Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Love Business News - Giving a voice to business in the Heart of the Midlands

Love Business News was born from a passion for celebrating all that’s great about the Heart of the Midlands… Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.


It aims to give businesses, public sector and charitable organisations across the three counties a voice and a platform to raise their profile, showcase their brand and share their good news all year round. Love Business News is driven by fellow business owners. All are highly-connected, based in the Heart of the Midlands and positive innovators dedicated to bringing the region together.


We're tired of the way business news is reported - are you?


Love Business News is run by fellow business owners who are passionate about the regions' success. It has a track record of helping businesses raise their profile in a positive way. Mainstream media typically ignore good news, choosing to focus their free coverage on bad news. Typically anything positive is regarded as a cash cow revenue opportunity for their sponsored content.


Who is behind Love Business News?

The partners, Steve and Philip Megson from Quiet Storm Solutions, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson from KuKu Connect, together with our news editor, Jon Smart – all share the same passion for helping the Heart of the Midlands succeed.


We’re all so passionate about the region because we’re born and bred here.

We support local teams and businesses and understand the friendly rivalries and the tremendous work ethic of local people.


Steve Megson, who founded the Love Business Expo, is an experienced business strategist focused on developing digital solutions which deliver tangible results. His brother, Philip, is our operations and sales guru, who helps ensure that every client campaign achieves its objectives.


KuKu’s dynamic duo, Stephen and Philip, are natural connectors and influencers, who help to bring the region’s businesses together through a range of entertaining and innovative support services. They have become social media stars in their own right, with their online exploits racking up more than 10 million views in the past year alone.


And our news editor, Jon Smart, is a well-known figure on the regional media scene, having worked on some of the UK’s biggest regional newspapers and leading business magazines. He also helped fly the flag for local business during his time as Press and Media Manager at the East Midlands Chamber.


Why are we different from every other media platform in the region?


Each partner brings unique set of skills and expertise to Love Business News, which creates a distinct alchemy that sets us apart from every other media platform in the region.


We’ve all worked in, and with, many local businesses, know how the regional economy ticks and desperately want it to succeed.

And we’ve recognised that the one way to do that is by giving all businesses the platform on which to share their good news, supported by multimedia marketing and advertising solutions to suit any budget.


Getting press coverage, particularly for positive stories, in the digital age is hard.

Most news outlets focus only on doom and gloom. They’re not interested in sharing good news, particularly from the smaller businesses which make up the lion's share of the region's economy. If you're not a big player, it's hard to get your stories noticed.  


We’ve experienced this in our own small businesses, which is why we have created a news platform dedicated to sharing and celebrating local business success. The outlet for these types of stories wasn’t there, so we set about creating it ourselves, and now we want to share it with you.


Free Coverage

Love Business News is the only digital media platform in the Heart of the Midlands to offer a free point of entry to all businesses to share their positive news stories to a highly engaged business community.


Simply put, we give coverage to the types of stories which other news outlets tend to ignore. Our only rule is, if it’s good news, and connected to the region, we’ll showcase it.  


Focused on your success

To complement that, we offer a wide range of paid-for advertising solutions, campaigns and digital marketing solutions to help you spread the word further, delivered by a dedicated team of professionals who share the same vision of wanting businesses in the Heart of the Midlands to flourish.


Partnering with Love Business News can help you increase sales, build brand awareness, engage new audiences, showcase your products and services, make vital new connections and accelerate your business growth.