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19th July 2024

Students' Striking Sculpture Takes on Plastic Waste at Nottingham College

A student-led initiative has unveiled a three-metre-high installation designed to address the behaviours and culture surrounding plastic bottle usage.
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19th July 2024

CJ Timms Electrical Welcome French Placement Student

CJ Timms Electrical recently welcomed Callum Lee, a 19-year-old student from Millau, France, who has now successfully completed a two-month work placement with the company.
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19th July 2024

Connected Data continues to grow with Customer Success Manager appointment

Data driven technology company Connected Data is pleased to announce that Richard Mason has joined the team as Customer Success Manager.
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19th July 2024

Loughborough College and SMB College Group Propose Merger

Loughborough College and SMB College Group are proposing a merger that will promote exciting opportunities for students, stakeholders, and the wider community by enhancing educational excellence across Leicestershire.
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18th July 2024

Derbyshire site manager wins prestigious award

A Derbyshire site manager is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.
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17th July 2024

Housebuilding trio up for prestigious industry awards

A Midlands housebuilder is celebrating after three of its staff were announced in the shortlists for two prestigious national award ceremonies.
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17th July 2024

New general manager and head chef join team at The George Inn, Oakham

A new general manager and new head chef have been appointed at The George Inn, Oakham.
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17th July 2024

Graduation success for Clegg Construction bid manager

Clegg Construction bid manager Cian Webb has graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc Hons in Construction Management.
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16th July 2024

East Midlands professor awarded an MBE for ‘crucial’ research on older people

An expert in geriatric medicine from the East Midlands has received a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his outstanding services to older people’s healthcare. 
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15th July 2024

Beaumond House supporter wins national award for fundraising in memory of late wife

Les Reid has raised almost £6,000 for the hospice in memory of his wife, Marian
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15th July 2024

PKF Smith Cooper Systems Scores 5 New Signings

PKF Smith Cooper Systems, an award-winning Sage Business Partner based in Derby, is delighted to announce the addition of five new team members across various departments, including Support, Consultancy, Project Management, and Development.
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15th July 2024

Broadcasting legend Mark Dennison becomes Patron of Nottingham’s Forever Stars

Nottingham broadcasting legend Mark Dennison has been appointed Patron of local charity Forever Stars, which is dedicated to providing support for families affected by baby loss and miscarriage.
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13th July 2024

Leading property consultancy announces new role which will see it at forefront of delivering ESG strategies

A leading property consultancy has announced a new role which will see it at the forefront of devising and delivering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies.
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13th July 2024

Leicestershire site managers named as best in the country for quality

Five site managers overseeing the construction of David Wilson Homes developments in Leicestershire have received prestigious national awards for the exceptional quality of the homes being built on their sites.
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12th July 2024

Leicestershire family firm unveils new name and MD to lead a new generation of growth

An award-winning Leicestershire firm that supplies luxury brands such as Givenchy, Sisley, and LVMH, as well as High Street giants Boots, Superdrug, and Asda, has announced a major rebranding initiative and the appointment of a new Managing Director.
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12th July 2024

Pall-Ex increases CPC Training to boost commercial driver standards

Following the launch of Pall-Ex’s CPC Training Academy in September 2023, the industry-first initiative is on track to train a minimum of 250 people by the end of the year following an increase in courses.  
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12th July 2024

East Midlands bucks the trend with extra lessons in self-employment for university students

Students in Derby are among a growing number of university learners being given the opportunity to gain unique hands-on support from entrepreneurs in setting up their own business.
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11th July 2024

Memorial sensory garden wins strong support as TV Gladiator Giant cuts the ribbon

A Derbyshire school’s sensory garden created in memory of a former pupil won strong support from a TV favourite when a real-life Gladiator stepped in to cut the ribbon.
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11th July 2024

Donna’s decade of service at Corby Foodbank

A kindhearted volunteer at Corby Foodbank has marked a decade of service helping people in crisis.
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10th July 2024

Metric Search secures multi-million BGF investment to drive US growth

Specialist recruitment company Metric Search has secured a multi-million-pound investment from BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland.
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10th July 2024

