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23rd September 2021

LOCAL CONTRACTOR WINS £6.7 MILLION EXTENSION PROJECT FOR LEICESTER’S INDEPENDENT ARTS HUB

Midlands-based contractor Willmott Dixon has won a scheme of works to extend and improve Leicester’s renowned Phoenix cinema and art centre.
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22nd September 2021

LETTINGS SUCCESS FOR CONNECT DERBY FURNISHED OFFICES

Less than two months after its launch, Friar Gate Studios’ new fully furnished offices have reached 89% occupancy - and there are now plans to introduce a similar offer at other Connect Derby buildings across Derby.
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22nd September 2021

Homebrook Celebrates 15 Years in Business

Leading office refurbishment and commercial property maintenance management company, Homebrook, celebrate 15 years in business.
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22nd September 2021

SmartParc partners with SEGRO to deliver a 1.85m sqft high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on 112-acre site at Spondon, Derby

The final step has been achieved to enable the 1.85m sqft, high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on the 112-acre former Celanese site near Spondon to proceed.
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22nd September 2021

IASTI Newark partners with East Midlands Airport and Inzpire

Two major partnerships have been unveiled for the UK’s first International Air & Space Training Institute, IASTI Newark.
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22nd September 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE’S MOCHA MARKETING ANNOUNCED AS LOVE BUSINESS’ VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR FOR 2022

Award winning, Leicestershire based marketing agency, Mocha Marketing have been announced as the proud sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the Love Business Expo 2022, due to take place on 17th February at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough. This will
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21st September 2021

OMEETO Secures Vital Move for Rail Metrology Specialists

A long-established Derby firm, which provides specialist calibration and measurement solutions to the rail industry, has relocated part of its operations to high profile offices in Pride Park.
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21st September 2021

Mansfield Innovation Centre gears up for growth

Mansfield Innovation Centre says it’s experiencing high levels of demand from local businesses for high-quality office space as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
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17th September 2021

University of Nottingham set to invest in city centre campus

The University of Nottingham today confirmed that it has made an offer to purchase the Castle Meadow site in the centre of the city at the foot of the newly-restored Nottingham Castle.
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17th September 2021

Midlands fit-out and manufacturing firm begins its biggest project of the year

Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrades specialists, SMART Balustrades, has started work to deliver more than 1,000 metres of stainless-steel balustrades at a luxury waterside residential development in Nottingham.
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17th September 2021

EMBS FINDS NEW HOME AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

East Midlands-based EMBS is the latest high profile business to take a new furnished office at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.
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17th September 2021

Lincolnshire Will Writing Firm grows team and launches Private Client business

Lincolnshire Estate Planning firm, Beneficial Trust & Will Co Ltd have emerged from the Covid crisis with a strengthened team and a resolve to widen their business offering in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts.
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16th September 2021

Six Figure Investment Leads to Increased Flexible Office Space

Oberoi Business Hub has completed an extensive upgrade and refurbishment on another building in Pride Park due to the increased demand for high quality and flexible office space.
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16th September 2021

Metal recycling specialist opens new rail-connected site in Barking

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened a new rail connected, metal processing site in Barking, East London.
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16th September 2021

Robinson supports My Fabulosa’s rapid growth

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is partnering with leading fragrance brand My Fabulosa to meet their rapid growing consumer demand.
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16th September 2021

Million-pound investment sees SF Recruitment become employee-led

Market-leading recruitment specialist, SF Recruitment, has completed a £1.2m investment which sees both its management team become owners in the business, and every employee given a stake in the future profits of the company.
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16th September 2021

The Importance of Social Entrepreneurship | The Business Influencer Podcast | Episode 34

In this episode, our host interviews Safaraz Ali, Founder and CEO of Pathway Group. We discuss his entrepreneurial journey and if technology has changed our understanding of the world of skills. He also provides his views on skills, leadership and persona
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16th September 2021

High demand for preclinical expertise fuels growth for Nottingham CRO

Nottingham based contract research organisation (CRO) Cellomatics Biosciences has reported year-on-year organic revenue growth of 30 percent since its inception in 2015, as demand for its bespoke preclinical and early discovery phase laboratory services a
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15th September 2021

NG and FHP put the pieces together for Jigsaw24 to move to new service centre

The rapidly-expanding Nottingham IT solutions provider and consultancy Jigsaw24 has agreed the acquisition of the newly-refurbished Resource House on Phoenix Park in Nottingham.
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15th September 2021

