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26th February 2021

Russell Scanlan Appoints Two New Directors

Nottingham based insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is extending its senior team with two promotions following a year of change, development and expansion.
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26th February 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE COMPANY WINS NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

The Rural Business Awards, supported by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses
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26th February 2021

Stars align for Covid-hit recruitment pro as Capella appoints new business manager

Newly established Nottingham recruitment firm Capella Professional has announced the appointment of its first business manager.
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26th February 2021

East Midlands HR firm expands with two new franchises

Multi-sector HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting Limited, has announced the launch of two new franchises in the UK as part of its ambitious growth plans.
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26th February 2021

KuKu Connect with the Pol Roger Champagne house

Connect with 1000’s over networking & cocktails 
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26th February 2021

Let the sauces come out and play!

Through chaos comes creativity, and this is true for Lincolnshire’s newest company Nerd Sauce.
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26th February 2021

Pressure on organisations to adapt recruitment policies in race for top talent, says leading specialist firm

Companies in the East Midlands are being urged to re-think and adapt interview processes if they are to attract high calibre candidates in a post-lockdown environment, according to recruitment specialists, SF Recruitment.
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25th February 2021

Decision on unique inland freeport expected imminently

A decision on the unique inland Freeport bid, submitted by the LLEP and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnerships on 5 February 2021, is expected imminently. The LLEP and key stakeholders, including local authorities and businesses, are excited about the economi
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25th February 2021

Travel students focus on getting back to business

Travel and tourism students from West Nottinghamshire College have been on a very important journey over the last few weeks.
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25th February 2021

Carers, key workers and 90-year-old who is ‘missing her art classes’ are among first recipients of Derby letterbox gift company’s Hero Box initiative

A 90-year-old with a love of art, a fundraiser who has raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation and a woman who ‘always puts so much thought into caring for other people’ are among the first recipients of an initiative created by a Derb
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25th February 2021

How former Rolls-Royce engineer Sarah is crafting out a new business for herself as UK sees a boom in creative arts and crafts

FROM painting to felting, sewing to crocheting, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in people getting crafty. And one woman from Derby has taken the seemingly unlikely step in swapping a successful career in engineering for crafts; launching her own
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25th February 2021

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR TAKES THE HELM AT BUOYANT PDS

Specialist engineering company P Ducker Systems has appointed a new managing director from within its ranks to succeed long-serving Mike Rose.
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25th February 2021

Youth Football has a bright future with new pitches in Staveley

Young people in Staveley are set to benefit from improved sports facilities as part of the Staveley Town Deal, which sets out ambitious plans to pull in more than £25m worth of funding to the area. 
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25th February 2021

FRESH DIRECTION FOR WEST LINDSEY’S LEADERSHIP TEAM

CHIEF executive Ian Knowles has added two new faces to West Lindsey District Council leadership team, as he looks to build on the council’s vision for 2021 and beyond.
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25th February 2021

NEW SUITE OF POST-BREXIT SUPPORT OFFERED TO LEICESTERSHIRE BUSINESSES WITH EU CONNECTIONS

Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub has stepped up to announce the launch of a suite of specialist support for SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire, that have connections in Europe and unsure about how the new rules affect them.
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25th February 2021

LEICESTER MARKETING APPRENTICE NAMED RUNNER-UP IN NATIONAL AWARDS

Soar Valley Press' Digital Marketing Apprentice, Pippa Culverwell, has been named the runner-up in the Association of Colleges' Student of The Year Awards.
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25th February 2021

WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE WIDER ISSUES WE FACE

Partnership housing specialist Lovell has made an important contribution to the 2020 year end results, released today by parent company Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group.
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25th February 2021

NEW MD HELPS LEMONPATH MARK 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Leading contract packing and full-service logistics provider, Lemonpath, has appointed Naresh Patel as its new Managing Director. The announcement comes as the company celebrates its 15th anniversary
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25th February 2021

GODWIN DEVELOPMENTS APPOINTS HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKETS

UK residential and commercial property developer Godwin Developments has announced the promotion of James Mulcare to the position of head of residential capital markets.
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25th February 2021

