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Love Business Leaders brings you a variety of expert opinion from, and extensive one-to-one interviews with, the most successful local business leaders. Thought leadership articles and expert insights will help you understand what makes our most successful leaders tick.


23rd February 2020

East Midlands businesses unprepared for cyber attacks

Of 1000 businesses polled, over three-fifths of all companies (65%) in the East Midlands report they have experienced a cyber-attack or data breach, with one in 10 (10%) having lost customers as a result, according to research by Gallagher, the global ins
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21st February 2020

Health & Safety Investment Puts Russells On Top

Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles has once again proved it is leading the charge, becoming one of the first roof tile manufacturers to adapt to new health and safety standards ahead of schedule.
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21st February 2020

Industry experts: ‘innovation needed to change perceptions around renting’

Industry experts have highlighted the urgent need to change perceptions of renting and called on the government to support innovation in the sector. 
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20th February 2020

Small firms looking to Budget for support on business rates and IR35

Small firms looking to Budget for support on business rates and IR35
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19th February 2020

IoD begins search for East Midlands Chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new chair to become the voice of business for the East Midlands.
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18th February 2020

Huge stride forward in quality and compliance as Rock Fall Safety Boots are accredited to ISO 45001 by the Lloyds Register

Rock Fall, a multi-award-winning second-generation family owned business in Alfreton sits at the forefront of the safety footwear market supplying more than 600,000 pairs per year, their world first innovations provide solutions to the ever-changing deman
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18th February 2020

Duncan & Toplis named ‘Large Accountancy Practice of the Year’

The Top 30 UK accountancy practice was honoured for its excellent customer service at a national accountancy awards ceremony.
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15th February 2020

Renewable energy company recognised in national and regional awards

East Midlands based renewable energy company Geo Green Power have been shortlisted for three awards at both the national and local level.
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15th February 2020

Pall-Ex delivers awards success to outstanding members

Pall-Ex has celebrated the achievements of its network members at its own prestigious awards ceremony as it gears up for a successful 2020.
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14th February 2020

Victory for Pygott & Crone at Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards

Estate agent Pygott & Crone had a stellar evening at the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards last week taking home multiple awards, including Agent of the Year.
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13th February 2020

HS2 comment from Godwin Developments

Stuart Pratt, group development director at Godwin Developments said:
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13th February 2020

HS2 decision is welcome – now it’s time to put some high speed into its construction

HS2 decision is welcome – now it’s time to put some high speed into its construction
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13th February 2020

Council leader welcomes confirmation that HS2 will go ahead

Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader has welcomed the news that HS2 will go ahead in full, following recommendations from the independent Oakervee Review. 
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13th February 2020

Sugar rush for doughnuts sees Project D expand to feed demand

Derby’s growing taste for delicious doughnuts is helping a city company expand across the region after its tasty treats were enjoyed by Love Island contestants, fashionistas and even members of the Royal family.
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13th February 2020

Nottinghamshire County Council: Green light for HS2

Green light for HS2
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12th February 2020

Stonewater heightens employee engagement with HR chatbot

Leading national social housing provider Stonewater has reimagined its HR process using a dedicated HR chatbot from Ruddington-based HR and payroll experts MHR to drive employee engagement.
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12th February 2020

Now we have certainty on HS2, it must deliver for the whole of the Midlands.

Now we have certainty on HS2, it must deliver for the whole of the Midlands.
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12th February 2020

Nottingham agency shortlisted in National PR Awards

Nottingham digital marketing agency Impression has been shortlisted in the national PR Moment Awards.
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12th February 2020

Accountants' advice for employers following landmark minimum wage increase

Following the government’s announcement of a 6.2% rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) from 1st April, employers are facing the question of how best to adjust their overheads in order to manage the increase.
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11th February 2020

Marketing agency shortlisted for Harborough business award after death of founder

A marketing agency located on Harborough’s High Street has been shortlisted for an award in the Harborough District Business Awards taking place next month (6th March).
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11th February 2020

Rock Fall Safety Boots expand range to improve offering to Emergency Services Sector

The second-generation family owned Safety Boot manufacturer has a reputation for prolific levels of new developments in Safety Footwear.
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11th February 2020

