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Leicester Tigers agree naming deal with Mattioli Woods for Welford Road stadium

Leicester Tigers' home ground will be rebranded as Mattioli Woods Welford Road after the club and the wealth management firm agreed a five-year deal.

it's the first time naming rights have been sold for the stadium the club has called home since 1892. The tigers say the deal will ...

2020-10-19 17:17 open_in_new
Start date outlined for £200m 200-acre Yorkshire Energy Park

Work could start on the £200 million Yorkshire Energy Park this spring.

The 200 acre site on the former Hedon Airfield was granted conditional planning consent last November, with the complexities that came with it now virtually ironed out.

It is hoped the huge scheme, in which ...

2020-10-19 17:17 open_in_new
AV Dawson unveils plans for new four-storey HQ at Port of Middlesbrough

Freight logistics firm AV Dawson has unveiled plans for a moden new headquarters in Middlesbrough.

The new state-af-the-art head office will be built on the exact location of the town’s original port, where AV Dawson already has its main offices.

The new headquarters forms part of ...

2020-10-19 17:17 open_in_new
Scapa Group expects revenues ahead of forecast

Adhesive products manufacturer Scapa Group has said it expects its full-year revenues to be ahead of its previous forecast.

However, in a trading update for the half-year to September 30, the group said its revenues for the period were down by around 24 per cent.

Its healthcare ...

2020-10-13 13:05 open_in_new
Queen's Birthday Honours 2020: Bristol founders of bionic arm company awarded MBEs

The co-founders of a Bristol company that makes bionic arms for amputees have been awarded MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020.

Joel Gibbard and Samantha Payne, of Open Bionics, were given the accolade for their work making bionic technology accessible to people ...

2020-10-13 13:05 open_in_new
Social media behind jump in online sales, research shows

The average UK shopper now spends on average £83 a month online compared to £75 in 2019, an 11 per cent leap on last year’s figures..

Lockdown has had a big impact on shoppers behaviour, according to Royal Mail’s annual Delivery Matters study.

Social media influence continues ...

2020-10-13 13:05 open_in_new
UK's first zero-carbon electric passenger ferry launched

The UK’s first environmentally-friendly electric passenger ferry has been launched and will undergo rigorous trials before going into service in Plymouth.

Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine have launched the trailblazing zero-carbon e-Voyager. Designed and developed in partnership ...

2020-10-13 13:05 open_in_new
Justine Greening on why Britain needs to level up - and why businesses need to play their part

Justine Greening, the former secretary of state for education and minister for women and equality is on a mission – to level the playing field for young people across the UK.

Tackling the opportunity gap, Greening wants Britain to Build Back Better fairer and that means making sure the ...

2020-10-12 08:44 open_in_new
"We can be game-changers" - Foodhub founders on how they are challenging the likes of Deliveroo and Just Eat

The founders of a food ordering platform which is challenging the likes of Deliveroo and Just Eat admit they believe they have got what it takes to be ‘game-changers.’

Stoke-on-Trent school friends Ardian Mula and Mohammed Shakil founded Foodhub just three years ago.

Today the ...

2020-10-12 08:44 open_in_new
West Midlands firms 'confident' in next 12 months as business activity rises for fourth consecutive month

Firms in the West Midlands are 'confident' that they will see business activity increase in the next 12 months, according to a new report.

The latest NatWest West Midlands PMI data showed that new business in the region rose for the fourth consecutive month in September - thanks ...

2020-10-12 05:35 open_in_new
Team Leicester delegation cautious about 2021 plans

Lead members of the Team Leicester delegation to the annual MIPIM property conference in Cannes are being cautious about their commitment to next year’s delayed event.

Representatives of the city and county’s business community were left making last minute cancellations when the 2020 ...

2020-10-12 05:35 open_in_new
Amazon and National Forest Company back plans to reopen Leicester to Burton passenger line

Businesses are being urged to get on board plans to reopen passenger services on the Leicester and Burton railway line.

East Midlands Chamber is asking businesses for their input on opening up the Ivanhoe line to paying passengers.

The 31 mile line is currently used for freight and ...

2020-10-12 05:35 open_in_new
How a Lockdown Diwali is hitting Asian businesses along Leicester’s famous Golden Mile

Asian businesses along Leicester’s famous Golden Mile are counting the cost of the extended local lockdown at what should be one of the busiest times of the year.

The area – along Belgrave Road – would traditionally be bustling with shoppers now, following on the back of what would ...

2020-10-12 05:35 open_in_new
Nottingham lockdown could lead to job losses says Castle Rock brewery boss

The boss of a Nottingham brewery and pub chain fears he could have to lay off staff if new restrictions on trading come in.

Colin Wilde, who manages 20 Castle Rock pubs, most of them in Nottingham, said the business lost £250,000 in the first three months of lockdown.

He has already ...

2020-10-12 05:35 open_in_new
“We had 45 weddings booked by March, which is unheard of - and then the virus came”

Like many small business managers Ian Russell had been looking forward to a bumper year pre-lockdown.

But now he is counting the cost of the national lockdown compounded by the 100 days of local lockdown that the city of Leicester has been under after it became the first place to ...

2020-10-08 05:59 open_in_new
Family-owned building contractor goes into administration

A family-owned building contractor has gone into administration due to problems caused by the pandemic.

Leicestershire-based J A Ball officially ceased trading a few days ago, with the loss of 18 jobs.

The Coalville contractor, which worked in the public and private sector, was ...

2020-10-08 05:59 open_in_new
£75m Zero Carbon Humber scheme bid put to government to green up heavy industry

A £75 million bid to accelerate the cleaning up of heavy industry on the Humber has been submitted to government.

Twelve leading companies and organisations that form the Zero Carbon Humber partnership have signed off the application for the huge carbon capture and hydrogen production ...

2020-10-07 14:14 open_in_new
Ali Breadon replaces Paul Norbury to head PwC in the East Midlands

PwC has appointed Ali Breadon as its new East Midlands senior partner, replacing Paul Norbury to lead a team of over 300 people.

Ms Breadon has been with PwC for 24 years, spending much of her career in the East Midlands, leading the Midlands government and health industries teams across ...

2020-10-07 14:14 open_in_new
New CEO at Morningside Pharmaceuticals

A global pharmaceutical company has appointed a new chief executive to lead in into the next chapter of its growth plans.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals, in Loughborough, has brought in Tim Brady to replace founder Dr Nik Kotecha OBE who has taken on a more strategic role for the business and ...

2020-10-07 14:14 open_in_new
Shoe retailer Clarks refuses to speculate on store closures

Shoe retailer Clarks said it is positioning its business for 'future long term growth' amid speculation that up to 50 stores could close.

Sky News has reported that Clarks, one of Britain's oldest shoe retailers, is considering the closures as part of a company voluntary ...

2020-10-07 14:14 open_in_new
Organisation of more than 30,000 Greater Manchester firms writes open letter to government with requirements to ‘keep the economy moving’

A Greater Manchester organisation representing more than 30,000 firms have penned an open letter to government outlining three key requirements to ‘keep the economy moving’.

The Business Representative Organisation - which covers around two-thirds of employees - sent the letter as it ...

2020-10-07 14:14 open_in_new