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Love Business Diversity

Love Business Diversity aims to keep you informed and up-to-date. From opportunities and benefits to legislation covering how you engage with your employees, customers and the general public. It can also help you better manage  your interactions, communications and policies regarding race, nationality, gender, sexuality and gender identity, disability status, age and faith diversity.


16th February 2020

Improve the hiring process and make your business more diverse

The BBC’s director of creative diversity June Sarpong has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major event in Leicester to help local businesses recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
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21st January 2020

Workplace Diversity Solutions enters partnership with Peninsula

Award-winning East Midlands diversity and inclusion consultancy Workplace Diversity Solutions has established a new partnership with Peninsula, the UK’s market leader in employment law and health & safety support.
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14th December 2019

Common myths about disability

There are many common myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of disability. Here, award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, explores and explodes them.
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12th December 2019

David Wilson Homes South Midlands celebrates diversity in construction with new role

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes is celebrating diversity and equal opportunities in the construction industry with its newest role in the company.
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6th December 2019

Keep it zipped, it’s only harassment!

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, takes a closer look at the issue of workplace discrimination and reflects on the progress made and the work still to be done.
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3rd December 2019

Disabilities and attitudes… what’s going on?

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions considers how attitudes towards diversity, disabilities have changed.
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29th November 2019

The business case for diversity

A great deal of research has been carried out about the business case for diversity. Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, takes a closer look at the issue.
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22nd November 2019

Think about your purpose

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, looks at how to define your purpose, from a diversity and inclusion perspective.
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15th November 2019

Diversity – a strategic approach

Award-winning consultant Richard Shakespeare, of Workplace Diversity Solutions, looks at the benefits of introducing a diversity and inclusion strategy to your organisation.
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28th August 2019

National finals for law firm

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers has seen its commitment to staff training recognised after it was shortlisted for a prestigious conveyancing award.
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12th August 2019

Diversity Conference for business and community leaders

Leading figures from business and the community will come together to look at engaging with diverse populations.
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10th June 2019

Diversity workshops for local businesses

Two of the region's leading diversity experts are joining forces to deliver a summer series of workshops aimed at helping businesses get to grips with diversity and inclusion within their organisations.
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25th April 2019

Community Tickets Offered For Annual Event

Rolls-Royce plc is offering 300 free tickets for people living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby to enjoy the Darley Park outdoor classical music concert in September.
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25th April 2019

Vote now to help Richard’s National Diversity Awards Bid

The managing director of a specialist East Midlands company which provides diversity and inclusion learning solutions to some of the country’s largest businesses has been nominated for a prestigious award… and needs your vote to win it.
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18th April 2019

More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship, finds East Midlands housebuilder

Redrow Homes, which is currently building across the East Midlands, has launched the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction.
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16th April 2019

Tight labour market another headache for small business owners as EU staff wrestle with settled status applications

The UK’s unemployment rate remains at a near record-low 3.9% according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis published today.
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3rd April 2019

Remit recognised for commitment to supporting learners

National training provider, Remit Group, was named runner-up at the AAC Awards 2019 for its dedication to supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
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2nd April 2019

Multimedia artist returns to her roots

Creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College welcomed a special guest last week and learnt more about launching their careers in the industry.
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1st April 2019

Furry Tail Ending for Local Dog Lovers’ Fundraising

Local dog holiday specialists Barking Mad are in (puppy) love after sponsoring a second Dogs for Good assistance dog puppy named Wendy.
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28th March 2019

Nottinghamshire multi-million pound scheme starts on site

Newark Day Services move as significant £15m scheme starts
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28th March 2019

Footprints CEC wants your vote to win up to £50,000 of National Lottery Funding

A local charity in Nottingham is calling for your vote to secure up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects.
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28th March 2019

RHCV drives forward with new £3.5m site

Work has started on a brand new £3.5m head office and service site for independent Renault Truck dealership RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV), in Nottingham, as part of its strategic investment plan to enhance its facilities.
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28th March 2019

