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9th April 2020

Full Length COVID-19 Interview

Richard Shakespeare heads up a video conference call with local MP - Andrew Bridgen along with Chris Hobson, Steve Megson & Jon Smart to discuss the hot topic's surrounding Coronavirus.
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9th April 2020

Manufacturing SMEs in the East Midlands could unlock £1.5bn through invoice finance

New research from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) estimates that £1.5bn could be freed up for SMEs in the manufacturing sector in East Midlands England through the use of invoice finance.
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9th April 2020

Morley Hayes Opens Its Doors To Key Workers

Derbyshire hotel, leisure and golf complex, Morley Hayes, has opened the doors of its four-star hotel to key workers who need a place to stay during the current coronavirus pandemic.
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9th April 2020

Nursery Group Remains Open To Support Key Worker Families After £1.6 Million Funding Boost

One of the UK’s largest family-owned and managed nursery groups will be able to keep its doors open to the children of key workers during the coronavirus lockdown after securing a £1.6 million loan from Lloyds Bank, brokered by Goodman Corporate Finance.
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9th April 2020

Housebuilder calls on businesses to donate vital PPE to the NHS

Lincolnshire housebuilder Chestnut Homes has donated a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline care and NHS staff in Lincoln, encouraging other businesses across the county to do the same.
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9th April 2020

Leicestershire Homebuilder Supports Hospital Workers With Donation Of Respiratory Masks

David Wilson Homes East Midlands has donated a range of surplus high quality FFP3 protectivemasks to support NHS employees at hospitals across Leicestershire.
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8th April 2020

Leading Online Pharmacy Creates More Jobs In The Face Of Coronavirus Crisis

NOTTINGHAM-BASED online pharmacy UK Meds has increased its workforce by 40% to cope with demand for its prescription-only and lifestyle products following the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK.
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8th April 2020

We Are Radikl Launches 'Calm Giving' To Support Female Founders Through Covid-19 Crisis

One hundred female founders can now get free membership to an online business community, set up to provide business help and support to women starting out and running their own company.
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8th April 2020

Coronavirus – Job Retention Scheme FAQS

BCC has sought clarification from Ministers on the detail of the scheme and will update these FAQs as further information is obtained.
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8th April 2020

TEQ proud to support ‘Essential Business’ activity with European sourcing of high-quality medical packaging

Leading European thermoformer TEQ is proud to continue delivering a range of medical packaging solutions for customers working to address critical health needs related to COVID-19.
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8th April 2020

Theatre launches online Family Fest…with a loo-roll themed competition

Nottingham Playhouse will be taking its famous Family Fest online this Easter half term, to keep children and parents entertained, despite coronavirus closing the theatre doors.
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8th April 2020

Dains Looks To The Future With Continued Staff Recruitment

Dains Accountants continue to strengthen across the business and are looking to the future, despite the uncertain economic landscape as a result of COVID-19.
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8th April 2020

Central England Co-op says ‘thank you’ to all NHS workers by giving them 10% discount and priority access

Central England Co-op is today rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus.
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8th April 2020

Key appointments at Woodhead Group

The Shareholders have appointed Samantha Sargent as Finance Director taking over from Hilary Cheshire who retired on 31st March 2020. Hilary will remain an active Shareholder in the family business.
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7th April 2020

COVID-19’s Legacy? Let’s Make it Celebrating our NHS & Care Heroes

Pharmaceuticals’ boss Dr Nik Kotecha OBE reflects on the huge debt of gratitude each and every one of us owes to our healthcare heroes.  
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7th April 2020

Kitronik to Provide Face Shields for Pharmacy Staff

Nottingham electronics company and the maker community team up to design, make and supply PPE Face Shields to PCT Pharmacy. Designs made freely available on the internet so other companies, schools and individuals can make PPE for the NHS. 
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7th April 2020

Ecology Consultant Appointed on Severn Trent Water & Hafren Dyfrdwy Framework

Ecology consultants, RammSanderson has been appointed onto a framework of suppliers to Severn Trent Water (STW) and Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD). The company has also had its contract with Western Power Distribution extended.
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7th April 2020

Online Learning Provider Creates Free Course For SME Remote Workers

MIDLANDS-based online learning provider Improve Online is offering a free taster course to help remote workers upskill.
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7th April 2020

Visual Print and Design offers free print support to Meal Delivery Service for over 65s

Recently partnering for purpose with Salted Orange Food Company, Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire have launched "Food through Adversity: 21 meals for £20" to help combat the risks of Covid-19 to older people.
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7th April 2020

Coalville Football Club Scores New Sponsorship With David Wilson Homes

The young stars of the Coalville Town Ravens Football Club Under-9s team have received a set of new training jackets sponsored by David Wilson Homes.
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7th April 2020

Calling All Manufacturers

The Government is reaching out to manufacturers to get feedback on how the current COVID-19 situation is affecting you
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6th April 2020

Dains Webinar Provides Crucial Covid-19 Cash Flow Advice To Businesses

Dains Accountants has highlighted the importance of good cash flow forecasting for businesses to help them overcome the financial impact of COVID-19.
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6th April 2020

