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4th December 2020

Timico's evolution continues with the acquisition of AWS consulting firm, Arcus Cloud Services

Timico is delighted to announce the acquisition of Arcus Cloud Services Limited (ACS), the Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced consulting firm, representing a further step towards Timico becoming one of the UK’s leading cloud-based managed service provider
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3rd December 2020

Jigsaw Celebrates Renewed Contract with Retail Assist

Luxury fashion retailer, Jigsaw, has continued to develop its relationship with Retail Assist through a further extension of its stores’ IT Help Desk support.
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2nd December 2020

Cartwright 'blooms' following consumer account win

A leading online florist has appointed Midlands-based PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications as its retained PR agency.
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30th November 2020

Iconic Leicester Factory acquired by local firm

Leicester’s Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints factory in Braunstone Frith has been acquired by another growing Leicester business.
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30th November 2020

New Lincoln jewellery boutique opens its doors in time for Christmas shoppers

Christmas gift hunters and fashion fans in Lincoln will soon be able to discover unique and contemporary jewellery with brand-new boutique k.fines set to open on Saturday 5 December at 23 Sincil Street.
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29th November 2020

Growing Colleague Box take last remaining unit at Northedge Business Park

David Brown Commercial are delighted to have agreed a new letting on behalf of Morgan Industrial Properties of a unit at the Northedge Business Park on Alfreton Road to growing Derby business Colleague Box, a personalised gift box company.
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29th November 2020

Longcliffe Quarries makes local business relationships a priority - with blast specialist EPC-UK

Continuing its commitment to supporting local economies and communities against the Covid-19 backdrop, independent limestone and dolomite supplier Longcliffe Quarries, has forged an even closer working relationship with fellow Derbyshire firm, EPC-UK to c
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28th November 2020

Exciting new store for eco-savvy shoppers

Eco-enthusiast Johann Bridges is indulging her passion for helping the environment, with the launch of a new venture in uphill Lincoln.
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28th November 2020

Partnership Announcement

Wytech is pleased to announce an exciting IT partnership with Green Giant Consulting, combining award-winning IT support and corporate-level strategy for SME businesses in the Midlands.
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27th November 2020

LDC announces sale of Panther Logistics to US-based AIT Worldwide Logistics

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has announced the successful exit of Panther Logistics to US-based AIT Worldwide Logistics (AIT). Financial details are undisclosed.
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26th November 2020

NorthEdge invests in investigation software specialist

Private equity firm NorthEdge has backed the primary management buyout of Altia-ABM, a specialist investigation and covert operation software business.
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26th November 2020

Cooper Parry Corporate Finance seal latest lockdown deal

By combining their corporate finance support with transactional tax advice from the business’s tax team, Cooper Parry Corporate Finance has added another successful deal to its ever-growing tally since the start of lockdown.
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26th November 2020

Howes Percival advises on MBO at Leicester fashion knitwear supplier

Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised on the successful management buyout of a Leicestershire based group of companies which includes fashion supplier BHM Knitwear.  
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25th November 2020

Microlise Joins MAKE UK To Support Connected Manufacturing

Microlise has joined manufacturers’ organisation MAKE UK, becoming a member alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers and innovators.
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25th November 2020

Derby web agency grows business with launch of specialist online antiques marketplace

Derby based web design agency, Antiques Web Design by ph9, which specialises in designing websites for antiques dealers, has grown its portfolio with the launch of a new online antiques marketplace.
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24th November 2020

Double deal at Arkwright Hill Farm Business Park, Leicestershire

Specialist Property Consultant and Chartered Surveyor, Wells McFarlane has completed two transactions at Arkwright Hill Farm Business Park, Leicestershire, representing more than 12,000 sq ft industrial space.
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24th November 2020

Managed IT specialist bucks Covid trend with latest global expansion

Businesses across the globe have responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19 with varying degrees of success, but one Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist has bucked the trend by winning a wealth of new business in the UK, Australia, Can
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23rd November 2020

New joint venture partnership for East Mids property consultancy firm

Nottingham-based multi-disciplinary property consultancy firm, Pulse Consult has joined forces with Emerald Project Management as the firms have entered into a new joint venture partnership.
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21st November 2020

