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2nd April 2020

Student Housing Nominated For Responsible Business Awards

Specialist lettings agent and property management company Student Housing has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional business award.
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2nd April 2020

Charterpoint secures planning permission for apartment development

Developer Charterpoint has secured planning permission for a development of one-bedroom apartments in Beeston, Nottingham.
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2nd April 2020

EMA keeps vital freight flowing despite coronavirus lockdown

New figures show the critical role that East Midlands Airport (EMA), home to the UK’s largest dedicated air cargo operation, has in keeping goods moving into Britain during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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2nd April 2020

FSB welcome Chancellor intervention on emergency loans

Business Secretary promised the Chancellor would come forward with additional measures to help small firms trying to access support.
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1st April 2020

Russell Scanlan welcomes new appointment

Leading independent insurance broker Russell Scanlan, has strengthened its Nottingham team with the appointment of a new Private Client Account Handler.
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1st April 2020

Businesses encouraged to access Coronavirus funds

Businesses across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland are being encouraged to provide contact details to their district council or unitary authority if they think they are eligible for financial support to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1st April 2020

Leicestershire accountancy firm publishes advice for the self-employed

Leading Leicestershire accountancy firm, Newby Castleman has published advice for the self-employed currently unable to work during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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1st April 2020

March sees sharp fall in East Midlands business confidence

Business confidence in the East Midlands fell 24 points during March to 3%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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1st April 2020

Pall-Ex celebrates Haulage Heroes with new #LoveLogistics campaign

Pall-Ex is behind the wheel of a new campaign designed to celebrate the UK’s Haulage Heroes who are keeping supply chains moving during the UK’s coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
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1st April 2020

Home staging company offers new 'virtual' service during COVID-19 pandemic

Home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors is offering its clients a new virtual service during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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1st April 2020

Prime on the frontline as it launches PPE campaign for NHS workers

A Nottinghamshire printing specialist is leading the charge to provide much-needed PPE equipment to the NHS in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
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1st April 2020

Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs) to help businesses re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!
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31st March 2020

Motion Vehicles gear up to support for Safe and Sound

Vehicle leasing specialists Motion Vehicles have joined forces with specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support its work across Derbyshire.
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31st March 2020

Focus consultant helping to save ‘At Risk’ buildings in Nottingham

Focus Consultants cultural services consultant, Laura Summers, has become a Trustee of a new charity which has been formed to save heritage buildings across Nottingham city.
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31st March 2020

Rock Fall Safety Boots reflects on Importance of Health and Wellbeing and Diversification in Business

The second-generation family owned Safety Boot manufacturer has a reputation for being the go-to supplier for Safety Equipment Distributors looking for a single source solution for footwear.
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31st March 2020

How to adapt your social media strategy during the COVID-19 outbreak

We know first-hand that times are tough, and everything is up in the air at the minute. However, we want to help you and your business. Here are a few tips to see you through and hopefully come out of this with a stronger social media platform, better inf
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31st March 2020

Octavian IT lands major contract for security and risk management facility

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT has completed a major contract for a new specialist security and risk management company providing professional services to individuals, businesses, and organisations.
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30th March 2020

Education scheme champions women in construction with hands-on career day

Two female students from West Park School, in Spondon, Derby, went against the grain to learn the tricks of the building trade, as part of an ongoing careers mentoring scheme in the city that is championing women in construction.
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30th March 2020

J Tomlinson announced as finalist in Construction News Awards 2020

Construction, refurbishment and maintenance services provider, J Tomlinson, has been named as a finalist in the Construction News Awards 2020.
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30th March 2020

New Trustees Join Safe and Sound Board

Safe and Sound, the local charity that specialises in supporting children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation and their families, has appointed a new chairperson and several new trustees.
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30th March 2020

Leicestershire pharma’s revolutionary liquid formulation for treatment of sickle cell now available

The EMA licensed liquid-form of hydroxycarbamide developed by Leicestershire pharmaceutical manufacturer Nova Laboratories is now available to sickle cell disease specialists in the UK and Ireland.
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30th March 2020

Regional property firm sponsors Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes

Local property professionals Andrew Granger & Co has sponsored the Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.
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30th March 2020

Counselling hub is under pressure

Owner and co-founder of the phenomenally busy Lincoln-based Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub today pledged that her team would continue supporting hundreds of clients during the Coronavirus epidemic.
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30th March 2020

How to promote sustainability in the workplace

As the awareness of climate change and the environmental impact of our actions and activities increases, so does the pace of change demanded by buyers.
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30th March 2020

Northamptonshire NHS Trusts calling for healthcare workers to boost staff levels during the coronavirus crisis

NHS Trusts across Northamptonshire are calling for trained healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, porters, healthcare assistants and those trained in housekeeping to boost their staffing levels to meet increased demand for services in the coming we
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30th March 2020

Leadership Styles During the COVID-19 Crisis - What can you Learn?

