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19th June 2019

Now We Are 20!

This week, Retail Assist is very happy to celebrate turning 20!
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19th June 2019

Local brickworks shows schoolchildren how bricks are made from the ground up

Students from a local primary school have paid a visit to Forterra’s Measham brickworks, where they witnessed the brickmaking process first-hand and teamed up for a competition to design a realistic brick structure.
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19th June 2019

A home away from home takes shape in Nottingham for students 'flying the nest'.

The timber frame at Nottingham’s newest student accommodation, The Nest, is now taking shape onsite, with the view to create 57 new studio apartments by the end of the year.
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19th June 2019

Midlands Engine Investment Fund reaches £50million milestone

£50million has been injected into the region’s firms with the support of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).
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19th June 2019

Hope Fest returns in bid to raise £6,000 for charity

Leicestershire and Rutland based cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer is calling on music lovers to pledge their support and attend “Hope Fest” on July 6th at Broom Leys Farm, Coalville.
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18th June 2019

DCG Secures Further Funding To Boost Technical Skills

Derby College Group (DCG) has been chosen as one of 54 colleges and training providers to recruit and train new FE teachers and improve links with industry in key technical areas.
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18th June 2019

Lizzie makes the 'It List'

Hinckley hair stylist through to finals of top UK hairdressing competition
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18th June 2019

Nottingham Business School to lead major European project to tackle energy poverty

A Europe-wide project to study and support cities and communities in their goal to produce more energy than they use is to be led by Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University.
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18th June 2019

Golden moment as Dains Accountants wins top award from Investors in People

Dains Accountants has been awarded the prestigious Gold award from Investors in People
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18th June 2019

Team Building Days - invest in your staff and your local community… at the same time!

In an increasingly competitive market, it’s just as difficult to retain dedicated and hardworking staff as it is to generate or retain client engagement.
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18th June 2019

Gumley ready for open gardens

One of South Leicestershire’s “most picturesque villages” will be opening its gardens next month.
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18th June 2019

LOCAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY RECEIVES £500 DONATION FROM LEADING DEVELOPER

A local animal sanctuary in Markfield has received a £500 donation from a Leicestershire based homebuilder that will aid funding towards the charity’s vet bills.
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17th June 2019

J Tomlinson starts work on latest school development

Contractor J Tomlinson has begun work on a scheme to build a new classroom block at Marriott Primary School in Leicester.
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17th June 2019

Leicestershire CCC bowled over by Morningside Pharmaceuticals partnership

Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s medical centre will continue to be at the forefront of sports science and medicine after renewing the naming rights with Morningside Pharmaceuticals.
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17th June 2019

Former airline boss appointed board chair of Sinfonia Viva

Former airline boss Tony Davis has been appointed Board Chair of Sinfonia Viva – the Grammy-nominated East Midlands’ professional orchestra - to drive forward its ambitious growth plans.
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17th June 2019

Star Trust ups the speed to raise thousands for local charities

The Star Trust raised a mighty £56,000 at its annual motoring day – adding more vital funds to its running total which has now tipped the £624,648 mark raised for smaller East Midlands charities.
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17th June 2019

Wildgoose staff member sets off on 922-mile charity bike ride

A quantity surveyor at Wildgoose Construction has set off on a 922-mile charity bike ride which he is aiming to complete in eight days.
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17th June 2019

New appointment to head up enhanced transport team

Leading national consultancy Pegasus Group has hired Craig Rawlinson as a senior transport planning director to head up its growing transport team.
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16th June 2019

Housing site visit suits pupils to a tee!

