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News from February 2021


26th February 2021

Russell Scanlan Appoints Two New Directors

Nottingham based insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is extending its senior team with two promotions following a year of change, development and expansion.
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26th February 2021

NEW ONLINE WINE SHOP SET TO SMASH SUSTAINABILITY BOUNDARIES

A new brand that aims to rewrite the rules of sustainability for wine fans has launched online for delivery this year.
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26th February 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE COMPANY WINS NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

The Rural Business Awards, supported by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses
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26th February 2021

Stars align for Covid-hit recruitment pro as Capella appoints new business manager

Newly established Nottingham recruitment firm Capella Professional has announced the appointment of its first business manager.
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26th February 2021

East Midlands HR firm expands with two new franchises

Multi-sector HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting Limited, has announced the launch of two new franchises in the UK as part of its ambitious growth plans.
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26th February 2021

Node4 Acquires K3’s Starcom Technologies to Further Enhance its Cloud Services Offering

Cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP) Node4, has today announced it has acquired Starcom Technologies Limited, the MSP division of K3 Business Technologies Group (K3).
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26th February 2021

KuKu Connect with the Pol Roger Champagne house

Connect with 1000’s over networking & cocktails 
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26th February 2021

Let the sauces come out and play!

Through chaos comes creativity, and this is true for Lincolnshire’s newest company Nerd Sauce.
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26th February 2021

Vital funding for community groups confirmed

Community groups in Chesterfield are set to benefit from more than £30,000 of funding that has been provided through the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhoods Fund.
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26th February 2021

Pressure on organisations to adapt recruitment policies in race for top talent, says leading specialist firm

Companies in the East Midlands are being urged to re-think and adapt interview processes if they are to attract high calibre candidates in a post-lockdown environment, according to recruitment specialists, SF Recruitment.
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26th February 2021

Enriching lives within the region: G F Tomlinson launches pro bono Local Communities Partnership Programme

As part of a new initiative to support communities in the Midlands, contractor G F Tomlinson is searching for a not-for-profit organisation to collaborate with, to deliver an impactful community project on a pro bono basis.
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26th February 2021

City Centre BIDs Support Derby Ram Trail 2021

Derby’s two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have announced that they will take a lead role in this summer’s Derby Ram Trail across the city centre.
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26th February 2021

2021 sees Rock Fall press on with ambitious, achievable growth plans and brings a Sales Team restructure

Rock Fall, a multi-award-winning second-generation family owned business in Alfreton sits at the forefront of the safety footwear market supplying more than 700,000 pairs per year, their world first innovations provide solutions to the ever-changing deman
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26th February 2021

MARKET HARBOROUGH COMPANY IN FINAL FOR NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

The Rural Business Awards, supported by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses
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25th February 2021

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SURGES IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Business confidence in the East Midlands rose 18 points during February to 10%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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25th February 2021

Decision on unique inland freeport expected imminently

A decision on the unique inland Freeport bid, submitted by the LLEP and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnerships on 5 February 2021, is expected imminently. The LLEP and key stakeholders, including local authorities and businesses, are excited about the economi
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25th February 2021

£6.4m warehouse underway at Wakefield Hub

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has commenced works on a new 65,000 sq. ft. warehouse at Wakefield Hub for Newmarket Lane Ltd, a joint venture between developers HBD and Yorkcourt.
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25th February 2021

Travel students focus on getting back to business

Travel and tourism students from West Nottinghamshire College have been on a very important journey over the last few weeks.
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25th February 2021

Carers, key workers and 90-year-old who is ‘missing her art classes’ are among first recipients of Derby letterbox gift company’s Hero Box initiative

A 90-year-old with a love of art, a fundraiser who has raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation and a woman who ‘always puts so much thought into caring for other people’ are among the first recipients of an initiative created by a Derb
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25th February 2021

How former Rolls-Royce engineer Sarah is crafting out a new business for herself as UK sees a boom in creative arts and crafts

FROM painting to felting, sewing to crocheting, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in people getting crafty. And one woman from Derby has taken the seemingly unlikely step in swapping a successful career in engineering for crafts; launching her own
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25th February 2021

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR TAKES THE HELM AT BUOYANT PDS

Specialist engineering company P Ducker Systems has appointed a new managing director from within its ranks to succeed long-serving Mike Rose.
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25th February 2021

Youth Football has a bright future with new pitches in Staveley

Young people in Staveley are set to benefit from improved sports facilities as part of the Staveley Town Deal, which sets out ambitious plans to pull in more than £25m worth of funding to the area. 
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25th February 2021

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans Supports Hundreds of Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic with £7m Lending Milestone

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans are delighted to announce that a record-breaking number of business loans have been provided to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
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25th February 2021

FRESH DIRECTION FOR WEST LINDSEY’S LEADERSHIP TEAM

CHIEF executive Ian Knowles has added two new faces to West Lindsey District Council leadership team, as he looks to build on the council’s vision for 2021 and beyond.
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25th February 2021

NEW SUITE OF POST-BREXIT SUPPORT OFFERED TO LEICESTERSHIRE BUSINESSES WITH EU CONNECTIONS

Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub has stepped up to announce the launch of a suite of specialist support for SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire, that have connections in Europe and unsure about how the new rules affect them.
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25th February 2021

LEICESTER MARKETING APPRENTICE NAMED RUNNER-UP IN NATIONAL AWARDS

Soar Valley Press' Digital Marketing Apprentice, Pippa Culverwell, has been named the runner-up in the Association of Colleges' Student of The Year Awards.
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25th February 2021

WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE WIDER ISSUES WE FACE

Partnership housing specialist Lovell has made an important contribution to the 2020 year end results, released today by parent company Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group.
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25th February 2021

NEW EURO TARIFFS AND CHARGES – AND HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT PAYING TOO MUCH

Leaving the EU and its former trade deals has meant that there has been an explosion of new regulations, tariffs and ways of reporting to Customs and HMRC to contend with, and many more still yet to come as deals are negotiated and confirmed.
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25th February 2021

NEW MD HELPS LEMONPATH MARK 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Leading contract packing and full-service logistics provider, Lemonpath, has appointed Naresh Patel as its new Managing Director. The announcement comes as the company celebrates its 15th anniversary
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25th February 2021

NEW HOME FOR DERBY’S BUSTLER MARKET AT FORMER CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Popular Derby street food venue, Bustler Market, has moved to a brand-new site three times bigger than its previous location, following a three-month renovation project.
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25th February 2021

Licence Unlocks Future of Premium Outdoor Venue in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has been granted a new premises licence which unlocks its potential to be Leicester's premium outdoor venue.
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25th February 2021

