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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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18th May 2022

Reach Separations marks 10th birthday milestone with further expansion into Europe

Nottingham-based contract research organisation (CRO) Reach Separations has reported a significant increase in turnover in the wake of sustained demand across Europe for its chromatographic purification services.
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18th May 2022

Entrepreneur Sam spots a gap in the market as he launches his “Deliveroo for barbers” app Barba

A Derby entrepreneur who made a mess of cutting his own hair when barbers were shut during the lockdown has launched a new app booking service for people who want to get a professional trim without leaving the house.
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18th May 2022

Mercia Marina launches £10,000 annual sculpture competition

The UK’s largest inland marina has announced an annual international sculpture prize designed to celebrate the best established and up-and-coming artists of today.
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18th May 2022

IT Support Provider rewarded for Excellence in Customer Service

Your IT Department have walked away with the Excellence in Customer Service Award at the 2022 Nachural Entrepreneur Awards. The award was presented at a lavish ceremony at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on the evening of Friday 13th May.
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18th May 2022

Focus appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to help project manage the £8m restoration of Highbury

Focus has been appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to jointly project manage the development and delivery phase of Restoring Chamberlain’s Highbury – an £8m National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) project to restore and develop the family home of fo
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18th May 2022

A trio of new partners in East Mids among five senior promotions

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has announced five senior promotions in the East Mids, including a trio of new partners, Katherine Cereghino, Hannah Pryce, and Alexandra Kirkwood. Neena Jakhu, and Owen Franks have been made senior associates.
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17th May 2022

Boost for school's outdoor space thanks to help from local housebuilder

A Leicestershire primary school has a fantastic outside area to grow fruit and vegetables and attract bees along with improved parking thanks to developer Grace Homes.
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17th May 2022

Nottingham's Victoria Centre's 'Win a Window' winner revealed

The family of a soldier stationed in Nottingham are celebrating after bagging nearly £5,000-worth of goodies as part of Victoria Centre’s ‘Win a Window’ competition.
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17th May 2022

Invictus Communications Support Specialist Child Exploitation Charity

Invictus Communications have lent their support to Derby-based charity Safe and Sound which helps young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation including sexual, County Lines, trafficking, modern slavery and radicalisation
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17th May 2022

Encore Pushes Towards £100m Turnover in Milestone Year

Leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, is fast-tracking towards the £100m turnover mark in its 20th anniversary year.
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17th May 2022

Purpose Media Reaches top 20 recommended UK Marketing Agencies

Derbyshire based full service marketing agency Purpose Media has been ranked within the top 20 UK marketing agencies to appear in the latest list of ‘Drum Recommended’ agencies in the UK.
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17th May 2022

Stockyard unveils as new home for food and drink producers in the Rural Capital of Food

A new go-to destination for food and drink producers to manufacture and sell their artisan products has been unveiled in the Rural Capital of Food, with the launch of the Stockyard in Melton Mowbray.
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17th May 2022

Timms’ Solicitor Named Junior Lawyer Of The Year

A Family Law solicitor at Timms Solicitors has been named Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Derby and District Law Society’s annual awards.
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17th May 2022

On your bike! Popular city e-bike scheme reveals new pricing to help customers make the most of life on two wheels.

Santander Cycles Leicester has announced new prices to help residents and visitors make the most of the city’s e-bike scheme, with a 20-minute journey now available from as little as 60p.
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17th May 2022

Bargain Hunt Team Visits Titus the T. rex for Nottingham Show

The roaring success of the Titus T. Rex is King exhibition at Wollaton Hall grabbed the attention of none other than antiques expert Charlie Ross as he visited Nottingham to film for the latest series of Bargain Hunt.
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16th May 2022

NEXTGEN TURNAROUND COMMITTEE FORMED WITH EAST MIDLANDS EXPERTS AT THE HELM

Two graphic designers have raised £1,927.75 for the Ukraine crisis appeal by teaming up and using their skills to solve a common business branding issue.
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16th May 2022

Access Training gains accreditation to the matrix Standard once more

Access Training (East Midlands) Ltd, one of the East Midlands’ leading independent training providers, has, once again, been accredited to the Department for Education’s matrix Standard, demonstrating the high-quality information, advice and guidance serv
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16th May 2022

