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5th March 2021

Eden has Packaging PR all Wrapped up

Following a strong start to 2021, Nottingham-based PR consultancy Eden Public Relations, has been appointed by one of Europe’s leading business-to-business packaging companies Southgate Packaging.
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4th March 2021

RSM advise on sale of Initial Packaging Solutions Limited to Coveris

RSM’s M&A and Private Equity team have advised the shareholders of Initial Packaging Solutions Ltd, on the successful sale of the business to Coveris Group.
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4th March 2021

East Midlands Freeport gets green light

Up to 60,000 new skilled jobs could be created in the region after ambitious plans to create a new freeport based around East Midlands Airport were given the go-ahead.
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4th March 2021

Go Global in March

Your invitation to go global  Friday, 19th March 12-2.45pm with KuKu Connect
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4th March 2021

Air IT announces its third pair of acquisitions

The fast-growing IT MSP acquires InfoTech Solutions (UK) Limited and Concise Technologies Limited, bringing its total number of acquisitions to six in the past six months
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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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4th March 2021

Hat-trick of wins for Cema Vending as trio opt for refreshing change

​​​​​​​Cema Vending, the Nottingham-based vending machine and workplace refreshment specialist, has secured three major contracts with businesses across the region, as it celebrates a strong start to the year.
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4th March 2021

Council asked to agree support package to secure 5,000-job scheme

Derby City Council is being asked to agree a package of support, worth up to £17.5m, to enable the development of an exciting new food production campus, which could bring 5,000 jobs to Derby.
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3rd March 2021

£25.2m investment for Staveley announced

Town leaders have welcomed a multi-million pound funding boost which will pave the way for significant regeneration in a former mining community in North Derbyshire.
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3rd March 2021

East Midlands Freeport given green light for take-off!

The East Midlands received a major economic boost today with the government's announcement that it will be one of eight new Freeports in England, creating an estimated 60,000 new skilled jobs for the region.
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3rd March 2021

Node4 Enters into Investment Agreement with Providence Equity Partners to Accelerate Rapid Growth

Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), today announced it has secured a new principal investor, Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a premier private equity firm that specialises in the media, communications, edu
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1st March 2021

Restek lays new foundations with transfer to employee ownership

Ripley-based specialist maintenance company Restek is set to join the growing number of employee-owned businesses across the UK, as it announced its 14 permanent team members would be taking a stake in the business.
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1st March 2021

Property market continues lockdown surge as Nottingham auction house brings down hammer on “staggering” results

Nottingham-based Auction Estates turned to modern technology to sell property worth £3.65m in its latest auction, despite earlier fears that the event might not take place.
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1st March 2021

INNES ENGLAND COMPLETES £2M DEAL AT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE INDUSTRIAL SITE

A LARGE north Nottinghamshire industrial site has been snapped up by a growing vehicle breakers business, following a multi-million pound deal completed by commercial property consultancy Innes England.
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1st March 2021

10,000 sq ft deal as easy as ABC for NG

A fast-growing filtration specialist has expanded into over 10,000 sq ft of light industrial and office space in Ilkeston in a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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1st March 2021

MEG Group’s first UK manufacturing facility is coming to Dove Valley Park in Derbyshire.

Plans for a huge bottling plant in Foston to serve supermarket giant Lidl have been confirmed. Hailed as the “largest single investment in South Derbyshire since Toyota” the 50,000sq m water processing, bottling and distribution site is reportedly set to
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26th February 2021

East Midlands HR firm expands with two new franchises

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

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

Cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP) Node4, has today announced it has acquired Starcom Technologies Limited, the MSP division of K3 Business Technologies Group (K3).
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25th February 2021

Decision on unique inland freeport expected imminently

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

£6.4m warehouse underway at Wakefield Hub

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

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

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

Strong pipeline of works for Midlands consulting engineer

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

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

DERBY, UK – Pentaxia, manufacturer of advanced composite components announces the renewal of its supply agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Limited
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23rd February 2021