Keen campers launch motorhome hire company as staycation bookings surge

A passion for camping led one entrepreneurial couple from Leicestershire to invest in a new motorhome for hire business, Hey Campers – after the COVID pandemic accelerated their modest plans.
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25th February 2021

Shredall SDS Group celebrate 24 Years in Business with expansion plans in Spring

Shredall SDS Group the largest independently owned confidential waste shredding, paper recycling, document storage and scanning company in the UK, this monthcelebrate their 24th anniversary in business.
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25th February 2021

LEICESTER’S PREMIER MARKETING EVENT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN SIXTH YEAR

The team at Anicca Digital is toasting the success of its Leicester Digital Live conference, which saw more than 600 people attend. Since the last conference in 2019, registrations increased by more than 150%, with unprecedented session attendance on the
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25th February 2021

GODWIN DEVELOPMENTS APPOINTS HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKETS

UK residential and commercial property developer Godwin Developments has announced the promotion of James Mulcare to the position of head of residential capital markets.
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25th February 2021

LEICESTER GROWTH HUB WELCOMES LATEST GOVERNMENT COVID BRIEFING AS GOOD NEWS FOR BUSINESSES IN LEICESTERSHIRE

The Prime Minister’s latest COVID briefing (22/2/21) has been welcomed by Leicestershire’s Growth Hub – the county’s one stop shop for business support - as bringing some good news for regional businesses
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24th February 2021

Reach Separations’ workforce development plans boosted by University of Nottingham degree apprenticeship

Reach Separations, a specialist in chromatography for the analysis and purification of small molecules, has highlighted the role that the University of Nottingham’s Laboratory Scientist (Chemistry) level 6 degree apprenticeship is playing in shaping its f
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24th February 2021

VIRTUAL TOURS TO BE HELD AT INDEPENDENT LIVING SCHEME IN ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH

VIRTUAL TOURS are to be offered at the state-of-the-art Springfields Independent Living facility in Ashby de la Zouch throughout the coming months, as the project delivered by national contractor Willmott Dixon nears completion.
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24th February 2021

EE TO EXTEND 4G COVERAGE IN 26 PLACES IN EAST MIDLANDS IN 2021 TO BOOST RURAL CONNECTIVITY

EE will expand 4G coverage in 26 locations acrossthe East Midlands in 2021, including sites inDerbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland
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24th February 2021

BELMAYNE JOINS TASKFORCE TO AID THE VULNERABLE

Dronfield-based chartered financial planners, Belmayne, are supporting an industry-wide initiative to recognise vulnerability and ensure all consumers receive high quality advice.
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24th February 2021

FORMER RAF BASE SET TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO ‘GARDEN VILLAGE’

FOOTAGE of the former RAF Newton site of which part will soon be transformed into Nottinghamshire’s very first ‘garden village’ has been revealed by Innes England – the commercial property agent that agreed the deal with housebuilder Redrow Homes.
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24th February 2021

Food sector growth on menu for Fibrepak after vital Declaration of Compliance is gained

Sustainable Fibrepak - a natural packaging material that uses thermoformed wet pulp – is set to make waves in the food sector after meeting stringent EU regulations.
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24th February 2021

BOOKWISE REACHES 100 TRUST LANDMARK IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

HEALTHCARE scheduling specialist BookWise Solutions is celebrating its 10th year in business this February, while also reaching another professional landmark this month.
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24th February 2021

Digital health checks help businesses do more with technology

Adopting digital solutions can mean better customer experiences, improved productivity, enhanced security and more, but knowing where to start can be a stumbling block for many business owners.
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24th February 2021

Littlefish makes strong start to 2021 with three key senior appointments

Littlefish continues to expand with three new appointments to its senior team to enhance its customer service and cyber cecurity offering
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24th February 2021

Derbyshire youngster with complex disabilities set to take on a Parkrun thanks to specialist postural support equipment

A Derbyshire youngster with complex disabilities has her sights set on taking part in a Parkrun event after bespoke equipment provided by Sheffield-based postural support specialist, Jiraffe, helped her regain the ability to walk independently.
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24th February 2021

Chesterfield businesses encouraged to check eligibility for grants

Chesterfield businesses are being urged to check if they are eligible for business grants which can help them cover costs during lockdown.
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24th February 2021

A picture tells a thousand words

The work off our talented Nottingham College ALevel Photography students has been selected to feature in an emotive UK-wide online exhibition, highlighting the mental health impact of the pandemic on young people.
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24th February 2021

EAST MIDLANDS CHARITIES INVITED TO SIGN UP FOR FREE VOLUNTEERING AND DONATION PLATFORM

A charitable giving platform is inviting East Midlands-based charities to sign up to its free platform which links good causes with companies and fundraisers.
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24th February 2021

Strong pipeline of works for Midlands consulting engineer

Construction engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has made a positive start to 2021 with a pipeline of work with a GDV of approximately £125m and a new appointment to the team within its first quarter.
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24th February 2021

East Midlands Favourite Vending Snack

It’s official. East Midlands has a sweet tooth. Confectionery accounts for 31% of all sales from vending machines provided by Cema Vending.
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24th February 2021

MyFuture careers platform shortlisted for prestigious industry award

An innovative online careers and employability platform, which was launched to Year 11 and 13 school leavers in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire last year, has been shortlisted in the Careers Development Institute (CDI) Awards 2021.
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24th February 2021

Support grows for East Midlands Freeport Bid

Nottingham and Derby City Councils support bid for East Midlands Freeport
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24th February 2021

Pentaxia renews long term agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Limited, world-leaders in design and build of ejector seats.

DERBY, UK – Pentaxia, manufacturer of advanced composite components announces the renewal of its supply agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Limited
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24th February 2021

Grahame Gardner makes new appointment

A leading Leicester-based workwear provider has strengthened its team with an important new appointment.
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24th February 2021

Meet the team building quality homes in Worksop

Housebuilder Rippon Homes’ quality designs are implemented by skilled site teams across the Midlands, including at its development in Worksop.
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24th February 2021

Phoenix Brickwork adds to its team with drive for UK growth

Leading brickwork, scaffolding and drywall contractor, Phoenix Brickwork is expanding its UK reach with the appointment of several new team members. 
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24th February 2021

New Head of Enfranchisement for Brady Solicitors

Award-winning Nottingham-based property management law firm, Brady Solicitors has recruited experienced leasehold solicitor, Sajel Patel to head up its enfranchisement practice. 
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24th February 2021

Innovative new platform launched to make running online auctions simple, streamlined and stress-free.

