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6th July 2022

PKF SMITH COOPER ANNOUNCES SIX PROMOTIONS ACROSS SERVICE LINES

Midlands-based business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper has announced six promotions in its Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham offices, as the award-winning firm invests in team talent across service lines and continues to build its regional
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6th July 2022

NEW RESTAURANT TO LAUNCH AT RIVERSIDE CHAMBERS

Food enthusiasts, local businesses, family and friends turned out in force at the weekend for the official opening of a new contemporary European restaurant in Derby.
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6th July 2022

More Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22

More Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22
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5th July 2022

Northamptonshire site manager names as Best in the Country for Quality

A site manager at Barratt Homes’ Wendel View development in Wellingborough has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building.
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1st July 2022

PPL PRS and HQ Community Project join forces to support local musicians

Leicester-based music licensing company, PPL PRS Ltd, and HQ CAN Community Interest Company have joined forces to provide more support for local young people by creating a collaborative agreement between the two organisations.
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1st July 2022

NHS Lincolnshire CCG selects EMAS to run Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services in Lincolnshire

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) across Lincolnshire will be run by East Midlands Ambulance Service from next year after NHS Lincolnshire CCG awarded them the 10-year contract following a successful bid.
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1st July 2022

Safe and Sound Wins Funding For Youth Mental Health Support

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has been awarded £75K over three years to provide mental health support to children and young people across the city and county.
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1st July 2022

Fire & security specialists secure brand and employees future

The long-term future of fire and security alarm system installation specialists Tecserv UK has been assured following the completion of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).
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1st July 2022

Rolls-Royce Further Cements Relationship With Sinfonia Viva

Engineering world leader Rolls-Royce plc has re-confirmed its commitment to East Midlands’ orchestra Sinfonia Viva which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
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1st July 2022

Triple cheers and joy at student achievements

Teachers, heads of departments, students and their families have celebrated in style at a trio of glittering awards ceremonies at West Nottinghamshire College.
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1st July 2022

Your IT Department return to Love Business

Award Winning Nottingham based IT Services Company Your IT Department have confirmed their place at Love Business 2023.
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1st July 2022

Cawarden honoured with family business award

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden, has received a major award at an awards ceremony that celebrates the UK family business sector.
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1st July 2022

Recruit 2 you Ltd. appoint Alan Worth as Operations Director to assist with the next level of growth as the business looks to expand!

“This is a really exciting time for our business, we have recently celebrated 4 years since our opening in May 2018; Alan’s vast experience in our industry will be key to our next phase of growth”
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1st July 2022

I lived the dream of a professional footballer – this is the reality

LIKE most young boys Malcolm Christie dreamt of becoming a professional footballer. But at 19 years old, Christie was playing amateur football and working at Somerfield Supermarket, thinking the dream had passed him by.
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30th June 2022

Double appointments for Derbyshire construction firm

Following a series of new contract wins, Derbyshire building specialists, Enrok Construction, has further expanded its team with two new hires.
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30th June 2022

Belmayne renews commitment to local footballers

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are preparing to kick off a new season of support for the area’s young footballers.
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30th June 2022

Awards nomination for Arif

The founder of a charity which supports homeless people and rough sleepers on the streets of Leicester has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of his efforts to help the community.
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30th June 2022

St Barnabas Hospice Wins ‘Highly Commended’ for its Sensory Garden at the Lincolnshire Show

St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to announce that its Sensory Show Garden has been awarded Highly Commended by the President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.
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30th June 2022

Lamp to hold mental health first aid training on 6 July

The Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (Lamp) will hold an in person mental health first aid training course on 6 July 2022. The Level 2 FFA course is intended for staff from companies throughout Leicestershire and Rutland, who want to implem
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29th June 2022

New Derby office for leading business and accountancy firm

Midlands-based accountancy and advisory firm PKF Smith Cooper are pleased to announce that they have agreed terms to occupy c12,500 square feet of grade A office space on Pride Park in Derby.
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29th June 2022

