Wilkins Group helps out the homeless and vulnerable with festive care packages

STAFF at an award-winning packaging firm have once again played Santa – hand-delivering hundreds of hampers to the region’s most vulnerable people.  The elves at The Wilkins Group, based in Colwick, Nottinghamshire, have put together 250 festive care packages full of winter essentials to help users of local homeless shelters, and other vulnerable people, get through the winter months.  It follows a similar, successful charity drive last Christmas, in which The Wilkins Group delivered 344 festive hampers to local Covid19 heroes and those most in need. The latest packs contain a hat, gloves, thermal socks, toiletries including shower gel, toothpaste and a toothbrush, and snacks. Among […]
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TEN NEW TENANTS SECURED AT VESUVIUS WORKSOP

Property investment and management company CEG has secured 10 new tenants to its multi-million speculative Vesuvius development in Worksop. The new tenants include gym and fitness training company Crossfit Worksop and Endeavour Martial Arts, as well as retailers such as Kitchen Craft, Escape Hot Tubs and Rother Valley Optics. It has also become a hub for auto companies from Just Tyres, DV Autos Ltd, Epic Detail and electric vehicle charging specialist Powerpoint to Shark Eye’s research and design centre. Burger King has taken the first of three flexible food and beverage units at the site. Glynn Davies, technical director of […]
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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COMMUNITY OFF TO A FLYING START WITH SALES SUCCESS

David Wilson Homes is celebrating the success of its development The Skylarks in East Leake after 10 properties have found proud owners in the past 13 weeks. The thriving development on Rempstone Road launched earlier this year and has welcomed a range of buyers to become a part of the tight-knit community. Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “The Skylarks is blossoming and we really enjoy seeing this development take shape as it becomes a part of the local area. “First time buyers, downsizers, second steppers and growing families are starting afresh here and we […]
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Housebuilder helps to protect Leicestershire butterflies with donation to conservation charity

As part of its 10-year anniversary campaign and its dedication to supporting local wildlife, Mulberry Homes has donated £1,000 to Butterfly Conservation. Butterfly Conservation is a charity focused on protecting butterflies and moths all over the UK. Their core aims are to recover threatened butterflies and moths, increase numbers of widespread species and inspire people to get involved by educating them and raising awareness about the important role butterflies and moths play. Mulberry Homes’ contribution will go towards the charity’s ongoing conservation projects, helping to halt and reverse the decline of endangered species. Sandra Muldoon, Head of Fundraising at Butterfly […]
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MEIF Maven Debt Finance supports AP Taylor with £750,000 funding package

Luton logistics business secures loan to expand its range and create three new jobs. AP Taylor Ltd (“AP Taylor”) has secured a £750,000 funding package from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”), for the East & South East Midlands Debt Finance fund managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme. The Luton-based leading logistics business will use the capital funding to invest in its growing service range, support business expansion through bulk stock acquisition and help create three new jobs for the local economy. AP Taylor provides a personalised returns solution to a variety of […]
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Growth For Inkdrawn As Architectural Technologist Is Appointed

Architectural studio, InkDrawn has appointed a new senior architectural technologist following a series of project wins. Nicola West, a Chartered Member of CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist), has joined the Leicester-based studio to implement technical delivery of the firm’s residential and commercial developments. With over 30 years’ experience, Nicola is passionate about training young people and has sat on both the CIAT’s Education Committee and Executive Board, where she was the first female to be elected. “I was fortunate that part of my role on the CIAT Education Committee was to undertake accreditation and validation visits to universities, so […]
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Ecology consultancy celebrates 30th birthday with over £1m gift aid to Notts Wildlife Trust