Auction News, the UK’s leading auction marketers with over 60 years of industry expertise, has launched bidsmart a range of auction software products designed to streamline hosting online auctions.
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24th February 2021

Leading lighting firm appoints new US FEC specialist

A lighting specialist has bolstered its US reputation with appointment of a 25-year veteran of the amusement and entertainment market.
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24th February 2021

£3.5m D2N2 funding awarded to create Worksop Access to Skills Hub

The funding will bring a state-of-the-art skills and education hub to the town centre.
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24th February 2021

NG cleans up with prime city centre office deal

A fast-growing cleaning services business has taken city centre office space in Nottingham after a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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24th February 2021

IoD strengthens Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire team

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed a vice-chair and two new ambassadors to its Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch team.
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24th February 2021

Entrepreneur’s tasty Bird Dust range of chicken coatings is flying off the shelves after support from the Food Innovation Centre

Entrepreneur Hamza Qureshi has developed a new range of signature seasonings to help consumers recreate the restaurant experience at home after his ‘dark kitchen’ business took a hit during the Covid pandemic lockdowns.
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24th February 2021

NG on the move as new office signals major ambition for year ahead

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors are starting 2021 with a move to a new headquarters building,  signalling the firm's ambitions for the year ahead.
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24th February 2021

Fundraising and fitness in February from Lydia

When most students have finished their online studies they’re relaxing and winding down, but not for West Nottinghamshire College’s performing arts student Lydia Allen.
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24th February 2021

Leading a Change in Organisational Culture - Greg Reed | The Business Influencer Podcast | Ep 5

In this episode, our host interviews Greg Reed, former CEO of Homeserve UK plc. He explains how he took a role in a business whose shares had plummeted by 28%, lambasted for its poor marketing and sales function and reputation for poor customer service.
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23rd February 2021

Shredall SDS Group celebrate 24 Years in Business with expansion plans for 2021

Shredall SDS Group, the largest independently owned confidential waste shredding, paper recycling, document storage and scanning company in the UK, this month celebrate their 24th anniversary in business.
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23rd February 2021

CONNECT DERBY APPOINTS NEW FINANCE MANAGER

Connect Derby, the city’s leading managed workspace provider, has appointed Talvindar Shanker as finance manager.
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23rd February 2021

Monarch Security Move Pays Dividends For Business Growth

A Derby security company’s move to serviced offices in Pride Park has already paid dividends with several new client gains.
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23rd February 2021

Industrial property specialist to make impact investments after purchasing Nottinghamshire business park

An industrial property specialist is set to invest in companies which make a positive difference to society with the profits it makes from a Nottinghamshire business park.
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23rd February 2021

Tianna’s theatrical dream awaits her

A musical theatre student from West Nottinghamshire College is excited to be heading to Liverpool to tread the boards at a prestigious training academy.
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23rd February 2021

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES SUCCESSFUL ORGANIC SKINCARE BUSINESS THANKS TO START-UP LOAN

A De Montfort University criminology graduate has secured a £4,800 start-up loan from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans to turn her passion for organic skincare into a successful business.
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23rd February 2021

Blueprint Interiors invest in new look for WorkLife Central

Monday’s announcements outlined key dates for unlocking the economy, and the race is now on to provide workspaces that employees will want to return to. However, given that many employees may still opt to work from home, many companies are seeking ways t
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23rd February 2021

PLANNING IN FOR LANDMARK NOTTINGHAM BUILDING

PROPOSALS to transform the former Radford Boulevard Board School building in Nottingham that has fallen into disrepair into high quality, purpose-built student accommodation have been submitted by a joint venture between Bmor, BITG and Sam Burt.
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23rd February 2021

PERMAROOF LAUNCHES FIRESTONE-APPROVED FLAT ROOFING CPD

LEADING flat roofing stockist Permaroof has developed and launched an online CPD seminar in partnership with rubber-based roofing manufacturer Firestone Building Products
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23rd February 2021

110 JOBS CREATED AT NEW ALLESTREE DEVELOPMENT IN DERBY

An upcoming Miller Homes development in Allestree, Derby is set to create up to 110 new jobs for local tradespeople working across the East Midlands.
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23rd February 2021

WHAT BREXIT CHANGES MEAN FOR BUSINESS

Specialist commercial lawyer Amy Peacey looks at some of the implications of Brexit since the transition period ended, particularly on businesses importing and exporting goods.
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23rd February 2021

Sky's The Limit' As Burton is Earmarked For Recruitment Firm Expansion

Sky Recruitment Solutions has revealed it is to open a new office in Burton upon Trent as part of its major expansion plan this year.
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23rd February 2021

Nottingham Auction House Makes Bid For Success with Landmark Appointment

After a substantial number of years heading up Savills regional property auctions in Nottingham, renowned property auctioneer, Bob Crocker, is to join the in-house team at a thriving local auction house.
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23rd February 2021

CPIT Management Team Complete Purchase for Full Ownership

In 2019, CPIT's management team, led by Brett and Vicky Critchley, began the journey towards full ownership.
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23rd February 2021

Midlands-based consulting engineer makes strong start to year with new hire

Construction engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has made a positive start to the year with a pipeline of work with a GDV of approximately £125m and a new appointment to the team.
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23rd February 2021

Nottingham entrepreneur launches crowdfunding drive for revolutionary egg shell waste initiative

A Nottingham scientist-turned-entrepreneur hasdeveloped a ground-breaking, environmentally friendly process that takes industrial food waste destined for landfill and converts it into pure, safe and sustainable calcium carbonate.
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23rd February 2021

UHY NOTTINGHAM WELCOMES ‘GRADE A’ GRADUATES

TWO university graduates have joined UHY Hacker Young’s Nottingham office as they take their first steps towards a career in accountancy.
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23rd February 2021

World-leading triathlon and cycling brand, HUUB, signs autistic triathlete, Sam Holness, to support his journey to become a professional triathlete.

