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News from 2015


23rd December 2015

Spark Of Genius For M&E Firm In Latest Contract Win

Derby based Colt Engineering is celebrating after landing a contract to provide its mechanical services to a new housing development in High Wycombe.
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21st December 2015

Business champion joins board of national body representing enterprise organisations

A Derbyshire business leader has been appointed a non-executive director of an organisation that supports enterprise in England.
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21st December 2015

Nottingham Company Innovates and Succeeds.

Coldharbour Marine of Linby North Nottinghamshire was presented with an international technical innovation award at the international Tanker Shipping and Trade Conference held in London in November.
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10th December 2015

Croots Farm Shop creates hanging Christmas tree forest in Derbyshire

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has come up with a novel way to display its Christmas trees – a hanging forest in one of the farm
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10th December 2015

Newby Castleman partner sails to success

A partner at one of Leicester
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10th December 2015

Would you 'Do Your Bit' for Leicester's next generation of tradespeople?

Leicester College, has teamed up with kitchen and joinery giant Magnet Trade, in a scheme which has helped over 200 students and seen them donate £10,000 worth of stock.
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10th December 2015

Santa's Helpers Bring Joy To Children's Ward Patients

A Nottingham based charity supported by local businesses, has helped to decorate the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at the Nottingham Children
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10th December 2015

Nottingham business Shredall secures information security certification

Bestwood-based firm Shredall has been awarded the ISO 27001 certificate by the global certification body, NQA, in recognition of its high standards of data security management.
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10th December 2015

Annual Santa Stroll brings early Christmas treat for tots

Around 20 young children and their carers donned Santa outfits to complete their annual Santa Stroll to South Derbyshire
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10th December 2015

Great food is always a sure bet as Leicester Racecourse team up with Big Daddies Diner for 2016

Race-goers of Leicestershire have witnessed a dramatic turnaround at Leicester Racecourse since the arrival of Rob Bracken (or ‘Racing Rob
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9th December 2015

J Tomlinson's head of business development wins Female Executive of the Year Award

The head of business development at contractor J Tomlinson, Nikki Foreman, has been named as Female Executive of the Year at the Nottingham Post Women in Business Awards 2015.
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9th December 2015

Derby's new high-tech hub powered by 200-panel PV array

The Innovation Hub at the heart of Derby
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9th December 2015

Phoenix Group turnover up 70 per cent in 12 months

The Nottinghamshire-based firm, Phoenix Group, has reported a 70 per cent increase in turnover year-on-year for the 12 months to August 31st.
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8th December 2015

Industrial park scheme role for Focus Consultants

Experts at Focus Consultants are playing a key role in a £2m development to build 19 new industrial units, which have scope to create or safeguard almost 300 jobs in coming years.
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8th December 2015

Accountants run for charity 10k race in Loughborough

Eight employees from Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants, put on their running shoes recently and took to the streets of Loughborough to compete in the town
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8th December 2015

Nathan Wilson rejoins Russell Scanlan at its Nottingham HQ

Russell Scanlan, Nottingham
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2nd December 2015

Do yourself a flavour – new Cherizena flavoured coffees launched

Coffee specialist Cherizena is launching three new flavours in time for the festive season.
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1st December 2015

Firm transforms historic Derby site by building units that were in short supply

The transformation of a historic site in Derby to a modern industrial park has been completed by city firm Ivygrove Developments.
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1st December 2015

The House of Michael Wallace Launches First Men’s Line

After displaying his women's collections at London Fashion Week and in LA, fashion designer Michael Wallace has launched his first ever men’s line at the Prince’s Trust Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.
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1st December 2015

Social media consultancy to expand after record year

Derby-based social media consultancy Status Social is to take on a second studio after a record year.
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1st December 2015

Nottinghamshire’s EvoEnergy crowned Installer of the Year at Solar UK awards

EvoEnergy, the Attenborough-based solar PV installer, has been named ‘Installer of the Year’ at the 2015 Solar UK awards
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27th November 2015

Former England and Leicester Tigers Captain, Martin Johnson MBE, opens new state-of-the-art sports clinic in Wigston, Leicester.

Last week saw the official launch of Function Jigsaw’s new clinic on Long Street in Wigston as sporting stars, clients, family and friends joined together to support the team in their new home – a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary gym and therapy clinic.
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25th November 2015

Leading tax specialist Jumpstart welcomes HMRC’s moves to simplify and improve R&D reliefs

Jumpstart, the UK's leading R&D tax credit specialist, has welcomed new moves by HMRC to simplify and improve access to research and development (R&D) tax relief for small businesses.
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25th November 2015

Biffa Supplies Nottingham Building Firm With Top Award

Nottingham based DL Rhodes & Son is celebrating after the firm beat off fierce competition from both national and international competitors to be awarded Biffa’s 2015 Supplier of the Year.
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23rd November 2015

It’s #TheLittleThings that make a difference

A NEW campaign aimed at encouraging people to pay their rent by direct debit has been launched by housing provider, Your Housing Group, today (Monday, 23rd November 2015).
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19th November 2015

