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News from 2021


28th September 2021

Digital Space invests in new supply chain service, Tech Space

As part of continued investment in bolstering its customer service offering, Digital Space, a leading managed services provider, has today unveiled its new supply chain service, Tech Space.
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28th September 2021

Dack Motor Group expands with Lincoln automotive bodyshop

Automotive sales, hire and servicing provider, Dack Motor Group has expanded its Lincoln operations with the opening of its first dedicated bodyshop.
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28th September 2021

Siemens partners with Midlands firms adi Automation and Briggs of Burton to drive digitalisation in the Food and Beverage sector

Siemens has selected two Midlands firms to support its drive to empower the Food and Beverage sector with cutting-edge technology to boost productivity and improve energy efficiency to help combat climate change.
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28th September 2021

College awards Hardy Signs MD an honorary fellowship

Nik Hardy, Founder and Managing Director of Hardy Signs, has received an Honorary Fellowship from Burton and South Derbyshire College
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28th September 2021

BECKETWELL REGENERATION PROJECT WINS REGIONAL AWARD

Developers St James Securities have won their first award for the £200m Becketwell scheme in Derby.
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28th September 2021

Your Tender Team expands team in the East Midlands

Your Tender Team, the Leicester bid writing company, is recruiting for new Bid Writers to join their award winning team.
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28th September 2021

Peppermint Technology appoints new marketing and communications manager as client portfolio continues to grow

Legal software provider Peppermint Technology has appointed Sophie Oxley as its new marketing and communications manager, as the company continues to grow its portfolio of clients.
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28th September 2021

Leicester “leads the way” on new National Space Strategy

The University of Leicester has today (Monday) welcomed publication of the UK Government’s new National Space Strategy.
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28th September 2021

Mobile emergency “K-999” surgery launched by Derbyshire vet

Derbyshire mobile vet service VetCare@Home has taken delivery of a new surgery-on-wheels to conduct emergency and scheduled pet operations on the road.
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27th September 2021

Scientific research charity appoints XCellR8 founder as Chair of Trustees

Nottingham scientific research charity, FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) has appointed Dr Carol Treasure, the founder and CEO of specialist animal-free contract testing laboratory XCellR8, as the new Chair of its Board of
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27th September 2021

Driver David triumphs at trentbarton awards

A bus-driving star who has never missed a single day’s work won the top prize in trentbarton’s 2020-21 really good service awards.
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27th September 2021

Howes Percival gears up for future growth with national recruitment drive

30 new jobs to meet increased current and future demand for legal services, 14 of them in the East Mids
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27th September 2021

INIT EXTENDS CONTACTLESS TICKETING FOR NOTTINGHAM BUSES AND TRAMS

USERS of Nottingham’s public transport network can now enjoy improved ticketing options as more journey types are added to its contactless payment system.
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27th September 2021

Budding mixologists stir their stuff at college restaurant

Students who are learning the art of restaurant hospitality put their advancing skills to the test in West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined eaterie recently.
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27th September 2021

PALLITE® Expand sustainable packaging range to include ThermaLITE: Insulative packaging made from 100% recycled materials

PALLITE®, an award-winning international designer and manufacturer of paper honeycomb board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has expanded their sustainable packaging range to include thermallyinsulative packaging – ThermaLITE by PALLITE®.
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27th September 2021

HAPPINESS AT WORK IS LIKE A GOOD CAKE - IT HAS THREE TIERS

THIS WEEK marks International Week of Happiness at Work (20-26 September) and, with work playing such a major role in our lives, it’s crucial that we experience happiness in the office as well as in our personal lives.
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27th September 2021

STUDENT NIGHT RETURNS TO VICTORIA CENTRE WITH ALMOST 50 RETAILERS ON BOARD

STUDENT NIGHT RETURNS TO VICTORIA CENTRE WITH ALMOST 50 RETAILERS ON BOARD A night dedicated to Nottingham’s vibrant student community returns to the city’s leading shopping destination, Victoria Centre, next week and it’s set to be bigger than ever.
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27th September 2021

Derby BIDs ensure city centre businesses can join Crime-Fighting Partnership

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have joined forces with Derbyshire Business Crime Reduction Partnership (DBCRP) to make it easier for businesses to work together to reduce crime and anti-social behavio
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27th September 2021

WILLMOTT DIXON’S LEICESTERSHIRE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN NATIONAL OPEN DOORS INITIATIVE

THE public can get a preview of Willmott Dixon’s work to create Leicestershire County Council’s new waste transfer station and Iveshead School’s modular extension as part of Open Doors week between 4-9 October.
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24th September 2021

Chesterfield business picks up Company of the Year Award

Long-standing Chesterfield business, MTM Products, is celebrating after being named Industrial Graphics Specialists Company of the Year by a leading industry publication.
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24th September 2021

Creative Agency Creative62 help establish Leicestershire’s only All Girls Football Academy

Senior Graphic Designer at Leicester creative agency Creative62, Adam Lister, has offered his creative skills and branding knowledge to aid with the set-up of Leicestershire’s only all Girls Football Academy for girls aged between 6-16 years old.
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24th September 2021

Farmer & Carlisle Toyota donates £2k to Rainbows

A Leicestershire car dealer has donated £2,000 to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People towards a refurbishment of its Sensory Garden.
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24th September 2021

Robinson partners with The History of Parliament Trust to celebrate 300 years of Leadership and Innovation

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is the proud partner of a new publication to celebrate the best of British leadership, launched this week with The History of Parliament Trust at Westminster Abbey.
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24th September 2021

New University spin out to deliver faster and safer engineering maintenance technologies

A new spin out company from The University of Nottingham is to help keep passenger planes in the air, while reducing the risk of injury to the engineering ground crews who maintain them.
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24th September 2021

Exporters need urgent support to reap benefits of new trade deals

A new report out today from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shines a spotlight on the ongoing difficulties that small business exporters are facing from the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK’s exit from the EU.
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24th September 2021

Derby’s best-loved indoor market, The Eagle Market, has announced a celebration event, taking place this weekend.

On Saturday 25th September from 11am – 3pm, visitors are invited to Celebration Saturday at The Eagle Market, where they can listen to luxury live music from Midlands-based singers Mr & Mrs Grey.
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23rd September 2021

Chesterfield Nursery Fundraises for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Staff and children at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ children’s nursery in Chesterfield have undertaken a fundraising challenge inspired by one of their parents to raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.
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23rd September 2021

Nottingham contractor to 'Open Doors' to public next month

The public can get a preview of Willmott Dixon’s innovative digital technology which is used to create some of the Midland’s most high-profile new developments, as part of Open Doors week between 4-9 October.
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23rd September 2021

WORK COMPLETES ON LEICESTERSHIRE’S NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING SCHEME

Construction of Ashby-de-la-Zouch’s new £12.5 million Springfields Independent Living Scheme is now complete, thanks to national contractor Willmott Dixon.
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23rd September 2021

LOCAL CONTRACTOR WINS £6.7 MILLION EXTENSION PROJECT FOR LEICESTER’S INDEPENDENT ARTS HUB

Midlands-based contractor Willmott Dixon has won a scheme of works to extend and improve Leicester’s renowned Phoenix cinema and art centre.
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23rd September 2021

IT experts show sporting side with hat-trick of sponsorship deals

Ilkeston-based managed IT specialist IDT has announced a trio of sponsorships with sports and leisure clubs – the latest in a string of deals with prominent East Midlands-based sporting organisations secured by the fast-growing firm.
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23rd September 2021

Welcome, Zoe! Derby accountancy and business advisors Vibrant celebrate double award nomination and new member to their growing team

A Derby business which has more than tripled in size since setting up two years ago has welcomed its seventh new member – and been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.
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23rd September 2021

East Midlands business wins ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ at Vertical Farming World Awards

Agritech firm Light Science Technologies (LST) has won ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ at the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards, for its sustainable grow light range nurturGROW.
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23rd September 2021

Businesses offered chance to rebuild and refocus with the launch of Help to Grow at Nottingham Business School

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course is set to launch at Nottingham Business School (NBS), offering leaders of small and medium businesses (SMEs) the chance to rebuild, refocus and move their organisation forward following the pandemic.
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22nd September 2021

Appeal in memory of Croots Farm Shop owner raises more than £7,000

More than £7,000 has been raised in memory of popular farm shop owner Steve Croot, who ran Croots Farm Shop near Duffield in Derbyshire with his wife Kay.
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22nd September 2021

Property consultancy announced as lead sponsor of Ashby RFC

A leading property consultancy is once again backing Ashby RFC as players from its first team return to the pitch for the first time since March 2020.
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22nd September 2021

DERBYSHIRE FESTIVAL OF BUSINESS LAUNCHED AT UNIVERSITY

The University of Derby, in partnership with Vision Derbyshire, has launched the Derbyshire Festival of Business, a new initiative which aims to celebrate the resilience of our business community over the past two years and help businesses capitalise on o
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22nd September 2021

HARNESS THE POTENTIAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO 'SUPERCHARGE RECOVERY’ FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS

The University of Nottingham has joined leading Russell Group universities in calling on the Government to harness the jobs, skills and investment universities bring to the community as they look to recover from Covid-19.  
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22nd September 2021

LETTINGS SUCCESS FOR CONNECT DERBY FURNISHED OFFICES

Less than two months after its launch, Friar Gate Studios’ new fully furnished offices have reached 89% occupancy - and there are now plans to introduce a similar offer at other Connect Derby buildings across Derby.
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22nd September 2021

Homebrook Celebrates 15 Years in Business

Leading office refurbishment and commercial property maintenance management company, Homebrook, celebrate 15 years in business.
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22nd September 2021

National Fitness and Wellness charity challenge launched to support emergency services

Emergency services teams and those that support the blue light community are being encouraged to register to take part in a month-long fitness and wellbeing charity challenge to raise money for four emergency services charities.  
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22nd September 2021

Cathedral Quarter Showcases Hospitality Offer

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first Food and Drink Fortnight (October 1-17) to showcase the diverse offer available in the heart of the city centre.
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22nd September 2021

SmartParc partners with SEGRO to deliver a 1.85m sqft high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on 112-acre site at Spondon, Derby

The final step has been achieved to enable the 1.85m sqft, high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on the 112-acre former Celanese site near Spondon to proceed.
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22nd September 2021

IASTI Newark partners with East Midlands Airport and Inzpire

Two major partnerships have been unveiled for the UK’s first International Air & Space Training Institute, IASTI Newark.
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22nd September 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE’S MOCHA MARKETING ANNOUNCED AS LOVE BUSINESS’ VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR FOR 2022

Award winning, Leicestershire based marketing agency, Mocha Marketing have been announced as the proud sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the Love Business Expo 2022, due to take place on 17th February at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough. This will
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21st September 2021

Leicestershire-based business Hey Campers debuts on Channel 5’s Million Pound Motorhomes

An entrepreneurial couple from Leicestershire who own a motorhome-for-hire business called Hey Campers, have seen interest soar after being handpicked to appear on a Channel 5 series.
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21st September 2021

OMEETO Secures Vital Move for Rail Metrology Specialists

A long-established Derby firm, which provides specialist calibration and measurement solutions to the rail industry, has relocated part of its operations to high profile offices in Pride Park.
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21st September 2021

Nottingham Family-Run Firm Wins Paper Recycling Business Of The Year Award

A Nottingham family-run firm, Shredall SDS Group, has won the award for Paper Recycling Business of the Year 2021 at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.
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21st September 2021

Leics consultant recognised for long-standing pro bono contributions

Shakespeare Martineau consultant Mark Dunkley has been recognised for his pro bono contribution to the Leicestershire community at a prestigious industry award night for the county.
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21st September 2021

Leading Leics dispute resolution solicitor achieves specialist accreditation

Specialist dispute resolution solicitor Emma Winfield has become an associate member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) – a group for lawyers that specialise in this particular area of law.
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21st September 2021

Mansfield Innovation Centre gears up for growth

Mansfield Innovation Centre says it’s experiencing high levels of demand from local businesses for high-quality office space as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
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20th September 2021

Four senior promotions at Duncan & Toplis

Experts in tax and business take top roles at one of the East Midlands’ biggest accountants and business advisers.
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20th September 2021

Hardy Signs Team Climb Snowdon to Fundraise for YMCA

We are pleased to again be involved with what is the YMCA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We are hoping that this year’s event will see an even bigger turnout than last, raising vital funds for the charity.
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20th September 2021

Hope Against Cancer set to receive donations from holiday-goers after Charitable Travel confirms beneficiary status.

Leicestershire and Rutland’s very own cancer charity, Hope Against Cancer, have been awarded a place as a beneficiary charity of Charitable Travel’s 2021 More to Explore,Malta Campaign.
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20th September 2021

NOTTINGHAM BID PROVIDE A BOOST FOR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with local tourist attraction Nottingham Castle to help boost the business of several local independent businesses by providing them with the opportunity to showcase their products in the brand-
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20th September 2021

Donate unwanted sports kit at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre

Residents are being asked to dig through their drawers and see if they can spare any unwanted sports kit for children.
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20th September 2021

Afternoon tea gives students a tasty challenge

Catering and hospitality students brought colour, flavour and flair to an afternoon tea challenge at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant last week.
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20th September 2021

M&H Carriers achieves compliance clarity with TruTac

TruTac, the tachograph experts, have helped distribution specialist M&H Carriers increase the efficiency and compliance of its fleet by amalgamating a trio of management systems into one.
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20th September 2021

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants exhibiting at the must attend LoveBusiness Expo 2022

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers will be attending the LoveBusiness Expo 2022, a leading business to business networking exhibition.
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17th September 2021

Nigel Lymn Rose Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nigel Lymn Rose, Company Chairman of A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, has been awarded with the SEIB and National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Lifetime Achievement Award after dedica
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17th September 2021

Electric home heating firm rides customer approval wave

A leading electric home heating solutions provider has received industry recognition for its commitment to customer service.
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17th September 2021

Game-changing First-of-its-kind escrow platform bids to transform the UK Trades industry

A new online platform that protects tradespeople from late and non-payments has launched nationwide making it the first company in the world to bring peer-review escrow services to the trade industry.
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17th September 2021

A warm and wild welcome at West Notts!

As a new academic year dawned, students at West Nottinghamshire College were welcomed back to their studies with a fun-packed welcome week.
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17th September 2021

Leading Ashby property consultancy announces re-election of Managing Partner and senior appointment

Fisher German, which has two offices in the town including its headquarters, has confirmed the re-election of Andrew Bridge as Managing Partner who will lead the business for a further three-year term from April 1, 2022.
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17th September 2021

‘Stronger and more accountable’ decisions for Nottinghamshire

Ambitions for devolved government powers for Nottinghamshire could move a step closer. Nottinghamshire County Council is to debate plans to return to a leader and cabinet model of decision making in order to strengthen the case for devolved powers from ce
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17th September 2021

Shop local initiative set to make some “Appy” customers

Shopping in Ripley is to become easier as retailers are given access to a national online retail platform designed to boost trade in local high streets.
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17th September 2021

TruTac presented with Queen’s Award for Innovation

TruTac, the tachograph and compliance experts, received a Queens Award for Innovation in April 2020. In formal recognition of the achievement, TruTac was recently presented with a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise Crystal by the Queen’s representative,
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17th September 2021

KH Hair weighs in for Recycle Week

East Midlands salon group, KH Hair, has revealed that, since joining a recycling initiative just three months ago, it has diverted 83kg of metals and foil from landfill – that’s about as heavy as three Dalmatians!
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17th September 2021

PKF Smith Cooper welcomes a new roster of Graduates into their ranks

Throughout 2021, PKF Smith Cooper have been attracting a wealth of talent into their accounting, audit, and tax teams, beginning the training of a new cohort of graduates poised for future success. Located across PKF Smith Cooper offices – Nottingham, Der
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17th September 2021

University of Nottingham set to invest in city centre campus

The University of Nottingham today confirmed that it has made an offer to purchase the Castle Meadow site in the centre of the city at the foot of the newly-restored Nottingham Castle.
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17th September 2021

Midlands fit-out and manufacturing firm begins its biggest project of the year

Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrades specialists, SMART Balustrades, has started work to deliver more than 1,000 metres of stainless-steel balustrades at a luxury waterside residential development in Nottingham.
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17th September 2021

NOTTINGHAM 3D PRINT AND DESIGN COMPANYEXPANDS THANKS TO £51K INVESTMENT

A Nottingham company specialising in 3D printing and design services has expanded thanks toa £51,000 investment
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17th September 2021

Roadgas partners with local businesses for Great Big Green Week tree planting initiative

Nottingham-based Roadgas, the UK’s leading supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure, has made a significant pledge in partnership with local businesses as part of their commitment to the Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green
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17th September 2021

EMBS FINDS NEW HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

East Midlands-based EMBS is the latest high profile business to take a new furnished office at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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17th September 2021

Lincolnshire Will Writing Firm grows team and launches Private Client business

Lincolnshire Estate Planning firm, Beneficial Trust & Will Co Ltd have emerged from the Covid crisis with a strengthened team and a resolve to widen their business offering in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts.
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17th September 2021

East Mids Construction and Property Sector tees off to raise £3,000 for SWITCH UP

Professionals involved in the East Midlands construction and property sector recently took part in a charity golf day at Norwood Park, raising £3,000 in aid of the charity SWITCH UP.
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17th September 2021

Russell Roof Tiles Raising Big at Charity Golf Tournament

Burton based, leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles’ (RRT) Ryder Cup style charity golf tournament was back for 2021, raising over £5,000 for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes.
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16th September 2021

Six Figure Investment Leads to Increased Flexible Office Space

Oberoi Business Hub has completed an extensive upgrade and refurbishment on another building in Pride Park due to the increased demand for high quality and flexible office space.
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16th September 2021

