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22nd September 2020

Disability Direct receives £100,000 COVID relief grant

Disability Direct has received £100,000 from Barclays Bank’s Covid-19 Community Aid Package as recognition of its impact during the crisis.
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22nd July 2020

Broker launches new vehicle management division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the creation of its new vehicle management and leasing division.
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10th July 2020

New Trainee and Apprentice bonuses – a guide from Access Training

The new Trainee and Apprentice bonus schemes announced on 8 July 2020 by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are welcome news for employers and young job seekers alike.
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10th July 2020

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation delivers more than £500,000 in emergency grants

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (LLRCF) has delivered a staggering £552,719.50 in emergency grants to charities, voluntary groups and community organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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8th July 2020

Another lifeline for business owners

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced further support for employers affected by coronavirus, in the form of a Job Retention Bonus. 
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1st July 2020

Glenrose supports Rolls-Royce workers with complimentary financial advice

Derby-based Glenrose Financial Planners has offered to support Rolls-Royce workers potentially affected by redundancy by providing complimentary one-to-one consultations to help them plan their finances.
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23rd June 2020

Glenrose launches new online financial advice service

Derby-based Glenrose Financial Planners has launched a new online financial advice portal as part of its strategic plans for growth.
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4th June 2020

Charnwood launches specialist sports advisory arm for athletes

Charnwood Accountants & Business Advisors LLP recently launched a new specialist advisory arm, Loughborough Finance for Sport, to support athletes and sports-related businesses with their accounting needs. 
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14th May 2020

Mercia invests over £11m during lockdown

Mercia Asset Management, which is one of the most active investors in regional SMEs, has invested over £11m in the seven weeks since the lockdown began.
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6th May 2020

Leicester-based HR software firm secures £775k to build its client base

StaffCircle – the Leicester-based HR software company – has raised a further £775,000 to build its sales and marketing team and expand its client base.
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4th May 2020

COVID-19 Bounce Back Loans Scheme

The bounce-back loans scheme specifically targets small and micro businesses in all sectors, providing loans from £2,000 up to 25 per cent of their turnover with a maximum loan of £50,000.
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1st May 2020

Investment Boosts Nottinghamshire Engineering Start-up

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-based engineering consultancy has received a six-figure sum investment from Enterprise Loans East Midlands through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.
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28th April 2020

Broker firm launches new scheme to help the NHS

Financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has announced the launch of its new ‘Help to Supply’ scheme.
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27th April 2020

Chamber welcomes new coronavirus ‘bounceback’ scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today confirmed the introduction of a new ‘micro-loan’ scheme to help small businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis.
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23rd April 2020

£120k Funding Awarded To Improve Road Safety At Local Level

The Road Safety Trust, a charity dedicated to making the UK’s roads the safest in the world, has awarded £120,000 funding to six organisations across the UK to help improve road safety at a local level.
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20th April 2020

Lincolnshire security fog manufacturer secures £250,000 from MEIF

Concept Smoke Screen will use the funding to launch a new product, expand its customer reach overseas and create five new jobs in Lincolnshire.
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9th April 2020

Nursery Group Remains Open To Support Key Worker Families After £1.6 Million Funding Boost

One of the UK’s largest family-owned and managed nursery group will be able to keep its doors open to the children of key workers during the coronavirus lockdown after securing a £1.6 million loan from Lloyds Bank, brokered by Goodman Corporate Finance.
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7th April 2020

Calling All Manufacturers

The Government is reaching out to manufacturers to get feedback on how the current COVID-19 situation is affecting you
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6th April 2020

Dains Webinar Provides Crucial Covid-19 Cash Flow Advice To Businesses

Dains Accountants has highlighted the importance of good cash flow forecasting for businesses to help them overcome the financial impact of COVID-19.
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3rd April 2020

Family cleaning company ‘keeping lights on’ with support from Lloyds Bank

A second-generation cleaning company is benefitting from a five-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) from Lloyds Bank.
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1st April 2020

Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs) to help businesses re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!
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22nd March 2020

