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2nd December 2022

IT Providers Customer Service is officially excellent!

Your IT Department have added the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Customer Service Award for Nottingham to a growing number of awards.
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1st December 2022

Connect Reception for December 22

Connect Reception for December 22
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25th November 2022

Global uniform supplier announces plans for pioneering ESG programme

Global uniform solutions company Mi Hub, which has offices in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, has recently announced its new global agenda to tackle the world’s biggest challenges on environmental improvement, equality, and social empowerment.
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25th November 2022

Inspiring the next generation – local housebuilder helps to develop construction talent

Students from a nearby college were invited to attend a special careers event within a Leicestershire housing site/development.
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24th November 2022

DON’T DWELL ON FINANCIAL DOWNTURN SAYS BELMAYNE

Local independent financial planners, Belmayne, are reassuring investors there is no need to change their retirement plans because of current market volatility.
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24th November 2022

Midlands tech business lands spot on huge £1.5 billion framework to support NHS Trusts

Public sector IT specialists Kingsfield has been awarded a coveted spot on the Total Technology Solutions (NOE.0552) Framework; a framework designed by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) to provide cost-effective IT soluti
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24th November 2022

Mi Hub - Top 200

Global uniform provider based in Derbyshire features in the Top 200 business list as the highest-placed new entrant
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24th November 2022

Third annual survey highlights challenges facing SMEs

Businesses in the UK are being urged to share the challenges they expect to face over the next 12 months in the third annual SME Business Survey.
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24th November 2022

Window Wonderland Competition brings a sprinkle of Christmas cheer - and the chance to win £50 vouchers for shoppers

Over 40 businesses across the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are taking part in a competition to create the best festive window display to excite and delight Christmas shoppers this year.
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24th November 2022

Public Sector specialists awarded spot on £1.5 billion framework to support NHS Trusts across the country

Public sector IT specialists Kingsfield has been awarded a coveted spot on the Total Technology Solutions (NOE.0552) Framework; a framework designed by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) to provide cost-effective IT soluti
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24th November 2022

Timms Celebrates 130 Years Of Serving Local Communities

Timms Solicitors have celebrated their 130 year anniversary with a series of achievements.
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23rd November 2022

One in four small firms plan to close, downsize, or restructure if energy bills relief ends in April next year, new survey reveals

Small firms’ survival during the ongoing energy price crisis will depend on continued government support through Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) beyond March 2023, according to a new Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) energy survey published today.
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23rd November 2022

Research reveals strong growth in number of enterprises in Leicester and Leicestershire over the last ten years

New research from the Office for National Statistics’ UK Business Counts dataset shows that Leicester and Leicestershire have performed strongly against other English local authority and regional areas in terms of the number of enterprises and businesses
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23rd November 2022

Meet the women who will save your skin

The owners of a beauty clinic in Derby have revealed that some of the world’s wealthiest women travel thousands of miles for their ground-breaking skin treatments. 
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23rd November 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE STUDENTS GO SITE SEEING WITH LEADING HOUSEBUILDER

A group of students from Groby have been given a first-hand experience of housebuilding at an event hosted by David Wilson Homes at one of its Leicestershire developments.
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23rd November 2022

BeeNoticed are Coming to Love Business EXPO 2023!

BeeNoticed will be attending the Love Business EXPO in February and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
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23rd November 2022

COLLEGE SUCCESSFUL IN MAINTAINING EXCELLENCE FOR RAGDALE HALL

Students and lecturers at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) are celebrating following news that they have retained ‘College of Excellence’ status as part of a programme to support training run by wellness specialists Ragdale Hall
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23rd November 2022

Be cyber aware during the Christmas shopping period!

