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News from May 2018


31st May 2018

Accountants invited to free discussion forum on divorce and the family business

ACCOUNTANTS in Leicestershire who advise family and owner-managed businesses are invited to attend a free discussion forum this month.
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31st May 2018

EverythingBranded.co.uk announce new charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise

EverythingBranded.co.uk have announced their new national charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise.
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31st May 2018

Ibstock Brick announces Ben Lumsden as its Apprentice of the Year

Ben Lumsden has been announced as Ibstock Brick’s Apprentice of the Year.
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31st May 2018

New family club launches at intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh

Giant games and fun for all the family to take place over half term to launch new initiative for local families
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31st May 2018

Award Success for Nottingham Property Expert

Adam Kingswood, owner of Kingswood Residential Investment Management, wins Property Professional of the Year at the Nottingham Post Business Awards!
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31st May 2018

Connect Derby awarded quality management standard ISO 9001

Connect Derby, the managed workspace scheme that operates seven buildings across the city, has become the first service within Derby City Council to be awarded the highly coveted ISO 9001 quality management accreditation.
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31st May 2018

Vistage Brings World’s Top Public Speaker to Leicester

Over 150 CEO’s, MDs and business leaders will come together to hear from one of the world’s finest public speakers at an exclusive event in Leicester.
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31st May 2018

Member votes add up to £1,250 for Rainbows

Thanks to members casting their votes for Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s AGM, a donation of £1,250 has gone to the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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31st May 2018

Children's cancer charity in Leicester launches unique funds

A national childhood cancer charity based in Leicester is launching a unique funding programme for research into rare and under-funded cancers affecting children – including the UK’s only dedicated fund to support research into the health of cancer surviv
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31st May 2018

Hub shortlisted twice!

Counselling centre directors and staff have their fingers firmly-crossed for success after clearing the first hurdle in a high-profile competition!
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31st May 2018

Boxing clever - commercial agent celebrates a year in business

Commercial property agent Box Property is celebrating reaching its first year in business and announces expansion plans.
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31st May 2018

Housing developer helps Derby schoolchildren ‘give a hog a home’

Schoolchildren in Derby were delighted to receive a nature-friendly gift from a housing developer.
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30th May 2018

Leicestershire Cares Awards 2018: winners

Employers and their staff who give their time to local people needing a helping hand have been celebrated in the 2018 Leicestershire Cares Awards.
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30th May 2018

Catering equipment supplier serves up its new showroom

A Leicestershire supplier of catering equipment to the hospitality industry, ranging from tableware to ovens, has put the finishing touches to its new showroom and HQ.
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30th May 2018

Innovative feedback company We Love Surveys take a big step with new office at Loughborough University

Leading feedback specialists We Love Surveys have firmly established their presence in the East Midlands by moving into a new office at Loughborough University.
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30th May 2018

University of Derby climbs 25 places to rank in Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019

The University of Derby has been ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019 which is a climb of 25 places.
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30th May 2018

Babington Staff helping to bring ‘Community Together’

Award winning training provider -­‐ Babington were delighted to support the ‘Community Meal’ project to help YMCA Derbyshire and Head High, a local mental health organisation.
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30th May 2018

Deadline approaching in search for Harborough’s top 10 business innovators

The search is on to find the 10 most innovative and ambitious business pioneers in and around Market Harborough, with the deadline for applications now just days away.
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30th May 2018

Henry Brothers wins contract to build new £23m Nottingham Trent University engineering facility

Contractor Henry Brothers has been appointed to build a new £23m engineering facility for Nottingham Trent University.
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30th May 2018

Leicester hair salon dedicates ‘Hair Room’ to charity supporter

Prestigious Leicester hair salon George’s Hairdressing aims to provide a supportive room for people living with medical hair loss at its salon on Allandale Road in the city.
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30th May 2018

Record Number Attend Annual Chamber Celebration

Over 80 attendees from businesses across Staffordshire and Derbyshire enjoyed the Burton and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration lunch held at Burton Albion Football Club on 24 May 2018.
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30th May 2018

Charity football match nets almost £3,000 for new grassroots football club

A charity football match at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium raised almost £3,000 for a new grassroots football club.
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30th May 2018

Uncertainty for solicitors’ tax costs after ruling on digital searches

Solicitors are being warned by experienced accountants Newby Castleman about the potential consequences of a legal ruling which may see firms having to charge VAT on digital searches carried out on behalf of their clients.
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25th May 2018

Sat Bains inspires next generation of chefs and managers

One of the country’s best chefs, Sat Bains, joined catering and hospitality students at West Nottinghamshire College to share his tips and expert insight on forging a successful career in the industry.
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25th May 2018

New Notts/Derbys Business Centre Welcomes First Tenants

A new high-tech business centre located halfway between Nottingham and Derby has welcomed its first tenants.
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25th May 2018

Russell Roof Tiles culinary delights - Charity Masterchef Challenge

Ever the innovators, leading Burton based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles has announced its latest fundraising event especially for lovers of good food!
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25th May 2018

On Event Production Co. sponsors social enterprise created by young person with autism

Derbyshire live event production company On Event Production Co. is backing a social enterprise set up by a young person with autism, by donating waste wood to be chopped into firewood and sold to the community.
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25th May 2018

Local MP backing launch of a course designed to support Mansfield residents

Local MP, Ben Bradley is backing the launch of a short course designed to support Mansfield residents affected by changes to the benefits system from September 2018.
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25th May 2018

