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30th July 2021

NOTTINGHAM BASED PASTRY PRODUCER CREATES MORE THAN 45 JOBS TO SUPPORT UK DEMAND

MARKET-LEADING chilled pastry producer Addo Food Group has announced it is recruiting for 50 vacancies at its Riverside and Tottle bakeries in Nottingham, in order to meet the country’s rising demand for fridge-staples since the pandemic.
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29th July 2021

Hazelwood placement students take the top spots in Lubrizol’s international online showcase

Three students undertaking a year-long placement at a Derbyshire chemical company have taken the top three spots in an international in-house competition held to showcase the research they have been carrying out as part of their work.
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28th July 2021

DICE STRENGTHENS STRUCTURAL TEAM AS PART OF BOLD EXPANSION PLANS

EAST MIDLANDS-based Dice – a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that operates across the UK – is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has expanded its structural engineering team with a trio of new starters.
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27th July 2021

Virtual Assistant bucks the trend in first year of trading

A Virtual Assistant has bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the industry average – despite starting during Covid.
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27th July 2021

BISHOP & SEWELL APPOINTS ACCESS LEGAL TO UNLOCK FIRM’S POTENTIAL

Central London law firm Bishop & Sewell has appointed Loughborough based law technology specialist Access Legal, a division of The Access Group, as it continues to focus on its three key principles – Purpose, People and Pathway.
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27th July 2021

TRIO OF DIRECTORS PROMOTED BY PEGASUS GROUP

Pegasus Group has announced the promotion of three Senior Directors to Executive Directors.
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Chartered Surveyors celebrate pandemic turnaround with office move after best ever quarter

Commercial property specialist Musson Liggins has purchased a new office building following its most successful three months in more than 30 years.
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27th July 2021

New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed by the D2N2 LEP

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed Will Morlidge as its Interim Chief Executive from 1st August 2021.
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26th July 2021

East Midlands Recruitment firm cements business growth with global team expansion

There have been few business success stories in the last year, so the growth seen by Nottingham based Distinct Recruitment over the last 12 months is all the more significant.
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20th July 2021

BARRATT HOMES SITE MANAGER IN HUGGLESCOTE RECOGNISED AS BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR QUALITY

One of Barratt Homes’ Site Managers has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building in Leicestershire.
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20th July 2021

Safe and Sound Supports NCS Programme

Safe and Sound, the Derbyshire based child exploitation charity, is supporting this summer’s NCS programme with a series of awareness raising sessions for young people.
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20th July 2021

Midlands Accountancy Firm Welcomes New Director of Cloud Accounting

Dains has strengthened its Cloud Accounting team and welcomes a new Director, Mohamed Esat to the firm.
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20th July 2021

Liniar Strengthens Service and Support with Customer Relations team

Building long-lasting relationships with customers is important for any business, leading to both customer retention and long-term growth.
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20th July 2021

HOMELESS CHARITY WELCOMES DONATION FROM AMAZON TEAM

A charity in Derby that supports homeless and vulnerable people has received a £3,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth.
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20th July 2021

Love Chesterfield Community Market Launches

People are being invited to show their appreciation for local community and voluntary organisations which provided a lifeline during the pandemic, with the launch of a new Love Chesterfield Community Market event being held this summer.
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20th July 2021

Mansfield’s heritage brought to life by students

The Mansfield Townscape Heritage Project (MTHP), which focuses on Victorian and Georgian buildings in a well-known conservation area and historical shopping street, has been brought to life thanks to students at West Nottinghamshire College.
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16th July 2021

Poppy Hill Bags Business Boost in Lockdown

You’ve got to hand it to Derbyshire online gift boutique owner Michele Hill whose genius lockdown idea nearly drew in more customers than she could handle!
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16th July 2021

Derbyshire site manager wins leading industry award

A site manager building new homes for Bellway has been awarded a prestigious industry award for his work at a development in Derbyshire.
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16th July 2021

Grahame Gardner joins forces with Nursem skin care to support NHS staff

A leading Leicester-based workwear provider has partnered with a cruelty-free skincare brand to pilot a scheme focused on helping therapeutic skin care land in the hands of NHS staff.
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16th July 2021

FLOTEC SUPPORTS MENTAL WELLBEING.

