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Love Business Awards aims to help you understand the benefits of entering business awards. It aims to connect any businesses thinking of entering awards with the range of organisations across the East Midlands which operate them.


16th January 2020

Impression shortlisted for five UK Biddable Media Awards

Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression has been shortlisted for the 2020 UK Biddable Media Awards in five different categories.
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16th January 2020

Online Mortgage Advisor to Celebrate the Best in the Industry

Online Mortgage Advisor will celebrate the best brokers and lenders in the industry at its annual Charity Awards on Friday 31st January 2020 at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
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21st December 2019

Leicester’s diabetes community scoop seven awards in prestigious award ceremonies

Heroes from Leicester’s diabetes community are celebrating a successful year after winning seven accolades at two prestigious national industry award ceremonies.
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18th December 2019

Birmingham lawyers help families in need with gift donations

Lawyers and staff at the Birmingham office of Clarke Willmott LLP have ditched the office ‘Secret Santa’ to buy toys for local children instead.
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16th December 2019

Loughborough family business are winners of not one, but TWO top awards at the Midlands Family Business Awards!

CR Civil Engineering, a Loughborough-based Company, has been crowned “Employer of the Year” and also the “People’s Choice Award” for the Midlands Family Business Awards 2019.
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15th December 2019

Best of business rewarded at annual awards ceremony

Innovation, excellence and performance were rewarded in the fourth annual Wellingborough & East Northants Business Awards.
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11th December 2019

Howes Percival Intellectual Property Partner wins prestigious legal award

Matthew Talbot, a Partner at Howes Percival's Leicester office and head of the firm's intellectual property and information technology practice has been named as the Leading Lawyer of the Year (outside London) for the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)
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11th December 2019

Ibstock Brick scoops Best Apprenticeship Programme Award

The UK’s leading manufacturer of clay bricks in the UK has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of its world-class apprenticeship programme.
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10th December 2019

Seven Life Science companies celebrate success at the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

Seven life science companies from across the East Midlands were delighted to be selected as winners at last night’s Medilink East Midlands Business Awards, which saw almost 200 businesspeople from life science companies across the East Midlands and beyond
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9th December 2019

Celebrations as Nelsons is shortlisted in the Legal 500 Awards

Leading East Midlands law firm Nelsons has been shortlisted in two categories at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 – which recognises elite legal practitioners and firms based on comprehensive research.
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6th December 2019

Bricklaying apprentice scoops major accolade with Leicestershire homebuilder

A bricklaying trainee in Leicestershire has claimed the title of Apprentice of the Year following his work at David Wilson Homes’ Wigston Meadows development.
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6th December 2019

Solmar Villas repeat best ever British Travel Awards haul

A Midlands provider of hand-picked villas has proved it is the best in its field by securing five major titles at the British Travel Awards.
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5th December 2019

Jason’s skills secure silver!

Nottingham College apprentice, Jason Wong, brought home a silver medal on the 23rd November after impressing judges with his woodwork skills at the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.
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4th December 2019

Ibstock shortlisted for two edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020

Ibstock plc has been shortlisted in two categories for the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.
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4th December 2019

East Midlands law firm celebrates national award win

Leading East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons is celebrating after scooping a national Personal Injury Award on 27 November.
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3rd December 2019

Howes Percival's Employment team shortlisted for prestigious legal award

Howes Percival's East Midlands Employment and HR team have been shortlisted for the ‘Human Resources: Firm (outside London) of the Year' in the prestigious Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.
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2nd December 2019

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award.

The five-year accreditation, granted by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), recognises the School for helping to support Small and Medium Enterprises, local economies and student enterprise.
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30th November 2019

Sarah prepares for global final in China

After winning the national final of the SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists) International Design Competition earlier this year, Nottingham College Art and Design (Fashion) graduate, Sarah Gotheridge, is getting ready to compete in the global grand final
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30th November 2019

National Award Recognition for Make An Entrance Director

Make An Entrance co-director Samantha Burlton is among the finalists for this year’s National Business Women’s Awards, making it the company’s third award nomination this year.
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29th November 2019

Nottingham Hawaiian restaurant scoops good food award

The Midlands’ first Hawaiian poké bar, Pokéwaves, has been crowned a winner at the Good Food Awards 2020 in Nottingham.
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27th November 2019

National award rewards Ibstock’s people first approach to energy efficiency

Ibstock plc has been rewarded for its ‘people-first’ approach to energy efficiency at the Energy Awards 2019.
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27th November 2019

‘Captain Chaos’ Wins Businessperson of the Year

Peter Botham, Managing Director at Shed Grounds Maintenance, has won the prestigious ‘Businessperson of the Year Award’ at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards.
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27th November 2019

Local employers set a shining example with Silver Awards

Twenty two public and private sector businesses from across the East Midlands were presented with Silver Employer Recognition Scheme awards at a black-tie event in Leicester last week.
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26th November 2019

