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6th March 2024


Viking Transport Ltd has collected an award for its contribution to the logistics industry.
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21st February 2024

Sturgess Motor Group announces partnership with BYD electric vehicles

Sturgess Motor Group of Leicester are delighted to announce their newly formed relationship with Chinese Electric Vehicle manufacturer BYD.
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6th February 2024

Faster Britain goes on tour! Taking gigabit full fibre on the road. Climb on Board at the Love Business Expo

Measuring more than 44ft in length and 15 tonnes in weight, a new member of the Faster Britain family will be revealed this week in Leicestershire. The bus will be parked up for the day this years Love Business expo on the 15th February
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22nd January 2024

Sturgess Motor Group receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2024

20 JANUARY 2024, Sturgess Motor Grouphas received the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award, an independent seal of excellence, which recognises businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
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29th November 2023

Helping women to take the driving seat Think Pink & DG Cars celebrate Excellence in Collaboration win!

Rosie May Foundation’s Think Pink campaign has partnered with DG Cars and Western Cars Derby to increase the number of women taxi drivers in the Derby and Nottingham regions and are delighted to have won the prestigious Excellence in Collaboration Award a
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6th November 2023

Female drivers in Derby and Notts urged to Think Pink for career move.

A foundation that was set up following the tragic murder of a 10-year-old Nottinghamshire girl is championing a campaign to recruit female taxi drivers in is a bid to empower women in the workforce.
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27th October 2023

Love Business set to ‘Blast to the Future’ thanks to Great British Car Journey

Visitors at next year’s Love Business Expo will have the opportunity to grab a selfie with an iconic DeLorean DMC-12 – made famous by the Back to the Future movie trilogy – thanks to Derbyshire classic car visitor attraction Great British Car Journey.
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27th October 2023

Roberts Travel Introduces the Future of Transportation with Electric Coaches in Leicestershire

Roberts Travel Group, Leicestershire’s largest independent coach, bus and tour operator, is at the forefront of sustainable travel with the introduction of their Electric Coach. This progressive move reflects the company's dedication to a greener and e
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23rd October 2023

‘Molly’ motors towards milestone birthday at Great British Car Journey

The only unrestored early Austin Seven AB Tourer in existence has arrived at Great British Car Journey. She will be on public display throughout half term.
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13th October 2023

A big Italian adventure for a Great British Car Journey classic Mini

A classic Mini from the award-winning Great British Car Journey museum in Ambergate, Derbyshire, is flying the flag for the classic car museum in Italy.
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4th September 2023

100 years of A-roads helping local businesses to thrive along the A57

Business and education leaders have praised the impact on the regional economy of the A57 road to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Britain’s road numbering system. 
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5th July 2023

Howes Percival advises on the purchase of 19 Toyota/Lexus dealerships

"Flagship deal" and third major M&A in 12 months for dedicated automotive team
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22nd June 2023

Lockwood have only gone and done this…

Lockwood is a huge family-owned company based here in the East Midlands, offering haulage, warehousing and co-packing services. They have a large modern fleet ranging from 7.5 – 44 tonne vehicles along with warehousing capacity for hundreds of thousands o
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3rd June 2023

Local Haulier Pall-Ex shortlisted for the Motor Transport Awards 2023

Leicestershire Haulier, Pall-Ex Group has been shortlisted in three categories for this year’s Motor Transport Awards. The categories include Livery of the Year, Safety in Operation Award and Team of the Year.
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3rd April 2023

Logistics giant Pall-Ex Group accelerates its network’s future innovation by partnering with The Algorithm People

The world of logistics might not seem an obvious fit for AI, but Leicestershire based Pall-Ex is embracing this powerful technology to help deliver a more efficient and improved level of customer service.
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25th February 2023

Small firms brace for incoming fuel duty hike

Small firms grappling with rising fuel costs are calling on the Chancellor to scrap the planned increase at the upcoming Spring Budget.
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10th January 2023

Find Roberts Travel Group on Stand R11 at Love Business EXPO

Roberts Travel Group are delighted to be attending the Love Business EXPO 2023!
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11th October 2022

The countdown is on to Love Business Expo 2023

Sponsors, partners and supporters of the Love Business Expo met in Loughborough recently to start the countdown to next year’s event.
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15th September 2022

'Takumi' Craftmanship Meets Electricity

The all new UX 300e takes a brave new approach to electric car mobility.
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23rd August 2022

RZ is the first dedicated Lexus Battery Electric Vehicle

Developed under the ‘Lexus Driving Signature’ philosophy, RZ is the first dedicated Lexus Battery Electric Vehicle
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12th August 2022

Rising fuel and energy prices put over half of UK small businesses at risk of collapse, report finds

