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News from 2020


25th December 2020

East Midlands HR experts celebrate 21st anniversary with agency expansion

Multi-sector HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting Limited, is marking its 21st anniversary with the launch of two new UK franchises.
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24th December 2020

Nottinghamshire businesses join forces to help local families in need this Christmas

Nottinghamshire businesses have joined forces with local charity Basket Brigade Nottingham to source, wrap and deliver 40 hampers of hand-selected gifts for families in need of additional support this year.
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24th December 2020

Planning approval granted for Rutland roadside retail units

Revised plans to create four new retail units on the former Ram Jam Inn site in Greetham, Rutland, were given the green light  by Rutland County Council’s planning committee.
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24th December 2020

Local motor business helps bring Christmas to Beaumond House Hospice patients

Staff at Newark-based motor specialist group, Motorfinity, have teamed up with Beaumond House Hospice Care to provide Christmas dinners to patients in their homes just in time for Christmas.
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24th December 2020

Dains Burton office raise money for local YMCA foodbank

Generous staff at Dains Accountants in Burton have put their hands in their pockets and raised £180 for the Burton YMCA homeless charity.
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24th December 2020

Housebuilder supports school Christmas quiz

A Market Harborough primary school held a successful virtual quiz and raffle, with help from a local housebuilder.
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24th December 2020

Head of Connect Derby supports BAME businesses throughout coronavirus

A Derby businesswoman and head of service at Derby City Council has been giving up her time throughout the coronavirus pandemic to provide vitally needed help and support to BAME businesses across the city.
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24th December 2020

£25m Staveley Town Deal Submitted to Government

Ambitious plans for the Staveley area worth over £25m have been submitted to the Government for approval as part of its Town Deal programme
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24th December 2020

Deep concern if fast internet targets missed and government needs to re-commit funding, says RSM

Chris Knowles, Chief Digital Officer, RSM comments on warning from the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that the government is highly likely to miss its own connectivity targets and urges a recommitment to funding:
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23rd December 2020

Beeston homebuilder supports local foodbank during Christmas period

Hope Foodbank in Beeston has received a £1,000 donation from Nottinghamshire homebuilder Barratt Homes to support those in need during the Christmas period.
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23rd December 2020

Notts pastry producer gears up to deliver millions of pork pies as festive season sees surge in demand

Almost 30 million pork pies will be made and distributed by leading savoury pastry manufacturer Addo Food Group in the weeks running up to Christmas.
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23rd December 2020

Midlands landscape architect ends the year on a (green) high

Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence is ending what has been a record year following a 50% increase in projects, compared to this time last year.
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23rd December 2020

Gearing up for Christmas treats

Thousands of mince pies and chocolate treats will be made and distributed by East Midlands-based Birds Bakery in the week leading up to Christmas Day.
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23rd December 2020

Octavian Security awarded Armed Forces Covenant

Nottingham-based protection specialists Octavian Security UK has had its Armed Forces Covenant validated and awarded by the bronze Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
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23rd December 2020

Christmas in Chesterfield a major success

Chesterfield Borough Council’s Christmas experience – The Amazing Magical Santa House – has been hailed a major success after bringing smiles to everyone who went along to meet Santa.
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23rd December 2020

Developer donates £1,000 to Burton Upon Trent rehabilitation charity

Derbyshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has made a £1,000 donation to BAC O’Connor, a charity providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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23rd December 2020

Branston raises £14K for Lincs and Notts air ambulance

Lincolnshire potato supplier Branston has raised a total of £14,628 for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, by travelling virtually around the world in 80 days.
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23rd December 2020

Nottinghamshire healthcare company expands operations amid challenging year

Despite a backdrop of mass redundancies and the UK entering its worst recession in 300 years, a business from Nottinghamshire has pivoted its operations - ending 2020 with a bolstered team, larger premises and new and improved products.
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23rd December 2020

“Social Santa” sees local businesses spread festive cheer for older people in Nottingham

A group of Nottingham businesses have come together to help safely deliver Christmas hampers to the city’s older residents by partnering with Nottingham and Notts Elders' Forum.
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23rd December 2020

Eudai Clinic celebrates expansion by launching free treatment packages

A Harley Street-trained doctor, who set up the first of his UK-based clinics in Beeston this summer is expanding, adding three skilled team members to his Beeston medical aesthetics and skincare clinic.
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23rd December 2020

Reduced fares at Albatross for disabled people in Derby

Private hire firm Albatross Cars has joined with a Derby charity to offer special taxi fare rates for disabled people.
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22nd December 2020

Double promotion announced at Derby law firm

Leading Derby-based law firm Nelsons has promoted two employees from its family and residential conveyancing departments to legal director and senior associate respectively.
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22nd December 2020

Developer Encourages UK Residents To 'Have Themselves A Sustainable Christmas'

The team behind Nottingham’s eco-friendly waterside housing development is urging everyone to have themselves a sustainable Christmas, after launching two festive green initiatives.
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22nd December 2020

DeltaNet International Limited Joins Marlowe plc

Marlowe plc has acquired compliance and health and safety eLearning specialists, DeltaNet International Limited in a deal worth up to £4.5m. 
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22nd December 2020

Depot switch sparks move to recruit sweeper drivers

A nationwide business is keen to recruit at least five additional drivers after opening a new depot in Leicestershire.
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22nd December 2020

FHP and clients provide festive cheer for children of Welbeck Primary School

FHP Property Consultants and its clients have partnered together to donate £6,500 and a range of gifts to deliver festive cheer to pupils at Welbeck Primary School in The Meadows, Nottingham.
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22nd December 2020

Leading homebuilder supports charity that grants the wishes of children living with life threatening illness

David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to a charity dedicated to making the dreams of children with life threatening illnesses come true.
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22nd December 2020

‘Meowls on wheels’: Local pet-food brand donates over 45,000 ‘life-changing’ meals to homeless pets this Christmas

HiLife, a popular dog and cat food brand based in Melton Mowbray, has donated over 45,000 meals to feed homeless pets this Christmas.
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22nd December 2020

Ward helps keep Chit Chat Club from closure

Derbyshire based metal recycling and waste specialist, Ward has donated £520 to the Chit Chat Club in Chesterfield to cover room rental and help it remain open during the pandemic.
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22nd December 2020

Peter James Homes Takes To The Road in Support of Mission Christmas

An East Midlands property developer has lent its support to a charitable campaign to bring happiness to disadvantaged children across the Midlands this Christmas.
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22nd December 2020

Local developers team up with Emmanuel House to support the homeless this Christmas

This Christmas, the developers behind a number of Nottingham schemes such as The Grove Pub in Lenton and Grains Building in Hockley have teamed up with local charity Emmanuel House to donate special gifts to those that need it most.
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21st December 2020

Drivers donate to name bus for generous customer

trentbarton drivers on its skylink Nottingham route are always delighted when regular customer Sandra Mockler gets on board as they know they are in for a treat.
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21st December 2020

Leicestershire-based online flooring retailer donates to local foodbanks

A Hinckley food bank has received a festive boost with a four-figure donation from the UK’s leading online flooring retailer – which is based in the town.
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21st December 2020

Nottingham Digital Product Agency celebrates success in turbulent year

AtomicMedia, Nottingham’s award-winning digital product agency, has experienced significant growth in what has been a difficult year for so many businesses.
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21st December 2020

LLEP appoints two new members to its Board of Directors

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd (LLEP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Larraine Boorman and Clare James MBE to its Board of Directors.
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21st December 2020

Local estate agent helps those in need this Christmas

Leading estate agent Gascoines has supported Newark Food Bank and the Salvation Army in Newark by donating food parcels and toys this Christmas.
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21st December 2020

Art firm set for record year as consumers discover joy of creativity

Teaching Art, the Newark-based art supplies business, is enjoying its best ever year as consumers spend more time at home and rediscover the joys of creativity.
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21st December 2020

East Midlands business confidence rises to highest point since march 2020

Business confidence in the East Midlands rose 17 points month-on-month to -5% during December, its highest level since the beginning of the pandemic in March, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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21st December 2020

‘Sloppy’ Home Office Guidance on EU Nationals’ Employment Rights Following Brexit Leaves Business Confused

Current Home Office guidance potentially harmful to businesses and employees warns corporate immigration solicitor Thal Vasishta of Paragon Law as the firm provides new guidance on how the employment of EU nationals can best be managed following the end o
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20th December 2020

Derby accountancy and business advisors make Christmas donation to city-based child mental health charity, Bridge the Gap

A Derby accountancy and business advisory company has brought some Christmas cheer to a city charity which aims to improve the mental health of children, parents and teachers.
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20th December 2020

Mark takes to the skies for armed forces charity

 A member of the team from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville has taken part in a skydive to raise awareness for an armed forces charity.
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20th December 2020

H-app-y days for InnuScience after being named as finalist in two top awards

Global biotech cleaning solutions provider, InnuScience, is celebrating after being shortlisted for two awards by leading trade magazines.
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20th December 2020

Leicester’s MAF supports Rainbows Hospice

A Leicestershire company which specialises in fire risk assessments is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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20th December 2020

Hampers For Heroes at The Wilkins Group Delivers Hundreds to Local People

A Nottingham based food packaging giant has swapped client gifts for community cohesion this Christmas and embarked upon a mammoth task - to hand deliver over 300 hampers to local Covid19 heroes, and to those most in need.
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20th December 2020

Jobs demand prompts recruiter to expand team

A company that has secured employment for hundreds of people during the pandemic has made four new appointments of its own.
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20th December 2020

Disability Direct chief to show other charities' leaders the way

The chief executive of Derby-based Disability Direct has been selected for the prestigious role of ‘Pilotlighter’ to help develop charity leaders across the Midlands.
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20th December 2020

Delight at business backing for Derby’s future fuels ambitions

Council leaders say they are delighted with the support they are receiving from the business community after setting out Derby’s ambition to become the UK’s leading centre for future fuels technology.
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19th December 2020

J Tomlinson expands extra care new build portfolio

J Tomlinson is showcasing its expertise as one of the nation’s leading constructors of specialist and luxury care facilities following several recent appointments and handovers.
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19th December 2020

Sygnature Discovery invests £3m to expand high-throughput screening and translational oncology capabilities

Sygnature Discovery, a leading independent integrated drug discovery and pre-clinical contract research organization, is strengthening its high-throughput screening (HTS) and translational oncology service-offerings by investing £3 million in new instrume
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19th December 2020

Leading businesses invest in Timico’s cloud telephony solutions

IT managed service provider, Timico has been successfully appointed by two prominent businesses, to implement MiCloud Flex solutions and drive successful digital transformation across both organisations.
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19th December 2020

High-tech speakerphone donation helps Lubrizol seal new academy partnership with Derby College

Derbyshire firm Lubrizol has helped IT students to learn better during the lockdown by donating high-tech speakerphones to mark the start of a new exciting employer academy tie-in.
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19th December 2020

Ventola on par with new Monster Mini Golf brief

A UK lighting specialist has served up the perfect putt with its latest project win in the United States.
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19th December 2020

Duncan & Toplis opens new office to mark five years in Loughborough

Award winning chartered accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis is ending 2020 with a bold investment into Loughborough after five years in the town.
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19th December 2020

Derby businesses join forces to help spread Christmas cheer across the city

A group of businessmen from a host of leading Derby firms gave up their time to spread some Christmas cheer when they sponsored a huge campaign to deliver food and hampers to hundreds of lonely and vulnerable pensioners living across the city.
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19th December 2020

Let the Bells Ring Out For Christmas!

Britain’s last remaining bellfoundry saved with £3.45m National Lottery funding
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19th December 2020

Restrictions on landlords extended

Restrictions on landlords extended as the Government moves to provide further protection to struggling business tenants
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18th December 2020

Popular pet shop wings its way to growth with move next door to busy high street

A pet shop that specialises in selling parrots has spread its wings to an adjoining property massively increasing its sales and storage areas.
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18th December 2020

Staton Young acquire major Derby site

Staton Young are ending 2020 on a high after completing on their biggest acquisition of the year, Northgate House in Derby, purchased for an undisclosed sum.
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18th December 2020

HSG Operations Director Appointed To Lead Further Growth

Award-winning washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have appointed David Tainton as Operations Director to lead the company through its next stage of expansion.
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18th December 2020

Teaching law firm recognised for providing free and affordable legal advice to those in need across Nottinghamshire

A teaching law firm which provides free and affordable legal advice to the people of Nottinghamshire has been recognised for its work with a Contribution to the Community Award 2020 from the Nottinghamshire Law Society.
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18th December 2020

New Centre of Excellence at Chesterfield College to receive £500,000 from D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

A new Centre of Excellence focusing on modern construction and digital technologies will be built at Chesterfield College after the scheme was awarded a £500,000 grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
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18th December 2020

Retailer's four-figure donation to Hinckley food bank

A Hinckley food bank has received a festive boost with a four-figure donation from the UK’s leading online flooring retailer – which is based in the town.
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18th December 2020

Notts-based food group named best customer focus at prestigious business awards

Addo Food Group, the market-leading producer of chilled savoury products, is celebrating its win at the Best Business Awards 2020, which were held on the 4 December.
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18th December 2020

Big business gives over 160,000 people in the East Midlands food, tech and care essentials to get through COVID-19

A charity set up by The Prince of Wales has got businesses to step up and help more than 160,000 people in the East Midlands as they struggle to get the food, digital technology and care essentials that they need to survive the impact of COVID-19 on their
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18th December 2020

Murray Park pupils talk future plans with Derby business leaders in virtual mock interviews

A budding scientist and an aspiring singer were given a taste of the ‘real’ world as Derby business leaders took part in virtual mock interviews with Year 11 students at Murray Park Community School.
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18th December 2020

RHCV Welcomes RTUK Executive to its Nottingham Team

As part of ongoing investment, East Midlands Renault Truck dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is boosting its services with a strengthened team and further investment. 
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18th December 2020

A Christmas message from Love Business

Well… what a year it’s been.
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18th December 2020

Property developer delivers Christmas cheer to children in hospital

Leading property development, investment and lettings company, ALB Group, is marking the festive season by donating thousands of pounds worth of Christmas presents to children in five hospitals across the country.
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17th December 2020

Trainee stylists are inspired by hairdressing professional

An insight into hairstyles created for top fashion houses as well as scooping prestigious national awards was the topic of discussion for hairdressing students at West Nottinghamshire College.
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17th December 2020

Protect yourself from furlough fraud: Law firm's advice to business owners

Around £3.5 billion is thought to have been paid out either mistakenly or in response to fraudulent claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), according to HMRC.
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17th December 2020

University academic dons the mantle of chair at enterprise agency in Erewash

A university academic specialising in business has been elected as the new chair of enterprise agency Erewash Partnership.
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17th December 2020

East Midlands critical power specialist cuts the ribbon for nine new office locations

WB Power Services Ltd (WBPS), a leading critical power specialist that provides power installations, generator maintenance packages and generator hire to customers across the UK is pleased to announce the opening of 9 new office locations across the Unite
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17th December 2020

Growing Support for your Small Business

Extra places are being made available for Small Business leaders in the East Midlands to build on their leadership skills and learn with others.  In response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the programme has been created specifically to help SMEs build
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17th December 2020

Supermarket sweep for Stepnell as it completes new Aldi store

Construction firm Stepnell has delivered a new £2.2 million scheme for global, budget supermarket chain Aldi in the East Midlands.
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17th December 2020

Node4 wins ‘Data Centre Hosting/Colocation Supplier of the Year’ at DCS Awards 2020

Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has been announced the winner in the ‘Data Centre Hosting/Colocation Supplier of the Year’ category at the DCS Awards 2020. 
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17th December 2020

Notts students choose local charity for annual fundraiser

Students from Nottingham Trent University have come together to raise more than £1,700 for Switch Up, a charity that empowers Nottingham’s children and young adults.
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17th December 2020

Sizzling new Smoke & Ice restaurant in Edwinstowe set to defy struggles of pandemic

A new barbecue and Asian fusion restaurant in Edwinstowe has bucked the trend of struggling food outlets in Nottinghamshire by attracting thousands of avid followers and future customers over the last few months in anticipation of their opening.
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17th December 2020

Property developer delivers Christmas cheer to children in hospital

Leading property development, investment and lettings company, ALB Group, is marking the festive season by donating thousands of pounds worth of Christmas presents to children in five hospitals across the country.
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16th December 2020

Festive wreaths spread Christmas cheer at Middlebeck

Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, has spread Christmas joy to its residents by delivering extra special gifts to the growing community this year.
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16th December 2020

Festive fun for Kegworth team to celebrate countdown to Christmas

The team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth is celebrating the festive season with a series of socially distanced fun events for the team to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. 
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16th December 2020

