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People & Appointments


4th April 2020

Local manufacturing company appoints new MD

Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer Interflex appointed a new managing director in March to help grow the business and increase turnover.
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30th March 2020

Education scheme champions women in construction with hands-on career day

Two female students from West Park School, in Spondon, Derby, went against the grain to learn the tricks of the building trade, as part of an ongoing careers mentoring scheme in the city that is championing women in construction.
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25th March 2020

Micrometric Welcomes Three New Team Members

Leading Lincoln-based manufacturing firm Micrometric is growing in numbers and expertise after welcoming three new additions to its team.
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24th March 2020

Rock Fall Safety Boots strides on confidently with appointment of new materials technologist

The second-generation family owned Safety Boot manufacturer has a reputation for being the go-to supplier for Safety Equipment Distributors looking for a single source solution for footwear.
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23rd March 2020

Assistant site manager is paving the way for women in construction

Following International Women’s Day, an Assistant Site Manager for Barratt Homes in Nottinghamshire has shed some light on being a woman in the construction industry.
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23rd March 2020

East Midlands housebuilder bolsters senior team

An East Midlands housebuilder has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Construction Director and a Head of Customer Services.
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21st March 2020

Learners hedge their bets for a greener future

An environmental campaign has been given a boost at West Nottinghamshire College as students have planted new trees at the Derby Road campus in Mansfield.
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21st March 2020

Loughborough father and daughter to take on 3000-mile row in charity fundraising bid

A 3000-mile, cross Atlantic Ocean row that is aiming to raise £100,000 for four charities - Rural Assistance Nepal, Women’s Aid, Royal Marines Charity and Mind – has officially launched its fundraising campaign.
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20th March 2020

Dorothy Goodman pupils get life lessons in money

Dorothy Goodman School pupils found out how to open a savings account at Hinckley & Rugby as part of a day of financial education sponsored by the Building Society.
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20th March 2020

Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) apprentice with Asperger’s Syndrome is overcoming challenges to shine in her career & win awards

During National Autism Week (30th March – 5th April), Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is highlighting how one employee with Asperger’s Syndrome has overcome challenges to excel in her career and win its prestigious ‘Apprentice of the Y
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20th March 2020

JPT Solutions provides free support to customers working from home

Midlands-based IT support service specialist, JPT Solutions, has assured existing clients they will not be charged for any additional support enabling workforces to work remotely from home during the COVID-19 crisis.
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19th March 2020

CCTV expert keeping an 'eye' out for vulnerable during Coronavirus chaos with grocery delivery

A home security expert is extending his already hectic working day by offering a grocery delivery service to “vulnerable” people amid Coronavirus chaos.
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19th March 2020

Students share energy and generosity for charity

Basketball shoot-outs, inflatable sumo wrestling, squats and burpees kept students at West Nottinghamshire College energetic while raising vital funds for Sport Relief.
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19th March 2020

Ward reaps double re-wards at Business Masters

Ward, the Derbyshire-based metal, recycling and waste management specialist, is celebrating double award success this month thanks to TheBusinessDesk.com’s East Midlands Business Masters Awards. Over 200 business leaders, owners and advisers came togeth
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18th March 2020

Leicestershire surveyor wins prestigious industry award

A surveyor from a leading Leicestershire property consultancy has received a prestigious award in recognition of her achievements in a rigorous examination set by a specialist professional body.
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18th March 2020

Agrovista inspires through marketing leadership

One team culture delivers marketing results
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16th March 2020

Patrick’s skills continue to soar!

A hospitality student at West Nottinghamshire College is being applauded once more after succeeding at the national heats of a prestigious catering competition.
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16th March 2020

Good sports at Belmayne embark on first charity test

Three financial planners from Dronfield-based Belmayne are putting their best feet forward to kick off a new year of fundraising for four local charities.
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9th March 2020

Medical research charity appoints CEO

Nottingham-based FRAME, the medical research charity committed to reducing the number of animals used in scientific testing, has appointed its first Chief Executive Officer.
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7th March 2020

Construction Director returns home

A Construction Director has returned to the Nottingham region bringing a wealth of expertise to a Nottingham housebuilder.
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6th March 2020

New Employer Academy Address Future Skills Shortages

A leading local timber merchant and importer has joined forces with Derby College Group to highlight career opportunities for Joinery students and address future skills gaps in the industry.
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5th March 2020

Graduate startup revolutionising prosthetics

A Loughborough University graduate startup is transforming the manufacture and distribution of prosthetic limbs – making them more accessible to the millions of people who need them.
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5th March 2020

Construction buyer aged just 23 is changing the face of building industry

A young woman who has made her name in construction says the lack of females in the industry needs to be addressed at school level.
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5th March 2020

Heathcotes appoints director of business development

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Natalia Lysiuk as director of business development.
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4th March 2020

Raft of new appointments for Nottingham digital agency

Following a record year of growth, Nottingham-based digital marketing agency, Impression has announced the appointment of four new members of staff across its business.
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3rd March 2020

Employees Rewarded for Impressive 270 Years of Service

East Midlands-based Renault Trucks Dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has rewarded 11 of its dedicated employees for achieving an impressive 270 years of service combined.
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2nd March 2020

Why not consider an apprenticeship to start your career in healthcare?

