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13th May 2021

Arnold hair salon makes the cut for children’s cancer charity

KH Hair Arnold salon director, Dawn Bramhall, has relieved a Bingham man of more than 12 inches of his hair to help a charity that makes wigs for children living with cancer.
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13th May 2021

Smith Cooper Independent Financial Solutions strengthens its team with new graduate appointments

Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) and member of the Smith Cooper group, Smith Cooper Independent Financial Solutions (SCIFS) has further strengthened its team, welcoming graduates Aman Matharu and George Brandist to the firm as Financial Planning Analys
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13th May 2021

National flooring retailer lays on Wellbeing Month activities for staff

The UK’s leading online flooring retailer is laying on a month of activities and events to support its teams’ wellbeing
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13th May 2021

Husband and wife’s joint challenge put Mind over matter

A Derbyshire couple has raised more than £1,000 for a mental health charity and boosted their own wellbeing at the same time.
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13th May 2021

IT Service Company Boosts Technical Team

Eastwood based Managed Service provider have moved to bolster their technical team, hot on the heels of appointing a new Business Development Manager.
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12th May 2021

Family-run Leicestershire farm receives planning permission for natural burial ground

A family-run Leicestershire farm has received approval to transform one of its fields into a natural burial ground, providing a peaceful environment for remembrance at a site filled with wildflowers and views of the countryside.
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12th May 2021

Winning mindset key for business leaders in pandemic fight back

Developing a winning mindset is key for businesses looking to successfully bounce back from the pandemic.
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12th May 2021

NEW STARTER STRENGTHENS NELSONS’ LEICESTER COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TEAM

LEADING East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons has boosted its expert commercial property team in Leicester, after welcoming a new associate and solicitor as part of its continued expansion within the city.
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12th May 2021

Green dream available with new NG office instruction

A highly sustainable 5,500 sq ft office building with excellent transport links is up for grabs through commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors.
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12th May 2021

Minister sees how Longcliffe provide essential materials to "build back better”

The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, joined Derbyshire Dales local MP, Sarah Dines, in visiting Longcliffe Quarries £3.5 million washing plant investment. The plant is assisting Longcliffe meeting its objective of reaching
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12th May 2021

THE ISLAND QUARTER ANNOUNCES LOCAL ENGINEERING FIRM AS ONE OF ITS NEW PARTNERS

THE ISLAND Quarter, Nottingham’s largest redevelopment project, has announced another local name among its latest project partners that will help take the high-profile site into another phase.
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11th May 2021

Two new partners among five senior promotions at Howes Percival

Leading law firm, Howes Percival, has announced five senior promotions across its Leicester and Northampton offices, including two new partners.
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11th May 2021

FOOD CONSULTANCY EXPANDS TEAM TO SUPPORT GROWTH PLANS

LEADING consultancy business The Good Food Group has brought in Iain Laing as an account manager, to support its ambitious growth plans following a successful first quarter.
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11th May 2021

IoD confirms David Miliband for first global conference

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has today confirmed that David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, and a former UK Foreign Secretary, will give a live-streamed keynote address at the its first online global conference, whic
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10th May 2021

Timms Reinforce Commitment To Professional Development

Timms solicitors, which have offices in Derby, Burton, Ashby and Swadlincote, have further strengthened their commitment to developing young talent by awarding a training contract to a University of Derby Law undergraduate.
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10th May 2021

DCG Group And Student Clinch National Awards

Derby College Group’s (DCG) Student Mental Health Society and the role of one of its key members have been recognised with national awards.
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10th May 2021

Clowes Developments agree on landmark deal with NFU Mutual.

Clowes Developments Directors, James Richards and Paul Shanley have exchanged contracts on the to date. They have agreed a transaction to develop six logistics facilities throughout the UK with a landmark deal worth in the region of £100
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10th May 2021

Imago Venues welcome new CEO, Spencer Graydon, and bid a fond farewell to Kay England

After 30 years with Imago, and 20 years as CEO, Kay England has stood down to set aside time for her family and focus on new areas of personal development.
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10th May 2021

Derbyshire Property Expert Urges Reluctant Landlords to Let, Let, Let Following Local Rental Boom

A leading East Midlands Lettings and Estate agency is experiencing an unprecedented rental boom and is urging local landlords to help service the demand by bringing new rental properties to market.
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10th May 2021

TV business woman to provide support for female entrepreneurs following the pandemic

