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18th January 2022

Love Business set for roaring return

With less than four weeks to go until this year’s Love Business Expo, its partners and supporters met recently to make sure the 2022 event comes back with a roar.
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14th January 2022

AI experts join drive for safety on UK rail crossings

Leicester researchers are lending their artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to a prototype device designed to improve safety on the UK’s rail network.
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14th January 2022

Employability and Skills Conference to address future skills needs of young people to help the area meet its growth ambitions

With thousands of jobs set to be created in the borough as part of the regeneration of Staveley, business leaders and the education community are being urged to address the future employability and skills of young people now at a free conference next mont
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13th January 2022

East Mids property agency gives 'insite' into market trends with online event

Commercial property event explores the East Midlands market trends in 60 minutes
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13th January 2022

Derbyshire-based Phoenix Brickwork announces plans to ditch diesel and switch its fleet to an ultra-low emission alternative by April 2022

Derbyshire-based brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork has announced plans to switch its on-site fleet of telehandlers to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) immediately – slashing CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent.
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13th January 2022

Businesses failing to support employees as 84% aren’t reporting on absences

Alongside failures to monitor absenteeism, HR teams are placing a high reliance on inaccurate people data to inform key business decisions, new MHR research finds
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12th January 2022

Rolls-Royce deploy nuclear power experts to Space Park Leicester

Nuclear power experts Rolls-Royce are looking forward to developing their unique expertise in energy solutions from a new base at Space Park Leicester.
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12th January 2022

Award-winning leasing broker becomes SAF accredited

A multi-award-winning car and van leasing firm has achieved much-coveted industry recognition.
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11th January 2022

Advice for businesses from the Food Innovation Centre on catering for a growing elderly population

New advice has been published on Healthy Eating for the Elderly to help food and drink businesses develop products for older people.
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11th January 2022

Frozen food distributor Central Foods scores success in BRC accreditation

Central Foods has been awarded the BRC Agents and Brokers certificate for the fifth time – achieving the highest possible classification level.
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6th January 2022

Woolley, Beardsleys & Bosworth Solicitors achieves STEP Employer Partner Award

The team at Woolley, Beardsleys & Bosworth are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the accreditation of STEP Employer Partner.
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6th January 2022

Students make it their business to succeed

Young entrepreneurs spoke of their business success at West Nottinghamshire College following almost two years of trading in fledgling businesses.
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6th January 2022

Six-year high for private equity-backed buyouts in the East Midlands

Report from Nottingham University Business School reveals “extremely buoyant UK buyout market in 2021”
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6th January 2022

Encore’s Secret to Keeping a Happy Workforce during the Pandemic

As Government guidance returns to encouraging people to work from home in the face of rising Covid cases, leading Midlands recruiter Encore Personnel, which employs more than 200 staff and operates 10 branches across the region, has revealed its secret to
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6th January 2022

HR Consultants predict workplace trends for 2022

2021 has been witness to a number of changes in the workplace, with hybrid working becoming more prevalent and the needs of employees continually adapting and evolving – often dependent on new circumstances accelerated by an ongoing pandemic.
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5th January 2022

Nottingham business tops the class after online programme boost

A Nottingham tutoring business is celebrating a bumper festive season of trading after taking part in a free, online educational programme for people in Nottingham who want to start a new online business or grow an existing one. 
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5th January 2022

Automation leads 3 big technology predictions for Midlands businesses in 2022

Many Midlands businesses will embrace automation to become more efficient in 2022, according to a local technology expert.
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5th January 2022

BUSINESS LEADERS SEEK TAX, TRADE AND SKILLS SUPPORT TO MEET CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS

Almost half (47%) of UK businesses said taking on new staff is their key ambition in the medium-term, according to new research to mark the 20th anniversary of the Lloyds Bank Business Barometer
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23rd December 2021

ST BARNABAS HOSPICE LEADS THE WAY FOR INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE IN LINCOLNSHIRE

On the back of winning the Michael Howard Award from Hospice UK, the Community Care Nurse Specialists at St Barnabas Hospice have now picked up the Innovation in Healthcare and Wellbeing award at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards hosted by
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21st December 2021

New support measures should help alleviate pressures, say small firms

New support measures should help alleviate pressures, say small firms
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21st December 2021