We’re supporting the NCSC's Cyber Aware campaign ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and during the Christmas shopping period in a bid to make employees more alert to online shopping threats.
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23rd November 2022

Forthcoming Connection Receptions for December 22

Forthcoming Connection Receptions for December 22
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23rd November 2022

Datcom become first East Midlands MSP to receive our Security Awareness Training

Datcom, a Managed Service Provider with offices in Grantham and Lincoln, have become the first MSP in the East Midlands region to receive our Security Awareness Training.
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22nd November 2022

BANKS LONG & CO COLLABORATE ON NEW WORLD CLASS AIR & SPACE INSTITUTE

For the first time, education and training programmes have been co-designed by the air and space industry using the sector's job roles as the blueprint for qualifications at a groundbreaking new institute. The ASI (Air and Space Institute) facility will o
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22nd November 2022

Framework Knitters Museum takes a top spot at the Rudd Awards

Nottingham-based Framework Knitters Museum has been awarded the ‘Sports, Leisure and Culture’ award at the first-ever Rudd Awards.
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22nd November 2022

Rootles white chocolate and beetroot flavoured snack scores success in awards

Veg-based chocolate snack Rootles has been highly commended in the national Veggie Awards 2022.
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22nd November 2022

POSITIVE GROWTH FOR RG+P’S PLANNING DIVISION

The planning division at multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p continues to grow with director, Chris Lindley reporting two new appointments alongside instructions from across the development industry including strategic land promotion, affordable hous
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22nd November 2022

East Midlands Chamber names its three Business of the Year winners as awards season comes to a close

East Midlands Chamber has recognised dozens of organisations over the past few weeks during its Business Awards season – including bestowing three firms with the Business of the Year title.
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21st November 2022

Alfreton roofing expert plugs skills gap by doubling training network

Now entering its second year, PermaRoof Commercial, part of PermaGroup, is celebrating another successful 12 months, by more than doubling its PermaRoof Registered Installer (PRI) network from 2021.
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21st November 2022

Iconic Space Park Leicester scoops top building awards

The world’s first science and innovation park dedicated to space-related companies has won two prestigious building awards.
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21st November 2022

EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESS SUPPORTS SMES WITH APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

A car parts manufacturer with sites in Leicestershire and Derbyshire is reaching out to smaller organisations across the Midlands to help them with the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment.
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18th November 2022

Global Brands announce distribution centre expansion, adding 10 million bottles to warehouse capacity in £2 million development

Global Brands, the leading independent drinks company and distributor, are increasing their distribution capabilities with significant expansion to their warehouse facilities in Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
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18th November 2022

East Mids firm celebrates spot in UK's first Legal 500 Green Guide

Leading law firm Roythornes Solicitors has secured a spot in the UK’s first Legal 500 Green Guide for its dedication to sustainable practices.  
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17th November 2022

Leading East Midlands accountancy and business advisors praise Autumn Statement as good news for SMEs

“A tactful tightrope walk”: Chancellor aims to drag businesses out of financial freefall - Nicholas Smith, Director and Head of Tax at Duncan & Toplis
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17th November 2022

IoD launches search for Midlands and the East Directors of the Year

The Institute of Directors has launched its search to find the Midlands’ and the East stars of business and leadership.
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17th November 2022

Stealthy tax grabs hit small firms, as more needed on growth and prosperity

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, local development manager of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Jennifer Thomas, said:
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17th November 2022

Ashby Gift Card gives residents the chance to ‘win your dream Christmas’

‘Shop local is as important as ever’ is the message from Ashby Business Improvement District as they launch their new Christmas competition
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17th November 2022

COLLEGE MARKETING PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

Projects devised by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) to guide school-leavers taking their GCSEs, and to inspire students with career ideas based on science, technology and engineering subjects have been shortlisted for national
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16th November 2022

Building Resilience into the UK’s Life Sciences Sector – how the power of clustering is helping business thrive

A Charnwood Campus Cluster event, part of a series of events to support the growth and success of the life science organisations clustered around Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park.
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16th November 2022

Glow room to make a return this Christmas at Victoria Centre

Victoria Centre’s popular Glow Room is set to make a return this Christmas, with new interactive elements to celebrate the centre’s 50th birthday.
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16th November 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE CELEBRATES MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS DURING COP 27

As world leaders continue to discuss the climate crisis at COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, action to reduce carbon emissions continues to be taken closer to home.  The LLEP Business Gateway and its partner Zellar, are celebrating a milestone for their pioneeri
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15th November 2022

Bilborough Nursery Achieves Perfect Score

There was cause for celebration at a Nottingham nursery this month, after it achieved the perfect 10/10 score on leading peer review website DayNurseries.co.uk.
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15th November 2022

Lincoln bakery wraps up Christmas with its mouth watering gift range

A Lincoln-based artisan bakery with a 50-year pedigree of producing a delicious range of sponge and fruit cakes - has announced its Christmas gift range. 
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14th November 2022

