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News from 2019


24th December 2019

Bottesford FC score a winning sponsorship with Miller Homes

A Leicestershire-based football club is kicking off sponsorship with Miller Homes East Midlands by investing in new state-of-the-art equipment.
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24th December 2019

Society staff serve up festive fun for Hinckley Mencap

Hinckley Mencap enjoyed a Christmas party with plenty of fun and games, thanks to the volunteers of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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24th December 2019

Stirlin work with Saxilby Parish Council on community projects

Stirlin are pleased to be working with Saxilby Parish Council and assisting them with various projects in the community. The works form part of the parish council’s wider development plans for the area.
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24th December 2019

Spreading Christmas cheer: Five star housebuilder supports local nursing charity

Staff at Barratt Homes have been helping to spread the Christmas cheer by supporting local charity, Family Nurse Partnership in Northampton.
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24th December 2019

Christmas comes early to creative pupils in Kettering after Christmas card competition with leading developer

Pupils at Hayfield Cross Church of England School in Kettering have taken part in a Christmas card design competition ran by five star new homes developer, David Wilson Homes.
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23rd December 2019

Northampton farm spreads Christmas cheer among children in care

Christmas came early for some children and young people in care across Northampton after they received a present donated by a local farm.  
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23rd December 2019

Lovell subcontractor helps to raise over £12,000 to fight cancer in charity boxing match

A Lincoln resident has recently participated in a charity boxing match at The Engine Shed in Lincoln, where over £12,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK.
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23rd December 2019

Developers announce modifications to the first phase of the Becketwell Scheme

St James Securities, the developers behind the £200m regeneration of the Becketwell area of Derby city centre, have announced that modifications are being made to their original proposals for the residential element of the scheme ahead of it going for pla
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23rd December 2019

Christmas aboard for school choir

A trentbarton bus gave a junior school choir a lift to and from a carol concert at Haddon House Care Home in Ilkeston.
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23rd December 2019

More jobs in the pipeline for drainage expert

Busy drainage services specialist Metro Rod is gearing-up for a relocation move which promises to create 10 new jobs.
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23rd December 2019

Northamptonshire housebuilder calls upon Santa to ensure local children are on his list

The housebuilder behind brand new communities in Northamptonshire is taking action to ensure its homes are on Santa’s radar this Christmas.
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23rd December 2019

Festive campaign woos visitors to 'hidden gems' of the East Midlands

East Midlands Railway has teamed up with creative agency Fluid Ideas for a festive campaign to promote ‘hidden gem’ tourist destinations and winter attractions across the region.
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22nd December 2019

Take Two - It's a strategy for sales success

Two family-run businesses have brewed-up rising sales success, after forging a strong working relationship which is supercharging their growth.
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22nd December 2019

Derby primary school pupils celebrate completion of new teaching building and garden

Green-fingered pupils at Brackensdale ER Primary School planted an array of fruit and flowers and buried a special time capsule, as part of a celebration to mark the official opening of their new teaching building and adjoining garden by Midlands contract
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22nd December 2019

Duncan & Toplis- reflecting on 2019

2019 has been a very successful year for Duncan & Toplis and one that has seen us grow from strength to strength.
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22nd December 2019

Homelessness charity receives cash boost from housebuilder

An accommodation project for homeless young people in Hinckley and Bosworth has received a welcome funding boost from a local housebuilder.
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22nd December 2019

Poppy Design Studio appoint new marketing manager

A Desborough design agency are laying foundations to grow next year and have appointed a new Marketing Manager ahead of 2020.
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21st December 2019

Loughborough charity receives boost from Amazon team

A charity that works with children who have cerebral palsy and other motor disorders has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon team in Coalville. 
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21st December 2019

Success for Sarah in China final

Nottingham College Art and Design (Fashion) graduate, Sarah Gotheridge, has been named runner-up in the grand final of the SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists) International Design Competition in China.
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21st December 2019

Leicester’s diabetes community scoop seven awards in prestigious award ceremonies

Heroes from Leicester’s diabetes community are celebrating a successful year after winning seven accolades at two prestigious national industry award ceremonies.
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21st December 2019

Major new appointments steer Pall-Ex into new era

Pall-Ex is driving into a new era with a strengthened senior management team at the wheel following two major appointments.
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21st December 2019

New school places created following the completion of fourth alternative academy in Lincolnshire

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has completed works on a new alternative educational facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
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21st December 2019

Caring students and staff rally round to help the homeless

Kind-hearted students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College have donated a host of sleeping bags and waterproof rucksacks to the homeless, to help them keep warm and dry this winter.
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20th December 2019

Purpose Media rally together for festive foodbank collection

The full-service marketing agency has donated a hamper full of food to a South Normanton based foodbank to help families in need this Christmas.
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20th December 2019

Notts accountancy firm sleighs Christmas jumper day for children's charity

Winter warmers help Notts accountants raise funds for children's charity
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20th December 2019

Expert Derby solicitor accredited by specialist group of lawyers

Specialist wills and probate solicitor Davina Charlton has become a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) – a specialist group of lawyers that supports older and vulnerable people.
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20th December 2019

East Midlands firms end 2019 on a high as business confidence rises

East Midlands firms ended the year on a high as business confidence rose four points during December to 18%, the second highest in the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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20th December 2019

Business rates pledge promises to breathe new life into small retailers

Business rates pledge promises to breathe new life into small retailers
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20th December 2019

Chesterfield manufacturing firm promotes former apprentice to sales account manager

Sam Sibert has been promoted to the role of Sales Account Manager for Chesterfield precision manufacturing company CBE+.
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20th December 2019

Leicester barbers are combatting loneliness at Christmas

Celebrity master barber, Sid Sottung and veteran Leicester hairdressing icon Barrie Stephen are stepping up the fight against loneliness this Christmas with a charity fundraiser on Christmas Eve.
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20th December 2019

Encouraging young performers to reach for the stars

Starry-eyed youngsters who aspire to exciting careers in television or on the West End stage, could see their dreams becoming reality, thanks to an innovative Lincoln theatre school.
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20th December 2019

Leicester City Football Club In Attendance At 2020 Love Business Expo!

Leicester City’s hospitality team will be on hand at this year’s Love Business Expo at Loughborough’s Holywell Park to answer questions on the Football Club’s array of award-winning packages.
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19th December 2019

Opus Trust Communications acquires Critiqom

Opus Trust Communications, the Leicester based multi-channel customer communications specialist, has announced that it has acquired Critiqom, the print and mailing experts headquartered in Scotland, who specialise in mission critical customer communicatio
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19th December 2019

BDO recruiting 54 trainees in the Midlands

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO is set to recruit a record number of new trainees in 2020 in in its Midlands offices. 
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19th December 2019

£5,000 donation made towards Alfreton Park School’s new outdoor play area

Derbyshire-based housebuilder Peveril Homes has made a significant contribution of £5,000 towards Alfreton Park School’s new outdoor play area project - which is set to open in 2021 alongside its new school building.
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19th December 2019

Connect Derby Operations manager takes to the skies over the iHub

Connect Derby Operations Manager, Ros Stacey took the trip of a lifetime recently as she trialled a virtual reality flight over the iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby.
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19th December 2019

School’s Out – kindness is in

Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College have been filling crates, bags and boxes full of food, toys and toiletries for one of Mansfield’s newest charities, before they leave for their Christmas break.
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19th December 2019

PAB Languages 10 years in business event Nottingham

PAB Languages Team is counting down to an important and exciting date, marking 10th Anniversary on 21st January at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Nottingham.
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19th December 2019

Nottingham one of six new major cities to have 5G switched on by EE

EE today announced it has switched on 5G in Nottingham for the first time, bringing the UK’s latest mobile technology to the city.
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19th December 2019

Recycling Programme Supports Butterfly Appeal

A Derby charity is appealing for anyone who has a new mobile phone for Christmas to donate their old handset for recycling.
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19th December 2019

Local law firm leads toy drive for Leicestershire school children

Christmas came a week early for dozens of Leicestershire primary school children thanks to a toy donation drive led by local law firm, Bray & Bray.
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19th December 2019

Leading housebuilder lends a helping hand at local homeless charity

Staff at Barratt Homes Northampton have pitched in for a day to help at Northampton’s Hope Centre; a local poverty and homeless charity.
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19th December 2019

Keynote Speaker Announced for the Signature Awards (Birmingham) 2020

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19th December 2019

Children’s heart charity receives boost from housebuilder

A donation has been made to Heart Link Children’s Charity to improve medical facilities for children born with heart defects.
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19th December 2019

Sizzle over black rocks at The Forge with KuKu

For our Derbyshire January Connect Reception we are being hosted by The Forge Black Rock Steakhouse.
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18th December 2019

Engineering firm JMS plans to build a reputation as Derby’s best employer

JMS, the national group of consulting engineers, is excited to announce the opening of a new Derby office in January 2020.
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18th December 2019

Christmas comes early with Hackwood School shoebox appeal

Miller Homes East Midlands is spreading the Christmas spirit early as it teams up with Hackwood Primary Academy in Derby to help deliver gifts to children overseas.
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18th December 2019

De Montfort University students fuel solutions to combat logistics skills shortage

Pall-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to help tackle the logistics industry’s nationwide skills shortage.
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18th December 2019

Leading East Midlands law firm invites professionals to specialist acquired brain injury seminar

Professionals who work with acquired brain injury clients are invited to a specialist seminar hosted by leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons.
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18th December 2019

Renowned engineer and dedicated students celebrated during graduation ceremonies

Loughborough University celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students yesterday (Monday 16.12.2019) during its graduation ceremonies and awarded an honorary degree to a renowned engineer.
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18th December 2019

PLM Global predicted the downfall of till-less Sainsbury’s store

The verdict is in on Sainsbury’s till-less supermarket after they launched a three-month experiment in its Holborn store, and just like PLM Global Sales Director Shane Watson, the jury was not convinced. 
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18th December 2019

RU Group ‘Tough Mudders’ Raise Funds for Nottingham School

Money raised by The RU Group team at this year’s event donated to Bluecoat School to fund Employability Workshop through Young Enterprise.
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18th December 2019

Birmingham lawyers help families in need with gift donations

Lawyers and staff at the Birmingham office of Clarke Willmott LLP have ditched the office ‘Secret Santa’ to buy toys for local children instead.
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18th December 2019

LK2 welcomes new talent to its team with a trio of new hires

Architecture,, sports and leisure specialist, LK2 Group has bolstered its team with the appointment of an impressive senior architect and two new apprentices.
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18th December 2019

Hat-trick of pre-Christmas promotions at Smith Partnership

Award-winning legal firm Smith Partnership is finishing a great year on a high with three significant promotions.
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17th December 2019

Declan and Macy celebrate education awards success

West Nottinghamshire College students Declan Mills and Macy Swan are celebrating success in the Nottinghamshire Live Education Awards 2019 – an annual celebration of outstanding students, teachers and support staff who have made a real difference or overc
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17th December 2019

Nielsen McAllister backs expansion plans with senior appointment

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister PR (NMPR) has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of ex-journalist Phil Stubbs.
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17th December 2019

Local Leicestershire producers top the bill at the city's newest independent restaurant

New independent restaurant NineB, which will be opening on 16 January 2020 on Leicester’s Great Central Square development, is celebrating the best of Leicestershire’s cuisine by supporting local food and drink suppliers.  
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17th December 2019

Permaroof celebrates its most successful year to date

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, is celebrating its most successful year to date with 24,000 orders completed; the highest figure in its 19-year history.  
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17th December 2019

Boost your chances of recruiting and retaining the best talent

A Lincoln-headquartered HR specialist is reporting rising demand from busy employers determined to get their recruitment practices right first time – and develop the best talent already working within their companies.
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17th December 2019

Howes Percival acts for Cadman Capital Group on country sports acquisitions

Howes Percival has acted for Cadman Capital Group, a private equity firm, on two acquisitions for the Group's sports shooting and country wear division. 
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17th December 2019

Quantity Surveying team at Focus Consultants working at Staunton Country Park in Hampshire

Work is underway on site for a £4 million project which will restore and rejuvenate an historically important parkland.
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17th December 2019

Investors in Community outlines 2020 growth ambitions

Charitable giving platform, Investors in Community, has set out its ambitions for 2020 – and it’s aiming for substantial growth.
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17th December 2019

Local firm's donation helps revamp primary school's playground in time for Spring

A £2,500 donation from Northants logistics firm The NX Group towards playground equipment for Crick Primary School has come to fruition in the form of a newly-installed climbing structure.
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17th December 2019

Business Bank urges people to be diligent and take cyber security seriously to protect your online cash

Online banking is, for many of us, a part of our day-to-day lives, but concerns over cyber security and a rise in online scams have left many of us asking just how safe is our hard-earned cash?
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16th December 2019

Nottinghamshire sports association receives a helping hand from local developer

Leading Nottinghamshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to the Trent Vale Community Sports Association as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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16th December 2019

Specialist Sixth Form Education Provider completes seven-figure refinance deal with Allied Irish Bank (GB)

A specialist sixth form education provider has completed a £1.73m refinance deal with Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Nottingham that will strengthen the future ambitions of Bilborough Sixth Form College.
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16th December 2019

Not one but two landmark dementia care homes set to be completed in Nottingham

Two landmark dementia care facilities have received planning permission following strong expressions of support from the local community and the combined expertise of an entirely Nottingham based team.
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16th December 2019

adi engineers a successful 2019 across the Midlands

A major engineering firm is celebrating a year of success in strengthening its roots in the local community and raising thousands of pounds for charity.
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16th December 2019

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society staff help homeless at Christmas

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and its staff have helped the homeless this Christmas by donating 18 starter packs to help them sleep, cook, eat in and clean their next homes.
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16th December 2019

Developer plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to young hospital patients

Young patients in Nottingham had their hospital stay brightened up by a donation of festive gifts.
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16th December 2019

A very merry day at salon’s festive fundraiser

There was plenty of merriment, pampering and prize-winning today at West Nottinghamshire College’s Revive salon, as staff and students held their Christmas charity fundraising day.
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16th December 2019

Shakespeare Martineau Board members take two positions on CBI regional councils

Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO, and Lesley Spencer, CFO, of law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, have been elected to be part of the CBI West Midlands and East Midlands Councils respectively.
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16th December 2019

Belmayne kicks off grassroots links

Two north Sheffield community sports organisations have received a financial boost, thanks to Dronfield-based Belmayne.
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16th December 2019

Loughborough family business are winners of not one, but TWO top awards at the Midlands Family Business Awards!