During National Careers Week (2nd to 7th March), Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is highlighting the many benefits of taking an apprenticeship route into a healthcare career for people of all ages.
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2nd March 2020

New East Midlands’ course to prepare solicitors for Higher Courts

Nottingham Law School (NLS) is to deliver a new Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) Summer School course for solicitors who wish conduct advocacy for clients in the Higher Courts.
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2nd March 2020

Investment in People Leads to Milestone Financial Growth for TIS

In the past year, fire and security specialist, Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) have increased investments in its systems, infrastructure, assets and staff.
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2nd March 2020

Brushes at the ready as Notts schools apply their designs to new Book Benches

The adventure starts here as schools receive North Notts Journeys Book Benches
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1st March 2020

Construction is 'no longer a man's world' says female assistant site manager

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March, a Trainee Assistant Site Manager at David Wilson Homes is encouraging more women to ‘take the bull by the horns’ and pursue a career in construction.
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1st March 2020

Young and old share love for reading on World Book Day

Proving that age is no object when it comes to a love for books, children from Paper Moon Day Nursery, Compton Acres, Nottingham joined the residents at Ruddington Manor in Wilford, near Nottingham, for an inter-generational afternoon of fun and storytell
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1st March 2020

Derby organise to champion STEM education in E. Mids schools

The Derby Teaching Schools Alliance has been chosen to help drive greater interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Education & Mathematics) subjects in secondary schools across the East Midlands.
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1st March 2020

Celebrating the wonderful women of Dimensions for International Women's Day!

Corporate clothing specialists, Dimensions is celebrating its female Senior Leadership stars this International Women’s Day on March 8 2020.
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29th February 2020

‘Life-changing’ service for adults with learning disabilities to open in Corby

A ‘life-changing’ day service to maximise the potential of people with learning disabilities will be available in Corby later this year.
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29th February 2020

Midlands-based consulting engineer expands team with new hire

East Midlands-based consulting engineer Howard Ward Associates (HWA) has announced the appointment of Matt Koren to its senior team.
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29th February 2020

Transport firm tackles roadblocks to mental and physical health with Wellbeing Project

Improved mental health, cancer awareness and oral hygiene were among the topics covered at the latest wellbeing meeting for staff at Northants supply chain firm, The NX Group.
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29th February 2020

Fellowship for Nottingham Financial Adviser

A Nottingham based Chartered Financial Planner has achieved Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) having successfully passed all his required professional exams.
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28th February 2020

Derby Lacemaker swaps patterns for swimming caps in aid of charity

Derby Lacemaker, Louise West, is moving from studio to swimming pool in preparation for the 2020 Swimathon, the world's largest annual fundraising swim.
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28th February 2020

Job club gets to the core of the matter in Calverton

An established job club that runs twice a week for residents in Calverton, Nottinghamshire can continue thanks to £10,000 from the Coalfields Community Investment Fund (CCIP), delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
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27th February 2020

New European Managing Director takes the wheel at Pall-Ex

Pall-Ex is continuing its journey into a new era with the appointment of a European managing director for its International operation.
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27th February 2020

Willmott Dixon helps Nottingham school pupils with IT and digital skills

A team from Nottingham-based construction company, Willmott Dixon has linked up with local social enterprise ‘Helping Kids Achieve’ to deliver a series of workshops that will bring important IT and digital skills to young people age 9-16.
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27th February 2020

Expanding national PR agency wins new clients and appoints to five roles

With two national award wins under its belt, a raft of new clients and team appointments, it’s a period of exciting growth for Nottingham head-quartered PR agency, The Tonic Communications.
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27th February 2020

Husband and wife SDL Auctions team reach charity milestone

A husband and wife duo, who work together in the auctions industry, are celebrating helping to raise more than £100k for good causes.
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26th February 2020

Stirlin welcomes new Procurement Manager

This week marks an exciting step forward for Stirlin, as they expand their management team by welcoming a new member of staff, James Karran, as Procurement Manager.
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26th February 2020

Looking fabulous and feeling great as George’s Hairdressing takes the lead on mental health

Mental health is a subject which is finally receiving the attention it needs and deserves.
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25th February 2020

