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18th January 2022

Managed IT Services Provider INFINITY IT Solutions rebrands as Air IT following acquisition

Uttoxeter-based IT support provider INFINITY IT Solutions has completed the final stages of its integration with Air IT, following its acquisition which was announced last September. This sees the retirement of its former name and branding.
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18th January 2022

Award-winning year for Nottingham healthcare company as it marks 20th anniversary

Industry recognition for Medichecks after expanding its product range and team during COVID pandemic
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18th January 2022

BGF invests more than £100 million in the Midlands and celebrates record year for exits

BGF – the UK & Ireland’s most active growth capital investor – has invested more than £100 million in the Midlands in 2021, backing some of the most entrepreneurial businesses in the region. Entering the year with a strong pipeline, BGF is aiming to build
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18th January 2022

Clowes Developments press on with two further plots for NFU Mutual at EMDC

Clowes Developments recently announced the exchange of contracts on the Groups’ largest deal to date.
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14th January 2022

BrightBridge Partners with Next Technik

BrightBridge, a leading provider of intelligent business software in the UK, is celebrating its latest solution focused partnership with Next Technik, an Australian-based creator of an innovative field service management application - NextService.
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14th January 2022

DSP (INTERIORS) LTD DERBY COMPLETE RANGE OF FIT-OUT WORKS FOR SURESCREEN DIAGNOSTICS AT EAGLE PARK

Multi award-winning design, refurbishment, and fit-out specialists DSP (Interiors) Ltd Derby have supported SureScreen Diagnostics’ recent expansion with the completion of fit-out projects at a number of units at their Covid-19 test production facilities
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14th January 2022

Local luxury travel group acquires Uttoxeter’s most respected travel agency business

The Avventura Group, based in Hannington, has announced that it has expanded its operations by acquiring one of Uttoxeter’s longest-standing retail travel businesses - Journeys à la Carte.
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13th January 2022

BRAMBLE FOODS SECURES MINORITY INVESTMENT FROM LDC

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has invested in Bramble Foods (“Bramble”), a successful manufacturer and distributor of fine foods, to support its organic and acquisitive growth strategy.
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13th January 2022

NOTTINGHAM RUGBY BOOSTED BY PARTNERSHIP WITH COVID TESTING BIOSCIENCE EXPERTS

Championship club Nottingham Rugby has announced a sponsorship agreement with Source Bioscience, a leading international provider of integrated laboratory products and services, including COVID-19 testing.
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13th January 2022

Removals firm celebrates record revenue after four years on the A1

Family owned removals firm, Ballards reports record turnover after four years of investment into its new headquarters.
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13th January 2022

Looking Forward to 2022 with 25% Growth

Nottingham based leading specialist transport technology firm Forward Solutions is looking forward to a memorable 2022.
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12th January 2022

Derby-based PR and communications agency Nielsen McAllister rings in the New Year with latest account wins

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister is celebrating continued growth and expansion after a raft of new business wins.
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12th January 2022

Focus appointed for cost management services on Blackpool’s first ever museum

The company is providing cost management services for the scheme, which will explore the history of dancers, acrobats and comedians who have performed at the seaside town as well as behind-the-scenes stories from producers, visitors and residents that pro
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12th January 2022

Leading sports education business launches in the East Midlands

A specialist provider of sports education for primary schools is opening its first operation in the East Midlands as part of its ambitious expansion plans.
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11th January 2022

Younas family's latest property acquisition could become home for care provider

Younas family's latest property acquisition could become home for care provider
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5th January 2022

M-EC Appointed to Trio of Local Authority Projects

M-EC, a leading firm of technical development consultants has been appointed to provide expert advice on a trio of local authority infrastructure projects in Leicestershire.
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5th January 2022

Global Partnership Announcement with SpaBerry

Superior Wellness is delighted to announce its new partnership SpaBerry.
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4th January 2022

Leicestershire travel agent opening brand new retail store despite global pandemic

Sheena Sumner, Founder and Director of award-winning independent travel agency Wonderluxe Travel, is opening a brand-new travel store in the East Midlands this year – despite the global pandemic.
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4th January 2022

Aldi calls on suppliers in Nottinghamshire to get in touch

Aldi has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers in 2022, in a bid to accelerate its commitment to increase its spend with British suppliers by £3.5bn a year by the end of 2025.
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4th January 2022

