New machine cuts clear path for Wilkins' expansion

A packaging giant has invested in a new die-cutting machine, to bolster its already strong fleet of equipment. The award-winning Wilkins Group, based on Colwick Industrial Estate, in Nottinghamshire, has bought the hi-tec device – making the trailblazing firm the first in the UK to purchase this piece of kit. It comes as the family-run company, which manufactures packaging for most major supermarket chains, undergoes a multi-million-pound extension. This will add a further 50,000 sq ft to its headquarters and increase turnover – the last financial year saw the UK turnover top £46m, up by more than 20 per cent […]
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Schroder REIT appoints Caddick Construction to deliver first Net Zero Carbon in operation warehouse development in the North West

The North West office of family run business, Caddick Construction, has been appointed by Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust (“SREIT”) to deliver eleven warehouse units at SREIT’s Stanley Green Trading Estate (“Stanley Green”) in South Manchester. The new units will have a GDV of approximately £22.5 million and will deliver a further 80,000 sq ft of trade counter space on a 3.4 acre development site adjacent to the existing estate. The development will, on completion, be the first Net Zero Carbon in Operation industrial scheme in the North West and will also be delivered to BREAAM Excellent certification with an […]
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East Midlands Fixed Fee Divorce Specialists Awarded UK’s Most Innovative Divorce and Family Law Firm 2022

Leicestershire-based Fixed fee divorce specialists, East Midlands-based Fair Result scooped the SME Legal News award for The UK’s Most Divorce & Family Law Firm 2022. The SME Legal News awards were held virtually on Friday the 27th of May 2022, for the first time following the pandemic. The aim of the awards is to highlight small and medium-sized firms in the industry, that have shown true excellence, commitment, and determination over the past year, in the UK. Fair Result boast a completely unique fixed-fee offering for their clients, with over 70 years of combined experience in commercial negotiation. Using a […]
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Caddick Construction appointed to deliver new housing development in West Yorkshire for WDH

WDH and Caddick Construction have officially started on site delivering the 43-home Sowgate Lane development in Ferrybridge, Knottingley. Providing a mix of two and three-bedroomed modern family homes, there will be 30 properties for affordable rent and 13 for sale with shared ownership, helping local people get onto the housing ladder by buying an affordable share in their home and paying an affordable rent on the rest. This high quality £5 million development will be landscaped, transforming the former scrubland site in West Yorkshire. The 43 homes will be well insulated and energy efficient, helping to keep the cost of […]
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Network Space acquires development opportunity in Warrington

Network Space has acquired a high profile 4.8 acre (1.92ha) site in Warrington for an undisclosed sum. The site on Winwick Road, approximately 1 mile from junction 9 of the M62, was sold by National Grid and offers a prime redevelopment opportunity within easy reach of Warrington and the motorway network. Network Space is now underway with preparing a planning submission to deliver a high quality, multi-let industrial development of circa 100,000 sq ft. Designed to appeal to a range of businesses and with sustainability a priority, Network Space hopes to start on site next year, providing much-needed, modern workspace […]
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NETWORK SPACE SUBMITS PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE REGENERATION OF THE FORMER DISTILLERY IN HUYTON

Network Space has submitted a full planning application to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for the regeneration and redevelopment of an initial phase of the former Sovereign Distillery site on the Huyton Business Park. Joe Burnett, Development Director for Network Space, said: “This is a high-profile, exceptionally well-located site and, through this part demolition, part refurbishment and part new build strategy, we intend to deliver a multi-let industrial and logistics estate, perfectly suited for a wide range of occupiers. “Where possible, we are seeking to reduce the development’s embodied carbon by retaining and repurposing existing buildings on the site, rather than […]
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Land sold for new housing development in rural Leicestershire

