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News from March 2018


29th March 2018

Brick Jacket Fashion Line Scuppered After Prototype Is Stolen

Derby based Hodgkinson Builders, has announced that it's plans to introduce an eco-friendly fashion line have been scuppered after the director's brick jacket prototype was stolen, sparking a raft of accusations locally.
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29th March 2018

Internal Buyout Set To Secure Future For Musson Liggins

A Nottingham firm of Chartered Surveyors has announced an in-house buyout that will see three of its Directors invest in the firm’s future.
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28th March 2018

DBC delighted to win National Award

East Midlands based DBC Training is delighted to announce they have won the prestigious ‘Business and Administration Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ Award for the inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards.
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28th March 2018

‘EGGS-TRAORDINARY’ ACTIVITIES ON OFFER THIS EASTER AT COUNTRYSIDE LINCS

FAMILIES can expect ‘eggs-cellent’ fun this April at Countryside Lincs, when children will be given the chance to explore the world of the chicken including ‘eggy’ cooking demonstrations and egg decorating from one of Lincolnshire’s popular family run egg
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28th March 2018

£14M Development 'King Of The Castle' Nottingham Property Entrepreneur

A Nottingham property entrepreneur has announced that the £14M transformation of an outdated office block in Dudley into apartments, is nearing completion.
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28th March 2018

DERBY OPTOMETRISTS SHORTLISTED FOR INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AWARD

Local Derby optician, Richard Petrie Optometrists, has been named a finalist in the Independent Practice category of the 2018 Optician Awards. It is the second time that the independent practice in Littleover has been shortlisted for a national award in a
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28th March 2018

Lincoln construction firm strengthens team with two new hires

Leading construction and consultancy firm LGG Projects has appointed two new team members as part of its growth strategy, bringing its total of new hires to five in only four months.
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28th March 2018

Essential Projects one of contractors on £5m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre

Sherwood Forest Country Park is currently undergoing a transformation and bespoke metalwork manufacturer Essential Projects has been appointed as one of the contractors to work on the £5.3m project which includes the building of a new visitor centre.
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28th March 2018

A former IT whizzkid who set up his own technology company when he was just 18 has moved his expanding business into Mercia Marina

Lee Jepson, 29, now employs 32 staff at L.E.A.D IT and manages IT services for 135 schools, 28 of which are in Derby.
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28th March 2018

STUDIOUS NEWARK LEARNERS GAIN RETAIL SECTOR KNOW-HOW FROM INTU

A GROUP of 12 students from Newark College received an exclusive tour of intu Victoria Centre this month (21 March), to support their business studies
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28th March 2018

Loughborough’s Kay England to take on role as chair of Meetings Industry Association

Kay England, chief executive of Imago Venues and director of campus services at Loughborough University, has been elected as chair of the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) council.
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28th March 2018

LOUGHBOROUGH ENDOWED SCHOOLS SHOWCASE STEM ACHIEVEMENTS

Two pupils from Loughborough High School have been named winners at a national science and engineering competition, after designing a phone case and app capable of providing some protection to people in dangerous situations.
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28th March 2018

HOUSEBUILDER LENDS A HELPING HAND WITH £250 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY AT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE DEVELOPMENTS

Barratt Homes North Midlands is lending house hunters a helping hand this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (starting Saturday 31st March) by giving them a £250 gift card towards furnishing their new home when they reserve on selected plots at developments in N
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28th March 2018

Steady secure growth at AMG E;lectronics

Established since 2002 and built on word of mouth and recommendations AMG have been going through a steady secure growth
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28th March 2018

This business opportunity is rubbish

A ‘rubbish opportunity’ to become your own boss is proving popular with would be business owners across the UK
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28th March 2018

RILMAC SCAFFOLDING EGGED ON BY WILLMOTT DIXON CHARITY INITIATIVE

Over the years Rilmac Scaffolding have built up a strong relationship with construction group Willmott Dixon, so when they received a request for a donation of Easter Eggs as part of a charity initiative they jumped at the chance.
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28th March 2018

East Midlands apprenticeship opportunities highlighted in new recruitment video from KH Hair

KH Hair has announced the launch of a new recruitment video aimed at attracting more talent to the industry. The four minute film features some of KH Hair's current apprentices highlighting their training and in-salon experiences and aspirations for their
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27th March 2018

Retailer reverses the trend into bricks and mortar

A Derby-born businessman who has traded for seven years online has decided to open his first homeware store at Mercia Marina’s new £3m landmark Piazza building.
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27th March 2018

