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News from April 2019


30th April 2019

Treetops Hospice Care Starlight Strut brings fundraising fun to intu Derby

Friends, families, and fitness fanatics of Derbyshire are invited to join intu Derby to strut their stuff across the city to raise funds for Treetops Hospice Care at this year’s Starlight Strut.
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30th April 2019

Neighbourhood retail scheme for J Tomlinson

Building services company J Tomlinson has begun construction of a new neighbourhood local centre for LSP Developments.
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30th April 2019

Nottinghamshire homelessness charity receives £1,000 backing from leading developer

A homeless charity has received a £1,000 donation towards its work to tackle homelessness thanks to a new initiative by a leading housebuilder.
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30th April 2019

A cycleway through our World Heritage Site would provide popular sustainable access

Derbyshire, and its partners, aim to be the UK’s most connected cycling county but the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Derbyshire (and in the East Midlands) currently has a totally inadequate cycling provision.
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30th April 2019

Bunzl Catering Supplies apprentices have the drive to succeed

Delivery drivers and warehouse operatives at the Mansfield branch of leading distribution company, Bunzl Catering Supplies (BCS), are on the road to career success.
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30th April 2019

Hospitality students impressed the professionals during restaurant takeover

Nottingham College degree-level Hospitality Management students rose to the challenge on 25 April when they took charge at the renowned Marco Pierre White’s (MPW) restaurant for a special, one night only takeover, Noche Latina.
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30th April 2019

Duncan & Toplis becomes an East Midlands Chamber Patron

East Midlands accountants and business advisers Duncan & Toplis has joined Toyota and the University of Nottingham as Patrons of the UK’s leading chamber of commerce.
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30th April 2019

Logistics firm gears up for further growth following expansion

A local logistics solutions firm is building on its six recent award nominations and responding to increasing customer demand by expanding its Operator’s Licence across its three facilities and investing in its staff and services.
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30th April 2019

Award-winning kitchen ventilation experts have successfully expanded

The kitchen extraction & ventilation cleaning specialists, Interduct UK Ltd, are celebrating a successful expansion of the business.
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30th April 2019

Russell staff aiming for charity goals

Russell Roof Tiles staff are taking to the pitch at the Pirelli Stadium, home of the Brewers, on the 10th May.
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30th April 2019

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) announces a £250,000 investment in Futures to help young people and adults in Nottinghamshire

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), a UK fund manager and social enterprise has invested £250,000 in Futures, a social enterprise which provides jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships in Nottinghamshire.
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30th April 2019

Rams fan Jay aiming to inspire entrepreneurs with a show-stopping event at Pride Park Stadium

A Derby entrepreneur who set up a hugely successful recruitment company - and now helps other entrepreneurs to grow their fledgling businesses - is set to share business lessons and explain why age or background is no barrier to success.
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29th April 2019

Prestigious title is 'done deal' for Nottingham agent

Nottingham-based commercial property agent Ross Whiting has scooped a prestigious industry accolade.
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29th April 2019

Business experts join forces for event to help entrepreneurs follow their dreams

Two local business experts are joining forces to deliver a unique workshop aimed at helping new business owners and budding entrepreneurs to put their plans into action and reach their full potential.
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29th April 2019

Lexus & Toyota models to star at Love Business Hybrid Experience

Leading Lexus and Toyota dealership Inchcape is teaming up with Love Business to help local companies learn more about the benefits of hybrid driving.
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29th April 2019

£250 donation from leading developer helps fund accessible facilities at local church

A church in Coalville has received a £250 donation from a Leicestershire based homebuilder that will aid funding towards the improvement of the parish’s facilities.
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29th April 2019

Hinckley & Rugby helps care leavers live independently

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has presented finance tips to young care leavers in Leicestershire and Rutland as they learn how to live independently.
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29th April 2019

DBCP strengthens building control service across Derbyshire with new appointment

Looking to strengthen its position in the south of Derbyshire, Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) has appointed Simeon Cornes to the role of Building Control Team Leader for the company’s Derby office.
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29th April 2019

Driving client success for more than 30 years

We are celebrating more than three decades in business this year with a change of direction and some exciting new plans to deliver even more value to our trusted and valued clients.
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26th April 2019

Reforms needed to make apprenticeship system fit for the future

Despite positive changes like halving co-investment costs, small businesses in England are still struggling to take on new apprentices after the 2017 reforms, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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26th April 2019

Sublime business connections on the Dove

For our Derbyshire May Connect Reception Anton and Helen Jenkins welcome us into Dovecliff Hall in Stretton.
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26th April 2019

Business Woman Wins Region’s Top Innovation Award

A Market Harborough business owner has won the prestigious Pioneer 10 award for growth, ambition and innovation.
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26th April 2019

Innes England expands with three new staff

East Midlands commercial property consultancy Innes England has made three new appointments.
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26th April 2019

Blum-Novotest’s Demo Room proves a major hit with customers

Customers interested in trying out Blum Novotest’s range of products now have the opportunity to see the world class performance for themselves.
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26th April 2019