Metal recycling specialist opens new rail-connected site in Barking

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened a new rail connected, metal processing site in Barking, East London.
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16th September 2021

Space Park Leicester embraces nature with £20,000 biodiversity project

The grounds of a new research and innovation centre launched to support Leicester’s fast-growing space industry are to be transformed into a wildlife friendly zone by the end of October 2021.
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16th September 2021

Six of the best as Paragon Law goes for growth

Midlands immigration law firm Paragon Law has welcomed six new recruits across the business as demand for its services grows.
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16th September 2021

Robinson supports My Fabulosa’s rapid growth

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is partnering with leading fragrance brand My Fabulosa to meet their rapid growing consumer demand.
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16th September 2021

Epic cycle ride in aid of Nottingham therapeutic horticulture scheme

A Nottingham woman is currently cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise £10,000 in support of a city therapeutic horticulture scheme.
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16th September 2021

Penguin PR proud to sponsor the drama on the night hammer fell on Derby’s popular rams

The owners of a Derby public relations company Penguin PR say they were “thrilled and proud” to have been the sponsors of a rams auction event, the grand finale to a 12-week sculpture trail.
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16th September 2021

GUY MARTIN’S LAND SPEED RECORD ATTEMPT GAINS TRACTION IN TESTS

Former motorcycle racer, TV presenter and author Guy Martin, has completed initial tests in the 1200shp ‘52 Express’ streamliner in which he plans to attempt the motorcycle land speed record in Bolivia next year. Tests were made of the steering and brakin
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16th September 2021

Over whelmed by Free Business Support Offers? Get focussed and Open the Door to Growth

Neil Coles benefited from the recent Small business Leadership programme at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
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16th September 2021

Fortinet accreditation recognises Digital Space as industry leader

Digital Space is pleased to announce that it has become one of just six organisations to achieve Fortinet’s Expert MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) partner status, placing itself as an industry leader across the UK.
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16th September 2021

Unique 'archipelago' masterplan for Nottingham's The Island Quarter development revealed at exclusive event

The developer behind one of the UK’s largest regeneration sites has revealed how the masterplan and placemaking have been radically modified to meet the demands of a post-Covid world.
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16th September 2021

Million-pound investment sees SF Recruitment become employee-led

Market-leading recruitment specialist, SF Recruitment, has completed a £1.2m investment which sees both its management team become owners in the business, and every employee given a stake in the future profits of the company.
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16th September 2021

High demand for preclinical expertise fuels growth for Nottingham CRO

Nottingham based contract research organisation (CRO) Cellomatics Biosciences has reported year-on-year organic revenue growth of 30 percent since its inception in 2015, as demand for its bespoke preclinical and early discovery phase laboratory services a
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16th September 2021

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 34

In this episode, our host interviews Safaraz Ali, Founder and CEO of Pathway Group. We discuss his entrepreneurial journey and if technology has changed our understanding of the world of skills. He also provides his views on skills, leadership and persona
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16th September 2021

Rhodes Wealth Management's marathon effort for YMCA Derbyshire

The world of traders was exchanged for trainers by the team at Rhodes Wealth Management who have run, walked or cycled an astonishing 2,363km in aid of YMCA Derbyshire.
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16th September 2021

Digital agency Impression launches strategy service with raft of new hires

Nottingham and London based digital marketing agency Impression has launched its new digital strategy service with the additional appointment of three senior hires.
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16th September 2021

Kybotech wins big at the North Notts Business Awards

Worksop-based Kybotech has scooped two accolades at the North Notts Business Awards.
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16th September 2021

Huge success for KuKu in Notts

KuKu Connect once again shines in Nottinghamshire, as the multi award-winning co-founders of KuKu, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson hosted their first Nottingham networking event to great success.
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16th September 2021

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 34

In this episode, our host interviews Safaraz Ali, Founder and CEO of Pathway Group. We discuss his entrepreneurial journey and if technology has changed our understanding of the world of skills. He also provides his views on skills, leadership and persona
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15th September 2021

High street hero Sophie Hainsworth bags a double awards win

Sophie Hainsworth, 31 year old CEO & Co-Founder of the LoyalFree app was announced the winner of 2 categories at this year’s Leicestershire Live Women in Business Awards.
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15th September 2021

Nottingham communications agency wins new accolade

A Nottingham-based communications agency is celebrating after earning recognition in this year’s UK Enterprise Awards.
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15th September 2021

Local Runners Tackle Virtual London Marathon For Safe and Sound

Three local runners are tackling the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon on Sunday October 3 to raise money for Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound.
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15th September 2021

THE MIDLANDS BUSINESS NETWORK EXPO WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2021 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

KING POWER STADIUM - The Midlands Business Network Expo is exactly where you need to be if you’re looking to take your business to the next level!
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15th September 2021

FLOTEC SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR INNOVATION.

Loughborough-based Flotec, a trusted and leading supplier of reliable hose and engineering solutions to the rail market,has scooped a prestigious award for innovation in manufacturing and engineering
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15th September 2021

BPR Medical supports UK’s first climate-friendly gas and air labour

Mum Kaja Gersinska has become the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief during labour after giving birth at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
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15th September 2021

Developer builds big-top dreams for disadvantaged children

East Midlands housebuilder Peter James Homes has made dreams come true for dozens of disadvantaged children by treating them to a trip to the circus.
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15th September 2021

NG and FHP put the pieces together for Jigsaw24 to move to new service centre

The rapidly-expanding Nottingham IT solutions provider and consultancy Jigsaw24 has agreed the acquisition of the newly-refurbished Resource House on Phoenix Park in Nottingham.
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15th September 2021

Leicester’s Books4Home appeal

Andrew Granger & Co is pleased to announce we are supporting the Rotary Club of Leicester’s Books4Home appeal.
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15th September 2021

Translation and localisation services company PAB Languages unveils new multilingual website

Award-winning translation and localisation services company PAB Languages has unveiled a new multilingual website to showcase its translation, interpreting and localisation services.
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15th September 2021

Raygar’s sponsorship football boards installed at the Pirelli Stadium

Raygar Architecture & Engineering Supplies Ltd has taken up the sponsorship of Burton Albion’s popular home terrace for the 2021-2022 season, in memory of Keith Calladine.
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14th September 2021

Working capital vacuum threat as recovery continues

A severe shortage of working capital is set to cause a growing number of business failures as companies responding to the recovery become overstretched and insolvent due to a lack of cash, a leading Midlands-based restructuring expert is warning.
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14th September 2021

CLARKE WILLMOTT ACTS ON SALE OF HOSPITALITY SOFTWARE BUSINESS

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on the multi-million pound sale of a software company, after helping to form the business in 2014.
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14th September 2021

Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero

This year’s Summit, delivered in partnership with the University of Derby, will build on the continued activity to support the transition to a low carbon economy and the path to Net Zero. 
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14th September 2021

Acquisition has engineered a bright future for Leicestershire firm

A Leicestershire engineering company’s future has been safeguarded thanks to an acquisition.
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14th September 2021

Recovery grant helps IT business serve more customers

A forced office move and reduced revenues due to the global pandemic meant Ashby de la Zouch-based business IT support provider UKBITS, faced an uncertain future last year.
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14th September 2021

Doing good during bad times

Over the past 18 months, the charity sector has been seen to go over and beyond to support the diverse communities in and around Leicester. Shama Women’s Centre is one of these amazing charities; having realigned our services to ensure alternative opportu
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14th September 2021

Construction set to begin on 10,000sq ft office development in Lincolnshire

East Midlands accounting and business adviser, Duncan & Toplis is creating a new 10,000 square foot office in Louth.
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14th September 2021

NOTTS LAW FIRM UNVEILS NOMINATED CHARITIES AFTER FIRST FUNDRAISER

Leading city centre law firm Nelsons has announced its nominated charities for the coming year, after completing its first round of fundraising for the organisations during a summer team challenge.
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14th September 2021

ALICE IS WOMEN IN BUSINESS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR FOR LEICESTERSHIRE

Former North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) apprentice Alice Deeping has been named as Apprentice of the Year in the Leicestershire Live Women in Business Awards.
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14th September 2021

Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen granted to John Mills of MHR International UK Limited

A Royal Warrant of Appointment has been granted to John Mills Esquire, President and Founder of MHR International UK Limited, for the supply of Payroll and HR Systems to Her Majesty The Queen. 
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14th September 2021

CHILDREN FIRST DERBY LADIES LUNCH EVENT PROVES TO BE A SELL OUT SUCCESS

Local charity Children First Derby celebrated the hugely successful return of its popular Annual Fundraising Ladies Lunch Event, held on 8th September 2021 at Morley Hayes Derby, which raised over £1800 to help support local vulnerable children, young peo
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11th September 2021

B-HIVE RECEIVES FUNDING TO DEVELOP CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD WASTE REDUCTION

Leading Agri-tech company B-hive Innovations will host a Future Leaders Fellowship and lead a research project, which will early detect potato diseases and defects before they hit supermarket shelves.
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11th September 2021

Accelerating sustainable healthcare product development

In partnership with Loughborough University, Kindeva (formerly, 3M Drug Delivery Systems) is developing ways to enhance the performance, cost effectiveness and green credentials of respiratory inhalers.
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11th September 2021

UK Utilities Experts Invited to Help Change Young Lives

Utility companies across the UK are being invited to pool their expertise and join a pioneering project aimed at improving the lives of children and their communities in a remote area of Kenya.
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11th September 2021

Cawarden wins ‘Demolition Contractor of the Year’ at British Demolition Awards 2021

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden has been crowned ‘Demolition Contractor of the Year’ at the third annual British Demolition Awards, a prestigious celebration of all things demolition, held on Friday 3 September at the American Express Communit
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11th September 2021

Earth Observation at forefront of unique business support service launched in Leicester

A unique business support programme to help entrepreneurs and businesses from any sector across the UK to get their innovative Earth Observation ideas off the ground has been launched at Space Park Leicester.
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11th September 2021

Swadlincote firm, Musk Process Services, supports The Lakes Distillery as it invests to increase production

The Lakes Distillery has completed a major expansion at its distillery in The Lake District National Park in partnership with EJ Musk Process Services
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11th September 2021

Prepare for labelling law change, says Nottinghamshire Trading Standards

Nottinghamshire businesses are being urged to prepare for an upcoming change to the law governing allergen labelling on food which is pre-packaged for direct sale (PPDS).
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10th September 2021

REAL FOUNDATION TRUST OPENS LANDMARK BUILDING

The transformation of The Landmark at Pleasley into a new social hub and sports centre has been completed by the R.E.A.L Foundation Trust.
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10th September 2021

Central England Co-op achieves top environmental standards recognition for the fourth time

Central England Co-op has been re-awarded three Carbon Trust Standards for reducing its carbon emissions, waste and water use for the fourth time.
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10th September 2021

OLYMPIC KNOW-HOW TO OVERCOME BUSINESS CHALLENGES

Derbyshire Institute of Sport has created more than 20 world-class athletes including 10 Olympians/Paralympians who competed in Tokyo this year.
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10th September 2021

Family-owned Nottinghamshire business invests £6M in care homes acquisitions.

The Nottingham based Younas Family, which has its headquarters in Sherwood, has bought three care homes in Yorkshire to boost its portfolio. 
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10th September 2021

Law Firm Simpson Millar expands Military Claims team with senior hire

Senior Associate Louisa Donaghy joins national consumer firm
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10th September 2021

Cobot Maker Space launched to explore the future of robots and industry

A new facility for human-robot interaction research designed to support industry in exploring the use of this technology has been launched at the University of Nottingham.
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10th September 2021

NG seals office deal for fast-growing Nottingham manufacturer

A leading manufacturer of foam, tapes and sealing solutions has moved into a newly-refurbished office suite, following a deal brokered by NG Chartered Surveyors.
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10th September 2021

Nottingham Rugby Club Scores Sponsorship from The RU Group

The RU Group, one of the region’s leading wealth management and financial advice firms, has secured key sponsorship of Nottingham Rugby Club for the 2021/22 season, starting this September.
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10th September 2021

CONSTRUCTION FIRM STEAMS AHEAD WITH THREE NEW HIRES

FAMILY construction firm The Input Group has boosted its strong team of 65 with a trio of new hires to develop its comprehensive offering of contractor services. The three new starters will help the firm to continue to deliver high-quality construction so
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10th September 2021

World-leading research institute officially opens at the University of Nottingham

Diagnosing, treating and curing disease is the mission of scientists working in a new £100 million research institute that officially opened this week at the University of Nottingham.
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10th September 2021

How is Technology Impacting The World of Law | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 33

In this episode, our host interviews Neil Lloyd, Managing Director at FBC Manby Bowdler - a leading law firm in the Midlands. He explains how he responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic in a new leadership role and how he instigated cultural chan
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9th September 2021

Midlands businesses seek private equity funding in growth push

More than a quarter of mid-size Midlands businesses surveyed are looking for private equity investment in a bid to achieve post-pandemic growth.
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9th September 2021

National architect strengthens presence in Nottingham and London with new recruits

CPMG ARCHITECTS has recently added to its award-winning team with the arrival of young talent based at its studios in Nottingham and London.
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9th September 2021

Former employment relations minister Jo Swinson to chair research into impact of furlough scheme on part-time work

Former employment relations minister Jo Swinson will head up the steering group for a Cranfield School of Management research project looking at the impact of so-called 'flexible furlough' during the coronavirus pandemic on employer attitudes to part-time
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9th September 2021

CPW celebrates significant expansion as part of new strategic direction

INTERNATIONAL M&E consultancy CPW is celebrating a stellar year with the opening or expansion of four offices, multiple new hires and a companywide rebrand to mark its new strategic direction.
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9th September 2021

Crowning glory for Church Farm Care at industry awards

A Nottinghamshire based care group is celebrating after employees scooped two awards in the East Midlands regional heat of the Great British Care Awards 2021.
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9th September 2021

Air IT continues growth spurt with fourth pair of acquisitions

Air IT has today announced its seventh and eighth acquisitions in a series of M&A deals led by CEO John Whitty. It has acquired Reading-based MFG UK Ltd and Uttoxeter-based INFINITY IT Solutions Limited, effective 2nd September 2021, for undisclosed consi
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9th September 2021

Hat-trick of promotions at leading Nottingham law firm

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has promoted three employees to senior HR advisor, senior legal accounts assistant, and team manager roles.
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9th September 2021

Commercial Property Deal Sees Driving Theory Test Centre Relocate to Pride Park offices.

Derby-based commercial property agents OMEETO have successfully secured new tenants for 1,734 sq ft of self-contained offices in Mallard Way, Pride Park, which will now be the site for local driving theory tests.
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9th September 2021

Jigsaw24 extends M&E capabilities with exciting new appointment - Jason Cowan

Leading B2B technology solutions provider Jigsaw24 has strengthened its cloud and remote offering with the appointment of Jason Cowan as Business Director, Media and Entertainment.
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9th September 2021

SF Recruitment continues business transformation plan with significant engineering investment

Leading specialist recruitment firm, SF Recruitment, has announced its latest investment into a specialised engineering recruitment team, spearheaded by two new experienced members.
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9th September 2021

Over 15,000 small business owners apply for a single £25,000 Covid-19 recovery grant

Over 15,000 self-employed people and hopeful entrepreneurs have applied for a single £25,000 Business Boost grant from business insurance provider Simply Business – an award designed to help SMEs cope with the lasting impact of coronavirus. 
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9th September 2021

trentbarton driver walks 100 miles for little Poppy

trentbarton driver Oma Shankar might have been driving buses for 38 years, but when he heard about a colleague’s granddaughter and her need to get to the USA for experimental medical treatment, he set off on a 100-mile sponsored walk.
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8th September 2021

Leicester Researcher Wins Prize for COVID-19 Research

A researcher from Leicester has been awarded the Graham Bull Prize from the Royal College of Physicians, after he was amongst the first scientists and doctors to highlight the differing impact of COVID-19 on ethnic groups.
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8th September 2021

New Group Marketing Manager joins Robinson

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – has appointed Laura Donington as Group Marketing Manager to support the delivery of the marketing strategy across their international business, strengthening their value offering t
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8th September 2021

Unemployment to rise by 50,000 due to jobs tax hike, new analysis finds

A Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) assessment of the potential impacts of a 1.25% increase in national insurance contributions (NICs) for employers, sole traders and employees indicates that the move could cause 50,000 more people to be left out of wo
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8th September 2021

Not long now until the popular Leicestershire Ride+Stride event

Local property firm Andrew Granger & Co Ltd has sponsored the upcoming Leicestershire Ride+Stride for the eighth year in a row.
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8th September 2021

World Record Evidence Submitted

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound have submitted detailed evidence to Guinness World Records in their bid to become a record breaker for the ‘largest display of butterfly replicas’.
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8th September 2021

Local entrepreneurs set to be recognised for hard work and resilience at 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards

The entrepreneurial achievements of new sole traders and limited companies are being celebrated in the brand-new 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management.
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8th September 2021

BODIE HODGES FOUNDATION LAUNCH CAPITAL APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

In 2020, Leicestershire based charity, The Bodie Hodges Foundation, shared exciting news with their supporters and community about a large investment they were to receive from a private investor, to support core costs and the purchase of a building which
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8th September 2021

Nottingham financial advisers strengthen expertise with experienced recruit

Nottingham-based George Square Financial Management has bolstered its growing team with the hire of an accredited chartered financial planner, in support of its continuing corporate expansion plans.
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8th September 2021

Pioneering 5G Connected Forest project making ‘excellent progress’