LAST CHANCE TO BUY YOUR DREAM HOME AT OAKFIELDS

With just a handful of homes remaining at Oakfields, Warwickshire homebuyers are being urged by David Wilson Homes to act swiftly to avoid missing out on their dream property at its Harbury development.
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27th March 2018

MILLER HOMES SCORES FIVE STARS FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Miller Homes is delighted to have achieved five stars for customer satisfaction in the Home Builders Federation (HBF) National New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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27th March 2018

COMMENT FOLLOWING CLOSURE OF PREZZO NOTTINGHAM

ITALIAN restaurant chain Prezzo has announced it will be shutting 94 branches and axing 500 roles in a bid to save its business.
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27th March 2018

Free guidance for young entrepreneurs applying for start-up loan from local charity

Budding local entrepreneurs hoping to access a start-up loan from a Leicester charity can seek free financial guidance from local accountants Newby Castleman.
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27th March 2018

NORWICH SIGNS AND GRAPHICS FIRM EXPANDS SERVICES WITH A NEW FLAT-BED CNC ROUTER

Norwich-based signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express (Norwich), has purchased a new flat-bed router following a five-figure loan from HSBC and additional support from the New Anglia Growth Hub, Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
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27th March 2018

RELEASE OF 2018’S ALARM SURVEY FIGURES REVEALS A “WORRYING TREND”, SAYS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

FOLLOWING publication of the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey (ALARM) this week (20 March), personal injury lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors Rob Dempsey discusses how this year’s figures measure up against 2017
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27th March 2018

THOUSANDS USE HELP TO BUY IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TO BUY NEW HOMES

A government initiative is helping thousands of families in Nottinghamshire to get on to the housing ladder. New figures released by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) reveal that a total of 2,915 homebuyers in Nottinghamshire used the Help to Buy sch
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27th March 2018

RELEASE OF 2018’S ALARM SURVEY FIGURES REVEALS A “WORRYING TREND”, SAYS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

FOLLOWING publication of the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey (ALARM) this week (20 March), personal injury lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors Rob Dempsey discusses how this year’s figures measure up against 2017 and what this means for
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27th March 2018

Strong Competition for Peterborough Depot Investment!

Lincoln-based Banks Long & Co has bought another investment opportunity for a private client in a deal worth more than £900,000 – reflecting a net initial yield of around 6.67 per cent.
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27th March 2018

NEW KING CENTRE WELCOMES FIRST LOCAL BUSINESS

Local business Reservoir Finance have been celebrated as the very first company to move into Rutland’s new King Centre business park.
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27th March 2018

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HOMEBUYERS INVITED TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE NURSERIES THIS EASTER BANK HOLIDAY

David Wilson Homes South Midlands is inviting keen homebuyers in Northamptonshire to the launch of its marketing suite at The Nurseries in Thrapston this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (starting Saturday 31st March).
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27th March 2018

Car dealer franchise drives staff skills forward with college

Leading motor dealer franchise Pendragon PLC – and Nottinghamshire’s second largest company - is investing in upskilling contact centre operatives through West Nottinghamshire College.
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27th March 2018

TEENAGE FENCER RECEIVES SUPPORT AT SPORTSAID CHARITY LUNCH

UP-AND-COMING teenage fencer Owen Jordan was awarded a £500 cheque at a charity lunch to raise money for SportsAid – which helps to support the next generation of British sports stars.
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27th March 2018

OrderWise Adds 15 to its Award-winning Team

OrderWise, which most recently won the Business and Tech Innovation award at the East Midlands regional final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, is adding to several teams to bolster its ambitious growth plans.
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27th March 2018

Nickelodeon UK and intu team up to SLIME shoppers

Children will get to doodle on a giant slime colouring wall, capture and share photos in a slime photo booth and even customise their own slime at intu Victoria Centre next month, when the shopping centre launches a ‘SLIME TIME’ event in partnership with
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27th March 2018

The Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge – a Boat Race for all!

If the annual University Boat Race has inspired you to take to the water and try something different this summer, why not get some colleagues/friends together and enter a team in the 10th Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge?
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27th March 2018

LANDMARK CASE AS LINCOLNSHIRE LAND GAINS 14 ACRES DUE TO ACCRETION

LEADING law firm Roythornes Solicitors has successfully acted on behalf of a client in gaining ownership of 14 acres of land that has become available thanks to the natural process of accretion.
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27th March 2018

Global refrigeration giant appoints creative agency Purpose Media to reposition UK brand presence

Full-service marketing agency Purpose Media has been commissioned by global commercial refrigeration manufacturer True to reposition its UK brand presence and refocus its marketing.
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27th March 2018

Total Motion to hold apprenticeship open day on Thursday 5th April

Total Motion, the Leicester-based vehicle management company, is holding an apprenticeship open day at its Meridian Business Park head office on Thursday 5th April.
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27th March 2018