Reminder that trivial benefits won’t be pursued by the taxman if rules are followed

Employers who want to reward staff with tokens of appreciation, or “trivial benefits”, can do so without fear of additional taxation, providing certain rules are followed, accountants Newby Castleman are reminding firms.
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25th May 2018

Tank puts the East Midlands on the map of best UK PR agencies

Nottingham digital PR agency Tank has increased its ranking amongst the top PR agencies in the UK.
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25th May 2018

Engineering innovators showcase their talents

Engineering students at West Nottinghamshire College have been researching and presenting their technical findings at an end-of-year showcase this week.
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25th May 2018

Hallam appoints new Managing Director

Hallam, the full service digital marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Stuart Ross as managing director.
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24th May 2018

Notts doctor spots gap in the market for specialist medical supplkies

CRUCIAL medical supplies will soon be launched to the healthcare market after a Nottinghamshire doctor spotted a gap in the market for specialist devices and secured funding from Enterprise Loans East Midlands and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF
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24th May 2018

Jessops and BSP on board with Lancaster Bomber sculpture

Nottinghamshire-based firms Jessops Construction and BSP Consulting are playing key roles in helping a Lancaster Bomber sculpture get off the ground.
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24th May 2018

Engaging with reservists on the green

20 Employers from across the East Midlands took to the green earlier today (23 May) to take part in an event designed to raise awareness about the Armed Forces community.
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24th May 2018

Heathcotes Group enjoys overwhelming response at the Transition Event

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, enjoyed an overwhelming response as a sponsor appearing at the 2018 Transition Event, a conference dedicated to the future of young people with disabilities and associated needs.
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24th May 2018

Daventry Ultramarathoner conquers Great Wall of China for Hope for Children

Determined ultramarathon runner Chris Patterson from Daventry, has completed a 42km marathon across the Great Wall of China in just 6 hours.
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24th May 2018

New community in Barton Seagrave celebrates Royal Wedding in style

Residents at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands’ development in Barton Seagrave celebrated the royal wedding in style this weekend with a community event.
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24th May 2018

Amazon deal boosts sales for Viking Signs

A significant contract with Amazon has allowed a Grantham-based manufacturer to continue to grow sales over the last twelve months.
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24th May 2018

All aboard the careers fair at college

Hotel managers, travel reps, and pilots were all welcomed to an industry careers event staged by travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College
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24th May 2018

Wellingborough packaging firm helps local school to success in national dance and drama contest

A durable stage set donated by a Wellingborough packaging company has helped a Northamptonshire secondary school to get noticed in a national dance and drama contest.
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24th May 2018

Planning submitted for next phase of Beeston Square development

PLANS have been submitted for an ambitious new mixed-use development in Nottingham’s biggest suburb.
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24th May 2018

String of promotions at Franklin Ellis Architects

Nottingham and Leicester-based Franklin Ellis Architects has announced the promotion of six members of its team.
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24th May 2018

Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction has won three contracts worth a total of £16m including a £10m care home.

The other contracts include a £3m industrial unit in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and two pubs for brewer Marston’s in Runcorn and Bradford, as part of contracts worth a total of £3m.
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24th May 2018

ARUP team grows by a third to manage demand for services

ARUP, the leading engineering and design consultancy, has expanded its office space in Nottingham by 30% to make room for a rapidly growing team working on a number of new projects across the city and beyond.
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24th May 2018

New Chair Appointed at D2N2 Growth Hub

D2N2 Growth Hub, the business support service for small and medium sized enterprises in D2N2, has appointed Melanie Ulyatt MBE as its new chair.
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23rd May 2018

Hallam Drums Up Sixteen Award Nominations

The RAR Digital Awards 2018 shortlist has been announced and Hallam, one of the UK’s leading providers of digital marketing services, has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but a remarkable 16 RAR Digital Awards for 2018!
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23rd May 2018

intu Broadmarsh brews up support for Dementia charity

COFFEE and cakes were on the menu this week at intu Broadmarsh, during a dementia friendly coffee morning at Crème which raised funds and awareness for local charity Bloomin’ Dementia.
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23rd May 2018

Answer-4u pledges its support to Star Trust

THE UK’S leading telephone answering service Answer-4u has pledged its support for local charity Star Trust, donating £2,500 in sponsorship.
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23rd May 2018

TV flower expert Jonathan Moseley to make return to Morley Hayes for summer flower demonstration

Jonathan Moseley, one of the nation’s best loved TV flower experts, is returning to Derbyshire hotel and leisure complex Morley Hayes next month to host an exclusive flower demonstration.
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23rd May 2018

Lincoln apprentice and mentor summit Scafell Pike as part of workshop

Two Gelder Group employees – an apprentice and his mentor – strapped on their hiking boots to climb the highest mountain in England as part of the Insurance Apprentice Academy; an event that brings together apprentices and their mentors to get to know eac
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23rd May 2018

Midlands Engine Investment Fund briefing a roaring success

Local businesses from across Nottinghamshire had the chance to learn about the recent funding opportunities available through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) at a breakfast briefing event arranged by Nottingham Professional Services (NPS) and D
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23rd May 2018

Hawaiian retailer contract for Derby software company

Retail software solutions provider, Data Clarity is celebrating more global success having retained the contract to provide Honolulu based retailer, Tori Richard with the Clarity QBRI software solution which integrates the company’s e-commerce system with
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23rd May 2018

Radford day centre celebrates 50th anniversary in style

A NOTTINGHAM-based day centre has raised a glass in celebration of its 50th anniversary at two fun-filled parties last week (16 and 17 May). 
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23rd May 2018