Mulberry Homes supports Leicestershire Baby Bank this Christmas

Leading developer Mulberry Homes has brought festive cheer to the local community this Christmas by donating £200 to Baby Basics Leicester, nearby to its Kingsbury Park development in Lutterworth.
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16th December 2020

Kind-hearted Derby financial adviser agrees to share profits with city charity me&dee

A Derby financial advisor has offered to hand over a share of his profits throughout 2021 to a city charity which send families who are going through tough times on much-needed holidays.
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16th December 2020

David Wilson Homes apprentice follows in brother's footsteps in Uttoxeter

Leading homebuilder David Wilson Homes welcomed a construction apprentice to its Bentley Fields development in Uttoxeter to help him develop his skills and knowledge of the trade.
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16th December 2020

Resilient year for East Midlands architect with continued growth and expansion plans for 2021

Lincolnshire-based architectural practice PolkeyCollins is celebrating a strong year in business, despite the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic presented the construction industry earlier this year. 
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16th December 2020

Neuways named one of Britain’s Best Managed IT Companies for second year running

Derby IT specialists Neuways have ended 2020 perfectly by placing within Britain’s Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies for the second year in a row.
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16th December 2020

Notts Solicitor named Junior Lawyer of the Year

Nottingham law firm Nelsons is celebrating after its associate and solicitor Isabelle Munyabarenzi was named Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Awards Dinner 2020.
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16th December 2020

Housebuilder donates grand prize for village’s best Christmas lights

A luxury chocolate hamper donated by Chestnut Homes will be awarded to the winner of Dunholme’s inaugural Christmas lights competition.
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16th December 2020

Charities get Christmas boost through college kindness

A deluge of warmth and kindness for local communities has poured out from staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College this festive season.
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16th December 2020

Works goes underway on central operational services depot

Work has started on site at the exciting new central depot for operational services in West Lindsey, with principal contractor Henry Boot Construction Limited putting the first spade in the ground.
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16th December 2020

Lincolnshire Haulage Firm Donates £1,000 Winnings to Charity

Boston-based haulier George H Kime & Co Ltd has given an early Christmas present to two Lincolnshire charities after winning £1,000 on a national lottery for haulage firms.
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15th December 2020

Derbyshire Bakery Reveals Christmas Cakes Ahead of Festive Period

A family-run bakery which expects to sell a whopping 16,000 mince pies this festive season has unveiled a host of other Yuletide treats.
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15th December 2020

Cartwright celebrates consumer healthcare win

Midlands PR, marketing, and digital agency Cartwright Communications has secured its latest account win after being appointed by Midlands online pharmacy brand, MedsOnline247.
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15th December 2020

A fast-growing online flooring retailer based in the Midlands has made a key appointment as part of its rapid expansion.

UK Flooring Direct, which is headquartered in Hinckley and recently added a new office and warehouse in Coventry, has appointed Elia Green as Commercial Director.
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15th December 2020

D2N2 LEP welcomes influential business leader to its board

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Clare James MBE, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to its board of directors.
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15th December 2020

SecuriPods helps keep Blenheim Palace’s Christmas Lights trail safe

A Derbyshire manufacturer of outdoor security devices has played its part in helping one of the country’s largest Christmas celebrations go ahead in safety by supplying and installing a ground-breaking barrier specifically designed to protect outdoor even
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15th December 2020

Business growth for new agency with major contract win

The Inspired Marketing Group (IMG) has won its first major contract, just weeks after launching the concept publicly.
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15th December 2020

Midlands manufactured PPE removes dependence on imported stock for care homes and NHS

Nottingham-based business, Home Shield Products Ltd, has partnered with UK Mask Force, a charity tasked with donating PPE to those who need it most in a bid to bring much needed PPE to the nation.
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14th December 2020

DCG Brings Christmas Cheer To Local Residents

Hundreds of students and staff across DCG have been involved in Derby City Council’s Christmas Cheer project which is providing much needed support and festive cheer to particularly vulnerable and elderly people across the city.
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14th December 2020

Connect Derby takes over management of Derby Market Hall

Connect Derby, the city’s primary managed workspace provider, has taken on temporary management of Derby’s Market Hall – during an unprecedented time for the historic building.
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14th December 2020

NG helps deliver expansion plans for growing Loughborough company

An ambitious local company is expanding in Loughborough after a property deal secured by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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14th December 2020

Leicester’s own superstar Mark Morrison joins forces with the local business community to support Hope Against Cancer with the ultimate Christmas single.

Leicestershire charity Hope Against Cancer is getting a festive boost to their fundraising in what are unprecedently difficult times for local charities thanks to BHIB Insurance Brokers and local R&B legend Mark Morrison – who have written, produced and r
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14th December 2020

Medilink Midlands CEO and Board Announced

Medilink Midlands has announced that its newly forged Board of Directors has appointed Dr Darren Clark as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Darren previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer a
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14th December 2020

New hardware store opens in old premises filling gap and brightening village street

A new family hardware store has started trading in the heart of Spondon, Derby, today (Saturday December 12) in premises closed for eight years.
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14th December 2020

PCW helps stalling businesses shift up a gear with ‘Need for Speed’ workshop

PCW Consulting is aiming to help company bosses get their businesses back on the road after a difficult year with the first in a series of expert online workshops that starts on January 7th.
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14th December 2020

Loughborough Finance for Sport Partners with junior cycling team, Tofauti Everyone Active

Loughborough Finance for Sport (LFS) are excited to be partnering with Tofauti Everyone Active, a junior cycling team like no other. Empowering junior riders, aged 16-18, to take control of their cycling development through unrivalled support & teamwork.
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14th December 2020

Chesterfield College helps employers access £2 billion of government funding to recruit young people

Chesterfield College is helping employers make the most of government funding to grow their workforce and help young people into employment.
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13th December 2020

Flooring boss asks shoppers to brace themselves for ‘inevitable price hike’ in 2021 due to sharp world changes

Factory Direct Flooring’s MD has warned that a combination of Brexit, a shipping hike and unprecedented demand will force prices of all goods up next year
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13th December 2020

Safe and Sound CEO’s Achievements Recognised

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has finished an award-winning year with news that the charity’s chief executive Tracy Harrison has been recognised in the Derbyshire Live Heroes awards.
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13th December 2020

Local Joint Venture Secures Future for Stanton Ironworks

A joint venture between two prominent Derbyshire business families has completed a deal to secure the future of the former Stanton Ironworks in Ilkeston.
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13th December 2020

Career opportunities for four apprentices

Four new apprenticeship roles have been created at an award-winning full-service marketing agency as a result of businesses wanting to fast track their on-line presence and find new ways to market.
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13th December 2020

Derby based Infuse Technology appointed by global lock designers and distributors, Codelocks

As part of their brief, Infuse will be providing a range of services to Codelocks, who have their company headquarters based in Newbury, Berkshire.
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13th December 2020

Are you one in a million?

Would you like to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged women and children in Derbyshire?
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12th December 2020

Retail Assist Welcomes New Head of Technical Services

Managed IT services and solutions company, Retail Assist, welcomes Tony Sherwin as their new Head of Technical Services.
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12th December 2020

Duncan & Toplis shortlisted in the Rural Business Awards 2020

East Midlands-based chartered accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK, after being shortlisted in the Best Rural Professional Services Business category of this year’s Rur
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12th December 2020

Leicester based luxury packaging provider helps to wrap up kindness this Christmas

Delta Global, a packaging provider for luxury retailers has teamed up with In Kind Direct to wrap up kindness this festive season.
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12th December 2020

Air IT announce their next two acquisitions of Riverbank IT Management Limited and Nexus GS Limited 

Air IT Limited has today announced the acquisition of Oxford based IT managed service provider (MSP) Riverbank IT Management Limited, and Coventry based Nexus GS Limited for undisclosed considerations. 
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12th December 2020

Permaroof makes a move on the commercial sector

After dominating the domestic EPDM rubber flat roofing market for the past two decades, Permaroof – the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover – is expanding into the commercial sector.
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12th December 2020

R&D Tax Relief Specialist Helps Regional Digital Agency Drive Growth

A Derbyshire-based digital marketing and web design agency has experienced accelerated growth over the last two years, thanks to working with Research and Development [R&D] tax relief specialists, Quantum R&D Tax. 
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12th December 2020

Bruton Knowles Managing Partner To Continue Leading Firm

James Bailey, Managing Partner of National Chartered Surveyor firm, Bruton Knowles, has proven he has the business acumen and passion to lead the firm, despite the extremely difficult operating conditions experienced by the property industry this year.
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12th December 2020

New spin-out company signals quantum leap for brain imaging

A new type of wearable brain scanner, designed to allow people to move freely whilst being scanned, is a step closer to being used in hospitals with the launch of a new partnership.
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12th December 2020

New home for Centurion Legal as online model boosts business

Nottingham employment law specialist Centurion Legal has relocated from the city to the suburbs as the rise of online consultations continues to alter the route to market for the sector.
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12th December 2020

UK Face Masks selects Cema Vending for safer shopping centres solution

Cema Vending is currently undergoing a major project with UK Face Masks Direct, as the two innovative Nottingham businesses partner on a roll out of PPE vending machines across the UK.
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12th December 2020

Air IT continues expansion drive with double acquisition

Air IT Limited has announced the acquisition of Oxford based IT managed service provider (MSP) Riverbank IT Management Limited, and Coventry based Nexus GS Limited for undisclosed considerations. 
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12th December 2020

Leicester-based luxury packaging provider helps to wrap up kindness this Christmas

Delta Global, a packaging provider for luxury retailers has teamed up with In Kind Direct to wrap up kindness this festive season.
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12th December 2020

Photographer turns negative situation into positive support for people in need

An award-winning lifestyle photographer from Mansfield has turned a negative situation into a positive one so people’s lives aren’t hampered by their situations.
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12th December 2020

Leicester manufacturer marks 30th birthday with £500,000 of orders

A Leicester company that specialises in bespoke manufacturing and fabrication has extra reasons to celebrate its 30th anniversary after securing a raft of new contracts totalling just under £500,000.
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12th December 2020

Hallam donates more than £1,000 worth of food and warm clothes to help Emmanuel House appeal

Hallam, the strategic digital marketing agency, is proud to announce its support for Emmanuel House’s Winter Appeal. 
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11th December 2020

Russell Roof Tiles - 12 days of Christmas charity

For the first time, Burton roofing manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is generously donating a total of £6000.00 as part of a 12 days of Christmas community programme.
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11th December 2020

Fisher German joins FOLK2FOLK valuation panel

FOLK2FOLK is pleased to announce the appointment of property consultancy Fisher German to its national valuation panel.
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11th December 2020

Award-winning Leics law firms 'stronger together' after acquisition

As part of its ambitious strategy for growth in Leicester and the wider East Midlands region, law firm Nelsons has announced the acquisition of award-winning family solicitors and mediators Glynis Wright & Co.
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11th December 2020

Car leasing firm joins as Chamber patron

Select Car Leasing has joined Burton & District Chamber of Commerce as patrons. 
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11th December 2020

East Midlands recovery relies on bridging skills gaps, says Lloyds Banking Group report

Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover report which harnesses insights gathered from business leaders, policy-makers, and community leaders around the UK and highlights strong calls from stakeholders for a bespoke
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11th December 2020

BREXIT PRIORITY LIST – EXPORTS FROM JANUARY 2021

7 Things you must do immediately to prepare if you EXPORT to or through Europe.
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11th December 2020

MEIF Sensocloud(SUBS) Case Study (Maven Debt Finance)

Hear from East Midlands business Senso-cloud, who have been able to access finance to adapt and continue to growth through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, securing debt finance through fund managers Maven Capital Partners:
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11th December 2020

Belmayne gets set for Round Sheffield Fundraiser

A partner from Dronfield independent financial planners, Belmayne, is kicking off the new year with a race around the perimeter of Sheffield to raise precious funds for four local charities.
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10th December 2020

55% of people in East Midlands pledge to support small businesses this Christmas

Nearly three in every five people surveyed in the East Midlands are keen to support small businesses this Christmas - as they worry their local shops could go bust, according to new research conducted by BT in the run up to the festive period.
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10th December 2020

Idlewells celebrates local independent businesses as part of Small Business Saturday

Sutton-in-Ashfield shopping centre Idlewells has joined the UK in celebrating the breadth of local small business success as part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign.
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10th December 2020

Derby business supports local community with festive offering

IT security experts Neuways have joined forces with Chellaston-based Springwater Charity to support the local network of caregivers, hostels and vulnerable members of the community.
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10th December 2020

QTS Group on track for growth with new hires in Nottingham

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has recruited six new employees at its Nottingham office, bolstering its team across the UK to nearly 500.
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10th December 2020

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, the BID's providing to schools for free

MORE than 50 schools across North Nottinghamshire are getting into the festive spirit early this year by claiming a free locally grown Christmas tree, thanks to an initiative from North Notts BID.
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10th December 2020

2020: The most ‘remarkable’ year in Loughborough manufacturers 160-year existence.

An award-winning Loughborough family business has boosted its customer service department having seen a 700 per cent rise in sales of decorating supplies in one of the most “remarkable” periods in its 160 year existence.
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10th December 2020

Nottinghamshire homebuilder takes a hike to raise £100,000 for charity

A leading housebuilder is giving The Proclaimers a run for their money by walking over 570 miles, almost the length of the UK, to raise £100,000 for charity.
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9th December 2020

Hospice supported by donation from Amazon team

The team from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth has donated £1,000 to a Leicestershire hospice.
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9th December 2020

Banner Jones further expands its Care Proceedings team

Leading law firm Banner Jones Solicitors has announced the further expansion of its award-winning Care Proceedings team in Chesterfield with the appointment of Solicitor Melanie Hoffman.
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9th December 2020

More to be done to improve East Midlands perception of property industry

The property industry must do more to demonstrate the positive impact of construction projects on communities across the East Midlands, according to new research by the UK’s leading public sector procurement authority, SCAPE.
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9th December 2020

East Midlands IT firm branches out after coronavirus boost

IT firm True MSP has launched a new telecommunications division after seeing its growth expectations double during the coronavirus pandemic.
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8th December 2020

Promotions Secured Through Timms Solicitors’ Pathway

Two solicitors at Timms have been promoted to Associates having completed the firm’s innovative Pathway Programme – designed to support staff in their career development plans.
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8th December 2020

Rural businesswomen team up to champion women in farming this Christmas

Smallholder and founder of the Rutland-based brand Land Girls, Emma Brown, has teamed up with Caroline Stafford at The Kitsch Hen in Oakham to create biscuits and gift packs in an act of solidarity for women in the farming industry this Christmas.
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8th December 2020

School workplace tours go virtual for Made in Chesterfield

Virtual tours of businesses operating in the town’s engineering and manufacturing sector, will ensure that young people in North Derbyshire continue to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers during the pandemic.
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8th December 2020

Nottinghamshire homebuilder helps pupils look on the bright side for road safety week

Pupils at Chuter Ede Primary School in Fernwood recently received a donation of hi-vis kit bags from Barratt and David Wilson Homes to help them shine bright during Road Safety Week.
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8th December 2020

Leicestershire-based pet food brand appoints business development assistant and nutrition specialist

Leicestershire-based pet food company,Vale Pet Foods, has announced the appointment of business development assistant, James Bailey, and nutrition specialist, Lauren Hudson, to its growing team.
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7th December 2020

Derby manufacturer secures £100K boost to create new jobs

Derby-based manufacturer, Complexia, is set to expand and create seven new jobs following a £100,000 investment.
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7th December 2020

The swapping revolution sweeps the nation

East Midlands business swapping website goes national to reach more small businesses and charities during the pandemic.
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7th December 2020

East Midlands hobby business expands to fill industrial estate in Beeston

The last unit on a Nottingham trading estate has been snapped up, demonstrating business confidence in the area.
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7th December 2020

Clegg Food Projects completes new multi-million-pound HQ for Wells & Co

National specialists in the construction of food and drink manufacturing facilities Clegg Food Projects has completed a new state-of-the-art HQ for Wells & Co – an independent, family-owned business with a 190-strong portfolio of award-winning pubs.
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7th December 2020

Resilient Lincoln Motor Specialists End 2020 on a High

Dack Motor Group is ending 2020 on a high despite the challenges of Coronavirus, celebrating the fact that during October, its service department saw 100% growth vs January 2020 in labour sales turnover. 
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5th December 2020

New programme to prevent young people from missing out on opportunities during the coronavirus.

Businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are being invited to support an ambitious work experience programme aimed at providing 3,000 placements for young people throughout the D2N2 region. 
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5th December 2020

Law firm wins praise for its innovative work

East Midlands law firm Nelsons has won praise for ‘blazing a trail’ in the legal world as it secured accreditation from The Law Society for the 15th year running.
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5th December 2020

Innes England helps R+R Hub to 'breakout' into new office

Workplace refreshment specialists, R+R Hub is preparing to expand following an off-market commercial property deal by Innes England.
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5th December 2020

Housebuilder spreading Christmas cheer to children in refuge

Mansfield based Rippon Homes is foregoing the traditional workplace secret Santa this year to participate in KidsOut Giving Tree.
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4th December 2020

Permaroof prepares to seize growth opportunities in 2021

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, is celebrating the most successful year in its 20-year history, after maximising the lockdown effect on the DIY market as well as quickly diversifying in the face of the global
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4th December 2020

Russell Scanlan Appoints Vice President of Nottingham Insurance Institute as Commercial Manager

Nottingham insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has welcomed the Deputy President of Nottingham Insurance Institute on board as its new Commercial Manager.
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4th December 2020

Chevin Fleet Solutions to create 20 new jobs following £1.5m MEIF boost

Derbyshire-based fleet management software provider has secured a £1.5m funding boost to develop its cloud-based product and create 20 new skilled jobs.
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4th December 2020

Timico's evolution continues with the acquisition of AWS consulting firm, Arcus Cloud Services

Timico is delighted to announce the acquisition of Arcus Cloud Services Limited (ACS), the Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced consulting firm, representing a further step towards Timico becoming one of the UK’s leading cloud-based managed service provider
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4th December 2020

Road haulage to the EU and beyond after December 31st

Spatial Global’s Robert Tedd explains how road haulage will be impacted from December 31st 2020
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4th December 2020

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to launch ‘Skills Bootcamps’

The government has announced plans to transform the training and skills system in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in a bid to make it fit for the 21st century economy and help the country build back better from coronavirus.
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4th December 2020

Specialist business and property disputes lawyer bolsters Leics team

Expert dispute resolution partner and solicitor Andy Rudkin has joined leading Leicester-based law firm Nelsons.
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3rd December 2020

Aldi UK agrees flagship sponsorship deal with Loughborough University

Supermarket chain Aldi has become the official sponsor of Loughborough University’s Men’s Performance Football Team.
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3rd December 2020

Leicestershire small business mentor wins Enterprise Nation’s 2020 Top 10 Advisers Award

Leicestershire-based bid writing expert James Kent, director of Your Tender Team, has been crowned the UK’s Top Sales Adviser for the professional support he provides to businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them grow by writing winning contract proposals
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3rd December 2020

Digital Turbine Centre secures D2N2 funding

A new Digital Innovation Centre showcasing the latest in augmented and virtual reality and 5G-related innovations will be created at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Worksop Turbine centre.
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3rd December 2020

Jigsaw Celebrates Renewed Contract with Retail Assist

Luxury fashion retailer, Jigsaw, has continued to develop its relationship with Retail Assist through a further extension of its stores’ IT Help Desk support.
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3rd December 2020

Microlise Supports Pipeline of Young Talent Through ‘Think Logistics’ Sponsorship

Microlise has renewed its association with Think Logistics, and is delighted to continue to partner with leading industry bodies and over 40 other logistics companies to attract school leavers, apprentices and graduates into the logistics, transport and s
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2nd December 2020

Willmott Dixon tops European poll for UK's leading contractor for diversity

Local contractor Willmott Dixon was the UK’s highest placed construction company in the Financial Time’s annual European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion list – ranking at number 43 out of 850 organisations listed for their approach to inclus
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2nd December 2020

The Practical Planning Company relaunches website after being named ‘Architecture Company of the Year’

A Sandiacre-based architectural design start-up is celebrating Christmas early this year with a brand-new website after being named ‘Architecture Company of the Year 2020’. 
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2nd December 2020

Business Collaborations Support Local Families

Derby-based Colleague Box and Century Mobile have further expanded their support for the county’s specialist charity Safe and Sound.
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2nd December 2020

Derby BIDS Support Calls For Greater Business Support

Homes for East Mids first-time buyers capped at £261,000 under revised government scheme
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2nd December 2020

Cartwright 'blooms' following consumer account win

A leading online florist has appointed Midlands-based PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications as its retained PR agency.
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2nd December 2020

FSB Issues ‘Shop Small At Christmas’ Rallying Cry

Shoppers in the East Midlands region are being urged to buy from - and celebrate - their local and independent businesses in a pre-Christmas campaign led by Britain’s biggest business representation group.
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1st December 2020

200 pints of lager and a packet of crisps: New pub funds leave sour taste in wet pubs

200 pints of lager and a packet of crisps: New pub funds leave sour taste in wet pubs
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1st December 2020

Summit details roadmap to Chesterfield thriving post pandemic

Public health will dominate the agenda in 2021 as Chesterfield looks to recover financially from the pandemic.
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1st December 2020

A Nottingham law firm has been rated as one of the best in the UK for the specialist work it does in immigration.

OTB Legal is the only immigration law firm outside of London to feature in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide for 2021, which identifies outstanding lawyers and law firms.
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1st December 2020

Mansfield housing development awarded D2N2 funding

The Lindhurst Development in Mansfield has been awarded a £3 million grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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1st December 2020

Peer Networks

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SMEs that is delivered locally by the network of Growth Hubs across England.
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1st December 2020

Midlands businesses predict swift recovery once vaccine rolls out

An overwhelming number of Midlands businesses predict a swift recovery once COVID-19 vaccines roll out, according to new data published today.
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1st December 2020

Funding boost will supercharge Ring Road

Chartered Surveyor Banks Long & Co has welcomed news of a £110 million Government boost – bringing a complete ring road for Lincoln one step nearer reality.
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1st December 2020

North Notts BID backs "bounce back better" campaign as hospitality industry is hit by new tiered system

North Notts BID has announced its support for the Bounce Back Better campaign which calls for special measures to be introduced to support struggling hospitality businesses amid the new tier lockdown system.
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30th November 2020

Derventio asks Derby firms to donate unspent Christmas party money to help give homeless people hope for the future

A Derby housing trust is appealing to local companies to donate unspent funds from cancelled Christmas parties to help it raise money to give homeless people new hope for 2021.
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30th November 2020

Iconic Leicester Factory acquired by local firm

Leicester’s Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints factory in Braunstone Frith has been acquired by another growing Leicester business.
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30th November 2020

Leicestershire mortgage firm warns Covid lockdown is creating a challenging borrowing market for self-employed and furloughed workers

Lenders are increasingly turning down mortgage applications from self-employed people, those who have been furloughed and people who work in the hospitality or tourism trade as the squeeze on the country’s finances continues to tighten.
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30th November 2020

New Lincoln jewellery boutique opens its doors in time for Christmas shoppers

Christmas gift hunters and fashion fans in Lincoln will soon be able to discover unique and contemporary jewellery with brand-new boutique k.fines set to open on Saturday 5 December at 23 Sincil Street.
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30th November 2020

East Midlands business confidence suffers but news of vaccine drives hope

Business confidence in the East Midlands fell four points during November to -22%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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29th November 2020

Derby set to welcome a raft of new stores and Christmas pop-ups this December

Eight new retailers, a mixture of stores and pop-ups, are set to open their doors at the Derby Centre, just in time for the festive season.
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29th November 2020

Growing Colleague Box take last remaining unit at Northedge Business Park

David Brown Commercial are delighted to have agreed a new letting on behalf of Morgan Industrial Properties of a unit at the Northedge Business Park on Alfreton Road to growing Derby business Colleague Box, a personalised gift box company.
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29th November 2020

Loughborough University leads development of unique health app

Experts at Loughborough University have teamed up with the UK’s leading health and wellbeing store, Holland and Barrett, to create a unique personalised health and fitness app.
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29th November 2020

Longcliffe Quarries makes local business relationships a priority - with blast specialist EPC-UK

Continuing its commitment to supporting local economies and communities against the Covid-19 backdrop, independent limestone and dolomite supplier Longcliffe Quarries, has forged an even closer working relationship with fellow Derbyshire firm, EPC-UK to c
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29th November 2020

New Arts Venue Set to Become An Incubator for Creative Talent in Nottingham

A brand new centre for the arts in Nottingham is set to become a hub for nurturing fresh talent, offering skills support and collaborative opportunities to artists as well as shining a light on the creative life of the city through an innovative programme
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29th November 2020

Chartered financial planner bolsters Nelsons' investment management team

Leading East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new investment director and chartered financial planner into the ranks of its expert investment management team.
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28th November 2020

Exciting new store for eco-savvy shoppers

Eco-enthusiast Johann Bridges is indulging her passion for helping the environment, with the launch of a new venture in uphill Lincoln.
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28th November 2020

Five decades at recycling sector’s cutting edge

Casepak is celebrating 50 years at the forefront of the UK’s recycling sector.
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28th November 2020

The end of free movement - How employers need to prepare

Over four-fifths (84%*) of East Midlands consumers have a greater appreciation for staff working in local businesses as a result of the pandemic.
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28th November 2020

Partnership Announcement

Wytech is pleased to announce an exciting IT partnership with Green Giant Consulting, combining award-winning IT support and corporate-level strategy for SME businesses in the Midlands.
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28th November 2020

New Awards for Leicestershire a success

The first Leicestershire Community Champions Awards was on a great success on Tuesday 24th November, with the Midland Langar Seva Society taking the flagship award of Charity of the Year.
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27th November 2020

Grahame Gardner launches new uniform recycling service

An innovative new service to reduce the amount of old uniforms being sent to landfill has been unveiled by a leading workwear provider.
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27th November 2020

Major initiative calls on East Midlands businesses to prioritise mental health and boost productivity

A major initiative aiming to boost economic productivity is calling on businesses across the East Midlands to prioritise their employees’ mental health after COVID-19 has put significant strain on workers’ wellbeing.
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27th November 2020

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Confidence in the UK logistics sector has fallen to its lowest ever level, according to the latest Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index, which assesses the expectations of more than 100 senior decision-makers across the sector.
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27th November 2020

Government must issue more support for small firms in highest Tiers

Responding to the announcement about which parts of England are being placed into each Tier, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Mike Cherry said:
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27th November 2020

IoD appoints trio of Ambassadors in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

The Institute of Directors has appointed a trio of Ambassadors to its Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire team.
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27th November 2020

App founded by NHS surgeon secures million pound seed investment

MediShout, the app for frontline hospital staff to resolve facilities and equipment issues, has closed a £1 million seed round from Venture Capital fund Episode 1, supported by law firm Shakespeare Martineau.  
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27th November 2020

LDC announces sale of Panther Logistics to US-based AIT Worldwide Logistics

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has announced the successful exit of Panther Logistics to US-based AIT Worldwide Logistics (AIT). Financial details are undisclosed.
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27th November 2020

How will Brexit affect imports and exports?

Government warning time running out for importers and exporters ahead of Brexit, Spatial Global launch free information hub to guide you through the transition.
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26th November 2020

NorthEdge invests in investigation software specialist

Private equity firm NorthEdge has backed the primary management buyout of Altia-ABM, a specialist investigation and covert operation software business.
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26th November 2020

Cooper Parry Corporate Finance seal latest lockdown deal

By combining their corporate finance support with transactional tax advice from the business’s tax team, Cooper Parry Corporate Finance has added another successful deal to its ever-growing tally since the start of lockdown.
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26th November 2020

Howes Percival advises on MBO at Leicester fashion knitwear supplier

Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised on the successful management buyout of a Leicestershire based group of companies which includes fashion supplier BHM Knitwear.  
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26th November 2020

Superheroes Initiative Set To Support Safe and Sound

Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has been chosen as a recipient for a national initiative encouraging businesses to donate the unused cost of their Christmas charity.
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26th November 2020

First participant in Leicester’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

The first person in Leicester has joined a COVID-19 vaccine trial sponsored by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and run by staff through the new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) at Lei
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26th November 2020

County’s Hospitality Sector to “Feel the Sharp Sting” of Tier 3 Restrictions

Michael Weedon, EM Policy Representative for the Federation of Small Businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has reacted to today’s confirmation that Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire is set to enter Tier 3 restrictions from next Wednesday:
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26th November 2020

Spending Review “missed opportunity” shows need for pro-business Budget, say small firms

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spending Review address, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said:
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26th November 2020

Leicester-based company helps shielding and vulnerable patients

Spirit Health Group drives innovation to support the best of health for vulnerable patients and frontline workers during COVID-19 
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26th November 2020

West Bridgford Based Intoware Is Awarded ISO27001 Certification For Information Security

West Bridgford based Intoware, a leading provider of workflow automation solutions for utilities, oil and gas and manufacturing industries is pleased to announce that it has received ISO27001 certification for information security management.
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25th November 2020

Timico boosts service offering with Gold Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Partnership

Timico, the leading IT managed services provider, has achieved Gold status within the Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program to bolstering its cloud and back-up service capabilities for customers.
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25th November 2020

Microlise Joins MAKE UK To Support Connected Manufacturing

Microlise has joined manufacturers’ organisation MAKE UK, becoming a member alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers and innovators.
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25th November 2020

Defibrillator installed at Hampton Water after housebuilder’s £800 donation

A new defibrillator has been installed at Hampton Water country park in Peterborough, after housebuilder Vistry East Midlands stepped up to support a fundraising campaign led by one of its residents.
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25th November 2020

East Midlands Chamber Sector Forum, Government and Economic Events for your diary

East Midlands Chamber Sector Forum, Government and Economic Events for your diary
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25th November 2020

Derby web agency grows business with launch of specialist online antiques marketplace

Derby based web design agency, Antiques Web Design by ph9, which specialises in designing websites for antiques dealers, has grown its portfolio with the launch of a new online antiques marketplace.
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25th November 2020

Small firms challenge Spending Review commitments

Small firms challenge Spending Review commitments
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25th November 2020

Thorn Baker Industrial Recruitment Expands Presence in Leicester

Recruitment specialist, Thorn Baker Industrial Recruitment, has taken larger office space at Charles Street in Leicester city centre to facilitate the further expansion of the business.
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25th November 2020

Rising COVID stars support thousands to carry on connecting

Stephen and Philip have helped over 30,0000 businesses and charities, everyday through the pandemic, reach their 250th day of free support services, having given over £16m worth of support that has kept the nation connecting, and with the KuKu boys, it ha
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25th November 2020

What benefits will businesses see from the UK government’s increase in Cyber Security spend?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent announcement of a £16.5bn increase to defence spending, brought with it an interesting caveat for the cyber security community.
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25th November 2020

East Midlands law firm expands team with triple hire

Grantham-based JMP Solicitors is growing its team with a trio of new hires – as Andrea Bingham joins as a private client solicitor, Mikaela Rogerson as a family law solicitor and Reiss Williams as IT manager.
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25th November 2020

LLEP P2P Network - Manufacturing Leicestershire

The Manufacturing Growth Programme would like to invite Manufacturers in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire to join the Business Growth Hubs in their new offering of Peer Networks, a fully funded initiative to increase your chances of success by learning
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25th November 2020

The changing face of town centres

The impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our town centres has been profound. While its effects on the High Street have been well-documented, other town centre businesses have also had to adapt to this rapidly changing landscape.
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24th November 2020

Double deal at Arkwright Hill Farm Business Park, Leicestershire

Specialist Property Consultant and Chartered Surveyor, Wells McFarlane has completed two transactions at Arkwright Hill Farm Business Park, Leicestershire, representing more than 12,000 sq ft industrial space.
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24th November 2020

Amazon 2020 SME Impact Report

SMEs in Leicestershire exported more than £50 million of goods through Amazon in 2019, according to the 2020 Amazon UK SME Impact Report.
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24th November 2020

Managed IT specialist bucks Covid trend with latest global expansion

Businesses across the globe have responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19 with varying degrees of success, but one Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist has bucked the trend by winning a wealth of new business in the UK, Australia, Can
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24th November 2020

Nottingham Business School to deliver Carbon Literacy Training to students from across the globe

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is to deliver its Carbon Literacy Training to students from across the world as it joins the Global University Climate Forum, led by Yale University in the US.
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24th November 2020

Revenue growth sparks new hires at Anicca Digital

Business is booming at Leicester-based digital marketing agency Anicca Digital, as a string of client wins has led to three new hires.
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24th November 2020

Russell Roof Tiles has Expanded its Technical Team to Meet Demand

Burton based leading roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has expanded its technical team - to support growth in the business as the construction industry bounces back.
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23rd November 2020

Technology protects almost half of East Midlands firms during COVID-19 crisis

Almost half (46%) of East Midlands microbusinesses would cease trading amid lockdown measures if it wasn’t for their ability to use digital services, according to a new report from Lloyds Bank and Be the Business.
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23rd November 2020

New joint venture partnership for East Mids property consultancy firm

Nottingham-based multi-disciplinary property consultancy firm, Pulse Consult has joined forces with Emerald Project Management as the firms have entered into a new joint venture partnership.
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23rd November 2020

Cooper Parry reports double-digit growth for FY20 and the first half of FY21

For the year ending 30 April 2020, Cooper Parry’s continuing business revenue grew organically by 10% to £31m, with average partner profits increasing by 22%.
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23rd November 2020