NEW NOTTINGHAM PUB THE HEAD OF STEAM LAUNCHES WITH A BANG

Nottingham’s newest real ale and craft beer destination has opened its doors to the public following three days of celebrations.
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27th March 2018

Imago Venues prepares for £3million rolling refurbishment of Burleigh Court

In April 2018, Loughborough based Imago Venues will start the first phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the 186 bedrooms in Burleigh Court, the portfolio’s flagship four star hotel and conference centre.
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27th March 2018

Blum-Novotest in control with UK ‘Laser’ measurement technology debut at MACH

A new laser measuring system will be given its UK debut at MACH 2018 and is promising to reduce the time taken to measure cutting tools by 60%.
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26th March 2018

McCann continues to grow its lighting division with the appointment of experienced Operations Manager, Liam Mazurke

Nottingham-based Civil and Electrical Engineering firm McCann has strengthened its lighting division with the appointment of Operations Manager Liam Mazurke, to bolster the company’s Calderdale Street Lighting and LED project in Yorkshire.
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26th March 2018

ARMSONS complete employer's agent role on new headquarters for O.Heap Fire and Security specialists

Work has been completed on a project led by cost consultants, quantity surveyors and project managers Armsons and contractors Ivygrove Developments to create a new headquarters for O. Heap & Sons Fire Protection Engineers.
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26th March 2018

FIA Formula E Team Ds Virgin Racing completes move to Silverstone Park

Leading Formula E team DS Virgin Racing has completed the move of its operational arm to new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park – a stone’s throw from Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.
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26th March 2018

Strong start to 2018 at Hinckley & Rugby BS

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has started 2018 with a £20m increase in its mortgage balances and a £10m boost to its savings balances.
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26th March 2018

A potentially life-saving project will receive funding boost from Pal International

Two organisations which were introduced via Medilink East Midlands (EM) have joined in an exciting collaboration which has the potential to benefit hundreds of children and families in India, and even save lives.
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26th March 2018

Heathcotes to open new services in Nottinghamshire

Heathcotes Group will soon be opening two new residential care services in Newark which the company has developed in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council.
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26th March 2018

Document Networks Services donate Easter eggs to children's charity

Document Networks Services have donated Easter eggs to local children’s charity Children First Derby in the run up to Easter 2018.
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26th March 2018

Charity expands into Leicester city centre - creating 20 jobs

A CHARITY which helps disabled and disadvantaged people into employment and independent living will be expanding into Leicester, following a deal overseen by commercial property agency Innes England.
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26th March 2018

Three Focus clients heading for the 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards finals

Three museums, which have recently undergone major redevelopment with support from Focus Consultants, have been shortlisted for awards.
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26th March 2018

Thousands use 'Help to Buy' in Leicestershire to buy new homes

A government initiative is helping thousands of families in Leicestershire to get on to the housing ladder. New figures released by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) reveal that a total of 4,579 homebuyers in Leicestershire used the Help to Buy schem
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26th March 2018

Lincolnshire Families to Benefit from New Sensory Garden

Over 13,000 families in Lincolnshire are affected by dementia in some way, and an innovative garden being created by Tanglewood Care Homes in Spalding will soon allow elderly residents to enjoy the outdoor environment safely and independently.
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26th March 2018

SDL shortlisted in this year's RESI Awards

SDL Group’s lettings agency, SDL Lettings, has been shortlisted for a second year in a row at prestigious national residential property awards.
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26th March 2018

Clegg Construction has started work on a new Reception and Environment Centre at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus.

The Nottingham based firm was chosen as the main contractor to deliver the new building, which is home to the university’s School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Services.
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26th March 2018

Chesterfield’s housing offer to take a take a leap forward in 2018

Chesterfield is experiencing a renaissance in house building. The announcement was made at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield event held at the Winding Wheel on Thursday 22 March.
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26th March 2018

Mitchells celebrates 150-year anniversary

One of Chesterfield’s oldest firms, Mitchells Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
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26th March 2018

Local Housebuilder Receives Five Stars For Customer Satisfaction

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands has received the maximum five star rating in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual New Homes Survey.
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26th March 2018

NEW MULTI-MILLION POUND INNOVATION FACILITY TO BE CREATED AT INFINITY PARK

A collaboration agreement has been signed between Derby City Council, the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and one of the world’s leading manufacturing research institutions to establish a new multi-million pound innovation facility at Infinity Park, the
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26th March 2018

Funding Round to showcase at new county business event, Expo East

Funding Round, the finance credit broker, are pleased to announce their participation in the forthcoming Expo East event on 25th April at the Newark Showground.
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23rd March 2018