Raygar’s sponsorship football boards installed at the Pirelli Stadium

Raygar Architecture & Engineering Supplies Ltd has taken up the sponsorship of Burton Albion’s popular home terrace for the 2021-2022 season, in memory of Keith Calladine.
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14th September 2021

CLARKE WILLMOTT ACTS ON SALE OF HOSPITALITY SOFTWARE BUSINESS

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on the multi-million pound sale of a software company, after helping to form the business in 2014.
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14th September 2021

Acquisition has engineered a bright future for Leicestershire firm

A Leicestershire engineering company’s future has been safeguarded thanks to an acquisition.
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14th September 2021

Construction set to begin on 10,000sq ft office development in Lincolnshire

East Midlands accounting and business adviser, Duncan & Toplis is creating a new 10,000 square foot office in Louth.
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11th September 2021

Swadlincote firm, Musk Process Services, supports The Lakes Distillery as it invests to increase production

The Lakes Distillery has completed a major expansion at its distillery in The Lake District National Park in partnership with EJ Musk Process Services
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10th September 2021

Family-owned Nottinghamshire business invests £6M in care homes acquisitions.

The Nottingham based Younas Family, which has its headquarters in Sherwood, has bought three care homes in Yorkshire to boost its portfolio. 
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10th September 2021

NG seals office deal for fast-growing Nottingham manufacturer

A leading manufacturer of foam, tapes and sealing solutions has moved into a newly-refurbished office suite, following a deal brokered by NG Chartered Surveyors.
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10th September 2021

World-leading research institute officially opens at the University of Nottingham

Diagnosing, treating and curing disease is the mission of scientists working in a new £100 million research institute that officially opened this week at the University of Nottingham.
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9th September 2021

CPW celebrates significant expansion as part of new strategic direction

INTERNATIONAL M&E consultancy CPW is celebrating a stellar year with the opening or expansion of four offices, multiple new hires and a companywide rebrand to mark its new strategic direction.
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9th September 2021

Air IT continues growth spurt with fourth pair of acquisitions

Air IT has today announced its seventh and eighth acquisitions in a series of M&A deals led by CEO John Whitty. It has acquired Reading-based MFG UK Ltd and Uttoxeter-based INFINITY IT Solutions Limited, effective 2nd September 2021, for undisclosed consi
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9th September 2021

Commercial Property Deal Sees Driving Theory Test Centre Relocate to Pride Park offices.

Derby-based commercial property agents OMEETO have successfully secured new tenants for 1,734 sq ft of self-contained offices in Mallard Way, Pride Park, which will now be the site for local driving theory tests.
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3rd September 2021

Hatton development up and running as first homes are released for sale

The first homes at a new housing development in Hatton have been released for sale to the public.
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2nd September 2021

MBO brings instant results for fast-growing Estate Agency

An East Midlands Estate Agency is planning further expansion after undergoing a management buyout.
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1st September 2021

Derbion announces 200,000 sq ft of lettings

Derby city centre’s leading retail and leisure destination, Derbion, has announced more than 200,000 sq ft of new lettings.
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1st September 2021

Hardy Signs wins contract to install exterior signage at Derbion

Burton-based Hardy Signs Ltd will be on location at Derbion over the next two weeks as it begins installation on one of the company’s most prestigious projects in recent history.
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31st August 2021

Isuzu Expansion for leading CV dealer

As the dealership continues to expand, pioneering East Midlands dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is investing further in commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu UK.
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31st August 2021

Award-winning partnership between J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council continues following renewal of housing refurbishment contract

The award-winning partnership between J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council is set to continue following J Tomlinson re-securing a five-year housing refurbishment contract with the Council.
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25th August 2021

Notts fitness fanatics impress studio staff: huge targets smashed since opening

ORANGETHEORY Fitness, based on Castle Bridge Road, is proving popular and has already signed up over 200 new members since its soft launch in June.
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24th August 2021

Derbyshire warehousing deal is child's play for NG

A fast-growing retailer of prams, pushchairs, car seats and other baby products has expanded after taking a 16,000 sq ft storage unit in Cossall.
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22nd August 2021

Fast-growing Nottingham firm moves to new flagship HQ

A fast-growing company which supplies, repairs and maintains hand-held capture devices, mobile print and EPoS hardware, has expanded into new flagship premises in Nottingham after a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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21st August 2021

Resolution to grant approval for Notts 692-bed Bendigo Building student scheme

The decision means Godwin Developments has secured approval for 1000+ units this week following the approval of The Meridian in Sheffield.
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21st August 2021

Smith Cooper System Partners announces acquisition of Cellular Solutions Business Systems

