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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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7th October 2022

East Midlands-based Ampa joins Anthropy as official content partner

Legal and professional services group Ampa has announced it will be supporting Anthropy – a brand-new event already being called ‘the UK’s Davos’ that brings together the nation’s leaders to help build back from the Covid-19 pandemic through a longer term
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7th October 2022

Lincoln print company raises nearly £300 for local charity through open evening

On the 28th of September, Visual Print and Design, a Lincoln-based commercial print and design studio, held its first open evening since the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase its expanding range of services and raise money for charity.
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7th October 2022

Midlands Law firm bolsters team with four new hires

Grantham-based law firm JMP Solicitors has expanded its conveyancing and private client teams, with the appointment of four new people.
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7th October 2022

Space Park Leicester scoops regional sustainability award

Space Park Leicester has been awarded a prestigious sustainability award for its use of long-lasting recyclable materials, low energy consumption, regeneration of a derelict brownfield site, long-life adaptability and contribution to economic and social r
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7th October 2022

Further Accolade For Timms’ Solicitor

A high-achieving Family Law solicitor at Timms Solicitors has won the Rising Star award at East Midlands Chamber’s Enterprising Women Awards.
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6th October 2022

Frontline scores again with biggest-ever Community Partnership

Careers specialist Frontline Recruitment, which has offices across the East Midlands, has signed a landmark partnership deal with one of the biggest amateur football leagues in the UK.
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6th October 2022

Loughborough colleagues brave mud for Rainbows

Colleagues from a Loughborough firm have raised £750 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by getting mudddy in an extreme challenge.
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6th October 2022

A trio of new contract wins confirms Phoenix Brickwork’s credentials as turnover exceeds £25 million

A flurry of large contract wins for national brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork, has seen it both spread its wings across the UK, and boost its turnover.
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6th October 2022

Logistics operators looking increasingly towards mergers and acquisitions to boost resilience in today’s volatile market

Logistics industry confidence has dropped 12 points over the past year, the 2022 Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index reveals. Increased costs, economic pressures and concern over talent shortages, have seen confidence levels fall to 50.41.
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6th October 2022

Ibstock puts collaboration at centre of its Supply Chain Engagement Day

Supply chain collaboration is helping Ibstock plc, a leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products and solutions, to tackle the global challenge of decarbonisation.
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6th October 2022

Eight senior promotions at Duncan & Toplis

Experts in business, law and assurance secure senior roles at one of the East Midlands’ biggest accountants and business advisers.
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6th October 2022

Northamptonshire housebuilder sponsors local dance competition

Step by Step is a dance school based in Northamptonshire, near the developers Steeple View Chase development in Irchester. It is attended by Francesca Ashby, who is also a quantity surveyor for Mulberry Homes.
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6th October 2022

Award winning baby photography company expands in Midlands

Baby Art Studios, an award-winning maternity and baby photography company, is set to expand further with their move into one of the high-quality barn conversions at Cedars Office Park, in Normanton On Soar, near Loughborough, Leicestershire.
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6th October 2022

WBPS commits to Stage V generator compliance with £7 million investment

As the industry comes together at the Institute of Healthcare, Estates, Energy & Management Conference, Derbyshire’s WB Power Services (WBPS) has announced a further £2 million investment in Stage V generator compliance, on top of the £5 million it has al
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6th October 2022

Kuku Connect - x3 remaining events in October

Kuku October 22 Connections - x3 remaining
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6th October 2022

Family friendly fireworks event returns to Stand Road Park

Chesterfield is set to be lit up as Chesterfield Borough Council’s fireworks extravaganza returns.
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5th October 2022

East Midlands businesses face steep rates rise next April

East Midlands businesses face steep rates rise next April
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5th October 2022

Global workwear company announces search for five new charity partners

Submissions are now open to become one of leading workwear supplier Mi Hub’s charity partners for 2023-2026, welcoming international, national and local organisations to get involved.
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5th October 2022

Derbyshire Construction Firm Wins £2million Project to Restore Nottingham Mill

Enrok Construction has been appointed as principal contractor to deliver a £2m project in Nottingham city centre.
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5th October 2022

Highly decorated site manager prepares to hang up his hard hat in Leicestershire

A Senior Site Manager for David Wilson Homes East Midlands has taken a look back on his career full of industry honours after going part-time ahead of his retirement.
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5th October 2022

