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21st November 2019

Works due to begin on £5 million restoration of Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory in Clifton Village

Works are due to begin on the restoration of the iconic Grade II Listed building The Old Rectory, in Clifton Village, Nottingham – with Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson at the helm of the anticipated construction project.
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21st November 2019

Local homebuilder branches out to celebrate National Tree Week

Leicestershire-based homebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands is marking National Tree Week by emphasising the importance of planting trees at its developments.
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20th November 2019

Cornerhouse to 'Box' clever with new leasing agent

Agency to help Cornerhouse 'think outside the box'.
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20th November 2019

New organisation aims to put the Midlands ‘at the centre of clinical research’

More high-quality medical research is set to take place in the Midlands, following the launch of a new organisation.
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20th November 2019

BioCity UK Life Science Start-Up Report reveals a ‘baby boom’ of new ventures and predicts workspace proliferation

BioCity, the pioneering life science incubator and business collective today releases its biennial publication, the UK Life Science Start-Up Report, an in-depth analysis of emerging businesses within the life sciences across the UK.
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20th November 2019

Edwin James Group reports c. £140 million turnover as group consolidates market-leading position

Edwin James Group has achieved an annual revenue of circa £140 million for the 12-month period ending February 2019. Underlying earnings are on plan, following another year of growth.
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20th November 2019

Charterpoint Senior Living to develop new Bingham care home

Developer Charterpoint Senior Living has announced that one of the UK’s leading care home operators is to run the new care home being built on the site of the former police station in Bingham, Nottinghamshire due to open in 2021.
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20th November 2019

Daventry design firm is shortlisted for a national award

Daventry-based Catering Design Group (CDG) has been named a finalist in the Catering Insight Awards 2019 under The Catering Insight Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy Award, sponsored by Krupps.
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20th November 2019

Sladen Estates expands senior team with new development director

National property developer Sladen Estates has announced the appointment of Mark Nicholson as a development director.
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20th November 2019

Leading developer recruits new building buddies in Corby

Leading developer Barratt Homes Northampton has begun its bespoke school award scheme at Priors Hall ALC as creative pupils look forward to the year long project.
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20th November 2019

EarthSense receives £100,000 growth debt funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Leading air quality specialist secures business loan to invest in product development and create new jobs
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19th November 2019

Pudsey and co pedal to raise the pounds at college

West Nottinghamshire College had a visit from the nation’s favourite yellow bear as he helped out with the popular Children in Need fundraising activities on Friday (15 November).
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19th November 2019

Midlands Hydraulics firm forces ahead

A leading hydraulics business in Warwickshire has purchased new premises with funding from Yorkshire Bank as part of its growth plans.
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19th November 2019

40 years of helping Leicestershire

Community Advice and Law Service (CALS) has been a beacon of hope for the past 40 years in Leicester and Leicestershire, offering advice and support in debt, housing, and welfare benefits to those people in our society facing difficulties and disadvantage
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19th November 2019

Barratt Homes employees take on the Peak District for charity hike

A team of employees from the Nottinghamshire-based Barratt Homes North Midlands joined the homebuilder’s inaugural charity event to raise funds for Mind and The British Heart Foundation.
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19th November 2019

OMS book stand T22 at Love Business Expo 2020

We offer consultancy and training services that provide you with the support, advice and guidance you need to meet your regulatory requirements and improve your business performance.
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19th November 2019

KH Hair meets Childline volunteers to mark 10 years of support for the charity

A special plaque now has pride of place in the NSPCC Midlands' counselling room to mark the ten-year partnership between Childline and East Midlands salon Group, KH Hair. 
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19th November 2019

Massingberd-Mundy announced as main sponsor of Kawasaki Motors in British Superbike Championship

Team Green becomes Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki for the 2020 BSB Championship
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19th November 2019

Wilson Vale is ranked in top 10 of the UK Foodservice Growth Report

Independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has appeared in 8th place in the annual AlixPartners Foodservice Growth Report, a listing of the UK’s top 20 most dynamic and best performing companies within the UK foodservice sector.
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19th November 2019

Specialist make-up students get to work on hit musical

Nottingham College Specialist Hair and Media Make-up students have been finding out what it’s like to work on a real theatre production, doing the hair and make-up for the cast of The Sound of Music, which was on show at the Theatre Royal between the 29th
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19th November 2019

Derby company wins prestigious locomotive engineering award

Composite Braiding, a manufacturing firm specialising in thermoplastic composite braiding technology, has won a prestigious award at the Global Light Rail Awards 2019.
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19th November 2019