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

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

PLANNING IN FOR LANDMARK NOTTINGHAM BUILDING

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

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

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

Derby solicitor plays part in Bombardier Egypt transaction

A LOCAL solicitor and notary from Nelsons has played his part in a deal that will enable Bombardier – now acquired by Alstom – to export its Derby-built trains to Egypt.
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22nd February 2021

DERBY TIMBER MERCHANT FINDS NEW LEASE FOR LIFE

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

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

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

HSG Teams Up With KEUCO To Offer Customised Workplace Hand Hygiene

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

Fabrikat deal lights the way

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

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

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

Monarch Security Paves Future Growth With Serviced Office Move

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

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

CPP secures major letting at Meridian Business Park, Leicester

Property consultants Commercial Property Partners (CPP) have facilitated a new letting on behalf of retained clients on a 42,498 sq. ft warehouse facility located on one of Leicester’s most popular business parks.
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19th February 2021

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

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

RHCV Announces North Notts Expansion

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

NEW BIRDS BAKERY STORE TO OPEN IN WEST BRIDGFORD

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

NG brokers deal for accident repair group to motor into Nottingham

One of the UK's premier accident repair groups is set to open a Nottingham base after a property deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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18th February 2021

Wyggestons’ Almshouse extension reaches new heights in Leicester

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

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

Fast-growing accountants and business advisers, Cooper Parry, has partnered with Tech Nation to support the tech scale-ups participating in its Upscale 6.0 programme, alongside Silicon Valley Bank and Cooley LLP.
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17th February 2021

Robinson acquires Danish business Schela Plast

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

Communications and connectivity provider EVAD to relocate to Derby city centre

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

Derbyshire CCC renews partnership with Yappl

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

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

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

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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15th February 2021

National finance broker reveals company rebrand

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

Coming soon…

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

Baytree makes dream come true for TV star's dad

Former Emmerdale star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Kelvin Fletcher teamed up with Derby-based Baytree Cars to gift his dad a £160,000 Bentley for his 60th birthday.
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11th February 2021

TRIO OF DEALS FOR INNES ENGLAND AT NOTTINGHAM INDUSTRIAL PARK

A PRIME city-centre industrial estate is now fully let after a hat-trick of deals completed by commercial property agents Innes England.
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9th February 2021

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

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

RECORD GROWTH FOR WELLS MCFARLANE

Leicestershire Chartered Surveyor and Property Consultant, Wells McFarlane has reported a record year, achieving sustained growth despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
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1st February 2021

Hallam appointed as digital marketing agency for three national brands

Hallam, a multi-award-winning digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, has secured three significant full-service retainers.
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31st January 2021

Press For Attention PR joins IMG as strategic partner

Nottingham-based Press For Attention PR and the The Inspired Marketing Group (IMG) have announced a strategic partnership which will see the businesses join forces to deliver major marketing campaigns to their combined client bases across the UK.
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31st January 2021

World’s first zero emission hydrogen double decker buses begin operating in Aberdeen, fuelled by system from Luxfer Gas Cylinders

In a significant acceleration towards the UK’s green energy ambitions, the double decker hydrogen bus hits the streets of Aberdeen in a world-first this week – featuring a bespoke system from Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
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31st January 2021

New milestone for £200 million city centre project

Plans to regenerate a key area of Derby city centre have reached a major new milestone - with a contract signed to demolish a well-known former hotel.
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20th January 2021

Performance Networks hired to overhaul technical infrastructure at Ally Pally

Iconic entertainment and sports venue, Alexandra Palace, has engaged Performance Networks, one of the UK’s leading specialist networking and WiFi providers, to complete an overhaul of its WiFi and switching infrastructure.
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18th January 2021

Radical rebrand for Robinson

Robinson, the leading manufacturer specialising in value added custom packaging, is starting the new year with a dynamic, refreshed, radical rebrand.
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13th January 2021

Expert's plea for compromise on Stamp Duty Holiday deadline

A Derby legal expert has appealed to Government to change its rules around the forthcoming Stamp Duty Holiday cut-off to avoid chaos in the property market.
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11th January 2021