Commemorative five tonne bell cast in UK gets Royal escort down under

A huge bell weighing more than five tonnes has been transported nearly 10,000 miles, from the UK to Australia’s capital city Canberra, by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), following its casting and tuning at the Loughborough Bellfoundry in Leicesters
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18th March 2020

Business Minister Opens New Engineering Centre at Boston College

The Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP opened the Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Centre (EMAT) at Boston College yesterday (Thursday 12th March).
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9th March 2020

Investment boosts Lincolnshire housing group's growth ambitions

A leading housing group that operates across Lincolnshire has secured significant investment that will help it achieve its ambitious plans to build around 750 new homes a year for the next five years.
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6th March 2020

MEIF investment propels Leicestershire Comms firm into international markets

Leicestershire-based communications firm Write the Talk has received £75,000 to support UK job creation with expansion plans into the Hong Kong and USA markets.
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3rd March 2020

trentbarton going places with new full fibre network

trentbarton invests in full fibre to secure better customer experience
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1st March 2020

Buy-to-let landlords face 'seismic' tax change

People selling buy-to-let properties or other property owners could clock up financial penalties due to ‘seismic’ changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) payment rules, says tax specialist Imogen Lea, from Clarke Willmott LLP.
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28th February 2020

Derbyshire firm targets further growth following million pound machinery boost

A Derbyshire-based manufacturer is accelerating its growth plans after investing close to £1 million in new machinery with the support of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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27th February 2020

Manufacturing jobs on offer at Derbyshire manufacturer thanks to 50k funding injection

Derbyshire-based software engineering company Devtank expands thanks to a six-figure funding boost from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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27th February 2020

Historic Maynard Arms hotel brought back to life by new management

The Maynard Arms in Grindleford, Derbyshire, has reopened under new management after undergoing a full transformation, including a new restaurant and bar.
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26th February 2020

Lincolnshire engineering company plans double turnover with HSBC UK support

Lincolnshire-based SL Engineering, a supplier to some of the world’s most demanding fuel, hydraulic and other critical fluid conveyance applications, aims to double turnover to over £12 million by 2023, thanks to a £1.5 million refinancing package from HS
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24th February 2020

UK's largest supplier of buttons to the fashion industry puts new HQ in style

One of Nottingham’s oldest independent family-owned business, Jones & Co, is expanding into new purpose-built premises after receiving a £1 million funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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24th February 2020

New £50,000 sampling machine ensures 'the real deal' for packaging manufacturer

A packaging manufacturer has invested £50,000 in a new sampling machine which will give its clients a more realistic idea of the products it can produce.
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22nd February 2020

Chesterfield outdoor equipment specialist acquires new premises with support from HSBC UK

Hubaco Ltd, the parent company of Terra Nova Equipment, best known for the design and manufacture of award-winning outdoor equipment, and YourSchoolUniform.com, an online schoolwear supplier, has moved into its new premises in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, afte
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19th February 2020

Investment markets open for business to new entrants

Investment and private equity markets could help to fund the growth of exciting Nottingham businesses, according to a recent event hosted by Macildowie in partnership with the London Stock Exchange.
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18th February 2020

Partnership's office for charity boosts bid to revive 'iron giant' for public benefit

Regeneration agency Erewash Partnership has helped a voluntary group to keep plans on track for turning the disused Bennerley Viaduct at Ilkeston into a visitor attraction.
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16th February 2020

Charterpoint Senior Living starts work on new Bingham care home

Developers have broken ground on a new 70-bed care home being built in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
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14th February 2020

New Metro Bank 'MCash' delivery service launches across the Midlands

Metro Bank has launched its new on-demand cash collection and delivery service in the Midlands. The new service will support the 4.2 million1 UK SMEs that rely on cash2, and save SMEs vital time by delivering and collecting cash at their doorstep on reque
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11th February 2020

Bedrock Tax owner shortlisted for national Women in Accountancy and Finance 2020

edrock Tax is delighted to announce that Lisa Topliss, one of Bedrock Tax's Directors and owner of the business, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020 which showcases the achievements of women in practice, bus
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8th February 2020

