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News from February 2017


28th February 2017

Dimensions Raises £37,000 for Charity

In the fundraising period from July 2015 – December 2016, leading corporatewear supplier Dimensions donated over £37,000 to charity. The impressive amount was raised through fundraising efforts by colleagues at three of the company’s sites, as well as bac
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27th February 2017

Care Company One of First in UK to Serve Up Pureed Food That Looks Like a Meal

Elderly residents at six care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who have difficulty swallowing food are benefiting from an initiative aimed at encouraging them to eat more.
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27th February 2017

Free First Aid training pledge for local supply teachers

Nottingham-based supply teacher agency, PK Education, has pledged to train 100 supply teachers in First Aid for free before the end of the year.
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27th February 2017

Nottingham Coffee Business Steps Up Expansion Plan with Support from HSBC

Midlands-based specialist coffee roaster 200 Degrees is set for an extensive expansion of its coffee shops in collaboration with HSBC Business Banking.
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27th February 2017

Lincoln Transport Hub Lays The Foundations For Stronger Construction Industry

A KEY regeneration scheme in Lincoln will not only deliver significant benefits for the city’s business community, residents and visitors, but is also helping to address the skills gap in the UK’s construction industry.
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27th February 2017

Mindfulness in the Workplace Is Hot Topic for Midlands Businesses

EMOTIONAL intelligence and mindfulness are both of interest for employers and employees alike. In a bid to help Midlands businesses gain a better understanding of these terms, consultant Lisa Spencer-Arnell will be speaking at a breakfast event (17 March)
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24th February 2017

Local Schools Compete For Top Spot at National Sheep Association Regional Day in Bakewell

Agricultural students from schools across Derbyshire and Staffordshire gathered at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell to showcase their skills at a special inter-schools competition, which took place at the annual National Sheep Association (NSA
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24th February 2017

Miller Homes Gives Derbyshire Pupils a Lesson in Health and Safety

Children from Parkside Junior School in Ashbourne have been getting clued up about the importance of health and safety on building sites, thanks to Miller Homes Midlands.
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24th February 2017

Local photographer WINS multiple national awards

Local photographer and owner of leading commercial photography business, MarketingShotz, Rob Hill has been named "All-round Photographer of the year - 2016" by the Guild of Photographers. At the same Guild annual awards dinner, one of his images also won
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24th February 2017

Intu Centres Bring Epic Fun to February Half Term

STAFF from Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh have continued their partnership with local charity, Epic Partners, by volunteering their time and expertise to support their regular ‘Community Games’ holiday club during February half term
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24th February 2017

Housing Association Joins In Ambitious Bid to Make History during National Apprenticeship Week

Futures Housing Group is supporting an attempt to achieve a Guinness World Records title for the largest online careers advice seminar ever.
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24th February 2017

Promise Of Jobs Boost As Energy Firm Opens Its Doors

Fifty business professionals gathered today to celebrate the official opening of the EnergySave head office in Ilkeston, following a £250,000 investment.
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23rd February 2017

Winning Designer’s Dress Request from High Sheriff

The High Sheriff of Nottingham was so impressed by fashion designer Michael Wallace at a Dragons’ Den style contest that she has asked him to make her a dress.
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23rd February 2017

£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in parts of the East Midlands

SME manufacturers in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support hundreds of companies.
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23rd February 2017

RISING STAR SARAH SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION AWARD

A PROMISING young professional at contractor, Willmott Dixon, is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national accolade at the prestigious Women in Construction Awards.
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23rd February 2017

360Degrees Refurbishment Brings a Splash of Colour to CommonTime’s Offices

Workspace consultancy 360Degrees recently designed and installed a dedicated customer area for Derby technology firm CommonTime. The refurbishment to the newly leased ground floor of their existing premises ensures a professional welcome for visitors as C
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22nd February 2017

Nottingham ‘Pitches’ Prospects with GB Gold Medallist

HELEN Richardson-Walsh, Nottingham’s own Team GB hockey player and Olympic Bronze and Gold medallist, will be supporting the city at MIPIM, the world’s largest property event in March.
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22nd February 2017

London Agent Set to 'Ramp up' Derby Property Market

An estate agent has brought his vast experience of working in the London property market to Derby in a bid set to 'shake up' the local market.
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22nd February 2017

Mindfulness in the Workplace is Hot Topic for Midlands Businesses

EMOTIONAL intelligence and mindfulness are both of interest for employers and employees alike. In a bid to help Midlands businesses gain a better understanding of these terms, consultant Lisa Spencer-Arnell will be speaking at a breakfast event (17 March)
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22nd February 2017