A STEP AHEAD: BRANSTON WALKS 32 MILLION STEPS FOR CHARITY

National potato supplier, Branston has stepped up for charity this September by challenging its team to walk or run 300,000 steps over the course of the month.
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5th October 2022

October Job Fair in Narborough

Hundreds of local jobs will be up for grabs at Blaby District Council’s Job Fair at their Narborough offices on Monday 10 October.
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5th October 2022

Midlands-Based Developer Crowned 'Best New Housing Development' for Third Year Running

The team at Grace Homes is on cloud nine, having been crowned ‘Winners’ at the coveted LABC Building Excellence Awards for the third year running.
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5th October 2022

Bright lights up the Island Quarter with new mural

A stunning mural depicting two of Nottingham’s most beloved pioneers has been unveiled at The Island Quarter following the opening of Binks Yard.
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5th October 2022

UK small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon have created 250,000 jobs

Amazon Small Business Accelerator welcomes new partners including Be the Business, The Federation of Small Businesses and Planet Mark, having supported 600,000 startups and businesses since launching in 2020
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5th October 2022

East Midlands Chamber chief executive appointed as chair of prison's employment advisory board

One of the region’s most prominent business leaders is helping to bridge the gap between employers and prisoners after being appointed to a key position.
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5th October 2022

Northamptonshire firm experiences boom in demand for height adjustable desks

The rise in home working and employers focussing more on health and wellbeing has led to a Northamptonshire business seeing an explosion in demand for its height adjustable desks.
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5th October 2022

Notts to become global hub for a 'world-first' alternative energy plant

Billions of pounds worth of investment and thousands of jobs will come to Nottinghamshire after it was a chosen as the home of what is hoped to be world’s first commercial prototype fusion energy plant.
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5th October 2022

World-leading Fusion site to be located in West Burton, Nottinghamshire

World-leading Fusion site to be located in West Burton, Nottinghamshire
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4th October 2022

Royal Family intrigue helps get Derby Book Festival’s ticket sales off to a strong start

Organisers of the Derby Book Festival say tickets for a forthcoming talk with author Valentine Low are selling strongly after his book lifting the lid on life in the Royal Family was serialised in a Sunday newspaper.
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4th October 2022

Oberoi Business Hub Welcomes New Customers

Oberoi Business Hub continues to welcome several new businesses to their growing community of start up, SME and national firms requiring serviced office accommodation in Derby’s premium office location.
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4th October 2022

The Stay Company launches new serviced apartments in Nottingham

A new £2m development to provide serviced apartments for corporate and leisure guests in Nottingham opens next month (OCT).
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4th October 2022

Northamptonshire housebuilder donates an estimated £80,000 worth of furniture to the British Heart Foundation

Allison Homes has donated approximately £80,000 worth of furniture to The British Heart Foundation (BHF), which will be sold in charity shops across Northamptonshire to raise money for the organisation.
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4th October 2022

East Midlands businesses claim £330m for R&D

East Midlands businesses claimed £330 million in research and development (R&D) tax credits for the 20/21 financial year, according to HMRC’s latest R&D tax credit statistics, analysed by tax relief specialist Access2Funding, a Ryan company.
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4th October 2022

Browne Jacobson appoints its first Non-Executive to Chair to support its corporate sector strategy board

Law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed leading General Counsel (GC), Anneliese Reinhold as the first Non-Executive Chair of its corporate sectoral strategy board, the first of several sector-driven appointments.
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4th October 2022

Rosemary Conley CBE DL handed lifetime achievement honour at Enterprising Women Awards 2022

A Leicester businesswoman and author who made her name developing exercise and health programmes has been recognised for her 50 years’ contribution to the region’s business community at East Midlands Chamber’s Enterprising Women Awards.
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4th October 2022

SureScreen Diagnostics set for national recognition as it’s picked to fly the flag for the East Midlands

Derbyshire medical test manufacturers SureScreen Diagnostics has been recognised as the pride of the East Midlands after it was put forward for a national business award for its rapid growth.
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3rd October 2022

Blinder Charity Night for Good Causes

Burton-based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT), has raised £4,500 from its first ever charity “Peaky Blinders” themed race night, held at the Pirelli Football Stadium on Princess Way in Burton.
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3rd October 2022