Van Excellence Operational Briefings 2018

FTA's Van Excellence Operational Briefings provide companies with a unique opportunity to explore operational best practice across a range of key areas.
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23rd March 2018

Derby Stonework Firm 'UN-LOCH's' Increased Revenue at Linlithgow

Businesses around a Scottish Loch have seen their revenue increase three-fold all thanks to a regeneration project assisted by Derby stonework company, Blanc de Bierges
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23rd March 2018

BSD SUPPORTS LEICESTER CHARITY IN BUILDING A FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

BUILDING Services Design (BSD) has reinforced its dedication to supporting the next generation of workers – by becoming one of many local businesses to sponsor Leicester-based charity Soft Touch Arts’ ground-breaking mentoring project.
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23rd March 2018

EXPANSION OF TEAM STRENGTHENS CPW NOTTINGHAM OFFICE

NATIONAL M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has boosted its Nottingham office with a senior promotion of a long-standing member of the team and the hire of some promising young talent to help support the firm’s new projects.
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23rd March 2018

Pension payments hike around the corner, reminds Newby Castleman

An imminent increase in the amount paid towards staff pensions could catch out employees and businesses next month, accountancy firm Newby Castleman has warned.
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23rd March 2018

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO LOCK-UP THE MAYOR OF DERBY AND 11 LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS RAISES MORE THAN £3,000 IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

Derby’s business community and the public are throwing their support behind a fundraising campaign which will see Derby’s First Citizen
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23rd March 2018

Sills & Betteridge appoint new property lawyer

Law firm Sills & Betteridge has appointed Bipin Vaghela as an associate solicitor in their residential conveyancing department.
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23rd March 2018

Ibstock Brick promotes Andy Batterham to Director of Technical Services

Joining Ibstock Brick in 1996, Andy has 22 years’ experience across all areas of the business and will help drive forward the development of the company’s portfolio of products and services.
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22nd March 2018

RECORD YEAR AND TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS RIGBY & CO

Derby-based commercial property specialists Rigby & Co have enjoyed the most successful year in the firm’s 10-year history, with record turnover and the recruitment of two key new members of staff.
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22nd March 2018

The Dairy says “gut gemacht”, after promoting Account Manager, Verena Batchelor, to Account Director!

West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy has made Account Manager Verena Batchelor part of its senior management team, after promoting her to the position of Account Director.
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22nd March 2018

Derby PR Agency Sets Wheels In Motion With Two New Hires

Ilkeston based Poppy PR has stepped it's PR service up a gear, by hiring both a new social media manager and PR account manager.
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22nd March 2018

ROBIN HOOD HELPS NOTTINGHAM STEAL THE SHOW AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERY EVENT

NOTTINGHAM’S own Robin Hood helped ‘steal’ the show during a highly successful week at MIPIM – the world’s largest property event held in Cannes last week (13 – 15 March)
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22nd March 2018

NEW RECRUITS FOR NOTTINGHAM-BASED RETAIL CONSULTANCY S4RB

A Nottingham-based grocery software specialist has reported over 40 per cent increase in year-on-year orders resulting in the recruitment of new staff at its UK head office and overseas operations.
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22nd March 2018

Businesses and more jobs created after agency helps would-be entrepreneurs

FIFTEEN people have now successfully set up their own businesses after benefiting from advice and support on the D2 Business Starter Programme run last year by enterprise agency Erewash Partnership.
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16th March 2018

HAYDENS BAKERY ON A ROLL AS OPERATIONS INCREASE

Wiltshire-based Haydens Bakery, which produces premium bakery & desserts for leading retailers has just completed a substantial investment programme, which includes the upgrade of its bakery with state-of-the-art equipment and employee facilities.
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16th March 2018

Lincoln Hotel Wins Lincolnshire Hotel of the Year Award

It’s time for more celebrations at Washingborough Hall as staff picked up Hotel of the Year at the Lincolnshire Tourism Awards in Lincoln on Tuesday night.
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16th March 2018

MX Display scoops prestigious industry award double for work on shopping mall food court

Large format print and signage specialist MX Display has scooped two prestigious design industry awards for the work it did during a major refurbishment project at The Mall retail complex, in Luton.
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15th March 2018

Commentary on this week's Spring Statement

While some have criticised the Spring Statement for lacking in policy, I know businesses in the East Midlands will be happy that that’s the case as businesses need certainty.
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15th March 2018

£6 MILLION NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY SCHEME STARTS ONSITE

MIDLANDS-based contractor G F Tomlinson has started work on a £6 million development to revive a disused site on Goldsmith Street on behalf of Nottingham Trent University.
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15th March 2018

DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR COUNSELLING TEAM

More than 75 people made a community interest company’s first birthday celebrations extra memorable by raising more than nearly £1,200 for its life-changing work.
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15th March 2018

Walnut Care Apprentice Wins Top Award at Boston College

Young carer Sammy Jo Barlow is celebrating after winning the Apprentice of the Year award at Boston College for her work at Walnut Care in Skegness.
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15th March 2018

WYNBROOK WIN PRESTIGIOUS HEALTHCARE DESIGN AWARD

Nottingham based care home builder Wynbrook Care Homes is celebrating awards success
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15th March 2018

Leicester engineering firm snapped up in major deal

Leicester-based engineering company, Beaumanor Fluid Power Products Ltd, has been acquired by AIM-listed Flowtech Fluidpower plc in a deal worth £10.3 million.
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15th March 2018

TEAM LINCOLNSHIRE AT MIPIM 2018, 13 – 15 MARCH, CANNES

Food Enterprise Zones (FEZ) are key to unlocking important regeneration opportunities in the region according to Justin Brown, enterprise commissioner at Lincolnshire County Council.
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15th March 2018

BHW Advise on Sale of Leading Leicester Telecommunications Company

BHW have advised leading Leicester-based telecommunications company RDC Communications on their merger into Fidelity Group.
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15th March 2018

SOLD! NEW KEYWORTH ESTATE AGENCY OPENS ITS DOORS

ROYSTON & Lund’s new Keyworth office has now officially opened to the public, with staff already receiving an influx of interested vendors and buyers visiting the Nottinghamshire agency’s second office.
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15th March 2018

Easter egg-travganza seeks good causes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, is once again launching its annual #tweetforatreat campaign.
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15th March 2018

Hayley Hardy promoted to Senior Business Development Manager at Imago Venues

In a clear demonstration of Imago Venues’ focus on personal development and growth, Hayley Hardy has been promoted to Senior Business Development Manager.
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15th March 2018

NOTTINGHAM-BASED BUSINESS COACH EXPANDS TO MIDDLE EAST TO INSPIRE AMBITIOUS BUSINESSES

Business leaders and entrepreneurs in Dubai will be taught the secrets to growth in a new series of programmes launched by a leading UK business coach.
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15th March 2018

TOP WORK! CONSTRUCTION OF NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY CONFETTI BUILDING REACHES HIGH POINT

Topping-out celebrations heralded a key stage in the construction of the flagship £9.1 million building which will house Nottingham Trent University’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT)
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15th March 2018

NETWORKING BRUNCH PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON LINCOLNSHIRE

MORE than 150 property professionals from across the UK gathered yesterday (14 Mar) to find out more about the opportunities Lincolnshire has to offer at its annual networking brunch held at MIPIM.
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15th March 2018

Patrons back ProCon Leicestershire in 2018

A dozen businesses are supporting the work of the ProCon Leicestershire property and construction network as Patrons for 2018.
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15th March 2018

Exciting Expansion Plans Afoot for Growing Creative Communications Agency

Leicestershire-based design and communications agency Creative62, is implementing long awaited expansion plans after securing a number of new client wins in the past twelve months.
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15th March 2018

TIS LAUNCH NEW FIRE DIVISION

Fire and Security Experts TIS are pleased to announce the formation of their exclusive Fire Division which will be headed by industry recognised and acknowledged professionals.
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13th March 2018

Spatial Global Love Business Expo Success

Spatial Global exhibited at Love Business Expo 2018 and helped manufacturing businesses attending get answers to questions about Brexit, reducing costs and minimising freight forwarding risks.
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13th March 2018

Apprentices are part of the perfect blend at Leicestershire marketing company

Enderby-based Mocha Marketing's commitment to supporting apprentices looking to take their first steps into marketing, has seen the team shortlisted as a finalist in next month's Leicester Mercury 2018 Business Awards.
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13th March 2018

Successful Awards Ceremony for leading Nottinghamshire Apprentices

Nottingham based training provider, CT Skills hosted their first apprenticeship awards ceremony presented by Nottingham City Councillor Georgia Power on Friday 9th March.
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13th March 2018

INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE GIANT AIRBUS OPENS NEW DERBY OFFICE AT THE IHUB

Airbus, a global leader in the aerospace industry, is expanding its UK footprint with the launch of a new base in Derby.
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13th March 2018

HIGH-END HUMBERSTON DEVELOPMENT REACHES COMPLETION

LUXURY Lincolnshire residential development Carrington Gardens has completed the first phase of properties and keys have already been handed over to its first residents.
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13th March 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Hart’s

