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News from July 2016


29th July 2016

Shire Horse Open Day to be held at Croots Farm on Sunday 7th August Shop

Gentle giants of the horse world will be shown in all their glory at a Shire horse open day in Derbyshire next month.
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29th July 2016

Midlands Recruitment Consultancy Invests in Growing Successful Teams

Recruitment consultancy Macildowie has announced the appointment of a number of new members of staff following a rebrand and the launch of its ambitious growth strategy.
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29th July 2016

Derbyshire Firm Secures International Safety Award

Derbyshire-based event safety experts Harrier UK have had their outstanding work at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, recognised with a prestigious British Safety Council Award.
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29th July 2016

Brexit #5 - How Can You Capitalise On The Opportunities?

Prediction for recession by several leading economists …But investors possibly wrong-footed by becoming too negative
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28th July 2016

Time is Running Out to Vote for Your ‘Leicester Stars’

The deadline is fast approaching in Arriva’s hunt for a collection of regionally-inspired names for their brand new fleet double-deck eco-buses in Leicestershire.
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28th July 2016

Construction Firm Graduates to Next Phase as Derby School Undergoes Revamp

Students at Murray Park School, Derby have begun enjoying new and improved facilities and are looking forward to further improvements being made to the school this summer.
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28th July 2016

CSL’s Mark Plumb Set to Pose in his Pants for Loros' Undie-Dogs Campaign

In conjunction with the Leicester Mercury, CSL are sponsoring LOROS’s “Undie-dogs” campaign and are hoping to raise over £20,000 for this extraordinary and worthwhile cause.
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28th July 2016

Brexit #4 - How Can You Capitalise On The Opportunities?

New orders growth at their lowest since January 2012 …But signs that factories are benefiting from a weaker pound
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28th July 2016

SOLD - Stand D18 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Central Joinery

Central Joinery will be exhibiting at the Love Business Expo at Stand D18 in the Construction & Property Zone on the 16th February 2017 at Donington Park
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27th July 2016

Cyclists Coast to £12,000 for LOROS

A coast-to-coast cycle ride organised by Enderby’s Cummins Employment Solicitors has raised more than £12,000 for the Leicestershire hospice LOROS.
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27th July 2016

Leicester Bank Now Lending More Than £500 Million

The Leicester headquartered niche bank Cambridge & Counties is now lending more than £500 million for the first time in its four years after opening for business.
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27th July 2016

East Midlands Bakery Plays Role in Key Industry Skills Gap Report

East Midlands-based bakery Butt Foods has played a key role in a major project designed to help plug the skills gap facing the food and drink sector.
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27th July 2016

Brexit #3 - How Can You Capitalise On The Opportunities?

Finance heads warning of ‘uncertainty in the global economy' …But G20 finance ministers pledge to boost economic growth
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26th July 2016

Family Spreads its Wings at Doves Keep

A couple, who recently welcomed their first baby, say that their new Miller Home in Tutbury offers everything they need to raise a family.
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26th July 2016

HRG Aim For Digital Success With New Appointment

Award-winning retail marketing agency HRG has received a boost to its account team with the addition of a new digital projects director.
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26th July 2016

Preparations Well Advanced as Classic Car Owners Take to the Road Again for Show

Organisers and proud owners are gearing up for the fourth annual heritage and classic vehicle show that will take centre stage on Ilkeston's historic Market Place next month.
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26th July 2016

Brexit #2 - How Can You Capitalise On The Opportunities?

Britain's economy wilting fast after Brexit vote …But is showing "surprising resilience"
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25th July 2016

Machinery Upgrade Helps Shredall Double Current Output

Shredding and data destruction firm Shredall has invested in its future with a new £250,000 machine which will double its current output and enable it to take on more work.
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25th July 2016

Fundraiser Who Shed Eight Stone Through Cycling Leads Vision Express Volunteers on Charity Bike Challenge

Nottingham cycling enthusiast, Darren Cole, who has shed eight stone since taking up the sport, is leading a team of Vision Express volunteers ahead of a 200-mile, two-day fundraiser this September.
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25th July 2016

Cheers for Consultancy After Major Role in Building Projects Reaps Top Awards

A Nottingham construction and property consultancy is celebrating after it played key roles in projects that have won prestigious industry awards.
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25th July 2016

Brexit #1 - How Can You Capitalise On The Opportunities?