Leicestershire businesses are to get a post-COVID boost as leading TV businesswoman looks at how female entrepreneurs can secure their success following the pandemic.
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7th May 2021

PayPlan appoints new Chief Operating Officer

PayPlan has appointed experienced strategic leader, Tasneem Bhamji, as Chief Operating Officer to transform its operation and lead its multi-channel debt advice service to meet increased demand.
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7th May 2021

SMALL NOTTINGHAM FIRMS LOOKING TO LEAVE CITY CENTRE POST-LOCKDOWN

A NOTTINGHAM organisation that rents out office space says it has seen an increase in the number of businesses wanting to move from the city centre and into local communities.
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7th May 2021

BLUE SPACES: TIME SPENT BY WATER BRINGS HAPPINESS

Nottingham may be landlocked, but there are many beautiful places to spend time near water including the River Trent, Grantham Canal and lakes or ponds at Country Parks.
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6th May 2021

Business leaders urged to adopt winning mindset

Leicestershire business leaders are being offered a unique opportunity to tap into the mindsight of elite sporting performers to help their continued recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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6th May 2021

RUSSELL ROOF TILES STRENGTHENS NORTHERN SALES TEAM

Pioneering Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has expanded its Northern sales team to meet unprecedented growth and support customer demand across the North of England.
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5th May 2021

Awarding winning IT support provider expands team

Your IT Department LTD have welcomed a new recruit to their sales and marketing team and are expecting significant growth in 2021.
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5th May 2021

DCG helps Berkeley Inns prepare staff for hospitality sector re-opening

Berkeley Inns, the rapidly expanding pub restaurant group, is working with Derby College Group (DCG) to upskill and develop its staff as the hospitality sector prepares to reopen on May 17.
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5th May 2021

WALESBY FOREST PRESIDENT SET TO WALK 108-MILE ROBIN HOOD WAY TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR THE CENTRE

78-year-old David Huxley, president of the board of trustees at internationally acclaimed Walesby Forest in Nottinghamshire, is set to walk the Robin Hood Way – a total of 108 miles – to raise money for the centre.
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5th May 2021

Welcome Davi - senior NHS lawyer joins leadership organisation Ignite Your Inner Potential

AN award-winning businesswoman and former Head of Legal Services for an NHS Trust has joined Derby-based leadership and development organisation, Ignite Your Inner Potential.
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4th May 2021

Nottingham Architect Reveals 'Grand Designs' for Expansion

A booming Nottingham architectural practice has become so successful that after just four years at its current offices, it’s had to buy the building next door.
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4th May 2021

Expansion and new premises for Derby Bridal store!

In spite of the impact the Corona virus pandemic has had on the wedding industry, owners of Tiffany Jordan Bridal have continued to invest and expand their business in Derby City Centre. They are well and truly ready to capitalise on a wedding boom when t
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4th May 2021

Stars join Nottingham Playhouse’s digital theatre project

Nottingham Playhouse has announced that Julie Hesmondhalgh and Frances de le Tour are amongst the actors starring in its digital theatre project Still Life.
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1st May 2021

Engage. Empower. Excel. – Smith Cooper launch new company values

As part of the next stage of its continued growth and strategic development, Midlands based accountants and business advisors, Smith Cooper, have launched new core values, in order to underpin the firm’s continued growth.
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30th April 2021

EX-ARMED FORCES MEMBERS GIVEN ROUTE INTO CONSTRUCTION WITH LEICESTERSHIRE HOMEBUILDER

Coalville-based developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has provided the foundation for a career in construction for three former members of the Armed Forces.
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30th April 2021

Former Derby College Welding students all offered Doosan Babcock national apprenticeships ​

Five former Derby College Group (DCG) level 3 Welding students saw off strong competition to secure apprenticeships with leading power systems company Doosan Babcock.
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30th April 2021

BIRDS BAKERY SUPPORTS TREETOPS HOSPICE WITH £3K DONATION

CRAFT BAKER Birds Bakery has showed its support by donating £3,000 to one of its chosen charities of the year, Treetops Hospice.
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30th April 2021

Chesterfield Mayor sworn in for extended term

Councillor Glenys Falconer has been officially sworn into her extended term in office as Chesterfield’s 380th Mayor, at Chesterfield Borough Council’s Annual Council meeting.
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30th April 2021

