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5th March 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE HOMEBUILDER REVEALS LOCATIONS FOR 2021 APPRENTICE INTAKE FOLLOWING 2,000 APPLICATIONS

Coalville-based David Wilson Homes East Midlands has revealed where its new apprentices will be based as part of its objective to boost local employment.
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5th March 2021

EXPANSION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL SET TO COMMENCE IN THE SPRING

Development work is set to commence in the Spring on the creation of a new study space and sports pavilion at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (QEGS) in Ashbourne.
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5th March 2021

SF Recruitment celebrates International Women’s Day with gender pay gap landmark

East Midlands recruitment specialists, SF Recruitment, has announced that it has levelled its gender pay gap as part of its annual company report.
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4th March 2021

RESIDENTS MOVE IN TO NEW HOMES AT FORMER BREWERY SITE

A brand-new community has been created in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, with all 75 homes at Wise Living’s The Old Brewery development now fully occupied.
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4th March 2021

Jones Homes secures Help to Buy Funding at developments in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Jones Homes has secured Government funding aimed at supporting first-time buyers onto the property ladder.
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4th March 2021

Two international accreditations mark Nottingham Business School as a global leader in personalised learning and high-impact research

A commitment to personalised learning, impactful research and strong links to professions have contributed to two prestigious accreditations from EQUIS and EFMD Global for Nottingham Business School (NBS), part of Nottingham Trent University.
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4th March 2021

Five things employers legally need to do for employees working from home

With many shifting to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic business owners can look to top tips from law experts to ensure they are legally providing employees with everything they need.
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4th March 2021

Niamh drives into Olympic year with new deal from Yappl

Great British Olympic medal hope Niamh Emerson is driving into 2021 with a sponsorship deal with telecoms company Yappl, the business arm of A1 Comms.
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3rd March 2021

Leicester energy expert calls for more women to enter the energy industry

A leading energy expert has called for more women to get involved in the sector after research from 2019 shows that just 14% of the energy workforce are women.
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3rd March 2021

J Tomlinson completes comprehensive refurbishment of historic Grade II* college building in Nottingham

The largest building in Nottingham’s historic lace market has undergone a comprehensive internal makeover delivered by local building and maintenance partner, J Tomlinson Ltd.
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2nd March 2021

CACTUS IMAGES CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT CONNECT DERBY

Cactus Images, one of the region’s best known commercial photographers,is celebrating its tenth anniversary at Connect Derby, the city’s leading managed workspace provider.
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2nd March 2021

Air IT achieve international cyber security certification from CREST

Air IT has joined a select group of security providers certified by CREST, a not-for-profit certification body that represents and supports the technical information security industry whilst offering buyers a list of security providers they can trust.
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2nd March 2021

Virtual workplace tours launched to Derbyshire’s students during National Careers Week

National Careers Week 2021 (1 – 5 March) sees the launch of three virtual workplace tours to students across north east Derbyshire.
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1st March 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE COMPANY WINS NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

The Rural Business Awards, supported by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses
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1st March 2021

DCG Students Step Up To Support Vaccination Programme

A group of Public Services students from Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall are to carry out important marshalling duties at Derbyshire’s largest Covid-19 vaccine centre.
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1st March 2021

MORLEY HAYES SUCCESS AT I DO WEDDING AWARDS

Derbyshire hotel, golf, and leisure complex Morley Hayes has been named East Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year at the I Do Wedding Awards for the second successive year.
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1st March 2021

Covid-19 has changed the priorities of Notts homebuyers claims local developer

An East Midlands property developer has claimed that homebuyer priorities have evolved in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19.
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1st March 2021

G2 Recruitment Join Cubo Nottingham with a 30 Person Office

Cubo opened its doors in Nottingham in October 2020 and since then has been a huge hit with businesseswanting office space and co-working hot desks within the City.
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1st March 2021

Virtual programme opens doors for young people in Derby

Companies urged to support young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during National Careers Week.
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1st March 2021

Leading Logistics Firm Invests in Next Generation of Talent

In support of National Careers Week (1st – 5th March 2021) leading logistics firm Europa Worldwide Group is championing efforts to support young people in the East Midlands by investing in activity to share opportunities/ information on how to enter a car
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26th February 2021

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

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

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

As part of a new initiative to support communities in the Midlands, contractor G F Tomlinson is searching for a not-for-profit organisation to collaborate with, to deliver an impactful community project on a pro bono basis.
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25th February 2021

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SURGES IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

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

Decision on unique inland freeport expected imminently

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

WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE WIDER ISSUES WE FACE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BELMAYNE JOINS TASKFORCE TO AID THE VULNERABLE

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

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

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

BOOKWISE REACHES 100 TRUST LANDMARK IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

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

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

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

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

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

Support grows for East Midlands Freeport Bid

Nottingham and Derby City Councils support bid for East Midlands Freeport
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23rd February 2021

BIG WINS FOR SOUTH WEST AND MIDLANDS AT CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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