PPL PRS Limited appoints Greg Aiello as Managing Director

Leicester-based music licensing business, PPL PRS Limited (PPL PRS) today announces the appointment of Greg Aiello as Managing Director. He takes over the role from Andrea Gray, who has decided to step down after almost five years leading the company.
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10th July 2024

New training will help compassionate conversations with patients and loved ones

Treetops Hospice has welcomed Professor Ruth Parry to their communication skills training team as an honorary professor to develop research-based training on communicating with empathy.
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9th July 2024

Head of BDO Midlands celebrates two years at the helm with new senior appointment

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO has added its Midlands Regional Managing Partner, Kyla Bellingall, to its new national Leadership Team.
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8th July 2024

Leicester Business Honoured as Business of the Year at the Prestigious Business Success Awards 2024

Paragon Sales Solutions is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the coveted title of Business of the Year at the Business Success Network (BSN) Business Recognition Awards 2024.
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5th July 2024

Reverse job fair reaps success for supported interns

West Nottinghamshire College’s supported internship team, in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council have hosted a jobs fair with a difference.
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5th July 2024

Awards and applause signal end of another academic year

The end of another successful academic year at West Nottinghamshire College was cause for celebration, recognising students’ hard work, endeavours, growth and development in three glittering awards ceremonies.
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5th July 2024

Leicestershire Site Manager names as best in country for quality

A Site Manager overseeing the construction of Barratt Homes’ Grange View development in Hugglescote has won a top national award for the quality of the homes being built on site.
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5th July 2024

Celebration of young East Midlands business talent at the Generation Next Awards 2024

2024’s Generation Next Awards have taken place at a lively ceremony in Derby, showcasing the outstanding achievements of people aged 18-35 across the region.
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4th July 2024

Moulton College students shine at prestigious SkillBuild competition

Two hardworking students from Moulton College have been praised for their talents after successfully competing in this year’s SkillBuild competition.
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3rd July 2024

Arnold stylist joins award-winning creative team

KH Hair in Arnold is celebrating as newly-qualified stylist, Amelia Krasinski, is chosen as the latest member of the salon group’s award-winning Creative Team.
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3rd July 2024

Derby PR agency announces change at the top

Derby-based PR and communications agency Nielsen McAllister - recently named as one of the top 50 business-to-business agencies outside London - has announced a change of ownership, as founder Bob Bushby hands over the reins of the business to fellow dire
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3rd July 2024

Former graduate promoted to PKF Partner in latest promotions

Selma Delic, an ‘invaluable’ team member who joined PKF Smith Cooper as a graduate, has been promoted to Partner, as the Midlands-based accounting and advisory firm celebrates its latest biannual promotions which took effect from 1st July 2024.
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3rd July 2024

The Dairy secures strategic double hire to service expanding international client roster

Nottingham-based brand agency The Dairy has added two new faces to its team as the business further strengthens its service offering to cater to an ever-expanding international client base.
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2nd July 2024

Nottingham Venues Announces New CEO and Senior Staff Promotions

Nottingham Venues, is pleased to announce a series of promotions within its senior team, including the creation of a new CEO role for Tom Waldron-Lynch and promotions for key senior staff Kerry Pritchett and Peter Bartlett.
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2nd July 2024

East Midlands young business professionals to be awarded for outstanding achievement on election night

Young creatives, entrepreneurs and future leaders from the East Midlands are among those set to be recognised for their business talent at a ceremony to be held at the award-winning street food venue Bustler Market in the heart of Derby’s industrial quart
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2nd July 2024

EAST MIDLANDS IT FIRM CELEBRATES SUCCESS IN TECH INDUSTRY ‘OSCARS’

An award-winning Nottinghamshire company that provides managed IT services has been named in the list of Top Ten UK firms in the tech industry’s ‘Oscars.’
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2nd July 2024

Blueprint Interiors appoints award winning project designer

Blueprint Interiors, a leading workplace consultancy and commercial interior design firm, has appointed award-winning designer Jed Salmon as a Project Designer.
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2nd July 2024

Hallam welcomes new head of strategy

Full-service integrated digital agency, Hallam, is growing its strategy team with the appointment of Jack Morgan as Head of Strategy.
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1st July 2024

Teachers head out of the classroom to explore opportunities in Leicestershire’s creative and digital sector

