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News from February 2019


28th February 2019

The Derby Conference Centre continues to help students take the first steps in their careers

The Derby Conference Centre is encouraging university students into their careers by continuing to offer year-long placements as part of their studies. The Centre has welcomed students this year from Sheffield Hallam University and Coventry University, wi
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28th February 2019

East Midlands set to weather Brexit storm, Love Business Panel hears

East Midlands businesses are doing what they do best and just getting on with things rather than being distracted by Brexit.
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28th February 2019

Prestigious industry award for Leicestershire surveyor

A surveyor from a leading Leicestershire property agency has been presented with a prestigious award after receiving the highest written marks in a rigorous examination set by a specialist professional body.
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28th February 2019

Community in India to benefit from 50 new homes

A community in one of the poorest parts of India is set to benefit from dozens of new homes – thanks to a partnership between independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard and De Montfort University (DMU).
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28th February 2019

Lincolnshire businesses manage to escape from networking

25 representatives from local businesses have managed to complete a networking escape room in Lincoln, organised by Purple Robot.
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28th February 2019

Kettle Chips MD to bring some 'crunch' to networking event

OVER 200 food sector professionals are due to gather on 4 April in Peterborough to hear Ashley Hicks, managing director of Kettle Foods, give an inspirational talk on the brand’s impressive growth within a competitive market.
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28th February 2019

Thank you to everyone who made Love Business Expo 2019 a fantastic day!

We’ve received so much great feedback via email and social media, it’s really overwhelming - so thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you.
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28th February 2019

Cinema tenant secured for Beeston Square development

BROXTOWE Borough Council has secured a deal to bring Arc Cinema to Beeston town centre as part of its plans to create a vibrant hub of leisure facilities and new homes.
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28th February 2019

Leicester doctors at heart of new European diabetes guidance

Leading diabetes experts from the University of Leicester have led the development of a major European-wide consensus statement on the safe glucose-lowering in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
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28th February 2019

TEAM Leicester makes final preparations for MIPIM 2019

TEAM Leicester will travel to MIPIM, the world’s largest property expo, next month (12-15 Mar) after completing their final preparations this week with an event at the National Space Centre.
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27th February 2019

Financial Advice Firm Invests in Customers with Intelligent Office

The RU Group has invested over £140,000 in new IT infrastructure to improve client experience and streamline operations across its four business units.
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27th February 2019

Trade fair brings bright young business talent to intu Derby

Talented students from across Derbyshire will bring their inspiring entrepreneurial businesses to intu Derby on Thursday, in a bid to be crowned ‘Young Enterprise Company of the Year.’
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27th February 2019

East Midlands businesses needed for sports day fun

A school sports day for adults - with inflatables, costumes, foam and water - is coming to the East Midlands.
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27th February 2019

Smythson Selects Retail Assist for IT Support

Retail Assist is delighted to welcome luxury leather goods retailer, Smythson, as a new client.
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27th February 2019

Sustainability team at Focus Consultants continuing work at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus

Focus Consultants has been appointed to support Nottingham Trent University on some of its latest developments at the university’s rural Brackenhurst Campus.
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27th February 2019

Howes Percival expands Leicester planning law team in response to growing demand

Howes Percival has expanded its East Midlands specialist planning team with the addition of Paul Hunt as Partner, and Associate, Sarah Hollis.
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27th February 2019

Tickets go on sale for first Heritage Dot Conference

National Lottery bursary scheme funding places at conference opens for applications
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27th February 2019

Leading training provider will be stopping in Nottingham for National Apprenticeship Week Road Show

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2019, CT Skills have partnered with Nottingham based, Trent Barton Buses for an apprenticeship road show across the midlands which will be making its first official stop in Nottingham City Centre on Monday 4t
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27th February 2019

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Apprenticeship Awards 2019

On Monday 4th March, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership will celebrate the first day of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 with a county-wide apprenticeship awards ceremony.
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27th February 2019

Pupils live happily ever after at Barratt and David Wilson Homes' storytelling event

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Heathcote Primary School thanks to a storytelling event at the school in Warwickshire organised by Barratt and David Wilson Homes.
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27th February 2019

Rilmac Scaffolding home in on long term development project

Rilmac Scaffolding are pleased to announce a new, long term contract, working with Bellway Homes to provide much needed housing in the Humber regio
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26th February 2019

Digital programme in Leicestershire hits the 1,000 mark

More than 1,000 Leicestershire businesses have signed up to an expert-led programme that helps businesses get ahead in the digital world.
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26th February 2019

Nottingham Recruitment Specialist Named In Top 100 Companies To Work For

National recruitment specialist Thorn Baker Group is pleased to announce that it has been included in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, for the third time!
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26th February 2019

Going, going, gone!

