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20th June 2024

Employee-owned electrical contractor awards extra shares for Employee Ownership Day

Lincolnshire-based electrical and maintenance contractor, Brook & Mayo is awarding its entire team £22,000 worth of shares in the company for Employee Ownership Day (21st June).
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20th June 2024

Leicester College launches metal fabrication workshop

Leicester College has launched a cutting-edge metal fabrication workshop to train apprentices and students for careers in the advanced manufacturing engineering sector.
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18th June 2024

Apprenticeship Provider EMA Training Limited Leicester Hub Launch

Derby-based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training Ltd, is set to swing open the doors to its city centre Leicester Hub on 1st July, welcoming students and business partnerships from across the county.
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18th June 2024

Firm unveils new study package for aspiring accountants

The next generation of aspiring accountants is being given a huge boost by an established accountancy firm in Northamptonshire.
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17th June 2024

Browne Jacobson achieves record financial results with turnover of £118m

Browne Jacobson increased its year-on-year turnover by 12% for the year ending 30 April 2024, leading to record revenues in excess of £118m.
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17th June 2024

Work placements celebrated by students and employers

Employers have been formally recognised for their contribution to equipping students at West Nottinghamshire College with the skills and experience to pursue their career ambitions.
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14th June 2024

International growth at the forefront of James & James Fulfilment rebrand

The company formerly known as James and James Fulfilment has confirmed it has rebranded to J&J® Global Fulfilment to support its ambitious growth plans.
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13th June 2024

Student opportunities at the EMCRC

Here at the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, we support and help businesses become more cyber secure.
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12th June 2024

Leading lab distributor signals major expansion

Laboratory equipment supplier Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) has opened the new SLS National Distribution Centre (NDC) at the Fairham Business Park, Nottingham, as it looks to kickstart its next phase of growth.
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12th June 2024

The D2N2 LEP staff team joins the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)

We are pleased to announce that the D2N2 LEP staff team has joined the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA).
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12th June 2024

East Midlands venue business to expand with corporate events this summer

An East Midlands-based business best known for its Tipi weddings is extending its offering into the corporate world.  
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11th June 2024

Net zero firm devises way to save NHS millions in energy bills

A company that helps organisations reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs has become the first to design a method of harnessing waste heat from MRI machines.  
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11th June 2024

A united approach to delivering growth in the East Midlands

Work to boost inclusive growth across the region has taken an important step forward this week following the incorporation of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) into the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA). 
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11th June 2024

Recruitment consultancy makes public pledge to support Armed Forces community

An award-winning recruitment consultancy based in Kettering has publicly pledged its support to the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
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11th June 2024

Five Star stand as Scotts marks 60 years at Chelsea Flower Show

Northamptonshire-based timber building specialists Scotts of Thrapston has been recognised with a five-star award for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year marks 60 years since Scotts first exhibited at the event to showcase its luxury summe
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10th June 2024

Cloud security remains critical

Over the last several years, there has been an unyielding growth in cloud adoption.
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10th June 2024

‘As responsible businesses, we need to support the city where we operate’- major employer switches to local

McDonald’s staff will be rewarded with the city’s local gift card. Cards can be spent with over 170 businesses in Leicester.
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10th June 2024

Prestigious aerospace training facility now open in Newark

The eagerly anticipated Air and Space Institute (ASI) in Newark has now received its first intake of students. The £15.4m state-of-the-art facility provides world-class educational opportunities for future generations of the aerospace industry.
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10th June 2024

Want to follow England at EURO 2024? Be careful of ‘too good to be true’ deals

With the men's football team having qualified for the EURO 2024 tournament in Germany this summer, England fans may be tempted to look for unofficial deals for cheap tickets, flights and hotel packages to avoid extortionate costs.
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8th June 2024

New Online Fashion Store Supports Fundraising To End Homelessness

To support its work with homeless and vulnerable people the charity Framework has launched Framework Fashion – a new online fashion store selling a bespoke range of T-shirts, hoodies, jumpers and bags.
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7th June 2024

Leicester academics called on to help advance Space science in Europe

Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a non-profit organisation which is advancing knowledge through Space and aeronautics research, has elected the University of Leicester as one of the newest members of its association.
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7th June 2024

Deal not sealed for small business votes, as poll reveals more than half could still be swayed in election campaign

