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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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24th September 2021

New University spin out to deliver faster and safer engineering maintenance technologies

A new spin out company from The University of Nottingham is to help keep passenger planes in the air, while reducing the risk of injury to the engineering ground crews who maintain them.
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24th September 2021

Exporters need urgent support to reap benefits of new trade deals

A new report out today from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shines a spotlight on the ongoing difficulties that small business exporters are facing from the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK’s exit from the EU.
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23rd September 2021

Chesterfield Nursery Fundraises for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Staff and children at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ children’s nursery in Chesterfield have undertaken a fundraising challenge inspired by one of their parents to raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.
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23rd September 2021

Nottingham contractor to 'Open Doors' to public next month

The public can get a preview of Willmott Dixon’s innovative digital technology which is used to create some of the Midland’s most high-profile new developments, as part of Open Doors week between 4-9 October.
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23rd September 2021

WORK COMPLETES ON LEICESTERSHIRE’S NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING SCHEME

Construction of Ashby-de-la-Zouch’s new £12.5 million Springfields Independent Living Scheme is now complete, thanks to national contractor Willmott Dixon.
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23rd September 2021

LOCAL CONTRACTOR WINS £6.7 MILLION EXTENSION PROJECT FOR LEICESTER’S INDEPENDENT ARTS HUB

Midlands-based contractor Willmott Dixon has won a scheme of works to extend and improve Leicester’s renowned Phoenix cinema and art centre.
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23rd September 2021

IT experts show sporting side with hat-trick of sponsorship deals

Ilkeston-based managed IT specialist IDT has announced a trio of sponsorships with sports and leisure clubs – the latest in a string of deals with prominent East Midlands-based sporting organisations secured by the fast-growing firm.
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23rd September 2021

Welcome, Zoe! Derby accountancy and business advisors Vibrant celebrate double award nomination and new member to their growing team

A Derby business which has more than tripled in size since setting up two years ago has welcomed its seventh new member – and been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.
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23rd September 2021

East Midlands business wins ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ at Vertical Farming World Awards

Agritech firm Light Science Technologies (LST) has won ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ at the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards, for its sustainable grow light range nurturGROW.
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23rd September 2021

Businesses offered chance to rebuild and refocus with the launch of Help to Grow at Nottingham Business School

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course is set to launch at Nottingham Business School (NBS), offering leaders of small and medium businesses (SMEs) the chance to rebuild, refocus and move their organisation forward following the pandemic.
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22nd September 2021

Appeal in memory of Croots Farm Shop owner raises more than £7,000

More than £7,000 has been raised in memory of popular farm shop owner Steve Croot, who ran Croots Farm Shop near Duffield in Derbyshire with his wife Kay.
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22nd September 2021

Property consultancy announced as lead sponsor of Ashby RFC

A leading property consultancy is once again backing Ashby RFC as players from its first team return to the pitch for the first time since March 2020.
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22nd September 2021

DERBYSHIRE FESTIVAL OF BUSINESS LAUNCHED AT UNIVERSITY

The University of Derby, in partnership with Vision Derbyshire, has launched the Derbyshire Festival of Business, a new initiative which aims to celebrate the resilience of our business community over the past two years and help businesses capitalise on o
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22nd September 2021

HARNESS THE POTENTIAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO 'SUPERCHARGE RECOVERY’ FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS

The University of Nottingham has joined leading Russell Group universities in calling on the Government to harness the jobs, skills and investment universities bring to the community as they look to recover from Covid-19.  
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22nd September 2021

LETTINGS SUCCESS FOR CONNECT DERBY FURNISHED OFFICES

Less than two months after its launch, Friar Gate Studios’ new fully furnished offices have reached 89% occupancy - and there are now plans to introduce a similar offer at other Connect Derby buildings across Derby.
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22nd September 2021

Homebrook Celebrates 15 Years in Business

Leading office refurbishment and commercial property maintenance management company, Homebrook, celebrate 15 years in business.
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22nd September 2021

National Fitness and Wellness charity challenge launched to support emergency services

Emergency services teams and those that support the blue light community are being encouraged to register to take part in a month-long fitness and wellbeing charity challenge to raise money for four emergency services charities.  
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22nd September 2021