It's funny how the images of leaders develop, and during extreme challenges, some gain gravitas or lose credibility almost overnight. As a leader in your business, what are you projecting consciously or unconsciously?
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28th March 2020

RESCHEDULED: Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day - 02 July, The Nottingham Belfry

RESCHEDULED: Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day - 02 July, The Nottingham Belfry
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28th March 2020

Chesterfield manufacturer offers factory, staff and resources in response to national COVID-19 effort

A Chesterfield manufacturer is offering its factory, people and resources to the national effort to fight the killer virus.
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28th March 2020

Architecture practice acquired by Pegasus Group

A Sutton Coldfield based architectural and engineering practice has been acquired by national multi-disciplinary consultancy Pegasus Group.
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27th March 2020

Kettering Company Offers to Make Essential Deliveries to its Clients During Coronavirus Crisis

A Kettering company is going the extra mile to help its clients during the coronavirus outbreak by offering to deliver essentials and help with other tasks.
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27th March 2020

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire teams up with local councils and launches campaign to find 1000-strong army of volunteers

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council have launched an initiative to build an army of volunteers to support people throughout Leicester and Leicestershire.
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27th March 2020

Central England Co-op says ‘thank you’ to colleagues and key workers for supporting their communities

Central England Co-op has announced that is giving back to colleagues and key workers who are ensuring our communities are supported during this uncertain time.
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27th March 2020

Food Packaging Giant Announces Temporary Contracts After˜Supermarket Surge

A Nottingham based manufacturer of food packaging, which has seen a surge in supermarket orders, has today revealed that it is offering up to 25 temporary contracts to those effected by the recent job cuts.
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27th March 2020

Heathcotes launches recruitment drive

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has launched a nationwide recruitment drive to assist its frontline teams in meeting the challenge of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
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27th March 2020

A diabetes course developed by Leicester researchers made free in response to coronavirus

Every person with type 2 diabetes in the UK can access an online education course, developed in Leicester, to help them manage their condition during the coronavirus outbreak.
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27th March 2020

Wellbeing Centre Offers Free Online Classes for All During Coronavirus Lockdown

A Kettering wellbeing centre is helping local people stay fit and healthy during the coronavirus lockdown by offering a series of completely free online classes, including yoga, Pilates and mindfulness.
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27th March 2020

Love Business partner prints and delivers essential NHS Covid-19 leaflets to local hospitals

Love Business partner Accent Commercial Resources switched its presses back on earlier this week to print and deliver some essential Covid-19 information leaflets to local hospitals for the NHS.
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27th March 2020

Russell Scanlan Selects Macmillan Cancer Support as Charity of the Year

Nottingham-based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has announced its Charity of the Year for 2020 is Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s leading cancer support organisation.
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27th March 2020

"We wanted to create something that brought the Fancy Family together during this difficult time."

We ended up creating little performances where we could from our living rooms, bedrooms and gardens while in lockdown!
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27th March 2020

Lincoln potato supplier offers temporary jobs

UK's increased potato demand creates temporary jobs at Lincoln supplier
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27th March 2020

How the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will work

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
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26th March 2020

Boulder Developments joins Fortis Merchants

The company is now a supplier to the UK’s largest construction buying group
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26th March 2020

COVID19 outbreak.... What to do with your business website

With the growing concerns of the outbreak of COVID19 in the UK, business owners up and down the country will be concerned about how this will impact their business, staff and livelihoods.
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26th March 2020

Government’s NHS volunteer drive target is smashed

The number of people volunteering to support the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis has passed the half a million mark, which is more than double the Government's recruitment target.
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26th March 2020

Dains launches COVID-19 Business Advisory Hub for specialist support

Dains Accountants has launched an online information hub to support businesses through this unprecedented period.
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26th March 2020

Vision Blue announces new brand and enhanced products

Having opened a new Nottingham office that already employs over twenty people, the Aryza group hope to double the team over the next year.
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26th March 2020

South Yorks/North Notts commercial market resilient in face of COVID 19 as property firm completes six deals in a week

The commercial property market in and around South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire is proving resilient in extremely tough conditions after a leading property consultancy completed six major deals in just a week.
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26th March 2020

cbe+ gains sponsorship from Leonardo to obtain SC21 certification

Specialist precision engineering sub-contractor CBE+ has been selected by leading UK aerospace original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Leonardo, for sponsorship on the SC21 Operational Excellence programme. 
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26th March 2020

Co-op announces new measures to keep colleagues and families safe at funerals

Central England Co-op announces new measures to keep colleagues and families safe while preparing to say goodbye to a loved one
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26th March 2020

