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28th February 2024


Leading fine dining restaurant, Anoki, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special event for more than 80 members of the local business community.
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8th December 2023

SMB College Group X Leicester Tigers Students Selected for Barbarians X Rugby School Invitational!

TEN SMB College Group students have been selected for the first ever Girls Barbarians X Rugby School Invitational, which is taking place this Saturday, 9th December!
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16th November 2023

Tech expert advises businesses to prepare ahead of latest HMRC import/export service extension

A technology expert has endorsed the recent deadline extension announced by HMRC for its new import/export Customs Declaration Service (CDS), saying the decision has been “welcomed throughout the industry”.
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13th November 2023

Midlands Connect spotlights the future of the freight sector

Transport body Midlands Connect is researching the changing landscape of freight and logistics, a significant regional economic multiplier. 
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13th July 2023

ONYX awarded inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Award

Nottingham-based ONYX Insight has been recognised by the UK government’s Department for International Trade for its export strategy. 
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28th June 2023

New Guarantee Supports East Midlands Exporters

East Midlands-based exporters are being supported with a new guaranteed service from European road freight experts, Europa Road – based in Nottingham and Corby.
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21st April 2023

Leicestershire manufacturing firm receives The King’s Award for Enterprise - UK

Blanson Ltd, cast acrylic experts, are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.
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12th April 2023


Business management software provider The Access Group has announced the opening of two new offices in Romania and Ireland as it continues its international growth and commitment to delivering innovative solutions for its customers.
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5th April 2023

SMB College Group Tigers Japan Trip

SMB College Group is proud to be representing England and Leicester Tigers in Japan for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2023!
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28th March 2023

Phenomenal space explosion astonishes Leicester researchers and shines a light on our own galaxy

Scientists from across the world have today revealed their analyses of the brightest gamma-ray burst ever detected.
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7th March 2023

Finland opens an honorary consulate in Nottingham

Finland strengthens its presence in the East Midlands by reopening its honorary consulate in Nottingham.
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24th February 2023

European Success for Notts Agency

A Nottingham-based PR agency has won the top award at an event to celebrate the best marketing across Europe.
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21st February 2023

National Centre for Earth Observation lands top space award for global collaboration project

A leading environmental centre that has been collaborating with international researchers to use satellite imagery to search for deforestation has been awarded with a renowned space award.
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21st February 2023

Unimed officially presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire

Procurement agency Unimed has been officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade at a ceremony hosted by the company at its Leicester office.
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9th February 2023

Nottingham expert warns businesses could face lengthy export delays if they don’t act now

Businesses are being reminded that they only have months left to get ready for the UK’s new single customs platform for exports, part of the Government's mission to create a fully digitised UK border by 2025.
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26th January 2023

Space Park Leicester call up from Department for International Trade

Space Park Leicester will join industry leaders from around the world representing Great Britain at the Global Space and Technology Convention in Singapore following invitation from the Department for International Trade.
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15th October 2022

Last of the summer sun

October half-term marks end of East Midlands Airport’s summer season
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7th October 2022


Logistics sector leaders have welcomed the launch of a new training centre that will support the vital supply chain that underpins the UK economy, offering a robust ‘career ladder’ for its workforce.
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5th September 2022

Multilingual website key for international trading as European Day of Languages approaches

Languages expert Iwona Lebiedowicz is highlighting the importance of having a multilingual website for businesses that trade internationally.
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12th August 2022


Blue Light Card, the UK’s number one discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, has announced that it is set to launch in Australia in October 2022.
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12th August 2022

East Midlands Airport welcomed 400,000 passengers in July

East Midlands Airport (EMA) made a strong start to its peak summer season following two years of pandemic disruption.
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11th July 2022

Cite secures Nordic growth through Department for International Trade partnership

Leicester-based creative agency, Cite, has worked with the Department for International Trade to strengthen its presence in Nordic countries as it continues to enhance its global exporting capabilities.
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1st July 2022

The first piece of research funded by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute reveals crucial correlation between drought and diarrhoea among children under 5

The first research to have been funded by new global health hygiene foundation, the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute, has been published in Nature Communications.
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11th December 2021

Consumer demand and cost of sea-freight drives growth in air cargo at East Midlands Airport

Consumer demand and cost of sea-freight drives growth in air cargo at EMA
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10th November 2021