A sparkling night for high achievers

Trainee hairdressers, beauty therapists, travel representatives, chefs and restaurant managers were treated to a glittering awards ceremony at West Nottinghamshire College.
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23rd May 2018

New MOT test skids into British legislation

Major changes to the MOT test rules in Britain could have huge legal ramifications warns Cristina Parla from leading law firm Roythornes Solicitors. She cautions motorists to fully understand the system as the law may not be on your side if you are involv
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23rd May 2018

High profile appointment at Integrated Food Projects

Food and drink capital investment expert, Integrated Food Projects, has set its sights on further growth as it expands its senior team.
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23rd May 2018

Russell Scanlan offers bespoke insurance to UK's newest currency

Nottingham-based insurance brokers Russell Scanlan has been working closely with the founders of the Lake District Pound, the UK’s newest independent currency, to help bring this exciting and community-driven initiative to life. Consultant Edward Winiarsk
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23rd May 2018

Leicestershire law firm announce promotion for “hardworking and talented” solicitor

A Leicestershire law firm which is celebrating 125 years of business has announced a promotion in its Market Harborough office.
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23rd May 2018

Obam’s Charity Donation Leaves Cyclists Wheeling

Independent living and mobility specialists Obam Stairlifts have donated £500 to Graham Nicholson, who is cycling from Barnsley to Amsterdam next month to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
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23rd May 2018

Ibstock Brick scoops Best Heavy Side Brand accolade at Builders Merchant Journal Awards

Ibstock Brick has picked up the Best Heavy Side Brand Award at the inaugural Builders Merchant Journal (BMJ) Awards.
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22nd May 2018

PCPM invests in Tesla to create green fleet

Commercial refrigeration and air conditioning specialist PCPM has invested in three Tesla Model S cars as it works towards making its fleet of company vehicles totally electric.
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22nd May 2018

Draycott based steel fabricator Parry embark on a unique challenge to fit a professional kitchen into a 2CV.

When Italian automobile designer Flaminio Bertoni first conceived the Citroen 2CV (or, in French Deux Chevaux - which literally translated means “two horses”) in 1936 it was to provide some relief from the profound workload of French farmers.
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22nd May 2018

Fusion Therapies launches large workplace wellbeing network

Companies in the East Midlands can now access a network of over 80 wellbeing practitioners for their workplace wellbeing events and programmes via a single source.
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22nd May 2018

Lincoln developer announces new appointment and national expansion plans

Luxury retirement developer Arbor Living has expanded its team with the appointment of Liam O’Sullivan as a land buyer to support the firm with its ambitious UK expansion plans.
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22nd May 2018

Lincoln Logistics Company Stars in Startups 100 List

A pair of Lincoln entrepreneurs are celebrating today after making it to number 32 in a list of startup businesses to watch in the UK.
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22nd May 2018

Leading homebuilder takes swift action for declining birds

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has taken a swift initiative at its Oakfields development in Harbury to provide homes for feathered friends as well as new residents.
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22nd May 2018

PayPlan named Debt Advice Provider of the Year

National free debt advice provider and Grantham-based business PayPlan has been recognised at the 2018 Credit Awards, picking up the Debt Advice Provider of the Year Award.
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22nd May 2018

Teams race to sign up for the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge!

Companies, clubs and organisations from across the region are getting their teams together and signing up to take part in the eagerly anticipated Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
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22nd May 2018

Nathan’s ready to get the union moving!

A computer science student has been chosen to be president of West Nottinghamshire College Students’ Union for the next academic year.
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22nd May 2018

Expanding Nottingham firm Stepnell appoints national HR manager to support its ambitious growth programme

Lorraine Hillsdon-Biggs has been appointed as national human resources (HR) manager for expanding construction specialist Stepnell, which has local offices in Nottingham.
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22nd May 2018

Porsche Centre Nottingham to Celebrate Sportscar Together Day: 70 Years of Porsche

Some things don’t change. The dream of a perfect sports car drove Ferry Porsche to create the very first Porsche on 08 June 1948, and that dream is alive and well today 70 years on.
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22nd May 2018

Employers reminded about reporting responsibilities following tax changes to BiKs

Employers have been reminded that they must report all Benefits in Kind (BiKs), including those under the Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRAs) or “salary sacrifice” to HMRC on form P11D, unless they are registered to voluntary payroll benefits.
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22nd May 2018

PKF Cooper Parry named Best Tax Practice

The Midlands-based business was named Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm at Tolley’s Tax Awards 2018
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22nd May 2018

Meet the team behind David Wilson's five stars at Forest Chase

Homebuyers in Leicestershire can be assured of an industry leading service when buying with David Wilson Homes following the recent announcement of the company’s record ninth year as five star homebuilder as rated by the Home Builder’s Federation (HBF).
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22nd May 2018

Haines Watts banking on new Finance Consultant

Haines Watts, top-15 chartered accountants and business advisors are delighted to announce the latest addition to the team, Jim Woolley, who has been appointed to support business owners with their finance requirements.
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22nd May 2018

New appointment and promotion at Swindell & Pearson

East Midlands patent and trade mark firm Swindell & Pearson is delighted to welcome Stephen Jackson to the firm as a trainee patent attorney.
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21st May 2018

Duncan & Toplis becomes a Platinum partner with Xero as it helps to modernise accountancy

East Midlands accountants Duncan & Toplis have been rewarded for helping the region’s businesses prepare for a digital taxation future.
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18th May 2018

Julie Birch joins the ‘can do’ people

Julie joins the Spatial Global team as Mail Sales Executive and will be focused on helping businesses with their international and UK mailing requirements.
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18th May 2018

Imago named Best Academic Venue at National Venue Awards

At the National Venue Awards on Friday, Loughborough based Imago Venues was named the UK’s Best Academic Venue.
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18th May 2018

Clegg Construction has started work on a new £5.2m state-of-the-art teaching centre at girls’ boarding school, Tudor Hall in Oxfordshire.