Scientists put on a real show

An exhibition of young scientists’ experiments and research was on show this month at West Nottinghamshire College.
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25th February 2020

Tim takes on a marathon challenge for Habitat for Humanity

Miller Homes’ Group Head of Design, Tim Hartwell, is embarking on a marathon challenge to support global housing charity, Habitat for Humanity GB, after being selected to run the Virgin London Marathon on the charity’s behalf in 2020.
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25th February 2020

New Area Lead for FSB in the East Midlands

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has co-opted a new Area Lead representing Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
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24th February 2020

Free Training ‘Just the Job’ for City's Young Construction Workers

A team of young construction workers from a Nottingham demolition firm have been awarded nearly £10,000 of vital training to help upskill them and boost their future prospects. 
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22nd February 2020

Eckington School’s aspiring engineers discover career opportunities

With 14,000 students in north Derbyshire set to leave school in the next five years, aspiring engineers from Eckington School recently got to see first-hand the apprentice and employment opportunities open to them in the STEM sector.
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21st February 2020

Entrepreneur joins Autocoincars as commercial director

East Midlands businessman Luke Willmott has joined AutoCoinCars, the UK market leader in trading cars with cryptocurrency, as commercial director.
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20th February 2020

Koobr calls for businesses to back me&dee Charity

me&dee Charity has announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Trustees.
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20th February 2020

New hires bolster growing Nottingham communications agency

The Effective English Company welcomes new marketing and operations managers to the team
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20th February 2020

Expansion for Fidler & Pepper into specialist legal work for housebuilders

Conveyancing specialists at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers have launched a new department, specifically to act for builders who are selling new properties on new homes developments.
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20th February 2020

Creationz creates partnership with NTU to nurture future talent

Creationz Marketing, the Beeston-based marketing and social media consultancy has announced a strategic partnership with Nottingham Trent University as part of its mission to help develop the marketing talent of the future.
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19th February 2020

Legal heavyweight and team joins Roythornes

Legal heavyweight Bhavesh Amlani has made a move to rapidly expanding Midlands law firm Roythornes.
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18th February 2020

Leading online pharmacy further cements commitment to patient safety with new hire

Pioneering online pharmacy UK Meds has further reinforced its commitment to patient safety by appointing experienced advanced clinical practitioner Shaeeb Ali as its clinical lead pharmacist and chief clinical officer.
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18th February 2020

Happy Birthday Future Proof Films!

Video-centric marketing agency, Future Proof Films, celebrates turning 5 this month (on the same day as the Love Business expo - so stop by and wish them “Happy Birthday”).
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17th February 2020

Graduate hire boosts Leicester team

Commercial property specialist Innes England has bolstered its team in Leicester with the appointment of a new graduate surveyor.
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17th February 2020

AMDH Services Ltd set for Christian Resources Exhibition

East-Midlands based IT consultancy AMDH Services has announced its presence at the Christian Resources Exhibition, in March.
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16th February 2020

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) honours apprentice achievements at Apprenticeship Celebration Event 2020

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) held its third annual county-wide apprenticeship celebration event on Friday 7th February at the Park Inn by Radisson in Northampton, where 42 apprentices were presented with awards.
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16th February 2020

Improve the hiring process and make your business more diverse

The BBC’s director of creative diversity June Sarpong has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major event in Leicester to help local businesses recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
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16th February 2020

Purpose Media gears up for further growth as dynamic duo join

Derbyshire creative agency Purpose Media is gearing up to further expand its client service offering in 2020 by making two new additions to its team.
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15th February 2020

Air IT announces new CEO as John Whitty

East Midlands-based managed service provider (MSP), Air IT, has appointed John Whitty as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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15th February 2020

Frank Key Strengthens its Management Team with New Recruits

Midlands-based independent builders merchant, Frank Key has strengthened its management team with two new full-time recruits.
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15th February 2020

CPP welcomes new partner to firm

New Senior appointment sees growth in CPP’s Property and Asset Management Division
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14th February 2020

100 undergraduates visit Nottingham construction site

Construction management students from Nottingham Trent University were given an invaluable insight into construction by visiting Vistry Partnerships’ development at Wilford Fields
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14th February 2020

Two prominent digital experts join Hallam

Digital marketing agency Hallam is reinforcing its position as an emerging national force in digital marketing with two strategic additions to its team.
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14th February 2020

Managed IT specialist expands to larger premises following glut of major contract wins

Nottinghamshire-based managed IT services specialist Octavian IT has celebrated winning a plethora of major projects by expanding into larger premises.
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13th February 2020

High fives as Fluid ideas welcomes new recruits

Creative agency Fluid Ideas has recruited five staff as demand for its services continues to grow.
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13th February 2020