LEICESTER GROWTH HUB WELCOMES LATEST GOVERNMENT COVID BRIEFING AS GOOD NEWS FOR BUSINESSES IN LEICESTERSHIRE

The Prime Minister’s latest COVID briefing (22/2/21) has been welcomed by Leicestershire’s Growth Hub – the county’s one stop shop for business support - as bringing some good news for regional businesses
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24th February 2021

BOOKWISE REACHES 100 TRUST LANDMARK IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

HEALTHCARE scheduling specialist BookWise Solutions is celebrating its 10th year in business this February, while also reaching another professional landmark this month.
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24th February 2021

Grahame Gardner makes new appointment

A leading Leicester-based workwear provider has strengthened its team with an important new appointment.
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24th February 2021

Meet the team building quality homes in Worksop

Housebuilder Rippon Homes’ quality designs are implemented by skilled site teams across the Midlands, including at its development in Worksop.
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24th February 2021

Phoenix Brickwork adds to its team with drive for UK growth

Leading brickwork, scaffolding and drywall contractor, Phoenix Brickwork is expanding its UK reach with the appointment of several new team members. 
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24th February 2021

IoD strengthens Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire team

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed a vice-chair and two new ambassadors to its Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch team.
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24th February 2021

Littlefish makes strong start to 2021 with three key senior appointments

Littlefish continues to expand with three new appointments to its senior team to enhance its customer service and cyber cecurity offering
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24th February 2021

Strong pipeline of works for Midlands consulting engineer

Construction engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has made a positive start to 2021 with a pipeline of work with a GDV of approximately £125m and a new appointment to the team within its first quarter.
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24th February 2021

New Head of Enfranchisement for Brady Solicitors

Award-winning Nottingham-based property management law firm, Brady Solicitors has recruited experienced leasehold solicitor, Sajel Patel to head up its enfranchisement practice. 
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24th February 2021

Fundraising and fitness in February from Lydia

When most students have finished their online studies they’re relaxing and winding down, but not for West Nottinghamshire College’s performing arts student Lydia Allen.
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23rd February 2021

CONNECT DERBY APPOINTS NEW FINANCE MANAGER

Connect Derby, the city’s leading managed workspace provider, has appointed Talvindar Shanker as finance manager.
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23rd February 2021

Monarch Security Move Pays Dividends For Business Growth

A Derby security company’s move to serviced offices in Pride Park has already paid dividends with several new client gains.
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23rd February 2021

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES SUCCESSFUL ORGANIC SKINCARE BUSINESS THANKS TO START-UP LOAN

A De Montfort University criminology graduate has secured a £4,800 start-up loan from First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans to turn her passion for organic skincare into a successful business.
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23rd February 2021

Tianna’s theatrical dream awaits her

A musical theatre student from West Nottinghamshire College is excited to be heading to Liverpool to tread the boards at a prestigious training academy.
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23rd February 2021

Sky's The Limit' As Burton is Earmarked For Recruitment Firm Expansion

Sky Recruitment Solutions has revealed it is to open a new office in Burton upon Trent as part of its major expansion plan this year.
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23rd February 2021

Nottingham Auction House Makes Bid For Success with Landmark Appointment

After a substantial number of years heading up Savills regional property auctions in Nottingham, renowned property auctioneer, Bob Crocker, is to join the in-house team at a thriving local auction house.
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23rd February 2021

Midlands-based consulting engineer makes strong start to year with new hire

Construction engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has made a positive start to the year with a pipeline of work with a GDV of approximately £125m and a new appointment to the team.
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23rd February 2021

UHY NOTTINGHAM WELCOMES ‘GRADE A’ GRADUATES

TWO university graduates have joined UHY Hacker Young’s Nottingham office as they take their first steps towards a career in accountancy.
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23rd February 2021

Derby solicitor plays part in Bombardier Egypt transaction

A LOCAL solicitor and notary from Nelsons has played his part in a deal that will enable Bombardier – now acquired by Alstom – to export its Derby-built trains to Egypt.
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23rd February 2021

WHAT BREXIT CHANGES MEAN FOR BUSINESS

Specialist commercial lawyer Amy Peacey looks at some of the implications of Brexit since the transition period ended, particularly on businesses importing and exporting goods.
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22nd February 2021

Sizeable Grant Brings Sinfonia Viva Plans A Step Closer

Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated Orchestra of the East Midlands, is forging ahead with plans to bring high quality music back into the lives of thousands of people thanks to a major grant from one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK
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22nd February 2021