Optima UK’s GREAT start to helping people get back to work

Optima UK, the Enderby-based recruitment, training, and consultancy business, has begun delivering its part of a GREAT Project programme to get Leicestershire people ready for work and training.
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29th April 2021

New addition to the Derby-based CEA farming start-up’s scientific research team

Dr. Chris Adams joins Light Science Technologies as Plant Scientist and Specialist in Sensor Development
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29th April 2021

Node4 is named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for the second year in a row

East Midlands-based technology company, Node4, which has offices across the UK, has been named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for the second year in a row by Great Place to Work®, ranking at 29. This prestigious accolade is a recognition of the organisa
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29th April 2021

SPRING 2021 BRINGS CHANGES TO HARRIER

Spring 2021 brings changes to Harrier’s management team. In May, Andy Smith will be travelling to the UAE applying his knowledge and experience to assist with the delivery of Expo 2020 Dubai
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29th April 2021

Local author goes barefoot for mental health charity 5km challenge

Leicestershire author, Stewart Bint, will be going barefoot from 10-16 May as he takes on two 5km walks during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
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29th April 2021

IT specialists help to boost visitor experience at the National Justice Museum

A fast-growing Derbyshire IT firm has completed a major project with the National Justice Museum in Nottingham to help it get ready for reopening to the public in May.
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29th April 2021

Henry Winning & Co Ltd. Wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

With history dating back to its inception in 1880, Henry Winning & Co Ltd. are leading twine and string manufacturers in Glasgow and following its acquisition in 2014 by The TruNet Group, it has firmly established itself as a World Leader.
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29th April 2021

Cromwell ranks 11th in UK's Best Workplaces 2021

UK’S BEST WORKPLACE ACCOLADE FOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTOR CROMWELL
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28th April 2021

Local business urges others to consider the benefits of the apprenticeship incentive bonus scheme

Pinewood Property Estates Ltd and Chesterfield College are urging Derbyshire businesses to make the most of the government’s apprenticeship bonus scheme which launched earlier this month.
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28th April 2021

CITY’S YOUNG PEOPLE TO “KICKSTART” THEIR CAREERS AT NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

NOTTINGHAM Castle Trust, an independent not-for-profit charitable trust, hasprovided a boost to those looking to jumpstart their careers,by announcing a range of placements for applicants aged 16-24 that are currently claiming Universal Credit.
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28th April 2021

Bridge Help adds to growing team with new appointment

Chesterfield-based bridging loan provider Bridge Help has added to its growing team with the appointment of Naseer Ahmed as Head of Sales for London and the South East.
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27th April 2021

GASCOINES WINS SALES AWARD AT THE BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS

LEADING estate agentGascoinesis celebrating its most recent success, after winning the Gold Award at the British Property’s Southwell Sales Awards 2021
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27th April 2021

Local Logistics Firm Reveals Top 100 Place

Ambitious independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group which has three sites based in the East Midlands, has appeared for the first time in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 2021, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growi
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27th April 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH'S BLUE LIGHT CARD COMPLETES 60TH HIRE IN 12 MONTHS

Blue Light Card, the UK’s leading specialist discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, has announced a record 60 hires in the 12 months leading up to March 2021, creating a variety of jobs in Loughborough
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27th April 2021

Experienced project and operations professional joins Mather Jamie

Experienced project and operations professional Andy Smith has joined Loughborough based strategic land and commercial property consultancy Mather Jamie as their business manager.
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26th April 2021

FHP hires two business rates experts

Leading property consultancy, FHP, has strengthened its business rates team by investing in the appointment of two new hires.
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26th April 2021

HAT-TRICK SUPPLIER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FOOD CONSULTANCY FIRM

MARKET-LEADING consultancy company The Good Food Group has announced its position as a supplier for three major UK retailers, Holland & Barratt, Superdrug and Co-op.
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26th April 2021

East Midlands small business confidence rebounds to highest level in UK

Confidence levels amongst small businesses in the East Midlands are the highest in the UK, according to the latest study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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26th April 2021

Chartered Financial Planner bolsters team at Midlands wealth management firm

Leicester-headquartered Smith Cooper Independent Financial Services (SCIFS), independent financial solutions provider and member of the Smith Cooper group, has further enhanced their team of specialist financial advisors
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23rd April 2021

