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News from July 2018


31st July 2018

Flypast by veteran Spitfire set to honour a town's big and popular classic car event

A famous veteran of the skies is set to salute vintage vehicles of the roads when Ilkeston's biggest one day show takes place next weekend (Aug 12).
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31st July 2018

Over 100 volunteers wanted for a new archaeological excavation in Lincoln

Network Archaeology is offering local people the unique opportunity to be part of a group that will explore the archaeology at the site of the existing NCP car park on Grantham Street in Lincoln.
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31st July 2018

Father and son earn respected Pride in the Job awards as Site Managers

Two Site Managers, a father and son based at local housebuilder Barratt Homes North Midlands’ developments in Nottinghamshire have each been awarded the top prize in a national competition amongst the best of the best in the housebuilding industry.
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31st July 2018

Autocraft steps up a gear with new Wellingborough facility

Around 30 new jobs are expected to be created over the next 12 months, as manufacturing work begins at Autocraft Machining Solutions’ Wellingborough facility.
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31st July 2018

Market Harborough company set to boost Leicestershire small businesses

Restaurants, salons and shops in Leicestershire are set to work more “efficiently and become smarter” with the help of new software made available by a Market Harborough company.
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31st July 2018

Networking event on women's issues gives food for thought

WOMEN at a roundtable event in Nottingham discussed careers, promotions and the need for more females at board level.
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31st July 2018

Mocha Marketing Managing Director Gemma Orton nominated for prestigious award

The Managing Director of Leicestershire marketing agency Mocha Marketing, Gemma Orton, has been nominated for Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards.
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31st July 2018

WelliFest welcomes National Lottery windfall

Organisers of a Wellingborough festival promise this year’s event will be “bigger and better” than ever before thanks to an £8,200 National Lottery cash boost.
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31st July 2018

New exhibition highlighting Derby’s homeless crisis and the decline of traditional British pubs launches at Artcore.

An exhibition highlighting both Derby’s homeless crisis and the decline of traditional British pubs has been launched by city charity, Artcore.
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31st July 2018

Excellence in International Trade

Spatial Global Finalist for the Chamber’s Leicestershire Business Awards 2018
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31st July 2018

Women at the heart of East Midland Airport Growth Forum

Fashion, smart phones and Formula 1 drive growth at East Midlands Airport, with almost £10 billion of goods coming from outside the European Union in it’s record year. Baroness Sugg visited the airport to understand more about its potential and to meet b
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30th July 2018

Sponsorship opportunities available for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Half of the sponsorship packages available at this year’s fbe East Midlands Chairman’s Awards Dinner have been snapped up already.
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30th July 2018

Ladies from Long Itchington Women's Institute have a go at housebuilding with David Wilson Homes

A group of ladies from Long Itchington Women’s Institute have been given a hands-on experience of housebuilding at a special event hosted by David Wilson Homes at its local Spinney Fields development.
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30th July 2018

Leicester law firm announces charity partnership in aid of cancer research

BHW Solicitors has announced a vital charity partnership with the Leicester HPB Unit in aid of pancreatic and liver cancer research.
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30th July 2018

Fundraising Takes Midlands Cancer Group to Next Level

A leading Midlands-based cancer group dedicated to improving the lives of young people with cancer is inviting donations towards its vital research for the first time.
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30th July 2018

Award winning Leicester property consultancy bolsters team with key acquisition

Leicester based Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) is delighted to announce the acquisition of highly regarded planning consultancy Hunter Page Planning Ltd (HPP) marking a significant addition to the company’s property and construction consultancy services.
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30th July 2018

Trio of school leavers enjoying a Society summer

A trio of school leavers are enjoying a productive summer working at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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30th July 2018

Plans for new heritage centre in Northamptonshire take step forward

A 25-year dream to create a heritage centre in Northamptonshire has taken a step forward with the completion of a planning application to Northampton Borough Council.
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27th July 2018

Retailers feel the heat as 40 shut up shop every week

Responding to the announcement that 2,197 retailers became insolvent in the 12 months ending Q2 2018, and the number of individual insolvencies reached its highest quarterly level for six years, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike
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27th July 2018

IT and Communications Provider is East Midlands’ first to achieve prestigious award

IT and Communications Provider Air-IT has become the first Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the East Midlands to be awarded with a three-star Service Desk Institute (SDI) Certification, achieving a ‘Customer-Led’ maturity level.
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27th July 2018

Excellence in International Trade

Spatial Global Finalist for the Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards 2018
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26th July 2018

Mansfield training company wins asbestos industry award

A Mansfield company has been recognised for its commitment to customer service in the asbestos industry.
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26th July 2018

Investment and job creation

Six figure investment and a new job created at Leicester recycling boom continues for Wastecycle
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26th July 2018