‘Super’ Sam Holness, who recently launched his campaign to become the first autistic Ironman athlete, is excited to announce his partnership with leading triathlon and cycling brand HUUB.
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23rd February 2021

BDO calls for targeted tax incentives to boost Midlands manufacturing

Two thirds of manufacturers (65%) would commit to greater investment in the regions if incentives for capital expenditure were increased, a new survey from accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has found.
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23rd February 2021

Nottingham Agency’s European Success After Viral Campaign

A Nottingham based digital PR agency has been shortlisted for five international business awards after a marketing campaign went viral worldwide.
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23rd February 2021

Y Frame Discounts take on industry leading retailers with a brand new eCommerce store

Further to the acquisition of Y Frame Discounts Ltd last year, the business is already looking to push forward with their expansion plans.
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23rd February 2021

Derby not-for-profit music enterprise whose pupils have worked with Lewis Capaldi and Noel Gallagher expecting further growth in 2021

A MUSIC school whose former pupils have gone on to work with chart-topper Lewis Capaldi and Noel Gallagher, is looking forward to continued growth this year after a record-breaking 2020.
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23rd February 2021

Sixth-generation Loughborough manufacturer declared ‘Best Family Business’ in Leicestershire business awards

A sixth-generation British manufacturer, committed to customer and staff satisfaction, is celebrating after scooping the title of Best Family Business in a prestigious Leicestershire awards ceremony.
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23rd February 2021

BIG WINS FOR SOUTH WEST AND MIDLANDS AT CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

AN INNOVATIVE new prison has scooped three awards on behalf of the East Midlands at the national Constructing Excellence awards
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23rd February 2021

Midlands-based Gemma McMillan is pursuing her business dreams during lockdown as the demand for Virtual Assistant services continues to skyrocket.

Gemma has just set up her professional business with the award-winning Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) team, who have reported a record number of client enquiries from businesses globally - with numbers having quadrupled since COVID hit.
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23rd February 2021

Derby solicitor plays part in Bombardier Egypt transaction

A LOCAL solicitor and notary from Nelsons has played his part in a deal that will enable Bombardier – now acquired by Alstom – to export its Derby-built trains to Egypt.
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23rd February 2021

NOTTS LAW FIRM KICKS OFF NEW YEAR BY RAISING FOUR FIGURES FOR CHARITY

LEADING city centre law firm Nelsons has kicked off a new year of supporting local causes by completing its own January team challenge to raise money for its 2021 nominated charities.
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22nd February 2021

Strong pipeline of works for Midlands consulting engineer

Construction engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has made a positive start to 2021 with a pipeline of work with a GDV of approximately £125m and a new appointment to the team within its first quarter.
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22nd February 2021

DERBY TIMBER MERCHANT FINDS NEW LEASE FOR LIFE

A DERBY-BASED timber merchant has relocated to brand-new premises after almost 40 years, in a commercial property deal advised on by local law firm Nelsons http://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/.
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22nd February 2021

Sizeable Grant Brings Sinfonia Viva Plans A Step Closer

Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated Orchestra of the East Midlands, is forging ahead with plans to bring high quality music back into the lives of thousands of people thanks to a major grant from one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK
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22nd February 2021

Loughborough University technology aims to revolutionise drinks industry

Loughborough University researchers have developed a new platform technology that provides rapid screening of microorganisms in drinks – cutting the turnaround time from the current practice of up to five days to under one hour.
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22nd February 2021

OFF-PLAN DEMAND SURGES AT NEW LEICESTERSHIRE INDUSTRIAL PARK

A new industrial business park currently under construction near Thurlaston, Leicestershire is already proving so popular that half the units have been secured off-plan in a series of transactions
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22nd February 2021

LEMON AND LIME INTERIORS ANNOUNCES HAT-TRICK COMPANY EXPANSION

HOME STAGING expert Lemon and Lime Interiors has announced a “triple threat” business expansion featuring the launch of its new associate programme, the appointment of two new team members and the doubling of its Derbyshire-based warehouse facility.
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22nd February 2021

Hot House Music

A MUSIC school whose former pupils have gone on to work with chart-topper Lewis Capaldi and Noel Gallagher, is looking forward to continued growth this year after a record-breaking 2020.
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22nd February 2021

BB&J Commercial and Boxall Brown & Jones relocation paves the way for future growth

Leading commercial property consultancy BB&J Commercial and their sister company Boxall Brown & Jones residential estate agency have relocated to larger premises in Derby to pave the way for further growth and closer client collaborations.
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22nd February 2021

Armsons Appoints New Director

Derby-based project managers and construction cost consultants Armsons have boosted their management and leadership team with the appointment of Josh Toon as director.
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22nd February 2021

Former UK Flooring Direct apprentice lands promotion - and urges others to take a similar path

MEDIA RELEASE A former apprentice with a rapidly growing Midlands company has urged others to take a similar path after landing another promotion.
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22nd February 2021

Sunny Accountants looks to the future with a trio of new recruits

Working with businesses across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and beyond, Sunny Accountants has developed a strong reputation for delivering exceptional services.
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22nd February 2021

Planning application submitted to turn former community pub in Duffield into a new pub/resturant

A former community pub, which closed its doors in March 2020, is set to be relaunched as a pub/restaurant in a move which will create 35 new jobs.
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22nd February 2021

Employers Advised to Prepare for End of EU Settlement Scheme Grace Period.

Current Home Office guidance has the potential to create employment cliff edge after 30 June 2021. Employers need to act now to ensure their HR strategy can overcome the departure of EEA and Swiss members of staff.
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22nd February 2021

Fabrikat deal lights the way

The two owners of leading steel fabrications business, Fabrikat, the UK’s leading independent designer and fabricator of lighting columns and guardrails, recently sold the business to a Management Buy-Out (MBO) team in a deal funded by Duke Royalty Limite
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22nd February 2021

Ibstock Plc names James Dowson as its Apprentice of the Year

James, who works at the Ibstock Brick Birtley factory in Chester-Le-Street, impressed the selection panel with his proactive approach, initiative and the practical application of his skills. The 25-year-old completed his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in E
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22nd February 2021

Azets celebrates its 60 apprentices across the Midlands on National Apprenticeship Week

Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs, is celebrating its 443 apprentices across the UK as it demonstrates its commitment to ‘Build the Future’ – the main theme of National Apprenticeship Week this year. In total, Azet
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22nd February 2021

CPW DERBY BUILDS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE CITY WITH A NEW OFFICE AND TEAM MEMBER

THE Derby branch of national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has expanded its offering within the city with an exciting new appointment after taking on increased office space.
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22nd February 2021

HSG Teams Up With KEUCO To Offer Customised Workplace Hand Hygiene

Derby-based washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have joined forces with a premium German company to help UK businesses and venues keep hand hygiene at the top of their agenda
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22nd February 2021

Nottingham in top 10 UK cities most loyal to local businesses

Tyl by NatWest urges consumers to keep supporting their local independents online and in person when lockdown ends
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22nd February 2021

A MADE TO MEASURE APPROACH: MORPH FURNITURE THRIVING AMID THE PANDEMIC

A Leicestershire businessman who launched a new company during the pandemic to avoid furloughing staff and safeguard circa. 20 jobs reports success just six months on.
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22nd February 2021

Budget predictions

Nicholas Smith, Director and Head of Tax at Duncan & Toplis. Looking back at last year: One thing we learned from last year’s budget is that the response to COVID-19 will dominate everything.
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22nd February 2021