Pioneering work which aims to introduce cutting-edge digital technology to enhance the visitor experience in the heart of Nottinghamshire’s legendary Sherwood Forest is making ‘excellent progress’.
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8th September 2021

Leading property consultancy makes key Ashby appointment

A leading property consultancy has made a key appointment at its Ashby office as the firm expands its expertise in minerals.
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8th September 2021

The VAL Awards Return to Honour Leicestershire's Charity Sector Heroes

Following the success of 2019’s inaugural awards, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) is once more calling for the public to nominate the individuals, charities and voluntary organisations that have made a significant impact during the pandemic.
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8th September 2021

The Island Quarter supports Nottingham's largest domestic abuse charity with £10,000 donation

THE DEVELOPER behind Nottingham’s The Island Quarter site, The Conygar Investment Company PLC, has donated £10,000 to Juno Women’s Aid
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7th September 2021

Champions (UK) plc sponsors Rothley 10k event

Alongside lead sponsor, wealth management firm Mattioli Woods plc, Midland-based brand agency Champions (UK) plc has been announced as a new sponsor for 2021’s Rothley10k charity event.
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7th September 2021

Notts Pride announces in-person march for 2021 event

PROMISED to be the biggest event in the city this year and the first post-pandemic, organisers have announced Nottinghamshire's annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community will take place in-person on 11 September 2021. 
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7th September 2021

Chatsworth Launches Recruitment Drive For Hospitality Staff

Chatsworth has launched a recruitment drive to fill more than 30 hospitality roles in its cafes, pub and restaurants across the Derbyshire estate.
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7th September 2021

Metro Bank Supports Take 5 Week – Encouraging Consumers to be Aware of Potential Scams & Fight Fraud

Metro Bank, the UK’s community bank, supports UK Finance’s 2021 Take Five week which kicks off on September 13th encouraging consumers to STOP and CHALLENGE before sharing personal and banking information to PROTECT themselves against potential scams and
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7th September 2021

The Access Group to match every penny staff raise for Bipolar UK as it names its Charity of the Year

The Access Group, a leading provider of business software, has announced Bipolar UK as its UK Charity of the Year for 2021/2022, pledging to match every pound its people raise. 
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7th September 2021

Heathcotes launches initiative to give voice to services

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has launched an initiative to give the people at its services an influential voice in shaping future changes and improvements.
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7th September 2021

Victoria Centre's Roller Room proves 'wheely' popular

More than 10,600 people skated their way around Victoria Centre’s roller rink in August, making it the centre’s most popular summer experience to date.
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7th September 2021

Finch Consulting taking charge with another new appointment

Leicestershire based, health and safety engineering risk management experts, Finch Consulting ambitious growth plans are picking up the pace with the appointment of Angelica Rutherford-Hacon.
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7th September 2021

The Access Group to match every penny staff raise for Bipolar UK as it names its Charity of the Year

The Access Group, a leading provider of business software, has announced Bipolar UK as its UK Charity of the Year for 2021/2022, pledging to match every pound its people raise. 
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3rd September 2021

Frame Fast UK Promotes Nigel Leivers to Managing Director

Nigel Leivers has been appointed Managing Director at Frame Fast UK, based on Ascot Drive, after 18 years with Derby’s leading trade manufacturer, stating that the secret of his success is listening carefully to customers and expanding to meet their needs
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3rd September 2021

Hatton development up and running as first homes are released for sale

The first homes at a new housing development in Hatton have been released for sale to the public.
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3rd September 2021

Why Exams Don't Work | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 32

In this episode, our host interviews Matt Jones, Founder and Managing Director of Oxbridge. We explore his entrepreneurial journey into the world of education. We also discuss exams, vocational education, how technology is changing the educational landsca
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2nd September 2021

Burton firm recognized with gold standard

GOLD MEDAL WINNING
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2nd September 2021

MBO brings instant results for fast-growing Estate Agency

An East Midlands Estate Agency is planning further expansion after undergoing a management buyout.
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2nd September 2021

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation supports 400 children over summer; RDS provides sponsorship

400 children access Derbyshire Cricket Foundation’s Falcon Summer Camp with support from RDS
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2nd September 2021

New Digital Innovation Centre leads the way in supporting businesses and students

As work continues to install the latest digital connectivity to support around 40 businesses based in Nottinghamshire County Council’s Worksop Turbine business centre, a new Digital Innovation Centre in the building has already started supporting local st
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2nd September 2021

BARRATT HOMES SITE MANAGERS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RANKED AS COUNTRY’S BEST FOR QUALITY

Two of Barratt Homes’ Site Managers have each won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building in Nottinghamshire.
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1st September 2021

POVERTY CHARITY WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has made a £1,000 donation to a poverty charity in Bolsover.
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1st September 2021

Derbion announces 200,000 sq ft of lettings

Derby city centre’s leading retail and leisure destination, Derbion, has announced more than 200,000 sq ft of new lettings.
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1st September 2021

Digital Space’s Big Sleep Out challenge raises £3,300 for charity

Newark-based IT provider, Digital Space has raised more than £3,300 for homelessness charity, Newark Emmaus Trust, following its first ever Big Sleep Out event.
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1st September 2021

Exporter sends first shipment to EU since Brexit

The UK’s leading manufacturer of foil insulation products has finally sent its first shipment of insulation to the EU since 31st January.
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1st September 2021

East Mids collaboration produces vital girls football sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP ‘KICKS OFF’ FOR SUCCESSFUL NOTTINGHAM GIRLS FOOTBALL TEAM
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1st September 2021

Hardy Signs wins contract to install exterior signage at Derbion

Burton-based Hardy Signs Ltd will be on location at Derbion over the next two weeks as it begins installation on one of the company’s most prestigious projects in recent history.
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31st August 2021

Business rates system an “indefensible” disincentive to invest, small firms tell ministers

Business rates system an “indefensible” disincentive to invest, small firms tell ministers
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31st August 2021

Isuzu Expansion for leading CV dealer

As the dealership continues to expand, pioneering East Midlands dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is investing further in commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu UK.
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31st August 2021

Council bids for £20m of Government money to further boost Chesterfield town centre transformation and cultural offering

Plans to create a modern and extended customer experience at the Stephenson Memorial Hall – which houses Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre, and Museum – are at the heart of a bid for almost £20m worth of Government funding submitted by Chesterfield Borou
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31st August 2021

Award-winning partnership between J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council continues following renewal of housing refurbishment contract

The award-winning partnership between J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council is set to continue following J Tomlinson re-securing a five-year housing refurbishment contract with the Council.
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31st August 2021

East Midlands architecture practice bolsters team with two new hires

Lincolnshire-based architects and urban designers, PolkeyCollins, has welcomed two new members to its architectural team as part of its planned growth strategy.
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30th August 2021

National awards success for Koa Consulting

A Derby-based business development consultancy which helps business owners to increase their sales, win more customers and grow is celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award.
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26th August 2021

Remember to Network in September

KuKu Connect physical Connect Receptions are now back and in full swing - so remember to book your places for September.
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26th August 2021

'White No Sugar': A Journey Into Tech Recruitment | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 31

In this episode, our host interviews James White, former winner of The Apprentice and CEO/Founder of Right Time Recruitment. We explore his entrepreneurial journey including his appearance on The Apprentice, his thoughts on the future of talent recruitmen
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25th August 2021

Annie’s Burger Shack’s comedy night aims to give something back and put a smile on Derby’s face

A Derby restaurant says it wants to get people back into the city centre and give something back to the community after the challenges of COVID by hosting its first-ever comedy night, starring popular funnyman Jason Manford.
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25th August 2021

72 hours to go until three-day festival of craft beer, food and music is served in Leicester city

With sunshine forecast this Bank Holiday weekend, the idea of over 100 amazing craft beers, tasty food and over 40 live musical acts, all served in a free-to-attend festival in Leicester city, shows that staycationing has never been so much fun…
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25th August 2021

World Record Attempt Marks Next Stage In Charity Growth

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound are gearing up for a world record attempt to spearhead the next phase of their Butterfly Appeal.
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25th August 2021

VICTORIA CENTRE MARKS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE DAY BY CELEBRATING ITS ‘HOMEGROWN’ BUSINESSES

Nottingham’s leading retail destination, Victoria Centre, is marking the very first by celebrating the local talent on offer in the centre.
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25th August 2021

Pall-Ex appoints new Director of International Development

Pall-Ex has appointed Karolina Thompson as its new Director of International Development to drive the global expansion of the brand.
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25th August 2021

Notts fitness fanatics impress studio staff: huge targets smashed since opening

ORANGETHEORY Fitness, based on Castle Bridge Road, is proving popular and has already signed up over 200 new members since its soft launch in June.
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24th August 2021

Sentric Music and Loughborough University – empowering musicians

An 18-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Loughborough University and Sentric Music is delivering positive change within the music industry.
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24th August 2021

Student Recognition

Building Services Awards 2021
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24th August 2021

DeltaNet International Strengthens Senior Leadership Team to Drive Business Growth

DeltaNet International a global eLearning provider of compliance, health and safety and performance training solutions, has today announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team to help drive business growth.
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24th August 2021

Internships forge a new future for black people in health research

A group of researchers taking part in a Black Internship scheme at the University of Nottingham are urging other students and graduates from Black African, Caribbean and Black British backgrounds to follow their example in the future.
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24th August 2021

Derbyshire warehousing deal is child's play for NG

A fast-growing retailer of prams, pushchairs, car seats and other baby products has expanded after taking a 16,000 sq ft storage unit in Cossall.
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23rd August 2021

Creative media students brew-up great concepts

A brewery in Cyprus is raising a glass of beer and cheer to West Nottinghamshire College’s creative media and game students’ design skills.
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23rd August 2021

Nottingham healthcare company bolsters workforce with 14 new hires as it celebrates 20th anniversary

Medichecks strengthens its operations across marketing, compliance, data, customer service and more
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23rd August 2021

Small firms call for cut to “jobs tax” as soaring prices and vacancies put recovery at risk

The UK’s largest business group is urging the Government to address rising input prices, lack of access to the right staff and trade disruption as its full Q2 2021 SBI report, published today, highlights how these trends could stifle a nascent economic re
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23rd August 2021

Sky on Cloud Nine As Firm’s Growth Ambitions Rocket

Derby-based Sky Recruitment Solutions is set to smash its ambitious 2021 growth plans three months early as job vacancies boom.
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23rd August 2021

GLOBAL FIRM APPOINTS TWO DIRECTORS FROM NOTTINGHAM OFFICE

Two members from Arup’s Nottingham office have been appointed as directors of the global engineering firm, representing a huge achievement for the company’s presence in the city.
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22nd August 2021

HUUB TO GIVE TEAM EUROPE THE EDGE

Triathlon market leader HUUB is an innovative company with a mission to make athletes faster.
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22nd August 2021

MEIF Debt Finance backs Derbyshire brewery with £150,000 funding package

Howard Town Brewery (“Howard Town Brewery”) has secured a £150,000 funding package from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”) East & South East Midlands Debt Finance fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and backed by the Coronavirus Bu
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22nd August 2021

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER CHANGERS IN WIGSTON

Adults who are considering a career change following the pandemic are being invited to consider a college course to help them gain the skills and qualifications they need to succeed in high-demand job roles.
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22nd August 2021

Lightbulb moments lead to growth for West HR

Many agree that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed various aspects of life including the way we learn. For Melton Mowbray-based West HR, online learning had already started to feature within their training delivery.
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22nd August 2021

Fast-growing Nottingham firm moves to new flagship HQ

A fast-growing company which supplies, repairs and maintains hand-held capture devices, mobile print and EPoS hardware, has expanded into new flagship premises in Nottingham after a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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22nd August 2021

Chesterfield Borough Council - Find your next career at the Chesterfield Market Recruitment Event

Find your next career at the Chesterfield Market Recruitment Event
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22nd August 2021

Duncan & Toplis named a finalist in 2021 Accounting Excellence Awards

East Midlands accountancy and business adviser, Duncan & Toplis has been named a finalist for one of the biggest awards in the accounting profession.
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22nd August 2021

DERBY BUILDING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST GROWS TEAM WITH NEW APPOINTMENT

A leading building technology company based in Derby has strengthened its team with the addition of a new marketeer.
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21st August 2021

New appointment and promotion at growing recruitment company

Fabric Recruitment, which is based in Colliers Business Park in Cotgrave, Nottingham has expanded following the appointment of Paige Harris and the promotion of Roxane Wheatley.
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21st August 2021

NOTTINGHAM YOUNGSTERS GAIN A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE MAGNIFICENT MIND OF PAUL SMITH

Nottingham icon and one of Britain’s foremost fashion designers, Paul Smith, has returned to home soil inspiring local young people and making his first trip to the “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” exhibition, currently on its final stop of a worldwide tour
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21st August 2021

Resolution to grant approval for Notts 692-bed Bendigo Building student scheme

The decision means Godwin Developments has secured approval for 1000+ units this week following the approval of The Meridian in Sheffield.
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21st August 2021

Smith Cooper System Partners announces acquisition of Cellular Solutions Business Systems

Smith Cooper System Partners are delighted to announce the acquisition of Cellular Solutions  Business Systems Division as a key expansion in the North East Region.
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21st August 2021

Skills Competition Success For DCG Apprentices

Two apprentices, who started their construction training at Derby College Group (DCG) when they were still at school, have been recognised in the regional final of a national skills competition.
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20th August 2021

Bruton Knowles Reports Record Results as Firm Launches Latest National Team

National Chartered Surveyors, Bruton Knowles, which has had an office based in Nottingham since 1996, has smashed its target forecasts by posting record results for its 2020 financial year.
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20th August 2021

Derbyshire start-up scoops top prize in Gumtree Small Business Blast Off Competition

Gumtree UK, the online classifieds platform, has today revealed the winners of its Small Business Blast Off Competition, launched earlier this year to celebrate the many entrepreneurs and SME owners that transformed their businesses in order to survive th
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20th August 2021

Top community contributors recognised in brand-new awards

Three of Chesterfield’s top community contributors have been named in the brand-new 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Entire FM – Complete Facilities Management.
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20th August 2021

Increased demand fuels expansion for Banner Jones

Banner Jones, which has offices in Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sheffield, has responded to growing demand from new and existing corporate and consumer clients with the appointment of seven new colleagues across the business.
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20th August 2021

Notts fitness fanatics impress studio staff: huge targets smashed since opening

ORANGETHEORY Fitness, based on Castle Bridge Road, is proving popular and has already signed up over 200 new members since its soft launch in June.
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19th August 2021

‘Agent of the year’ shortlisting for FHP Property Consultants - at prestigious East Midlands property awards

Midlands property consultancy FHP has been shortlisted for ‘Agent of the year’ at the annual East Midlands Property Dinner awards.
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19th August 2021

Chris To Complete 800+ Miles In Memory of Mum

A supporter of St Barnabas Hospice is taking on a gargantuan journey to raise funds in memory of his mother.
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19th August 2021

Leicester property firm relocates after 25 years in city centre

Local property firm Andrew Granger & Co has recently moved from their office on Rutland Street, following 25 years situated in Leicester City Centre.
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19th August 2021

Housebuilders donate towards outdoor play equipment at Ripley Infant School

Ripley Infant School has received a £500 donation towards new outdoor play equipment from two housebuilders in the town.
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19th August 2021

A.W. Lymn Announce Plans to Transform Clifton Garage

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, has purchased one of the county’s longest standing mechanics premises - Bob Sherwin’s garage in Clifton - with plans to transform the facility to expand its off
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19th August 2021

What's happening in September?