Career opportunities in the creative and digital industries were highlighted at hands-on workshops and meet the sector events organised by the Leicester and Leicestershire Careers Hub. 
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1st July 2024

Loughborough University students design sustainable and creative office wear as part of competition

Eleven fashion design and technology students at Loughborough University have secured their place in the finals of a design competition organised by business management software provider, The Access Group, after being praised by judges for their ‘sustaina
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28th June 2024

UK’s longest serving CEO of disability charity, Disability Direct in Derby, steps down after 30 years

The chief executive of Derby-based Disability Direct, one of the UK's most respected disability charities, has announced his plans to step down after 30 years.
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27th June 2024

Consider the skills of military personnel says Army veteran

An Army veteran has urged businesses to be more aware of the skills that former military personnel can bring to a workplace as we approach Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29th June).
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27th June 2024

Jack’s joy at new role with Nottinghamshire’s High Sheriff

A uniformed protective services student at West Nottinghamshire College has spoken of his pride at becoming one of two high sheriff police cadets for Nottinghamshire Police.
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26th June 2024

Housebuilder's Armed Forces Programme empowers veterans for a bight future i Nottinghamshire

An assistant site manager is building a path to success within the construction industry since joining Nottingham-based developer Barratt Homes through its Armed Forces Transition Programme.
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25th June 2024

Node4 Group Appoints Chris Woodhouse as Chairman

Node4, the award-winning, cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), has today announced that Chris Woodhouse has been appointed as Chairman of the Board effective immediately. He succeeds Sir Bill Thomas, who is stepping down as Ch
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25th June 2024

Award Introduced as a Tribute to an Exceptional DCG Colleague

This year, a special new award has been introduced at Derby College Group’s (DCG) Automotive Celebration.
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25th June 2024

A specialist logistics recruiter is celebrating, following its debut at leading industry trade show Multimodal.

Innovate Freight Talent exhibited and also presented a key seminar on finding the best logistics talent for your business, at the UK’s leading supply chain conference and logistics expo at the NEC.
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24th June 2024

Infuse Technology appoints Head of Sales and Procurement to aid expansion plans

Simon Hulland joins Derby-based IT services provider Infuse Technology in a new role as Head of Sales and Procurement as the firm continues to strengthen its team and grow its client base of Midlands and UK-based businesses.
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24th June 2024

Local beauty spot’s café gets a colourful makeover

Talented artists from West Nottinghamshire College have brought the outdoors inside at a local beauty spot’s cafeteria.
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21st June 2024

Leicester charity welcomes new Chair as it approaches 150th year of changing lives in need

George Oliver was announced as the new Chair of Charity Link yesterday at the charity’s supporter thank you event held at The Guildhall in Leicester.
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20th June 2024

East Midlands Recruiter Celebrates Success of Mobile Recruitment Branch One Year On

One of the UK’s leading HR and recruitment specialists, Gi Group, is celebrating the positive impact of its mobile recruitment branch one year on, successfully expanding its reach beyond its bricks-and-mortar branches and bringing opportunities directly t
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20th June 2024

Freeths bolsters corporate team as service line growth soars

National law firm Freeths has appointed Ania Vernon as Corporate Partner in the East Midlands. Ania joins the firm from Shoosmiths.
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20th June 2024

From sauces to courses – Michael’s found success

An apprentice from West Nottinghamshire College is celebrating being named as the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) student of the year.
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18th June 2024

New Chair appointed to Leicester and Leicestershire Business Board

Andy Reed OBE has been appointed to chair a new Business Board tasked with helping to shape economic strategy in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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18th June 2024

Apprenticeship Provider EMA Training Limited Leicester Hub Launch

Derby-based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training Ltd, is set to swing open the doors to its city centre Leicester Hub on 1st July, welcoming students and business partnerships from across the county.
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18th June 2024

Ford & Stanley hires talented trio as growth continues

Ford & Stanley Talent Services Group has welcomed three new team members into the company’s pool of in-house talent, as the East Midlands-based organisation accelerates its ambitious growth goals.
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18th June 2024

Trio steps up at Nelsons with new legal director appointed

Leading Derby law firm Nelsons has promoted three employees within its personal injury, residential property and dispute resolution teams. 
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17th June 2024