Hemswell Court to host online live auction and black-tie dinner with one-of-a-kind signed oil painting to raise funds for iconic Lancaster Bomber landmark
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26th February 2019

Major Midlands investment projects supported by Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown Solicitors' Lincoln office is celebrating a positive start to 2019 following the completion of two major projects for leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm - Foresight Group.
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26th February 2019

Distribution firm flies the flag for female leadership in logistics

Three female employees in diverse senior positions at national logistics, warehousing and courier firm The NX Group are leading by example as they mark International Women’s Day by calling on more women to consider careers in transport and logistics.
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26th February 2019

Solicitors bring colour to Leicester Community Centre

A community centre in Leicester has been transformed into a colourful multi-use space, with the help of local law firm Nelsons
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26th February 2019

Forterra set to launch UK’s first all-female bricklaying competition to mark International Women’s Day

Leading building products manufacturer Forterra is preparing to launch Bricklaying Forterra Females (BFF) next week on Monday 4th March, which is set to be the first ever all-female bricklaying contest in the UK and has been planned to coincide with Inter
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26th February 2019

Dimensions apprentice shortlisted for “Apprentice of the Year” award

Dimensions’ Sales Operations apprentice, Dominique Arthur, has been shortlisted in the “Apprentice of the Year” category at the 2019 Enterprising Women Awards.
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26th February 2019

Ednaston Park appoints new administrator

Carolyn Borthwick has been appointed office administrator at the newly refurbished Ednaston Park managed workspace scheme, located between Derby and Ashbourne.
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26th February 2019

ClearMotion Growth Leads to Long-Term Commitment with MIRA Technology Park

ClearMotion, Inc. a global automotive technology company, has committed to a 10-year deal on a new technical centre within MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s largest automotive R&D cluster.
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26th February 2019

Heathcotes Group becomes Apprenticeship Ambassador

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, is helping to increase local apprenticeship participation after joining the town’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.
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25th February 2019

Partnership to deliver free bespoke training workshops to help potential businesses

Regeneration agency Erewash Partnership is providing a new series of free workshops to help start-up businesses get off the ground and grow.
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25th February 2019

Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal Supports Love Business

Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, sent this message from at La Torre, Coalville where he attended the NWL Chamber Lunch with Andrew Bridgen MP.
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25th February 2019

A bug's life makes you happy

New research has revealed that being closer to nature makes you 67 per cent happier, but one in six kids (16 per cent) have not seen a single bug in six months. The study marks the launch of Big bugs on tour at intu Derby, which brings adults and children
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25th February 2019

Lincolnshire company named among top employers in the UK

HOMELET, part of the Barbon Insurance Group, is celebrating being named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019, marking the second year the business has received the accolade and seeing them rise 41 places in the list from 87 to 46.
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25th February 2019

Ground-breaking ceremony for new Access Group HQ in Loughborough

The Access Group broke ground on their new headquarters on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park earlier this month.
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25th February 2019

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise, say small firms, as new research reveals contribution to communities

The Government should recognise the fundamental role played by small firms in local communities by making it easier for them to support those who are disadvantaged in the jobs market, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
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25th February 2019

Female-only lifestyle and exercise programme kicks off to improve fitness levels

Women across Leicester are being encouraged to join forces and get active in a bid to improve their health and drive down their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
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25th February 2019

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise, say small firms, as new research reveals contribution to communities
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25th February 2019

Picture House turned into residential development worth £5Million

Are you familiar with the Old Picture House on Tamworth Street, Lichfield?
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25th February 2019

Work starts on Cotgrave Town Centre public realm

Nottingham-based Thomas Bow City Asphalt has started work on the public realm regeneration of Cotgrave town centre.
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25th February 2019

RHCV steers the way as leading dealer

East Midlands Renault Trucks Dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has once again been recognised as one of the leading commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, after taking home two prestigious awards recently.
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25th February 2019

Local firm's £2500 donation set to revamp neighbouring school's playground

A local primary school has been presented with a £2500 donation from logistics, warehousing and courier firm The NX Group, which will enable the school to transform its playing field into an interactive outdoor learning area.
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25th February 2019

SDL Surveying's bond bash raises over £12,000 for children's hospice

SDL Surveying, part of Chilwell-based property services company SDL Group, started the year in style by hosting a 007-themed charity ball on Friday 1st February, which raised over £12,000 for its chosen charity, The Donna Louise Hospice.
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25th February 2019

Barratt and David Wilson Homes raises more than £26k for its charity of the year Alzheimer's Society

Leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has raised more than £26,000 in total for its chosen charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society.
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25th February 2019

Hinckley & Rugby to build on its years of growth

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society added more than £50m to its mortgage book in 2018, driven by new advances and high levels of borrower retention.
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25th February 2019

Leading housebuilder invests in the local area

Leading homebuilder Barratt Homes Northampton, based in Northampton, has built 830 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £109.3m to the UK’s economic output.
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22nd February 2019

Final Call: Meet the Construction and Hardware buyers from Ireland

Final Call: Meet the Construction and Hardware buyers from Ireland
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22nd February 2019

Big hearted restauranteur recognised

Restaurateur John Molnar – from the Cod’s Scallops in Carrington, Bramcote and Long Eaton and the Nelson in Burton Joyce - has been recognised for his support and great work in the local community - including fundraising and supporting local groups.
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22nd February 2019

Promach3D follows recent expansion with move to the iHub Innovation Centre

Derby-based precision engineering company Promach 3D is the latest manufacturing company to establish a base at Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park.
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22nd February 2019

Celebrate Chesterfield event to update on Vicar Lane transformation

The latest developments at Chesterfield’s Vicar Lane Shopping Centre will be unveiled at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield event on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by the centre’s new owner ALTERIS.
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22nd February 2019

Nottingham student lettings provider continues support for mental health charity

Nottingham student lettings agent, FHP Student Living, has pledged another year of support for mental health charity, Young Minds, after raising more than £10,000 for the cause last year.
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22nd February 2019

IoD Announces 5th East Midlands Women as Leaders Convention. The Importance of Leadership and how to be an Effective Leader.