Businesses urged to nominate their food and drink apprentices for top award

The search has begun to find Chesterfield’s Food and Drink Apprentice of the Year in the 2019 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards.
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26th April 2019

Sharon Wins Hands Down at Skills Community Awards

A fundraiser from Stapleford who has appeared on Pride of Britain, has won the honour of having a coach named after her.
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26th April 2019

Northamptonshire jobs boost as nationwide engineering firm opens new Rushden base

Up to 100 skilled jobs are set to be created in Northamptonshire after a major company announced a significant investment in a new engineering and manufacturing facility.
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26th April 2019

Growing success sparks expansion moves

Human Resources and Employment Law specialists have announced further expansion, in line with a rising demand for their expertise.
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25th April 2019

Leicester law firm Lawson-West boosts team with new qualifications

Leading Leicestershire solicitors Lawson-West is delighted to announce that two of its team’s rising stars have successfully completed their training to become solicitors.
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25th April 2019

Leicestershire property firm celebrating 200th anniversary with several events

A leading property agency is celebrating its 200th year in a Leicestershire town as it continues to expand after taking on three new members of staff.
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25th April 2019

Focus Consultants supporting business plan for art gallery and museum

Focus Consultants has been appointed to develop a new business plan for The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum in Cheltenham.
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25th April 2019

Raft of senior promotions for law firm Bray & Bray

East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray has boosted its Leicester and Market Harborough teams with four senior promotions, including James Maynard to partner.
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25th April 2019

Wathall’s Expands Into Burton

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, which celebrated its 160th anniversary last year, has opened a new branch in Main Street, Stapenhill.
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25th April 2019

Community Tickets Offered For Annual Event

Rolls-Royce plc is offering 300 free tickets for people living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby to enjoy the Darley Park outdoor classical music concert in September.
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25th April 2019

J Tomlinson breaks ground in preparation for brand new golf clubhouse

J Tomlinson has begun the second phase of works at Whittington Heath Golf Club, which will see the construction of a brand new members’ clubhouse.
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25th April 2019

BioCity invests in carbon recycling start-up, Deep Branch Biotechnology

BioCity, a pioneering life science incubator and business collective, today announced investment in Deep Branch Biotechnology, a Nottingham-based carbon recycling start-up, developing technology that transforms polluters into producers.
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25th April 2019

Hot property appoints three new trustees to board

Nottingham's biggest event of the year Nottingham Hot Property (NHP) has appointed three new trustees to its committee as it celebrates its fifteenth year.
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25th April 2019

Avengers Assemble! D&D Transport are haulage superheroes

A Marvel-inspired Renault truck has been turning heads and amazing superhero fans across Nottingham, in celebration of D&D Transport’s 25th anniversary.
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25th April 2019

High Peak CVS Announce James Bromley as the new Chief Executive Officer

High Peak CVS (Community and Voluntary Support) are delighted to announce that James Bromley has taken over as CEO in an exciting time of development for the charitable infrastructure organisation.
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25th April 2019

Major investment spells jobs joy

Well-known family builders’ merchant Turnbull & Co is investing around £1 million in a move which promises to create new jobs in Lincoln.
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25th April 2019

Trio celebrate a collective 45 years service

Three members of staff have been recognised for achieving a combined 45 years of service at Russell Roof Tiles in Burton.
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25th April 2019

Balanceability provides ‘learn-to-cycle’ support to mark Forestry Commission’s 100th birthday celebrations

The Forestry Commission has joined forces with one of the UK’s leading learn-to-cycle programmes to celebrate its 100th birthday by encouraging more families to explore the country’s forests by bike.
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25th April 2019

Global Spotlight on UK-African Healthcare Partnerships

A Leicestershire business is set to take a leading role during an international health summit looking to improve the healthcare of African communities and strengthen private sector engagement in the region.
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25th April 2019

Merritts Complete Dubai machinery relocation project

Heavy machinery moving and storage specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc have successfully completed a relocation project involving four Engel injection moulding machines on behalf of Polypipe Civils, a leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems.
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25th April 2019

Leicestershire charities and organisations to benefit from launch of community fund

Leading Leicestershire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has launched a Community Fund scheme to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.
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25th April 2019

Nikita’s taste of Cambridge life

An A Level student from West Nottinghamshire College has enjoyed an inspirational residential visit to the oldest colleges at the University of Cambridge.
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25th April 2019

Breakfast with Bryt

Breakfast with Bryt’ will look at the business benefits of renewable energy, battery storage & on-site solar generation, to highlight how businesses can save money on their energy bills and improve their sustainability credentials whilst using zero carbon
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25th April 2019

Vote now to help Richard’s National Diversity Awards Bid

The managing director of a specialist East Midlands company which provides diversity and inclusion learning solutions to some of the country’s largest businesses has been nominated for a prestigious award… and needs your vote to win it.
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24th April 2019

Royal congratulations are on the cards for entrepreneurs

Just seven-years after launching their North Lincolnshire-based greeting card and gift company Hannah and Jack Dale are “over the moon”  after receiving news of a top award.
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24th April 2019