New spin on waste management cuts 10 tonnes of waste per month 

Axil Integrated Services, has announced that since taking on the waste management at two of Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited sites, it has been able to reduce the company’s general waste by 50%
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6th April 2020

Performance Networks Achieve ISO 27001

Nottingham-based WiFi specialists Performance Networks have announced being accredited ISO 27001 - the international standard that provides a framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
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6th April 2020

Andrew Granger & Co secures planning consent for Green Belt site in Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire based property professionals Andrew Granger & Co secured planning consent for 175 dwellings within Green Belt on the edge of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire on behalf of a landowner client.
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6th April 2020

British Farming Awards 2020 launches

The country needs – and is relying – on UK farmers more than ever before to do what they do best and continue feeding the nation during these unprecedented times
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6th April 2020

What can businesses do to progress during the COVID-19 Crisis?

What are the opportunities available to all businesses, large or small, to take advantage of enforced downtime during this global crisis.
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6th April 2020

What can 'furloughed staff' do for the business whilst on leave?

An insight into what staff who have been placed on 'furlough leave' can do, to help the business reposition itself when the crisis is over.
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6th April 2020

What do Businesses need to know about applying for The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?

Taking you through how it works, what the banks need and how its developed since it was announced.
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6th April 2020

What will Businesses look like post Coronavirus?

What's going to change in 3, 4 months time when we come out of this crisis, one thing the whole panel agree upon - it won't revert back to how business was done before.
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6th April 2020

Why is ‘The Heart of the Midlands’ key to the UK economy bouncing back?

What can businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire do, to bounce back from this crisis?
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6th April 2020

What can business owners get from the Love Business COVID-19 Business Support Hub?

What should business owners refocused on to not just get through this crisis, but bounce back?
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5th April 2020

Former Curtins Directors Set Up Own Venture

Two former directors at Curtins have joined forces to launch their own business Hexa Consulting.
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5th April 2020

Hinckley & Rugby AGM donations to nine charities

Thanks to its members voting before Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has donated £500 each to nine local charities.
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4th April 2020

Fortus - A New Era of Business Advisors & Accountants 

Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants launches into the professional services marketplace
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4th April 2020

Defiant in the face of challenge: 62% of SMEs confident about prospects despite pandemic

Nearly two thirds (62%) of UK small business owners remain confident about their business prospects despite the coronavirus crisis, according to Bionic, the business switching service.
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4th April 2020

Local manufacturing company appoints new MD

Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer Interflex appointed a new managing director in March to help grow the business and increase turnover.
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4th April 2020

New Foundation Degree Prepares Creatives For The Changing Workplace

Derby College Group (DCG) is launching a new higher education study programme in partnership with The Open University which is designed to better prepare creative practitioners for the world of work.
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3rd April 2020

Fast Move For Security Company During Virus Crisis

A manufacturing company has bought its own premises in Derbyshire so it can respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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3rd April 2020

Family cleaning company ‘keeping lights on’ with support from Lloyds Bank

A second-generation cleaning company is benefitting from a five-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) from Lloyds Bank.
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3rd April 2020

FSB Update: Small firms say expected interruption loan changes mark “big step forward”

FSB National Chairman, Mike Cherry, responds to reports that the Government is set to unveil a raft of measures aimed at improving small business access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
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3rd April 2020

Wilson Vale’s lights are blue to support the NHS

Independent caterer, Wilson Vale, is shining a light for the NHS by turning the LED lights in the atrium at the company’s corporate headquarters in Ashby-de-la-Zouch to blue to honour the NHS.
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3rd April 2020

North Notts Bid And Wilko Deliver Essential Supplies To Local Community Groups 

Generous donations have been delivered to food banks, animal rescue centres, schools and nurseries this week in an initiative to help support communities during the COVID-19 crisis. 
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3rd April 2020

Blinds factory reopens to provide hygiene blinds for new emergency ward at Leicester General Hospital

“Being able to help the NHS even in a small way is wonderful” - says boss of one of the UK’s oldest blinds companies.
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3rd April 2020

James Dyson designed and started manufacturing ventilators in under 10 days

Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support the NHS to treat coronavirus patients.
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3rd April 2020

PM asks for 250k NHS volunteers and over 750k are recruited in days

The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed 750,000, triple the government's recruitment target.
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3rd April 2020

F1 Teamwork, UCL, delivers breathing aid for COVID-19 in less than 100 hours

Breathing Aid improved and adapted it for mass production in less than 100 hours
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3rd April 2020

The UK's biggest hospital, with 4000 beds, is created in 2 weeks

NHS Nightingale, ExCeL, one of the world’s largest convention centres, will have 4,000 beds and and is seen as ideal temporary site to treat patients
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3rd April 2020

BuyaCar doubles down on help for NHS staff and other essential workers

"Many essential workers don't want a new car - they need a new car" - Andy Oldham, CEO of BuyaCar 
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2nd April 2020

Housebuilder Achieves Highest Ever Customer Satisfaction Score

Bellway has achieved five-star builder status by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the fourth year running!
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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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