Loughborough-based Flotec, a leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to industry, is supporting mental wellbeing for its staff.
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16th July 2021

Mitre launch Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship

Mitre Training are delighted to announce the addition of a new apprenticeship to their portfolio; the Level 3 Marketing Assistant. Designed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this funded apprenticeship programme will allow employers to train n
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15th July 2021

WatchPilot Expands Nottingham Head Office with New Social Media and Content Specialist

Ecommerce watch specialist, WatchPilot, has expanded its Nottingham office. New to the team is TikTok star, Jack Biggs, who has joined as WatchPilot’s new Social Media and Content Specialist.
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15th July 2021

Lamp mental health charity appoints new Head of Advocacy and Support

Emily Coates joins charity to manage mental health advocacy provision
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15th July 2021

Half year revenues up sixty percent at Woodward Group

Midlands-based mechanical and electrical contractors Woodward Group has reported a strong first half to 2021, with turnover up 60 percent from the same period last year.
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14th July 2021

Christmas comes early – Senior Land Manager joins Redrow East Midlands

An East Midlands housebuilder has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new Senior Land Manager.
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14th July 2021

A six-course delight for graduation night

A six-course spectacular was served up to family and friends of hospitality and catering students at West Nottinghamshire College to celebrate the students’ graduation from college.
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14th July 2021

Bob celebrates almost 50 years at school with surprise TV appearance

A much-loved school caretaker who was invited to watch a popular lunchtime TV programme had the surprise of his life when he ended up being the star of the show.
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13th July 2021

LOVELL WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PARTNERSHIP MANAGERS FOR THE MIDLANDS

PARTNERSHIP housing expert and leading provider of innovative residential construction and regeneration developments Lovell Partnerships has bolstered its team in the Midlands with the addition of two new assistant partnership managers – Rebekah Bacon and
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13th July 2021

LEICESTER DIGITAL AGENCY APPOINTS TWO NEW STARTERS

Cite, the Leicester-based digital agency, has appointed a new Senior Account Manager and Digital Designer to join its team of 21 staff.
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13th July 2021

Digital Space strengthens UC&C offering with new strategic partnership

Leading managed services provider, Digital Space has today announced a strategic new partnership with 8x8, helping to strengthen its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) technology offering.
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13th July 2021

me&dee charity Business Club

Being a member of our Business Club gives you the opportunity to promote your company, take part in our business events, contribute to our newsletter and support me&dee in many various ways.
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9th July 2021

A.W. Lymn Celebrate Exam Success of Trainees

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, are celebrating after all three of its trainees have passed their BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) fixing exams.
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9th July 2021

Official Opening of new site for truck firm - RTUK Heads visits new site

Leading East Midlands independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) new site at Tuxford (near Newark) has been officially opened by Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director of Renault Trucks Renault Trucks UK & Ireland.
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9th July 2021

Vote at the SME National Business Awards

KuKu Connect has been nominated for 'Best Customer Service' in the SME National Business Awards. This great honour came as a total surprise to us at KuKu and we'd like to thank our nominators for recognising KuKu Connect.
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8th July 2021

Talk Staff back in Nottingham thanks to exciting new national partnership

Multi-award-winning people consultancy Talk Staff is celebrating this week after cutting the ribbon on their new Nottingham office on King Street - more than 18 months since their previous building owner, and then COVID, scuppered its plans for expansion.
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7th July 2021

Chocolate all the way for Loughborough Video Agency

Happy Birthday Chocolate Cake Media - six years have flown by! When Scott Benzie set up Chocolate Cake Media in 2015, from studios in Loughborough, he already had a wealth of experience in video story telling.
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7th July 2021

Breedon Consulting announce partnership with IT provider True MSP

HR firm Breedon Consulting has announced a formal partnership with strategic IT support company, True MSP to offer a full scope of HR, learning and development, and IT services.
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7th July 2021

The First Ashby Sport Fun Day was a Great Success!

Ashby Sport held its first Fun Day at the Bath Grounds on Saturday 3rd July which was very well received by the community and a huge success. It attracted a large number of people of all ages to ‘have a go’ at the many sports Ashby has to offer.
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6th July 2021

Apprenticeship Vacancies Soar Amongst Local Employers

Derby College Group (DCG) have a bumper crop of apprenticeship vacancies to fill on behalf of local and regional employers – highlighting the growing levels of business confidence, according to Vice Principal of Apprenticeships and Employer Relations Matt
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6th July 2021

Christmas comes early for hairdressing students in Leicester

Barrie Stephen Hair in Leicester has started the season of goodwill early in collaboration with the support of its styling tool partner, ghd.
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6th July 2021

Multi award-winning agency, Hallam, welcomes new Experience Director, Kier Humphreys.