Schoolchildren from Scraptoft on the edge of Leicester visited a local housing development to test out a mini-golf course at the site.
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15th June 2019

Animal charity benefits from housebuilder’s donation

Staff working for a local housebuilder have joined together to help support animal charities across the East Midlands – including one in Billesdon.
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15th June 2019

'Capped-Costs' commercial dispute pilot "could be a game changer"

A commercial litigation specialist has welcomed the introduction of a two-year pilot scheme that could mean reduced costs in business disputes.
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15th June 2019

NG to the rescue with two Nottingham management instructions

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have been appointed on two new management instructions in quick succession.
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15th June 2019

No messing about on the river for these young professionals

EAST Midlands Young Planners (EMYP) is set to host its annual summer social on 11 July 2019, which will be a social cruise along the River Trent. The group, which represents young planners across the East Midlands region and further afield, is made up of
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14th June 2019

Avant Homes launches 'Day to Make a Difference' initiative to support local communities

Staff at Midlands homebuilder Avant Homes downed their tools and stepped away from their keyboards this week as the entire company donated a days’ worth of time to schools across the region.
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14th June 2019

Nottinghamshire IT Firm Secures £110K Construction Contract

Nottinghamshire-based Your IT Department has secured a £110K contract with Staffordshire construction giant, PCE Limited, cementing its position as a market leader in outsourced IT solutions for the construction industry. 
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14th June 2019

East Midlands Executives to Boost Business Success Thanks to Vistage Speaker

Business owners and execs from across the East Midlands are set to hear from one of the world’s leading speakers in July, thanks to business peer group, Vistage.
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14th June 2019

College kitchens celebrate girl power at graduation

Four young ladies who are completing their qualifications in catering and hospitality at West Nottinghamshire College had a tasteful line-up of flavours for diners this week as they presented their graduation dinner to family, friends and diners.
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14th June 2019

‘Legen-Dairy’ branding partnership secured for Nottingham’s Robin Hood card!

The branding around Nottingham’s Robin Hood card is set to undergo a significant revamp after a new partnership has been secured between the Robin Hood Network (RHN) and West Bridgford-based creative agency, The Dairy.
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14th June 2019

Spatial Globals’ Rachel Morley elected Vice-Chair by the BIFA Board

Rachel Morley, General Manager Freight at BIFA member company, Spatial Global, has been elected Vice-Chair by the BIFA Board. Morley was appointed a director of BIFA in 2017 and chairs the trade association’s Midlands region.
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14th June 2019

David Lloyd Clubs Derby appoint key charity partner

David Lloyd Clubs Derby has chosen local cancer charity Annabel’s Angels as its key charity partner for the next twelve months.
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14th June 2019

Funding helps fast-growing fire alarm and security firm step up to next level

Derbyshire’s fastest growing fire alarm and security specialist is on track to increase its turnover by 50% this year after securing a £150,000 loan from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) and NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers a
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14th June 2019

Amelia goes back to her roots with Oviso

One of Derby’s best-known businesswomen has gone back to her roots in joining Oviso Financial Services.
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14th June 2019

No64 Biscuit House wins ‘Best Interior’s Store’!

No64 Biscuit House has just been awarded ‘Best Interiors Store’ in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, for 2019 in the prestigious Muddy Stiletto’s Awards.
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14th June 2019

New hire for Nottingham student lettings and management company

Student lettings and management company Uni2 Rent has announced the appointment of Becki Pass in the role of property manager.
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14th June 2019

New Business Success for Long Eaton Digital Agency

Repeat Digital continues impressive growth with Skanwear Win
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14th June 2019

Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards now open

A region-wide awards scheme which aims to recognise and reward the achievements of some of the East Midlands' most enterprising individuals has been launched. 
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14th June 2019

Wenzel Metrology UK to make waves at Made in the Midlands expo

Wenzel Metrology UK is set to build on its recent momentum in the East Midlands by exhibiting at the upcoming Made in the Midlands expo. Coinciding with the firm’s 25th anniversary, the show will give the metrology specialist the opportunity to demonstrat
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14th June 2019

Government approves high-quality new free school for Nottingham’s Trent Basin Neighbourhood

Waterside Primary Academy will be run by leading education provider Greenwood Academies Trust
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14th June 2019

KuKu Connect - The best burgers in town for business - Wednesday, 3rd July

Annie's Burger Shack Derby - Friary Street, Derby. DE1 1JF, 6-8pm
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13th June 2019