Palace Garden Party Invite For Local Businesswoman

Burton-based Ask the Chameleon director Rachel Hayward has been invited to the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her work.
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24th April 2019

Civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting makes senior appointments

Two professionals who have spent all or the majority of their careers at East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting have been promoted to senior roles at the company.
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24th April 2019

Andrew & Co Solicitors Builds Strength in Numbers

Following a successful start to the year Andrew & Co Solicitors has appointed two new staff, further strengthening its Wills & Estate Planning and Employment & Dispute Resolution  teams respectively.
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24th April 2019

Bring back work experience to prepare the workforce of tomorrow

As schools return from their Easter break, FSB has called on the Government to consider the reintroduction of a new form of work experience that is available to all Key Stage 4 students.
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24th April 2019

Nottingham Accountants To Host First Business Growth Event

Business growth experts to provide advice to Nottingham company owners at first in a series of events organised by Turning Point Accountancy Services.
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24th April 2019

Baxter Freight boosts team with six new starters

Nottingham-based logistics firm Baxter Freight has appointed six new starters to strengthen its team and support its long-term strategy for growth.
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24th April 2019

Contract wins and customer gains for Closed Pallet Network

Recent contract wins for national warehousing, logistics and courier firm The NX Group have seen new customers opting to use its closed pallet network for UK-wide distribution.
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24th April 2019

TruNet (UK) Ltd wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch based manufacturer of elasticated meat netting, TruNet (UK) Limited, is delighted to have been awarded the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.
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24th April 2019

MOVO Adds Abbey Lodge Student Village To Expanding Portfolio

Fast-growing residential lettings company Monkey vs Owl (MOVO) has been appointed to drive forward occupancy at Abbey Lodge – a new student village close to Derby city centre.
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24th April 2019

Peveril Homes receives prestigious seal of approval as it wins RoSPA ‘President’s Award’ for 14th consecutive year

Midlands-based housebuilder Peveril Homes is toasting a prestigious award win in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring its staff and contractors are safe in the workplace - after securing the President’s Award from the Royal Society fo
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24th April 2019

The kits are alright!

Leading developer funds soccer school's goal of brand-new uniform
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24th April 2019

Woman to run Marathon in memory of solvent abuse friend

A woman is limbering up for her first ever London Marathon in honour of a Northamptonshire-based charity that supports people affected by solvent abuse.
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24th April 2019

Expansion continues at Europa Road in Nottingham

A new team member has been welcomed on board at Europa Road in Nottingham as part of the company’s ongoing expansion.
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24th April 2019

Willmott Dixon marks Queen’s Awards hat trick

The contractor behind the University of Derby’s science, technology and mathematics (STEM) building, Willmott Dixon, has achieved Britain’s most prestigious title for a third time, winning a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
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24th April 2019

Newbie Scott joins Newby Castleman’s Loughborough office

A newly-appointed manager is looking forward to adding to his accounting experience and management background with Leicestershire Chartered Accountants Newby Castleman.
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24th April 2019

Skills shortage problems for East Midlands SMEs

East Midlands SMEs have battled recruitment problems and a sustained shortage of skilled people since 2016, according to analysis of an independent report.
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22nd April 2019

Quiet Storm achieves Cyber Essentials accreditation

In an age of ever-increasing hacker attacks, data breaches and cyber-crime, it’s important to partner with a technology solutions provider you can trust.
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19th April 2019

Home Instead to open offices in the centre of Market Harborough

Home Instead Senior Care’s Market Harborough & South Leicestershire branch is excited to be expanding to new premises in Harborough.
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19th April 2019

College City Hub campus a third of the way to completion

Nottingham College’s flagship City Hub campus development, being built by Wates Construction, is now over 40 weeks in, more than a third of the way to reaching completion in September 2020.
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18th April 2019

Prestwold Hall connects in May with Bentley & Lamborghini for business

Neoclassical connections for businesses at Prestwold Hall
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18th April 2019

A great business base speaks for itself

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) is one of the largest of its kind in the UK – and 2019 will see it continue to grow.
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18th April 2019

Survey reveals biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands

Lack of suitable homes and high property prices are the biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands, survey reveals
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18th April 2019

Hotel’s Easter Treats are Everyone’s Cup of Tea

A Derbyshire hotel, which has seen sales of its afternoon teas skyrocket, has announced plans to introduce special themed High Teas for 2019.
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18th April 2019

Nottingham pair launch new app to improve health and happiness of women

Two Nottingham women have launched a fitness and wellbeing app to support women and challenge the diet and fitness industry, that they say ‘lets women down’.
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18th April 2019

Derbyshire County Cricket Club renews marketing deal

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has renewed its marketing partnership with Purpose Media for another two years.
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18th April 2019

Trent Basin Recognised for Innovative Design

Trent Basin has proved that it continues to lead the way in architecture and innovation, after being shortlisted for another prestigious national award.
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18th April 2019