Stand T20 at the Love Business Expo 2020 has been booked by Apogee Corporation

Maidstone Kent, November 2019 -- Apogee, Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed print services, document process technology and outsource services will be exhibiting on stand T20 at the Love Business Expo in 2020.
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18th November 2019

Works complete on ground-breaking medical research centre at University of Nottingham

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating the completion of a pioneering project at the University of Nottingham – delivering a major expansion to the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences that will house vital research into the treatment for cancer.
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18th November 2019

Derbyshire Firms Team Up to Train Up Future Business Leaders

Some of Derbyshire’s best-known businesses have teamed up with Milford-based Mitre Group to train future business leaders within their workforce.
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18th November 2019

Bowthorpe Developments Limited honours legacy of village legend as it nears completion of new housing development

Bowthorpe Developments Limited, part of Bowthorpe Group, is nearing completion of its first housing development ‘The Meadows’ in North Scarle, Lincolnshire.
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18th November 2019

Timms Solicitors’ Childcare Conference Supports Local Charity

Leading law firm Timms Solicitors have presented a £750 cheque to Derby Child Contact Centre following its annual childcare conference for fellow professionals.
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18th November 2019

A word from our sponsor - Stephen Goddard, Managing Director of KuKu Connect

Networking sponsor of the Love Business EXPO 2020. As the region’s premier luxury networking brand, we are proud to be a partner of Love Business for the 2020 event.
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18th November 2019

Foresight invests £749k into University of Nottingham spin-out Promethean Particles

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) is pleased to announce a £749,000 growth capital investment into Promethean Particles Limited (“Promethean” or “the Company”), a company specialising in the manufacturing of nanomaterials.
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18th November 2019

Ken Clarke opens brand agency’s new £1 million media hub

Leading politician Ken Clarke was the guest of honour on Friday at the official opening of a new £1m digital media hub at a top East Midlands brand agency.
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18th November 2019

Pattonair expands into Asia with a new base in Japan

A major Derby-based aerospace company has celebrated its expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the official opening of a new office in Nagoya, Japan.
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18th November 2019

Helping hospice to spread its message of hope

Hospice Hope is a registered charity which provides pastoral care to local people with life-limiting conditions.
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17th November 2019

Innovative Study Programmes Gain National Recognition

Derby College Group (DCG) has been commended nationally for its partnership work with local employers to improve the learning experience for Professional Construction students.
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17th November 2019

Institute of Directors’ big step into Derby with Oberoi Business Hub deal

The Institute of Directors is extending its reach into Derby after agreeing a special deal with Oberoi Business Hub.
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17th November 2019

2019 ProCon Awards winners revealed

The best construction projects in Leicestershire have been named winners of the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.
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17th November 2019

Senior hires set to manage Great Central Square's new hotel develpment

Leicester's new Novotel and Adagio hotels and independent restaurant NineB, in the city centre’s Great Central Square development, will be led by a senior team of industry experts – with more than 245 years’ combined experience.
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16th November 2019

Belvin builds UK 'Home of the Year'

One of the latest grand designs built by Lincolnshire based Belvin Construction has been named ‘Best Individual New Home’ at the 2019 LABC Building Excellence Awards.
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16th November 2019

East Midlands law firm celebrates 10 years of corporate success

Fraser Brown Solicitors toasted the 10th anniversary of its corporate finance team at a celebratory event in Nottingham this week (12 November), marking a distinguished decade of growth and expansion.
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16th November 2019

Loughborough schools foundation hits a home run with new sports complex

Students in Loughborough can now benefit from a new £2.1m state-of-the-art sports facility, recently completed by regional construction firm Stepnell.
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16th November 2019

Sherwood Forest set to become the home of The Mallards - the latest new-build development from Peveril Homes

Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest is set to call itself home to The Mallards on Saturday 16th November - an intimate development of fifteen 3 and 4-bedroom homes from Derbyshire-based housebuilder, Peveril Homes.
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16th November 2019

Musk Process Services team has raised £3,000 for the YMCA Burton

The Musk Process Services team has announced it has raised £3,000 for the YMCA Burton, having participated in its annual sleepout.
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16th November 2019

Two apprentices reach finals of WorldSkills UK competition

Leicester College students, Megan Fuller and Bridie Kilby will compete to be named as the UK’s best in their field at the WorldSkills UK National Skills Competition. The national finals will take place at WorldSkills Live 2019, the UK’s largest skills, ap
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16th November 2019

The National Business Awards Honour Dr Nik

Pharmaceuticals boss and business leader Dr Nik Kotecha OBE has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
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16th November 2019

