Burton Firm Dedicated to Putting Charity First

Burton on Trent pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is again hosting its hugely successful Ryder Cup-style charity golf tournament and is back in full swing for 2022. The roof tile manufacturer which has two sites located on both Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton, and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) is hosting the tournament on Thursday 8th September at Horsley Lodge Golf Club, Ilkeston to raise money for RRT’s Give 4 Good initiative.  This charity campaign aims to raise a huge £50,000 this year for charities and good causes close to its three sites. Already 90 players […]
The post Burton Firm Dedicated to Putting Charity First first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Henry Brothers’ project manager shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year Award

Leading construction company, Henry Brothers, has received a nomination in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Building Awards. Project Manager, Colin Patterson, has been shortlisted as Construction Manager of the Year. The Awards, which are now in their fourth decade, celebrate those who inspire, lead, and deliver excellence across the construction industry. Colin’s nomination was due to his leadership, drive, and problem-solving ability throughout the build of Sherwood Lodge, Nottinghamshire’s new £15.2 million Joint Police and Fire Headquarters. Colin, who has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, said: “It is a real honour to have been shortlisted for Construction […]
The post Henry Brothers’ project manager shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year Award first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Forward Reveals Further Growth

Following continued expansion, prominent transport technology firm Forward Solutions is again adding to its team at its Nottingham Headquaters. Already this year the company has seen a 15 per cent growth in new business as increasingly the logistics and transport industry looks to utilise new technology to power up supply chain delivery. To support this continued growth, Forward Solutions has boosted its recruitment with three new starters joining the team across support, infrastructure and a brand-new role of Project Co-ordinator. This follows the appointment of two new Customer Success Managers in recent months. Investment in IT by freight and transport […]
The post Forward Reveals Further Growth first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Henry Brothers completes Glossopdale School extension

Contractor Henry Brothers has handed over a new extension at Glossopdale School to Derbyshire County Council. The £4million extension is the second phase of the Council’s plan to increase capacity at the school, which can now take up to 1,440 pupils. The new space 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. Ian Taylor, Managing Director of Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “Having built the main Glossopdale School, which has proved so popular, Henry Brothers is delighted to […]
The post Henry Brothers completes Glossopdale School extension first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Nominations close TOMORROW for the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2022

With entries closing TOMORROW (19 August) for East Midlands Business Link’s prestigious Bricks Awards, don’t miss this opportunity to raise the profile of your business by submitting a nomination! Celebrating the region’s property and construction industry, its people, and outstanding developments, the annual awards attract leaders from across the region and are the perfect way for businesses to promote the work they are completing and create more buzz. Award categories include: most active estate agent, commercial development of the year, responsible business of the year, residential development of the year, developer of the year, deal of the year, architects of the […]
The post Nominations close TOMORROW for the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2022 first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Nottingham Coach Operator Tiger European joins FlixBus

The global leader in coach travel, FlixBus, is launching a new partnership with Nottingham-based coach operator Tiger European from Monday 15 August. Delivering daily services between Nottingham and London, Tiger European’s route will also see Northampton added to FlixBus’ network, providing affordable, sustainable transport for passengers to and from the capital and the Midlands. Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK said: “As the fastest-growing coach provider in the country, we are delighted to bring Tiger European on board to broaden and develop our intercity network, as their values and ambitions align with ours. ”We are seeing high demand for […]
The post Nottingham Coach Operator Tiger European joins FlixBus first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Half of UK tradespeople have delayed or refused work because of the materials shortage

The materials shortage has plagued the UK trade industry for two years, and now new research has revealed the stark impact this has had on workers in the sector. The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, found that more than three-quarters (78%) of tradespeople have struggled to source the materials they’ve needed in the last year. As a result, almost half (46%) have had to delay or turn down work, and nearly a fifth (19%) have been forced to let customers down after committing to jobs. When asked which specific materials they’ve found difficult to find, […]
The post Half of UK tradespeople have delayed or refused work because of the materials shortage first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Local Company Provides Aerial Footage At Music Festival