Charlotte Valeur, Chair of the Institute of Directors headlines as keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Women as Leaders Convention 2019.
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22nd February 2019

FSB sponsors Love Business Expo

Is your business based in the East Midlands? Are you looking for new clients and suppliers for your business? Then Love Business Expo is the place to be on Wednesday 27th of February at Holywell Park Conference Centre based at Loughborough University.
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22nd February 2019

Technical Assistance Network - Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm @ Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN

The Technical Assistance Project is funded by the European Social Fund to increase the knowledge of European Funding and the capacity of the VCSE to apply for available funding.
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22nd February 2019

Derby based commercial printer invest in new, automated laminating solution

Derby based commercial printer, Accent Commercial Resources, have this month invested in a new, automated laminating solution – the Matrix MX-530s Pneumatic Laminator by Vivid Laminating Technologies with an Omniflow Feeding unit.
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22nd February 2019

Spatial Global’s Rachel Morley appearing on Question Time at Love Business EXPO 2019

That’s the ‘East Midlands Chamber Question Time’ - at Love Business EXPO 2019 on the 27th of February.
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22nd February 2019

Andrew Bridgen Supports Love Business

Andrew Bridgen MP, sent this message from at La Torre, Coalville where he attended the NWL Chamber Lunch with the Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal.
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21st February 2019

Europe work visits enhance college experience

More than 100 Nottingham College students are getting the chance to travel abroad this academic year for work experience.
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21st February 2019

Medieval treasures unearthed at Jackson & Jackson Developments site in Lincoln

A number of medieval and Victorian artefacts have been uncovered in central Lincoln during a planned excavation of Jackson & Jackson Developments’ latest residential development site.
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21st February 2019

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Celebrates Mental Health Nurses Day on 21st February 2019 as it seeks to recruit more mental health nurses

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is supporting the first Mental Health Nurses’ Day* on 21st February 2019
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21st February 2019

Muse Developments helps Morgan Sindall Group's record results in Hucknall

Urban regeneration and property development company Muse Developments, which is delivering a £250 million mixed-use scheme at Rolls-Royce Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, has contributed to record preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2018 releas
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21st February 2019

Click Travel celebrates six years as one of the UK's best places to work

Initiatives promoting a strong team ethos and a positive approach to mental health, have seen travel technology business, Click Travel, named as one of the Best Companies to Work For by The Sunday Times for a sixth consecutive year.
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21st February 2019

Derby to get London style grade "A" city centre offices

Staton Young Group have recently purchased The Old Post Office, Victoria Street, Derby formally known as ‘Bar Soba’. This latest purchase enables Staton Young to bring its new brand of serviced offices ‘Cubo’ to Derby.
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21st February 2019

East Midlands Housebuilder Welcomes New Head of Construction

An East Midlands housebuilder has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new Head of Construction.
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21st February 2019

Team Nottingham gears up for MIPIM 2019

TEAM Nottingham will once again head to MIPIM, the world’s largest property event in France this Spring (12-15 Mar) as it looks to promote the city on the world stage
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21st February 2019

Making Tax Digital: How can my business prepare?

Temperatures are continuing to drop and this tell-tale sign reminds us that the end of the tax year is rapidly approaching.
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21st February 2019

Jot lands role of managing director at Nexus PSL

Business continuity specialist Nexus PSL, which supports organisations during times of growth and change, has named Jot Engelbrecht as its new MD.
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21st February 2019

A bright picture for Midlands-based Company Image

Last year was hugely successful for Company Image Commercial Interiors, a Leicestershire based office interior specialist.
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21st February 2019

Trainee managers present to the professionals

Nottingham College Hospitality and Tourism Management students were put through their paces earlier this month, as they presented their research findings to an audience of industry experts as part of their degree-level course.
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21st February 2019

Rilmac Team To Face 3 Peaks Challenge For Charity

Swapping work boots for walking boots!
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20th February 2019

Managing Director of Ventola Projects is a 2019 Export Champion

Ventola Projects manufactures and installs bespoke lighting solutions for a range of business sectors. Based in Anstey in Leicestershire, the company has been enjoying a string of successes which has seen their work expand to the US and to be given the ti
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20th February 2019

J Tomlinson supports staff with employee assistance programme

J Tomlinson has introduced a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help support its growing team of employees.
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20th February 2019

RAMS CEO talks football business tactics at Friar Gate Studios

Derby County F.C chief executive Stephen Pearce will be talking football business tactics at a special event hosted by Connect Derby.
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20th February 2019

Grants now available for Medical Technology in Leicester and Leicestershire

Medical technology businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire can apply to cover 50% of their clinical evaluation costs, thanks to a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the East
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20th February 2019

Exciting full details of £43m apartment scheme are revealed

Investors behind a £43 million scheme to create nearly 300 homes on a high-profile site in Leicester city centre have today released new images of how the finished development will look.
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20th February 2019

Final chance to move into Victory Park – one of Derby’s premier business addresses

Victory Park is set to become one of Derby’s most successful commercial developments following the submission of a planning application for its final phase.
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20th February 2019

Foresight boosts two Lincolnshire businesses with £1.95 million MEIF investment •