Nottingham Insurance Broker Offers SMEs New Cyber Accreditation Tool

With cyberattacks becomingly more costly and targeted, Nottingham’s leading independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is offering SMEs free access to Cyber AMI, a new must-have tool in protecting their business from cyber threats*.
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18th April 2019

Birdhouse Cafe prepares to welcome Nottingham flock

A new coffee house concept is preparing to launch at intu Broadmarsh that will bring together some of Nottingham’s best independent food, fashion and lifestyle brands.
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18th April 2019

JMP Solicitors duo passes prestigious CILEx exams

Two legal executives from Grantham-based law firm JMP Solicitors have passed distinguished Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) exams.
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18th April 2019

DisruptHR Nottingham Raises Over £700 for Charity

Nottingham’s first ever DisruptHR event raised over £700 for local community charity, Groundwork Greater Nottingham, which helps people get into work.
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18th April 2019

Call for business rates relief scheme to help struggling childcare sector

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for a new 100% business rates relief scheme for childcare providers in England, reflecting the mounting cost pressures on the sector.
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18th April 2019

Sky's the limit for Barratt Homes' year of fundraising for Air Ambulance

Leading developer Barratt Homes, based in Halesowen, has announced Midlands Air Ambulance as its charity of the year for 2019.
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18th April 2019

More than a touch of Frost

Gary Frost has joined Willshee’s Waste & Recycling in the new role of Operations Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge as the company gears up for growth.
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18th April 2019

Tandem Director Nominated for Major Business Award

Russell Copley, Co-Director of regional start-up agency Tandem and Director of Greenborough Management has been nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
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18th April 2019

Pre-Easter blitz on the city's streets

Lincoln BIG teamed-up with a major retailer – underlining its promise to ensure the city is as clean and welcoming as possible for shoppers and visitors.
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18th April 2019

Double success as J Tomlinson takes RHI Installer of the Year in the West Midlands

It’s official….  J Tomlinson is the top Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Installer of the Year across the whole of the Midlands.
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18th April 2019

Kelham Hall event: £1m funding for Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses

Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses are invited to find out more about funding opportunities worth a total £1million during an event at Kelham Hall on 24 April.
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18th April 2019

More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship, finds East Midlands housebuilder

Redrow Homes, which is currently building across the East Midlands, has launched the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction.
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18th April 2019

Ramsey’s has perfect recipe for rise in flexible working

More and more people are choosing to ditch the office to work from home - and one kitchen supplier is rising to the challenge of providing the perfect environment for workers.
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18th April 2019

Duo take the career ladder to the top

A former apprentice and a graduate trainee have seen their careers progress and prosper, thanks to Russell Roof Tiles’ continued investment and dedication to nurturing skills and talent.
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18th April 2019

Associate Director for Tank

Digital PR agency Tank has promoted Max Bevis to the position of associate director, following a sustained period of growth for the Nottingham-based agency.
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18th April 2019

Cartwright strengthens team with senior PR consultant

Cartwright Communications has boosted its team of PR and digital experts with three new hires, including Lucy Capaldo as senior PR consultant.
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18th April 2019

Stepnell employee crowned Construction Mentor of the Year

Karen Ryan who spent 15 years of her career at Stepnell has been crowned Mentor of the Year at an annual award ceremony which recognises the very best in construction excellence within the West Midlands.
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17th April 2019

Ground-breaking digital initiative celebrated

Business and council leaders have hailed the impact of a pioneering £5.2m programme which has enabled more than a thousand Leicester and Leicestershire businesses to embrace digital technology.
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17th April 2019

Driver recruitment firm reveals secret to success

A Nottinghamshire recruitment firm has doubled turnover in the past 12 months thanks to a “change of mindset”.
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17th April 2019

Clarke Willmott named in list of highest rated planning law firms

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has taken fourth place in a prestigious list of the highest rated planning law firms for 2019.
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17th April 2019

Wheelie bright idea!

Lincoln BIG is encouraging more businesses to get “wheelie serious” about green transport, after investing in two special “bike ports.”
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16th April 2019

A decade of celebrating family business

Midlands Family Business Awards, the only independent and not for profit awards of its kind, is celebrating its tenth year as it launches for 2019.
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16th April 2019

Hat-trick of appointments at luxury Burbage hotel

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa has made a trio of senior level appointments, cementing the hotel’s commitment to provide the best possible service to its customers.
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16th April 2019

Miller Homes Midlands volunteer set to make a difference in Malawi

A member of the Miller Homes Midlands team is getting ready to take part in a charity trip of a lifetime, helping to build new homes for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.
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16th April 2019

Opus Trust chooses Open Comms for PR support

Open Communications, the Yorkshire based straight-talking PR and content agency, has secured a retained agreement with Opus Trust Communications, the multichannel communication specialists based in Leicester, to deliver ongoing PR, social media and conten
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16th April 2019

Roythornes strengthens food and drink team with new hire

Roythornes Solicitors has appointed food and drink expert Hannah Leese in order to grow the firm’s litigation team and support its long-term strategy for growth.
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16th April 2019