Cathedral Quarter Showcases Hospitality Offer

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first Food and Drink Fortnight (October 1-17) to showcase the diverse offer available in the heart of the city centre.
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22nd September 2021

SmartParc partners with SEGRO to deliver a 1.85m sqft high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on 112-acre site at Spondon, Derby

The final step has been achieved to enable the 1.85m sqft, high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on the 112-acre former Celanese site near Spondon to proceed.
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22nd September 2021

IASTI Newark partners with East Midlands Airport and Inzpire

Two major partnerships have been unveiled for the UK’s first International Air & Space Training Institute, IASTI Newark.
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22nd September 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE’S MOCHA MARKETING ANNOUNCED AS LOVE BUSINESS’ VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR FOR 2022

Award winning, Leicestershire based marketing agency, Mocha Marketing have been announced as the proud sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the Love Business Expo 2022, due to take place on 17th February at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough. This will
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21st September 2021

Leicestershire-based business Hey Campers debuts on Channel 5’s Million Pound Motorhomes

An entrepreneurial couple from Leicestershire who own a motorhome-for-hire business called Hey Campers, have seen interest soar after being handpicked to appear on a Channel 5 series.
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21st September 2021

OMEETO Secures Vital Move for Rail Metrology Specialists

A long-established Derby firm, which provides specialist calibration and measurement solutions to the rail industry, has relocated part of its operations to high profile offices in Pride Park.
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21st September 2021

Nottingham Family-Run Firm Wins Paper Recycling Business Of The Year Award

A Nottingham family-run firm, Shredall SDS Group, has won the award for Paper Recycling Business of the Year 2021 at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.
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21st September 2021

Leics consultant recognised for long-standing pro bono contributions

Shakespeare Martineau consultant Mark Dunkley has been recognised for his pro bono contribution to the Leicestershire community at a prestigious industry award night for the county.
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21st September 2021

Leading Leics dispute resolution solicitor achieves specialist accreditation

Specialist dispute resolution solicitor Emma Winfield has become an associate member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) – a group for lawyers that specialise in this particular area of law.
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21st September 2021

Mansfield Innovation Centre gears up for growth

Mansfield Innovation Centre says it’s experiencing high levels of demand from local businesses for high-quality office space as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
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20th September 2021

Four senior promotions at Duncan & Toplis

Experts in tax and business take top roles at one of the East Midlands’ biggest accountants and business advisers.
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20th September 2021

Hardy Signs Team Climb Snowdon to Fundraise for YMCA

We are pleased to again be involved with what is the YMCA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We are hoping that this year’s event will see an even bigger turnout than last, raising vital funds for the charity.
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20th September 2021

Hope Against Cancer set to receive donations from holiday-goers after Charitable Travel confirms beneficiary status.

Leicestershire and Rutland’s very own cancer charity, Hope Against Cancer, have been awarded a place as a beneficiary charity of Charitable Travel’s 2021 More to Explore,Malta Campaign.
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20th September 2021

NOTTINGHAM BID PROVIDE A BOOST FOR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with local tourist attraction Nottingham Castle to help boost the business of several local independent businesses by providing them with the opportunity to showcase their products in the brand-
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20th September 2021

Donate unwanted sports kit at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre

Residents are being asked to dig through their drawers and see if they can spare any unwanted sports kit for children.
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20th September 2021

Afternoon tea gives students a tasty challenge

Catering and hospitality students brought colour, flavour and flair to an afternoon tea challenge at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant last week.
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20th September 2021

M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

TruTac, the tachograph experts, have helped distribution specialist M&H Carriers increase the efficiency and compliance of its fleet by amalgamating a trio of management systems into one.
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20th September 2021

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants exhibiting at the must attend LoveBusiness Expo 2022

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers will be attending the LoveBusiness Expo 2022, a leading business to business networking exhibition.
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17th September 2021

Nigel Lymn Rose Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nigel Lymn Rose, Company Chairman of A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, has been awarded with the SEIB and National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Lifetime Achievement Award after dedica
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17th September 2021

Electric home heating firm rides customer approval wave

A leading electric home heating solutions provider has received industry recognition for its commitment to customer service.
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17th September 2021

Game-changing First-of-its-kind escrow platform bids to transform the UK Trades industry

A new online platform that protects tradespeople from late and non-payments has launched nationwide making it the first company in the world to bring peer-review escrow services to the trade industry.
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17th September 2021

A warm and wild welcome at West Notts!