Champions’ new partnership with car leasing firm

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc has announced a wide-ranging new partnership with Leicester car and van lease specialist Pink Car Leasing.
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25th March 2020

Marketing Consultancy win new labelling company client

Croft Printing has appointed Simple Marketing Consultancy to help them develop a more diverse marketing strategy and promotional plan.
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25th March 2020

Micrometric Welcomes Three New Team Members

Leading Lincoln-based manufacturing firm Micrometric is growing in numbers and expertise after welcoming three new additions to its team.
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25th March 2020

Pegasus Group names Shelter Charity of the Year

Pegasus Group has unveiled Shelter, the national charity helping people struggling with bad housing or homelessness, as its charity of the year for 2020.
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25th March 2020

NG assists on all fronts to help deliver Grade A Edwalton Business Park

NG Chartered Surveyors has been formally appointed as Managing Agents of Edwalton Business Park, after months of involvement behind the scenes.
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25th March 2020

Leicester IT Company Launches Initiative to Support Local Charity Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

With more people having to work from home due to COVID-19, Better-IT has announced that it will be donating a proportion of its fees to Leicester-based Charity Link, when transitioning new businesses to its remote working package.
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25th March 2020

Nottingham Care at Home Company Calls for Former Nurses to Help Fight Impact of Coronavirus

PerCurra, the at home care company headquartered in Nottingham, has launched a volunteer recruitment drive and is looking for experienced former nurses and health care staff interested in helping vulnerable people during the coronavirus public health emer
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25th March 2020

URGENT: Change in hospital visiting times- NGH

Further restrictions on visiting at Northampton General Hospital from 25.03.2020
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25th March 2020

How to communicate during the coronavirus crisis

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, it's important that business owners remember that communicating with their customers is an absolute must. Here are a few tips to help you create a killer coronavirus comms strategy.
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25th March 2020

Coronavirus school closures: Will it impact Child Arrangement Orders?

As the number of cases of Covid-19 continues to rise rapidly across the UK and Ireland, the nation’s schools are preparing to close their doors in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.
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25th March 2020

Leicester hairdresser salutes local NHS heroes with the gift of self-care during COVID-19 outbreak

Barrie Stephen Hair is giving out vouchers to NHS workers as a thank you for their tireless work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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25th March 2020

KuKu Connect Covid-19 Support Podcast

The UK's toughened response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation means that we have had to press pause on our weekly Love Business News podcast series for the time being. However, our good friends at KuKu Connect have released a coronavirus special.
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25th March 2020

Understanding the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have an impact on everyone. Understanding how to cope with the stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Here's an explanation of the emotional rollercoaster ever
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25th March 2020

Six-month exemption from MoT testing during COVID-19 Crisis

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MoT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities during the Coronavirus 'lockdown'.
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25th March 2020

Free HR Advice for Business dealing with COVID-19

In these extraordinary times many businesses need urgent HR and employment advice. The good news is that help is only a phone call away and you have one free call to our Emergency HR advice line. Specialist HR advisors are waiting to help you and asses yo
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24th March 2020

J Tomlinson completes string of University of Warwick schemes

J Tomlinson has completed more than £12m worth of projects at the University of Warwick in recent times, building on the long-term relationship forged between the two organisations.
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24th March 2020

Tuffnells pledges to guarantee interviews to anyone out of work due to COVID-19

Tuffnells has pledged to guarantee anyone out of work because of Covid19 an interview, as it looks to hire more than 100 new warehouse workers and lorry drivers.
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24th March 2020

Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles video message to businesses about the COVID-19 Crisis

An update from Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles regarding Chamber services following announcements from the Government.
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24th March 2020

The 2020 Midlands Better Business Expo

The Midlands Better Business Expo is set to go ahead on 11 November 2020!
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24th March 2020

Lincolnshire Show 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic

Organisers of the Lincolnshire Show, one of the county’s flagship events, have made the difficult decision to cancel the show this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.
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24th March 2020

Rock Fall Safety Boots strides on confidently with appointment of new materials technologist

The second-generation family owned Safety Boot manufacturer has a reputation for being the go-to supplier for Safety Equipment Distributors looking for a single source solution for footwear.
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24th March 2020

Kegworth-based Integrated Food Projects delivers for innocent's carbon-neutral drinks factory

A food and drink capital investment specialist is helping leading juice and smoothie brand innocent realise its ambitions of building a carbon-neutral manufacturing factory.
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24th March 2020

UK pallet networks join forces to offer government a unique supply chain service for critical supplies

The UK’s eight pallet networks announce a massive collaboration, putting their 750 depots and 23,500 strong distribution fleet at the UK government’s disposal for emergency supply for critical services.
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24th March 2020