Trailblazing hi-tech Catesby Tunnel project reaches key stage

A trailblazing project which is transforming a disused Victorian railway tunnel in Northamptonshire into a hi-tech vehicle testing facility has reached a key stage.
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26th July 2018

Simply the best! National award for chef mentor Mandy

West Nottinghamshire College cookery mentor Mandy Prince is celebrating being named the best in the country.
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26th July 2018

Leicestershire businesses conquer the wild in support of cancer charity

Companies from across Leicestershire recently came together for an active fundraising and networking event for local cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer. Run in partnership with outdoor company Challenge the Wild, the event saw the participants ta
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26th July 2018

Chesterfield’s visitor economy to take centre stage at town’s annual Investment Summit

Chesterfield’s burgeoning visitor economy and how it can be used to further regenerate the area, is set to be the focus of the town’s upcoming Investment Summit, taking place on Wednesday 19 September at Casa Hotel.
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26th July 2018

Redfern Travel invests in TotalKare column lift presence in Nottinghamshire workshop

One of the UK’s leading family-run coach transportation specialists has strengthened its relationship with TotalKare, in order to guarantee the availability of its vehicles.
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26th July 2018

Air con: Small businesses left to swelter in heatwave by business rates system

As the most severe heatwave for decades continues to sizzle across the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on Government to do away with a little-known tax wrinkle which hits small businesses that have air conditioning.
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26th July 2018

Appointment bolsters integrated food project's engineering expertise

Structural Design Associates (SDA), an East Midlands based engineering consultancy, is continuing to grow its range of services with the appointment of a senior chartered civil and structural engineer, Ken Leung.
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26th July 2018

Exam Success at East Midlands Patent and Trade Mark Firm

East Midlands based patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Associate Tim Gilbert has passed his recent set of qualifying exams and has now become a European Patent Attorney.
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26th July 2018

Law firm aiming to become dementia-friendly

Howes Percival is working towards becoming a dementia-friendly business. So far, over 60 staff across the law firm's six offices have received training and have become Dementia Friends.
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25th July 2018

3D Laser Mapping and GeoSLAM global merger announcement

3D Laser Mapping Ltd and GeoSLAM Ltd merge, creating a global market leader in mapping and monitoring.
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25th July 2018

The Midlands shortlist unveiled for the FL National Awards & Summit 2018

The FL National Awards & Summit, now in its 9th year and proudly supported by headline sponsor HSBC UK, has announced its anticipated regional shortlist.
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25th July 2018

Rock Fall collaborate with major blue light supplier

Rock Fall collaborate with major blue light supplier to manufacture exclusive EN ISO 20347:2011 footwear for the Emergency Services sector
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25th July 2018

Willshee’s named in Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group!

Burton based Willshee’s Waste and Recycling is delighted to have been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire  Britain.  
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25th July 2018

EverythingBranded training team prepare to fly to Las Vegas

Six members of the EverythingBranded team are preparing to fly over to Las Vegas, on Wednesday 3rd August, to help recruit and train the new USA team at our new office, set to open in the first weeks of October.
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25th July 2018

Hinckley & Rugby hits £92m lending in first half

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society achieved £92m of new mortgage lending in the first half of its current financial year.
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25th July 2018

Charity quiz organised in aid of Leicester life skills centre

A charity quiz night has been announced at the Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium to support a local charity that teaches children of Leicestershire and Rutland life skills for staying safe on and offline.
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25th July 2018

Ryley Wealth Management reports continuing strong growth

Nottingham based Ryley Wealth Management Ltd, a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place, has reported record results for the financial year to December 17 and continuing strong growth into 2018.
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25th July 2018

Leading homebuilder names roads for village war heroes

David Wilson Homes Mercia has paid tribute to men from a Warwickshire Village who gave their lives fighting in World War 1 through the road names at its Oakfields development.
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24th July 2018

Safran Helicopter Engines renews Pattonair contract for global OEM and MRO parts support through to 2025.

Farnborough Airshow, UK: World leading rotorcraft turbine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines (SHE), has awarded a global OEM and MRO parts support contract to Pattonair until 2025, the leading aerospace and defence supply chain service provider.
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24th July 2018

Burton Albion’s Fleur Robinson Presents Prestigious National Education Accolade at the Annual BTEC Awards

Burton Albion’s Commercial Director, Fleur Robinson was delighted to attend the annual BTEC Awards in London to present Alison Healey with the BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year award in recognition of her achievement in their subjec
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24th July 2018

First in framework for Midlands contractor – works commence on Lincoln Castle Academy

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has started works at Lincoln Castle Academy, on Riseholme Road in the city of Lincoln, marking its first building project on site through Scape’s Regional Construction framework.
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24th July 2018

Nottingham distribution centre retain the health and safety gold standard

The team at the Nottingham distribution centre of magazine and newspaper wholesaler, Smiths News, is celebrating after being awarded an industry leading gold standard award for a second year.
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23rd July 2018