BDO names Jon Gilpin in regional Head of Audit role

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced a new Head of Audit in the Midlands.
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29th June 2022

Functional food brand announces duo of senior hires

Nutrigums is the market-leading producer of vitamin gummies, founded in 2020 by Fabian Whittingham and his wife Louise Whittingham. Specialising in a range of functional gummies, Nutrigums is aiming to redefine the vitamin supplement market, showing that
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29th June 2022

Lincolnshire Showground: More than 55,000 flock to beloved Lincolnshire Show

Thousands of visitors descended on the Lincolnshire Showground last week as it welcomed back one of the county’s most beloved events - the Lincolnshire Show, making its highly anticipated return after the pandemic.
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29th June 2022

IT Firm Set to Create 150 New Jobs

Nottingham-based managed services and cyber security provider, Littlefish – which also has offices in London and Sheffield – is due to hire over 150 new staff across the next year.
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28th June 2022

Cathedral Quarter celebrates Sadler Gate with a street party

A party to celebrate the history of Sadler Gate takes place next month – and an appeal has gone out to Derby people for help!
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28th June 2022

Local Teenager Secures Job After DCG ‘Get Hired’ Event

An Ilkeston teenager has recently started a Healthcare Assistant job at a residential care home just weeks after meeting her future employers at a jobs fair organised by Derby College Group (DCG).
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28th June 2022

Free family entertainment comes to St Peters Quarter in July

Free street entertainment will greet visitors to Derby on Saturday, July 2 and 16 – thanks to St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).
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28th June 2022

NG makes further investment in future of commercial property with new hire

Commercial property specialists, NG Chartered Surveyors, are investing in the future of the industry again after hiring an up-and-coming Trainee Surveyor.
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28th June 2022

QTS Group receives Armed Forces Covenant award for its work with veterans

QTS Group has been awarded an Armed Forces Covenant award for demonstrating its commitment to helping members of the military and their families. 
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27th June 2022

David Wilson Homes site managers in Leicestershire recognised as best in the country

10 site managers who work for David Wilson Homes East Midlands, based in Coalville, have all secured top national awards for the quality of build at new housing developments across the region.
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27th June 2022

Gateley appoints two new partners in Nottingham

Legal and professional services group Gateley has today announced two new senior hires to join its Nottingham office.
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26th June 2022

NTU researcher among the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’

NTU researcher Professor Eiman Kanjo has been named among the Top 50 Women in Engineering by The Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
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26th June 2022

Bigger and better - Nottingham consultancy upsizes to fit team and business demands

Leading national independent property, construction, and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands with the opening of a larger office in Nottingham city centre. The new space in Tollhouse Hill will cater f
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26th June 2022

Businesses called on to get involved with Made in Chesterfield 2022

Made in Chesterfield, the campaign designed to bring engineering, manufacturing, property and construction businesses together with schools and training providers, is returning in November.
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26th June 2022

New classroom will help students soar to new heights

The sky’s the limit now for travel and tourism students’ skills, following the launch of a new interactive classroom at West Nottinghamshire College.
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25th June 2022

Hallam appoints new Client Services Director

Multi-award-winning digital marketing agency, Hallam, appoints Bethany Sharma as their new Client Services Director.
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25th June 2022

Ex-armed forces members earn higher rank with Leicestershire homebuilder

Ahead of Armed Forces Day (Saturday 25th June), Coalville-based David Wilson Homes is celebrating the achievements of three ex-military personnel who have received promotions after completing the housebuilder’s employment programme.
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25th June 2022

Burleighs Gin creates tea party tipple for local charity

Leicestershire distillery Burleighs Gin has launched a bespoke Mad Hatter’s Gin to celebrate Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland’s 70th anniversary. 
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25th June 2022

Safe and Sound CEO Shortlisted For National Award

The CEO of Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound, has been named as a finalist in a national awards scheme recognising and celebrating the role of women in business and society.
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25th June 2022

Midlands agency strengthens senior team with creative lead following merger

Leicester-based creative agency, Cite, which expanded through a merger with brand agency Well & Truly in 2021, has bolstered its leadership team and creative capabilities with the appointment of Creative Director, Stu Perry, and added to its client servic
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24th June 2022