Almost a hundred movers and shakers from across the region enjoyed good company and fine food at a very special event to help mark 20 years of Hart’s restaurant in the city.
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13th March 2018

Paws for a good cause at EverythingBranded.co.uk

The team at EverythingBranded.co.uk had a chance to parade their canine companions around the Peat House offices in Leicester
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13th March 2018

SIGNIFICANT INTERVENTIONS – CHANGING PERSPECTIVES OF DISABILITY ON STAGE

“People are still put off by the label disability theatre,” says actor Garry Robson. “They don’t see it as professional theatre. To them, it reeks of theatre for health or charity.”
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12th March 2018

Local Businessman Buys Leicester Business Expo

Local businessman Karl Craig-West has jumped at the chance to take up the running of Leicester Business Expo from previous owner and founder Elaine Vandlli.
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12th March 2018

Search is on for East Midlands roofing heroes

A major search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the East Midlands roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.
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12th March 2018

MORE AWARD SUCCESS FOR THE MADE AT CURVE PRODUCTION OF SUNSET BOULEVARD

Today, Leicester’s Curve theatre received another two prestigious awards for its production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard
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12th March 2018

Five tips for firms fretting over financial Year End

With the end of the financial year looming, Leicestershire accountants Newby Castleman have provided a comprehensive checklist for firms preparing their Annual Accounts and Company Tax Return.
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12th March 2018

DEVELOPER KICKS OFF SPORT RELIEF WITH FOOTBALL DONATION AND COMMITMENT TO KEEP PUPILS ACTIVE

David Wilson Homes has kicked off Sport Relief with a football donation to Sketchley Hill Primary School, as part of an ongoing pledge to encourage local school pupils to keep active in 2018.
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12th March 2018

Acquisition Secures Long-term Future of Lincolnshire Haulage Firm

The long-term future of a successful Lincolnshire haulage company has been secured after it was acquired by chemical warehousing and transport specialist HW Coates.
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12th March 2018

HOMEBUILDER TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

David Wilson Homes Mercia is rolling out hedgehog friendly features at all of its upcoming developments in Warwickshire following the success of its wildlife friendly show home garden in the county.
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12th March 2018

BILLION DOLLAR BABY: NOTTINGHAM SET TO ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES APLENTY AT MIPIM

MORE than £2bn of development across Nottingham will be on the menu at MIPIM, the world’s largest property expo, in Cannes later this month (13-16 March).
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12th March 2018

LEICESTERSHIRE HOUSEBUILDER SEARCHING FOR NEW APPRENTICES

Bardon-based David Wilson Homes East Midlands is continuing its work to support local employment, by creating eight new apprentice roles to develop talent and support business growth.
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12th March 2018

Europa Nottingham Speeding Towards Growth with Record-Breaking Month

The Nottingham team of leading logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, has recently celebrated its most successful month in its four-year history, just 6 months after moving into its new, larger offices at Colwick Quays Business Park.
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12th March 2018

Leading developer's apprenticeship schemes lay foundations for a successful career in construction

Westleigh is calling on young people who dream of stepping onto the construction industry ladder to discover the fantastic apprenticeship schemes it has to offer.
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12th March 2018

Lincoln construction firm commits to training the next generation

Leading construction and consultancy firm LGG Projects has committed to training the next generation by welcoming an annual intake of apprentices.
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12th March 2018

FULL 'STEAM' AHEAD AS SECOND MIDLANDS BAR SET FOR LAUNCH

A new bar is set to launch in Leicester's Market Street on Thursday 5 April, shortly after plans were announced for a venue in Nottingham, creating a further 30 jobs for the region.
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12th March 2018

WORLD CHAMPION PARA-TRIATHLETE AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER STEVE JUDGE VISITS CONNECT DERBY IN SPECIAL EVENT

Steve Judge, two-time paratriathlon world champion, personal life coach and motivational speaker is the special guest at a networking event being hosted by Connect Derby.
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12th March 2018

BOXING LEGENDS TO JOIN NOTTINGHAM'S SPORTING SUPERSTARS FOR SPONSORED SKIPATHON

FRANK BRUNO and Johnny Nelson, two of British boxing's most famous faces, will be joined by Nottingham's sports teams and BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Unsung Hero award winner Marcellus Baz for a 24-hour sponsored skipathon.
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9th March 2018

Three New Additions to Russell Scanlan’s Growing Team

Nottingham’s largest independent and chartered insurance brokers, Russell Scanlan, has kicked off 2018 by recruiting three new additions to its growing team.
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9th March 2018