Star Apprentice wins East Midlands Chamber Leicestershire ‘Apprentice of the Year’

Soar Valley Press’ Digital Marketing Apprentice, Pippa Culverwell, has been named ‘Apprentice of The Year’ in the East Midlands Chamber Leicestershire Business Awards.
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23rd November 2020

Business leaders draw-up fresh proposal to help forgotten companies

A coalition of small business leaders, tax experts and company directors have mapped out the measures needed to address a government shortcoming which has left thousands with no income support throughout months of Covid-linked disruption.
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22nd November 2020

Family-run childcare group secures Top-Up support package from Lloyds Bank

An independent childcare provider in Leicester is keeping its doors open after receiving funding from Lloyds Bank via the Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme Top Up, launched on Tuesday 10th November.
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22nd November 2020

trentbarton’s scheduler Richard wins national award

The man who plays a key role in planning how trentbarton’s services run has won a new national award for the bus industry.
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22nd November 2020

Engineering firm builds its team with four new appointments

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dice has announced four new additions to its growing team to support with a number of exciting new projects and client wins.
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21st November 2020

ECI Software Solutions to be acquired

ECI Software Solutions to Be Acquired by Leonard Green & Partners; Funds Advised by Apax Partners to Retain Minority Stake
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21st November 2020

Creative agency expands reach to mainland Europe following two recent client wins

Nottingham-based creative agency The Dairy has maintained the momentum which saw the company win three new clients following the UK’s first full lockdown, with the news of two further new partnerships to expand its reach into mainland Europe.
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21st November 2020

FHP let new warehouse and showroom to Willbond in Nottingham

FHP Property Consultants acting on behalf of a private pension fund have completed the letting of premises at 195 Glaisdale Drive East in Nottingham to UK Plumbing Supplies Ltd who trade as Willbond, whose roots go all the way back to 1896.
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21st November 2020

J Tomlinson moves towards zero carbon with official green services launch

J Tomlinson has officially launched a range of low carbon services designed to help clients decarbonise their assets and meet their sustainability targets, helping to tackle the global climate crisis.
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21st November 2020

Monkey vs Owl Expands Residential Lettings Online Capabilities

Fast-growing residential lettings company Monkey vs Owl (MOVO) has expanded its online platform to provide a national service for property landlords.
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21st November 2020

A Nottingham property developer has scooped a prestigious prize at the annual Bricks Awards

ALB Investments, which has made its name converting large, disused buildings into residential and commercial properties, achieved top spot in the ‘Developer of the Year’ category at the East Midlands Bricks Awards – an annual initiative run by online maga
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20th November 2020

Morrison Design complete design of new University of Derby Custody Suite

A new police custody training facility at the University of Derby, developed by Morrison Design Ltd, has opened to students.
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20th November 2020

Job opportunities for newly qualified architects still open, new research reveals

New survey figures out on 17th November 2020 show positive signs of job prospects for graduates and young professionals looking to progress a career in architecture.
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20th November 2020

Nottingham security firm responds to Lockdown 2 by securing job-creating contracts

Nottingham-based protection specialistsOctavian Security UK has been chosen to deliver safety and security for Covid-19 test centres across multiple locations.
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20th November 2020

Media students’ work helps Mansfield prepare for cash boost

Media students from West Nottinghamshire College have played a key role in highlighting ambitious plans for redeveloping Mansfield district.
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20th November 2020

Russell Roof Tiles reveals investment in tech

Burton based Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has revealed the extent of its investment in technology over the past 12 months, as part of its continued commitment to increasing production efficiencies and strengthening its customer service.
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19th November 2020

Shakespeare Martineau announces ‘House Of Brands’ strategy

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced a major strategy update that will see the firm more than double in size by 2023 and pursue bigger ambitions beyond that.  
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19th November 2020

Team and service expansion for Honest Communications

Honest Communications has expanded its team and its offering, with Fay Clarkson joining the agency as a new PR account manager as well launching a new service.
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19th November 2020

Regeneration plans move forward as Chesterfield Borough Council secures key site

A key town centre site has been secured by Chesterfield Borough Council – a major step forward for ambitious regeneration plans to create a new gateway for the town.
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19th November 2020

Experts to give marketing advantage to East Mids business

Two Nottingham based marketing consultants have developed a strategy offer to help businesses improve their marketing in the current tough economic conditions.
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19th November 2020

Winners unveiled in Midlands Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced the winners of its Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2020.
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19th November 2020

Businesses Move to Panattoni's New Park in Nottingham

Panattoni, the largest privately-owned speculative developer in the UK, has leased all three commercial units at its 55-acre park in Nottingham.
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18th November 2020

US brief for Nottingham Creative Agency

Creative agency Warbox has been appointed to help medical education company OmniaMed launch its renowned GP information platform in the US. 
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18th November 2020

Derbyshire businessman invents outdoor dining pods for the hospitality sector hit by the global pandemic

A Derbyshire businessman has created a unique outdoor dining shelter to help save the hospitality industry during Covid-19.
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18th November 2020

£1,500 raised for Nottinghamshire Domestic Abuse Charity

Nottinghamshire Domestic Abuse Charity, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), has received £1,500 thanks to the efforts of staff at national debt advice company, PayPlan.
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18th November 2020

New Centre to improve sustainability within the UK chemical industry

Loughborough University will lead a new Government initiative to revolutionise resource management in the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry, building a greener and more efficient economy.
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18th November 2020

Derbyshire man raises almost £3,500 in 'virtual' London Marathon

Tim Hartwell, who lives and works in Derby, has raised nearly £3,500 for Habitat for Humanity GB after completing this year’s London Marathon ‘virtually’.
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18th November 2020

Leasing Broker shortlisted for five awards

A car and van leasing firm in Northampton is celebrating after reaching the finals in FIVE regional and national business award categories.
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18th November 2020

BGF backs fast-growth ecommerce business

BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor – has invested £8 million into Leicestershire-headquartered UK Flooring Direct to support its ongoing growth ambitions. 
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18th November 2020

Post-Brexit food labelling deadline looming

Food producers, manufacturers and retailers are being warned to prepare for new requirements for food labelling coming into force on 1 January 2021.
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18th November 2020

Film celebrates all ProCon Award winners

On the day that the 2020 ProCon Leicestershire Awards ceremony was due to take place a quickfire video of all the previous winners has been released.
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18th November 2020

Road Safety Week: The safest winter cars

​​​​​​​Darker commutes, wetter conditions and slippery surfaces mean only one thing – winter is here. According to Caroline Hill, vehicle expert at Pink Car Leasing, a Leicestershire-based vehicle leasing company, here are some of the safest winter cars.
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18th November 2020

SureScreen leading the fight against COVID spread in Europe

While further tests are being carried out on exciting vaccines against COVID-19, SureScreen Diagnostics is leading the way with essential testing for the virus in Europe.
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18th November 2020

Free scientific support to help Derbys and Notts food and drink manufacturers grasp opportunities and overcome the challenges of 2021

Food scientists are standing by to provide vital scientific and technical support to food and drink producers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the new year as they navigate the impacts of the COVID pandemic.
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16th November 2020

Broker boosts healthcare division with new director appointment

Financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has grown its healthcare division with the appointment of a new director.
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16th November 2020

Leicestershire food safety specialist hosts free sessions for takeaways operating in lockdown

Navitas Safety is offering expert advice on how to operate safely as a takeaway due to an increase in uptake among businesses seeking a means to survive the UK’s second lockdown.
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16th November 2020

People struggling in mental health ‘crisis’ are victims of second lockdown after Newark wellbeing sessions cancelled

Anxious people who suffered under the first lockdown have now found wellbeing sessions organised at a Newark café cancelled under lockdown 2.
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16th November 2020

Top tips for electricians struggling with their mental health

With a high percentage of electricians either self-employed or accustomed to working alone, it is unsurprising many struggle with mental health issues.
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16th November 2020

Serena makes national Top 50 Advisers shortlist

A Nottingham-based business finance expert has been shortlisted for major national recognition by one of the UK’s largest small business support networks.
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16th November 2020

First Fence throws support behind Road Safety Week after rise in local offences

First Fence, the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of security and temporary fencing, has pledged to support and raise awareness for Road Safety Week, with its director calling for more action to be taken to address local speeding issues.
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15th November 2020

FHP sell former Willbond depot for a 703 bed student scheme in Nottingham

FHP Property Consultants have confirmed that the sale of a 2.2 acre site previously occupied by Willbond to Cassidy Group has now completed.
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15th November 2020

Chesterfield puts the magic back into Christmas

Chesterfield Borough Council has launched the Christmas in Chesterfield campaign with some brand-new Christmas experiences.
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14th November 2020

trentbarton’s mango app overtakes the cards

trentbarton’s mango app for smartphones has been downloaded more than 25,000 times and used for more than 250,000 bus journeys since its launch at the end of August.
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14th November 2020

Budding mechanics get staff motoring at college

Motor vehicle engineering students are revved-up and ready to roll out a new business venture at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
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14th November 2020

Derby Cathedral Quarter Launches CQ Live

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new digital platform www.cqlive.co.uk  to showcase local businesses and encourage more people to shop local at this crucial time in the run up to Christmas.
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14th November 2020

Pall-Ex accelerates success during first year of new era

Pall-Ex has successfully steered its network into the fast lane during its first 12 months as a member and management owned network, increasing members numbers and freight volume.
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13th November 2020

Two new appointments for Leicestershire office fit out company

Workplace consultants and interior fit out specialists Blueprint Interiors have appointed Hannah Chambers as their Technical Designer and Nick Cupit as Bid Manager. 
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13th November 2020

Mental wellbeing health tech to be introduced at Lincolnshire medical practice

Pilot trials of an innovative self-reporting wellbeing device are set to provide mental health support to GPs, clinical and non-clinical members of staff at Riverside Surgery in Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
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13th November 2020

Infuse Technology celebrate continued growth and expansion

Award-winning IT support and managed service provider, Infuse Technology, owned by national accountancy firm Smith Cooper, are celebrating a period of continued growth which has seen an expansion of their team and new clients coming on-board.
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13th November 2020

UK exporter wins Black British Business Award

Sandra Murphy, Founder and Managing Director of Lincolnshire-based Equidiet UK Ltd, has won a Black British Business Award, after successfully growing her revolutionary equine nutrition business into a global brand.    
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13th November 2020

Belmayne rewards apprentice with full time role

An apprentice working at Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, is joining the team on a permanent basis after successfully completing her studies.
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13th November 2020

NIHR launches new National Patient Recruitment Centre in Leicester for late phase commercial clinical research

The NIHR has launched five new National Patient Recruitment Centres (NPRCs) to enable more late phase commercial clinical research to be delivered within the NHS and make it easier for people to take part in studies.
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13th November 2020

Pupils get creative to design a new logo for ambitious town project

Pupils at Springwell Community College were challenged to create a new logo to capture the spirit of a major project which aims to regenerate their town.
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13th November 2020

Notts creative agency’s festival in a box twist on Zoom meetings is an instant hit

A Nottinghamshire-based creative agency, Born Agency, has created a new festival in a box that has proved an instant hit with firms looking to liven up meetings and sales conferences held on Zoom.
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12th November 2020

Retired boxer provides final hit to save Leicestershire Boxing gym

Retired professional boxer, Andy Pirie, has lent his weight to the campaign to save Birstall Boxing Gym.
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12th November 2020

Buxton Water Renews Partnership With Buxton FC Youth Academy

BUXTON® Natural Mineral Water is proud to announce its renewed partnership with Buxton FC Youth Academy for a second year. Building on the success of last year, the sponsorship reflects both partners’ long-standing commitment to championing Buxton’s young
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12th November 2020

BREXIT Transition Hub Launched

Award winning Freight Forwarder and Ecommerce Fulfilment company Spatial Global have been inundated with importer and exporter questions, as well as ecommerce businesses wanting to know what they need to do to prepare for Brexit Transition End on December
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12th November 2020

Yü Energy launches energy health check tool for struggling businesses

Reducing staff (36%), reviewing expenses (35%) and cutting back on marketing (30%) are the most common money saving factors that businesses have put in place since the beginning of the pandemic. 
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12th November 2020

Notts company takes on 11 unusual sponsored challenges

The team and supporters of Notts-based specialist car group, Motorfinity, has marked this year's Remembrance Day by taking on 11 unusual, sponsored challenges - coined the ‘11/11 challenge’.
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12th November 2020

Visual Print and Design smashes fundraising target for LIVES

Throughout October, the team at Visual Print and Design, a Lincoln-based print and design company, took on a challenge to each run, walk or cycle 50 miles for LIVES to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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12th November 2020

Shakespeare Martineau supports Armstrong Logistics with major acquisition

Armstrong Logistics has acquired one of the largest units at Magna Park in Lutterworth with the legal support of the Leicester-based law firm Shakespeare Martineau.
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12th November 2020

East Midlands Businesses Invited To Free Brexit Preparation Webinar

The industry leading European road freight team at Europa Road is inviting East Midlands businesses to join its practical, free-to-attend, Brexit Preparation Webinar. With the upcoming changes to the customs process post transition period, the webinar aim
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12th November 2020

Seventh heaven for Frontline Recruitment as it expands into Chesterfield

Career specialist Frontline Recruitment is expanding after opening a new office in the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield.
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12th November 2020

More support needed for small firms with 50 days until EU transition ends as Covid crisis continues

There remain only 50 days until the end of the transition period, meanwhile new GDP figures from the ONS showed 1.1 percent growth for September and 15.5 percent growth in Q3, both of which remain down on February’s figures.
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12th November 2020

Breedon Consulting Limited appoints new operations director

Leicestershire-based HR company, Breedon Consulting Limited has appointed a new operations director to take a leading role in facilitating the growth and future expansion of the business.
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11th November 2020

Neuways join Cyber Resilience Centre Advisory Group

IT security experts, Neuways are delighted to announce their place on the Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands Advisory Group.
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11th November 2020

NG provides the link to growth for Notts accountancy firm

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed the sale of a prime office space to a specialist Nottinghamshire accountancy firm.
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11th November 2020

Covid-19: towards online solutions for food safety

During Coronavirus lockdown, Food Safety software solutions business QADEX – based in Sileby, near Loughborough - saw a profound and positive change in its interaction with customers, highlighting the move towards a digital future for the food safety indu
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11th November 2020

East Midlands loses faith in levelling-up agenda

New research by campaign group HS2 East has revealed a lack of public confidence in the levelling-up agenda. A poll of over 2,000 people from the Midlands and the North revealed that just 18 per cent of people in the East Midlands were confident Governmen
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11th November 2020

Local business leaders pledge to tackle the digital divide

Three local business leaders have joined forces to create the #makingITpossible campaign in a bid to tackle the digital divide.
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11th November 2020

Businesses supporting each other to remember the fallen

While many businesses are looking internally to cope with the pressures of lockdown and the impact on their livelihoods, a Castle Donington based manufacturer is supporting a local florist to bring light to the High Street and honour the fallen this Armis
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11th November 2020

Bounce Back Loan Scheme top-ups open for eligible businesses

From today, participating lenders in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) are able to offer smaller businesses across the UK a ‘top-up’ to their existing Bounce Back Loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available to them.
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11th November 2020

Ward crowned Metal Recycler of the Year at industry excellence awards

Derbyshire based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has been named as Metal Recycling Business of the Year at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2020.
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10th November 2020

Derby finance expert launches free how-to videos and online money MOTs to help Derby families take control

A Derby financial advisor is preparing to launch a series of online videos and run free 20-minute online money MOTs to help families get ready for whatever 2021 has in store for them.
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10th November 2020

Barratt Homes site manager wins NHBC Award for top quality work in Staffordshire

A Barratt Homes Site Manager in Tamworth has been recognised for his construction excellence after winning a prestigious Seal of Excellence award in the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job awards.
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10th November 2020

LDC announces sale of Addo Food Group

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has announced the successful exit of Addo Food Group (Addo), the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, to European private equity firm PAI Partners.
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10th November 2020

CEO of Barefoot Coaching becomes new ambassador for Women's Work Derbyshire

Kim Morgan, CEO of Barefoot Coaching, has announced her new role as an ambassador for Women’s Work Derbyshire. In her new position, she will help to promote the award-winning charity’s work among disadvantaged and vulnerable women and children in Derbysh
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10th November 2020

Self-employed community shrinks by 500,000 as small firms call for action

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen to 4.5 million, down from 5.0 million at this time last year.
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10th November 2020

New Foxes book set to evoke memories of the 90s

A new ‘tell it all’ book by one of Leicester City FC’s most renowned board members of the 90s promises to relive the glory days of The Foxes journey to the top.
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10th November 2020