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) has announced two investments totalling £1.95 million into two fast-growing Lincolnshire based businesses, Firetree Chocolate Ltd and YPP Group via the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).
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20th February 2019

TV celebrity hosts art auction to boost funds for Derby-based charity, Artcore

Derby charity, Artcore, will sell off more than 30 pieces of art at a live auction hosted by TV personality and auctioneer, Charles Hanson.
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20th February 2019

BHW Completes Multi-transaction Orange Tree Group Disposal

BHW Solicitors has advised the Orange Tree Group on the disposal of 8 sites across the East Midlands to a range of buyers.
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20th February 2019

Pegasus Group launches mental health strategy

A national development consultancy has pledged to pro-actively support colleagues who may be experiencing emotional distress or mental ill health.
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20th February 2019

Mercia expands Midlands team with three new appointments

Mercia Fund Managers, one of the UK’s most active SME investors, has expanded its investment teams in the Midlands with three key appointments.
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20th February 2019

FSB sponsors Love Business Expo

Is your business based in the East Midlands? Are you looking for new clients and suppliers for your business? Then Love Business Expo is the place to be on Wednesday 27th of February at Holywell Park Conference Centre based at Loughborough University.
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20th February 2019

Law firm kicks off new season with youth football team sponsorship

LEADING law firm Nelsons has announced its support for Bingham Town Football Club’s under 8s football team who will be playing in a brand-new kit after receiving sponsorship from the Nottingham firm.
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19th February 2019

Come and see Yew Lodge Business Solutions on Stand B17 at Love Business EXPO

We are a group of 4 independently owned 4 star hotels - two in the East Midlands and two in the West Midlands offering exceptional service and facilities to both the corporate and leisure market.
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19th February 2019

Off to a flying start…..

Europa reports further growth at Annual Management Conference
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19th February 2019

Leics law firm launches specialist banking litigation department

LEADING law firm Nelsons has expanded its banking and finance offering with a specialist dispute resolution department, now based in Leicester, to meet growing demand.
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19th February 2019

Find Empire Corporate Finance Ltd at Stand T25 at Love Business EXPO

We are proud to be a professional team who are very client focused and highly skilled at assessing client's finance needs, understanding the market and then structuring the best possible solution to meet their needs.
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19th February 2019

Come and see Ormerod Management Services Ltd (OMS Ltd) on Stand T27 at Love Business EXPO

Training and Consultancy services that provides you with the support, advice and guidance you need to meet your regulatory requirements and improve your business performance. Our specialists have the experience and expertise you need.
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19th February 2019

Visit Charnwood Borough Council on Stand B36 at Love Business EXPO

Charnwood Borough Council is pleased to be exhibiting on Stand B36 at the Love Business Expo 2019 for the third year running.
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19th February 2019

Vistage members set to 'take flight' with advice from leading speaker

Leading American Speaker and Co-Author of the best-selling business book ‘Taking Flight’ is set to come to the East Midlands.
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19th February 2019

Big strides of success taken at Breedon Consulting

Bringing a personable and flexible approach when it comes to Human Resources has always been at the heart of everything Breedon Consulting strives for.
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19th February 2019

Manager of Nottingham's Footprints CEC to participate in UK’s first MD Conductor course!

Nathalie Bailey-Fitter, manager of Nottingham-based charity Footprints CEC, is set to become one of the first people to complete the UK’s first Multidisciplinary Conductor course at the National Institute for Movement Disorders in Birmingham.
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19th February 2019

Agrovista sows the seed for future growth with new HR system

Leading crop protection and agronomy firm Agrovista UK Ltd has laid the roots for future growth by partnering with HR and payroll industry experts MHR, aimed at modernising its processes to improve the management and development of its people.
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19th February 2019

AHDB warns Lincolnshire farmers to “prepare for a no-deal Brexit” at annual farming conference

Around 200 farmers and agriculture business experts at an annual farming conference in Lincolnshire have been urged to be aware of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit and to do what they can to prepare for it.
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19th February 2019

A whole lot of LOVE supports local ‘Community Meal’

A local marketing agency owner was overwhelmed with support after asking her own community of friends and business colleagues to support her recently.
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19th February 2019

Automation and apprenticeships key to record growth for Nottingham manufacturing firm

The rise in demand for automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions by manufacturers, coupled with the continued development of its apprentices has led to a record year of business for a Nottingham-based manufacturing firm.
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19th February 2019

Pendragon Vehicle Management Delivers Eight Electric Renault Kangoo Vans to Lodge Tyres

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) have underlined their commitment to reducing CO2 levels with the delivery of eight electric Renault Kangoo vans to Midlands-based tyre firm, Lodge Tyres.
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19th February 2019

Notts freight firm prepares for no-deal Brexit by achieving AEO status

Nottingham-based logistics firm Baxter Freight has officially been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – an internationally recognised quality mark for the supply chain – by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
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19th February 2019

Derbyshire business goes global with new distributors

Fast-growing East-Midlands engine treatments company Tec4 has signed up two new distributors in Cyprus and Spain as its range continues to go global. The company now has a sales presence in seven countries, in addition to its expanding sales team which se
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19th February 2019

Midlands businesses invited to tackle the #countryquest challenge

Businesses looking to organise their next staff training, awards evening, team building, or Christmas event are being invited to come and ‘try before they buy’ at iconic events venue and home of England football - Hilton St. George’s Park.
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19th February 2019