Michael McGowan named Energy Manager of the Year

A senior figure at the UK’s leading brick manufacturer has won a top sustainability award in recognition of his commitment to energy management.
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13th February 2020

Shakespeare Martineau promotes new partner in the Nottingham office

Law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, has announced three new senior promotions, including Andrew Gore, a town planner based in the firm’s Nottingham office.
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13th February 2020

Promotion for Barrett Homes employee brings new progression

A Barratt Homes employee is enjoying his career progression and new opportunities, thanks to an exciting promotion with the leading developer.
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12th February 2020

Northamptonshire housebuilder recruits new apprentice carpenter

Barratt Homes Northampton has welcomed an apprentice carpenter to its Lyveden Fields development in Corby to help him develop his skills and knowledge of the trade.
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7th February 2020

Brave fundraisers take leap of faith for local charity

Three University of Derby students are amongst a group of people who will take a leap of faith to raise money for Derby-based charity Safe and Sound on February 29.
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7th February 2020

RED January Achievement for Digital Agency Account Manager

Repeat Digital’s Amy Jowett runs over 100 miles throughout January to fundraise for Mind as part of its RED January Campaign  
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7th February 2020

CT Skills celebrates the success of their annual apprenticeship awards ceremony.

Midlands training provider, CT Skills kick started National Apprenticeship Week 2020 with their annual 'Made in the Midlands' apprenticeship awards ceremony at their Head Office in Beeston on Monday 03rd February.
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6th February 2020

Derbados 2020 cycling challenge

Cycling Challenge Flies the Flag For Derbados
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6th February 2020

IoD appoints regional director for East Midlands

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Natalie Sykes as regional director for the East Midlands.
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6th February 2020

Expert Derby solicitor accredited by global professional body

Derby solicitor's expertise recognised by global professional body
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5th February 2020

Former Notts international powerlifter who cheated death after being impaled on a fence following horrific car accident opens his first gym

A former international powerlifter from Kirkby, who credits exercise with helping him to get back to full fitness following a near-death experience, is set to open his first gym.
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5th February 2020

College donates more sleeping bags to the homeless

A charity and local business have praised the generosity of students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College for providing more vital aid to the homeless.
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4th February 2020

Housebuilder searching for new apprentices across the East Midlands

David Wilson Homes is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating new roles to develop talent in the construction industry across the East Midlands.
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3rd February 2020

41% of young people in the East Midlands would now consider applying for an apprenticeship scheme

Housebuilder, Redrow Homes, which is currently building across the East Midlands, has launched its annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction.
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3rd February 2020

Expanding national PR agency wins new clients and appoints to five roles

With two national award wins under its belt, a raft of new clients and team appointments, it’s a period of exciting growth for Nottingham head-quartered PR agency, The Tonic Communications.
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3rd February 2020

Businesses to receive apprenticeship support at first Nottingham Apprenticeship Conference

The first Nottingham Apprenticeship Conference is to be hosted by Nottingham Trent University to support businesses interested in employing an apprentice.
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3rd February 2020

The British Heart Foundation helps teach Coalville drivers delivering Amazon parcels lifesaving CPR

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) today announced that it is helping to train drivers who deliver parcels to Amazon customers across Coalville in lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), so that they can respond to emergencies when out on the road
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3rd February 2020

Derby IT firm celebrates apprenticeship success as academy reaches its first year

A Derby-based IT solutions firm, is celebrating the first year of its thriving academy in collaboration with Derby College. 
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1st February 2020

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.
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1st February 2020

Leading East Midlands M&E company celebrates double promotion joy

Back to back senior promotions for Couch Perry Wilkes
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28th January 2020

Sustrans partnership brings greener future for growing Middlebeck

The developer of Newark’s newest neighbourhood Middlebeck has partnered with national environmental charity Sustrans to bring a greener way of life to the growing community.
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28th January 2020

Awards call for best financial talent in the region

A chance to celebrate the brightest stars in the region’s financial community is back as the East Midlands Finance Awards returns to the social calendar.
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27th January 2020

Holly is a real inspiration!

A Northamptonshire-based car and van leasing company is celebrating after a member of its customer care team reached the finals of a nationwide inspiration award scheme.
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27th January 2020

Partner specialising in 'modern family law' joins Clarke Willmott

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has added ‘modern family’ law to its offering with the appointment of specialist family lawyer Sarah Wood-Heath.
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24th January 2020

Spatial Global Win Prestigious Project Forwarding Award

The Castle Donington based Freight Forwarders were awarded the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 at the glittering ceremony at The Brewery, in the City of London on Thursday 16th January 2020.
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