A turf-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the start of the build at Tudor Hall School in Banbury and was attended by Headmistress Wendy Griffiths, governors, staff and the Mayor of Banbury, Cllr. Colin Clarke.
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18th May 2018

Four More Faces to Shine at OrderWise

Saxilby-based software specialist OrderWise has added to its award-winning team once more with four new hires.
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18th May 2018

Russell Scanlan Backs International Museum Day 2018

Nottingham-based insurance brokers Russell Scanlan offer specialist and tailored insurance policies to museums and, as part of International Museum Day 2018, the team is drawing attention to the importance of supporting the organisations which protect and
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18th May 2018

ConSpare launches ‘Make it better’ brand as it celebrates 40th anniversary

Concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is marking the occasion with the launch of a new brand aimed at helping concrete producers to ‘Make it better’.
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18th May 2018

Russell helps Dan climb career ladder

As strong advocates of investing in and nurturing skills and talent, Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles is proud to have promoted a former trainee to Manager, after he benefitted from a number of career-enhancing opportunities over eight years.
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18th May 2018

Growing housebuilder cements its place amongst region’s biggest and best with industry award

Leading housebuilder Westleigh Partnerships has scooped a major prize at a regional industry awards ceremony.
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17th May 2018

FREE opportunity to get an insider view of Southampton Port with overnight hotel accommodation

If you import or export goods and want to see first-hand how one of the UK’s most efficient Ports manages the process – now’s your chance. Spatial Global have an exclusive opportunity to take guests on a guided tour around the port and its facilities.
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16th May 2018

CPMG Architects scoops two RICS Design Awards for East Mids projects

CPMG Architects has scooped two prestigious Design Through Innovation Awards at the regional RICS Awards.
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16th May 2018

National Award For Wastecycle

An East Midlands company has received national recognition for its recycling efforts.
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16th May 2018

George’s Hairdressing supports local football club

Salon chain George’s Hairdressing recently sponsored Leicestershire football club Oadby Owls, also known as The Snowy’s, by providing the kit and clothing for next season.
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16th May 2018

Customers rank trentbarton drivers #1 again

trentbarton drivers have retained their ranking as number one in the bus business, according to the latest Transport Focus survey of passengers.
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16th May 2018

Childcare challenge brings success

Children’s story-telling and interactive displays were the themes in a regional childcare competition entered by two West Nottinghamshire College students – earning one of them a prized second place.
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16th May 2018

KMRE's Kirkstall Road Development is underway after selling for £17.25m

DEVELOPER KMRE and contractor Hollycroft Construction have started work on-site for a multi-million-pound residential development in popular Kirkstall Road, Leeds.
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16th May 2018

Nick Flatt, a family law specialist has joined East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge.

Nick qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and practices exclusively in Family Law. He will work primarily from the firms Nottingham office.
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16th May 2018

Scenariio Light up Gymsharks New GSHQ

Derby based technology company Scenariio Intelligent Infrastructures are delighted to have completed the UK’s first commercial installation of Human Centric smartLighting (HCsL) at Gymshark’s new 42,000 sq ft HQ at Blyth Valley Business Park, Birmingham
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16th May 2018

More than 550 jobs underpinned in Mickleover as new community is created

More than 550 jobs are being underpinned at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ development in Mickleover as a new community is being created.
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16th May 2018

Shield aims to build on record-breaking £80m year with ‘energy saving’ drive

A leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components has tapped into specialist support to manage its energy costs after seeing sales rocket by £15m.
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16th May 2018

Document Network Services awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation

Derbyshire based managed services and technology supplier Document Network Services have been awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation for 2018, in the run up to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into effect later this m
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16th May 2018

Enterprise Loans expands into Lincoln with new office

LEADING Midlands loan fund provider Enterprise Loans East Midlands has opened a new office in Lincoln to help support start-ups and entrepreneurs across the county.
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16th May 2018

New wins lead contact centre business to increase workforce by half

A number of new business wins has led contact centre solutions company Mpl Contact to increase its workforce by more than a half.
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16th May 2018

Patent success for Midlands manufacturer supplying aerospace and automotive giants

A Midlands manufacturer has secured its first patent for testing equipment it supplies to the world’s leading automotive and aerospace companies.
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16th May 2018

High profile appointment at Integrated Food Projects

A Kegworth-based capital investment consultancy has set its sights on further growth as it expands its senior team.
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16th May 2018

Farmer & Carlisle Toyota donate £1,550 to local charity Hope Against Cancer

2 million people in the UK are living with or are affected by cancer. This figure is set to rise to 4 million by 2030.
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15th May 2018

Sunshine, smiles and Spitfires at this year's Notts County Show

SUNSHINE and smiles filled Newark Showground last weekend for the 135th Nottinghamshire County Show.
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15th May 2018