IMF slashes UK growth forecast following Brexit vote …But Britain’s growth will still outstrip Germany, France and Italy
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22nd July 2016

Hinckley Sixth Formers WizeUp Thanks to Hinckley & Rugby

Students at Hinckley Academy’s John Cleveland Sixth Form explored money matters over two days of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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22nd July 2016

East Midlands fbe Awards 2016, One Month Until Nominations Close

There’s just one month to go before the nomination deadline for the annual East Midlands fbe Awards. The awards recognise the teams behind some of the region’s best construction projects.
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22nd July 2016

Increased Auto Enrolment Contribution Rate Delayed

Leading firm of financial advisers Newby Castleman (Financial Services) Limited is advising employers of changes to Auto Enrolment phasing dates following an announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”).
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21st July 2016

Miller Homes Passes the Half Way Mark for Habitat for Humanity

Leading housebuilder, Miller Homes, is well over the half way mark in achieving its fundraising target of £100,000 for international development charity Habitat for Humanity.
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21st July 2016

Leicestershire’s Finest are Named as Semi-Finalists for the Niche Business Awards 2016

Chutney Ivy, St Martins House and Narborough Hall are among a host of Leicestershire businesses named as semi-finalists in the Niche Business Awards.
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21st July 2016

Finalists announced in 2016 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

Cocina at Casa Hotel is hoping to retain its prestigious Restaurant of the Year title for a second year running in the 2016 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards.
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20th July 2016

Continued Training is the Driving Force Behind Garage's Double Award Win

A family-run garage in Long Eaton is celebrating after winning a training accolade for the second year in succession.
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20th July 2016

TIS Provide Energy Saving Security Solution

Mansfield based TIS is celebrating after successfully completing a project to provide a range of energy saving lighting and fire systems at Rivers Court Sheltered Housing in Kent to substantially reduce energy costs.
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20th July 2016

PKF Cooper Parry Appoints New Transaction Services Director

Midlands-based PKF Cooper Parry has expanded its Transaction Services team in the East Midlands with the appointment of a new director.
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20th July 2016

Vision Express and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust Announced as Charity Times Awards Finalist

A campaign to put the spotlight on a rare eye cancer and address the isolation of survivors has earned national recognition for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) and national optical retailer Vision Express.
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19th July 2016

Solicitor Switches Firms and Role From Employment to Commercial Law

A new face has joined the commercial property section of solicitors Ellis-Fermor & Negus at their Beeston office.
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19th July 2016

Arriva looks for some real ‘Leicester Stars’ as brand new bus fleet hits the road

Arriva is seeking a collection of regionally-inspired names for their brand new fleet double-deck eco-buses that will provide customers across Leicestershire with a more comfortable and stylish way to travel.
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19th July 2016

£14m Hospital Appointment for BSP Consulting

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has been appointed as part of the team building a new £14 million hospital.
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18th July 2016

Fortis Battery Care Ltd - A Great British Success Story

Established just four years ago in the middle of a global recession, Fortis Battery Care Ltd is now the fastest growing business in its sector, providing independent, unshackled, professional battery care across the UK’s material handling world.
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18th July 2016

Lutterworth hosiery manufacturer invests £300k in new machinery to help keep up with demand

Ultimate Finance has provided a £300k asset finance facility to Lutterworth manufacturer, Pretty Legs Hosiery, to enable it to invest in new state-of-the-art machinery
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18th July 2016

Enjoy bumper Summer Holiday fun for less with Arriva

Not yet sure how you’re going to entertain the kids during the school holidays, but know you want to get out and about to make the most of the summer break? Well, it’s time to start making those plans!
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15th July 2016

Local Growth Hub Offers Free Business Support

Free face-to-face business advisers are available through the LLEP Business Gateway for businesses seeking to increase productivity, boost sales, access finance or develop their workforce.
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15th July 2016

Vision Express Sets its Sights on Stroke and Adds PRCA Dare Title to Award Haul

An initiative to raise awareness of stroke, which has provided free blood pressure checks to over 400 members of the public in Vision Express stores nationwide, has earned industry recognition at the 2016 PRCA Dare Awards.
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15th July 2016

New Charitable Fund Launched

A new charitable fund has been set up which is asking people to donate one per cent of their salary to good causes in Nottinghamshire.
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14th July 2016

Family businesses urged not to miss chance to shine in flagship awards

Midlands’ family businesses and their leaders have less than two weeks before entries close for the sector’s annual flagship awards, The Midlands Family Business Awards. Entries must be made before midnight on Wednesday 18th July 2016, with ten categ
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14th July 2016

Local Team Scoops National Award for Workplace Health

Leicester based social enterprise, The Fit for Work Team has won ‘Standout Service of the Year’ at the inaugural SME Awards hosted by Zinc Media and sponsored by KPMG.
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14th July 2016

Leicestershire Company at the Forefront of Renewable Technology

Gareth and Shirley McGuire have run Powerpac Ltd for over 9 years. Concentrating on renewable energy for the home and business and winning awards along the way.
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13th July 2016

Arriva Reaches for the Stars with New Leicester Fleet During Catch the Bus Week

Arriva has unveiled how it has used £6million of investment to transform its Leicestershire fleet the stars of the County’s transport network
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13th July 2016

Lights, Camera, Action for Nottingham Based Electrical Firm

Breedon Electrical Services was tasked with assisting gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh in brightening up a young burn victim’s garden in front of millions of TV viewers on ITV’s Love Your Garden.
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13th July 2016

Derby Firm Sheds Light on the Increasing Number of Privacy Claims for Celebrities

Latest figures show that privacy claims in the UK courts have reached a record high, with celebrities in particular seeking injunctions to keep their private lives out of the public eye.
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12th July 2016