Leading Events Company Celebrate Bold Rebrand

Leading corporate events company, Eventurous Ltd recognised 30 years of professional event management and team building events with an exciting rebrand and launch event held on 6th February 2019 at Mythe Barn, Leicestershire.
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18th February 2019

Leics MedTech firm receives six-figure sum from MEIF

Leicestershire-based Uvamed has received a six-figure funding boost to help develop its next range of innovative anaesthesia drug administration products and expand further across the globe. The funding was provided by Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM
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18th February 2019

Employers urged to ditch the jargon if they want to attract young people to jobs

‘Ditch the jargon if you want to attract school leavers to apply for apprenticeships’ – that was the advice to businesses from education leaders.
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18th February 2019

£2.5m investment transaction as new Irthlingborough Co-op is sold

A new retail development anchored by a Co-op convenience store in Irthlingborough is set to become a long-term amenity in the town following its purchase for £2.5m by a Nottingham-based property group, with help from commercial property agent Box Property
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18th February 2019

Pick Everard makes two senior promotions

Leading independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has made two senior promotions with both Adrian Ceney and David Harris being promoted to partner.
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18th February 2019

Taking the financial headache away from SMEs

A recruitment business specialising in the financial sector has experienced rapid growth after developing a solution to a classic problem for SMEs.
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18th February 2019

Nottingham College awarded for commitment to music

Nottingham College has been praised for its commitment and collaboration with Nottingham’s music hub, providing students with life-changing music opportunities.
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18th February 2019

Small businesses call for Fair Pay, Fair Play in fight against poor payment practices

‘Everyone deserves to be paid on time’ is the clear message small firms are sending politicians and big business to end late payments and stop supply chain bullying.
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18th February 2019

Leicestershire HR software firm secures £250k MEIF investment

A Leicestershire company which has developed a novel HR software platform has secured £250,000 investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund
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18th February 2019

Rilmac Insulation & Asbestos 5 Year Plan Event

Rilmac share plans for the future alongside a poignant view of the past
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18th February 2019

Catering and hospitality students turn the heat up for national challenge

A talented trio of catering and hospitality students are celebrating success with the national heats of one of the country’s most prestigious catering competitions.
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18th February 2019

Children's charities receive £18k boost from Encore

East Midlands-based recruitment agency, Encore Personnel has raised an impressive £18,000 for three children’s charities.
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18th February 2019

AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

Sam Pitfield, aged 19 from Rushden, was announced as the Training Centre Shield winner for Full Time Learner of the year at the Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL) achievement awards ceremony held in Kettering in January 2019.
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15th February 2019

East Mids property market remains resilient despite uncertainty

THE EAST Midlands’ property market remained resilient throughout 2018 despite a backdrop of political uncertainty, according to the region’s annual in-depth commercial property review published by Innes England.
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15th February 2019

Lincoln-based Branston kicks off the year with £26K charity donations

Local potato supplier Branston has donated an impressive £26,000 to charities across the UK, including £21,420 to Rethink Mental Illness and £5,000 to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
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15th February 2019

Howes Percival acts for Charles Street Buildings in major city centre redevelopment scheme

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival, is acting for Leicester-based property investment and development group, Charles Street Buildings (CSB) on a £50 million regeneration scheme in Leicester city centre.
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15th February 2019

Miller Homes grows its sales team with two new appointments

Miller Homes has cemented a period of sustained growth by appointing two new sales managers for the Midlands region.
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15th February 2019

Holywell Park to welcome thousands of visitors for Love Business Expo 2019

Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough is preparing to welcome 2,000 visitors and over 90 exhibitors ahead of Love Business Expo 2019.
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14th February 2019

Newark Health and Wellness Centre Opens Doors with HSBC UK Finance

A Newark health and wellness centre opened this month following a six figure Commercial Mortgage from HSBC UK.
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14th February 2019

Reynolds Catering Supplies - The road to becoming a national supplier of chilled foods

As part of a focus on the food service sector, Tony Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds Catering Supplies will be the guest speaker at the next Saffery Champness Food & Drink forum.
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14th February 2019

Home is where the heart is for local Derby-based eco-friendly housekeeping business

Derby-based franchise owner, Toni Hibbert, is today celebrating a successful first year in business running her professional housekeeping business, Bright & Beautiful, whilst creating opportunities for local employment.
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14th February 2019

New hire at Marketing Derby

Marketing Derby, the investment promotion agency for Derby and Derbyshire, has welcomed a new member to its team with the appointment of Katie Wells.
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14th February 2019

Europa Makes Second Acquisition

Ambitious logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, which has 15 UK branches including one in Nottingham, has announced the acquisition of some of the trade and assets of Menzies Response (an end-to-end fulfilment and warehouse management service) for a
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14th February 2019

Business Invests in Wellingborough

A Wellingborough personalised gift business has acquired additional warehouse space as the company continues to boom.
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14th February 2019

East Midlands Womens Awards - Nominations to open with two new categories

Nominations for this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA) open on Friday 1st March 2019 with two new categories to celebrate female contribution in the region.
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14th February 2019

Steve Smith takes the reins at Potter Clarkson

Steve Smith has been appointed as the managing partner of European intellectual property law firm, Potter Clarkson, following Colin Baker’s five-year tenure in the role. 
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14th February 2019

