Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Property

£1.6m funding for Nottingham developer transforming care home into residential apartments

Paragon Bank has provided a £1.6 million development finance loan to Nottingham-based developer, Hockley Developments Ltd, for the conversion of a care home into...

First stage of Belvoir Shopping Centre revitalisation to commence

Gylo, who acquired the Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville last year, has announced that following the approval of its planning application earlier this summer,...

Agent appointed to Chesterfield Waterside offices

Knight Frank has been appointed to find tenants for office space in Chesterfield’s newest £340m regeneration project. Construction of No.1 Waterside Place at Basin Square...

New £58.5m college campus completes in Nottingham

Build work on Nottingham College’s new City Hub campus, in the city centre, is now complete. Builders and main contractors Wates, formally handed over the building...

Ground broken on 37-acre industrial scheme near Northampton

Real estate investor and developer, Firethorn Trust, has broken ground at Northampton Cross, a 37-acre speculative industrial development in Milton Ham. Designed to attract a...

Plans revealed for former Assembly Rooms site in Derby

Earlier this year Derby City Council decided to develop new 3,500 seater venue at Becketwell, after critical structural issues were found with the old...

Finance

Nottingham-based Mitrefinch acquired by software company

Software company Advanced has acquired Mitrefinch, a Nottingham-based provider of workforce management solutions. It is Advanced’s second acquisition of 2020 following the acquisition of Tikit a...

Manufacturing

Decline in manufacturing activity slows from July slump but remains weak

Output volumes in the three months to October fell at their slowest pace since March 2020, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends...

Mansfield manufacturer to grow revenues by £2m

A Nottinghamshire performance doorset manufacturer is set to grow revenues by £2m this year thanks in part to a £400,000 investment in new machinery. Integrated...

Rolls-Royce increases bond offer to £2bn

After "strong demand" from investors, Rolls-Royce has increased the size of its bond offering to £2bn. On 1 October 2020, the company announced its intention...

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre aims to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University. The Industrial Policy and Insight Centre will bring together academics, businesses...

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Prioritise jobs, training for young to drive UK-wide recovery – CBI

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Covid-19 and business owners – guidance on Job Retention Scheme

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APPOINTMENTS

Leicestershire broker adds quartet to growing firm

Anthony James Insurance Brokers has welcomed four new members to its expanding team. The Loughborough based commercial insurance specialist now has a team of 25,...

OUT OF OFFICE

Midlands coach wins award for keeping businesses thriving during pandemic

A Leicestershire business growth expert has won an award for keeping the region’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Mark Jennings...

Shortlist revealed for Midlands Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the names of the business leaders shortlisted for its 2020 Midlands Director of the Year Awards. The finalists...

Time Out: Kimberley Bloor, Head of Design at Blueprint Interiors

The weekend is almost upon us and that means it’s time for some quick fire questions. This week our ‘Time Out’ feature focuses on...

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