CR Civil Engineering, a Loughborough-based Company, has been crowned “Employer of the Year” and also the “People’s Choice Award” for the Midlands Family Business Awards 2019.
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16th December 2019

Leicestershire performing arts school reveals new studio with HSBC UK support

A popular family-run performing arts school in Leicestershire has purchased its first-ever business premises in Melton Mowbray, thanks to a £252,000 commercial mortgage from HSBC UK.
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15th December 2019

Derwent Living secures £5,000 for local charity

Local charity Doorways Derby, who provide help to homeless and vulnerable people, has received a £5,000 grant from housing provider Derwent Living.
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15th December 2019

Join Morley Hayes for their Corporate Christmas Showcase

Popular Derbyshire hotel and restaurant complex, Morley Hayes is holding a special Corporate Christmas Showcase to help companies get a head start on planning their 2020 festivities.
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15th December 2019

Salon 'overwhelmed' by response to homeless plea

The team at KH Hair in Arnold say they are 'overwhelmed' by the generous response from the public following a plea for donations to help keep Nottingham's homeless warm this winter.
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15th December 2019

Midland Heart makes family's Christmas wish come true with 500th new home handed over

Midland Heart housing association is celebrating a major milestone in its development programme - the 500th new property to be handed over this financial year.
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15th December 2019

QDTS Construction steps in to save abandoned project on listed building

All renovations had come to a standstill on The Emporium project located on Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, after the untimely collapse of its originally signed contractor, Shaylor.
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15th December 2019

Over £10,000 raised for Leicester charity at Opera Night

On Thursday 6th December, over £10,000 was raised for Leicester charity Hope Against Cancer at a sold-out night of Opera.
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15th December 2019

Best of business rewarded at annual awards ceremony

Innovation, excellence and performance were rewarded in the fourth annual Wellingborough & East Northants Business Awards.
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14th December 2019

Penny Hydraulics bring their marketing more, together

The lifting equipment manufacturer has commissioned Derbyshire-based full-service marketing agency Purpose Media to support its ongoing marketing strategy.
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14th December 2019

Sandiacre local has reason to celebrate this Christmas after successful launch of new architectural design firm

A new architectural design start-up, The Practical Planning Company is ending the year on a high after experiencing a whirlwind of success and growth since launching just two months ago.
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14th December 2019

Announcing Alchemy VA’s first Virtual Assistant Hub

A business advisor and part-time firefighter has launched Alchemy VA’s first Virtual Assistant Hub – pledging to help her clients ‘firefight’ in their business.
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14th December 2019

Trainee trio joins masonry manufacturer on management graduate scheme

Building products manufacturer Forterra has welcomed three graduate trainees on board in diverse roles across its divisions.
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14th December 2019

Lease renewal a piece of cake for NG

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have sealed a deal which will see a fast-growing cake supplier commit to Derbyshire.
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14th December 2019

Coalville team gets in the festive spirit

The team at Amazon in Coalville is joining in the festive cheer in the run up to Christmas with a two-month-long series of activities, fun events and special surprises. 
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14th December 2019

New Growth Hub Manager for the Business Gateway

The Business Gateway Growth Hub has appointed a new manager to lead the expanded service that offers all businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire a single place to access information, funding and advice to support performance and growth.
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14th December 2019

RDS Global staff strip off to make a date for charity calendar

Charities including ones which support people living with dementia and children with learning difficulties are set for a boost after staff from an IT solutions firm stripped off for a charity calendar.
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14th December 2019

St. Modwen breaks ground on second phase of development at Lincoln scheme

The second phase of development is underway at St. Modwen’s popular 70-acre industrial and logistics scheme near Lincoln.
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14th December 2019

eBadges launch biodegradable trial offering

As a mark of commitment to eco-responsible practices, the UK’s top badge-making manufacturers, eBadges, has announced a trial of more sustainable, biodegradable badges.
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14th December 2019

Common myths about disability

There are many common myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of disability. Here, award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, explores and explodes them.
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13th December 2019

Hinckley & Rugby sleep out raises £3,000 for homeless

Staff from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have raised more than £3,000 for the homelessness charity Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland by sleeping out for a night in the Society’s car park in Hinckley.
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13th December 2019

Doggie Donation! Furry Festive Visitors

Pioneering roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is generously supporting work of Hillfield Animal Home, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton this festive season.
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13th December 2019

Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is helping a local Christmas tree wholesaler reduce the miles from forest to front door by transporting products nationwide via its pallet network.
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13th December 2019

Can your business conquer the 24 hour challenge

People from across the East Midlands are being invited to jump in the saddle and take on an epic cycling challenge as part of a new corporate challenge event, sponsored by the world leader in triathlon apparel, HUUB.
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13th December 2019

College launches Bell Decorating Academy

Trainee painters and decorators are set to excel through a new training academy, Bell Decorating Academy, based at West Nottinghamshire College.
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13th December 2019

First Major Milestone Met in Europa’s Biggest Build to Date

The first major milestone has been reached in the construction of Europa Worldwide Group’s new £60 million, future proofed 715,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, logistics facility in the Midlands.
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13th December 2019

City Hub Contractor Commitment to Nottingham

As construction of the new Nottingham College City Hub campus accelerates past the halfway point, Wates Construction has confirmed a raft of benefits already brought by the project to the people of Nottingham. 
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13th December 2019

State-of-the-art VR of Nightingale properties now to view in Derby estate agent’s office

Nightingale Quarter development properties now can be virtually toured at haart in city centre
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13th December 2019

Brand new accommodation at Market Harborough school as works complete

Local architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has announced the completion of the expansion and remodelling works to Farndon Fields Primary School in Market Harborough, which have doubled the size of the school.
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13th December 2019

How to give your brand a pre-Christmas boost with Love Business

Love Business has expanded far beyond the event itself and now offers local businesses the opportunity to raise their profile and engage with one another all year round, via the Love Business News website we have established.
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13th December 2019

Nurses keen to return to nursing in 2020 are encouraged to sign up for ‘Return to Professional Practice’ course at the University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is encouraging nurses interested to return to nursing to sign up for their next return to professional practice course starting in February 2020.
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13th December 2019

In an ever-changing disruptive environment - how does an entrepreneur and his business stay relevant?

Keynote Speaker at Love Business Expo 2020, Ninder Johal 11:50am - 12:10pm
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12th December 2019

Branston Golf & Country Club sold to current Managing Director and a local family

Following very positive negotiations over the past few months, we can confirm that the sale of Branston Golf & Country Club has now been completed.
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12th December 2019

Largest Christmas Tree plantation in UK leading the way with unique eco-friendly recycling programme

Walker Forestry Service, the largest Christmas tree plantation in England, prides itself on creating unique and strategic forestry services within the UK and have taken their mission one step further this Christmas by launching myjingltree.co.uk.
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12th December 2019

Ventola Projects are the shining light at Cheshire Oaks re-launched Tenpin Entertainment Facility

Leicester-based provider of specialist electrical LED lighting installations, Ventola Projects, have just completed a major project at the newly re-launched Cheshire Oaks Tenpin bowling centre near Ellesmere Port.
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12th December 2019

The Derby Conference Centre put on a free Christmas lunch for local community

The Derby Conference Centre held a free Community Christmas lunch on 9th December - and it was such a great hit, it’s set to be a permanent feature on Derby’s festive calendar.
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12th December 2019

Local businessman honoured at 2019 Race Harborough Santa Run

An award commemorating the contribution that a Market Harborough businessman made to the local community was given out for the first time at this year’s Santa Fun Run in Market Harborough on 8th December.
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12th December 2019

Grantham Care at Home Company Launches Christmas Recruitment Drive

A Grantham care at home company is aiming to add the feel good factor of securing a new job for 2020 to the festive spirit with the launch of its Christmas recruitment drive.
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12th December 2019

David Wilson Homes South Midlands celebrates diversity in construction with new role

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes is celebrating diversity and equal opportunities in the construction industry with its newest role in the company.
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12th December 2019

Focus Consultants delivers its 5,000th air pressure test

Five years after launching a service to provide air testing for new and refurbished buildings, Focus Consultants has marked its 5,000th air pressure test.
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12th December 2019

Packaging Manufacturer Set To 'Spruce Up Christmas' With 500 Trees

Nottingham-based packaging manufacturer The Wilkins Group is preparing to 'spruce up Christmas' by sending over 500 Christmas tree shrubs to their clients, as part of a Christmas tree growing competition.   
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12th December 2019

What East Midlands Airport does for the region

As an economic powerhouse, the East Midlands has an infrastructure that makes it unique. But what goes on at East Midlands Airport, and how does it play such an important role in our economy?
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11th December 2019

Local developer makes donation to Burton Hospital Neo Natal Unit

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has made a donation to Queen’s Hospital Burton’s Neo Natal Unit as part of its efforts to support the communities around its developments.
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11th December 2019

Howes Percival Intellectual Property Partner wins prestigious legal award

Matthew Talbot, a Partner at Howes Percival's Leicester office and head of the firm's intellectual property and information technology practice has been named as the Leading Lawyer of the Year (outside London) for the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)
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11th December 2019

East Mids rail sector specialist on track for further growth following MBO

Rail sector recruitment and performance specialist Ford & Stanley on track for further growth following MBO backed by Allied Irish Bank (GB)
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11th December 2019

Land experts reflect on successful year for development site sales

Chartered Surveyors and development land experts Mather Jamie have reported a string of residential development land sales across the East Midlands in 2019, marking a particularly successful period for sales of small and mid-sector sites.
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11th December 2019

CCTV boss sees increase in business as victims decide “enough is enough”

A CCTV expert has seen a 300 percent rise in demand for his products - after fed-up crime victims were forced to take matters into their own hands.
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11th December 2019

Ibstock Brick scoops Best Apprenticeship Programme Award

The UK’s leading manufacturer of clay bricks in the UK has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of its world-class apprenticeship programme.
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11th December 2019

Black Friday success for Derbyshire-based full-service marketing agency, Purpose Media.

Purpose Media helped clients reap sale success last month, launching profitable Black Friday campaigns.
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11th December 2019

Armsons appointed quantity surveyors for the development of new brewery

Derby-based construction cost consultants, project managers and building surveyors Armsons have been appointed quantity surveyors for a new brewery for pub company Wells & Co.
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11th December 2019

Loughborough Schools Foundation First in UK to Introduce Award Winning 'Smart Campus' Technology

Following a recent Government consultation on school security, a Foundation of schools in Loughborough has become the first in the UK to introduce an innovative ‘smart campus’ to improve communication between staff and keep students safe in case of emerge
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11th December 2019

Full steam ahead for Notts firm on multi-million pound Battersea contract

The team at Ollerton-based A1 Flue Systems is full of pride at seeing steam rise from one of the iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London for the first time in more than 35 years.
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11th December 2019

The business benefits of hybrid motoring

What is the difference between electric cars and hybrid technology? Can you really use a hybrid car on a daily basis? And is it cost effective, as a business to switch to a hybrid? One of the region’s leading hybrid motoring experts has the answers.
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10th December 2019

New Appointment to Russell Scanlan in Nottingham

Leading independent insurance broker Russell Scanlan, has welcomed a new recruit to its growing team in Nottingham.
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10th December 2019

Seven Life Science companies celebrate success at the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

Seven life science companies from across the East Midlands were delighted to be selected as winners at last night’s Medilink East Midlands Business Awards, which saw almost 200 businesspeople from life science companies across the East Midlands and beyond
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10th December 2019

Mulholland Group - The new name pf speed and precision

Graham Mulholland, one of Derby’s most innovative entrepreneurs, has gone back to the future to launch a new company.
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10th December 2019

Marketplace lender appoints new Relationship Director in the Midlands

Assetz Capital has appointed Paul King as Relationship Director as it looks to support more business owners and housebuilders across the Midlands.
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10th December 2019

Food distribution returns to former Co-op site

The five-acre Boulder Business Park is distributing food once again with the arrival of Polish food company, Spiżarnia
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10th December 2019

Nottinghamshire law firm celebrates acquisition and bolstering staff by 25 per cent

A leading chain of solicitors in Nottinghamshire is celebrating a fruitful end of the year after acquiring another law firm, combining more than 350 years of legal history.
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10th December 2019

Rilmac Santa rides again for the LEAP Charity

The Rilmac Santa is back and once again raising funds for the LEAP Charity at Christmas. 
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10th December 2019

Leicestershire gift shop has raised an impressive £2778.65 for Hope Against Cancer

Narborough Hall used its recent Christmas room launch event to raise money for the organisation, which it has chosen as its Charity of the Year, by selling raffle tickets and donating a share of the profits directly to the charity.
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10th December 2019

Heathcotes appoints Group Managing Director

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Brendan Kelly as Group Managing Director providing strategic leadership nationwide.
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10th December 2019

Derbys business supports charity that provided lifesaving surgery to MD's granddaughter

Derbyshire-based Permaroof has pledged to raise funds for Heart Link throughout 2020 after the children’s charity provided lifesaving heart surgery to managing director Adrian Buttress’ granddaughter just days after she was born.
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10th December 2019

How to make your business stand out in the media

How do you make your business stand out in the media? And what are media outlets looking for in terms of a story? In this episode, one of the region’s leading PR & communications experts shares his top tips for getting noticed by the press.
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9th December 2019

Celebrations as Nelsons is shortlisted in the Legal 500 Awards

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted in two categories at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 – which recognises elite legal practitioners and firms based on comprehensive research.
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9th December 2019

Gregg Wallace visits Notts-based Addo Food Group for BBC documentary

Market-leading producer of chilled savoury products Addo Food Group will be appearing on BBC Two’s Inside The Factory this week (Thursday 12 December).
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9th December 2019

Wendy Sycamore appointed new public affairs lead in the Midlands

Wendy Sycamore, who managed key strategic projects for BT Group, has been appointed as the company’s new public affairs lead for the Midlands.
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9th December 2019

Lincolnshire couple raise £1.5k to support St Barnabas Hospice

LOCAL couple, Katherine and Lee Durrant, have put their best foot forward in a 200-mile trek, raising £1,500 for St Barnabas Hospice Trust.
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9th December 2019

A taste of future talent at Young Chef competitions

A group of youngsters from Mansfield brought their talent and taste to the kitchens at West Nottinghamshire College last week for the annual Mansfield Rotary Club’s Young Chef competition.
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9th December 2019

International expansion for KAM Project Consultants as it announces German office

UK-based KAM Project Consultants has expanded into Europe with the opening of its first international office, KAM Project Consultants GmbH, in Germany.
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9th December 2019

Deal is done for Derbyshire Constabulary to go ahead with new station

Building of a new multi-million-pound police station in Derby will go ahead after a deal with the landowner was agreed.
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9th December 2019

Waterside Centre aiming to wrap up 2019 charity fundraising in style

The centre is once again joining forces with St Barnabas Hospice and Allen Signs to install its Christmas Wrapping Station on the High Street level and raise money for the hospice.
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9th December 2019

Events which inspire your audience

What are the benefits of holding meetings away from the office? And how do you select the right venue for your meeting or conference? Here, one of the region’s leading events professionals shares their top tips to make sure your event goes off with a bang
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8th December 2019

Star Baker Wendy Clocks Up 20 Years Long Service

When Wendy Smith began her first job at Frank Key Group in Daybrook, Nottingham, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, the turn of the Millennium was just around the corner and Britney Spear’s ‘Baby One More Time’ was the year’s best selling single.
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8th December 2019

National law firm Clarke Willmott sponsors Brain Tumour Support Worker

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has teamed up with the charity Brain Tumour Support to sponsor a peripatetic support worker for the next 12 months.
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8th December 2019

Students quiz Ashfield and Mansfield parliamentary hopefuls

With the General Election just days away, students at West Nottinghamshire College had the chance to quiz parliamentary candidates for Ashfield and Mansfield
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8th December 2019

£10,000 capital investment for Russells

At a time of continued growth, Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles has invested £10,000 in upgrading its equipment and technology.
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8th December 2019

Banner Jones Wealth Management LLP welcomes new financial planner

Derbyshire and South Yorkshire based Wealth Management firm, Banner Jones Wealth Management, has expanded their team with the appointment of Financial Planner, Simon Dickinson DipPFS.
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8th December 2019

SME support launched to STEM sector at Made in Chesterfield

The University of Derby has revealed a refreshed package of SME support to ‘strength the capability of businesses in Chesterfield and the surrounding region, with access to research and expertise that can help foster innovation.’
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8th December 2019

Roythornes advises on sale of anerobic degestion plant to Macquarie

Roythornes Solicitors has advised the co-founders of leading biogas producer BioCow in a major deal that saw Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) acquire a majority stake in the company.
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8th December 2019

How to build an effective brand

What is a brand and how do you build one? How do you create a message and an identity which resonates deeply with your customers and inspires them to do business with you?
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7th December 2019

Derby’s Penguin PR agency steps up to the hotplate as its staff lay on lunch for the community

Staff at a leading Derby PR agency, who are used to cooking up a media storm, swapped their pens for pinnies when they volunteered to cook for more than 70 people at a city charity’s community lunch.
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7th December 2019

Three high-profile signings to Enthusiasm Trust board

Three senior East Midlands business figures have joined the board of  Enthusiasm Trust.
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7th December 2019

South Derbyshire engineering firm celebrates 20 years and new senior appointment

A South Derbyshire based civil and structural engineering consultancy has cemented twenty years in the industry with a high-profile appointment.
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7th December 2019

On-the-go travel accessory company secures funding boost

Derby-based travel accessory manufacturer launches thanks to a cash injection from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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7th December 2019

London Stock Exchange Opened by Local Businessman

A Loughborough businessman has officially opened the trading market at the London Stock Exchange.
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7th December 2019

Business leaders express concern over delay to new council structure

Business leaders in Wellingborough have expressed their concerns that plans to overhaul the structure of Northamptonshire’s local authorities have been delayed due to the General Election.
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7th December 2019

Branston boosts senior team with planning director promotion

National potato supplier Branston has strengthened its senior management team, having promoted its head of finance and planning into the new role of planning director.
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7th December 2019

The essentials of business networking

Is business networking necessary, or is it all stale coffee and early starts? Does it add value and what do businesses need to do to make the most of it?
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6th December 2019

Bricklaying apprentice scoops major accolade with Leicestershire homebuilder

A bricklaying trainee in Leicestershire has claimed the title of Apprentice of the Year following his work at David Wilson Homes’ Wigston Meadows development.
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6th December 2019

The Search Begins for the Microlise Driver of The Year 2020

The hunt is on for the UK’s best truck driver.
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6th December 2019

Senior appointments underpin growth at Swadlincote engineering firm

Swadlincote-based engineering firm Musk Process Services has strengthened its team with two senior appointments, as it sets its sights on continued expansion.
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6th December 2019

Solmar Villas repeat best ever British Travel Awards haul

A Midlands provider of hand-picked villas has proved it is the best in its field by securing five major titles at the British Travel Awards.
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6th December 2019

LACE Housing Celebrates Dedicated Staff and Volunteers

As another year draws to a close, Lincolnshire specialist housing provider LACE Housing recognised the hard work of its staff and volunteers at its 20th annual celebration evening.
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6th December 2019

The Nottingham Belfry rebrands as a Delta Hotel by Marriott

It’s been announced today that The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, owned by real estate investment company Aprirose, has rebranded to Delta Hotels by Marriott.
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6th December 2019

Gillotts gets set to spread some Christmas cheer as it pledges to support local charities

Five local charities which help some of the most vulnerable people in the community have received some early Christmas cheer after a Nottinghamshire funeral firm agreed to give them the proceeds from its annual festive fundraiser.
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6th December 2019

Small firms call for shopper support on eve of Small Business Saturday as turnover tops £2 trillion

With tomorrow marking the seventh celebration of Small Business Saturday UK, FSB is urging all shoppers to get out and spend with independent firms.
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6th December 2019

Young Darnell wins match-day VIP prize for highlighting importance of Breakfast Club

Darnell Jefford from Firs Primary School won a VIP day out at Rams match with Queen's Park Rangers after highlighting the importance of Derby schools' Breakfast Club.
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6th December 2019

Bake-off at local recycling firm Casepak raises £1,100 for charity

Leicester-based waste management and recycling firm, Casepak has raised more than £1,100 in aid of charity.
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6th December 2019

Keep it zipped, it’s only harassment!