Kier brings over 14 years of agency experience to the role and will lead Hallam’s creative, digital experience and conversion rate optimisation offering. In previous roles, he’s worked with national and international brands across various sectors, from gl
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6th July 2021

Lesley Cree Opticians appoints new Director

Award winning opticians, Lesley Cree Opticians in Radcliffe on Trent has promoted Ben Cree to the position of Director.
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6th July 2021

LEADING LEICESTERSHIRE MARKETING AGENCY, MOCHA MARKETING, SOLD IN MANAGEMENT BUYOUT

Leading Leicestershire marketing agency, Mocha Marketing Limited, has been successfully sold to its internal senior management team, with the business being transferred in equal shares to Steve Stuart and Chloe Dennis in full.
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6th July 2021

Monkey vs Owl Expands Offer With Key Appointment

Fast-growing lettings company Monkey vs Owl has appointed Hollie Clayton as residential lettings manager to drive forward its service expansion.
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5th July 2021

UNIVERSITY APPOINTS NEW PROVOST TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING

The University of Derby has appointed Professor Keith McLay to the position of Provost – Learning and Teaching, to drive forward its ambitions to provide excellence and opportunities for all students.
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5th July 2021

Jessica makes the top six at the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021

A hairdresser from West Bridgford has been recognised as one of UK’s most outstanding hairdressers after being named as a finalist in this year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards (BHBAs)
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5th July 2021

This week saw the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre achieve a milestone: we welcomed on board our 300th core member!

The centre was founded in March 2020 to help the region combat cyber crime, and since then we’ve been helping countless businesses and now have more than 300 signed up as core members.
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5th July 2021

Luke Evans Bakery MD appointed chairperson of BAKO Group

MD of Derbyshire-based Luke Evans Bakery, David Yates, has been elected chairperson of bakery products distributor BAKO Group Ltd.
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5th July 2021

“Outstanding” tutor Claire scoops teaching award

A West Nottinghamshire College tutor described as being “truly exceptional in her dedication and care for students” has been commended in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards.
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5th July 2021

Co-founder of social enterprise which supports military personnel backing Government plans to scrap immigration fees

A FORMER police chief superintendent who spent 32 years with Derbyshire Constabulary is backing the Government’s proposal to scrap immigration fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women choosing to settle in Britain after 12 years’ of service.
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5th July 2021

Lubrizol’s kind donation helps preserve the verse in Belper’s Poet-Tree Trail

Twenty-one poems written to help Belper residents overcome the mental challenges of the lockdown have been immortalised on wooden tablets and placed around the town thanks to a local firm’s generosity.
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1st July 2021

“We’re proud of what our team continue to achieve” Smith Cooper announce number of key summer promotions

Smith Cooper, the multi-award-winning accountancy and business advisory firm is delighted to announce 6 promotions, helping fuel the continued growth and strategic development across the organisation.
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30th June 2021

Greenlight for £1.7m Investment

Burton based pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has been given the greenlight for £1.7m plant and building works at its Scottish plant.
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30th June 2021

Burton and Uttoxeter MP visits National Brewery Heritage Trust

On Friday 25th June, Member of Parliament for Burton-on-Trent and Uttoxeter, Kate Griffiths, visited representatives of the National Brewery Heritage Trust (NBHT) at the National Brewery Centre (NBC) in Burton.
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29th June 2021

Double promotion at award-winning property consultancy

FHP has announced the senior promotion of two members of its professional services team in Nottingham, as part of its ongoing growth.
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29th June 2021

NEW PRODUCT MANAGER AT ACCESS LEGAL TO FOCUS ON LAW FIRM COMPLIANCE EFFICIENCY

Access Legal, a division of The Access Group, has appointed a new Product Manager for Legal Content, briefed to help practices become more efficient and effective in legal learning and compliance.
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29th June 2021

PERMAGROUP EXPANDS GROWING TEAM WITH DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

PERMAGROUP – which houses innovative brands that provide permanent solutions to age-old problems – has appointed an apprentice and area sales manager as the firm continues to grow its team and well-established brands.
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29th June 2021