Leicester’s Anicca Digital cements agency growth with new recruits

Award winning Leicester based agency Anicca Digital is celebrating business growth with eight new hires. Anicca is a proudly independent marketing agency, providing digital marketing support, including SEO, PR and PPC, to some of the UK’s best-known and w
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23rd April 2021

Derby businesswoman Natalie Bamford shortlisted for national award

A DERBY businesswoman has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award after setting up a personalised gift company when the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak.
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22nd April 2021

New Development Director Joins Pall-Ex Group

Pall-Ex Group is continuing its mission to recruit quality SMEs and expand its pallet network shareholder membership with the appointment of a new Network Development Director.
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22nd April 2021

Smith Cooper press release - Year end reflection

“We’re emerging from this period with better, more ingrained relationships with our clients” Accountancy and Business Advisory services firm Smith Cooper reflects on the last year
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22nd April 2021

News release: New Director to lead apprenticeships and employer services at Nottingham College

Becoming the lead provider of apprenticeships and provider of choice for all businesses in Nottingham – this is the mission of Nottingham College’s new Group Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Services, who joined the college just a few weeks ago.
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21st April 2021

WatchPilot Appoints Head of Creative

Nicolas Hawke joins the team from Time Products
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21st April 2021

Leicester-local appointed by SME bank to support East Midlands’ businesses

Leicester-local, Reena Pithwa, is heading up the new Midlands Relationship Management division at Allica Bank, helping to launch its direct-to-SMEs banking offering.
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21st April 2021

Leicestershire Businessman Makes International Power List

The Chairman of a Leicestershire pharmaceuticals business has been selected as one of 60 international leaders and innovators to feature on a top industry influencer list.
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21st April 2021

The Superbia Group commits to accountability and living its core values with the formation of a new independent ESG Advisory Board

The Superbia Group has today signalled its intent to live its values by announcing the appointment of a new independent ESG Advisory Board. The new committee of seven people from various professional backgrounds and perspectives will be chaired by Georgin
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21st April 2021

COOPER PARRY WELCOME NEW, HIGH GROWTH TAX PARTNER

James Peck has joined Cooper Parry’s CP Futures Scale Up team as Tax Partner after 8 years in the Fast Growth Technology/Media team at Grant Thornton.
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20th April 2021

Sales Team Expansion at Tecserv UK

Underwood based fire and security system installation and maintenance specialists Tecserv UK has further boosted its sales team following the appointment of Steven Carruthers as a system sales executive.
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19th April 2021

Coffee specialist Will Kenney joins 200 Degrees senior team

Specialist coffee roaster and wholesaler 200 Degrees Coffee has welcomed Will Kenney as commercial director.
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19th April 2021

Develop Training Announces Senior Promotion

Develop Training, the UK's leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training, is delighted to confirm the promotion of Matthew Gray to the new role of Head of Operations and Training.
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16th April 2021

Midlands housebuilder builds marketing team

Mansfield based Rippon Homes has expanded its marketing team with two new recruits to accommodate its rapidly increasing number of developments across the midlands.
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15th April 2021

ACCESS LEGAL APPOINTS LAW TECH AUTHORITY TO DRIVE PRODUCT INNOVATION

The new legal software division of The Access Group is continuing to make an impact on the sector, unveiling a leading figure in the law tech space as Head of Product at Access Legal.
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14th April 2021

The Chesterfield College Group helps businesses make the most of the new apprenticeship bonus scheme

Apprenticeship experts from Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College Group, are helping businesses to make the most of an apprenticeship bonus scheme which offers up to £4,000 to employers who recruit an apprentice.
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14th April 2021

Nottinghamshire businessmen launch next-generation business park

The directors of a well-known Nottinghamshire aggregate and demolition firm have revealed a new industrial development that is being snapped up by expanding tenants just a week after its official launch.
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13th April 2021

Further growth for Nottingham medical research charity’s Board of Trustees

FRAME, the Nottingham medical research charity committed to reducing the number of animals used in scientific testing, has appointed Dr Anja Petrie, a Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) and the Named Information Officer (NIO) at the University of Aberdeen,
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13th April 2021

GROWING NOTTINGHAM LAW FIRM REVEALS EXPANSION PLANS

A Nottingham law firm is continuing to expand as it takes on more staff and extra office space to cope with the growing demand for its services.
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13th April 2021

IoD appoints Dr Rona Mackenzie as Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Dr Rona Mackenzie as Chair for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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12th April 2021