Derby Entrepreneur Helps College Students To Engineer Their Future

A Derby based M&E entrepreneur is inspiring the next generation of engineers by volunteering to teach a class at Derby College as part of the National Citizen Service.
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19th November 2015

Memories come flooding in for new book on old Trent Lane dock

Nottingham based sustainable property developer Blueprint has had an overwhelming response from local people with memories of the former Trent Lane inland port for a new book which is to be launched in early 2016.
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19th November 2015

New pension reforms could leave many out of pocket, warns Newby Castleman

With the new flat-rate state pension due to come into force next year, research has shown that fewer than half of people retiring in 2016 will pick up the full new state pension, meaning the majority will lose out in the long run.
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19th November 2015

Poppy-PR ‘En Vogue’ With Latest Client Win

An Ilkeston based PR agency was taken by surprise last week, after London Fashion Week royalty dropped by to invest in its services.
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19th November 2015

New appointments within senior team to support growth of Delta-Simons

Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Ferguson as Managing Director.
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19th November 2015

New group finance director for expanding contractor J Tomlinson

Contractor J Tomlinson has appointed a new group finance director as part of the company’s expansion plans.
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18th November 2015

Builders Breakfast Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Of Historic Landmark Whilst Boosting Local Economy

Over 80 influential professionals in the property and construction industry joined Nottingham based ALB Investments and DL Rhodes & Son to celebrate the grand re-opening of The Victoria Mill in Draycott.
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18th November 2015

Industrial safety shoes and boots prove to be a winner for family footwear firm

A company that makes innovative industrial safety footwear used around the world has stepped up to win an award as a family business.
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17th November 2015

Decorator dips into apprentice pool for trio to help handle increased workload!

A painting and decorating company has taken on three apprentices and is looking to employ more workers to deal with increased orders.
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13th November 2015

Mapperley To Receive Luxury Eco-Home Development

A Nottingham based building contractor is facilitating the development of twelve new high specification eco-houses in Mapperley, as further proof that the number of house build projects in England is on the increase.
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13th November 2015

Midlands Powerhouse

Business leaders are urging the Government to rethink the Northern Powerhouse initiative and instead focus on the Midlands region.
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13th November 2015

College student named as Chesterfield’s Young Chef of the Year

A Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery student from Chesterfield College has been named as Chesterfield’s Young Chef of the Year at town’s Food and Drink Awards.
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13th November 2015

Derbyshire farm shop Croots launches annual festive charity fundraising

Croots Farm Shop is launching its annual festive fundraising effort in aid of Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre with a special event on Thursday 12th November.
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13th November 2015

Sundial Group Announced as Living Wage Champion

Northamptonshire family business, Sundial Group, has been chosen as the winner of the Living Wage Employer Champion Award 2015 for the East Midlands region.
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12th November 2015

Leading the evolution, Leanne Bonner-Cooke: the woman behind the multi-award winning Leicestershire business

The last month has been an exceptional one for Leicestershire based market leaders Evolve, as the company and its Managing Director, Leanne Bonner-Cooke, scooped not one, not two, but four industry awards!
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10th November 2015

Mitchells ‘Wear it Pink’ and raise £560 for breast cancer

Staff at Chesterfield-based Mitchells Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers wore pink recently to show their support for a colleague undergoing treatment for cancer and to raise money for charity.
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10th November 2015

Newby Castleman expands with new recruit

Leading chartered accountants, Newby Castleman has expanded its team further with the addition of three new recruits, reflecting a growth in business.
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10th November 2015

estate agents pick iconic CQ location for new home

Walton & Allen has created a new high-tech, high street estate agency in the heart of Nottingham’s flourishing Creative Quarter.
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10th November 2015

Nottingham HR Agency Peaks Distribution Firm’s Interest

A Nottingham based HR agency has landed a brand new contract to provide support to Polydist UK, after the polymer distribution firm read about Peak HR in the local media.
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6th November 2015

Building features company scales the heights to a seven year turnover high

A specialist roofing and cladding company whose work features on many buildings is celebrating after achieving an annual turnover of £7m – a record since a management buyout seven years ago.
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5th November 2015

Derby quad combine forces to help bring ‘Newlife’ to Derby Cathedral

Smith Cooper, Flint Bishop, Purely Digital and NatWest have joined forces to sponsor the upcoming concert at Derby Cathedral.
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3rd November 2015

Midlands Powerhouse

Business leaders are urging the Government to rethink the Northern Powerhouse initiative and instead focus on the Midlands region.
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30th October 2015

Flint Bishop wins major national award at this year’s prestigious CCR awards

Leading law firm Flint Bishop Solicitors are delighted to announce their success in winning the 'Credit Excellence Award for Collections’ category at this year’s Credit Collection and Risk magazine (CCR) Credit Excellence Awards.
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30th October 2015

Entrepreneur Lectures Students at Nottingham University’s Business School

A Nottingham based property entrepreneur is inspiring the next generation of business undergraduates by volunteering to teach a module on International Business Leadership Management at the University of Nottingham Business School.
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21st October 2015

Russell Roof Tiles is Fabulous at Fifty

Burton based manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles recently celebrated its 50th year in style - 220 distinguished guests gathered at St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent, to mark the firms half century - 1965 to 2015.
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20th October 2015

Flint Bishop announce fifth major award nomination

Regional heavyweight law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors have today announced another shortlist nomination for “Legal / Judicial Services Provider of the Year” at this year’s Collections & Customer Service Awards hosted by Credit Today.
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12th October 2015

New future planned for Chesterfield’s former Co-op building

A planning application is to be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council seeking permission to convert the town’s landmark former Co-op store for a mixed leisure and restaurant use.
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8th October 2015

Patent attorneys show the way for a simple signpost solution without any twists!

