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We're here to share good news, great ideas and FREE resources, because there's enough doom and gloom reported by the other media channels. The East Midlands is full of good business news stories and we want to shout them from the rooftops.

Love Business News is delivered by the team behind the Love Business Expo, with a highly experienced business writing team, and Business Editor Jon Smart leading the way! Love Business News is a powerful B2B marketing and publicity platform which can get your brand in front of thousands of senior business leaders, executives and decision-makers across the region. Check out the Love Business COVID-19 Business Support Hub here we're sharing what support is available, a plain English guide to the Government schemes, and how you can prepare for the reboot!

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24th October 2020

WARNING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TENANTS AS RENT CLAIMS RISE

Specialist lawyers are warning commercial property tenants to beware as rent arrears claims are rising in the county courts.
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24th October 2020

Leicestershire Salon celebrates NHS and Front-Line Workers by giving away FREE salon sessions

George’s Hairdressing has been inspiring the ladies and gents of Leicestershire for almost 40 years across its two salons located on Allandale Road and Oadby.
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24th October 2020

J Tomlinson wins East Midlands BSG health and safety award

Building and maintenance services provider, J Tomlinson, has received an award from one of the UK’s largest health and safety consultancy, the Building Safety Group (BSG). The accolade, for best practice in health and safety, was presented to J Tomlinson
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23rd October 2020

MP for Mansfield is quizzed by politics students

A-Level Politics students from West Nottinghamshire College, polished their interviewing skills last week when they invited MP for Mansfield, Ben Bradley, into their class.
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23rd October 2020

Four things employers need to know about the furlough scheme extension

Designed to prevent mass redundancies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is changing from 1 November 2020 and to prepare for this change, here’s what employers need to know.
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23rd October 2020

Derby law firm shortlisted for prestigious national award

Derby law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted for a national Personal Injury Award for the second consecutive year.
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23rd October 2020

Derby’s Giveaway Life prize draw site pledges to help winner John support a leading UK children’s hospice

A Derbyshire-based competition site has pledged to further support to a well-known UK children’s hospice after one of its winners asked to convert his dream prize into cash so that he could make a donation. 
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23rd October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Volunteers needed to help support vulnerable residents

People who are able to offer their time to help vulnerable residents during the ongoing pandemic are being urged to volunteer their time to a Chesterfield project. 
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23rd October 2020

Small businesses welcome enhanced support package, but more needed for suppliers and self-employed not covered by SEISS

Small businesses welcome enhanced support package, but more needed for suppliers and self-employed not covered by SEISS
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23rd October 2020

Serviced Accommodation Provider Expands Into Nottingham

The Stay Company, which owns four properties in Derby, has marked a year of huge growth by celebrating the opening of a new Serviced Apartment block in West Bridgford, just a short drive from Nottingham City Centre.
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23rd October 2020

Triple technical hire for Midlands contractor

Midlands-contractor G F Tomlinson has appointed three new technical apprentices as part of its commitment to investing in the next generation of construction workers.
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23rd October 2020

Lockdown Takeaway Boom Pushes Leicester-Based Chaiiwala Towards 189 Stores by 2023

A growth in demand for delivery services during the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed South Asian street food restaurant, Chaiiwala, towards plans to open an additional 52 stores per year for the next three years which would create a further 3,600 jobs by 2023
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22nd October 2020

FOXES FOUNDATION SELECTS TWO CHILDREN’S CHARITY PARTNERS

Two children’s charities based in Leicestershire will benefit from a new partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) as the club revives its Foundation.
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22nd October 2020

Lawyers support plans to make debt letters less threatening

Government plans to change the language and presentation of information in debt letters to help people better manage their debts, have been welcomed by specialist debt recovery lawyers.
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22nd October 2020

HSG Shortlisted For Business Award

Washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have been shortlisted for the East Midlands Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards.
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22nd October 2020

Former police chief and Army veteran on a mission to improve BAME representation in Military and Emergency Services