Millions of voters who run their own businesses are still to make a final decision on who they will back on polling day, according to a snap general election survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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6th June 2024

Nottingham's Altia unveils ‘game-changing’ platform to improve investigations

Nottingham-based investigative technology firm, Altia, has launched an innovative, first-of-its-kind cloud native platform designed to streamline and accelerate the crime-solving process.
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6th June 2024

Chesterfield Golf Mad Dad Launches New Retail Range just in time for Father's Day

Andy Hone, a talented and self-taught golfer from Chesterfield and founder of the Golf Mad Dad YouTube channel has announced the launch of his new retail range.
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6th June 2024

Sowing the seeds: Local nursery children delighted by Broadnook sunflower planting competition

Children at Charnwood Nursery and Pre-School in Rothley were delighted this Children’s Gardening Week to get their hands dirty planting their very own sunflowers as part of a new competition launched by Davidsons Homes at Broadnook Garden Village.
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5th June 2024

Phishy activity on Twitter

Twitter has started to transition from the previous ‘twitter.com’ domain to ‘x.com’, but threat actors are utilising this change to spin up phishing infrastructure and take advantage of a flaw.
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5th June 2024

Maxar Intelligence inspires the next generation of geospatial experts

Space Park Leicester and the University of Leicester are working with Maxar Intelligence – a leading geospatial intelligence company – to provide students with vital experience in the space sector.
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5th June 2024

New initiative launched to support local businesses in Daventry

A new initiative has been launched in Daventry to help support local businesses, at a time when nearly 40 stores close every day in the UK.
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5th June 2024

Protecting your finances: understanding investment fraud and how to avoid it

In today's complex financial landscape, investing your hard-earned money wisely is paramount. However, with the allure of high returns and the promise of quick wealth, many individuals fall prey to investment fraud schemes.
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4th June 2024

Foundation urges businesses to take part in skilled volunteering to help strengthen charities and gain mutual benefits

Skills based volunteering has the potential to revolutionise corporate social responsibility, providing significant advantages to businesses, employees, and charities, according to a new report from Lloyds Bank Foundation. 
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4th June 2024

Stephen Eve Financial Planning celebrates its second birthday

Midlands based wealth management company Stephen Eve Financial Planning has reached its second birthday since it was launched by Ben and Danielle Slater in June 2022.
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3rd June 2024

Shed Grounds Maintenance Ltd Retains Prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Accreditations.

Shed Grounds Maintenance Ltd is proud to announce the successful retention of their accreditations for ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management for another three years.
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1st June 2024

ARC INSPIRATIONS TO DOUBLE UP IN NOTTINGHAM AS CITY CENTRE GROWTH STRATEGY CONTINUES

Award winning bar group, Arc Inspirations, the leading operator of premium bar brands, Banyan, BOX and Manahatta, has announced plans to open a new site in Nottingham this year.
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1st June 2024

Treetops Hospice in the spotlight as Derby conference explores how smart technology can benefit healthcare

A Derbyshire hospice which uses smart building technology to create a comfortable space for children dealing with bereavement will take centre stage at a Derby conference next week.
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1st June 2024

AIM signs Social Recruitment Covenant with PeoplePlus

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group (AIM) has committed to fairer hiring practices, as well as providing the foundation for stronger economic growth and building a more inclusive and prosperous society, by signing the Social Recruitment Covenant led b
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31st May 2024

Occupational therapy company wins two business awards

A team of occupational therapists from Northamptonshire are celebrating after taking home two awards at the recent Northamptonshire SME Awards at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel.
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31st May 2024

ADS Laser Cutting secures triple ISO accreditation success

Leicester-based metalwork firm, ADS Laser Cutting is celebrating a triple achievement of ISO accreditations covering Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality.
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30th May 2024

Google report highlights 2023 zero-day exploitation trends

In their annual cybersecurity review, Google Threat Analysis Group and Mandiant have collaborated to discuss zero-day exploitation through 2023 and shed light on what can be expected in 2024.
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30th May 2024

Garage recognised for its work with apprentices

A garage in Northampton is celebrating after winning an award for the work it does with its apprentices.
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30th May 2024

Children’s monsters brought to life thanks to student’s skills

Schoolchildren from a Kirkby-in-Ashfield School have seen their monster illustrations brought to like thanks to West Nottinghamshire College’s digital technology students.
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30th May 2024