A simple idea that keeps road signs in place and could save councils time and money has been driven along with help from Derby patent attorneys Swindell & Pearson.
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5th October 2015

Market leaders in business improvement providing a rebate management solution ‘e-Bate’ that will save organisations vast amounts of time and money.

If we told you that you could potentially save up to 30% on your rebates, would you like to know how?
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30th September 2015

J Tomlinson and BSP Consulting start work on new Dunelm store for Nottingham

Work has just got underway on site on a new Dunelm home furnishings store being built in Nottingham by local contractor J Tomlinson.
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30th September 2015

Derbyshire company secures £1.94m finance deal to become UK leader

A Matlock-based company, Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS), has secured a £1.94 million finance package enabling it to continue being the UK leader in roadside solar powered mobile signs
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29th September 2015

East of England capitalises on R&D tax relief claims as economy continues to prosper

The economic and commercial upswing in the East of England has been reinforced by figures which show it is in the top three for claims for research and development (R&D) tax relief
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23rd September 2015

OPEN MORNING TO INSPIRE NEXT STAGE OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

The children may have only just gone back to school but Trent College and its junior school The Elms in Long Eaton are inviting you to think about your child’s education for next year by opening their doors on Saturday 3 October.
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23rd September 2015

Nottingham Estate Agency To Save Homeowners Thousands

A British entrepreneur has launched a unique concept in online estate agency that will revolutionalise the way that people can sell their houses by removing hefty estate agent fees.
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23rd September 2015

Worksop's Young Professionals 'Potty' Over Luxury Development

A former office block on Potter Street in Worksop will be turned into 12 luxury apartments in a bid to attract young professionals to the area.
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22nd September 2015

Sales manager Stephen joins the team at GFORCE

Leicester-based sportswear specialist, GFORCE Teamwear, has expanded its own team with the appointment of a new area sales manager.
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22nd September 2015

Out With The Old, In With The New, For Heritage Business Site

A former stables building in Mansfield has been successfully renovated into a commercial space, which is set to boost the local economy and bring jobs to the area.
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21st September 2015

Business leaders cheer fresh lease of life for old building by creating new offices

A new business centre at a prestigious building in Ilkeston town centre was officially opened today (FRI).
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21st September 2015

SMEs get the message as R&D tax relief claims in the UK rise by £380 million

An increasing awareness of the significant benefits which can be achieved from research and development (R&D) tax relief has driven a dramatic rise in the number of claims and the amounts claimed, according to one of the UK's leading specialists.
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21st September 2015

Newby Castleman sponsors Loughborough 10k

Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants is getting set to sponsor the inaugural Loughborough 10k race and is entering a team of runners to help raise money for local charity Home-Start Charnwood.
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18th September 2015

‘Rhodes’ To Be Paved For Young Professionals Amidst New Housing Development

A Nottingham based building contractor is facilitating the development of six new high specification apartments in Beeston after it was revealed that there is a shortage of affordable housing for young professionals in the area.
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18th September 2015

Flint Bishop reveals excellent Legal 500 results

One of the Legal 500’s ‘heavyweight’ law firms has revealed excellent results in this year’s Legal 500 directory which was released yesterday.
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18th September 2015

Finalists announced for East Midlands fbe Awards 2015

The East Midlands fbe (Forum for the Built Environment) has unveiled the names of the top construction schemes shortlisted as finalists in its annual awards after receiving a record number of entries.
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17th September 2015

BSP Consulting and Sherwood Associates stage BREEAM Communities event

Two East Midlands-based firms joined forces to turn the spotlight on ways to create more sustainable large-scale developments.
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17th September 2015

Accolade from Lockheed Martin confirms icon's quality and international supply chain excellence

Icon Polymer Group, a technology company in engineered polymer products, has received a major accolade from a leading global player in defence aircraft for the quality of its manufacturing and supply chain management.
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17th September 2015

Investment On Barnby Gate Set To Make New History In Newark

A former office block on Barnby Gate in Newark will be turned into 11 luxury apartments, expected to boost the local economy.
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17th September 2015

From haulage to handbags…launch of Nellie-Jane sparks career change for Derbyshire woman

After a career that has taken her from transport and logistics, and via one of the East Midlands’ oldest bakeries, Helen Yates is now on the road with a new enterprise following the launch of handbag retailer Nellie-Jane.
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15th September 2015

LET’S RAISE THE ROOF AND DANCE!

