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21st January 2020

Wise Living and Keon Homes joins forces fop BTR Scheme

Wise Living, the SDL Group’s build-to-rent (BTR) division, has announced a new partnership with Keon Homes.
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21st January 2020

Double promotion at regional property agency

Commercial property consultancy Innes England has promoted Associate Director Simon Dare to Director and Surveyor Ross Whiting to Associate Director.
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21st January 2020

New Mobile App Set To Revolutionise 'Searches' For Local Businesses In Leicestershire

Since launching in December, the Spotted:App looks on-course to revolutionise the way that Leicestershire residents search for business services in the future.
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21st January 2020

Nottingham Marketing Team Up for Major National Award

Retail Assist is delighted to announce that their marketing team are finalists for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards in the category of 'Marketing Team of The Year'!
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21st January 2020

Chamber of Commerce's only ever female president

Chamber’s only female president gives insight into bygone years
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21st January 2020

Stepnell drives ahead new car park completion

Stepnell works on new car park as HR giant drives ahead with expansion
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21st January 2020

Hay Hampers announces 'best ever' Christmas as sales increase by 15%

Hay Hampers enjoyed its best ever Christmas trading. The luxury gift company welcomed an influx of shoppers from other upmarket rivals, helping sales rise 15 per cent on last year’s festive season.
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21st January 2020

Workplace Diversity Solutions enters partnership with Peninsula

Award-winning East Midlands diversity and inclusion consultancy Workplace Diversity Solutions has established a new partnership with Peninsula, the UK’s market leader in employment law and health & safety support.
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21st January 2020

Agency strikes it lucky with ex-casino boss

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc has appointed a new head of corporate development as it looks to build on its success into 2020.
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21st January 2020

Pattonair answers plea to replace stolen televisions at Royal Derby Hospital

Derby-based firm Pattonair has lent a helping hand to the community by stepping in to replace stolen TVs at Royal Derby Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
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21st January 2020

The business case for Diversity and Inclusion

What is diversity and why does it matter? How does business benefit from having a more diverse workforce and why should it care?
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20th January 2020

Midlands Connect writes to Boris Johnson: any delay or downgrade of HS2 a “serious concern” and further leaks are “simply unacceptable"

Midlands Connect Chairman Sir John Peace has today (Monday 20 January 2020) written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to publish the Oakervee review in full as soon as possible, and warning him again that any delay or downgrade of High Speed
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20th January 2020

Three charities to benefit from local accountancy firm’s fundraisers

Nottingham-based accountants Page Kirk LLP have once again made a generous charitable donation following epic fundraising efforts by staff.
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20th January 2020

Former Boots Pharmacy in Derby acquired by Becketwell developers

St James Securities has reinforced its commitment to the redevelopment of the Becketwell area of Derby with the acquisition of the former Boots Pharmacy on Victoria Street in Derby.
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20th January 2020

Specialist state of the art architectural visualisation arrives for Lincs, Notts and beyond

A Lincolnshire based entrepreneur has launched a brand new business designed to help property developers, estate agents and home buyers, to visualise new projects in full 3D imagery – before a single brick has been laid.
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20th January 2020

Young footballers in Worksop show off brand new kit

Young players at Worksop United Juniors FC are now wearing stylish new kit, thanks to sponsorship from local housebuilder Jones Homes.
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20th January 2020

Housebuilder trainees represent region in national award

A trainee sales advisor, technical co-ordinator and an apprentice joiner from Nottingham have been named as the region’s top Young Achievers in a national housebuilder’s award scheme.
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20th January 2020

trentbarton team’s charity of year is Teenage Cancer Trust

Bus drivers and colleagues from trentbarton have chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity of the year for both 2020 and 2021.
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20th January 2020

Leading East Midlands property consultancy tackles stigma around mental health in the workplace

A leading UK property consultancy has pledged to tackle the stigma around mental health in the workplace.
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20th January 2020