NORTH NOTTS BID BACKS CALLS FOR BUSINESS BOOSTER

NORTH NOTTS BID has backed the Business Booster campaign, in which over 100 destinations across the UK and 100,000 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are urging Government to provide immediate support to these sectors over Christmas - in response
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20th December 2021

Agency MD reacts to impact of interest rate rise and outlook for 2022

Purpose Media Managing Director, Matt Wheatcroft reflects on the impact of the interest rate rise and looks ahead with some useful insights for 2022.
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20th December 2021

Counselling Hub Wins Prestigious Award

Counsellors were ecstatic when they won a special accolade at the prestigious Lincolnshire Innovation & Technology Awards.
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20th December 2021

Economic support measures which should be considered alongside Covid restrictions

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today released a ten-point plan of options for economic support that Ministers should urgently consider as current Covid restrictions take their toll, and amid speculation about further measures.
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17th December 2021

Time to Go Green and Boost your Business

Leicester’s Business Gateway is giving small businesses the opportunity to play their part in tackling the climate crisis and improve their bottom line with a series of six webinars in the new year.
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17th December 2021

EE TO UPGRADE 4G IN MORE THAN 100 RURAL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE EAST MIDLANDS BY 2024

EE is to upgrade 4G coverage in more than 100 rural locations across the East Midlands by June 2024, as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme agreed last year.
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15th December 2021

CONSORTIUM TRIO SECURE PLACE ON CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LEGAL PANEL

Howes Percival, Sharpe Pritchard and Bevan Brittan appointed by Crown Commercial Service 
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15th December 2021

Small firms warn of “nightmare before Christmas” as input costs surge 14%

Small firms warn of “nightmare before Christmas” as input costs surge 14%
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14th December 2021

St. Modwen Logistics announces £46.5m investment in Derby

St. Modwen Logistics, a leading logistics developer and manager, is set to deliver its most sustainable high-quality warehouse space to date that could create up to 1,250 new jobs, boosting the local Derby economy and transforming a 67-acre brownfield sit
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14th December 2021

Hot Tub Award Success for Superior Wellness

Superior Wellness is celebrating after its record award success in last night’s UK Pool and Spa Awards 2021.
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12th December 2021

LLEP welcomes opportunity of Singapore digital trade deal

The LLEP has welcomed agreement of a major international digital trade deal as an opportunity for local firms to expand into one of the most tech-savvy and rapidly expanding markets in Asia.
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12th December 2021

The National Forest launches new design guide and support programme for sustainable tourism accommodation

The National Forest Company (NFC) has launched a new guide to help landowners, developers and architects deliver environmentally friendly and sustainably designed tourism accommodation projects in the increasingly popular National Forest.
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12th December 2021

Small firms call for support as GDP figures show lack of pre-Plan B momentum

Responding to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showing that the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by only 0.1% in October, and its trade deficit widened to £5.2 billion in the three months to October.
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11th December 2021

Advanced Digital, AI and Manufacturing Technologies for Space: The second phase of Space Park Leicester is completed

The keys to the second phase of a ground-breaking £100 million research, innovation and teaching hub for space-related high-tech companies and researchers in Leicester have been handed over.
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11th December 2021

Double Win for Precision Facilities Management at Local Business Awards

Leicester based Precision FM is celebrating after winning two awards at this year’s East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
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11th December 2021

Small firms call for support as GDP figures show lack of pre-Plan B momentum

Small firms call for support as GDP figures show lack of pre-Plan B momentum
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11th December 2021

Digital agency Impression earns Great Place to Work Certification

Digital marketing agency Impression achieves Great Place to Work Certification with outstanding results from its employees.
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11th December 2021

Derby business named one of Britain’s Best IT Companies for third straight year

Derby IT company Neuways has ended the year on a high, by being named as one of Britain’s Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies for the third year in succession.
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11th December 2021

ANICCA DIGITAL CONTINUES TO BUILD DIGITAL SKILLS WITH NEW BOOTCAMP

D2N2 Trainer Provider Accreditation supports funded 12-week course for qualifying learners
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10th December 2021

MIRA TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE RECOGNISED WITH TOP BUSINESS AWARD

The MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) has won a prestigious award as part of a scheme designed to recognise partnerships between education and business.
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10th December 2021

Leicestershire County Council’s Public Health team will be coming to the Love Business Expo in February

Teaming up with our Active Together colleagues who deliver Leicestershire’s Wellbeing at Work programme
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9th December 2021

