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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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27th January 2023

Flagship office development opens in Chesterfield

A brand new six storey office development has opened in Chesterfield - a major step forward for the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme.
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27th January 2023

DISABILITY CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM BELMAYNE SUPPORT

Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, will be focusing their fundraising efforts this year on two small local organisations that assist people living with disabilities.
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27th January 2023

Light Science Technologies appoints new Sales Director

Adam Sedgwick has been appointed as Sales Director at Light Science Technologies to spearhead its global growth plans, as the Derby-based AgTech firm eyes further success after a busy 2022.   
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27th January 2023

MTMS supports its staff during the cost-of-living crisis as it signs up to the real Living Wage pledge

UK rail maintenance company MTMS has underlined its commitment to helping its staff through the current cost-of-living crisis by becoming an accredited real living wage employer.
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27th January 2023

V Formation underpins growth with new hire

East Midlands marketing and PR agency, V Formation, has kicked off 2023 with a new hire, making this the fifth specialist marketing appointment within the last twelve months.
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27th January 2023

Visual Print and Design raises nearly £350 for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Visual Print and Design, an award-winning commercial printer and creative company, have raised much-needed funds for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance by donating a portion of our December profits.
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27th January 2023

Therapy Equipment Ltd sold to ESAB Corporation

Law firm Flint Bishop has advised on the sale of Therapy Equipment Limited to ESAB Corporation.
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26th January 2023

Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics closes seed investment round to take nanotech solution to the drinks industry

Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics has successfully closed a seed funding round, led by a syndicate of angel investors, to bring its nanopore technology to the drinks market this year.
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26th January 2023

Local Business Adopts Safe and Sound As Charity Partner

A family-run print, design, signage, web and workwear business has partnered with Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, to support their efforts in raising awareness of the dangers facing children and young people both online
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26th January 2023

Space Park Leicester call up from Department for International Trade

Space Park Leicester will join industry leaders from around the world representing Great Britain at the Global Space and Technology Convention in Singapore following invitation from the Department for International Trade.
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26th January 2023

Finalists announced for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023

Thirty-one of the best and brightest life sciences and medtech companies and industry collaborations from across the Midlands have been revealed as finalists in this year’s Medilink Midlands Business Awards.
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26th January 2023

BDO exceeds a deal a week in Midlands and East Anglia in 2022

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP, advised on in excess of 50 deals in 2022 across the Midlands and East Anglia.
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26th January 2023

East Midlands housebuilder welcomes new managing director

Redrow East Midlands, based in Castle Donington, has appointed Michael Coker as Manager Director. He brings more than 30 years’ industry experience to the role.
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26th January 2023

Conquer a new hobby at the YMCA Climbing Centre

People of all ages looking to learn an exciting new hobby or hone existing skills in 2023 can now try out the brand new Climbing Centre at the YMCA Community & Activity Village in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
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26th January 2023

SMB College Group Host Drop-in Sessions for Aspiring Apprentices!

During National Apprenticeship Week, SMB College Group are hosting two Apprenticeship Drop-in Sessions at their Stephenson Campus in Coalville.
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26th January 2023

BUSINESS GATEWAY GROWTH HUB - February Events 2023

Events from the Business Gateway Growth Hub
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26th January 2023

Team Bodie joins Love Expo this February!

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is a self-funding charity, set up in 2013 to provide services that support families as they grieve.
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26th January 2023

Small business confidence collapses – FSB calls for growth plan to power through

Small firms’ confidence in the final quarter of 2022 plunged to a depth almost on a par with that measured during the second Covid lockdown two years previously, new research from FSB has found.
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25th January 2023

Young footballers net a new kit from the team at award-winning asbestos consultancy

Players at a newly-formed youth football team in Blisworth have taken to the pitch in a smart new kit thanks to support from award-winning asbestos consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services.
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25th January 2023

Mercia invests over £120m in 2022

Mercia Asset Management - one of the UK’s most active capital providers to SMEs - invested over £120m in 159 companies during 2022, with 79% going to businesses outside London.
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25th January 2023

Prescient Group appoints non-executive director to support three-year business plans

Following a successful and record year in business, recruitment consultancy Prescient Group has announced its growth and expansion plans for the next three years.
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25th January 2023

PKF Smith Cooper Systems Holds Christmas Donation Drive for Multiple Food Banks

PKF Smith Cooper Systems, an award-winning Sage business partner, has continued its support of local charities, gathering Christmas food bank donations from across their offices.
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25th January 2023

Graftongate and BlackRock fully let Leicester Distribution Park

Leading property developer, Graftongate and global investment manager, BlackRock have announced that Leicester Distribution Park (LEDP) is fully let after completing a deal for the final available unit.
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25th January 2023