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, takes a closer look at the issue of workplace discrimination and reflects on the progress made and the work still to be done.
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6th December 2019

Nottingham-based integrated communications provider Adare SEC has continued to implement its transformation strategy with the appointment of a people director to its executive team.

Tracy Toon joins the company from multinational commercial bank Santander to drive its colleague engagement strategy and further enhance the company’s customer experience.
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6th December 2019

How to get the most from the next expo you visit

Expos, trade shows, exhibitions and conferences are a great way to meet new people, discover new businesses and gain new skills, information and knowledge.
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6th December 2019

Bott Ashby invests in the future

Bott enhances its vehicle conversion facilities in Ashby with a new EV ready £1m workshop extension
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6th December 2019

Navigating the legal minefield

As a small business, have you got the right contracts and terms and conditions in place to protect your organisation? And when it comes to resolving disputes, do you have the right ‘go-to’ person to call for advice?
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5th December 2019

Nottingham leisure Complex Encourages People To 'Give Back' This Winter

Nottingham’s leading entertainment and leisure complex, The Cornerhouse will host its very own foodbank this December, encouraging members of the public to give generously over the festive period.
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5th December 2019

A beautiful Christmas event at college salons

Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College’s Revive hair and beauty salons at the Derby Road campus are ready to welcome people to their festive charity event next week.
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5th December 2019

NG seals deal for multimillion-pound regeneration site

Nottingham-based commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed a multi-million pound off-market deal in Liverpool.
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5th December 2019

Wilson Vale strengthens operational team

Ashby-based catering company, Wilson Vale, has promoted Henry Towell to its operations team, bringing the number of area managers to twelve.
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5th December 2019

Coalville to Seattle: Patricia finds the right place

The I Found the Right Place programme invites employees working across the UK to tell the company why Amazon is the right place for them and what they love most about life at Amazon. 
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5th December 2019

Nottingham home improvement company launches new green initiative

As part of a new drive to operate more sustainably, Beeston-based home improvement business, KLG Rutland, has launched a new environmentally friendly scheme that aims to make operations greener.
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5th December 2019

Hotel operator announced for Nottingham's Guildhall development

Ascena has been named as the hotel operator at the much-anticipated £120 million Guildhall development in Nottingham.
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5th December 2019

Jason’s skills secure silver!

Nottingham College apprentice, Jason Wong, brought home a silver medal on the 23rd November after impressing judges with his woodwork skills at the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.
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5th December 2019

KH Hair makes homeless plea

KH Hair in Arnold has launched an initiative to help the homeless this winter by collecting donations of much-needed items that will be distributed in Nottingham to those who need them most.
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5th December 2019

Stepnell reported double digit growth in turnover for 2018/19

Construction specialist Stepnell has reported its 2018/19 results, which show a 12% increase in turnover from £146 million in 2017/18 to £164 million, showing a “solid and stable performance.”
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5th December 2019

Howes Percival facilitates the sale of DKL-Marketing to Beysal

Howes Percival has acted for the shareholders of Northampton-based DKL-Marketing Limited (DKL) in its sale of shares to Pat Avenue (HK) Limited. 
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5th December 2019

Farm shop's festive support for children's charity

A Northampton farm which specialises in selling freshly cut Christmas trees over the festive period has pledged to help children in care across Northampton.
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5th December 2019

International trade opportunities for small businesses

How easy is it to trade internationally and is your business prepared? Do you know what paperwork you need and how international currencies work? We talk to one of the region’s leading international trade experts about the opportunities on offer.
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4th December 2019

New homes announced to create Leicester waterside development

Three leading property organisations have created an influential partnership to deliver 82 much-needed homes for Leicester on a 4.8-acre site at Abbey Meadows – at the heart of the city’s regeneration area.
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4th December 2019

Ibstock shortlisted for two edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020

Ibstock plc has been shortlisted in two categories for the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.
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4th December 2019

Colleagues putt their way to glory as they raise funds for the British Heart Foundation

Staff at Derbyshire company Lubrizol raised almost £250 to help fund research into heart disease when they transformed their office into a crazy golf course for a sporting challenge with a difference.
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4th December 2019

Care at Home Company Launches Midlands Franchisee Recruitment Drive

PerCurra, the national care at home franchise, has announced the launch of a recruitment drive to attract new franchisees, with a particular focus on its territories across the Midlands.
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4th December 2019

Wathall’s Further Expands Support For Bereaved Families

Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, has teamed up with The Salvation Army to collect unwanted clothing that will make life easier for bereaved families and help people in need.
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4th December 2019

Sky’s the limit for students’ recruitment skills

West Nottinghamshire College’s travel and tourism students earnt their wings this week (26 November) with one of the UK’s largest airline companies, after going through a rigorous recruitment training day.
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4th December 2019

Find Aim Group on Stand B12 at Love Business EXPO

Stand B12 has just been booked by Aim Group for Love Business EXPO 2020.
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4th December 2019

Shaw Education Trust plans for future growth with new digital HR and payroll system

Shaw Education Trust is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with industry specialists MHR to accommodate its future growth.
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4th December 2019

Water testing company set for growth at Northamptonshire business hub

The owners of a renowned water testing company have praised the “excellent balance of space, location and facilities” of the Scott Bader Innovation Centre, which has allowed their business to flourish.
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4th December 2019

Nottinghamshire Renewable Energy Company Celebrates Record Growth in 2019

Nottinghamshire firm, Geo Green Power, have grown from 19 to 29 employees in the last year as it keeps pace with a growing demand for renewable energy installations throughout the UK.
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4th December 2019

East Midlands law firm celebrates national award win

Leading East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons is celebrating after scooping a national Personal Injury Award on 27 November.
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4th December 2019

Stand R10 has been booked for Love Business EXPO

We are a Janitorial and Hygiene supplier, based in Leicestershire we have been establishing ourselves as a premium supplier for 18years - we work with public and private sector business' across the uk.
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4th December 2019

Getting media attention for small businesses

How do you get your small business in the press and why would they want to hear from you? And once you’ve secured some good publicity, how to you capitalise on it?
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3rd December 2019

Howes Percival's Employment team shortlisted for prestigious legal award

Howes Percival's East Midlands Employment and HR team have been shortlisted for the ‘Human Resources: Firm (outside London) of the Year' in the prestigious Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.
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3rd December 2019

Independent eatery opens doors at Middlebeck

Newark eatery Gannets Café has opened the doors to its second venue at the growing neighbourhood of Middlebeck.
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3rd December 2019

Disabilities and attitudes… what’s going on?

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions considers how attitudes towards diversity, disabilities have changed.
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3rd December 2019

Children’s charity thrilled by business support for kids’ Christmas party

An East Midlands charity which provides support to the families of children born with a cleft lip or palate has thanked local businesses for backing its annual Christmas party event.
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3rd December 2019

Has marketing changed? An expert perspective

Why does marketing matter to small businesses? And has the way that SMEs need to promote themselves in an increasingly global marketplace changed? We get an expert view from two of the region’s leading marketing professionals.
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2nd December 2019

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award.

The five-year accreditation, granted by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), recognises the School for helping to support Small and Medium Enterprises, local economies and student enterprise.
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2nd December 2019

Bear-y special visitors donate £4,500 to local hospice

Housebuilder mascots, Buster and Buddy, surprised a local hospice with a special visit to officially present the team with funds raised following a 52km hike. 
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2nd December 2019

Mapping the future for Aggregate Industries Contracting

Aggregate Industries Contracting is a national contracting business for all types of pavement surfacing and construction.
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2nd December 2019

Boosting your business with bids, tenders and awards

Does applying for awards add value to your business? And why should you consider getting help with award applications and tender writing? We speak to two of the region’s leading experts about simplifying the application process to get the most value.
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1st December 2019

New Nottingham Serviced Apartments Offer Home from Home for Business Travellers

Heritage Mews, a new development of serviced apartments has launched in Nottingham city centre. 
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1st December 2019

Hinckley & Rugby staff to sleep out for homeless

Staff from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society are to sleep out in their car park in Hinckley to gain an insight into the plight of people facing homelessness and to raise money for local charity partner Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland.
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1st December 2019

From Leicester to Las Vegas - Paul Rowlett shares his story of success

What does it take to be a top entrepreneur? How do you overcome the odds to build a multinational, multimillion-pound turnover business from scratch?
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30th November 2019

Sarah prepares for global final in China

After winning the national final of the SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists) International Design Competition earlier this year, Nottingham College Art and Design (Fashion) graduate, Sarah Gotheridge, is getting ready to compete in the global grand final
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30th November 2019

Banner Jones demonstrates commitment to staff health and wellbeing with key appointment

Banner Jones Solicitors has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of its growing team with the appointment of a dedicated Performance and Wellbeing Coach.
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30th November 2019

Avant Homes announces Let's Make a Difference Awards shortlist with Gabby Logan

Four local Midlands heroes have been shortlisted for a special award recognising the positive impact they make in their local communities.
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30th November 2019

National Award Recognition for Make An Entrance Director

Make An Entrance co-director Samantha Burlton is among the finalists for this year’s National Business Women’s Awards, making it the company’s third award nomination this year.
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30th November 2019

Clegg Construction has been awarded a place on a new Procure Partnerships National Framework.

Twenty-three contractors have secured places on the new four-year framework which is designed for use in the public sector across England and Wales by councils, universities and NHS trusts.
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30th November 2019

Loyal Employees Clock Up Almost 500 Years of Service

In a world where changing jobs every five years has become the norm[1], employees at Cowens Group, Chartered Insurance Brokers and Chartered Financial Planners based in Mansfield, are bucking the trend, with almost half of the 60-strong team clocking up m
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30th November 2019

Baked Earth brand of Butt Foods breads awarded Vegan Society trademark

Baker Butt Foods has gained Vegan Society accreditation for its core range of naan and flatbreads. The news comes just in time for Veganuary 2020 when the spotlight falls on plant-based and vegan friendly food products.
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30th November 2019

Charles Bentley & Son Get to Grips with Gripit & Marxman

Award-winning UK manufacturer Charles Bentley & Son Ltd has obtained the European license to manufacture and distribute Gripit the ultimate plasterboard fixing as well as the Marxman, professional marking tool, both backed by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, De
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30th November 2019

Leicester maker debuts in Amazon Handmade video

Amazon has chosen a Leicester-based family business Robertson Cheney and its founder, woodwork artist and maker Joseph Burton, to feature in its latest Amazon Handmade video.
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30th November 2019

Expanding IT firm invests in larger business park property

A growing Print and IT Managed Services provider is expanding its presence at a popular Nottinghamshire business park by investing in larger premises, thanks to a part-exchange deal with commercial property specialist Gladman Developments.
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29th November 2019

GoGo Marketing appoints new digital marketing manager & web developer

Leicester based marketing agency GoGo Marketing have announced the appointments of Justine Bourne and Haris Khan as digital marketing account manager and web developer.
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29th November 2019

Nottingham financial advisers boost growth with new appointment

George Square Financial Management is continuing its year of sustained growth with the appointment of a new adviser to its expanding team in Nottingham city centre.
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29th November 2019

Fiona - Looking after clients' and tenants' interests

Chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co’s increasingly busy property management team has expanded again.
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29th November 2019

Local youngsters travel back in time at Loughborough Bellfoundry for takeover day

Schoolchildren from Wymeswold Primary, in Loughborough, travelled back in time to learn the history and heritage of their hometown’s iconic bellfoundry, as part of a national learning scheme.
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29th November 2019

Oldrids Becomes 100th Team Lincolnshire Member

Team Lincolnshire is celebrating its continuing success by signing up one of the region's most prominent companies as its 100th member.
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29th November 2019

Trio of awards for Imago Venues at the Academic Venue Awards

Imago Venues at Loughborough University is celebrating after winning a trio of awards in the 2019 Academic Venue Awards.
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29th November 2019

Idea sparked by London Olympics secures Lincoln entrepreneur £250k investment

A Lincoln entrepreneur who developed a software platform for event organisers after working on the London Olympics and other international events has secured a £250,000 investment to further develop his system.
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29th November 2019

Nottingham Hawaiian restaurant scoops good food award

The Midlands’ first Hawaiian poké bar, Pokéwaves, has been crowned a winner at the Good Food Awards 2020 in Nottingham.
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29th November 2019

Supporting the next generation of Wathall's

As a family-run funeral director celebrates its 160th anniversary, Derbyshire based full-service marketing agency Purpose Media have joined forces with the business to support the development of their future marketing strategy.
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29th November 2019

Business confidence on the rise in the East Midlands

Business confidence in the East Midlands rose by one point during November to 14%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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29th November 2019

The business case for diversity

A great deal of research has been carried out about the business case for diversity. Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, takes a closer look at the issue.
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29th November 2019

‘Dairy Dares’ to face its fears this Christmas to raise money for mental health charity, Mind

The team from Nottingham-based creative agency The Dairy is preparing to face its fears ahead of the festive period as the company aims to raise both money and awareness for national mental health charity, Mind.
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29th November 2019

Hit the headlines with Love Business News

Over the past eight years, Love Business has established itself as the leading business to business event in the East Midlands
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29th November 2019

Check out the new Love Business Podcast

On the 12 days of Christmas Love Business gave to me… a new podcast series!
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29th November 2019

Pattonair’s community efforts reach new heights in 2019

Leading Derby firm Pattonair has strengthened its commitment to local causes with a series of successful enterprising initiatives in 2019.
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28th November 2019

East Midlands law firm helps secure top location for new Copper café bar

Fraser Brown Solicitors has been working with Great Northern Group to secure the premises license and lease for the new Copper establishment in Nottinghamshire.
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28th November 2019

Promotion for new assistant manager at Leicester Accountancy Firm

An Audit Supervisor with Leicester-based chartered accountants Newby Castleman has stepped up to the role of Assistant Manager, following a recent promotion that recognises his contributions to the firm over the last eight years. 
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28th November 2019

BB&J Commercial Partners Acquire Burton Agents

Partners within leading commercial property consultancy BB&J Commercial have acquired a long-established company in Burton-on-Trent with a view to expanding its services across East Staffordshire, North Leicestershire and South Derbyshire.
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28th November 2019

High profile development brings another new brand to Lincoln

A major Lincolnshire investor is celebrating a “hat-trick” – after signing-up two more national tenants for its speculative trade counter scheme in Lincoln.
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28th November 2019

Loughborough architect contributes £125m to the built environment as it celebrates 10th anniversary

Watson Batty Architects in Loughborough has reached its 10th anniversary having successfully delivered development projects worth in excess of £125m across the UK.
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28th November 2019