As a new academic year dawned, students at West Nottinghamshire College were welcomed back to their studies with a fun-packed welcome week.
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17th September 2021

Leading Ashby property consultancy announces re-election of Managing Partner and senior appointment

Fisher German, which has two offices in the town including its headquarters, has confirmed the re-election of Andrew Bridge as Managing Partner who will lead the business for a further three-year term from April 1, 2022.
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17th September 2021

‘Stronger and more accountable’ decisions for Nottinghamshire

Ambitions for devolved government powers for Nottinghamshire could move a step closer. Nottinghamshire County Council is to debate plans to return to a leader and cabinet model of decision making in order to strengthen the case for devolved powers from ce
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17th September 2021

Shop local initiative set to make some “Appy” customers

Shopping in Ripley is to become easier as retailers are given access to a national online retail platform designed to boost trade in local high streets.
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17th September 2021

TruTac presented with Queen’s Award for Innovation

TruTac, the tachograph and compliance experts, received a Queens Award for Innovation in April 2020. In formal recognition of the achievement, TruTac was recently presented with a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise Crystal by the Queen’s representative,
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17th September 2021

KH Hair weighs in for Recycle Week

East Midlands salon group, KH Hair, has revealed that, since joining a recycling initiative just three months ago, it has diverted 83kg of metals and foil from landfill – that’s about as heavy as three Dalmatians!
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17th September 2021

PKF Smith Cooper welcomes a new roster of Graduates into their ranks

Throughout 2021, PKF Smith Cooper have been attracting a wealth of talent into their accounting, audit, and tax teams, beginning the training of a new cohort of graduates poised for future success. Located across PKF Smith Cooper offices – Nottingham, Der
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17th September 2021

University of Nottingham set to invest in city centre campus

The University of Nottingham today confirmed that it has made an offer to purchase the Castle Meadow site in the centre of the city at the foot of the newly-restored Nottingham Castle.
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17th September 2021

Midlands fit-out and manufacturing firm begins its biggest project of the year

Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrades specialists, SMART Balustrades, has started work to deliver more than 1,000 metres of stainless-steel balustrades at a luxury waterside residential development in Nottingham.
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17th September 2021

NOTTINGHAM 3D PRINT AND DESIGN COMPANYEXPANDS THANKS TO £51K INVESTMENT

A Nottingham company specialising in 3D printing and design services has expanded thanks toa £51,000 investment
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17th September 2021

Roadgas partners with local businesses for Great Big Green Week tree planting initiative

Nottingham-based Roadgas, the UK’s leading supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure, has made a significant pledge in partnership with local businesses as part of their commitment to the Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green
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17th September 2021

EMBS FINDS NEW HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

East Midlands-based EMBS is the latest high profile business to take a new furnished office at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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17th September 2021

Lincolnshire Will Writing Firm grows team and launches Private Client business

Lincolnshire Estate Planning firm, Beneficial Trust & Will Co Ltd have emerged from the Covid crisis with a strengthened team and a resolve to widen their business offering in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts.
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17th September 2021

East Mids Construction and Property Sector tees off to raise £3,000 for SWITCH UP

Professionals involved in the East Midlands construction and property sector recently took part in a charity golf day at Norwood Park, raising £3,000 in aid of the charity SWITCH UP.
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17th September 2021

Russell Roof Tiles Raising Big at Charity Golf Tournament

Burton based, leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles’ (RRT) Ryder Cup style charity golf tournament was back for 2021, raising over £5,000 for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes.
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16th September 2021

Six Figure Investment Leads to Increased Flexible Office Space

Oberoi Business Hub has completed an extensive upgrade and refurbishment on another building in Pride Park due to the increased demand for high quality and flexible office space.
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16th September 2021

Metal recycling specialist opens new rail-connected site in Barking

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened a new rail connected, metal processing site in Barking, East London.
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16th September 2021

Space Park Leicester embraces nature with £20,000 biodiversity project

The grounds of a new research and innovation centre launched to support Leicester’s fast-growing space industry are to be transformed into a wildlife friendly zone by the end of October 2021.
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16th September 2021