New research reveals impact of the internet economy across the East Midlands

The internet is an economic powerhouse that is driving the economy in the East Midlands through jobs, businesses and output, new Internet Association analysis reveals today.
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20th January 2020

Cartwright boosts team with journalistic duo

Leading Midlands PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications has kicked off 2020 by expanding its team with the appointment of two ex-journalists.
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20th January 2020

A supercharged project management solution for Torex

Torex is a global manufacturer of integrated circuits for power management applications.
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19th January 2020

Lincolnshire solicitors bolster employment team

A Solicitor with high-ranking London experience and a Legal Executive with a dazzling academic record have been added to the employment arm of a leading Lincolnshire firm of solicitors.
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19th January 2020

New facility to focus on production of medical devices and technologies

Work is well underway on Nottingham Trent University’s new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) at the Boots site, which is part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone. 
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19th January 2020

Electronics and Controls Engineering specialist joins Finch Consulting

Engineering Risk Management specialists, Finch Consulting have announced further expansion following the appointment of Michael Campbell as a senior consultant.
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18th January 2020

First for UK – Salloway gets Wheel Surgery deal over the line

Salloway Property Consultants have brokered a deal for the first in a specialist alloy wheel refurbishment franchise to come to Derby.
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18th January 2020

Pegasus Group promotions reward talent and hard work

National multidisciplinary consultancy Pegasus Group has welcomed the new decade with a number of regional and group promotions.
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18th January 2020

Belmayne extends team of expert advisers

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are strengthening their team of professionals with the appointment of a new experienced adviser.
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18th January 2020

intu Derby donates £2,000 to Treetops Hospice Care as part of charity awards

One of the Midland’s most popular shopping centres, intu Derby, has donated £2,000 to Treetops Hospice Care to support the charity’s 2020 activities.
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18th January 2020

Whitemeadow Furniture sees further growth thanks to marketing partnership

Whitemeadow Furniture has renewed its contract with creative agency Purpose Media to bolster marketing efforts even further after another successful year in partnership.
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18th January 2020

Green for go! Utilita sponsors Derby 10k's plant-based water bottles

One hundred per cent plant-based water bottles are to be given to the runners of this year’s Derby 10k – making it one of the most-environmentally friendly races ever run in the UK.
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17th January 2020

Barlborough-based Avant Homes appoints Mark Phelan as Group Customer Experience Director

Barlborough-based housebuilder Avant Homes has appointed Mark Phelan to the newly created role of group customer experience director as it looks to further strengthen its customer service team.
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17th January 2020

Photek to develop next generation of optical/UV detectors for space applications

Major photon detector technologies project with University of Leicester, as part of national SPRINT programme
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17th January 2020

Work to begin on new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre

Work is set to begin to develop a new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre for businesses on part of the Holywell Cross car park.
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17th January 2020

Lathams embarks on next chapter of Wicksteed Park's renaissance

With a fascinating and innovative history, Wicksteed Park in Kettering is showing no sign of slowing down now.
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17th January 2020

Oakwood Training nominates Leicester homeless charity as Charity of the Year

Leading mental health and personal safety company to support The Bridge Homelessness to Hope
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17th January 2020

Sturgess Hyundai Loughborough becomes first retailer in Leicester to gain Electric Vehicle Approved Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Sturgess Hyundai based in Anstey has recently been awarded approval under the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA scheme)
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17th January 2020

“Get your giveaways greener“ says Systematic

Many organisations will be looking to increase engagement with their brand in 2020, only the few will be putting environmental considerations at the forefront of their decisions
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17th January 2020

The inVALuable Network

The inVALuable Network is a unique opportunity for all VCSE Organisations & Businesses to Work Together as we are Stronger Together
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17th January 2020

Insight and inspiration at Love Business

Although bringing people together, creating connections and providing ample opportunities for networking is a big part of what we do here at Love Business, it isn’t our only focus.
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17th January 2020

