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2nd April 2020

EMA keeps vital freight flowing despite coronavirus lockdown

New figures show the critical role that East Midlands Airport (EMA), home to the UK’s largest dedicated air cargo operation, has in keeping goods moving into Britain during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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1st April 2020

March sees sharp fall in East Midlands business confidence

Business confidence in the East Midlands fell 24 points during March to 3%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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1st April 2020

Prime on the frontline as it launches PPE campaign for NHS workers

A Nottinghamshire printing specialist is leading the charge to provide much-needed PPE equipment to the NHS in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
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1st April 2020

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

Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs) to help businesses re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!
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30th March 2020

Leadership Styles During the COVID-19 Crisis - What can you Learn?

It's funny how the images of leaders develop, and during extreme challenges, some gain gravitas or lose credibility almost overnight. As a leader in your business, what are you projecting consciously or unconsciously?
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30th March 2020

How to promote sustainability in the workplace

As the awareness of climate change and the environmental impact of our actions and activities increases, so does the pace of change demanded by buyers.
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26th March 2020

Government’s NHS volunteer drive target is smashed

The number of people volunteering to support the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis has passed the half a million mark, which is more than double the Government's recruitment target.
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26th March 2020

cbe+ gains sponsorship from Leonardo to obtain SC21 certification

Specialist precision engineering sub-contractor CBE+ has been selected by leading UK aerospace original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Leonardo, for sponsorship on the SC21 Operational Excellence programme. 
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25th March 2020

Understanding the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have an impact on everyone. Understanding how to cope with the stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Here's an explanation of the emotional rollercoaster ever
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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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23rd March 2020

Midlands contractor celebrates appointment on £30 billion national central government framework

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating its successful selection on to the new £30 billion Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services agreement, a major national framework for the delivery of public sector construct
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21st March 2020

Awards Win For Geo Green Power

East Midlands based renewable energy company Geo Green Power have picked up Best Solar PV Installer / Contractor in the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards plus Highly Commended and Commended in two other categories.
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21st March 2020

5 Things your team MUST have during the current crisis

The world of work is changing before our eyes, and whatever happens, will never be the same again. Unless you're part of the AMAZING ‘front line’ NHS team, you need 5 things to make sure your increasingly dispersed team realises their true potential:
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20th March 2020

Russells recognised as the best of the best

Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles has been recognised as a leading manufacturer in the UK, after being handpicked to appear in the 2020 Parliamentary Review.  
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20th March 2020

Space Data Centres offers free support to key service sectors during Covid-19 crisis

Space Data Centres is backing key service providers during the Covid-19 crisis with free access to a range of their services to help them keep the nation moving.
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19th March 2020

J Tomlinson project wins at East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2020

Contractor J Tomlinson is on cloud nine after Airfield Business Park in Leicestershire scooped the title of Large Scale Project of the Year at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards.
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18th March 2020

Pattonair rebrands as Incora following merger

Derby aerospace supply chain solutions provider Pattonair has today rebranded to Incora, following the companmy's recent merger with Wesco Aircraft.
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16th March 2020

Pattonair’s community work recognised at East Midlands Business Masters awards

Global aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair has been rewarded for its fantastic community work with an award at the prestigious Business Masters Awards.
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9th March 2020

Pre-budget analysis from Duncan & Toplis

With the new chancellor due to give the government’s first budget since 2018, senior figures from Duncan & Toplis have analysed some of the rumoured changes that could be announced.
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9th March 2020

LLEP launches new skills toolkit to build the workforce of the future

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd. (LLEP) held its first Business Breakfast event in 2020 at Leicestershire County Cricket Ground on Friday 6 March 2020.
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6th March 2020

Innes England take triple crown in deals competition

Commercial property consultancy Innes England is celebrating after being recognised as the most active agent in three key sectors of the 2019 East Midlands commercial property market.
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4th March 2020

Idlewells Shopping Centre shortlisted for the Property Awards 2020

Sutton-in-Ashfield-based shopping centre Idlewells has been named as a finalist in the new-for-2020 Social Impact category at this year’s Property Awards.
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3rd March 2020

Businesses urged to work with education providers to avoid future skills disconnect

Schools and education providers have been urged to support young people into future high skills jobs in North Derbyshire to ensure the area reaches its economic potential.
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2nd March 2020

EU chain transactions and zero-rated goods: The VAT changes you need to know about

A new law, in force since 1st January 2020, requires UK suppliers to Europe to produce a written statement to accompany the dispatch of goods to the EU.
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1st March 2020

Get Tips and Support with Skills and Training at LEP Skills Conference

Businesses looking for help and support when it comes to skills and training have a golden opportunity next month when the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will stage its first ever Skills Conference.
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1st March 2020

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

People selling buy-to-let properties or other property owners could clock up financial penalties due to ‘seismic’ changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) payment rules, says tax specialist Imogen Lea, from Clarke Willmott LLP.
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1st March 2020

Nottingham start-up business tackling city's congestion

Nottingham’s ongoing commuter misery could be a thing of the past with the latest innovation from WAU Motors.
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28th February 2020

Love Business 2020 panel calls for united front

One of the highlights of Love Business is the annual Q+A panel, which sees key business figures from across the Heart of the Midlands come together to debate the burning business questions of the day.
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28th February 2020

Love Business issues rallying cry for the 'Heart of the Midlands'

A new business initiative which aims to position Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire as ‘The Heart of the Midlands’ to help raise their profile on a national and global scale has been unveiled.
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28th February 2020

Chesterfield Electroless Nickel Plating company achieves AS9100 aerospace certification

NiTEC Ltd in partnership with CBE+, the electroless nickel plating specialist based in Chesterfield, is celebrating achieving AS9100 certification, the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defence (AS&D) industry.
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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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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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24th February 2020

Small firms say points-based immigration system can work if costs kept down and right visas in place

Close to four in ten (38%) small employers have struggled to recruit the right staff over the past year, with more than a third (35%) of these citing the unwillingness of UK citizens to work in their sector as a reason for this struggle, according to the
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24th February 2020

AMDH Services Ltd set for prestigious healthcare conference

East-Midlands based IT consultancy AMDH Services will be presenting at a prestigious digital technology conference, where its managing director will talk about his experience of migrating a large council client over to Office 365 and Azure.
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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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21st February 2020

Six days to go... Book your Love Business Ticket now!

There's now less than a week to go until Love Business 2020, so if you haven't booked your ticket yet... what are you waiting for? 
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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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20th February 2020

New active-wear brand hits the market

An exciting new clothing range aimed at daredevil thrill-seekers has been launched by a Midlands-based start-up business.
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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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14th February 2020

Love (Business) is in the air this Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It's that time of year when romance is in the air and love is all around. With a little less than two weeks to go until Love Business 2020, we wanted to do our bit to spread the love this morning.
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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

SDL Property Management Join Leasehold Industry Call For Multibillion Cladding Fund

Midland-based managing agent SDL Property Management has joined a coalition of cladding campaigners, residents, property managers and the UK’s largest freeholders to call for a new multibillion-pound fund to remediate unsafe buildings.  
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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

Immigration lawyer examines new global talent visa

Following the launch of the new fast-track immigration visa, aimed at attracting the world’s top talent to the UK, specialist immigration lawyer Mandie Sewa examines the potential drawbacks of the new system.
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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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27th January 2020

Tex Plastics Secures Environmental Standard ISO 14001

The awarding of the Environmental Standard reflects our vision to monitor and control the impact of operations on the environment, both now and in the future at Tex Plastics Derby.
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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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