Leicester fabricator part of Government lobby group on workplace air quality

Leicester-based Aerofab Fabrications has joined a delegation of leading UK manufacturers that has told the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution (APPG), that manufacturing workers are still being exposed to dangerous levels of air pollutants.
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10th November 2020

Koa Consulting launches CSR scheme to help clients offset their carbon footprint

A Derby-based business development consultancy is planting a forest of mangroves on behalf of its clients to help them reduce their environmental impact.
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10th November 2020

St Peters Quarter Businesses Support Local Hospitals’ Charity

Businesses in Derby’s St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) have presented a giant cheque for £550 to Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity to support the work of the Royal Derby Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
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9th November 2020

Nottingham's Cultivate Innovation delivering new research project to produce a shared vision on a UK Net Zero future

Nottingham based innovation research consultancy Cultivate Innovation are working on a new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded project to utilise the best academic research available to articulate a consensus identifying urgent initial steps and a lo
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9th November 2020

East Midlands-based energy company successfully acquires additional business customers

Yü Energy have today announced the acquisition of an additional 400 business gas meter points.
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9th November 2020

Second Covid-19 lockdown means flooring supplier braced for record sales

Factory Direct Flooring’s sales show strength in market as households go back into pre-Christmas lockdown
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9th November 2020

The Sky’s the Limit after securing CAA Permission for Commercial Drone

Chocolate Cake Media can literally add a new perspective to video shoots now that it has Civil Aviation Authority permission to fly the company drone commercially
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9th November 2020

New Website for Trent Basin Showcases Waterside Lifestyle

The eagerly anticipated official release of Phase 3 homes at Trent Basin, will be marked with the launch of a brand new website, designed specifically for homeowners who want to better explore the waterside lifestyle and sustainable build principles that
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9th November 2020

Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter step up security during second lockdown

Derby city centre’s two Business Improvement Districts have joined forces to increase the security presence in the BID areas.
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8th November 2020

Aggregate Industries Invites Applications to its Bardon Hill Community Fund

As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in the local community, Aggregate Industries has launched its annual Bardon Hill Community Fund to help initiatives and community groups at this difficult time.
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8th November 2020

MD of John Pye is named 'One to Watch' by Lloyds

Adam Pye, managing director of UK Auction HouseJohn Pye, has been named as ‘One to Watch’ by Lloyd’s Development Capital (LDC) as part of its top 50 of ‘Most Ambitious Business Leaders’ list.
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8th November 2020

Cycling success for leading law firm after raising thousands for charity

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has smashed its fundraising goal and raised more than £6,500 as part of the national Tour de Law initiative – the legal sector’s most successful bike challenge. 
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8th November 2020

Emily joins the team at Derby's Penguin PR as Covid-19 recovery economy fuels expansion

Derby public relations agency Penguin PR has appointed a new PR account executive to help it serve a host of new clients whose businesses are thriving despite the ongoing coronavirus. 
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8th November 2020

Ward appointed to ESPO framework

Ward awarded a position on ESPO framework for Hazardous and Specialist Waste Services
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8th November 2020

Brady Solicitors named one of the top 200 law firms in England and Wales

Nottingham-based property management law firm Brady Solicitors has for the first time been named one of England and Wales’ top 200 law firms.
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7th November 2020

Timico invests in pioneering energy storage system

Timico has invested significantly in a pioneering battery energy storage system (BESS), as part of its commitment to improving its sustainable and energy efficiency credentials.
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7th November 2020

Pall-Ex increases hub capacity as freight volume soars

Pall-Ex has significantly increased its East Midlands hub capacity to accommodate rising freight volumes and growing demand for its services. 
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7th November 2020

World’s Oldest Department Store Returns Online

The world’s oldest department store has returned to the virtual high street with the official launch of an new retail website www.bennettsofderby.co.uk  
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7th November 2020

Midlands-based consulting engineer bolsters team with two new hires

East Midlands-based consulting engineer Howard Ward Associates (HWA) has recently welcomed two new appointments to its engineering team.
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7th November 2020

Engineering consultancy retains Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

M-EC Retains Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award
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7th November 2020

Pick Everard unveils new open-plan city centre HQ in Leicester

Leading independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has unveiled its new-look head office following an extensive refurbishment led by its recently established in-house interior design team.
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7th November 2020

Microlise plays key role in consortium developing innovative eBSA Motorcycle

BSA Company Limited, the organisation that is resurrecting the iconic BSA brand, is developing a retro roadster which will combine classic style with the latest innovations in e-mobility.
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6th November 2020

Shakespeare Martineau appoints seasoned finance professional as new CFO

Growing law firm Shakespeare Martineau has appointed experienced CFO Paul Bird as chief finance officer, complementing its ambitious growth strategy.
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6th November 2020

Children First Derby Wins Queen's Award

The team of volunteers at Children First Derby have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their vital work supporting the Derby based charity, dedicated to working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their
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6th November 2020

Colleague Box take on 10 new members of staff to cope with "phenomenal" demand in orders in the run up to Christmas

A Letterbox gift company set up in lockdown by a Derby husband-and-wife has thanked the city’s university for help in recruiting 10 new members of staff.
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6th November 2020

M&S and The Wilkins Group Going For Gold with 'Gin-spired' Snow Globe Liqueurs

A Nottingham packaging manufacturer has developed a new light-up label to help turn a range of gold-leaf-infused Christmas Liqueurs into festive snow-globe centrepieces.
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6th November 2020

Midlands-based consulting engineer bolsters team with two new hires

J Tomlinson appointed on East Midlands Ambulance Service facilities management contract
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6th November 2020

DATE: Monday 02 November 2020 Nottingham early-stage drug discovery company expands base

Leading early-stage drug discovery contract research organisation (CRO) Reach Separations has expanded its Nottingham premises in the wake of increased demand for its chiral purification services. 
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6th November 2020

Students stand ready for military careers advice

Two high-ranking military personnel have visited West Nottinghamshire College to give public services students a vital insight into army and navy careers.
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6th November 2020

A fond farewell & the future of tax at Cooper Parry

After 20 years in Cooper Parry’s tax team, Philip Rogers, one of the accountancy firm’s best-loved Partners, is retiring.
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6th November 2020

App means beer drinkers won't go thirsty during lockdown

A historic independent family brewer has turned to technology from Derby-based App4 to ensure beer drinkers can enjoy their favourite pint during lockdown.
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6th November 2020

New signings as A1 Comms Business steps up during pandemic

A1 Comms Business has hired four new team members as it responds to the needs of clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
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5th November 2020

Derbados cycle challenge

Businesses from across Derbyshire got on their bikes to raise money for Derbyshire Institute of Sport and celebrate the fun and fitness that cycling can bring – and helped raise £2,800.
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5th November 2020

Derby charity seeks Secret Santa volunteers to help make Christmas special for city's children in need

A Derby charity is appealing for help from businesses as it prepares for its annual Christmas campaign. 
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5th November 2020

Ventola on target with latest Ten Entertainment Group ventures

Leicestershire lighting business Ventola Projects has completed the finishing touches on his latest Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) project with Ten Entertainment Group.
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5th November 2020

Midlands-based consulting engineer bolsters team with two new hires

East Midlands-based consulting engineer Howard Ward Associates (HWA) has recently welcomed two new appointments to its engineering team.
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5th November 2020

FSB East Midlands publishes the findings of its latest Small Business Index study

The East Midlands Small Business Index (EMSBI)[1], which measures confidence amongst businesses, has fallen once again in Q3 as the prospect of a return to financial certainty has now dissipated. The index score now sits at -29% after having been at 0% in
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5th November 2020

Northamptonshire company committed to growing next generation of skilled workers

An award-winning Northamptonshire business has underlined its commitment to growing its own talent by offering hands-on experience and apprenticeships to the next generation of skilled workers.
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5th November 2020

Lockdown two: What does the CJRS extension mean for Nottinghamshire's business owners and workers?

Last Saturday (31 October), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England would enter renewed lockdown restrictions from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December to try and combat the rise in Covid-19 cases.
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5th November 2020

Notts manufacturer offers £5,000 worth of PPE as prize for local care home heroes

A PPE manufacturer in the East Midlands is offering £5,000 worth of PPE as a competition prize in recognition of the part played by the region’s care homes in dealing with Covid-19.
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4th November 2020

Securiscape Ltd's super-shallow Glide Bollard HVM system is an industry game-changer

A new barrier system which uses high security bollards capable of being slid in and out of position to control access has been launched after it successfully stopped a 7.2 tonne truck during testing - and even tore its front axle clean off.
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4th November 2020

Derby IT Firm invests in local community’s health

IT specialists Neuways are leading a group of businesses who share the same site on the A50 in the installation of a brand-new defibrillator machine.
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4th November 2020

Local Foundation donates £101k to Hope Against Cancer Charity

Hope Against Cancer’s biggest project to date is the doubling of the size of the Clinical Trials Facility at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), at a cost of £1.5million. 
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4th November 2020

Small firms celebrate Universal Credit reform and call for further action

Responding to the announcement that the reinstatement of the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) – which reduces Universal Credit support among self-employed claimants by assuming that they earn a consistent monthly wage with no regard for the fact that their inco
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4th November 2020

Business support landscape still a mixed picture, say small firms

Responding to the announcement of fresh business support measures by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Commons, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said: 
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4th November 2020

Belmayne reaches out to community with free advice

Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, are offering their support to local businesses and individuals struggling with issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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4th November 2020

Female Trainee Quantity Surveyor joins leading developer

In continuing to encourage more women into the construction industry, Barratt and David Wilson Homes has appointed a new female Trainee Quantity Surveyor at its Northampton based office.
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4th November 2020

East Midlands business confidence takes hit after marginal gains over summer

Business confidence in the East Midlands fell for the first time since May during October, decreasing by 14 points to -18%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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3rd November 2020

Lincolnshire spud supplier beats goal by travelling the world in 79 days

Lincolnshire potato supplier Branston www.branston.com has beaten its goal to virtually travelaround the world in 80 days, by completing the distancea day early.
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3rd November 2020

PCW Consulting to host ‘business rejuvenation’ workshop to deliver post-pandemic prosperity

PCW Consulting and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to deliver a free, virtual event to help organisations rejuvenate their culture and business in response to COVID-19. 
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3rd November 2020

NHS takes first delivery of game-changing 15-minute Covid antigen test

The first batch of rapid antigen tests, produced by SureScreen Diagnostics, have been delivered to the NHS in the West Midlands.
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3rd November 2020

GIC recruits record number of apprentices

A Lincolnshire manufacturer has taken on a record number of apprentices in the last year as the company responds to a dramatic increase in demand.
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3rd November 2020

East Midlands Agency Gains Growth by Reaching the Top of Google

East Midlands based Creative and Digital Marketing agency, think3, is continuing its growth plans supporting its clients further and supporting them reach more customers by reaching the top of Google with the launch of its SEO and Digital PR services.
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3rd November 2020

Medium-sized businesses believe the regional economic gap has widened

COVID-19 will worsen the UK’s north/south economic divide according to a poll of 500 medium-sized business leaders, published today by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
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3rd November 2020

East Mids Agency Secures Comms Deal with Running Foxes

East Midlands Agency Secures Second Year Partnership with County Cricket Club
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3rd November 2020

Takeaway is no longer an option for hospitality, it’s essential

A managing director at a national catering supplier has called on any remaining pubs, bars, and restaurants that haven’t pivoted towards takeaway to do so now as the second national lockdown looms.
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3rd November 2020

Green light for £12m town centre regeneration in Mansfield

Exciting £12m proposals to revitalise an area of Mansfield town centre have been given the green light.
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3rd November 2020

Ventola on target with latest Ten Entertainment Group ventures

Leicestershire lighting business Ventola Projects has completed the finishing touches on his latest Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) project with the Ten Entertainment Group.
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2nd November 2020

Small Business Leadership Programme: Available fully funded from the University of Derby

Provided 'free of charge' as part of a £20m business support package the programme will help small businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19.
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2nd November 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council named among Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers

Chesterfield Borough Council is celebrating after being named as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in England. 
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2nd November 2020

Lutterworth Property Consultants Appoint New Accounts & PR Professionals

Lutterworth-based Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors, Wells McFarlane has added to its team with the appointment of two new professionals.
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2nd November 2020

Full fibre ‘Faster Britain’ expansion delivers gigabit capable connectivity to Nottingham businesses

Full fibre now spans across NG1 with further expansion planned into 2021. 
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2nd November 2020

Triple technical hire for Midlands contractor

Midlands-contractor G F Tomlinson has appointed three new technical apprentices as part of its commitment to investing in the next generation of construction workers.
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1st November 2020

Chamber reacts as second UK lockdown looms

England is set to go back into a full coronavirus lockdown on Thursday 5 November, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.  
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31st October 2020

Ex Porton Down consultant joins PP-L Health Technology Solutions

Dr Rhys Thomas has joined an East Midlands based health-tech firm that helps organisations manage and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
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31st October 2020

Rolls-Royce Leisure launch rent-a-desk scheme

One of the Derby’s oldest and most popular leisure clubs has launched a new COVID-secure rent-a-desk scheme, which provides a professional workspace for people who have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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31st October 2020

HiB launches new Training Academy

HiB has launched an exciting new training programme to support new and existing employees.
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31st October 2020

OPUS TRUST USES £1.5M INVESTMENT TO CREATE ONSITE DATA SECURITY CENTRE

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist headquartered in Leicester, has used part of a £1.5m investment it made earlier in the year to create a new dedicated onsite Data Security Centre, which was installed and operational in
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30th October 2020

Northamptonshire homebuilder joins national pledge to boost career opportunities

As part of a national pledge, leading Northamptonshire developer Barratt Homes has unveiled a new action plan to increase access to career opportunities in the housebuilding sector for people in Wellingborough.
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30th October 2020

Seventeen serviced apartments in Nottingham receive planning permission

Plans to add a rooftop extension to Whitefriars House in Friar Lane to house seven high-quality serviced apartments have been approved.
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30th October 2020

Women in STEM Promoted at CPW East Midlands

National M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes has demonstrated its dedication to promoting gender equality in engineering as it welcomes two new trainees to its East Midlands offices.
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30th October 2020

Number of landlords wanting to buy more BTL trebles after stamp duty holiday

One in 10 (10%) landlords now plan to purchase properties and expand their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of last year, according to research by Simply Business, who provide insurance to over 250,000 landlords. 
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30th October 2020

Leicester-headquartered Recruiter Logs Record-Breaking Peak During Pandemic

Directors at expanding and ambitious recruitment firm Encore Personnel, which is headquartered in Leicester, are celebrating the grit and determination of their staff after the business’s Managed Services team delivered its biggest ever peak during the CO
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30th October 2020

Notts contractor targets being net zero carbon by 2030

The Nottingham-based contractor,Willmott Dixon, is targeting that all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 will be net zero carbon in operation under its new 2030 sustainable development strategy, ‘Now or Never; our decisive decade.’
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30th October 2020

Flowerworld grows links with Derby College Group

Derby College Group (DCG) is cultivating even stronger links with national flower business Flowerworld – leading to an array of training and employment opportunities for its students.
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30th October 2020

Job Support Scheme is critical lifeline as small firms struggle through new restrictions

With the Job Retention Scheme set to end on the 31 October, its successor the Job Support Scheme will come into action on the 1 November. Commenting on this change, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Mike Cherry said: 
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30th October 2020

Cooper Parry and Funding Options Form Strategic Alliance to Support SME Growth

‘Rebels of accountancy’ firm Cooper Parry partners with business finance marketplace Funding Options to provide flexible business capital to ambitious scale-ups and established SMEs.
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30th October 2020

Want to prepare your business against the upcoming EU Exit?