Light Science Technologies signals growth with three new appointments

Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech specialists, has further strengthened its team by appointing three new members of staff to drive the delivery of the company’s ambitious growth plans.
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22nd February 2021

Pressac welcomes two new members to its growing team

Smart sensor technology designer and manufacturer Pressac Communications Ltd brings new talent on board as it continues to drive innovation in the industry
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22nd February 2021

Monarch Security Paves Future Growth With Serviced Office Move

A Derby security company, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to the Saudi royal family, have relocated to Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park to pave the way for future expansion.
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22nd February 2021

Mather Jamie Announce four senior promotions

Specialist land development and property consultancy Mather Jamie has announced four new senior promotions.
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22nd February 2021

Cyber security ambassador joins IoD East Midlands

The Institute of Directors has appointed a cyber security expert to its East Midlands team.
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22nd February 2021

Erewash Borough Council and Beeston-based J Tomlinson set to transform one of Ilkeston’s most distinctive buildings

A major renovation scheme that is expected to create over 90 local jobs and increase local productivity has commenced in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
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22nd February 2021

ROOF TILE MD CELEBRATES LONG SERVICE MILESTONE

The Managing Director of Burton based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles is celebrating a major milestone.
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22nd February 2021

Irthlingborough Food Bank receives donation from local housebuilder

Based at the Salvation Army Citadel on Spinney Road, close to the housebuilder’s Diamond Heights development, the organisation provides crisis food parcels – in single and family sizes – that contain enough food for three days.
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22nd February 2021

Local Families Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

The Rotary Club of Derby have presented local charity Safe and Sound with a cheque for £1,500 following a successful virtual Santa Sleigh project throughout December.
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22nd February 2021

Pall-Ex Group Awards celebrate keyworkers

Pall-Ex Group has celebrated the logistics industry’s keyworkers at its annual awards event.
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22nd February 2021

Timms Solicitors Advocate HR Planning To Avoid Costly Disputes

The UK is in the midst of a ‘rising redundancy tsunami’ with employers in danger of facing dramatic increases in disputes and Tribunal claims, according to Timms Solicitors’ Employment Law specialist Emma Spandrzyk.
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22nd February 2021

ARE APPRENTICESHIPS THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

WITH the ever-rising costs of university, apprenticeships were already on the rise as students looked for alternative ways to shape a career. However, with the normal university experience being changed by the current climate of online working and sociall
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22nd February 2021

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTOR CROMWELL

Leicester-based industrial supplies distributor Cromwell is celebrating a strong start to 2021, with two prestigious accolades recognising it as a great place to work.
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22nd February 2021

CPP secures major letting at Meridian Business Park, Leicester

Property consultants Commercial Property Partners (CPP) have facilitated a new letting on behalf of retained clients on a 42,498 sq. ft warehouse facility located on one of Leicester’s most popular business parks.
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22nd February 2021

BARRATT BOOSTS WILDLIFE WITH MORE NATURE FRIENDLY HOUSING AND NEW £1M INITIATIVE

Barratt Homes and wildlife charity RSPB are raising the bar for nature friendly housing across the country by announcing a new goal for their ongoing partnership.
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22nd February 2021

Pro-Noctis takes the company to another level with the latest recruit

Professor Greg Whyte OBE joins the award-winning human performance company Pro-Noctis, as lead Performance Specialist consultant.
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22nd February 2021

Children and families set to benefit from eco-housing scheme’s popular community fund

Calls for new family activities are proving a lockdown favourite as residents of the Trent Basin housing development in Nottingham have been submitting spending suggestions for a fund designed to enhance community participation.
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22nd February 2021

GOOD NEWS ON THE JOBS FRONT

Recruitment specialists today reported a healthy surge in new enquiries from new clients looking to take on staff from March, signalling good news for jobseekers after the disruption of being furloughed or being made redundant.
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22nd February 2021

Top Midlands IT company sponsors DIS

Leading IT and telecoms company Wytech has become the latest sponsor of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS).
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22nd February 2021

Leicestershire property consultancy leads way in supporting staff wellbeing

A Leicestershire property consultancy is leading the way in supporting colleague wellbeing by building an integrated digital support programme.
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22nd February 2021

Former paratrooper encourages others to take the apprenticeship plunge

A paratrooper who was forced to quit the army due to health reasons says becoming an apprentice electrician was the best thing he could have done to turn his life around.
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22nd February 2021

Landmark opportunity to create thousands of jobs and boost the East Midlands economy.

An East Midlands bid for Freeport status has been submitted to the government today by a consortium led by the two Local Enterprise Partnerships that represent Leicester, Leicestershire, Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
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22nd February 2021

£500,000 support boost for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire manufacturers

Small to medium-sized manufacturers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have received a £500,000 support boost to help them overcome challenges and make the most of new opportunities.
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22nd February 2021

Small firms urge Chancellor to deliver on “whatever it takes” pledge as road map brings some clarity

Responding to this afternoon’s Prime Ministerial address in the House of Commons, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Development Manager Natalie Gasson-McKinley said:
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19th February 2021

Poppy PR Proves to be Stand-Out Candidate for New Nottingham Recruitment Firm

Poppy PR is celebrating after a raft of lockdown successes for an existing recruitment client has led to it being chosen to handle communications work for the group’s Nottingham-based sister company.
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19th February 2021

Accountants help East Midlands businesses access over £2.9 million in R&D tax credits

Companies in the East Midlands have accessed more than £2.9 million in tax credits to support R&D with the help of Duncan & Toplis.
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19th February 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE HOMEBUILDER’S NEW SITES TO BRING BOOST OF OVER 800 JOBS IN 2021

Leading Leicestershire homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands has announced that its new sites launching in 2021 will underpin over 800 jobs for local people.
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19th February 2021

RHCV Announces North Notts Expansion

Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles continues its expansion plans. RHCV is announcing the opening of a new fifth site, strategically located in North Nottinghamshire.
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19th February 2021

Families set to benefit from new play and fitness facilities in Staveley

Staveley residents are set to benefit from the first improvements to the town as part of the Staveley Town Deal, which sets out ambitious plans to pull in more than £25m worth of funding to the area over the next five years.
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19th February 2021

SWEET TASTE OF SUCCESS FOR MIDLANDS BAKERY

A Midlands-based artisan doughnut bakery has been named a Small Business of 2020 by Lloyds Bank, after growing its annual turnover by three hundred per cent last year.
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19th February 2021

£290,750 award for Nottingham Playhouse’s community work

Nottingham Playhouse has successfully secured funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation’s Weston Culture Fund, with much-needed cash going towards free participation projects, and the creation of a new community and gallery space.
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19th February 2021

