New Restaurant To Launch At Riverside Chambers

Food enthusiasts, local businesses, family and friends turned out in force at the weekend for the official opening of a new contemporary European restaurant in Derby. The new Dreams Bistro opened its doors at the grade II listed Riverside Chambers on Full Street, which was the subject of a £4m refurbishment in 2015 and is now a thriving managed workspace operated by Derby City Council’s Connect Derby. The restaurant celebrated its official launch with a weekend of festivities, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, which was carried out by Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby. Guests were treated to a taste […]
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Deloitte advises on Uni-Pol acquisition

Staffordshire-headquartered manufacturer of high-precision alloy engineering components, Doncasters, has acquired Uni-Pol, a global business specialising in the manufacture of superalloy cast parts. This acquisition places Doncasters amongst the largest manufacturers of high-precision alloy components in the global supply chain, enhancing the future for the group, its employees, and customers.     The precision parts market is expected to reach revenues of $300 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of over 10 per cent between 2019 and 2025. Doncasters has seen the industry develop since 1778, when the company’s founder, Daniel Doncaster applied the crucible steel-making process to the manufacture of […]
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Cawarden honoured with family business award

Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden, has received a major award at an awards ceremony that celebrates the UK family business sector. Cawarden was announced as the Midlands and Central Family Business of the Year by Rob Davies, Senior Affiliate at BanyanGlobal.  They also came runner-up in the Property & Construction Family Business of the Year and Midlands & Central People’s Choice Family Business of the Year. The awards took place in an online premiere airing on YouTube which brought the British family business community together to celebrate the very best of the sector. Businesses were judged against criteria including the roles […]
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Leicestershire primary school receives £400 towards new library books

A primary school in Leicester has been given £400 to spend on new library books by leading developers Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. Located on the housebuilders’ New Lubbesthorpe development, New Lubbesthorpe Primary School has used the donation to give a greater variety of reading options to children in the local community. Usborne Publishing, which worked in partnership with the school, launched a Community Book Pledge as a nationwide initiative to help schools and nurseries across the UK and Europe benefit from more books, boosting literacy levels through encouraging reading for pleasure. Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes each […]
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Fresh injection of over £50k as homebuilder launches Melton community

Leicestershire housebuilder Barratt Homes is set to contribute more than £50,000 towards local infrastructure and public services as part of the planning agreement for a brand-new housing development in Melton Mowbray. The 233-home development named King’s Meadow, which is set to launch on Saturday 9th July, will consist of a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes upon completion; 15% of which are affordable properties. As part of the agreement for the new development, Barratt Homes will contribute a total of £51,756.29 to Melton Mowbray. Among the contributions are over £25,000 towards education in the area, in addition to […]
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East Midlands Divorce Firm Scoop Second Award This Month

East Midlands-based, Fixed fee divorce firm Fair Result have been recognised as the Best Divorce and Financial Settlement Company by Acquisition International and The World Finance Awards. This is their second award obtained in June, they were also recently awarded by SME Legal News as the UK’s Most innovative Divorce and Family Law Firm. The World Finance Awards chose their winners last week. The awards have been shining a light on achievements within the finance industry since 2013, they welcome nominations from all areas of the finance industry to guarantee that the most deserving walk away with one of their […]
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Burton SUP Team Makes A Splash For Mind

Burton SUP paddleboard team (stand up paddleboard) smashed their target and raised £3,315.00 for mental health charity Burton & District Mind, completing a 210-mile challenge. A team of eight from Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) paddled the distance, (which is the same mileage as between the Russell Roof Tiles Burton and Lochmaben sites), between March and June 2022.  The team included three complete beginners, and was made up of staff, or partners of staff, at the roofing firm.  The team broke their £2,000 target. The challenge was the brainchild of the firm’s Managing Director’s wife, Coral Hayward, she commented “Having suffered […]
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David Wilson Homes site managers in Leicestershire recognised as best in the country

10 site managers who work for David Wilson Homes East Midlands, based in Coalville, have all secured top national awards for the quality of build at new housing developments across the region. Five of the winning site managers oversee the delivery of new homes in Leicestershire, and have each received a top industry Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC). These prestigious annual awards are known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”. Nationally, site managers working for David Wilson Homes and its parent company Barratt Developments have won 98 Pride in the Job […]
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Clarity Stack announces major revamp to its sales intelligence software

Rapidly-growing sales intelligence SaaS provider, Clarity Stack, today announces the release of its new product offering along with a complete website and platform overhaul, giving customers the best experience to date. The award-winning start-up company, founded in 2018 by entrepreneur Ben Harper, continues to enhance and evolve both its technology and vision for the future with this latest development, which sees the merging of its separate sales stack products into an all-in-one platform to streamline user experience and help businesses champion a more efficient sales process, enabling them to close more deals. With the new product release, customers can build […]
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Cross border deals completed by Midlands companies up 142% year-on-year, says Deloitte

Outbound cross border deals from Midlands-based companies increase 142% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022 Nottinghamshire leads regional outbound deals in Q1 2022 with 5 deals completed Swedish and German companies complete 45% of Midlands inbound deals in Q1 2022 Between March 2021 and April 2022, the number of outbound deals completed by Midlands-based companies has more than doubled, according to Deloitte’s Cross Border Deals Radar. The research, which tracks inbound and outbound transactions between investors and corporates in the Midlands and overseas, reveals that there has been significant year-on-year growth in the volume of outbound deals in the region. […]
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Network Space forward sells Phase Two of Tunstall Arrow scheme