KuKu Connect physical Connect Receptions are now back and in full swing!
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19th August 2021

Three new appointments for award winning estate agent following opening of residential and lettings office

Award-winning leading estate agent firm Pygott & Crone has welcomed a host of appointments to its new property and valuations team based in Nottingham.
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19th August 2021

What Can Psychopaths Teach Us About Business? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 30

In this episode, our host interviews Dr Nashater Deu Solheim, CEO of Progressing Minds and Author of “The Leadership PIN Code- Unlocking the Key to Willing and Winning Relationships”. Nashater draws on her experience as a psychologist working with psychop
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18th August 2021

And So To Bed and The Wildlife Trusts feature among new client wins for digital agency Impression

Multi-award winning digital marketing agency Impression has announced a number of new high profile client wins following another successful quarter. 
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18th August 2021

Bhayani HR & Employment Law promises to get “recruitment done right” with new sister company, Bhayani Recruitment

Following a 40% year-on-year increase in turnover since 2015, Sheffield-based Bhayani HR & Employment Law, who also have an office in Leicester, has launched a new recruitment service to deliver expert, flexible and workable recruitment solutions for busi
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18th August 2021

Lightbulb moments lead to growth for West HR

Many agree that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed various aspects of life including the way we learn.
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18th August 2021

New MD for civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has appointed Carl Hilton as managing director.
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18th August 2021

Lexus Celebrates Grand Touring Tradition with UK Travel Posters featuring the LC Convertible

With the post-lockdown return to the roads and the growing popularity of the staycation, Lexus celebrates the grand touring tradition with three travel posters created by UK artists, featuring the eye-catching LC Convertible.
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18th August 2021

Work starts on low carbon homes in Leicestershire village

East Midlands housebuilder Rippon Homes has started work on not only its first development in Leicestershire for over a decade, but its first collection of lower carbon homes.
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18th August 2021

Derby gift company Colleague Box makes triple appointment - and welcomes former Derby County captain to its Beers and Business Club

Derby gift company Colleague Box has welcomed three new members of staff – and moved into a brand-new, bigger warehouse – as it continues to go from strength-to-strength.
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17th August 2021

Confidence Falls Back Slightly, But Growth and Hiring Aspirations Strong Among Region’s Small Businesses

Half of small business owners (50%) predict that their business performance will improve in the next three months. In the East Midlands, small business confidence for the next 3 months is positive in Q2 2021 (50%) which is the same figure at the end of Q1
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17th August 2021

Nottingham Community Groups set for cash injection

Thousands of pounds to support community projects in some of Nottingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods is being offered by social impact company Castle Cavendish.
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17th August 2021

East Midlands managed service provider to make investment in youth after apprenticeship success

An East Midlands family-run managed service provider has been so impressed with the success of its first apprentice that it has plans to expand the programme and make a significant investment in more young people looking to start a career in the industry.
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17th August 2021

Henry Brothers employee reaches the final of the ‘Oscars’ of the construction industry

A project manager at Henry Brothers Midlands has been shortlisted in the prestigious Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2021.
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17th August 2021

Midlands firm champions flexibility with triple office relocation

Leading Midlands recruitment firm SF Recruitment has invested £250,000 in three brand new offices as part of a company-wide transformation plan, with flexible working and an ambitious growth plan behind the move. 
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17th August 2021

Dandelions Bereavement Support Welcomes Back Members

A unique local bereavement support programme is returning to face-to-face meetings and interaction and welcoming new members for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
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16th August 2021

Space Park Leicester to host 100th ESA BIC UK start-up

A technology company developing the UK’s first autonomous drone delivery network dedicated to the fast and direct delivery of vital, time-sensitive medical supplies, has become the latest company to join the world’s largest space innovation network for te
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15th August 2021

Superior Wellness recognised for sustainability

Europe’s largest hot tub and swim spa distributor, Superior Wellness has been recognised for demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices.
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15th August 2021

String of new hires for leading Nottingham architectural firm

East Midlands-based Franklin Ellis Architects has welcomed a host of new appointments to its interior design and architectural teams at its Nottingham office.
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15th August 2021

Leicestershire window business doubles workforce due to innovation

Leicestershire window business doubles workforce due to innovation
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15th August 2021

Space Park Leicester move for growing air quality monitoring firm

A University of Leicester spinout created to tackle air pollution is moving to a new research and innovation centre launched to support the city’s fast-growing space industry.
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14th August 2021

THE ISLAND QUARTER WILL ACCELERATE INVESTMENT IN CITY, SAYS DEVELOPER

The Island Quarter will create a “new city within a city” and represents an opportunity unlike any other in the UK, according to the developer behind the major scheme.
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14th August 2021

Leicestershire wellbeing company bolsters employment team

A former Legal Executive with a dazzling record for business development has been added to the employment arm of a Leicestershire wellbeing company.
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14th August 2021

COVID-19 VACCINES: MANAGING ETHICAL VEGAN WORKERS

Since the implementation of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, the debate has rumbled on as to whether employers can require employees to have the jab – with steps recently being taken to introduce a legal requirement for care workers to be double vaccinated.
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14th August 2021

Green Lane Day Showcases Local Businesses

Independent businesses in and around Green Lane in Derby’s St Peters Quarter will take centre stage at an event designed to encourage visitors back into the area.
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14th August 2021

Cerda Planning Ltd thrilled to announce second office opening in Castle Donington

Cerda celebrates 13 years trading with the opening of a second office.
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13th August 2021

Leadership expert and former police chief Kul Mahay to host careers initiative alongside Minister for Education Gavin Williamson, Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands and Armed Forces

A former police chief who was once one of the most senior Asian officers in the UK, is to host a two-day STEM careers initiative alongside the West Midlands Lieutenancy, which is aimed at encouraging more youngsters from a black, Asian and mixed ethnicity
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13th August 2021

Extra funding for trials means extra Hope!

Leicestershire and Rutland’s very own cancer charity, Hope Against Cancer, have succeeded in achieving another amazing funding result.
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13th August 2021

Driver Heroes In The Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021 Named

Drivers from DHL Supply Chain, Waitrose and Travis Perkins have been recognised as true heroes in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021.
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13th August 2021

MERRITTS INVEST £250K IN NEW VERSATILE 16TE CAPACITY PICK AND CARRY CRANE

East Midlands based, heavy machinery moving company, Joseph Merritt Group Plc has taken delivery of a new fully electric JMG MC-160 pick and carry cabin cruiser crane.
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13th August 2021

At Home for business with Whatton House

Whatton House, the family home and seat of the Lords Crawshaw hosted KuKu Connect for the first physical KuKu Connect Reception for Leicestershire
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13th August 2021

BGF appoints senior investor to Midlands team

BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor – has continued to expand its Midlands team, with the appointment of Nick Holder as investor.
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13th August 2021

Is a Family Business a Blessing or a Curse? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 29

In this episode, our host interviews Reg Athwal, Founder & Chairman of RTS Global Partners. We discuss the topic of family businesses. What keeps a family business going whilst others fail? How do they survive over many generations and why is there a tren
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12th August 2021

Shooting Star Welcomes Three Additions to its Constellation

Award-winning PR, marketing and digital agency Shooting Star has welcomed two new members to its growing team and promoted a third as demand continues to increase for its client services.
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12th August 2021

Derby engineering consultants secure seven-figure funding package, as it targets growth within renewables

Derby engineering consultants secure seven-figure funding package, as it targets growth within renewables
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12th August 2021

Breedon Group Expand Office Portfolio

Breedon Group Expand Office Portfolio
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12th August 2021

Nottingham contractor rolls out sustainability initiatives across the region

Local contractor Willmott Dixon has launched a range of initiatives that aim to improve sustainability across Nottinghamshire, as part of its pledge to reduce carbon emissions.
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12th August 2021

FOUR PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED AT NOTTINGHAM LAW FIRM

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has promoted four employees to senior associate, legal director, and partner roles.
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12th August 2021

Derby legal firm’s key role in SureScreen expansion

Smith Partnership has played a key role in helping secure one of the most important business expansions in the East Midlands.
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12th August 2021

Lucie says I do to opening new bridal shop

When Lucie Gumise got the chance to open up a new bridal business in Mansfield town centre, she quickly said I do.
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12th August 2021

And So To Bed and The Wildlife Trusts feature among new client wins for digital agency Impression

Multi-award winning digital marketing agency Impression has announced a number of new high profile client wins following another successful quarter.
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12th August 2021

New base and senior hires for expanding Leicestershire firm BHW

A leading independent commercial law firm has accelerated its growth with the acquisition of both new office space and a prominent senior associate.
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12th August 2021

Access Training’s contract win brings new recruitment support to the region’s businesses

Businesses across the East Midlands have been given a welcome boost by the news that Access Training has been awarded a sizeable contract to improve recruitment in the region.
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12th August 2021

Printing specialist extends its reach as it acquires firm to add to its portfolio

LG Davis (stationers) Ltd is looking to further expand into the commercial print and office world with the acquisition of printer Positive Print.
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11th August 2021

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver ‘Skills Bootcamps’

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire set to benefit from flexible free courses
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11th August 2021

String of new hires for leading Nottingham architectural firm

East Midlands-based Franklin Ellis Architects has welcomed a host of new appointments to its interior design and architectural teams at its Nottingham office. 
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11th August 2021

Leading IT Support Company Love Business!!

Award winning IT Support Company Your IT Department have been named as the latest sponsor of the 2022 Love Business Expo.
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11th August 2021

Going for Gold! Tokyo Olympic Games are inspiring youngsters in Derbyshire to take up sport

A BUSINESS which runs sports clubs for children in Derbyshire says it is having its busiest summer as youngsters look to emulate their Olympic heroes in Tokyo.
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11th August 2021

Derby BIDs Back Environmental and Business Support Initiative

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have teamed up with the international social impact company Too Good To Go to help and support more city centre businesses to reduce their food waste.
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11th August 2021

DICE STRENGTHENS STRUCTURAL TEAM AS PART OF BOLD EXPANSION PLANS

EAST MIDLANDS-based Dice – a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that operates across the UK – is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has expanded its structural engineering team with a trio of new starters.
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11th August 2021

NEW DIRECTOR OF TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION APPOINTED

Market leading valuer and auctioneer Trevor Palethorpe has been appointed as a director of the Turnaround Management Association UK (TMA), an organisation dedicated to all aspects of business turnaround, recovery, and renewal.
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11th August 2021

IR35 CHANGES REINFORCE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRACTOR AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP, SAYS ACCOUNTANCY FIRM

THE INTRODUCTION of the new IR35 off-payroll changes demonstrate the importance of building a strong employer-contractor relationship to avoid confusion when applying the new rules, according to a senior manager at national accountancy firm UHY Hacker You
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11th August 2021

TWO NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT BLUEPRINT INTERIORS

Workplace consultants and office fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors has announced two new senior appointments.
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11th August 2021

Midlands firm taking the shaving world by storm as sales soar over 1.5 million for innovative new razor

A Midlands firm is creating waves in the shaving industry as it sees demand for its World first three step shaving system grow - announcing moves in to new High Street stores.
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11th August 2021

Burton businesses celebrate three years of local group as firm trebles turnover thanks to much needed support

Burton small businesses have been bucking the trend thanks to a network group set up to support entrepreneurship in the town.
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11th August 2021

Starting a Small Business? Professional Accounting Services Can Help You Succeed

Small business owners who are just starting out should seriously consider seeking assistance from professional accountants.
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10th August 2021

A-level students hailed after achieving “outstanding results”

A-level students at West Nottinghamshire College have been praised by principal and chief executive Andrew Cropley for achieving “outstanding results” and overcoming “everything the pandemic threw at them” during two turbulent years of study.
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10th August 2021

East Midlands site managers win national awards

Two East Midlands site managers have received prestigious National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Awards for their work.
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10th August 2021

City champions enjoy a "moving" and "magnificent" first visit to Nottingham Castle

TWO NOTTINGHAM champions of art and culture, British textile manufacturer and collector Sir Harry Djanogly and sought-after contemporary artist, master potter and renowned author Edmund de Waal CBE, have taken a first look at their contributions to Nott
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10th August 2021

National Stone Centre to be Transformed into World-Class Visitor Experience

The National Stone Centre near Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales will be transformed into a world-class visitor experience as it today reveals a new partnership with industry body, the Institute of Quarrying.
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10th August 2021

Derby College Celebrates Students’ Success

More than 450 A Level students at Derby College Group (DCG) are receiving their results by email this morning (Tuesday August 10).
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10th August 2021

Davidsons Homes employee climbs the career ladder

Alex Burnham has been promoted to the role of Trainee Assistant Site Manager, just 16 months after he first joined Davidsons Homes.
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10th August 2021

Work underway to create the UK’s first International Air and Space Training Institute

The initial home for IASTI Newark is taking shape.
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10th August 2021

Fortec launches its sector leading IT solution

Fortec Distribution Network (Fortec) has launched its sector leading core operational system, Nexus, its latest step towards delivering excellence for its stakeholders.
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10th August 2021

BREW BEAT: LEICESTER’S FIRST CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL HITS THE STREETS OVER THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

Eat, drink and be merry this August bank holiday as Leicester welcomes its first ever craft beer and music festival to the city.
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10th August 2021

Hardy Signs Exhibiting at Love Business Expo 2022

As everything starts to settle down and events are on the rise, it’s about time we booked our first face-to-face exhibition! We will be present at the Love Business Expo 2022 on the 17th of February at the Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough.
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10th August 2021

MIDLANDS INDUSTRIAL MARKET PERFORMING STRONGLY WITH NEW STOCK AVAILABLE

Lutterworth-based Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, Wells McFarlane report strong activity in the Midlands industrial sector as the firm brings another new property to the market.
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10th August 2021

DIGITAL POVERTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE

The WeMakeICTPossible campaign has launched a second phase in its aim to tackle digital poverty across Mansfield and Ashfield.
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9th August 2021

KEGWORTH TEAM RUNS FOR HEROES

A charity established in 2020 to support the NHS has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth.
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9th August 2021

A Perfect 100% for Nottingham Recruitment Specialist

Thorn Baker Group celebrate a perfect score in the REC Compliance Test.
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9th August 2021

Nottingham architect uses ‘licence to thrill’ to aid housing charity

The founder of Acres Architects is offering generous thrill-seekers the chance to experience break-neck speeds alongside him after recently qualifying as a racing driver.
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9th August 2021

RAMTECH LOOKS TO GLOBAL GROWTH WITH NEW OWNERS

RAMTECH, the innovative UK wireless safety and security solutions business, has been bought by Halma plc. The acquisition by Halma will support Ramtech’s ambitions to enter new global markets and invest in a substantial product roadmap.
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9th August 2021

CITY FOOD PARCEL CHARITY SETS UP PIONEERING COMMUNITY LAUNDRY

A NOTTINGHAM food bank which helped thousands of people during the pandemic is extending its services to include a free community launderette. 
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9th August 2021

A new campaign created by employers for employers to boost mental health and productivity by encouraging open conversations in workplaces in the East Midlands has been officially launched.

“Bridge the Gap, Starta Chat” has been launched by the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) to give businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors the help they need to encourage staff and bosses alike to open up about their mental health.
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9th August 2021

Duncan & Toplis director joins accountancy ethics board

Duncan & Toplis Director and Head of Technical and Compliance, Stuart Brown has been appointed as a member of an influential ethics advisory committee for the accountancy profession.
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6th August 2021

CELEBRATIONS AS NELSONS’ PARTNER SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

A PARTNER at leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Glynis Wright MBE, partner and head of Nelsons’ family team in Leicester, has been shortlisted in the ‘Woman Solicitor of the Year’ category in this year’s
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6th August 2021

New base and senior hires for expanding Leicestershire firm BHW

A leading independent commercial law firm has accelerated its growth with the acquisition of both new office space and a prominent senior associate.
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6th August 2021

NEW ROOM, NEW YOU: HOW GARDEN ROOMS CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

After work and home life started to combine under one roof due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us ended up needing extra space – with garden rooms being highlighted as one of the most useful property investments. Adrian Buttress, managing director of
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6th August 2021

WAU BIKE CHARGED FOR SUCCESS WITH OPENING NEW ESSEX FACTORY

REVOLUTIONARY Nottingham-based e-bike company WAU, has announced the opening of its new factory in Essex, as the firm continues to expand to meet surging demand.
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6th August 2021

The Secrets of Producing a High-Performing Team | The Business Influencer Publication | Episode 28

In this episode, our host interviews Aaron Schmookler, Culture Engineer and Co-Founder/CEO of The Yes Works. We discuss the role of leadership, culture and innovation in the context of team-working and the key ingredients of producing a high-performing te
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6th August 2021

In-Person Networking is back in the East Midlands!

The multi-award winning KuKu Connect re-started their in-person networking business ‘Connect Receptions’ this week and business is once again booming at KuKu’s brilliant networking events.
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6th August 2021

Talk Staff on the Acquisition Hunt as Part of Proactive Push for Growth

People Consultancy, Talk Staff, today announces it is on the hunt to acquire HR or Payroll providers as part of a huge expansion plan
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5th August 2021

Nottingham salon in city centre street clean

KH Hair hosted one of the first ever ‘Trashy Hairdressers Days’ at the weekend in a bid to clean up the streets in Nottingham City centre.
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5th August 2021

Yee Group expands Finance Team in Burton on Trent

When Yee Group were looking to expand their finance team in their headquarters in Burton on Trent it made perfect sense to recruit an Accounts Apprentice.
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5th August 2021

Further growth for PR firm

A Northamptonshire-based PR agency has moved into new premises in Lamport, marking the start of a new chapter for the team.
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5th August 2021

Managed IT specialist continues international expansion with healthy contract win

Octavian IT, the Cyber Essentials-accredited IT division of the award-winning multi-service provider Octavian Group, has won a prestigious new contract with a group of US-based health companies – the latest in a string of new business wins for the expandi
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5th August 2021

£3m investment paves the way for 35 new jobs at Food Innovations Baking Group

35 jobs are being created by the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of home baking products, following its relocation to a new site in Nottinghamshire.
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5th August 2021

Grantham Charity Festival Returns This Weekend In Memory Of Beloved Wife and Mother

On Saturday 7th August, Knipfest returns once again to raise money for charities including St Barnabas Hospice, in memory of Julie Copley. The popular music festival will be held at Woodnook, home of the Kesteven Rugby Football Club.
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5th August 2021

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LGBT+ CHARITY RECEIVES DONATION FROM AMAZON

A charity that supports children and young people who identify as LGBT+ has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
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4th August 2021

News release: £250K awarded to Nottingham College to give young people life-changing work experiences abroad

Up to 100 students from Nottingham College will be given once in a lifetime overseas work experience opportunities thanks to the College’s success in attracting over £250K in funding from the Turing Scheme.
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4th August 2021

IMAGO VENUES FUEL OLYMPIC SUCCESS

Team GB turns to Imago Venues to prepare for Tokyo gold.
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4th August 2021

NORTH NOTTS COUNTING DOWN TO PARTY IN THE SQUARE

NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE is getting ready for the long-awaited return of Party in the Square, a music festival taking place in Retford Market Square on August Bank Holiday Sunday (August 29).
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4th August 2021

West Nottinghamshire College selected for government’s Strategic Development Fund pilot

West Nottinghamshire College has been selected along with other UK colleges to be part of the government’s new Strategic Development Fund pilot.
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4th August 2021

DeltaNet International launches new Mental Health and Wellbeing eLearning collection

DeltaNet International, a global eLearning provider of compliance and performance management training solutions, has today announced the availability of its Mental Health and Wellbeing collection of eLearning courses.
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4th August 2021

Tough Mudder Charity Success

Superior Wellness smashed their fundraising target by taking part in the gruelling obstacle course ‘Tough Mudder’ in aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK.
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4th August 2021

APPRENTICE TURNED MANAGER APPEALS TO NEXT GENERATION

A former apprentice who has gone on to become Maintenance Manager for the company he trained with is appealing for young people to consider a career in engineering.
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4th August 2021

Notts HR firm graduates get green fingered at Rainbows

A team of colleagues from Nottinghamshire based HR firm, MHR, have been getting green fingered in the Eco Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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4th August 2021

Celebrating ten years with translation company PAB Languages!

