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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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28th October 2021

Council secures £20m Government funding to further boost Chesterfield town centre and enhance the town’s cultural offer

Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £19.98m of Government funding through a successful bid to the national Levelling Up Fund. The funding was confirmed as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
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28th October 2021

A trio of awards for Derby businesswoman whose hard work, compassion and dedication has supported hundreds of local firms during pandemic.

Derby businesswoman Rachel Hayward, who owns local bid writing consultancy, Ask the Chameleon, has been recognised for her support of hundreds of small businesses during the pandemic.
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28th October 2021

Derbyshire family business powers growth through six-figure funding package

Derbyshire-based hydraulics and pneumatics supplier, Shepherd Hydraulics & Pneumatics Ltd, has received a six-figure funding package from NatWest to support future growth.
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28th October 2021

Further Awards Recognition For Safe and Sound

The specialist work of child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been recognised with two further awards.
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28th October 2021

Bespoke intelligence to boost your business performance

Quiet Storm has been developing innovative digital solutions for clients for more than 30 years and in that time, we’ve gained a lot of insight into what makes business tick.
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28th October 2021

November Connect Receptions

We have a fabulous line up of Connect Receptions for November across the East Midlands from the launch of an awards, a B&B, a beautiful barn and a a brand new wine bar!
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28th October 2021

St Barnabas Boston Wellbeing Hub Appeal Gets Off To £70,000 Flying Start

An appeal to help build a new wellbeing hub with treatment and therapy rooms, a garden, and a lounge and kitchen in Boston by St Barnabas Hospice has already hit nearly £70,000 thanks to generous donations.
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27th October 2021

Hospitality the big winner but sector remains fragile, warns SME tax expert

Hospitality is the big winner of the Autumn Budget 2021, but the sector remains fragile, a leading SME tax expert has warned.
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27th October 2021

Budget Quote | Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Budget Quote | Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals
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27th October 2021

Finch scoop award at East Midlands Business Masters Awards

On Thursday 21st October, Finch Consulting was selected as the winner of the Professional Services award at the East Midlands Business Masters Awards and Annual Dinner.
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27th October 2021

Chancellor makes progress on business rates, but inflation and tax clouds gather, say small firms

Budget not enough to meet ambition for high-growth, high-productivity, high-wage, low-tax economy
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27th October 2021

Amazon Kegworth donates £1,000 to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Amazon team at the fulfilment centre in Kegworth has made a £1,000 donation to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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27th October 2021

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27th October 2021

Shed Wins Small Business of the Year 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Shed Grounds Maintenance has taken home the gold.
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27th October 2021

Expanding local brickwork experts start work building 170 new homes on six-acre site in Leeds

Fast-growing Derbyshire brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork, has started work building new homes on a six-acre site in Leeds.
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27th October 2021

Connected Data secures £600k in an investment round led by EMBA Investors Ltd

East Midlands based venture, Connected Data, has secured private equity funding thanks to an investment round led by EMBA Investors Ltd (previously East Midlands Business Angels).
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27th October 2021

University of Derby’s first cohort ‘graduates’ from government’s Help to Grow scheme

The University’s first cohort of students has graduated from the Help to Grow: Management programme after it was selected as one of the first Business Schools in the UK to deliver the government’s scheme.
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26th October 2021

Love Business Expo has chosen me&dee as its 2022 charity partner

We are absolutely delighted to announce that me&dee have been chosen as the Love Business Expo charity partner for 2022.
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26th October 2021

Unique partnership aims to help college graduates land quality jobs

Loughborough College and Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park have forged a new and unique partnership to help create a careers pipeline for students.
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26th October 2021

Leading Leicestershire property consultancy awarded position on £500m government framework

A leading national property consultancy has been awarded a position on a £500m government framework.
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26th October 2021

Derbyshire business wins top Amazon award

A company from Derbyshire has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after winning a regional Rural Business Award.
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26th October 2021