Invictus Communications Showcases Local Fayre For Festive Customer Treat

Telecommunications specialists Invictus Communications will reinforce its ethos of ‘buy local, sell local and support local’ by treating customers to a special hamper brimming with fayre produced by fellow local businesses this Christmas.
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28th November 2019

intu Derby announces Jo Malone London Christmas pop-up

intu Derby have today revealed that luxury British fragrance company Jo Malone London will be opening a Christmas pop-up in-centre, just in time for the festive season.
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28th November 2019

East Midlands IT support provider celebrates half a decade of independent business solutions

Derbyshire-based managed IT support provider, Infuse Technology, has seen a record year of growth as it marks its 5-year anniversary with turnover increasing by 25% year-on-year.
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28th November 2019

Record Turnout for Russell Scanlan Annual Charity Quiz

Nottingham’s largest insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has raised an impressive £2,611 at their Annual Charity Quiz Night in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity.
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27th November 2019

Supply chain firm gears up for festive rush ahead of Black Friday and Christmas

With Black Friday just days away (28th November) and the Christmas period hot on its heels, staff at Northants logistics and warehousing firm The NX Group are preparing for the annual spike in demand for its warehousing, distribution and ecommerce service
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27th November 2019

SDL Property Partners welcome four new partners to its growing network

SDL Property Partners has welcomed four new partners to its franchise network as interest in block management from across the property industry continues to grow.
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27th November 2019

800 professionals turned up the heat at the city's hottest charity event

Hundreds of Nottingham’s property and construction professionals came together on (21 November) to raise money for local charity, Switch Up.
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27th November 2019

Double Anniversary For Young Carlton-based Entrepreneur

A Nottinghamshire businesswoman who founded both a coffee shop and a cocktail bar in Ilkeston is set to mark the double anniversary of her business ventures. 
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27th November 2019

National award rewards Ibstock’s people first approach to energy efficiency

Ibstock plc has been rewarded for its ‘people-first’ approach to energy efficiency at the Energy Awards 2019.
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27th November 2019

Purely Digital joins The Climate Fightback

On 21st November, Derby based print company, Purely Digital, took part in a tree planting day with Premier Paper and as part of The Big Climate Fightback, a campaign organised by the Woodland Trust.
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27th November 2019

‘Captain Chaos’ Wins Businessperson of the Year

Peter Botham, Managing Director at Shed Grounds Maintenance, has won the prestigious ‘Businessperson of the Year Award’ at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards.
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27th November 2019

Local employers set a shining example with Silver Awards

Twenty two public and private sector businesses from across the East Midlands were presented with Silver Employer Recognition Scheme awards at a black-tie event in Leicester last week.
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27th November 2019

Med-Tech Innovation Expo and Medilink UK Renew Partnership

Rapid Medtech Communications Ltd and Medilink UK are delighted to announce that they have renewed their cooperation agreement for Med-Tech Innovation Expo through until 2022.
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27th November 2019

New appointment set to help Solmar Villas double trade sales

A strategic appointment is set to help a leading villa specialist capitalise on a 57% increase in trade sales.
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27th November 2019

MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK EXPO, 5TH DECEMBER 2019

Join us this December for the Midlands Business Network Leicester Expo.
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26th November 2019

Two new hires for Carrington on its third birthday

Digital public relations and marketing agency Carrington has three reasons to celebrate, as the team welcomes two new recruits and celebrates three years in business.
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26th November 2019

Leading Leicester law firm helps give adventure playground a new lease of life

Leics games room brought to life by Superheroes
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26th November 2019

MasterChef finalist Louisa brings French flair to the Adams Restaurant

‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ 2017 finalist Louisa Ellis took time out of her busy schedule as a private chef to revisit hospitality and catering students at Nottingham College; this time sharing her recent experiences of working as a chef in Normandy.
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26th November 2019

Dyslexia is no stumbling block as mum opens second baby store

A businesswoman says having dyslexia has not stopped her in achieving her dream of opening her second store.
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26th November 2019

Building Society seeks a greener future for all

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new environmental strategy to make the business greener and encourage its customers to save money by cutting their energy use.
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26th November 2019

Winning streak continues for John Pye auctions

FIVE is the magic number for John Pye, as the UK’s largest auction house network has been crowned Asset Valuer & Auctioneer of the Year for the fifth year running at the Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (TRI) Awards.
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26th November 2019

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Recruitment Open Day for Health Care Assistants

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is holding a recruitment open day for Health Care Assistants on 30th November 2019 from 10am until 2pm at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
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26th November 2019

Local Fundraiser Completes Ultimate Challenge For Safe and Sound

A Derby charity fundraiser has successfully completed his ultimate challenge to raise money for local charity Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal.
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26th November 2019

Double promotion at fast-growing Frontline Recruitment

Careers specialist Frontline Recruitment has made two key promotions in its Leicester and Nottingham offices.
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25th November 2019

Paul Smith Puts Full Support Behind Fashanne

Internationally acclaimed British fashion design house, Paul Smith has confirmed that it will be sponsoring the East Midlands student fashion awards, FASHANNE, in 2020.
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25th November 2019

Fluid Ideas upgrades studio

Creative agency Fluid Ideas has revamped its studio as demand for its services grows and its workforce expands.
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25th November 2019

Festive event to raise funds for Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal

Did you know that the East Midlands is the only region in England without a dedicated children’s hospital?
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25th November 2019

EE launches 5G in Leicester

EE has announced it has switched on 5G in Leicester, as customers in the area can now receive the latest mobile network technology.
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25th November 2019

Graduation is just the beginning for Nottingham College university-level students

More than 800 people attended Nottingham College’s Higher Education (HE) Graduation Ceremony on Monday 18 November at the atmospheric Royal Concert Hall.
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25th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - Les Phillimore, the FSB’s Regional Chairman for the East Midlands says...

As experts in business, our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions and Love Business is one of the best platforms for us to do this in the East Midlands.
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25th November 2019

Bott Ashby invests in the future

Bott enhances its vehicle conversion facilities in Ashby with a new EV ready £1m workshop extension
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25th November 2019

Top international awarding organisation takes Aim with new brand video and website

AIM Awards is a national and international awarding organisation. It offers a large number of regulated qualifications at different levels across a wide range of subject areas, along with Access to Higher Education Diplomas and end-point Assessments.
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24th November 2019

Banner Jones’ Executive Director says ‘goodbye’ after nearly 30 years

An Executive Director at leading Derbyshire-based Banner Jones Solicitors has announced that he will leave the firm after almost 30 years to focus on a new venture in property development finance in the New Year.
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24th November 2019

Rilmac Fabrication build support for local scout group and school

The 29th Cherry Willingham Scout and Guide Group are benefitting from a huge clear out at Lincoln based Rilmac Fabrication.
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24th November 2019

International expansion for KAM Project Consultants as it announces German office

UK-based KAM Project Consultants has expanded into Europe with the opening of its first international office, KAM Project Consultants GmbH, in Germany.
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24th November 2019

Leading Leather Jacket Manufacturer Celebrates 40 Year Milestone

Grantham-based leather jacket manufacturer, Hidepark celebrates 40 years in the industry this month, despite sadly losing its managing director earlier this year.
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24th November 2019

Fill your stockings at festive events taking place across North Notts

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across North Nottinghamshire, with a host of events taking place throughout the district thanks to North Notts BID.
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24th November 2019

Master Minds raise £7,500 for charity

Russell Roof Tiles’ annual Big Quiz returned to Burton recently, raising an impressive £7,500 for local charities and community causes.
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23rd November 2019

Property due secure retrospective planning for log cabin company

Retrospective planning has been secured for the Warwickshire site of TinyWood Homes thanks to a partnership between Roythornes Solicitors and Grace Machin Planning & Property.  
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23rd November 2019

Access expands HR and Payroll presence into the SME sector with acquisition of People HR and The Payroll Service Company

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading software providers for mid-sized organisations, today announced the acquisitions of People HR, a Doncaster based HR solutions provider and The Payroll Service Company, a Cambridgeshire based Payroll solutions prov
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23rd November 2019

People Academy provides exciting pathways and real opportunities for career progression and on-going learning

In a creative move to develop new and exciting career pathways for its staff, GT3 Architects has launched a People Academy across its business.
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23rd November 2019

New owner for RASK Restaurant at Sadler Bridge Studios

RASK, the Scandinavian-style café based at Connect Derby’s Sadler Bridge Studios is under new ownership.
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23rd November 2019

New Project Offers a F.E.A.S.T. of Cultural Events

A new cultural project in South Kesteven is bringing together farming, art, science and the environment in a series of unique events.
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23rd November 2019

Sturgess Land Rover Previews The New Land Rover Defender

Sturgess Land Rover of Leicester, one of the UK's oldest Land Rover retailers, hosted the new Land Rover Defender at a special preview event last Saturday.
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22nd November 2019

35 year milestone for Ripley salon

KH Hair marks anniversary with open evening celebration to support NSPCC's Childline
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22nd November 2019

11.2% growth in MD's first year at The Derby Conference Centre

Matthew Hutchings has celebrated his first anniversary as Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre - one of the leading events and conference venues in the East Midlands.
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22nd November 2019

Land agent gets solid grounding in new career at Mather Jamie

A recent graduate of Harper Adams University has embarked on a career in estate and land management with leading East Midlands chartered surveyors Mather Jamie.
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22nd November 2019

Muldale Makes Moves Towards a Sustainable Future

After doubling the size of its warehouse and introducing custom spaces for environmentally friendly packaging, Gainsborough-based online retailer Muldale has committed to a sustainable future.
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22nd November 2019

Harron Homes donation encourages Forest Town youngsters to enjoy reading in the great outdoors

Pupils at a primary school in Forest Town are being encouraged to take their reading outside following a donation from Harron Homes towards an external library.
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22nd November 2019

Morley Hayes wins coveted award at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards

Derbyshire hotel, golf and leisure complex Morley Hayes, has won the coveted Leisure & Lifestyle award at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards 2019.
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22nd November 2019

Belmayne invites local charites to bid for funding

Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, are asking small local charities to get in touch if they would like to benefit from their fundraising next year.
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22nd November 2019

Duo of deals paves the way for firms to expand

A growing firm of solicitors and a specialist dress boutique are relocating to bigger premises in Nottingham following a brace of deals brokered by commercial property consultants Innes England.
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22nd November 2019

Jurassic times call for jurassic measures: Kibworth developer to help lost dinosaur to get home

David Wilson Homes East Midlands is making a bid to reunite a toy dinosaur, lost at its Kibworth development, with its rightful owner.
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22nd November 2019

Nottingham firms climb double the height of Everest for BBC Children in Need

Nottingham businesses joined forces last week to complete a gruelling climb of the renowned steps in The Park Estate, to raise over £2,000 for BBC Children in Need.
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22nd November 2019

Think about your purpose

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, looks at how to define your purpose, from a diversity and inclusion perspective.
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22nd November 2019

Two New Appointments Support The RU Group’s Continued Expansion

Independent financial planning and wealth management company, The RU Group, is pleased to announce that it has made two new appointments at its Nottingham headquarters.
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22nd November 2019

How to win the exhibiting game

When done right, exhibiting at events like Love Business can be a great way of raising your brand’s profile and putting your business in front of thousands of potential new customers.
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22nd November 2019

Nottingham agency adds global indoor leisure chain to growing client base

East Midlands web, ecommerce and digital solutions developer MP Digital has been awarded the contract to build a bespoke online booking system for the UK’s leading chain of indoor climbing centres.
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21st November 2019

Nottinghamshire-based architects expand team with new appointment

AM2 Architects has welcomed a new technical associate to its growing Newark team; senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, Jason Bierton.
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21st November 2019

Leicester salon recognised for its community support in national award

Barrie Stephen Hair has been proclaimed the country’s most outward focused hairdressing business by the National Hair and Beauty Federation.
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21st November 2019

Nottingham hair company beats world-renowned brands to prestigious award

SOS Haircare is delighted to announce its success at the 2019 Pure Beauty Awards, which were hosted at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue.
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21st November 2019

Contractor starts on major high-end contract

A national fit out specialist has started work on a major project at one of the finest addresses in the UK.
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21st November 2019

Awards success for Banner Jones at Derbyshire’s Business Excellence Awards

Industry stalwart receives Lifetime Achievement award for decades of service
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21st November 2019

Leading architectural firm celebrates senior team member promotion

Midlands-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has announced a senior promotion at its Derby office.
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21st November 2019

Works due to begin on £5 million restoration of Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory in Clifton Village

Works are due to begin on the restoration of the iconic Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory, in Clifton Village, Nottingham – with Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson at the helm of the anticipated construction project.
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21st November 2019

Local homebuilder branches out to celebrate National Tree Week

Leicestershire-based homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands is marking National Tree Week by emphasising the importance of planting trees at its developments.
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20th November 2019

Hodgkinson ‘Homes In’ On Awards Success

A Derby-based family building firm has won a prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony organised by the UK’s largest online construction community.
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20th November 2019

Cornerhouse to 'Box' clever with new leasing agent

Agency to help Cornerhouse 'think outside the box'.
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20th November 2019

New organisation aims to put the Midlands ‘at the centre of clinical research’

More high-quality medical research is set to take place in the Midlands, following the launch of a new organisation.
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20th November 2019

BioCity UK Life Science Start-Up Report reveals a ‘baby boom’ of new ventures and predicts workspace proliferation

BioCity, the pioneering life science incubator and business collective today releases its biennial publication, the UK Life Science Start-Up Report, an in-depth analysis of emerging businesses within the life sciences across the UK.
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20th November 2019

Edwin James Group reports c. £140 million turnover as group consolidates market-leading position

Edwin James Group has achieved an annual revenue of circa £140 million for the 12-month period ending February 2019. Underlying earnings are on plan, following another year of growth.
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20th November 2019

Charterpoint Senior Living to develop new Bingham care home

Developer Charterpoint Senior Living has announced that one of the UK’s leading care home operators is to run the new care home being built on the site of the former police station in Bingham, Nottinghamshire due to open in 2021.
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20th November 2019

Daventry design firm is shortlisted for a national award

Daventry-based Catering Design Group (CDG) has been named a finalist in the Catering Insight Awards 2019 under The Catering Insight Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy Award, sponsored by Krupps.
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20th November 2019

Sladen Estates expands senior team with new development director

National property developer Sladen Estates has announced the appointment of Mark Nicholson as a development director.
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20th November 2019

Leading developer recruits new building buddies in Corby

Leading developer Barratt Homes Northampton has begun its bespoke school award scheme at Priors Hall ALC as creative pupils look forward to the year long project.
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20th November 2019

EarthSense receives £100,000 growth debt funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Leading air quality specialist secures business loan to invest in product development and create new jobs
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19th November 2019

Pudsey and co pedal to raise the pounds at college

West Nottinghamshire College had a visit from the nation’s favourite yellow bear as he helped out with the popular Children in Need fundraising activities on Friday (15 November).
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19th November 2019

Midlands Hydraulics firm forces ahead

A leading hydraulics business in Warwickshire has purchased new premises with funding from Yorkshire Bank as part of its growth plans.
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19th November 2019

40 years of helping Leicestershire

Community Advice and Law Service (CALS) has been a beacon of hope for the past 40 years in Leicester and Leicestershire, offering advice and support in debt, housing, and welfare benefits to those people in our society facing difficulties and disadvantage
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19th November 2019

Barratt Homes employees take on the Peak District for charity hike

A team of employees from the Nottinghamshire-based Barratt Homes North Midlands joined the homebuilder’s inaugural charity event to raise funds for Mind and The British Heart Foundation.
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19th November 2019

OMS book stand T22 at Love Business Expo 2020

We offer consultancy and training services that provide you with the support, advice and guidance you need to meet your regulatory requirements and improve your business performance.
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19th November 2019

KH Hair meets Childline volunteers to mark 10 years of support for the charity

A special plaque now has pride of place in the NSPCC Midlands' counselling room to mark the ten-year partnership between Childline and East Midlands salon Group, KH Hair. 
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19th November 2019

Massingberd-Mundy announced as main sponsor of Kawasaki Motors in British Superbike Championship

Team Green becomes Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki for the 2020 BSB Championship
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19th November 2019

Wilson Vale is ranked in top 10 of the UK Foodservice Growth Report

Independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has appeared in 8th place in the annual AlixPartners Foodservice Growth Report, a listing of the UK’s top 20 most dynamic and best performing companies within the UK foodservice sector.
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19th November 2019

Specialist make-up students get to work on hit musical

Nottingham College Specialist Hair and Media Make-up students have been finding out what it’s like to work on a real theatre production, doing the hair and make-up for the cast of The Sound of Music, which was on show at the Theatre Royal between the 29th
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19th November 2019