Download our top ten tips to help protect and prepare your business following the UK's departure from the EU. #brexit #prepareyourbusiness #euexit
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30th October 2020

East Midlands SME manufacturers invited to pinpoint the support required for economic recovery

The organisers behind England’s largest SME manufacturing survey are urging East Midlands companies to take part in their latest report, which will aim to pinpoint the exact type of financial support firms need to recover from Covid-19.
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29th October 2020

East Midlands law firm secures top spots in Legal 500 UK listing

Grantham-based JMP Solicitors has been ranked as a leading firm for personal injury and clinical negligence services in the prestigious Legal 500 listing, with senior associate solicitor and head of clinical negligence, Christine Bowerman, being named as
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29th October 2020

Housebuilder celebrates women in construction

Women are being encouraged to consider a career in construction by local housebuilder Linden Homes.
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29th October 2020

Extended showroom for prestige car specialist Baytree

Prestige and performance vehicle specialist Baytree Cars has expanded its showroom after a big surge in demand.
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29th October 2020

Leicestershire Business Voice appoints Robin Pointon as new Chair

Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV), the voice for local businesses, has appointed Robin Pointon as its new Chair. Robin steps up from his previous position as Vice-Chair of LBV and is also Managing Director of Leicester-based specialist sustainable trans
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29th October 2020

Nottinghamshire businesses given an international perspective on growth thanks to student consultancy projects

Nottinghamshire organisations have been receiving advice on growth with an international perspective thanks to teams of student consultants from Nottingham Business School (NBS).
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29th October 2020

Retail expert visits North Notts to help reinvigorate local high streets

With the high streets of North Nottinghamshire feeling the pressure of reduced foot fall, both pre and post Covid-19, the team at North Notts BID https://northnottsbid.co.uk/ has instigated a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council to take a fresh and
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29th October 2020

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new Centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University.
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28th October 2020

National engineering consultancy unveils new East Midlands HQ

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dice has unveiled a new Nottingham city centre office to accommodate its growing East Midlands-based team. Located on the Third Floor at The Courtyard on St Marys Gate, the new 1,696 s
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28th October 2020

Chesterfield company brings new talent to bridging finance sector

Bridge Help’s latest appointment brings new talent to the male-dominated bridging and finance industry.
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28th October 2020

Katie brings a lesson for the ladies

A former West Nottinghamshire College engineering student-turned-tutor is bringing a specialist course for ladies only to its Sutton-in-Ashfield campus.
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28th October 2020

Chesterfield law firm Spencers Solicitors adds commercial law offering

If it’s true that most solicitors’ firms have decided to see 2020 as a year of consolidation at best, then it would appear that no-one has told Spencers Solicitors!
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28th October 2020

Together We’re Greater – Team Lincolnshire Plans for Growth

Together We’re Greater – Team Lincolnshire Plans for Growth
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28th October 2020

Lubrizol staff run, walk and hit the gym as they join forces for a 3,600-mile transatlantic charity challenge

Staff at Derbyshire firm Lubrizol have joined forces with their American colleagues to raise £1,000 by covering the equivalent of the distance across the Atlantic between their two offices through running, cycling and walking – or even playing a game a fo
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28th October 2020

Businesses encouraged to make a difference with donations for school lunches

Derby businesses are being called upon to help a local campaign that is giving free meals to school children during half term.
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28th October 2020

Triple technical hire for Midlands contractor

Midlands-contractor G F Tomlinson has appointed three new technical apprentices as part of its commitment to investing in the next generation of construction workers.
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27th October 2020

Chamber responds to confirmation of Tier 3 Covid restrictions for Nottingham

Nottingham and its surrounding areas will move into Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions later this week, it has been confirmed following crunch talks with the Government.
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27th October 2020

Air IT doubles in size after acquiring Netstar & Microtrading

Air IT Limited has today announced the acquisition of London-based IT managed service provider (MSP) Netstar UK Limited, and Birmingham-based MSP Microtrading Limited for undisclosed considerations.
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27th October 2020

Leicestershire broker adds quartet to growing firm

Anthony James Insurance Brokers has welcomed four new members to its expanding team.
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27th October 2020

MD and Strategy Director join Hallam shareholder board

Hallam, the national multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, has completed a share sale that has seen the appointment of two company directors to its shareholder board.
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26th October 2020

Businesses urged to reveal post Covid-19 challenges in survey

Businesses from across the UK are being urged to reveal the challenges they expect to face post-Covid 19 in a new survey.
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26th October 2020

NG brews up a deal to help popular coffee shop commit to Nottingham city centre

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have negotiated a lease renewal on a prime Nottingham retail unit that has seen a popular coffee shop commit to the city centre for another five years. 
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26th October 2020

Operations pair taken on to help fulfil assisted living firm's expansion dreams

Two ‘new starters’ at an assisted living firm say they can’t wait to help the company realise its dreams of expansion.
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26th October 2020

Derbyshire property professional makes Amazon's best seller list

Derbyshire's home staging expert, property professional and director of Lemon and Lime Interiors www.lemonandlimeinteriors.co.uk Elaine Penhaul became an Amazon best-selling author this weekend (10-11 October) after the launch of her first book – ‘Sell Hi
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26th October 2020

Mosaic Charity Calls in Commercial A-team to Shape Bold New Direction

Three Leicestershire businesses are joining forces to form an innovative new advisory service for local disability charity Mosaic 1898.
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26th October 2020

Axess Systems invites schools and colleges to seek backup amid rise in ransomware attacks

A Derbyshire IT firm is urging schools, colleges and universities to tighten up their data storage systems amid an onslaught of ransomware attacks on the UK education sector. 
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26th October 2020

Business Gateway Growth Hub launches Peer Networks Programme

A new peer-to-peer networking programme, launched today, will enable local business leaders to collaborate with like-minded individuals to discuss current challenges and grow their organisations for future success.
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26th October 2020

Leicester software firm raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors.
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26th October 2020

£22m orders from apps key to saving hospitality jobs

More than one million orders of food and drink have been made through purpose-built apps since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the UK.
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25th October 2020

2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards winners named

Chesterfield has crowned its best high street businesses, individuals, market stall traders and events of 2020.
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24th October 2020

WARNING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TENANTS AS RENT CLAIMS RISE

Specialist lawyers are warning commercial property tenants to beware as rent arrears claims are rising in the county courts.
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24th October 2020

Leicestershire Salon celebrates NHS and Front-Line Workers by giving away FREE salon sessions

George’s Hairdressing has been inspiring the ladies and gents of Leicestershire for almost 40 years across its two salons located on Allandale Road and Oadby.
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24th October 2020

J Tomlinson wins East Midlands BSG health and safety award

Building and maintenance services provider, J Tomlinson, has received an award from one of the UK’s largest health and safety consultancy, the Building Safety Group (BSG). The accolade, for best practice in health and safety, was presented to J Tomlinson
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23rd October 2020

MP for Mansfield is quizzed by politics students

A-Level Politics students from West Nottinghamshire College, polished their interviewing skills last week when they invited MP for Mansfield, Ben Bradley, into their class.
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23rd October 2020

Four things employers need to know about the furlough scheme extension

Designed to prevent mass redundancies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is changing from 1 November 2020 and to prepare for this change, here’s what employers need to know.
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23rd October 2020

Derby law firm shortlisted for prestigious national award

Derby law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted for a national Personal Injury Award for the second consecutive year.
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23rd October 2020

Derby’s Giveaway Life prize draw site pledges to help winner John support a leading UK children’s hospice

A Derbyshire-based competition site has pledged to further support to a well-known UK children’s hospice after one of its winners asked to convert his dream prize into cash so that he could make a donation. 
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23rd October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Volunteers needed to help support vulnerable residents

People who are able to offer their time to help vulnerable residents during the ongoing pandemic are being urged to volunteer their time to a Chesterfield project. 
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23rd October 2020

Small businesses welcome enhanced support package, but more needed for suppliers and self-employed not covered by SEISS

Small businesses welcome enhanced support package, but more needed for suppliers and self-employed not covered by SEISS
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23rd October 2020

Serviced Accommodation Provider Expands Into Nottingham

The Stay Company, which owns four properties in Derby, has marked a year of huge growth by celebrating the opening of a new Serviced Apartment block in West Bridgford, just a short drive from Nottingham City Centre.
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23rd October 2020

Triple technical hire for Midlands contractor

Midlands-contractor G F Tomlinson has appointed three new technical apprentices as part of its commitment to investing in the next generation of construction workers.
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23rd October 2020

Lockdown Takeaway Boom Pushes Leicester-Based Chaiiwala Towards 189 Stores by 2023

A growth in demand for delivery services during the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed South Asian street food restaurant, Chaiiwala, towards plans to open an additional 52 stores per year for the next three years which would create a further 3,600 jobs by 2023
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22nd October 2020

FOXES FOUNDATION SELECTS TWO CHILDREN’S CHARITY PARTNERS

Two children’s charities based in Leicestershire will benefit from a new partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) as the club revives its Foundation.
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22nd October 2020

Lawyers support plans to make debt letters less threatening

Government plans to change the language and presentation of information in debt letters to help people better manage their debts, have been welcomed by specialist debt recovery lawyers.
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22nd October 2020

HSG Shortlisted For Business Award

Washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have been shortlisted for the East Midlands Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards.
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22nd October 2020

Former police chief and Army veteran on a mission to improve BAME representation in Military and Emergency Services

A former police chief from Derby has launched a new not-for-profit business aimed at creating more senior leaders from the black and minority ethnic community in uniformed services such as Armed Forces and emergency services.
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22nd October 2020

ROYTHORNES ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AMID EXCITING EXPANSION PLANS

Leading East Anglia and Midlands-based law firm Roythornes Solicitors has revealed details of six new partner promotions as its exciting expansion plans begin to take hold.
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22nd October 2020

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson completes units at South Yorkshire business park

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has completed construction works on five new industrial units at Ashroyd Business Park, Barnsley. 
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22nd October 2020

Experts ready to support the food and drink sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Experts at the Food Innovation Centre are reaching out to food and drink manufacturers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with the offer of some free technical support as they head into Autumn and prepare for Christmas. 
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22nd October 2020

Self-employed and supply chains need Tier 3 support

Self-employed and supply chains need Tier 3 support
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22nd October 2020

Expert NEDs join F Word Academy ahead of national roll-out

The F Word Academy, an online business finance resource featuring more than 100 videos, financial blueprints, templates, interactive advice and peer support has added two leading business development experts to its team.
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22nd October 2020

Hallam enjoys a record-breaking night at The Drum Recommends Digital Awards

Hallam, the national multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, claimed an incredible 10 awards at the annual The Drum Recommends Digital Awards.
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21st October 2020

Multilingual copywriting service launches ahead of new post-Brexit landscape

Dedicated multilingual copywriting service ILC Communication has been launched to ensure that businesses avoid mixed messaging when it comes to international digital content.
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21st October 2020

RETAIL EXPERT VISITS NORTH NOTTS TO HELP REVITALISE THE HIGH STREETS

With the high streets of North Nottinghamshire feeling the pressure of reduced foot fall, both pre and post Covid-19, the team at North Notts BID has instigated a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council to take a fresh and creative look at revitalisin
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21st October 2020

WOMEN’S AID BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM AMAZON TEAM

Based at The Farr Centre, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provides a safe environment for women who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.
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21st October 2020

Russell Roof Tiles Unveils Burton Albion Sponsorship

Burton-based, Russell Roof Tiles has secured a sponsorship deal with League One Burton Albion Football Club www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk as shirt sponsors. 
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20th October 2020

Long Eaton Nursery Group Achieve Triple Listing in ‘Most Recommended’ Awards

There was cause for multiple celebrations at Children 1st Day Nurseries on receiving the news that two of its nurseries had been ranked amongst the ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ in the East Midlands and that the company as a whole had been named in the ‘Top 2
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20th October 2020

Top ranked East Mids employment law team announces expansion as turnover up 23%

Howes Percival has expanded its highly rated employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year.  
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20th October 2020

Homebuilder staff in Overstone think pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

The site team at Overstone Gate on Overstone Farm will be dressing to impress by switching out their usual hard hats and high visibility jackets for bright pink hats and vests to do their bit for the wear it pink campaign.
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20th October 2020

Christmas Chaos: Recruitment Expert Warns Gifts Could Be Delayed

An award-winning Derby recruitment firm has warned that a dire shortage of logistics and distribution workers could cause major delays in the delivery of presents this Christmas.
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20th October 2020

Grant Thornton advises on the sale of iSAMS to IRIS Software Group

Grant Thornton has successfully advised on the sale of iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system, to IRIS Software Group.
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20th October 2020

Braving the chop for children's cancer charity

A jeweller from Clifton has donated 16 inches of her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children living with cancer.
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20th October 2020

Call for Derbyshire businesses to offer work experience to unemployed people

Chesterfield-based NLT Training Services is calling on businesses to get involved with a brand new programme designed to help people get into paid employment.
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20th October 2020

Derbyshire wedding venue mentioned in the Houses of Parliament

A Derbyshire wedding venue was mentioned in the House of Commons during a parliamentary debate about lockdown restrictions and the devastating effect on the hospitality industry.
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19th October 2020

Purpose Media Steps Up Ambitious Digital Expansion

Full service marketing agency, Purpose Media, continue their digital marketing expansion, supporting businesses pivot their marketing to focus online.
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19th October 2020

Exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe

eEnergy Group plc (AIM: EAAS), a leading "Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service" (EEaaS) business in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe Limited ("Venture Lighting" or “VLE”). 
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19th October 2020

ICT company uses kick starter programme to employ two apprentices

Derby based ICT support provider, Link ICT has taken advantage of a Government scheme to create employment opportunities for 16-24 year olds by employing two new apprentices.
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19th October 2020

£2K donation for local life-saving charity

Burton-based leading roof tile firm, Russell Roof Tiles, has donated an impressive £2,000 to a life-saving charity, as part of its continued dedication to supporting the local community.
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19th October 2020

Thousands raised as cricketing XI and literary stars clash in charity contest

Leading brand agency, Champions (UK) plc, has made a COVID-secure return to the events scene with a star-studded cricket match at one of the country’s most idyllic sporting locations.
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19th October 2020

Lincs businesses join forces with Bluecube and University of Lincoln for COVID support webinar

Attendees will benefit from insights from well known Lincolnshire organisations across HR, finance, IT and communications and the event will be hosted by BBC presenter & journalist Lucy Hedges.
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19th October 2020

intu Victoria Centre Taken Over By New Management

Intu SGS, the property company composed of four of the UK’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, announces another of its centres has successfully transferred to new management. 
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19th October 2020

Cosy to leave a lasting legacy in Derby as it prepares to move into its new £2m home

A Derby company which sells ethical educational outdoor play equipment to schools and nurseries is looking forward to opening an exciting new chapter as it prepares to move to a brand-new £2m warehouse on the outskirts of the county. 
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19th October 2020

Nottingham communications agency scoops prestigious award win

The Effective English Company wins Best Business Communications Support Company at the SME UK Enterprise Awards
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17th October 2020

Sports firm who have had hugely successful summer believe PE should be top of curriculum in primary schools

A firm which goes into Derbyshire primary schools to run “exciting and creative” PE lessons believes that sport should be at top of the curriculum. 
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17th October 2020

Sinfonia Viva Pledges Support To Freelance Family Following Grant Announcement

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, which is based in Derby and the only professional orchestra in the East Midlands, has secured support as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
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17th October 2020

Robert Woodhead Ltd sets sights on long term partnerships with new recruit Ranbir

Nottinghamshire based Construction Company Robert Woodhead Ltd has appointed Ranbir Mander as the new Business Development & Bid Manager.
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17th October 2020

Nottingham couple celebrates as their architectural firm marks its 1st birthday

An architectural design firm based in Sandiacre, Nottingham is marking its first birthday this month after helping more than 100 homeowners across the East Midlands design and build their dream home.
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17th October 2020

Talk Staff adds double strength to it’s Recruitment Division

The People Consultancy, Talk Staff, has bucked the industry trend and hired two experienced professionals to push forward support within its recruitment division.
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16th October 2020

Nottingham-based Mitrefinch acquired by Advanced

Advanced announced today that it has acquired Mitrefinch, a global provider of workforce management solutions.
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16th October 2020

International opportunities

Latin America and the Caribbean open for business to Midlands exporters
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16th October 2020

Lockdown opens doors to growth for Mansfield manufacturer

A Nottinghamshire performance doorset manufacturer is set to grow revenues by £2million this year thanks in part to a £400,000 investment in new machinery, backed by Lloyds Bank.
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16th October 2020

New partnership to deploy health tech to look after wellbeing of NHS staff

Primary Care Direct to partner with health tech brand to look after wellbeing of NHS staff
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16th October 2020

New general manager appointed by East Midlands-based responsible finance provider

BUSINESS support and funding provider, First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, has appointed a new general manager to assist the company in delivering an unprecedented number of business loans following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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16th October 2020

Clarity needed now more than ever, say small firms, as PM provides EU update

Responding to comments made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon regarding trade talks with the European Union, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said:
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16th October 2020

Destination Chesterfield celebrates 10 years with message of positivity for the town

Chesterfield could be set to repeat history and, once again, come out of a global recession stronger.
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16th October 2020

Shortlist revealed for Midlands Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the names of the business leaders shortlisted for its 2020 Midlands Director of the Year Awards.
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16th October 2020

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership opens application process for new board members

Organisation seeks experienced private sector business leaders to help shape economic strategy
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16th October 2020

It was Groundbreaking… it was Liberating… and it WORKED!

