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News from June 2016


30th June 2016

Welding Firm Celebrates Heritage with a Look to the Future

Leicestershire-based premium welding supplier, Foster Industrial, is celebrating its heritage with a look to the future as it hosts two specialist welding events to showcase the technology of the future.
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30th June 2016

Gleeds wins LABC Building Excellence Award for second year running

Local property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, has become the first company to top the “Best Partnership with a Local Building Control Team” category at the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards two years i
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30th June 2016

Construction of the first building at Markham Vale North commences

Construction has now commenced on the new 212,771 sq.ft high-tech distribution centre on Markham Vale North. It will be the first unit to be developed on the 70 acre phase of the prestigious Markham Vale development.
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29th June 2016

Iconic Derbyshire Building Receives Royal Visit

An iconic Derbyshire building, which has recently been restored and brought back into use, has received a royal visit.
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29th June 2016

Care Home Residents Hula Hoop To Hawaii In Latest Event

A group of care home residents from Ashbourne have been touring the globe once a month as part of a ‘food around the world’ celebration, with the latest destination being Hawaii.
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28th June 2016

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Programme update

Back in 2011 the County Council published the Nottinghamshire Local Broadband Plan. This set out an ambitious vision of ensuring 90% of all County homes and businesses would have access to superfast broadband. Fast forward to March 2016 and Nottinghamshir
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28th June 2016

Focus Consultants Presents Donation to Lincolnshire Autistic Society

An annual charity golf day and raffle staged by Focus Consultants has raised £250 for Lincolnshire Autistic Society.
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28th June 2016

Food Manufacturer Expands by a Third with New Nottinghamshire Storage Facility

Food manufacturer Phoenix Group has increased its footprint by 35 per cent with the expansion of a third operating site to support its plans for future growth.
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27th June 2016

Stay calm and carry on – advises Mitchells post Referendum

Chesterfield-based Mitchells Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisers is calling on north Derbyshire businesses not to panic following the EU Referendum results.
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27th June 2016

Rutland Site Manager Darren Wins Award in National Homebuilding Competition

A Site Manager from Oakham in Rutland has been commended in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain.
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27th June 2016

Enterprise for Education (e4e) Sponsor Big Bang Fair East Midlands 2016

Derby City Council’s Enterprise for Education (e4e) team will this year sponsor the Big Bang Fair East Midlands, taking place at the Derby Roundhouse on Thursday June 30.
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24th June 2016

School Children Grow with Miller Homes

Youngsters from a Leicestershire primary school have been getting green-fingered with Miller Homes to help create a ‘blooming’ lovely development.
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24th June 2016

First Ever Interns at PKF Cooper Parry Land Full-Time Jobs with the Firm

The first ever internship programme run by Midlands-based PKF Cooper Parry has been an overwhelming success, with all eight of this year’s intake being offered full-time roles with the firm.
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24th June 2016

Tank Wins Miller Homes National PR and Digital Brief

Nottingham PR agency Tank has been appointed as the national PR and digital agency of respected national housebuilder Miller Homes.
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24th June 2016

Bee Orchids bloom “in support” of marina bee conservation drive

Mercia Marina is enjoying an unprecedented number of bee orchids this summer – delighting members of a group recently set up to halt the declining bee population.
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23rd June 2016

Cavendish Celebrates Lettings Agency Of The Year Award To Mark Tenth Anniversary

Nottingham based Cavendish Residential is celebrating its ten year anniversary, whilst picking up its fifth successive award at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times 2016.
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23rd June 2016

Pall-Ex Members Recognised in 20th Anniversary Initiative

European palletised freight specialist Pall-Ex has announced the launch of its new member recognition programme and web platform at its recent national members conference.
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23rd June 2016

Hinckley to Benefit from Better Bus Services

Improvements across Hinckleybus’ local network will finally be felt this week, as completion of town centre road works will enable bus users to benefit from a number of bolstered services.
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22nd June 2016

Air-IT Sign Up with Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Award winning IT and Communications provider, Air-IT has announced a new sponsorship deal with Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the 2016/17 season.
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22nd June 2016

Focus Consultants appointed at museum devoted to the 'father of ecology'

Experts at Focus Consultants have been appointed to project manage the redevelopment of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections after supporting a successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to help fund the work.
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21st June 2016

Financial Advice sector gets a new Start

Two leading financial planners have joined forces to launch a new independent financial planning company in Chesterfield.
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21st June 2016

Midlands Catering Company Find Grooms Grab the Menu from their Brides

Nearly one third of engaged couples now have the groom in the driving seat when it comes to choosing the food for their wedding day celebrations.
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21st June 2016

Launch of East Midlands fbe Awards 2016

Nominations are now being invited for the annual East Midlands fbe Awards which recognise and reward the teams behind some of the best construction projects in the region.
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20th June 2016

Six Half Marathons to Support Nottingham Charity Home Start

Nottingham businessman John Leivers has set an impressive goal to race a total of six half marathons to support and raise money for the Home-Start charity.
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20th June 2016

Air-IT Named East Midlands No.1 in World MSP Rankings

Nottingham based IT and Communications Provider, Air-IT has gained international recognition in the MSPmentor 501: 2016 Global Edition worldwide company rankings. The prestigious list, reported annually by Penton Technology, identifies the world’s top 501
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20th June 2016

More work means firm plans for growth by moving to new offices - around the corner!

