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Love Business Leaders

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.


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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18th April 2019

Nottingham pair launch new app to improve health and happiness of women

Two Nottingham women have launched a fitness and wellbeing app to support women and challenge the diet and fitness industry, that they say ‘lets women down’.
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3rd April 2019

East Midlands Chamber launch new marketing forum

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has launched a new learning and development forum to help local businesses improve their marketing.
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3rd April 2019

Words of wisdom from local accountants on approaching the year end with confidence

Leicestershire chartered accountants Newby Castleman has put together a list of top tips for individuals on how best to prepare for the tax year end on 5th April 2019.
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2nd April 2019

Largest intensive green roof in Nottingham becomes a residential 'garden in the sky'

A twenty-two week project to create Nottingham’s largest intensive ‘sky garden’ has been completed on the fourth floor of a 26-storey apartment building – showcasing the value of investment in green infrastructure for both local authorities and the reside
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1st April 2019

Leicester’s sporting mascots flex their muscle in outdoor gym competition

Mascots from two of Leicestershire’s major sporting teams have gone head-to-head in a fitness challenge as part of a city-wide physical activity drive. 
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28th March 2019

Students 'step' onto major construction sites in Leicestershire

TWENTY ambitious construction and trade students from in and around Leicestershire have been welcomed onsite at five high-profile building projects.
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25th March 2019

Stepping out with Health & Wellbeing Day

National warehousing, logistics and courier firm The NX Group has recently held a Health & Wellbeing Day to raise awareness among its drivers of the importance of staying active, healthy and well-rested, and to encourage its whole staff to prioritise exer
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25th March 2019

Insuring Your Future to Ensure Business Success: Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

The East Midlands has just been named as the second-best place to start a business in the UK, reflecting the boom in entrepreneurship in the region over recent years.
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14th March 2019

BID Leicester launch a new crowdfunding pot to support business start-ups in city centre

BID Leicester is collaborating with Crowdfund Leicester and Spacehive to help fund business start-ups in Leicester city centre.
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11th March 2019

Sky TV expert to share inside tips to local businesses

Local businesses have the opportunity to learn how they can utilise innovative, data led marketing and advertising opportunities on Sky TV at an event being held at Derbyshire County Cricket Club on 1 May 2019.
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7th March 2019

National Apprenticeship Week: Leics architect shares top tips for securing placement

National Apprenticeship Week: 5 Top Tips for securing an architectural placement
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25th February 2019

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

Women across Leicester are being encouraged to join forces and get active in a bid to improve their health and drive down their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
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19th February 2019

Midlands businesses invited to tackle the #countryquest challenge

Businesses looking to organise their next staff training, awards evening, team building, or Christmas event are being invited to come and ‘try before they buy’ at iconic events venue and home of England football - Hilton St. George’s Park.
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12th February 2019

Making a difference: Prioritising Workplace Wellbeing

The team at Barrie Stephen Hair started their day with a difference this week. They were paid a visit by personal trainer Tom Mangan, who came to talk to them about workplace wellbeing.
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11th February 2019

Cyber security a growing threat for East Midlands firms

42 percent of businesses with 100 or more employees have fallen prey to a cyber-attack in the last year, according to recent figures from business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP.
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30th January 2019

Leicester businesses invited to polish their skills at free training sessions

Businesses across Leicester are invited to polish their marketing, sales and customer service skills at a series of free ‘masterclasses’ taking place next month.
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30th January 2019

Paskett PR celebrates 10 years at FRriar Gate Studios

Gardening and horticultural public relations specialists Paskett PR is celebrating its tenth anniversary at Friar Gate Studios, the managed workspace scheme for the creative industries.
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29th November 2018

Judges relished Charlotte’s dishes

Young chefs from seven Nottinghamshire schools were up to a culinary challenge last week when West Nottinghamshire College played host to the Future Chef competitions.
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5th November 2018

Santa's workshop open for business - free festive activities for kids at Lincs Food and Gift Fair

THE LINCOLNSHIRE Showground is bringing back its popular Santa’s Workshop to the annual Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair on 1 and 2 December, offering free festive-themed activities for children, all under one roof.
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1st November 2018

Countdown to Leicestershire Tourism Forum

Tourism organisations can pick up practical tips to help their business grow at this city and county event
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29th October 2018

Halloween family fun at intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh

There’s set to be a host of spooky goings on at intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh this Halloween, with plenty of treats in store for the whole family.
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21st September 2018