School pupil scoops top prize in site safety poster competition

An imaginative pupil from Ecton Village Primary Academy has been crowned the winner of a health and safety poster design competition in a joint effort with David Wilson Homes to promote site safety at its development The Wickets in Earls Barton.
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23rd July 2018

Volunteers take centre stage – New Theatre Royal Lincoln celebrates over 20 years of support from its volunteers

As it celebrates its 125th birthday this year, the award-winning New Theatre Royal Lincoln is placing the spotlight on its real stars – its volunteers.  
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23rd July 2018

Nottingham recruitment specialists celebrate 30 years

Thorn Baker Group marks milestone anniversary with launch of new brand identity, websites and group structure to better serve its clients and candidates.
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23rd July 2018

Ceremony marks the start of construction on £30m Sudbrooke development

Construction is officially underway on Lincoln’s premier residential development, The Parklands, following a ‘cutting of the turf’ ceremony which took place today (23 July).
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23rd July 2018

CPW helps inspire next generation of construction professionals

National M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has strengthened its partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) by opening its doors to one of the university’s rising stars for a year-long placement.
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23rd July 2018

The Dairy and Nottingham Trent University celebrate ‘monstrous’ award-win at the prestigious Heist Awards!

Award-winning creative agency The Dairy and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are celebrating after a campaign for the university’s Employability Team recently scooped the Gold Award for Best Internal Communications Campaign at the prestigious annual Heis
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23rd July 2018

One of the world’s leading social media experts to make international speaking debut in UK

World-renowned American social media pioneer Chris Strub has chosen the UK to make his overseas speaking debut.
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23rd July 2018

Mayor of Derby officially opens new create finance headquarters at Shot Tower

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Mike Carr, carried out the official opening of specialist mortgage broker Create Finance’s new headquarters at the historic Shot Tower building on the Morledge in Derby.
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23rd July 2018

Lincoln electricity firm surges ahead with HSBC boost

Brook & Mayo, a leading electrical and maintenance contractor in Lincoln, has secured a six-figure commercial mortgage from its long-term banking partner, HSBC, to purchase its first premises since it was established in 1969.
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23rd July 2018

Clegg's Cambridge office supports regional fundraiser

A total of £1,200 was raised at a charity quiz night sponsored by Clegg Construction’s Cambridge office.
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23rd July 2018

New hire to spark growth at Greenio

RENEWABLE energy company Greenio – which has offices in Lincolnshire – is on track to meet its ambitious growth targets following the appointment of a new sales and marketing manager.
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23rd July 2018

VisionDrive changes gear in recruitment strategy

VisionDrive, which was recently ranked 32 in the top 100 national startups list, operates a professional transportation service of single vehicle deliveries across the UK.
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20th July 2018

Cactus Images celebrates tenth anniversary with new brand and website launch

Derby-based Cactus Images, one of the region’s best known commercial photographers, has marked its tenth anniversary with the launch of a new brand image and website.
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20th July 2018

2020 Trustees Director Naomi L’Estrange named Trustee of the Year

46 year old Trustee Director Naomi L’Estrange has been named  Trustee of the Year in the Professional Pensions inaugural Women in Pensions Awards.
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20th July 2018

Europa Road in Northampton Shifts Gear with Best Month on Record

The Northampton Road branch of leading logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating its most successful month on record, adding to its growing customer base with a further 50 new accounts this quarter alone.
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20th July 2018

Frame Fast UK Named Double Finalist in Local Business Awards

Ascot Drive based window manufacturer, Frame Fast UK has been named as a double finalist in the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards for 2018.
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20th July 2018

Marketing agency shows support for LOROS flower appeal

The UK may be awash with colourful floral displays and flower beds but a Market Harborough based marketing agency has invested in a different kind of flower to support the latest charity initiative from Leicestershire charity LOROS.  
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20th July 2018

Manager of Nottingham’s only Conductive Education centre leaves her footprint on 100km ultra-marathon!

The manager of Nottingham’s only Conductive Education centre and registered charity, Footprints, has shown her dedication to the cause by raising vital funds through the completion of a historic 100km ultra-marathon.
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20th July 2018

Adapted home changes family’s life

Within minutes of moving into their brand new home at Wolsey Island, Leicester, the Omar family knew their lives had changed for the better.
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20th July 2018

ERA and Jewson join forces in Leicester

ERA, the UK’s leading home security specialist, has joined forces with builder’s merchant, Jewson, in a bid to put ironmongery back on the map in Leicester.
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20th July 2018

International charity volunteer inspired to launch wearable safety device

A POTENTIALLY life-saving wearable device will soon be launched into the market by a Lincolnshire-based company, following investment from Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM) and Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional
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20th July 2018

Firm donates thousands of bricks to Leicester College to help find best trainee bricklayer in the UK