Lord Victor Adebowale Joins Midlands Health Inequalities Commission as Chair

In response to the wide-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating underlying health inequalities within communities, Midlands Innovation Health (MI Health) is leading a new Policy Commission addressing these critical challenges in the Midlands
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29th June 2021

New appointment at Nielsen McAllister continues agency’s expansion

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister has welcomed the latest member to its growing team, with the appointment of Rhiannon Hopper as Account Executive.
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25th June 2021

Derby fashion designer raises a toast to his father-in-law as he creates a new ale in his memory

A Derby fashion designer is hoping city drinkers will join him in raising a glass to his much-missed father-in-law after he created a new bespoke craft ale in his memory.
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25th June 2021

Welcome, Lauren! Derby accountancy and business advisors Vibrant welcome tax expert Lauren Hiller to their growing team

A DERBY accountancy and business advice company has welcomed a sixth new member – and is searching for a seventh – as it continues to go from strength to strength.
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25th June 2021

Double whammy for KH Hair as two stylists progress to regional finals of top hairdressing competition

KH Hair is celebrating as two of its stylists have been chosen from thousands of hairdressers across the UK to compete in the semi-finals of a major industry competition.
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24th June 2021

M-EC Appoints New Head of Geomatics Team

M-EC, one of the UK’s leading consulting development engineers, has appointed Matthew Lee as Survey Manger. Matthew will head up the firm’s Geomatics team at its Leicestershire head office, further developing the department to meet continued demand from c
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24th June 2021

Howes Percival appoints new senior Partner and Head of Commercial

Howes Percival has appointed Paula Dumbill as a partner and head of its commercial team within its Corporate, Commercial, and Banking (CCB) practice.
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23rd June 2021

Back of the net: former Foxes CEO delivers successful campaign with Midlands’s brand agency

A prominent Leicestershire businessman has paid tribute to a leading brand agency after partnering on a successful book launch.
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23rd June 2021

Thriving Derby agency Koobr acquires Carmichael Collective

Derby-based marketing agency Koobr have agreed terms to acquire another established agency, Carmichael Collective, formerly owned by Murray Carmichael-Smith.
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22nd June 2021

New PPE and workwear store opens in Burton as local boxer Frazer Clarke cuts ribbon at official opening

Local boxer Frazer Clarke had a very special duty to carry out before he headed to training today.
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22nd June 2021

LOCAL RESIDENT BECOMES AMBASSADOR FOR SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL AT NEW PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

Go Travel Solutions have appointed Carrie Wainwright as their LocalGo Promoter in New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire. It is an initiative aimed at helping residents with information on buses, train, cycling and walking and promoting the benefits of sustaina
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21st June 2021

Cawarden strengthens Board with three key promotions

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden,has strengthened its Board with threekey internal promotions. The announcement sees Malcolm Lowes, Oliver Crooks and Samuel Crooks joining the Cawarden Board of Directors with immediate effect.
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18th June 2021

D2N2 LEP begins search for Interim Chief Executive

The successful candidate will lead the company in its next phase of development
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18th June 2021

Tyrone Alexander joins Bridge Help’s growing regional BDM team

East Midlands-based Bridge Help has made its fifth new staff appointment in 2021.
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18th June 2021

Light Science Technologies boosts Agtech ambitions with new appointments

Pioneering AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has welcomed two new recruits to its expanding team, as the East Midlands-based start-up enjoys a period of significant growth.
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18th June 2021

Timico announces changes to Senior Management Team to drive customer first growth strategy

Leading managed services provider, Timico, has announced several strategic changes to its Senior Management Team, to accelerate its customer first growth strategy, whilst continuing to advance its cloud technology proposition.
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17th June 2021

New Mother and Daughter Venture a Thing of Beauty For Notts Duo

A Nottinghamshire mother and daughter team have fulfilled a lifetime dream by opening a beauty salon together, after the pandemic encouraged her to take the plunge.
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16th June 2021

West Midlands Combined Authority makes senior appointment

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has made a senior appointment to help businesses across the region prioritise their employees’ mental health while boosting economic productivity.
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15th June 2021

TOP MARKS FOR ROOF TILE EMPLOYEES

Burton based roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is congratulating four employees for successfully completing a Leadership and Management (ILM) Course.
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14th June 2021