Local drone company Skyshutter Ltd was please to supply aerial photos and video to the organisers of this years Wicked Hathernfest. With the festival cancelled due to covid in previous years, this year was a return to normality….despite the high temperatures. Skyshutter were able to film and photograph during the set up a few days before, and on the main day of the event too. Skyshutter Director, Simon Arnold, said “We were delighted to be involved this year with such a professionally organised event. The team of volunteers did an amazing job and hopefully some of our footage contributed to […]
The post Local Company Provides Aerial Footage At Music Festival first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Hot weather causes rush of homebuyers at Nottingham’s new Riverside development

Peter James Homes has experienced a rush of reservations on its new Riverside apartment development on the banks of the River Trent in West Bridgford – and the weather is playing a part. The East Midlands developer, through its sales agent FHP Living, clocked up six new reservation requests last week alone on the 34-apartment complex, which is currently under construction. It is thought that the recent hot weather has not only inspired homebuyers to more actively pursue their hunt for a dream home, but has drawn them towards more open and “refreshing” waterside locations. Riverside, which is being built […]
The post Hot weather causes rush of homebuyers at Nottingham’s new Riverside development first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

FRESH CHANCE FOR NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HOMEBUYERS TO SECURE A HOME IN THRIVING COMMUNITY

A new phase of homes has now launched at David Wilson Homes’ development The Wickets in Earls Barton. Located on Main Road, 16 three, four and five bedroom homes will be available and are ideal for a variety of house hunters including first time buyers looking to make the step on to the property ladder, and growing families looking for more space. The exciting community has been extremely popular so far and, with a limited number of homes being released, homebuyers are being encouraged to act quickly. Alongside the launch of the new phase of homes, a new play area […]
The post FRESH CHANCE FOR NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HOMEBUYERS TO SECURE A HOME IN THRIVING COMMUNITY first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Caddick Construction’s Jason Sims shortlisted for top construction award

Caddick Construction Project Manager Jason Sims has been shortlisted for a top national award in recognition of his contribution to the construction industry. Jason, who has worked for Caddick Construction since leaving school, is only one of a handful of finalists to be chosen after a gruelling nomination and interview selection process for this year’s Chartered Institute of Building’s prestigious CIOB Awards. He has been shortlisted for the Construction Manager of the Year accolade, following his work on the award-winning £33.5m Hudson Quarter mixed use development in the heart of York city centre. Jason, 52, will be attending the CIOB […]
The post Caddick Construction’s Jason Sims shortlisted for top construction award first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

First Fence to Launch Revolutionary Sustainable Product

First Fence to Hold Launch Event for Brand New Revolutionary Sustainable Product    Envirorail ™ is a weld-free railing system, the first of its kind to be manufactured in the UK, incorporating zero-weld technology. Leading perimeter fencing suppliers, First Fence is holding an event at their Tipton depot on the 25th of August, for the launch of their brand-new revolutionary perimeter fencing product. This new technology reduces 98% of co2 emissions during the manufacturing of the product compared to the traditional welding method. Railing products of this type are typically used for schools, urban regeneration, and industrial/commercial sites.   First Fence was established in 2010, opening its head office […]
The post First Fence to Launch Revolutionary Sustainable Product first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Just one week remains to make your nominations for the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2022!

With just one week remaining until nominations close for the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2022, ensure to submit your entries for the annual celebration of the property and construction industry by Friday 19 August! Scheduled to take place on Thursday 15 September, the Bricks shine a light on the outstanding work of those shaping the landscape of our region, recognising development projects and people in commercial and public building across the East Midlands – from offices, industrial and residential, through to community projects such as leisure schemes and schools. We also highlight the work of architects, agencies and those behind large schemes. The […]
The post Just one week remains to make your nominations for the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2022! first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Caddick Construction on site for Phase 2 of Gateway 36

Caddick Construction has started work on Phase 2A of the Gateway 36 industrial scheme near Barnsley after been appointed by Eos Inc Ltd, part of the Harworth Group Plc. The £9.3 million contract initially covers Plots 1-3, as well as external yards, car parking, associated highways and off-site drainage work. Unit 1 consists of two 10,000 sq ft units, Unit 2 is 49,500 sq ft and Unit 3 is 38,500 sq ft. Overall, Phase 2 will be developed over 51 acres to either side of the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway at Rockingham and provides a range of industrial and logistics […]
The post Caddick Construction on site for Phase 2 of Gateway 36 first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Encore Launches Online Resource to Help Ukrainian Refugees Find Work