Six of the best as Paragon Law goes for growth

Midlands immigration law firm Paragon Law has welcomed six new recruits across the business as demand for its services grows.
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16th September 2021

Robinson supports My Fabulosa’s rapid growth

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is partnering with leading fragrance brand My Fabulosa to meet their rapid growing consumer demand.
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16th September 2021

Epic cycle ride in aid of Nottingham therapeutic horticulture scheme

A Nottingham woman is currently cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise £10,000 in support of a city therapeutic horticulture scheme.
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16th September 2021

Penguin PR proud to sponsor the drama on the night hammer fell on Derby’s popular rams

The owners of a Derby public relations company Penguin PR say they were “thrilled and proud” to have been the sponsors of a rams auction event, the grand finale to a 12-week sculpture trail.
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16th September 2021

GUY MARTIN’S LAND SPEED RECORD ATTEMPT GAINS TRACTION IN TESTS

Former motorcycle racer, TV presenter and author Guy Martin, has completed initial tests in the 1200shp ‘52 Express’ streamliner in which he plans to attempt the motorcycle land speed record in Bolivia next year. Tests were made of the steering and brakin
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16th September 2021

Over whelmed by Free Business Support Offers? Get focussed and Open the Door to Growth

Neil Coles benefited from the recent Small business Leadership programme at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
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16th September 2021

Fortinet accreditation recognises Digital Space as industry leader

Digital Space is pleased to announce that it has become one of just six organisations to achieve Fortinet’s Expert MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) partner status, placing itself as an industry leader across the UK.
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16th September 2021

Unique 'archipelago' masterplan for Nottingham's The Island Quarter development revealed at exclusive event

The developer behind one of the UK’s largest regeneration sites has revealed how the masterplan and placemaking have been radically modified to meet the demands of a post-Covid world.
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16th September 2021

Million-pound investment sees SF Recruitment become employee-led

Market-leading recruitment specialist, SF Recruitment, has completed a £1.2m investment which sees both its management team become owners in the business, and every employee given a stake in the future profits of the company.
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16th September 2021

High demand for preclinical expertise fuels growth for Nottingham CRO

Nottingham based contract research organisation (CRO) Cellomatics Biosciences has reported year-on-year organic revenue growth of 30 percent since its inception in 2015, as demand for its bespoke preclinical and early discovery phase laboratory services a
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16th September 2021

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 34

In this episode, our host interviews Safaraz Ali, Founder and CEO of Pathway Group. We discuss his entrepreneurial journey and if technology has changed our understanding of the world of skills. He also provides his views on skills, leadership and persona
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16th September 2021

Rhodes Wealth Management's marathon effort for YMCA Derbyshire

The world of traders was exchanged for trainers by the team at Rhodes Wealth Management who have run, walked or cycled an astonishing 2,363km in aid of YMCA Derbyshire.
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16th September 2021

Digital agency Impression launches strategy service with raft of new hires

Nottingham and London based digital marketing agency Impression has launched its new digital strategy service with the additional appointment of three senior hires.
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16th September 2021

Kybotech wins big at the North Notts Business Awards

Worksop-based Kybotech has scooped two accolades at the North Notts Business Awards.
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16th September 2021

Huge success for KuKu in Notts

KuKu Connect once again shines in Nottinghamshire, as the multi award-winning co-founders of KuKu, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson hosted their first Nottingham networking event to great success.
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16th September 2021

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 34

In this episode, our host interviews Safaraz Ali, Founder and CEO of Pathway Group. We discuss his entrepreneurial journey and if technology has changed our understanding of the world of skills. He also provides his views on skills, leadership and persona
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15th September 2021

High street hero Sophie Hainsworth bags a double awards win

Sophie Hainsworth, 31 year old CEO & Co-Founder of the LoyalFree app was announced the winner of 2 categories at this year’s Leicestershire Live Women in Business Awards.
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15th September 2021

Nottingham communications agency wins new accolade

A Nottingham-based communications agency is celebrating after earning recognition in this year’s UK Enterprise Awards.
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15th September 2021

Local Runners Tackle Virtual London Marathon For Safe and Sound

Three local runners are tackling the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon on Sunday October 3 to raise money for Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound.
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15th September 2021

THE MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK EXPO WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2021 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

KING POWER STADIUM - The Midlands Business Network Expo is exactly where you need to be if you’re looking to take your business to the next level!
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15th September 2021

FLOTEC SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR INNOVATION.