Four Leicester businesses join forces to Build School in developing world

Four Leicestershire based businesses and a primary school are combining resources in order to raise £29,000 to help build a school as part of global initiative called “buildOn” which has so far constructed 1,300 schools in some of the most economically po
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16th November 2019

Metro Bank continues to power Pall-Ex as haulage firm embarks on next phase of growth

Pall-Ex this week announced that ex-Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey CBE has sold the business to its senior management team and UK network members.  Metro Bank is proud to continue to support the business, via a £3.25 million invoice financing arrangement
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16th November 2019

Planning duo joins East Mids consultancy

EAST Midlands based planning and urban design consultancy nineteen47 has strengthened its team with a duo of new hires, bringing on board Rebecca Beardsley and Harriet Frank as Planners.
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15th November 2019

Cancer survivor gets new lease of life as he trades 22 years in the IT sector for new eco-friendly cleaning business

With more than 15 years’ experience as a business analyst specialising in the IT industry, local cancer survivor, Kalpesh Bhayani, has beaten the odds and turned to entrepreneurship as he launches new domestic housekeeping franchise business, Bright & Bea
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15th November 2019

Nakamura purchase seals record year of investment for Scot Bennett

Installation of new CNC technology has capped over £350,000 of investment and record sales for a family-owned Northamptonshire manufacturer.
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15th November 2019

North Notts bid gets national recognition with British Bids Adreditation

North Notts BID has been announced as one of only 19 business improvements districts in the UK to receive accreditation from British BIDs (Bb).
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15th November 2019

Triple hire for leading architectural firm

Midlands-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has expanded its team with a trio of new appointments.
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15th November 2019

Food and gift fair to showcase Lincoln's newest foodie superstars

Foodies will be able to get their fill of Lincolnshire’s best produce, from specially crafted rum - from the county’s largest and most unique rum distillery - to New York-inspired bakes at this year’s Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair on Saturday 30 Novembe
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15th November 2019

“Adapt to succeed” businesses told at Directors’ Briefing 2019

Business leaders from across the East Midlands shared expert advice on ways to embrace change and adapt to the changing world at the Directors’ Briefing 2019 in Lincolnshire.
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15th November 2019

Couriers' top five tips for winter driving as cold season sets in

With Britain bracing for one of the coldest winters in decades – complete with floods, gales and torrential rain, according to the Met Office – driving conditions across the country are set to worsen in the coming months.
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15th November 2019

Land deal agreed for new homes in Melton Mowbray

A land deal has been agreed for a new housing development that will bring new homes to Melton Mowbray, just off Leicester Road.
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15th November 2019

Mark Gratton joins Wise Living as development and land manager

In the latest phase in its ambitious plan to build and manage thousands of rental homes across the UK, Build-to-rent (BTR) specialist Wise Living has appointed Mark Gratton as its development and land manager. In his new role Mark specialises in working w
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15th November 2019

Fill in the East Midlands Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) to let them know about the issues that matter most to your business.

Have your say by completing the survey. The QES is your opportunity to shape policy and have your voice heard by key decision-makers.
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15th November 2019

Where do I turn to for business support?

Here is the Love Business guide to the organisations across the region and beyond which help businesses to create jobs, export, innovate, succeed and grow.
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15th November 2019

Joinery students’ furniture refurb is sold!

A piano which was given a new lease of life thanks to the creative talents of joinery students at West Nottingham College, went to a new home yesterday to begin its days as a drinks bar!
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14th November 2019

Cedar + Co. Welcomes 2 New Senior Members of Staff

Paul & Ben the Cedar + Co. Men! The expertise required for planned growth
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14th November 2019

World-leader HUUB to be headline sponsor of the Derby 10k

Derby County Community Trust is proud to announce that HUUB, the world leader in triathlon apparel, is to be the new sponsor of the Derby 10K.
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14th November 2019

New offices and team expansion for Honest Communications’ first anniversary

Honest Communications is marking its first anniversary by moving in to new offices and welcoming a new account manager to the team.
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14th November 2019

KAM Project Consultants bolsters its Milton Keynes office with four new hires

KAM Project Consultants has expanded its Milton Keynes team with four new hires for the cost management team from graduate to senior levels.
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14th November 2019

Production machines installed at new £9m factory in Derby

Aluminium extrusion machinery has been installed ready for commissioning at Garnalex’s new production facility at Nether Heage in Derbyshire.
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14th November 2019

Lincoln-based Visual Print and Design secures four local authority contracts

Visual Print and Design, a print and design company from Lincoln, has become approved suppliers for four local authorities in Wales, the East of England, London and the East Midlands
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14th November 2019