Armsons appointed to work on luxury student accommodation scheme in Derby

Derby-based Armsons have been appointed cost consultants on the scheme to create new luxury student accommodation on Lodge Lane in Derby.
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13th June 2019

Ibstock Brick rewards two outstanding apprentices with Apprentice of the Year title

Ibstock Brick has celebrated the achievements of its apprentices through its annual Apprentice of the Year Award.
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13th June 2019

Historic building designed by TC Hine brought back to life in Nottingham

Historic Lace Market building brought back to life
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13th June 2019

J Tomlinson opens two new offices after partnering with Places for People to deliver major works across the UK

Nottingham-based J Tomlinson has opened two new offices after partnering with one of the largest property management and regeneration companies in the UK to deliver capital and planned improvement works to homes across the North of England.
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13th June 2019

Leicestershire building technologies business wins major industry award

Market Harborough-based Abtec Building Technologies (Abtec BT) has been crowned Contractor of the Year at the 2019 Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) Awards.
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13th June 2019

Leicester Racecourse marathon fundraising day

The founder of the Leicester theatre charity Bamboozle will run his first marathon on Saturday June 22 at the age of 71 as the climax of a year of fundraising for Bamboozle’s world-renowned work for learning disabled children.
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13th June 2019

Historic Derby firm sees fine results in China

Royal Crown Derby, one of the few remaining British firms manufacturing all of its luxury fine bone china in the UK, has seen its exports to China increase to nearly 20% of its total export sales in the last year thanks partly to support from the Departme
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13th June 2019

Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day 2019

Innovation Day is the premier Life Sciences event for the region, featuring a conference with top industry speakers, an exhibition with over 30 companies showcasing their products and services.
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13th June 2019

Wilson Vale is counting down to the Catey Awards

Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale, co-founders of Ashby-based Wilson Vale, have been shortlisted under the Foodservice Caterer Award category of the 36th Catey Awards.
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13th June 2019

Ward take the Midlands and Central family business crown in 7th award win

Ward has triumphed as winners of the Midlands & Central Family Business of the Year 2019, hot on the heels of double award wins at Midlands Family Business of the Year 2018, Business Masters Awards and the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019.
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13th June 2019

Caring company proud of outstanding recognition

Mansfield-based homecare services provider Respectful Care delivers an 'exceptionally caring' service in its local, according to the results of a recent inspection.
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13th June 2019

David Wilson Homes donation aids storytime at local school

Pupils and staff at Long Itchington C of E Academy have received a donation from David Wilson Homes to help aid the children in their reading.
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13th June 2019

Sewing bee bridal challenge for students

Fashion students at Nottingham College have been working on a design challenge set by a specialist wedding boutique in Chilwell. Mary Jeremiah from The Wedding Room donated three wedding dresses to the Level 3 Fashion & Textiles students, then set them th
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13th June 2019

Investment in Harborough district is at the heart of new homes development

Building on its existing investment in the district of Harborough, Mulberry Homes is committing over £230,000 to provide vital contributions to the local communities as part of the planning for its new Heathcote Grange development in Great Bowden.
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13th June 2019

Armed forces losing out as small business spend stalls

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is underusing small firms in its supply chains and urgent action is needed or it will fail to meet its required SME spend target, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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12th June 2019

New Sutton-in-Ashfield housing development to revitalise local services and facilities

A much-anticipated development of family-sized homes in Sutton-in-Ashfield is set to contribute more than £1.5 million towards improving the services and facilities available to people in the local community.
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12th June 2019

New scheme to boost digital skills of autistic individuals and women

A pioneering project to equip autistic individuals and women who want to get back into work with digital skills they need to find a job has been launched, funded by the Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Digital Innovation Fund.
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12th June 2019

Director promotion at Grant Thornton

Business and finance adviser Grant Thornton in Leicester has promoted restructuring specialist Helen Wheeler-Jones to Director in its Midlands advisory team.
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12th June 2019