Homebuilder to bring boost of more than 400 jobs in Melton Mowbray

Barratt Homes North Midlands has announced that its new development in Leicestershire will underpin approximately 466 jobs for local people.
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16th May 2022

Croots Farm Shop throws open its gates for Open Farm Sunday on 12th June

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 12th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming.
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16th May 2022

OMEETO Clinches Major Instruction With Entain Plc

Commercial property consultants OMEETO has announced a new partnership with one of the world’s most successful sports betting and gaming groups.
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16th May 2022

Northamptonshire housebuilder donates £500 to children's hospice

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, a charity that supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions, has received £500 from Northamptonshire homebuilder David Wilson Homes
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16th May 2022

Staffing solutions firm Venquis provides more job opportunities in Leicester

Further establishing their position in the East Midlands, Venquis is bringing more jobs to Leicester.
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16th May 2022

Nearly 10,000 in the East Midlands sign up for UK’s biggest ever plastics investigation starting today

The Big Plastic Count, the UK’s biggest ever investigation into household plastic waste, kicks off today.
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13th May 2022

National card and gifting company Cardzone snap up jewellery gift boxes created by Derbyshire business Letterbox Love

A Derbyshire couple who set up a jewellery gift box business when the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak have said it’s a ‘dream come true’ after nationwide gifting company Cardzone began stocking their products.
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13th May 2022

MORLEY HAYES HOTEL NAMED ONE OF TRIPADVISOR’S TOP 25 UK HOTELS

Derbyshire hotel, restaurant and golf complex Morley Hayes has been named one of the Top 25 hotels in the UK & Channel Islands by TripAdvisor, one of the world’s biggest travel resources.
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13th May 2022

Works complete at new £10m manufacturing facility in Mansfield

Leading Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson has announced the completion of a new light manufacturing facility on Hamilton Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield.
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13th May 2022

New airline Norse Atlantic appoints Impression to lead international marketing strategy

New airline Norse Atlantic has selected digital agency Impression to devise and deliver its international marketing strategy after a competitive two-stage pitch process.
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13th May 2022

Venquis provides more job opportunities in Leicester

Staffing solutions firm Venquis provides more job opportunities in Leicester
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13th May 2022

Browne Jacobson trainees going green for charity fundraisers

Browne Jacobson’s trainee lawyers are gearing up for the first of three outdoor fundraising challenges that will begin this weekend (Saturday 14 May), with the aim of driving positive change to the environment and raising funds for the firm’s charity part
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13th May 2022

Leicestershire distillery is "tickled pink" with its latest launch

Leicestershire distillery, Burleighs Gin, has introduced a new flavour to its range of artisan gins, perfect for sipping in the spring and summer sun.
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13th May 2022

East Midlands’ small business confidence remains steady despite challenges

The latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index is out, and despite a challenging economic environment, business confidence in the East Midlands remains stable, indicating that the stark dips of 2021 caused by changes in lockdown rest
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13th May 2022

New airline Norse Atlantic appoints Impression to lead international marketing strategy

New airline Norse Atlantic has selected digital agency Impression to devise and deliver its international marketing strategy after a competitive two-stage pitch process.
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12th May 2022

It's a g'day for Nottingham's restaurant scene as Aussie joins Canal Turn team

After relocating to Nottingham to restart his career in hospitality post-covid, Liam Morgan has joined the growing team at Canal Turn – the vibrant venue set to launch this summer as part of one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK.
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12th May 2022

University of Derby recognised for ‘world-leading’ research

The University of Derby is delivering world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results announced today.
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12th May 2022

Kingswood announces the acquisition of Lincolnshire-based Vincent & Co Ltd

Kingswood Holdings Limited (AIM: KWG), the international, fully integrated wealth and investment management group, is pleased to announce it has exchanged on the acquisition of Vincent & Co Ltd, a privately owned independent financial adviser firm based n
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12th May 2022

Works complete on specialist healthcare facility at Nottingham Trent University

Work on a three-storey, specialist training facility for those in the healthcare sector has now been completed at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Clifton Campus.
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12th May 2022

Ex Derby County football legend, Roger Davies, joins me&dee charity in going an extra mile for ‘Miles for Smiles’!

me&dee, their supported families and supporters take on the extra mile, to show their gratitude to the Miles for Smiles team and are pushing for schools to join in this summer!
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12th May 2022

Leicestershire Chef Creates Award Winning Sandwich

A chef from Mountsorrel, Leicestershire has scooped a top prize at the Sandwich Designer of the Year competition, a highlight of the annual British Sandwich & Food to Go Industry Awards or The Sammies (the Grammys of the sandwich world), which took place
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12th May 2022

FREE B2B Event and Networking - The University of Nottingham would like to invite you to join them at their first ever FREE ‘Business open day’ at the University of Nottingham.