Calls for Government action on malicious banking domains

Every year, thousands of malicious websites masquerading as the UK's leading retail banks emerge.
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29th May 2024

Derbyshire charity golf day set to help to make the sport more inclusive

The owner of a Derby heating firm is looking forward to raising awareness of the need for more accessibility on golf courses after agreeing to co-sponsor a fundraising event featuring some of Europe’s leading disabled golfers.
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29th May 2024

Company Image - New Vision - The Future

Over the last year we have been implementing fundamental changes throughout the business to ensure that we still are not only a leader in our sector, but we are also at the forefront.
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29th May 2024

Blueprint Interiors achieves prestigious Steelcase Platinum Partner status for second consecutive year

Blueprint Interiors, a leading midlands-based workplace consultancy and commercial office fit-out specialist, has been awarded Steelcase Platinum Partner status for the second year running.
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28th May 2024

Small Business Sunday Winner

Ashbourne based Handmade Design gets an Instagram boost from Theo Paphitis.
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28th May 2024

Leicester’s WBR Group pioneering the future of work with a four-day week

Leicester’s WBR Group (WBR), the UK’s largest independent provider of SSAS services and tax experts, is pioneering the future of work with the introduction of a four-day working week.
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28th May 2024

200 Degrees launch their “Barista in a Box” – a premium automated coffee solution

Midlands-based coffee company 200 Degrees have revealed they’ve entered the market for premium automated coffee machines with the installation of their first Coffee 2GO unit.
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28th May 2024

Nottingham business secures place on Amazon European accelerator programme

From pre-loved fashion hubs to fast-charging electric vehicle batteries - meet the start-ups Amazon is helping to tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges
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28th May 2024

Evolve Business Finance celebrates first year of growth and success

Evolve Business Finance, the fast-growing independent commercial finance broker, today announced that it has hit its first major business milestone – its one year anniversary.  During this time, the team has built up a strong client base and has been invo
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28th May 2024

Pall-Ex Group to showcase groundbreaking logistics division at Multimodal 2024

Pall-Ex, the UK’s leading palletised freight distribution network will officially launch its innovative third-party logistics (3PL) division, Pall-Ex Logistics to the freight and logistics community at Multimodal in June.  
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28th May 2024

Leicestershire homebuilder's support of assistance dogs charity earns platinum award

Loughborough-based Canine Partners has awarded David Wilson Homes the esteemed Platinum Business Club status following five years of support.
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25th May 2024

Clarke Willmott appointed to Sanctuary's legal panel

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been appointed to the legal panel of one of the largest housing associations in the UK.
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25th May 2024

THE ISLAND QUARTER SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Phase one of The Island Quarter has won a prestigious Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) Regional Award in the East Midlands for the thoughtful design delivered by Jestico + Whiles.
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25th May 2024

Local estate agent recognised for excellence in prestigious awards

Belvoir has been named as one of the top three estate agents in Corby in the 2024 British Property Awards.
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24th May 2024

UK logistics market remains ‘prime’ destination for global investment

The UK remains a ‘prime’ destination for global investment, as deal appetite returns for logistics and supply chain management businesses.
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24th May 2024

Rudd Awards Honour the Best of Ruddington

The winners of the second Rudd Awards were announced at a special ceremony this month, with 19 Ruddington favourites celebrated for their contribution to the local community
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23rd May 2024

East Midlands company introduces new leadership team to help promote fire safety

Steering Firechief® Global Towards a Brighter Future: Introducing A New Senior Leadership Team
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23rd May 2024

The Dairy’s Digital Marketing Apprentice scoops Nottingham College’s Creative Industries Apprentice of the Year award

It was a night to remember for Nottingham-based creative agency The Dairy on Tuesday 21st May, as its Digital Marketing Apprentice, Elise Quirk, was presented with the Creative Industries Apprentice of the Year award at Nottingham College’s highly anticip
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23rd May 2024

East Midlands businesses partner to offer alternative funeral option

East Midlands Funeral Directors Help Family Grow Diamond from Ashes
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22nd May 2024

Renowned folk singer helps Derbyshire recycled plastic furniture company celebrate prestigious King’s Award

A Derbyshire company which has so far saved from the environment enough plastic bottles to fill the Albert Hall 16 times over has celebrated being officially presented with a highly coveted King’s Award for Sustainable Development.
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22nd May 2024