Derbyshire housing provider recognised for excellence

A LEADING Derbyshire landlord has retained an award which recognises how companies are driven to improve how they do business.
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21st February 2017

Exam success for staff at accountancy firm

Two members of staff at leading accountancy firm Newby Castleman are celebrating after becoming fully qualified accountants.
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21st February 2017

Local School and Environmental Consultancy team up for Science Project

Richard Sutton, director of local environmental consultancy Ivy House Environmental, was delighted to be able to step up when a school in Long Eaton recently asked for help with their KS2 Science Project about the enviornment, rainfall, water supply and s
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21st February 2017

Nottingham Urgent Care Centre Welcomes Budding Healthcare Professionals

STUDENTS from across Nottingham are being welcomed to the city’s Urgent Care Centre, operated by Nottingham CityCare Partnership, for an exclusive insight into careers in the healthcare sector.
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21st February 2017

TIS Provide Sweet Solution For Thorntons PLC

Nottinghamshire-based TIS, the UK’s leading independent fire, security and communication specialists have successfully come to the aid of prestigious chocolatier Thorntons PLC at their head office in Derbyshire.
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20th February 2017

Love Business EXPO Radio Advert Competition Winners

Three business owners scoop a total of £5000 worth of marketing support from Quiet Storm, leading East Midlands Marketing Company.
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20th February 2017

Thank You!

Attendance was up on last years Expo at 3,804 people attending and Love Business has once again secured its position as the regions premier business networking event
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20th February 2017

Brand New Development by Barratt Homes to Launch Soon In Nuneaton

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes has announced it will be launching a brand new housing development in Nuneaton later this year.
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20th February 2017

Design Of £1.4billion Retail Scheme Forms a Large Part of Croydon’s “Regeneration Jigsaw”

NOTTINGHAM-based Leonard Design has revealed how its plans for Croydon’s £1.4billion Westfield and Hammerson shopping centre bring together the old and new and make significant environmental improvements as a key part of the town’s regeneration.
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20th February 2017

Gusto Hosts Glam Party to Celebrate Launch In West Bridgford

MORE THAN 500 guests attended a glamorous VIP party at Gusto West Bridgford last night (16 February), to toast the official opening of the restaurant on Bridgford Road.
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17th February 2017

Partnership with Hinckley firm puts wireless charging firmly on the map

Please find attached a press release on the launch of an exciting new partnership between Hinckley interior fit-out specialist Nuttalls and UK company Chargifi to enable businesses to provide convenient wireless charging to their customers.
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17th February 2017

Dealer Drives Home with Hat-trick of National Awards

East Midlands Renault Trucks distributor, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is celebrating after being awarded a hat-trick of awards this weekend at the Annual Renault Trucks Dealer Awards in Birmingham.
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17th February 2017

Love is in the air at HomeServe in Nottingham!

Pop-ular Valentine’s Day fundraising campaign helps raise £3,000 for local charities
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17th February 2017

Leicester Businesses come together to put on ‘Food Glorious Food' for local charity, Soft Touch Arts

‘Food Glorious Food’ is the sequel to The Miller Partnership’s ‘Fine and Funny Dining’ last year. Showing their continued support to Soft Touch Arts, Pete and Tracey Miller have put a slightly different ‘twist’ on this year’s event, with 1968's 5 times Os
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15th February 2017

Everything is Somewhere are exhibiting for the first time at Love Business

Everything is Somewhere are exhibiting for the first time at Love Business although we have been working for Donington Park for the last seven years
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14th February 2017

Free Caricature from Beefy’s Caricatures

Visit us on the stand for a warm welcome and a chance to get a caricature from the UK’s No 1 caricaturist, Beefy.
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14th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A21 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Insight Consultancy

At Insight, we match creative vision with a proven vocation for helping businesses to thrive.
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14th February 2017

SOLD - Stand B19 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Westfield Contributory Health Scheme Limited

Westfield Health is a not for profit health insurance company formed almost a century ago.
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14th February 2017

SOLD - Stand B3 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Smart Training & Recruitment Ltd

We’re a dynamic Training Provider, approved by Ofsted, and we deliver high quality, Government Funded Apprenticeship Programmes throughout England.
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14th February 2017

SOLD - Stand C15 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Donington Park Racing Ltd

Donington Park is the heart and soul of British Motorsport. Located in the East Midlands, adjacent to an international airport and with good road and rail links, it is an ideal place for any type of event from motorsport and music festivals, through to co
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13th February 2017

Law Firm Hoping It ‘Cannes’ Shine at Global Event

SOLICITORS from Roythornes are set to share their expertise on an international level at an event attended by property experts from across the globe.
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13th February 2017