Lincolnshire PCC Visits NW Counselling HUB

Lincolnshire's Police & Crime Commissioner celebrates NW counselling hub's milestone
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12th June 2019

Three heads are better than one when it comes to supporting growth

Three business growth experts from ActionCOACH are joining forces to deliver a workshop aimed at helping local SMEs unlock their full potential.
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12th June 2019

Hotel work up by 20 per cent for Franklin Ellis Architects

Practice strengthens interior design team to accommodate growing hospitality sector
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12th June 2019

Biggest and best Love Business yet

Love Business 2019, the annual B2B expo which Quiet Storm founded in 2011, marked its biggest and best event yet this year.
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11th June 2019

Spike in demand for shaving products sees warehousing firm getting in a lather before Father’s Day

A national warehousing and logistics firm based in Crick is gearing up for an extra busy period in the run-up to Father’s Day (Sunday 16th June), due to a rise in demand for quality shaving products made by one of its clients.
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11th June 2019

New Marketing Co-ordinator looks to further her career with leading Nottingham developer

A five star Nottinghamshire developer is meeting the demands of the industry by expanding its marketing team and welcoming a new Marketing Co-ordinator to its head office.
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11th June 2019

Summer academy for young people in North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire - dates revealed

Dates revealed for work-wise summer academy in North Derbyshire & South Yorkshire!
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11th June 2019

FRP Advisory boosts Leicester corporate finance team

Specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP has strengthened its corporate finance team in the Midlands with two new appointments, following a year of record growth.
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11th June 2019

Riverside Chambers welcomes Derby Sales & Information Centre ahead of Assembly Rooms refurbishment

Derby’s Sales & Information Centre, the combined frontline service for Visit Derby, Derby LIVE and Derby Active, has relocated from its current home in the Assembly Rooms on the Market Place to a temporary base, just seconds away at Connect Derby’s Rivers
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11th June 2019

Nottinghamshire based charity receives £1,000 donation from leading developers

A Nottinghamshire based charity is hoping to further its great work after receiving a donation from leading developers Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands.
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11th June 2019

Steve's your man!

One of Lincoln BIG’s “men about town” is celebrating 13 years of service to the city’s Business Improvement Group.
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11th June 2019

Serving the city of Derby for three decaades

Mercia Image Print has been serving the city of Derby for three decades this year and to mark the milestone, staff at the site are hoping to raise as much money as possible for 30 different charities in the 30 days of June.
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11th June 2019

Support available for South East Midlands Life Science Firms

Business support is now available for life science companies in the South East Midlands, thanks to a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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11th June 2019

Triple TripAdvisor success for Anoki Restaurant

Anoki has reinforced its reputation as one of the UK’s leading fine dining restaurants after all three restaurants were inducted into TripAdvisor’s coveted Hall of Fame.
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11th June 2019

Cash remains a vital back-up!

Cash remains a vital back-up, say small firms, as seven million shoppers left in the lurch
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11th June 2019

Timms Solicitors Support Derby Family Fun Run

More than 200 people of all ages joined the Derby Family Fun Run on Sunday which runs alongside Derby Half Marathon and was sponsored for the fifth year by Timms Solicitors.
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11th June 2019

Derbyshire machining specialist invests £600,000 to keep up with reshoring demand

British engineering firms are in increasing demand from major multinational companies looking to bring more work back to the UK from Europe and China, according to the boss of a busy Derbyshire CNC machining business.
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10th June 2019

Frontline Recruitment the perfect fit for iconic John Smedley

Careers specialist Frontline Recruitment has signed an exclusive Working Partnership agreement with iconic knitwear brand John Smedley.
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10th June 2019

E4E Celebrates Inspirational Partnerships

A Derby City Council organisation which works to inspire young people to aim higher and achieve more is holding its first event to celebrate young people’s progress and local businesses’ support.
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10th June 2019