Smith Cooper System Partners are delighted to announce the acquisition of Cellular Solutions  Business Systems Division as a key expansion in the North East Region.
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20th August 2021

Bruton Knowles Reports Record Results as Firm Launches Latest National Team

National Chartered Surveyors, Bruton Knowles, which has had an office based in Nottingham since 1996, has smashed its target forecasts by posting record results for its 2020 financial year.
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19th August 2021

‘Agent of the year’ shortlisting for FHP Property Consultants - at prestigious East Midlands property awards

Midlands property consultancy FHP has been shortlisted for ‘Agent of the year’ at the annual East Midlands Property Dinner awards.
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19th August 2021

A.W. Lymn Announce Plans to Transform Clifton Garage

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, has purchased one of the county’s longest standing mechanics premises - Bob Sherwin’s garage in Clifton - with plans to transform the facility to expand its off
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18th August 2021

And So To Bed and The Wildlife Trusts feature among new client wins for digital agency Impression

Multi-award winning digital marketing agency Impression has announced a number of new high profile client wins following another successful quarter. 
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18th August 2021

Bhayani HR & Employment Law promises to get “recruitment done right” with new sister company, Bhayani Recruitment

Following a 40% year-on-year increase in turnover since 2015, Sheffield-based Bhayani HR & Employment Law, who also have an office in Leicester, has launched a new recruitment service to deliver expert, flexible and workable recruitment solutions for busi
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18th August 2021

Work starts on low carbon homes in Leicestershire village

East Midlands housebuilder Rippon Homes has started work on not only its first development in Leicestershire for over a decade, but its first collection of lower carbon homes.
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17th August 2021

Midlands firm champions flexibility with triple office relocation

Leading Midlands recruitment firm SF Recruitment has invested £250,000 in three brand new offices as part of a company-wide transformation plan, with flexible working and an ambitious growth plan behind the move. 
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14th August 2021

THE ISLAND QUARTER WILL ACCELERATE INVESTMENT IN CITY, SAYS DEVELOPER

The Island Quarter will create a “new city within a city” and represents an opportunity unlike any other in the UK, according to the developer behind the major scheme.
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14th August 2021

Cerda Planning Ltd thrilled to announce second office opening in Castle Donington

Cerda celebrates 13 years trading with the opening of a second office.
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12th August 2021

Derby legal firm’s key role in SureScreen expansion

Smith Partnership has played a key role in helping secure one of the most important business expansions in the East Midlands.
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12th August 2021

Lucie says I do to opening new bridal shop

When Lucie Gumise got the chance to open up a new bridal business in Mansfield town centre, she quickly said I do.
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12th August 2021

And So To Bed and The Wildlife Trusts feature among new client wins for digital agency Impression

Multi-award winning digital marketing agency Impression has announced a number of new high profile client wins following another successful quarter.
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12th August 2021

Printing specialist extends its reach as it acquires firm to add to its portfolio

LG Davis (stationers) Ltd is looking to further expand into the commercial print and office world with the acquisition of printer Positive Print.
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12th August 2021

Access Training’s contract win brings new recruitment support to the region’s businesses

Businesses across the East Midlands have been given a welcome boost by the news that Access Training has been awarded a sizeable contract to improve recruitment in the region.
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11th August 2021

Leading IT Support Company Love Business!!

Award winning IT Support Company Your IT Department have been named as the latest sponsor of the 2022 Love Business Expo.
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11th August 2021

Midlands firm taking the shaving world by storm as sales soar over 1.5 million for innovative new razor

A Midlands firm is creating waves in the shaving industry as it sees demand for its World first three step shaving system grow - announcing moves in to new High Street stores.
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9th August 2021

RAMTECH LOOKS TO GLOBAL GROWTH WITH NEW OWNERS

RAMTECH, the innovative UK wireless safety and security solutions business, has been bought by Halma plc. The acquisition by Halma will support Ramtech’s ambitions to enter new global markets and invest in a substantial product roadmap.
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5th August 2021

Managed IT specialist continues international expansion with healthy contract win

Octavian IT, the Cyber Essentials-accredited IT division of the award-winning multi-service provider Octavian Group, has won a prestigious new contract with a group of US-based health companies – the latest in a string of new business wins for the expandi
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30th July 2021

LANDMARK DERBY BUILDING PLANNING APPROVED FOR NEW STUDENT SCHEME

Plans to transform a Derby office building into new purpose-built student accommodation has today been approved by Derby City Council. The £14m redevelopment will take 12 months to complete and will start immediately.
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29th July 2021

DERBY LAW FIRM ENTERS NEW INNINGS WITH DERBYSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB AFTER RENEWING PARTNERSHIP