Collaboration with business is a win-win for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Nottinghamshire Hospice is celebrating a one-year collaboration with a business that provides free mental health first-aider training for its staff and volunteers.
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22nd May 2024

Forthcoming Connect Receptions

WHAT IS A CONNECT RECEPTION?
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22nd May 2024

Chef Jorge is aiming to bring a taste of the world to Grantham with his gourmet delicatessen

A classically trained chef who has worked at some of the top restaurants in London’s Mayfair says he will use inspiration from his travels abroad to make his delicatessen a success.
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21st May 2024

Loughborough tech consultant helping children to read

A tech consultant from Loughborough has used the benefits package at the company she works for to help support a number of local charities. 
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21st May 2024

Leading Leicester firm supports city’s students

A top UK provider of advanced geospatial and hybrid intelligence is helping to develop Leicester’s brightest young talent.
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21st May 2024

Roxy expands into the Lace Market following multi million pound refurbishment

Nottingham's popular Roxy Ball Room entertainment venue is bringing their sister brand Roxy Lanes to the city following a multimillion pound refurbishment.
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20th May 2024

Nottingham venue shortlisted for international design award

Home to Binks Yard, Cleaver & Wake and the Binks Terrace, 1 The Island Quarter has been shortlisted for a World Architecture News (WAN) Award in the category of commercial projects for the EMEA region.
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20th May 2024

Nottingham's Beloved Welch is recognised as a finalist in the Midlands Family Business Awards

Nottingham's landscape has been infused with beauty and tradition for over a century, thanks to the exemplary service of Welch the Florist.
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20th May 2024

Workspace hub celebrates one year of supporting businesses in Northampton

Vulcan Works, providers of office space and business support for companies and individuals working in creative and digital industries, marked its first anniversary on Wednesday, May 15 with a VIP event.
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20th May 2024

Digital marketing agency has more than a million reasons to celebrate

Three friends who launched their own business during lockdown are celebrating after doubling their turnover in the last 12 months surpassing one million pounds for the first time.
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20th May 2024

Derbyshire’s Carfulan Group receives £175,000 order boost

Carfulan Group has heralded MACH 2024 as its best yet after sealing more than £175,000 of orders and securing over 800 more leads to explore after the event.
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20th May 2024

Derby College Group Students Embrace Diversity in Spectacular Showcases!

Derby College Group (DCG) have just held a Culture Week where the campuses came alive with colour, music and tastes from across the globe.
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19th May 2024

Baker Hughes Launches New Druck Combined Pressure and Temperature Sensor for Motorsport

Druck, a Baker Hughes business and industry leader in pressure measurement technology and instrumentation, announced today the launch of its durable, high accuracy and reliability combined pressure and temperature motorsport sensor, the 4400T.
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19th May 2024

Kings Office Supplies - 10 Year Celebration

Based in Willington, Derby, Kings Office Supplies are celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a leading supplier of business supplies, office stationery and print to the local community. 
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19th May 2024

Browne Jacobson delivers O Shaped training to Government Legal Department teams

Lawyers who advise the Government, and their professional support staff, are being encouraged to adopt an O Shaped mindset after learning about an innovative movement that aims to drive positive cultural change across the legal industry.
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18th May 2024

NCSC & IASME re-open applications of the Funded Cyber Essentials Programme

The NCSC have announced that they are re-opening applications for the Funded Cyber Essentials Programme to small organisations in the legal and charities sector that meet certain criteria.
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18th May 2024

Cartwright supports college with latest ESG Campaign

Full-service marketing agency Cartwright Communications has continued its strong start to meeting its 2024 environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments by supporting Nottingham College’s latest innovation project.
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18th May 2024

Introducing Cyber PATH: A partnership between NCRCG, the CRC network and academia

Cyber PATH is an elite talent pipeline for the next generation of specialists in cyber resilience; it's an excellent way for students to engage in the commercial aspects of the sector and gain vital experience whilst helping SMEs with their cyber resilien
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18th May 2024

Hospice introduce sign language function to website

Cynthia Spencer Hospice has introduced a brand-new function to its website in order to better engage with the British Sign Language (BSL) community.
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16th May 2024

Businesswomen Join Star Trust Board

Two notable regional businesswomen have joined the Board of leading East Midlands charity, Star Trust – The Charitable Entrepreneurs.
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15th May 2024