In its anniversary year Burton on Trent roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is making its mark, putting the fun in fundraising holding a charity Zumba class recently.
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15th September 2015

Croots Farm Shop launches Rugby World Cup charity sausages

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has created two special sausages to mark the upcoming Rugby World Cup and to raise cash for the farm shop’s adopted charity.
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14th September 2015

HMRC’s crackdown on buy-to-let landlords

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords will see changes to their tax liabilities after HM Revenue and Customs announces crackdowns on mortgage interest tax relief.
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14th September 2015

Logistics firm invests more than £1m as it continues to expand after riding recession

A boom in freight business including new customers has led to an investment of more than one million pounds by one of Derbyshire's largest logistics companies.
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10th September 2015

Nottingham Property Consultancy Calls For More Affordable Housing Stock To Tackle Rogue Landlords

A Nottingham based property consultancy is calling for the Government to increase housing stock for lower wealth families in a bid to tackle the rogue landlord crisis.
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8th September 2015

Nottingham E-tailers Facing Festive Delivery ‘Timebomb’

Parcelhub, a parcel delivery service which provides services for high volume business mail and parcels through multiple carriers
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8th September 2015

American Investment For Long Eaton Based Mouse House

A DERBY based online estate agency has attracted a significant investment from America in a move which will catapult the firm to the next level.
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7th September 2015

New Contract will see over £30 million investment

Following an extensive European Procurement exercise, Ashfield Homes Limited and Ashfield District Council are pleased to announce that Nottingham-based J Tomlinson has been appointed to carry out investment works valued at more than £30 million...
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7th September 2015

Jill Chutes and Scores over £1000 for Charity

Russell Scanlan’s very own Jill Strickland has raised over £1000 for the charity ‘Help For Heroes’ by completing a spectacular skydive at Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire.
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4th September 2015

Leicester Based Female Entrepreneur Set To Take On UAE

A former model turned entrepreneur from Leicester has launched her very own fashion line after a successful showcase at Dubai Top Designer Fashion Week in March.
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3rd September 2015

Leicester-based sportswear firm sprints ahead of the competition

A Leicester-based sportswear firm has upped its game with the introduction of a new, faster service aimed at sports clubs across the UK.
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3rd September 2015

Croots Farm Shop cultivates wedding party plans after double anniversary

A double wedding celebration sparked a new business idea for husband and wife team Steve and Kay Croot.
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1st September 2015

Derby Businessman Saddles Up To Say 'A Big Thank You' To Macmillan

A Derby businessman is embarking on a gruelling 160km bike ride, to raise money for Macmillan, after the fantastic care they have given to his wife.
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28th August 2015

Cavendish Lettings Flexes Its Muscles With Launch Of New Sales Arm

Nottingham based Cavendish Lettings is delighted to announce its re-branding to Cavendish Residential in September 2015.
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26th August 2015

Recruitment Hat-trick Spells Sales Success for Foster Industrial

The UK’s premium welding supplier Foster Industrial has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new sales manager – the third new appointment this year.
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26th August 2015

Seven Year Old Waits Nine Years To Land His Dream Job With Nottingham Building Contractor

Finding a job in the current economic client is not easy so it is best to apply early- This is exactly what a seven-year-old did back in 2006 when he applied to work for DL Rhodes & Son Ltd.
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25th August 2015

Chartered Surveyor Defies Odds To Become An Equity Director Of A Leading Surveying Practice

A Nottingham based Chartered Surveyor has defied the odds after a five year battle with testicular cancer, to become an Equity Director of a leading firm.
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21st August 2015

Local Leicestershire business set to scoop a hat-trick of awards this year

This year marks another exciting milestone for Evolve-IT Consulting Ltd, and their MD, Leanne Bonner-Cooke, as her business acumen and expertise in helping businesses to bring about sustainable, positive change have earned...
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19th August 2015

Agent Issues Warning As Nottingham Is Named As Top Ten Hot Spot For Rogue Landlords

Following recent reports that from 2006 to 2014, Nottingham was in the top ten cities for the number of prosecutions against rogue landlords, a Nottingham based lettings agency is warning tenants to protect themselves.
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19th August 2015

Creatives 'Blossom' With Opening Of New Office

During an evening filled with champagne, canapés and business networking, Poppy-PR and Hex Productions joined forces to officially open its brand new office in Ilkeston.
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19th August 2015

Growing Economy, Growing Fleet

Castle Donington’s BMD Transport is taking advantage of the more stable economy by investing in its growing fleet, from RH Commercial Vehicles, in a plan to increase efficiencies and respond to growing demand.
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17th August 2015

Focus Consultants Team Skydives for Charity

Three brave employees from Focus Consultants are taking the plunge for charity with a tandem sky dive in aid of a cause close to their hearts.
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17th August 2015

'Rhodes To Success' For Nottingham Building Contractor In Latest Contract Win

Nottingham based DL Rhodes & Son Ltd is delighted to announce that it has landed a £1.5 million contract to redevelop a waste recycling facility in Barking, Essex.
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13th August 2015

Flint Bishop Secures Major Contract For an Additional Five Years

Flint Bishop Solicitors, one of the largest independent law firms in the East Midlands, is delighted to have secured the debt recovery work of global publishing giant, LexisNexis for the next five years.
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13th August 2015

Historic Long Eaton Landmark Set To Bring Regeneration To Town Centre

The former clock tower in Long Eaton will be turned into 28 plush apartments and five retail units in an attempt to bring increased business to the area and boost the local economy.
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13th August 2015