Expansion for Business Coaching group The Alternative Board Derby & East Midlands as Sixth Coach joins the Team

The Alternative Board Derby & East Midlands are delighted to announce that Liz Horsey has joined the team as Partner, Facilitator and Business Coach.
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3rd October 2022

Major Announcement on Morningside's future

Aspire Pharma acquires Morningside Pharmaceuticals and Morningside Healthcare and its subsidiaries, including Morningside Healthcare (India) creating the UK’s premier Speciality Pharma company Petersfield, Hampshire, October 3rd 2022.
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3rd October 2022

TV’s Our Dementia Choir feeling upbeat after £20k donation from developer

The stars of a TV choir established to highlight the link between music and dementia are set to benefit to the tune of £20,000 - after a businessman was touched by their plight.
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3rd October 2022

Gi Group Holding further expands its presence in the UK manufacturing sector through the acquisition of Encore Personnel

Gi Group Holding, one of the world’s largest multinational staffing companies, and active in more than 100 countries across the globe, has concluded the acquisition of Encore Personnel, a well-established, UK-based recruitment company. 
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3rd October 2022

Dains and William Duncan join forces

Dains Accountants has announced the acquisition of William Duncan + Co Group in a move that propels them towards becoming one of the Top 30 firms in the UK.
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3rd October 2022

Roythornes grows family law specialism with new recruit

The Nottingham office of top 150 law firm Roythornes Solicitors has welcomed a new senior associate to boost its family team. 
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3rd October 2022

Leading property consultancy announces raft of promotions across East Midlands

Fisher German has promoted 12 colleagues and six new partners at its offices in Ashby and Market Harborough across all areas of the business.
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3rd October 2022

Nottingham-based retail software provider secures funding from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Nottingham-based Retail Assist Ltd (“RAL”) has secured a funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance (“the Fund”), which is part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund and managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”).
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3rd October 2022

Healthcare assistant overcomes dyslexia to fulfil life-long nursing dream

A former healthcare assistant from Northampton has overcome crippling dyslexia and trying personal circumstances to achieve his dream of becoming a registered mental health nurse.
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2nd October 2022

Bourne Travel Agent named best newcomer in the country

Local travel agent who opened his store in the middle of a global pandemic gets one of the biggest awards of the year at key industry event
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2nd October 2022

LAUNCH DATE REVEALED FOR NEW NOTTINGHAM STREET FOOD GRUB HUB

Nottingham foodies will soon have a new spot to get their street food fix thanks to the much-anticipated launch of Bustler Nottingham, which opens its doors on Friday 30 September.
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2nd October 2022

COSMO crowned one of the best restaurants in UK at prestigious awards founded by celebrity chef Gok Wan

Staff at a popular East Midlands restaurant have thanked customers whose votes helped their company to win one of the most prestigious titles at the 2022 Golden Chopsticks Awards.
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2nd October 2022

East Midlands' Shakespeare Martineau completes GL Law merger

Full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has completed its merger with leading Bristol-headquartered firm GL Law – expanding its reach into the Southwest for the first time.
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2nd October 2022

Recruitment Event returns to Chesterfield Market

People searching for work in Chesterfield are being invited to a recruitment event, where they can meet employers and find out more about local job vacancies and training schemes that lead to employment.
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2nd October 2022

Microlise team gear up for Cycle Malawi Challenge

Six intrepid Microlise employees are making their final preparations for the epic Cycle Malawi challenge to raise vital funds to support Transaid’s work in Africa. 
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2nd October 2022

BHW Achieve Fantastic Tier 1 Rankings for both Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Property Work

Independent Leicester-based law firm, BHW Solicitors, has once again been ranked toe-to-toe with the East Midland’s legal industry heavyweights in the 2023 Legal 500 guide.
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2nd October 2022

Military-style presentation for UPS students

Uniformed protective services (UPS) students experienced a formal presentation of military-style berets and badges at a special parade at West Nottinghamshire College.
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1st October 2022

Recruitment firm calls for urgent action to avoid Christmas misery for millions

Sky Recruitment Solutions is warning that businesses must act now to fill their Christmas seasonal vacancies or face putting the entire festive period in jeopardy.  
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1st October 2022

