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Local independent operator, Koban Group Acquires Award-Winning 1573 Bar & Grill

Local independent operator, Koban Group Acquires Award-Winning 1573 Bar & Grill

Following their recent acquisition of The Lansdowne and Fenways from The Orange Tree group, local independent operator Koban Group is adding 1573 Bar & Grill to their repertoire of Leicestershire restaurants in a deal brokered for an undisclosed sum. The multi award-winning restaurant, first opened in 2009, is located in the city centre in the external complex of Highcross Shopping Centre and is set in one of the oldest school buildings in England, The Old …

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TEAM LEICESTER GEARS UP FOR MIPIM 2019

TEAM LEICESTER GEARS UP FOR MIPIM 2019

BUSINESSES across Leicester and Leicestershire will be heading to Cannes in March (12-15) to help promote development and investment opportunities at the world’s largest property event, MIPIM. Team Leicester brings together public and private sector organisations from the county’s property and construction industry to showcase the region on the global stage – and there is still time to sign up for 2019. Driven by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), Leicester City Council, Leicestershire …

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PASKETT PR CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

PASKETT PR CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Gardening and horticultural public relations specialists Paskett PR is celebrating its tenth anniversary at Friar Gate Studios, the managed workspace scheme for the creative industries. The firm, which was founded in 1976 by Graham Paskett, relocated to Friar Gate Studios in 2008 from 50/51 Friar Gate – a space dubbed the ‘most haunted offices’ in England by one TV programme. Paskett PR became specialists in the gardening world due to Graham’s personal love of gardening …

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Car and motorhome business picks up more awards and drives growth with investment

Car and motorhome business picks up more awards and drives growth with investment

An award-winning car and motorhome dealer based near Derby has acquired more premises and is investing further as part of its growth plans. Geoff Cox, based at Derby Road, Denby, is a family firm established 52 years ago, which has two divisions selling and servicing cars and the growing motorhome/leisure market. It has just bought a disused car showroom at Marehay Garage, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley, a short distance away. The existing Marehay Garage Services …

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Coalville students count on being money wise

Coalville students count on being money wise

Young people at Coalville’s Stephenson College have been taught to be smart with their money during two days of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society sponsored education by Citizens Advice Leicestershire. Thirteen young people aged from 16 to 21 took part in the Money Matters project, which was first piloted at Redmoor Academy in Hinckley in 2017. Citizens Advice Leicestershire is rolling out the project to more schools and colleges in the county. The Stephenson College …

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ASHBOURNE-BASED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS TAKE SPACE AT EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME

ASHBOURNE-BASED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS TAKE SPACE AT EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME

Dragonfly Directors are the latest business to take space at Ednaston Park, the new managed workspace scheme located off the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne. The company, which was launched in April 2016 by Amanda Forester and Adam Fraser-Hitchen, has relocated to the Wyaston Suite at Ednaston Park, which was opened at the end of last year, following a major refurbishment programme. Dragonfly Directors engineer business improvement through strategy, process and team development. Amanda and …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a White Christmas at Queen Victoria Arts Club in Leicester

It’s beginning to look a lot like a White Christmas at Queen Victoria Arts Club in Leicester

The cast of Curve’s White Christmas help Queen Victoria Arts Club prepare for their first Christmas. Stars of the stage took a break from rehearsals to help dress the tree and launch the restaurant’s festive menu at the newly opened restaurant, based opposite the theatre in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Business owner Cassie Soulsby invited the cast and crew to come and enjoy a glass of fizz and hear about the new show arriving on stage …

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SPOOKY SCAVENGER HUNT SET TO TAKE OVER BRACKLEY DEVELOPMENT FOR HALLOWEEN

SPOOKY SCAVENGER HUNT SET TO TAKE OVER BRACKLEY DEVELOPMENT FOR HALLOWEEN

Leading developer Barratt Homes is recruiting all ‘eerie’ explorers in Northamptonshire and inviting them to take part in a scary scavenger hunt at its Brackley development The Brackens. To celebrate Halloween on 31st October, the sales centre and show homes will play host to the search, which will see trick or treaters search the new homes site looking for spooky hidden objects. With hidden ghouls and ghost on display, those who find all 10 of …

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ALL WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS EVENT WILL REVEAL HOW TO MOVE BEFORE THE FESTIVE SEASON

ALL WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS EVENT WILL REVEAL HOW TO MOVE BEFORE THE FESTIVE SEASON

David Wilson Homes North Midlands is getting into the festive spirit in Derbyshire ahead of its ‘All wrapped up for Christmas’ event which will show homebuyers how they could be in their new property before the festive season begins. Hosted at its prestigious development The Paddocks on 20th and 21st October, visitors attending the event will be able to take advantage of a range of incentives available on selected properties to make their move even …

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Polypipe bolsters flood defences at new £2.7m medical centre

Polypipe bolsters flood defences at new £2.7m medical centre

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage and water management solutions, has helped to protect a new £2.7 million medical centre from flash floods. The Loughborough-based company supplied its Polystorm and Permavoid geocellular water management systems to the 1,191sqm Churchdown Surgery in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. Building on the initial design by the contract engineer Rutter Johnson, Polypipe worked with consultant engineering firm EPG, and civil engineer and installer NGB Cheltenham, to review and value-engineer a …

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