Birds Bakery shows its support by donating more than £3k to WellChild

Craft baker Birds Bakery has showed its support by donating £3,400 to national children’s charity WellChild
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26th October 2021

Duncan & Toplis begins search for future leaders and specialists

Accountancy and business services provider Duncan & Toplis has opened applications for its new 2022 graduate training scheme.
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25th October 2021

KH Hair in charity chop

KH Hair Newark has given a brave nine-year-old from Newark the chop to help support a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer.
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25th October 2021

Modern day rag and bone business thrives despite the worst of times

Leicester-based, Industrial Wiper Company, collects unwanted second-hand clothing and fabric and creates cleaning wipers that are used across a variety of industries from food to janitorial services.
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25th October 2021

Leicestershire gin distiller launches new product to support The National Forest

A Leicestershire distiller unveils an exclusive and specially produced new product to provide vital funds to the National Forest.
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25th October 2021

Digital Space bolsters sustainability services with new partnerships

Digital Space, the leading IT managed services provider, has today announced a significant investment in two new partnerships with global leader in remanufacturing, Circular Computing and asset disposal organisation, Re-Tek.
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25th October 2021

50 new jobs to be created by Hypnos Beds

A local recruitment business is working with Hypnos Beds to create a further 50 new positions at its headquarters in Castle Donington.
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25th October 2021

Heathcotes apprentice celebrates win in the Love Chesterfield Awards

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, toasted the success of one of its colleagues when the company’s Business Support Assistant, Ellie Gibson, won Apprentice of the Year in the finals of the Love Chesterfield Awards.
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25th October 2021

COACH HIRE COMPARISON IN THE FAST LANE AS TRAVEL INDUSTRY BOUNCES BACK

A coach hire comparison website is celebrating the busiest six months in its history as the travel industry bounces back following the easing of COVID restrictions.
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25th October 2021

Small business confidence drops amid inflation and tax hikes, new study finds, as Chancellor urged to act

Government plans to increase tax on employers, employees, sole traders and company directors in April is set to hamper the UK’s nascent economic recovery, according to the latest SBI, which shows small business confidence falling away after the announceme
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24th October 2021

BIRDS CROWNED BAKERY RETAILER OF THE YEAR AT PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

Family-run Birds Bakery has been named ‘Bakery Retailer of the Year’ at the Bakery Industry Awards 2021 ceremony, which took place last night (Thursday 21 October) at the Royal Lancaster in London.
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24th October 2021

Air source heat pumps help to secure crown for East Midlands developer

Grace Homes awarded 'Best Housing Development in the East Midlands' for the 2nd year running
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24th October 2021

D2N2 LEP awards £9.075m funding for Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Derby

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded Derby City Council over £9m in funding – £6.875m from its Getting Building Fund and £2.2m from its Growing Places Fund – to support the development of a Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
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24th October 2021

PERMAGROUP CELEBRATES DISRUPTER AWARD WIN AT EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESS MASTER AWARDS

Permagroup, a collection of brands that provide permanent solutions to age-old building problems, has been awarded the prestigious ‘disruptor award’ at this year’s East Midlands Business Masters Awards, held on 21 October 2021.
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23rd October 2021

Develop Training continues its pledge to help increase industry diversity with its women in utilities programme

A leading utilities training provider has continued its pledge to play a full and active part in helping increase diversity in the industry after it launched the second cohort of its ‘Women in Utilities’ programme, this ground-breaking programme offers fr
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23rd October 2021

Major employer in Newark creates 40 new jobs due to increased demand in its manufacturing services

Nottinghamshire firm Rototek is looking to fill 40 new positions at its Newark factory due to a significant increase in demand for its plastic manufacturing services.
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23rd October 2021

B-Hive awarded FIP funding to break new ground on pre-harvest pest detection

AGRI-TECH research and development company B-hive Innovations has been successfully awarded funding to investigate methods of detecting and mapping wireworm populations to help manage this very damaging potato pest.
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23rd October 2021

Kitchen specialists expand into Worksop

A specialist independent kitchen design and installation company has expanded into Worksop.
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23rd October 2021

Business Gateway offers Big Ideas to support Microbusinesses

The Business Gateway this week launched a new series of webinars designed specifically to support Leicestershire’s many microbusinesses to grow and thrive using new ideas. 
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23rd October 2021

TwentyTwenty celebrates after receiving National Lottery Community funding to help local teenage girls.