Derby company wins prestigious locomotive engineering award

Composite Braiding, a manufacturing firm specialising in thermoplastic composite braiding technology, has won a prestigious award at the Global Light Rail Awards 2019.
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19th November 2019

Stand T20 at the Love Business Expo 2020 has been booked by Apogee Corporation

Maidstone Kent, November 2019 -- Apogee, Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed print services, document process technology and outsource services will be exhibiting on stand T20 at the Love Business Expo in 2020.
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18th November 2019

Works complete on ground-breaking medical research centre at University of Nottingham

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating the completion of a pioneering project at the University of Nottingham – delivering a major expansion to the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences that will house vital research into the treatment for cancer.
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18th November 2019

Derbyshire Firms Team Up to Train Up Future Business Leaders

Some of Derbyshire’s best-known businesses have teamed up with Milford-based Mitre Group to train future business leaders within their workforce.
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18th November 2019

Bowthorpe Developments Limited honours legacy of village legend as it nears completion of new housing development

Bowthorpe Developments Limited, part of Bowthorpe Group, is nearing completion of its first housing development ‘The Meadows’ in North Scarle, Lincolnshire.
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18th November 2019

Timms Solicitors’ Childcare Conference Supports Local Charity

Leading law firm Timms Solicitors have presented a £750 cheque to Derby Child Contact Centre following its annual childcare conference for fellow professionals.
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18th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - Stephen Goddard, Managing Director of KuKu Connect

Networking sponsor of the Love Business EXPO 2020. As the region’s premier luxury networking brand, we are proud to be a partner of Love Business for the 2020 event.
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18th November 2019

Foresight invests £749k into University of Nottingham spin-out Promethean Particles

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) is pleased to announce a £749,000 growth capital investment into Promethean Particles Limited (“Promethean” or “the Company”), a company specialising in the manufacturing of nanomaterials.
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18th November 2019

Ken Clarke opens brand agency’s new £1 million media hub

Leading politician Ken Clarke was the guest of honour on Friday at the official opening of a new £1m digital media hub at a top East Midlands brand agency.
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18th November 2019

Pattonair expands into Asia with a new base in Japan

A major Derby-based aerospace company has celebrated its expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the official opening of a new office in Nagoya, Japan.
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18th November 2019

Helping hospice to spread its message of hope

Hospice Hope is a registered charity which provides pastoral care to local people with life-limiting conditions.
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17th November 2019

Innovative Study Programmes Gain National Recognition

Derby College Group (DCG) has been commended nationally for its partnership work with local employers to improve the learning experience for Professional Construction students.
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17th November 2019

Institute of Directors’ big step into Derby with Oberoi Business Hub deal

The Institute of Directors is extending its reach into Derby after agreeing a special deal with Oberoi Business Hub.
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17th November 2019

2019 ProCon Awards winners revealed

The best construction projects in Leicestershire have been named winners of the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.
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17th November 2019

Senior hires set to manage Great Central Square's new hotel develpment

Leicester's new Novotel and Adagio hotels and independent restaurant NineB, in the city centre’s Great Central Square development, will be led by a senior team of industry experts – with more than 245 years’ combined experience.
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16th November 2019

Belvin builds UK 'Home of the Year'

One of the latest grand designs built by Lincolnshire based Belvin Construction has been named ‘Best Individual New Home’ at the 2019 LABC Building Excellence Awards.
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16th November 2019

East Midlands law firm celebrates 10 years of corporate success

Fraser Brown Solicitors toasted the 10th anniversary of its corporate finance team at a celebratory event in Nottingham this week (12 November), marking a distinguished decade of growth and expansion.
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16th November 2019

Loughborough schools foundation hits a home run with new sports complex

Students in Loughborough can now benefit from a new £2.1m state-of-the-art sports facility, recently completed by regional construction firm Stepnell.
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16th November 2019

Sherwood Forest set to become the home of The Mallards - the latest new-build development from Peveril Homes

Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest is set to call itself home to The Mallards on Saturday 16th November - an intimate development of fifteen 3 and 4-bedroom homes from Derbyshire-based housebuilder, Peveril Homes.
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16th November 2019

Musk Process Services team has raised £3,000 for the YMCA Burton

The Musk Process Services team has announced it has raised £3,000 for the YMCA Burton, having participated in its annual sleepout.
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16th November 2019

Two apprentices reach finals of WorldSkills UK competition

Leicester College students, Megan Fuller and Bridie Kilby will compete to be named as the UK’s best in their field at the WorldSkills UK National Skills Competition. The national finals will take place at WorldSkills Live 2019, the UK’s largest skills, ap
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16th November 2019

The National Business Awards Honour Dr Nik

Pharmaceuticals boss and business leader Dr Nik Kotecha OBE has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
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16th November 2019

Four Leicester businesses join forces to Build School in developing world

Four Leicestershire based businesses and a primary school are combining resources in order to raise £29,000 to help build a school as part of global initiative called “buildOn” which has so far constructed 1,300 schools in some of the most economically po
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16th November 2019

Metro Bank continues to power Pall-Ex as haulage firm embarks on next phase of growth

Pall-Ex this week announced that ex-Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey CBE has sold the business to its senior management team and UK network members.  Metro Bank is proud to continue to support the business, via a £3.25 million invoice financing arrangement
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16th November 2019

Planning duo joins East Mids consultancy

EAST Midlands based planning and urban design consultancy nineteen47 has strengthened its team with a duo of new hires, bringing on board Rebecca Beardsley and Harriet Frank as Planners.
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15th November 2019

Cancer survivor gets new lease of life as he trades 22 years in the IT sector for new eco-friendly cleaning business

With more than 15 years’ experience as a business analyst specialising in the IT industry, local cancer survivor, Kalpesh Bhayani, has beaten the odds and turned to entrepreneurship as he launches new domestic housekeeping franchise business, Bright & Bea
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15th November 2019

Nakamura purchase seals record year of investment for Scot Bennett

Installation of new CNC technology has capped over £350,000 of investment and record sales for a family-owned Northamptonshire manufacturer.
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15th November 2019

North Notts bid gets national recognition with British Bids Adreditation

North Notts BID has been announced as one of only 19 business improvements districts in the UK to receive accreditation from British BIDs (Bb).
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15th November 2019

Triple hire for leading architectural firm

Midlands-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has expanded its team with a trio of new appointments.
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15th November 2019

Food and gift fair to showcase Lincoln's newest foodie superstars

Foodies will be able to get their fill of Lincolnshire’s best produce, from specially crafted rum - from the county’s largest and most unique rum distillery - to New York-inspired bakes at this year’s Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair on Saturday 30 Novembe
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15th November 2019

“Adapt to succeed” businesses told at Directors’ Briefing 2019

Business leaders from across the East Midlands shared expert advice on ways to embrace change and adapt to the changing world at the Directors’ Briefing 2019 in Lincolnshire.
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15th November 2019

Couriers' top five tips for winter driving as cold season sets in

With Britain bracing for one of the coldest winters in decades – complete with floods, gales and torrential rain, according to the Met Office – driving conditions across the country are set to worsen in the coming months.
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15th November 2019

Land deal agreed for new homes in Melton Mowbray

A land deal has been agreed for a new housing development that will bring new homes to Melton Mowbray, just off Leicester Road.
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15th November 2019

Mark Gratton joins Wise Living as development and land manager

In the latest phase in its ambitious plan to build and manage thousands of rental homes across the UK, Build-to-rent (BTR) specialist Wise Living has appointed Mark Gratton as its development and land manager. In his new role Mark specialises in working w
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15th November 2019

Fill in the East Midlands Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) to let them know about the issues that matter most to your business.

Have your say by completing the survey. The QES is your opportunity to shape policy and have your voice heard by key decision-makers.
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15th November 2019

Where do I turn to for business support?

Here is the Love Business guide to the organisations across the region and beyond which help businesses to create jobs, export, innovate, succeed and grow.
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15th November 2019

Diversity – a strategic approach

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, looks at the benefits of introducing a diversity and inclusion strategy to your organisation.
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15th November 2019

Joinery students’ furniture refurb is sold!

A piano which was given a new lease of life thanks to the creative talents of joinery students at West Nottingham College, went to a new home yesterday to begin its days as a drinks bar!
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14th November 2019

Cedar + Co. Welcomes 2 New Senior Members of Staff

Paul & Ben the Cedar + Co. Men! The expertise required for planned growth
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14th November 2019

World-leader HUUB to be headline sponsor of the Derby 10k

Derby County Community Trust is proud to announce that HUUB, the world leader in triathlon apparel, is to be the new sponsor of the Derby 10K.
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14th November 2019

New offices and team expansion for Honest Communications’ first anniversary

Honest Communications is marking its first anniversary by moving in to new offices and welcoming a new account manager to the team.
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14th November 2019

KAM Project Consultants bolsters its Milton Keynes office with four new hires

KAM Project Consultants has expanded its Milton Keynes team with four new hires for the cost management team from graduate to senior levels.
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14th November 2019

Production machines installed at new £9m factory in Derby

Aluminium extrusion machinery has been installed ready for commissioning at Garnalex’s new production facility at Nether Heage in Derbyshire.
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14th November 2019

Lincoln-based Visual Print and Design secures four local authority contracts

Visual Print and Design, a print and design company from Lincoln, has become approved suppliers for four local authorities in Wales, the East of England, London and the East Midlands
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14th November 2019

The award of a lifetime for Hope Against Cancer’s Chairman Rick Moore

The evening of Tuesday 5th November saw the much-anticipated inaugural awards ceremony organised by Voluntary Action Leicester and Leicestershire (VALL), placing the spotlight on the charities and volunteers who offer invaluable help to the most vulnerabl
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14th November 2019

Derby Business Owner shortlisted as finalist in Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2nd English Women’s Awards 2019

The 2nd English Women’s Awards 2019 will recognise and celebrate female talent from the Midlands to the South, following the North edition held earlier this year.
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13th November 2019

Expansion plans for Ischebeck Titan after major investment

A global formwork and groundwork engineering firm has announced ambitious growth plans after investing in a new headquarters in Staffordshire.
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13th November 2019

Charles Bentley & Son Clean Up at Family Business Awards

Brushware and homeware specialist Charles Bentley & Son cleaned up at last week’s Family Business Awards by taking home the award for Manufacturing Excellence, and receiving a Highly Commended in the Family Business of the Year category.
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13th November 2019

DIY Donation - Homebuilder supports men's charity group in Wigston

Leading Leicestershire homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to the South Wigston Shedders, a Men’s Shed group, as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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13th November 2019

LoyalFree launch new charity scheme in home town to help tackle homelessness

LoyalFree is delighted to launch a new charity initiative right here in Leicester, where the award winning app was founded three years ago.
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13th November 2019

Nottingham wine expert raises a glass to new business

A Nottingham wine expert is popping the cork on her new tasting business, encouraging guests to try something new and find out a little bit more about what they’re drinking.
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13th November 2019

Everyone can enjoy luxury this Christmas as 200 Degrees launches festive menu and gift range

200 Degrees Coffee has launched its new festive menu and product range in its UK shops, including a limited-edition Christmas coffee blend – The Roast of Christmas Present.
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13th November 2019

MEIF Debt Finance provides Sleaford Building Services with a £750,000 funding package

The leading Mechanical and Electrical contracting business will use the MEIF funding to support its growth plans and create 15 new jobs.
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12th November 2019

Performance Networks launch WiFi health check campaign

Nottingham based WiFi specialists Performance Networks have started a campaign working with logistics and warehousing companies to help identify and tackle poor WiFi issues which may be hindering productivity. 
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12th November 2019

Optimism of UK businesses hits seven-year low

A fall in optimism in both the services and manufacturing sectors has caused business confidence to hit its lowest level since March 2012, according to a new report from accountants and business advisors BDO LLP.
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12th November 2019

Repeat Digital to Host ‘Great Digital Bake Off’

Long Eaton based specialist PPC Agency Repeat Digital is pleased to announce that it is hosting an event this Friday (15th November 2019) to support two fantastic charitable campaigns, BBC Children in Need 2019 and Movember.
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12th November 2019

New image shows how Derby's Nightingale Quarter will look ahead of sale launch date

A new CGI image has been released by property developers detailing the view of the cycle path towards the iconic Pepper Pot structure
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12th November 2019

Major acquisition creates further expansion for Derbyshire based lubrication specialist

A leading industrial lubrication specialist based in Derbyshire has completed the acquisition of a prepacked fuel and contract packing business as part of an ongoing expansion programme.
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12th November 2019

Idlewells Shopping Centre commits to Purple Tuesday

Sutton-in-Ashfield-based shopping centre Idlewells has announced it will participate in Purple Tuesday 2019, taking place on 12 November.
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12th November 2019

UK Meds names the 'fastest growing family business' in the Midlands.

Nottingham-based online pharmacy UK Meds is celebrating after being named the Fastest Growing Family Business in the Midlands at the Family Business Awards 2019.
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12th November 2019

The future is bright for Parify Group Ltd as Scot Walker becomes majority shareholder and shares plans to trade overseas

Scot Walker, founder of innovative lighting providers Parify Group Ltd, has bought the shares from co-director Andy Twigg, which makes him the sole owner of the company.
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12th November 2019

RDS Global helps car giants motor into the future with new technology

Motoring giants have heard how innovative new technology can help drive their business forward at an industry showcase.
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12th November 2019

An Ashby surveyor’s exemplary training of fellow professionals over the last decade has seen him nominated for a prestigious industry award.

Seb Kinglsey, of leading property consultancy Fisher German, has been shortlisted to win the Mentor of the Year award at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019.
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11th November 2019

CPW Nottingham celebrates its 'super sweet sixteen'

The Nottingham office of national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this month.
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11th November 2019

Visual art charity takes prime site with six-figure funding

Derby-based visual art charity Artcore has acquired new premises in the city centre after securing a six-figure funding package from NatWest.
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11th November 2019

Notts engineering firm gears up for growth in bigger office

A Nottingham civil engineering firm has relocated to bigger premises as part of its growth plans.
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11th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - David Pearson, the East Midlands Chamber’s Director of Partnerships, talks about main sponsorship of the Love Business EXPO 2020

We’re delighted to once again be backing Love Business as headline sponsor in 2020, as a clear demonstration of our commitment to enhancing businesses and communities across the East Midlands.
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11th November 2019

Sole traders step-up manifesto asks as confidence hits fresh low

FSB is calling on all political parties to put the self-employed community front and centre when drawing-up business policies for their election manifestos as its latest research shows confidence among sole traders in negative territory for five consecuti
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11th November 2019

ActionCoach provides support to Help the Homeless

Business growth specialists from ActionCoach Leicester & Nottingham are providing mentoring and support to a local homeless organisation as part of their commitment to the charity sector.
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11th November 2019

Quiet Storm backs client’s charity cycling challenge

The director of a long-standing Quiet Storm client put her pedal power to the during a gruelling 300-mile charity bike ride and we were delighted to lend our support as an official sponsor
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9th November 2019

Ventola Projects Ltd. Sponsor International Trade Award for Leicester Mercury Business Awards

When asked for his input to the 2020 Leicester Mercury Business Awards, Mick Ventola (Managing Director of Ventola Projects Ltd), saw a great opportunity to get the hard work and success of our international, exporting businesses the attention and promoti
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9th November 2019

The Wilkins Group scoops prestigious Midlands Family Business of the Year Award

Family-run global packaging and printing firm The Wilkins Group has been crowned Family Business of the Year at the 10th Midlands Family Business Awards.
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9th November 2019

SMEs at risk of losing out due to productivity gap, new research finds

Small businesses in the East Midlands risk losing out compared to those in other parts of the country, according to a new report.
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8th November 2019

250 East Mids businesses gather for future-focused Directors’ Briefing 2019

Friday 8 November, Grantham: Business leaders from across the East Midlands gathered at Belton Woods Hotel in Lincolnshire this morning for the Duncan & Toplis Directors’ Briefing 2019.
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8th November 2019

Huge Boost to Business Support

Business owners across Leicester and Leicestershire, looking to expand and grow their enterprises, now have access to an enhanced service through the Business Gateway Growth Hub, including the addition of a £1.4 million pot of grant funding.
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8th November 2019

Tank goes from strength to strength with new fitness client win

One of the fastest growing global fitness brands has appointed digital PR agency Tank to deliver an ambitious lead generation campaign for its first ever UK locations.
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8th November 2019

Auction giant John Pye to launch national debt recovery division

THE UK’s Asset Valuer & Auctioneer of the Year for the last four years running, John Pye, is launching a new division within its Business Assets department, offering industry low commission rates to support clients with national debt recovery.
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8th November 2019

Small firms call for manifesto action on business rates as freedom to challenge bills stifled

New figures from the Valuation Office Agency show that a new business rates appeal platform has caused the number of firms registering a challenge to their bill to fall by 94% across England.  
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8th November 2019

Foremost Security have the East Midlands locked down after Cerberus takeover

If you’re a business owner in the East Midlands, it’s about to become a lot easier to choose your security provider.
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8th November 2019

Thousands raised as Newark residents sail the seas to tackle social issues

Newark residents took part in a landmark sailing challenge to raise money and awareness to support issues relating to the district’s poor social mobility.
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8th November 2019

Nelson bolsters commercial property team with new appointment

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of a new associate based in its Nottingham office.
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8th November 2019

Celebrating a successful vote

It’s a YES!  Lincoln BIG is today celebrating success in its latest re-ballot which gave the not-for-profit organisation the green light to continue supporting its 800 levy payers for another five years.
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8th November 2019

Supply Technologies expands UK network with new Midlands operation

Supply Technologies has expanded its network of branches in the UK with the opening of a large new facility in the East Midlands.
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8th November 2019

intu Derby backs sunflower lanyard scheme ahead of Purple Tuesday

intu Derby is one of the first shopping centres in the UK to back the sunflower lanyard scheme to provide more help to visitors with hidden disabilities.
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8th November 2019

Fortitude Nicsa Global set for Love Business debut in 2020

Derby-based IT services provider Fortitude Nicsa Global is hoping to use Love Business 2020 as a springboard to more success on the back of the rapid growth it has achieved in the past 12 months
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8th November 2019

Fidler & Pepper is awarded top spot for community involvement

​​​​​​​Staff at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers are celebrating another national award, this time for commitment to the local community.
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8th November 2019

Your IT Department return to Love Business

Your IT Department will be back at Love Business 2020 after taking a year off. Director of Sales & Marketing Craig Pearson explained; ‘We are delighted to be back exhibiting. Our focus last year was slightly different and so, despite loving the event, we
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8th November 2019

What grant funding options are there for my business?