BGF invests £4.25m in Derbyshire house builder

Woodall Group, the owner of Midlands house builder Woodall Homes, has received a £4.25 million investment from BGF, the UK’s most active growth capital investor. Funding will be used to support the accelerated acquisition of land in prime locations, to un
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19th February 2021

NEW BIRDS BAKERY STORE TO OPEN IN WEST BRIDGFORD

FAMILY-RUN Birds Bakery has announced plans to open a second store in West Bridgford, Nottingham, as the company continues to build on its success.
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19th February 2021

Wine Merchant 'Toasts' To First Anniversary Success Despite Covid-19

An independent Derbyshire wine merchant is celebrating its first year in business after proving a hit with wine lovers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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19th February 2021

Notts Developer 'Locks In' Major Investment at Magistrates Court

An award-winning Nottingham property developer has acquired a prominent Worksop landmark with a view to the creation of some vital new housing in the town centre.
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19th February 2021

CPMG REVEALS PLANS TO RELOCATE NOTTINGHAM HEADQUARTERS

AWARD-WINNINGCPMG Architects, has announced the relocation of its head office. Following more than two decades in Warsaw Gate, the architectural practice will be moving its operations to a new home in St Peters Gate.
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19th February 2021

Volunteers needed to help plan research

Volunteers are needed to help Leicester researchers design a programme for peripheral arterial disease screening, with the aim to improve heart and circulatory health.
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19th February 2021

Bridge Help launches new co-funding division

Chesterfield-based commercial bridging loan company, Bridge Help has launched a new co-funding division of the business.
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19th February 2021

NG brokers deal for accident repair group to motor into Nottingham

One of the UK's premier accident repair groups is set to open a Nottingham base after a property deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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19th February 2021

Siemens unearths Nottingham talent with virtual competition to design sustainable connected transport system

Siemens has unearthed the next generation of engineering, technology and business talent through an innovative, virtual competition which challenged students to design a smart, sustainable and interconnected transport system.
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18th February 2021

HSG Expands Offer To Keep Workplaces Covid-Safe

Washroom services and water conservation specialists HSG have expanded their offer in response to the increasing requirements for fast and accurate Coronavirus testing in the workplace.
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18th February 2021

Businesses Step Up Support For Hope Box Appeal

A wide range of businesses have successfully kick-started a special appeal launched by Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound.
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18th February 2021

Fun, fundraising and thriving: 2020 really was a Year of Hope for this Leicestershire-based Cancer charity!

Raising close to £1.5 million allowed an impressive transformation and expansion of the now suitably renamed Hope Cancer Trials Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, allowing the staff and specialists there to double their previous treatment capacity.
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18th February 2021

Wyggestons’ Almshouse extension reaches new heights in Leicester

There is excitement all round as Wyggestons’ significant extension reaches roof height which means it won’t be too long now until new residents can move in.
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18th February 2021

COOPER PARRY PARTNER WITH TECH NATION TO SUPPORT ITS UPSCALE 6.0 PROGRAMME

Fast-growing accountants and business advisers, Cooper Parry, has partnered with Tech Nation to support the tech scale-ups participating in its Upscale 6.0 programme, alongside Silicon Valley Bank and Cooley LLP.
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18th February 2021

CST Industries move into their brand-new premises at Castlewood Court

Clowes Developments is proud to welcome the latest occupier to its Castlewood Business Park in Nottinghamshire.
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18th February 2021

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EVENT GOES VIRTUAL FOR FIRST TIME

THE ANNUAL in-depth review of the commercial property market across the East Midlands – published and presented by commercial property expert Innes England – will be going digital this year, for the first time ever in its 14-year history.
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17th February 2021

What is the Future Role of 5G? | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 4

In this episode, our host interviews Robert Franks, Managing Director of WM5G. He discusses the role of 5G in both society and industry. In particular, the role of the Internet of Things and 5G in areas of medicine, transport and manufacturing.
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17th February 2021

Robinson acquires Danish business Schela Plast

Robinson, the manufacturer specialising in value added custom packaging, has acquired the Danish company Schela Plast.
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17th February 2021

Nottingham company offers schools dance crazy sessions for maths learning

A Nottingham business owner has devised a novel way for pupils to have fun with maths during lockdown – and it helps them keep fit and active.
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17th February 2021

Communications and connectivity provider EVAD to relocate to Derby city centre

Communications company EVAD is looking to grow as it announces plans to relocate to Derby – bringing new jobs to the area.
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16th February 2021

Virtual Event Focuses on Apprenticeship Opportunities

Derby College Group (DCG) is holding a special National Apprenticeship Week virtual information evening on Thursday February 11 to support young people who have their sights set on working while they learn and getting the first foothold on the career ladd
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16th February 2021

St. Modwen submits plans for 170,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space in Derby

St. Modwen has submitted detailed plans for the first phase of development at St. Modwen Park Derby, following the grant of outline planning permission in September 2020.
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16th February 2021

£290,750 award for Nottingham Playhouse’s community work

Huge win for theatre’s community and participation work
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16th February 2021

Derbyshire CCC renews partnership with Yappl

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has again named Yappl as its ​mobile telecommunications partner until the end of 2022.
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16th February 2021

Hallam grows its strategy and marketing offering with six new hires

Award-winning strategic digital marketing agency Hallam has further expanded its team with six new specialists to support major client wins and its new strategy division.
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16th February 2021

Daltons Wadkin grows team with five new appointments

​​​​​​​Daltons Wadkin, the UK’s longest established distributor and manufacturer of industrial woodworking machinery, has recently grown its team by five, following its commitment to continue growing despite the effects of the ongoing pandemic.
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16th February 2021

East Midlands businesses team up to spark a sustainable future for housing

Champions (UK) plc, a strategic branding and communications partner, shows a warm welcome to Fischer Future Heat, as the two East Midlands-based businesses team up to spark a sustainable future for their community.
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16th February 2021

Midland’s brand agency boosts career growth for apprentices in a bid to address education crisis

A leading Midland's brand agency is working hard to combat the education and employment crisis among growing fears that thousands of students could miss out on further education.
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16th February 2021

Environmental health and safety expert says care homes must adapt to digital food safety

As the UK finds itself in a third national lockdown and with no definitive end in sight, many industries are finding themselves on tenterhooks, wondering what this means for not just businesses, but for consumers who rely on their services, too.
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16th February 2021

Leading lighting firm appoints new US FEC specialist

A lighting specialist has bolstered its US reputation with appointment of a 25-year veteran of the amusement and entertainment market.
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15th February 2021

National finance broker reveals company rebrand

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has launched its new brand today and will now trade under the name MAF Finance Group.
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12th February 2021