Leading building products manufacturer Forterra has donated thousands of bricks to Leicester College as part of a competition to find the best trainee construction talent in the country.
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20th July 2018

Total Motion named ONE Pro Cycling’s official vehicle partner

Total Motion Vehicle Management has been named as the official vehicle partner for the British men’s UCI Continental cycling team, ONE Pro Cycling.
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20th July 2018

Hero Coach Driver Saves “Quackers” Geese With Super Driving Skills

A Skills’ coach driver from Nottingham has been hailed a hero after his quick thinking allowed a gaggle of geese to cross a busy road in Nottingham.
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20th July 2018

New Service To Help Holidaymakers With Health Conditions

A new service will be created to help people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as cancer, to find more affordable travel insurance premiums after research by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that people with such conditions feel poorly
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20th July 2018

Ben takes the plunge at the World Games

For degree student Ben Rees, his studies have come to an end at West Nottinghamshire College, but life is about to get a whole lot busier next month.
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20th July 2018

Global property networking group launches in Nottingham

NEARLY 100 professionals from across the Midlands joined together to celebrate the arrival of a global property networking group in Nottingham at its launch event last night (19 Jul).
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19th July 2018

Macildowie promotes new director following double digit growth

Midlands-based recruitment consultancy, Macildowie, has appointed a new associate director alongside a number of new consultants and support staff, following a strong quarter of growth.
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19th July 2018

Colour Splash hits the right tones at Prestwold Hall

Prestwold Hall saw an explosion of colourful fun as runners of all ages took part in the second annual Colour Splash at the Leicestershire stately home.
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19th July 2018

Wastecycle Names Lorry After School Competition Winner

A Nottinghamshire schoolboy’s artistic flair at bringing the importance of recycling alive has been rewarded in an unusual way by an East Midlands waste management company.
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19th July 2018

Tamworth Borough Council supercharges iTrent learning with Enable Now

MHR’s Enable Now user adopter solution helps Tamworth Borough Council drive efficiency cost savings through continuous workforce development
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19th July 2018

Nominations open for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Nominations are now being invited for the fbe East Midlands Awards 2018 to recognise and reward some of the best construction projects in the region and to turn the spotlight on the sector’s rising stars.
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19th July 2018

Pattonair set to answer ‘DIY SOS’ call from local nursery

Volunteers from global aerospace supply chain services provider Pattonair are set to lend their DIY skills to a local children’s charity to help transform its building and gardens.
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19th July 2018

Lacemaker Louise West crowdfunds £7,500 to go global

A Derby lacemaker, who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable her to expand her business, has reached her £7,500 target in just four weeks.
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19th July 2018

Shed Wins £46,000 Contract with Wilko’s

Shed Grounds Maintenance, the award-winning grounds and exterior maintenance contractors have secured a £46,000 per annum contract with the retailer Wilko.
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19th July 2018

New technologies bring Australian 163% sales boost for Rock Fall Safety Boots

Sales in Australia and New Zealand have taken a 163% jump year on year for Rock Fall, a multi-award winning second generation family owned business in Alfreton. Rock Fall has positioned itself at the forefront of the safety footwear industry through world
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19th July 2018

Help for businesses in recovering debt payments from individuals and sole traders

New step-by-step flowchart helps guide business through the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims
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19th July 2018

Midlands cyber firm is selected for flagship London centre

A Midlands company whose technology could help to safeguard smart cities and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks has been named as one of 10 businesses selected to join a new government-backed flagship cyber security centre.
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18th July 2018

Rock Fall march on with more good news

Derbyshire based Safety Footwear manufacturer, Rock Fall are continuing to move forward with even more commercial success, award nominations and wins and maximising their opportunity to give back to the local community.
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18th July 2018

FOOTBALL LEAGUE HAT-TRICK FOR SILVER BIRCH CREATIVE

Derby design and branding agency, Silver Birch Creative, has recently completed its third successful kit launch for Rotherham United.
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18th July 2018

AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANCY DRIVES AMBITIOUS GROWTH PLANS FORWARD

EKV Design, the Derby-based architecturally led multi-disciplinary consultancy, is driving its ambitious expansion plans forward through two significant appointments and a number of strategic promotions.
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18th July 2018

LOUGHBOROUGH ENDOWED SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE TENNIS STARS OF THE FUTURE

Loughborough Endowed Schools have been entrusted to deliver a first-class education to the country’s leading junior tennis aces, following a new partnership with Loughborough University and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
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18th July 2018

THE SUTHERS SCHOOL GETS GREEN LIGHT AS PLANS ARE APPROVED

SCHOOL PLANS submitted by Nottingham based CPMG Architects have been approved to build a new secondary school and sixth form centre for The Suthers School in Fernwood, Newark on Trent.
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17th July 2018

How cities compete and collaborate for success

The Derby Property Summit returns next week in a new venue, the historic Roundhouse in Derby.
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17th July 2018