Regeneration Scheme Appointment for J Tomlinson

Contractor J Tomlinson has been appointed on the second phase of a major regeneration scheme in the West Midlands.
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13th August 2015

ITS Moves to New Lutterworth Offices

IT Specialists (ITS) has moved to a new Lutterworth office in St Johns Business Park on Rugby Road.
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13th August 2015

SEEM-less Transfer for Key Service Supporting Local Enterprise

Social Enterprise East Midlands (SEEM) has handed over the baton for support to Social and Community Enterprises in the East Midlands to the Key Fund from the 1st August 2015.
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13th August 2015

RISK Training Celebrates another 100% Pass Rate

Risk Health and Safety has once again kept their guaranteed pass rate promise as results for NEBOSH Environmental Certificate hit 100% for August exams.
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10th August 2015

Ward Recycling 'Tickled Pink' After New Haulage Contract

Ilkeston based Ward Recycling is today turning one of its lorries pink, after its latest contract looks set to see the firm working alongside one of the stars of the new hit TV series, Bin There Dump That!
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3rd August 2015

Chesterfield Accountant Scoops Top Honours in National Exam

Chesterfield-based Accountant Liz Fisher has scooped top honours in a prestigious national taxation exam, following her outstanding performance which saw her beat more than 1000 candidates to gain the highest marks.
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30th July 2015

Joshua's jetting off to Miami

New College Nottingham (ncn) Hospitality Management graduate, Joshua Alberone, has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime, working for an award-winning Miami yacht and country club.
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30th July 2015

Shortlist announced for 2015 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

The votes for the 2015 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards are in and have been counted.
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28th July 2015

Organisers Gearing Up For Crowds at Town's Third Popular Classic Car Extravanganza

Enterprise Agency Erewash Partnership will hold its third annual heritage and classic vehicle show on Sunday August 16 bringing the sights and sounds from yesteryear to Ilkeston's historic Market Place.
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27th July 2015

Flint Bishop Associate Solicitor up for prestigious award

One of Flint Bishop’s newly promoted Associates Ben Lawson, has been nominated for ‘Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards.
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27th July 2015

Two new directors for agency – but another three needed to boost enterprise efforts

Enterprise agency Erewash Partnership has two new directors on its board – but is looking for more to support its role of fostering enterprise and regeneration.
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23rd July 2015

£20 million expansion agreed for Chesterfield-based health care provider

Leading Chesterfield-based healthcare provider Heathcotes Group has agreed a £20 million expansion plan
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22nd July 2015

Flint Bishop nominated for ‘Legal advisors to education institutions’

The largest independent law firm in the region, Flint Bishop, have fought off fierce competition to be nominated for the award for ‘Legal Advisors to Education Institutions’.
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22nd July 2015

Work experience pays off for ncn students

Trainee chefs from New College Nottingham (ncn) have been working alongside culinary master chefs like Sat Bains, Raymond Blanc and Simon Rogan over the past few weeks, and five students have been offered permanent employment.
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9th July 2015

Cavendish Lettings Picks Up Fourth Gong At Sunday Times Awards

Nottingham based Cavendish Lettings has picked up a fourth successive award at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times 2015.
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8th July 2015

ncn’s Food Festival went down a treat

Staff, students and visitors from New College Nottingham came together in a celebration of the city’s growing food, catering and hospitality industry on Friday 3rd July for ncn’s first ever Food Festival.
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6th July 2015

Agent Embarks On 'Generation Game' For Expansion Of Estate Agency Business

A Derby based estate and lettings agency is today championing the benefits of the family run business, after the directors’ son joined the company in a bid to expand the sales side to the business.
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6th July 2015

Nottingham Gym Hits The High Notes With New Clothing Line

A Nottingham based gym has hit the high notes after launching its very own clothing range, with help from two globally famous DJ's.
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6th July 2015

Businesses to lose out as HMRC changes rules on VAT refund

After HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced sudden changes to the recovery of input VAT incurred prior to registration, Leicester-based chartered accountants, Newby Castleman is urging businesses to be aware of the new rules...
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30th June 2015

Lighting firm illuminates paths to guide the way for festival-goers at Glasto!

A Burton business is revelling in the limelight after supplying lamps to the prestigious Glastonbury Festival.
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30th June 2015

Extra work means planning consultancy moves to city base for further expansion

A planning consultancy that opened in the East Midlands 18 months ago has moved office to Nottingham and is looking to take on new staff as business grows.
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30th June 2015

Croots Farm Shop wins national award with its Bakewell tart

The Bakewell tart produced by Derbyshire-based Croots Farm Shop has been crowned the nation’s best sweet bake in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015.
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30th June 2015

Man Cuts Staple Dreadlocks In Aid Of New Charity

A man from St Anns will be cutting off his staple dreadlocks in a bid to raise money for a brand new Nottingham based charity called The Harley Jae Trust.
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30th June 2015

Local Architectural Practice Appoints New Digital Design Manager

Purcell is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Handley to strengthen the practice’s Building Information Management (BIM) and design offering.
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29th June 2015

‘No Letting Up’ For Derbyshire PR Agency In Latest Client Win

Derbyshire based Poppy-PR has landed a brand new contract to provide PR and social media support to Cavendish Lettings, after seeing off competition from two other local agencies.
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29th June 2015

Flint Bishop announces further promotions into the second quarter

One of the largest independent law firms in the East Midlands announces another bout of promotions this year.
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25th June 2015

Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge.