A luxury hamper specialist has pulled out all the stops to ensure thousands of expat customers don’t miss out on their favourite British treats this Christmas!
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1st September 2021

Exporter sends first shipment to EU since Brexit

The UK’s leading manufacturer of foil insulation products has finally sent its first shipment of insulation to the EU since 31st January.
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23rd July 2021

Over 50 destinations to fly to from East Midlands Airport this summer

Passenger airlines serving East Midlands Airport (EMA) are offering flights to over 50 destinations* this summer.
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21st June 2021

From West Notts To Rydell High

Travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College have organised a trip to America for their end-of-year class celebration.
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25th May 2021

SEGRO Appoints Winvic for Eighth Industrial Warehouse at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

First Speculative Unit at the Industrial Park, also to be Net Zero Carbon
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14th May 2021


UK bicycle reseller supports 2021 and 2024 Olympic Dreams of British Triathletes Tom Bishop and Sian Rainsley donating a portion of resale profits!
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12th May 2021

Minister sees how Longcliffe provide essential materials to "build back better”

The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, joined Derbyshire Dales local MP, Sarah Dines, in visiting Longcliffe Quarries £3.5 million washing plant investment. The plant is assisting Longcliffe meeting its objective of reaching
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5th May 2021

Leicestershire Business Among 20 UK-India Export Deals Signed

A Leicestershire business has been involved in one of 20 export deals signed, as part of the newly agreed Enhanced Trade Partnership between the UK and India.
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4th May 2021

Globe-trotting Ventola on course for entertainment and leisure industry reopening

An LED lighting firm has bolstered its reputation in the Family Entertainment Centre industry following a raft of project wins across the world.
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4th May 2021


THE UK’s largest online auction house John Pye Auctions is set to expand into Northern Ireland, with the acquisition of a new 3.5-acre site outside of Ballymena that will make it the biggest commercial auction house in the country.
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29th April 2021

Henry Winning & Co Ltd. Wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

With history dating back to its inception in 1880, Henry Winning & Co Ltd. are leading twine and string manufacturers in Glasgow and following its acquisition in 2014 by The TruNet Group, it has firmly established itself as a World Leader.
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6th April 2021

Leicester company expands into Spanish market

Printing specialists EverythingBranded to launch expansion into the Spanish market
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4th March 2021

East Midlands Freeport gets green light

Up to 60,000 new skilled jobs could be created in the region after ambitious plans to create a new freeport based around East Midlands Airport were given the go-ahead.
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4th March 2021

Go Global in March

Your invitation to go global  Friday, 19th March 12-2.45pm with KuKu Connect
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3rd March 2021

East Midlands Freeport given green light for take-off!

The East Midlands received a major economic boost today with the government's announcement that it will be one of eight new Freeports in England, creating an estimated 60,000 new skilled jobs for the region.
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25th February 2021

Decision on unique inland freeport expected imminently

A decision on the unique inland Freeport bid, submitted by the LLEP and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnerships on 5 February 2021, is expected imminently. The LLEP and key stakeholders, including local authorities and businesses, are excited about the economi
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24th February 2021

Pentaxia renews long term agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Limited, world-leaders in design and build of ejector seats.

DERBY, UK – Pentaxia, manufacturer of advanced composite components announces the renewal of its supply agreement with Martin-Baker Aircraft Limited
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23rd February 2021

Nottingham Agency’s European Success After Viral Campaign

A Nottingham based digital PR agency has been shortlisted for five international business awards after a marketing campaign went viral worldwide.
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22nd February 2021

Employers Advised to Prepare for End of EU Settlement Scheme Grace Period.

Current Home Office guidance has the potential to create employment cliff edge after 30 June 2021. Employers need to act now to ensure their HR strategy can overcome the departure of EEA and Swiss members of staff.
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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

KuKu Connect - Business Live Global launch invitation

Your invitation to go global Friday, 19th February 12-2pm
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8th February 2021

E-commerce Boom Sees Europa Warehouse Announce Further Investment

The growing shift in consumer spending habits as a result of Covid-19 has made way for an e-commerce boom, driving record demand for warehouse space.
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11th December 2020


7 Things you must do immediately to prepare if you EXPORT to or through Europe.
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4th December 2020