Winning streak continues for John Pye auctions

FIVE is the magic number for John Pye, as the UK’s largest auction house network has been crowned Asset Valuer & Auctioneer of the Year for the fifth year running at the Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (TRI) Awards.
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25th November 2019

Paul Smith Puts Full Support Behind Fashanne

Internationally acclaimed British fashion design house, Paul Smith has confirmed that it will be sponsoring the East Midlands student fashion awards, FASHANNE, in 2020.
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22nd November 2019

Morley Hayes wins coveted award at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards

Derbyshire hotel, golf and leisure complex Morley Hayes, has won the coveted Leisure & Lifestyle award at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards 2019.
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21st November 2019

Leicester salon recognised for its community support in national award

Barrie Stephen Hair has been proclaimed the country’s most outward focused hairdressing business by the National Hair and Beauty Federation.
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20th November 2019

Hodgkinson ‘Homes In’ On Awards Success

A Derby-based family building firm has won a prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony organised by the UK’s largest online construction community.
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17th November 2019

2019 ProCon Awards winners revealed

The best construction projects in Leicestershire have been named winners of the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.
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8th November 2019

Fidler & Pepper is awarded top spot for community involvement

​​​​​​​Staff at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers are celebrating another national award, this time for commitment to the local community.
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10th October 2019

ActionCoach unveils new signing

Specialist business development and coaching consultancy ActionCoach Leicester & Nottingham has welcomed a new Relationship Manager to its team.
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9th October 2019

Booming Alfreton business makes strategic appointment in line with ambitious growth plans

Permaroof reveals it's exciting growth plans following strategic appointment
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1st October 2019

Training focus sees Fidler & Pepper Lawyers collect top award

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers has added another prestigious award to its list of accolades.
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30th September 2019

Workplace Diversity Solutions scoops prestigious regional business award

A specialist East Midlands diversity and inclusion consultancy has won a prestigious regional business award.
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30th September 2019

RISK celebrates awards double

Leading health & safety training provider RISK Safety and Management Services is celebrating its second award win of September.
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26th September 2019

Wytech named Midlands’ top IT services provider

Award-winning IT support and telecoms specialist Wytech has added another accolade to its growing trophy cabinet.
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26th September 2019

Mansfield Innovation Centre scoops prestigious business award

A Nottinghamshire business centre which provides flexible workspace and support to help innovative, early stage businesses to grow has won a prestigious business award.
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20th September 2019

Quiet Storm set for Business Awards gala celebration

Business solutions provider Quiet Storm is celebrating after learning it’s been nominated for a hat-trick of business awards, for its commitment to the community and its work for its client, Risk Health & Safety.
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16th September 2019

RISK's 'Ecommerce Business of the Year' - thanks to The Digital Growth Programme business support

Leading health & safety training provider RISK is celebrating after scooping a prestigious regional business award, for it's website and customer portal which was delivered following grant funded support from The Digital Growth Programme.
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5th August 2019

Homecare specialist celebrates Top 20 ranking

Homecare provider Respectful Care Nottingham North, based in Arnold, is proudly celebrating a second consecutive regional accolade.
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4th July 2019

Celebrating success at Chamber President’s Summer Reception

Making sure we continue to celebrate success in difficult times was the key message from East Midlands Chamber* President Kevin Harris at his 2019 Summer Reception.
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28th June 2019

Winners announced for IoD East Midlands 2019 awards

Mark Samworth of Samworth Brothers in Leicester was yesterday awarded the Chairs Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice at the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Awards.
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14th June 2019

Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards now open

A region-wide awards scheme which aims to recognise and reward the achievements of some of the East Midlands' most enterprising individuals has been launched. 
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24th April 2019

TruNet (UK) Ltd wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch based manufacturer of elasticated meat netting, TruNet (UK) Limited, is delighted to have been awarded the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.
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24th April 2019

Royal congratulations are on the cards for entrepreneurs

Just seven-years after launching their North Lincolnshire-based greeting card and gift company Hannah and Jack Dale are “over the moon”  after receiving news of a top award.
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18th April 2019

Tandem Director Nominated for Major Business Award

Russell Copley, Co-Director of regional start-up agency Tandem and Director of Greenborough Management has been nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
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16th April 2019

A decade of celebrating family business

Midlands Family Business Awards, the only independent and not for profit awards of its kind, is celebrating its tenth year as it launches for 2019.
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16th April 2019

Leicester’s new apartment complex influenced by Premiership title win three years on

Leicester City’s historic Premiership title triumph was one of the factors that persuaded investors to develop a new £43m luxury apartment complex in the city.
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5th April 2019

Nottingham-based IT firm pioneers shift with first female employee

Samantha Hewson has swapped soft play for software after giving up a 20-year career in childcare to go into IT.
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28th March 2019