ECI Software Solutions to be acquired

ECI Software Solutions to Be Acquired by Leonard Green & Partners; Funds Advised by Apax Partners to Retain Minority Stake
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21st November 2020

Creative agency expands reach to mainland Europe following two recent client wins

Nottingham-based creative agency The Dairy has maintained the momentum which saw the company win three new clients following the UK’s first full lockdown, with the news of two further new partnerships to expand its reach into mainland Europe.
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21st November 2020

FHP let new warehouse and showroom to Willbond in Nottingham

FHP Property Consultants acting on behalf of a private pension fund have completed the letting of premises at 195 Glaisdale Drive East in Nottingham to UK Plumbing Supplies Ltd who trade as Willbond, whose roots go all the way back to 1896.
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20th November 2020

Morrison Design complete design of new University of Derby Custody Suite

A new police custody training facility at the University of Derby, developed by Morrison Design Ltd, has opened to students.
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19th November 2020

Shakespeare Martineau announces ‘House Of Brands’ strategy

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced a major strategy update that will see the firm more than double in size by 2023 and pursue bigger ambitions beyond that.  
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19th November 2020

Regeneration plans move forward as Chesterfield Borough Council secures key site

A key town centre site has been secured by Chesterfield Borough Council – a major step forward for ambitious regeneration plans to create a new gateway for the town.
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19th November 2020

Businesses Move to Panattoni's New Park in Nottingham

Panattoni, the largest privately-owned speculative developer in the UK, has leased all three commercial units at its 55-acre park in Nottingham.
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18th November 2020

US brief for Nottingham Creative Agency

Creative agency Warbox has been appointed to help medical education company OmniaMed launch its renowned GP information platform in the US. 
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18th November 2020

BGF backs fast-growth ecommerce business

BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor – has invested £8 million into Leicestershire-headquartered UK Flooring Direct to support its ongoing growth ambitions. 
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15th November 2020

FHP sell former Willbond depot for a 703 bed student scheme in Nottingham

FHP Property Consultants have confirmed that the sale of a 2.2 acre site previously occupied by Willbond to Cassidy Group has now completed.
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12th November 2020

Shakespeare Martineau supports Armstrong Logistics with major acquisition

Armstrong Logistics has acquired one of the largest units at Magna Park in Lutterworth with the legal support of the Leicester-based law firm Shakespeare Martineau.
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11th November 2020

Neuways join Cyber Resilience Centre Advisory Group

IT security experts, Neuways are delighted to announce their place on the Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands Advisory Group.
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11th November 2020

NG provides the link to growth for Notts accountancy firm

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed the sale of a prime office space to a specialist Nottinghamshire accountancy firm.
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10th November 2020

LDC announces sale of Addo Food Group

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has announced the successful exit of Addo Food Group (Addo), the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, to European private equity firm PAI Partners.
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9th November 2020

East Midlands-based energy company successfully acquires additional business customers

Yü Energy have today announced the acquisition of an additional 400 business gas meter points.
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9th November 2020

Second Covid-19 lockdown means flooring supplier braced for record sales

Factory Direct Flooring’s sales show strength in market as households go back into pre-Christmas lockdown
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9th November 2020

New Website for Trent Basin Showcases Waterside Lifestyle

The eagerly anticipated official release of Phase 3 homes at Trent Basin, will be marked with the launch of a brand new website, designed specifically for homeowners who want to better explore the waterside lifestyle and sustainable build principles that
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8th November 2020

Ward appointed to ESPO framework

Ward awarded a position on ESPO framework for Hazardous and Specialist Waste Services
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7th November 2020

Pall-Ex increases hub capacity as freight volume soars

Pall-Ex has significantly increased its East Midlands hub capacity to accommodate rising freight volumes and growing demand for its services. 
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6th November 2020

DATE: Monday 02 November 2020 Nottingham early-stage drug discovery company expands base

Leading early-stage drug discovery contract research organisation (CRO) Reach Separations has expanded its Nottingham premises in the wake of increased demand for its chiral purification services. 
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5th November 2020