A leading Derby consultancy of planners, architects, and urban designers has taken on new staff and moved to bigger premises to cope with an increased workload.
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16th June 2016

ArtificialGrass.com award top prize

ArtificialGrass.com has presented a framed 1966 England shirt signed by four World Cup winners to JT Atkinson, Middlesbrough branch.
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16th June 2016

Increasing order book means new staff and more jobs at specialist cladding firm

Roofing and cladding specialist Cladceil is continuing to take on new staff as its workload goes from strength to strength.
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16th June 2016

Networking Event Marks the Opening of BSP Consulting’s New Leicester Office

East Midlands civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting staged a social networking event to mark the opening of its new, larger premises in Leicester.
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15th June 2016

Construction services company J Tomlinson named in top 200 Nottinghamshire businesses

Expanding construction services company J Tomlinson has been named as one of Nottinghamshire’s top businesses in an annual poll – moving up nine places from last year’s ranking.
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15th June 2016

Operations Director joins growing Environment, Health & Safety team

Delta-Simons Environment, Health & Safety team are pleased to welcome their new Operations Director for EHS, Rosanna Webb. Rosanna joins the company with over 20 years’ of EH&S experience having worked in the UK Construction sector for 13 years, then mov
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15th June 2016

“Cultural similarities” key to merger success

One of the largest independent financial recruitment specialists in the country are celebrating the first anniversary of their merger with a record half year and a nationwide recruitment drive.
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14th June 2016

Newby Castleman: Developers and Commercial landlords may be paying too much VAT

Newby Castleman are urging developers and landlords embarking on conversion projects to seek guidance on the 5% rate on building works as they may be paying too much in VAT.
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14th June 2016

A Royal Nottingham welcome for Regency Gardens

House hunters from across the Midlands queued out the door as Miller Homes officially launched its Regency Gardens development in Southwell.
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14th June 2016

Award winning skincare entrepreneur returns to Nottingham after signing contract with high street retailer Superdrug

Award winning Ayurvedic training and skincare Entrepreneur Sunita Passi has recently signed with one of the UK’s most successful high street retailers Superdrug.
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13th June 2016

Four Generations Of Staff Family Celebrate Resident's 90th Birthday

On their 90th birthday, many elderly people worry about their family not coming to visit them, but for one Belper based woman, four generations of her family have chosen to make the care home where she is a resident, their place of work.
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13th June 2016

Political clubs urged to take advice on possible VAT bill

Political clubs across the country, including those located in Leicestershire, may be faced with a bill for thousands of pounds following a recent test case, according to leading chartered accountants Newby Castleman.
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10th June 2016

Miller Homes Gives Derby Pupils a Safety Lesson

Pupils at a Derby primary school have been learning about safety on building sites as part of an initiative by Miller Homes.
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10th June 2016

Town & Country Petfoods Unveils New Luxury Dishes

Town & Country Petfoods has expanded its premium range of dog and cat food with the launch of two new innovative product formats.
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10th June 2016

Celebrate Summer in the City at Lace Market Hotel

The time for sun, shades and Soleros (that’s the Lace Market Hotel Solero cocktail – not just the ice cream) is fast approaching and Nottingham’s unique boutique Lace Market Hotel is launching a new promotion to celebrate the arrival of summer in Nottingh
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9th June 2016

Long Eaton Rocks to Rock on The Terrace at Trent College

Midlands based COSAM Entertainment and Strategic Artist Management are proud to have provided a fantastic evening of live open-air entertainment for Trent Parents Association at Trent College, Long Eaton on the last Friday in May.
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9th June 2016

Planning consultancy increases staff to cope with workload after moving to city

A planning consultancy which moved its East Midlands office to Nottingham only a year ago has almost doubled its staff because of an increased workload.
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9th June 2016

Flint Bishop announces appointment of new Corporate Partner

Nationally recognised, award winning law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors, are welcoming Rachel Bennett as a new Partner to the business this month. Rachel is a specialist Corporate solicitor who has been based in the Leicester office of national law firm,
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9th June 2016