Local Company Invests £1m to Grow and Create Jobs

While many businesses have not made investment decisions because of uncertainty and lack of confidence brought about by Brexit. ADS Laser Cutting Ltd based in Leicester, an engineering business, has invested in a new metal laser cutting machine from manuf
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8th February 2020

Wholesale nursery supplier secures £250,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Family run plant nursery will use the funding to accelerate growth plans, diversify its customer base and take advantage of new market opportunities.
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7th February 2020

Focus on business growth and productivity as Leicester Innovation Week returns

Is innovation a key driver when it comes to growing a successful business?
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7th February 2020

The end of the road for Entrepreneurs' Relief?

With the 11th March Budget looming, speculation is rife that Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) is to be curtailed or even abolished.
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7th February 2020

Wholesale nursery supplier secures £250,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Family run plant nursery will use the funding to accelerate growth plans, diversify its customer base and take advantage of new market opportunities.
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5th February 2020

Charities offered space and advice plus interest

Charities are being offered mentoring, advice and even free meeting space alongside a competitive interest rate in an innovative new savings account from Hinckley & Rugby.
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4th February 2020

RSM takes top spot in Midlands M&A advisory league

RSM's corporate finance team has moved up the league table to become the most active financial adviser in the Midlands M&A advisory market in 2019.
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3rd February 2020

RSM takes top spot in Midlands M&A advisory league

RSM's corporate finance team has moved up the league table to become the most active financial adviser in the Midlands M&A advisory market in 2019.
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27th January 2020

Nottingham’s Unity Square development reaches new heights

A topping out ceremony was held at one of the East Midlands’ most significant developments, Unity Square, to mark the build reaching its highest point.
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17th December 2019

Permaroof celebrates its most successful year to date

Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, is celebrating its most successful year to date with 24,000 orders completed; the highest figure in its 19-year history.  
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17th December 2019

Howes Percival acts for Cadman Capital Group on country sports acquisitions

Howes Percival has acted for Cadman Capital Group, a private equity firm, on two acquisitions for the Group's sports shooting and country wear division. 
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17th December 2019

Quantity Surveying team at Focus Consultants working at Staunton Country Park in Hampshire

Work is underway on site for a £4 million project which will restore and rejuvenate an historically important parkland.
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17th December 2019

Business Bank urges people to be diligent and take cyber security seriously to protect your online cash

Online banking is, for many of us, a part of our day-to-day lives, but concerns over cyber security and a rise in online scams have left many of us asking just how safe is our hard-earned cash?
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16th December 2019

Specialist Sixth Form Education Provider completes seven-figure refinance deal with Allied Irish Bank (GB)

A specialist sixth form education provider has completed a £1.73m refinance deal with Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Nottingham that will strengthen the future ambitions of Bilborough Sixth Form College.
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16th December 2019

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society staff help homeless at Christmas

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and its staff have helped the homeless this Christmas by donating 18 starter packs to help them sleep, cook, eat in and clean their next homes.
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16th December 2019

Belmayne kicks off grassroots links

Two north Sheffield community sports organisations have received a financial boost, thanks to Dronfield-based Belmayne.
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16th December 2019

Leicestershire performing arts school reveals new studio with HSBC UK support

A popular family-run performing arts school in Leicestershire has purchased its first-ever business premises in Melton Mowbray, thanks to a £252,000 commercial mortgage from HSBC UK.
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13th December 2019

Hinckley & Rugby sleep out raises £3,000 for homeless

Staff from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have raised more than £3,000 for the homelessness charity Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland by sleeping out for a night in the Society’s car park in Hinckley.
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10th December 2019

Marketplace lender appoints new Relationship Director in the Midlands

Assetz Capital has appointed Paul King as Relationship Director as it looks to support more business owners and housebuilders across the Midlands.
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8th December 2019

£10,000 capital investment for Russells

At a time of continued growth, Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles has invested £10,000 in upgrading its equipment and technology.
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8th December 2019