Whether you're a start-up looking for seed money, an SME looking for cash to support your growth or need funding to support a capital investment, navigating the business finance landscape can be a challenge.
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8th November 2019

KuKu goes artisan for business

For our Leicestershire November Connect Reception we are hosted by Cariad Personal Ceremonies, where award winning ceremony designer and celebrant Ali Fleming, JP will be showcasing Harmony Glass at one of the few true artisan glass blowers left in the UK
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7th November 2019

Local apprentice named best in the East Midlands

Luke Twigger, from Ilkeston, scooped the Redrow Homes East Midlands’ Apprentice of the Year title, thanks to his willingness to go above and beyond, supporting his colleagues and learning new skills quickly.
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7th November 2019

Luxury waterside student accommodation commences on site in Nottingham

Students studying in Nottingham from next year will be able to choose from a range of accommodation within a brand-new development by the city’s canal after work started on site for the Boulevard Wharf scheme.
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7th November 2019

Game-Changing Agenda Promised As Microlise Transport Conference 2020 Registration Opens

Registration for the road transport industry's premier conference has opened today, with the Microlise Transport Conference set to take place on the 20th May, 2020 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
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7th November 2019

Roythornes welcomes largest cohort of legal trainees

TEN new trainees, the largest cohort ever welcomed by top 200 national law firm Roythornes Solicitors, have joined the firm to take the next step in their careers and begin supporting its growing client base.
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7th November 2019

Boom in Technology sector creates growth for Midlands’ leading recruitment firm

The Midlands’ leading specialist recruiter, SF Recruitment, has today announced plans for a major expansion of its technology department.
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7th November 2019

Legal expert launches Lincoln networking group

A legal expert with a passion for people has launched a women’s only networking group in Lincoln.
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7th November 2019

Smart deal for NG as landmark Nottingham office building sold

One of Nottingham's most unique office buildings has been sold in a landmark deal brokered by Richard Sutton, managing director at commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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7th November 2019

Cowens Inspires Next Generation with Team Expansion

East Midlands based insurance broker and financial planner, Cowens Group, has strengthened its team of insurance experts by taking on eight new members of staff in the past six months who are all under the age of 25.
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7th November 2019

Nottinghamshire housebuilder wins award for tribute to local soldiers

Leading Nottingham developer Barratt Homes North Midlands has received the Best Community Initiative Award in recognition of its concept which paid homage to the fallen of Bingham.
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7th November 2019

Determined BDO team clock up the miles to raise £1,400 for charity

Two people from the Nottingham office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP have clocked up the miles to raise a massive £1,400 for a cause close to their hearts.
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7th November 2019

Award-winning IT firm provides international store support

Retail Assist is delighted to announce their latest client partnership: international beauty brand, Morphe.
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6th November 2019

Baby group hosts spooky messy play thanks to housebuilders' donation

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes has donated £1,000 to Brackley Baby Group which holds sessions every Monday and Thursday from 10am until 11am at Egerton Hall situated on The Brackens Development in Brackley, Northamptonshire.
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6th November 2019

Bodie Hodges Foundation announce vital new role to support families bereaved of a child across Leicestershire & Rutland

It’s a very sad fact that up until now, there has been little support for families bereaved of a child outside of the NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 
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6th November 2019

Student housing directors feature in prestigious business awards

Two young entrepreneurial property professionals have been recognised in a prestigious business awards scheme.
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6th November 2019

East Midlands teachers invited to exclusive event at Lincoln Cathedral

Education professionals from across the East Midlands are invited to the historic venue of Lincoln Cathedral, to discover the many exciting opportunities open to schools in the region.
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6th November 2019

Work underway at new development in Overstone

Work is now well underway at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands’ new development in Overstone, with the homebuilder bringing much-needed quality new homes to the village.
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6th November 2019

Duo from Burleigh Court win Cook and Serve Challenge

A duo from Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University have been crowned Best Team in the annual Cook and Serve Challenge 2019.
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6th November 2019

Rilmac Insulation proud to achieve ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management

Rilmac Insulation Ltd. are proud to announce the achievement of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management. 
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6th November 2019

Awards night pride for creative students

A performing arts and three TV and film students from West Nottinghamshire College sparkled amongst the finalists at the Nursing Times Awards last week in London following their work on a learning disabilities sepsis awareness video.
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6th November 2019

BHW Makes Further Key Hires

BHW Solicitors has reinforced its position as Leicester’s leading independent law firm with the hire of two highly regarded solicitors from its regional competitors.
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6th November 2019

Alka IT Services Ltd set to expand its network at Love Business 2020

IT and telecoms solutions provider Alka IT Services is hoping to get 2020 off to a flying start with the help of Love Business.
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6th November 2019

Cranfield University spin-out secures £1m for corrosion detection technology

A business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote sensors has secured a £1m funding round.
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6th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - Rhydian Pile, Managing Director of Accent Commercial Resources

Accent Commercial Resources sponsors the Love Business EXPO 2020 magazine
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5th November 2019

Team members celebrate official qualification at Franklin Ellis Architects

Two team members at East Midlands-based Franklin Ellis Architects are celebrating qualifying as Architects, having recently completed their official studies and practical training.
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5th November 2019

One million journeys for trentbarton’s hugo

An astonishing one million bus journeys have now been planned on trentbarton’s hugo app for mobile phones and other mobile devices.
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5th November 2019

Medilink East Midlands welcomes its newest Patron

JensonR+ has been recognised for the contribution it makes to life sciences, by becoming the newest Patron of Medilink East Midlands (EM).
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5th November 2019

Dynamic ideas sought for second UK Space Agency programme

Dynamic ideas from start-up and established high-tech businesses across the UK are being sought for the second Oxford Innovation Space Incubator programme.
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5th November 2019

Retail Assist Welcomes Samantha Wilde as Their New Service Delivery Lead

Managed services and solutions company, Retail Assist, has hired Samantha Wilde as their new Service Delivery Lead.
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5th November 2019

Peveril Homes’ Chamberlain Place, Measham, welcoming visitors from Saturday 9th November

Derbyshire-based housing developer Peveril Homes is adding another high-end development to its portfolio as it prepares to launch Chamberlain Place on Saturday 9th November in Measham, Leicestershire.
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5th November 2019

Pratik Master is the Midlands' Food Hero of the Year 2020

A Leicestershire shopkeeper and restaurateur has been celebrated for his vision and commitment to local producers and great quality food.
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5th November 2019

Business and education worlds come together

Local business leaders and leaders in schools met for the first time at a round table dinner this week (30 October) for the opportunity to discuss how they can work collaboratively to provide mutual benefits to schools, students and businesses across Leic
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4th November 2019

Festive data protection warning to businesses

The hallowed Christmas tradition of lawyers  warning about HR liabilities arising from the office Christmas party has, since the passing of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), been joined by a second set of warning messages about the threat to
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4th November 2019

DBCP backs Hilton Harriers FC with kit sponsorship

Hilton Harriers FC Under 16s will be taking to the pitch in style for the 2019/20 season after Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) has offered its support with a full playing and training kit sponsorship.
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4th November 2019

Nottingham retail stars crowned at glittering awards ceremony

Nottingham’s top retail talent has been recognised at this year’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh Retail Awards.
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4th November 2019

Leicester broker wins global award for customer experience

BHIB Insurance Brokers in Leicester, was last month presented with the Pinnacle Award at Applied Net 2019, the world’s largest gathering of global independent agents, brokers and insurers at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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4th November 2019

Wise Living appoints new development director as growth plans accelerate

Build-to-rent (BTR) specialist Wise Living has announced the appointment of a new development director as it continues to accelerate plans to build and manage thousands of quality new rental homes for families across the country.
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4th November 2019

Opportunities for Gifted Graduates at Worksop Firm

Graduates returning to north Nottinghamshire after completing their university studies can bag themselves a career with shed loads of opportunities with one of the area’s leading employers.
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4th November 2019

Loughborough's Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel supports first Mount Kilimanjaro charity challenge

Loughborough University’s Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) has supported its first Mount Kilimanjaro challenge to help a group of women to scale the rooftop of Africa for charity.
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4th November 2019

Notts firm secures multi-million euro deal for new Dublin hospital

A1 Flue Systems has secured a multi-million euro contract to design, manufacture and install flue and chimney systems for a new children’s hospital that is under construction in Dublin.
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4th November 2019

Breedon Group’s video goes with the flow

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland.
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3rd November 2019

Trading report shows high demand for new homes in the East Midlands

Demand for new homes in the East Midlands remains strong, as end-of-year figures from national housebuilder Bellway show the region continues to be a key growth area for housebuilding.
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3rd November 2019

Who's new at Rilmac - Kevin Glover

Rilmac Insulation are pleased to welcome Kevin Glover to the team in the role of Operations Manager. 
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3rd November 2019

Taylor&Emmet forges networking links in Dronfield

The Dronfield business community is to benefit from a new series of free networking events launched by local solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP.
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3rd November 2019

Property law firm acquires new Nottingham office to support growth

Award-winning property management law firm, Brady Solicitors, has invested in substantial new premises on Regent Street, Nottingham, in a move that signals its commitment to both the city and the leasehold sector. 
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2nd November 2019

Rhodes Wealth Management doubles clients after merger

Rhodes Wealth Management has doubled its number of clients after a merger with another Derbyshire-based financial advice firm.
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2nd November 2019

Tracey and Craig aim to catch a UK Bus Award

trentbarton bus driver Tracey Pemberton and engineering team leader Craig Trueman are both in the running for a 2019 UK Bus Award.
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2nd November 2019

Barrie Stephen and world-renowned barber Sid Sottung to launch new barbering collaboration in Leicester city centre

Leicester entrepreneur Barrie Stephen is expanding his business portfolio in a partnership with internationally renowned barber Sid Sottung.
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2nd November 2019

Independent eatery opens doors at Middlebeck

Newark eatery Gannets Café has opened the doors to its second venue at the growing neighbourhood of Middlebeck.
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2nd November 2019

New Nottingham Serviced Apartments Offer Home from Home for Business Travellers

Heritage Mews, a new development of serviced apartments has launched in Nottingham city centre.
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2nd November 2019

New East Mids group aims to improve inclusivity in the world of planning

A new networking body which aims to create a supportive environment to encourage greater inclusivity within the planning industry is set to host its first event in the East Midlands next month, following support from regional businesses such as Nottingham
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2nd November 2019

Sixth Director for professional practice

Colleagues at chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co have congratulated Alex Statham, who has been made the firm’s sixth Director.
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1st November 2019

Local apprentice named best in the East Midlands

An apprentice has been named best in the East Midlands by a local housebuilder.
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1st November 2019

Derby architect makes senior promotion

Derby’s oldest architectural practice, Morrison Design Limited has promoted Anthony Page to Associate Director.
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1st November 2019

Businesses keep spick and span with new service from North Notts Bid

BID MEMBERS’ businesses in North Nottinghamshire now have access to a free maintenance and repair service to complete small improvement projects and keep their local area pristine, thanks to a brand new initiative from the North Notts BID.
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1st November 2019

Contractor names as Beeston Square Development takes a step closer

Broxtowe Borough Council has named Bowmer + Kirkland as the contractor for the cinema and retail elements of second phase of its Beeston Square development.
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1st November 2019

Agents broker £7.5m employment park deal

A private investor has bought Evo Park in north Nottinghamshire in a deal worth £7.5m from Bauland Properties, a fund managed by Praxis Real Estate Management, and brokered by Mark Tomlinson of FHP Property Consultants.
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1st November 2019

Nottingham Business School awarded government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Nottingham Business School (NBS) has been awarded funding to support 50 microbusinesses to engage with technology to boost their productivity.
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1st November 2019

Former trainee returns to Derby firm in senior role

Leading Derby-based project managers and construction cost consultants Armsons have welcomed back a former trainee into a senior role.
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1st November 2019

FHP bolsters West Bridgford team with new addition

FHP Living Lettings has bolstered its West Bridgford branch with a new addition to the team, following a surge in demand for rental properties in the area.
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1st November 2019

Engineering Risk Consultancy announces further senior hires

Expansion plans are continuing at Finch Consulting as it announces the appointment of two senior hires.
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1st November 2019

Leicester College student is finalist in National Asian Apprenticeship Awards

Janie Lam, a student at Leicester College, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Health, Medical and Social Care category of the national Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019.
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1st November 2019

Belmayne among top firms highlighting fee confusion

A clear and transparent approach to fees has earned Dronfield-based chartered financial planners, Belmayne, national recognition from a leading industry journal.
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1st November 2019

Better Business Expo - Wednesday 13th November 2019

Hosted by INICIO Media Group, this free-to-attend event will take place on Wednesday 13th November at the Derby Arena
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1st November 2019

Let's beat the Brexit blues and election fever

Don't be blinded by the potential bumps in the road ahead, let's work together towards a brighter future and celebrate what we've got here in the East Midlands. 
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1st November 2019

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc wins major aerospace industry client

Award-winning brand agency Champions (UK) plc has strengthened its client base by winning a contract with leading global aerospace and defence supply chain provider Pattonair.
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31st October 2019

Hundreds gear up for the 2019 East Midlands Expo, incorporating the 20th anniversary Property and Business Investment Show

More than 1,200 people from the business, property, construction and finance sectors are preparing for this year’s East Midlands Expo.
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31st October 2019

Engineering company based in Loughborough shortlisted for RNIB See Differently Award

A local fuel cell engineering company has been shortlisted for an RNIB See Differently Award in recognition of their work in creating an accessible work environment for employees with sight loss.
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31st October 2019

New organisation aims to put the Midlands ‘at the centre of clinical research’

More high-quality medical research is set to take place in the Midlands, following the launch of a new organisation.
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31st October 2019

Multi-million pound partnership cemented in opening of new Derby office

A business partnership which is going to help inject millions into the Derbyshire economy has been cemented with the opening of a new office this month.
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31st October 2019

Howes Percival expands Northampton office with specialist regulatory lawyer appointment

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has expanded its Northampton office with the appointment, at Director level, of specialist regulatory lawyer, Robert Starr. 
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31st October 2019

MHR helps Elliotts build for the future with new integrated HR & Payroll system

The longest established independent builders merchant in the South of the UK, Elliott Brothers, has partnered with Nottingham HR and payroll specialist MHR to undertake a digital transformation of its processes to support its future growth.
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31st October 2019

Boxing legend Frank Bruno teams up with Nottingham charity to battle knift crime

Former World Heavyweight Champion Frank Bruno MBE has become a patron of  Nottingham charity Switch Up and its sister organisation Nottingham School of Boxing.
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31st October 2019