Nottingham Communications and IT Provider Receives Global Recognition in MSP Rankings

IT and Communications Provider Air-IT has received global recognition in the MSPmentor501: Global Edition company rankings, which identifies the world’s top Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
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17th July 2018

East Midlands Care Group Contributes Over 5.5 Million Pounds To Local Economy

The Milford Care Group, a family ran business, which owns and operates care homes across the East Midlands is helping to improve the local economy, through direct and indirect employment.
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11th July 2018

Northampton homebuilder furthers career of sales employee

Leading developer David Wilson Homes South Midlands has rewarded one of its employees within the Northampton-based division with a promotion to Trainee Sales Manager.
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11th July 2018

Recruiter poised to create more of its own jobs!

Recruitment and training specialists, who are on course for a turnover of more than £6 million, are expanding and aiming to create more jobs.
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11th July 2018

Motor trade specialists team-up for extra success

The owners of two established motor trade businesses have pooled their experience, created a new venture and relocated to one of the fastest-growing areas of Lincoln.
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11th July 2018

3T Logistics becomes safety champion to reduce road fatalities

Europe’s largest independent 4PL has been appointed a champion of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) standard as part of a commitment to reducing fatalities caused by construction vehicles.
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11th July 2018

Oakfield Construction gives Nottingham youngster a fresh start

NOTTINGHAM’S mentorship organisation Switch Up, which offers support to vulnerable youngsters in the city, has kicked off its partnership with Oakfield Construction with the successful placement of 19 year old Bryer Wheatley into full-time employment. 
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11th July 2018

Hinckley & Rugby signs up to Women in Finance

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, which commits financial services organisations to preparing their talented female staff for leadership roles.
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11th July 2018

Market Harborough lettings team achieve three ARLA qualifications

Three members of a Market Harborough-based lettings team are celebrating passing their final exams to earn an important professional qualification from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA).
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11th July 2018

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture signs Armed Forces Covenant

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture publically demonstrated its support for Defence personnel yesterday (10 July) by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
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11th July 2018

Malone Group Fuels Growth Plans with Canadian Launch

The rapidly growing Burton based engineering and safety project management company expects t o create up to 100 jobs . 
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11th July 2018

Developer gives fresh insight into Boots Island site plans

FURTHER plans for one of Nottingham’s most significant development sites were revealed today (11 July) by Conygar Investment Company plc, at a breakfast event hosted by Invest in Nottingham.
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11th July 2018

CPW Leicester upgrades to new premises

The Leicester office of national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has relocated to new premises as part of plans for expansion.
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10th July 2018

Wastecycle hopes to grab its share of new business following £40,000 investment

An East Midlands recycling company is hoping to grab a share of a new market following a £40,000 investment.
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10th July 2018

Ibstock plc raises in excess of £14K for Macmillan Cancer through Three Peaks Challenge

A team from Ibstock plc has been raising vital funds for a leading cancer charity by taking part in the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge.
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10th July 2018

Headliner announced for 'Nottstock' to raise vital funds for PASIC

NOTTINGHAM’S biggest event of the year is back and set to be bigger than ever to raise vital funds for its chosen charity of the year PASIC, a childhood cancer support charity.
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10th July 2018

Connect Health takes engagement levels to new heights with MHR

Connect Health invests in MHR’s hosted cloud HR and payroll solution, iTrent, together with the UK’S first HR chatbot to consolidate its people processes and drive employee engagement
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10th July 2018

Ward ships out first 20,000 tonnes of steel from its dedicated dock

This month sees Derbyshire-based metal and waste management specialist, Ward, ship its first vessel of HMS 1 and 2 from its dedicated deep sea port at Immingham to Turkey.
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10th July 2018

Four new starters for Pellacraft

It has been a busy six months for business gifts and promotional merchandise specialists, Pellacraft who, due to an increase in sales order enquiries has appointed four new team members. The new roles are across the business and will strengthen all depart
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10th July 2018

Back to school for The RU Group

New Mentoring Role for The RU Group will help hundreds of young people enhance their employability skills.
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10th July 2018

New Care opens 12m Nottingham care home

New Care, a development-led care home operator, has opened the doors to a new £12 million care facility on Ruddington Lane in Ruddington, its second care home in Nottingham.
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10th July 2018

Nottingham Bierkeller launches new food and drink menu to celebrate the Three Lions roaring into the World Cup semi-finals!