Triple Celebration for Local Travel Agent

It’s a triple celebration for local travel agent Shaun Taylor of Inspire Travel by Shaun, as the agency marks its first year of trading and is shortlisted in not only one, but two of the UK Travel Industry’s most prestigious awards.
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24th June 2022

Bridge Help strengthens team with another appointment in 2022

Tracey Vaughan is the latest appointment to Bridge Help’s Business Development Team.
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24th June 2022

Join in the Medieval Fun in Chesterfield town centre

Visitors to Chesterfield town centre will be able to have fun family day out themed around the Middle Ages, as the Medieval Fun Day returns.
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23rd June 2022

Innovative East Midlands engineering firm welcomes trio of latest recruits

Dynamic engineering firm Hexa Consulting has welcomed three new starters, as it continues to expand the team and bolster its rapid and strategic growth.  
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23rd June 2022

Timms Duo Clinch Trio of Awards At Legal Skills Triathlon

A Paralegal at Timms Solicitors has won the top prize in an annual competition organised by Derby & District Law Society (DDLS) in association with Derby Law School at the University of Derby.
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23rd June 2022

Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22

Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22
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23rd June 2022

Intoware Expands Its Software Engineering Team With A Double Appointment

Digitisation leader Intoware based in Nottingham, has expanded its software engineering team after a successful 2021, with the appointment of Paul Cope as senior software engineer and Mark Hundley-Appleton as software engineer.
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22nd June 2022

Awe-Inspiring Artwork Set To Visit Derby Cathedral

‘Gaia’ artwork, Derby Cathedral, September 22nd to October 16th
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22nd June 2022

Beeston gets social as opening date is announced for new bar, kitchen, and arcade

Beeston's newest venue, The Beeston Social, has announced that it will open its doors on Saturday 25 June
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22nd June 2022

Top leadership expert Kul Mahay joins elite group of professionals

A leadership expert who spent more than 30 years working for Derbyshire Constabulary before embarking on a successful career helping NHS Trusts and universities has joined an elite group of professionals in becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership
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22nd June 2022

Doing it Differently Conference Returns for 2022

The University of Lincoln’s Productivity Programme will be hosting the return of the Doing It Differently (DID) Conference in July 2022.
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21st June 2022

DCG Wins Planet Earth Games

Derby College Group (DCG) has come first in a new environmental initiative organised for young people by charity Planet Earth Games and the Association of Colleges.
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21st June 2022

Northwest’s SuperBike Factory launches motorcycle apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham College’ automotive brand EMTEC has partnered with SuperBike Factory, to launch an apprenticeship scheme focused on the maintenance and servicing of motorbikes.
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21st June 2022

Recruitment business based in Leicester recently signed the Armed forces Covenant in June 2022

Managing Director Daniel Connor has always had a keen interest in supporting the Armed forces community and is an advocate for supporting those returning to civilian life.
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20th June 2022

Gateley announces a raft of new promotions at its Nottingham office

Legal and professional services group Gateley has announced its latest round of promotions, which includes eight people from its Nottingham office.
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20th June 2022

NG celebrates as Charlotte reaches career milestone

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors are celebrating after Graduate Surveyor Charlotte Steggles received her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) from industry body RICS.
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20th June 2022

BDO expands DRAS team with senior hire

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has strengthened its Digital Risk Advisory Services team (DRAS) with the appointment of Sandi Dosanjh as partner. 
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20th June 2022

Shakespeare Martineau appoints expert director to company secretary team

Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a new director to help grow and enhance the reputation and brand of its company secretarial and governance business.
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18th June 2022

Bursary Award For Derby College Group Student

A giant painting depicting the devastating effect that flooding has had on the Matlock area and its residents has earned a Derby College Group (DCG) Art & Design student a £400 bursary from Arts Society Derby.
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18th June 2022

A glitzy return for the KH Hair annual awards ceremony and the group raises £6499 for NHS Charities Together

It was a much-anticipated night in the East Midlands as KH Hair came together after a two-year enforced break to celebrate individual and team achievements at the Group’s glittering awards ceremony.
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17th June 2022

CJ Timms Celebrate 30 Years in Business!