TwentyTwenty is celebrating after being awarded almost £135,000 over 3 years in National Lottery Community funding for its Love4Life project supporting teenage girls across Leicester, Leicestershire and Derby.
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23rd October 2021

Leading East Midlands law firm celebrates legal director promotion

Leading Leicester law firm Nelsons has promoted Peter Nicholson to legal director.  
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23rd October 2021

BUSINESS GATEWAY GROWTH HUB – November Workshops 2021

BUSINESS GATEWAY GROWTH HUB – November Workshops 2021
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23rd October 2021

NEWARK MOTOR BUSINESS MAKES RAFT OF NEW APPOINTMENTS TO SUPPORT PERIOD OF GROWTH

Newark-based specialist car group, Motorfinity, has welcomed eight new members of staff to the team, following a period of significant growth.
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22nd October 2021

Bakery experts with 60 years' experience collaborate on new venture

Two leading bakery experts have joined forces in a new venture as they look to supply high quality ingredients to major food businesses across the UK. 
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22nd October 2021

Nottingham Accounts Administrator Completes Five Fundraising Challenges

A Nottingham Accounts Administrator has successfully completed a series of five fundraising challenges to raise money for Tommy’s, the pregnancy and baby loss charity.
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22nd October 2021

Over 20 jobs up for grabs at Victoria Centre

More than 20 roles are currently being recruited for at Nottingham’s leading shopping destination, Victoria Centre.
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22nd October 2021

Food Innovation Centre helps food and drink businesses reduce fat in products

Experts at the Food Innovation Centre based at the University of Nottingham are helping food and drink manufacturers reduce fat in their products with a new factsheet.
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22nd October 2021

Octavian IT reveals record-breaking customer satisfaction results

Octavian IT, the Cyber Essentials-accredited IT division of the multi-service provider Octavian Group, has continued its stellar year by revealing a record-breaking customer feedback performance.
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22nd October 2021

M-EC Welcomes Five New Members of Staff

M-EC, one of the UK’s leading development technical consultants, is pleased to announce that it has recruited five new members of staff.
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22nd October 2021

Derbyshire football club kick off the season in new kit thanks to David Wilson Homes

Leading homebuilder David Wilson Homes Mercia has donated £500 to Derbyshire football club, Melbourne Dynamos, allowing them to fund a new kit for one of their junior teams.
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22nd October 2021

Robinson wins ‘Best Custom Packaging Solutions Provider’

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has been named ‘Best Custom Packaging Solutions Provider’ at the 2021 Midlands Enterprise Awards.
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22nd October 2021

Arup's new Class of 2021 aiming to engineer exciting careers

Global design, planning and engineering firm Arup has welcomed a fresh intake of apprentices and newly qualified graduates to support its Nottingham team’s work on a wide range of major projects.
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22nd October 2021

Confusion Between Cyber & Crime Insurance Puts Businesses at Risk

Mansfield based insurance broker, Cowens, has found an alarming number of businesses continue to confuse crime insurance with cyber insurance, putting them at risk of financial losses to criminals who use internet and telephone lines to obtain money throu
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21st October 2021

Superior Wellness scoops Sustainability Award

Europe’s largest hot tub and swim spa distributor, Superior Wellness has been awarded for demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices.
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21st October 2021

East Midlands Airport braced for busiest weekend since start of pandemic. Ryanair seats on sale from Jan 2022 onwards

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is expecting this coming weekend to be its busiest since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
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21st October 2021