Banner Jones Wealth Management LLP welcomes new financial planner

Derbyshire and South Yorkshire based Wealth Management firm, Banner Jones Wealth Management, has expanded their team with the appointment of Financial Planner, Simon Dickinson DipPFS.
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8th December 2019

SME support launched to STEM sector at Made in Chesterfield

The University of Derby has revealed a refreshed package of SME support to ‘strength the capability of businesses in Chesterfield and the surrounding region, with access to research and expertise that can help foster innovation.’
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8th December 2019

Roythornes advises on sale of anerobic degestion plant to Macquarie

Roythornes Solicitors has advised the co-founders of leading biogas producer BioCow in a major deal that saw Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) acquire a majority stake in the company.
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7th December 2019

On-the-go travel accessory company secures funding boost

Derby-based travel accessory manufacturer launches thanks to a cash injection from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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7th December 2019

London Stock Exchange Opened by Local Businessman

A Loughborough businessman has officially opened the trading market at the London Stock Exchange.
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5th December 2019

Howes Percival facilitates the sale of DKL-Marketing to Beysal

Howes Percival has acted for the shareholders of Northampton-based DKL-Marketing Limited (DKL) in its sale of shares to Pat Avenue (HK) Limited. 
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4th December 2019

Care at Home Company Launches Midlands Franchisee Recruitment Drive

PerCurra, the national care at home franchise, has announced the launch of a recruitment drive to attract new franchisees, with a particular focus on its territories across the Midlands.
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1st December 2019

Hinckley & Rugby staff to sleep out for homeless

Staff from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society are to sleep out in their car park in Hinckley to gain an insight into the plight of people facing homelessness and to raise money for local charity partner Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland.
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30th November 2019

Loyal Employees Clock Up Almost 500 Years of Service

In a world where changing jobs every five years has become the norm[1], employees at Cowens Group, Chartered Insurance Brokers and Chartered Financial Planners based in Mansfield, are bucking the trend, with almost half of the 60-strong team clocking up m
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29th November 2019

Nottingham financial advisers boost growth with new appointment

George Square Financial Management is continuing its year of sustained growth with the appointment of a new adviser to its expanding team in Nottingham city centre.
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28th November 2019

Promotion for new assistant manager at Leicester Accountancy Firm

An Audit Supervisor with Leicester-based chartered accountants Newby Castleman has stepped up to the role of Assistant Manager, following a recent promotion that recognises his contributions to the firm over the last eight years. 
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22nd November 2019

Two New Appointments Support The RU Group’s Continued Expansion

Independent financial planning and wealth management company, The RU Group, is pleased to announce that it has made two new appointments at its Nottingham headquarters.
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16th November 2019

Metro Bank continues to power Pall-Ex as haulage firm embarks on next phase of growth

Pall-Ex this week announced that ex-Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey CBE has sold the business to its senior management team and UK network members.  Metro Bank is proud to continue to support the business, via a £3.25 million invoice financing arrangement
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1st November 2019

Belmayne among top firms highlighting fee confusion

A clear and transparent approach to fees has earned Dronfield-based chartered financial planners, Belmayne, national recognition from a leading industry journal.
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16th September 2019

RISK's 'Ecommerce Business of the Year' - thanks to The Digital Growth Programme business support

Leading health & safety training provider RISK is celebrating after scooping a prestigious regional business award, for it's website and customer portal which was delivered following grant funded support from The Digital Growth Programme.
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1st August 2019

Digital Growth Programme extended with £5m of additional funding

A groundbreaking project which has helped thousands of businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire to enhance their digital skills will continue for another three years thanks to a £5m funding extension.
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24th September 2018

Enterprise Loans joins Brighter Futures to support Leics entrepreneurs

NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisation, Enterprise Loans East Midlands, has joined the Brighter Futures Project to support Leicestershire entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.
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19th September 2018

Cooper Parry corporate finance mobilise yet another deal

The Midlands-based corporate finance specialists provided advice to WestBridge Capital (WestBridge), on its acquisition, alongside the management team, of Ashwood Baker Investments Limited (AJM Healthcare).
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20th August 2018

