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News from April 2017


28th April 2017

Mayor of Derby Joins Local Families for the Official Launch of Little Angels Day Nursery at Marble Hall

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Linda Winter, joined local families for a ‘Fun Day’ to celebrate the official opening of the new Little Angels new day nursery at Marble Hall on Nightingale Road in Osmaston.
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26th April 2017

Marathon effort raises more than £14,000 for charity

Specialist sports socks made in Nottinghamshire helped to keep their creator’s feet blister-free as he completed a gruelling ‘six marathons in six days’ challenge for charity.
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26th April 2017

Northamptonshire based Interduct UK crowned winners at the H&V News Awards

Leading experts in the cleaning, maintenance and management of kitchen ventilation and grease extract systems, Interduct UK, have been crowned as winners at the Heating and Ventilation News Awards last Thursday.
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25th April 2017

Intu Celebrates More Than 200 Hours of Volunteering For Local Charity

STAFF from Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh have continued their partnership with local charity Epic Partners by to supporting its regular ‘Community Games’ holiday club during the Easter Holidays
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24th April 2017

East Mids Agent Scores Hat-Trick Of Awards

MIDLANDS property consultancy Innes England is once again streets ahead of its competitors across the region, with three of its agents scooping prestigious industry titles in recent weeks.
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24th April 2017

Croots Farm Shop helps put Great British family businesses on the map

Derbyshire farm shop Croots is hosting a visit from the Family Business Road Trip 2017.
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24th April 2017

Nottingham’s National Justice Museum Officially Opens

The popular former courthouse and gaol, previously known as the Galleries of Justice, houses the UK’s largest collection of over 40,000 law, justice, crime, and punishment artefacts.
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24th April 2017

HORIBA MIRA and Főmterv zRt Awarded Hungarian Proving Ground Design Contract

HORIBA MIRA - a global-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing - has been contracted in partnership with civil engineering firm Főmterv zRt to design a prestigious automotive proving ground in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.
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24th April 2017

Soabar enters Konica Minolta partnership on back of £300,000 equipment investment

Leicester label printer Soabar has entered a business partnership with global print systems manufacturer Konica Minolta after becoming the first company in England – and only the second in the UK – to invest in its latest digital printing technology.
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20th April 2017

Bovis Homes Comes To Bridgford Ahead Of New Development Launch

LOCAL home seekers will have the opportunity for find out more about the new development at Edwalton as national house builder, Bovis Homes partners with FHP Living in West Bridgford.
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20th April 2017

Sturgess Motor Group celebrate their 120th anniversary

2017 sees the 4th generation family business, Leicester based Sturgess Motor Group, celebrate its 120th anniversary.
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20th April 2017

Residents treated by construction services firm J Tomlinson

Residents living in a retirement housing scheme in Leicestershire have been given a cash bonus by construction services firm J Tomlinson to give themselves a treat.
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19th April 2017

Construction Students at Warwickshire College Have a Go at Housebuilding with Barratt Homes

Construction students from Warwickshire College Group were given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with five star housebuilder Barratt Homes thanks to a special event at its Heathcote development Warwick Gates.
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19th April 2017

36 retailers go head-to-head in 2017 Chesterfield Retail Awards

36 Chesterfield retailers are set to go head-to-head in the annual Chesterfield Retail Awards. Organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Addooco, with one hoping to take the coveted title of Retailer of the Year, which is sponsored by East
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19th April 2017

Haines Watts, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in Leicester are delighted to announce that from 1st April 2017 they have acquired the practice of Gutteridge Scanlan

Andrew Scanlan has had an accountancy practice in Leicester since 1977 and recently decided the time had come to merge his business into something larger. He looked to Haines Watts, Leicester, who ‘have a great business reputation in the area’. He has kno
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19th April 2017

APRIL 2017 Work begins on new community centre with Focus Consultants as project manager

Work is now underway on building a new community centre in Lincolnshire village Mareham le Fen, which will replace a 100-year-old tin and timber hall.
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19th April 2017

Rothera Sharp Bolstered By New Appointment

Nottingham-based law firm Rothera Sharp has announced the appointment of a new partner, helping create the largest probate department in the county.
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13th April 2017

Morley Hayes to Showcase the Region’s Best Beers At Its Spring ‘Local Beer’ Festival