Brave schoolgirl Tilly shares stories of remarkable courage as Derby City Council careers scheme E4E launches its annual awards and asks for sponsors

The dad of a Derby teenager shortlisted for an award after sharing her story of courage and resilience in continuing with her studies, despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour, has been sharing her remarkable tale of recovery over the past 12 months.
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1st October 2022

Nottingham City Festival Announces Young Hustlers Programme Full of Creative Opportunity

Showcasing the strength and depth of Nottingham’s creative talents, Hockley Hustle is back with loads of hands-on creative fun for young people taking place throughout Sunday 23 October.
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1st October 2022

Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits

The construction industry in the Midlands needs to ‘think differently’ to meet the challenge of finding 10,000 new starters every year for the next five years to meet project demands.
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1st October 2022

Cawarden celebrates hat-trick of environmental accolades

Cawarden is celebrating after winning three environmental awards this month.
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1st October 2022

Rushey Mead social housing development receives planning permission

Green light for significant Rushey Mead social housing development
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1st October 2022

Howes Percival recommended for 23 different legal specialisms in The Legal 500

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 - the authoritative guide to the UK's leading law firms - has recommended Howes Percival for 23 different legal specialisms and awarded the firm top tier ranking for 10. 
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1st October 2022

Derbion has announced that pre-loved clothing charity, White Rose, has joined the shopping destination’s expanding fashion offering.

White Rose, which offers handpicked and pre-loved clothes for men, women and children, to support the works of the Aegis Trust was established in 2009 by Grace Walker and Angie Ford, two Nottingham Trent University graduates, and has grown across the regi
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1st October 2022

Businesses urged to focus on cyber attack threat

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is teaming up with the Northamptonshire Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) and Northamptonshire Police for an event to help businesses crack down on cyber crime.
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1st October 2022

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire named Shop of the Year

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has won the title of Shop of the Year in the Great Food Club Awards 2022/2023.
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30th September 2022

CISI Financial Planning Week

UK public are encouraged to understand their finances better in CISI’s Financial Planning Week 3 - 9 October 2022 #FPWUK
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30th September 2022

Prescient Group donates 10% of profits to Prostate Cancer UK

Recruitment consultancy Prescient Group has donated 10% of their August proceeds to Prostate Cancer UK, which is a cause close to their hearts.
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30th September 2022

Winvic to Construct Four Net Zero Carbon Industrial Units

Winvic Breaks Ground in Milton Keynes to Construct Four Sustainable Industrial Facilities for PLP
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30th September 2022

Banner Jones retains ‘Leading Firm’ status in the UK Legal 500 for 10th year running

East Midlands-based law firm Banner Jones has secured a place in the prestigious Legal 500 directory for the 10th year, with the firm’s Family Law and Personal Injury teams maintaining their Tier 2 rankings.  
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30th September 2022

Local Businesses Come Up Trumps For Charity Anniversary

A number of local businesses have come together to help Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, celebrate their milestone anniversary.
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30th September 2022

Alternative fuel experts from Luxfer join Europe’s hydrogen leaders in Brussels

Leaders and changemakers from the hydrogen sector will be attending this year’s Hydrogen Europe Flagship Event and Expo, with experts from Luxfer Gas Cylinders attending the October event following a whirlwind six months of alternative fuel successes.
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30th September 2022

From Trainee to Managing Partner

Tom Copson will step up to managing partner at Leicester-based chartered accountants Rowleys, after re-joining the firm two years ago as a partner.
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30th September 2022

St Barnabas Hospice Teams up With Lincoln City FC and eBay

St Barnabas Hospice has been chosen by eBay to receive free advertising at Lincoln City FC’s EFL home games to help the charity spread the word about its eBay store. Imp supporters may have already spotted St Barnabas advertising around the pitch and in t
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30th September 2022

Growth snowballs for gritting business

Loughborough-based gritting business Weatherwise Services has seen a whopping 157% increase in turnover in the last four years of trading.
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29th September 2022

UHY Nottingham accountants react positively to mini budget measures for businesses

Tax changes heading in the "right direction", as accountants reflect on biggest cuts since 1972
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29th September 2022

Operations manager appointed at Elanders UK Nottingham site

Elanders UK, has appointed David Clark as operations manager at its dedicated swing-tag and fulfilment site at Spreckley, Nottingham.
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29th September 2022

