Bargain Hunt Team Visits Titus the T. rex for Nottingham Show

The roaring success of the Titus T. Rex is King exhibition at Wollaton Hall grabbed the attention of none other than antiques expert Charlie Ross as he visited Nottingham to film for the latest series of Bargain Hunt. Bargain Hunt, the popular tv series which sees contestants compete against one another to find the most profitable antiques for auction, is set to feature the Titus T. rex is King exhibition in the upcoming episode based in Southwell airing on BBC Two at 12:15pm on the 23rd of May. The exhibition showcases the first real Tyrannosaurus Rex to be displayed in […]
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Russell Scanlan Welcomes New Recruit as Client Portfolio Grows

Leading independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has appointed a new account executive to help manage the growth that the 140-year-old business is experiencing across its client accounts. The long-established firm, which is based in Wellington Circus in Nottingham City Centre, has welcomed Marius Conway-Jones to its commercial team, who brings over seven years of experience in the insurance industry to the business. In his new role, Marius will be responsible for managing client relationships and accounts, as well as looking for wider growth opportunities for the insurance broker. On joining the team, Marius said: “I’m very excited to be taking […]
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M-EC Supports 750 scheme development in Lichfield

    Leicester based Development Technical Consultants have supported Strategic Land Promoter IM Land with technical expertise to deliver a 100-acre scheme to the new homes market. M-EC were instructed as lead technical consultant for a 100-Acre, 750 home development in Curborough, north-east of Lichfield. The scheme will be a sustainable new community offering a wide variety of new homes. It will also provide a new primary school, sports pitches and a building for Staffordshire Air Cadets. Natural assets will be utilised where possible and green infrastructure to support play areas and a community garden through the network of walking and […]
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Revealed: The UK regions with the biggest demand for coders

Northern Ireland revealed as the UK region with the best opportunities in tech Belfast ranks as the city with the top software development prospects The East Midlands ranks as the worst region for coding jobs With UK searches for ‘coding jobs’ set to peak in early May1, new research has revealed the UK regions offering the best opportunities for job hunters looking for a career in coding and software development. The study, conducted by Code Institute, a leading provider of online coding courses, analysed the UK regions and cities with the most job opportunities for developers*, ranking them by a […]
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iwoca SME Expert Index: One in three brokers say lending market has returned to pre-pandemic levels

iwoca SME Expert Index: One in three brokers say lending market has returned to pre-pandemic levels Nearly one in three (30%) brokers believe the UK SME lending market has returned to levels seen before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic Over a third of brokers (34%) say small businesses’ applications for finance were up last month, compared to the four weeks prior Heightened demand for loans amidst rising business costs, as 31% of brokers cite ‘managing day-to-day cash flow’ as the top motivator for small business owners applying for finance, up from 24% in Q4 2021 39% of brokers are […]
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Petaurum HR Wins SME News HR Consultancy of the Year Award!

SME News has for the second year running, awarded Petaurum HR, a prominent provider of HR services, as ‘HR Consultancy of the Year’ for 2022. From their Lincolnshire base, Petaurum HR provides a range of services to UK businesses of any size, including custom HR support packages, employee perks, strategy, systems implementation and much more. The company has been helping businesses with their HR needs for almost ten years and has a team of experienced HR consultants who are passionate about making a difference for their clients. Speaking about the award, Co-founder of Petaurum HR, Adam Davey, said: “Our purpose […]
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All change at Tallents Solicitors as firm continues to grow

Tallents Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Alistair Millar to Senior Partner from May 2022. He will now head up the firm from the Newark office following the retirement of Mark Hawkins. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1996 and joining Tallents Solicitors in 2003, Alistair has built up a wealth of experience in both residential and commercial property law and is Head of the Conveyancing Department at Tallents Solicitors. He is highly regarded across the East Midlands as the firm’s agricultural law specialist, dealing with all aspects of farming law and rural business issues. Partners Andy Stout, […]
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MILTON KEYNES DEVELOPER HOSTS PLANTING SESSION FOR RAINBOWS

A local Rainbows group recently dug in and earned a new badge during a garden planting session hosted by leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes. Water Eaton Rainbows, which consists of children aged between five and seven, visited Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Woburn Downs development to plant a range of trees and shrubs at the front of the show home garden. During their visit, staff of Barratt and David Wilson Homes helped the Rainbows work towards their construction badge. In order to achieve the badge, the girls were taught about different materials, shapes, and what goes into planning […]
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SIX NEW TENANTS MOVE INTO JACKSON HOUSE FOLLOWING ITS TRANSFORMATION

CEG has delivered a £6.5million makeover of Jackson House, swiftly securing six new tenants into the 130,000 sq ft office development in Sale, South Manchester. Technology company, HSO, has taken 6,124 sq ft suite, Eden Planning has moved into a 915 sq ft studio, Sohan UK Corporation Ltd has taken 874 sq ft, IBM 678 sq ft and Contact Systems and Murray Plate Group have taken 452 sq ft. This leaves just one studio of 1,044 sq ft available. Adrian McNay, Managing Director of HSO said: “HSO moved to Jackson House following completion of the refurbishment. We selected the building […]
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Food Innovation Centre helps luxury sushi producer Uramaki to launch UK-wide delivery

A Nottingham-based luxury sushi producer has launched a nationwide delivery service thanks to support from The Food Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham. Uramaki began producing exquisite sushi products for delivery in the Nottingham area during lockdown – giving food lovers the opportunity to enjoy genuine sushi at home. Now the company has expanded by introducing UK-wide delivery after receiving expert advice from the Food Innovation Centre. Food innovation technologist Jack Wallman helped Uramaki to research and source the ideal cases to keep the sushi looking great and in tip top condition during transportation and delivery. Rachel Thacker, who […]
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Encore Plan to Step up to Silver with its Support of the Armed Forces Covenant

Leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, is renewing its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant for another year as it steps up to Silver accreditation, thanks to its dedication to supporting ex service men and women to find work. Encore, which has 10 branches across the region, including its head office in Leicester and offices in Nottingham and Derby city centres, employs more than 200 staff and specialises in warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, driving and engineering recruitment. The business first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in May 2021, when it achieved a Bronze award which recognised its commitment to supporting the […]
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Focus appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to help project manage the £8m restoration of Highbury

Focus has been appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to jointly project manage the development and delivery phase of Restoring Chamberlain’s Highbury – an £8m National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) project to restore and develop the family home of former prime minister Joseph Chamberlain for the benefit of the people of Birmingham. Built in 1878, Highbury became famous for political and social gatherings where Chamberlain delivered a number of important policy speeches. Following a tender process, the partnership of Cultural Consulting Network and Focus was chosen to project manage the latest restoration plans for the site in Moseley, providing the […]
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Demolition Work Starts Ahead of Phase Two Of The £200 million Becketwell Scheme

Demolition work has begun on phase two of the £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme to make way for Derby’s exciting new 3,500 capacity Performance Venue. Derby-based Cawarden have been appointed demolition contractors for the project and have started preparing for the structural demolition work on the site of the former Pink Coconut nightclub, NCP car park, Padley House, and Dubrek Studios. Demolition of the former Debenhams store, which occupies part of the Becketwell site, was completed by Cawarden in Summer 2020, followed by the former Central United Reformed Church and properties on Victoria Street in March 2021. A soft strip of […]
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WE CAN BUILD: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HOMEBUILDER DONATES EDUCATIONAL BOOKS TO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Hayfield Cross C of E Primary School has received 50 educational books written by graduates on David Wilson Homes’ ASPIRE Programme. The book, named ‘We Can Build’, takes readers on the journey of building a house through the various professions in the housebuilding industry. The book introduces young learners to the basic building blocks of the built environment, sustainability and will inspire the next generation of Architects, Engineers and Site Managers. In addition, 100% of the profits of the sale of the books are going to The Prince’s Trust; a charity that helps connect young people with mentors, career opportunities […]
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WEBSITE LAUNCH FOR THORPEBURY DEVELOPMENT

A new website has been unveiled providing residents with more information about the 4,500 home Thorpebury development to the North-East of Leicester it can be viewed at www.thorpebury.co.uk A housebuilding consortium comprising Davidsons Homes, William Davis Homes and David Wilson Homes is on-site delivering the first phase of 574 homes, open space and infrastructure at the site. Known as Thorpebury-in-the-Limes, this phase will provide high-quality landscaping and green spaces including sports pitches, play areas, parkland and new walking and cycling routes, with a comprehensive mix of housing becoming available for occupation later this year. A new haul road and temporary […]
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Focus celebrates as The Amelia opens its doors to the public

Museum, heritage and exhibition project management specialist Focus is celebrating the opening of a new cultural and learning hub in Tunbridge Wells – The Amelia Scott. The development is a new space to seamlessly bring together the town’s library, museum, art gallery, council front line services, adult education, local studies and archive, inspiring visitors to learn new things. Focus, with offices in London, Nottingham and Leicester, was appointed as programme manager bringing the various project workstreams together, as well as fit-out project manager/quantity surveyor working alongside Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Kent County Council, Purcell Architects, Wilmott Dixon, Metaphor and Factory […]
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New appointment for Midlands-based engineering consultancy

Nottingham-based engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has appointed Arron Ross as structural engineer to join its expanding firm. Founded in 1977, civil and structural engineering consultancy HWA works across all sectors and specialities including residential, emergency services and solar PV, providing civil and structural design services to projects with construction values ranging up to £30 million. With nearly six years’ experience within the construction industry, Arron has joined HWA to assist with the technical delivery of a growing workload. He is a graduate of the University of Brighton with a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree and has expertise in […]
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Fluid Ideas expands leadership team with Ben's promotion

The head of Derby-based creative agency Fluid Ideas’ search and social media team has been promoted to associate partner. Ben Meakin joined the agency in 2018 from the University of Derby Students’ Union, where he was the marketing and engagement manager. He began at Fluid in a marketing manager role but soon began to focus on search and social media. He currently leads a 10-strong, award-winning team with an expanding client base. Ben is the fourth member of the Fluid team to be promoted to associate partner, a position created to give its rising stars a more active leadership role […]
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The East Midlands Bricks Awards are back for 2022!

Bringing together the region’s property and construction industry for another year, the prestigious East Midlands Bricks Awards are back for 2022! This year’s spectacular event, providing an evening of networking and celebration, will take place on Thursday 15 September, at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The annual East Midlands Bricks Awards, organised by East Midlands Business Link Magazine, is an independent awards and publicity programme recognising development projects and people in commercial and public building across the region – from office, industrial and residential schemes, through to community projects such as leisure schemes and schools. Winning one of these awards will […]
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LEICESTERSHIRE MARKETING AGENCY DIGITAL ETHOS BAGS FOURTH AWARD SHORTLIST IN 2022 SO FAR

Leicestershire-based digital marketing agency Digital Ethos has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2022 UK Digital Growth Awards for ‘Large Integrated Digital Agency of the Year’. Marking the agency’s fourth award nomination in 2022 so far, the team at Digital Ethos are thrilled to have their hard work and dedication officially recognised through some of the UK’s biggest digital marketing awards. In addition to the nomination from the UK Digital Growth Awards, this year Digital Ethos has also been nominated for ‘Excellence in Sales & Marketing’ at the Great Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year award […]
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