LEADING Derby law firm Nelsons has renewed its partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club (Derbyshire CCC) for another year – continuing in its role as the official legal services partner of the club.
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29th July 2021

Quick-fire success sees NG seal triple deal for fast-expanding property investor

Three new tenants have moved onto Colwick Business Park after a triple deal by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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28th July 2021

Derbyshire construction firm celebrates further contract win at prestigious Matlock Spa development

Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction is celebrating after landing a further £4.5m contract win at the prestigious Matlock Spa housing development
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28th July 2021

FINAL UNITS RELEASED AT TUNGSTEN PARK

The final industrial/warehouse units at Lutterworth’s Tungsten Park are now available to let. Commercial Property Consultancy, Wells McFarlane reports that just three remain, ranging between 1,875 sq ft and 3,750 sq ft.
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28th July 2021

BRISTOL STREET MOTORS ACQUIRES RENAULT DACIA DEALERSHIP IN LEICESTER

Bristol Street Motors has acquired the Renault Dacia business in Leicester from Renault Retail Group UK Limited.
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28th July 2021

RUSHCLIFFE COUNCIL LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF COMPANY MOVE TO FLAGSHIP BUSINESS PARK

Driver recruitment and logistics company Route4 Solutions has moved into a unit treble the size of its existing premises which were officially opened by Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council.
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26th July 2021

Russell Scanlan Strikes Up New Sponsorship Partnership with Beeston Hockey Club

Nottingham based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan has stepped in to support Beeston Hockey Club’s plans for a new preseason National League women’s and men’s tournament that will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021.
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23rd July 2021

Multi-million pound supply partnership between Octopus Hydrogen and Luxfer will drive forward UK’s green transport ambitions

A multi-million pound partnership between Octopus Hydrogen and Luxfer Gas Cylinders – headquartered in Nottingham - is paving the way to make heavy goods transportation and the aviation industries cleaner and greener.
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23rd July 2021

PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED FOR NEW 3,500 CAPACITY PERFORMANCE VENUE AT BECKETWELL DERBY

Developers St James Securities have submitted a full planning application to Derby City Council for a new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby.
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20th July 2021

Smith Cooper System Partners announces acquisition of Price Bailey Business Systems

Smith Cooper System Partners are delighted to announce the acquisition of Price Bailey LLP Business Systems Division
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19th July 2021

Redrow becomes the second housebuilder to commit to £800 million Fairham scheme.

Redrow East Midlands has been announced as the second company set to develop new homes at Fairham, the new £800 million neighbourhood for Nottingham.
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15th July 2021

EDMOND SHIPWAY APPOINTED TO DELIVER CENTER PARCS’ PROPOSED SIXTH UK HOLIDAY VILLAGE

LEADING construction consultancy Edmond Shipway is to provide project management, cost consultancy and mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy services for Center Parcs’ proposed sixth UK holiday village.
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15th July 2021

NEW HEALTH AND BEAUTY TRIO COMING TO VICTORIA CENTRE

Victoria Centre has announced a trio of new health and beauty retailers, set to bolster the wellbeing offering at Nottingham’s leading shopping destination.
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15th July 2021

£54m construction project in Loughborough creates flexible facility for a growing CRO

Loughborough’s life sciences hub Charnwood Campushas recommissioned its world-class synthetic and chemistry research facility to the highest standard to cater to the needs of its newest occupier and leading pre-clinical discovery contract research organis
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15th July 2021

ACQUISITION COMPLETES FOR SPECIALIST MOBILE WELFARE UNITS FIRM

AER Rents – part of O’Flaherty Holdings Group – has acquired a leading welfare unit hire company for an undisclosed sum,in a deal advised on by local law firm Nelsons.
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14th July 2021

Metal recycling firm expands capabilities in the North East with second deep sea port

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has opened its second deep sea export facility at Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) near Middlesbrough, as part of its ongoing plans to expand its bulk metal processing and export capabiliti
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14th July 2021

Unlocking the return to offices with £1.5 million of contract wins

Demand from HR Directors and office owners asking for advice on workplace strategy and design has led to over £1.5 million of new contract wins for East Midlands based workplace consultants and office fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors.
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14th July 2021

OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THE NEW BECKETWELL PERFORMANCE VENUE FOLLOWING PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT

Hundreds of local residents, members of the business community and other stakeholders visited a virtual consultation event to give their views on plans for an exciting new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby
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13th July 2021

NG seals deal for world-leading clinical company to move into landmark office building