Ilkeston-based electrical contractors, CJ Timms Electrical, pop the cork as they celebrate reaching an impressive 30 years in business this June!
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17th June 2022

MIDLANDS BUSINESS COMMUNITY RAISES OVER £60,000 AT CHARITY SPORTING EVENT

THE MIDLANDS business community has come together to raise over £60,000 for Nottingham and Mansfield-based charity Switch Up which supports vulnerable young people from the area’s most deprived communities.
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17th June 2022

Business and accounting students celebrate end-of-year accolades

Students on business and accounting courses at West Nottinghamshire College were applauded by their teachers, classmates, parents and principal and chief executive Andrew Cropley at their annual awards evening.
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16th June 2022

Sytner Group named as partner for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

Sytner Group has, once again, been named as an official partner of the Festival of Speed 2022, to take place from the 23rd to 26th June.
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16th June 2022

Nottingham law firm Rotheras LLP appoints new Head of Business Development

Marie brings a wealth of legal and business development expertise to oversee the strategic direction of the firm’s business development activity with a view to leading the business into new areas for growth.
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15th June 2022

Two IT Technicians Join Link ICT Derby

Derby based outsourced IT providers Link ICT has announced the appointment of two new people to its team.
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15th June 2022

Derbyshire firms teams up to deliver a royal thank you

Fourth generation family business Ward wanted something extra special to thank the team for their efforts in achieving their recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2022.
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15th June 2022

Phoenix Brickwork grows its team as major wins continue

Derbyshire brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork, is celebrating continued growth and expansion after announcing a raft of new staff appointments as well as two major business wins.
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15th June 2022

Lincolnshire Show announces this years youngest exhibitor

Ahead of this month's Lincolnshire Show, which is set to take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 June, ten-year-old Farmer Joe has been revealed as one of the latest exhibitors to join the exciting roster.
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15th June 2022

Former Leicester city football player kicks off career as chartered surveyor

Leading property consultant Innes England’s investment in its APC graduate programme has delivered two newly-qualified chartered surveyors.
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15th June 2022

Double award win for Enthusiasm Trust

A Derby charity that has helped countless young people achieve a better life has won two awards in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the city.
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15th June 2022

Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22

Forthcoming Connect Receptions - July 22
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15th June 2022

Evelyn Partners continues East Midlands expansion with Financial Planner appointment

Evelyn Partners, the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group created from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, has announced the appointment of Nick Parkes as a Financial Planner in the firm’s Nottingham office as part
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14th June 2022

Two new recruits for marketing agency

Thomas Liddle and Callum Alton are the latest new recruits at full service marketing agency Purpose Media, which is based in South Normanton on border of Nottingham and Derby.
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14th June 2022

Owner of Derby gym who almost lost his life to host open day for Men’s Health Awareness week

The owner of a Derby gym who was impaled on a fence that narrowly missed his vital organs following a car accident is hosting an open day ahead of Men’s Health Awareness week.
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14th June 2022

Leicester students set to make British tech industry more diverse

Students in Leicester are set to help the UK Tech industry become the most diverse in Europe thanks to support from Colorintech, a non-profit organisation that aims to tackle the lack of role models and diversity in the tech industry.
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14th June 2022

Time Finance drives business growth in the East Midlands with Ewan Clarke appointment

Time Finance is pleased to announce the appointment of Ewan Clarke as Business Development Manager in their Invoice Finance team to drive business growth in the East Midlands.
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14th June 2022

Our Future: Government scheme that aims to connect primary school pupils with world of work praised by Ashover teacher as youngsters get entries in for robotics competition

The assistant headteacher at a Derbyshire school recently commended for its ‘happy and nurturing school community’ by Ofsted inspectors has praised a ground-breaking Government-backed scheme that aims to challenge gender stereotypes and connect pupils wit
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13th June 2022