LEMON AND LIME INTERIORS ANNOUNCES HAT-TRICK COMPANY EXPANSION

HOME STAGING expert Lemon and Lime Interiors has announced a “triple threat” business expansion featuring the launch of its new associate programme, the appointment of two new team members and the doubling of its Derbyshire-based warehouse facility.
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22nd February 2021

Sunny Accountants looks to the future with a trio of new recruits

Working with businesses across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and beyond, Sunny Accountants has developed a strong reputation for delivering exceptional services.
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22nd February 2021

Armsons Appoints New Director

Derby-based project managers and construction cost consultants Armsons have boosted their management and leadership team with the appointment of Josh Toon as director.
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22nd February 2021

Former UK Flooring Direct apprentice lands promotion - and urges others to take a similar path

MEDIA RELEASE A former apprentice with a rapidly growing Midlands company has urged others to take a similar path after landing another promotion.
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22nd February 2021

Budget predictions

Nicholas Smith, Director and Head of Tax at Duncan & Toplis. Looking back at last year: One thing we learned from last year’s budget is that the response to COVID-19 will dominate everything.
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22nd February 2021

Light Science Technologies signals growth with three new appointments

Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech specialists, has further strengthened its team by appointing three new members of staff to drive the delivery of the company’s ambitious growth plans.
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22nd February 2021

Pressac welcomes two new members to its growing team

Smart sensor technology designer and manufacturer Pressac Communications Ltd brings new talent on board as it continues to drive innovation in the industry
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22nd February 2021

Cyber security ambassador joins IoD East Midlands

The Institute of Directors has appointed a cyber security expert to its East Midlands team.
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22nd February 2021

Irthlingborough Food Bank receives donation from local housebuilder

Based at the Salvation Army Citadel on Spinney Road, close to the housebuilder’s Diamond Heights development, the organisation provides crisis food parcels – in single and family sizes – that contain enough food for three days.
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22nd February 2021

Local Families Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

The Rotary Club of Derby have presented local charity Safe and Sound with a cheque for £1,500 following a successful virtual Santa Sleigh project throughout December.
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22nd February 2021

Employers Advised to Prepare for End of EU Settlement Scheme Grace Period.

Current Home Office guidance has the potential to create employment cliff edge after 30 June 2021. Employers need to act now to ensure their HR strategy can overcome the departure of EEA and Swiss members of staff.
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22nd February 2021

Ibstock Plc names James Dowson as its Apprentice of the Year

James, who works at the Ibstock Brick Birtley factory in Chester-Le-Street, impressed the selection panel with his proactive approach, initiative and the practical application of his skills. The 25-year-old completed his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in E
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22nd February 2021

Azets celebrates its 60 apprentices across the Midlands on National Apprenticeship Week

Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs, is celebrating its 443 apprentices across the UK as it demonstrates its commitment to ‘Build the Future’ – the main theme of National Apprenticeship Week this year. In total, Azet
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22nd February 2021

CPW DERBY BUILDS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE CITY WITH A NEW OFFICE AND TEAM MEMBER

THE Derby branch of national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) has expanded its offering within the city with an exciting new appointment after taking on increased office space.
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22nd February 2021

A MADE TO MEASURE APPROACH: MORPH FURNITURE THRIVING AMID THE PANDEMIC

A Leicestershire businessman who launched a new company during the pandemic to avoid furloughing staff and safeguard circa. 20 jobs reports success just six months on.
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22nd February 2021

Monarch Security Paves Future Growth With Serviced Office Move

A Derby security company, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to the Saudi royal family, have relocated to Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park to pave the way for future expansion.
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22nd February 2021

Mather Jamie Announce four senior promotions

Specialist land development and property consultancy Mather Jamie has announced four new senior promotions.
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22nd February 2021

Erewash Borough Council and Beeston-based J Tomlinson set to transform one of Ilkeston’s most distinctive buildings

A major renovation scheme that is expected to create over 90 local jobs and increase local productivity has commenced in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
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22nd February 2021

ROOF TILE MD CELEBRATES LONG SERVICE MILESTONE

The Managing Director of Burton based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles is celebrating a major milestone.
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22nd February 2021