East Midlands, ecology consultancy EMEC is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1991, and based in the heart of Nottingham, East Midlands Environmental Consultants Limited (EMEC) is a specialist ecological consultancy that undertakes ecological surveys, arboriculture and land management services for many of the UK’s leading developers and utilities companies. Over the last 30 years, EMEC has gift-aided over £1m to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s (NWT) which has been used to fund habitat conservation work across nature reserves under the management of NWT and other wildlife conservation activities and campaigns. Whilst balancing the need to protect and enhance biodiversity, EMEC has […]
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Merritts Machinery Movers Appoint New Contracts Manager

Nottinghamshire based, heavy machinery moving company, Joseph Merritt Group have recently appointed Steve Burlinson as their new Contracts Manager. The appointment of Steve is a result of a recent influx in manufacturing activity, with enquiries coming from businesses across the UK requiring a heavy machinery moving service. Recent clients include the likes of ENGEL, DMG Mori, Heidelberg, Pirelli, and Trumpf. As a qualified CPCS appointed person, in his new role Steve will be responsible for managing both ongoing and upcoming contracts with clients. He will also act as a vital link, between the sales and operations departments, providing expert advice […]
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NEW DEAL SECURED FOR FAST-GROWING COMPANY TO MOVE TO WARRINGTON – BUSINESS PARK NOW FULLY LET

Commercial property management company, NSM, has let the 4,704 sq ft unit 38 at Gateway 49 Trade Park in Warrington to Stevenswood. A dedicated window, door, glass and conservatory supply, Stevenswood has seen dramatic growth as property owners increase home improvement projects during the pandemic. As a result it has invested in a 10-year lease for this additional trade counter outlet. Will Gold, Managing Director of Stevenswood Ltd, said: “Stevenswood is one of the leading UK window, door and roof suppliers with 26 trade counters across the UK selling to trade and DIY customers.  We are delighted to be part […]
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Tile Manufacturer Provides Christmas Cheer for Children

The staff team at pioneering roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is supporting local children’s charities local to its sites this festive season. Employing 140 people at two sites on Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton, and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) the firm is focusing its Christmas support this year on children and young people. Russell Roof Tile is helping The Young Ones, Burton who provide gift boxes for local children aged 0-17 that are requested by Family Support Agencies, for children in need or crisis. The staff at the company has collected hundreds of pounds worth of goods, […]
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Connected Data appoints two senior directors

Recently launched East Midlands based venture, Connected Data, is pleased to announce that Anthony Sumner and Antony Dear will be joining the team as Director of Data and Analytics and Director of Platform and Delivery. Anthony Sumner joins the Connected Data team from Experian, the global information services company, where he held the role of Managing Director of Analytics. He brings with him 25 years of expertise in deep analytics and success in solving the complex issues of high profile organisations across various sectors in the UK. His new role will be to lead the further development of Connected Data’s […]
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Positive Outlook for Logistics Firm

Independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group which has 400 staff, at three sites across the East Midlands, is on track to achieve record turnover and profits in 2021, with 2022 forecast to be even more successful. Acquired by Notts entrepreneur Andrew Baxter in 2013, the company has gone from strength to strength and most recently invested in a new £60m state of the art 3pl facility at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby. Europa’s local sites include its specialist technology team based near Worksop, a European road freight sales team based at Colwick Quays Business Park, in Nottingham plus the new […]
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Engineering consultancy expands team with double hire

Nottingham-based engineering consultancy, Howard Ward Associates (HWA), has expanded its team with two new hires. Theodora Francis joins the firm as a senior civil engineer, alongside Nadeem Chaudhry as senior technician. From its office in Nottingham, HWA delivers construction engineering consultancy services across the country, and works in a range of sectors and specialities including education, residential, healthcare, emergency services and solar PV. In her new role, Theodora will be providing detailed civil engineering design solutions including securing approvals from governing bodies in response to development proposals. She is a graduate member of ICE and has a BEng (Hons) degree […]
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Heathcotes opens new supported living in Chesterfield