A former police chief from Derby has launched a new not-for-profit business aimed at creating more senior leaders from the black and minority ethnic community in uniformed services such as Armed Forces and emergency services.
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22nd October 2020

ROYTHORNES ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AMID EXCITING EXPANSION PLANS

Leading East Anglia and Midlands-based law firm Roythornes Solicitors has revealed details of six new partner promotions as its exciting expansion plans begin to take hold.
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22nd October 2020

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson completes units at South Yorkshire business park

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has completed construction works on five new industrial units at Ashroyd Business Park, Barnsley. 
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22nd October 2020

Experts ready to support the food and drink sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Experts at the Food Innovation Centre are reaching out to food and drink manufacturers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with the offer of some free technical support as they head into Autumn and prepare for Christmas. 
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22nd October 2020

Self-employed and supply chains need Tier 3 support

Self-employed and supply chains need Tier 3 support
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22nd October 2020

Expert NEDs join F Word Academy ahead of national roll-out

The F Word Academy, an online business finance resource featuring more than 100 videos, financial blueprints, templates, interactive advice and peer support has added two leading business development experts to its team.
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22nd October 2020

Hallam enjoys a record-breaking night at The Drum Recommends Digital Awards

Hallam, the national multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, claimed an incredible 10 awards at the annual The Drum Recommends Digital Awards.
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21st October 2020

Multilingual copywriting service launches ahead of new post-Brexit landscape

Dedicated multilingual copywriting service ILC Communication has been launched to ensure that businesses avoid mixed messaging when it comes to international digital content.
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21st October 2020

RETAIL EXPERT VISITS NORTH NOTTS TO HELP REVITALISE THE HIGH STREETS

With the high streets of North Nottinghamshire feeling the pressure of reduced foot fall, both pre and post Covid-19, the team at North Notts BID has instigated a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council to take a fresh and creative look at revitalisin
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21st October 2020

WOMEN’S AID BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM AMAZON TEAM

Based at The Farr Centre, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provides a safe environment for women who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.
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21st October 2020

Russell Roof Tiles Unveils Burton Albion Sponsorship

Burton-based, Russell Roof Tiles has secured a sponsorship deal with League One Burton Albion Football Club www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk as shirt sponsors. 
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20th October 2020

Long Eaton Nursery Group Achieve Triple Listing in ‘Most Recommended’ Awards

There was cause for multiple celebrations at Children 1st Day Nurseries on receiving the news that two of its nurseries had been ranked amongst the ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ in the East Midlands and that the company as a whole had been named in the ‘Top 2
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20th October 2020

Top ranked East Mids employment law team announces expansion as turnover up 23%

Howes Percival has expanded its highly rated employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year.  
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20th October 2020

Homebuilder staff in Overstone think pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

The site team at Overstone Gate on Overstone Farm will be dressing to impress by switching out their usual hard hats and high visibility jackets for bright pink hats and vests to do their bit for the wear it pink campaign.
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20th October 2020

Christmas Chaos: Recruitment Expert Warns Gifts Could Be Delayed

An award-winning Derby recruitment firm has warned that a dire shortage of logistics and distribution workers could cause major delays in the delivery of presents this Christmas.
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20th October 2020

Grant Thornton advises on the sale of iSAMS to IRIS Software Group

Grant Thornton has successfully advised on the sale of iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system, to IRIS Software Group.
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20th October 2020

Braving the chop for children's cancer charity

A jeweller from Clifton has donated 16 inches of her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children living with cancer.
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20th October 2020

Call for Derbyshire businesses to offer work experience to unemployed people

Chesterfield-based NLT Training Services is calling on businesses to get involved with a brand new programme designed to help people get into paid employment.
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20th October 2020

Derbyshire wedding venue mentioned in the Houses of Parliament

A Derbyshire wedding venue was mentioned in the House of Commons during a parliamentary debate about lockdown restrictions and the devastating effect on the hospitality industry.
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19th October 2020

Purpose Media Steps Up Ambitious Digital Expansion

Full service marketing agency, Purpose Media, continue their digital marketing expansion, supporting businesses pivot their marketing to focus online.
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19th October 2020

Exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe

eEnergy Group plc (AIM: EAAS), a leading "Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service" (EEaaS) business in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe Limited ("Venture Lighting" or “VLE”). 
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19th October 2020

ICT company uses kick starter programme to employ two apprentices

Derby based ICT support provider, Link ICT has taken advantage of a Government scheme to create employment opportunities for 16-24 year olds by employing two new apprentices.
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19th October 2020

£2K donation for local life-saving charity

Burton-based leading roof tile firm, Russell Roof Tiles, has donated an impressive £2,000 to a life-saving charity, as part of its continued dedication to supporting the local community.
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19th October 2020

Thousands raised as cricketing XI and literary stars clash in charity contest

Leading brand agency, Champions (UK) plc, has made a COVID-secure return to the events scene with a star-studded cricket match at one of the country’s most idyllic sporting locations.
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19th October 2020

Lincs businesses join forces with Bluecube and University of Lincoln for COVID support webinar

Attendees will benefit from insights from well known Lincolnshire organisations across HR, finance, IT and communications and the event will be hosted by BBC presenter & journalist Lucy Hedges.
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19th October 2020

intu Victoria Centre Taken Over By New Management

Intu SGS, the property company composed of four of the UK’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, announces another of its centres has successfully transferred to new management. 
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19th October 2020

Cosy to leave a lasting legacy in Derby as it prepares to move into its new £2m home

A Derby company which sells ethical educational outdoor play equipment to schools and nurseries is looking forward to opening an exciting new chapter as it prepares to move to a brand-new £2m warehouse on the outskirts of the county. 
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19th October 2020

Nottingham communications agency scoops prestigious award win

The Effective English Company wins Best Business Communications Support Company at the SME UK Enterprise Awards
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17th October 2020

Sports firm who have had hugely successful summer believe PE should be top of curriculum in primary schools

A firm which goes into Derbyshire primary schools to run “exciting and creative” PE lessons believes that sport should be at top of the curriculum. 
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17th October 2020

Sinfonia Viva Pledges Support To Freelance Family Following Grant Announcement

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, which is based in Derby and the only professional orchestra in the East Midlands, has secured support as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
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17th October 2020

Robert Woodhead Ltd sets sights on long term partnerships with new recruit Ranbir

Nottinghamshire based Construction Company Robert Woodhead Ltd has appointed Ranbir Mander as the new Business Development & Bid Manager.
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17th October 2020

Nottingham couple celebrates as their architectural firm marks its 1st birthday

An architectural design firm based in Sandiacre, Nottingham is marking its first birthday this month after helping more than 100 homeowners across the East Midlands design and build their dream home.
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17th October 2020

Talk Staff adds double strength to it’s Recruitment Division

The People Consultancy, Talk Staff, has bucked the industry trend and hired two experienced professionals to push forward support within its recruitment division.
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16th October 2020

Nottingham-based Mitrefinch acquired by Advanced

Advanced announced today that it has acquired Mitrefinch, a global provider of workforce management solutions.
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16th October 2020

International opportunities

Latin America and the Caribbean open for business to Midlands exporters
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16th October 2020

Lockdown opens doors to growth for Mansfield manufacturer

A Nottinghamshire performance doorset manufacturer is set to grow revenues by £2million this year thanks in part to a £400,000 investment in new machinery, backed by Lloyds Bank.
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16th October 2020

New partnership to deploy health tech to look after wellbeing of NHS staff

Primary Care Direct to partner with health tech brand to look after wellbeing of NHS staff
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16th October 2020

New general manager appointed by East Midlands-based responsible finance provider

BUSINESS support and funding provider, First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, has appointed a new general manager to assist the company in delivering an unprecedented number of business loans following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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16th October 2020

Clarity needed now more than ever, say small firms, as PM provides EU update

Responding to comments made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon regarding trade talks with the European Union, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said:
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16th October 2020

Destination Chesterfield celebrates 10 years with message of positivity for the town

Chesterfield could be set to repeat history and, once again, come out of a global recession stronger.
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16th October 2020

Shortlist revealed for Midlands Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the names of the business leaders shortlisted for its 2020 Midlands Director of the Year Awards.
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16th October 2020

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership opens application process for new board members

Organisation seeks experienced private sector business leaders to help shape economic strategy
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16th October 2020

It was Groundbreaking… it was Liberating… and it WORKED!