Two key members of the team at translation services firm PAB Languages are celebrating a professional milestone.
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4th August 2021

M-EC Staff Put Their Best Feet Forward in Double Fundraising Challenge.

Caroline Rands and Nathan Allen aim to complete nearly 2,000 miles in support of two worthy causes
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4th August 2021

A Whopper of an opening in Worksop

The flame grill everyone has been waiting for is finally here
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4th August 2021

Housing developer helps townsfolk enjoy all the fun of the fayre

People in Harborough were able to enjoy all the fun of the fayre thanks to a free bus service funded by a housing developer.
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4th August 2021

NOTTINGHAM CHILDREN ‘HAVE A HAND’ IN THE FUTURE OF THE ISLAND QUARTER

SNEINTON school children have contributed to the history of the city’s largest redevelopment project as their handprints have been made into clay tiles that will be placed at The Island Quarter.
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4th August 2021

CELEBRATING 28TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 1 MILLION SIGNS

This month we celebrate our 28th anniversary this month. Founded in 1993 by Nik Hardy, the company have become the UK leading professional and digital signage supplier to a wide range of sectors.
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3rd August 2021

Two Leading Lights Win Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020

Drivers from ASDA and Alliance Healthcare have won the Extra Mile and Lifetime Achievement Award categories of the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021.
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3rd August 2021

Hardy Signs 28th anniversary

British signage manufacturer Hardy Signs celebrate its 28th anniversary this month. Founded in 1993 by Nik Hardy, the company have become the UK leading professional and digital signage supplier to a wide range of sectors.
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3rd August 2021

GYMNASTICS ACADEMY BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM AMAZON

A Sutton-in-Ashfield gymnastics academy has received a £2,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield.
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3rd August 2021

Derby company helps charity bridge the IT gap

A Derby company has donated brand new laptops to a charity which is dedicated to improving the mental health of children, parents and teachers.
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3rd August 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE DEVELOPERS REMIND CHILDREN WHERE NOT TO GO ‘SITE’ SEEING THIS SUMMER

Now that the school summer holidays are well underway, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are warning youngsters in Leicestershire about the dangers of playing on building sites.
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3rd August 2021

Phoenix Brickwork celebrates achieving Investors in People’s Gold/Advanced Level as part of its continued national growth.

Fast growing national brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork has delivered a golden performance at its renewal assessment by leading government organisation, Investors in People.
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3rd August 2021

UK SHOPPERS EXPECTED TO SPEND £120.5BN ONLINE IN 2021 – £10BN MORE THAN 2020

Following a surge in online sales in 2020 thanks to Covid-19, UK shoppers are predicted to further increase their spending as new data forecasts £120.48bn of online purchases in 2021
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3rd August 2021

Derby business owner Beverley Wakefield is encouraging others to make more time for themselves to avoid burn-out

A DERBY business owner and director of a children’s mental health charity is encouraging others to make sure they take time for themselves – and their families – to avoid burn-out this summer.
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3rd August 2021

WHO SPARES WINS: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CHILDREN GET CREATIVE IN SPARE ROOM DESIGN COMPETITION

In a bid to inspire Northamptonshire homebuyers to get creative with their spare room, Barratt Homes has enlisted the help of local school children to share their suggestions of how they could use the extra space.
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3rd August 2021

Nottingham hair stylists named among UK’s best

Mary and Jessica shortlisted for leading industry award
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3rd August 2021

Leicestershire developer launches nature photography competition

Housebuilder Mulberry Homes is launching a photography competition to produce a nature-themed 2022 calendar, and is encouraging local communities close to its developments to get involved, where they can be in with a chance of winning a prize worth £100 a
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3rd August 2021

CHARITY PROVIDING FOOD FOR THE HOMELESS RECEIVES £1,000 DONATION FROM NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOMEBUILDER

The donation was made as part of the developer’s Community Fund scheme and will go towards the charity’s efforts to support Nottingham’s homeless population by supplying food free of charge.
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3rd August 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE DEVELOPER TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH RESIDENT’S SAFARI TRAIL

The safari trail, organised by the Parent-Teacher Association at New Lubbesthorpe Primary School, had residents making colourful displays of animals outside their homes to be viewed by following a map.
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3rd August 2021

Ribble Cycles into Nottingham

Ribble Cycles enhance their retail portfolio by opening their latest showroom in Nottingham’s Victoria Centre.
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3rd August 2021

Supplies boost for painting and decorating team

West Nottinghamshire College’s painting and decorating department has received a generous donation towards equipment and supplies thanks to a Nottingham-based decorating company.
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3rd August 2021

Colleagues put MIND over matter with charity challenge

A group of mental health first aiders at a Derbyshire firm are putting their best feet forward to raise money for charity – notching up an incredible six million steps between them.
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3rd August 2021

‘Apartment Development of the Year’ for Nottingham waterside development at Midlands awards

One of Nottingham’s premier Trent-side residential developments, The Waterside Apartments, has been named ‘Apartment Development of the Year’ at the annual Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards.
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3rd August 2021

‘Apartment Development of the Year’ for Nottingham waterside development at Midlands awards

One of Nottingham’s premier Trent-side residential developments, The Waterside Apartments, has been named ‘Apartment Development of the Year’ at the annual Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards.
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2nd August 2021

People encouraged to have their say on the future of Chesterfield Market

Market traders, town centre retailers, residents and visitors are being encouraged to have their say on ambitious plans to revitalise Chesterfield Market by taking part in a public consultation which launches today (Monday 2 August).
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2nd August 2021

Women Rule The Roost in Home Buying Decisions As Pandemic Eases

An East Midlands estate agency has revealed that girl power is driving around 80 per cent of house purchases as the pandemic eases. 
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2nd August 2021

Works underway on £10m manufacturing facility in Mansfield

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson is progressing with the construction of a light manufacturing facility on Hamilton Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield.
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30th July 2021

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RETURNS TO GROWTH IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Business confidence in the East Midlands bounced back from a dip in June, rising seven points during July to 38%, the second highest score of any region across the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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30th July 2021

MICROLISE EXTENDS TRANSAID SUPPORT FOR A FURTHER THREE YEARS

Microlise, a connected asset provider to fleet operators and product manufacturers, has renewed its support for international transport development charity Transaid for a further three years.
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30th July 2021

LANDMARK DERBY BUILDING PLANNING APPROVED FOR NEW STUDENT SCHEME

Plans to transform a Derby office building into new purpose-built student accommodation has today been approved by Derby City Council. The £14m redevelopment will take 12 months to complete and will start immediately.
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30th July 2021

NOTTINGHAM BASED PASTRY PRODUCER CREATES MORE THAN 45 JOBS TO SUPPORT UK DEMAND

MARKET-LEADING chilled pastry producer Addo Food Group has announced it is recruiting for 50 vacancies at its Riverside and Tottle bakeries in Nottingham, in order to meet the country’s rising demand for fridge-staples since the pandemic.
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30th July 2021

300 local businesses now signed up to our core membership

This week saw the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre achieve a milestone: we welcomed on board our 300th core member!
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30th July 2021

KuKu Connect - ESSENTIALLY FLORAL & THE CUTTING GARDEN CAFE Wednesday, 4th August, 6-8pm

Join us and connect with businesses and entrepreneurs at different hand-picked luxurious locations across Derbyshire on the first Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm. Connect in a welcoming and refreshing atmosphere, indulge in complimentary drinks and canapés
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30th July 2021

Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity or a Threat? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 27

In this episode, our host interviews AI expert & Professor of Informatics - Felix Hovsepian. We discuss the role of AI in industry, education, health, mobility and discuss the positive/negative implications of the 'internet of things'.
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30th July 2021

Remember physical networking returns next week

Exciting news for businesses in the East Midlands, as KuKu Connect are returning to their multi award-winning physical networking events - Connect Receptions as they call them.
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29th July 2021

Organisations sought to deliver start-up and scale-up support

The Business Gateway Growth Hub, working with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council is inviting quotations for the delivery of a programme of business support for start-up and scale-up businesses across
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29th July 2021

Hazelwood placement students take the top spots in Lubrizol’s international online showcase

Three students undertaking a year-long placement at a Derbyshire chemical company have taken the top three spots in an international in-house competition held to showcase the research they have been carrying out as part of their work.
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29th July 2021

Superior Wellness features on Channel 5

Europe’s largest hot tub distributor are excited to announce they will be featured on Channel 5’s brand new show, Hot Tub Brits: More Bubbles Please!
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29th July 2021

Quadruple Award Wins for Local Nursery Group

Delight at Children 1st Day Nurseries as the company and its nurseries in Long Eaton, Toton and Newark named in ‘Top 20’ Most Recommended’
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29th July 2021

Summer Programme Supports Vulnerable Children and Families

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a four-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.
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29th July 2021

Step into summer with fun-filled family activities at Derbion

Derby’s best-loved shopping destination is set to welcome visitors for a summer jam-packed with fun activities, including an indoor beach and character meet-and-greets, so shoppers can enjoy a taste of holiday closer to home during the school holidays.
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29th July 2021

Allica Bank loan enables £900k site purchase for My Car Import

A six-figure commercial mortgage from Allica Bank has supported the UK’s leading vehicle importing company in acquiring a new £900,000 operating site to satisfy the increasing demand for its services.
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29th July 2021

DERBY LAW FIRM ENTERS NEW INNINGS WITH DERBYSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB AFTER RENEWING PARTNERSHIP

LEADING Derby law firm Nelsons has renewed its partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club (Derbyshire CCC) for another year – continuing in its role as the official legal services partner of the club.
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29th July 2021

Quick-fire success sees NG seal triple deal for fast-expanding property investor

Three new tenants have moved onto Colwick Business Park after a triple deal by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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29th July 2021

New biomethane refuelling station opens in Newark, Nottinghamshire, supporting the decarbonisation of local fleets

CNG Fuels today announces the opening of a new low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, enabling local fleet operators to decarbonise haulage emissions, save money and reduce air pollution by running vehicles on 100% renewable biometh
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28th July 2021

Derbyshire construction firm celebrates further contract win at prestigious Matlock Spa development

Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction is celebrating after landing a further £4.5m contract win at the prestigious Matlock Spa housing development
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28th July 2021

More must be done to support disabled people into work

Responding to the new National Disability Strategy from the Department for Work and Pensions, Federation of Small Businesses National Chair Mike Cherry said:
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28th July 2021

DICE STRENGTHENS STRUCTURAL TEAM AS PART OF BOLD EXPANSION PLANS

EAST MIDLANDS-based Dice – a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that operates across the UK – is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has expanded its structural engineering team with a trio of new starters.
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28th July 2021

College staff put through fitness paces by sport students

Staff at West Nottinghamshire College were put through their fitness paces by sport and exercise science students at an energetic ‘boot camp’.
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28th July 2021

THE BLIND RABBIT IS FIRST BIG BAR TO LAUNCH POST LOCKDOWN

THE BLIND Rabbit, Nottingham’s New York inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space is set to open this summer – and becomes the first major venue to open post lockdown in the city centre.
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28th July 2021

McLaughlins launches UK’s first franchise scheme for surveyors amid major company rebrand as MCL

Family owned chartered surveyors McLaughlins is seeking industry professionals to become franchisees of its newly renamed and rapidly expanding MCL business.
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28th July 2021

Award-winning satellite ecosystem protection project developed by Leicester researchers showcased to Kenyan President

An award-winning satellite project developed by researchers at the University of Leicester with support from the National Centre for Earth Observation has been showcased as part President Kenyatta’s visit to London, where he marked the UK-Kenya partnershi
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28th July 2021

WORKSOP FOOD BANK WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has donated £1,000 worth of products to a food bank in Worksop.
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28th July 2021

FINAL UNITS RELEASED AT TUNGSTEN PARK

The final industrial/warehouse units at Lutterworth’s Tungsten Park are now available to let. Commercial Property Consultancy, Wells McFarlane reports that just three remain, ranging between 1,875 sq ft and 3,750 sq ft.
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28th July 2021

Nottingham medtech company raises £1.6m for 3D printed implants

A Nottingham-based company which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants has completed a £1.6m funding round.
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28th July 2021

Allscreens Nationwide becomes first in the UK to launch brand new commercial ADAS Calibration service

One of the country’s fastest growing windscreen repair and replacement companies, Allscreens Nationwide, has launched a brand new Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Calibration service at its flagship branch, in Leicester. The company is now the fi
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28th July 2021

Security specialists win major accolade in recognition of work with Armed Forces

Security solutions provider Octavian Security UK has been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, one of the most prestigious accolades of its kind in the UK.
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28th July 2021

BRISTOL STREET MOTORS ACQUIRES RENAULT DACIA DEALERSHIP IN LEICESTER

Bristol Street Motors has acquired the Renault Dacia business in Leicester from Renault Retail Group UK Limited.
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28th July 2021

BGF tops £50 million invested in the Midlands

BGF – the UK & Ireland’s most active growth capital investor – has invested more than £50 million in the Midlands in the first half of 2021.
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28th July 2021

Smart, self-configuring factories on horizon thanks to new £5m research centre

A new £5m research centre aims to put UK manufacturing on the map for the sustainable and scalable production of high-value, customised products using smart and connected factories.
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28th July 2021

32 EAST MIDLANDS EMPLOYERS ACHIEVE SILVER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION SCHEME 2021 AWARDS

A record 32 organisations throughout the East Midlands have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. Another five companies have had their Silver Awards re-validated after hold
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28th July 2021

LOCAL MANUFACTURER CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING SAFETY SUCCESS

Employees at JELD-WEN Stairs in Melton Mowbray have celebrated a record-breaking safety milestone, after reaching 2,650 days without a lost working day.
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28th July 2021

HIGH-END RESTAURANT CHAIN EXPANDS INTO NOTTINGHAM FOLLOWING £200K INVESTMENT

A new high-end Asian restaurant chain based in Nottingham is due to open its doors thanks to a £200k investment.
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28th July 2021

RUSHCLIFFE COUNCIL LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF COMPANY MOVE TO FLAGSHIP BUSINESS PARK

Driver recruitment and logistics company Route4 Solutions has moved into a unit treble the size of its existing premises which were officially opened by Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council.
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27th July 2021

Derbyshire school friends' vintage clothing business is booming

FROM American sportwear and iconic Nike high-tops to brightly-coloured shell suits – circa 1990 – and Louis Vuitton handbags, two school friends from Derbyshire making a name for themselves vintage clothing market which has grown ten-fold during the pande
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27th July 2021

Virtual Assistant bucks the trend in first year of trading

A Virtual Assistant has bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the industry average – despite starting during Covid.
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27th July 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has been awarded both silver and bronze medals in a renowned international competition dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.
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27th July 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has been awarded both silver and bronze medals in a renowned international competition dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Playhouse - Little Red Riding Hood - Christmas 2021

This Christmas, Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a brand new adaptation of the classic children’s story Little Red Riding Hood.
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27th July 2021

Young & Improved Drivers Continue To Raise The Bar - Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

Drivers from Gist and DHL Supply Chain have won the nomination-based categories for Young Driver and Most Improved Driver in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021.
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27th July 2021

FOOD GROUP COMMITS TO BOOSTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE WITH HIKING CHALLENGE

LEADING food and drink consultancy The Good Food Group is planning to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise vital funds for mental health charity Mind.
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27th July 2021

BISHOP & SEWELL APPOINTS ACCESS LEGAL TO UNLOCK FIRM’S POTENTIAL

Central London law firm Bishop & Sewell has appointed Loughborough based law technology specialist Access Legal, a division of The Access Group, as it continues to focus on its three key principles – Purpose, People and Pathway.
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27th July 2021

New £3.1 million MRI scanner facility opens in Leicester

A new MRI scanner facility that will help expand vital research into heart and circulatory diseases has opened at Glenfield Hospital.
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27th July 2021

TRIO OF DIRECTORS PROMOTED BY PEGASUS GROUP

Pegasus Group has announced the promotion of three Senior Directors to Executive Directors.
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27th July 2021

Derventio’s award-winning homeless scheme Home4Me is extended for another year

An award-winning Derby scheme which works one-to-one with homeless people who have struggled to keep a roof over their heads has been extended for a further year.
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27th July 2021

HOW PLACE ATTACHMENT CAN - AND SHOULD - INFORM THE WAY WE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITIES

In 2021, after more than a year of confinement to our homes, it has become apparent that having a strong, positive connection to the space around us is more important than ever. A study by OnePoll for Yale even found that 58% of Brits have developed a n
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Chartered Surveyors celebrate pandemic turnaround with office move after best ever quarter

Commercial property specialist Musson Liggins has purchased a new office building following its most successful three months in more than 30 years.
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27th July 2021

WORLD-RENOWNED TWYCROSS ZOO LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR YOUNG CONSERVATIONISTS IN NOTTINGHAM

Twycross Zoo is launching a search in Nottingham for the conservationists of tomorrow, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a behind the scenes experience as one of the Zoo’s newest recruits.
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27th July 2021

Derbyshire CCTV boss urges homeowners to act over fears burglaries will return to pre-pandemic levels

A CCTV expert said eight out of ten homeowners were concerned about leaving their homes when they return to work or take a break after ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19.
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27th July 2021

ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE INSTALLS THIRD DEFIBRILLATOR AT ITS COMPLEX

One of the Derby’s oldest and most popular leisure clubs has installed an additional defibrillator at its site following footballer Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
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27th July 2021