Just Around The Corner… Leicester Business Expo

In just under four weeks’ time Leicester welcomes back the Leicester Business Expo and its shaping up to be an incredible event.
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14th September 2018

Bakers at The School of Artisan Food All Set for Sourdough September

Bakers at The School of Artisan Food are rising to the challenge of Sourdough September, the month-long event by the Real Bread Campaign to raise awareness of the real thing vs 'sourfaux'.
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30th August 2018

Leicestershire’s Largest Career’s Speed Networking Event Returns

More than 300 students from 20 schools and colleges are set to take part in the county’s largest career’s speed networking event. 
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24th August 2018

Smart Innovation & Networking for Growth (SING) - Textile Manufacturing

The Chamber is delivering this event on behalf of the Smart Innovation and Networking for Growth (SING) project. This project is part-funded through ERDF and delivered by the iNet through Loughborough University
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15th August 2018

Trudi showcases her creative talents

Professional Lincoln quilter Trudi Wood is poised for a surge in business and planning to showcase her work “across the Pond” after attending a major textiles show.
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25th June 2018

Taste of restaurant business from ‘rising star’ chefs

Trainee chefs from West Nottinghamshire College got a taste of what it takes to create award-winning food and run a professional kitchen – from three former students who are rapidly making a name for themselves in the world of gastronomy.
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13th June 2018

Family Business Masterclass to lift the lid on what makes a winning Award entry

Businesses considering entering the Midlands’ flagship awards for family businesses are to be given exclusive access to the team behind them along with advice on what makes a winning entry, at a free event this month.
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4th June 2018

Business is thriving for pioneering Newark start-ups

A pioneering Newark business has attributed a 47 per cent rise in turnover to the “fantastic support” they have received since winning a prestigious county-wide business competition.
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25th May 2018

Sat Bains inspires next generation of chefs and managers

One of the country’s best chefs, Sat Bains, joined catering and hospitality students at West Nottinghamshire College to share his tips and expert insight on forging a successful career in the industry.
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23rd May 2018

TV flower expert Jonathan Moseley to make return to Morley Hayes for summer flower demonstration

Jonathan Moseley, one of the nation’s best loved TV flower experts, is returning to Derbyshire hotel and leisure complex Morley Hayes next month to host an exclusive flower demonstration.
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14th May 2018

Students learn about life of a lawyer

Students from Ace Academy in Tipton had a special insight into accessing the legal world when they visited the offices of one of Birmingham’s major law firms.
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9th May 2018

First Nottingham Digital Summit raises money for Framework

The Nottingham Digital Summit will be an inspirational digital marketing conference powered by Hallam which will bring together a cutting edge line up of some of the brightest minds in digital marketing and innovation. At the same time Hallam’s ambition i
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30th April 2018

Star Trust tips £500,000 mark for 44 E Mids charities

EAST MIDLANDS-based Star Trust is celebrating after smashing its target of donating £500,000 to local charities.
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24th April 2018

Barefoot Coaches to share expert knowledge with new business owners

In response to demand, Barefoot Coaching’s popular Spring Conference will be on how to grow a coaching or wellbeing business.
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19th April 2018

A new survey has named making a cup of tea as the first thing people do when they move into their new proper-tea in Nottinghamshire.

The result comes ahead of National Tea Day on Saturday 21st April, where people across the country unite to drink their favourite brews, whether that be a classic English Breakfast or something more exotic.
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4th April 2018

PUT YOUR SPARE ROOM TO GOOD USE WITH DAVID WILSON HOMES

Leading homebuilder David Wilson Homes is offering homeowners in Nottinghamshire some fresh inspiration on putting their spare room to good use in the Moorecroft style home at Edwalton Park in Edwalton.
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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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15th February 2018

Nottingham success bakerdays.com -how to start a successful online business

Many have dreams to capture the business potential of the internet but Midlands-based business owner, Andrea Guzyova, has done it. From a standing start in 2011, bakerdays now employs over 20 people and has a turnover of £1.5 million.
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9th February 2018

FOUR TOP TIPS FOR BUILDING MENTAL RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

FORMER professional basketball player, author and international speaker John Dabrowski will be offering Derby professionals insight into mental resilience in the workplace at Astute Recruitment’s breakfast business event next month (15 February).
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31st January 2018

LEADING MIDS PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS COLLABORATE AHEAD OF MIPIM

MIPIM was firmly on the menu this morning when leading property and construction specialists gathered at a ladies breakfast in Nottingham ahead of the world’s largest property exhibition in March (13-16).
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