Students given a lesson in entrepreneurship as marketing professional helps graduates set up their own business

A Staffordshire marketing expert is training the next generation of small business owners as a unique collaboration with a Midlands university offers a rare opportunity for students to buck the declining trend in self-employment.
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25th January 2023

BUOYANT COACH HIRE COMPARISON MULLS EUROPEAN EXPANSION FOR NEXT PHASE OF GROWTH

A coach hire price comparison website is eyeing expansion into Europe as part of its growth plans as bookings for the year surge above £5m for the first time in its history.
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25th January 2023

Hallam appoints new Account Management Team Lead

Strategic digital agency, Hallam, has appointed Julia Charlton as Account Management Team Lead.
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25th January 2023

Peak NDT wins two Queen's Awards for Enterprise - Derby firm is one of only seven in the UK to be honoured with two awards for 2022

Derby firm is one of only seven in the UK to be honoured with two awards for 2022
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25th January 2023

Ampa achieves B-Corp status

Ampa, which has hubs in Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln, has become the largest legal and professional services group to be named a certified B-Corporation. 
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24th January 2023

Africa expedition puts Northampton charity in the driving seat

An expedition to Africa has helped to raised £10,000 for Northampton Saints Foundation which will be put towards the cost of a new vehicle to transport students.
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24th January 2023

Nottinghamshire businesses urged to take up free Trading Standards offer

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards team is offering free bespoke support and advice to Nottinghamshire businesses until 31 March 2024 to help them negotiate complex legal requirements in a post-Brexit economy.
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24th January 2023

Derby-based collagen brand announces new liquid 'vegan collagen'

Created by the world leaders in liposomal technology, Derby based collagen brand SKINGLO has released a Vegan Collagen Support proven to improve efficacy and the results of anti-ageing in just two weeks.  
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24th January 2023

Leah Nelson of Creative62 crowned Digital Technologies Apprentice of the year

Creative62's Digital Marketing Executive, Leah Nelson, takes home a STAR award at the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Celebration of Achievement annual graduation and awards ceremony.
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24th January 2023

Student consultancy project leads to innovation for East Midlands’ start-up

An East Midlands start-up is planning to modernise its products and revamp its website following a successful consultancy project with students from Nottingham Business School (NBS), part of Nottingham Trent University.
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24th January 2023

Tank expands further with a burst of new talent

Digital PR agency Tank has welcomed four new people into its ranks as it continues to expand its services for a growing list of clients.
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24th January 2023

ICT firm makes YMCA Lincolnshire its charity of the year

From rough sleeping to mountain hikes, the Lincoln-based communications specialist has planned a year of fundraising activities.
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24th January 2023

SEVEN NEW TENANTS MOVE INTO EAST WEST NOTTINGHAM

Following the £4 million redevelopment of East West on Maid Marian Way in Nottingham, seven new tenants have leased close to 50,000 sq ft of office space.
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24th January 2023

Addison Hunt looks back on successful year as it sets sights on 2023

Chartered quantity surveyor and project managers, Addison Hunt, is reflecting on a year of success with key milestones reached and sets sights on further growth in 2023.
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24th January 2023

Scenariio and The Chocolate Factory are recognised for creating the UK’s smartest street food venue

Two Derby companies have been shortlisted in a national award held to recognise innovation in the restaurant sector after they worked together to create the UK’s smartest street food venue in the heart of the city.
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24th January 2023

Nelsons supports local arts and culture with sponsorship of Curve theatre

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has pledged its support to local arts and culture by becoming a Curve theatre Business Sponsor.
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23rd January 2023

Leading HR & Employment firm BMcPrecept give business leaders a taste of what happens at employment tribunal

Business leaders were given a taste of what happens at an employment tribunal by a leading Derby employment law company following the news that the government is to inject £2.85m into the system, in a bid to ease a backlog of cases in England and Wales.
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23rd January 2023

Pagabo appoints G F Tomlinson for £1billion national framework

Midlands-based contractor, G F Tomlinson, has been announced as a successful partner for Pagabo’s National Framework for Medium Works, which launched this month.
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23rd January 2023

A decade of caring is marked with more jobs on offer

A family-run care provider is celebrating 10 years of supporting young people on the way to independence.
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23rd January 2023

Midlands Family Business Awards back for 2023 with new categories

The UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards for family businesses, the Midlands Family Business Awards is back for 2023.
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23rd January 2023

New year, new challenges for hospitality and catering students

The ovens were fired up and the drinks put on ice at West Nottinghamshire College’s training kitchens and restaurant, ready for a week of activity during the hospitality and catering team’s industry week.
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23rd January 2023