New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed by the D2N2 LEP

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed Will Morlidge as its Interim Chief Executive from 1st August 2021.
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26th July 2021

PERMALAWN LAUNCHES FRESH SEARCH FOR STOCKISTS

AS the height of summer approaches, PermaLawn is encouraging UK merchants to consider diversifying their stock range by adding artificial grass that’s simple to install with a high-quality aesthetic, giving their customers an easy way to broaden their own
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26th July 2021

Ready to Rock n Roll: Sam Bailey to release Black Velvet Elvis Tribute

X Factor winner Sam Bailey is set to don her blue suede shoes for the release of her new record Black Velvet - a tribute to her late father and their inspiration, Elvis Presley.
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26th July 2021

Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the most common cause of longstanding absence in the UK is mental health related sickness, particularly stress related absences. Stress related absence, along with depression or anxiety ac
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26th July 2021

New T Level courses at Leicester College allow employers to claim £1,000 for every student on industrial placement

Leicester College will offer a new range of technical-focused T Level courses, starting in autumn 2021. Designed by employers with The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, these two-year qualifications combine classroom study and a subst
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26th July 2021

East Midlands Recruitment firm cements business growth with global team expansion

There have been few business success stories in the last year, so the growth seen by Nottingham based Distinct Recruitment over the last 12 months is all the more significant.
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26th July 2021

New figures show the huge impact of LEPs on the Midlands economy

LEPs have important roles to play as new figures show the huge impact Midlands LEPs have made in shaping and delivering the region’s economic future.
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26th July 2021

Russell Scanlan Strikes Up New Sponsorship Partnership with Beeston Hockey Club

Nottingham based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan has stepped in to support Beeston Hockey Club’s plans for a new preseason National League women’s and men’s tournament that will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021.
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26th July 2021

DELIVERING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER - THE POWER OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS

The chair of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has hailed the work of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across the Midlands region as a significant success, as new figures show the impressive economic impact they have made
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26th July 2021

Developer to serve up much-needed Nottingham homes on Hucknall Road

Work has begun on-site on the first phase of the transformation of a site on Hucknall Road in Sherwood to build two brand new, high-quality family homes.
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26th July 2021

Pall-Ex Group deploys solutions from Honeywell and The Barcode Warehouse in latest major technology investment

Logistics giant Pall-Ex Group is collaborating with technology companies The Barcode Warehouse and Honeywell to deliver the next phase of the pallet network’s growth plan.
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26th July 2021

Nottingham Property Group Kicks Off Community Spirit At Football Fundraiser

A Nottingham property development firm has put out a football squad to raise crucial cash for a machine which could save lives.
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26th July 2021

TEEING OFF FOR CHARITY

RUSSELL ROOF TILES IS BACK WITH ITS ANNUAL GOLF DAY
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26th July 2021

Growth plans continue at Finch Consulting with new appointment

Leicestershire based, health and safety engineering risk management experts, Finch Consulting are continuing with ambitious growth plans with the appointment of Wayne Herbert.
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26th July 2021

RG+P SECURES FOUR YEAR, £40M FRAMEWORK POSITION WITH HOMES ENGLAND

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has been awarded a place on the £40m Homes England Development Monitoring and Management Services Framework.
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26th July 2021

Social expands East Midlands Net Zero Team

Integrated communications agency, Social https://www.social.co.uk/ has appointed account manager, Justine Bourne to join its growing East Midlands based Net Zero practice.
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23rd July 2021

Parks count on new technology to monitor footfall

New technology is being trialled at selected parks across the UK to count people using phone signals, providing valuable data that can be used to improve safety and services.
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23rd July 2021

Spend your summer in Chesterfield

Families are being encouraged to find out what’s on offer to entertain the little ones this summer holidays, with a bumper package of activities running in Chesterfield.
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23rd July 2021

Game-Changing B-Cure Laser Device Speeding Up Recovery Times for Professional Athletes

Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s player recovery time has been majorly improved since entering a partnership with B-Cure Laser producers Good Energies Ltd.
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23rd July 2021

Over 50 destinations to fly to from East Midlands Airport this summer

Passenger airlines serving East Midlands Airport (EMA) are offering flights to over 50 destinations* this summer.
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23rd July 2021

Shortlist revealed for 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards

The very best Chesterfield-based businesses and developments have been revealed by Destination Chesterfield.
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23rd July 2021

Multi-million pound supply partnership between Octopus Hydrogen and Luxfer will drive forward UK’s green transport ambitions

A multi-million pound partnership between Octopus Hydrogen and Luxfer Gas Cylinders – headquartered in Nottingham - is paving the way to make heavy goods transportation and the aviation industries cleaner and greener.
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23rd July 2021

Focus supervises the decanting of 50,000 museum artefacts

Nottingham-based Focus is overseeing the removal, storage, cleaning and conservation of 50,000 artefacts from Hull’s Maritime Museum as part of a £30.2m project to restore Hull’s five key maritime assets.
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23rd July 2021

Loughborough University launches business start-up accelerator programme that looks to nurture talent across Leicestershire

Cofounders of Pickle Illustration, Lauren Jefferis and Olivia Collins, are some of the local entrepreneurs already benefiting from LU Inc’s business start-up support.
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23rd July 2021

PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED FOR NEW 3,500 CAPACITY PERFORMANCE VENUE AT BECKETWELL DERBY

Developers St James Securities have submitted a full planning application to Derby City Council for a new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby.
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23rd July 2021

Networking returns to the East Midlands

Exciting news for businesses in the East Midlands, as KuKu Connect are returning to their multi award-winning physical networking events - Connect Receptions as they call them.
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23rd July 2021

The Two Words That Brought Down A Jewellery Empire | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 26

In this episode, our host interviews well-known retailer Gerald Ratner. We follow his journey of how he led his family run business: Ratners Jewellery to market domination within the UK and US. But the utterance of two words sunk Ratner's jewellery empire
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23rd July 2021

Worldwide chip shortage means businesses need to plan ahead

A local IT expert is recommending business owners and managers plan now what new devices they’ll want later this year – because of a global chip shortage.
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23rd July 2021

We-Fab signs up for more space at Old Dalby Business Park

A creative design and manufacturing company that survived the Covid-19 pandemic by making social distancing products, is expanding its business in Leicestershire.
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23rd July 2021

CRITIQOM SECURES MULTI-MILLION-POUND PUBLIC SECTOR FRAMEWORK

Following a competitive tender process, Critiqom, the omnichannel communications specialist and member of the Opus Trust group of companies headquartered in Leicester, has secured a four-year, multi-million-pound national framework agreement for the provi
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23rd July 2021

ROLLER DISCO FEVER COMES TO VICTORIA CENTRE

Shoppers at Nottingham’s Victoria Centre are being invited to get their skates on this summer with the arrival of a new roller disco.
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22nd July 2021

Kate Griffiths MP joins Hardy Signs celebration

Kate Griffiths MP has visited Hardy Signs to celebrate the 10 years of doing business at Hardy Place.
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21st July 2021

TruTac software is a ‘one-stop shop’ for JG Pears

One of the UK’s leading animal by-product processors has simplified its fleet and driver management by using TruTac’s compliance software suite, TruControl.
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21st July 2021

Worldwide chip shortage means businesses need to plan ahead

A local IT expert is recommending business owners and managers plan now what new devices they’ll want later this year – because of a global chip shortage.
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20th July 2021

THE ACCESS GROUP RAISES OVER £370,000 FOR NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

Leading business software provider, The Access Group, based in Loughborough, has raised a total of £376,495 for the National Deaf Children’s Society as its chosen Charity of The Year.
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20th July 2021

Notts County Foundation to receive cutting-edge Education Suite thanks to two East Midlands heavyweights

Notts County Foundation is set to benefit from a cutting-edge new education computer suite thanks to a local MSP and a fifth generation family run business, enabling it to provide vital support to some of Nottinghamshire’s most disadvantaged young people.
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20th July 2021

Derby financial adviser offers help to colleagues across the world after sharing his thoughts on imposter syndrome

The founder of a Derby financial advice company who gave a talk to fellow professionals online about self-doubt and feeling like he is “winging it” says he has been contacted by people all over the world looking help and support.
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20th July 2021

Penguin PR’s community hero Kerry is at the heart of the story as she receives a Beacon of Hope Award

A Derby public relations professional who turned up to cover a client’s prize-giving event found herself the centre of attention when she accepted a prestigious community award for her own kind-heartedness during the coronavirus pandemic.
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20th July 2021

Microlise to list on the London Stock Exchange

Microlise, a leading provider of transport management software to fleet operators, is set to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange as Microlise Group plc on 22 July 2021.
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20th July 2021

Smith Cooper System Partners announces acquisition of Price Bailey Business Systems

Smith Cooper System Partners are delighted to announce the acquisition of Price Bailey LLP Business Systems Division
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20th July 2021

Safe and Sound Supports NCS Programme

Safe and Sound, the Derbyshire based child exploitation charity, is supporting this summer’s NCS programme with a series of awareness raising sessions for young people.
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20th July 2021

BARRATT HOMES SITE MANAGER IN HUGGLESCOTE RECOGNISED AS BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR QUALITY

One of Barratt Homes’ Site Managers has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building in Leicestershire.
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20th July 2021

Henry Brothers starts work on Glossopdale School extension

Contractor Henry Brothers has broken ground and started work to build a new £4million extension at Glossopdale School, funded by Derbyshire County Council.
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20th July 2021

Mansfield’s heritage brought to life by students

The Mansfield Townscape Heritage Project (MTHP), which focuses on Victorian and Georgian buildings in a well-known conservation area and historical shopping street, has been brought to life thanks to students at West Nottinghamshire College.
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20th July 2021

£5m business growth fund launched in Derby

A £5 million business growth programme has been launched in Derby, to help local businesses innovate and expand.
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20th July 2021

Midlands Accountancy Firm Welcomes New Director of Cloud Accounting

Dains has strengthened its Cloud Accounting team and welcomes a new Director, Mohamed Esat to the firm.
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20th July 2021

Short, Medium & Long Distance Winners Announced for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

A trio of drivers from DHL Supply Chain, Maritime Transport and Gist have secured the distance categories in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021.
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20th July 2021

Liniar Strengthens Service and Support with Customer Relations team

Building long-lasting relationships with customers is important for any business, leading to both customer retention and long-term growth.
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20th July 2021

Node4 Announces Acquisition Of TNP To Significantly Expand Its Breadth of IT Service Capabilities

Bringing Complementary Skills And Experience To The Node4 Group With Exciting Opportunities For Growth
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20th July 2021

HOMELESS CHARITY WELCOMES DONATION FROM AMAZON TEAM

A charity in Derby that supports homeless and vulnerable people has received a £3,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth.
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20th July 2021

Charity Support Is Close To Business Owner’s Heart

A Long Eaton business has pledged support for The Brain Tumour Charity which is the world’s largest charity dedicated to funding global research into the disease.
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20th July 2021

Encore to Invest in Driver Development with Dedicated In-House Trainer

Leading driving recruitment specialist Encore Personnel is set to heavily invest in its Driver CPC offering to tackle a backlog of training as a result of lockdown and to support its clients in attracting and retaining excellent drivers.
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20th July 2021

Love Chesterfield Community Market Launches

People are being invited to show their appreciation for local community and voluntary organisations which provided a lifeline during the pandemic, with the launch of a new Love Chesterfield Community Market event being held this summer.
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20th July 2021

Cowens are on track for double award

East Midlands based insurance broker and financial planner, Cowens Group have been selected as a finalist in both the commercial lines broker of the year SME/MID/Corporate category at the prestigious British Insurance Awards 2021
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20th July 2021

British homeware manufacturer secures multi-million pound deal with top US tool company

A Loughborough family business which supplies quality homeware goods to some of the UK’s iconic retailers has secured a multi-million pound deal with a top US tool company.
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20th July 2021

Business Expansion Award at the DIY Week Awards, a major recognition in the home improvement sector.

A fast-growing online flooring retailer, which is based in the Midlands, has scooped a major national award recognising outstanding business growth.
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20th July 2021

ACCESS LEGAL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS HYBRID WORKING COMPLIANCE GAPS

Access Legal has released new research that is encouraging law firms to review gaps in their compliance, given over two thirds plan to switch to a permanent hybrid way of working once restrictions ease. 
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20th July 2021

INPUT GROUP BOOSTS TRAVEL AND LEISURE WITH SIX COMPLETED SCHEMES

THE INPUT GROUP is celebrating the completion of six developments across the Midlands - including Sheffield, Castleford and Market Harborough railway stations, Sheffield Meadowhall Interchange and two new OrangetheoryFitness studios
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20th July 2021

Barometer asks East Midlands manufacturing SMEs to explore supply chain price changes and raw material issues

Following a quicker than expected recovery across the industry, current barriers to growth is the main focus of the latest Manufacturing Barometer, organised by SWMAS (the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service)
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19th July 2021

Chesterfield families are encouraged to get moving as council backs local man’s smartphone game

A new family-friendly game that aims to get people exploring Chesterfield – on foot or by pushbike – is being backed as part of a Chesterfield Borough Council project.
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19th July 2021

Redrow becomes the second housebuilder to commit to £800 million Fairham scheme.

Redrow East Midlands has been announced as the second company set to develop new homes at Fairham, the new £800 million neighbourhood for Nottingham.
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16th July 2021

Poppy Hill Bags Business Boost in Lockdown

You’ve got to hand it to Derbyshire online gift boutique owner Michele Hill whose genius lockdown idea nearly drew in more customers than she could handle!
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16th July 2021

Derbyshire site manager wins leading industry award

A site manager building new homes for Bellway has been awarded a prestigious industry award for his work at a development in Derbyshire.
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16th July 2021

11 EAST MIDLANDS COMPANIES HONOURED WITH GOLD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO THE ARMED FORCES

Eleven organisations in the East Midlands have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community, Defence Minister Leo Docherty announced today.
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16th July 2021

Grahame Gardner joins forces with Nursem skin care to support NHS staff

A leading Leicester-based workwear provider has partnered with a cruelty-free skincare brand to pilot a scheme focused on helping therapeutic skin care land in the hands of NHS staff.
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16th July 2021

BELMAYNE TO EMBARK ON THREE PEAKS FUNDRAISER

Staff from Dronfield independent financial planners, Belmayne, are preparing to tackle Yorkshire’s three highest peaks to raise charity cash.
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16th July 2021

trentbarton is bringing back its night buses

trentbarton is bringing back its night bus services on Fridays and Saturdays to get customers home after their trips out to pubs, theatres and cinemas.
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16th July 2021

FLOTEC SUPPORTS MENTAL WELLBEING.

Loughborough-based Flotec, a leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to industry, is supporting mental wellbeing for its staff.
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16th July 2021

Mitre launch Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship

Mitre Training are delighted to announce the addition of a new apprenticeship to their portfolio; the Level 3 Marketing Assistant. Designed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this funded apprenticeship programme will allow employers to train n
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16th July 2021

Free Digital Concert Marks Live Dates Announcement

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, has released a free online concert to thank the public and partners for their support during the pandemic ahead of their return to live music.
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16th July 2021

Is Manufacturing Important in Today's World? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 25

In this episode, our host interviews Christopher Greenough, Chief Commercial Officer at SDE Technology. We discuss the role of manufacturing as a part of the UK's wider economic picture and whether the sector's contribution should be enhanced in the post-
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16th July 2021

Vote at the SME National Business Awards

KuKu Connect has been nominated for 'Best Customer Service' in the SME National Business Awards.
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15th July 2021

WM Armstrong Wins Microlise Driver Excellence Award 2021

WM Armstrong, a proud, family-run haulage business that was established in 1927, has scooped the Microlise Driver Excellence Award for 2021, as part of the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, as the company with the most drivers in the top 1,000 based on
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15th July 2021

Food Innovation Centre publishes sugar reduction factsheet

Experts at the Food Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham have turned the spotlight on sugar reduction in their latest factsheet for the food and drink industry.
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15th July 2021

Air IT ranked one of top 3 MSPs in the UK

Air IT has announced that it has been ranked one of the best MSPs both in the UK and worldwide, according to the prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
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15th July 2021

EDMOND SHIPWAY APPOINTED TO DELIVER CENTER PARCS’ PROPOSED SIXTH UK HOLIDAY VILLAGE

LEADING construction consultancy Edmond Shipway is to provide project management, cost consultancy and mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy services for Center Parcs’ proposed sixth UK holiday village.
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15th July 2021

NEW HEALTH AND BEAUTY TRIO COMING TO VICTORIA CENTRE

Victoria Centre has announced a trio of new health and beauty retailers, set to bolster the wellbeing offering at Nottingham’s leading shopping destination.
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15th July 2021

Net Zero Week

With Net Zero Week taking place from 17-23 July, restrictions lifting on 19 July and businesses across the UK getting ready for a return to the office, now is the opportune time to acknowledge how much energy we waste in our workplaces and take steps to a
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15th July 2021

Government urged to provide immediate clarity to employers regarding furlough and self isolation rules

Multi-Award-Winning People Consultancy, Talk Staff, is today calling on the government to provide urgent clarity to businesses regarding furlough rules for employees that are self-isolating, or risk catastrophic consequences for businesses across the UK.
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15th July 2021

Biotech firm that ‘could revolutionise woundcare’ raises £1.8m

A biotech company with a product that helps to heal eye injuries and could revolutionise treatment of other wounds has raised a further £1.8m.
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15th July 2021