Christmas mental health campaign raises over £1,000 for UK charity, Mind

A charitable Christmas campaign aimed at raising money and awareness for those suffering with mental health has raised £1,060 - with all funds going to national charity, Mind.
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16th January 2020

SMEs in the East Midlands optimistic about 2020 growth prospects but face barriers to tech innovation and investment

On 14 January BT announced the findings of its largest ever study into small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 100 employees across the UK, with SMEs in the East Midlands revealing a sense of mixed business confidence leading into the New Year.
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16th January 2020

Sleetmoor stalwart set for first-class Honours celebration thanks to Purpose Media

The honorary Life member of Sleetmoor United Football Club is gearing up for a luxury day out in London to celebrate his New Year Honour, thanks to local marketing agency Purpose Media.
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16th January 2020

Impression shortlisted for five UK Biddable Media Awards

Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression has been shortlisted for the 2020 UK Biddable Media Awards in five different categories.
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16th January 2020

East Mids Pulse Consult secures seven year London framework

Leading multi-disciplinary property consultancy firm Pulse Consult has been appointed to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) framework and is the only company to secure two disciplines: project manager and quantity surveyor.
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16th January 2020

Pochin comes to Derby in another coup for Eagle Park

Historic plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has moved to Derby’s Eagle Park in a deal brokered by Salloway Property Consultants
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16th January 2020

Rise in empty shops shows need for business rates reform, say small firms

Responding to new figures from the BBC Data Unit showing that £1 billion in empty premises business rates relief is applied in England and Wales each year, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said:
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16th January 2020

Online Mortgage Advisor to Celebrate the Best in the Industry

Online Mortgage Advisor will celebrate the best brokers and lenders in the industry at its annual Charity Awards on Friday 31st January 2020 at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
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16th January 2020

Former senior Ofsted inspector appointed as college vice-principal

A highly-experienced educationalist and former senior Ofsted inspector has spoken of his ambitions for West Nottinghamshire College after becoming the final addition to its new-look senior leadership team.
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16th January 2020

Charity partnership all wrapped up thanks to Love Business connections

Derby charity me&dee, which supports people with life-changing illnesses and their families, is set to receive a promotional boost from van conversion specialist Bott, thanks to connections made through Love Business.
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15th January 2020

New GDP figures a concern for small businesses

New figures out today have highlighted the ongoing concerns over the state of the British economy with GDP rising by 0.1% in the three months to November, but with the month of November itself seeing a sharp 0.3% drop.
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15th January 2020

Meet the ecologists behind the plans for the Nottingham Forest City Ground

The ecologists tasked with carrying out the environment impact assessment which will be submitted as part of the planning proposals for the redevelopment of The City Ground have been revealed as Derby based firm, RammSanderson.
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15th January 2020

Northants pub company makes £50,000 charity pledge to mark 50 years in business

The owners of 17 pubs in Northampton including Brampton Halt, Thomas 'A' Becket and The Red Lion, has pledged to raise £50,000 for charity in its 50th year of business.
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15th January 2020

Renewable energy project recognised in second national awards

East Midlands based renewable energy company Geo Green Power have received their second shortlisting for a national award for their project at North Nottingham’s RT Farms.
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15th January 2020

Northamptonshire Health & Care Partnership recruiting Clinical Pharmacists to support GPs and enhance primary care services

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is supporting Primary Care Networks in recruiting Clinical Pharmacists as part of an innovative new recruitment campaign taking place across the County, helping to deliver the best possible care to patients in
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15th January 2020

Market Harborough letting agent scoops gold award

The British Property Awards named Market Harborough based letting agent Andrew Granger & Co as its Gold Award Winner for Letting Agent in Market Harborough 2019-2020.
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15th January 2020

Student housing records busiest quarter ever

Specialist letting agency and property management company Student Housing added 30 new properties to its portfolio between October and New Year's Eve.
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15th January 2020

Focus Consultants completes project management role at Auckland Castle

Focus Consultants has completed a project management role for a major conservation scheme at Auckland Castle, the former home of the Prince Bishops of Durham.
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14th January 2020

Record-breaking 2019 for Scotts Precision Manufacturing

One of Britain's leading designers and manufacturers of vegetable harvesting machinery has reported a record number of sales in 2019.
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14th January 2020

Leicester homebuilder recruits new apprentice bricklayer

Barratt Homes North Midlands has welcomed an apprentice bricklayer to its New Lubbesthorpe development in Leicester to help him develop his skills and knowledge of the trade.
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14th January 2020

A Lincoln business has revealed that the final quarter of 2019 was its busiest ever!