Get a team together and make a splash at the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge this August!
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25th June 2015

ncn Apprentice Secures Full-Time Role

Local apprentice Alex Woltman has secured a job with Nottingham-based strapping equipment specialist Mosca Direct Ltd.
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25th June 2015

Broughton Pianos Hits The High Note To Become UK’s Sole Distributor Of Hailun

Midlands based Broughton Pianos has become the UK’s sole distributor of Hailun Pianos, a premium brand played by Lang Lang at The Bejing Olympics.
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24th June 2015

Derby consultancy chairman named as one of the top directors in the East Midlands

Andy Leask, chairman of Derby-based engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has been named in the cream of the crop of East Midlands directors.
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23rd June 2015

Flint Bishop Sponsors Two Major Events in Ashbourne This Year

Leading law firm, Flint Bishop are delighted to sponsor two major events in Ashbourne this year.
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23rd June 2015

Local Company's Innovative Approach Approved by US Coastguard.

Linby based Coldharbour Marine have secured US Coast Guard Alternate Management System (AMS) approval for their patented Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).
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19th June 2015

BSP Consulting reveals upturn in private housing projects

Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting is reporting a major increase in inquiries about new housing developments – signalling what it believes is a significant upturn in private house building.
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19th June 2015

Recruitment Consultancy Put ‘Best Foot Forward’ For Nepal Earthquake Victims

A leading recruitment consultancy is today thanking both local people and businesses after collecting unused shoes to help those suffering the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.
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17th June 2015

Nottingham-based J Tomlinson appointed on four West Midlands contracts

Nottingham-based contractor J Tomlinson has continued its expansion by winning four key contracts worth potentially more than £25 million in the West Midlands.
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16th June 2015

Newby Castleman Financial Adviser Achieves ‘Gold Standard’ Success

A financial adviser at Newby Castleman (Financial Services) Limited is celebrating after achieving a ‘gold standard’ qualification to become fully chartered in his profession.
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11th June 2015

New Investment Keeps Foster Industrial on the Road

Premium welding supplier Foster Industrial has invested £100,000 in the upgrade of its vehicle fleet, to meet the demands of its growing customer base and increase its reach across the East Midlands.
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8th June 2015

Lawyers who qualified together and worked for same firm are now set to stand down

Two solicitors who qualified on the same day and decades later worked for the same legal firm with offices in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are set to retire after 40 years.
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5th June 2015

New Investment Tees Off Corporate Offering

The Lost City Adventure Golf, one of Nottingham’s top leisure attractions, has invested £150,000 in a brand new bar and corporate events area as it looks to position itself as an alternative option for team building activities and corporate events.
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4th June 2015

M&E Installation 'Just What The Doctor Ordered' For Derby Based Colt Engineering

Derby based Colt Engineering has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) installation work at the multi million pound renovation of Sysmex House in Milton Keynes.
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1st June 2015

Transforming the image of care home cooking

Trainee chefs at New College Nottingham (ncn) have been treated to a cooking demonstration by top care home chef Preston Walker, who is helping to transform the image of care home cooking across the sector.
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29th May 2015

Russell Scanlan Brews up for a Centenary Celebration

Russell Scanlan, Nottingham’s largest independent insurance broker, is celebrating a significant milestone for the business.
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27th May 2015

Newark Letting Agent 'Considered' Pioneer In Rental Feedback

Landlords and tenants in Newark are now able to join a revolutionary new rental feedback scheme after teaming up with a local lettings agent, in a bid to raise standards within the private rented sector.
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15th May 2015

Investors In People Accreditation 'Cherry On The Cake' For Leading Recruitment Consultancy

Nottingham based Cherry Professional has been awarded the notorious Investors in People accreditation, becoming only the second recruitment agency in the East Midlands to hold this status.
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14th May 2015

We’re Going On a Tile Hunt...

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations Burton-on-Trent based leading independent supplier Russell Roof Tiles has launched a roof tile hunt – with the chance to win 10 free roofs.
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14th May 2015

RHCV Appoints New Experienced Sales Executive

Nottingham’s RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is expanding its sales team by appointing a new Sales Executive.
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14th May 2015

Expanding Law Firm Makes Two Senior Appointments As It Builds On Success

Growing legal firm Else Solicitors, which has its headquarters in Burton, has appointed newcomer Adam Gilbert to head its corporate and commercial law department.
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14th May 2015

Care students and professionals join forces for Nurses’ Day

New College Nottingham (ncn) Health and Social Care students came together with NHS healthcare professionals to celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12th May, in recognition of the fantastic work nurses and midwives do all over the world.
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14th May 2015

Tories re-election the right choice for business in North East Derbyshire business, says Mitchells