Shaping Careers in the Electrical Industry

Yee Group of Burton on Trent has further strengthened its team with investment in skills and the next generation of young electricians.
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14th June 2021

Notts Broker Elected as Insurance Institute President

Joanne Marriott, Commercial Manager at Nottingham based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has been appointed as President of Nottingham Insurance Institute – the first person from the company to take on the role.
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14th June 2021

Leicestershire-based online flooring retailer appoints new Chief Commercial Officer after meteoric rise

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer has a new Chief Commercial Officer – and it marks a meteoric rise in the business for Elia Green in the space of two years.
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14th June 2021

BURGER KING® UK TO CREATE A WHOPPING 29 NEW JOBS IN WORKSOP

Worksop will become the latest home of the Whopper, with a brand-new Burger King restaurant opening its doors on Spinella Road, Worksop, S80 3GP creating 29 new job opportunities in the local area.
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14th June 2021

Eamonn Holmes’ dream fulfilled by Baytree Cars

Popular TV presenter Eamonn Holmes finally has his own way by buying his dream Bentley – thanks to Baytree Cars.
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14th June 2021

British Business Bank appoints new Director for the Midlands

The British Business Bank has appointed a new director to its UK Network team in the Midlands, in a move that will strengthen the Bank’s on-the-ground presence. Dale-Black’s role will cover the East Midlands and West Midlands.
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14th June 2021

Senior appointment at landscape architect practice Influence

Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence has bolstered its team with the appointment of Olli Wheeler as senior landscape architect.
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10th June 2021

Double new appointments for Merritt Group Plc

Nottingham based, heavy machinery moving specialists Merritts Machinery Logistics have made two new appointments having recruited Andy Booth as their new Operations Manager and Paula Law as their new QHSE Co-ordinator.
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10th June 2021

Azets makes Midlands partner promotion

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, today announces its latest senior promotion, with Nottingham’s Steve Harcourt appointed to Regional Managing Partner.
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9th June 2021

Parker Technical Services appoints new regional director to support growth.

Parker Technical Services, part of the Edwin James Group, has appointed Barry Taylor into the newly created regional director role to support its long term growth plans.
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8th June 2021

NELSONS BOLSTERS EXPERT WILLS AND PROBATE TEAM WITH NEW HIRE

LEADING East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has added to its expert wills and probate team in Nottingham – after welcoming a new associate and solicitor as part of its continued commitment to empowering clients in the city.
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8th June 2021

EXPERIENCED CEO TO LEAD CHILDREN FIRST DERBY

Experienced CEO, Irshad Baqui, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for award-winning local charity, Children First Derby, to support the charity’s drive to strengthen and further develop its support for vulnerable children, young people, and fam
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8th June 2021

Apprentice site manager aims to build a successful career with Davidsons Homes

A housebuilding apprentice from Loughborough has her sights set on progressing up the career ladder, following her first taste of working in the construction industry at Davidsons Homes.
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8th June 2021

RECORD YEAR FOR ROOFING MANUFACTURER

A leading Burton manufacturer has launched a major recruitment drive for what it is expecting will be a record year for the business.
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8th June 2021

Awards open for inspirational businesses from Mansfield and Ashfield

Mansfield and Ashfield businesses are being urged to submit entries into the area’s most prestigious awards - with this year seeing a return to a real-life glittering event.
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8th June 2021

Impression opens another London office and welcomes raft of new recruits

Digital marketing agency Impression has opened a second office in London and has appointed 16 new members of staff since January.
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8th June 2021

Nottingham telecoms provider Esendex celebrates 20 years championing excellence

The hunt is on for talented tech and IT professionals to join telecommunications provider Esendex, as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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8th June 2021

PLANNING DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT RG+P

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has appointed a new director to lead the next phase of growth for its planning division.
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8th June 2021

BGT winner signs exclusively with leading Midlands-based talent agency

Leading Midlands-based talent agency Champions (UK) plc has exclusively signed former Britain’s Got Talent winner, soldier, and magician Richard Jones.
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8th June 2021

£140,000 Nottingham beauty salon owner shares her story of how she built her business during lockdown

A Nottingham businesswoman has worked through two Covid-19 lockdowns to launch her dream £100,000 beauty salon.
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8th June 2021

Willshee's appoints new commercial manager Simon Lowe

Burton-based Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has appointed Simon Lowe as commercial manager following a very successful year and as the company gears up for future growth.
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