October 13th 2020 - a day we will all remember as a day we rose above Covid-19 and held an EXPO virtually. Businesses did not need to suffer and be isolated any more. Virtually they joined forces and supported each other it was liberating!
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15th October 2020

Electrical installations expert named Midlands Engine Export Champion for third year

Mick Ventola, founder and managing director of Ventola Projects, a Leicestershire specialist in electrical and lighting installations, has been confirmed as one of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Midlands Engine Export Champions for the thi
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15th October 2020

SMES challenged to make rail freight transport cleaner and greener

A new challenge for SME businesses is being launched to help make transporting goods on the UK’s railways cleaner and greener.
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15th October 2020

East Midlands law firm secures top spots in Legal 500 UK listing

Grantham-based JMP Solicitors has been ranked as a leading firm for personal injury and clinical negligence services in the prestigious Legal 500 listing, with senior associate solicitor and head of clinical negligence, Christine Bowerman, being named as
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15th October 2020

Permaroof's brand-new customer rewards scheme app goes live

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, has launched its first ever loyalty scheme to reward both old and new customers for spending with them.
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15th October 2020

VITAL LIFELINE HELPS BRITAIN’S BUSINESSES TO ‘BUILD BACK BETTER’

A UK health business is offering a free support package to SMEs in the East Midlands to help them protect their teams as they return to work from furlough and get Britain’s economy back on track.
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15th October 2020

Player Roberts Bell grows team as duo joins

One of the East Midlands’ top emerging architecture practices has expanded its team with the addition of two new staff members.
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15th October 2020

Wilkins Group Champions Supermarket Sustainability with £300,000 Packaging Machine

A Nottingham packaging manufacturer has invested £300,000 in a new tray-forming machine as part of its campaign to help drive the industry from single-use plastic to recyclable cardboard. 
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15th October 2020

Businesses urged to back £4.25m planetarium plans

Businesses across the East Midlands are being urged to support plans to create a new £4.25m planetarium and science discovery centre which aims to inspire interest in STEM learning and careers.
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14th October 2020

IoD appoints new head of branches for England

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Natalie Sykes as its new Head of English Branches. 
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14th October 2020

Leicestershire-based flooring retailer expands

A national online flooring retailer, which is based in Leicestershire, is continuing its rapid expansion by opening a new warehouse and offices in Coventry.
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14th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum have been awarded more than £400,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future;
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14th October 2020

Award-winning consultancy stands out from the competition with the UK's only recruitment and retention service

Macildowie Recruitment and Retention is the new name for the leading independent recruiter, a move which reflects the urgent needs of modern businesses feeling the impact of COVID-19. 
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14th October 2020

Derby business woman receives prestigious small business award

Derby business owner, Yvonne Gorman, has been awarded the ‘Francesca Kemp Award for Small Business’ at Small Business Saturday UK’s special online event celebrating brilliant small businesses across the UK.
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14th October 2020

Henry Brothers appointed to build new £13.2m school in Derbyshire

Contractor Henry Brothers Midlands has started work on the new £13.2m Alfreton Park Community Special School in Derbyshire.
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14th October 2020

Digitalisation has potential to add £2.9 bn to manufacturers’ revenues in the East Midlands

Research from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) estimates the potential value digitalisation offers manufacturers in the East Midlands.
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14th October 2020

ARISTOTLE FINANCIAL PLANNING SETS UP HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Aristotle Financial Planning is the latest professional services business to take space at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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14th October 2020

East Midlands apprenticeship provider thrives with a tripled turnover, award recognition and new brand

Midlands based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training, have not only survived the country’s lockdown period, but thrived it with no plans to slow down.
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13th October 2020