A second term in office for the Conservatives is good news for North east Derbyshire's SME economy, says Mitchells Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.
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14th May 2015

ncn trainee outshines competition at Britain’s biggest construction skills contest

New College Nottingham (ncn) construction trainee Jack Radford, 19, from Mansfield, proved he is at the top of his game after coming first in the wall & floor tiling senior category at the regional heat of SkillBuild
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7th May 2015

Retail Assist Shortlisted in Best 3 Help Desks Worldwide

Nottingham based retail IT solutions specialist Retail Assist has been shortlisted in the Top 3 Managed Help Desks worldwide, as voted by the panel at the Service Desk Institute.
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30th April 2015

Derby Software Firm Develop Site In Branson’s ‘Pitch To Rich’ Shortlist

A Derby based software giant has developed a website which is in pole position to receive a funding boost from Virgin boss, Richard Branson, as part of a new competition called Pitch to Rich
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23rd April 2015

Sale Agreed For Nottingham Residential Investment

A majority let apartment block investment close to Nottingham city centre has been sold to a private investor for in excess of the guide price of £650,000.
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23rd April 2015

Best Regional Estate Agent Proves a Hit at US Conference

Best Regional Estate Agent, Pygott and Crone have picked up an international gong after successfully winning seven major industry awards in 2014.
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22nd April 2015

WFP Fabrications Encourage Businesses To ‘Whack-A-Bin To Save A Life

Ilkeston based WFP Fabrications is supporting a new national campaign called Whack-A-Bin, being championed by national publication, Skip Hire Magazine, in a bid to save lives throughout Derbyshire.
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21st April 2015

Two step up at Actons

Actons, the leading independent law firm in Nottingham, has announced the promotion of two key lawyers, hot on the heels of a string of recent appointments. The promotions took effect from 1 April 2015.
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21st April 2015

Ye Olde Flying Horse Romps to Auction Success

A former Kegworth pub was the highlight of a recent property auction held in Leeds.
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21st April 2015

Dragons Get Set to Do Battle in Nottingham this August!

St George’s Day marks the anniversary of St George becoming the patron saint of England in 1348. Legend has it that in the days of chivalry and valour, St George arrived on his white stallion and battled the dragon with his sword to save the princess...
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20th April 2015

New Destination Chesterfield board member appointed for manufacturing sector

Ivan Fomin, Managing Director of MSE Hiller, is the newest addition to the Destination Chesterfield board.
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15th April 2015

‘No Trouble At Mill’ As Property Developer Arran Vows To Bring Regeneration To Draycott

Plans to convert the derelict Victoria Mill, on Town End Road in Draycott, have been given the green-light, as an ambitious property developer vows to bring regeneration and increased profits to the village
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10th April 2015

Modern Awakening for Chesterfield’s Online Presence

Destination Chesterfield’s website has been given a fresh look, bringing to life the town’s images and news in a bold new mobile-friendly format.
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7th April 2015

Leicester firms launch breakfast networking event

Three Leicester businesses have teamed up to host a new breakfast networking event, which will launch on Thursday 7th May.
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7th April 2015

Students style it out at House of Fraser

House of Fraser customers looking for additions to their Spring/Summer wardrobe will be taking inspiration from ncn's Fashion Retail students.
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30th March 2015

Planning for success made easier for 120 female entrepreneurs in Derbyshire

Women across Erewash Valley, in Derbyshire are to be given access to the Finanscapes business forecasting software thanks to an Erewash Partnership project funded by RBS.
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30th March 2015

Marina launches fourth annual art competition

Artists of all ages and abilities once again have a chance to showcase their talents in a competition sponsored by Mercia Marina in conjunction with Willington Arts Festival
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30th March 2015

£1bn of investment hailed a 'game-changer' for Chesterfield

Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, has described the £1 billion of developments currently happening in the town as a 'real game-changer'.
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26th March 2015

Photocall: The National Videogame Arcade

First look at the brand new National Videogame Arcade (NVA) in Nottingham, the world’s first dedicated cultural space for videogames.
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23rd March 2015

'Price Is Right' For Software Giants In New Office Move

Derby based software giants, iBox Security, has today announced that it has moved into the new Kings Chambers building on Queen Street in Derby, as part of its continued expansion plan.
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23rd March 2015

Blueprint Interiors Declared ‘Fit for Purpose’ Following Latest Project

Derbyshire based Blueprint Interiors is celebrating today, after successfully completing a project with online marketing specialists Purpose Media.
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23rd March 2015

Teams race to sign up for the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge!