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have completed a deal to let a landmark 10,000 sq ft head office building in Chesterfield to a world-leading foot orthosis company and a major supplier and distributor of full-body orthotic products.
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8th July 2021

NG seal expansion deal for fast-growing site security firm

A fast-growing site security services firm is expanding in Langley Mill after moving into a new headquarters building on the popular Langley Park industrial estate in the town in a deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyor.
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8th July 2021

COOPER PARRY CORPORATE FINANCE COOK UP ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL DEAL

The Cooper Parry Corporate Finance team recently sealed another international deal, advising the shareholders of Apption Labs – creators of the MEATER range, as it was acquired by Traeger Grills in the US.
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8th July 2021

BURTON ALBION SUPPORT FOR NEW SEASON

BURTON Albion FC’s home and away shirts will again carry the name of Burton on Trent pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles for the 2021/22 season.
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8th July 2021

First Fence expands by opening new Canvey Island depot

First Fence, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of security and temporary fencing, has enhanced its presence in the south of the UK by opening its latest depot in Canvey Island. 
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8th July 2021

Talk Staff back in Nottingham thanks to exciting new national partnership

Multi-award-winning people consultancy Talk Staff is celebrating this week after cutting the ribbon on their new Nottingham office on King Street - more than 18 months since their previous building owner, and then COVID, scuppered its plans for expansion.
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5th July 2021

Work progresses at 'next generation' Nottinghamshire business park

Work on a next generation business park is well under way with units on track for tenants to occupy in October.
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30th June 2021

Greenlight for £1.7m Investment

Burton based pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has been given the greenlight for £1.7m plant and building works at its Scottish plant.
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30th June 2021

Construction underway on over 230 new homes at Shipley Lakeside

Leading housebuilder, Harron Homes, is making progress on a collection of 232 family-sized homes as a part of Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire.
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29th June 2021

Works begin on new £3.4m fire station in Worksop

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson has started works on a new fire station for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in Worksop.
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29th June 2021

Alertive Health Care Provider Expansion Plans at Cubo with Flexible Approach to Office Space in Derby

Cubo provides private offices, co-working space and hot desks with breakout spaces, meeting rooms and barista coffee, all with 24/7 access and 24hr security, the ultimate essentials for the modern worker. Cubo currently have sites across the East Midlands
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25th June 2021

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM MAKES PROGRESS ON SIX NORTHERN RAIL REFURBISHMENTS

WORKS are continuing at six renovation projects across the north thanks to specialist contractor The Input Group – including Manchester Victoria, Keighley, Ilkley, Alnmouth, Redcar, Mills Hill and Prescot railway stations.
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24th June 2021

£25M apartment scheme to transform Nottingham gateway site approved by planners

Plans to build a £25M apartment block at one of the key routes into Nottingham, has today been approved.
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23rd June 2021

Thriving Derby agency Koobr acquires Carmichael Collective

Derby-based marketing agency Koobr have agreed terms to acquire another established agency, Carmichael Collective, formerly owned by Murray Carmichael-Smith.
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23rd June 2021

Thriving Derby agency Koobr acquires Carmichael Collective

Derby-based marketing agency Koobr have agreed terms to acquire another established agency, Carmichael Collective, formerly owned by Murray Carmichael-Smith.
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22nd June 2021

GMI AWARDED CONTRACT TO BUILD NEW £30M BUILD TO RENT WITHIN NEW BECKETWELL DEVELOPMENT IN DERBY

GMI Construction, a leading main contractor to a growing portfolio of public and private clients throughout the UK, has announced that it has been awarded a contract worth £30M by St James Securities to construct a 259-unit build to rent (BTR) residential
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22nd June 2021

Pride Park Commercial Property Deal Paves Way For Company’s Future Growth

A leading planning, environment, and design consultancy have moved their East Midlands offices to Derby’s Pride Park as part of their regional growth strategy.
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22nd June 2021

Nèos International to open group headquarters in Derby, creating up to 150 jobs

World leading engineering group, Nèos International, will establish its group headquarters in Derby.
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22nd June 2021

Managed IT experts light the way with prestigious £30k contract win

Managed IT services specialist Octavian IT, the Cyber Essentials-accredited IT division of the award-winning multi-service provider Octavian Group, has won a prestigious new server installation contract with one of the UK’s foremost manufacturers of bespo
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21st June 2021

ACQUISITION COMPLETES FOR SPECIALIST MOBILE WELFARE UNITS FIRM

AER Rents – part of O’Flaherty Holdings Group – has acquired a leading welfare unit hire company for an undisclosed sum, in a deal advised on by local law firm Nelsons.
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