Morley Hayes, the region’s leading hotel, golf and leisure complex, is set to stage its first ever Beer Festival.
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13th April 2017

Electric Car Charging Points to be ‘Part of the Fabric’ of Trent Basin

As Trent Basin is set to become the home to Europe’s biggest community energy battery and the UK’s newest community energy scheme, the property development in Nottingham is quickly earning a name for itself as one of the country’s most sustainable communi
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13th April 2017

Lincoln Transport Hub Opens Its Doors to Local Community

CONTRACTOR Willmott Dixon has welcomed local students and members of the public for an exclusive look into the works on the transformational Lincoln Transport Hub.
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13th April 2017

Derbyshire Tableware Company Set To Open New Premises with HSBC Finance Package

A Derbyshire-based tableware company has secured a five-figure small business loan from HSBC enabling the company to completely renovate its new premises before opening in autumn this year.
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13th April 2017

HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University launch Autonomous Vehicle Research Centre

HORIBA MIRA, a world-leader in vehicle engineering, research and product testing has joined forces with Coventry University to launch a brand new automotive research centre dedicated to developing intelligent, connected vehicle technology.
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13th April 2017

Packaging Firm Invests in £600,000 State-of-the-Art Gluing Machine

A Nottingham packaging company has invested more than £600,000 in a new state-of-the-art gluing machine to keep up with growing industry demand.
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12th April 2017

Recruiter Gives Derby Charity a Boost with New Hire

HAVING previously struggled to find a high quality candidate to head up its finance and business services, Derby-based charity and business, BPEC, was thrilled to secure its latest hire with the help of Astute Recruitment.
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12th April 2017

Leicestershire bespoke lighting specialists celebrate rapid success with plans to launch in the US

Coalville based leading lighting specialists, Parify, have seen impressive growth throughout the past four years, remarkably doubling their turnover each year, and are now ready to take their business to the next level.
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12th April 2017

Anoki Hosts the Midland Doctors Association’s Annual Fundraising Lunch Which Raises Over £60,000

Anoki fine dining Indian restaurant played host to Midland Doctors Association’s annual fundraising lunch on Sunday 9 April, which raised an incredible £61,000 for the Derby-based charity.
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12th April 2017

Charity cycle ride supported by J Tomlinson

Building services company J Tomlinson is backing a charity cycle ride taking place over the Easter weekend in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
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12th April 2017

Notts Uni Refurb Is Music to Students’ Ears

STUDENTS at the University of Nottingham are enjoying fresh facilities at the School of Music following a refurbishment by local fit-out company B&M Installations.
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11th April 2017

Cartwright Appointed To Bring the Social Importance of National Museum to Life

THE NATIONAL Justice Museum has appointed Cartwright Communications to support its mission of helping people gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system through a UK-wide campaign.
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11th April 2017

Our 13th Eden Tyres & Servicing is now open!

The branch, which is located on Ivanhoe Business Park, next to Screwfix and Toolstation will offer our full range of services including Tyres, MOT's, Servicing, Air Con and vehicle repairs.
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11th April 2017

Newly formed Staunton Harold Sailability Trust rounds first mark in its pursuit to get more disabled children water-bound

Newly formed charity Staunton Harold Sailability Trust (Staunton Harold ST) has not only secured its first major sponsor, Ward Recycling, but will have enough money to buy its first double handed Hansa dinghy thanks to a £6,000 donation which was raised b
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11th April 2017

Anthony Joshua comes to Leicester after he fights to win the Super WBA and IBO titles

Anthony Joshua will be heading to Leicester just three weeks after his sold-out fight at Wembley with Wladimir Klitschko. The evening, courtesy of Kong Events will take place at Leicester Athena on Thursday 18th May.
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11th April 2017

Family Business Launches Apprenticeship Academy

An established family business in Derbyshire has launched an Employer Academy with Derby College as part of its bid to recruit several new apprentices in the coming years.
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10th April 2017

Personal trainers are not just for the gym, says business coach and Construction Leaders Club founder

Business professionals are being urged to treat their business growth aspirations the way they treat their fitness programmes – and hire themselves a personal trainer/business growth coach.
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10th April 2017

Mother Moves House Easily With Barratt Homes’ Move Maker Scheme After Finding Her Dream Home By ‘Chance’