SLEAFORD QUALITY FOODS INVEST IN MULTI MILLION FACTORY MOVE

Sleaford Quality Foods has completed the multi-million pound acquisition of an 8 acre site in a deal advised by East Midlands law firms Sills & Betteridge and chartered accountants BDO.
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9th March 2018

Playground specialist shows creativity and imagination to encourage kids to get active

Leicestershire playground and outdoor equipment specialists Red Monkey Play is proud to be supporting the Move It Boom initiative organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). To get the event up and running – literally – Red Monkey Play took p
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9th March 2018

Ground-breaking ideas with “potential to change the world” sought for UK Space Agency programme

Ground-breaking ideas with the “potential to change the world” are being sought to help boost the UK Space sector in a programme launched across the region by a network of five innovation centres.
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9th March 2018

Harborough firm lands Innovation Centre workspace for being ‘one step ahead’ of competitors

Just two months after winning a major business innovation competition, a Market Harborough company is looking forward to “laying down roots” a new office space.
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9th March 2018

NEW APPOINTMENTS SHINE AT SUN-HAT

Lincoln-based Sun-hat Villas and Resorts has announced the appointment of a new joint managing director, as well as expansion of its IT team.
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9th March 2018

MIRA Technology Park to Showcase Prime Real Estate at MIPIM 2018

MIRA Technology Park, the UK’s leading automotive technology park and Enterprise Zone, is set to showcase its offer at the world’s leading International property event, MIPIM.
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9th March 2018

Innovative supplements manufacturer Nutrivitality exceeds job creation growth with help from Derby University.

Nutritional supplement manufacturer Nutrivitality has increased its production capacity 10-fold and created eight new jobs since securing grant funding from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow programme.
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8th March 2018

Hope Against Cancer announces new funding to support cancer research in Leicester

Hope Against Cancer is committing £160K of new funding to support vital, life-saving research carried out in the University of Leicester and on-site at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
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8th March 2018

Apprentice star confirmed speaker at Staffordshire's largest business event

Michaela Wain, recent third place finalist on The Apprentice, has been confirmed as a guest speaker at this year's Let's Do Business expo.
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8th March 2018

Purpose Media director set to inspire primary school children on International Women's Day

A director from full-service marketing agency Purpose Media is using International Women's Day 2018 as a platform to inspire local primary school children to take an interest in a career in technology and marketing.
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8th March 2018

‘No career is off limits’ - the female bricklayer encouraging girls to make the most of International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship Week

A female bricklaying apprentice from Leicester is highlighting the career options available to other girls in readiness for this year’s International Women’s Day (8th March) which happens to fall within National Apprenticeship Week (5th to 9th March).
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8th March 2018

Connecting success at Love Business Expo 2018

KuKu Connect were thrilled to take part in this year’s Love Business Expo as the Official Networking Partner and are proud to announce they will be continuing as Networking Partner for 2019!
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8th March 2018

Saving LIVES Through Fundraising at LACE

A year of challenges and fundraising activities are on the agenda for the Chief Executive of LACE Housing, in aid of the first responder charity LIVES.
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8th March 2018

Russell Scanlan gets Cracking with Easter Fundraising for its Annual Charity

The largest independent insurance broker in Nottingham, Russell Scanlan has announced that it will be supporting a project dedicated to helping underprivileged and at-risk children across the East Midlands this year.
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8th March 2018

BG ENGINEERING TRIPLES SIZE OF ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Chesterfield based BG Engineering, one of the region’s leading subcontractors for precision machined components, has marked 30 years in business by tripling the size of its manufacturing facility.
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8th March 2018

WOMAN IN CONSTRUCTION CLIMBS THE CAREER LADDER IN DERBYSHIRE

A Derbyshire construction worker has been promoted to Senior Site Manager in recognition of her hard work at David Wilson Homes’ new site in Mickleover.
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8th March 2018

Imago Venues' Burleigh Court and Holywell Park retain mia's AIM Gold accreditation

Loughborough based Imago Venues has achieved the Meetings Industry Association's (mia) AIM Gold accreditation for the second time for its core conference facilities Holywell Park and Burleigh Court.
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8th March 2018

Collaborate grant helps Welham Motors stay competitive

Established over 70 years ago, Leicester-based engineering business, Welham Motor Company continues to strive for growth.
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8th March 2018

An Ilkeston mum-of-two is to open the town's first well-being lounge

Gemma Worthington, 36, opened the Barefeet Well-being Lounge on Manners road on Monday 5th March with an official opening set to take place on Friday March 9.
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5th March 2018

Widespread improvement in views of apprenticeships

Attitudes towards apprenticeship programmes amongst employers, young people and parents are on the up according to new research from business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP, released ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018).
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5th March 2018