Ventola on target with latest Ten Entertainment Group ventures

Leicestershire lighting business Ventola Projects has completed the finishing touches on his latest Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) project with Ten Entertainment Group.
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3rd November 2020

East Midlands Agency Gains Growth by Reaching the Top of Google

East Midlands based Creative and Digital Marketing agency, think3, is continuing its growth plans supporting its clients further and supporting them reach more customers by reaching the top of Google with the launch of its SEO and Digital PR services.
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3rd November 2020

Green light for £12m town centre regeneration in Mansfield

Exciting £12m proposals to revitalise an area of Mansfield town centre have been given the green light.
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3rd November 2020

Ventola on target with latest Ten Entertainment Group ventures

Leicestershire lighting business Ventola Projects has completed the finishing touches on his latest Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) project with the Ten Entertainment Group.
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31st October 2020

OPUS TRUST USES £1.5M INVESTMENT TO CREATE ONSITE DATA SECURITY CENTRE

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist headquartered in Leicester, has used part of a £1.5m investment it made earlier in the year to create a new dedicated onsite Data Security Centre, which was installed and operational in
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30th October 2020

Seventeen serviced apartments in Nottingham receive planning permission

Plans to add a rooftop extension to Whitefriars House in Friar Lane to house seven high-quality serviced apartments have been approved.
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30th October 2020

Cooper Parry and Funding Options Form Strategic Alliance to Support SME Growth

‘Rebels of accountancy’ firm Cooper Parry partners with business finance marketplace Funding Options to provide flexible business capital to ambitious scale-ups and established SMEs.
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29th October 2020

Extended showroom for prestige car specialist Baytree

Prestige and performance vehicle specialist Baytree Cars has expanded its showroom after a big surge in demand.
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29th October 2020

Retail expert visits North Notts to help reinvigorate local high streets

With the high streets of North Nottinghamshire feeling the pressure of reduced foot fall, both pre and post Covid-19, the team at North Notts BID https://northnottsbid.co.uk/ has instigated a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council to take a fresh and
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29th October 2020

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new Centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University.
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28th October 2020

National engineering consultancy unveils new East Midlands HQ

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dice has unveiled a new Nottingham city centre office to accommodate its growing East Midlands-based team. Located on the Third Floor at The Courtyard on St Marys Gate, the new 1,696 s
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27th October 2020

Air IT doubles in size after acquiring Netstar & Microtrading

Air IT Limited has today announced the acquisition of London-based IT managed service provider (MSP) Netstar UK Limited, and Birmingham-based MSP Microtrading Limited for undisclosed considerations.
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26th October 2020

NG brews up a deal to help popular coffee shop commit to Nottingham city centre

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have negotiated a lease renewal on a prime Nottingham retail unit that has seen a popular coffee shop commit to the city centre for another five years. 
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23rd October 2020

Serviced Accommodation Provider Expands Into Nottingham

The Stay Company, which owns four properties in Derby, has marked a year of huge growth by celebrating the opening of a new Serviced Apartment block in West Bridgford, just a short drive from Nottingham City Centre.
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23rd October 2020

Lockdown Takeaway Boom Pushes Leicester-Based Chaiiwala Towards 189 Stores by 2023

A growth in demand for delivery services during the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed South Asian street food restaurant, Chaiiwala, towards plans to open an additional 52 stores per year for the next three years which would create a further 3,600 jobs by 2023
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21st October 2020

RETAIL EXPERT VISITS NORTH NOTTS TO HELP REVITALISE THE HIGH STREETS

With the high streets of North Nottinghamshire feeling the pressure of reduced foot fall, both pre and post Covid-19, the team at North Notts BID has instigated a partnership with Bassetlaw District Council to take a fresh and creative look at revitalisin
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19th October 2020

Exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe

eEnergy Group plc (AIM: EAAS), a leading "Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service" (EEaaS) business in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive OEM partnership with Venture Lighting Europe Limited ("Venture Lighting" or “VLE”). 
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19th October 2020

Lincs businesses join forces with Bluecube and University of Lincoln for COVID support webinar