The award of a lifetime for Hope Against Cancer’s Chairman Rick Moore

The evening of Tuesday 5th November saw the much-anticipated inaugural awards ceremony organised by Voluntary Action Leicester and Leicestershire (VALL), placing the spotlight on the charities and volunteers who offer invaluable help to the most vulnerabl
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14th November 2019

Derby Business Owner shortlisted as finalist in Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2nd English Women’s Awards 2019

The 2nd English Women’s Awards 2019 will recognise and celebrate female talent from the Midlands to the South, following the North edition held earlier this year.
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13th November 2019

Expansion plans for Ischebeck Titan after major investment

A global formwork and groundwork engineering firm has announced ambitious growth plans after investing in a new headquarters in Staffordshire.
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13th November 2019

Charles Bentley & Son Clean Up at Family Business Awards

Brushware and homeware specialist Charles Bentley & Son cleaned up at last week’s Family Business Awards by taking home the award for Manufacturing Excellence, and receiving a Highly Commended in the Family Business of the Year category.
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13th November 2019

DIY Donation - Homebuilder supports men's charity group in Wigston

Leading Leicestershire homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to the South Wigston Shedders, a Men’s Shed group, as part of its Community Fund scheme.
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13th November 2019

LoyalFree launch new charity scheme in home town to help tackle homelessness

LoyalFree is delighted to launch a new charity initiative right here in Leicester, where the award winning app was founded three years ago.
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13th November 2019

Nottingham wine expert raises a glass to new business

A Nottingham wine expert is popping the cork on her new tasting business, encouraging guests to try something new and find out a little bit more about what they’re drinking.
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13th November 2019

Everyone can enjoy luxury this Christmas as 200 Degrees launches festive menu and gift range

200 Degrees Coffee has launched its new festive menu and product range in its UK shops, including a limited-edition Christmas coffee blend – The Roast of Christmas Present.
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13th November 2019

MEIF Debt Finance provides Sleaford Building Services with a £750,000 funding package

The leading Mechanical and Electrical contracting business will use the MEIF funding to support its growth plans and create 15 new jobs.
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12th November 2019

Performance Networks launch WiFi health check campaign

Nottingham based WiFi specialists Performance Networks have started a campaign working with logistics and warehousing companies to help identify and tackle poor WiFi issues which may be hindering productivity. 
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12th November 2019

Optimism of UK businesses hits seven-year low

A fall in optimism in both the services and manufacturing sectors has caused business confidence to hit its lowest level since March 2012, according to a new report from accountants and business advisors BDO LLP.
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12th November 2019

Repeat Digital to Host ‘Great Digital Bake Off’

Long Eaton based specialist PPC Agency Repeat Digital is pleased to announce that it is hosting an event this Friday (15th November 2019) to support two fantastic charitable campaigns, BBC Children in Need 2019 and Movember.
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12th November 2019

New image shows how Derby's Nightingale Quarter will look ahead of sale launch date

A new CGI image has been released by property developers detailing the view of the cycle path towards the iconic Pepper Pot structure
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12th November 2019

Major acquisition creates further expansion for Derbyshire based lubrication specialist

A leading industrial lubrication specialist based in Derbyshire has completed the acquisition of a prepacked fuel and contract packing business as part of an ongoing expansion programme.
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12th November 2019

Idlewells Shopping Centre commits to Purple Tuesday

Sutton-in-Ashfield-based shopping centre Idlewells has announced it will participate in Purple Tuesday 2019, taking place on 12 November.
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12th November 2019

UK Meds names the 'fastest growing family business' in the Midlands.

Nottingham-based online pharmacy UK Meds is celebrating after being named the Fastest Growing Family Business in the Midlands at the Family Business Awards 2019.
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12th November 2019

The future is bright for Parify Group Ltd as Scot Walker becomes majority shareholder and shares plans to trade overseas

Scot Walker, founder of innovative lighting providers Parify Group Ltd, has bought the shares from co-director Andy Twigg, which makes him the sole owner of the company.
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12th November 2019

RDS Global helps car giants motor into the future with new technology

Motoring giants have heard how innovative new technology can help drive their business forward at an industry showcase.
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12th November 2019

An Ashby surveyor’s exemplary training of fellow professionals over the last decade has seen him nominated for a prestigious industry award.

Seb Kinglsey, of leading property consultancy Fisher German, has been shortlisted to win the Mentor of the Year award at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019.
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11th November 2019

CPW Nottingham celebrates its 'super sweet sixteen'

The Nottingham office of national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this month.
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11th November 2019

Visual art charity takes prime site with six-figure funding

Derby-based visual art charity Artcore has acquired new premises in the city centre after securing a six-figure funding package from NatWest.
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