Notts charities join forces in bid to boost fundraising

SEVERAL of Nottingham’s major organisations have teamed up to launch the city’s first Charity Forum – co-hosted by UHY Hacker Young, Brewin Dolphin and Browne Jacobson – in a bid to cause more noise in the local area.
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14th February 2019

Quality recruitment earns Derby homecare provider national recognition

A Derby homecare provider is celebrating after receiving national recognition for the high quality of its recruitment.
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14th February 2019

Top marks for LSH as education centre launched

A company providing bespoke alternative education facilities for children facing permanent exclusion from mainstream schools has launched a new centre in Nottingham.
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14th February 2019

82 truck investment for NFT

Chilled distribution haulier, NFT, which has a head office in Alfreton, has invested significantly in 82 new Renault trucks, as part of a nationwide upgrading programme.
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14th February 2019

Medilink East Midlands will help Leicestershire Life Science Firms ‘Get Smart’

Life science companies in Leicester and Leicestershire can get ‘smart’ with their business operations, thanks to a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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14th February 2019

Ibstock Brick appoints Head of Design and Technical Services

Ibstock Brick has announced the appointment of Mihailo Simeunovich as Head of Design and Technical Services.
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14th February 2019

KUKU CONNECT RECEPTION at the Love Business Expo

KuKu Connect Reception at 2pm-4.30pm upstairs – everyone welcome – sponsored by S&L Personnel
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13th February 2019

Top Midlands recruiter SF Group ditches plastic for bamboo as part of new brand and environmental pledge

The leading Midlands recruitment specialist, SF Group, has vowed to ditch all single-use plastic and turn to a more sustainable material - bamboo.
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13th February 2019

Owner-managed businesses are holding back investment decisions and are more pessimistic about the economy, say accountants

Owner managed businesses are holding back investment decisions and are more pessimistic about the economic outlook than this time last year according to new report co-authored by East Midlands-based accountants, Duncan & Toplis.
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13th February 2019

Percurra launches new branch

PerCurra Ltd has announced the launch of its fourth home-care branch; PerCurra Grantham & Newark. The West Bridgford based company has been operating in Nottingham for 10 years and also has branches in Hertfordshire and Essex.
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13th February 2019

Wenzel Metrology UK - Relocation to Sandiacre

Wenzel Metrology UK moves headquarters to the East Midlands
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13th February 2019

East Mids law firm supports new chartered financial planner

Chartered financial planner qualifies with East Mids law firm
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13th February 2019

Nottingham firm moves to its new castle

Nottingham firm moves to its new castle
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13th February 2019

‘2,500 furlongs’ cycle challenge to raise funds for cancer research charity

Leicester cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer is organising a cycle challenge to raise funds to continue to support its vital, life-saving local research.
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13th February 2019

Small businesses running out of time to prepare for no deal Brexit

Responding to today’s Commons Statement from Prime Minister, Theresa May, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry said: “With less than 50 days until we leave the EU on 29th March, we are now firmly in extra time with lit
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13th February 2019

Key appointments at Spencers Solicitors

One of the region’s leading law firms has announced its further expansion with a round of new senior appointments.
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13th February 2019

J Tomlinson appointed to deliver major golf club redevelopment

J Tomlinson has been appointed to deliver a redevelopment of a historic golf club based in the West Midlands.
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13th February 2019

UK’s largest corporate uniform supplier raise £28k for charity

Dimensions, the UK’s largest corporate uniform supplier, has announced it raised a mammoth £27,800 for charitable causes in 2018.
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13th February 2019

Students get a taste of military life

A group of students from Lincoln and Newark Colleges have been given a taste of what life is like in the Army Reserve.
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12th February 2019

Small firms and shoppers call for regulator as 2,500 cashpoints lost

New figures from Which? indicate that more than 2,500 cashpoints were lost in the six months to December 2018 and over 3,000 bank branches have closed across the UK since 2015.
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12th February 2019

HORIBA MIRA Strengthens Global Commercial Team With Three New Appointments

Three senior appointments have been announced at HORIBA MIRA this week as the business continues to strengthen its global sales operations.
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12th February 2019

Northants developer secures new site in Bedford

Creaton-based Mulberry Developments has secured a new site in Bedford which it plans to invest £30 million to develop into a logistics park, creating more than 250 jobs for the area.
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12th February 2019

New Addition 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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12th February 2019

Making a difference: Prioritising Workplace Wellbeing

The team at Barrie Stephen Hair started their day with a difference this week. They were paid a visit by personal trainer Tom Mangan, who came to talk to them about workplace wellbeing.
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12th February 2019

Ibstock Brick scoops Energy Efficiency win at edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019

Ibstock Brick has been announced as the winner of the Energy Efficiency category at edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019.
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12th February 2019

Arthur Skill's legacy is toasted with a beer as firm marks centenary

A beer has been launched to honour a ‘remarkable’ young man and his travel company which has gone on to celebrate 100 years in business.
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12th February 2019

MCS Group completes refurb of 380,000 sq ft unit

Leading construction contractor MCS Group has completed the multi-million-pound re-modelling of a 380,000 sq ft distribution centre at a major business park in Leicestershire.
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11th February 2019

Are you ready to positively impact your business? Come and chat to Kangaroo on stand B20 at the Love Business Expo