Hat trick of new stores to ‘Hatch’ at intu Derby this summer following national retail competition

One of the Midlands most popular shopping destinations, intu Derby, is welcoming three new local brands after its involvement in national retail initiative, Hatch.
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10th June 2019

NG provide spark for fast-growing Nottingham business

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have helped a fast-growing electrical, fire & security firm expand into a new head office.
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10th June 2019

Communities welcomed at college as Arts Festival launches

A wealth of creative talents will be emerging from West Nottinghamshire College this month as the end of term advances and final shows and projects are being showcased.
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10th June 2019

New ARUP Nottingham office lead appointed

GLOBAL engineering and design consultancy Arup has announced the appointment of John Read as Nottingham office leader following continued growth and diversification within the business.
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10th June 2019

Small business owners left with head in hands as confidence losing streak continues

Seven in ten small firms do not expect their performance to improve over the coming three months, according to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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10th June 2019

Tank Lands European AI Brief

Nottingham Digital PR agency Tank, has been appointed as the European PR agency of US global robotics technology company, Bossa Nova to support its European business.
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10th June 2019

126 pupil places for alternative needs students created as work completes on two new academies in Lincolnshire

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson has completed works on two state-of-the-art alternative provision academies in Lincolnshire, creating 126 places for children and young people in the county aged between 4-16 who can no longer access mainstream education.
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10th June 2019

Diversity workshops for local businesses

Two of the region's leading diversity experts are joining forces to deliver a summer series of workshops aimed at helping businesses get to grips with diversity and inclusion within their organisations.
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8th June 2019

Bursary Boost For Construction Industry Rising Stars

Two young people studying Construction industry skills at Derby College Group (DCG) have each been awarded £1,000 bursaries from construction company Bowmer + Kirkland to support their future studies and job career goals.
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7th June 2019

Burton businesses drive benchmark green initiative

John Pye, the UK’s largest auction house network, is working with Burton based Willshee's to achieve a leading zero waste to landfill industry standard at its Marchington site.
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7th June 2019

Integrated Food projects reveals Managing Director partnership

Kegworth-based food and drink capital investment consultancy, Integrated Food Projects (IFP) has revealed its new managing directors to lead plans for further growth in the coming years.
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7th June 2019

Elite Frying High with Double Celebration!

The Elite Fish & Chip Company has another reason to celebrate National Fish and Chip Day today (7th June) after being nominated for a National Family Business Award!
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7th June 2019

World-leading experts help to drive East Midlands’ vision forward

Global specialists have been brought in to help supercharge the East Midlands economy and help drive economic growth, bringing thousands of new jobs and prosperity to the region.
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7th June 2019

Cooper Parry IT crowned 2019 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year

Cooper Parry IT today announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner of the Year Award.
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7th June 2019

Housebuilder on track to smash charity fundraising target

The team at Miller Homes Midlands have put their best foot forward with their latest charity fundraising efforts by enduring a 10k mud run.
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7th June 2019

Destination Chesterfield launches new food and drink forum

Skills, recruitment and marketing were top of the agenda for the brand new Chesterfield Food and Drink Forum, which was launched this month by Destination Chesterfield.
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7th June 2019

Barker Ross responds to demand for professional recruitment with new jobs and office expansion

Barker Ross is creating 10 new jobs and taking additional space at its Leicester office in response to growing demand for its professional recruitment services.
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7th June 2019

Quiet Storm help RISK to fly the flag at Union Jack Club

Sometimes, a website needs to be more than a shop window for a business.
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7th June 2019

East Midlands Top Directors Compete for Awards

Some 46 of the region’s successful, established and emerging new directors and business leaders have been announced as finalists for the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019.
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7th June 2019

Russells tee up charity golf day

Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, will once again be hosting its annual charity golf day, to raise worthwhile funds for local community causes.
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7th June 2019

LLEP Business Breakfast Briefing - 11-Jun-2019

07:30am Breakfast, Registration & Networking, Presentations from 08:00am till 09:30am
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