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is ‘bowled over’ by The Stay Company

Derby based serviced apartment company, The Stay Company, has developed a strong relationship with Derbyshire County Cricket Club, providing a seamless and stress-free delivery of accommodation for visiting players to the club, freeing up valuable time fo
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14th November 2022

Oberoi Business Hub Found Wowcher The Perfect Office Deal

Wowcher has joined a long list of businesses which have benefited from short term office contracts offered by Oberoi Business Hub.
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14th November 2022

Safe and Sound gains National Recognition

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has become the first in the UK to be officially recognised as a Youth Rights Champion by a national organisation.
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14th November 2022

National Kindness & Leadership Honour for Leicestershire Entrepreneur

A Leicestershire entrepreneur has been named one of the UK’s top business leaders in a prestigious annual list honouring kindness in leadership. 
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14th November 2022

New energy system set to reduce carbon emissions and provide homeowners with annual savings on their energy bills goes live at Trent Basin

An award-winning community energy scheme in Nottingham has introduced a brand-new energy system, which predicts to reduce residents’ energy bills over the next year.
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14th November 2022

200 People and Counting Helped by Lincolnshire Invention for Parkinson’s

Over the last 12 months, Eye Guide MC, an award-winning Lincolnshire business that fits Parkinson’s sufferers with its non-surgical device to alleviate symptoms of the disease, has already improved the lives of hundreds of people.
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12th November 2022

Nottingham-based Littlefish named MSP of the Year

Nottingham-headquartered Managed IT and cyber security services provider, Littlefish, are delighted to announce another award win: ‘Managed Services Provider of the Year’ at the CRN channel Awards 2022 yesterday, 10th November.
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12th November 2022

Leading the Way at the Annual LEP Conference

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s annual conference returned to the Lincolnshire Showground yesterday (Thursday), with the breadth and strength of the partnerships driving economic growth in our region amplified loud and clear. 
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12th November 2022

Made in Chesterfield festival returns to connect manufacturing and engineering businesses with next generation of employees

The annual Made in Chesterfield festival, which aims to get more local young people interested in careers in businesses operating in the town’s engineering, manufacturing, property and construction businesses has returned for the eighth consecutive year.
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12th November 2022

Could Energy Bills Push Small Businesses To Collapse?

When the headlines started to pour out recently, talking about high energy bills, the focus for many was on householders and domestic bills.
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11th November 2022

10th anniversary refresh for 200 Degrees as it launches new recyclable packaging and coffee pods

Coffee roaster 200 Degrees Coffee has revealed refreshed packaging, across its retail coffee bag ranges and wholesale packaging soon to follow, which are both 100% recyclable.
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11th November 2022

Flint Bishop celebrates record results in UK legal rankings

Law firm Flint Bishop has announced that five of its practice areas including a record six individuals have been recognised in the Chambers and Partners UK Legal Guide 2023.
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11th November 2022

DSP (INTERIORS) LTD DERBY COMPLETE FIT-OUT FOR SURESCREEN DIAGNOSTICS’ NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY AT SHERWOOD BUSINESS PARK

Award-winning design, refurbishment, and fit-out specialists DSP (Interiors) Ltd have completed the first and second phase fit-out at Sherwood Business Park for SureScreen Diagnostics’ new lateral flow test production facility.
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11th November 2022

Rhodes Wealth Management celebrates 15 years in business

Wealth Manager and Senior St. James’s Place partner, Rhodes Wealth Management, celebrated 15 years in business this week at their offices in Derbyshire.
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11th November 2022

Pall-Ex unveils special edition livery to mark gold award honour by Ministry of Defence

Pall-Ex has unveiled a unique livery to commemorate being awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence, which recognises the networks ongoing commitment to the armed forces.
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10th November 2022

Project D set to be major 'player' at NFL

An innovative doughnut company has proved to be a major player on the bakery scene - having bagged a deal to provide sweet treats at a Wembley National Football League (NFL) game.
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10th November 2022

DERBY RESTORATION PROJECT RECEIVES COMMENDATION

An ambitious project to restore three heritage properties on St Mary’s Gate in Derby has received a commendation from the Derby Civic Society.
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10th November 2022

