Overwhelming Support for The New Becketwell Performance Venue Following Public Consultation Event

Hundreds of local residents, members of the business community and other stakeholders visited a virtual consultation event to give their views on plans for an exciting new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby. Visitors to a virtual exhibition at becketwell.co.uk were able to examine the development plans in detail and download information about the performance venue, before being invited to give their views on the scheme via an online feedback form. A series of virtual presentations and Q & A sessions also took place, with attendees able to find out more about the scheme, which is being […]
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CEG COMPLETES £3MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF ICONIC EAST- WEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT IN NOTTINGHAM

The £3million redevelopment of East West on Maid Marian Way in Nottingham completed this week delivering 175,000 sq ft of the highest quality office space in the city. Formerly known as City Gate, East West was brought into the CEG portfolio in 2018.  CEG then secured the adjacent Toll House Public House in order to transform the entrance experience into the offices. This has now been integrated within the development and provides a café offering a variety of spaces to eat, meet, drink and work with access to WiFi and plug in points. Two office suites have been fully refurbished […]
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Leading Midlands Recruiter Supports Customers Fearing ‘Brexit Exodus'

One of the UK’s leading recruiters, which is headquartered in Leicester, is pulling out all the stops and raising standards for its sector in how it is supporting customers hit hard by Brexit. Encore Personnel – which operates 10 branches and 22 sites across the Midlands, employs more than 200 staff and places 4,000 workers each week, specialises in warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, driving and engineering recruitment – has worked round the clock to ensure its EU staff and candidates had settled status or an application in place before the July 1st deadline – meaning customer workflow hasn’t been disrupted. However, […]
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DAVID WILSON HOMES SITE MANAGERS IN DERBYSHIRE NAMED AS BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR QUALITY

Two of David Wilson Homes’ Site Managers have each won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building in Derbyshire. Zoe Stothard and Nathan Mannion, based in Mickleover and Ashbourne respectively, have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK. Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the prestigious Pride in The Job Quality awards identify the finest Site Managers from around the country. Originally from Derby, Zoe has been with David Wilson Homes for 16 years and this is […]
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Death of the city centre 'inevitable' unless developers and investors recognise the shift towards Roman culture claims Nottingham architect

The death of the city centre is a very real possibility unless developers and investors recognise the inevitable shift towards spaces of cultural understanding and enjoyment’- These were the words of warning issued by a leading Nottingham architect today, as he addressed an audience at The Housing and Build to Rent Conference. Edwards Acres, managing director at Nottingham-based architectural practice, Acres Architects painted a picture of disused city centre spaces, unless councils, investors and developers work together to recognise that the anthropology of our town and city centres have changed. Speaking at the online conference attended by senior professionals and key decision makers in the housing, PRS […]
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Showhome now open at new Bottesford development

Bellway has launched a new showhome in Bottesford as work progresses at The Vale development. The Rosewood showhome opened at the Grantham Road site on Saturday 26 June with visitors able to view the property by appointment only. The national housebuilder is delivering 60 new homes at The Vale, including 41 for private sale and 19 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership. Fiona Bray, Sales Manager for Bellway East Midlands, said: “The unveiling of the showhome will be the first time that visitors can view a finished house at The Vale, so it’s an exciting time for everyone involved […]
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A.W. Lymn Celebrate Exam Success of Trainees

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, are celebrating after all three of its trainees have passed their BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) fixing exams. The qualifications have been awarded to Ethan Hickey, Isabel Walton and Charis Bull all part of the four-year trainee programme at A.W. Lymn which offers the opportunity to gain five qualifications in total to kick-start a career in the funeral industry. Set up two decades ago, the programme offers the chance to work in each department of the business ranging from fleet maintenance to the mortuary and welcomes anyone […]
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CAMBRIDGESHIRE SITE MANAGERS NAMED AS BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR QUALITY

Two Cambridgeshire Site Managers from David Wilson Homes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building. Andy Brown (37) and Craig Gillies (29), based at developments in Ramsey and Needingworth respectively, have both won prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK. Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in The Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country. Andy, Site Manager at the newly-launched Needingworth Park development in Needingworth, won the award for […]
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MILTON KEYNES EX-MILITARY SITE MANAGERS NAMED AS BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR QUALITY

Two ex-military Site Managers from Barratt and David Wilson Homes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building. Joshua Croxford (29) and Deklan Hurst (30), based at Fairfields in Milton Keynes, have won these prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK. Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country. Joshua won the award as Site Manager at David Wilson Homes’ Fairfields 1A. He has […]
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Football Support by East Mids Manufacturer

BURTON Albion FC’s home and away shirts will again carry the name of Burton on Trent pioneering pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles for the 2021/22 season. The company’s name will appear on the rear of the new-look shirts which will be worn by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first team squad throughout the Sky Bet League one season. Supporters are also able to purchase the kit online and in the Club Shop. The roof tile manufacturer has supported the club for the past six years, including sponsoring the East Stand at the Pirelli Stadium since 2018, as well as sponsoring […]
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CET named as finalist in major insurance industry awards

CET, one of the UK’s leading and fastest-growing claims management insuretechs, has been nominated for an award celebrating the use of technology in improving the customer experience throughout the claims journey. The company, which specialises in home emergency policies handling claims for one in eight properties in the UK as well as subsidence investigation, underground services, property repairs and restoration, has been shortlisted in the category of Best Use of Technology for Customer Experience – Claims (FNOL) in the prestigious Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards. The annual awards celebrate the very finest in UK general insurance technology and innovation […]
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Caddick break ground on 98 home residential scheme