Tenancy Deposit Scheme calls for clarity over zero deposits

A leading industry expert has called for transparency over deposit replacement products and is urging for any mis-selling to be stamped out.
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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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10th February 2020

Encore Celebrates Record Year at Annual Awards

Nottingham-based recruitment firm, Encore Personnel has celebrated a record year of growth and expansion at its prestigious annual staff awards, rewarding its team members for professional excellence and outstanding achievements.
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9th February 2020

New Branding Club opens doors to support county’s small businesses

A new masterclass is launching in Northamptonshire to help start-ups and small businesses to develop their branding.
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9th February 2020

Four perspectives, One Vision

There’s something unique about the challenges faced by charities and other not for profit organisations.
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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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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

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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4th February 2020

Entrepreneur provides food for thought as she helps businesses realise their dreams

An entrepreneur whose unique vegan snack kit has fed top athletes and chefs after going from launch to stockist at an iconic British store in just 12 months is to help other SMEs realise their dreams.
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3rd February 2020

‘Missed opportunity’ in EU trade mark case ruling

Intellectual property specialists Clarke Willmott have welcomed confirmation by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Sky v Skykick case that applying for a trade mark without intending to use it may constitute bad faith.  
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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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3rd February 2020

Backing the region’s entrepreneurs

Supporting our fellow small businesses and celebrating the successes of local entrepreneurs is something we feel passionately about here at Quiet Storm, so we were delighted to back this year’s Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards.
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3rd February 2020

Fingers-crossed for success

The Lincoln BIG office is buzzing with excitement after learning that the Business Improvement District (BID) has been shortlisted in a national competition.
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3rd February 2020

Workplace Mental Health First Aid specialists unveiled at ERT

A Nottingham-based clinical trials technology specialist is helping to tackle the challenge of mental health in the workplace with the creation of two dedicated Mental Health First Aid roles.
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1st February 2020

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.
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1st February 2020

Ward achieves Silver FORS accreditation for fleet safety and emissions

Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has been awarded FORS Silver accreditation for its 120 strong fleet of modern vehicles and drivers.
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1st February 2020

Derby chosen as city to launch brand-new Government app designed to be a one-stop shop of information in a variety of languages

A brand-new website and app for parents of primary school pupils in Derby, designed to be a one-stop shop showcasing everything you need to know about school life, has been launched in the city.
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31st January 2020

Get an expert view on our post-Brexit future at Love Business 2020

Whatever your view on Brexit, whether you are Leave or Remain, it's happening, today. Can businesses finally afford to look ahead with confidence?
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31st January 2020

Social agency’s rebrand hits all the Rate notes

A specialist East Midlands social media agency has kicked off the new year with a rebrand to reflect the growing industry.
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30th January 2020

Digital agency helps indoor climbing centre chain achieve international sales success

East Midlands web development agency MP Digital has helped global indoor leisure chain Clip n’ Climb to increase its international online customer enquiries by more than 30% after building its new website.
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21st January 2020

Agency strikes it lucky with ex-casino boss

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc has appointed a new head of corporate development as it looks to build on its success into 2020.
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17th January 2020

Insight and inspiration at Love Business

Although bringing people together, creating connections and providing ample opportunities for networking is a big part of what we do here at Love Business, it isn’t our only focus.
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10th January 2020

Love Business 2020 - what's in it for me?

Many people in business will attend trade shows and conferences without knowing why. With Love Business 2020 around the corner, we look at some of the reasons why you will benefit from paying us a visit.
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3rd January 2020

Get your business off to a flying start to 2020 with Love Business

We may be only a few days into 2020, but it’s already shaping up to be a year with plenty of potential.
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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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13th December 2019

How to give your brand a pre-Christmas boost with Love Business

Love Business has expanded far beyond the event itself and now offers local businesses the opportunity to raise their profile and engage with one another all year round, via the Love Business News website we have established.
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6th December 2019

How to get the most from the next expo you visit

Expos, trade shows, exhibitions and conferences are a great way to meet new people, discover new businesses and gain new skills, information and knowledge.
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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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30th November 2019