Half term cooking kids club at intu Victoria Centre

Mini Mary Berrys and pint-sized Paul Hollywoods can get their creative cooking juices flowing at free events taking place at intu Victoria Centre this half term.
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13th February 2017

Babington Group Acquires Acorn Training Consultants

Babington Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of apprenticeships and skills training is delighted to announce the acquisition of Acorn Training Consultants, who for more than 18 years have been helping people across Derbyshire and the North East unlo
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13th February 2017

Ward Recycling Cut Ribbon to Officially Open The Project

The Commercial Director of a Derbyshire company, who has been heavily involved with transforming the former Woolworths building into a community project, was asked to cut the ribbon at its official opening (Feb 6).
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13th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A40 at Love Business 2017 Booked By In N Out

At In 'n' Out we do things differently, which sets us apart from the competition
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10th February 2017

Company’s £3,600 Donation to Youth Club in Memory of Businessman

A property company has spent thousands of pounds on a range of goodies to donate to Keighley Young People's Centre in memory of Shazad Mahmood who passed away in December.
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10th February 2017

Housebuilder Starts Work On 866 Properties In Peterborough

A leading housebuilder has continued its investment in Peterborough by launching another major development in the city.
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10th February 2017

Gusto Appoints General Manager for New West Bridgford Launch

SOPHISTICATED restaurant brand Gusto, which is set to open its doors this month (9 February), has appointed local restaurant expert, Tom Shacklock, as its general manager.
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10th February 2017

Free Beer - See us on Stand F15

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Love Business Expo on the 16th of February, Donnington Park were you’ll get the opportunity to sample our great ales… and if you want, buy some to take home!
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9th February 2017

Couple Makes Buckets Of Savings After Energy Saving Instillation

A couple who have heated their house by burning buckets of solid fuels for the last decade have championed SecoTherm Gel, after it is estimated to save them £379.60 on energy bills in just one year.
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9th February 2017

New innovative ‘Fast Track’ NEBOSH Course format delivers higher pass rate than the national average

When Nottingham based RISK & Safety Management Services Managing Director Mike Adams got approval for his unique Fast Track NEBOSH Course format, he knew he was on to a winning formula. With 12 months of results proving delegates taking this new format of
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9th February 2017

The Chamber's Annual Dinner 2017

The Chamber's Annual Dinner is one of the most prestigious black-tie business events in the East Midlands. With over 500 guests from businesses in the region expected to attend, the dinner provides a fantastic platform to raise your profile and network wi
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9th February 2017

Growth Hubs join forces at the biggest business event in the East Midlands

For the first time, the LLEP Business Gateway has teamed up with the D2N2 Growth Hub to exhibit at the biggest business to business event of its kind in the East Midlands.
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9th February 2017

SOLD - Stands A41 & A47 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Lily Comms Ltd

We supply award winning communications solutions to businesses across the UK. We help business owners and leaders to reduce costs, increase revenue, improve the customer experience and increase efficiency through their communications set up.
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9th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A27 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Leicestershire County Council

Superfast Leicestershire is a £28 million project, led by Leicestershire County Council, to increase superfast fibre broadband coverage across Leicestershire. Working with their partner BT, Leicestershire County Council's vision is to ensure that all prem
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9th February 2017

SOLD - Stand E33 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Loughborough College

Learning provider, specialising in apprenticeships and leadership and management training.
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8th February 2017

Local Law Firm Set to Further Grow its Planning Expertise

NOTTINGHAM-BASED law firm, Roythornes Solicitors, is set to further expand its planning team just one year after it was formed.
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8th February 2017

Award-Winning Midlands Game Developer Kick-Start 2017 With Winter Warmer Slots Game Release

Following a bumper 2016, multi-award winning Midlands-based eGaming developer, Intouch Games is kicking off 2017 with the launch of their latest caveman-caper mobile slots game, Mammoth Money.
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8th February 2017

Newby Castleman’s team hoping to make a splash at Swimarathon

Leading firm of chartered accountants, Newby Castleman, is gearing up to take part in Oadby Rotary Club’s second annual Swimarathon event.
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8th February 2017

Intu Helps Local Charity’s Garden Blossom

LEADING cancer support charity, Maggie’s, has received a £300 donation from Nottingham shopping centres intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh, which will help the charity maintain its hospital-based garden.
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8th February 2017

Ten Years Behind The Camera For Photographer Who Aims To 'Capture the Romance'

‘Romance is the key when it comes to bride and groom shots’ says Cathy Higgins, photographer and self-confessed ‘romanticist’.
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8th February 2017