Attendees will benefit from insights from well known Lincolnshire organisations across HR, finance, IT and communications and the event will be hosted by BBC presenter & journalist Lucy Hedges.
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19th October 2020

intu Victoria Centre Taken Over By New Management

Intu SGS, the property company composed of four of the UK’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, announces another of its centres has successfully transferred to new management. 
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16th October 2020

Nottingham-based Mitrefinch acquired by Advanced

Advanced announced today that it has acquired Mitrefinch, a global provider of workforce management solutions.
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15th October 2020

Wilkins Group Champions Supermarket Sustainability with £300,000 Packaging Machine

A Nottingham packaging manufacturer has invested £300,000 in a new tray-forming machine as part of its campaign to help drive the industry from single-use plastic to recyclable cardboard. 
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14th October 2020

Leicestershire-based flooring retailer expands

A national online flooring retailer, which is based in Leicestershire, is continuing its rapid expansion by opening a new warehouse and offices in Coventry.
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14th October 2020

Henry Brothers appointed to build new £13.2m school in Derbyshire

Contractor Henry Brothers Midlands has started work on the new £13.2m Alfreton Park Community Special School in Derbyshire.
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14th October 2020

ARISTOTLE FINANCIAL PLANNING SETS UP HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Aristotle Financial Planning is the latest professional services business to take space at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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14th October 2020

East Midlands apprenticeship provider thrives with a tripled turnover, award recognition and new brand

Midlands based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training, have not only survived the country’s lockdown period, but thrived it with no plans to slow down.
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13th October 2020

FHP celebrates five hundred academy valuations

An East Midlands-based property consultancy that works on behalf of some of the UK’s leading academy trusts has completed its 500th land and buildings valuation.
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12th October 2020

Leading East Midlands insurance firm Cooke and Mason rebrands to PIB Insurance Brokers

The move is part of a nationwide programme that will see a number of businesses under the parent company, PIB Group, rebrand to simplify the business offering. 
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9th October 2020

TRUCK INVESTMENT FOR FAMILY FIRM

Expanding Enderby (Leics) based Flood Transport www.floodtransport.co.uk continues to invest in its fleet of trucks as part of its commitment to maximum transport efficiency and minimum emissions.
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9th October 2020

Expansion for Octavian IT as both UK and US teams thrive

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT is set for further growth on both sides of the Atlantic after winning four new contracts in the UK and revealing plans to expand its US team.
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9th October 2020

Land secured for £4 million industrial development in Mansfield

A plot of land with excellent road links has been secured for a £4 million industrial development in Mansfield. 
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9th October 2020

State-of-the-art flexible workspace Cubo opens in Nottingham

A new state-of-the-art flexible workspace, which also includes private offices, has opened for business this week in Nottingham city Centre.
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7th October 2020

Ross and Marc raise a glass as the new landlords of Nottinghamshire pub

A couple who saw that the landlady of their local Nottinghamshire pub was calling last orders on her tenure have now raised a glass to their new career as publicans at the business.
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6th October 2020

2nd eCommerce acquisition bought by young Nottingham entrepreneur in lockdown

ARB & Grounds, a garden machinery business in Derby has recently acquired the intellectual property of The Internet Gardener Ltd meaning they now own the website www.internet gardener.co.uk.
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5th October 2020

Nottingham acquisition for Vertu Motors

Vertu Motors plc has added to its portfolio in Nottingham with the acquisition of the Kia Nottingham dealership from Sandicliffe.
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25th September 2020

PROCURE DIRECT WINS ITS LARGEST EVER CONTRACT

A Lincolnshire company is celebrating winning its largest-ever contract.
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24th September 2020

News: Sygnature Discovery expands DMPK capabilities with acquisition of XenoGesis

Life Science Newswire – Sygnature Discovery, a world-leading integrated discovery and pre-clinical solutions provider, has significantly expanded its DMPK capabilities and expertise with the acquisition of XenoGesis, the UK’s largest independent laborator
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24th September 2020

