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News from July 2021


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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