Property

BROOKLANDS APARTMENT OFFERS FIRST TIME BUYERS A STEP ONTO THE PROPERTY LADDER

BROOKLANDS APARTMENT OFFERS FIRST TIME BUYERS A STEP ONTO THE PROPERTY LADDER

A development of new properties in Milton Keynes has provided a pair of first-time buyers with their ideal home. Paige Quigley, an Assistant Merchandiser at Sainsbury’s Argos, and Bailey Skinner, a Food and Beverage Assistant at the Hilton Hotel, moved into their new property at Brooklands recently. They are thrilled to have purchased their first home together after years of saving, thanks to using the Help to Buy scheme. This government-backed scheme allows buyers to …

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Business

Furniture giant DFS digitises its HR & payroll function with MHR

Furniture giant DFS digitises its HR & payroll function with MHR

Nottingham-based HR and payroll firm MHR has helped DFS lay the foundations for future growth following the successful digital transformation of its HR and payroll function. The UK’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, which also owns furniture brands Sofa Workshop, Dwell and Sofology, has gone live with MHR’s market leading cloud-based iTrent solution as part of a project to replace its legacy systems with new digital methods of working to support the engagement of 4,300 …

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Business leisure

50,000 ride new my15 connecting Erewash and Airport

50,000 ride new my15 connecting Erewash and Airport

A new bus link connecting workers and passengers from Erewash to East Midlands Airport has carried 50,000 people in its first nine months. trentbarton created the new bus link in March 2018 for the people of Ilkeston, Stapleford and Sandiacre to access the thousands of new jobs being created in and around East Midlands Airport. The extension to the my15 service has run every hour, seven days a week, connecting the towns’ workers to current …

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Construction Consultants

BSP Consulting have been shortlisted in Business Masters 2019 Awards

BSP Consulting have been shortlisted in Business Masters 2019 Awards

BSP Consulting has been named as a finalist in the inaugural East Midlands Business Masters Awards. The company was shortlisted for the Professional Services Award. Sam Metcalf, editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, who chaired the judging panel, said: “This is the first year we have held the Masters in the East Midlands, and we were overwhelmed with entries. “There was strong competition and the judges were forced to cut lots of interesting and thriving companies. The shortlist …

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Construction

ARMSONS START WORK ON NEW BARTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

ARMSONS START WORK ON NEW BARTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Derby-based Armsons have been appointed as quantity surveyors and project managers on a project to construct a new veterinary hospital in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire.  The company are working alongside architects Urban Design, structural engineers Millward and CJR Midlands who are acting as building services engineers on the scheme, which will see former office space at Errisbeg House at Barton Turn converted into a purpose-built veterinary and hospital facility for West Midlands Veterinary Referrals. West Midlands Referrals …

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Project Consultants Property

Edward Cooper Young Continue Their Growth With Internal Promotion

Edward Cooper Young Continue Their Growth With Internal Promotion

Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors (ECY) are pleased to announce the promotion of William Richardson to Partner.  William arrived at the practice over 5 years ago and has been an integral part of the firm’s expansive growth, working closely with the firms Senior Partner Ashley Cooper. Within his new role William will be overseeing the operational side of the business, managing the various heads of department and project delivery.  Speaking about the Promotion Ashley Cooper …

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Business

Go Plant Fleet Services lands major council contract

Go Plant Fleet Services lands major council contract

A nationwide company based in Leicestershire has secured a major deal worth more than £25 million with a local authority. Go Plant Fleet Services, which has headquarters in Ibstock, will supply and maintain a wide range of machines and equipment for Harrow Council as part of an initial eight-year contract. The full service agreement, which includes fleet management services, will also incorporate the authority’s substantial workshop and the TUPE transfer of 10 existing maintenance staff. …

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Charity

Green-fingered community comes together for ‘allotmenteering’ project

Green-fingered community comes together for ‘allotmenteering’ project

Derby-based special educational needs (SEN) sixth form students have joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, Ashbourne Road District Allotment Association (ARDAA) and BBC Radio Derby’s ‘Potty Plotters’ on a community volunteering project at Ashbourne Road Allotments. The community project, which is being delivered by volunteers from G F Tomlinson, will see the creation of five, quarter-sized ‘starter plots’ for those new to allotmenteering as well as the creation of communal rest and composting areas. Ashbourne …

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Finance

The Ed teacher of money for Dorothy Goodman pupils

The Ed teacher of money for Dorothy Goodman pupils

Dorothy Goodman School pupils learned how to open a savings account during a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. Ed Flack, a financial education expert from the not-for-profit WizeUp, worked with pupils at the Hinckley school for children with special educational needs and disabilities before visiting the Society’s branch in Castle Street. Ed said: “Once again we had a brilliant day with the Key Stage 5 students at Dorothy Goodman …

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Commercial Design

BLUEPRINT INTERIORS AIM HIGH WITH NEW TEAM APPOINTMENTS

BLUEPRINT INTERIORS AIM HIGH WITH NEW TEAM APPOINTMENTS

Ashby based commercial office design and fit out specialists Blueprint Interiors is heading into 2019 firmly intending to grow its Midlands presence having recruited a new BD Manager for the West Midlands as well as appointing external professionals to manage marketing strategy, PR, online content and telemarketing. Ex founder and Director of Impact Hub Birmingham, Dan Zastawny joins Blueprint having spent the last five years managing a 6000 sq. ft collaborative work and events space. …

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