Croots Farm Shop and Café in Derbyshire takes part in Open Farm Sunday 2018

Visitors to Croots Farm Shop and Café will get a close-up view of sheep shearing, lambs, a working blacksmith and Shire horses when it joins growers and producers up and down the country for Open Farm Sunday next month.
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15th May 2018

Roythornes holds spot on LSEG'S '1000 companies' list for second year

NATIONAL law firm Roythornes Solicitors has been recognised for its business growth and successes over the last 12 months as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ for the second year in a row.
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15th May 2018

The UK’s premier investor event returns to Derby

Business owners seeking to learn about investing were recently welcomed to The Derby Conference Centre for the 2018 Mello Investor Exhibition.
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15th May 2018

Beauhurst expands data-gathering team and opens new Nottingham office

Data-provider Beauhurst have opened a new office in Nottingham and expanded its data-gathering and analysis team.
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15th May 2018

Charnwood entrepreneur is back in business stronger than ever following a life changing injury.

Leicestershire businesswoman, Jo Finch, is back in business with her new company Charnwood Bookkeeping.
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15th May 2018

Nottingham agency celebrates record-breaking award wins

ESTABLISHED independent Nottinghamshire agency, Royston & Lund, has been awarded five top awards at a recent industry ceremony in London – the best result in the company’s 24 year history. The company was awarded Best Estate Agent in the UK when attending
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14th May 2018

U.S. expansion for Leics-based business gets green light

A Leicestershire-based business which specialises in bespoke LED design and installation will see its ambition to expand further into the United States’ market realised, thanks to crucial funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported
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14th May 2018

Upcycling interiors shop brings splash of colour into intu Broadmarsh

INDEPENDENT interiors shop 2 Magpies Design founded by local makeup artist Clare Newman has now opened its doors at intu Broadmarsh.  
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14th May 2018

Lawyer set for 630-mile hike to support hospice youngsters

A leading East Midlands lawyer inspired by a visit to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is to walk 630 miles to raise money for the charity.
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14th May 2018

AIM Awards Announce Innovative New Qualifications for 2018

Derby-based AIM Awards, an award winning, national Awarding Organisation announce the release of a suite of innovative new qualifications.
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14th May 2018

UK’s First Sports Apprenticeship Academies Launch in London and the Midlands

The UK’s first Sports Apprenticeship Academies will be opening their doors to students in June led by Mitre Group – one of the country’s top training providers.
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14th May 2018

We [Axess Systems] have recently been awarded ISO27001:2013 after 18 months of determination and hard work!

As a security focussed business we’re all incredibly proud of the achievement for such a relatively small business
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14th May 2018

Students learn about life of a lawyer

Students from Ace Academy in Tipton had a special insight into accessing the legal world when they visited the offices of one of Birmingham’s major law firms.
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14th May 2018

Derby charity me&dee partnership with Birchover off to a flier

Derby-based charity me&dee have received a boost with the news that their new partnership with Birchover Sales and Lettings has delivered £800 in the first month.
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14th May 2018

Midlands PR agency adds national charity to client list

International development charity Fields of Life has selected Midlands-based PR agency Jennie Holland PR to support the organisation’s GB office.
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14th May 2018

Focus Consultants celebrates as client is a finalist in the world’s biggest museum award

Arts and heritage experts at Focus Consultants are celebrating the news that one of the museums the company has worked with has been named a finalist in the world’s biggest museum award.
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14th May 2018

Entries open for annual search for the Midlands’ top family businesses

Entries for the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards showcase for family businesses in the Midlands, are now open.
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14th May 2018

Nottinghamshire show home hits the bullseye with Robin Hood themed room

Barratt Homes North Midlands is celebrating Nottinghamshire’s best loved folk hero with a themed room in one of its Show Homes at Gateford Park in Worksop.
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14th May 2018

East Midlands-based law firm looks back as it celebrates 35th birthday

FROM a small office above a grocery store to a leading, regional law firm employing almost 200 people – Nelsons Solicitors this month celebrates its 35th birthday.
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14th May 2018

Nottingham’s Europa Shifts Gear as Profits Continue to Rise

Best financial results on record for innovative forwarder
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14th May 2018

Renovation of mental health centre complete

Lincoln-based construction firm Gelder Group has completed works to Langworth Ward, one of two wards within Witham Court in North Hykeham.
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14th May 2018

Chris Wyles wins Rugby Players’ Association’s Personal Development Programme Award sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP

Chris Wyles, who retires at the end of this season after a rugby career which has included 250 appearances for Saracens, has been recognised by the Rugby Players’ Association for his off-pitch business success.
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11th May 2018

Thomas Bow appointed to Highways England Framework

ONE of Nottingham’s oldest family construction and civil engineering firms, Thomas Bow, has secured a multi-million pound framework contract to deliver highways projects across the region.
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11th May 2018

British lifesaving squad member joins Pellacraft as Graphic Designer

Promotional merchandise specialists Pellacraft, has appointed Thomas Nelson to their graphic design team. Thomas is also a member of the British lifesaving squad which involves patrolling beaches and keeping swimmers safe. 
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11th May 2018

Who's new at Rilmac - Andrew Dallas

Rilmac would like to welcome Andrew Dallas to the role of Group Health & Safety Officer.
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11th May 2018

Route4 Solutions announces plans to expand business to Northampton

Nottinghamshire based temporary driver recruitment agency, Route4 Solutions has announced expansion plans to open a new office in Brackley, Northamptonshire headed up by Ed Pratt.
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11th May 2018

East Midlands small businesses and students celebrate translation placement successes