Forge New Homes and Caddick Construction have officially started on site of the new 98-home The Hedgerows development in Pilsley, North Derbyshire. Marking the key date with an official ground-breaking ceremony, the seven-acre scheme is situated near Clay Cross and Chesterfield and due for completion in summer 2023. The development will also offer 30 much-needed affordable housing and shared ownership homes within a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties, including bungalows. The £12m project, led by Forge New Homes, was made possible through a Joint Venture between five Sheffield housing providers – Great Places Housing Group, the Guinness […]
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Focus celebrates as Ely Museum re-opens its doors following completion of £2.58m renovation project

Museum, heritage and exhibition project management specialist Focus is celebrating the opening of Ely Museum after the museum had been closed to the public since September 2019. Nottingham-based Focus was both project manager and business planner for the transformation of the museum, supporting the museum through the second round Heritage Fund application to a successful £1.6m grant. The revitalised museum is set to be a heritage hub for locals and tourists alike, telling the story of Ely and beyond through new galleries, events, and exhibitions, creating an exciting destination for local families, schools and visitors. Resources and trails will encourage […]
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Letting secured at Sheffield Woodhouse Link development

Network Space has secured its first letting at its speculative multimillion-pound Woodhouse Link development, close to M1 Junction 31 in Sheffield. BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd is taking the 31,200 sq ft Unit 3 on a 15-year lease. A second unit is also under offer. Local construction company Harris CM is onsite delivering 116,600 sq ft of prime industrial space across four high specification units. Ready for occupation in early 2022, Woodhouse Link will be capable of fostering approximately 200 new jobs. BLE is part of the family owned Lowe & Fletcher Group. A global supplier, the company has […]
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3d Reality Modelling High Detail Rapid Measured Surveys

We like to work hard on our research and development, the last year being no exception. The goal being to find a way of delivering huge amounts of detail from our measured surveys to a client, who might not have access to the same high-quality equipment and software licenses that we do. We believe we have cracked it. Mausoleum 3D Model By utilising the technology at our disposal, including our Drones and Laser Scanners. We can rapidly capture large site areas, specific buildings, or pretty much anything really, to an almost infinite level of detail. The information is captured in […]
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Nottingham Hawaiian restaurant wins Midlands Enterprise Award

Pokéwaves – Nottingham’s first Hawaiian poké bar – has been named Nottinghamshire’s Best Takeaway Restaurant on behalf of SME News, hosts of the Midlands Enterprise Awards. Established in 2019 by two Nottingham university alumni and voted Nottingham’s favourite takeaway in the latest Deliveroo 2021 report, Pokéwaves specialises in rapidly serving up healthy, fresh Hawaiian oceanic cuisine bowls, as well as fruit smoothie bowls. A classic poké bowl is served with sticky rice or noodles and power-packed pickles, vegetables and salad. The restaurant, located in Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre, gets its name (pronounced poke-ay waves) from the preparation of the food […]
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Cleveland Containers Celebrates Southern Expansion

Following a record-breaking year of growth, Cleveland Containers are delighted to announce the launch of their new Midlands office. Based in Wolverhampton, the new office is the latest expansion venture for Cleveland Containers who are delighted to also be welcoming Lewis Westley and Callum Davis to the company. Fresh to the container industry, Callum has previously worked for Jaguar as a New Car Sales Executive and more recently as a Kitchen Salesman for Howdens Joinery.  Callum said: “The container industry is new to me but I’m sure that my strong background in sales has given me the skills required to […]
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Haddonstone Announces New £300k Site Expansion

After a busy year of trading, Haddonstone are thrilled to announce their new site expansion.  The new building, which is estimated to cost £300,000, is due to be completed this summer and will double the current size of the TecStone shop floor, giving Haddonstone approximately 12-14 tonnes per day of manufacturing space, compared to the current average of 6.2 tonnes. As part of the same project, the new site expansion will also increase their timber mould shop space to accommodate a CNC machine. The site expansion project brings potential new job opportunities and the Building and Construction team has expanded, […]
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WatchPilot Appoints Head of Creative

Ecommerce watch specialist, WatchPilot, has expanded its Nottingham head office, welcoming Nicolas Hawke as Head of Creative. Nicolas brings more than 25 years of creative experience to the role and previously spent 12 years at Time Products, where he was Creative Manager. Nicolas said: “At WatchPilot, I create, plan and deliver a strategic vision for the business, ensuring that we produce engaging and inspiring content for the web, and social media. I’m involved in planning and creating attention-grabbing campaigns that help to guide the customer journey. The great thing about this role is that every day is different; one day, […]
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Caddick donate for school's outdoor appeal

Caddick Construction is building stronger links with local West Yorkshire communities after donating £560 to Hollybank Trust in Mirfield for specially adapted nursery equipment. Debbie Watson, Caddick Construction Social Value Manager, visited the charity in Mirfield to meet the staff and see how and where the equipment will be used and to find out more about the Trust and what they do. Caddick Construction is currently working on the nearby £12.5m Moorpark industrial project, on Leeds Road, Mirfield. As part of the ongoing Moorpark construction project, a donation of £560 has been made to pay for adapted early years (nursery) […]
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