Baytree Cars doubles turnover and agrees deal with Mulholland

Baytree Cars, the region’s leading prestige and performance car dealership has doubled its turnover in 2020 – despite the COVID pandemic.
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11th January 2021

Surescreen scoops Government COVID testing supply contract

The UK Government has ordered two million Derby-manufactured rapid lateral flow antigen tests for COVID-19, to be validated by Public Health England for use in asymptomatic testing.
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25th December 2020

East Midlands HR experts celebrate 21st anniversary with agency expansion

Multi-sector HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting Limited, is marking its 21st anniversary with the launch of two new UK franchises.
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24th December 2020

Planning approval granted for Rutland roadside retail units

Revised plans to create four new retail units on the former Ram Jam Inn site in Greetham, Rutland, were given the green light  by Rutland County Council’s planning committee.
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23rd December 2020

Midlands landscape architect ends the year on a (green) high

Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence is ending what has been a record year following a 50% increase in projects, compared to this time last year.
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22nd December 2020

DeltaNet International Limited Joins Marlowe plc

Marlowe plc has acquired compliance and health and safety eLearning specialists, DeltaNet International Limited in a deal worth up to £4.5m. 
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22nd December 2020

Depot switch sparks move to recruit sweeper drivers

A nationwide business is keen to recruit at least five additional drivers after opening a new depot in Leicestershire.
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20th December 2020

Delight at business backing for Derby’s future fuels ambitions

Council leaders say they are delighted with the support they are receiving from the business community after setting out Derby’s ambition to become the UK’s leading centre for future fuels technology.
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19th December 2020

J Tomlinson expands extra care new build portfolio

J Tomlinson is showcasing its expertise as one of the nation’s leading constructors of specialist and luxury care facilities following several recent appointments and handovers.
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19th December 2020

Leading businesses invest in Timico’s cloud telephony solutions

IT managed service provider, Timico has been successfully appointed by two prominent businesses, to implement MiCloud Flex solutions and drive successful digital transformation across both organisations.
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19th December 2020

Ventola on par with new Monster Mini Golf brief

A UK lighting specialist has served up the perfect putt with its latest project win in the United States.
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19th December 2020

Duncan & Toplis opens new office to mark five years in Loughborough

Award winning chartered accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis is ending 2020 with a bold investment into Loughborough after five years in the town.
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18th December 2020

Popular pet shop wings its way to growth with move next door to busy high street

A pet shop that specialises in selling parrots has spread its wings to an adjoining property massively increasing its sales and storage areas.
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18th December 2020

Staton Young acquire major Derby site

Staton Young are ending 2020 on a high after completing on their biggest acquisition of the year, Northgate House in Derby, purchased for an undisclosed sum.
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17th December 2020

East Midlands critical power specialist cuts the ribbon for nine new office locations

WB Power Services Ltd (WBPS), a leading critical power specialist that provides power installations, generator maintenance packages and generator hire to customers across the UK is pleased to announce the opening of 9 new office locations across the Unite
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17th December 2020

Supermarket sweep for Stepnell as it completes new Aldi store

Construction firm Stepnell has delivered a new £2.2 million scheme for global, budget supermarket chain Aldi in the East Midlands.
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17th December 2020

Sizzling new Smoke & Ice restaurant in Edwinstowe set to defy struggles of pandemic

A new barbecue and Asian fusion restaurant in Edwinstowe has bucked the trend of struggling food outlets in Nottinghamshire by attracting thousands of avid followers and future customers over the last few months in anticipation of their opening.
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16th December 2020

Resilient year for East Midlands architect with continued growth and expansion plans for 2021

Lincolnshire-based architectural practice PolkeyCollins is celebrating a strong year in business, despite the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic presented the construction industry earlier this year. 
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16th December 2020

Works goes underway on central operational services depot

Work has started on site at the exciting new central depot for operational services in West Lindsey, with principal contractor Henry Boot Construction Limited putting the first spade in the ground.
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15th December 2020

Cartwright celebrates consumer healthcare win

Midlands PR, marketing, and digital agency Cartwright Communications has secured its latest account win after being appointed by Midlands online pharmacy brand, MedsOnline247.
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15th December 2020