We will help you stand out in a crowded online world. Kangaroo specialise in digital marketing providing solutions from web design to branding to SEO to tailor made campaigns that suit your budget and your target market.
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11th February 2019

70 East Mids charities gather for masterclass

Charities from across the East Midlands gathered for a charity masterclass hosted by Roythornes Solicitors to gain insight from a variety of experts.
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11th February 2019

Cyber security a growing threat for East Midlands firms

42 percent of businesses with 100 or more employees have fallen prey to a cyber-attack in the last year, according to recent figures from business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP.
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11th February 2019

Local independent operator, Koban Group Acquires Award-Winning 1573 Bar & Grill

Following their recent acquisition of The Lansdowne and Fenways from The Orange Tree group, local independent operator Koban Group is adding 1573 Bar & Grill to their repertoire of Leicestershire restaurants in a deal brokered for an undisclosed sum.
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11th February 2019

New venture will offer companies "extra"

Lincoln-based human resources specialists – who branched out to launch a London office in October – have added another string to their bow!
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11th February 2019

Northampton corporate finance firm secures major deal for Cheltenham meat wholesaler

A Northampton firm of corporate finance specialists, has secured major investment for a Cheltenham meat wholesaler, paving the path to retirement for two founding shareholders.
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11th February 2019

Local business Harrier takes home national award

Health & safety specialist Harrier has been named ‘Best Health & Safety’ at the Festival Supplier Awards.
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11th February 2019

The Derby Conference Centre now boasts largest collection of electric car charging points in Derby

In keeping with the greater demand for electric and hybrid cars, The Derby Conference Centre’s new car park boasts 14 electric car charging points, 3 of which were installed by leading electric car specialist Tesla.
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11th February 2019

Museum redevelopment appointment for Focus Consultants

Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage the transformation of a Cambridgeshire museum after supporting the museum’s successful bid for a National Lottery grant.
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11th February 2019

LSH streets ahead as Openreach training centre launched

A new state-of-the-art training centre for Openreach broadband engineers, complete with an entire street scene including offices, shops and homes, has been delivered in Peterborough by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).
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11th February 2019

Sam Veal Takes Up Chief Executive Role at Blueprint

Blueprint has announced that Sam Veal has stepped into the role as Chief Executive of the Nottingham based business six months after joining the company.
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11th February 2019

Leading manufacturer puts full weight behind campaign to protect against tool theft.

Joining other industry/brand leaders, Nottingham-based Van Vault, the originators of in-vehicle secure storage is putting its full weight behind an innovative campaign to tackle tool van tool theft.
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11th February 2019

Sue’s the driving force now in charge at Kinchbus

Sue Blount is the new general manager at Kinchbus, managing the 35-strong fleet of buses and around 100 drivers, engineers and support teams.
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8th February 2019

Entries Open for IoD East Midlands Directors’ Awards

Entries are now invited for the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019.
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8th February 2019

Cowens Group Awarded Investors in People Silver Accreditation

Insurance broker and financial planning company, Cowens Group, has been awarded the coveted silver standard by Investors in People.
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8th February 2019

Life-saving device secures £25k funding boost

A PIONEERING device which saved the lives of 11 people within a year of launching has received a £25,000 funding boost from Enterprise Loans.
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7th February 2019

Wait-and-see BoE provides respite for small firms by holding Bank Rate at 0.75%

The Bank of England (BoE)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to hold the Bank Rate at 0.75%.
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7th February 2019

Armsons is part of experienced project team building new classroom block at West Park School

Derby-based project managers, building surveyors and cost consultants Armsons have been appointed project managers and cost consultants on the scheme to create a new six-classroom block at West Park School in Spondon.
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7th February 2019

Partnership Between Leading Midlands Businesses ‘Takes off’

Hallam, a multi award-winning, strategic digital marketing agency has recently partnered with flybmi. The partnership will see Hallam create and implement a digital marketing strategy for the client, delivering specialist services including SEO and Paid M
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7th February 2019

Delta-Simons first to win Client Advisor of the Year at industry awards

Environmental consultancy Delta-Simons is the first company to take home the trophy for Client Advisor of the Year; a new category at the coveted Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards.
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6th February 2019

Entries Open for IoD East Midlands Directors’ Awards

Entries are now invited for the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019.
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6th February 2019

Team Nottingham gears up for MIPIM 2019

TEAM Nottingham will once again head to MIPIM, the world’s largest property event in France this Spring (12-15 Mar) as it looks to promote the city on the world stage.
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6th February 2019

Top ranked employment law team expands to meet growing workload

The head of Howes Percival's highly rated employment law team says a marked increase in new instructions in the last 12 months is the reason behind a further expansion in its Leicester office.
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6th February 2019

Online model spelled shed success all over again

A business leader has told how he built a multi-million-pound garden buildings company from scratch after his father decided to sell the century-old family business in the same sector.
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6th February 2019

Nottingham Chartered Financial Planners are High Achievers at Industry Awards

Hat-Trick Of Success for The RU Group at Nottingham Chartered Insurance Institutes’ Gala Dinner
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6th February 2019

Pegasus Group hand over giant cheque to charity

Pegasus Group has presented £20,000 to Alzheimer’s Society, the culmination of a year of varied and enthusiastic fundraising.
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6th February 2019