Housebuilder donates £300 to two Rutland schools to mark World Book Day

Housebuilder Lovell Homes has donated £300 worth of Book Tokens to two local schools to help mark World Book Day.
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5th March 2018

PAB Languages Centre Ltd Cultural Considerations Workshop

JOIN US AT THE Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham - March 28, 2018 08:45 to 12:30 
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5th March 2018

Leicester Based Total Motion Vehicle Management to take on 15 apprentices with new commitment to young people and view on apprenticeships

Total Motion, the award-winning Leicester-based vehicle management company, is currently recruiting for between 15 and 20 apprentices across all areas of its business.
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2nd March 2018

Major extension to Thrussington Primary School complete

Local architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon and Derwent Valley Construction Ltd have announced the completion of the major extension to Thrussington Primary School in Leicestershire, which has doubled the size of the former building.
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2nd March 2018

Young designers put to the test by Wellingborough packaging firm

Aspiring young designers could see their innovative creations brought to life in a competition launched by a Wellingborough transit packaging company.
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2nd March 2018

The Dairy continues to be ‘part of the team’, after being named marketing partner of Nottingham Rugby Club for the 2018/19 season!

West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy is set to continue its long-standing partnership with Nottingham Rugby Club, after agreeing to continue to provide marketing support for the 2018/19 season.
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2nd March 2018

Staff Frying High with Double Award at Elite

The Elite Fish & Chip Company has two reasons to celebrate this ‘Fryday’ after being named among the top ten restaurants and the top 50 takeaways in the UK by Fry Magazine.
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2nd March 2018

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK: MILLENNIAL TRADES IN CUTLERY FOR CONSTRUCTION

FROM working in a small bistro in Wolverhampton to learning about the construction industry from the ground up – Nadia Reznik has noticed the benefits of becoming an apprentice at one of the UK’s top mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E) consultanci
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2nd March 2018

DBC delighted to be announced as finalists for 2018 AAC Apprenticeship Awards

East Midlands based DBC Training is delighted to announce they have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Business and Administration Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ Award for the inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards.
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2nd March 2018

Babington Group named Top Training Provider in the East Midlands

Babington Group, one of the UK's fastest growing national training providers, is proud to announce it won the top training provider title for the East Midlands at last nights ‘Times Best Companies Awards’ in London. Babington also made the top 3 overall –
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1st March 2018

Foremost Security sees record growth and sets ambitious expansion plans

Nottinghamshire-based security firm, Foremost Security, has been enjoying a particularly successful period and is hoping for more to come in 2018.
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1st March 2018

Total Motion exclusive sponsor of two forthcoming events at Leicester Tigers

Vehicle management business Total Motion is joining forces with Leicester Tigers to sponsor not one, but two forthcoming events at the legendary rugby club.
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1st March 2018

‘BREW’ KID IN TOWN AS HEAD OF STEAM LAUNCHES IN NOTTINGHAM

A new bar is set to be a showcase for Nottingham’s thriving brewing scene when it opens in the Lace Market on Thursday 22 March.
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1st March 2018

BRM Solicitors announces formal collaboration with Milestone Financial Planning

Two of Chesterfield’s leading professional services companies have joined forces to offer a fully joined-up legal and independent financial services proposition.
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1st March 2018

Peveril Homes has the blueprints for success with the appointment of new Architectural Technologist, Charles Worthington

Derbyshire-based house builder Peveril Homes has continued to grow its in-house team with the appointment of experienced Architectural Technologist, Charles Worthington.
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1st March 2018

Cancer charity’s glamorous ball raises £15,000 for research

Leicestershire cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer delivered a stunning ceremony to rival the Oscars this month.
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1st March 2018

Retirement Prompts Promotion at Channack Ross

Succession Planning Ensures Smooth Transition for Clients
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1st March 2018

ARMSONS TAKE FLEDGLING QUANTITY SURVEYOR UNDER THEIR WING

Derby-based cost consultants, quantity surveyors and project managers Armsons, are supporting the development of young talent with the appointment of Reece Kersey as trainee quantity surveyor.
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1st March 2018

Chesterfield to take a seat at worldwide investment event

Chesterfield will be represented at the leading worldwide property event – MIPIM – this month, with the objective of attracting further investment to the borough.
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1st March 2018

LINCOLNSHIRE’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OFFERED CHANCE TO ‘GROW WITH THE SHOW’

LINCOLNSHIRE’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OFFERED CHANCE TO ‘GROW WITH THE SHOW’
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1st March 2018

East Midlands Intellectual Property Firm Achieves Industry Recognition

East Midlands based Swindell & Pearson has been recommended in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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