A celebratory dinner was held at Antenna in Nottingham on 3rd May to celebrate the successes of an on-going student-employer free and fully funded placement scheme that specialises in international languages and translation. All businesses and students wh
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11th May 2018

Star Trust revs up fund-raising with Aston Martin factory day

MORE than 35 supercar lovers helped raise £25,000 for East Midlands charities during a supercar driving day hosted at the Aston Martin’s factory at Gaydon, organised by the Star Trust.
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11th May 2018

Ward makes top 20 of East Midlands' businesses

Derbyshire based metal, recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has been named in the top 20 businesses in Grant Thornton’s 2018 East Midlands Top 200 report.
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11th May 2018

Adtrak helps apprentices reach career aspirations

As part of Learning at Work Week, Adtrak, a leading digital marketing agency based in Nottingham is showcasing the importance of nurturing young talent by recognising the hard work of its former and current apprentices.
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11th May 2018

Mint Lane Café in Lincoln joins Starbucks Community Café Programme

Starbucks and Neighbourly partner with local charity to donate coffee and supplies
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11th May 2018

Julia joins the ranks at VisionDrive

After recently recruiting eight new drivers, vehicle delivery specialist VisionDrive has welcomed Julia Wilkinson to the team as Non-Executive Finance Director.
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10th May 2018

Limited time left to enter the Business Awards

The deadline for entering the Business Awards 2018 is Friday 18 May.
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10th May 2018

J Tomlinson helps to support the homeless in the Burton-on-Trent area

Staff from J Tomlinson have collected and donated food in support of a wider initiative helping to feed the homeless.
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9th May 2018

Energy experts at Focus Consultants offer advice on new BREEAM rules

Developers, contractors and architects are being urged to incorporate sustainability into the very earliest designs of commercial buildings following the launch of the updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme.
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9th May 2018

J Tomlinson hands over £2m housing scheme to Gedling Homes

Contractor J Tomlinson has completed a £2 million project to replace a former sheltered housing scheme with 12 new apartments and six new houses for affordable rent.
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9th May 2018

New report reveals profit and job growth for the East Midlands’ top 200 businesses

The East Midlands 200 top performing businesses have grown profits by an average 35% and employment by 8%, and together provide more than 48,000 jobs, according to the findings of this year’s East Midlands Top 200 Report* produced by the regional office o
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9th May 2018

Nottingham stylist makes the cut to join top industry creative team

A Nottingham hair stylist has scooped a place on one of the industry's most coveted creative teams.
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9th May 2018

Leicester's Get Busy Living Centre triumphs at regional awards

A REHABILITATION centre designed for those who have suffered life-changing sporting injuries has been awarded two accolades at the East Midlands RICS Awards last week, following the work of contractor Willmott Dixon. It will now compete at the RICS nation
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9th May 2018

Local Training Provider introduce Advanced Sports Apprenticeship for schools

Apprenticeship training provider, CT Skills has successfully launched the Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education & School Sports, which is one of the first apprenticeships to be aimed at those who are already wor
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9th May 2018

BG Engineering gears up with Pentag acquisition

BG Engineering, a leading subcontractor for precision machined components, has acquired Pentag Gears and Oilfield Equipment Ltd; a designer and manufacturer of high quality gearing.
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9th May 2018

Lincoln businesses set sail to raise money for charity

The prestigious Burton Waters Boating Festival will be returning to Lincoln for the fifth year on Saturday 9th June from 12-5pm.
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9th May 2018

Budding archer shoots and scores sponsorship in Nuneaton

Local housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes have sponsored a local Archer in Nuneaton who is aiming to take part in the 2024 Olympics.
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9th May 2018

First Nottingham Digital Summit raises money for Framework

The Nottingham Digital Summit will be an inspirational digital marketing conference powered by Hallam which will bring together a cutting edge line up of some of the brightest minds in digital marketing and innovation. At the same time Hallam’s ambition i
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9th May 2018

Digital students enjoy EMPEX week

Computer scientists at West Nottinghamshire College have had packed schedules during this year’s Employability and Experience Event (EMPEX) which was tailor made by tutors to improve their progression opportunities.
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9th May 2018

Parents and employers urged by accountants to prepare for childcare voucher changes

Local accountancy firm Newby Castleman is highlighting changes to Employer Supported Childcare, or the ‘childcare voucher’ scheme, which is to be closed to new entrants to make way for the new system of Tax-Free Childcare.
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9th May 2018

The retail park renaissance

The shifting retail landscape is continuing to cause a ripple of confusion, risk and uncertainty for investors and developers alike, however, innovation has a key part to play in the sector. Paul Starbuck from retail, sport and leisure specialists LK2 con
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9th May 2018

Inspirational youngster to raise funds for Leicester cancer charity

A 12-year-old girl from Leicestershire is using her hobby of baking cake to raise funds for Leicester cancer charity, Hope Against Cancer.
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9th May 2018

Trainee chefs put their ‘Hart’s’ and soul into College cook off

Professional Chefs Diploma students from Nottingham College battled it out in the kitchen on 3rd May, prepping, cooking and serving a three-course menu, which they designed themselves, in the hope of winning the chance to cook alongside Dan Burridge, Head
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9th May 2018

Jones Homes contributes to landscaping project in Nottinghamshire

Jones Homes is delighted to contribute £500 to help Carlton Youth Centre re-design and re-develop its outside area.
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9th May 2018

Norton Property Investments sells first of six Brookland Court units to Haines Watts