Ambitious plans for colleagues who launch new transport company

Seventeen years after starting new jobs at the same company Anthony Champness and Jon Payne are celebrating the launch of their own business – Synergix Logistics Solutions. 
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23rd September 2020

Breedon Consulting goes for growth with business expansion

Leicestershire-based HR firm, Breedon Consulting, is expanding its current business model with the growth of its client base and planned new locations on the horizon. 
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15th September 2020

Step forward for major Derby city centre regeneration scheme

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate one of Derby city centre’s most important sites have taken another step forward.
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10th September 2020

Navitas Safety appoints Champions UK plc as lead on communications

Leicester-based food safety specialists in the hospitality sector, Navitas Safety, has partnered with Champions (UK) plc for the development of its extensive service offering.
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9th September 2020

Nottingham agency lands ‘game-changing’ digital brief for global leisure manufacturer

A Nottingham-based web, ecommerce and digital solutions developer has been named as the digital support partner for top international indoor leisure brand Entre-Prises.
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29th July 2020

Award-winning developers ‘excited’ by future Derby projects

Developers behind plans to convert two listed buildings in Derby say they see an exciting future for the city despite the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
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18th May 2020

NG helps family business expand with new office deal

A fast-growing East Midlands family firm which provides IT support to businesses is set for further expansion after moving into new offices in a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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6th May 2020

Business Park In Retford Has Been Sold By A Leading Property Consultancy

A prominent business park in Retford has been sold by a leading property consultancy in a major seven-figure deal.
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6th May 2020

Octavian IT on the acquisition trail after stellar four months

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT is marking its busiest ever start to the year by aiming for expansion through acquisition.
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5th May 2020

ARBA Submits Plans for £12m Stockwell Gateway

Plans to regenerate a part of Mansfield town centre with the £12m redevelopment of the former bus station site have moved a step closer.
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30th April 2020

Deal completed for office development at Pioneer Park

Planning permission has been gained for a major office development at Pioneer Park in Leicester.
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25th April 2020

SPRINT to support Bluesky International with collection of urban environment data for UK insurance sector

Bluesky International, a Leicestershire-based geographic data company, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to collaborate on a major data collection project with SPRINT partner, the University of Leicester.
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17th April 2020

New charity partnership for Mr Shaw

Derby based clothing brand Mr Shaw, has announced its new charity partner will be me&dee charity.
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17th April 2020

Docuflow-esker Collaboration Faciliates Streamlined Invoice Approval Process At Waymade Plc

Docuflow, a market leading workflow solutions provider and Government G-Cloud Supplier for “Cloud” accessed software, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Esker that has seen Waymade PLC implement a refined accounts payable (AP) solution.
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8th April 2020

We Are Radikl Launches 'Calm Giving' To Support Female Founders Through Covid-19 Crisis

One hundred female founders can now get free membership to an online business community, set up to provide business help and support to women starting out and running their own company.
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6th April 2020

Andrew Granger & Co secures planning consent for Green Belt site in Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire based property professionals Andrew Granger & Co secured planning consent for 175 dwellings within Green Belt on the edge of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire on behalf of a landowner client.
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3rd April 2020

Fast Move For Security Company During Virus Crisis

A manufacturing company has bought its own premises in Derbyshire so it can respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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2nd April 2020

Charterpoint secures planning permission for apartment development

Developer Charterpoint has secured planning permission for a development of one-bedroom apartments in Beeston, Nottingham.
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31st March 2020

Octavian IT lands major contract for security and risk management facility

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT has completed a major contract for a new specialist security and risk management company providing professional services to individuals, businesses, and organisations.
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28th March 2020

Architecture practice acquired by Pegasus Group

A Sutton Coldfield based architectural and engineering practice has been acquired by national multi-disciplinary consultancy Pegasus Group.
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26th March 2020

South Yorks/North Notts commercial market resilient in face of COVID 19 as property firm completes six deals in a week

The commercial property market in and around South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire is proving resilient in extremely tough conditions after a leading property consultancy completed six major deals in just a week.
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26th March 2020

Champions’ new partnership with car leasing firm

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc has announced a wide-ranging new partnership with Leicester car and van lease specialist Pink Car Leasing.
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