Derbyshire businesswoman up for major business award

An ex-scuba diver for blockbuster movies, now turned local businesswoman, has been nominated for a national award.
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21st March 2019

Regional Recognition for Ask the Chameleon

Local business Ask the Chameleon has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of its success and will now represent the East Midlands in the national finals.
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4th March 2019

Award-winning Nottinghamshire IT firm celebrates 10th anniversary

An award-winning IT solutions firm, which was established by two friends after spotting a gap in the market, is celebrating its tenth year in business.
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22nd February 2019

FSB sponsors Love Business Expo

Is your business based in the East Midlands? Are you looking for new clients and suppliers for your business? Then Love Business Expo is the place to be on Wednesday 27th of February at Holywell Park Conference Centre based at Loughborough University.
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20th February 2019

Managing Director of Ventola Projects is a 2019 Export Champion

Ventola Projects manufactures and installs bespoke lighting solutions for a range of business sectors. Based in Anstey in Leicestershire, the company has been enjoying a string of successes which has seen their work expand to the US and to be given the ti
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30th January 2019

Paskett PR celebrates 10 years at FRriar Gate Studios

Gardening and horticultural public relations specialists Paskett PR is celebrating its tenth anniversary at Friar Gate Studios, the managed workspace scheme for the creative industries.
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9th January 2019

An inspirational and incredible year for Leicester cancer research charity

2018 was a year to remember for Leicester-based Hope Against Cancer. Not only was it the charity’s 15th anniversary but 2018 has seen significant growth for the Hope Clinical Trials Facility.
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17th December 2018

Festive cheer for The Dairy after the company secures three new clients!

Award-winning West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy, has built upon an already successful year after the business recently secured three new clients ahead of the festive period.
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7th December 2018

National Award Success for Nottingham Lettings Specialist

Kingswood Residential Investment Management Scoops Silver Award in the New Agency of the Year Category at The Negotiator Awards
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4th December 2018

Hallam Boosts Digital PR Offering with Three New Hires

Award-winning digital marketing agency Hallam has announced the appointment of three new employees to its Earned Media team, following a series of digital PR and Social Media account wins for the Nottingham-based company.
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23rd November 2018

Derbyshire's Ward is the Midlands' top family business

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling company, Ward, has been crowned Family Business of the Year 2018, and the Fastest Growing Family Business, in the region’s flagship awards for family businesses.
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22nd November 2018

Female founder of Nottingham HR consultancy takes top award

The founder of a Nottingham-based outsourced HR consultancy, My HR Hub, which delivers bespoke solutions for small businesses, has taken a top award for women in business.
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22nd November 2018

BG Engineering scoops regional business award

BG Engineering, a leading subcontractor of precision machined components, based in Chesterfield, is celebrating after winning the Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the 2018 Derbyshire Times Business Awards.
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12th November 2018

Escape Time - Award winning escape room to form charity partnership with The Buddy Bag Foundation

Escape Time to buddy up with The Buddy Bag Foundation to bring a few smiles back this Christmas!
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8th November 2018

John Pye makes award history with fourth year win

The UK’s largest independent auction house, John Pye, has been crowned Asset Valuer / Auctioneer of the Year for the fourth consecutive year at the UK Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards.
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7th November 2018

Double Celebration at Nottingham Lettings Specialist

Third Awards Finals of 2018 and Industry Exam Success at Kingswood Residential Investment Management.
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6th November 2018

Stunning stained-glass window created by Frame Fast to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

A STUNNING stained glass window depicting a lone soldier walking home from battle has been produced by Derby business, Frame Fast (UK).
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1st November 2018

Another Award for OrderWise!

Lincolnshire-based business software provider OrderWise is celebrating with another award win.  
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30th October 2018

DHP Family Wins Big at National Music Industry Awards

Leading live music company DHP Family is celebrating a quartet of wins for its venues, festivals, shows and staff in this year’s national industry awards organised by Live UK.
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26th October 2018

BG Engineering celebrates double award shortlist success

BG Engineering, a leading subcontractor for precision machined components, is celebrating after reaching the final of two regional business awards.
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25th October 2018

Nottingham HR consultancy in the running for top award

A Nottingham-based outsourced HR consultancy for small businesses, My HR Hub, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award just two years since it was set-up by HR professional Rebecca Bull.
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23rd October 2018

John Pye shortlisted again in the UK Tri Awards

The UK’s largest independent auction house, John Pye, is hoping to retain its title of ‘Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the Year’ for the fourth consecutive year after being announced as a finalist in the UK Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Award
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22nd October 2018

Chief Operating Officer of UK Asbestos Training Association shortlisted for Business Person of the Year Award

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) marked a decade of excellence in 2018, with another success story announced in October.
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19th October 2018