Skills Accelerator Programme Puts Employers In The Driving Seat

Derby College Group (DCG) has been approved to be part of the Government’s £65m Skills Accelerator Programme.
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9th December 2021

BT gifts free advertising space to Nottingham based businesses as first Street Hub 2.0 goes live

Nottingham is one of the first places in the UK to benefit from BT’s new digital street units, with the first one in the city unveiled in Canal Street today.
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9th December 2021

LLEP supports careers boom at East Midlands Enterprise Gateway

Two brand new careers and jobs films have been released by the LLEP to promote a booming area of Leicestershire and raise awareness of the wide-ranging employment opportunities at the East Midlands Enterprise Gateway (EMEG).
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8th December 2021

Plans for planetarium at Sherwood Observatory move a step closer

An ambitious project to build a state-of-the-art new £5.25m planetarium and science discovery centre in Nottinghamshire has moved a step closer after funding was secured and a contractor appointed.
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7th December 2021

COLLEGE MARKETING TEAM NAMED ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ IN INDUSTRY AWARDS

The Marketing team at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) has won two Gold and one Silver FE First Awards and been judged as ‘Best of the Best’ amongst its peers as part of a national scheme run by the College Marketing Network.
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7th December 2021

Staffordshire Companies Look Forward to Love Business Expo

Staffordshire based Eaglet Business Systems (EBS) and ISOAIMS are delighted to confirm their attendance at next year’s Love Business Expo in Loughborough.
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7th December 2021

Space Park Leicester lands top science award

The ambition of Space Park Leicester to become a world-leading centre of excellence has been recognised at a highly prestigious awards ceremony.
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7th December 2021

SUPPORT FOR COVID-HIT BUSINESSES REACHES MILESTONE

The recovery of Leicestershire businesses affected by COVID continued this week with the number of SMEs receiving support hitting the 100 mark.
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7th December 2021

WOMEN’S BUSINESS

The Government wants to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK by 50 percent by 2030 – the equivalent to nearly 600,000 businesses led by women. This target followed the 2019 Review of Female Entrepreneurship which reported on the barriers
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7th December 2021

Europa’s Robust Growth Continues

Independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group which has 400 staff at three sites across the East Midlands, is on track to achieve record turnover and profits in 2021, with 2022 forecast to be even more successful.
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6th December 2021

Double award-win for Idlewells at the prestigious 2021 SCEPTRE awards

The team at Sutton-in-Ashfield shopping centre Idlewells is celebrating a double award-win and a commendation, following a successful night at one of the retail industry’s most coveted events, the SCEPTRE awards.
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5th December 2021

NO SLOWING DOWN FOR FLOTEC!

Barry Michael Aldridge – Head of Marketing for Loughborough-based Flotec, reflects upon what has been an exciting 2021 and looks towards the future.
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5th December 2021

Gigabit Networks flicks the switch to give Derby a “once in a generation” internet super-boost

An award-winning internet supplier has cut the ribbon to begin to offering thousands of Derby homes and businesses access to the city’s new full-fibre internet network, describing it as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to prosper”.
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5th December 2021

Small firms sound alarm as £60bn EU import checks close in

With only one month to go until the first working day on which full import controls for EU goods will apply, the UK’s largest business group is flagging a lack of capacity among small businesses to handle new paperwork.
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4th December 2021

Wealth Management Firm Secures Chartered Status for Sixth Consecutive Year

Wealth management and financial advice firm, The RU Group, has once again achieved Chartered status from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the premier professional body for the insurance and financial planning profession. 
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4th December 2021

Victoria Plum's comprehensive IT infrastructure upgrade with Node4

Node4, the cloud-led Managed Services Provider (MSP), has delivered a comprehensive IT infrastructure upgrade for Victoria Plum, one of the UK’s largest and best-known online-only bathroom retailers.
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3rd December 2021

Employee experience award for Miller Homes

New homes builder Miller Homes, which has developments across the East Midlands, has won the Employee Experience Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2021.
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3rd December 2021

Derby businesses helping to stop hunger over Christmas

One of Derby's most well-known business figures has launched a £50,000 Christmas appeal with city charities to prevent needy families and individuals going hungry over the festive season.
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2nd December 2021