Specialist letting agency and property management company Student Housing added 30 new properties to its portfolio between October and New Year's Eve.
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14th January 2020

Medstrom Academy Launch

Medstrom launches new interactive academy learning space
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14th January 2020

BDO East Midlands reveals UK business optimism flatlines in wake of General Election

UK business in “wait and see” mode following General Election
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14th January 2020

Ten newly qualified accountants at Duncan & Toplis

Ten trainees have qualified as professional accountants at Duncan & Toplis
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14th January 2020

Exceptional Growth for SDL Surveying in 2019

Residential surveying specialist, SDL Surveying, has revealed that it had a record year in 2019, which has seen the Nottingham-based business increase both its revenue and market share.
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14th January 2020

Building support for Nottingham's older people with Big Band Bash

A CARE GROUP in Nottingham that provides support for the city’s older people is getting a boost to its campaign to build a new support centre with a vintage fundraising event being organised by the family of a dementia sufferer who benefitted from their s
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14th January 2020

Mental wellbeing and personal safety key topics at Rilmac Annual Training Day

The third annual Rilmac Group Training Day took place at the Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground. 
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14th January 2020

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has strengthened its business restructuring team in the Midlands.

The team – which operates out of the firm’s Birmingham and Nottingham offices – has doubled in size over the last 18 months and made a raft of promotions and new appointments.
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14th January 2020

Fast-growing motorhome brokerage ‘graduates’ from Mansfield Innovation Centre to new HQ

A rapidly-growing motorhome firm says its move from the Mansfield Innovation Centre to new head office premises will underpin its exciting plans for future growth.
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14th January 2020

Talking politics – an MP’s view on the future of the East Midlands economy

As we head into 2020 with a functioning majority Government in place and Brexit on the horizon, we speak to one of the region’s most prominent MPs about what the future holds for the East Midlands… and the UK.
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13th January 2020

East Midlands law firm scores top city centre location for new Nottingham self-service ale bar

Fraser Brown Solicitors has been working with the owners of the popular Another? Wine Bar to secure the premises license and lease of the new Tap House bar in Nottingham city centre.
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13th January 2020

Wise Living Announces £100m Funding Boost

Wise Living, the SDL Group’s build-to-rent (BTR) division, has entered into an agreement with investment manager, Triple Point, which will deliver more than £100m of funding over the next 18 months.
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13th January 2020

Howes Percival helps Leicestershire County Cricket Club secure £1.75m loan

Leading law firm Howes Percival has acted for Leicestershire County Cricket Club in relation to a £1.75m loan from Leicester City Council.  
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13th January 2020

Good call! Derbyshire sign new deal with A1 Comms

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has named A1 Comms Business as its ​mobile telecommunications partner until the end of 2021.
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13th January 2020

Expanded Recycling Programme Supports Butterfly Appeal

A mobile phones recycling initiative to support a Derby charity has been expanded thanks to intu Derby.
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13th January 2020

Open Banking held back by lack of trust among small firms on second anniversary of roll-out

With today marking two years since the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in the UK, new FSB figures highlight the minimal impact of the legislation to date.
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13th January 2020

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 lot of insight into what makes business tick.
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13th January 2020

NEBOSH Gold

OMS are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Gold Learning Partner status, as one of the UK's top-rated training providers.
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12th January 2020

Work begins on new housing development in Hilton

Work has started on a new homes development in the Derbyshire village of Hilton, which will see significant financial investment in the local area.
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12th January 2020