THIRD YEAR OF CHARTERED KUDOS FOR EAST MIDLANDS MARKETER

East Midlands marketer is Awarded chartered kudos through the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for a third consecutive year.
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12th April 2021

Fortus bolsters senior team with new VAT hire

Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants is welcoming the arrival of senior VAT specialist, David McGeachy, who will be joining as Head of VAT.
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12th April 2021

HEAD OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT JOINS OPUS TRUST

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist headquartered in Leicester, has announced the appointment of former Royal Mail senior manager,Danijel Karadza,as Head of Customer Relationshipsand Development.
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12th April 2021

Leicester firm's key appointment for luxury hotel contract

A newcomer to a leading specialist interior fit-out contractor has encouraged more women to consider a career in the construction industry.
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8th April 2021

Joint venture just the ticket as newly-combined recruitment firms set for growth

Just Food Recruitment, the Nottinghamshire-based specialist recruitment firm for the senior food manufacturing industry, has joined forces with NJB Human Capital to form a new joint venture.
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8th April 2021

BAKERY HOPS TO SUCCESS AS THOUSANDS OF HOT CROSS BUNS SELL OVER EASTER PERIOD

A MIGHTY 182,000 hot cross buns and sweet treats were made and sold by much-loved East Midlands-based Birds Bakery in the lead up to Easter Sunday.
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8th April 2021

LEADERSHIP LEAPS A GENERATION AT NOTTINGHAM ACCOUNTANCY FIRM

New partner appointments recognise the commitment and contribution of younger staff at Page Kirk
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7th April 2021

New chief executive for Relate Derby & Southern Derbyshire

Rachel Morris, who has been a key figure in the development of Derby Cathedral, is the new Chief Executive of Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire.
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7th April 2021

Eden Appoints New Head of Digital & Social

Nottingham based Eden Public Relations has expanded its team with the appointment of Anna Bridgeman as Head of Digital & Social Media, who will lead the agency’s specialist social communications and digital marketing division.
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7th April 2021

Eco-friendly salon group in new initiative to improve recycling

East Midlands salon group, KH Hair, is proud to announce a new partnership with the Green Salon Collective (GSC) in a bid to increase recycling of waste and reduce pollution in the environment.
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7th April 2021

New Director revealed at Cherry Professional as it sets out ambitious growth plans

East Midlands recruitment company, Cherry Professional, has strengthened its Senior Leadership Team with the appointment of Ian Machell as its new Divisional Director.
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7th April 2021

Sweet success for seven in high-profile catering challenge

Hospitality and catering students at West Nottinghamshire College are raising their mocktail glasses in celebration after discovering they’re through to the heats of a prestigious national competition.
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6th April 2021

New faces, branding and website for IT firm with ambitious growth plans

A fast-growing IT support business has revealed ambitious job creation plans on the back of a complete rebrand of the firm.
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6th April 2021

Octavian reveals new Armed Forces Champion

Nottinghamshire-based multi-services provider Octavian is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Armed Forces Champion within the company.
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6th April 2021

Further Promotions at Commercial Property Agency

Specialist land development and property consultancy, Mather Jamie has announced the promotion of Lydia Tatar to Commercial Management Surveyor.
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6th April 2021

IoD appoints Sophie Breeden as Senior Branch Manager

The Institute of Directors has appointed Sophie Breeden as Senior Branch Manager for the Midlands.
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6th April 2021

Leicester company expands into Spanish market

Printing specialists EverythingBranded to launch expansion into the Spanish market
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6th April 2021

Funeral director Helen marks 25 years of caring at Gillotts

A funeral director who was one of only a handful of women to work in the industry when she took a job as a receptionist is celebrating 25 years of service working for the same company.
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6th April 2021

EAST MIDLANDS FIRMS BACK PACE OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EASING

The majority of East Midlands businesses support the pace of easing of lockdown restrictions, according to the latest data from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking research, with two-thirds ready to operate at close to full capacity when COVID-19 restrictions
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6th April 2021

Leics property firm makes string of promotions

A leading property consultancy has made 12 promotions across its Leicestershire offices as part of the firm’s ongoing growth.
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1st April 2021

Four senior appointments and 12 new vacancies help Medichecks chart its healthcare growth story

One of the UK’s leading providers of private at-home health tests, Medichecks, has unveiled a new senior leadership team and a dozen exciting new career openings to help drive growth and further enhance its links with the NHS, retail partners and the publ
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