Investment

Businesses receive £1,000 helping hand to set up in empty shops and boost streets

Businesses receive £1,000 helping hand to set up in empty shops and boost streets

FOUR new businesses have opened in Ilkeston and Long Eaton with a helping hand from a scheme to revive empty shops. The Golden Hello Scheme gives grants of £1,000 – an initial £500 plus £500 after 10 weeks of trading – to owners of businesses moving into empty retail premises in the two towns plus Sandiacre and Sawley. It is managed by enterprise agency Erewash Partnership on behalf of Erewash Borough Council. Gemma Worthington opened …

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Investment Property

Lincoln developer announces new appointment and national expansion plans

Lincoln developer announces new appointment and national expansion plans

Luxury retirement developer Arbor Living has expanded its team with the appointment of Liam O’Sullivan as a land buyer to support the firm with its ambitious UK expansion plans. The company is currently developing two high-end park home sites; Lakeshore, which will have 64 properties when complete and is located next to the popular Burton Waters complex in Lincoln, and Willowpool in Lymm, Cheshire, which features 13 homes. Both are set within landscaped grounds, close …

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Business Investment

Box Property secures seventh site for 200 Degrees Coffee

Box Property secures seventh site for 200 Degrees Coffee

Nottingham-based retail and leisure commercial property agent, Box Property, has secured its seventh premises on behalf of specialty coffee roaster 200 Degrees, with a new shop on Division Street in Sheffield city centre. Set to open on 4 June, the 83-seater coffee shop will provide the same handcrafted fresh food and artisan coffee the brand is lauded for across the UK. Box Property founders Ben Tebbutt and Frankie Labbate have been working with 200 Degrees …

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Investment

Essential Projects one of contractors on £5m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre

Essential Projects one of contractors on £5m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre

Picture caption: Eliot Saxton inspects the raw materials for the staircase being installed at the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Sherwood Forest Country Park is currently undergoing a transformation and bespoke metalwork manufacturer Essential Projects has been appointed as one of the contractors to work on the £5.3m project which includes the building of a new visitor centre. Bulwell, based Essential Projects, has been appointed to manufacture and install a bespoke feature staircase within the …

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Construction Investment

Lincoln Cathedral reveals plans for its ‘workshop in the sky’

Lincoln Cathedral reveals plans for its ‘workshop in the sky’

Lincoln Cathedral has announced that essential restoration and renovation works are set to begin on the West Front of the iconic building next week (12 February). To enable these works, a specially designed steel podium deck, by specialist architectural steel fabricator firm MAP Engineering, will be erected on the West Front of the Cathedral. The scaffolding, which has been created by Grimsby-based specialist scaffolding firm PMC, will be erected to create a workshop 7m above …

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Business Investment Property

North Derbyshire golf club investment starts

North Derbyshire golf club investment starts

A North Derbyshire golf club with a 9-hole course, driving range and carp lake has been bought by new owners for a six figure sum. Barlborough Links Golf Club near Chesterfield has been acquired from Grantham Industries by golf professional Andy Carnall, his partner Frances Lilly and business partner Alan Wildbore. Wake Smith Solicitors advised on the purchase of the club which has an array of facilities within its 95 acres including a 9-hole golf …

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Business Investment

Nottinghamshire plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Nottinghamshire plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Nottinghamshire was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage. The county has already surpassed the national average and has reached 97 per cent coverage with more than half a million homes and businesses now having access to superfast speeds of 24 Megabits per second (Mbps) and above, using the Openreach network. Access to superfast broadband across Nottinghamshire continues to increase, largely thanks …

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Investment

BGF strengthens presence in East Midlands

BGF strengthens presence in East Midlands

BGF strengthens presence in East Midlands Seb Saywood appointed to BGF investment team, joins Ian Downing and Jonathan Earl for the launch of BGF’s new Nottingham office  BGF, the UK & Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has announced the launch of its East Midlands office in Nottingham as it continues to scale its operations. Located at City Gate East, Nottingham, the office will serve as a base to build even closer connections to …

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Derbyshire surgery settles into new home

Derbyshire surgery settles into new home

A Derbyshire GP surgery has crossed the road to offer patients first-class care from purpose-built brand new premises. Woodville Surgery is now operating from a modern, purpose-built space opposite the former surgery in Burton Road, following a year-long build on the site of a former car garage. Dean and Smedley Pharmacy is also open in the building to work from the same site as the practice GPs, who care for more than 9,000 patients. The …

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Investment Property

New investment and development in Ashfield and Mansfield

New investment and development in Ashfield and Mansfield

Over recent months there has been a steady stream of new investment and development in Ashfield and Mansfield.  Just in case you haven’t heard, here’s a brief summary of what’s been happening lately… Ada Lovelace House This landmark building in Kirkby has recently been transformed into a centre for fledgling businesses.  Conveniently located on Urban Road, Ada Lovelace House has just undergone a £280,000 renovation.  As a result, it now offers seven spaces for local start-up businesses and small to …

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