Demand for COVID-19 compliant public space bolsters Midlands landscape architect

Midlands-based landscape architect Influence has experienced business growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for compliant outdoor space within commercial developments increases. 
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13th October 2020

Albert Village FC youth team gets new sponsor

Wathall’s Supports Young Footballers’ Return To The Pitch
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13th October 2020

HMRC ramps up investigation of job retention scheme claims

Employers in the East of England who may have wrongly claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are being warned to act now to avoid significant penalties from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
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13th October 2020

Notts' Tier 2 lockdown: What it means for business owners and employees

What Nott's COVID-19 restrictions mean to business owners and employees
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13th October 2020

Rob Sherwood Joins Repeat Digital

After a turbulent few months in light of the global pandemic, specialist PPC agency, Repeat Digital, has emerged from the storm with a bright outlook on the future having recently appointed a new Sales Manager, Rob Sherwood, to drive its growth and increa
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13th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government, thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 
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13th October 2020

PLM GLOBAL ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEXT GROWTH PHASE

PLM Global, a UK based leading specialist data capture solutions provider, have to-date enjoyed 6 years of rolling success by maintaining a forward-thinking and innovative attitude to the growth of the business, making them one of the fastest-growing busi
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13th October 2020

Leicester businesswoman raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors. 
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13th October 2020

The Spotted App: How one man’s vision is making waves for businesses across the country

Midlands based entrepreneur, John Whitbread, launched The Spotted App in early 2020 to allow businesses to connect with consumers without having to rely on social media alone or the interference of predictive algorithms.
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13th October 2020

FHP celebrates five hundred academy valuations

An East Midlands-based property consultancy that works on behalf of some of the UK’s leading academy trusts has completed its 500th land and buildings valuation.
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12th October 2020

Loughborough property firm relocates after 25 years in town centre

Local property expert Andrew Granger & Co has recently moved from their office on the High Street, following 25 years situated in the town centre. 
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12th October 2020

Leading developer welcomes new commercial graduate through its ASPIRE Programme

Barratt and David Wilson Homes has appointed a new Commercial Graduate at its head office in Northampton.
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12th October 2020

Prime Minister unveils three tier lockdown system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unvieled a new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions for England, which is set to be introduced on Wednesday. 
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12th October 2020

Leading East Midlands insurance firm Cooke and Mason rebrands to PIB Insurance Brokers

The move is part of a nationwide programme that will see a number of businesses under the parent company, PIB Group, rebrand to simplify the business offering. 
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12th October 2020

Nine partner promotions at Browne Jacobson

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced the promotion of nine lawyers to partner across its offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Nottingham, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 155.  
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12th October 2020

Hazelwood's world mappers help Lubrizol hit its global volunteering target

Staff at a Belper firm helped their company achieve its volunteering total for the year when they carried out potentially life-saving work to help rescue teams operating in remote areas - without even leaving their desks. 
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12th October 2020

The gift of kindness for two Mansfield charities

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College have been creating ways to support the more vulnerable members of their community. 
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12th October 2020

VITAL LIFELINE HELPS BRITAIN’S BUSINESSES TO ‘BUILD BACK BETTER’

A UK health business is offering a free support package to SMEs in the East Midlands to help them protect their teams as they return to work from furlough and get Britain’s economy back on track.
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12th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Mentoring Programme Launches at Key Project Milestone

A key milestone has been celebrated at the new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre in Chesterfield.
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12th October 2020

Business Recovery Podcast Shares COVID Survival Tips from Industry Experts

Marketing agency, Purpose Media have released a brand-new podcast series, sharing industry insights on the successes and failures that have come out of the coronavirus pandemic.
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12th October 2020

Queen’s birthday honour for trentbarton bus driver

trentbarton has congratulated its driver Karen Miles for receiving a Covid BEM (British Empire Medal) award in the Queen’s birthday honours.
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12th October 2020

Northampton company raises £700k to aid roll out of AI assistants

A Northampton company which develops conversational assistants capable of manning helpdesks and answering technical enquiries has raised £700,000 to help scale up its operations. Humley secured the investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage
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