HSBC UK funding feeds Hyperama's expansion plan

Nottingham headquartered wholesaler secures £15m finance package
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17th August 2018

Derbyshire accountancy firm helps IT company ‘secure its largest financial investment’

A Derbyshire accountancy firm has successfully helped another company complete “one of the biggest financial commitments” it has ever made.
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16th August 2018

New Partnership brings in the cash for The RU Group’s clients

New cash management service offering ensures client savings are providing the best possible returns.
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26th July 2018

Air con: Small businesses left to swelter in heatwave by business rates system

As the most severe heatwave for decades continues to sizzle across the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on Government to do away with a little-known tax wrinkle which hits small businesses that have air conditioning.
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25th July 2018

Hinckley & Rugby hits £92m lending in first half

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society achieved £92m of new mortgage lending in the first half of its current financial year.
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23rd July 2018

Lincoln electricity firm surges ahead with HSBC boost

Brook & Mayo, a leading electrical and maintenance contractor in Lincoln, has secured a six-figure commercial mortgage from its long-term banking partner, HSBC, to purchase its first premises since it was established in 1969.
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19th July 2018

Help for businesses in recovering debt payments from individuals and sole traders

New step-by-step flowchart helps guide business through the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims
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10th July 2018

Indian business investment in the East Midlands remains strong despite continuing Brexit uncertainties

A new report that analyses the latest trends on investment in and the performance of Indian businesses operating in the UK, reveals that Indian companies remain integral to the long term growth of the East Midlands’ economy.
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4th July 2018

Countdown for companies to have a say on tax changes to electric vehicle charging

Accountancy firm Newby Castleman is urging companies that provide electric vehicle charging to their employees to respond to a government consultation that seeks to make changes to the way in which such benefits are taxed.
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27th April 2018

Collaborate grant helps Food Attraction reach new markets

A food manufacturer based in Leicester has benefited from a grant of nearly £19,000 from the Collaborate business support project that helps growing small and medium-sized businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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27th April 2018

Why firms should be incentivising staff through an employee share scheme

Local accountancy firm Newby Castleman is highlighting the benefits of awarding company shares to employees, as a way of incentivising the workforce and helping to secure businesses’ long term future.
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18th April 2018

Business owners could lose out through new cut to Dividend Allowance

Owners of limited companies could lose out on more than £1100 under tax changes to the dividend allowance which come into force this month.
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27th March 2018

Strong Competition for Peterborough Depot Investment!

Lincoln-based Banks Long & Co has bought another investment opportunity for a private client in a deal worth more than £900,000 – reflecting a net initial yield of around 6.67 per cent.
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27th March 2018

LANDMARK CASE AS LINCOLNSHIRE LAND GAINS 14 ACRES DUE TO ACCRETION

LEADING law firm Roythornes Solicitors has successfully acted on behalf of a client in gaining ownership of 14 acres of land that has become available thanks to the natural process of accretion.
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26th March 2018

Strong start to 2018 at Hinckley & Rugby BS

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has started 2018 with a £20m increase in its mortgage balances and a £10m boost to its savings balances.
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12th March 2018

Five tips for firms fretting over financial Year End

With the end of the financial year looming, Leicestershire accountants Newby Castleman have provided a comprehensive checklist for firms preparing their Annual Accounts and Company Tax Return.
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8th March 2018

Hope Against Cancer announces new funding to support cancer research in Leicester

Hope Against Cancer is committing £160K of new funding to support vital, life-saving research carried out in the University of Leicester and on-site at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
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8th March 2018

Collaborate grant helps Welham Motors stay competitive

Established over 70 years ago, Leicester-based engineering business, Welham Motor Company continues to strive for growth.
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1st March 2018

BRM Solicitors announces formal collaboration with Milestone Financial Planning

Two of Chesterfield’s leading professional services companies have joined forces to offer a fully joined-up legal and independent financial services proposition.
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20th February 2018

Deadline approaches for £80,000 of business rates relief funding

Time is running out for Charnwood companies to apply for financial support if they have experienced hardship caused by changes to business rates.
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