Norton Property Investments, which last month announced it had acquired six office units, formerly owned by Carillion, at Brooklands Court on Kettering Venture Park, has sold one of the units to a national accountancy firm.
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9th May 2018

Best Case Scenariio... 21st Century Technology Showcased in Iconic City Building

Derby based technology company Scenariio Intelligent Infrastructures has opened a brand-new innovation centre and office in the city’s iconic Marble Hall. This will enable clients to see first-hand the latest products and innovations in operation.
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9th May 2018

Landlord's procurement crew crowned team of the year

A Derbyshire procurement team has scooped the team of the year title at the national Go Procurement Awards.
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9th May 2018

Barratt Developments' newest division set to launch development in Thrapston

Barratt Developments’ newest division Barratt Homes Cambridgeshire has announced that it will soon be launching a collection of homes at its new development Charter’s Gate in Thrapston.
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9th May 2018

Charity fundraiser 'The Big Lockup' raises £8,000 for the Mayor of Derby's chosen charities

Twelve local business leaders who took part in a ‘torture’ filled prison sentence at Riverside Chambers cells have raised more than £8,000 for the Mayor of Derby’s chosen charities.
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8th May 2018

Milkshake powder VAT ruling may cause a stir, accountants warn

Local accountancy firm Newby Castleman is highlighting a recent legal ruling against a major confectionary company and its brand of milkshakes and the consequences it could have for similar firms, as well as retailers.
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8th May 2018

Whitemeadow launches sewing school to address skills gap

Independent British furniture manufacturer Whitemeadow is set to launch its own sewing school to help address the challenge of finding the next generation of skilled upholstery sewing machinists.   
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8th May 2018

Revolutionary Healthcare Product Proving Popular Among Nottingham SMEs

Nottingham’s largest insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is seeing widespread interest in brand new health insurance plan, Equipsme – and has just signed up its first customer to the new product.
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8th May 2018

Shoppers’ views at the heart of great quality and customer service at Croots Farm Shop

Shoppers at Croots Farm Shop and Café in Derbyshire are helping to shape the business’s future and its commitment to quality and great customer service.
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4th May 2018

MOVE OVER NIMBYS, TODAY PEOPLE WANT “COMMUNITY IN MY BACKYARD”

Far from being a nation of 1980’s NIMBYS, people today are looking to take action to make their own neighbourhoods better and forming a new generation of CIMBYs who support “community in my backyard.”
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4th May 2018

Insight into supply chain opportunities for the New Nuclear Revolution from Clarke Willmott LLP

The supply chain for the construction of Hinkley Point C, the largest project in Western Europe, has already created extensive business opportunities and shown the enormous business benefits that will be yielded by the further nuclear power stations earma
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4th May 2018

Funding Boost for Leicester’s Leading Cancer Experts

The country’s leading experts in childhood cancer, based in the East Midlands, will receive a funding boost after being chosen as Charity of the Year by a specialist recruitment company.
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4th May 2018

NOTTS FREIGHT FIRM CELEBRATES 100,000TH SHIPMENT

FLOOD protection barriers, orthopaedic equipment, outdoor clothing and art materials are just some of the 100,000 jobs Nottingham-based logistics provider Baxter Freight has shipped since its inception four years ago.
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4th May 2018

RILMAC RESPOND TO DIY SOS CALL

Rilmac Insulation Ltd are proud to have been able to provide free asbestos removal services for a deserving family from Hessle, East Riding Yorkshire, who are to be featured on the BBC One Series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ presented by Nick Knowles and his
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4th May 2018

Support for the Eaton Foundation reaches new heights

Burton-based charity, The Eaton Foundation has become the first organisation to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ brand-new Community Fund.
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4th May 2018

Manufacturing Growth Challenges

Back By Popular Demand! Manufacturing Growth Challenges, Tuesday 15th May 2018. Don’t miss the chance to book your place now!
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4th May 2018

Peveril Homes receives prestigious seal of approval as it wins RoSPA ‘President’s Award’ for 13th consecutive year

Midlands-based housebuilder Peveril Homes is toasting a prestigious award win in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring its staff and contractors are safe in the workplace - after securing the President’s Award from the Royal Society fo
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4th May 2018

Rugby Players' Association Personal Development Programme Award to be sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, has announced it is sponsoring the prestigious Rugby Players’ Association’s Personal Development Programme Award.
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4th May 2018

New partnership helps textiles firm roll out expansion plans

Ambitious UK flooring and fulfilment specialist, Melrose Textiles, has struck a new deal, setting it on the path to further growth.
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4th May 2018

Homebuilder teams up with Nottingham school to give pupils an insight into construction

Pupils at a Nottinghamshire school were given a glimpse into the world of construction and engineering recently thanks to local homebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands.
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4th May 2018

Hallam celebrates one year since merger

Hallam, one of the UK’s leading providers of digital marketing services, recently celebrated their first anniversary of merging with web development and design agency Big Spring.
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3rd May 2018

Specialist Housing Provider Starts on Site in Washingborough

LACE Housing has formally marked the start of the build of its new £4.3m scheme for older people in Washingborough.
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3rd May 2018

UK footwear firm focuses on exports to China

Rock Fall UK Ltd are making big strides in their growth strategy thanks to their work with the Department for International Trade, Santander and HSBC.
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3rd May 2018

Kad Daffe appointed Centre Manager at Ruddington Manor

Fast growing care home operator, New Care, continues to expand its team and has appointed Kad Daffe from Sherwood as centre manager for its soon-to-open care home, Ruddington Manor in Nottingham.
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3rd May 2018