Reconomy increases UK waste processing capability with Casepak acquisition

Reconomy, the leading provider of outsourced services to the circular economy, has acquired Casepak, the Leicester-based recycling company, along with Casepak’s sister company, Oceala.
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22nd December 2021

MULTI-MILLION-POUND HISTORIC RETAIL CENTRE DEAL COMPLETED 

A boutique retail, leisure and business space in the grounds of a 15th century estate is facing an exciting future thanks to a major deal brokered by leading East Midlands commercial property consultant Innes England.
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22nd December 2021

Derby-based Business Enjoys Unprecedented Growth in 2021

Multi Award-winning Sage 200 business partner, PKF Smith Cooper Systems, part of the national accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper Group, is celebrating a year of spectacular growth and unprecedented positive activity which has seen them increase their custo
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22nd December 2021

Amazon announces opening of new delivery station in Derby in time for Christmas

Amazon Logistics has announced that its new delivery station in Derby has opened ahead of the festive shopping period. The 12,000 square metre building is now fully operational, serving customers across the region.
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21st December 2021

Cooper Parry Corporate Finance Advises Z-Tech on their Sale

The Cooper Parry Corporate Finance team have sealed another significant deal supporting Z-Tech Control Systems (“Z-tech”) on their sale to M Group Services (“MGS”).
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21st December 2021

Henry Brothers appointed on DfE’s 2021 Construction Framework

Henry Brothers has been appointed to the Department for Education’s (DfE) 2021 Construction Framework for the first time.
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21st December 2021

Speed Skater backed by Entain via SportsAid qualifies for Olympics

Niall Treacy, an elite short-track speed skater supported by Entain through a partnership between its not-for-profit Foundation and SportsAid, has qualified for the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year.
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19th December 2021

Digital marketing agency wins helicopter filming contract in Swiss Alps for refrigeration company

The video production team from Derbyshire based full service digital marketing agency Purpose Media has won a contract to film and photograph the delivery by helicopter of a refrigerator to a remote location in the Swiss Alps on behalf of global commercia
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17th December 2021

Empty shops in Nottingham city centre to have new window vinyl

The empty shop windows of the former Debenhams store on Long Row are set to be transformed, thanks to Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) - the non for profit company that represents businesses and organisations in the retail, leisure, office a
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17th December 2021

BIRDS BAKERY OPENS NEW STORE IN LOUGHBOROUGH

Family-run Birds Bakery has opened the doors of its new store in Loughborough, Leicestershire, selling its famous sweet treats, cakes and pastries.
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17th December 2021

East Midlands entrepreneur stands tall with new luxury desk business

A frustrating search for the perfect desk has given an East Midlands entrepreneur the inspiration for his latest business.
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16th December 2021

PERMAROOF COMMERCIAL CELEBRATES SUCCESS FOLLOWING FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS

Twelve months since its inception in December 2020,  PermaRoof Commercial, part of PermaGroup, is celebrating a highly successful first year after exceeding targets and securing an incredibly high number of projects across the country.
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16th December 2021

CHARITY, MENCAP ENLIST THE HELP OF LEICESTERSHIRE BASED DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY TO RECRUIT CARE WORKERS AMID STAFF SHORTAGE

Leicestershire based marketing agency, Mocha Marketing have struck up partnership with learning disability charity, Mencap to increase quality applications to their job vacancies across the country, through their recruitment programme.
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16th December 2021

Purchase of two homes takes number of provider’s facilities to 25 nationally

A family-owned property development firm has acquired two care facilities - with ambitions to increase standards to “Outstanding” status.
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15th December 2021

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson appointed to £7bn Department for Education framework

G F Tomlinson are celebrating their re-appointment as an approved partner for the new £7bn Department for Education 2021 Construction Framework, a four year framework for the delivery of both education and non-education projects in the public sector.
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12th December 2021

AEW UK acquires two wholesale warehouses for £8 million

AEW UK Real Return Fund (AEW) has acquired two wholesale warehouses, located in Barnsley and Leicester, for a combined total of £8 million at a blended yield of 7%.
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10th December 2021

Award-winning HR firm announce partnership with Wellbeing4Life

Leicestershire based HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting, have announced a partnership with health and wellbeing coaches Wellbeing4Life, to offer the Breedon Workplace Wellbeing Programme.
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10th December 2021