Dimensions nominated for THREE awards

The country’s leading corporate wear provider, Dimensions has been nominated for THREE prestigious upcoming award ceremonies.
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31st October 2019

Company Image Movers & Shakers – Meet Michael Dennis

Getting creative is where Company Image Designer Michael Dennis, better known to us as Mike, truly excels. Having recently joined Company Image, Mike has become a key part of their team, bringing an extensive history of experience and skills with him.
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30th October 2019

New Sales Director sweeps Charles Bentley & Son towards growth

Brushware and homeware specialist Charles Bentley & Son has brushed up its senior management team with the appointment of a new Sales Director.
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30th October 2019

Winners of the fbe East Midlands Awards 2019 announced

A retirement village in Nottingham has been crowned the overall winner of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards and named as East Midlands Scheme of the Year.
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30th October 2019

Upperton continues to invest in key equipment to support expansion of its solid dosage form capabilities and CDMO services

Upperton Pharma Solutions, a UK-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) has significantly increased its solid dosage form capabilities following a strategic investment in a new state-of the-art tablet coater.
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30th October 2019

Engineering risk management consultancy invests £120k in office refurb to launch training division

Work has been completed on a £120k office refurbishment project at the headquarters of risk management consultancy Finch Consulting based in Ashby de la Zouch.
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30th October 2019

Focus Consultants appointed on multi-million pound scheme centred on Hull’s maritime history

Focus Consultants has been appointed to a key role on a scheme that aims to boost Hull’s rich maritime heritage.
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30th October 2019

SVM makes a move on the Midlands with buyout of BSD

SVM Brookbanks Ltd has acquired leading mechanical and electrical engineering firm Building Services Design (BSD) for an undisclosed sum, it was announced on Monday 28 October 2019.
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30th October 2019

Metal recycling and waste management specialist invests £1.25million in new Liebherr material handlers

Multi-award winning, metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has invested £1.25 million in four new material handlers from global construction machinery manufacturer, Liebherr.  
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30th October 2019

Pattonair strengthens its management team with the appointment of a new Head of Marketing

Leading global aerospace company Pattonair has appointed a new Head of Marketing as it looks to consolidate its plans for long-term growth. 
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30th October 2019

Work to transform former Jobcentre to get underway after year-long wait

A derelict Jobcentre which has stood empty for more than two years is set to get a new lease of life when it is turned into flats.
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30th October 2019

Leading Digital Marketing Agency Work with Master Pools Guild on Re-brand

The Master Pools Guild, a global network of luxury pool designers, has announced the launch of an exciting company rebrand in association with leading digital marketing agency, Adtrak.
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30th October 2019

Inspiring architecture will transform homegrown Lincolnshire wildlife park

East Midlands-based AM2 Architects has revealed plans for extensive new facilities at Wolds Wildlife Park in Horncastle, Lincolnshire – featuring jungle-like canopies, glass walkways, elevated viewing galleries and even a ‘Yoga with the Bears’ enclosure.
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30th October 2019

A word from our sponsor - Gemma Orton of Mocha Communication talks about sponsoring Love Business VIP Lounge.

We’re a business with people at our core, whether that’s our amazing clients or our brilliant team. We create value and help clients to achieve your business goals.
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30th October 2019

Deserving father of three to light up the night sky at Derby’s biggest firework display

An inspirational dad who has devoted hours to helping children play cricket will be the guest of honour at Derby’s biggest fireworks extravaganza this weekend when the Derbyshire County Cricket Club plays host to the annual Fireworks Night and Fun Fair.
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29th October 2019

Walesby Forest ‘rocking the sky’ for Bonfire Night

Nottinghamshire outdoor activity centre Walesby Forest is set to host its annual bonfire night firework spectacular, Rock the Sky, on Saturday 2nd November.
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29th October 2019

Associate boosts Nelson's family team in Nottingham

THE Nottingham office of Nelsons has added specialist family lawyer, associate and Legal 500 rising star Gareth Protheroe to its family law team.
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29th October 2019

Renters receiving on average £320 deposit refund because of new tenancy legislation

Tenants across England are reaping the benefits of newly introduced legislation which is leading to an average deposit refund of £320.27 when agreeing a new rental contract.
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29th October 2019

Students are made-up for Halloween

Students were covered in blood, cuts, bruises and flesh wounds this week at West Nottinghamshire College – all in the name of professional make-up techniques for Halloween!
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29th October 2019

Construction apprentice embarks on dream career with Bellway

A trainee joiner and carpenter from Loughborough believes that his apprenticeship has set him on the path towards his dream career. 
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29th October 2019

Hart’s Scoops Nottinghamshire’s Small Hotel of the Year Award

The independent Hart’s Hotel & Kitchen is the proud winner of ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ at the Nottingham Hospitality STARS 2019 Awards, which took place at the awards ceremony last night.
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29th October 2019

Workshops at flagship iHub Innovation Centre achieve full occupancy

The £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby has scored another success after its state-of-the-art hybrid workshop achieved 100% occupancy.
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29th October 2019

Building a career with Miller Homes

Miller Homes Midlands is helping six new apprentices lay the foundations for a career in construction.
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29th October 2019

Leicestershire accountants sponsor Rutland Food & Drink Week

Leading Leicestershire & Rutland accountancy firm Newby Castleman has been confirmed as the main sponsor of the Discover Rutland Food & Drink Week 2019 (26th October to 3rd November).
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29th October 2019

New training hub and team expansion marks IT firm's second anniversary

An East Midlands IT firm is marking its second anniversary by launching a training hub and expanding its team.
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29th October 2019

Back by ‘Poplar’ demand: Derbyshire pub to feature on Scrap Kings this week

A derelict Derbyshire pub, which has been levelled to make way for the development of 26 new homes and a business centre, is to be featured on a prime time TV show later this week.
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28th October 2019

£1,000 raised for Rainbows Hospice for children and young people following fun day at Midlands manufacturer

Derbyshire-based concrete manufacturer Bison Precast has donated £1,000 to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People following a Family Fun Day held in celebration of the division’s centenary.
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28th October 2019

Wathall’s promotes teamwork through youth rugby sponsorship

Family-owned Wathall’s funeral directors with branches in Ashbourne, Derby, Alvaston, Borrowash and Burton, have sponsored Ashbourne RFU’s under-12s team for the coming season.
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28th October 2019

FCCA Leanne Revie Joins CFW Chartered Accountants

Kettering-based CFW Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers welcomes their latest recruit - Chartered Accountant Leanne Revie, FCCA.
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28th October 2019

Aspirational Harbury Development officially opened with ribbon cutting event

David Wilson Homes’ new Bishop’s Itchington development, Bishop’s Hill, has now officially opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured the Chairman of the Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
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28th October 2019

Lombardi’s named as Chesterfield’s top restaurant

One of Chesterfield’s oldest Italian restaurants, Lombardi’s has been named as the town’s Restaurant of the Year, taking the top honour in the seventh annual Food and Drink Awards held on 23 October.
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28th October 2019

Lawson-West Solicitors celebrate in Market Harborough

The Directors and staff at Lawson-West Solicitors Limited in Leicestershire have celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Market Harborough merger with Brown & Co Solicitors.
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28th October 2019

Clarke Willmott calls on Google to crack down on 'fake and malicious' reviews

A national law firm is calling on Google to do more to crack down on fake and malicious reviews following a spate of scathing online comments it believes were made using false accounts.
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28th October 2019

Leicester development The Wullcomb shortlisted for residential property award

The Wullcomb – a new, modern residential development on Vaughan Way in Leicester – has been shortlisted for Residential Scheme of the Year at the fbe East Midlands Awards 2019.
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28th October 2019

Nottingham Chartered Financial Planner Shortlisted for Flagship Industry Award.

National Recognition Two Years in a Row for The RU Group’s Financial Planning Manager 
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28th October 2019

Umbrella Brands Group launches £50k Growth Investment Fund for East Mids’ digital startups

Lincoln-based Umbrella Brands Group (UBG) is inviting startups and entrepreneurs across the East Midlands to apply for their share of its new Growth Investment Fund, with £50,000 up for grabs.
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28th October 2019

Banner Jones donates £250 to Ashgate Hospice following Half Marathon fundraising efforts

Derbyshire-based law firm Banner Jones has donated more than £250 to Ashgate Hospice thanks to the fundraising efforts of running trio, Clayton, Lauren and Kareena who swapped their suits for trainers to take part in the year’s Redbrik Chesterfield Half M
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28th October 2019

Pattonair Autumn ball raises thousands for Dementia UK

Leading Derby company Pattonair raised more than £57,000 towards a dementia charity’s efforts to provide its first dementia specialist nurse in the county.
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28th October 2019

Bespoke business dashboard gives Culina an edge

Culina Logistics is the UK’s leading chilled and ambient food and drink warehousing, distribution and transport specialist.
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26th October 2019

Sarah Gatford – Supporting Businesses to achieve Gold Standard access for D/deaf people.

Small Business Saturday is an annual celebration of all things small business related and it takes place on the first Saturday in December. This year's date is 7th December.
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26th October 2019

Alzheimer’s Society is winner in bus matches

A pair of football fixtures between teams from trentbarton and Nottingham City Transport have raised more than £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, trentbarton’s charity of the year.
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26th October 2019

Hinckley & Rugby trio seek three degrees

A trio of future leaders from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have enrolled in the newest cohort on a pioneering Masters degree developed for financial mutuals.
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25th October 2019

Cygnet Health Care’s Broughton House rated ‘Good’ By Care Quality Commission

Cygnet Health Care is delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the care provided by Cygnet Broughton House, a specialist learning disability facility for people aged between 16 and 25 years old, as ‘Good’ overall.
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25th October 2019

Leicestershire pharma manufacturer unveils revolutionary liquid form of sickle cell treatment

Leicestershire pharmaceutical manufacturer Nova Laboratories has unveiled details of its new liquid formulation of hydroxycarbamide at the Annual Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia conference held in London on 21 to 23 October 2019.
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25th October 2019

Ibstock brick apprentice wins regional award

A talented apprentice from Ibstock Brick has won a prestigious regional award.
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25th October 2019

New Environment Bill’s biodiversity net gain requirement to change thinking around future development projects

On 19 October, The Government released the latest update to the Environment Bill and set within it was confirmation that all future projects involving the development of land will need to deliver a 10% biodiversity net gain.
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25th October 2019

No signs of slowing down for Cooper Parry Corporate Finance

In a summer that started with the hiring of a Debt Advisory specialist in London to deepen their offering to clients and flourished into the completion of four deals in two months, it’s fair to say Cooper Parry Corporate Finance have been going from stren
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25th October 2019

Celebrations all round for the 30th year of Leicestershire Ride+Stride

The 30th Ride+Stride event in Leicestershire this year, was a huge success.
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25th October 2019

Cartwright Communications checks in with a Leicester Hotel launch for national brand

Two new hotels under the Accor brand are the latest leading brands to appoint Midlands PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications – to launch their Leicester development following a competitive pitch process.
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25th October 2019

Ibstock Brick has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019.

The UK’s leading Brick manufacturer (by volume), part of Ibstock plc, has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Manufacturer category.
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25th October 2019

New Digital Account Manager for Long Eaton Based Digital Agency.

Long Eaton based specialist PPC Agency Repeat Digital has further strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Digital Account Manager. 
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25th October 2019

Bray & Bray brokers property deal for growing valves supplier

The commercial property team at East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray has advised valves and actuators supplier, AC Valve Alliance on the acquisition of additional space at its Leicestershire manufacturing base.
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25th October 2019

What does the future hold after Brexit?

As Brexit enters its end game, here's why events like Love Business 2020 are crucial for bringing businesses together.
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25th October 2019

Find Lowaire Digital at Stand B7!

Lowaire Digital are a dedicated team of website designers and digital marketers based in Shepshed, Loughborough.
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25th October 2019

Connect with Cariad

Harmonious business connections Shenton Railway - limited Guest-List, so reserve your place today!
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25th October 2019

Thumbs up for Hospice Hope and their new day centre!

We have some amazing news to share with you all.
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24th October 2019

Grantham law firm appoints new commercial solicitor

JMP Solicitors is expanding its commercial team at its Grantham office with the appointment of a new solicitor, Robert Cox.
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24th October 2019

Accountants feeling flush with funds for wear it pink day

The team at Leicester-based chartered accountants Newby Castleman is preparing to count up the cash from its collection boxes after participating in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day 2019.
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24th October 2019

Fresh Faces Join the Purpose Media Team

After a successful summer for Derbyshire based Marketing Agency, Purpose Media, they’re heading into the winter months with two new faces in the team.
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24th October 2019

Leicester M&E company welcomes new trainee recruit to the team

Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) shows its continued support for the next generation of engineers as it welcomes its newest trainee recruit to the Leicester office.
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24th October 2019

Innes England signs new women's basketball sponsorship deal

An award-winning commercial property firm has extended its sponsorship of a National League Women’s Basketball team, following a successful season culminating in promotion.
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24th October 2019

Pattonair strengthens its management team with the appointment of a new Head of Marketing   

Leading global aerospace company Pattonair has appointed a new Head of Marketing as it looks to consolidate its plans for long-term growth.  
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24th October 2019

Can you help bring a big smile to children this Christmas?

An East Midlands charity which aims to bring together the families of children born with a cleft lip or palate is calling on businesses to support its annual Christmas party.
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24th October 2019

Planning application submitted to build new offices

Duncan & Toplis have submitted a planning application to build new offices on Fairfield Way Industrial Estate in Louth, which has now gone live on the East Lindsey District Council's planning portal.
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24th October 2019

Company growth sees Stirlin expand team with two new hires.

This week marks an exciting step forward for Stirlin, as they expand their management team by welcoming two new members of staff to the company.
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24th October 2019

Wildgoose Construction commits to tackling mental health by signing pledge

Derbyshire firm Wildgoose Construction has signed a pledge to commit to promoting staff health and wellbeing.
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24th October 2019

Nottingham’s Scruffs Wins Prestigious Social Media Award

Scruffs, the UK’s fastest growing performance workwear brand headquartered in Notts, is reaping the rewards for their investment in social media for their viral ‘fly on the wall’ videos of tradespeople in their ‘natural habitats’ which have been viewed by
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23rd October 2019

FCM celebrates FIVE years being part of Dragons’ Den Star Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday winners group

Burton based FCM PR & Communications is celebrating its fifth year of being a member of former BBC Dragons’ Den Star, Theo Paphitis’ exclusive Small Business Sunday (SBS) club.
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23rd October 2019

Thousands more police officers needed to tackle business crime crisis

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed the true extent of crime and its impact on businesses in the East Midlands.
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23rd October 2019

Fashion Designers of the Future Awards 2020 - Tickets now on Sale

FASHANNE 2020 returns to Nottingham next spring, with a new, extended format and even more industry experts investing their time and their brands in the designers of the future.
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23rd October 2019

Northampton General Hospital announces superhero winners of Best Possible Care Awards 2019

Over 200 staff and volunteers at Northampton General Hospital (NGH) were nominated for a Best Possible Care Award 2019 and 14 winners were recently announced at an awards ceremony on 27th September 2019 at the hospital.
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23rd October 2019

BS Handling Systems automates carton processing for Advanced Supply Chain Group

Leicester based materials handling specialist, BS Handling Systems, has automated carton processing for supply chain service provider, Advanced Supply Chain Group.
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23rd October 2019

More premium brands for intu Derby with new Hobbs and Whistles stores

intu has signed up two more premium fashion retailers for intu Derby’s affluent catchment, with Hobbs and Whistles added to the popular destination’s line up.
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23rd October 2019

Students on course for environmental change

A-Level students at West Nottinghamshire College are underway with a prestigious leadership development programme run in association with Friends of the Earth and the National Union of Students.
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23rd October 2019

Pall-Ex Group begins an exciting new journey.

Pall-Ex, the industry-leading pan-European logistics brand is preparing for a new chapter in its 23 year history as founder, owner, chairwomen and Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey CBE has agreed to sell Pall-Ex Group to its network membership and management
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23rd October 2019

World’s highest performance multi-foil insulation gains LABC accreditation

SuperFOIL Insulation has a further three products recognised by the approval body for local authorities
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23rd October 2019

A word from our sponsor - Will Clarke of Lexus talks about sponsoring Love Business Driving.