Nottingham Castle launches "Tickets for a Tenner" for city residents

Over a thousand years of history can be discovered for just ten pounds at Nottingham Castle thanks to a new discount deal for city residents.
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21st October 2021

Free Food Friday Gives Team Feel-Good Factor

Staff at Europa Warehouse based at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby came together recently 2021 to celebrate the team’s achievements over the past 18 months.
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21st October 2021

FCM celebrates double award win

Burton-based PR and communications agency FCM is celebrating a double award win at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Midlands Awards 2021.
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21st October 2021

Hope Against Cancer thanks its supporters for a summer of success as communities bounce back and help fund its vital, local cancer research

Hope Against Cancer has a very clear ambition – to prolong the lives of those living with Cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
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21st October 2021

First On-Site Sustainability and Innovation Hub Unveiled by Winvic and IM Properties

Following the launch of the on-site ‘Future of Construction’ Training Centre at Mercia Park, Winvic Construction Ltd – a leading main contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects – and
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21st October 2021

Robinson welcomes new Group HR Director

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has appointed Jacki Sanderson as Group HR Director to deliver a streamlined, leadership approach to HR across the business, supporting the newly launched People Plan - integral to
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21st October 2021

Howes Percival advise Carbon Component Solutions on acquisition of leading UK plastic manufacturer

Law firm Howes Percival have acted for Carbon Component Solutions, a leading composite component manufacturer situated in Silverstone, on its purchase of Arnold Engineering Plastics. 
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20th October 2021

Business Gateway provides SUBStantial support for start-ups interrupted by COVID.

Good news for any Leicestershire business that started in 2018 or after, and had to stop trading due to COVID; a huge programme of no-cost business support has been funded by the Business Gateway to help get these businesses back on their feet and growing
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20th October 2021

Autumn budget predictions

This year’s Autumn Budget on 27 October is set to be an interesting one, with the government’s plans for future spending and taxation coinciding with the results of the government’s spending review.
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20th October 2021

Derbyshire childcare group adds to its portfolio

Derbyshire childcare group adds to portfolio with Shirland acquisition
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20th October 2021

Murray Park pupils talk future plans with Derby business leaders in mock interviews

A budding medic and an aspiring teacher were given a taste of the ‘real’ world as Derby business leaders took part in mock interviews with Year 11 students at Murray Park Community School.
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20th October 2021

More support launched to help young people in the D2N2 area prepare for their future careers

Over 92,000 young people across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will benefit from new support to prepare them for the world of work.
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20th October 2021

Sensory gardens, wildflower meadows and tree planting – landscape works progress at the YMCA Village in Newark

Newark-based landscape architect Influence Environmental is now working on designs for the childcare and play provision areas of YMCA Newark and Sherwood’s Community and Activity Village.
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20th October 2021

Nottingham architect makes room for new recruits

Acres Architects is set to more than double its workforce in the space of a few weeks after launching a major recruitment drive. 
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20th October 2021

Identifying the differences between stress and pressure is the key to a happy & healthy workforce

The past 18 months have been tough for millions of people, experiencing pressure and stress that has, at times, seemed relentless.
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20th October 2021

Central England Co-op announces positive interim results ​

Central England Co-op interim results - how a purpose-led business is helping its members and communities
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20th October 2021

Get Ahead regional director celebrates successful first year in business

Marketing expert Emma Barratt had always wanted to run her own business. During the global pandemic in 2020, the time finally felt right to make her dream a reality.
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19th October 2021

APPEX programme aims to help Advanced Manufacturers reach new heights.