SuperFOIL upgrades to Orderwise

A Lincoln manufacturer has switched to Lincoln-based business software.
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24th March 2020

Microlise Provides SmartFlow Driver & Subcontractor Management App Free of Charge During Coronavirus Crisis

Increased levels of consumer buying, fuelled by Covid-19, is resulting in unprecedented supply chain challenges that are likely to continue at heightened levels for longer than traditional peak periods.
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24th March 2020

NK Motors pledges its support to me&dee

The UK’s largest Kia car dealership has chosen me&dee as one of its charities of the year.
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24th March 2020

How to create your COVID-19 Business Continuity Statement

You need to communicate what your business changes are as a result of the COVID-19 Crisis. This guide has been developed to provide you with the key elements you need to consider.
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24th March 2020

Purpose Media sports platform helps promote massive online FIFA 20 tournament

A website created by Derbyshire marketing agency Purpose Media has helped enable Leyton Orient to bring together some of the world’s top professional football clubs and players to link-up and compete in a global charity esports tournament.
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24th March 2020

Managing international business during the Covid-19 crisis

Spatial Global keeping calm and carrying on
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24th March 2020

Do I need to close my business or not?

After a number of phone calls to me, made by different friends, clients and fellow business owners, all asking essentially this same question, the Government web page is very explicit in its direction
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23rd March 2020

Assistant site manager is paving the way for women in construction

Following International Women’s Day, an Assistant Site Manager for Barratt Homes in Nottinghamshire has shed some light on being a woman in the construction industry.
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23rd March 2020

East Midlands housebuilder bolsters senior team

An East Midlands housebuilder has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Construction Director and a Head of Customer Services.
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23rd March 2020

Midlands contractor celebrates appointment on £30 billion national central government framework

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating its successful selection on to the new £30 billion Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services agreement, a major national framework for the delivery of public sector construct
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23rd March 2020

Good news amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Local Nottingham based Sign & Graphics company N1 Visual, Produce and distribute 100's of free "Covid-19 Self Isolation" Stickers to their local community.
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23rd March 2020

Life at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis: how one recruitment agency is helping its staff, candidates and clients

A recruitment firm which is literally at the frontline of the Covid-19 outbreak across the region says it is now operating on a 24-hour basis in order to help its client base through the current crisis.
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23rd March 2020

Love Affair Enabled Mum To ‘Tap’ Into Dream Business

An entrepreneurial mum says she puts the success of her bathroom business down to meeting her “incredible” husband - setting her on an unexpected career path.
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23rd March 2020

IT firm sees spike in work-from-home sales amid Coronavirus outbreak

A Derby-based IT solutions company has recorded a rise in sales as businesses bid to protect their productivity amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
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23rd March 2020

A stormin’ solution for national railcard website

A website designed and developed by Quiet Storm to support the Government’s new 16-17 Saver Railcard hit the headlines earlier this year.
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23rd March 2020

Nuclear marine engineer calls for more support for people with autism in work

A former nuclear marine engineer is calling for businesses to do more to support and encourage employees with autism, to mark National Autism Awareness Month.
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23rd March 2020

Government Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
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23rd March 2020

Deferring VAT payments COVID-19

The Government will support businesses by deferring Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months.
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23rd March 2020

Income Tax payments deferred for COVID-19 Crisis

If you’re self-employed, Income Tax payments due in July 2020 under the Self-Assessment system will be deferred to January 2021
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23rd March 2020

Life at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis: how one recruitment agency is helping its staff, candidates and clients

A recruitment firm which is literally at the frontline of the Covid-19 outbreak across the region says it is now operating on a 24-hour basis in order to help its client base through the current crisis.
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23rd March 2020

Managing Mental Health - Practical Tips to help cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

As a consequence of the COVID-19 Crisis, many of us are working from home for the first time in our working lives. We have all had to adapt quickly over the last few weeks, we have had to consider innovative ways of running our businesses.
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22nd March 2020

Health support for small businesses facing tough times

Health support provider Equipsme is offering businesses with 2-20 employees free access to its healthcare plans which include remote GP appointments.
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22nd March 2020

Class Act - Guess who's won Lincoln's top honour?

There was fantastic news today for the team behind one of the city’s most popular entertainment venues – despite it having been forced by the Government to close its doors to the public and postpone its productions due to national restrictions imposed due
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22nd March 2020

East Midlands-based online training platform gives top tips for SMEs entering remote working

Six top tips for SMEs embarking remote working for the first time
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22nd March 2020

Commemorative five tonne bell cast in UK gets Royal escort down under

A huge bell weighing more than five tonnes has been transported nearly 10,000 miles, from the UK to Australia’s capital city Canberra, by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), following its casting and tuning at the Loughborough Bellfoundry in Leicesters
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