Loughborough-based Flotec, a trusted and leading supplier of reliable hose and engineering solutions to the rail market,has scooped a prestigious award for innovation in manufacturing and engineering
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15th September 2021

BPR Medical supports UK’s first climate-friendly gas and air labour

Mum Kaja Gersinska has become the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief during labour after giving birth at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
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15th September 2021

Developer builds big-top dreams for disadvantaged children

East Midlands housebuilder Peter James Homes has made dreams come true for dozens of disadvantaged children by treating them to a trip to the circus.
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15th September 2021

NG and FHP put the pieces together for Jigsaw24 to move to new service centre

The rapidly-expanding Nottingham IT solutions provider and consultancy Jigsaw24 has agreed the acquisition of the newly-refurbished Resource House on Phoenix Park in Nottingham.
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15th September 2021

Leicester’s Books4Home appeal

Andrew Granger & Co is pleased to announce we are supporting the Rotary Club of Leicester’s Books4Home appeal.
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15th September 2021

Translation and localisation services company PAB Languages unveils new multilingual website

Award-winning translation and localisation services company PAB Languages has unveiled a new multilingual website to showcase its translation, interpreting and localisation services.
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15th September 2021

Raygar’s sponsorship football boards installed at the Pirelli Stadium

Raygar Architecture & Engineering Supplies Ltd has taken up the sponsorship of Burton Albion’s popular home terrace for the 2021-2022 season, in memory of Keith Calladine.
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14th September 2021

Working capital vacuum threat as recovery continues

A severe shortage of working capital is set to cause a growing number of business failures as companies responding to the recovery become overstretched and insolvent due to a lack of cash, a leading Midlands-based restructuring expert is warning.
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14th September 2021

CLARKE WILLMOTT ACTS ON SALE OF HOSPITALITY SOFTWARE BUSINESS

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on the multi-million pound sale of a software company, after helping to form the business in 2014.
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14th September 2021

Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero

This year’s Summit, delivered in partnership with the University of Derby, will build on the continued activity to support the transition to a low carbon economy and the path to Net Zero. 
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14th September 2021

Acquisition has engineered a bright future for Leicestershire firm

A Leicestershire engineering company’s future has been safeguarded thanks to an acquisition.
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14th September 2021

Recovery grant helps IT business serve more customers

A forced office move and reduced revenues due to the global pandemic meant Ashby de la Zouch-based business IT support provider UKBITS, faced an uncertain future last year.
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14th September 2021

Doing good during bad times

Over the past 18 months, the charity sector has been seen to go over and beyond to support the diverse communities in and around Leicester. Shama Women’s Centre is one of these amazing charities; having realigned our services to ensure alternative opportu
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14th September 2021

Construction set to begin on 10,000sq ft office development in Lincolnshire

East Midlands accounting and business adviser, Duncan & Toplis is creating a new 10,000 square foot office in Louth.
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14th September 2021

NOTTS LAW FIRM UNVEILS NOMINATED CHARITIES AFTER FIRST FUNDRAISER

Leading city centre law firm Nelsons has announced its nominated charities for the coming year, after completing its first round of fundraising for the organisations during a summer team challenge.
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14th September 2021

ALICE IS WOMEN IN BUSINESS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR FOR LEICESTERSHIRE

Former North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) apprentice Alice Deeping has been named as Apprentice of the Year in the Leicestershire Live Women in Business Awards.
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14th September 2021

Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen granted to John Mills of MHR International UK Limited

A Royal Warrant of Appointment has been granted to John Mills Esquire, President and Founder of MHR International UK Limited, for the supply of Payroll and HR Systems to Her Majesty The Queen. 
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14th September 2021

CHILDREN FIRST DERBY LADIES LUNCH EVENT PROVES TO BE A SELL OUT SUCCESS

Local charity Children First Derby celebrated the hugely successful return of its popular Annual Fundraising Ladies Lunch Event, held on 8th September 2021 at Morley Hayes Derby, which raised over £1800 to help support local vulnerable children, young peo
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