SecuriPods helps keep Blenheim Palace’s Christmas Lights trail safe

A Derbyshire manufacturer of outdoor security devices has played its part in helping one of the country’s largest Christmas celebrations go ahead in safety by supplying and installing a ground-breaking barrier specifically designed to protect outdoor even
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15th December 2020

Business growth for new agency with major contract win

The Inspired Marketing Group (IMG) has won its first major contract, just weeks after launching the concept publicly.
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15th December 2020

Midlands manufactured PPE removes dependence on imported stock for care homes and NHS

Nottingham-based business, Home Shield Products Ltd, has partnered with UK Mask Force, a charity tasked with donating PPE to those who need it most in a bid to bring much needed PPE to the nation.
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14th December 2020

Connect Derby takes over management of Derby Market Hall

Connect Derby, the city’s primary managed workspace provider, has taken on temporary management of Derby’s Market Hall – during an unprecedented time for the historic building.
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14th December 2020

NG helps deliver expansion plans for growing Loughborough company

An ambitious local company is expanding in Loughborough after a property deal secured by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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14th December 2020

New hardware store opens in old premises filling gap and brightening village street

A new family hardware store has started trading in the heart of Spondon, Derby, today (Saturday December 12) in premises closed for eight years.
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13th December 2020

Local Joint Venture Secures Future for Stanton Ironworks

A joint venture between two prominent Derbyshire business families has completed a deal to secure the future of the former Stanton Ironworks in Ilkeston.
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13th December 2020

Derby based Infuse Technology appointed by global lock designers and distributors, Codelocks

As part of their brief, Infuse will be providing a range of services to Codelocks, who have their company headquarters based in Newbury, Berkshire.
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12th December 2020

Air IT announce their next two acquisitions of Riverbank IT Management Limited and Nexus GS Limited 

Air IT Limited has today announced the acquisition of Oxford based IT managed service provider (MSP) Riverbank IT Management Limited, and Coventry based Nexus GS Limited for undisclosed considerations. 
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12th December 2020

Permaroof makes a move on the commercial sector

After dominating the domestic EPDM rubber flat roofing market for the past two decades, Permaroof – the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover – is expanding into the commercial sector.
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12th December 2020

R&D Tax Relief Specialist Helps Regional Digital Agency Drive Growth

A Derbyshire-based digital marketing and web design agency has experienced accelerated growth over the last two years, thanks to working with Research and Development [R&D] tax relief specialists, Quantum R&D Tax. 
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12th December 2020

New home for Centurion Legal as online model boosts business

Nottingham employment law specialist Centurion Legal has relocated from the city to the suburbs as the rise of online consultations continues to alter the route to market for the sector.
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12th December 2020

Air IT continues expansion drive with double acquisition

Air IT Limited has announced the acquisition of Oxford based IT managed service provider (MSP) Riverbank IT Management Limited, and Coventry based Nexus GS Limited for undisclosed considerations. 
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12th December 2020

Leicester manufacturer marks 30th birthday with £500,000 of orders

A Leicester company that specialises in bespoke manufacturing and fabrication has extra reasons to celebrate its 30th anniversary after securing a raft of new contracts totalling just under £500,000.
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11th December 2020

Award-winning Leics law firms 'stronger together' after acquisition

As part of its ambitious strategy for growth in Leicester and the wider East Midlands region, law firm Nelsons has announced the acquisition of award-winning family solicitors and mediators Glynis Wright & Co.
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11th December 2020

Car leasing firm joins as Chamber patron

Select Car Leasing has joined Burton & District Chamber of Commerce as patrons. 
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7th December 2020

East Midlands hobby business expands to fill industrial estate in Beeston

The last unit on a Nottingham trading estate has been snapped up, demonstrating business confidence in the area.
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7th December 2020

Clegg Food Projects completes new multi-million-pound HQ for Wells & Co

National specialists in the construction of food and drink manufacturing facilities Clegg Food Projects has completed a new state-of-the-art HQ for Wells & Co – an independent, family-owned business with a 190-strong portfolio of award-winning pubs.
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