“Power of Partnerships: driving change in the East Midlands” is the University of Nottingham’s first open business conference, organised in partnership with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, CBI, IoD and FSB.
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12th May 2022

PR agency announces charity partner

A PR agency in Northamptonshire has announced its first ever charity partner.
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12th May 2022

Robinson produce sustainable packaging for Holdsworth’s iconic limited edition Platinum Jubilee chocolates

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Holdsworth Chocolates and custom packaging supplier, Robinson, have collaborated to create a beautifully crafted limited edition Jubilee chocolate box.
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12th May 2022

New collaboration catches the eye

An independent Derby optometrist has teamed up with one of the region’s leading personal stylists to launch a new eyewear styling service to its customers.
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11th May 2022

Derby charity launches ‘Think Ocean’ canned local spring water to help cut plastic pollution

A Derby charity dedicated to cutting down on ocean plastic has teamed up with a local company to launch canned water sourced from a local spring.
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11th May 2022

IoD launches search for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new chair to become the voice of business for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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11th May 2022

Digital Marketing Agency Expands Its Digital PR Team

Lincoln-based digital marketing agency, Distract has grown its PR team with the addition of Elysia Coates as a Digital PR Executive.
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11th May 2022

Marketing Agency helps launch 1st disabled Ryder Cup style golf event sponsored by Amazon

Hot on the heels of the recent British Masters, Derby based marketing agency, Purpose Media has provided sponsorship and marketing support for the first ever Ryder Cup style golf event for disabled people.
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11th May 2022

Nottingham property expert explains how to create a thriving retail city

Creating a thriving retail city in a post-pandemic world
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11th May 2022

Flotec is fighting cybercrime!

Loughborough-based Flotec, a trusted and leading supplier of reliable hose and engineering solutions to the rail market, obtains core membership through the Cyber Resilience Centre.
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11th May 2022

Successful covid start-up Colleague Box celebrate second anniversary

The personalised gifting company set up by a furloughed Derby mum during the first national lockdown is celebrating its second year in business.
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11th May 2022

Nottingham-based property agent appoints new associate director

Leading commercial property agency Innes England has welcomed a new associate director to its Nottingham office.
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11th May 2022

ALPHAGEEK EXPANDS TO NEW HOME AT CUBO DERBY

Digital marketing specialists Alphageek are relocating to the exciting Cubo flex workspace in Derby after outgrowing their current premises.
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10th May 2022

Access Group staff walk 126 miles from London to Loughborough for Mental Health Awareness Week

Employees from The Access Group are putting their best foot forward to walk 126 miles from the firm’s office in Aldgate, Central London to its flagship office in Loughborough, Leicestershire as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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10th May 2022

Queen's Speech - Mostly motherhood and apple pie, but with a little start-up spice

Nicholas Hyett, Investment Analyst at Wealth Club comments on the Queen’s speech.
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10th May 2022

Derby branding and design consultancy, Parry Creative, grows from strength to strength with team expansion

The owner of Parry Creative, a branding and design consultancy based in Derby, is celebrating a key milestone in her business with the creation of a new role and appointment of a new team member.
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10th May 2022

TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS AT TEENTECH FESTIVAL

Solar-powered robots that collect ocean pollution, wearable technology that monitors health, and ways to reduce personal carbon footprints were some of the ideas generated by school pupils as they took part in an innovation event run by TeenTech at the MI
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10th May 2022

Jigsaw24 and SentinelOne announce ambitious partnership to improve enterprise endpoint security

Leading B2B technology solutions provider Jigsaw24 have announced an ambitious new partnership with SentinelOne, the leading macOS endpoint security vendor hailed for their autonomous cybersecurity that’s built with the future in mind. 
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10th May 2022

