4th April 2019

Cowens Group Announces Partnership with East Midlands Charity

Mansfield-headquartered insurance broker and financial planning business, Cowens Group, has announced Big C Little C as its charity partner of the year.
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4th April 2019

Howes Percival appointed to The Insolvency Service's £16m legal panel

Howes Percival has been re-appointed to The Insolvency Service's legal panel to provide a range of services in England, Wales and Scotland. 
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4th April 2019

World Autism Awareness Week 1-7 April:

A student who has autism is launching a children’s book inspired by his late mum
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4th April 2019

Merritts Complete Removal Of Modular Housing Units From Beeston

Traffic movements in Beeston were halted recently whilst heavy machinery moving & storage specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc dismantled and relocated four modular homes to their storage facility in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
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3rd April 2019

Students all set to battle cybercrime

Students from West Nottinghamshire College are joining Leicestershire Police to help combat cybercrime, in a scheme rolling out across the East Midlands.
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3rd April 2019

Remit recognised for commitment to supporting learners

National training provider, Remit Group, was named runner-up at the AAC Awards 2019 for its dedication to supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
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3rd April 2019

J Tomlinson enjoys hat-trick success at the East Midlands Bricks Awards

J Tomlinson is celebrating after scooping three accolades at the annual East Midlands Bricks Awards.
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3rd April 2019

East Midlands Chamber launch new marketing forum

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has launched a new learning and development forum to help local businesses improve their marketing.
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3rd April 2019

Stunning mural will celebrate Lincoln'a maritime history

City shoppers and visitors can look forward to seeing another exciting public artwork taking shape, as artist/designer James Mayle starts work on a fantastic mural celebrating the fascinating history of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and waterfront.  
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