A big break for aspiring food entrepreneurs as FSB partners with Le Cordon Bleu

Aspiring food entrepreneurs are being offered a unique opportunity to turn their dream into a small business reality as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) teams up with the renowned Le Cordon Bleu London to launch their annual Julia Child Scholarshi
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16th April 2019

Lincolnshire solicitor celebrates 40 years in the job

A Grantham solicitor who became qualified just before Margaret Thatcher became prime minister is celebrating 40 years of being in the job.
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16th April 2019

Tight labour market another headache for small business owners as EU staff wrestle with settled status applications

The UK’s unemployment rate remains at a near record-low 3.9% according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis published today.
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16th April 2019

KH Hair recognises top talent at annual awards ceremony

It was a glamorous night in the East Midlands as salon group, KH Hair, came together to celebrate individual and team achievements at the Groups glittering annual awards ceremony.
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16th April 2019

Leicester’s new apartment complex influenced by Premiership title win three years on

Leicester City’s historic Premiership title triumph was one of the factors that persuaded investors to develop a new £43m luxury apartment complex in the city.
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16th April 2019

New East Midlands Partnership Lays Foundations For New Army of Bricklayers

A new partnership has been cemented to boost construction apprenticeships in the East Midlands.
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16th April 2019

Public sector consultancy set for growth after buy-out

A Nottingham-based consultancy which works with local authorities and the NHS to help transform public services, has undergone a six-figure buy-out of its original investors.
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16th April 2019

The Derby Conference Centre introduces celebrity speaker nights

In just a couple of months The Derby Conference Centre will begin to host a series of celebrity speaker nights.
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16th April 2019

Lack of suitable homes and high property prices are the biggest barriers to retirement plans in the East Midlands, survey reveals

Those planning for retirement in the East Midlands have revealed the biggest barriers to achieving their retirement property plans in a survey from Market Harborough Building Society.
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15th April 2019

Apprentice of the Year winner

Young apprentice at small Midlands family business Penny Price Aromatherapy Ltd winner of Apprentice of the year with Enterprising Women Awards.
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15th April 2019

Everybody’s free to feel GOOD! at The Lifestyle Show

Nineties pop icon Rozalla, will be the special guest performer at a ‘first of its kind’ event in Derby which will give local and online businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
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15th April 2019

Stacey’s Set To Reinvent The Hot Cross Bun This Easter

A Derbyshire bakery, which sells more than 200 hot cross buns every day during the Easter period, has reinvented the traditional favourite by introducing a new chocolate and orange variety.
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15th April 2019

Innovative new lifting system is game changer for goods handling

A newly engineered lifting system is raising the bar when it comes to the manual handling of goods thanks to Desford-based business, M J Products.
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15th April 2019

More than £1.5m to be invested in Fleckney

More than £1.5 million pounds is set to be invested in and around the Leicestershire village of Fleckney thanks to a new development by housebuilder David Wilson Homes, Fleckney Fields.
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12th April 2019

Focus Consultants appointed on historic Coventry scheme

Focus Consultants has been appointed as quantity surveyors on a £5.5m project to restore Coventry’s Grade II* listed Drapers’ Hall in time for the city being UK City of Culture in 2021.
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12th April 2019

EverythingBranded - Pure Networking Morning

The Chamber is pleased to announce that it has partnered with EverythingBranded to offer you the opportunity to gain contacts in a wider network.
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12th April 2019

Chamber Chief Encourages Businesses to Focus on their Growth Plans despite Brexit Extension

As Brexit negotiations continue to frustrate and worry many business owners, Chris Plant, Director of Burton and District Chamber is urging businesses across the region not to lose sight of their growth plans.
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12th April 2019

Campions Solicitors open office in Derby

Legal firm Campions Solicitors are opening a new office on Pride Park in Derby following a deal brokered by Salloway Property Consultants.
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12th April 2019

If Carlsberg did comedy... they would choose DC Comedy Club!

DC Comedy Club, which is held every month at The Derby Conference Centre, is proud to announce they have secured a headline sponsor from Carlsberg.
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12th April 2019

If Carlsberg did comedy... they would choose DC Comedy Club!

DC Comedy Club, which is held every month at The Derby Conference Centre, is proud to announce they have secured a headline sponsor from Carlsberg.
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12th April 2019

FSB announces Board of Directors to lead the organisation through critical time for small businesses

Appointments to the FSB Board of Directors have been announced at FSB’s Annual General Meeting held on 10 April in London.
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12th April 2019

Conveyancing partner with career spanning four decades wins Lifetime Achievement Award

A former conveyancing partner who has worked at Nottingham-based law firm Rothera Sharp for over four decades is celebrating after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2019.
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12th April 2019

Think of the kids during holidays, says legal expert

Parents who have split up and fall out over seeing their children during school holidays need to put their differences aside or risk leaving them “hugely traumatised”, warns a Leicester-based law firm.
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11th April 2019

Expanding 'super-PA' business appoints Nottingham Passionate PA

A specialist provider of executive freelance personal assistant services to ambitious business leaders and entrepreneurs has appointed a new franchisee to cover Nottingham and Mansfield.
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11th April 2019