Leading and expanding Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, has launched a dedicated section on its website for Ukrainian refugees looking for employment in the UK. The 200-strong specialist recruiters, headquartered in Leicester and with 10 branches across the UK, has invested in its online resource to support those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, by signposting a clear and accessible route to finding, applying for and securing suitable roles across a variety of sectors from logistics to manufacturing. On the new web page, Encore are providing specific online resources to guide and support Ukrainian job seekers in their job hunt. Applicants […]
The post Encore Launches Online Resource to Help Ukrainian Refugees Find Work first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

East Midlands Fencing Firm Launch Online Hire Service

East Midlands-based First Fence has recently launched its online product hire service, which includes a wide range of products including temporary fencing and crowd control barriers, making it even easier for businesses and individuals to order their products using a simple three-step process. The launch of hiring online will make a much more efficient and economical fencing choice and help to reduce waste. First Fence is based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, with several depot locations across the UK. They have previously only provided their hire service via their sales office and Nationwide depots. However, with the world being so digital-focused, they […]
The post East Midlands Fencing Firm Launch Online Hire Service first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Derby County FA Cup winner to be commemorated with plinth

Bricklayers from Hodgkinson Builders are building a plinth at Pride Park Stadium to commemorate former Derby County winger Reg Harrison. A £10,000 bronze bust of Mr Harrison, by celebrated sculptor Andy Edwards, will top the five-feet tall brick pillar when it is installed on Thursday (August 11) in Derby County’s main reception. Before his death in 2020, aged 97, right winger Reg Harrison was the last surviving member of Derby County’s 1946 FA Cup-winning team, which also included the likes of the legendary Jackie Stamps. As an even more fitting tribute, the plinth will be built using bricks from the club’s old stadium, the Baseball Ground, which […]
The post Derby County FA Cup winner to be commemorated with plinth first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Right Legal Group chooses Midlands PR partner

Digital PR firm Jennie Holland PR has been appointed by wills and probate specialist Right Legal Group. Based in Nottingham, Jennie Holland PR provides digital marketing services, with a focus on media relations, social media management, content creation, influencer marketing and crisis communications. Right Legal Group, which has its HQ in Derby, is a wills, probate and estate planning law firm with 10 locations across England and Wales. The firm, which is regulated by the solicitor’s regulation authority, has appointed Jennie Holland PR to publicise and build online profile of its bespoke services and help share its mission of ensuring […]
The post Right Legal Group chooses Midlands PR partner first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Custom Heat Supports Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust with Free Heating Services and Grants for Midlands Families

Custom Heat, a plumbing and heating specialist that provides services across the Midlands, is partnering with the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, making the non-profit its charity of the year. To make a real difference to families who are living with the daily challenges of a child with cancer, Custom Heat has pledged to undertake free boiler services and repairs over the next 12-months for any Trust supported family living in its operational area. In addition to the labour being provided at no cost when a family’s boiler unexpectedly breaks down or requires an annual service, Custom Heat is making […]
The post Custom Heat Supports Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust with Free Heating Services and Grants for Midlands Families first appeared on Connect East Midlands.

Skyshutter Provides Festival Aerial Filming & Photography

Local Business Skyshutter Ltd is pleased to be supporting this years Wicked Hathern Fest. The annual music festival in the East Midlands is back after several years of cancellations due to Covid. Director, Simon Arnold, said “It’s great to be involved with this event. We will be providing time lapse and aerial footage during the set up to showcase the venue.” Director, Ellen Arnold commented “With Lulu headlining this year, we’re expecting thousands to attend. Along with an aerial guided tour before the event, we are also hoping to do our 1st live stream broadcast directly from one of our […]
The post Skyshutter Provides Festival Aerial Filming & Photography first appeared on Connect East Midlands.