The Business Gateway is once again demonstrating its support for Leicestershire’s key sectors by creating a programme for innovative Advanced Manufacturing companies.
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19th October 2021

Excitement builds for launch of James Webb Space Telescope

Space scientists from across the globe are counting down to the launch of the most advanced observatory ever built.
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19th October 2021

32 EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESSES SHINE AT SILVER AWARDS DINNER

Organisations large and small across the East Midlands were presented with the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award at a black tie event held at International Bomber Command Centre, Lincolnshire, last week.
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19th October 2021

East Mids planning consultancy launches socio-economics service with new director hire

Socio-economics and research expert Simon Macklen has joined Marrons Planning as director of economics – expanding the leading East Midlands planning consultancy’s portfolio of services.
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19th October 2021

Siemens virtual work experience breaks down barriers to STEM careers for East Midlands students

Students across the East Midlands are among hundreds to enroll to a virtual work experience programme launched by Siemens during the pandemic.
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19th October 2021

QR code lands Derby student dream job.

When it comes to marketing sometimes being unconventional is the way forward.
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19th October 2021

Delta-Simons wins Client Advisor of the Year at industry awards

Environmental consultancy Delta-Simons has been named Client Advisor of the Year at the East Midlands Property Dinner 2021.
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19th October 2021

Hardy Signs team climb Snowdon in aid of the YMCA

On the 29th of October 2021, the Burton and District YMCA will be holding their annual sleepout to raise much-needed funds for those in crisis and the homeless. Every year, at Hardy Signs, our team will raise money by taking part in the sleepout, this yea
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19th October 2021

Positive Signs as Grantham Business Lifts SME of the Year Award

Staff at leading Lincolnshire sign manufacturer Viking Signs are celebrating after the company was named Midlands & East SME of the Year at the MakeUK Awards on Wednesday (13th October). 
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19th October 2021

Women in Agriculture event returns to the East Midlands

More than 115 women attended this year’s Women in Agriculture event in the East Midlands – which was jointly sponsored and organised by law firm Shakespeare Martineau, international real estate advisors Savills, chartered accountants Forrester Boyd and th
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19th October 2021

Light Science Technologies Holdings listed on London Stock Exchange

Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) has today announced its flotation on the London Stock Exchange, as the Group sets out its ambitious growth plans to dominate the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market over the next few years.
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19th October 2021

Leading IT support provider grows team

Nottingham based Your IT Department have further boosted their technical team with the appointment of a new team member.
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19th October 2021

Let's Do Business is back!

Don’t miss your chance to showcase your business at Staffordshire's largest business exhibition, Let’s Do Business, taking place on 11th November at Uttoxeter Racecourse!
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19th October 2021

THE MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK EXPO - Friday 26th November 2021

The Midlands Business Network Expo is exactly where you need to be if you’re looking to take your business to the next level!
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18th October 2021

Let's Do Business is back!

Don’t miss your chance to showcase your business at Staffordshire's largest business exhibition, Let’s Do Business, taking place on 11th November at Uttoxeter Racecourse!
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17th October 2021

Satellite Applications Catapult hosts prestigious opening event at Space Park Leicester

The Satellite Applications Catapult celebrated their presence in the East Midlands by hosting a prestigious launch event at Space Park Leicester.
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17th October 2021

College wins award for digital skills training

The Digital Skills Academy, part of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) has been recognised with ‘Academic Partner of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star of the Year’ awards by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the global technology i
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17th October 2021

Graphic materials business saw product sales surge by 500% during the pandemic

Dorotape, a graphic materials supplier based in Market Harborough, experienced a 500% increase in sales on floor graphic materials used to help the Coronavirus cause in 2020.
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16th October 2021

Chesterfield celebrates as parks and green spaces win Green Flag Award

In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Chesterfield is celebrating retaining five awards.
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16th October 2021

Charity Commission's positive future outlook points to increase in trustee demand

Trustees with the prerequisite skills to rethink the plans of not-for-profit organisations and implement quick strategies are in high demand.
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16th October 2021

Secret Santa Call Out Brings Christmas Cheer To Local Families

Revive Healthy Living Centre in Chaddesden has launched its ninth annual Secret Santa campaign to match generous benefactors with some of the most under-privileged and vulnerable children in the city.
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16th October 2021

Export success for LED lighting business at Midlands awards ceremony

A home-grown LED lighting specialist has been lauded for its export credentials following a Midlands’awards win. 
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