Allison Homes East gets into the team spirit by volunteering at Mini Olympics in Grantham

Regional housebuilder Allison Homes East has got into the team spirit as 10 members of staff volunteered their time to support the running of the inspire+ Mini Olympics, which was held in Grantham near its The Orchards development.
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17th June 2024

Work placements celebrated by students and employers

Employers have been formally recognised for their contribution to equipping students at West Nottinghamshire College with the skills and experience to pursue their career ambitions.
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14th June 2024

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS RECOGNISED IN HM THE KING’S BIRTHDAY 2024 HONOURS LIST

The Chair of Governors from Nottingham’s award-winning further education college has been recognised in HM The King’s Birthday Honours List 2024.  
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14th June 2024

LHP Celebrates Double Shortlisting in Women in Housing Awards

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP) is celebrating after two of its team members were shortlisted in the prestigious Women in Housing and Housing Hero Awards.
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14th June 2024

KH Hair celebrates top achievers at annual awards ceremony

The KH Hair Awards have become the biggest night of the calendar for the salon group’s 20 East Midlands salons.
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14th June 2024

Charlie Horner joins Connected Data as Head of Data

Data driven technology company Connected Data is pleased to announce that Charlie Horner has joined the team as Head of Data.
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13th June 2024

New sales negotiator joins the Belvoir team

A leading estate agency in Corby has welcomed a new sales negotiator onboard.
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13th June 2024

Rothera Bray announces nine promotions across the firm

East Midlands based law firm Rothera Bray has announced nine promotions across a range of key practice areas, including the elevation of two professionals to partner and four individuals to senior associate roles across four office locations.
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13th June 2024

Northampton charitable fashion show to promote sustainability

Wannabe designers and models in Northampton who have learning disabilities, Autism or a complex mental health condition are coming together to host a charity fashion show.
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12th June 2024

Howes Percival adds high profile Partner to award winning Corporate team

Howes Percival has appointed Partner Gareth John to its award winning East Mids Corporate, Commercial and Banking (CCB) team. 
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12th June 2024

Building His future: DCG Student Secures Double Wins in Bricklaying Competitions

Jack Hadfield (20) showed off his impressive skills at two UK-wide bricklaying competitions and took the top spots. He now will represent his college in industry national finals.
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12th June 2024

World-leading chemist elected President of the Royal Society of Chemistry

A world-leading chemist from the University of Nottingham has been elected as the future president of the Royal Society of Chemistry. (RSC)
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11th June 2024

Double hire for fast-growing IDT

Ilkeston managed service provider IDT is expanding again after hiring a business administrator and a new account manager.
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11th June 2024

Lewis comes back to his roots at Refined

A former trainee chef at West Nottinghamshire College has returned to the kitchens for an evening of great taste and to show current students his success in the sector.
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10th June 2024

More than 500 exhibitors get ready for 139th Lincolnshire Show

Final preparations are being made across Lincolnshire and beyond for one of the most successful and longest-running agricultural shows in the country.
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10th June 2024

Two promotions announced at East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting

East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has made internal promotions to create two new associate directors.
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7th June 2024

Trio step up at Nelsons as three promotions are announced

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has promoted three employees within its Court of Protection and family teams.
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7th June 2024

Youth charity CEO departs after 6 years

Jo joined Base 51 in 2016 as Deputy CEO under Janet Lewis, who was the CEO of Base 51 for over 25 years.
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7th June 2024

Jude and Charlotte go back to school to help create the property superstars of the future

As part of National Volunteer Week, NG Chartered Surveyors have been continuing their advisory work with the students at the Garibaldi School in Mansfield.
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7th June 2024

Octavian Security UK sets sail for growth with new Maritime Security Consultant

Nottinghamshire-based security protection firm Octavian Security UK has expanded with the appointment of Pete Terry as Maritime Security Consultant.
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6th June 2024

22-Year-Old Funeral Arranger Starts Career with Final Farewell for her Great-Grandmother

A 22-year-old from East London has started her career as a Funeral Arranger with a very personal farewell – conducting her great-grandmother’s funeral after she passed away aged 103. 
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6th June 2024

Leicestershire homebuilder employees rally together to ramp up volunteering

In recognition of Volunteers’ Week (3rd to 9th June), David Wilson Homes is celebrating its employees increasing their volunteering efforts in 2023 and 24.
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6th June 2024