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is on a recruitment drive to attract more mental health nurses to work across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides mental health, learning disability and community health services for one million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is looking to recruit more mental health nurses.
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26th March 2019

Ex-student shares her holistic journey

A former beauty therapy student from West Nottinghamshire College has visited current learners – giving them an insight into the holistic side of the industry.
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22nd March 2019

UK’s first all-female bricklaying contest builds towards gender parity

Leading building products manufacturer Forterra launched Bricklaying Forterra Females (BFF) earlier this month, a groundbreaking competition that took place as part of a wider construction skills day at Havering College in Essex.
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18th March 2019

Derby City Council unveil £11.2 million plans for Market Hall

Derby City Council unveils new £11.2 million plans to rejuvinate Derby's Market Hall 'Everything Derby'
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14th March 2019

Local charity makes a move to The Derby Conference Centre

Local Charity ‘me & dee’ have moved their office from Friar Gate in Derby City Centre to The Derby Conference Centre.
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8th March 2019

Midlands firms celebrate International Women's Day 2019

MORE than 20 senior delegates from across the Midlands gathered in Leicester ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD, 8 March) for a round table event which explored the challenges faced in achieving true gender equality.
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7th March 2019

International Women's Day 2019: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham champions gender parity in workplace

#BalanceforBetter within the Live Entertainment and Sports Industries
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26th February 2019

Distribution firm flies the flag for female leadership in logistics

Three female employees in diverse senior positions at national logistics, warehousing and courier firm The NX Group are leading by example as they mark International Women’s Day by calling on more women to consider careers in transport and logistics.
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26th February 2019

Heathcotes Group becomes Apprenticeship Ambassador

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, is helping to increase local apprenticeship participation after joining the town’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.
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25th February 2019

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise, say small firms, as new research reveals contribution to communities

The Government should recognise the fundamental role played by small firms in local communities by making it easier for them to support those who are disadvantaged in the jobs market, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
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25th February 2019

Female-only lifestyle and exercise programme kicks off to improve fitness levels

Women across Leicester are being encouraged to join forces and get active in a bid to improve their health and drive down their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
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25th February 2019

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise

Now is the time for Government to deliver NICs manifesto promise, say small firms, as new research reveals contribution to communities
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21st February 2019

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Celebrates Mental Health Nurses Day on 21st February 2019 as it seeks to recruit more mental health nurses

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is supporting the first Mental Health Nurses’ Day* on 21st February 2019
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19th February 2019

Manager of Nottingham's Footprints CEC to participate in UK’s first MD Conductor course!

Nathalie Bailey-Fitter, manager of Nottingham-based charity Footprints CEC, is set to become one of the first people to complete the UK’s first Multidisciplinary Conductor course at the National Institute for Movement Disorders in Birmingham.
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14th February 2019

East Midlands Womens Awards - Nominations to open with two new categories

Nominations for this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA) open on Friday 1st March 2019 with two new categories to celebrate female contribution in the region.
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25th January 2019

Innovative styling for curly hair comes to Leicestershire Salon

George’s Hairdressing’s Oadby salon is set to become the go-to place in Leicestershire for styling curly hair. One of the chain’s stylists attended the exclusive ‘Curl by Curl’ course in London delivered by influential stylist and author Lorraine Massey.
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22nd January 2019

Do you know the right thing to say? - Limited Places Book Now

This workshop format presentation is designed to enlighten every business owner on the sensitive area of ‘diversity’ - so whether it’s sexual orientation, race or disability - it will provide you with the basic ‘do’s and don'ts’. Book your FREE place now
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22nd January 2019

Wellingborough Business MD to run London Marathon in aid of Enham Trust

Aside from his full-time occupation as Managing Director of ABL UK, which provides desktop power modules, monitor arms and cabling solutions, Paul McKenzie has a passion for running.
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18th January 2019

What is the correct thing to say?