£2.6m university M&E contract for J Tomlinson

J Tomlinson is working on a £2.6m million contract to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for a new development at Keele University.
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11th April 2019

First Poké bar in the region opens in Nottingham

East Midlands foodies looking for a taste of the tropics can enjoy fresh Hawaiian cuisine from the region’s first Poké bar which opened in Nottingham city centre on Sunday 7th April, creating 10 new jobs in the city.
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11th April 2019

Surveyor Dan strengthens property management team

Surveyor Dan Shaw has joined the Lincoln office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), strengthening the property management team.
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11th April 2019

Businesses combine skills to help company celebrate 60th Anniversary

An engineering business, which can trace its roots back to 1898, is celebrating its 60th anniversary of becoming a Limited Company and has appointed full-service marketing agency Purpose Media to develop its future marketing growth strategy.
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11th April 2019

Midlands Connect comment on Abellio winning the East Midlands Railway franchise

Commenting on the announcement that Abellio is the successful bidder for the East Midlands Railway franchise from August 2019 until 2027, Midlands Connect chairman Sir John Peace said:
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11th April 2019

5StarS Begins Consultation with Automotive Industry on New Vehicle Cybersecurity Rating Scheme

The 5StarS consortium has released a consultation paper to seek feedback on a new assurance framework to assess the cybersecurity of vehicles.
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11th April 2019

Jack’s capital visit to celebrate award

A West Nottinghamshire College IT student, who celebrated a national award win earlier this year, has proudly joined fellow British Education Awards (BEA) winners and finalists at a VIP presentation in Westminster, London.
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11th April 2019

Adtrak Going for Growth

As part of its ambitious growth plans leading digital marketing agency, Adtrak has appointed its first Sales & Marketing Director Andrew Blackwood.
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11th April 2019

Logistics firm supports employee’s endeavours

A kind-hearted employee and his family are having their endeavors boosted by his company.
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11th April 2019

Turnover boost is a perfect 25th birthday present for Solmar Villas

A commitment to hand-picking villas and increasing its distribution network has helped an East Midlands travel specialist secure a record-breaking year.
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11th April 2019

Midland Heart surpasses target for home building

Midland Heart completed and handed over 450 new homes for the year April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, more than the target set at the start of the year.
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11th April 2019

Modular buildings firm completes new ‘forever home’ for RSPCA Radcliffe centre

A dedicated team have a new, state-of-the-art home to help them rescue and rehome distressed animals, after working with one of Britain’s leading modular building companies.
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11th April 2019

Hairdressing group is one of the biggest apprenticeship employers in Leicester

George’s Hairdressing has been consistently inspiring ladies and gentlemen of Leicestershire for 45 years.
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11th April 2019

PALLITE appoints new CEO to support growth

A Northamptonshire-based manufacturer and retailer of award-winning paper honeycomb pallets, pallet boxes, layer pads, and warehouse storage solutions have named their new CEO.
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10th April 2019

Nottinghamshire Haulage Company Unveils Major Expansion Plans

Colwick-based haulage company, Fusion Supply Chain Solutions, has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its operations.
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10th April 2019

Wilson Vale reports another robust year

Wilson Vale’s audited year-end results (31st December 2018) show that turnover has increased by 11% in 2018 in line with projections to just under £34 million, with profitability up also.
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10th April 2019

Young Nottingham Businessman Up For Top National Award

An entrepreneur from Keyworth, who has grown his business to four locations across the country, has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
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10th April 2019

Housebuilder celebrates a decade of five star customer satisfaction

Local housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has just received five stars in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. This is now the 10th year in a row that the developer has been awarded five stars.
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8th April 2019

Quiet Storm has got you covered with GDPR

A year ago, new legislation came into force to drive big changes in the way businesses of all sizes manage personal information.
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5th April 2019

Last Call for Top Directors’ Awards Nominations

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced the final call for nominations and applications for its East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019, which are sponsored by Castle Business School.
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5th April 2019

Google confirmed as keynote speaker

Leicestershire Digital Conference - Leicester Racecourse - Thursday 11 April 2019 - Starts at 9.30am and closes at 3.45pm Lunch will be provided
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5th April 2019

Nottingham-based IT firm pioneers shift with first female employee

Samantha Hewson has swapped soft play for software after giving up a 20-year career in childcare to go into IT.
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4th April 2019

MIRA Technology Park Sets The Pace With Latest Award Win

MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s leading automotive development and R&D cluster, is celebrating after winning the ‘Setting the Pace’ Award at the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) Awards 2019.
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4th April 2019

4th Generation family food service business shares secrets of becoming £200m company

The opportunity to hear from the Managing Director of a family business that has survived through three generations, that is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary and has already welcomed onboard a fourth generation of family members is unprecedented, f
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4th April 2019

Leicestershire business one of two UK companies included logistics industry report

A Leicestershire company that provides transport management systems to organisations across Europe is one of just two British businesses to be named in a global industry report.
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4th April 2019