Land in rural Leicestershire with planning permission for 17 new homes has been sold to a local housing developer. Specialist land, development and property agency Newton LDP has completed the sale of land off Church Causeway on behalf of its client to Langton Homes. The 1.81-hectare site, in the village of Church Langton, received outline planning permission for 17 homes in May 2019, with reserved matters approval granted two years later. Richard Foxon, Managing Director of Newton LDP Ltd, said: “This is a site I know well and have been involved in for some time, initially advising the landowners when […]
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Nottingham founded Wattbike partner with Performance teq to help power professional sports and education sector

Wattbike partner with sports sales consultancy Performance teq The two Nottingham-based companies join forces to help tap-in further to the sports and education sector Wattbike, world leaders in elite-level indoor bikes, has appointed Nottingham based Performance teq to provide expert sales consultancy to help grow its client portfolio. Founded in 2008, with a mission to develop premium indoor bikes that provide cutting edge analysis and unrivalled accuracy, Wattbike now has extensive global reach and has enlisted the support of Performance teq to help drive its sales within the education and elite sport sectors. The pioneering Wattbike Pro/Trainer was launched in […]
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Finding the Ideal Target Audience for your Business

[h1] Finding your Ideal Target Audience for your Business Derby-based creative marketing agency think3 explains why finding the right target audience for your business is crucial. If you’re in business, more specifically marketing, it’s a must to understand your target audience. We’re continuously babbling on about it in almost every single blog we write – but it’s just that important. For instance, the way you talk with lecturers/teachers would probably be different from the way you talk with your friends. The same goes for business. You’ve to tailor your message according to whom you’re speaking. Whether it’s Digital PR or […]
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Caddick Construction completes Alpla UK’s multimillion-pound expansion

Caddick Construction’s North West team has completed the expansion of global packaging and recycling specialist, Alpla’s, Warrington UK manufacturing facility in Golborne. The multimillion Design and Build contract covered a series of phases, including a bridge link over the highway to connect Alpla’s existing production facility with the adjacent former Carlsberg unit (GB4) which the company acquired in 2019 as its new logistics hub. This latest phase saw the substantial expansion of the hub with the construction of a warehouse extension, along with associated external works. Ben Edwards, contracts manager at Caddick Construction, said: “We have worked with Alpla over […]
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NEW BUILD TRAVIS PERKINS COMPLETES AT VESUVIUS, WORKSOP

A 1,933 sq m purpose built builders merchant facility has completed at the Vesuvius development off Sandy Lane, Worksop with Travis Perkins set to open in July 2022. Property development and investment company, CEG, managed the build of the bespoke unit, which will be leased by Travis Perkins. The development will create 20 new jobs, deliver a new supply chain facility for existing local business and bring economic benefits to the area. Will Moss, Acquisition Director from Travis Perkins plc, said: ” We’re really excited to have secured this new two acre site in Worksop, which will be a key branch for Travis Perkins, providing […]
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Developer celebrates filling empty shops in bid to make high street ‘cool’ again

A DEVELOPER credited with helping to save part of a city centre from dying out has managed to fill all of its vacant units – with exciting retailers about to set up shop. ALB Group boldly set out to make Derby city centre “cool again” by buying up empty premises and renting them out to independent retailers. Just three months later, ALB – which bid to bring a feel of London’s successful Carnaby Street to Derby, similar to its scheme in Nottingham city centre – has now fully let all of the premises, with all leases signed. Marketing experts have […]
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Homebuilder provides its top five walking locations in Nottinghamshire for National Walking Month

For National Walking Month, Nottinghamshire-based Barratt Homes North Midlands is offering a list of scenic riverside walks near its Romans’ Quarter and Fernwood Village developments in Bingham and Newark. National Walking Month – which lasts through the whole of the month of May and is run by health charity Living Streets – aims to get people out into their local area, be active and appreciate all nature has to offer while taking a scenic walk. This year’s theme is #Try20, and Living Streets is encouraging everyone who is capable to try walking for a minimum of 20 minutes a day […]
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8 ways tradespeople can make their work more sustainable