A mother who found her dream home in Derbyshire has moved home easily and quickly thanks to Barratt Homes’ bespoke Movemaker scheme.
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10th April 2017

New business support directory

The LLEP Business Gateway growth hub has launched a new Business Support Directory service on its website.
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10th April 2017

Nottingham Based Student Lettings Specialist Expands Team

FHP Student Living has appointed a new member of staff to its growing team following the opening of a new office on Shakespeare Street.
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7th April 2017

30 Men and Women to lift 12 Jumbo Jets at East Midlands Airport

Nottinghamshire based transformation gym My Gym Space (Kingsway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield) will be lifting an entire manufactured Boeing and 747 fleet of aircraft over the Easter Holiday period as they attempt to lift 12 jumbo jets at East Midlands Airport.
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7th April 2017

Willis drives his way to the top with Master Technician qualification

An award-winning employee at Nottingham-based RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has become one of the youngest professionals to qualify as a Master Technician – the highest recognised technical level in the motor vehicle industry.
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7th April 2017

Midlands based Foremost Security sponsor local football team, Dunkirk Juniors

Midlands security provider, Foremost Security, have shown their ongoing support towards their local football team by supplying them with a brand new away kit.
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7th April 2017

Nottingham Creatives to Get More Support with Loan Fund

A JOINT initiative between Nottingham City Council and First Enterprise is to give new and existing businesses in the city’s Creative Quarter a boost as its loan fund is increased by 37%.
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7th April 2017

Society helping to put safety first at local bowls club

Earl Shilton Building Society is supporting a local bowls club in their efforts to raise funds for the installation of a defibrillator
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5th April 2017

Event Marks Completion of New Apartments in Derby City Centre

A special event last night marked the opening of a multi-million pound project in Derby that has seen the conversion of an office block into 158 apartments.
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5th April 2017

Wolsey Island regeneration to ‘breathe new life’ into waterside brownfield site

The long-awaited redevelopment of the former hosiery factory on Leicester’s Wolsey Island is formally underway, after City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby broke ground on the site at a ceremony last Thursday.
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5th April 2017

Construction to begin on new Circle Health Hospital

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has announced that contracts for Circle Health’s new £22 million hospital in Birmingham, on which it is appointed as project and cost manager, have recently been signed allowing construction to be
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5th April 2017

Redrow to Host Easter Egg Hunts Across Its Three East Midlands Developments

The Easter bunny has got some special surprises in store for youngsters visiting any of Redrow Homes East Midlands’ developments across Derbyshire over the Easter period.
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4th April 2017

Wheely good effort, as J Tomlinson supports cycling initiative

A team from J Tomlinson took to the saddle in support of a mixed-ability bike ride along the Leeds Superhighway.
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4th April 2017

Work underway on new homes in Melton

Leading developer Westleigh Homes has formally begun the construction of 97 new two, three and four bedroom homes on the edge of Melton Mowbray.
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4th April 2017

Builders at Lincolnshire Development Manor Farm Recognised For Excellence

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes is celebrating the success of its construction team in Lincolnshire at the popular development Manor Farm in North Hykeham, following the launch of the sixth phase of homes.
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4th April 2017

WFP Fabrications Land First Overseas Order In Light Of Brexit

An Ilkeston-based company has secured its first overseas order despite manufacturers concerns that EU trade would be affected following the triggering of Brexit.
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3rd April 2017

Bakery to Host Traditional Hot Cross Bun Taster Session

A Derbyshire bakery wants to tempt people back to the traditional hot cross bun this Easter with a free taster session- to compare with ones mass-produced by the supermarkets.
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3rd April 2017

Solutions rebrands following two years of success since merger

Financial and business management software provider Solutions for Accounting has marked the second anniversary of its merger with BluebirdCRM with a new name and logo, following two years of growth.
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3rd April 2017

‘Top’ Of the Range Rehab Centre Given Royal Seal of Approval

A PIONEERING £1 million rehabilitation centre in Leicestershire, designed for those who have suffered life-changing sporting injuries, is one step closer to completion after contractor Willmott Dixon held a topping out ceremony this week (30 March) attend
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3rd April 2017

Chesterfield apprentice wins AMRC Training Centre ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award

A Chesterfield apprentice has become the first female apprentice to win the Apprentice of the Year’ award supported by Boeing at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ awards held at the University of
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