Cowens Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Boost in Profits

Mansfield based business, Cowens Group, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a 17% increase in profits.
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23rd January 2023

Quartet of City Centre Schemes Complete

The final hand over of award-winning East Midlands urban developer Bildurn’s 50,000 sq foot icon space to D& G of 11 Station Street, marks the completion of the final stage of this major scheme.
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23rd January 2023

WELL-KNOWN GENERAL MANAGER JOINS VERTU TOYOTA LEICESTER

Nathan Sawbridge HonFIMI has been appointed as General Manager at Vertu Toyota Leicester.
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23rd January 2023

Weduc makes key strategic appointments to drive growth strategy

Loughborough-based school software provider, Weduc has announced two key senior appointments to drive its next-phase growth strategy. 
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23rd January 2023

East Midlands businesses offered fully-funded support for technology growth

Businesses across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire are being urged to take advantage of the support available from the Digital Upscaler project before funding comes to an end.
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20th January 2023

Shooting Star Shooting Star Wins Best Charity Campaign Award

Lincolnshire-based agency Shooting Star took home the award for Best Charity/Not-for-profit Campaign at the 2023 UK Digital Excellence Awards last week (Thursday 19th January). 
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20th January 2023

Leicestershire architects masterplan new homes development in Whetstone, Leicester

IMA Architects (IMA), an award-winning architectural firm based on Lutterworth Road in Blaby, Leicester, has partnered with Jessup Partnerships on a new housing scheme that will deliver 49 new homes in Whetstone.
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20th January 2023

Nottingham spin-out raises almost £1m to commercialise Tourette’s wrist device

A new wrist device to help control Tourette’s Syndrome is a step closer to being commercialised after University of Nottingham spin-out company Neupulse raised almost £1m in additional funding. 
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20th January 2023

Nottingham tech company returning to major trade show for 2023

Forward Solutions returning to Multimodal for 2023
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20th January 2023

Marketing Nottingham Appoints New Directors to Board

Marketing Nottingham, the official place marketing organisation for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is delighted to announce the appointment of eight new directors to its board.
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19th January 2023

Leicester restaurant provides free meals for local pensioners

French restaurant Bistrot Pierre opened its doors to a party of pensioners all nominated from its partner charity Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland, to enjoy a three-course Menu Pierre meal for free.
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19th January 2023

Derby law firm props up commercial property team with quadruple promotion

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has promoted four employees at its Derby office within its commercial property, dispute resolution and residential property departments.  
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19th January 2023

Environmental Marketing Company planning expansion secures £15k funding

A Lincoln-based environmental marketing company has secured £14,500 in funding to be used for creating two new jobs and developing a calculator tool. 
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19th January 2023

Blue Light Card looks to follow 2022 success after hitting record members and saving numbers

Blue Light Card, the UK’s leading specialist discount service for emergency services, NHS, social care workers and armed forces, ended 2022 on a high, celebrating a record year as it saved its 3 million members over £250 million throughout the year.
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19th January 2023

BGF continues to power the Midlands growth economy in 2022

BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland, has delivered a series of strong exits in the Midlands in 2022, generating combined returns of £148 million and an average money multiple of more than 2.5x. 
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19th January 2023

East Midlands grounds maintenance business celebrates 20 years in business.

Derbyshire based Shed Grounds Maintenance reaches a major milestone in January as they celebrate their 20-years anniversary.
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18th January 2023

HR Consultancy CEO celebrates 15th anniversary

The CEO of an award-winning HR consultancy is celebrating 15 years at the ever-expanding firm.
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18th January 2023

Recruitment firm partners with local college to help students prepare for the world of work

A leading recruitment firm has teamed up with a local college to help students better prepare for the world of work.
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18th January 2023

Weathering the financial storm: How East Midlands hospitality venues can survive in 2023

How modern hospitality can weather the oncoming storm
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18th January 2023

Melton Theatre and SMB College Group Presents Plastic Jungle!

Last week, SMB College Group’s Performing Arts Undergraduates put on an original performance entitled ‘Plastic Jungle’ at the college’s own Melton Theatre.
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18th January 2023

SureScreen Scientifics launches a new lab test to help people take control of their all-important Omega-3 fatty acids

People who are determined to make 2023 the year they get control of their health are being invited to take a new lab test to see if Omega-3 fatty acids might be the key to their wellbeing.
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18th January 2023

Luxury housebuilder has donated over £10,000 to local charities across the country

Last year, luxury housebuilder Mulberry Homes was donating to charities across the country as part of its monthly community fund, called The Mulberry Community Chest.
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18th January 2023

Node4 appoints Hannah Birch as Managing Director Digital to strengthen strategy and drive value

Node4, a leading hybrid cloud provider, announced today that Hannah Birch has joined the company as Managing Director Digital and Group Board Member. In this role, Birch will lead the Node4 Digital Business.
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18th January 2023

Two new experts have joined the Food Innovation Centre team at the University of Nottingham.