Two Prestigious Awards for OrderWise

Saxilby-based software provider OrderWise has another reason to celebrate after scooping two awards at the 2018 Lincolnshire Media Business Awards on Tuesday 16th October.
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17th October 2018

Appointment brings new talent to the DBCP team

Chris Pratt is the latest addition to the growing team at Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP). His appointment marks DBCP’s 12-month anniversary after being established last year.
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11th October 2018

Purpose Media toasts ten years of success

A Derbyshire creative agency which has grown from a two-man start-up with zero assets to a £2m-turnover company employing 30 full-time members of staff is celebrating its first decade in business.
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10th October 2018

Awards unveiled as community urged to vote for their favourite town business

Town artist creates unique awards for Burton’s only business awards voted by the general public to celebrate independent stores, services and businesses.
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25th September 2018

Tattershall Farm Park flourishes thanks to eco-friendly energy

A SAVING of £20 a day in energy bills has paved the way for an award-winning, family-owned farm park in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, to expand its offering and enhance visitor and animal comfort no matter the season.
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25th September 2018

Ten fabricators are needed to join Frame Fast's elite team in Ascot Drive

Frame Fast (UK) has launched a recruitment drive to fill more than 10 jobs at its production facility in Ascot Drive.
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20th September 2018

Morley Hayes reaches final of Midlands Family Business Awards for second successive year

Morley Hayes, one of Derbyshire’s best-loved leisure facilities, has been shortlisted for the title of Employer of the Year at the Midlands Family Business Awards for the second successive year.
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24th August 2018

East Midlands based ‘Ask the Chameleon’ is selected as one of the UKs top 100 small businesses

Rachel Hayward, owner of Ask the Chameleon Ltd has been selected to be a part of the Small Business 100, part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign.
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21st August 2018

Double delight as Croots Farm Shop scores success in the Great Taste Awards 2018

Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire is celebrating after two of its products were hailed as ‘outstanding’ at the annual Great Taste Awards.
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17th August 2018

Derbyshire Entrepreneur celebrates partnership with not on the high street

Derbyshire Entrepreneur of the Year finalist is celebrating launching a storefront on notonthehighstreet.com, the world's leading curated modern marketplace, connecting the best creative businesses with the world.
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10th August 2018

The search is on for the East Midlands most outstanding small businesses and self-employed

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 open today (10 August) and small businesses and the self-employed across the East Midlands are being urged to enter before the closing date of Friday 1 February 2019.
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7th August 2018

UKATA appoints Craig Evans to Chief Operating Officer role to drive organisational growth

In a move to drive growth, Chesterfield-based UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA ) has appointed Craig Evans to its newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.
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31st July 2018

Excellence in International Trade

Spatial Global Finalist for the Chamber’s Leicestershire Business Awards 2018
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27th July 2018

Excellence in International Trade

Spatial Global Finalist for the Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards 2018
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25th July 2018

Rock Fall collaborate with major blue light supplier

Rock Fall collaborate with major blue light supplier to manufacture exclusive EN ISO 20347:2011 footwear for the Emergency Services sector
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23rd July 2018

The Dairy and Nottingham Trent University celebrate ‘monstrous’ award-win at the prestigious Heist Awards!

Award-winning creative agency The Dairy and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are celebrating after a campaign for the university’s Employability Team recently scooped the Gold Award for Best Internal Communications Campaign at the prestigious annual Heis
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20th July 2018

Frame Fast UK Named Double Finalist in Local Business Awards

Ascot Drive based window manufacturer, Frame Fast UK has been named as a double finalist in the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards for 2018.
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18th July 2018

Rock Fall march on with more good news

Derbyshire based Safety Footwear manufacturer, Rock Fall are continuing to move forward with even more commercial success, award nominations and wins and maximising their opportunity to give back to the local community.
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9th July 2018

Salon group through to finals of National Business Awards

KH Hair Group celebrates after being shortlisted in four categories
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9th July 2018

J Tomlinson records £87 million turnover

Integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson has recorded an £87 million turnover for the year 2016/2017 - up £13 million on the previous year.
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5th July 2018

Newby Castleman nominated for business award

Newby Castleman has been shortlisted for Niche Magazine’s Business Awards 2018, in the Best Professional Services category.
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5th July 2018

Colwick Hall named as a finalist for the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards

Colwick Hall has been selected as a finalist at the East Midland Chambers Business Awards. One of four companies in the region to have been shortlisted for the 'Marketing Campaign Of The Year'.
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4th July 2018

The Dairy named as a finalist at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards!

West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy has been named as a finalist at this year’s East Midlands Chamber Business Awards - which will take place at the Nottingham Belfry on Friday 14th September 2018.
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15th June 2018

Double award joy for East Midlands ICT firm

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT are celebrating after winning two awards in as many weeks at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards.
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