Pall-Ex Group Awards celebrate keyworkers

Pall-Ex Group has celebrated the logistics industry’s keyworkers at its annual awards event.
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22nd February 2021

Timms Solicitors Advocate HR Planning To Avoid Costly Disputes

The UK is in the midst of a ‘rising redundancy tsunami’ with employers in danger of facing dramatic increases in disputes and Tribunal claims, according to Timms Solicitors’ Employment Law specialist Emma Spandrzyk.
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22nd February 2021

Pro-Noctis takes the company to another level with the latest recruit

Professor Greg Whyte OBE joins the award-winning human performance company Pro-Noctis, as lead Performance Specialist consultant.
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22nd February 2021

GOOD NEWS ON THE JOBS FRONT

Recruitment specialists today reported a healthy surge in new enquiries from new clients looking to take on staff from March, signalling good news for jobseekers after the disruption of being furloughed or being made redundant.
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22nd February 2021

Former paratrooper encourages others to take the apprenticeship plunge

A paratrooper who was forced to quit the army due to health reasons says becoming an apprentice electrician was the best thing he could have done to turn his life around.
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22nd February 2021

Small firms urge Chancellor to deliver on “whatever it takes” pledge as road map brings some clarity

Responding to this afternoon’s Prime Ministerial address in the House of Commons, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Development Manager Natalie Gasson-McKinley said:
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19th February 2021

Poppy PR Proves to be Stand-Out Candidate for New Nottingham Recruitment Firm

Poppy PR is celebrating after a raft of lockdown successes for an existing recruitment client has led to it being chosen to handle communications work for the group’s Nottingham-based sister company.
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19th February 2021

LEICESTERSHIRE HOMEBUILDER’S NEW SITES TO BRING BOOST OF OVER 800 JOBS IN 2021

Leading Leicestershire homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands has announced that its new sites launching in 2021 will underpin over 800 jobs for local people.
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19th February 2021

RHCV Announces North Notts Expansion

Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles continues its expansion plans. RHCV is announcing the opening of a new fifth site, strategically located in North Nottinghamshire.
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19th February 2021

SWEET TASTE OF SUCCESS FOR MIDLANDS BAKERY

A Midlands-based artisan doughnut bakery has been named a Small Business of 2020 by Lloyds Bank, after growing its annual turnover by three hundred per cent last year.
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19th February 2021

NG brokers deal for accident repair group to motor into Nottingham

One of the UK's premier accident repair groups is set to open a Nottingham base after a property deal brokered by commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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19th February 2021

£290,750 award for Nottingham Playhouse’s community work

Nottingham Playhouse has successfully secured funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation’s Weston Culture Fund, with much-needed cash going towards free participation projects, and the creation of a new community and gallery space.
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19th February 2021

Wine Merchant 'Toasts' To First Anniversary Success Despite Covid-19

An independent Derbyshire wine merchant is celebrating its first year in business after proving a hit with wine lovers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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19th February 2021

Notts Developer 'Locks In' Major Investment at Magistrates Court

An award-winning Nottingham property developer has acquired a prominent Worksop landmark with a view to the creation of some vital new housing in the town centre.
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19th February 2021

CPMG REVEALS PLANS TO RELOCATE NOTTINGHAM HEADQUARTERS

AWARD-WINNINGCPMG Architects, has announced the relocation of its head office. Following more than two decades in Warsaw Gate, the architectural practice will be moving its operations to a new home in St Peters Gate.
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19th February 2021

Volunteers needed to help plan research

Volunteers are needed to help Leicester researchers design a programme for peripheral arterial disease screening, with the aim to improve heart and circulatory health.
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19th February 2021

Bridge Help launches new co-funding division

Chesterfield-based commercial bridging loan company, Bridge Help has launched a new co-funding division of the business.
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19th February 2021

Siemens unearths Nottingham talent with virtual competition to design sustainable connected transport system

Siemens has unearthed the next generation of engineering, technology and business talent through an innovative, virtual competition which challenged students to design a smart, sustainable and interconnected transport system.
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16th February 2021

Daltons Wadkin grows team with five new appointments

​​​​​​​Daltons Wadkin, the UK’s longest established distributor and manufacturer of industrial woodworking machinery, has recently grown its team by five, following its commitment to continue growing despite the effects of the ongoing pandemic.
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16th February 2021