Ibstock plc appoints Michael McGowan as Group Sustainability Manager

Michael assumes the role with immediate effect having previously served as Quality, Environmental & Energy Manager at Ibstock Brick, part of Ibstock plc.
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6th February 2019

Simmons strengthens sales sector

Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles has strengthened its Southern sales team to meet unprecedented growth and support customer demand.
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6th February 2019

Former Dragon’s Den Star to Reveal Story of Resilience and Determination at Staffordshire Let’s Do Business Exhibition

BBC Dragon’s Den star and successful entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, has been named as headline speaker at Let’s Do Business on Thursday 27th June 2019, the region’s largest business exhibition jointly organised by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Grea
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5th February 2019

Air IT Elite Performance Centre Unveiled at Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Derby and Nottingham-based IT and Communications provider, Air IT, has adopted naming rights to the Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Elite Performance Centre.
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5th February 2019

UK first as contactless travel lands on skylink Derby

skylink Derby customers are the first bus passengers in the country to get truly tap-on tap-off contactless travel with their debit and credit card.
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5th February 2019

Brookfield Community School put careers in the town’s manufacturing sector under the spotlight for students

The importance of introducing young people to careers in the town’s manufacturing sector has been highlighted by Brookfield Community School.
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5th February 2019

Europa Acquires Part of Rushden Company

Ambitious logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, has announced the acquisition of some of the trade and assets of Menzies Response.
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5th February 2019

Award-winning Nottingham HR consultancy launches new ‘My HR Club’ business community

Nottingham-based outsourced HR consultancy, My HR Hub, has launched a supportive, confidential and fun business community for professionals who have responsibility for HR in their organisation.
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5th February 2019

Lincolnshire Pet Food Manufacturer Flying High with HSBC UK Support

Harvest Pet Products, a Lincolnshire producer of pet food, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities after securing a seven-figure finance deal with HSBC UK.
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5th February 2019

Rothera Sharp names new CEO as part of firm restructure

Rothera Sharp names new CEO as Christina Yardley
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5th February 2019

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure celebrates topping out at £50 million mixed-use regeneration scheme

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has celebrated a key milestone at Project Medius, a landmark £50 million regeneration scheme in Leicester.
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5th February 2019

Interim jobs market drives record year for Nottingham Recruitment Agency

A strong demand for interim roles within the East Midlands has lead to a record year for Nottingham-based recruitment agency Distinct Recruitment.
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5th February 2019

Business Biscotti to launch Ashbourne Networking Club at Ednaston Park

The newly refurbished Ednaston Park managed workspace is the venue for a new business networking club for the town of Ashbourne and surrounding area.
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5th February 2019

Taking the financial headache away from SMEs

A recruitment business specialising in the financial sector has experienced rapid growth after developing a solution to a classic problem for SMEs.
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5th February 2019

Jack shines bright with national award win

A winning West Nottinghamshire College computing student joined the UK’s top learners at a special awards ceremony in Manchester last week.
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5th February 2019

Hope Against Cancer key partner in breakthrough cancer treatment study

Leicester charity key partner in breakthrough cancer treatment study
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5th February 2019

Talking about the power of counselling

There was a lively buzz at a Lincoln counselling centre when members of the city’s Civic Party and other visitors called in during its busy Open Day.
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4th February 2019

Birds Bakery agrees deal for site in Chellaston

Salloway Property Consultants are delighted to have played a part in completing Birds Bakery's long-awaited move into Chellaston in Derby.
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4th February 2019

Gt Oxenden yurt firm one of most exceptional businesses in UK

A Great Oxendon "rustic yet luxury glamping business" has been named one of the most exceptional firms in the UK with praise for its impacts on sustainability.
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4th February 2019

Celebrating International Networking Week 2019

BNI® Dynamics is the newest launched networking group in the East Midlands and has grown at lightening speed. In just 4 months they are at a whopping 30+ members!
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3rd February 2019

Further growth and success at PKF Cooper Parry

Fast-growing accountancy business PKF Cooper Parry announces further growth in turnover and profits.
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1st February 2019

Business with award winning Biryani

Thursday, 7th February, 6-8pm. Connecting businesses and entrepreneurs across Leicestershire at luxurious locations. Chutney Ivy 41, Halford Street, Leicester. LE1 1TR
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1st February 2019

Exclusive pre-event offer for Love Business Exhibitors!

15% off all promotional items ordered for the Love Business EXPO 2019. Exhibiting at the Love Business EXPO on 27th February? Make sure delegates leave with something to remember you by.
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1st February 2019

Ibstock plc appoints Group Marketing Director

Annette Forster has been appointed as Group Marketing Director at Ibstock plc.
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1st February 2019

New chair of governors “excited about the journey ahead”

A highly-experienced senior executive with a strong track record of helping organisations improve their performance has been named as West Nottinghamshire College’s new independent chair of governors.
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1st February 2019

New appointment helps Lexus drive automotive industry growth

Lincolnshire based compounder and recycler Luxus has appointed a new Business Development Manager to satisfy growing demand from the global automotive ‘A’ Class interior trim market for its high performance environmentally positive polymers.
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1st February 2019

Skills Holidays “Holding out for a Hero” As Part of 100th Year

A Nottingham based coach travel company celebrating its centenary has launched an official hunt for local community heroes to be among the very first to be the ‘Stars of Skills’.
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