Reeds Solicitors Acquires Criminal Law Practice in Leicester

Leading national law firm Reeds Solicitors LLP (Reeds) has acquired Bray & Bray’s (Bray) criminal law practice in Leicester.
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8th December 2021

Conygar renews Island Quarter lease for alternative provision organisation

The lease for a dedicated alternative provision provider in the heart of Nottingham has been renewed by owners of The Island Quarter site.
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8th December 2021

Permaroof announces extension to longstanding Huws Gray partnership

Leading flat roofing supplier PermaRoof, part of PermaGroup, has announced an extension to its ongoing partnership with builders merchant Huws Gray.
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8th December 2021

Docuflow Relocates To Oberoi Business Hub

Derby-based Docuflow, a provider of workplace software and office infrastructure with a client base across the UK, has moved to Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park to pave the way for future growth.
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8th December 2021

Plans for planetarium at Sherwood Observatory move a step closer

An ambitious project to build a state-of-the-art new £5.25m planetarium and science discovery centre in Nottinghamshire has moved a step closer after funding was secured and a contractor appointed.
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7th December 2021

Lincolnshire’s James Oliver targets the future after £1m ‘home comforts’ boost

One of the East Midlands’ leading independent home improvement specialists is investing in its workforce of the future after securing a £1m sales boost this year.
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7th December 2021

Europa’s Robust Growth Continues

Independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group which has 400 staff at three sites across the East Midlands, is on track to achieve record turnover and profits in 2021, with 2022 forecast to be even more successful.
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5th December 2021

HR consultancy expands Health & Safety provision with acquisition

An award-winning HR services consultancy has made its largest acquisition to date, while strengthening its position in the Health & Safety sector.
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5th December 2021

Government and Midlands Connect sign landmark 'Collaboration Agreement'

Midlands Connect has signed a new Collaboration Agreement with the Government, consolidating its position as the Sub-National Transport Body for the Midlands and as a trusted partner, adding value and bringing a collective voice from the Midlands region.
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2nd December 2021

PERMAGROUP CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR TO DATE DESPITE CHALLENGING TRADING CONDITIONS

Leading supplier of specialist building products PermaGroup is celebrating 2021 as its most successful year on record, after effectively implementing new strategies in response to ongoing industry challenges.
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1st December 2021

Sustainable growth is the plan for the new look Systematic

Lincolnshire family business Systematic support leading businesses with design, print and brand marketing services.
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1st December 2021

Leicestershire based plastics distributor completes office move

Leicestershire based plastics distributor, the Plastribution Group has officially opened new offices following an extensive fit-out.
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29th November 2021

David Brown Commercial agree a new letting with an established Greek restaurant in Derby city centre

David Brown Commercial are delighted to have let 9-11 Bold Lane to Zorba the Greek, a traditional Greek restaurant on behalf of private clients.
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29th November 2021

Wathall’s expands with sixth branch opening

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, has expanded its branch network with the opening of new premises in Allestree which will also be a hub for the company’s award-winning bereavement support services.
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27th November 2021

Rapid growth in vape and CBD drives Leicester wholesaler to new premises

Rapid growth in the twin markets of vaping and cannabis oil has seen leading UK and international retailer JM Wholesale move to major new premises in Leicester.
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27th November 2021

Ted Baker extends support to include data exchange

Retail Assist is delighted to announce an extension in service provision to include data exchange support for global lifestyle brand, Ted Baker.
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26th November 2021

CPMG Architects reveals exciting new Nottingham base

Award winning architectural firm CPMG Architects has moved into its stunning new headquarters in Nottingham city centre.
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25th November 2021

VILLAGE HOTEL IN NOTTINGHAM AIMS TO DRIVE INCREASED REVENUE THROUGH NEW PARTNERSHIP

Village Hotel in Nottingham is aiming to drive increased revenue and visitors through its ‘VWorks’ coworking facilities, after agreeing a partnership with Swurf - a new venue sourcing app that connects remote workers with welcoming spaces to work in.
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25th November 2021

PKF Smith Cooper Systems Acquires Sci-Net Sage Business

PKF Smith Cooper Systems are delighted to announce the acquisition of Sci-Net’s Sage Business Systems Division.
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23rd November 2021