Cowens Group Announces Partnership with East Midlands Charity

Mansfield-headquartered insurance broker and financial planning business, Cowens Group, has announced Big C Little C as its charity partner of the year.
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4th April 2019

Howes Percival appointed to The Insolvency Service's £16m legal panel

Howes Percival has been re-appointed to The Insolvency Service's legal panel to provide a range of services in England, Wales and Scotland. 
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4th April 2019

World Autism Awareness Week 1-7 April:

A student who has autism is launching a children’s book inspired by his late mum
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4th April 2019

Merritts Complete Removal Of Modular Housing Units From Beeston

Traffic movements in Beeston were halted recently whilst heavy machinery moving & storage specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc dismantled and relocated four modular homes to their storage facility in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
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3rd April 2019

Students all set to battle cybercrime

Students from West Nottinghamshire College are joining Leicestershire Police to help combat cybercrime, in a scheme rolling out across the East Midlands.
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3rd April 2019

Remit recognised for commitment to supporting learners

National training provider, Remit Group, was named runner-up at the AAC Awards 2019 for its dedication to supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
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3rd April 2019

J Tomlinson enjoys hat-trick success at the East Midlands Bricks Awards

J Tomlinson is celebrating after scooping three accolades at the annual East Midlands Bricks Awards.
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3rd April 2019

East Midlands Chamber launch new marketing forum

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has launched a new learning and development forum to help local businesses improve their marketing.
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3rd April 2019

Stunning mural will celebrate Lincoln'a maritime history

City shoppers and visitors can look forward to seeing another exciting public artwork taking shape, as artist/designer James Mayle starts work on a fantastic mural celebrating the fascinating history of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and waterfront.  
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3rd April 2019

Lincolnshire farm bequest to be let on the open market

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is offering the open market an opportunity to occupy and farm Trafford Farm in Lincolnshire, after being gifted the property by well-respected Lincolnshire farmer, the late Miss Shelia Trafford.
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3rd April 2019

Words of wisdom from local accountants on approaching the year end with confidence

Leicestershire chartered accountants Newby Castleman has put together a list of top tips for individuals on how best to prepare for the tax year end on 5th April 2019.
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3rd April 2019

Travel students go 'global' meeting the professionals

Travel students go ‘round the globe’ for inspiration
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3rd April 2019

Get ready for "best ever" fashion extravaganza

Spring has sprung and there’s a real buzz of excitement in the air as Lincoln BIG steps up the pace ahead of what promises to be the best Lincoln Fashion Week ever!
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3rd April 2019

Record month and a new Technical Sales Engineer for Blum-Novotest

An East Staffordshire metrology specialist has pushed aside Brexit uncertainty to record its best ever month.
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3rd April 2019

Pattonair hopes to bowl over local youngsters with free cricket tickets

Hundreds of Derbyshire schoolchildren will get to watch first class cricket for free thanks to aerospace supply chain specialist Pattonair.
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3rd April 2019

Click Travel boosts Cancer Research UK's Birmingham-based project funding with £50,000 donation

Travel technology company Click Travel has given £50,000 to Cancer Research UK, as part of the Birmingham-based company’s annual commitments to fundraising, which includes donating one per cent of its profits to charities.
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3rd April 2019

J Tomlinson completes refurbishment of Leicestershire sexual health clinic

J Tomlinson has completed a state-of-the-art refurbishment scheme on behalf of Leicester City Council.
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3rd April 2019

Derby fashion students produce visions of the workwear future

Second year students from the University of Derby’s Fashion BA (Hons) course have presented their uniforms of the future, following a collaboration with the country’s largest uniform solutions provider, Dimensions.
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3rd April 2019

Unmissable artisan market signals the return of regular events at The Eagle Market

The Eagle Market has announced the return of its much-loved monthly markets, showcasing the best of small traders and makers in Derbyshire.
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3rd April 2019

Victory for Air IT as Winners in Global Service Desk Awards

East Midlands based managed service provider (MSP), Air IT was crowned as the Best Small Enterprise MSP at the IT Service & Support Awards, which are organised annually by the Service Desk Institute (SDI).
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3rd April 2019

Cycling Challenge Flies the Flag For Derbados

Two Derby charities have have laid down the gauntlet for others to join them for a month of cycling in April.
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3rd April 2019

HFB Financial Planning Ltd chosen to appear in The Parliamentary Review

The Parliamentary Review, chaired by Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, releases once more this Spring, featuring a range of thriving British businesses and educators.
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2nd April 2019

Freight firm makes strategic appointment as all-time turnover hits £50m

International logistics firm Baxter Freight – which has recently achieved an all-time turnover of more than £50m as it celebrates its fifth anniversary of trading – has made a strategic appointment in line with its growth plans.
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2nd April 2019

Growth plans lead to two new recruits for Blueprint Interiors

Specialist workplace design and fit-out contractors, Blueprint Interiors has announced the appointment of two new recruits. Chris Baker has joined as a technical designer and Ady Hurry as a contracts manager.
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2nd April 2019