PLANNING CONSENT GRANTED TO TURN FORMER COMMUNITY PUB IN DUFFIELD INTO A NEW PUB/RESTAURANT

A former community pub in Duffield is set to be relaunched as a high quality pub/restaurant with the creation of 35 new jobs after planning permission was granted by Amber Valley Borough Council.
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15th July 2021

£54m construction project in Loughborough creates flexible facility for a growing CRO

Loughborough’s life sciences hub Charnwood Campushas recommissioned its world-class synthetic and chemistry research facility to the highest standard to cater to the needs of its newest occupier and leading pre-clinical discovery contract research organis
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15th July 2021

WatchPilot Expands Nottingham Head Office with New Social Media and Content Specialist

Ecommerce watch specialist, WatchPilot, has expanded its Nottingham office. New to the team is TikTok star, Jack Biggs, who has joined as WatchPilot’s new Social Media and Content Specialist.
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15th July 2021

Lamp mental health charity appoints new Head of Advocacy and Support

Emily Coates joins charity to manage mental health advocacy provision
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15th July 2021

Grant enables Translink Express Logistics to go green

Distribution and warehousing business Translink Express Logistics, based in Narborough, is well on its way to becoming a greener business after introducing real-time track and trace service for palletized goods.
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15th July 2021

Celebrating summer with pioneering cocktails by Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons, the award-winning soft drink, tonic and mixer brand are celebrating summer with some pioneering cocktails for you to try. They bring a blend of spirits, soft drinks, tonics and other products.
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15th July 2021

ACQUISITION COMPLETES FOR SPECIALIST MOBILE WELFARE UNITS FIRM

AER Rents – part of O’Flaherty Holdings Group – has acquired a leading welfare unit hire company for an undisclosed sum,in a deal advised on by local law firm Nelsons.
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15th July 2021

MILLER HOMES TO INVEST MORE THAN £750K INTO THE DERBYSHIRE ECONOMY

A £750,000 investment by Miller Homes East Midlands is set to be injected into the Derbyshire village of Smalley as part of the housebuilders’ latest neighbourhood, Smalley Chase.
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15th July 2021

Helping small businesses to survive and thrive

Nottingham Business School has been working with the Chartered Association of Business Schools to deliver a government funded programme for leaders of small and medium-sized businesses
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15th July 2021

Students toast success of non-alcoholic coffee liqueur with top competition prize

Food science students from the University of Nottingham have scooped the top prize in a national competition for food innovation, with a non-alcoholic liqueur made from coffee waste.
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15th July 2021

Half year revenues up sixty percent at Woodward Group

Midlands-based mechanical and electrical contractors Woodward Group has reported a strong first half to 2021, with turnover up 60 percent from the same period last year.
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15th July 2021

East Midlands’ businesses to require further finance for Covid-19 recovery

A survey commissioned by the British Business Bank has found that small businesses in the East Midlands will need additional finance as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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15th July 2021

Lockdown easing paves way for a summer to remember

The chief executive of Leicestershire County Cricket Club has welcomed the latest government announcements on lockdown and is confident of a summer to remember for local communities.
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14th July 2021

Christmas comes early – Senior Land Manager joins Redrow East Midlands

An East Midlands housebuilder has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new Senior Land Manager.
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14th July 2021

Business Students Enter The Dragons Den

Derby College Group (DCG) recently hosted a Dragon’s Den style event for around 150 Business students to present their plans for a new product.
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14th July 2021

Ambitious plans to revitalise Chesterfield Market

Ambitious plans to revitalise Chesterfield Market – creating a vibrant open-air shopping experience with new event space, seating, and landscaping – are being considered by Chesterfield Borough Council.
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14th July 2021

Metal recycling firm expands capabilities in the North East with second deep sea port

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened its second deep sea export facility at Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) near Middlesbrough, as part of its ongoing plans to expand its bulk metal processing and export capabiliti
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14th July 2021

A six-course delight for graduation night

A six-course spectacular was served up to family and friends of hospitality and catering students at West Nottinghamshire College to celebrate the students’ graduation from college.
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14th July 2021

Unlocking the return to offices with £1.5 million of contract wins

Demand from HR Directors and office owners asking for advice on workplace strategy and design has led to over £1.5 million of new contract wins for East Midlands based workplace consultants and office fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors.
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14th July 2021

Leicester College focuses on employability with Get The Job event to help adults get back to work

Leicester College has announced a new, in-person Get The Job employability event that will help adults aged 19+ to get back into work. The event will consist of an employability fair with experts from Leicester College providing advice and guidance on job
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14th July 2021

Introducing Nottingham’s post-COVID way of working - Creative Quarter welcomes new £5 million hotdesking hub

Nottingham could see a wave of new coworking spaces roll out, following a £5 million-plus investment in the city’s creative quarter by real estate firm, Perrymead Estates – beginning with the launch of its flagship Stoney Street Studios.
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14th July 2021

Bob celebrates almost 50 years at school with surprise TV appearance

A much-loved school caretaker who was invited to watch a popular lunchtime TV programme had the surprise of his life when he ended up being the star of the show.
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14th July 2021

Nottingham boy enjoys his first-ever museum visit thanks to Nottingham Castle

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE has opened its gates for free for one young visitor – six-year-old Zion from Arnold and his family. After revealing on day 18 of the Castle Countdown, that he had never been to a museum before, Nottingham Castle Trust decided to gift tic
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14th July 2021

IA Jobs Indicator Reveals Another Large Increase In Full Time and Part Time Online Job Postings As Economy Continues Recovery

The latest jobs indicator released today by Internet Association shows a 250 per cent increase in the number of full time job postings online as the UK prepares to release itself from restrictions fully next week and the economy continues to recover at pa
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14th July 2021

HomeServe Highlight Shortage of Apprenticeships

Finding an apprenticeship is as competitive as getting a place at Oxford, says HomeServe
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14th July 2021

OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THE NEW BECKETWELL PERFORMANCE VENUE FOLLOWING PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT

Hundreds of local residents, members of the business community and other stakeholders visited a virtual consultation event to give their views on plans for an exciting new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby
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14th July 2021

Bellway leads way for women in construction with new appointments

In a traditionally male-dominated industry, Bellway is leading the way for gender equality with the appointment of two women as assistant site managers, one still in training.
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13th July 2021

LOVELL WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PARTNERSHIP MANAGERS FOR THE MIDLANDS

PARTNERSHIP housing expert and leading provider of innovative residential construction and regeneration developments Lovell Partnerships has bolstered its team in the Midlands with the addition of two new assistant partnership managers – Rebekah Bacon and
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13th July 2021

Directors join forces to make the case for a cleaner, greener future

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is bringing directors together to debate a change to UK law that would ensure all companies align the interests of their shareholders with those of society and the environment.
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13th July 2021

£3m redevelopment of iconic East West (City Gate) Nottingham completes

CEG COMPLETES £3 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC EAST- WEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT IN NOTTINGHAM
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13th July 2021

THE LEGALITIES OF COMPULSORY COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CARE WORKERS

COVID-19 vaccinations are set to become compulsory for staff working in care homes for the elderly in England, with an announcement set to be made by the government in the next few days and a consultation on extending this within the health and care secto
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13th July 2021

LEICESTER DIGITAL AGENCY APPOINTS TWO NEW STARTERS

Cite, the Leicester-based digital agency, has appointed a new Senior Account Manager and Digital Designer to join its team of 21 staff.
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13th July 2021

SPECIAL VISIT FROM SECRETARY OF STATE

Leading pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has been handpicked by the UK government as a great example of a business ‘building back better’ with a special visit from the Secretary of State for Scotland.
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13th July 2021

New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programme for people with multiple long-term conditions

Researchers in Leicester are developing a new programme to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.
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13th July 2021

Digital Space strengthens UC&C offering with new strategic partnership

Leading managed services provider, Digital Space has today announced a strategic new partnership with 8x8, helping to strengthen its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) technology offering.
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13th July 2021

Landmark Ilkeston building set to be future proofed with low carbon and renewable technologies

A refurbishment scheme that is currently being managed by local contractor J Tomlinson in partnership with client Erewash Borough Council (EBC) is set to benefit from an array of low carbon technologies designed to reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills,
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13th July 2021

NG seals deal for world-leading clinical company to move into landmark office building

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed a deal to let a landmark 10,000 sq ft head office building in Chesterfield to a world-leading foot orthosis company and a major supplier and distributor of full-body orthotic products.
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13th July 2021

me&dee charity Business Club

Being a member of our Business Club gives you the opportunity to promote your company, take part in our business events, contribute to our newsletter and support me&dee in many various ways.
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12th July 2021

A PROPERTY STAGER’S VIEW ON THE FUTURE OF THE HOUSING MARKET

THE ENDING of the stamp duty holiday will bring a gradual exodus to commuter towns and cities, according to Elaine Penhaul - owner and director of leading home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors.
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12th July 2021

“Bricks and More-Ta Come” for Derbyshire Building Firm Post Pandemic

A Derbyshire-based construction firm is helping to build a housing revolution after seeing a dramatic growth following the Covid lockdowns – and is putting technology at the forefront of its operations.
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12th July 2021

Leading East Midlands Recruiter Supports Customers Fearing ‘Brexit Exodus’

One of the UK’s leading recruiters, which is headquartered in Leicester, is pulling out all the stops and raising standards for its sector in how it is supporting customers hit hard by Brexit.
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12th July 2021

A beacon of good will for homeless

Health and social care students at West Nottinghamshire College gave a bumper collection of produce and cash to two local charities before breaking up for the summer holidays.
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9th July 2021

City Centre Spaces Should Be Remodelled As Spaces For Cultural Understanding Claims Nottingham Architect

The death of the city centre is a very real possibility unless developers and investors recognise the inevitable shift towards spaces of cultural understanding and enjoyment'- These were the words of warning issued by a leading Nottingham architect today,
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9th July 2021

Derby pupils sing and sign their thanks as part of their work to help save the planet

SCHOOL children used their singing and sign language skills to say a big thank you to a Derbyshire firm for helping them to spread the message about saving the planet.
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9th July 2021

LLEP UNLOCKS DIGITAL SKILLS POTENTIAL FOR BUSINESSES

Over 50 businesses attended a 'Digital Skills' business breakfast briefing this week, organised by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).
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9th July 2021

A.W. Lymn Celebrate Exam Success of Trainees

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, are celebrating after all three of its trainees have passed their BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) fixing exams.
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9th July 2021

STURGESS JAGUAR LEICESTER SERVES UP CRUCIAL TENNIS EQUIPMENT TO THE MATT HAMPSON FOUNDATION

Leicester, UK:Sturgess Jaguar Leicester has today served up a car-full of crucial tennis equipment to the Matt Hampson Foundation, as part of Jaguar UK’s nationwide campaign with The Championships, Wimbledon 2021 to establish the next generation of tennis
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9th July 2021

Official Opening of new site for truck firm - RTUK Heads visits new site

Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) new site at Tuxford (near Newark) has been officially opened by Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director of Renault Trucks Renault Trucks UK & Ireland.
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9th July 2021

MILLER HOMES DONATES FUNDS TO HELP PORTWAY INFANT SCHOOL BUILD OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA

Homebuilder Miller Homes East Midlands is supporting Portway Infant School’s green efforts with a donation of £300 to create a new “Forest School”.
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9th July 2021

Vote at the SME National Business Awards

KuKu Connect has been nominated for 'Best Customer Service' in the SME National Business Awards. This great honour came as a total surprise to us at KuKu and we'd like to thank our nominators for recognising KuKu Connect.
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9th July 2021

The Harsh Reality of Sales and Selling | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 24

In this episode, our host interviews Nigel Dunand, Specialist Sales Trainer and Author. He discusses the instrumental role that sales has on an organisation's success, questions the unsavoury reputation sales has attained over time, explores the difficult
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8th July 2021

FEAST OF SUCCESS AT NORTH NOTTS FOODFEST

NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S annual food festival returned for a successful 2021 edition.
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8th July 2021

ANNINGTON SHARES GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP WITH EDITH WESTON SCHOOL

Children at Edith Weston Primary Academy in Edith Weston, Rutland, are enjoying being back at school this Summer, and the gift of a Buddy Bench from Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing the former MOD homes in the village, is set to help th
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8th July 2021

Leicester College achieves national Quality Standard in Carer Support accreditation

Leicester College has been awarded the national Quality Standard in Carer Support (QSCS) accreditation to acknowledge its commitment to delivering long-term support for young carers.
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8th July 2021

Local Business Collaboration Supports Children First Derby Fundraising Initiative

Derby Businesses, Smith Partnership, and Mercia Image Print joined forces to support local children’s charity, Children First Derby with a Christmas card fundraising initiative.
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8th July 2021

University visit expands healthcare skills

Health and social care students from West Nottinghamshire College were treated to a tour of Nottingham Trent University’s healthcare study facilities at its Mansfield-based campus.
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8th July 2021

East Midlands Steel Construction System Included in Multi-Million Dollar US Investment Programme

Steel Bricks™, a pioneering modular steel construction system manufactured in the East Midlands, has been included in a multi-million dollar funding programme to be delivered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at making advanced nuclear construc
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8th July 2021

NG seal expansion deal for fast-growing site security firm

A fast-growing site security services firm is expanding in Langley Mill after moving into a new headquarters building on the popular Langley Park industrial estate in the town in a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyor.
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8th July 2021

COOPER PARRY CORPORATE FINANCE COOK UP ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL DEAL

The Cooper Parry Corporate Finance team recently sealed another international deal, advising the shareholders of Apption Labs – creators of the MEATER range, as it was acquired by Traeger Grills in the US.
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8th July 2021

BURTON ALBION SUPPORT FOR NEW SEASON

BURTON Albion FC’s home and away shirts will again carry the name of Burton on Trent pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles for the 2021/22 season.
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8th July 2021

Focus celebrates as Ely Museum re-opens its doors following completion of £2.58m renovation project

Museum, heritage and exhibition project management specialist Focus is celebrating the opening of Ely Museum after the museum had been closed to the public since September 2019.
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8th July 2021

Talk Staff back in Nottingham thanks to exciting new national partnership

Multi-award-winning people consultancy Talk Staff is celebrating this week after cutting the ribbon on their new Nottingham office on King Street - more than 18 months since their previous building owner, and then COVID, scuppered its plans for expansion.
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8th July 2021

SureScreen wins award for outstanding achievement

SureScreen Diagnostics' boundary-pushing work in Covid testing has been recognised at the annual Medilink Midlands Business Awards.
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8th July 2021

First Fence expands by opening new Canvey Island depot

First Fence, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of security and temporary fencing, has enhanced its presence in the south of the UK by opening its latest depot in Canvey Island. 
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8th July 2021

New homes sales consultant all set for charity swim

Vistry East Midlands employee Amanda Clarke has signed herself up to swim 22 miles to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.
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7th July 2021

Nottingham Leads the Way in IT Support

TWO Nottingham businesses have been named in the top 5 Managed Service Providers in the UK in the prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
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7th July 2021

Here’s how you can grab yourself a slice of FREE pizza from newly opened True Pizzas

A NEW YORK-style pizza outlet which caused a stir when it launched in Derby last year is giving away FREE slices of pizza to celebrate the opening of a second venue.
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7th July 2021

Pupils create artwork for Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre

Pupils at a Chesterfield school have created an artwork for display in the new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre that celebrates the history of the site.
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7th July 2021

Chocolate all the way for Loughborough Video Agency

Happy Birthday Chocolate Cake Media - six years have flown by! When Scott Benzie set up Chocolate Cake Media in 2015, from studios in Loughborough, he already had a wealth of experience in video story telling.
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7th July 2021

Focus celebrates as Ely Museum re-opens its doors following completion of £2.58m renovation project

Museum, heritage and exhibition project management specialist Focus is celebrating the opening of Ely Museum after the museum had been closed to the public since September 2019.
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7th July 2021

Chesterfield Borough Council secures the future of The Pavements Shopping Centre

Chesterfield Borough Council has completed the purchase of The Pavements Shopping Centre – a move which ensures the council can lead and control the future development of this key town centre site.
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7th July 2021

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has made another strategic appointment to continue its rapid expansion

UK Flooring Direct, which has its headquarters in Leicestershire and another office and warehouse in the West Midlands, has brought in Avinoam Gal as the company’s ERP Systems director.
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7th July 2021

Bursary boost for female tech students

Women interested in studying computer science have been able to apply for a bursary worth £12,000 – the first of its kind ever offered at Nottingham Trent University.
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7th July 2021

Breedon Consulting announce partnership with IT provider True MSP

HR firm Breedon Consulting has announced a formal partnership with strategic IT support company, True MSP to offer a full scope of HR, learning and development, and IT services.
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7th July 2021

The First Ashby Sport Fun Day was a Great Success!

Ashby Sport held its first Fun Day at the Bath Grounds on Saturday 3rd July which was very well received by the community and a huge success. It attracted a large number of people of all ages to ‘have a go’ at the many sports Ashby has to offer.
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6th July 2021

Apprenticeship Vacancies Soar Amongst Local Employers

Derby College Group (DCG) have a bumper crop of apprenticeship vacancies to fill on behalf of local and regional employers – highlighting the growing levels of business confidence, according to Vice Principal of Apprenticeships and Employer Relations Matt
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6th July 2021

NOTTINGHAM HAWAIIAN RESTAURANT WINS MIDLANDS ENTERPRISE AWARD

Pokéwaves – Nottingham’s first Hawaiian poké bar – has been named Nottinghamshire’s Best Takeaway Restaurant on behalf of SME News, hosts of the Midlands Enterprise Awards.
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6th July 2021

Amazon team celebrates Pride

The team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth marked Pride Month with a host of socially distanced, celebratory activities.
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6th July 2021

Christmas comes early for hairdressing students in Leicester

Barrie Stephen Hair in Leicester has started the season of goodwill early in collaboration with the support of its styling tool partner, ghd.
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6th July 2021

Nottingham Forest Official Soccer Schools return for Summer 2021

Nottingham Forest Community Trust has announced that its official Soccer Schools are making a long-awaited return this August following their postponement in 2020.
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6th July 2021

Multi award-winning agency, Hallam, welcomes new Experience Director, Kier Humphreys.