Network Space Developments (NSD) has exchanged contracts to sell  the second phase of its popular Tunstall Arrow scheme in Stoke-on-Trent, to 4th Industrial for an undisclosed sum ahead of its completion. Construction work is progressing well on the 2nd phase of this successful scheme which will provide an additional 111,000 sq. ft of industrial and logistics workspace on a 7.3 acre site. Caddick Construction started on site in November 2021, and are just over halfway through the build, with completion anticipated in Autumn 2022. Phase Two will deliver five high-specification highly sustainable business premises for industrial or logistics uses, ranging […]
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Derbyshire business owner to judge National Business Women’s Awards 2022 following dual wins last year

A young businesswoman from Derbyshire has been invited to be a guest judge at this year’s National Business Women’s Awards after scooping two prestigious prizes at last year’s ceremony. Jodie Heginbotham, co-founder and co-director of award-winning architectural design firm The Practical Planning Company, triumphed in the national awards in November 2021, winning Gold in the Young Business Woman of the Year category as well as Silver overall winner of the night. This year, she has been asked to be a member of the esteemed judging panel. “It’s an honour to be asked to be a part of the judging panel this year,” says […]
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Caddick Construction appointed for “out of this world” scheme in Crewe

Caddick Construction has been appointed by Radius Payment Solutions to deliver its £14.6m state-of-the-art facilities at Arden Square on Crewe Business Park. The three-storey structure will be constructed to BREEAM excellent standards, making it both energy efficient and a great working environment. Consistent with Radius’s other facilities in Crewe the focus will be on employee wellbeing.  Design features include a barista coffee bar, pizzeria, Star Wars themed sky bar and outdoor seating and yoga areas all built around  an eye-catching conical shaped glazed atrium. The 41,043 sq ft office scheme will also include 128 parking spaces, 25 of which will […]
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Intoware Expands Its Software Engineering Team With A Double Appointment

Digitisation leader Intoware based in Nottingham, has expanded its software engineering team after a successful 2021, with the appointment of Paul Cope as senior software engineer and Mark Hundley-Appleton as software engineer. Paul Cope brings 25 years’ software engineering experience to the role, joining Intoware from the Gambling Commission. As a senior developer he was instrumental to the establishment of cutting edge, user centric design within the Commission. He helped its developers to fully implement SOLID design patterns and provided architecture support while leading its largest application, regulatory returns. He will use his proven expertise to help drive the development […]
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New current account to improve financial inclusion for East Midlands communities

The Engage-powered debit card linked to a new account from Clockwise Credit Union means more households have access to high-quality banking services One of the UK’s fastest-growing financial co-operatives has partnered with Engage, the community banking-as-a-service division of Contis-Solaris, to launch its own branded credit union debit card and current account. The new account from Clockwise Credit Union, the not-for-profit co-operative, will expand the range of banking and payment services offered to their 20,000-plus members, many of whom are excluded from, or underserved by, the traditional financial services industry. The launch transforms Clockwise into a one-stop-shop for banking services for […]
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Russell Roof Tiles Invests £90K in Burton Plant

Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has invested £90,000 in an energy efficient, high performance Borche injection moulding machine to speed up its plastic manufacturing operation. Borche is one of the largest injection moulding machine manufacturers in the world, which is why Russell Roof Tiles, who employs 140 people across its two sites, located on Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane is continuing to invest in their high-quality, cost-effective machinery. The new Borche BS series injection moulding machine has already proven to increase the overall manufacturing capacity by 23 per cent in comparison to its predecessor […]
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Derbion announces Cycle Hub launch

L-R: Alison Burdis from Derbion, Max Wilson from Spokesafe and Lucy Gilliano from Spoke Out Midlands leading retail and leisure destination, Derbion, has announced the launch of a brand-new Cycle Hub which will provide a secure, indoor cycle storage facility for Derby’s cyclists. The Cycle Hub, which is now open at the centre, will offer more than 34 secure spaces for bikes, a bike repair and pump stations, as well as convenient lockers to store helmets and other personal belongings. The hub, located in an external unit on London Road, is delivered in partnership with Spokesafe, Spoke Out and Derby […]
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Nottingham developer seeks to champion Huddersfield town centre revival

Nottingham property company ALB Group has purchased a prime retail site in Huddersfield with a view to kick-starting a resurgence of the town centre. The firm has acquired the 80,000 sq. feet building in New Street that currently houses businesses including Primark, Home Bargains, One Below and Ladbrokes. It follows a number of similar acquisitions by ALB Group across the UK of underperforming town centre retail assets. ALB is seeking to breathe new life into town and city centres by offering more affordable and flexible lease contracts, particularly to encourage independent, local entrepreneurs to trade alongside the larger high street chains. […]
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Paper delivers sustainable and hygienic brand enhancement

From restaurants and pubs, to cafés and takeaways, printed disposable paper products have an important role to play. Sustainable and hygienic, they can convey positive messages, communicate a venue’s brand values via print, and maintain consumer confidence. We talk to Nick Burton, Managing Director of Celebration Packaging, which is based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. “The pandemic heightened awareness around hygiene and safety and as a result, we have seen a resurgence in the popularity of paper products and individually wrapped items. Printed paper products deliver immediate and visible hygiene benefits. “When pubs and bars reopened after lockdown, our printable hygienic white […]
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Encore in the Driving Seat with New Mobile Branch

Leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, has invested in a state-of-the-art recruitment van to tour the UK to help make job searching easier than ever – in essence creating a mobile branch of the business. Today’s challenging labour market requires real engagement with candidates and the Encore recruitment van with its team of consultants behind the driving wheel does just that. The specialist recruitment agency, headquartered in Leicester city centre and employs more than 200 people across the business, has already deployed its four-wheeled recruitment strategy to locations across the UK including Peterborough, Telford and Northampton to help make jobs […]
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