Charles Bentley & Son Get to Grips with Gripit & Marxman

Award-winning UK manufacturer Charles Bentley & Son Ltd has obtained the European license to manufacture and distribute Gripit the ultimate plasterboard fixing as well as the Marxman, professional marking tool, both backed by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, De
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29th November 2019

Idea sparked by London Olympics secures Lincoln entrepreneur £250k investment

A Lincoln entrepreneur who developed a software platform for event organisers after working on the London Olympics and other international events has secured a £250,000 investment to further develop his system.
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29th November 2019

Business confidence on the rise in the East Midlands

Business confidence in the East Midlands rose by one point during November to 14%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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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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27th November 2019

Purely Digital joins The Climate Fightback

On 21st November, Derby based print company, Purely Digital, took part in a tree planting day with Premier Paper and as part of The Big Climate Fightback, a campaign organised by the Woodland Trust.
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27th November 2019

Local employers set a shining example with Silver Awards

Twenty two public and private sector businesses from across the East Midlands were presented with Silver Employer Recognition Scheme awards at a black-tie event in Leicester last week.
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26th November 2019

Dyslexia is no stumbling block as mum opens second baby store

A businesswoman says having dyslexia has not stopped her in achieving her dream of opening her second store.
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26th November 2019

Building Society seeks a greener future for all

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new environmental strategy to make the business greener and encourage its customers to save money by cutting their energy use.
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25th November 2019

Paul Smith Puts Full Support Behind Fashanne

Internationally acclaimed British fashion design house, Paul Smith has confirmed that it will be sponsoring the East Midlands student fashion awards, FASHANNE, in 2020.
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25th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - Les Phillimore, the FSB’s Regional Chairman for the East Midlands says...

As experts in business, our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions and Love Business is one of the best platforms for us to do this in the East Midlands.
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24th November 2019

International expansion for KAM Project Consultants as it announces German office

UK-based KAM Project Consultants has expanded into Europe with the opening of its first international office, KAM Project Consultants GmbH, in Germany.
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22nd November 2019

11.2% growth in MD's first year at The Derby Conference Centre

Matthew Hutchings has celebrated his first anniversary as Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre - one of the leading events and conference venues in the East Midlands.
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22nd November 2019

Nottingham agency adds global indoor leisure chain to growing client base

East Midlands web, ecommerce and digital solutions developer MP Digital has been awarded the contract to build a bespoke online booking system for the UK’s leading chain of indoor climbing centres.
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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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21st November 2019

Leading architectural firm celebrates senior team member promotion

Midlands-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has announced a senior promotion at its Derby office.
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15th November 2019

Where do I turn to for business support?

Here is the Love Business guide to the organisations across the region and beyond which help businesses to create jobs, export, innovate, succeed and grow.
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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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8th November 2019

What grant funding options are there for my business?

Whether you're a start-up looking for seed money, an SME looking for cash to support your growth or need funding to support a capital investment, navigating the business finance landscape can be a challenge.
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1st November 2019

Let's beat the Brexit blues and election fever

Don't be blinded by the potential bumps in the road ahead, let's work together towards a brighter future and celebrate what we've got here in the East Midlands. 
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1st November 2019

East Midlands brand agency Champions (UK) plc wins major aerospace industry client

Award-winning brand agency Champions (UK) plc has strengthened its client base by winning a contract with leading global aerospace and defence supply chain provider Pattonair.
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25th October 2019

What does the future hold after Brexit?

As Brexit enters its end game, here's why events like Love Business 2020 are crucial for bringing businesses together.
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18th October 2019

Farewell to Peter Motley

With the greatest sadness, we inform you that our dear friend Peter Motley lost his battle with bowel cancer on Tuesday 15 October.
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18th October 2019

Digital agency tees up support for Angry Birds

An East Midlands web, ecommerce and digital solutions developer has built the booking system for a new national leisure attraction based on global gaming smash hit, Angry Birds.
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17th October 2019

Network like a pro with Love Business’ top networking tips

Whether you’re an events rookie or a seasoned pro, networking can be a hard slog. Here are Love Business' top tips for getting the most out of it.
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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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11th October 2019

How to make exhibiting at Love Business work for you

If you're exhibiting at Love Business 2020, here are a few top tips to help you get the most from the exhibition.
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8th October 2019

What do you get for your 10th anniversary? A Projects Director!

