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Free support offered to businesses to boost growth through tech

Microbusinesses looking to boost productivity through technology, such as tracking customer behaviour, converting sales leads or making the most of social media, can access...

Small firms to struggle with new immigration policy, FSB report reveals

A new report reveals that few small firms can automate processes to cover lost access to EU skills without additional support under the UK’s...

Property

Henry Brothers completes £30m Loughborough University refurb scheme

Contractor Henry Brothers has completed a £30m scheme to refurbish and upgrade two key buildings at Loughborough University. The long-term development – one of the...

Finance

“Extremely positive year” for Derby recruitment firm as revenue passes £90m

RTC Group, the Derby recruitment business, has had an "extremely positive year," according to its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Group...

Derby investment firm rescues handrail manufacturer from administration

Derby-based Argento Investments, has vowed to restore customer confidence after rescuing Walsall company, Stainless Handrail Systems (SHS), from administration. The Middlemore Lane West-based company, which...
funding

Duo of Coalville businesses supported with £5.9m in debt funding

ThinCats, the Leicestershire-based alternative lender to mid-sized SMEs, has provided £5.9m in funding facilities for two businesses backed by NVM Private Equity. £4.3m of the...

East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge executes corporate deals valuing £96m in 2019

Against a background of Brexit and significant economic uncertainty, Sills & Betteridge‘s Corporate and Commercial team transacted corporate deals with a value of £96...

Manufacturing

Triumph plans new Hinckley R&D centre following move of mass production...

Triumph Motorcycles is to create a new global Centre of Excellence for Research and Development at its UK Headquarters in Hinckley. The news comes...

Industry survey points to turnaround in manufacturing activity

Encouraging early signs indicate a turnaround in manufacturing activity with CBI insight confirming a slowdown in falling output volumes. According to the latest monthly ‘Industrial...

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Longer trains and more seats to benefit Midlands commuters

Thousands of passengers will benefit from improvements on CrossCountry trains including over 20,000 extra seats a week, thanks to a £2.5 million government investment...

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University of Derby appoints new provost

The University of Derby has appointed Professor Warren Manning to the newly established position of Provost - Innovation and Research to drive forward its...
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