Impression Shortlisted for Trio of Awards

Digital marketing agency Impression has been shortlisted in three categories at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2016 - hot on the heels of being crowned Nottinghamshire’s Small Business of the Year in May.
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12th July 2016

Help The Hod DIY SOS Project Dubbed a ‘Roaring Success’

Derby’s answer to DIY SOS kicked off with a bang last Thursday, as 150 volunteers and business professionals from around the city upped tools to turn a disused space into a community room to be proud of.
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12th July 2016

Directors Humbled After Bike Ride in Africa Urge Others to Go Down Good Cause Route

The owners of a Derbyshire company were 'humbled' by a charity ride in Africa, where they helped local schoolchildren, and suggest others do more to help the less fortunate.
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11th July 2016

J Tomlinson Latest Accounts Show Steady and Sustainable Growth

Growing construction services company J Tomlinson generated sales of £63 million in the year ending September 2015, its latest filed accounts reveal.
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11th July 2016

Focus Consultants Appoints New Senior Project Manager

Focus Consultants has appointed Andy White as senior project manager to head up the healthcare team.
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11th July 2016

PKF Cooper Parry Advise on New Aerospace Sector Deal

The Corporate Finance team at Midlands-based Cooper Parry Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Tier 1 aerospace supplier North West Precision on the sale to USA PE backed Arlington Industries Group.
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8th July 2016

Web Chat Service Launched for SMEs

The country’s first live web chat service for SMEs has been launched by Leicester-based Chamber member Insight Consultancy.
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8th July 2016

B&M Installations Order Book Smashes Million Pound Milestone

NOTTS-based interior fit-out company B&M Installations has seen a surge in sales this summer with £1.1million worth of jobs on its order book up to September.
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8th July 2016

S4RB Software Boosts Product Insight for Retailers

A cloud-based software solution, developed by Solutions 4 Retail Brands (S4RB), is helping retailers to assess the value proposition of its own label products more effectively.
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8th July 2016

SOLD - Stand D19 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Company Image Interiors

Company Image Interiors will be exhibiting at the Love Business Expo at Stand D19 in the Construction & Property Zone on the 16th February 2017 at Donington Park.
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7th July 2016

SOLD - Stands D20, 21, 25 & 26 at Love Business 2017 Booked By New College Nottingham

New College Nottingham will be exhibiting at the Love Business Expo at Stands D20 ,21 ,25 & 26 in the Construction & Property Zone on the 16th February 2017 at Donington Park.
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7th July 2016

Miller Homes Site Manager Picks Up Quality Award

A Miller Homes site manager is celebrating after being presented with a Quality Award in the first round of this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.
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7th July 2016

e4e Sponsored Big Bang Fair East Midlands is a Huge Success

A record-breaking 2,350 pupils from schools across the East Midlands came together at this year’s Big Bang Fair East Midlands, which was sponsored by Derby City Council’s Enterprise for Education (e4e).
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6th July 2016

Arriva Reaches for the Stars with New Leicester Fleet During Catch the Bus Week

Local dignitaries, councillors and businesses will join the senior management team from Arriva Midlands as they host an exclusive preview of their new eco-fleet of 35 vehicles which will transform bus travel across Leicestershire
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6th July 2016

Break the walls down and let them breathe!

Today’s delegates want fresh air, colour, sights and smells, not to be cramped in airless rooms, according to latest research by Sundial Group.
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6th July 2016

Last chance to make a splash at the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 7th August!

With just a few weeks to go until the River Trent in Nottingham reverberates to the sound of beating drums, there is still time to get your team together and join in the fun!
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5th July 2016

Derbyshire Environmental Consultancy Nominated for Two East Midlands Chamber (EMC) Business Awards 2016

Ivy House Environmental are thrilled to have received two nominations for this year’s East Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Derbyshire) Business Awards; Ivy House is a finalist in the Outstanding Growth Performance category.
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5th July 2016

Growth for health care product manufacturer means new premises, doubling capacity, and more jobs!

An Ilkeston manufacturer of health care products has expanded with a major investment in buildings and plant which will enable it to double productivity and create jobs.
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5th July 2016

Top Class Certification Companies Merge

EMB Group is delighted to announce the merger of its certification companies, EMB Certification and ACM. Recognising its UK and International presence the company will trade under the ACM brand bringing together the wealth of certification and training e
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1st July 2016

Blueprint scoops Residential Property Award

Specialist developer Blueprint has scooped Residential Development of the Year 2016 at the Midlands Insider Residential Property Awards.
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1st July 2016

PKF Cooper Parry Announce Twenty New Promotions Across the Firm

20 members of the team at Midlands-based PKF Cooper Parry have been rewarded with promotions in recognition of their continued development and contribution to the firm’s growth.
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1st July 2016

Ninth contract at Derby RTC Business Park for J Tomlinson Ltd

East Midlands-based construction and refurbishment company J Tomlinson has won its ninth contract in less than two years at one of Derby’s major business parks.
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