Road haulage to the EU and beyond after December 31st

Spatial Global’s Robert Tedd explains how road haulage will be impacted from December 31st 2020
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18th November 2020

Post-Brexit food labelling deadline looming

Food producers, manufacturers and retailers are being warned to prepare for new requirements for food labelling coming into force on 1 January 2021.
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21st October 2020

Multilingual copywriting service launches ahead of new post-Brexit landscape

Dedicated multilingual copywriting service ILC Communication has been launched to ensure that businesses avoid mixed messaging when it comes to international digital content.
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16th October 2020

International opportunities

Latin America and the Caribbean open for business to Midlands exporters
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8th October 2020

Lockdown lifestyles drive growth in EMA cargo operations

People’s increasing reliance on ecommerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the MAG (Manchester Airports Group) owned East Midlands Airport.
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25th September 2020

St. Modwen to deliver more than 285,000 sq ft in the Midlands

St. Modwen has launched its latest industrial and logistics development phases as part of plans to deliver c. 1.5m sq ft of high-quality space in 2021.
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27th April 2020

Spatial Global moving overseas PPE into the NHS supply chain at a fraction of market price

Market rates rocket up to 600% more than normal but Spatial Global keeps it’s fees super low to help the NHS
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8th April 2020

TEQ proud to support ‘Essential Business’ activity with European sourcing of high-quality medical packaging

Leading European thermoformer TEQ is proud to continue delivering a range of medical packaging solutions for customers working to address critical health needs related to COVID-19.
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24th March 2020

UK pallet networks join forces to offer government a unique supply chain service for critical supplies

The UK’s eight pallet networks announce a massive collaboration, putting their 750 depots and 23,500 strong distribution fleet at the UK government’s disposal for emergency supply for critical services.
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24th March 2020

Managing international business during the Covid-19 crisis

Spatial Global keeping calm and carrying on
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3rd March 2020

Belvoir Fruit Farms Recommends Working with DIT for Export Success

East Midlands based family business, Belvoir Fruit Farms has enjoyed considerable export success in recent years, aided in no small way by a close relationship with the Department of International Trade, a collaboration they highly recommend to other loca
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27th February 2020

The UK Commercial Vehicle Market & Its Global Dependencies Examined At The Microlise Transport Conference

We may have exited Europe but according to Tim Campbell, a seasoned consultant to the light and heavy commercial vehicle sector, we will still be inextricably linked to our EU and global neighbours.
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27th February 2020

New European Managing Director takes the wheel at Pall-Ex

Pall-Ex is continuing its journey into a new era with the appointment of a European managing director for its International operation.
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26th February 2020

Connect Derby Gets Rave Reviews from Businesses in Annual Business Community Survey

Connect Derby, the city’s primary managed workspace provider, has published the results of its annual business community survey – and the statistics reveal why so many new and developing businesses continue to make Connect Derby their home.
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21st February 2020

Leicestershire lighting firm to bolster UK-US export links at CONEXPO

VENTOLA® Projects is heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas next month as part of plans to champion its booming export credentials at the famous CONEXPO.
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15th February 2020

Camloc Motion Control expands international distribution network with PSM CELADA Fasteners partnership

Leicester-based gas spring and damper manufacturer, Camloc Motion Control, has expanded its distribution network after partnering with Milan-based supplier, PSM CELADA Fasteners.
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8th February 2020

Europa Announces Ambitious Growth Plans

Europa Worldwide Group the leading independent logistics operator which has branches/sites based in both Colwick, Nottingham and Grange Park, Northampton has just unveiled its ambitious vision for the future.
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4th February 2020

Creating SUSTAINable supply chains

In a bid to reduce the environmental impact of global logistics, researchers at Loughborough University are working with organisations to develop environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and resilient supply chains.
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21st December 2019

Major new appointments steer Pall-Ex into new era

Pall-Ex is driving into a new era with a strengthened senior management team at the wheel following two major appointments.
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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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13th December 2019

Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is helping a local Christmas tree wholesaler reduce the miles from forest to front door by transporting products nationwide via its pallet network.
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27th November 2019

Supply chain firm gears up for festive rush ahead of Black Friday and Christmas

With Black Friday just days away (28th November) and the Christmas period hot on its heels, staff at Northants logistics and warehousing firm The NX Group are preparing for the annual spike in demand for its warehousing, distribution and ecommerce service
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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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