Liniar wins G21 COVID 19 Business Hero award

Industry leading PVCu systems company Liniar scooped a COVID 19 Business Hero award at the prestigious G Awards ceremony, held at the London Park Lane Hilton at the end of November 2021.
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2nd December 2021

EMCRC announced as guest speaker at Love Business Expo 2022

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre will be hosting a stall, alongside guest speaking at the 10th annual Love Business Expo 2022.
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1st December 2021

Sytner Group awarded Used Car Dealership Group of the Year at 2021 Used Car Awards

Sytner Group is thrilled to announce that the Leicester based business has been declared winner of the Used Car Dealership Group of the Year award at the 2021 Car Dealer Used Car Awards.
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30th November 2021

D2N2 LEP joined by Careers Leaders to launch new Careers Hub which will support young people in Derbyshire

The South Derbyshire Careers Hub is one of four led by D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company.
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30th November 2021

East-Midlands law firm rated ‘excellent’ in Lexcel audit

Following a successful audit of practices and procedures, JMP Solicitors has secured its Lexcel accreditation, achieving a rating of ‘excellent.’
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29th November 2021

University spin-out named best medtech start-up

University of Nottingham spin-out company Cerca Magnetics was named best start-up medtech company at the annual OBN awards.
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29th November 2021

Nottingham's 'once in a generation' developments gain support from London King's Cross key player

One of the key players behind the world-renowned London King’s Cross development has marked out Nottingham as a city with a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ as it resets itself post COVID.
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29th November 2021

PERMAROOF COMMERCIAL LAUNCHES INAUGARAL REGISTERED INSTALLER SCHEME

Roofing solutions firm PermaRoof Commercial, part of PermaGroup, has launched its inaugural registered installer card, which tracks the level of training an installer has received, as part of its pledge to support the industry skills gap.
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29th November 2021

Summit hears how Chesterfield’s ambitions have not been derailed

Speakers at the recent Chesterfield Investment Summit have revealed that the borough is on course for a faster recovery from the pandemic than many other towns and cities.
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27th November 2021

How can technology improve the UK’s productivity in 2022? 

Software can do a great deal of positives for an organisation. Improvements can be made by implementing the right type of business system, but why should a fully optimised business system be at the top of every business’ wish list for 2022 and beyond? 
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26th November 2021

Green glory for Cawarden

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden, has claimed two new awards to add to its 2021 collection of prizes - receiving gold and silver recognition from the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice delivered at the former Summit Colliery sit
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25th November 2021

VILLAGE HOTEL IN NOTTINGHAM AIMS TO DRIVE INCREASED REVENUE THROUGH NEW PARTNERSHIP

Village Hotel in Nottingham is aiming to drive increased revenue and visitors through its ‘VWorks’ coworking facilities, after agreeing a partnership with Swurf - a new venue sourcing app that connects remote workers with welcoming spaces to work in.
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25th November 2021

Derbyshire home staging entrepreneur scoops National Business Woman award for spearheading substantial growth

A female East Midlands entrepreneur who has carved out her own niche in property home staging has received national recognition for her foresight and entrepreneurship at this year’s edition of the prestigious National Business Women’s Awards.
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24th November 2021

Leicester based Your Tender Team has won the Local Business Of The Year award

Leicester based Your Tender Team has won the Local Business Of The Year award at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards.
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24th November 2021

Manufacturers in the Midlands lag behind on e-commerce activity

Small-scale manufacturers in the Midlands are the least likely to use e-commerce technology to generate sales, new analysis reveals.
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21st November 2021

Community Awards recognise amazing charities and hand out £5,000

The Leicestershire Community Champions Awards returned on Thursday 18th November at the Leicestershire County Cricket Ground, with The Zinthiya Trust taking the flagship award of Charity of the Year.
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21st November 2021

Lockdown Bird Dust food enterprise flies high with a clutch of awards

Entrepreneur Hamza Qureshi is celebrating after his Bird Dust signature seasoning was named best cooking kit in the country.
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16th November 2021

Institute Of Neurodiversity ION launches simultaneously in UK, Europe & Australia “to give a voice in the world to all neurodiverse individuals”

We are pleased to announce today the public launch of the UK chapter of the global Institute Of Neurodiversity ION, a single organisation giving a voice in the world to all neurodiverse groups.
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16th November 2021

East Midlands businesses face serious funding problems unless RLS and CBILS rules amended warns banking expert