Coming soon…

Love Business News is set for a major relaunch in 2021 as we continue our quest to give businesses in the Heart of the Midlands – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire – a voice.
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12th February 2021

Baytree makes dream come true for TV star's dad

Former Emmerdale star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Kelvin Fletcher teamed up with Derby-based Baytree Cars to gift his dad a £160,000 Bentley for his 60th birthday.
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12th February 2021

KuKu Connect - Business Live Global launch invitation

Your invitation to go global Friday, 19th February 12-2pm
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11th February 2021

Feeling the Love as Love Marketing now on board for the Love Business EXPO

Love Marketing have booked their stand for Love Business Expo 2022, joining many other companies at the East Midland's biggest business to business networking exhibition.
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11th February 2021

Derby-based Smith Cooper System Partners is expanding their team for 2021

Award-winning Sage 200 business partner, Smith Cooper System Partners (SCSP), part of the national accountancy firm Smith Cooper Group, is celebrating a period of continued growth, including an expansion of their team and multiple new clients coming on-bo
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11th February 2021

Scenariio appoints Tom Erskine as Business Development Director

Based in Derby, Scenariio is a leading provider of smart technology and cabling infrastructure to the commercial real estate industry and end users including clients such as Cadbury Mondelez, Severn Trent Water and Gymshark.
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11th February 2021

DERBY BUSINESSES LAUNCH CRAFT BREWERY INSPIRED FASHION COLLABORATION

NEW CRAFT BEER INSPIRED FASHION RANGE IS ALE-OK
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11th February 2021

TRIO OF DEALS FOR INNES ENGLAND AT NOTTINGHAM INDUSTRIAL PARK

A PRIME city-centre industrial estate is now fully let after a hat-trick of deals completed by commercial property agents Innes England.
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11th February 2021

Burton Businessman Holds the Key to Multi-Million-Pound Franchise Business

An East Midlands businessman who founded a local locksmith firm in 2018 has met with such extraordinary success that he plans to add another 30 franchisees to his expanding business empire before the end of the year.
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10th February 2021

Turning Over A Failing organisation - Herminder Channa OBE | The Business Influencer Podcast | Ep 3

In this episode, our host interviews Herminder Channa OBE, Executive Principal at Ark Boulton Academy. She explains how she took on a school with: failing student numbers, a 32% staff retention rate, and a financial deficit. She talks us through her journ
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9th February 2021

Azets and DWF advise on multi-million-pound waste management acquisition

Midlands-based MAC Waste Management acquires WCL Quarries Limited and Drygon 8 Limited
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9th February 2021

Sport and fitness professionals give students job insights

From international athletes to sports and neuroscientists, top film stunt performers and gym owners - these were the online guests during West Nottinghamshire College’s sports students’ industry week.
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8th February 2021

SureScreen Diagnostics to supply 20 million rapid lateral flow tests

The UK Government has secured 20 million British-manufactured rapid Covid-19 tests in a new contract with Derby-based test manufacturer SureScreen Diagnostics.
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8th February 2021

E-commerce Boom Sees Europa Warehouse Announce Further Investment

The growing shift in consumer spending habits as a result of Covid-19 has made way for an e-commerce boom, driving record demand for warehouse space.
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8th February 2021

Young Achiever to Future Leader

A true story of success and inspiration 
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8th February 2021

RECORD GROWTH FOR WELLS MCFARLANE

Leicestershire Chartered Surveyor and Property Consultant, Wells McFarlane has reported a record year, achieving sustained growth despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
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5th February 2021

D2N2 Growth Hub - Stronger Supply Chains - Friday, 12th February 2021 at 10.00am - 1.00pm

Location: Action Planning Workshop - Cost: FREE
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5th February 2021

GeoPura™ and Siemens Energy demonstrate that net zero TV broadcasting is possible

Nottinghamshire’s GeoPura™ and partner, Siemens Energy, are supplying continuous uninterrupted, emissions free, critical electrical power to BBC Bristol’s outside broadcast unit, powering /Winterwatch /for two weeks as the series trials more sustainable m
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5th February 2021

New director appointed at civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has appointed a new director to its board. Tony Goddard, who has been with the company since 2004, took up the role at the start of the year. BSP’s team leader for civil engineerin
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5th February 2021

AMAZON TEAM PROVIDES A LESSON IN HOME LEARNING

A Wingerworth primary school has received a donation of over £3,500 > from the team at Amazon’s Chesterfield fulfilment centre. > The Amazon team wanted to support Deer Park Primary School as many > children did not have devices at home to allow them to c
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5th February 2021

Derby’s best loved shopping destination has unveiled its new name, Derbion, reflecting pride in the city and its future potential.

Derbion brings together the centre’s geographical location and a sense of motion, inspired by Derby’s history of ingenuity and innovation, coupled with an ambition to continually move forward and evolve. Derbion aims to become the go-to choice for an exci
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5th February 2021

DIS supports the coaching community

Sports coaches can now join a monthly webinar to learn from world-class coaches and experts who have worked with Olympians and Paralympians. The new programme is being launched by the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) and is open to anyone who coaches l
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4th February 2021

Further Capital Works Planned Ahead of Next T-Levels Launch ​

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4th February 2021

Success for Plot Sales Division Despite Rollercoaster Year for Construction

Despite a challenging year for the construction industry, BHW Development, the development and plot sales division of BHW Solicitors, has capped off a successful year with the promotion of Lucy Ward to Partner. A buoyant end to 2020 for the property marke
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4th February 2021

Derby-Based Node4 Helps Novacroft Continue Uninterrupted Through COVID-19 Uncertainty

Node4 https://www.node4.co.uk/, the Derby-based cloud, data centre and communications solutions provider, has today announced that is has provided Northampton-based Novacroft https://www.novacroft.com/ with a hybrid cloud environment to help it meet the c
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4th February 2021

Design and Print Company Soars to Success at Niche Business Awards

Soar Valley Press wins the Best Customer Service award at the Niche Business Awards 2020. The Leicester-based design and print company were awarded the title at the virtual awards ceremony on the 22nd January 2021.  The prestigious Niche Business Awards,
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4th February 2021

IoD launches search for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire chair

TheInstitute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new chair to become its voice of business for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch is the largest in the East Midlands with more than 500 members. The new chair will provid
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4th February 2021

Settled status: are your EU workers ready or at risk?