ASHBY CONNECT - NEW NETWORKING GROUP

Ashby Connect is a brand new networking group in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
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12th June 2022

Double award success for computer science team

Staff and students in the computer science department at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating a double award success in this year’s ‘Oscars’ of the teaching profession.
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12th June 2022

Charity expert vows to ‘stand up for the sector’ after committee appointment

Charity law and governance expert Catherine Rustomji has been elected to sit on the Charity Law Association executive committee.
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11th June 2022

Tesco becomes first supermarket to join defibrillator network that could save lives

Tesco has become the UK’s first supermarket to begin registering its defibrillators to a new national database that could improve cardiac arrest survival rates in the UK.
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11th June 2022

SMB College Group Delighted to Sponsor VIP Room at Love Business 2023!

SMB College Group are excited to be sponsoring the VIP room at the next Love Business Expo, which is taking place on Thursday 16th February 2023 at Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough.
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10th June 2022

Businesses invited to discover how to connect and recruit with “pipeline of talent” at the University of Leicester

East Midlands business owners are invited to discover how best to access the “pipeline of talent” available at the University of Leicester at a Business Breakfast taking place later this month.
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10th June 2022

DCG Teacher Awarded With Platinum Jubilee Medal

Michael Grange, an Advanced Practitioner in work-based learning and apprenticeships at Derby College Group (DCG) has been awarded a Platinum Jubilee Medal for his services working as a volunteer for the ambulance service.
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9th June 2022

Chris Skeggs invited to join The Dairy’s board of directors

Award-winning creative agency The Dairy has invited Chris Skeggs to join its board of directors, following his promotion to the position of Creative Director last year.
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9th June 2022

Leicester University student celebrates “outstanding contribution” to astronomy research

A Master’s student at the University of Leicester has been applauded for her “outstanding contribution” to astronomy research after being named as Graduating Student of the Year at the recent Centenary Alumni Celebration.
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9th June 2022

Post-pandemic demand for wills spurs East Midlands law firm’s biggest-ever recruitment drive

Ongoing uncertainty about the post-pandemic world has fuelled a spike in the numbers of people wanting to take legal advice – prompting an East Midlands law firm to launch the biggest recruitment drive in its history.
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8th June 2022

Volunteering project plants the seeds for success

Students at West Nottinghamshire College have been transforming a barren piece of land at their Derby-Road-based campus while learning new skills for the future.
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8th June 2022

Blue Light Card X Fosse Park shopping event for emergency services workers on June 15th

Fosse Park to offer increased discounts to Blue Light Card holders at shopping event
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8th June 2022

Eden expands with duo of new recruits

Eden Public Relations, one of Nottingham’s leading public relations agencies, has expanded its team with the additions of PR & Digital Account Executives Daisy Bradford and Rosie Vacciana-Browne.
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8th June 2022

FIVE WAYS TO CONNECT IN JUNE - 2 venues remaining

Meet the #kukucommunity in June at our multi-award winning Connect Receptions.
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8th June 2022

VAL Chief Executive Awarded MBE in HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Birthday List

Kevan Liles, Chief Executive for Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the voluntary sector in HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Birthday List.
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7th June 2022

Luxury Country Retreat in Rutland Strengthens Senior Leadership Team with Two New Recruits

Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa is marking another key milestone in its expansion plan this month, with the introduction of two new Directors.
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7th June 2022

Business community called on to shout about its success

Businesses both new and well-established are being urged to celebrate their successes by entering one of five categories in the 2022 Love Chesterfield Awards.  
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7th June 2022

Leics law firm strengthens family team with new associate

Leading East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new associate and solicitor to its Leicester office as part of its continued expansion within the city.
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7th June 2022

VICTORIA CENTRE APPOINTS CHARITY SHOP SUE AS SPECIAL RETAIL ADVISER

Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has announced that Charity Shop Sue will be taking on the role of ‘special retail adviser’ temporarily, to mark the centre’s 50th birthday celebrations.
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