October 13th 2020 - a day we will all remember as a day we rose above Covid-19 and held an EXPO virtually. Businesses did not need to suffer and be isolated any more. Virtually they joined forces and supported each other it was liberating!
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15th October 2020

Electrical installations expert named Midlands Engine Export Champion for third year

Mick Ventola, founder and managing director of Ventola Projects, a Leicestershire specialist in electrical and lighting installations, has been confirmed as one of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Midlands Engine Export Champions for the thi
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15th October 2020

SMES challenged to make rail freight transport cleaner and greener

A new challenge for SME businesses is being launched to help make transporting goods on the UK’s railways cleaner and greener.
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15th October 2020

East Midlands law firm secures top spots in Legal 500 UK listing

Grantham-based JMP Solicitors has been ranked as a leading firm for personal injury and clinical negligence services in the prestigious Legal 500 listing, with senior associate solicitor and head of clinical negligence, Christine Bowerman, being named as
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15th October 2020

Permaroof's brand-new customer rewards scheme app goes live

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, has launched its first ever loyalty scheme to reward both old and new customers for spending with them.
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15th October 2020

VITAL LIFELINE HELPS BRITAIN’S BUSINESSES TO ‘BUILD BACK BETTER’

A UK health business is offering a free support package to SMEs in the East Midlands to help them protect their teams as they return to work from furlough and get Britain’s economy back on track.
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15th October 2020

Player Roberts Bell grows team as duo joins

One of the East Midlands’ top emerging architecture practices has expanded its team with the addition of two new staff members.
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15th October 2020

Wilkins Group Champions Supermarket Sustainability with £300,000 Packaging Machine

A Nottingham packaging manufacturer has invested £300,000 in a new tray-forming machine as part of its campaign to help drive the industry from single-use plastic to recyclable cardboard. 
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15th October 2020

Businesses urged to back £4.25m planetarium plans

Businesses across the East Midlands are being urged to support plans to create a new £4.25m planetarium and science discovery centre which aims to inspire interest in STEM learning and careers.
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14th October 2020

IoD appoints new head of branches for England

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Natalie Sykes as its new Head of English Branches. 
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14th October 2020

Leicestershire-based flooring retailer expands

A national online flooring retailer, which is based in Leicestershire, is continuing its rapid expansion by opening a new warehouse and offices in Coventry.
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14th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum have been awarded more than £400,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future;
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14th October 2020

Award-winning consultancy stands out from the competition with the UK's only recruitment and retention service

Macildowie Recruitment and Retention is the new name for the leading independent recruiter, a move which reflects the urgent needs of modern businesses feeling the impact of COVID-19. 
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14th October 2020

Derby business woman receives prestigious small business award

Derby business owner, Yvonne Gorman, has been awarded the ‘Francesca Kemp Award for Small Business’ at Small Business Saturday UK’s special online event celebrating brilliant small businesses across the UK.
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14th October 2020

Henry Brothers appointed to build new £13.2m school in Derbyshire

Contractor Henry Brothers Midlands has started work on the new £13.2m Alfreton Park Community Special School in Derbyshire.
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14th October 2020

Digitalisation has potential to add £2.9 bn to manufacturers’ revenues in the East Midlands

Research from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) estimates the potential value digitalisation offers manufacturers in the East Midlands.
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14th October 2020

ARISTOTLE FINANCIAL PLANNING SETS UP HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Aristotle Financial Planning is the latest professional services business to take space at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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14th October 2020

East Midlands apprenticeship provider thrives with a tripled turnover, award recognition and new brand

Midlands based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training, have not only survived the country’s lockdown period, but thrived it with no plans to slow down.
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13th October 2020

Demand for COVID-19 compliant public space bolsters Midlands landscape architect

Midlands-based landscape architect Influence has experienced business growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for compliant outdoor space within commercial developments increases. 
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13th October 2020

Albert Village FC youth team gets new sponsor

Wathall’s Supports Young Footballers’ Return To The Pitch
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13th October 2020

HMRC ramps up investigation of job retention scheme claims

Employers in the East of England who may have wrongly claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are being warned to act now to avoid significant penalties from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
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13th October 2020

Notts' Tier 2 lockdown: What it means for business owners and employees

What Nott's COVID-19 restrictions mean to business owners and employees
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13th October 2020

Rob Sherwood Joins Repeat Digital

After a turbulent few months in light of the global pandemic, specialist PPC agency, Repeat Digital, has emerged from the storm with a bright outlook on the future having recently appointed a new Sales Manager, Rob Sherwood, to drive its growth and increa
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13th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government, thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 
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13th October 2020

PLM GLOBAL ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEXT GROWTH PHASE

PLM Global, a UK based leading specialist data capture solutions provider, have to-date enjoyed 6 years of rolling success by maintaining a forward-thinking and innovative attitude to the growth of the business, making them one of the fastest-growing busi
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13th October 2020

Leicester businesswoman raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors. 
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13th October 2020

The Spotted App: How one man’s vision is making waves for businesses across the country

Midlands based entrepreneur, John Whitbread, launched The Spotted App in early 2020 to allow businesses to connect with consumers without having to rely on social media alone or the interference of predictive algorithms.
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13th October 2020

FHP celebrates five hundred academy valuations

An East Midlands-based property consultancy that works on behalf of some of the UK’s leading academy trusts has completed its 500th land and buildings valuation.
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12th October 2020

Loughborough property firm relocates after 25 years in town centre

Local property expert Andrew Granger & Co has recently moved from their office on the High Street, following 25 years situated in the town centre. 
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12th October 2020

Leading developer welcomes new commercial graduate through its ASPIRE Programme

Barratt and David Wilson Homes has appointed a new Commercial Graduate at its head office in Northampton.
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12th October 2020

Prime Minister unveils three tier lockdown system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unvieled a new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions for England, which is set to be introduced on Wednesday. 
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12th October 2020

Leading East Midlands insurance firm Cooke and Mason rebrands to PIB Insurance Brokers

The move is part of a nationwide programme that will see a number of businesses under the parent company, PIB Group, rebrand to simplify the business offering. 
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12th October 2020

Nine partner promotions at Browne Jacobson

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced the promotion of nine lawyers to partner across its offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Nottingham, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 155.  
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12th October 2020

Hazelwood's world mappers help Lubrizol hit its global volunteering target

Staff at a Belper firm helped their company achieve its volunteering total for the year when they carried out potentially life-saving work to help rescue teams operating in remote areas - without even leaving their desks. 
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12th October 2020

The gift of kindness for two Mansfield charities

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College have been creating ways to support the more vulnerable members of their community. 
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12th October 2020

VITAL LIFELINE HELPS BRITAIN’S BUSINESSES TO ‘BUILD BACK BETTER’

A UK health business is offering a free support package to SMEs in the East Midlands to help them protect their teams as they return to work from furlough and get Britain’s economy back on track.
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12th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Mentoring Programme Launches at Key Project Milestone

A key milestone has been celebrated at the new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre in Chesterfield.
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12th October 2020

Queen’s birthday honour for trentbarton bus driver

trentbarton has congratulated its driver Karen Miles for receiving a Covid BEM (British Empire Medal) award in the Queen’s birthday honours.
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12th October 2020

Northampton company raises £700k to aid roll out of AI assistants

A Northampton company which develops conversational assistants capable of manning helpdesks and answering technical enquiries has raised £700,000 to help scale up its operations. Humley secured the investment from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage
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12th October 2020

Midlands Engine Investment Fund – Two Years On – Impact Webinar - Available On Demand

To recognise the impact the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has had on the Midlands region, the Early Evaluation Report has found that the reasons for setting up the MEIF remain robust and highly relevant, spotlighting its impact in improving the d
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10th October 2020

DBCP makes three new appointments

DBCP makes a trio of appointments to meet industry demand
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10th October 2020

Cathedral Quarter BID chair awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Chartered surveyor Martin Langsdale, who is the long-standing chair of Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), has been awarded an MBE for his contribution to the city’s economy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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10th October 2020

Retail Assist announces new learning & development specialist

Retail Assist is delighted to announce their latest Learning and Development Specialist, Trisha Sheehan.
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10th October 2020

Derby College Group CEO Awarded Honour in Queen’s Birthday List

Derby College Group (DCG) Chief Executive Officer Mandie Stravino has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to education. 
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10th October 2020

Derby College Group CEO Awarded Honour in Queen’s Birthday List

Derby College Group (DCG) Chief Executive Officer Mandie Stravino has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to education. 
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9th October 2020

New CEO & Chairman appointed at Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Morningside Launches Ambitious Growth Plans with Appointment of New CEO and Chairman
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9th October 2020

Nottingham accountants appoint new partner

Page Kirk, Nottingham-based accountancy firm, continue to grow as they reward Director of Tax Neil Moon with partnership.
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9th October 2020

Local manufacturer announces capacity to produce half a million face masks weekly

An automotive parts manufacturer in Nottinghamshire has installed new equipment which enables them to produce half a million face masks every week as part the company’s expansion into the PPE market.
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9th October 2020

TRUCK INVESTMENT FOR FAMILY FIRM

Expanding Enderby (Leics) based Flood Transport www.floodtransport.co.uk continues to invest in its fleet of trucks as part of its commitment to maximum transport efficiency and minimum emissions.
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9th October 2020

Expansion for Octavian IT as both UK and US teams thrive

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT is set for further growth on both sides of the Atlantic after winning four new contracts in the UK and revealing plans to expand its US team.
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9th October 2020

Land secured for £4 million industrial development in Mansfield

A plot of land with excellent road links has been secured for a £4 million industrial development in Mansfield. 
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9th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield secures funding to deliver Green Homes

Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £500,000 of funding to enable energy efficiency improvements for local residents. 
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9th October 2020

Multi-award success for Midlands contractor

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating being a successful finalist for both the East and West Midlands 2020 LABC Building Excellence Awards. 
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9th October 2020

State-of-the-art flexible workspace Cubo opens in Nottingham

A new state-of-the-art flexible workspace, which also includes private offices, has opened for business this week in Nottingham city Centre.
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8th October 2020

Derby based medical manufacturer, Pennine Healthcare, launches two new UK manufactured products in the fight against COVID-19.

The UK manufactured Face Coverings and Sanitiser Stations will be sold on Pennine’s e-commerce site, ARMA Health.
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8th October 2020

FCA’s Test Case: Expert Solicitor explains what the judgement means for businesses

THE High Court has handed down its judgement in a case testing whether insurers should pay out on claims for Covid-related losses under business interruption cover.
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8th October 2020

Baked Earth brand baker Butt Foods expands into retail

Specialist Naan Bread and Flat Bread Bakery Butt Foods has expanded into the retail sector with its Baked Earth brand as part of a plan to diversify.
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8th October 2020

Notts Business Park almost full after lockdown letting

A POPULAR business park in Nottingham is approaching full capacity following a lockdown deal overseen by property consultancy Innes England.
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8th October 2020

Workers at Derbyshire IT firm dig deep to support colleague taking part in charity trek for Wessex Cancer Trust

EMPLOYEES at Derbyshire IT firm have dug deep to help one of their colleagues smash his fundraising target for a cancer charity.
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8th October 2020

Lockdown lifestyles drive growth in EMA cargo operations

People’s increasing reliance on ecommerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the MAG (Manchester Airports Group) owned East Midlands Airport.
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8th October 2020

DBCP’s partners and projects dominate LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020

Partners and projects of Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) have swept the board at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020, claiming two wins and two highly commended awards across three of the 13 award categories.
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8th October 2020

Get Ahead VA welcomes new regional director for the East Midlands

Award-winning virtual agency Get Ahead VA is delighted to welcome a new regional director for the East Midlands to support businesses in Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Burton-on-Trent.
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8th October 2020

Discover what it was like to be a secret agent in World War Two

Chesterfield Museum is hosting a virtual event to help participants understand the role of the Special Operations Executive during World War Two.
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8th October 2020

Derby’s most popular riverside restaurant receives ‘perfect terrace’ thanks to Derbyshire business

Hospitality products from Derbyshire based In Your Corner have created the perfect terrace for Derby’s most talked-about riverside restaurant, Darleys. The multi award-winning restaurant opened earlier this month (SEPT) after a complete interior redesign,
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7th October 2020

Small firms celebrate partial FCA business interruption victory amid jobs shock

This ruling marks a big step forward. It can only be celebrated as a partial victory, however, as it still leaves many with little certainty around whether they will receive pay-outs for policies that have cost them thousands.
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7th October 2020

Midland Regional Printers invest in a new digital label printing press.

Midland Regional Printers Limited, an East Midlands packaging business, founded in 1969, has invested in a new digital label printing press. The award-winning label printing manufacturer plans to accelerate their presence to the printed label sector.
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7th October 2020

RSM strengthens east midlands accounting and business advisory team

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has further strengthened its east midlands team with the appointment of Ruth Chapman as a partner.
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7th October 2020

Health Visitor Wins Solar PV System For Family Home Thanks to NHS Donation

Julian and Jennie Churchill of Tollerton are the lucky winners of a fully fitted solar PV system, donated by Nottinghamshire renewable energy company Geo Green Power, fitted to their family home in August.
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7th October 2020

East Midlands Chamber survey shows region’s economy is slowly recovering – but job cuts continue

Jobs continue to be cut by businesses in the East Midlands as Covid-19 causes huge economic disruption, according to new research – but there could be signs of a recovery.
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7th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives funding from The National Lottery - to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its bell museum

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust has received funds from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to make changes within its historic bell museum to ensure it is Covid-19 compliant for visitors.
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7th October 2020

Permaroof expands its fleet to deliver consistent service

PERMAROOF UK LTD, the leading importer and distributor of products that provides permanent solutions to age old building problems, has invested in two brand new vehicles to boost the speed and consistency of its service.
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7th October 2020

German Doner Kebab opens its doors in Nottingham

German Doner Kebab has officially opened in Nottingham, bringing a new fast-casual dining experience to the town.
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7th October 2020

Streets Heaver named National Finalists for ‘Innovation in Health Tech’

Lincoln Based Software Company, Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing, Nationally Recognised In The LaingBuisson Awards In The ‘Innovation in Health Tech’ Category.
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7th October 2020

Thompsons United FC U7s Flames team with brand-new Mulberry kit

Thompsons United FC was newly formed last year and trains at Ullesthorpe playing fields, which is nearby to Mulberry Homes’ Kingsbury Park development in the town.
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7th October 2020

Local bid members back bookcase trail

BUSINESSES across North Nottinghamshire are taking part in LitFest’s First Chapters Trail to encourage local people to visit town centres and engage in socially distanced fun.
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7th October 2020

Silverstone experience receives £250k National Lottery support to help with impact of COVID-19

The Silverstone Experience has received £250k from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to ensure it is able to remain open during the winter and continue its mission of preserving the heritage of British motor racing.
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7th October 2020

Policy and Forum Events from East Midlands Chamber (September/October)

Detail of our forthcoming programme of Policy and Forum Events from East Midlands Chamber
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7th October 2020

Ross and Marc raise a glass as the new landlords of Nottinghamshire pub

A couple who saw that the landlady of their local Nottinghamshire pub was calling last orders on her tenure have now raised a glass to their new career as publicans at the business.
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7th October 2020

Your Home Care gets the regulator’s go-ahead

Your Home Care, the Mansfield Woodhouse-based homecare provider that only launched in July has now got the official go-ahead from the regulatory body that oversees the sector.
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7th October 2020

RBS wade in and save the day after floods

After a period of heavy rainfall and adverse weather, Norfolk-based APEA (A.P East Anglia) experienced the devastating effects of floodwater after their premises became badly damaged.
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7th October 2020

Environmental health expert urges schools to educate on allergens

As schools welcome students back, albeit with greater COVID-19 health and safety measures in place, leaders must begin to give thought to other areas of concern too. Namely, food safety standards.
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7th October 2020

Leicestershire’s ‘forgotten’ children would benefit from rule change, says charity

A charity which takes disadvantaged county youngsters on holiday is appealing to the government for a change in the rules on social distancing at outdoor centres.
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7th October 2020

Automotive manufacturer announces capacity to produce half a million face masks weekly

Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer Interflex has invested in specialist machinery which enables it to manufacture up to 500,000 three-ply surgical style face masks every week.
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6th October 2020

Round Corner Brewing, the business that ‘can’

Melton Mowbray based Round Corner Brewing is set to double its output this year thanks to a grant from the Business Gateway Growth Hub and its ability to adapt the production of its world-class craft beers during the Covid-19 crisis.
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6th October 2020

"Surprise surprise" salon visits replace glittering annual award ceremony

KH Hair Group wasn't prepared to let Covid-19 prevent its annual celebrations to recognise the achievements of its most hard-working individuals and teams, so group managing director, Darren Messias, donned his best PPE to carry out surprise visits to the
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6th October 2020

Stirlin appoints new Managing Director

Tony Lawton has been appointed Managing Director of Lincolnshire-based residential and commercial developer, Stirlin. 
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6th October 2020

Independent insurance brokers celebrate 50 years in business

A family-run firm of independent insurance brokers is celebrating 50 years in business.
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6th October 2020

2nd eCommerce acquisition bought by young Nottingham entrepreneur in lockdown

ARB & Grounds, a garden machinery business in Derby has recently acquired the intellectual property of The Internet Gardener Ltd meaning they now own the website www.internet gardener.co.uk.
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6th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Meet the winners of Chesterfield’s Still Blooming