As the nation celebrates England reaching its first World Cup semi-final since 1990, Bierkeller Entertainment Complex is marking the moment with the launch of its new summer food and drink menu for fans to savour in celebration of the team’s success.
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10th July 2018

Indian business investment in the East Midlands remains strong despite continuing Brexit uncertainties

A new report that analyses the latest trends on investment in and the performance of Indian businesses operating in the UK, reveals that Indian companies remain integral to the long term growth of the East Midlands’ economy.
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10th July 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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10th July 2018

Leonard Design Architects launches research team in partnership with the University of Nottingham

GLOBAL architectural practice Leonard Design Architects has announced a new partnership with the University of Nottingham (UoN) to improve research and development in the architectural sector.
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9th July 2018

VehicleVision Going for Growth Thanks to Vistage

Leicester based automotive software company, VehicleVision, has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Director thanks to business advisory group, Vistage.
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9th July 2018

Salon group through to finals of National Business Awards

KH Hair Group celebrates after being shortlisted in four categories
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9th July 2018

People urged to shape health priorities

People living in the East Midlands are being called on to put forward their views on what the region’s health priorities should be.
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9th July 2018

Clegg's new Cambridge office in official launch

Clegg Construction has officially opened its new Cambridge office as the company expands to cover the East of England.
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9th July 2018

J Tomlinson records £87 million turnover

Integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson has recorded an £87 million turnover for the year 2016/2017 - up £13 million on the previous year.
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9th July 2018

John McCay joins Lincolnshire team on Cycle England Project Board

John McCay has been invited by Visit Lincoln to become a representative for Lincolnshire on the new Cycle England Project Board an initiative led by Welcome to Yorkshire and Visit Lincoln.
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9th July 2018

School pupils have fin-tastic time at College seafood workshop

Trainee chefs from Nottingham College have been passing on their culinary knowledge and newfound fishmongering skills to school pupils from Nottingham Academy and Rushcliffe School, during a seafood workshop, organised by the students as part of their cou
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9th July 2018

Alpha Rail appointed on £4m York Racecourse Transformation

Metal railings and gates specialists Alpha Rail has been appointed to help with phase 2 of the transformation of the enclosure area at York racecourse.
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9th July 2018

Senior promotions announced at Derby Solicitors

LEADING Derby-based law firm Nelsons has promoted two employees to associates in its dispute resolution and family law teams.
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9th July 2018

New chief executive for Hinckley & Rugby BS

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has appointed Colin Fyfe as its new chief executive. Colin, currently chief executive at Darlington Building Society, will succeed Chris White who is retiring in early 2019 after 30 years at Hinckley & Rugby.
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9th July 2018

Warwickshire site manager Lawrence enjoys pride in the job success for the second time

David Wilson Homes East Midlands is praising its Warwickshire Site Manager Lawrence Ryan after his second triumph in the prestigious Pride in the Job awards, a national competition considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.
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9th July 2018

Rising star Rebecca receives award for top marks in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

An exam qualified accountant from Barrow Upon Soar has received an award for achieving the highest accountancy exam marks in the local district.
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9th July 2018

Colour for kids at college

A world of colour and creativity is being organised for youngsters at West Nottinghamshire College’s art studio this August.
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9th July 2018

BG Engineering lends its support to SHU Racing Team

BG Engineering, a subcontractor for precision machined components based in Chesterfield, has demonstrated its support for the young engineers of the future by sponsoring the SHU (Sheffield Hallam University) Formula Student Racing Team.
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9th July 2018

Notts accountants 'serve up' an ace charity day

Accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young brought a slice of Wimbledon to Nottingham this month (5 July) raising awareness and funds for FareShare – the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.  
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6th July 2018

Barratt Homes Site Manager recognised for construction excellence in Brixworth

A Site Manager working for local homebuilder Barratt Homes Northampton in Brixworth achieved a prestigious award in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in the country.
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6th July 2018

Russell Roof Tiles cooks up a charity delight

Two Russell Roof Tiles employees proved that they were the ultimate Soup-a-Stars at a special Master Chef-style event recently, which saw £1,300 raised for charity.
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6th July 2018

Law firm reports profit up 37% as investments pay off

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has reported a 14% increase in turnover, with profits up 37%, according to its most recent financial results.
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6th July 2018

Martyn reaps reward for helping others

For Martyn Walker, enrolling and succeeding on courses at West Nottinghamshire College has become second nature to him – and now he’s scooped an accolade for his dedication and efforts.
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6th July 2018

Care director highlighted in CQC celebration of NHS

Tracy Johnson, Director of Operations at Chesterfield-based Heathcotes Group, has been highlighted as an outstanding individual in health and social care as part of a new publication celebrating 70 years of the NHS.
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6th July 2018

Ibstock Brick’s approach to sustainability recognised at BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018

Ibstock Brick has been recognised for its strategic approach to sustainability at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018, with the company being Highly Commended in the Manufacturer of the Year category.
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6th July 2018

Customer service improvements drive Pall-Ex to success at Motor Transport Awards

Pall-Ex has driven away with a prestigious industry accolade following major investment in its customer service.
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6th July 2018