Richard is speaking at Love Business on 27th February - Workplace Diversity and your legal obligations - how not to get it wrong, however well intended you are.
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17th January 2019

Y/Our Future Recruitment campaign welcomes health and social care professionals to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Y/Our Future is a new recruitment campaign launched today that unites five major health and social care employers - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City
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17th January 2019

The Ed teacher of money for Dorothy Goodman pupils

Dorothy Goodman School pupils learned how to open a savings account during a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
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17th January 2019

Green-fingered community comes together for ‘allotmenteering’ project

Derby-based special educational needs (SEN) sixth form students have joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, Ashbourne Road District Allotment Association (ARDAA) and BBC Radio Derby’s ‘Potty Plotters’ on a community volunteering project at Ashbourne Ro
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10th January 2019

Heathcotes Group becomes a Chesterfield Champion

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, is backing a campaign to support the development of the local economy after joining the Chesterfield Champions network.
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11th December 2018

Richard Shakespeare - the UK’s leading Work Place Diversity Consultant

1.50pm - 2.10pm Work Place Diversity and your legal obligations - how not to get it wrong, however well intended you are @ Love Business EXPO 2019
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6th December 2018

Love Business helped me get Eurostar account

1.50pm - 2.10pm Work Place Diversity and your legal obligations - how not to get it wrong, however well intended you are @ Love Business EXPO 2019
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4th December 2018

I want to spread a bit of happiness

Dialysis patient designs easy-to-wear fashion for people with health conditions
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28th November 2018

Charity ball for Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre leaves its ‘Footprint’ by raising over £14,000!

The 23rd November marked the second Little Footprints Ball - an event organised to raise vital funds to support Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre, Footprints CEC.
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27th November 2018

Chesterfield care provider wins National Apprenticeship Award

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, won Large Employer of the Year at the Learning Unlimited National Apprenticeship Awards 2018, held at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield.
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14th November 2018

National construction company supports Leicestershire charity

Management trainees from national construction company, Willmott Dixon, have created an accessible summer house for children and adults with learning disabilities in Leicestershire as part of its annual trainee challenge.
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14th November 2018

Lincs adult learning facility to have bright future thanks to £35k grant

Thistles Market Garden Ltd, a day service for adults with learning disabilities, will save over £3,000 on its energy bills annually thanks to the support of specialist renewable energy consultants Greenio.
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13th November 2018

Business leaders come together to discuss the gender gap in the construction sector

Female leaders in property and construction from across Leicestershire and the wider Midlands region came together last week (7 Nov) for Inspiring Leicester – a Women in Construction roundtable event hosted by De Montfort University at the Leicester Busin
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12th November 2018

Escape Time - Award winning escape room to form charity partnership with The Buddy Bag Foundation

Escape Time to buddy up with The Buddy Bag Foundation to bring a few smiles back this Christmas!
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12th November 2018

Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe opens Loughborough’s pioneering Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel

Double Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened the new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University on Friday 9th November.
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8th November 2018

Diwali celebration at Howes Percival

Businesspeople from a variety of backgrounds in and around Leicester had an opportunity to celebrate Diwali recently at Howes Percival's Leicester office. 
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8th November 2018

Chesterfield care provider nominated for National Apprenticeship Award

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has been nominated as a finalist in the Learning Unlimited National Apprenticeship Awards 2018.
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5th November 2018

Forward Ladies Celebrates the Success of Business Women in the Midlands

Forward Ladies Celebrates the Success of Business Women in the Midlands
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5th November 2018

Luxury developer puts location at the heart of Oak View

A new development in Appleby Magna has become a sought-after haven for those looking to combine luxury living with commuter convenience thanks to quality housebuilder Mulberry Homes.
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23rd October 2018

Heathcotes Group appoints Head of Recruitment

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Hocine Benhafsi as Head of Recruitment to support its nationwide expansion.
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15th October 2018

Birmingham shoes a sellout success to empower women

A Birmingham shoemaker, who has been recognised as a leading light in the footwear industry, has seen her latest collection sell out before even hitting the shelves.
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11th October 2018

BioCity hosts Ada Lovelace Day to inspire the next generation of female STEM scientists