First look reveal at Leicester's newest hotels and restaurant

THE NOVOTEL and Adagio hotels and independent NineB restaurant on the Great Central Square development in Leicester city centre, have opened their doors early to reveal an exclusive first look ahead of the official opening on 16 January 2020.
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12th January 2020

Imago Venues at Loughborough University shortlisted for three awards

The New Year for Imago Venues has started on a high after being shortlisted for three prestigious 2020 M&IT Awards.
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12th January 2020

Debt Recovery Specialist Joins Large Commercial Law Team

 The Commercial Litigation Team at Sills & Betteridge LLP has recently been strengthened by the appointment of Debt Recovery Chartered Legal Executive Madeline Broddley.
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12th January 2020

Top performer after high score in nationwide independent survey

Nottingham-based integrated comms provider Adare SEC has scored 82.4 out of 100 in an independent nationwide customer satisfaction survey, making it one of the best performing companies of its type in the UK.
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11th January 2020

Grant Thornton advises on the sale of leading spring manufacturing specialist

Grant Thornton has advised on the sale of Northampton manufacturer, Metrol Springs Ltd, to Swedish firm, Lesjöfors AB Group, for an undisclosed amount.
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11th January 2020

For both EHL and The Riders it’s all about perfect moves!

Leicester-based company, EHL Conveyancing, are experts in everything related to moving house but, having just sponsored the Leicester Riders team for the 6th year as the ‘Official Lawyers of The Leicester Riders’, they are fast becoming experts on Basketb
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11th January 2020

International expansion for KAM Project Consultants as it announces German office

UK-based KAM Project Consultants has expanded into Europe with the opening of its first international office, KAM Project Consultants GmbH, in Germany.
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11th January 2020

Leicestershire Event Management Agency celebrates 15th birthday with a rebrand

SJ Events was formed in 2005 by Sam Spillane with a clear aim to provide a straightforward but fun approach to event management. The business provides events and travel experiences which allow businesses to engage with their audiences – both internal and
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11th January 2020

New fires bring decades of experience to Derby team

East Midlands property consultancy Innes England has strengthened its asset management team with the appointment of two surveyors, who between them have over 20 years' experience in the industry.
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11th January 2020

Precision engineering, industrial and trade supplier moves on to Pride Park

One of the UK’s leading precision engineering and industrial supplier has moved to a new site in Derby following a deal brokered by Salloway Property Consultants.
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11th January 2020

Kegworth-Based Business Invests in its Senior Team in 2020

The IFP Group has appointed a new senior manager and launched a new website as part of its 2020 growth plans.
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11th January 2020

Banner Jones Solicitors partners with Chesterfield rugby club

In celebration of its centenary anniversary this year, Chesterfield Panthers RUFC has purchased new 1919 replica shirts for its mini teams thanks to sponsorship assistance from local law firm Banner Jones Solicitors.
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10th January 2020

Bray & Bray hails strong dessert café market after tasty deal

The latest Heavenly Desserts franchise to open its doors in the region confirms the ongoing buoyancy of the dessert café market according to the commercial property team at East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray behind the deal.
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10th January 2020

PLM Global predicted the downfall of till-less Sainsbury’s store

The verdict is in on Sainsbury’s till-less supermarket after they launched a three-month experiment in its Holborn store, and just like PLM Global Sales Director Shane Watson, the jury was not convinced. 
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10th January 2020

Manufacturer Goes from Strength to Strength

Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles has kicked off 2020 by boosting its team as part of strategic succession planning to support business growth.
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10th January 2020

Lender hits £100m milestone in the Midlands

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has achieved a significant milestone of over £100m of funding advanced across the Midlands in the 18 months since opening its regional office in Birmingham.
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10th January 2020

Nottingham law firm boosts specialist Court of Protection team with new hire

A solicitor who started her career as an in-house government lawyer has joined the Nottingham office of leading law firm Nelsons – boosting its specialist Court of Protection team.
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