BDO calls for targeted tax incentives to boost Midlands manufacturing

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

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

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

Irthlingborough Food Bank receives donation from local housebuilder

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

Local Families Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

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

Nottingham in top 10 UK cities most loyal to local businesses

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

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

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

Timms Solicitors Advocate HR Planning To Avoid Costly Disputes

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

ARE APPRENTICESHIPS THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

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

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTOR CROMWELL

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

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

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

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

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

Top Midlands IT company sponsors DIS

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

Leicestershire property consultancy leads way in supporting staff wellbeing

A Leicestershire property consultancy is leading the way in supporting colleague wellbeing by building an integrated digital support programme.
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19th February 2021

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

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

Notts Developer 'Locks In' Major Investment at Magistrates Court

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

Volunteers needed to help plan research

Volunteers are needed to help Leicester researchers design a programme for peripheral arterial disease screening, with the aim to improve heart and circulatory health.
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18th February 2021

Businesses Step Up Support For Hope Box Appeal

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

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

Raising close to £1.5 million allowed an impressive transformation and expansion of the now suitably renamed Hope Cancer Trials Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, allowing the staff and specialists there to double their previous treatment capacity.
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17th February 2021

Nottingham company offers schools dance crazy sessions for maths learning

A Nottingham business owner has devised a novel way for pupils to have fun with maths during lockdown – and it helps them keep fit and active.
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16th February 2021

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

Champions (UK) plc, a strategic branding and communications partner, shows a warm welcome to Fischer Future Heat, as the two East Midlands-based businesses team up to spark a sustainable future for their community.
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12th February 2021

Coming soon…

Love Business News is set for a major relaunch in 2021 as we continue our quest to give businesses in the Heart of the Midlands – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire – a voice.
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9th February 2021

Sport and fitness professionals give students job insights

From international athletes to sports and neuroscientists, top film stunt performers and gym owners - these were the online guests during West Nottinghamshire College’s sports students’ industry week.
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5th February 2021

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

Location: Action Planning Workshop - Cost: FREE
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1st February 2021

AMAZON TEAM PROVIDES A LESSON IN HOME LEARNING

A Wingerworth primary school has received a donation of over £3,500 from the team at Amazon’s Chesterfield fulfilment centre. The Amazon team wanted to support Deer Park Primary School as many children did not have devices at home to allow them to contin
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12th January 2021

Cubo members L.E.A.D. IT Services rapid support to schools in need

Cubo in Derby has provided L.E.A.D. IT Services the opportunity to expand their office space, which couldn’t have happened at a more crucial time for the company – as they need it more now than ever during the global pandemic.
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12th January 2021

MIDLANDS FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR RECOGNISED FOR SUCCESS

Local entrepreneur recognised for making a powerful contribution to society, the economy and communities
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12th January 2021

A Staffordshire Sales Adviser for David Wilson Homes is celebrating five years with the home builder after being assigned her own development at Bentley Fields on Sorrel Close.

SGB 546 B&DWM - The team at Bentley Fields wore pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Now Christine Ramsay, a native to Gnosall in Staffordshire, joined David Wilson Homes in July 2015 after being attracted by its reputation. She said: “I knew the co
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11th January 2021

Derby MD's granddaughter presents £2k charity cheque after surviving life-threatening heart condition

River Mai Bishop, granddaughter of Permagroup managing director Adrian Buttress, presents a donation of £2,000 to Heart Link Children’s Charity
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11th January 2021

Loved ones impacted by cancer honoured via charity initiative

Specialist construction, mechanical and electrical supplier, DP Building Systems are providing an opportunity to honour loved ones via a new charity initiative. Through its new charity partnership with Cancer Research UK, DP Building Systems are aiming t
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11th January 2021

Destination Chesterfield calls on businesses to go plastic free in 2021

Destination Chesterfield is calling on businesses in the borough to go plastic free in 2021. The town’s marketing organisation has signed up to become a Plastic Free Ally of Plastic Free Chesterfield, a campaign group working to reduce single-use plastic
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7th January 2021

Irthlingborough housebuilder shows support to animal rescue charity

An Irthlingborough-based animal rescue centre has received a £500 donation from a local housebuilder following an appeal for funding to cover its veterinary bills.
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6th January 2021

Notts vegan brand donates more than £1000 to the fight against fast fashion

Paguro Upcycle, an ethical fashion accessory brand based in West Bridgford, is proud to announce its support for three charities in 2020 led to more than £1000 in donations.
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6th January 2021

Donation of £550 to The Little Princess Trust to fund the creation of a wig for a child with cancer

Leading homebuilder David Wilson Homes Mercia has donated £550 to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides children and young people with real hair wigs whilst also funding vital research into childhood cancers.
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4th January 2021

Nottinghamshire homebuilder supports fitness and wellbeing bootcamp

As part of its Community Fund scheme, David Wilson Homes East Midlands has contributed to the work of a grassroots health and well-being fitness bootcamp in Nottinghamshire.
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4th January 2021

Expanded cancer trials centre at Leicester’s Hospitals re-opens

A facility that gives patients opportunities to trial new medicines to treat a range of cancers has re-opened at Leicester’s Hospitals, following a £1.4 million expansion.
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4th January 2021