SortRefer celebrates its 15th anniversary

SortRefer, a market leader in the conveyancing and legal services sector, has celebrated its 15th anniversary with two special events for staff and the company's founders.
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5th June 2024

Highcross set to shine a light on Leicester dads this Father's Day

Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre is shining a spotlight on dads, and father-figures, this Father’s Day (16 June).
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4th June 2024

Freeths continues to expand corporate offering in the East Midlands

National law firm Freeths has appointed Corporate Director Hannah Tessyman to further grow and expand the practice across the East Midlands. She joins from Knights.
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4th June 2024

Finch Consulting strengthening their Process Safety Capability with new hire

Leicestershire based health and safety risk management experts; Finch Consulting, are announcing the appointment of Chartered Chemical Engineer Nick Freer.
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4th June 2024

Colleague Box owner Natalie is inspired to do more after hearing tales of local football heroes

Sport fan and business owner Natalie Bamford says that she has been inspired to do more after hearing stories of incredible volunteers working in football across the city and county.
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4th June 2024

Duncan & Toplis director chosen as vice-chair of accountancy ethics committee

An East Midlands accountant and ethics adviser has been appointed vice-chair of the ICAEW Ethics and Advisory Committee.
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4th June 2024

Rothera Bray welcomes dispute resolution consultant

East Midlands based firm Rothera Bray continues its recruitment drive with the appointment of Kendal Litherland as a consultant in the Dispute Resolution team.
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3rd June 2024

Russell Scanlan Announces New Managing Director & Leadership of new Midlands Hub

Mike Dickinson has been appointed Managing Director of Russell Scanlan – the highly regarded Chartered insurance broker and risk management firm that has been based in Nottingham since 1881.
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3rd June 2024

East Midlands construction consultancy strengthens ranks with director promotion

Leading East-Midlands based construction consultancy Bentley has increased its expert team of directors with the promotion of long-standing associate director George Orange. 
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1st June 2024

Derby-based Heavenly Desserts prepares for franchise growth with key operations appointments

International luxury dessert restaurant franchise Heavenly Desserts has appointed longstanding team manager Wesley Williams into the new role of national operations manager, as the growing franchise lays the foundations for rapid growth within the UK and
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30th May 2024

Children’s monsters brought to life thanks to student’s skills

Schoolchildren from a Kirkby-in-Ashfield School have seen their monster illustrations brought to like thanks to West Nottinghamshire College’s digital technology students.
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30th May 2024

Director promotion at Rotherhill Developments

Midlands commercial property developer and asset manager, Rotherhill Developments, has announced the promotion of Ed Jeffrey to Director.
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30th May 2024

New Legal appointment at Champions (UK) plc

Champions UK (plc) has added another key appointment to its Senior Management Team as Chris Greenwell joins as Solicitor/Head of Legal.
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30th May 2024

Leicester astrophysicist takes on key role in international space organisation

One of the UK’s top astrophysics experts has been appointed to the executive committee of an organisation which is dedicated to understanding and incentivising sustainable activities in space.
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29th May 2024

Fabienne Bailey Re-Appointed as Export Champion for Northern Powerhouse

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is proud to announce that Fabienne Bailey, Director of Business Growth and Transformation, has been re-appointed as an Export Champion for the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Northern Powerhouse region.
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29th May 2024

Home and garden PR agency nurtures homegrown talent with two promotions

Derby PR and social media agency, Honest Communications, has reinforced its commitment to nurturing homegrown talent with the promotion of two of its team members – Dani Hawkins and Sophie Clarke.
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29th May 2024

Duo to head up specialist legal planning team

Full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced that specialist planning solicitors Paul Wakefield and Anna Cartledge will lead its legal planning team.
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29th May 2024

Winning artist to deliver exclusive workshop at Highcross to mark National Creativity Day

Highcross Shopping Centre has announced the winner of its ‘Spotlight LE1’ initiative, which will see them deliver a unique one-day-only, free workshop on tapestry crafting.
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28th May 2024

Small Business Sunday Winner

Ashbourne based Handmade Design gets an Instagram boost from Theo Paphitis.
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