A survey of over 1,000 UK small businesses has revealed that rising fuel and energy costs is now believed to be one of the greatest threats to SME survival in 2022.
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26th July 2022

Introducing the all-new, fifth generation Lexus RX

RX has become a Lexus best-seller over the last two decades and will be pivotal to the brand’s Lexus Electrified strategy.
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20th July 2022

Motability Operations acquires 22-acre site in Coalville

Motability Operations, one of the largest wholesale used vehicle suppliers in the UK, has acquired The Fleet Auction Group’s 22-acre facility on the Stephenson Industrial Estate, Coalville.
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17th June 2022

Groundbreaking new technology reduces human exposure to air pollution by 91%

The Roadvent system developed by UK company Pollution Solution over the past 8 years, has now officially launched the world’s first technology, scientifically proven to be highly effective at reducing human exposure to deadly road based air pollutants.
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24th January 2022

Inchcape Retail Ltd is proud to sponsor Love Business for the ninth year

Inchcape Retail Ltd, Toyota and Lexus East Midlands retail centres are delighted to support Love Business, a business to business networking initiative in the East Midlands. Inchcape Retail Ltd will sponsor Love Business’s exhibition for the ninth year.
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8th October 2021

Electric motorcycles at forefront of commuter revolution

The market for electric vehicles is experiencing a boom within the commuter and leisure sectors as demand spikes for electric motorcycles according to a UK business that delivered its Horwin CR6 model to the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) this week.
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7th October 2021

Securiscape’s Glide Bollard–40 HVM system flexes its destructive powers as it passes its latest test

The owner of a Derbyshire security barriers designer and supplier has described its latest crash test as the “most destructive and successful one yet” after it reduced a 7.2T lorry to a mangled wreckage - but left its newest product virtually unscathed.h
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4th October 2021

RAC sets out law on storing fuel at home

Is it legal to store fuel at home? With some drivers reported to have been filling plastic bottles with petrol the RAC sets out what the law says
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16th September 2021


Former motorcycle racer, TV presenter and author Guy Martin, has completed initial tests in the 1200shp ‘52 Express’ streamliner in which he plans to attempt the motorcycle land speed record in Bolivia next year. Tests were made of the steering and brakin
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18th August 2021

Lexus Celebrates Grand Touring Tradition with UK Travel Posters featuring the LC Convertible

With the post-lockdown return to the roads and the growing popularity of the staycation, Lexus celebrates the grand touring tradition with three travel posters created by UK artists, featuring the eye-catching LC Convertible.
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28th July 2021


Bristol Street Motors has acquired the Renault Dacia business in Leicester from Renault Retail Group UK Limited.
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27th July 2021

Young & Improved Drivers Continue To Raise The Bar - Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

Drivers from Gist and DHL Supply Chain have won the nomination-based categories for Young Driver and Most Improved Driver in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021.
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18th June 2021

New road set to open up £250m Mansfield development

Work is underway to build a new spine road paving the way for community and commercial space which will bring in £100m a year to the local economy.
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14th June 2021

Eamonn Holmes’ dream fulfilled by Baytree Cars

Popular TV presenter Eamonn Holmes finally has his own way by buying his dream Bentley – thanks to Baytree Cars.
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30th April 2021

New Site on Track to Bring NEW Service to Local firms

Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) is on track to open its fifth site next month and is still recruiting.
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27th April 2021

Virus restrictions again force organisers to cancel town's popular classic car show

Organisers of the popular Ilkeston Heritage and Classic Vehicle Show have cancelled this year's event because of the Government restrictions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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21st April 2021


Lexus Derby is one of 10 Lexus retailers judged to be the best in Europe in the 2021 Kiwami Awards. The honours reward all-round excellence achieved in the most challenging trading conditions the brand has ever experienced.
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14th April 2021

trentbarton buses in Nottingham& Derby priority trial

Nine red arrow coaches are getting a quicker green light at key traffic junctions in Nottingham and Derby from this week.
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14th April 2021

CS2 switches to Thermo King and MFS for the first time

Specialist East Midlands temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution operator CS2 Transport Ltd has upgraded its 60-strong all-refrigerated fleet with the addition of four new DAF 26 tonne rigids that have each been specified with G&A multi-temperat
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11th March 2021

RHCV Unveils Latest Investment

As the business continues to grow apace, East Midlands leading independent Renault trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has invested in a new brand image which better reflects the company’s growth.
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11th March 2021


Serving armed forces personnel and UK veterans in Nottinghamshire have special access to year-round discounts on a brand new car or motorbike of their dreams, thanks to specialist car group, Motorfinity.
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5th March 2021

Ilkeston’s PMB drives away with national award for the third year in a row

PMB Pallet Express Limited has shifted into top gear after picking up a coveted national award from logistics giant Pall-Ex.
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25th February 2021