KH Hair Leicester celebrates 50 years in the city

A month of celebrations and gearing up for a greener future
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10th May 2022

Local housebuilder helps to improve road safety in Leicestershire village

Local housebuilder, Grace Homes, recently worked with Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Council to install two new vehicle activated signs (VAS), along with a power supply to be used for community events and potentially Wymondham’s Christmas lights. 
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10th May 2022

Midlands-based online retailer launches major volunteering programme for its staff

UK Flooring Direct, which employs around 200 people across sites in Hinckley and Coventry, has developed a new Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) programme that will see every member of the team given a fully-paid day to offer their services to a chari
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10th May 2022

Recruiters Take on Golf Tournament in a Bid to Raise Money for Charity

Directors and staff from leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, scored a hole in one at their first charity event of the year to support blind war veterans and young people with Diabetes.
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9th May 2022

Homebuilder helps storybooks come to life for Leicestershire pupils

For National Share A Story Month (May), tales were recently brought to life for pupils at Little Hill Primary School in Wigston, thanks to an event organised by David Wilson Homes.
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9th May 2022

Quantuma appoints new director to Midlands office

Business advisory firm, Quantuma, has appointed Lee Brocklehurst as director at its Nottingham office. 
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8th May 2022

UK inflation index reaches record high as manufacturing businesses face growing pressures

The BDO Inflation Index has reached an all-time high as April saw a stark rise in commodity and energy prices, according to the latest Business Trends report from accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.
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8th May 2022

FUNCTIONAL FOOD PROVIDER EXPANDS INTO WHOLESALE AMID RISING DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED VALUE GOODS

FMCG functional food brand Nutrigums has unveiled its first expansion into the wholesale and independent retail markets with Nottingham-based The Health Store Ltd.
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7th May 2022

Hat-trick of senior promotions for Shoosmiths’ Nottingham office

The promotions round sees Su Kemp become a partner, Charlotte Thomas step up to legal director and Will Thomas take on the role of principal associate.
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7th May 2022

Encore Plan to Step up to Silver with its Support of the Armed Forces Covenant

Leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, is renewing its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant for another year as it steps up to Silver accreditation, thanks to its dedication to supporting ex service men and women to find work.
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7th May 2022

250 miles cycled for me&dee charity

Over the last week in April, The Derby Conference Centre cycled 250 miles for the me&dee memory trail and raised £347.55 for the charity.
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7th May 2022

Grantham law firm appoints new senior personal injury solicitor

JMP Solicitors has expanded its personal Injury team in its Grantham office with the appointment of senior solicitor, Monique Medd.
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6th May 2022

D2N2 LEP AWARDS £6.5 MILLION TO SEVEN LOW CARBON PROJECTS

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has announced it will be investing £6.5million from its Low Carbon Growth Fund into seven innovative projects based across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire.
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6th May 2022

Leicestershire based entrepreneur brings home 2 awards

Last week the winners of the Real Entrepreneurs’ Awards were announced during an evening at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport. 
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6th May 2022

Paperchase Upgrades IT Infrastructure for Growth

Paperchase, the international stationary retailer, has been working with Retail Assist to deliver future capacity for growth by undertaking a full upgrade of the infrastructure and operating system that underpins its omnichannel supply chain solution, Mer
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6th May 2022

Salon springs into fundraiser for hospice

West Nottinghamshire College’s hairdressing and beauty therapy students have stepped into spring with an uplifting and revitalising treatment afternoon and fundraiser for clients at their Revive salon.
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6th May 2022

Food Innovation Centre helps luxury sushi producer Uramaki to launch UK-wide delivery

A Nottingham-based luxury sushi producer has launched a nationwide delivery service thanks to support from The Food Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham.
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6th May 2022

OMEETO Expands With Key Appointment

A commercial property agent with industry experience in both the UK and his native Australia has joined OMEETO due to increased instructions across the East and West Midlands.
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6th May 2022

A right royal affair: Lincolnshire show to return with Platinum Jubilee theme

Lincolnshire's most beloved event – the Lincolnshire Show - will be making its grand return this June, taking on a royal purple theme to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Taking place for the first time since 2019, the event is set to welcome more t
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5th May 2022