Many East Midlands businesses could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer outstanding CBILS when companies refinance, a leadi
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13th November 2021

GOOGLE RULING IS GOOD FOR PUBLIC SECTOR, BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFITS

The UK Supreme Court ruling rejecting a claim against Google is good news for businesses, public bodies such as schools and non-profit organisations facing heavy-handed claims for nominal data breaches.
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12th November 2021

Wise Robotics and BS Handling Systems announce strategic alliance to deliver large scale warehouse automation

Supplier of flexible warehouse solutions, Wise Robotics has today announced a new strategic alliance with conveyor, sortation and storage systems provider, BS Handling Systems.
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12th November 2021

£14 million contract win for Derby tech firm Light Science Technologies

Light Science Technologies and Zenith Nurseries to develop first retrofittable, all-in-one semi-automated lighting and sensor solution
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12th November 2021

DIGITAL AGENCY SEES RISING POTENTIAL OF NEW BAKERY INGREDIENTS FIRM

Leading Midlands web and app developer Atomic has teamed up with two highly respected figures from the food industry in an exciting new business venture.
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11th November 2021

Microlise Transport Conference Announces Opening of Registration Ahead of 2022 Return

One of Europe’s largest road transport conferences is set to return in 2022 when the Microlise Transport Conference takes place on the 18th May, at the Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly The Ricoh Arena).
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10th November 2021

MINISTER VISITS WORLD CLASS CATESBY AERODYNAMIC RESEARCH FACILITY

The Minister for Business and Industry, Lee Rowley, visited the multi-million-pound Northamptonshire-based Catesby Aerodynamic Research Facility (CARF) – a previously disused Victorian railway tunnel transformed into a unique indoor world class aerodynami
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10th November 2021

TECH INVESTMENT PUTS FIRM ON THE ‘WRIGHT’ PATH TO GROWTH

Kitchen appliances supplier The Wright Buy has credited OrderWise’s warehouse management software with helping it to make huge efficiency savings – and increase turnover from £7million to £24million in six years.
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9th November 2021

SME’s will see increased pressure from employees to increase salaries following tax changes says leading HR firm

As the cost-of-living surges amid confirmation that tax rates will increase in 2022 – Midlands-based HR firm Breedon Consulting predicts employers will see a rise in requests for higher annual salaries and flexible working to mitigate these expenses.
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8th November 2021

“NO GEEK SPEAK” TEAM IS GOING FOR GROWTH

IT specialists have set their sights on further growth and creating more jobs as they embark on their 20th year in business.
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8th November 2021

Call for action as the fragile road to recovery causes small business confidence to decline significantly in the East Midlands

Confidence amongst small firms in the East Midlands has fallen significantly, according to the latest survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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8th November 2021

Survey set to reveal biggest challenges facing businesses

UK businesses are being urged to reveal the challenges they expect to face over the next 12 months in the 2021 SME Survey which launches today.
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8th November 2021

Nottingham family-run firm supporting sustainability targets for COP26

A Nottingham family-run firm, Shredall SDS Group, is supporting sustainability targets for the 2021 United Nations climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
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8th November 2021

SureScreen founder to receive honorary doctorate

SureScreen founder Jim Campbell OBE is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Derby.   
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8th November 2021

Amo Raju named in Britain’s top 100 most influential disabled people

Amo Raju, the chief executive of Disability Direct, has been named in the Disability Power 100, the list of Britain’s most influential disabled people. 
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5th November 2021

University experts welcome £19.5 million injection for development of space technologies

Scientists at the University of Leicester have welcomed the Government’s decision to inject millions of pounds into developing space technologies in the city, following the award of a £19.5 million grant.
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5th November 2021

L.B. Foster Presented with Rolls-Royce Award

L.B. Foster is extremely proud to receive a prestigious award alongside Brown & Holmes from Rolls-Royce Submarines.
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4th November 2021

Contractor celebrates stellar month with multiple award wins

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating a successful award season after scooping six property and construction accolades, as well as being shortlisted for four national building awards, in less than a month.
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4th November 2021

Financial Management Group Surpasses £600m Mark

Nottingham headquartered wealth management and financial advice firm, The RU Group, has announced a record total in assets under management.
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3rd November 2021

Boost your growth with FREE Action Planning Workshops

Join the Digital Growth Programme’s action planning workshops to learn the latest digital insights to improve your business growth.
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