Top Interior Designer Teams up with David Wilson Homes to Give the Latest Trends for winter

David Wilson Homes has teamed up with one of its top interior designers to show homeowners in Leicestershire how they can keep up with the latest design trends this season.
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8th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A48 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Economit

Economit deliver digital transformation for businesses of all types through our guaranteed, independent and impartial fractional IT Director service.
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8th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A50 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Web Chat Live Limited/TA Chat Ninjas

Chat Ninjas was set up by a small team of experienced business owners. We understood the power of online leads, and wanted to help other businesses harness that power to convert leads into sales. The ability to hold a conversation with a customer, regardl
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7th February 2017

Stunning River View Apartments Snapped Up by January Home Buyers

The new neighbourhood nestled on the edge of the River Trent, just a short walk from Nottingham city centre and West Bridgford town centre, is proving to be extremely popular with January home-buyers after three apartments and one house were snapped up th
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7th February 2017

Housing chief pledges more homes to help tackle Derbyshire housing crisis

An ambitious housing provider has pledged to play its role in solving the housing crisis after a new report revealed people have to earn seven times their salary to buy a house in Derbyshire.
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7th February 2017

Justin Smith Architects to Move to New Premises in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

After more than a decade at Friar Gate Studios, the building’s first ever tenant has said his final farewells as he moves to his own purpose-designed premises on Queen Street.
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7th February 2017

J Tomlinson completes care and nursing home project

Construction services company J Tomlinson has completed a 65-bed residential care and nursing home in the West Midlands.
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7th February 2017

SOLD - Stand C4 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens is a leading UK glass repair and replacement company headquartered in Chesterfield. It operates a specialist fleet of mobile technicians backed by a UK Fitting Hub network.
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7th February 2017

SOLD - Stands F37, F38, F42 and F43 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Total Motion

Total Motion is a fleet management company that works in partnership with our clients to become an extension of their business to deliver total control.
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7th February 2017

SOLD - Stand B1 at Love Business 2017 Booked By IGS Solutions

We help organisations create digital products and platforms that drive performance and growth. We work with public sector organisations, global companies and local businesses.
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7th February 2017

Radleigh Homes Welcomes New Homeowners to Its Brindley Park Development with a Fabulous Food Hamper

Leading Midlands housebuilder Radleigh Homes has teamed up with Betty’s Farm Shop in Willington to provide homebuyers with a special treat when they move onto its exclusive new development in Chellaston.
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6th February 2017

Car Shades Blooming Post Brexit – With Expansion And Move Into New State Of The Art Manufacturing And Distribution Facility

It's been a traumatic few months for the British economy since last June's historic decision to leave the EU and it's probably fair to say that the UK has only just begun to experience the full impact of said referendum. Still, it's far from doom and gloo
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6th February 2017

Staffordshire International Trade Survey: Europe to remain key export market despite Brexit vote

Strong trading relationships with European customers and suppliers remains a key priority for Staffordshire businesses, despite the UK’s priority to leave the EU, according to the results of the Chambers of Commerce’s International Trade Survey.
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6th February 2017

CSY’S New Office Makes an Impact Thanks to 360Degrees

Office refurbishment consultancy 360Degrees has created a tailored workplace for retail EPOS specialist CSY Retail Systems, as the company moves to new premises in Nottingham ahead of planned future growth.
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6th February 2017

Wheeldon Homes makes major investment in a fleet of New JCB’s

Derby based house builder Wheeldon has started the new year with major investment in a new fleet of JCB equipment, purchased through T C Harrison Derby.
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6th February 2017

Growth Hubs Join Forces at the Biggest Free Business Event in the East Midlands

Love Business is the biggest FREE business to business event of its kind in the East Midlands. With over 200 exhibitors there are six industry sectors represented including manufacturing and engineering, innovation and technology, transport and logistics
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6th February 2017

SOLD - Stand F16 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Function Jigsaw Ltd

We are a multi disciplinary Sports Injury Management Clinic based in Wigston, Leicestershire.
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6th February 2017

SOLD - Stand A15 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Digital Evolutions Limited

At Digital Evolutions, we work hard to deliver a one-stop shop of IT and technical services in a fast, professional, efficient, friendly and cost conscious manner. We deliver long term success through the right mix of IT focussed business planning, IT str
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3rd February 2017

Notts-based Europa’s Annual Conference Drives Business Forward

Europa Worldwide Group, an independent logistics operator with sites in Nottingham and Osberton near Worksop, celebrated the successes of the previous year at its third annual management conference.
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3rd February 2017

