Maven confirmed as accredited provider for Government Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

Maven confirmed as accredited provider for Government Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), debt fund manager for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), has been approved by the British Business Bank as a new accredited lender to provide loans through the Government’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic and will run until the end of the year (31 December 2021). The scheme aims to help businesses affected by Covid-19 and can be used for business purposes, including managing cashflow, […]
The post Maven confirmed as accredited provider for Government Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Growth plans continue at Finch Consulting with new appointment

Leicestershire based, health and safety engineering risk management experts, Finch Consulting are continuing with ambitious growth plans with the appointment of Wayne Herbert. With over forty years’ experience in the engineering sector, Wayne Herbert will be joining Finch as a Senior Consultant. Specialising in Mechanical Engineering, Herbert has experience in working with a range of equipment and machinery. He also has in depth knowledge of relevant H&S & Environmental legislation, CE certification in accordance with the EU machinery Directive of individual plant and complex assemblies. Despite the past 18 months affecting the whole engineering sector, Finch are bucking the trend […]
The post Growth plans continue at Finch Consulting with new appointment first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

rg+p Secures Four Year, £40m Framework Position With Homes England

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has been awarded a place on the £40m Homes England Development Monitoring and Management Services Framework. One of only 15 consultants to have been successfully appointed, rg+p is approved to deliver compliance inspector, monitoring surveyor and project & cost management (QS) services on development projects nationwide. “This is obviously a huge success for our business and demonstrates our capability to be competitive with some of the UK’s best-known consultants,” said cost and project management director, Mitch Dale. “Our relationship with Homes England actually extends some ten years, including delivering our first scheme at Booth Rise in […]
The post rg+p Secures Four Year, £40m Framework Position With Homes England first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Russell Roof Tiles is Back with Its Annual Golf Day

After a one-year break due to the pandemic, Burton-based roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is back with its Ryder Cup style charity golf tournament. Following the success of previous events, the tournament will be held on 9 September at Horsley Lodge Golf Club, Derbyshire and raise money for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes. The Blood Bikes are an emergency volunteers service which provide urgent transportation of life saving medical supplies to the NHS Foundations across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. RRT have supported the Blood Bikes team for many years. Entrants into the tournament will be pitched against […]
The post Russell Roof Tiles is Back with Its Annual Golf Day first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

RUSHCLIFFE COUNCIL LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF COMPANY MOVE TO FLAGSHIP BUSINESS PARK

Driver recruitment and logistics company Route4 Solutions has moved into a unit treble the size of its existing premises which were officially opened by Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council. The company was founded in 2014 by owners and co-Directors Mike and Carol Harris to provide qualified drivers for haulage and logistics operations of all sizes. In 2018, it was one of 15 businesses to move into the newly built Colliers Business Park in Cotgrave, Nottingham. Since moving to Cotgrave, the company has grown considerably and launched three new businesses. These include Route4 Logistics which offers a complete […]
The post RUSHCLIFFE COUNCIL LEADER CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF COMPANY MOVE TO FLAGSHIP BUSINESS PARK first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Planning Application Submitted for New 3,500 Capacity Performance Venue at Becketwell Derby

Developers St James Securities have submitted a full planning application to Derby City Council for a new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby. The exciting new performance venue will be located on the site of the former Pink Coconut nightclub and Laurie House offices at the heart of the wider mixed-use Becketwell development. The purpose-built venue will be a fully flexible, scalable space capable of staging concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows, musical theatre, conferences, and exhibitions. The main auditorium will have a maximum (seated and standing) capacity of 3,500 and offer a range of different event configurations […]
The post Planning Application Submitted for New 3,500 Capacity Performance Venue at Becketwell Derby first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Russell Scanlan Strikes Up New Sponsorship Partnership with Beeston Hockey Club

Nottingham based independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan has stepped in to support Beeston Hockey Club’s plans for a new preseason National League women’s and men’s tournament that will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021. The £1000 sponsorship will allow the club to offer prize money and trophies for the four winning teams. Over 65 clubs registered their initial interest to take part in the tournament, with 28 national league teams due to take part in the competition. There will be 14 women’s teams and 14 men’s teams split into four divisions. The format of the competitions […]
The post Russell Scanlan Strikes Up New Sponsorship Partnership with Beeston Hockey Club first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