Belmayne partners hit road to raise foundation funds

Two sporty financial planners from Dronfield-based Belmayne Independent are preparing to tackle a series of endurance events to raise money for local charities.
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2nd April 2019

Jomast hands over new Elder Way hotel to Premier Inn

The multi-million-pound transformation of the former Co-op department store on Elder Way in Chesterfield has been completed by Jomast Developments.
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2nd April 2019

Changes at the top at Duncan & Toplis with three senior appointments

East Midlands accountancy group Duncan & Toplis has made three new senior-level appointments, electing a new member to its Management Board and appointing two new directors at its offices in Louth and Grantham.
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2nd April 2019

Housebuilder celebrates a decade of five star customer satisfaction

Local housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton has just received five stars in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. This is now the 10th year in a row that the developer has been awarded five stars.
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2nd April 2019

Multimedia artist returns to her roots

Creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College welcomed a special guest last week and learnt more about launching their careers in the industry.
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2nd April 2019

Two NHS Trusts in Leicestershire promoting career opportunities in healthcare at The Job Show™ Leicester

The two largest NHS employers in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area - Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust – are attending The Job Show™ Leicester at Leicester City Football Club on Thursda
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2nd April 2019

Buckingham Palace date for Derby Funeral Director

Helen Wathall, managing director of Derby’s longest established independent funeral director, Wathall’s, has been awarded an MBE by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace.
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2nd April 2019

Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2019: Business hits the brakes

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that key indicators of UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2
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2nd April 2019

Retirement isn't a race for leading developer's long-serving employees

A Northampton based housebuilder is pursuing its aim to become more inclusive as a part of the construction industry by supporting its long-serving Site Managers through their retirement and allowing them to work part time.
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2nd April 2019

Spatial Global selected as ‘Export Champions’ to promote Midlands businesses to the world.

Head of Exporting Midlands Region, Ian Harrison, invited Rachel Morley of Spatial Global, to become a member of the Department for International Trade Regional Export Champions Programme.
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2nd April 2019

Quiet Storm backs Amy’s Olympics dream

A business development manager at marketing and sales solutions provider Quiet Storm is taking a career break to focus on her dream of competing in the 2020 Olympics Games, in Tokyo.
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2nd April 2019

Cowens grows senior team as business expands

Following a period of rapid business growth, Midlands insurance broker, Cowens, part of Cowens Group, has appointed yet another Senior Account Handler.
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2nd April 2019

Julian Smith voted best franchisee in the UK with The Alternative Board

Derby’s Julian Smith has been named franchisee of the year at the annual UK Conference of The Alternative Board.
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2nd April 2019

Ambitious Rhodes Wealth Management moves into mortgage advice

Fast-growing financial advice company Rhodes Wealth Management is now branching out into mortgage guidance.
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2nd April 2019

Leicestershire charities and organisations to benefit from launch of community fund

Leading Leicestershire developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has launched a Community Fund scheme to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.
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2nd April 2019

Largest intensive green roof in Nottingham becomes a residential 'garden in the sky'

A twenty-two week project to create Nottingham’s largest intensive ‘sky garden’ has been completed on the fourth floor of a 26-storey apartment building – showcasing the value of investment in green infrastructure for both local authorities and the reside
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2nd April 2019

Lawyers’ donation to a local charity supporting babies in hospital

Kind-hearted lawyers have donated more than £1,380 to a special charity that offers support to families with babies who have been born prematurely.
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2nd April 2019

2019 ProCon Awards tickets gone in sixty seconds

Tickets for the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire property and construction awards ceremony sold out in one minute on Tuesday [April 2].
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1st April 2019

Property agency makes eight promotions at Ashby office

A leading property agency has made eight promotions at its Ashby office – including a new partner - as the firm sees a record number of employees advance in the business.
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1st April 2019

Inspirational Leader Wins Civic Honour

University of Lincoln Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart CBE – who has driven the University’s “stellar growth” over the past decade - is the winner of this year’s Lincoln Civic Award.
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1st April 2019

Furry Tail Ending for Local Dog Lovers’ Fundraising

Local dog holiday specialists Barking Mad are in (puppy) love after sponsoring a second Dogs for Good assistance dog puppy named Wendy.
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1st April 2019

Leicester’s sporting mascots flex their muscle in outdoor gym competition

Mascots from two of Leicestershire’s major sporting teams have gone head-to-head in a fitness challenge as part of a city-wide physical activity drive. 
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1st April 2019

Duncan & Toplis elects new member to management board

East Midlands accountancy practice Duncan & Toplis has elected a new member to its management board.
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1st April 2019

Encore Reports Record £72m Turnover

Encore Personnel, the specialist recruitment firm that supplies Blue Collar staff to industry throughout the UK, has released its latest trading figures, recording its most successful year to date with a turnover figure of £72 million in 2018 - an increas
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1st April 2019

Small business blue Monday strikes as new tax regime, business rates and pension costs bite

Small businesses across the East Midlands will be faced with hikes to their business rates bills, with councils across the region set to rake in £1,441 million over the next year.
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