Pendragon PLC Raises Money for Dawson’s Home for Heroes

Team members at leading automotive online retailer, Pendragon PLC, have been raising money for local East Midlands cause, Dawson’s Home for Heroes.
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3rd May 2018

East Midlands Recycling Company Nominated For National Award

An East Midlands company has a national award in its sights after being shortlisted for a 2018 Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management Award.
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3rd May 2018

Signed Torvill and Dean memorabilia up for auction by Notts charity

NOTTINGHAM based charity Radford Care Group has announced that it will be auctioning items signed by skating legends Torvill and Dean to raise valuable funds for the charity’s £1.3 million development.
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2nd May 2018

Partnership announced: Harrier UK and Cobb Associates join forces

After years of working closely together, health and safety specialists Harrier UK and Cobb Associates have finalised a strategic partnership that will create an alliance both hope will be a vanguard of the events industry.
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2nd May 2018

New Lincoln Care Home Starts to Take Shape

The outline of a new care home on the outskirts of Lincoln is starting to take shape.
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2nd May 2018

Jayne Torvill and Johnny Nelson among guests at exclusive charity event

NOTTINGHAM’S own world champion Jayne Torvill will be amongst the guests at ‘An Evening with Roy Jones Jr’, a fundraising dinner in aid of one of the city’s biggest charities.
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2nd May 2018

Leicestershire psychology clinic expands its services across the UK

A forward thinking business step has paid off for a private clinic offering psychological health services, thanks to advice from a Kibworth-based company.
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2nd May 2018

Notts development hoping to score triple award win

NOTTINGHAM’S BioCity Discovery Building has been shortlisted for three top property awards which recognise outstanding developments across the East Midlands.
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2nd May 2018

Derby Businesses Set To Say ‘You’re Hired’ To City Centre Charities

Business in the Community is appealing to Derby based businesses to engage with their ‘inner apprentice’, and get competitive for charity, as Derby Store Wars is set to return to the city on June 1st.
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2nd May 2018

MHR Looking For The Next Generation of Leaders

MHR begins recruiting for its next Graduate Management Programme
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2nd May 2018

Nottingham locals get VIP treatment at new Bubbles Garden

Nottingham’s first ever self-serve wine bar has rolled out the red carpet to launch its new Champagne and Prosecco Garden.
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2nd May 2018

All pane and all gain

Frame Fast UK has smashed its own goals with glass unit production, as it’s now manufacturing more than 1,300 insulated glass units every week.
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2nd May 2018

Bootleg Beatles, Special Charity Concert - 24 May 2018, Nottingham

Taking a mid-tour break, the band is hosting a special Charity Concert to raise funds for The Ear Foundation, the Nottingham-based charity which supports children and adults with hearing loss.
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2nd May 2018

Demand Increases for Children of Alcoholics Service

Young Oasis, a project which supports Lincolnshire children affected by a relative’s alcohol abuse, is helping more children than ever and has had to recruit staff to cope with demand.
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2nd May 2018

New Recruits Bolster VisionDrive’s Growing Team

Lincoln-based vehicle delivery specialist VisionDrive has taken on eight new recruits to support the business as it continues to grow outside of Lincolnshire.
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2nd May 2018

Plumtree Nursery Amongst ‘Most Recommended’ in the Region

Delight at Children 1st Day Nurseries as the company and five of its nurseries named in ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ in the region by parents.
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2nd May 2018

Russell Scanlan Takes Digital Skills to the Next Level

Nottingham-based Independent Insurance Broker Russell Scanlan will be exhibiting at a city centre digital marketing conference that will bring together the marketing, creative and tech communities from across the East Midlands and beyond.
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2nd May 2018

Food Innovation Centre specialists delighted as producer and caterer wins four national pie awards

Derbyshire-based The Creative Kitchen Company is officially baking and serving up some of the best pies in Britain, after judges presented the business with four accolades at the British Pie Awards 2018.
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2nd May 2018

Changes to termination payments could cost firms looking to lay-off staff

Local accountancy firm Newby Castleman is warning employers making termination payments to departing staff that they could end up incurring increased costs, following recent changes to the law.
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2nd May 2018

HORIBA MIRA opens £2m advanced battery development suite

Investment sees HORIBA MIRA cementing its place as a UK leader in battery engineering and testing
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2nd May 2018

Haines Watts Leicester grows its cloud accounting services

Haines Watts, top-15 chartered accountants and business advisors are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Palmer as their Digital Accounts Executive.
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2nd May 2018

Gifts business to double in size thanks to personal touch

A personalised gifts company in the East Midlands is looking to double in size, thanks to the popularity of unique messaged gifts.
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1st May 2018

Heathcote pupils have the rhyme of their lives celebrating Shakespeare Day

Heathcote Primary School have celebrated Shakespeare Day (23rd April) by taking part in a poetry competition hosted by David Wilson Homes East Midlands.
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1st May 2018

Leicester diabetes figures up by a third in five years

The number of adults in Leicester with diabetes has risen by 33 per cent in the last five years, according to new figures.
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1st May 2018

Nick White steps up as CEO at Bistrot Pierre

Nick White, COO at Bistrot Pierre, is set to take over the role of CEO with effect 1 May 2018.
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1st May 2018

Tallents Solicitors announces new Partner Appointment to the Dispute Resolution Team

Tallents Solicitors is delighted to announce that solicitor Stephanie Whitchurch has been appointed as a Partner to the Dispute Resolution Team.
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