Team of eight business growth specialists to help businesses in North East Derbyshire

A new business service has appointed eight business growth experts with more than 200 years of combined experience to help the growth of businesses in North East Derbyshire.
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8th June 2016

Expansion plans for East Midlands Environmental Consultancy

Ockbrook-based Ivy House Environmental have welcomed new recruit Sarah Hey to their team this month, heralding another step in the company’s journey of growth and expansion this year.
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8th June 2016

B&M Installations Creates New Role to Support Growth

Nottingham based interior fit-out company B&M Installations has appointed its first full-time receptionist and PA to the team to support the company’s recent business growth.
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8th June 2016

10 Top of the Range Trucks fuel business expansion!

Attenborough based Reynolds has invested over £800,000 in 10 new top of the range trucks, increasing the fleet by 50 per cent, fuelling sustained growth and expansion within the business.
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8th June 2016

Miller Homes Unveils £2.2M School at Brailsford

Derbyshire pupils have been given a glimpse of their brand new primary school, which has been provided by Miller Homes.
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7th June 2016

Unique Harley Street Inspired Skin Clinic now open in Derby

Neo Elegance Skin Clinic specialises in non-surgical treatments to help improve the appearance of a range of skin problems such as wrinkles, acne and hyperpigmentation.
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7th June 2016

Midlands Firm PKF Cooper Parry Appoints New Tax Partner

Midlands-based PKF Cooper Parry has boosted its tax team with the appointment of international specialist tax partner Matthew Hodgson.
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6th June 2016

New depot Sees the Hartshorne Group back on the Nottingham map

In June 2016 Hartshorne Group will re-ignite the Volvo Truck presence in Nottingham with a new workshop on the site at West Leake which was vacated by Hardstaff Ltd in 2015. Investing over £250,000 in developing the site, the new depot will create 20 new
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6th June 2016

£10,000 Cash Prize on Offer to An Ambitious Start-Up

A local Enterprise Agency is offering would be Entrepreneurs the chance to win a £10,000 cash prize to get their venture off the ground. As well as an opportunity to win the £10,000 cash prize, all eligible entrants will receive a package of business supp
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6th June 2016

Framer Barney on top of the world as his conservation work merits museum mark

A Long Eaton picture framer has proved he is among the best in the world when it comes to conserving precious artworks and keepsakes.
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3rd June 2016

An open letter from the Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Leicester

Leicestershire Invited to Join Commemorations on the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a Two-Minute Silence
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3rd June 2016

EvoEnergy helps sport club ‘go green’ after installation of new solar PV system

Solar developer EvoEnergy has helped basketball club Nottingham Wildcats save thousands on its energy bills each year - enabling the team to put more money into local grassroots sports.
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3rd June 2016

Construction sector networking event held in Nottingham

Three companies working across the development and construction sector joined forces to stage a networking event in Nottingham.
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2nd June 2016

The Cornerhouse goes green for World Environment Day

Nottingham’s leading leisure and entertainment complex, The Cornerhouse is encouraging other venues across the city to go green ahead of World Environment Day.
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2nd June 2016

Radleigh Homes launch new show apartment at Weavers Point

Prospective homebuyers turned out in force for an open weekend to mark the launch of a stunning show apartment at Radleigh Homes’ exciting new Weavers Point city living scheme in Derby.
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2nd June 2016

Sundial Chefs Triumph at National Culinary Competition

Sundial Group chefs have dominated the 2016 UK Copper Skillet Competition for the second year in a row, winning in both the senior and junior categories.
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2nd June 2016

Highgate House to Host Exclusive Breakfast Event this June

Highgate House in Northamptonshire is hosting an exclusive complimentary breakfast morning on Thursday 23rd June. The event promises to be a great opportunity to meet like-minded local business people in a relaxed and friendly environment.
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1st June 2016

Party Business Entrepreneur Defies Odds To Open Second Shop

A Derbyshire based entrepreneur has defied the odds after being told he ‘may not walk or talk again’ to open his second party shop at the former Ilkeston Co-op site, and now hopes to be an inspiration to fellow stroke sufferers.
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1st June 2016

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership: Skills for the Future Study

Skills are vital for economic growth. Without the provision of suitably skilled people, businesses cannot prosper and grow in an increasingly competitive global market place.
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1st June 2016

Cavendish Residential Combats Low Graduate Retention

Following the news that Nottingham has the lowest retention rate for University graduates in the UK, Cavendish Residential has hired three placement students in a bid to keep Nottingham’s best graduates in the city.
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1st June 2016

LazyLawn recruited by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Leading artificial grass provider LazyLawn has given the grassland adjacent to Edinburgh’s iconic Castle a fresh new look.
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