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Northamptonshire residential scheme granted after planning appeal

Planners at property consultancy Harris Lamb have secured consent for a residential scheme in Northamptonshire after taking the decision to appeal.  The business, acting for a private developer, appealed against Corby Borough Council’s decision to refuse permission for four new homes on land off Stamford Road in…

Leicester’s future is bright as £50m development opens

Leicester hotels Novotel and Adagio and independent restaurant NineB open their doors today (16 January 2020) following a vote of confidence in the future of the city from Leicester-based property developers Charles Street Buildings Group. The £50 million regeneration of the wider Great Central Square development…

Stepnell works on new car park as HR giant drives ahead with expansion

A new employee car park is the latest in a series of projects being delivered for HR and payroll software and services firm MHR by regional construction firm Stepnell. The 190-space, four-floor facility is being built as part of the Ruddington-based company’s expansion and is the fourth project worked on by Stepnell…

Shropshire man asks community to join him handing a meal to 10,000 hungry children in Africa

A Shropshire man is asking businesses and local church and community groups to join him and literally lend their hands to help feed 10,000 children who might otherwise go hungry. Rob Ellis, whose business in based in Oswestry is asking other people to join him in supporting Leicester based Feed The Hungry UK which…

Ideagen secures software project with Saudi Arabia’s first flying academy

UK-based, global software firm, Ideagen, has secured a project with a Saudi Arabian flying academy which will see it provide software to help it meet regulatory and operational requirements. OxfordSaudia, owned by the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), will implement Ideagen’s Coruson system for quality…

Retro gaming event to support hospice

An afternoon of retro gaming is set to take place at a city arcade bar to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. The event, titled Game On, will take place on Sunday, January 26 at Retroids Arcade Bar in New Street, Worcester, from 1pm. Everyone with a ticket to this event will have an hour’s unlimited gaming, with…

Shawbrook Bank wins competitive process to provide UK’s largest tomato supplier with £25m…

APS Group is the UK’s largest tomato supplier, responsible for over 30% of total UK production, providing a range of fresh salad produce to multiple UK retailers The £25m funding from Shawbrook provides additional cash flow to cater for the client’s growth plans in the upcoming growing season APS Group employs…

Bruderer UK’s order book boosted by end of political uncertainty

Investment in manufacturing is on the rise following the General Election according to one of the UK’s leading suppliers of precision high-quality stamping and forming technology. Bosses at Bruderer UK are predicting a buoyant 2020 after it revealed a £3million pipeline of projects that include the installation of…

Petro Nicolaides appointed visiting professor at Birmingham City University

Commercial & Business Executive Petro Nicolaides, who also acts as special advisor to West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, has been awarded a professorship by Birmingham City University. The prominent Brummie will be conferred the title of Visiting Professor at the University’s business school in recognition of…

Calling Extreme Warrior teams

Katharine House Hospice is excited to bring its epic mud and obstacle event – Extreme Warrior – back in 2020 at a brand new venue, Rodbaston Hall, Penkridge – with an exclusive offer for readers. Budding warriors can take part alone or in a team but whatever the distance they will be pushing their limits to…