It’s a big thumbs-up for Tilly – the new onsite gifting experience from award-winning Colleague Box

Award-winning business Colleague Box has unveiled its latest innovation – a converted horse trailer that is available for on-site gifting experiences, celebrations, festivals and events.
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29th September 2022

Belmayne invites public to talk about finances

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are offering free initial consultations with their experienced advisers to mark UK Financial Planning Week.
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29th September 2022

Medstrom Announces Employee Ownership

The shareholders of the company have entered into an agreement to sell the entire share capital to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) with completion on the 14th of September.
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29th September 2022

Business gateway Growth Hub - Autumn Webinars 2022

Events from the Business Gateway Growth Hub
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29th September 2022

Evolve speaker agency welcomes new talent to its line-up

Nottingham-based celebrity talent and speaker agency Evolve has welcomed a new recruit to its team as it steps up operations with the launch of a new website.
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29th September 2022

Lincolnshire's annual Food and Gift Fair is back

Lincolnshire Showground has revealed this year's date for the Food and Gift Fair 2022. Returning for its 21st year, the popular event will take place on Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November.
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29th September 2022

RAF Air Cadets Instructors upskill at Space Park Leicester

A team of RAF Air Cadets volunteer instructors “transformed” their astronomical knowledge at a training masterclass at Space Park Leicester.
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29th September 2022

Global workwear company announces search for five new charity partners

Submissions are now open to become one of leading workwear supplier Mi Hub’s charity partners for 2023-2026, welcoming international, national and local organisations to get involved.
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28th September 2022

Northamptonshire homebuilder's supports local nature reserve after play equipment fire

Northamptonshire developer’s Barratt and David Wilson Homes have donated £2,000 to Stanwick Lakes in a bid to help the local nature reserve recover from an arson attack last year that destroyed the climbing tower in one of the adventure play areas.
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28th September 2022

ARMSONS BARLOW EXPAND THEIR TEAM OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS AND PROJECT MANAGERS

Leading Derby-based project managers, construction cost consultants and building surveyors Armsons Barlow have strengthened their team with the appointments of Ryan Thompson and Gavin Hirst. Ryan joins Armsons Barlow as senior quantity surveyor and projec
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28th September 2022

Join us for our Annual Christmas Lunch 2022

Our Annual Christmas Lunch has been the traditional start of the festive calendar for businesses in Leicestershire for many years. We can't wait to welcome you to Athena for this year's celebration. 
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28th September 2022

LINIAR PARTNERS WITH FLUID IDEAS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Derbyshire-based PVCu systems giant Liniar has appointed creative agency Fluid Ideas to transform its web presence with a major focus on digital technology to improve the customer experience.
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28th September 2022

Love Business 2023 – secure your exhibition stand

Love Business Expo is gearing up for its biggest and best event yet in 2023, and businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire are being urged to book fast to avoid disappointment.
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28th September 2022

Summer of Success at Victoria Centre

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has marked the end of a successful summer, following the ending of its seasonal Victoria Beach event and conclusion of its popular Wall of Fame.
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28th September 2022

Bollywood Glamour Comes To Belper and Derby This Autumn

Dozens of people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds will come together for two flashmob performances - bringing the magic of Bollywood to Belper and Derby as part of the Derby Season of Light (DSOL) family festival.
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28th September 2022

ITP Aero celebrates the future with UK Apprentices

The team in ITP Aero UK has celebrated the success of its apprentice scheme this week, as some of our existing apprentices receive their certificates and a brand new cohort is welcomed to Hucknall.
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28th September 2022

A special year for Ceramic Glass as it celebrates 40 years in business

This year marks a special anniversary for Loughborough-based manufacturer and distributor, Ceramic Glass, as it celebrates a historic 40 years in business.
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28th September 2022

Further growth for Nottingham marketing and PR agency

East Midlands marketing and PR agency, V Formation, has boosted its team with the appointment of Andy King as strategic marketing director and Joanne Clark as digital marketing executive.
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28th September 2022

New Memorial Commemorating the Fallen during WWII to be Unveiled at Langar Airfield

A memorial to commemorate those who served in Operation Market Garden during the Second World War will be unveiled at Langar airfield on Saturday 1 October.
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