SURVEY REVEALS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RESIDENTS WHEN MOVING HOME

There are a lot of considerations that come alongside moving home, and a new survey from leading housebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have revealed the most important factors to Nottinghamshire homebuyers. The survey, conducted by the five star developers*, disclosed that residents in the county deem the quality of the local neighbourhood as the most important aspect when moving, with the amount of lighting also being an important consideration. Therefore, the housebuilders are identifying why their developments in Nottinghamshire may suit the considerations of property seekers in the area. Comfort in the Home Having spent more time than […]
The post SURVEY REVEALS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RESIDENTS WHEN MOVING HOME first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Focus supervises the decanting of 50,000 museum artefacts

Nottingham-based Focus is overseeing the removal, storage, cleaning and conservation of 50,000 artefacts from Hull’s Maritime Museum as part of a £30.2m project to restore Hull’s five key maritime assets. With 800 years of seafaring history to be proud of, this ambitious restoration project across the city, jointly funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will show Hull in a new light. Not only restoring Hull’s five main maritime assets, the project will also have a positive effect for the whole city – making it a more attractive and invigorating place to live and visit. Focus […]
The post Focus supervises the decanting of 50,000 museum artefacts first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

 ECO TEAM SUPPORTS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CANAL BIODIVERSITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Aquatic specialists at Harris Lamb have been working with the Canal & River Trust to support an ongoing environment improvement project in the region. The business volunteered to survey the Nottingham & Beeston Canal near Castle Lock as part of the work being undertaken by the Nottingham Canal Improvement Partnership, which principal ecologist Rob Harrison is a member of, which aims to put measures in place to aid biodiversity and recreation within the waterway. Rob, who has extensive experience in aquatic ecology, said: “We are very keen to contribute to local ecosystems and share our expertise to enhance the environment, […]
The post  ECO TEAM SUPPORTS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CANAL BIODIVERSITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

First glimpse of new homes coming soon to Market Rasen

Chestnut Homes has released the first images of a new housing development soon to be arriving in Market Rasen. The computer-generated images offer house-hunters a first look at the style of properties being built at the new site off Caistor Road, which is known as Chantrey Park. Construction work began in April on the initial phase of 101 homes, which will deliver 81 two, three and four-bedroom houses for private sale and 20 affordable properties. Chantrey Park will eventually comprise 300 homes and feature green open space towards the north of the site to create a seamless transition with the […]
The post First glimpse of new homes coming soon to Market Rasen first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

CORBY SCHOOL ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE THANKS TO DEVELOPER’S ‘BEAR-ILLIANT’ DONATION

A Corby school tucked into Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day (July 10th) after an ‘unbearlievable’ donation from local housebuilder Barratt Homes. Oakley Vale Primary School, close to Barratt Homes’ Lyveden Fields development, received 60 teddy bears for the children to enjoy during the picnic. Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day is an annual whimsical celebration of our childhood stuffed toys, based on the popular children’s song “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”. The music to this song was first written in 1907 by American composer John W. Bratton, and British songwriter Jimmy Kennedy added the lyrics in 1930. Claire Johnson, Assistant Principle at Oakley Vale […]
The post CORBY SCHOOL ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE THANKS TO DEVELOPER’S ‘BEAR-ILLIANT’ DONATION first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Henry Brothers starts work on Glossopdale School extension

Contractor Henry Brothers has broken ground and started work to build a new £4million extension at Glossopdale School, funded by Derbyshire County Council. The new block will provide an additional nine teaching spaces comprising eight standard classrooms and a demonstration science lab. It will also provide flexible options for dining and social spaces and extra staff workrooms. Once finished, there will be room for a further 200 students aged 11 to 16, and 40 additional sixth form places. Construction director of Henry Brothers Midlands, Justin Hicklin, said: “We are excited to have started work on this site to build an […]
The post Henry Brothers starts work on Glossopdale School extension first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