The power of learning: Nottingham engineer and team lead offer career tips during Learning at Work Week 2024

A DHL team lead and a hardware test engineer from Nottingham are sharing their career stories during Learning at Work Week 2024 (13th-19th May) to celebrate the career progress they’ve made thanks to the lifelong learning programmes at Amazon.
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15th May 2024

Former Gordon Ramsey chef opens exclusive Nottingham private dining venue

A Nottingham born chef, who trained in the restaurants of Gordon Ramsey and Gary Rhodes, is set to open a bespoke dining experience in Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham city centre. 
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15th May 2024

Specialist bird and wildlife company set to soar with Derby-based home and garden communications agency

Expert bird and wildlife company, Ark Wildlife, is set to soar following the appointment of Derby-based home and garden agency, Honest Communications.
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15th May 2024

LBF 2024 proudly unveils key sponsors

In 2024, Leicester Business Festival (LBF) celebrates ten-years since it began.
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15th May 2024

Node4 Announces New Senior Leadership Structure and Integrated Business Portfolio

Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), has today announced a new leadership structure under which Hannah Birch will assume the role of Group Managing Director.
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15th May 2024

A.W. Lymn Expands into Leicestershire

A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, the Midlands’ award-winning independent family-run funeral directors, has expanded its extensive reach of care for the bereaved into Leicestershire with the opening of its latest funeral home in the centre of Bottesfo
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14th May 2024

MHR recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work

Nottinghamshire-based HR, payroll, and finance firm MHR is today recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work 2024, according to The Sunday Times.
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14th May 2024

Loughborough Business Named Marketing, Advertising and PR Startup of the Year at the 2024 Midlands Startup Awards

Loughborough-based startup Altitude Marketing Ltd has been named as the Marketing, Advertising and PR startup of the year at the Midlands StartUp Awards 2024. 
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14th May 2024

Derby-based medical technology manufacturer, Pennine Healthcare, celebrates Medilink Midlands Awards win

Pennine Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading, employee-owned medical device manufacturers, is proud to celebrate a win at the Medilinks Midlands Awards 2024.
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13th May 2024

Oberoi Business Hub Pledges Support For DDLS

Oberoi Business Hub has further cemented its relationship with the city’s law profession by becoming a gold sponsor of Derby and District Law Society (DDLS).
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11th May 2024

Superior Wellness wins seven awards in the prestigious WhatSpa? and WhatSwimSpa? magazine Best Buy Awards 2024

Superior Wellness is delighted to announce it has won seven awards in the prestigious WhatSpa? and WhatSwimSpa? magazine Best Buy Awards 2024.
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11th May 2024

Claire Ward, East Midlands Mayor, shares her thoughts on her new role and gears up for UKREiiF

The UK’s premier economic development event, the UK Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) is taking place this year from 21-23 May in Leeds.
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10th May 2024

Winners of the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2024 revealed

Nine of the most exceptional and innovative life sciences and medtech companies and industry collaborations from across the Midlands have been recognised as winners of the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2024.
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10th May 2024

Browne Jacobson advises LDC on investment in performance doorset specialist IDSL

UK & Ireland law firm Browne Jacobson has advised private equity investor LDC on its investment in Integrated Doorset Solutions Limited Group (IDSL), a leading performance doorset specialist.
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10th May 2024

Derbyshire-based energy company wins Best New Entry at RoSPA Awards

Hydro Aluminium UK Ltd, a subsidiary of the global aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro, has demonstrated its commitment to elevating health and safety standards by entering the UK’s leading health and safety awards scheme and scooping two a
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10th May 2024

My Build Estimate wins gold for growth

Leading online estimating service My Build Estimate has won a prestigious local award for its impressive growth over the past 12 months.
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10th May 2024

Croots Farm Shop products showcased in the Houses of Parliament

Croots Farm Shop products went down a storm at the Houses of Parliament when they were showcased at the bi-annual Derbyshire Food and Drinks Fair ’A Taste of Derbyshire’ hosted by Derbyshire MPs.
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10th May 2024

Carbon reporting reforms put UK businesses at “risk of losing customers, suppliers and talent”

A leading East Midlands accountancy and business advice practice supporting more than 4,500 businesses in the region is urging employers to continue carbon reporting after regulatory changes come into effect.
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