Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low as rate decision looms

Small firms are finding it increasingly difficult to access new finance, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The findings show...

Changes to minimum wage deliver pay rise to 2m workers

More than two million workers on minimum wages got a pay rise last weekend and employers have to pay more towards workers' pensions from...

LLEP submits £144m Local Growth Fund bid

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has submitted its bid for £144 million economic growth money from the government’s Local Growth Fund. In March...

Consumer confidence rallies amid debt and inflation worries

UK consumer confidence has rallied in the third quarter of 2017, increasing by three percentage points from Q2 2017 after three consecutive quarters of...

Ideagen wins over £1 million worth of contracts in the life...

Ideagen, the Ruddington-based supplier of information management software to highly regulated industries, has announced a series of contract wins in the life science industry...

Uni funding helps Derbyshire engineers up competitiveness

Chesterfield engineering company N&R Needham is investing in new machinery to boost its measuring capacity after securing funds from the University of Derby. The investment...

Smith Cooper announces new mortgage offering

Derby-based Mortgage Arena has announced a rebrand to reflect recent business changes, in particular the partnership with Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firm...

Global merger for Nottingham’s 3D Laser Mapping and GeoSLAM

Nottingham's 3D Laser Mapping Ltd and GeoSLAM Ltd have merged, creating a global market leader in mapping and monitoring. UK laser scanning and monitoring companies 3D Laser Mapping...

Grants available to breathe new life into historic buildings

Hundreds of neglected historic buildings across the East Midlands could qualify for special grants to help bring them back into life. That’s the view of...

Westminster delegation tells MPs what business needs

A delegation of business leaders from the East Midlands went to Westminster on Tuesday to tell MPs what they want from government as it...
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Smashing success for Nottingham glassmaker

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