“Bricks and More-Ta Come” for Derbyshire Building Firm Post Pandemic

A Derbyshire-based construction firm is helping to build a housing revolution after seeing a dramatic growth following the Covid lockdowns – and is putting technology at the forefront of its operations. Pride Park-based Hodgkinson Builders, is set to record a £20m turnover this year, and double the number of homes it built last year. Many are based in the Midlands and all of them are for housing associations. Key to the firm’s resilience is the successful introduction of flexible working for staff during the pandemic. Remote working has seen an increase too among office and backroom staff and much of this will […]
The post “Bricks and More-Ta Come” for Derbyshire Building Firm Post Pandemic first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Derbyshire site manager wins leading industry award

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. Bellway’s Neil O’Grady, site manager at Curzon Park in Wingerworth, has won a coveted Quality Award in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) 2021 Pride in the Job awards programme. Neil, who has been site manager at Curzon Park since building work began in August 2019, has now won three Pride in the Job awards with the NHBC. The winners of the 2021 Quality Awards were announced on Friday 18 […]
The post Derbyshire site manager wins leading industry award first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Clarke Willmott and Smith & Williamson seek clarity on recovery of Covid-19 business loans

Taxpayers may be forced to “pick up the tab” for billions of pounds of support for businesses as the UK finally emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to two leading professional advisers.   The UK government has issued billions of pounds worth of loans since the onset of coronavirus, through various financial support programmes including the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).   BBLS, which provides loans to businesses of up to £50,000 interest-free for the first 12 months and is by far the biggest loan scheme established during the pandemic, has been dogged […]
The post Clarke Willmott and Smith & Williamson seek clarity on recovery of Covid-19 business loans first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Latest deal see popular industrial park fully let

NSM has let two units at the Sherburn Networkcentre at Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds, and this popular site is now fully let. Family run business, Garforth 63 Car Sales Limited, has taken two adjacent units 12 and 14 on a three-year lease. Together they provide the growing business with 3,947 sq ft of modern workspace, with integral office and exterior secure gated yard. Lyn Arundel, Managing Director of Garforth 63 Car Sales Limited, said: “Sherburn Networkcentre is easily accessible, being close to both the A1(M) and M62. It provides clean, fresh and professional space and is perfect for the next stage in […]
The post Latest deal see popular industrial park fully let first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

East Midlands businesses are being starved of the funding they need for growth

More than half have been rejected when looking for funding  Many cite a lack of support during the pandemic   Large swathes require funding for growth   East Midlands-based SMEs have an urgent need for cash, but are being turned away from many ‘traditional’ lenders, leading to the risk of a major funding gap as they strive for growth post pandemic.    New data from Allica Bank shows that 45% of Midlands-based SMEs will require additional funding within the next 12 months, but that more than half (58%) say they have previously been rejected when applying for extra cash. The deficit in funding will potentially hamper recovery and growth in the region, only to be compounded by the end […]
The post East Midlands businesses are being starved of the funding they need for growth first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Unlocking the return to offices with £1.5 million of contract wins

Demand from HR Directors and office owners asking for advice on workplace strategy and design has led to over £1.5 million of new contract wins for East Midlands based workplace consultants and office fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors. The company is currently working on a wide variety of design projects. These include Yü Energy’s new offices in Leicester, the R&D division of a major pet food company, Consultus Group who are a leading energy conversion systems provider, a plastics distributor, an orthotics manufacturer and several office fit-outs within UK science parks. The key concerns fuelling the demand for workplace design advice relates to how […]
The post Unlocking the return to offices with £1.5 million of contract wins first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Bellway leads way for women in construction with new appointments

Bellway leads way for women in construction with new appointments In a traditionally male-dominated industry, Bellway is leading the way for gender equality with the appointment of two women as assistant site managers, one still in training. Gabriella Iandico is working at Henhurst Fields in her hometown of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, while Megan Walsh, who’s originally from Leicestershire, is based at Cuttle Brook in Chellaston, Derbyshire. The pair, who are both aged 27, are employed by Bellway’s East Midlands division, which is based in Leicester. Gabriella started with the company in March, while Megan joined in April. They both […]
The post Bellway leads way for women in construction with new appointments first appeared on Connect East Midlands.