Forty-five girls who are students at three Nottingham high schools took part in an Ada Lovelace Day event at leading life sciences incubator, BioCity Nottingham, to learn about the opportunities of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemat
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10th October 2018

Local charity Footprints CEC confirms GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE as its newest patron

Sneinton-based charity Footprints CEC, the city’s only Conductive Education Centre, is delighted to announce world record holder and paralympian, Richard Whitehead MBE, as its newest patron.
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14th September 2018

Walking Cricket aims to push the boundaries for exercise in Leicestershire

Health campaigners in Leicestershire hope a new version of cricket will bowl over those looking for a fun and friendly way of getting fit.
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7th September 2018

Footprints makes starting school easier with its conductive education expertise

Making the leap from nursery to 'big school' is not just a big moment for children, it can also a nerve-racking time for parents - and this is no different for children with disabilities.
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5th September 2018

BARRATT HOMES WORKS TOWARDS A MORE ACCESSIBLE FUTURE AT SITE VISIT WITH WHIZZ-KIDZ

In a bid to make its sites more easily accessible for wheelchair users, leading housebuilder Barratt Homes is working closely with a disabled children’s charity at its development Highfields in Littleover.
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30th August 2018

Construction group Stepnell delivers robust business results

Construction specialist Stepnell, which has its head office in Rugby, has announced a robust set of financial results for the year ending 31 March 2018.
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24th August 2018

Star Trust donates £2,500 to local charity to support elderly

A Nottingham-based charity which supports elderly people across the county has received a boost following a £2,500 donation by Star Trust.
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6th August 2018

Peveril Homes takes home a double crown at this year’s LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards

Woodcroft, Moira, named as Best High Volume New Housing Development while Ivan Cooke wins the prestigious Site Manager Award
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6th August 2018

Willmott Dixon celebrates female successes as part of diversity drive

Willmott Dixon is celebrating the successes of two of its local female employees from the East Midlands as part of its drive to promote opportunities and encourage more women to consider careers in the construction industry.
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3rd August 2018

Lizzie is London bound

An ex-construction student from West Nottinghamshire College is feeling elated following her nomination for a prestigious national award.
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25th July 2018

The Midlands shortlist unveiled for the FL National Awards & Summit 2018

The FL National Awards & Summit, now in its 9th year and proudly supported by headline sponsor HSBC UK, has announced its anticipated regional shortlist.
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25th July 2018

Charity quiz organised in aid of Leicester life skills centre

A charity quiz night has been announced at the Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium to support a local charity that teaches children of Leicestershire and Rutland life skills for staying safe on and offline.
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20th July 2018

Adapted home changes family’s life

Within minutes of moving into their brand new home at Wolsey Island, Leicester, the Omar family knew their lives had changed for the better.
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11th July 2018

Hinckley & Rugby signs up to Women in Finance

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, which commits financial services organisations to preparing their talented female staff for leadership roles.
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6th July 2018

Care director highlighted in CQC celebration of NHS

Tracy Johnson, Director of Operations at Chesterfield-based Heathcotes Group, has been highlighted as an outstanding individual in health and social care as part of a new publication celebrating 70 years of the NHS.
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21st June 2018

EverythingBranded’s Inaugural EB Fest is Huge Success

EverythingBranded.co.uk are pleased to announce the success of their first ever Summer EB Fest Event on June 2nd 2018. Together with suppliers, family and friends, they celebrated the outstanding achievements of our tireless staff as well as raising money
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14th June 2018

J Tomlinson completes £7 million supported living scheme

The construction team at J Tomlinson has handed over a supported living scheme built for developer HBV.
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4th June 2018

Lubrizol helps Remap’s engineers to make a difference to people’s lives

The Derbyshire branch of a national charity which recruits retired engineers to invent bespoke aids for people with disabilities says it will be able to help more clients after it was handed hundreds of pounds by a Hazelwood company.
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31st May 2018

EverythingBranded.co.uk announce new charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise

EverythingBranded.co.uk have announced their new national charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise.
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30th May 2018

Leicester hair salon dedicates ‘Hair Room’ to charity supporter

Prestigious Leicester hair salon George’s Hairdressing aims to provide a supportive room for people living with medical hair loss at its salon on Allandale Road in the city.
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24th May 2018

Heathcotes Group enjoys overwhelming response at the Transition Event

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, enjoyed an overwhelming response as a sponsor appearing at the 2018 Transition Event, a conference dedicated to the future of young people with disabilities and associated needs.
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24th May 2018

Notts doctor spots gap in the market for specialist medical supplkies

CRUCIAL medical supplies will soon be launched to the healthcare market after a Nottinghamshire doctor spotted a gap in the market for specialist devices and secured funding from Enterprise Loans East Midlands and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF
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15th May 2018

Charnwood entrepreneur is back in business stronger than ever following a life changing injury.

Leicestershire businesswoman, Jo Finch, is back in business with her new company Charnwood Bookkeeping.
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8th May 2018

Whitemeadow launches sewing school to address skills gap

Independent British furniture manufacturer Whitemeadow is set to launch its own sewing school to help address the challenge of finding the next generation of skilled upholstery sewing machinists.   
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1st May 2018

Leicester diabetes figures up by a third in five years

The number of adults in Leicester with diabetes has risen by 33 per cent in the last five years, according to new figures.
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27th April 2018

Another year of celebration at the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards

Over 200 individuals from across the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector came together on Wednesday 25th April to celebrate success at the Medilink UK National Awards.
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27th April 2018

The second phase of homes at award winning riverside development set to be released at Open Day

Homebuyers on the lookout for a new house with views of Nottingham’s waterside, cityscape and nature will be able to find their perfect home at the launch of Trent Basin’s Phase Two – a multi award-winning eco development on the banks of the River Trent.
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25th April 2018

RHCV drives expansion by acquiring Northants dealership top dealer takeover

Exciting times are ahead for the award-winning East Midlands-based Renault Trucks Dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) – with the acquisition of another operation in Northampton.
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13th April 2018

Heathcotes Group sponsors The Transition Event

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, is sponsoring an exhibition and conference which aims to help build a bright future for young people with disabilities or additional needs.
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13th April 2018

Ex-serviceman switched on to new success

An ex-serviceman has spoken about his time at West Nottinghamshire College being his “lifeline” following a regional college skills competition win.
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10th April 2018

Gender pay gap at Barker Ross Staffing Solutions reflects commitment to equality

Recruitment business Barker Ross Staffing Solutions has unveiled a gender pay gap – the difference between what male and female employees are paid – of just 2.3 percent.
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10th April 2018

G F Tomlinson's Siman to trek the Inca Trail for Alzheimer's Society

A DERBY man is trekking more than 100km on one of the world’s most famous trails to raise money for a charity which battles the disease that is the UK’s biggest killer
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6th April 2018

Richard Shakespeare Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Richard Shakespeare, Managing Director of Workplace Diversity Solutions based in Coalville, has been nominated for a Positive Role Model award at The National Diversity Awards 2018.
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6th April 2018

Leading HR Specialist Shares Five Ways East Midlands Firms Can Narrow The Gender Pay Gap

Thursday 5th March 2018, Nottingham – The final deadline has expired for East Midlands organisations with 250 + employees to report their gender pay gap - the average difference between what they pay male and female employees - to the Government Equalitie
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4th April 2018

Columbus UK invites local schoolchildren to Nottingham offices to spark interest in STEM careers

On 6 March, Nottingham-based business services provider Columbus UK invited a class of 10 and 11-year olds from Holy Cross School in Hucknall to their head office for a morning of activities
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4th April 2018

STEPNELL AWARDED £13.1M BUILDING MODERNISATION FOR UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER CAMPUS HUB

Leading construction contractor Stepnell has been awarded a £13.1 million contract by the University of Leicester to complete the modernisation of its Percy Gee Building.
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