Kier brings over 14 years of agency experience to the role and will lead Hallam’s creative, digital experience and conversion rate optimisation offering. In previous roles, he’s worked with national and international brands across various sectors, from gl
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6th July 2021

Deadline to enter 2021 NatWest everywoman Awards extended for two weeks Achievement Over Adversity: Celebrating Female Entrepreneurial Success

The deadline to enter the 2021 NatWest everywoman awards has been extended for two weeks until Monday 19 July. Established 19 years ago, the awards identify and celebrate inspirational female founders whose innovation, passion and purpose will inspire fu
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6th July 2021

Lesley Cree Opticians appoints new Director

Award winning opticians, Lesley Cree Opticians in Radcliffe on Trent has promoted Ben Cree to the position of Director.
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6th July 2021

LEADING LEICESTERSHIRE MARKETING AGENCY, MOCHA MARKETING, SOLD IN MANAGEMENT BUYOUT

Leading Leicestershire marketing agency, Mocha Marketing Limited, has been successfully sold to its internal senior management team, with the business being transferred in equal shares to Steve Stuart and Chloe Dennis in full.
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6th July 2021

Monkey vs Owl Expands Offer With Key Appointment

Fast-growing lettings company Monkey vs Owl has appointed Hollie Clayton as residential lettings manager to drive forward its service expansion.
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6th July 2021

Pioneering Satellite Applications Catapult establishes Leicester base

A unique government-backed technology and innovation company has further demonstrated its commitment to supporting and accelerating the growth of the space industry in the UK with its expansion into Space Park Leicester.
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5th July 2021

UNIVERSITY APPOINTS NEW PROVOST TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING

The University of Derby has appointed Professor Keith McLay to the position of Provost – Learning and Teaching, to drive forward its ambitions to provide excellence and opportunities for all students.
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5th July 2021

Lockdown Leader honour for top HR leader

A respected head of client services has been applauded for her professionalism and encouragement of her team during the pandemic, scooping a much-coveted Lockdown Leader Award.
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5th July 2021

Gold Standard Construction Course Gets Learner Approval Despite Covid19 Challenges

Derby based Develop Training, which had to alter many of its courses due to the pandemic, has welcomed the first intake of clients on its gold standard construction course - with many employers receiving money back from the CITB Levy.
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5th July 2021

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: HOMEBUILDER HELPS RENOVATE MARKET HARBOROUGH SCHOOL

David Wilson Homes has recently stepped in to complete a range of renovation projects at Ridgeway Primary Academy, a member of Learn Academies Trust, in Market Harborough.
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5th July 2021

Heathcotes launches recruitment drive

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has launched a recruitment drive in the Midlands to support the expansion of its care services at various locations across region.
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5th July 2021

WORK COMMENCES ON PHASE ONE OF £200 MILLION BECKETWELL SCHEME

Construction work is underway on phase one of the £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme in Derby.
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5th July 2021

Work progresses at 'next generation' Nottinghamshire business park

Work on a next generation business park is well under way with units on track for tenants to occupy in October.
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5th July 2021

Blue skies and a pink tuk-tuk helps East Midlands charity golf day raise £3,000

A charity golf day which combined sinking putts with raising funds has been hailed as a resounding success after it collected £3,000 for two worthy causes.
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5th July 2021

LEADING FOOD AND DRINK CONSULTANT BAGS TWO AWARD FINALIST SPOTS

FIRST-of-its-kind subscription service The Buyer’s Discovery Club has been announced as a finalist in The Grocer’s 2021 Gold Awards in the ‘Business Initiative of the Year’ category and its founder and managing director Ross Carlin is a finalist for ‘Disr
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5th July 2021

MTFC performance programme students celebrate study goals

A Derby County Football Club player has been to congratulate sport diploma students for their year of success at West Nottinghamshire College.
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5th July 2021

This week saw the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre achieve a milestone: we welcomed on board our 300th core member!

The centre was founded in March 2020 to help the region combat cyber crime, and since then we’ve been helping countless businesses and now have more than 300 signed up as core members.
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5th July 2021

Luke Evans Bakery MD appointed chairperson of BAKO Group

MD of Derbyshire-based Luke Evans Bakery, David Yates, has been elected chairperson of bakery products distributor BAKO Group Ltd.
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5th July 2021

Jessica makes the top six at the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021

A hairdresser from West Bridgford has been recognised as one of UK’s most outstanding hairdressers after being named as a finalist in this year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards (BHBAs)
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5th July 2021

Blueprint Interiors first in East Midlands to achieve WELL Health Safety Rating

Workplace design consultants and interior fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors has become the first company in the East Midlands region to achieve The WELL Health-Safety Rating
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5th July 2021

A breakthrough in ultra-high temperature piezoelectric ceramics

In 2017, DJB Instruments embarked on its second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Loughborough University to develop high-temperature piezo-sensors for demanding applications, including aircraft engine health monitoring.
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5th July 2021

“Outstanding” tutor Claire scoops teaching award

A West Nottinghamshire College tutor described as being “truly exceptional in her dedication and care for students” has been commended in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards.
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5th July 2021

Europe’s largest hot tub distributor are delighted to announce their new partnership with Fibromyalgia Action UK.

From 1 July, Superior Wellness will be officially supporting Fibromyalgia Action UK, who are fighting for freedom from Fibromyalgia – to raise awareness and much needed funds. 
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5th July 2021

BUSTLER MARKET CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST MONTH AFTER REOPENING

Following its recent reopening last month after relocating to its new home on Siddals Road, Derby’s biggest street food specialist, Bustler Market, celebrated its first month back with a special VIP evening, of street food, live DJs and cocktails. 
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5th July 2021

Younas family expands Nottingham empire with Clarendon Park purchase

The property arm of a Nottingham family enterprise has completed a deal that adds a further 8,000 sq ft of office space to its rapidly expanding portfolio.
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5th July 2021

1st July 2021 NG completes deal for 7,000 sq ft Nottingham office disposal

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed an off-market office deal in Nottingham.
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5th July 2021

New Manufacturing Advisory Panel to support manufacturing sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

The panel will support and accelerate the growth, productivity, and competitiveness of the manufacturing economy
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5th July 2021

Co-founder of social enterprise which supports military personnel backing Government plans to scrap immigration fees

A FORMER police chief superintendent who spent 32 years with Derbyshire Constabulary is backing the Government’s proposal to scrap immigration fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women choosing to settle in Britain after 12 years’ of service.
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5th July 2021

£1M CONVERSION SCHEMES IN LEICESTER CITY CENTRE UNDERWAY BY LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

The conversions of two prominent buildings in Leicester city centre, representing a combined investment of circa £1m, will be overseen by local architectural studio, InkDrawn.
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5th July 2021

Double Winners at the Medilink Midlands Business Awards

6 life science companies from the West Midlands and 6 from the East Midlands were delighted to be selected as winners at yesterday’s Medilink Midlands Business Awards.
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5th July 2021

MILLER HOMES LAUNCHES NEXT PHASES OF TWO POPULAR DERBYSHIRE DEVELOPMENTS

Homebuilder Miller Homes Midlands is set to bring 352 new homes to Derbyshire following the launch of new phases at both its Charters Gate neighbourhood in Castle Donington and its Hackwood Park development in Mickleover.
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5th July 2021

Lubrizol’s kind donation helps preserve the verse in Belper’s Poet-Tree Trail

Twenty-one poems written to help Belper residents overcome the mental challenges of the lockdown have been immortalised on wooden tablets and placed around the town thanks to a local firm’s generosity.
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5th July 2021

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust selects Indica Labs to deliver their Digital Pathology Solution with HALO AP

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust today announced the selection of Indica Labs to aid in full digitisation of the pathology workflow.
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5th July 2021

Liniar shortlisted for three awards in EM Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards 2021

A leader in the fenestration industry, Derbyshire manufacturing company Liniar was delighted to discover it’s been shortlisted in this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire.
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5th July 2021

University launches vision for Digital Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has launched a vision to help growth and recovery in the city it calls home with an ambitious programme combining data science, technology and innovation.
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2nd July 2021

East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre - Core Membership Update | June

Welcome to our Core Membership update for June, 2021! With so much happening in the world of cyber resilience, we’ve been doing our best to keep you up to date with the most important developments and guidance to help keep businesses and third sector orga
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1st July 2021

Former flight attendant-turned-therapist offering coaching sessions for nervous flyers as holidaymakers prepare to take to the skies again

A FORMER air stewardess-turned clinical hypnotherapist has launched a new course which offers tips to nervous passengers as Brits start to think about holidaying abroad.
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1st July 2021

“We’re proud of what our team continue to achieve” Smith Cooper announce number of key summer promotions

Smith Cooper, the multi-award-winning accountancy and business advisory firm is delighted to announce 6 promotions, helping fuel the continued growth and strategic development across the organisation.
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30th June 2021

Ground broken on 26-home Harworth development

Work is underway to transform an area of disused land in the North Nottinghamshire village of Harworth, bringing 26 new-build homes to the area.
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30th June 2021

East Midlands auction house unveils its new Business and Property department

THE UK’s largest online auction house has unveiled its new Business and Property department to further support their one-stop-shop offering.
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30th June 2021

HR Solutions celebrates 20th anniversary year!

An award-winning HR firm which is expanding rapidly across the East Midlands is celebrating its 20th anniversary. When HR Solutions was first launched by Carol Ann Guilford in June 2001, outsourcing a firm’s human resources needs was a new concept.
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30th June 2021

HiB Managing Director named among winners of SME Leaders 20 award

The Managing Director of Tamworth-based HiB, has been ranked as one of the top business leaders in the UK, as part of the Growing Business Intelligence SME Leaders 20.
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30th June 2021

ONE-OF-A-KIND SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE BAGS FINALIST SPOT IN THE GROCER GOLD AWARDS

FIRST-of-its-kind subscription service The Buyer’s Discovery Club has been announced as a finalist in The Grocer’s 2021 Gold Awards in the ‘Business Initiative of the Year’ category.
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30th June 2021

New report Highlights Family Business as Crucial to Pandemic Recovery

The rebound of family businesses post-pandemic will be critical to the rebuilding of the UK economy, a new report has shown.
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30th June 2021

Greenlight for £1.7m Investment

Burton based pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has been given the greenlight for £1.7m plant and building works at its Scottish plant.
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30th June 2021

Be the first to see Fashion students’ unique collections

Victoria Centre shoppers are in for a treat next month when the work of aspiring fashion designers from Nottingham College will be on display.
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30th June 2021

Construction underway on over 230 new homes at Shipley Lakeside

Leading housebuilder, Harron Homes, is making progress on a collection of 232 family-sized homes as a part of Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire.
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30th June 2021

Burton and Uttoxeter MP visits National Brewery Heritage Trust

On Friday 25th June, Member of Parliament for Burton-on-Trent and Uttoxeter, Kate Griffiths, visited representatives of the National Brewery Heritage Trust (NBHT) at the National Brewery Centre (NBC) in Burton.
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30th June 2021

Students’ business idea to support the elderly wins prize funding

A business idea from two University of Derby students to increase online interaction and activity among older people has been backed by a £4,000 prize.
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30th June 2021

Nottingham colleagues take on challenge for children’s hospice

Three colleagues from a Nottinghamshire firm are taking on the challenge of walking the Pennine Way in just 14 days for an East Midlands children’s hospice.
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30th June 2021

Fibrepak packaging can now be manufactured from pulp made from 100 percent recovered waste paper

Leading global thermoformer TEQ has announced that its sub-brand Fibrepak can now use pulp made from 100 percent recovered waste paper in the manufacturing process of its sustainable packaging products.
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30th June 2021

Nottingham home improvements company unveils new showroom in Basford

Basford-based home improvements firm, Stormclad, has opened its third showroom at its head office premises on Basford Road in Nottingham.
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30th June 2021

EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESS CONFIDENCE REMAINS STRONG DESPITE DIP

Business confidence in the East Midlands remains high at 31% despite falling for the first time since January 2021, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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30th June 2021

The Perfect Storm For Retail | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 23

In this episode, our host interviews Dr. Jason Wouhra OBE, CEO of Lioncroft (formerly known as EastEnd Foods). He provides his views and insights into the future of independent retail, the impact of Brexit, and the importance of diversity for business per
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30th June 2021

Derby’s Iconic Shopping Parade Fully Occupied

All the business premises in one of Derby Cathedral Quarter’s most iconic streets is now either occupied or under offer, according to commercial property agent Trevor Raybould.
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29th June 2021

Landmark Clifton Village development now complete

An iconic gateway development in Clifton Village is now complete and homes are available to buy and move into immediately in a newly restored Grade II listed rectory building complete with executive properties in its grounds.
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29th June 2021

Double promotion at award-winning property consultancy

FHP has announced the senior promotion of two members of its professional services team in Nottingham, as part of its ongoing growth.
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29th June 2021

NEW PRODUCT MANAGER AT ACCESS LEGAL TO FOCUS ON LAW FIRM COMPLIANCE EFFICIENCY

Access Legal, a division of The Access Group, has appointed a new Product Manager for Legal Content, briefed to help practices become more efficient and effective in legal learning and compliance.
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29th June 2021

Chesterfield Property and Construction Group calls on more professionals to join mentoring programme

The Chesterfield Property and Construction Group has welcomed Chesterfield Borough Council’s drive to increase skills and diversity across the sector.
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29th June 2021

DeltaNet International Launches Phishing Simulation Tool to Help Organisations Combat Phishing Attacks with Cybersecurity Awareness Training

DeltaNet International, a global eLearning provider of compliance training solutions, has today announced the availability of its Phishing Simulator, to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness training against phishing attacks. Thi
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29th June 2021

PERMAGROUP EXPANDS GROWING TEAM WITH DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

PERMAGROUP – which houses innovative brands that provide permanent solutions to age-old problems – has appointed an apprentice and area sales manager as the firm continues to grow its team and well-established brands.
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29th June 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER REOPENS REFURBISHED ACADEMY

Burleighs Gin, the Leicestershire distiller, has reopened the doors of its popular gin academy after an extensive refurbishment.
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29th June 2021

Events Company Launch Exciting New Tipi Service to Boost COVID Recovery

It’s no secret that the pandemic has significantly challenged the events industry. Even with lockdown restrictions lifted, a hesitancy to return to large indoor events is predicted to continue for some time.
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29th June 2021

UHL donates IT equipment to Leicester homeless charity

Leicester-based homeless charity, The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, has received a donation of IT equipment from University Hospitals Leicester (UHL), in collaboration with its service provider, NTT DATA UK.
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29th June 2021

Cricketing legend encourages Brits to expand their tastebuds this National BBQ Week

Cricketing superstar and chef extraordinaire, Matthew Hoggard MBE, is encouraging Brits to expand their palate as he looks ahead to National BBQ Week.
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29th June 2021

Caring bakery sponsors book about the famous “Belper Moo”

A bakery which moo-ved the community during lockdown has helped immortalise a Derbyshire town’s quirky daily ritual in a book.
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29th June 2021

Lord Victor Adebowale Joins Midlands Health Inequalities Commission as Chair

In response to the wide-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating underlying health inequalities within communities, Midlands Innovation Health (MI Health) is leading a new Policy Commission addressing these critical challenges in the Midlands
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29th June 2021

New appointment at Nielsen McAllister continues agency’s expansion

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister has welcomed the latest member to its growing team, with the appointment of Rhiannon Hopper as Account Executive.
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29th June 2021

Pub group raises a glass to revival thanks to help from Managed IT specialist

A Derbyshire managed IT services specialist is playing a vital role in helping an East Midlands independent pub operator recover from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the hospitality sector.
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29th June 2021

Works begin on new £3.4m fire station in Worksop

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson has started works on a new fire station for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in Worksop.
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29th June 2021

Alertive Health Care Provider Expansion Plans at Cubo with Flexible Approach to Office Space in Derby

Cubo provides private offices, co-working space and hot desks with breakout spaces, meeting rooms and barista coffee, all with 24/7 access and 24hr security, the ultimate essentials for the modern worker. Cubo currently have sites across the East Midlands
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29th June 2021

Students on a mission towards environmental tutorials for all

With up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ending up in our oceans each year, students from West Nottinghamshire College are aiming to get the message of cutting out or reducing plastic use amongst their peers.
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29th June 2021

Research reveals huge performance gaps between organisations with different levels of resilience

New research in a report launched by MHR International, the HR, payroll, and analytics experts reveals staggering differences in employee performance within UK and Ireland organisations based on their level of workforce resilience.
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29th June 2021

Managed services provider unveils innovative rebrand following strategic transformation

A leading managed services firm has unveiled its strategic transformation into cloud-first solutions provider, Digital Space, following significant investment in new and advancing technologies.
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29th June 2021

Bakery rises to the challenge to scoop national family business award

A Derbyshire-based bakery has won an award which celebrates the best family businesses across the UK.
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28th June 2021

Filmers Garage makes an easy switch to Yee Group for Intruder and Fire Alarms

Burton on Trent based Filmers Garage has been in their words been “looking after customers for 30 years”.
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28th June 2021

Students and apprentices praised for “getting through yet another tough, unpredictable, uncertain year”

Students and apprentices at West Nottinghamshire College have been applauded for their “resilience, determination, creativity and hard work” after coming through another academic year disrupted by the pandemic.
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