Vital work to put heritage at the heart of Nottingham

A panel set up to support and protect Nottingham’s heritage treasures has been looking back at its achievements as the city approaches a new year.
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24th December 2020

Nottinghamshire businesses join forces to help local families in need this Christmas

Nottinghamshire businesses have joined forces with local charity Basket Brigade Nottingham to source, wrap and deliver 40 hampers of hand-selected gifts for families in need of additional support this year.
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24th December 2020

Local motor business helps bring Christmas to Beaumond House Hospice patients

Staff at Newark-based motor specialist group, Motorfinity, have teamed up with Beaumond House Hospice Care to provide Christmas dinners to patients in their homes just in time for Christmas.
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24th December 2020

Dains Burton office raise money for local YMCA foodbank

Generous staff at Dains Accountants in Burton have put their hands in their pockets and raised £180 for the Burton YMCA homeless charity.
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24th December 2020

Housebuilder supports school Christmas quiz

A Market Harborough primary school held a successful virtual quiz and raffle, with help from a local housebuilder.
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23rd December 2020

Beeston homebuilder supports local foodbank during Christmas period

Hope Foodbank in Beeston has received a £1,000 donation from Nottinghamshire homebuilder Barratt Homes to support those in need during the Christmas period.
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23rd December 2020

Christmas in Chesterfield a major success

Chesterfield Borough Council’s Christmas experience – The Amazing Magical Santa House – has been hailed a major success after bringing smiles to everyone who went along to meet Santa.
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23rd December 2020

Developer donates £1,000 to Burton Upon Trent rehabilitation charity

Derbyshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has made a £1,000 donation to BAC O’Connor, a charity providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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23rd December 2020

Branston raises £14K for Lincs and Notts air ambulance

Lincolnshire potato supplier Branston has raised a total of £14,628 for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, by travelling virtually around the world in 80 days.
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23rd December 2020

Reduced fares at Albatross for disabled people in Derby

Private hire firm Albatross Cars has joined with a Derby charity to offer special taxi fare rates for disabled people.
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23rd December 2020

“Social Santa” sees local businesses spread festive cheer for older people in Nottingham

A group of Nottingham businesses have come together to help safely deliver Christmas hampers to the city’s older residents by partnering with Nottingham and Notts Elders' Forum.
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22nd December 2020

Developer Encourages UK Residents To 'Have Themselves A Sustainable Christmas'

The team behind Nottingham’s eco-friendly waterside housing development is urging everyone to have themselves a sustainable Christmas, after launching two festive green initiatives.
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22nd December 2020

FHP and clients provide festive cheer for children of Welbeck Primary School

FHP Property Consultants and its clients have partnered together to donate £6,500 and a range of gifts to deliver festive cheer to pupils at Welbeck Primary School in The Meadows, Nottingham.
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22nd December 2020

Leading homebuilder supports charity that grants the wishes of children living with life threatening illness

David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to a charity dedicated to making the dreams of children with life threatening illnesses come true.
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22nd December 2020

‘Meowls on wheels’: Local pet-food brand donates over 45,000 ‘life-changing’ meals to homeless pets this Christmas

HiLife, a popular dog and cat food brand based in Melton Mowbray, has donated over 45,000 meals to feed homeless pets this Christmas.
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22nd December 2020

Ward helps keep Chit Chat Club from closure

Derbyshire based metal recycling and waste specialist, Ward has donated £520 to the Chit Chat Club in Chesterfield to cover room rental and help it remain open during the pandemic.
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22nd December 2020

Peter James Homes Takes To The Road in Support of Mission Christmas

An East Midlands property developer has lent its support to a charitable campaign to bring happiness to disadvantaged children across the Midlands this Christmas.
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22nd December 2020

Local developers team up with Emmanuel House to support the homeless this Christmas

This Christmas, the developers behind a number of Nottingham schemes such as The Grove Pub in Lenton and Grains Building in Hockley have teamed up with local charity Emmanuel House to donate special gifts to those that need it most.
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21st December 2020

Drivers donate to name bus for generous customer

trentbarton drivers on its skylink Nottingham route are always delighted when regular customer Sandra Mockler gets on board as they know they are in for a treat.
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21st December 2020

Leicestershire-based online flooring retailer donates to local foodbanks

A Hinckley food bank has received a festive boost with a four-figure donation from the UK’s leading online flooring retailer – which is based in the town.
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21st December 2020

Local estate agent helps those in need this Christmas

Leading estate agent Gascoines has supported Newark Food Bank and the Salvation Army in Newark by donating food parcels and toys this Christmas.
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21st December 2020

Art firm set for record year as consumers discover joy of creativity

Teaching Art, the Newark-based art supplies business, is enjoying its best ever year as consumers spend more time at home and rediscover the joys of creativity.
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20th December 2020

Derby accountancy and business advisors make Christmas donation to city-based child mental health charity, Bridge the Gap

A Derby accountancy and business advisory company has brought some Christmas cheer to a city charity which aims to improve the mental health of children, parents and teachers.
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20th December 2020

Mark takes to the skies for armed forces charity

 A member of the team from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville has taken part in a skydive to raise awareness for an armed forces charity.
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