We have received several queries recently from our clients asking what they can do to raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme and assist any EEA employees to apply as soon as possible. Having documentation demonstrating their status may assist when t
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4th February 2021

Leicestershire business ranked first in customer satisfaction survey for best national energy supplier

A Leicestershire energy business has stoked the flames of competition by rising to the top spot in a nationally recognised customer satisfaction survey. Upstart Outfox the Market https://www.outfoxthemarket.co.uk/ (OTM) beat big brands such as British Ga
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3rd February 2021

In Conversation with Tesco's Chairman, John Allan CBE | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 2

In this episode, our host interviews John Allan CBE, Chairman of Tesco PLC and Chairman of Barratt Developments. Previous positions have included: Royal Mail, National Grid, PHS Group, Hamleys, Excel, Deutsche Post, Dixons Carphone, Samsonite.
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3rd February 2021

Honest Communications is celebrating a strong start to the year, welcoming five new clients on board.

Starting the wave of new clients is Richard Jackson Garden, a prominent name in horticulture.
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3rd February 2021

COOPER PARRY STRENGTHEN SPECIALISMS WITH NEW TRANSACTION TAX PARTNER

After 21 years at EY, Linda Marston-Weston is joining fast-growing accountants and business advisers, Cooper Parry, as Transaction Tax Partner on 1 March 2021. Whilst at EY, Linda was Transaction Tax Leader and Head of Tax in the Midlands, and with 35 ye
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3rd February 2021

Ambitious regeneration plans to be considered by Chesterfield Borough Council

Ambitious plans to transform the area between the town centre and Chesterfield Train Station – creating a vibrant gateway to North Derbyshire and setting out potential sites to create around 850 new jobs – are being considered by Chesterfield Borough Coun
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3rd February 2021

CONNECT DERBY TEAM SUPPORTS DERBY CITY COUNCIL’S EFFORTS TO HELP BUSINESSES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Connect Derby, the city’s primary managed workspace provider, has been supporting Derby City Council’s efforts to help local businesses affected by the recent Tier 3 restrictions and now the latest national lockdown by deploying some of its staff to help
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3rd February 2021

RUSSELL ROOF TILES REVEALS CONFIDENT START AND INVESTMENT PLANS

Pioneering Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles https://www.russellrooftiles.com/, is starting 2021 with a strong order book. Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is the largest independent manufacturer of concrete derivatives in
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2nd February 2021

LEADING DEVELOPERS ENCOURAGE LEICESTERSHIRE RESIDENTS TO GIVE BIRDS THE SPECIAL “TWEETMENT” THIS LOCKDOWN

Leading developers Barratt and David Wilson Homes are encouraging Leicestershire residents to join in with the largest garden wildlife survey in the world – the Big Garden Birdwatch! B&DWNM & DWEM - 000_0053 - Birds enjoying seed from a bird feeder The
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2nd February 2021

BDO has announced a new partner in the Midlands

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced the promotion of 20 new partners across the firm with Jonathan Lanes named Risk Advisory Services (RAS) partner in the Midlands. The promotions, delayed from June 2020 as a result of COVID-19,
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2nd February 2021

BT and Digital Boost launch free mentoring programme for small businesses in the East Midlands

BT partners with Digital Boost to upskill small business owners by bring free mentoring sessions At least 1,000 firms will benefit from the programme across the UK New mentoring programme forms part of BT’s Small Business Support Scheme to assist small b
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1st February 2021

Hallam appointed as digital marketing agency for three national brands

Hallam, a multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, has secured three significant full-service retainers.
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1st February 2021

Two new property experts join Fishers Solicitors

Fishers hire two new experts in the conveyancing team with nearly 70 years of experience! Fishers Solicitors are proud to welcome a new solicitor and conveyancer to join them at their Ashby based offices. Catherine Bee, solicitor and Kim Plant, conveyance
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1st February 2021

Flexible planning application submitted for Dove Valley Park

A full planning application for a total of 190,000sq ft industrial/distribution warehouse with ancillary office at Plot 4, Dove Valley Park (DVP) has been submitted by Clowes development’s Director Paul Shanley. The application seeks a two-phase planning
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1st February 2021

*New year, new name: award-winning communications agency undergoes rebrand to Sorted Communications***

Nottingham-based The Effective English Company unveils makeover The Effective English Company has started the year on a high after completing a full rebrand to become Sorted Communications and launching a brand-new website. The Nottingham agency, founde
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1st February 2021

Midlands contractorG F Tomlinson has been recognised as a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), having recently achieved a Gold standard CSR Accreditation.**

CSR Accreditation is a nationally recognised body that awards Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditations to businesses that can demonstrate a positive impact on society through areas such as social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns.
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1st February 2021

Leading Notts Recruiter Tackles HGV Driver Shortage Head On

Award-winning recruitment agency Encore Personnel https://www.encorepersonnel.co.uk/, which provides temporary workers for a broad range of businesses including HGV drivers to the logistics sector, has planned ahead for a shortage of lorry drivers as a re
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1st February 2021

NOTTINGHAM DEVELOPER CELEBRATES YEAR OF CHARITY COMMITMENT

Looking back on its charity commitments in 2020, Nottingham-based developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes is celebrating the second year of its Community Fund scheme. B&DWNM - SGB 1819 - Tracy Dickinson serving food in Trinity Square alongside the volun
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1st February 2021

NOTTINGHAM DEVELOPER CELEBRATES YEAR OF CHARITY COMMITMENT

Looking back on its charity commitments in 2020, Nottingham-based developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes is celebrating the second year of its Community Fund scheme. B&DWNM - SGB 1819 - Tracy Dickinson serving food in Trinity Square alongside the volun
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1st February 2021

Uptonsteel Signs New Ground Naming Rights Deal with Running Foxes

The county cricket ground at Grace Road in Leicestershire will be officially known as the Uptonsteel County Ground, thanks to a new ground naming rights deal with Leicestershire County Cricket Club. This is a major sponsorship deal which strengthens Upto
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1st February 2021

INDUSTRY HEAVYWEIGHT JOINS GODWIN DEVELOPMENTS ADVISORY BOARD

UK residential and commercial property developer Godwin Developments https://www.godwingroup.co.uk/developments/has announced the appointment of regeneration specialist Owen Michaelson to its advisory board of leading property experts. Prior to commencin
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1st February 2021

Sports Car Dealers start new business in the midst of a Global Pandemic

A pair of West Midlands sports car salesmen have switched their high-flying careers in the motor trade for a joint venture in the locksmith industry. Chris Hitches (31) and Lewis Moore (30), both from Knowle near Solihull, have invested in a two-region f
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1st February 2021

AMAZON TEAM PROVIDES A LESSON IN HOME LEARNING

A Wingerworth primary school has received a donation of over £3,500 from the team at Amazon’s Chesterfield fulfilment centre. The Amazon team wanted to support Deer Park Primary School as many children did not have devices at home to allow them to contin
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