Care provider, Heathcotes Group, has opened a new provision of independent supported living properties in Chesterfield for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. The company’s Brendon House service features four self-contained apartments for individuals who are stepping down from a hospital or full-time residential care setting to improve their independent living skills. Each property offers spacious accommodation with its own lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The two-storey building includes two apartments and communal space on each floor as well as separate space for an on-site team of around 10 support workers providing 24-hour care support when needed. Heathcotes’ Director of Business Development, Natalia Lysiuk, said: “The opening […]
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Focus appointed on vital Royal Society of Sculptors Dora House conservation project

Focus has been appointed to project manage the refurbishment of the listed Dora House in London – the home of the Royal Society of Sculptors. The artist-led membership organisation, which supports sculptors throughout their careers, was created more than 100 years ago to champion contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it. The society still leads the conversation about sculpture today through its extensive and varied exhibitions and events. The Royal Society of Sculptors is based in South Kensington, near to some of London’s most iconic museums, in the grade II listed Dora House, with its striking architecture and light-filled […]
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rg+p Promotes Three New Directors

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has confirmed the promotion of three longstanding employees to directors. Melvyn King becomes technical director, John Roberts is technical associate director for housing and Ben Walton is design director. Collectively the trio has amassed over three decades with rg+p, delivering some of the firm’s flagship schemes including Royal Warwick Square in Kensington and Chelsea, Leicester’s Sock Island waterfront regeneration, the award-winning Passivhaus homes at Heathcott Road and the 692-bed student scheme at The Bendigo Building in Nottingham. “Melvyn, John and Ben are significantly talented architects, with a breadth of knowledge and expertise that the practice draws […]
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Award-winning Bellway site manager promoted to construction manager

A multi award-winning site manager has been promoted to the role of construction manager, overseeing four new housing developments in Derbyshire. Dave Monk, who has won nine awards in eight years, works for Bellway’s East Midlands division based in Leicester. The 49-year-old, who lives in Pinxton in Derbyshire, was named the best builder in the East of England for two years in a row. Dave won the National House-Building Council’s (NHBC) East Regional Award in the Large Housebuilder category of the Pride in the Job Awards in 2018 and 2019 when he was site manager at Bellway’s Liberty development off […]
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Retiring former PKF Smith Cooper Partner was ‘one of the foundations upon which the firm was built’

Respected former Partner and Audit Director Janet Morgan retires after dedicating 20 years of her career to PKF Smith Cooper.  Janet’s illustrious career began back in 1984, when she qualified as a Chartered Accountant for a sole practitioner. This was followed by a position at Deloitte Haskins & Sells and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In February 2002, Janet joined PKF Smith Cooper in a Senior Manager role within the audit and assurance department, quickly being promoted to Partner. During her time with the firm, Janet held numerous voluntary and charity positions with The University of Derby, Derby College, and the RSPCA. Of her […]
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Triumph for Sandiacre local as she’s awarded prestigious National Young Business Woman of the Year title

The Practical Planning Company’s Jodie Heginbotham is also named Silver Overall Winner at National Business Women’s Awards 2021 The founder and director of award-winning architectural design firm The Practical Planning Company has been crowned Young Business Woman of the Year at this year’s National Business Women’s Awards – and Silver Overall Winner. Jodie Heginbotham, from Sandiacre, Derbyshire, triumphed at the national awards ceremony, which took place at the Hilton Wembley Hotel in London. The awards programme was made up of 21 categories, celebrating the most successful business women from across the UK and judged by a national panel of judges. […]
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Vistry Group wins Large Housebuilder of the Year at Housebuilder Awards

  Local housebuilder Vistry Group won the biggest accolade at a national awards celebrating excellence in the industry. Colleagues at Vistry East Midlands, part of Vistry Group, are celebrating receiving Large Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards, run in partnership with the National House Building Council (NHBC) and Home Builders Federation (HBF). The housebuilder, which was formed at the start of 2020 and builds Bovis Homes and Linden Homes properties across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, also picked up The Housebuilder Star Award.   Fraser Hopes, MD of Vistry East Midlands, said: “Vistry is delighted to have won Large […]
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