IDT achieves landmark carbon neutral accreditation

Ilkeston-based managed service provider IDT has achieved a significant environmental milestone - a whole two months ahead of schedule.
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10th November 2022

Construction students gain first-hand experience of listed building conversion

Construction students go behind the scenes to learn more about converting a listed building.
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10th November 2022

New office move and team growth for Loughborough coaching firm

Leading UK Business coaching franchise ActionCOACH Loughborough has moved into new and bigger office space in The Heritage Building in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
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9th November 2022

Space Park Leicester to shine red for Remembrance Day

Space Park Leicester will honour those who have lost their lives in the line of duty by lighting up its pioneering facility in red for Remembrance Day.
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9th November 2022

Littlefish Win Mid-Market Business of the Year

Nottingham-based managed services and cyber security provider, Littlefish is delighted to announce its award for ‘Mid-Market Business of the Year’ at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022 last night, the 8th November.   
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9th November 2022

Alphageek invites retailers to join the Black Friday frenzy with a get-together and a no-sales no-fee campaign

A Derby digital agency will roll out the red carpet to its e-commerce clients on Black Friday by hosting an event designed to demonstrate how online sales go into a frenzy throughout the day.
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9th November 2022

Digitised smart energy networks could save billions in energy costs across the Midlands, report finds

As the energy crisis continues, new Midlands Engine report finds digitised smart energy networks could save billions in energy costs across the Midlands
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9th November 2022

New BSL Resources Highlight Dangers of Child Exploitation

The Royal School for the Deaf Derby has produced a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted video in partnership with Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound.
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8th November 2022

Global staffing solutions company Venquis brings more jobs to Leicester

Venquis, which supports clients recruiting business change and transformation specialists, is expanding in Leicester as they move to a larger office. Leicester’s digital and business drive fits Venquis’ vision.
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8th November 2022

Free product development workshop for businesses will take place during Leicester Business Festival

Free product development workshop for businesses will take place during Leicester Business Festival
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8th November 2022

Nottingham business responds to BTR property prediction trends

Research by the British Property Federation and Savills, predicting a huge expected growth of build-to-rent (BTR) homes in the UK over the course of the next decade – from 76,800 to more than 380,000 – is a product of a changing Britain says Paul Staley,
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8th November 2022

LOVELL’S TRAINING IN FULL FORCE AS NEW APPRENTICES ARRIVE ON SITE

Leading housing developer, Lovell Partnerships, continues to prepare its workforce of the future, welcoming an influx of new trainees and apprentices who will now gain vital skills to help them build a career in the industry.
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8th November 2022

Final call for construction supply chain to become Innovation Champions

A programme to help tackle the productivity challenge in the construction industry is calling on smaller firms to lead the way for change.
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8th November 2022

Redevelopment of pivotal Chesterfield town centre site complete and ready for occupiers

Seven street-level retail units located on a pivotal site in Chesterfield town centre have been completed by urban regeneration specialist Jomast Developments and are now ready for tenants.
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8th November 2022

Paper bottles made in rural Rutland

SUPA produces the worlds first plastic and metal free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids.
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7th November 2022

Derbion gives local business its first physical store

Derby-based hair replacement specialist, The Hair Repair Club, has opened the doors to its first standalone store at Derbion after winning the centre’s independent retail initiative, Hatch.
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5th November 2022

Paradise Computing is delighted to announce they have won the Sicon Partner of the Year 2022 award!

Paradise has worked closely with Sicon to deliver their Sage 200 addon solutions to businesses across the UK, with software applications benefiting various business processes including Manufacturing, Barcoding and Document Management. 
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5th November 2022

School of Earning launches for young entrepreneurs

A successful entrepreneur inspired by his own experience of living on the streets at 16 is launching a training school to nurture young business leaders.
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3rd November 2022

News: Birds Bakery expands Just Eat delivery service

Birds Bakery has announced a real treat for customers this Halloween as it rolls out its new Just Eat partnership to nine more stores.
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3rd November 2022

Nottingham housebuilder takes home national award

A Nottingham housebuilder is celebrating after one its show homes was honoured at a national awards ceremony.
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3rd November 2022

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and University of Derby team up to make more room for nature

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has agreed a series of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) with the University of Derby to combine the skills and know-how needed to support the Trust’s ambitions to be at the forefront of ecosystem services provision.
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3rd November 2022