Specialist coffee supplier the latest store to open at the Engine Yard

Cherizena, a Leicestershire-based supplier of rare and premium coffee beans and artisan producer of flavoured Colombian coffee, is the latest store to open at the popular Engine Yard retail development at Belvoir Castle.
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6th July 2018

Employers go ‘behind the wire’ in Nottingham

More than 70 employers from counties across the East Midlands got a chance to go behind the wire at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham yesterday to hear about today’s Army, regulars and reserves and to experience some of the training they undertake.
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5th July 2018

Riverside Medical Packaging’s growth stimulates a revised approach to import and exports

With year on year growth and expansion of their thermoforming packaging machinery brand, Shawpak, Riverside Medical Packaging are increasing their presence as an international brand.
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5th July 2018

Burbage yoga studio stretches to new heights with award win

A Burbage yoga studio is celebrating after scooping a high-profile lifestyle award.
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5th July 2018

Nottinghamshire libraries ready for modern learning following extensive refurbishment

Ruddington, Mansfield Woodhouse and Ravenshead Libraries have been refurbished as part of a rolling programme of extensive upgrades by Nottinghamshire’s Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.
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5th July 2018

Brother and sister choose David Wilson Homes for careers in commercial property

A Northamptonshire brother and sister have chosen David Wilson Homes to pursue their careers in commercial, as the demand for quality new homes across the South Midlands continues to rise.
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5th July 2018

Colwick Hall named as a finalist for the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards

Colwick Hall has been selected as a finalist at the East Midland Chambers Business Awards. One of four companies in the region to have been shortlisted for the 'Marketing Campaign Of The Year'.
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5th July 2018

Gelder Group completes work on PING hotel at Gainsborough Golf Club

Construction firm, Gelder Group, was chosen by golf equipment manufacturer, PING, to build a hotel at Gainsborough Golf Club, in Lincolnshire, which has now reached completion.
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5th July 2018

Ascot ladies Day a success at the Pirelli Stadium

THE first-ever Ascot Ladies Day event at the Pirelli Stadium has been hailed as a success.
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5th July 2018

Entrepreneurs land £200k to launch new marketplace for online gamers

Two entrepreneurs who are creating a new marketplace for online gamers have secured a £200,000 investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.
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5th July 2018

Newby Castleman nominated for business award

Newby Castleman has been shortlisted for Niche Magazine’s Business Awards 2018, in the Best Professional Services category.
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5th July 2018

Clegg Construction has completed a new £3.6m crematorium in South Derbyshire.

The Nottingham-based firm was the principal contractor for the new Trent Valley Crematorium in Aston-on-Trent on behalf of owners and operators, Dignity plc.
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4th July 2018

Turning back time – mysterious object found at Lincoln Cathedral

A 400-year-old mysterious object has been discovered at Lincoln Cathedral during an audit of the landmark’s extensive collections.
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4th July 2018

The Dairy named as a finalist at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards!

West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy has been named as a finalist at this year’s East Midlands Chamber Business Awards - which will take place at the Nottingham Belfry on Friday 14th September 2018.
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4th July 2018

Six speedy speakers inspire Rushey Mead pupils

Six successful business people inspired pupils at Rushey Mead Academy by each giving a ‘Speedy Speaker’ speech about how they forged their career and overcame barriers and obstacles along the way.
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4th July 2018

Countdown for companies to have a say on tax changes to electric vehicle charging

Accountancy firm Newby Castleman is urging companies that provide electric vehicle charging to their employees to respond to a government consultation that seeks to make changes to the way in which such benefits are taxed.
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4th July 2018

Spectrum Telecoms helped CNN to broadcast Royal Wedding around the world

Midlands-based communications solutions provider Spectrum Telecoms played a pivotal role in ensuring global news giant CNN’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding went off without a hitch.
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4th July 2018

British brand lands Exporter of the Year Award

A Birmingham shoe business has won the prestigious “Exporter of the Year” award at the National Small Medium Enterprise Awards in London this week.
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4th July 2018

Trio of National Award Wins for Team Tanglewood

Three coveted national awards have made their way back to Lincolnshire after Tanglewood Care Homes secured a hat-trick of wins at this year’s Care Home Awards.
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4th July 2018

trentbarton takes Heanor prom queens for spin

Fifteen pupils from Heanor Gate School travelled in style to their prom at Derby’s Pride Park on a special balloon-filled H1 bus laid on by trentbarton.
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4th July 2018

Still time to enter a team for the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 5th August

What better way to keep cool in a heatwave than with a day of competitive fun on the water racing a dragon boat alongside your colleagues and friends? With just a few weeks to go until the River Trent reverberates to the sound of beating drums and splashi
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4th July 2018

Property consultancy launches in Leicester

PULSE Associates celebrated the official launch of its office in Leicester at an event hosted last week (28 June).
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4th July 2018