It’s a double celebration at office interior specialist Company Image as they are marking both their 10th year in business and the exciting new appointment of a Projects Director.
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4th October 2019

Amy targets Olympics dream

Quiet Storm business development manager Amy Allcock is taking a career break to focus on her dream of competing in the 2020 Olympics Games, in Tokyo.
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1st October 2019

Brand agency celebrates a champion 2019

A leading East Midlands brand agency is celebrating after recruiting its 50th new member of staff this year and being recognised for its astonishing growth.
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1st October 2019

Award-winning influencer marketing agency unveils brand new look

A leading influencer marketing agency has undergone an exciting rebrand as its expertise in helping clients to reach the right audiences goes from strength to strength.
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26th September 2019

World-renowned entrepreneur set to share growth tips with East Midlands businesses

One of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, authors and business coaches is set to share the secrets of his success with East Midlands businesses when he visits the region next month.
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16th September 2019

Free event to help businesses plan their legacies

Leading finacial advisers Glenrose Financial Planners and law firm Simpson Solicitors are joining forces to deliver a free business legacy planning seminar to local firms.
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28th August 2019

Steel fabricator set to keep Rollin

A Nottinghamshire steel fabrication firm that is on the cusp of its 50th anniversary is set for a new lease of life by gearing up for growth – which could create up to eight new jobs - after bringing in a manufacturing expert to help to explore new market
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15th August 2019

Derby agency set for office move to accommodate growing team

A Derby creative agency is on the lookout for new recruits ahead of a move to bigger premises.
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14th August 2019

Mansfield ActionCOACH to host free business growth seminar

Business growth specialist Rod Fuller is hosting a free workshop this Friday (16 August) to show local firms the six steps to achieving massive results. 
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5th August 2019

Simon and Craig home in on new business venture

Two friends who have both taken redundancy after decades with the same insurance company are now homing in on a new business.
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30th July 2019

Survival of the fittest: six ways businesses can ethically adapt

While brands fight to stay relevant in this age of rapidly increasing environmental awareness, a whole host of regulations and targets are driving change in almost every business.
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18th July 2019

Chamber backs new scheme to get businesses more engaged with primary schoolchildren

The region's biggest business support organisation is lending its support to a new initiative which aims to connect primary schoolchildren across Derby with local employers, to help introduce them to the world of work.
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9th July 2019

New digital hub a R.E.A.L-ity for alternative education provider

Alternative education solutions provider R.E.A.L Education has opened the doors of a state-of-the-art Creative and Digital Hub, which is set to kickstart a skills revolution in the region.
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5th July 2019

Derby County Ladies Football Club announces Pattonair as new Academy Partner

One of Derbyshire’s most successful companies has thrown its support behind women’s football in the county.
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4th July 2019

Award-winning law firm continues expansion with new Mansfield office

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers is expanding and opening up an additional office on Regent Street, in Mansfield.
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4th July 2019

Celebrating success at Chamber President’s Summer Reception

Making sure we continue to celebrate success in difficult times was the key message from East Midlands Chamber* President Kevin Harris at his 2019 Summer Reception.
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27th June 2019

Pattonair celebrates women at ‘This Girl Can’ event with Sharron Davies MBE

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE gave an inspirational talk to a gathering of 170 businesswomen at a special ‘This Girl Can’ event in Derby.
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25th June 2019

Luxury packaging enterprise leads the way on sustainability with rebrand

A pioneering luxury packaging provider has undergone a rebrand as it makes exciting plans for the future.
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25th June 2019

Wytech caps off year of growth with new staff, website and head office

Award-winning IT support and telecoms specialist Wytech has recruited three new members of staff, moved to a new head office and launched a new website following a successful 12 months of business growth.
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20th June 2019

A world of opportunity for exporters

Rachel Morley, one of the region’s foremost experts on exporting and international trade, says the global marketplace still holds plenty of opportunities for businesses across the East Midlands.
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12th June 2019

Three heads are better than one when it comes to supporting growth

Three business growth experts from ActionCOACH are joining forces to deliver a workshop aimed at helping local SMEs unlock their full potential.
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