Students to make use of old vehicles

The phrase: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”, rings true at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre, as mechanical engineering students have a request for the public.
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3rd November 2022

MEIF Maven Debt Finance Funds achieve £80m funding milestone

Between the two funds, MEIF Maven Debt Finance have achieved a new milestone, loaning £80m to growing businesses across the East, South East and West Midlands. The debt funds, which are part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”), have been manag
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2nd November 2022

Get your tickets now for the Leicestershire Community Champions Awards

Thursday 17th November promises to be an inspiring evening as the Furnley House Foundation Leicestershire Community Champions Awards.
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2nd November 2022

BELVOIR CASTLE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BECOME EVEN MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY

Following the successful launch of Belvoir Castle’s new adventure playground, which opened in time for the Halloween half term break, CEO Emma Stenning has revealed plans for a new family friendly calendar of events at the 18th century historic house.
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2nd November 2022

Derbyshire uniform suppliers recognised for work with Tesco at the 2022 PCIAW® Awards

Dimensions, a leading uniform supplier based in Derbyshire, celebrates winning the ‘Best Managed Major Contract’ award for its Tesco uniform rollout at the PCIAW® Awards 2022, an annual ceremony that celebrates excellence in the professional clothing indu
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2nd November 2022

Economic report reveals £1bn investment in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire by Amazon

Amazon has launched its latest analysis of the company’s regional investment across the UK. The 2022 Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows that the company has invested more than £1 billion in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire since 2010.
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1st November 2022

Nottingham-based smart sensor company Pressac helps major car manufacturer make significant energy savings

Leading UK smart sensor manufacturer Pressac has helped car company Toyota more than double its energy cost savings.
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1st November 2022

Space Park Leicester welcomes third ESA UK start-up

Kita, the carbon insurer for the climate crisis, is helping accelerate the shift to net zero thanks to the support of the scientific community at Space Park Leicester.
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1st November 2022

Insulation manufacturer breaks new records as energy crisis drives DIY efficiency boom

The UK’s leading manufacturer of foil insulation products is supplying hundreds of thousands of rolls of insulation to major retailers as households hurry to cut their energy bills.
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1st November 2022

Central England Co-operative rebrands to Central Co-op as sales approach £1 billion

Central England Co-operative has announced its rebrand as it changes its name to Central Co-op, reflecting the ongoing development and expansion of the Society as sales approach £1 billion for the first time in the Society’s long history.
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1st November 2022

Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2023 launches, organisers plan biggest event yet

The fifth Leicestershire Innovation Festival will take place in the new year - with organisers placing the spotlight on small business.
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1st November 2022

ITP Aero welcomes EU funding towards sustainable aviation

EU’s Clean Aviation programme to proceed with over €700m of funding for 20 aviation research and innovation programmes
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31st October 2022

Notts Developer Calls upon Government to Confront Post-Covid Home Building Challenges Head On

The MD of one of the Midlands’ longest standing family-run house-builders has called upon Rishi Sunak’s newly announced Housing Secretary, Michael Gove, to give more support to small developers in the challenging post-Covid construction landscape.
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28th October 2022

Previsico accelerates IoT rollout in the UK following flood mitigation success

Loughborough University spinout Previsico has launched the nationwide roll-out of innovative IoT technology that enables individuals and communities to build resilience against the impacts of flooding. This follows success across the UK, including Whalley
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28th October 2022

Popeyes® achieves 12-hour, record-breaking opening day queue at Derbion

Today, Derbion has revealed the huge success of Popeyes® UK opening day, which took place on Saturday 22nd October, and saw chicken fans queue for the famous Louisiana menu for over 12 hours in-centre.
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28th October 2022

Special Offers Up For Grabs As Nottingham Pram Superstore Turns Three

A mum is celebrating three years since the arrival of her pram superstore in Nottingham.
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28th October 2022

Welcoming diners to a winter-warming menu in college restaurant

Budding chefs, bar-tenders and restaurant managers are gearing up to welcome back diners to West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant this autumn.
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27th October 2022

Cowens Group Future Proofs with Next Generation of Directors

Leading Midlands-based Insurance Broker, Cowens Survival Capability, part of Cowens Group, has promoted three of its Senior Managers to Directors, as the business continues to invest in its reach across the UK.
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