Food innovation technologist Kavya Krishnamurthy and Research Associate Vlad Dinu are now part of the team offering expertise in food innovation to small and medium-sized food and drink manufacturers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
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18th January 2023

Knights advises Journeo on capital raising and £8.7m acquisition of IGL Limited

Knights’ Corporate team advised the shareholders of Journeo plc, one of the UK’s top providers of information and tech services for public transport, on the acquisition of IGL Limited for circa £8.7 million.
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18th January 2023

The Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards 10th March 2023 KIngpower Stadium

The event returns to the East Midlands on the 10th of March having recognised some of the biggest names in business and entrepreneurship in the past.
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18th January 2023

QTS receives Platinum status as Investors in Young People

QTS Group, with offices in Linby,  has become the first rail company to be awarded the Platinum Investors in Young People good practice award, one of only eight businesses in Scotland to hold this coveted title.
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18th January 2023

Environmental Marketing Company planning expansion secures £15k funding

A Lincoln-based environmental marketing company has secured £14,500 in funding to be used for creating two new jobs and developing a calculator tool.  
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18th January 2023

NG on the move with deal to help logistics services firm grow

A fast growing provider of logistics services and value-added technology has moved into new premises in Castle Donington in a deal secured by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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18th January 2023

Notts biotech firm bolsters acquisitional growth

A Nottingham-based drug discovery services provider has accelerated its growth after completing its second acquisition in the space of a year.
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17th January 2023

Innovate UK CEO to deliver keynote speech at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2023

The Chief Executive of Innovate UK will visit Leicester to meet researchers and businesses during Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2023.
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17th January 2023

Animal care students delve into the sector’s secrets and skills

A week of meeting the experts and discovering more about the wellbeing and habits of animals was the focus for the new term for animal care students.
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17th January 2023

£15.4m landmark aerospace project underway in Newark

Leading Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson will spearhead the design and construction of the new £15.4m state-of-the-art Air and Space Institute (ASI) for Newark College, part of the Lincoln College Group, at the former cattle market site in Newark.
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17th January 2023

Upperton Pharma Solutions breaks ground on new Nottingham based development and manufacturing facility

Upperton Pharma Solutions, a leading UK contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), is delighted to announce that it has begun construction work for its new Development and GMP Manufacturing headquarters in Nottingham, UK.
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17th January 2023

Innes England's new market Insite report to highlight 2023 trends

Commercial property expert Innes England is collating the data for its popular annual Market Insite event that shines a light on last year’s market and what the sector can expect in 2023. 
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17th January 2023

Awarding Winning IT Support Provider says ‘You’re Hired’ to Two New Apprentices

Your IT Department LTD have welcomed two new apprentices to their expanding team as they head into 2023.
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17th January 2023

DSW Ventures leads investment round in Midlands SEO platform

DSW Ventures leads £675k investment round into SME-focused search engine optimisation tool Hike SEO
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17th January 2023

Access Legal appoints Emma de Sousa to lead its next evolution and focus on customer value

Access Legal, part of The Access Group, is excited to announce the appointment of Emma de Sousa as its new managing director. Emma will head up the legal tech provider’s next stage of growth as it drives forward its promise to offer unrivalled capability
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16th January 2023

Central Co-op’s Christmas Toy Appeal Collects over 7,000 Toys for Children

Central Co-op has expressed its delight at the continued generosity of local communities despite the current financial climate. 
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16th January 2023

Staff set out to shed pounds for charity

Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is continuing its fundraising efforts, stepping into 2023 with its first event, a sponsored charity weight loss.
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16th January 2023

Nottingham start-up secures £325K investment for its solution to releasing seized nuts and bolts

University of Nottingham spinout, Scintam Engineering, has developed an innovative technology that uses electricity to help relieve a major problem faced within aerospace, automotive and other engineering industries.
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16th January 2023

Midlands-based PKF Smith Cooper commits to "The Future of Accountancy" with Xero Global Partnership

Midlands-based accountancy and business advisory firm PKF Smith Cooper has partnered with cloud-based accounting software Xero in a multi-year agreement through the PKF international network.
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16th January 2023

Lime Solicitors appointed to SIA panel

Serious injury law firm Lime Solicitors has been appointed to the Spinal Injuries Association’s (SIA) trusted partner panel for the East Midlands and East of England.
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