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News from December 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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