Virtual Event Focuses on Apprenticeship Opportunities

Derby College Group (DCG) is holding a special National Apprenticeship Week virtual information evening on Thursday February 11 to support young people who have their sights set on working while they learn and getting the first foothold on the career ladd
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16th February 2021

Hallam grows its strategy and marketing offering with six new hires

Award-winning strategic digital marketing agency Hallam has further expanded its team with six new specialists to support major client wins and its new strategy division.
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16th February 2021

Midland’s brand agency boosts career growth for apprentices in a bid to address education crisis

A leading Midland's brand agency is working hard to combat the education and employment crisis among growing fears that thousands of students could miss out on further education.
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16th February 2021

Leading lighting firm appoints new US FEC specialist

A lighting specialist has bolstered its US reputation with appointment of a 25-year veteran of the amusement and entertainment market.
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15th February 2021

National finance broker reveals company rebrand

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has launched its new brand today and will now trade under the name MAF Finance Group.
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12th February 2021

Coming soon…

Love Business News is set for a major relaunch in 2021 as we continue our quest to give businesses in the Heart of the Midlands – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire – a voice.
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11th February 2021

Feeling the Love as Love Marketing now on board for the Love Business EXPO

Love Marketing have booked their stand for Love Business Expo 2022, joining many other companies at the East Midland's biggest business to business networking exhibition.
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11th February 2021

Scenariio appoints Tom Erskine as Business Development Director

Based in Derby, Scenariio is a leading provider of smart technology and cabling infrastructure to the commercial real estate industry and end users including clients such as Cadbury Mondelez, Severn Trent Water and Gymshark.
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21st January 2021

Apprenticeship support grants available for employers

Incentive payments of up to £2,000 are available to support employers who hire new apprentices. This includes hiring redundant apprentices.
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13th January 2021

Pall-Ex Group appoints new Finance Director

Pall-Ex Group has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of a new UK Finance Director.
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12th January 2021

String of New Year promotions at Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper, a Midlands based top 41 Accountancy and Business Advisory firm, has welcomed in the New Year with a number of promotions and key strategic hires across many of its service lines as follows: Natalie Pollard Senior Manager (Tax Advisory)
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11th January 2021

BELMAYNE EXTOLS ACHIEVEMENTS OF LEARNERS

Dronfield-based Belmayne Independent Chartered Financial Planners is celebrating the achievements of a trio of rising stars who are forging careers in financial services. The firm is helping three members of staff develop their skills through academic st
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11th January 2021

Medstrom Webinar - ‘360 review of rehabilitation and mobilisation; Patient, Physiologist, Nurse'

Castle Donington, 7 January 2021— Medstrom Healthcare is launching a series of webinars with the vision to provide a space for thought-provoking discussions and the exchange of evidence-based research and practical experiences amongst healthcare professio
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11th January 2021

Letterbox gift company Colleague Box aims to banish the January Blues with brand-new range of bespoke boxes

A PERSONALISED letterbox gift company set up by a husband and wife when the Coronavirus outbreak was at its peak is helping to banish the January blues with a brand-new range of boxes for 2021. Colleague Box - the Derby business whose bespoke boxes have
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7th January 2021

Hospital staff step up for flu vaccine research

Four hundred members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals have been enrolled into a University of Leicester study that hopes to better understand how long the flu vaccine offers protection from the flu virus.
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5th January 2021

East Midlands SMEs remain committed to sustainability despite Covid-19

The majority of SMEs in the East Midlands remain focused on improving their environmental sustainability despite Covid-19, according to Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s Business Barometer.
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24th December 2020

Head of Connect Derby supports BAME businesses throughout coronavirus

A Derby businesswoman and head of service at Derby City Council has been giving up her time throughout the coronavirus pandemic to provide vitally needed help and support to BAME businesses across the city.
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23rd December 2020

Notts pastry producer gears up to deliver millions of pork pies as festive season sees surge in demand

Almost 30 million pork pies will be made and distributed by leading savoury pastry manufacturer Addo Food Group in the weeks running up to Christmas.
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23rd December 2020

Gearing up for Christmas treats

Thousands of mince pies and chocolate treats will be made and distributed by East Midlands-based Birds Bakery in the week leading up to Christmas Day.
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