Allan + Bertram celebrates success at National Calendar Awards

Allan + Bertram – producers of the ‘World’s Finest Calendars – have scooped three gongs at the National Calendar Awards.
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3rd February 2017

Nottingham Firm Reveals Plan to Breathe New Life into Copenhagen Community

LEADING Nottingham-based Leonard Design has revealed how its distinctive foundations in British design, complimented by vast global experience, are shaping an exciting mixed-use scheme that’s due to open in Vanløse, Copenhagen in Autumn 2017.
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3rd February 2017

Premier Nottingham Estate Agent to Host Charity Fundraiser

LEADING Nottingham based estate agent FHP Living will be hosting a charity fundraiser evening this month (9 Feb) in aid of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre and the Tim Bacon Foundation.
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3rd February 2017

Win £1000’s of marketing for your business or organisation by simply ‘Tweeting and Liking’ when you hear our radio advert on GEM106

GEM106 have sponsored Love Business with this great radio advert which will be played from February 7th right up to the event on the 16th February.
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2nd February 2017

Why Start of 2017 Provides Window of Opportunity for First Time Buyers

The start of the year provides the perfect window of opportunity for people looking to buy their first home, say property experts at Cavendish Residential in Nottingham.
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2nd February 2017

Futures employment support programme nominated for industry award

An East Midlands housing association has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of its achievement helping its customers into work.
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2nd February 2017

State-Of-The-Art Rehab Centre One Step Further On Road to Completion

A PIONEERING £1 million rehabilitation centre in Leicestershire, designed for those who have suffered life-changing sporting injuries, is one step closer to completion with the installation of a bespoke access road and the start of ground works on site.
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2nd February 2017

Derby City Council and Radleigh Homes Launch New £10m Extra Care Facility in Derby

The official launch has taken place of an exciting new development of extra care accommodation in Derby.
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2nd February 2017

SOLD - Stand C2 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Go Travel Solutions

Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. The company works on projects across the UK with offices in Leicester in the Midlands and Bristol in the south west of England
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2nd February 2017

SOLD - Stand B23 at Love Business 2017 Booked By University of Leicester

The University of Leicester Research and Enterprise team and the Department of Informatics will be exhibiting at LoveBusiness. Meet the team on stand B23 to see how we can work together to access collaborative R&D and Innovation funding for mutual benefit
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2nd February 2017

BIFA Director General welcomes Rachel to Board of Directors

Rachel’s unique and extensive experience from client side, banking side and now as a forwarder, will be a real asset to the Association.
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1st February 2017

Test One welcomes Marketing intern

The Derbyshire electrical safety consultant has welcomed a new intern who will be working in the marketing department.
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1st February 2017

E4E EXPANDS ITS TEAM IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING DEMAND FOR ITS SERVICES

A Derby-based initiative, which links businesses with schools and students in order to raise aspirations and improve employability skills, has expanded its team in order to handle increasing demand for its services from schools across the city.
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1st February 2017

Pick Everard Expands Into Bristol with New Office

PICK EVERARD is investing in its growth in the property, construction and infrastructure consultancy sector in the southwest with the opening of a new office.
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1st February 2017

Europe to remain key export market despite Brexit vote

UK companies remain committed to strong trading relationships with European customers and suppliers despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to the results of the Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Survey, released today (Monday).
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1st February 2017

Five Star Housebuilder Raises Nearly £6,000 for Local Cancer Charity

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has raised almost £6,000 for its charity partner CLIC Sargent, which offers support to young people living with cancer.
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1st February 2017

Why Start of 2017 Provides Window of Opportunity for First Time Buyers

The start of the year provides the perfect window of opportunity for people looking to buy their first home, say property experts at Cavendish Residential in Nottingham.
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1st February 2017

SOLD - Stand F2 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Mocha Marketing

We're a full service marketing and communications agency ... with a personal touch. Having spent many years 'client side' and in your shoes, we know exactly what it's like to have to put your trust in the right agency. We pride ourselves on becoming ambas
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1st February 2017

SOLD - Stand C3 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Orbital Recruitment Limited

Orbital Recruitment have been running for 15 years now and have gone from strength to strength. Specialising in in the development of recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Our major growth over recent years has been our expansion into onsite operatio
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1st February 2017

SOLD - Stand A3 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Intelligent Decisioning Ltd

Intelligent Decisioning Ltd is a Microsoft Partner specialising in SharePoint, Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud.
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1st February 2017

SOLD - Stand B24 at Love Business 2017 Booked By DDS Solutions

We provide digital display screen and content management solutions for the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, events and exhibition rental markets.
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