For World Environment Day (5th June), an expert has shared advice on how tradespeople can make their work more sustainable.  Improving sustainability can benefit both the planet and your business, as customers are growing increasingly likely to favour tradespeople with green credentials.  Recent research by ElectricalDirect, the specialist retailer of electrical products, found that a quarter (25%) of Brits are now more interested in sustainability than they were a few years ago, and over a fifth (22%) of tradespeople have been questioned about the environmental impact of their work over the last year.  However, four in five (80%) say that […]
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BioVate Hygienics launches with pledge to become country’s best sustainable and carbon neutral cleaning product brand

Pioneering BioVate Hygienics has launched with a bold pledge to establish itself as the country’s ‘go to’ brand for sustainable and carbon neutral cleaning products. The ground-breaking company has been co-founded by experienced environmental entrepreneur Nick Winstone with a vision to adopt cutting edge innovation to deliver the next generation of biological cleaning products, with the lowest environmental impact packaging. Based in Towcester, Northants, BioVate’s mission is to change the way Britain cleans by: Ensuring the core products use 100 per cent natural biological and plant-based liquids Utilising ground breaking packaging that is reusable and renewable Working towards completely carbon […]
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NOTTS COUNTY FOUNDATION ADOPT STRETCH OF NOTTINGHAM & BEESTON CANAL

Local charity Notts County Foundation has announced the adoption of its local section of the Nottingham & Beeston Canal. The area, which measures approximately 40 metres in total, will see the award-winning charity implement new schemes to preserve and maintain the site throughout the remainder of 2022 and beyond. Predominantly focussing on rejuvenating the area’s shrubbery, clearing the waterways, and repainting parts of the walkways, the news follows Notts County Foundation’s announcement that it has allocated all members of staff two-days to undertake voluntary work for a local charity of their choosing, with a number already selecting the Canal & […]
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First properties to launch at exciting new homes development in Leicestershire

Homebuyers will soon be able to check out the first properties available at a brand new development in North-East Leicestershire. On Hamilton Lane in the new community of Thorpebury, five-star developer David Wilson Homes is set to deliver a variety of 225 two to five bedroom homes at its latest development, Thorpebury in the Limes. Following the development’s launch on Thursday 26th May, the first properties will be available to reserve off-plan on an appointment-only basis from the housebuilder’s Fleckney Fields development, off Kilby Road in Fleckney. With buying off-plan referring to the purchasing of a property before it has […]
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Network Space strengthens industrial development pipeline with acquisition

Network Space Developments has acquired a 2.8-acre site on Welcomb Street, Openshaw, from the LTE Group for an undisclosed sum. The former Manchester College site, accessed from the Ashton Old Road (A635), currently comprises of eight buildings of varying ages and sizes which were previously used as classrooms and workshops by the Manchester School of Building. Initial development plans are for the delivery of up to 70,000 sq ft of multi-let industrial accommodation with work due to start on site in the first half of 2023, subject to securing planning permission later this year. Joe Burnett, Development Director for Network […]
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Russell Roof Tiles Heads to Villa Park for Charity Football Match

Leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is warming up ready for its big charity football match at Villa Park Stadium on Friday 27th May. Two squads of 17 including 16 players from RRT’s Burton and Lochmaben sites, as well as suppliers and customers have accepted the invitation, and are dusting off their boots and returning to the pitch with the ambition to raise £4,000 for local charities and causes as part of their Give 4 Good Charity Scheme. All donations received from the players will be added to the company’s fundraising project, Give 4 Good, which aims […]
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Peterborough-Based Hales Group Announce 2022 Hales Heroes Winners

The Four Winners have been chosen for their unwavering commitment and passion for helping others Regional care group Hales is proud to have recently revealed the names of the latest Hales Heroes, who were all chosen for their commitment to their work and for showing their compassion and care for their service users and the work they do every day. Each month, care workers from all their branches are entered into the Hales Heroes draw on the basis of commitment, integrity and going above and beyond the call of duty. The winning care workers will each receive an Award for […]
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