The winners of Chesterfield’s Still Blooming, an online competition led by Chesterfield Borough Council to find the borough’s best sunflowers have been announced.
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6th October 2020

Leicester cinema prepares for lights, camera, action with Lloyds support

Phoenix Cinema in Leicester is preparing to re-open its doors after receiving support from Lloyds Bank, as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
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6th October 2020

Nottingham city centre school gets £2.5k donation from The Island Quarter

A Nottingham primary school in Sneinton has been provided with much-needed funds to support children with online learning, after the developer behind The Island Quarter www.theislandquarter.com site donated £2,500.
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5th October 2020

Melton Mowbray-based Eclipse Digital Solutions launch two security fogging devices

Double product launch demonstrates Eclipse’s clear vision
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5th October 2020

East Midlands R&D claims increased by 22 per cent with £240m in tax relief for businesses

New statistics from HMRC have revealed there was a 22 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development (R&D) tax credits submitted by East Midlands companies in 2018-19, with the level of tax relief claimed  also rising by 3
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5th October 2020

Local Entrepreneur Supports Derbys Finest Re-brand

A networking group set up to support women in all walks of business life has inspired a Derby entrepreneur to share her branding expertise.
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5th October 2020

Docuflow appointed to Government G-Cloud 12 Framework to provide cloud software services on the Digital Marketplace

Docuflow are pleased to announce they have been named as a supplier on the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) cloud software framework.
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5th October 2020

MPs call for full delivery of HS2’s Eastern Leg to bridge East – West divide

MPs call for full delivery of HS2’s Eastern Leg to bridge East - West divide
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5th October 2020

D2N2 announces funding for wave of projects across the region in wake of economic downturn

£5.75m will be invested in seven projects designed to improve skills  and create jobs
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5th October 2020

Frontline expands with new office and two high profile hires

Careers specialist Frontline Recruitment has undergone a restructuring of one of its offices, announced two high-profile appointments and signalled an expansion into new territories. 
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5th October 2020

Nottingham acquisition for Vertu Motors

Vertu Motors plc has added to its portfolio in Nottingham with the acquisition of the Kia Nottingham dealership from Sandicliffe.
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5th October 2020

Chancellor’s ambition for entrepreneurs must be backed by support for businesses to drive the recovery and save jobs

Responding to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference 2020, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Mike Cherry, said: 
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5th October 2020

Wildlife haven created at David Wilson Homes’ Derbyshire development

Following the installation of several wildlife-friendly features at The Paddocks, David Wilson Homes’ new development in Newton Solney prioritises animal and human comforts.
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3rd October 2020

Young people unbox their futures across Leicestershire

One thousand five hundred young people in Leicestershire will benefit from an innovative careers package delivered straight to their homes.
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2nd October 2020

Amazon Kegworth Makes £1,000 Donation to Together for Short Lives for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

**Amazon and employee volunteers in Kegworth have donated £1,000 to Together for Short Lives as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Amazon Goes Gold is Amazon’s annual campaign to raise awarenes
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2nd October 2020

Music students on path to career success

Aspiring musicians, recording artists, songwriters, sound engineers and music producers are a step closer to securing their dream careers, following a link-up between West Nottinghamshire College and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. Level 3 m
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2nd October 2020

The Small Business Recovery Grant through the Business Gateway Growth Hub is now open.

Grants from £1,000 to £3,000 are available for SME’s in Leicester and Leicesterhsire.
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2nd October 2020

Small businesses take the lead supporting each other through a cash-strapped economy

Cast your mind back to the early 80’s and a new Saturday morning TV programme grabbed the nation's imagination through a really simple concept: A child needed something and would offer up a much-loved toy in exchange. With lots of outside broadcasts, fun
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2nd October 2020

Sixteen new buses turn rainbow one greener

Sixteen brand new greener buses have joined the rainbow one fleet today [Monday September 14], one of trentbarton’s longest running and most popular services. trentbarton’s £2.6 million investment in new ultra-low emission buses will deliver cleaner and m
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2nd October 2020

Nottingham Lettings Agency Bucks Trend With 'New Base' at Carlton Police Station

A Nottinghamshire Lettings Agency has bucked the post-Covid trend for working from home by moving into a bespoke new headquarters on the site of the old Carlton Police Station, just three miles east of Nottingham city centre. Base Lettings, which special
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2nd October 2020

Postal gift business gets its own letterbox with first headquarters

A LETTERBOX gift company set up by a Derby couple during lockdown has been so popular it is moving into its first commercial premises to allow the business to grow. Colleague Box, which was established by Adam and Natalie Bamford in March, allows compani
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2nd October 2020

Breedon Consulting goes for growth with business expansion

Leicestershire-based HR firm, Breedon Consulting http://www.breedonconsulting.co.uk/, is expanding its current business model with the growth of its client base and planned new locations on the horizon. The multi-sector HR consultancy, based in Ashby-de-
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2nd October 2020

Local Logistics Firm Europa launches Frictionless Brexit Product

Europa Road, a division of pioneering logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group, has launched a new customs product to preserve transit times and the flow of goods between the UK and Europe after the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31st Decemb
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2nd October 2020

Residential property experts discuss what Boris' "Build, Build, Build" pledge means for the sector

To watch the full CC Live webisode, please click **here https://youtu.be/lq5MfJsDu7A. THE PRIME Minister’s “Build, Build, Build” pledges have the power to significantly transform the way we build residential property, according to experts on the latest C
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2nd October 2020

Works commence onsite at new luxury Beeston development

Nottingham-based luxury home developer, North Sands Developments, http://northsands.uk/ has started construction works on a new sought-after luxury residential scheme in the Beeston area. Located in the Bramcote Village Conservation Area near Beeston, th
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2nd October 2020

New ‘mock hospital’ facility to help train healthcare professionals of the future

A new facility which will see healthcare students develop their skills in realistic settings such as mock hospital wards is to be built at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Clifton Campus. The 34,000 sq ft building will serve as the base for the univer
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2nd October 2020

St. Modwen to deliver more than 285,000 sq ft in the Midlands

St. Modwen has launched its latest industrial and logistics development phases as part of plans to deliver c. 1.5m sq ft of high-quality space in 2021. With the first construction activity starting this month, St. Modwen will be active on 11 schemes to de
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2nd October 2020

Launch Event Announced for £34M Amber Valley Development

An East Midlands property developer has announced the official launch of the first phase of houses for its £34million Amber Valley development. Peter James Homes, which began work on the Woodland Heights site in Bullbridge near Crich at the end of July, i
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2nd October 2020

New Faces at Growing Nottingham Law Firm

A Nottingham law firm is welcoming two new faces to the team, as it continues to expand its services. Lydia Watkinson has joined specialist immigration law firm OTB Legal, in the role of associate solicitor, and Rachel Whickman takes up the position of i
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2nd October 2020

Déda Reopens Ready for Autumn

Derby-based Déda has announced the first stage of its road map to fully re-open the cultural venue in Chapel Street and its community-based work which enriches people’s lives through dance and the arts. Before lockdown, Déda presented more than 70 cultura
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2nd October 2020

Hat trick of hires for responsible loan provider

BUSINESS support and funding provider First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans http://www.first-enterprise.co.uk/has appointed three new members to its team in order to assist with the increased number of loans and business advice in the fallout of Covid-19.
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2nd October 2020

D2N2 awards investment for Mushroom Farm Development

Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire allocate £160,000 from Local Growth Fund D2N2 will provide £160,000 in funding towards the construction of commercial space for SMEs in Nottinghamshire, it has been annou
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2nd October 2020

Middlesex company is now a full-service logistics provider

Joining a pallet network has resulted in expansion for one Middlesex firm as it adds UK pallet distribution to its international full-service logistics offer. LHR Global Logistics Ltd became a member of Fortec Distribution Network in May in the middle of
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2nd October 2020

Regional law firm retains ‘Leading Firm’ status in the UK Legal 500

Banner Jones’ Family Law and Personal Injury teams have received a Tier 2 ranking in this year’s Legal 500, which marks the 8^th year in a row that the firm has received the prestigious acknowledgement of its services. The Legal 500 assesses the strength
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2nd October 2020

BT gives East Midlands start-ups a boost with launch of new bursary scheme

1,000 UK start-ups to be awarded six months’ free fibre broadband, digital phone line and mobile bundles Launched as part of BT’s recently announced Small Business Support Scheme Bursary includes Halo for business – the UK’s best converged connectivity pl
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2nd October 2020

Timico appointed to £600m UK Government Cloud Framework

Leading secure, connected cloud solutions provider, Timico is pleased to confirm its official appointment to the £600m UK Government Cloud (G-Cloud) 12 Framework. With significant expertise in delivering world-class managed and professional service cloud
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1st October 2020

Homecare Company Launches New Live-in Care Option

An affordable alternative to residential care has been launched today by respected West Bridgeford based homecare provider, PerCurra.
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30th September 2020

Thorn Baker Bolsters Chesterfield Office with New Appointment

Increased demand for industrial roles in Chesterfield and South Yorkshire leads to the appointment of Labour Manager Bethany Brayshaw
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30th September 2020

D2N2 allocates funding towards redevelopment of Ilkeston’s Toll Bar House

Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire awards £425,000 to the project
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30th September 2020

Roberts of Mountsorrel clean up at the Craft Butcher Awards

Mountsorrel family butchers and herdsmen Roberts have scooped four prestigious awards in the National Craft Butchers annual awards.
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28th September 2020

Entrepreneur helps businesses to grow as she uses lockdown to help others

An entrepreneur is helping other businesses to grow after she saw her own business grow five-fold during lockdown.
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25th September 2020

Recruitment resumes at Duncan & Toplis

One of the Midlands’ largest companies of accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis has restarted recruitment in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown. Duncan & Toplis http://www.duntop.co.uk employs more than 400 people and it supports more than 4,
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25th September 2020

Lewis joins international artists for special London exhibition

Nottingham College graduate, Lewis Andrews,showcasedhis workalongside international artists at the Espacio Gallery in London, earlier this month, in a special exhibition exploring artists’ responses to Covid-19. 
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25th September 2020

St. Modwen to deliver more than 285,000 sq ft in the Midlands

St. Modwen has launched its latest industrial and logistics development phases as part of plans to deliver c. 1.5m sq ft of high-quality space in 2021.
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25th September 2020

Plastic moulding firm to pursue growth after £250,000 loan from MEIF

Nottingham-based firm will use the funding to progress growth plans A Sandiacre (Nottingham) firm specialising in plastic and metal injection moulding has secured a £250,000 from the MEIF Maven Debt Finance. H.P.M Limited (HPM) will use the funding pac
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25th September 2020

PROCURE DIRECT WINS ITS LARGEST EVER CONTRACT

A Lincolnshire company is celebrating winning its largest-ever contract.
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25th September 2020

3 top awards nominations for KuKu COVID support

Co-Founders of KuKu Connect, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson have been recognised for their support to thousands of businesses, venues and community organisations across the country. KuKu Connect has been nominated for 3 top awards for their
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24th September 2020

News: Sygnature Discovery expands DMPK capabilities with acquisition of XenoGesis

Life Science Newswire – Sygnature Discovery, a world-leading integrated discovery and pre-clinical solutions provider, has significantly expanded its DMPK capabilities and expertise with the acquisition of XenoGesis, the UK’s largest independent laborator
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24th September 2020

New Appointment to Children First Derby

New appointment to Children First Derby supports expansion plans
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24th September 2020

My Future launched to support post 16 recruitment during Covid crisis

Post 16 virtual careers fair launched to support Chesterfield and North Derbyshire recruitment during Covid crisis 
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24th September 2020

Ward launches new asbestos drop off service for small loads

Derbyshire based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has launched a new asbestos drop off service for smaller loads or one-off jobs. 
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24th September 2020

Further growth for Banner Jones’ teams following new appointments

Law firm expands family law and care proceedings teams
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24th September 2020

Ambitious plans for colleagues who launch new transport company

Seventeen years after starting new jobs at the same company Anthony Champness and Jon Payne are celebrating the launch of their own business – Synergix Logistics Solutions. 
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24th September 2020

Help programme launched for workers facing redundancy during coronavirus pandemic

Workers facing redundancy will be helped to find new jobs, develop skills or start their own businesses through a comprehensive programme of free support being co-ordinated by Derby City Council.
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24th September 2020

20 years in the making - Serena Humphrey launches ‘The F Word Academy’

One of the region’s most respected business figures, Serena Humphrey, has celebrated two decades in business and more than 30 years in the financial services industry by launching what she believes will become a game-changer for SMEs - The F Word Academy.
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24th September 2020

Chancellor outlines winter economy plan in response to latest coronavirus developments.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.
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23rd September 2020

East Mids law firm shortlisted for prestigious industry award

Leading East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has fought off tough competition to make it to the final round at The Lawyer Awards 2020 in the “Law Firm of the Year: The Independents” category. 
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23rd September 2020

Pentaxia Welcomes Local MP on site visit

Pentaxia were delighted to welcome Derby North MP Amanda Solloway for a site tour on Saturday 19th September. Amanda, besides being our local MP is also Under Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation.
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23rd September 2020

Local Marketing Support Service Appoints New Senior Management During Lockdown

XCLUU. Ltd, a Leicester based marketing support service, specifically designed to support micro and small businesses across the UK, made the brave decision to appoint two senior management team members during the country’s lockdown, in a bid to step forwa
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23rd September 2020

East Midlands Birds Bakery raises £10k to support children's charity

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for The Children’s Trust, following the success of its own Doughnut Week, which was held last week (12-19 September). 
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23rd September 2020

Breedon Consulting goes for growth with business expansion

Leicestershire-based HR firm, Breedon Consulting, is expanding its current business model with the growth of its client base and planned new locations on the horizon. 
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23rd September 2020

Business leaders react to latest COVID-19 measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Business leaders from across the East Midlands have been giving their reaction to a raft of new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night.
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22nd September 2020

Midlands Engine: Region ready to ‘lead’ on UK’s green economic recovery

The Midlands is ideally placed to spearhead the Government’s vision to build a stronger, better and greener economy, according to a new report.
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22nd September 2020

Midlands agency Hallam appoints new Heads of Marketing, Creative and Content

Nottingham’s award-winning digital marketing agency, has appointed three experts to its senior management team as part of its strategic restructure. 
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22nd September 2020

Leicestershire building society shortlisted for mortgage award

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has been shortlisted for Money Page’s Personal Finance Awards 2020/21 in the Self-Build Mortgage category.
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22nd September 2020

JOHN PYE APPOINTS ITS FIRST EVER HEAD OF LEGAL

National online auction house John Pye Auctions has appointed former Actons and Browne Jacobson solicitor Rosalind Keen as its new head of legal.
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22nd September 2020

Disability Direct receives £100,000 COVID relief grant

Disability Direct has received £100,000 from Barclays Bank’s Covid-19 Community Aid Package as recognition of its impact during the crisis.
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22nd September 2020

New Freight Manager at Spatial Global

Robert Tedd, highly experienced in multi-modal freight operations, joins the team to drive growth in import and export sales.
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22nd September 2020

Jansari joins Pattersons Commercial Law

Pattersons Commercial Law has announced that Civil and Commercial Litigation specialist, Asit Jansari, has joined the business as a director.
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21st September 2020

CLEGG COMPLETES HIGH QUALITY FACILITY FOR CARE UK

Construction specialist Clegg Construction has finished a new, high specification care facility in Leicestershire for residential home leaders Care UK.
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21st September 2020

Foundation sets up new Community Awards for Leicestershire

The Leicestershire Community Champions Awards, a new event for 2020 aiming to celebrate the amazing people and organisations who have gone above and beyond to help their local communities, has been launched by the Furnley House Foundation.
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21st September 2020

£500,000 AUTOMATION INVESTMENT DRIVES SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCIES FOR OPUS TRUST CUSTOMERS

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist based in Leicester, has enhanced its digital capabilities following a significant investment in intelligent digital mailroom solutions.
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21st September 2020

Oberoi Business Hub Expansion Reflects Changing Working Practices

Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park has expanded its call answering team in response to an increasing number of private, public and charity sector clients who need support post-lockdown.
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21st September 2020

Applications open for small businesses to kickstart young people’s employment

FSB as Kickstart national gateway teams up with Adecco Working Ventures to help small firms access government’s Kickstart Scheme
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19th September 2020

Geena’s geared up for success

An A-Level student at West Nottinghamshire College is applying her determined spirit to both her studies and a lifelong passion for motorsport – and is set to go far in both.
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19th September 2020

Midland Main Line: Government announces potential breakthrough on electrification

Midlands Connect Director Maria Machancoses has welcomed news that the government is for the first time in 3 years looking again at electrifying the Midland Main Line.
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