200 Degrees coffee roasters mark opening of third Nottingham coffee shop next week with 200 free coffees

Nottingham based coffee roaster, 200 Degrees, is opening its third shop in its hometown on Monday (9 May) and is celebrating by giving its first 200 customers a free coffee.
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5th May 2022

DCG Apprentice Crowned National Trade Champion

An apprentice carpenter and joiner who is studying at Derby College Group (DCG) has clinched the coveted title of Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year out of around 2,500 applicants nationwide.
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5th May 2022

Jobs Fair Aims To Help Local People ‘Get Hired’

A wide range of local employers with job and apprenticeship vacancies will gather at The Roundhouse in Pride Park on Thursday May 12 between 5pm and 7pm for the largest-ever ‘Get Hired’ jobs fair organised by Derby College Group (DCG).
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5th May 2022

Generosity of Precision Facilities Management Supports the Next Generation

A talented young person working with Leicester charity Soft Touch Arts has just completed an art commission for the offices of Leicester-based Precision FM.
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5th May 2022

Safe and Sound Ambassador Recognised For Contribution To County

Derbyshire-born actor Molly Windsor, who starred in a television drama about child sexual exploitation and has since been an active ambassador for local Safe and Sound, has been officially recognised with an award.
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5th May 2022

Managing Director of Cubo shortlisted for prestigious property awards

Marc Brough, managing director of leading flex office provider Cubo, has been shortlisted for two awards at the UK’s most prestigious property awards.
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5th May 2022

M-EC Helps Leicester Riders to Engineer a Winning Development Plan

Leicestershire based development technical consultants, M-EC, has worked alongside Leicester Riders, HSSP Architects and selected contractor, C3 Construction, to secure planning for a 1,200 metre squared extension at Morningside Arena.
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5th May 2022

Leicester teacher recognised as one of the best in the UK

Sam Bagley, Deputy Head of the Science Faculty at New College Leicester (NCL), has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards 2022, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the education sector.
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5th May 2022

The Midlands Business Network Expo - 1 week to go!

Just one week to go until the The Midlands Business Network Expo!
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5th May 2022

Nottingham entrepreneur reaches the finals for prestigious award

Founder and managing director of The Good Food Group and The Buyer’s Discovery Club Ross Carlin has been announced as a finalist in the Food & Drink Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for 2022.  
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5th May 2022

Rootles gains ASDA listing and launches new flavours

New flavours for chocolate-covered veg-based biscuits Rootles, as brand launches in Asda
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4th May 2022

Remaining two May Connection Receptions from Kuku Connect

We have 2 remaining fabulous venues for May 2022. Come and meet the vibrant KuKu Community and connect with business owners whilst indulging in complimentary hospitality.
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4th May 2022

Acres flying high as heliport plan gets off the ground

Nottingham’s Acres Group has successfully designed its first heliport, as expansion plans for an existing base receive council approval.
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4th May 2022

Promotion for Ben as Fluid Ideas expands leadership team

The head of creative agency Fluid Ideas’ search and social media team has been promoted to associate partner.
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4th May 2022

DMU and Fraser Urquhart Media Launch DMU/DM ME – a ‘New Networking & Learning’ group that brings industry and academia together

De Montfort University’s Castle Business School and Leicestershire PR Agency, Fraser Urquhart Media, are proud to announce their latest collaboration project: the launch of DMU/DM Me – a ‘New Networking & Learning’ group that brings industry and academia
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4th May 2022

Shed Grounds Maintenance expands its office team, to manage rapid recent growth

Over the last 12 months, Shed Grounds Maintenance has experienced a period of unprecedented, rapid growth. 
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4th May 2022

Blackwood Homes & Care selects MHR to transform HR and Payroll efficiency across the employee lifecycle

Blackwood Homes & Care, a leading national housing and care provider specialising in high-quality accessible living for older people and people with disabilities, has selected MHR International, the HR, payroll and finance expert, to transform the efficie
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4th May 2022

AGE UK LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND CELEBRATE IN STYLE WITH PUKKA

It’s not only the Queen who is celebrating a 70th Anniversary in 2022, local independent charity Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, are also celebrating 70 years of support this year
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4th May 2022

Housebuilder donates £1,000 to primary school PTA in Lutterworth

Housebuilder Mulberry Homes has donated £1,000 to The Friends of John Wycliffe Primary School PTA, as part of its monthly community fund.
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