Tenants swoop to take up state-of-the-art offices in refurbished landmark building

First tenants have taken up offices in a state-of-the-art business centre at a landmark building in Ilkeston that was transformed at a cost of almost £1m.
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23rd November 2021

WASTE MANAGEMENT BROKER POLISHES UP ACQUISITION STRATEGY FOLLOWING FUNDING FROM SANTANDER UK

Business-to-business waste and resource management services broker UK Waste Solutions Ltd has unveiled its acquisition-led growth plans following funding from Santander UK.
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23rd November 2021

VICTORIA CENTRE WELCOMES NINE NEW RETAILERS

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has announced the signing of nine new brands, which will arrive over the coming months.
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22nd November 2021

Leicestershire CCC and M-EC Forge Decade Long Partnership

Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) has announced that M-EC will be an Official Partner of the club for the 2022 season.
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21st November 2021

MHR achieves Microsoft Partner Status in four new areas

MHR International, the HR, payroll, finance and analytics expert, has added to its impressive collection of Gold and Silver Microsoft Partner awards.
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18th November 2021

Midlands based Edwin James Group reports resilient pandemic performance and a growing order book

Asset Engineering Group, Edwin James, has reported that over the last financial year, sales fell by 11% due to the pandemic while profits held up well.
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18th November 2021

MBO MARKS AN EXCITING MILESTONE

Manufacturing and distribution company managers are celebrating an important milestone in a Lincoln firm’s history – after  becoming its new owners.
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17th November 2021

Wise Robotics and BS Handling Systems announce strategic alliance to deliver large scale warehouse automation

Supplier of flexible warehouse solutions, Wise Robotics has today announced a new strategic alliance with conveyor, sortation and storage systems provider, BS Handling Systems.
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16th November 2021

OMEETO Brokers Pegasus Business Park Deal

Commercial property agents OMEETO have marked the company’s first anniversary by securing their largest deal so far.
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15th November 2021

Family engineering company celebrating a bumper year of business

A specialist welding and engineering company based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is enjoying a record year with a number of high-value orders.
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13th November 2021

Developer secures historic site in Derby for industrial redevelopment and new jobs

Morgan Industrial Properties Limited (MIP) have acquired the former Ewart Chain site in Shaftesbury Street, Derby with plans to undertake a significant redevelopment of the five-acre employment site creating new industrial units and jobs for the city.
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11th November 2021

Yü Energy appointed as Supplier of Last Resort for Ampower's customers by Ofgem

Leading independent energy supplier, Yü Energy has taken on the customer base of Ampoweruk Limited (Ampower) to ensure they receive an uninterrupted energy supply, following a successful appointment from Ofgem as Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR).
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10th November 2021

ADT TAXIS Leicester - buys ANOTHER Taxi Firm!

Ambitious taxi operator Take Me, which has been created by David Hunter from ADT TAXIS here in Leicestershire has added another company to its growing portfolio, with the addition of Plymouth based TAXIFIRST which will join local former rivals Tower Cabs
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10th November 2021

Winvic Reaches Practical Completion of DSV’s Industrial Warehouse, Cross-dock and Office Facilities at Mercia Park

Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, has handed over a commemorative key to global transport and logistics company DSV, to celebrate the
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8th November 2021

Derby builder celebrates ‘legacy’ contract in home city

The owner of a Derby construction firm has revealed his pride at being contracted to lay the bricks of what is set to become one of the city’s most iconic buildings.
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8th November 2021

Funky Pigeon and Mollie feature among new client wins for digital agency Impression 

Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression has announced its recent partnerships with a number of industry leading brands. 
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5th November 2021

Clegg Group secures contract with global aerospace supplier as it looks to future growth

The relocation of a listed aerospace and defence sector manufacturer is well underway thanks to the support of construction specialist Clegg Group.
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4th November 2021

NG looking good as it brings new beauty salon to Chesterfield

A new beauty salon is set to open in Chesterfield town centre, following a deal completed by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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4th November 2021

Financial Management Group Surpasses £600m Mark

Nottingham headquartered wealth management and financial advice firm, The RU Group, has announced a record total in assets under management.
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4th November 2021

Robinson produce luxury sustainable boxes for Holdsworth celebration range

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is partnering up with luxury chocolate manufacturer Holdsworth to produce a range of celebration chocolates.
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4th November 2021