Come and see Lexus at Love Business EXPO 2020 - Thursday 27th February 2020!
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23rd October 2019

Umbrella Brands Group launches £50k Growth Investment Fund for East Mids’ digital startups

Startups and pre-launch businesses can now apply for a share of £50,000 to fund future growth
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22nd October 2019

Fraser Brown Solicitors celebrates stellar first year in Lincoln

Legal firm Fraser Brown is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Lincoln office following an outstanding 12 months in the region.
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22nd October 2019

Wise Living gets £33 million boost

Wise Living, the SDL Group’s build-to-rent (BTR) division, has secured a further £33 million round of funding from real estate investors ICG-Longbow.
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22nd October 2019

NTU research into burglary deterrents wins the Office for National Statistics Research Excellence Award 2019

Professor Andromachi Tseloni from the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University has received the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award 2019 for her pioneering work on burglary security.
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22nd October 2019

Local war hero remembered by grandson at Cannock development

A Hednesford resident is proud to have his late, war hero grandfather recognised by way of a street name at Barratt Homes’ Cannock development, The Limes.
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22nd October 2019

Leading sustainable resin driveway company, Oltco, launches in Derby

Oltco, the UK’s leading sustainable resin driveway company has just launched in Derby and is run by local businessman, Adam Smith.
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22nd October 2019

Detailed plans coming soon for major city centre development

The team behind the redevelopment of the Conygar site has said that it is planning on submitting a detailed planning application in the next few months.
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22nd October 2019

The Derby Conference Centre take on The Three Peaks for charity mee&dee

On 5th October, four hiking enthusiasts from The Derby Conference Centre - Rebecca Prime, Jessica Wood, Eleanor Sainsbury and Richard Hindley - took to the Dales of Yorkshire to raise money for me&dee. Through all the blood, sweat and tears they managed t
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22nd October 2019

Major warehouse investment boosts growth, staff advancement and security for supply chain firm

An expanding storage and distribution firm based in Northamptonshire has invested substantially in the development of its largest warehouse, transforming the site’s capacity, safety and efficiency.
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21st October 2019

The Department of International Trade to attend Leicester Business Festival in hope to spread opportunities about exporting

This year’s Leicester Business Festival will be in full swing from the 28th October to 7th November, bringing influencers, innovators and inspiration together in a wide variety of free-to-attend business events.
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21st October 2019

Demolition firm donation ‘just the job’ for Birmingham’s unemployed

Nottinghamshire demolition and reclamation company, Total Reclaims, has made a £2,500 donation to Birmingham charity, Suited for Success - an award-winning company that specialises in helping the unemployed prepare for job interviews. 
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21st October 2019

Award-winning Renault Trucks dealer chooses TotalKare for new workshop

An award-winning Renault Trucks dealer has selected TotalKare to provide a full suite of mobile vehicle lifts for its new Nottingham workshop.
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21st October 2019

Regional businesses join forces for Nottingham clean-up

Members of the East Midlands business community took to the streets of Nottingham on 11 October, donning gloves and litter pickers to take part in a group litter collection.
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21st October 2019

Newark service station named H&S hero after full marks inspection

A Newark forecourt has become the first in Nottinghamshire to be awarded a new gold standard site safety sticker.
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21st October 2019

Shakespeare Martineau celebrates round of East Midlands senior promotions

Law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, is celebrating the promotion of seven legal directors and nine associates, including eight in the East Midlands alone. There has also been an arrival of a raft of new trainees. 
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21st October 2019

PayPlan named Debt Advice Provider of the Year 2019

The PayPlan team recently celebrated after being named Debt Advice Provider of the Year 2019 at Credit Strategy’s industry-leading Collections & Customer Service (CCS) Awards.
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21st October 2019

CPW Supports Nottingham rising stars for second year running

Nottingham based Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has once again teamed up with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to award  six of its top students with prestigious awards.
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21st October 2019

Marc Abrams appointed as senior partner for KPMG’s East Midlands practice

Professional services firm KPMG has appointed Marc Abrams to run its East Midlands practice as Senior Partner of its Leicester and Nottingham offices. Marc succeeds Ian Borley, who is stepping down from the role ahead of retirement in April after nearly 3
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21st October 2019

Midlands businesses raise a glass for inaugural Proptobier event

Property professionals from across the Midlands descended upon Derby’s popular Bustler Market last Thursday for a networking evening with a difference.
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21st October 2019

Expo website leads the way for Staffordshire businesses

Let's Do Business is an exclusive annual B2B conference and networking event which attracts hundreds of delegates from a broad range of business sectors across Staffordshire.
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21st October 2019

NG motors on with another £1m deal

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have brokered the £1m sale and leaseback deal of a 9,500 sq ft industrial property in Loughborough.
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20th October 2019

RDS Global helps Louise Cook’s ‘drive’ to be World Rally Champion

A Derby-based IT solutions firm is helping a sportswoman on the road to achieving her dream of becoming the first female to become World Rally Champion.
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20th October 2019

DHP Family Wins Best Late-Night Company at UK Hospitality Awards

DHP Family has been named ‘Best Late-Night Company’ at the national UK Hospitality Awards voted for by the industry as the most exciting and innovative business and leading late night operator.
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20th October 2019

Students use body art to highlight an important message

Nottingham College Make-up students have been using their specialist make-up artistry skills to share an important message about sustainability and environmental issues through body art.
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19th October 2019

Northampton staff look pretty in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

Site staff at David Wilson Homes South Midlands were thinking all things pink on Friday 18th October, to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Now.
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19th October 2019

All Speed ahead as Salloway Property Consultants sign recruit

Salloway Property Consultants has added a new thrust to its Derby team with the signing of Will Speed as a Graduate Surveyor.
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19th October 2019

Free pumpkin decorating for kids in all Metro Bank Stores

Metro Bank will be holding its annual Halloween family day on Sunday 27 October, where kids will be able to decorate a pumpkin ahead of Halloween.
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19th October 2019

All aboard for the Berry Hill Flyer!

A brand new bus route has been launched to serve Berry Hill Mansfield this month (October), to help new residents to get quickly and easily to and from Mansfield town centre.
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19th October 2019

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel retains prestigious VisitEngland awards

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University has retained its four-star hotel rating from VisitEngland.
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19th October 2019

Frogspark launches St Peters Quarter website

LOCAL digital agency Frogspark has teamed up with Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (PFBB) for a second time - with the aim of creating an engaging new website for The St Peters Quarter - a hub of national and independent shops, restaurants and leisure
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19th October 2019

Sports and leisure specialists to discuss innovation in the industry

Technology and innovation will be the focus of one of De Montfort University’s key construction panel events this year at the Leicester Business Festival 2019.
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19th October 2019

Elite table tennis player receives support from SportsAid

TEENAGE table tennis player Connor Green was awarded a £500 cheque at a charity lunch last Friday (11 October) – which was held in aid of SportsAid to help raise money to support the next generation of British sports stars.
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19th October 2019

intu car parking discount for Pride Park and Wyvern workers

People that work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park can now take advantage of a new parking discount at the intu shopping centre.
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18th October 2019

You're Hired: Five (Personalised) Apprentices Wanted

Young job hunters are being offered an opportunity with their name written all over it after the UK’s leading personalised gifts manufacturer announced it is looking for five new apprentices. 
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18th October 2019

Sapori Restaurant & Bar claims coveted spot in the Michelin Guide

After 8 years dedicated to providing the very pinnacle of authentic Italian cuisine and service, Sapori Restaurant and Bar in Anstey have been awarded a sought after Plate award in the Michelin Guide 2020.
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18th October 2019

Frank Key Delivers with Midlands' First Five Star Safety Lorry

Frank Key is the first builders merchant in the Midlands to put a five star safety rated Scania L-series truck into service, now delivering to customers across Nottinghamshire.
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18th October 2019

Newby Castleman brings newbie trainee accountants on board

Leicester-based chartered accountants Newby Castleman has welcomed two enthusiastic school leavers onto the team as Trainee Chartered Accountants at its Regent Road office.
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18th October 2019

Enter Your Team ! - The Business Quiz

Lawson-West Solicitors with fellow event sponsors Andrew & Ashwell, Gallagher, Mazars, The Fabulous Group, Rowleys and Westerby is hosting an exciting charity quiz evening on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, in support of Le
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18th October 2019

Expert chef shares experience with students

Professional chef Daniel Cain is returning to his training roots at Nottingham College to pass on his culinary experience to current hospitality and catering students.
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18th October 2019

Inspirational women across the Midlands celebrated at glittering awards ceremony

The prestigious East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA), which is now in its third year, was held at Nottingham’s stunning Colwick Hall and hosted by BBC Radio Leicester presenters Rupal Rajani and Dave Andrews, with special guest the Lord Lieutenant of Notti
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18th October 2019

Farewell to Peter Motley

With the greatest sadness, we inform you that our dear friend Peter Motley lost his battle with bowel cancer on Tuesday 15 October.
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18th October 2019

Under 12s football team celebrates new kit donation from a local housebuilder

A girls football team in Belper has kicked off the season in brand new strip thanks to a donation from local housebuilder Bellway.
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18th October 2019

Charity the winner at Annual Golf Day

The third Rilmac charity golf day took place at Market Rasen Golf Club on the 27th September.
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18th October 2019

Digital agency tees up support for Angry Birds

An East Midlands web, ecommerce and digital solutions developer has built the booking system for a new national leisure attraction based on global gaming smash hit, Angry Birds.
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17th October 2019

Smith Partnership's Claire Twells is named region's most inspirational female leader

Smith Partnership partner, Claire Twells has been named as the most inspirational female leader in the region at the East Midlands Women's Awards
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17th October 2019

The partnership between PLM Global and Honeywell presents a Golden opportunity for HHT clients

PLM Global, the UK-based mobile print, electronic point of sale (EPoS) & handheld terminal (HHT) provider, has been promoted to the status of Gold Performance Partner by technology manufacturers, Honeywell.
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17th October 2019

Nelsons bolsters commercial property team with new appointments

Leading law firm Nelsons has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of two new experts.
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17th October 2019

Derwent Living launches Virtual Places

Housing provider Derwent Living has launched a new virtual reality experience for its older customers in a bid to support good mental health and reduce social isolation.
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17th October 2019

Rimlac Asbestos achieve ARCA Gold Training Award 2019

Rilmac Insulation Ltd. are proud to have achieved the ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) Gold Training Award for 2019.
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17th October 2019

Network like a pro with Love Business’ top networking tips

Whether you’re an events rookie or a seasoned pro, networking can be a hard slog. Here are Love Business' top tips for getting the most out of it.
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17th October 2019

Shortlist announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2019

The organisers of the fbe East Midlands Awards 2019 have revealed the shortlist of finalists, which includes projects and individuals from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
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17th October 2019

£532m of tenders won by growing East Midlands tender writing company

Leading tender writing company, Your Tender Team, have recently doubled the size of their business within the last year.
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17th October 2019

Time to deliver on broadband promises, say small businesses, as current scale of poor connectivity laid bare

Small businesses are being held back by poor broadband and mobile connections, according to new research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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17th October 2019

IT Department earns European Partners Top 51 Ranking

Your IT Department has been named as one of EMEA’S premier managed service providers on the inaugural Channel Futures European Partners 51 (EP 51) rankings.
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17th October 2019

Drive for business with Lexus Derby

For our Derbyshire November Connect Reception we are hosted by Lexus Derby at one of Derby's business centres Pride Park.
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16th October 2019

6 amazing charities receive more than £24k in funding

SIX life-changing charities from across the East Midlands have welcomed much needed funding after receiving a combined total of more than £24,000 from non-profit organisation Star Trust. 
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16th October 2019

Hinckley & Rugby’s week building good mental health

Yoga, jigsaws and teatime talks all featured during a week of mental health awareness for staff at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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16th October 2019

Iceland chief to give exclusive talk at Leicester Business Festival

The 2019 Leicester Business Festival will be treated to an exclusive visit this month from one of the UK’s biggest and most influential companies.
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16th October 2019

Full house of STEP accredited Wills, Trusts and Probate solicitors at East Midlands law firm

All six of the solicitors in the wills, trusts and probate team at East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray are now fully accredited members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP), the global professional association for practioners who specialis
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16th October 2019

Hay Hampers unveils their container art

Hay Hampers has officially opened four reconverted shipping containers into works of art.
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16th October 2019

Marketing agency founder named business women of the year in East Midlands Entrepreneurship Awards

Gemma Orton, Founder and Managing Director of Mocha Marketing, a Leicestershire based marketing agency, has been recognised as Business Women of the Year in the East Midlands Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards 2019. 
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16th October 2019

Burbage business shortlisted for new national Amazon Small Business Award

Amazon has announced that Rock Star Academy from Burbage has been shortlisted at the first ever Amazon Small Business Awards.
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16th October 2019

Nottingham Trent University to extend provision to Mansfield in partnership with West Nottinghamshire College

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has announced a new partnership with West Nottinghamshire College, which will see its higher education (HE) provision delivered from the College’s main campus in Mansfield.
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16th October 2019

Leicestershire homebuilder and site manager unite to raise funds for armed forces group

Completing a challenging 24-hour race at Belvoir Castle, a Barratt and David Wilson Homes Assistant Site Manager has been fundraising alongside his employer for an organisation devoted to helping current and former members of the armed forces.
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15th October 2019

Thriving Nottinghamshire business hub named as Business Venue of the Year

A thriving business hub has been named as the Nottinghamshire Business Venue of the Year in the 2019 East Midlands Chamber Business Awards.
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15th October 2019

Five star homebuilder donates £250 to local Rugby club in Leamington Spa

Leading developer David Wilson Homes has provided a £250 donation to a rugby club in Leamington Spa, to help fund the purchase of brand new training balls for the under 6 team just in time for the new season.
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15th October 2019

Carly’s business success is a beacon of hope for budding entrepreneurs

A business that began in the spare room of Carly Bartram’s Mickleover home has expanded into a specially designed, four-room clinic in Littleover and she has employed four staff members – with more to come.
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15th October 2019

Holmes Media announce record year of business

A Market Harborough-based lead generation company has announced a record 12 months for the company following a 27% increase in revenue over the past year.
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15th October 2019

Business to Business No Deal Brexit Advice

By Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Champion and a CBI Regional Councillor.
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15th October 2019

TV gardening expert helps Derbyshire company celebrate 50 years in business

TV presenter and professional gardener Toby Buckland was the guest speaker at an event to mark 50 years in business for a Derbyshire company earlier this month.
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15th October 2019

Ruddocks celebrates half a century at Great Northern Terrace

Long standing Lincoln based integrated design and print agency Ruddocks welcomed 100 clients and friends through their doors last week for an exclusive behind the scenes experience to celebrate 50 years since they moved to their purpose-built premises on
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15th October 2019

The Tap House to bring self-pour beer taps to Nottingham

New plans have been unveiled to transform one of Nottingham’s most iconic buildings into the city’s first ever self-serve craft beer bar.
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15th October 2019

Lincoln medical school provides healthy boost to student housing

The opening of the new Lincoln Medical School at the University of Lincoln has helped a specialist lettings agent and property management company record its busiest ever start to the academic year.
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15th October 2019

Homebuilder gets into the swing of things with golf day fundraiser

A charity golf day arranged by Nottingham-based Barratt Homes North Midlands has raised over £6,200 for its Charity of the Year, Treetops Hospice Care.
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14th October 2019

Moonshine and Picklebacks galore at Billy Bootleggers Nottingham VIP Launch

New American dive-inspired live music bar, Billy Bootleggers has rocked and rolled into Nottingham with a bang following a toe-tapping VIP Americarnival.
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14th October 2019

Marketing Agency Celebrates 11 Years

Derbyshire based full-service agency is celebrating 11 years in business, and learning new techniques to ensure their clients get more bang from their marketing spend.
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14th October 2019

Charity partnerships – time for a shake up?

At a time of year when many businesses are considering who to support as their charity partner next year, one charity trustee has called for a rethink as to how good causes are selected.
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14th October 2019

East Midlands Expo featuring the 20th anniversary of the Property and Business Investment Show

On Monday 11th November the East Midlands Expo – incorporating the twentieth annual Property & Business Investment Show — will take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University Park, Nottingham.
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14th October 2019

Derby businesswoman recognised as “Hero” of Small Business

Yvonne Gorman, owner of Essential Print Services on Pride Park in Derby, has been recognised among just twelve small business owners in the country to be named a “Small Business Hero”.
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14th October 2019

Buttercross Estates Makes the Move to New HQ

Award-winning Newark letting agency Buttercross Estates has kick-started its expansion plans with a move to a bigger office and the search for an apprentice.
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14th October 2019

Impart your great designs for our new trail

Amateur and professional artists are invited to play a creative role in an exciting new project devised by Lincoln BIG.
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