Ashbourne business takes part in military training exercise

Whitehouse Construction joined its partner agencies for a day of team-building led by the Army Reserve’s 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps on Friday (29 June).
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4th July 2018

New Chair for the LLEP

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Harris, Partner at RSM UK as Chair of the LLEP.
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3rd July 2018

Speed up Brexit please £500m farming boss

John Shropshire, Chairman of G’s Fresh, a UK based farming enterprise addressed guests at a Food & Agri Dinner where he described how the company had grown to become a £500m enterprise and his views on Brexit and the mechanisation of farming.
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3rd July 2018

June 2018 New Co-op store coming to Beeston as plans approved for mixed-use scheme

Plans have been approved for a convenience store and 47 new homes close to Beeston town centre, paving the way for a new Central England Co-operative store.
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3rd July 2018

Clarke Willmott LLP announces continued growth and re-appoints CEO Stephen Rosser

Stephen Rosser, the Chief Executive Officer of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP - which has an office in Birmingham - has been re-elected by members for a further term of office and his first task has been to announce a further year of growth.
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3rd July 2018

Worksop Turbine smashes 12 month revenue target after renovations

Business is booming at an Innovation Centre in Worksop which has successfully delivered more than 130 per cent of the expected income from improvements carried out as part of a £270,000 investment 12 months ago.
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3rd July 2018

Graduates promised high-flying success with new Encore scheme

Encore Personnel has introduced its brand-new e-grads (Encore Graduates in Recruitment Are Destined for Success) scheme, in a bid to encourage graduates and fresh talent into the exciting and fast-paced world of recruitment.
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3rd July 2018

Recruitment Consultancy raises thousands of pounds for charity

A leading Midlands-based recruitment consultancy has brought its annual fundraising efforts to a close raising over £7,000 for charities in the region.
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3rd July 2018

trentbarton sends bus to help Pete, 88, get onboard

When trentbarton heard that an 88-year-old customer was struggling to get onboard with his mobility scooter, the bus company had the bright idea to send a bus to his home so he could practice getting on and off to build his confidence.
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3rd July 2018

College amongst UK’s highest for student satisfaction

West Nottinghamshire College is amongst the highest-scoring colleges in the UK for student satisfaction, according to wide-ranging national research.
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3rd July 2018

Brokenshire opens major new brick factory which will help build up to 15,000 new homes a year

Ibstock Brick, the UK’s largest brick manufacturer, yesterday (28 June 2018) welcomed the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, to formally open its new factory in Ibstock, Leicestershire.
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3rd July 2018

Decade of success for director of Nottingham broker

A Director of Nottingham’s largest independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is celebrating his 10-year anniversary with the company.
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3rd July 2018

Hallam wins top honours as The Drum recommends Grand Prix Agency of The Year

Team Hallam scooped 5 awards at The RAR Digital Awards 2018 including Best for Search, Best for Usability, Best Client Service, and Best Digital Full Service in addition to winning the highly coveted Best Overall Agency Award known as the Grand Prix.
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3rd July 2018

Planning application submitted for landmark Nottingham site

THE transformation of one of Nottingham’s most significant development sites has taken a step forward today (2 July) as proposals to create a brand new mixed-use scheme on the former Boots Island site are submitted for planning.
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3rd July 2018

Couple to bring Yoga and Acupuncture to Derby suburb

ACUPUNCTURE and yoga will be on the menu at a brand-new health and wellbeing centre in south Derby, following a deal led by East Midlands-based Nelsons.
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3rd July 2018

ACM successfully migrated to the new ISO 45001:2018 standard

ACM has successfully migrated to the new ISO 45001:2018 Standard and has been approved as one of the first accreditations by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to offer certification to the new Standard ISO 45001:2018.
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3rd July 2018

20 Northamptonshire organisations pledge to support Armed Forces community

Ahead of this year’s Armed Forces Day, 20 Northamptonshire organisations pledged their support to those who serve our country and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
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3rd July 2018

JULY 2018 BSP Consulting MD completes charity challenge to raise money for MS research

Managing director of East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting, David Sumner, has successfully completed a charity challenge to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research.
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3rd July 2018

“Inspirational” Mandy in running for chef mentor award

An “inspirational” cookery mentor, who has trained hundreds of would-be chefs and equipped high needs students with independent living skills, is in the running for a top industry accolade.
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3rd July 2018

Developers’ saddles soar to £1m heights for charity

Two intrepid cyclists from the Midlands have helped a Rugby World Cup winner to raise more than £1 million for underprivileged teenagers.
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3rd July 2018

David Wilson Homes delivers a knockout sponsorship for sales adviser at The Long Shoot

A Leicestershire Boxer has received a sponsorship with leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands.
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3rd July 2018

Students’ kindness travels around the globe

An appeal to West Nottinghamshire College staff and students to donate spare stationery has seen crates of supplies help school children in Zambia.
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