Bennetts Of Derby Announce High Street Expansion

Bennetts have announced they are to open four new High Street stores over the next two years as well as hopefully returning to their flagship Irongate store once extensive restoration works are completed.
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3rd November 2021

EarthSense Moves to Space Park Leicester Following Significant Company Growth

EarthSense, the air quality specialist today announced its move to recently developed research and innovation centre, Space Park Leicester to support its company growth.
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2nd November 2021

Great Central Square crosses finish line with Europcar relocation

APB (Leicester) LLP and M1 Agency have secured leading mobility provider, Europcar Mobility Group UK, to relocate its headquarters to Charles Street Buildings’ No1 Great Central Square office development in Leicester city centre.
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2nd November 2021

Free business advice and support, what’s not to love?

Business Gateway Growth Hub book their stand at the 2022 Love Business Expo, 17th February at Holywell park, Loughborough
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1st November 2021

OPUS TRUST COMMUNICATIONS ACQUIRES ADARE SEC

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist headquartered in Leicester, will become a £110m turnover business as it announces the acquisition of Adare SEC for an undisclosed sum from its private equity owners, Endless LLP.
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1st November 2021

WILLSHEE’S WINS SOUTH DERBYSHIRE CONTRACT

South Derbyshire District Council has awarded Willshee’s Waste & Recycling a four-year contract which requires the handling of 8,500 tonnes of glass, metals, plastics, paper and card annually as part of their zero waste to landfill commitment. 
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28th October 2021

Wilkins Group re-lights the way for M&S to get in Christmas spirit

A Nottingham packaging firm is lighting up the shelves at M&S Foodhalls for the second Christmas running with its sell-out range of illuminating snow globe liqueurs.
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27th October 2021

Expanding local brickwork experts start work building 170 new homes on six-acre site in Leeds

Fast-growing Derbyshire brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork, has started work building new homes on a six-acre site in Leeds.
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26th October 2021

Unique partnership aims to help college graduates land quality jobs

Loughborough College and Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park have forged a new and unique partnership to help create a careers pipeline for students.
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25th October 2021

Digital Space bolsters sustainability services with new partnerships

Digital Space, the leading IT managed services provider, has today announced a significant investment in two new partnerships with global leader in remanufacturing, Circular Computing and asset disposal organisation, Re-Tek.
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25th October 2021

COACH HIRE COMPARISON IN THE FAST LANE AS TRAVEL INDUSTRY BOUNCES BACK

A coach hire comparison website is celebrating the busiest six months in its history as the travel industry bounces back following the easing of COVID restrictions.
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23rd October 2021

Kitchen specialists expand into Worksop

A specialist independent kitchen design and installation company has expanded into Worksop.
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22nd October 2021

Bakery experts with 60 years' experience collaborate on new venture

Two leading bakery experts have joined forces in a new venture as they look to supply high quality ingredients to major food businesses across the UK. 
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21st October 2021

Howes Percival advise Carbon Component Solutions on acquisition of leading UK plastic manufacturer

Law firm Howes Percival have acted for Carbon Component Solutions, a leading composite component manufacturer situated in Silverstone, on its purchase of Arnold Engineering Plastics. 
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20th October 2021

Derbyshire childcare group adds to its portfolio

Derbyshire childcare group adds to portfolio with Shirland acquisition
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20th October 2021

Get Ahead regional director celebrates successful first year in business

Marketing expert Emma Barratt had always wanted to run her own business. During the global pandemic in 2020, the time finally felt right to make her dream a reality.
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17th October 2021

Graphic materials business saw product sales surge by 500% during the pandemic

Dorotape, a graphic materials supplier based in Market Harborough, experienced a 500% increase in sales on floor graphic materials used to help the Coronavirus cause in 2020.
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16th October 2021

ALB Group adds another historic former mill to its portfolio

A developer has added another historic former mill to its impressive repertoire of acquisitions.
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15th October 2021

Medovate partners with Medipex to support development of East Midland NHS-created medical device innovations

Medovate partners with Medipex to support development of Yorkshire NHS-created medical device innovations
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15th October 2021

NEW PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR LOCAL DENTIST

A dentist in Nottingham has become the new owner of a local dental practice after securing funding support from Lloyds Bank.
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