Licence Unlocks Future of Premium Outdoor Venue in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has been granted a new premises licence which unlocks its potential to be Leicester's premium outdoor venue.
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12th February 2021

Coming soon…

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

Baytree makes dream come true for TV star's dad

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

Baytree Cars doubles turnover and agrees deal with Mulholland

Baytree Cars, the region’s leading prestige and performance car dealership has doubled its turnover in 2020 – despite the COVID pandemic.
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18th November 2020

Road Safety Week: The safest winter cars

​​​​​​​Darker commutes, wetter conditions and slippery surfaces mean only one thing – winter is here. According to Caroline Hill, vehicle expert at Pink Car Leasing, a Leicestershire-based vehicle leasing company, here are some of the safest winter cars.
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16th November 2020

First Fence throws support behind Road Safety Week after rise in local offences

First Fence, the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of security and temporary fencing, has pledged to support and raise awareness for Road Safety Week, with its director calling for more action to be taken to address local speeding issues.
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29th October 2020

Extended showroom for prestige car specialist Baytree

Prestige and performance vehicle specialist Baytree Cars has expanded its showroom after a big surge in demand.
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7th October 2020

Permaroof expands its fleet to deliver consistent service

PERMAROOF UK LTD, the leading importer and distributor of products that provides permanent solutions to age old building problems, has invested in two brand new vehicles to boost the speed and consistency of its service.
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2nd October 2020

Local Logistics Firm Europa launches Frictionless Brexit Product

Europa Road, a division of pioneering logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group, has launched a new customs product to preserve transit times and the flow of goods between the UK and Europe after the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31st Decemb
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23rd July 2020

Car leasing for a flight free summer

Despite some travel restrictions being eased, air passenger concerns remain sky high, with a recent poll revealing only 17% of Britons are planning an overseas break this year.
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8th June 2020

NK Motors says thanks to the NHS

Derby- and Nottingham-based Kia dealer NK Motors is celebrating the reopening of its dealerships by offering NHS staff a £300 discount on any of its cars to say thank you for all they are doing throughout the pandemic.
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4th June 2020

Going electric for a greener future: Why companies should lease electric cars

Over recent weeks, we have experienced what has been labelled a ‘carbon crash’, with CO2 emissions plummeting as a result of the pandemic.
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8th January 2020

Electric Vehicle Accreditation for Bristol Street Motors NIssan Chesterfield

Bristol Street Motors Chesterfield Nissan has become one of the first dealerships in the country to gain Electric Vehicle Approved status (EVA).
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25th November 2019

Bott Ashby invests in the future

Bott enhances its vehicle conversion facilities in Ashby with a new EV ready £1m workshop extension
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23rd November 2019

Sturgess Land Rover Previews The New Land Rover Defender

Sturgess Land Rover of Leicester, one of the UK's oldest Land Rover retailers, hosted the new Land Rover Defender at a special preview event last Saturday.
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21st October 2019

Award-winning Renault Trucks dealer chooses TotalKare for new workshop

An award-winning Renault Trucks dealer has selected TotalKare to provide a full suite of mobile vehicle lifts for its new Nottingham workshop.
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18th October 2019

Frank Key Delivers with Midlands' First Five Star Safety Lorry

Frank Key is the first builders merchant in the Midlands to put a five star safety rated Scania L-series truck into service, now delivering to customers across Nottinghamshire.
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11th October 2019

Total Motion welcomes new directors Claire and Jayne to restructured board

Leicester-based vehicle management company Total Motion has restructured its board with the appointments of financial director Claire Timms and operations director Jayne Stansfield
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18th September 2019

Pall-Ex launches nationwide Driver Drive

Pall-Ex is accelerating its recruitment with the launch of a nationwide Driver Drive, which will help tackle HGV driver shortages across its network.
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18th September 2019

Total Motion’s support helps Bodie Hodge’s Foundation achieve “unprecedented success”

Support from vehicle management company Total Motion has helped its chosen charity of 2019, the Bodie Hodges Foundation, achieve “unprecedented success.”
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16th September 2019

RHCV marks successful opening of new site

East Midlands Renault Trucks dealer, RH Commercial Vehicle’s (RHCV) marked the official opening of its new £3.5m site in Nottingham last week, with a special event.
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16th September 2019

Pall-Ex selects Microlise for telematics and camera solution

Pall-Ex, one of the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution networks, has selected Microlise to provide a telematics and vehicle camera solution across its entire fleet of over 100 vehicles.
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11th March 2019

Driving Someone Else’s Car Could Land You in Hot Water Warns Midlands Insurance Broker

Drivers have regularly hopped in and out of each other’s cars for convenience, assuming their own insurance covers them for every eventuality.
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