Companies, clubs and organisations from across the region are getting their teams together and signing up to take part in this year's eagerly anticipated Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge.
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17th March 2015

Migration Made Easy For Rubiqa ALL Thanks To Red Cloud IT

Derby based Red Cloud IT is celebrating, after successfully completing a project with Rubiqa, to migrate its email systems to Office 365.
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17th March 2015

Empty Partnership offices to re-open as a new home for businesses in town centre

A landmark building in Ilkeston town centre which was the headquarters of enterprise agency Erewash Partnership is to again be a home for businesses.
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17th March 2015

Bright Future For Buttercross Estates With Grand Opening Of New Branch

A Bingham based property investment business, is expanding into Newark this month, bringing a fresh approach to property management, with a grand opening event on March 30th.
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13th March 2015

Engineering company turned green with new solar panels

A Chesterfield engineering company based on Sheffield City Region’s Markham Vale, has been turned completely green thanks to a solar panel installation.
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13th March 2015

Architect's plan for homes will transform landmark and revitalise town centre

Architect's plan for homes will transform landmark and revitalise town centre.
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6th March 2015

New Office ‘Opens Doors’ for Local Business

Growing independent property company Open Door Auctions has invested in its own home and given an old rural farm building a new lease of life.
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6th March 2015

Celebrating Women in Construction

With just 11% of construction jobs filled by women in the UK, New College Nottingham is on a mission to start increasing that figure through a special Women in Construction event.
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5th March 2015

Poppy-PR 'Streets Ahead' With Three New Property Signings

Derbyshire based Poppy-PR is set to prove that it is 'streets ahead' of the competition, after signing three new property and construction clients, in just two weeks.
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2nd March 2015

Derby Based Software Giant Encourages More Employers To Say 'You’re Hired' To Apprentices

As National Apprenticeship week swings into action on March 9, a Derby based software giant is encouraging more employers to say 'you’re hired' to budding apprentices throughout the county.
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2nd March 2015

Acorn Lettings' Employment Tree Continues To Grow With New Apprentice

As National Apprenticeship week swings into action on March 9, one Leicester based lettings agency is encouraging more employers to hire budding apprentices as a means of correcting youth unemployment.
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26th February 2015

Chamber-Sponsored Love Business a Huge Success

Love Business East Midlands has been heralded a success, with 3,000 visitors attending the free event last Thursday.
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20th February 2015

How Westminster Sees The East Midlands

Andrew Bridgen was also delighted to attend and speak at the Love Business Event at Donington Park organised by the Whitwick based company Quiet Storm.
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19th February 2015

Local Firm Celebrate Five New Appointments

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based Solicitors and Investment Advisors, Shacklocks LLP, is delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners and three trainee solicitors
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18th February 2015

Quality Stock Secures Flurry of Deals for Barberry

Five retail deals - two in Swansea, two in Leicester and one in Worcester – has seen property specialists Barberry let a total of 12,700 sq ft with a combined rent in excess of £200,000.
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11th February 2015

Games Workshop Founder Backs New Creative Toy with the ‘Connect and Wow’ Factor

FANTASY gaming veteran Ian Livingstone is backing a Nottingham entrepreneur’s fund-raising campaign for a new creative craft and construction toy.
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11th February 2015

Russell Scanlan Shares Fund Raising Success with Hospice

Nottingham’s largest independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, dropped in to Nottinghamshire Hospice to pass on a year’s worth of fundraising to the local charity.
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11th February 2015

Growing Nottingham Launches New Business Support Directory

A new and extended version of Growing Nottingham’s hugely successful Business Support Directory has just been launched.
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2nd February 2015

Innovator on Track to Help People Achieve Sporting Success with Smart Headphones

A squash player turned innovator has developed smart headphones that can be used as a motivational training aid for sport.
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29th January 2015

Small Businesses Offered Growth Plan to Kick Start 2015

Up to 100 entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in 2015 are being offered the chance to take part in a free workshop where they will receive expert one-to-one mentoring and an action growth plan worth £500 when they sign up...
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28th January 2015

The Anthena Network in Nottingham Area is Expanding!

A fast-growing support network for businesswomen in the Nottingham area is expanding with the launch of its third group in less than a year.
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28th January 2015

Chesterfield's Casa Hotel Named as Top 5 UK Hotel in Trip Advisor 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards

Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, has been announced as one of the top 5 hotels in the UK in the Trip Advisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
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27th January 2015

Businesses Receive £1,000 Welcome for Setting Up in Town Centre Empty Shops

Three new businesses have opened in Long Eaton and Ilkeston after being given a helping hand through a scheme to bring empty shops back into use.
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23rd January 2015

Career Codex and Nottingham Means Business at Love Business

Nottingham Means Business, a private sector led business organisation, which supports economic growth and inward investment across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be exhibiting at Love Business.
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21st January 2015

Citibase Opens SME Business Centre in Iconic Derby Building

A new fully-serviced business centre has been launched by Citibase in the recently refurbished Laurie House on Colyear Street.
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16th January 2015

Roof Tiles Firm Makes the Grade

Staffordshire firm Russell Roof Tiles has been named as a finalist for ‘Most Innovative Supplier’ at leading industry honours the “Housing Innovation Awards”.
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16th January 2015

Eden Brings New Tech Consultant On Board

Nottingham based Eden Public Relations has expanded its team further with the appointment of Holly Leonardi as Consultant.
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12th January 2015

New Broom Heading Up Cleaning Company's Operation Aims to Spruce Up Efficiency

Commercial cleaning company Office Care has appointed a new head of operations to spearhead a drive for greater efficiency as the Derby business looks to expand.
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6th January 2015

Russell Roof Tiles gets the Green Light

It’s great green news from Burton-on-Trent’s Russell Roof Tiles who have been awarded the latest accreditation for best practice in sustainable construction.
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