council Development

DERBY CITY COUNCIL UNVEILS NEW £11.2 MILLION PLANS TO REJUVINATE DERBY’S MARKET HALL ‘EVERYTHING DERBY’

DERBY CITY COUNCIL UNVEILS NEW £11.2 MILLION PLANS TO REJUVINATE DERBY’S MARKET HALL ‘EVERYTHING DERBY’

Work is well underway on an £11.2 million regeneration programme which will transform Derby’s Grade II Listed Victorian Market Hall into a contemporary, vibrant and retail destination by Summer 2023.    A vision has been developed called ‘Everything Derby’, which will see the creation of a fully inclusive venue that people visiting the city will recognise as the very best market in the country.   The Grade II listed building, which has been trading since …

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Business

RAMS CEO TALKS FOOTBALL BUSINESS TACTICS AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

RAMS CEO TALKS FOOTBALL BUSINESS TACTICS AT FRIAR GATE STUDIOS

Derby County F.C chief executive Stephen Pearce will be talking football business tactics at a special event hosted by Connect Derby. Stephen will be sharing his business experiences at the event, which is taking place at Friar Gate Studios on Thursday 7 March (5.30pm – 7.30pm). Stephen has been part of Derby County’s executive team since joining the club in 2013, taking on several senior responsibilities at Pride Park Stadium before being appointed Chief Executive …

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Business

Sue’s the driving force now in charge at Kinchbus

Sue’s the driving force now in charge at Kinchbus

Sue Blount is the new general manager at Kinchbus, managing the 35-strong fleet of buses and around 100 drivers, engineers and support teams. Sue joined Kinchbus sister company trentbarton in 2008 to train as a driver and went on to manage the bus station concourse at Derby before becoming service delivery manager first in Derby and then at Langley Mill. Tom Morgan, director service delivery for Kinchbus and trentbarton, said: “Sue has always had a …

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Business

UK first as contactless travel lands on skylink Derby

UK first as contactless travel lands on skylink Derby

skylink Derby customers are the first bus passengers in the country to get truly tap-on tap-off contactless travel with their debit and credit card. A UK first, the Kinchbus innovation trumps London buses and others that have tap-on contactless payments which charge a flat fare regardless of how few stops a customer stays on for. Other bus companies have rolled out contactless payments, but it still requires the customer to state their destination, then the …

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Uncategorized

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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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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Business Property

EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME WELCOMES FIRST TENANT

EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME WELCOMES FIRST TENANT

Just weeks after refurbishment work was completed on the new Ednaston Park managed workspace scheme between Derby and Ashbourne, the building has welcomed its first tenants.   Ashbourne-based construction company and developers ATD Homes have relocated to Ednaston Park following a significant period of growth over past 12 months.   ATD Homes was founded in 2012 by Jordan and Laura Mallisch and specialise in new build homes and large building works. Having outgrown their previous …

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Charity Construction

Derby youth football team scores with cash donation from housebuilder

Derby youth football team scores with cash donation from housebuilder

A Derby football club has been given a boost in funds to buy new kit and equipment. Field Lane Football Club has received £700 from Persimmon Homes North Midlands to purchase new training equipment and winter training coats for its under 10’s football team. The team has been selected as one of Persimmon Homes North Midlands’ Community Champions, receiving the funding as the latest winner of the community campaign. The project sees a pot of …

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media

Midlands PR agency sees rapid growth with trio of new starters

Midlands PR agency sees rapid growth with trio of new starters

Nottingham and Lincoln-based PR agency Jennie Holland PR has expanded its team with the appointment of three new members. Based in Nottingham’s Lace Market in the heart of the Creative Quarter, Jennie Holland PR provides PR, digital, social media and business development services to brands across the UK. Led by Jennie Holland, who has over 18 years of experience in the industry in the UK and overseas, the agency has experienced significant growth since its …

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Business

MORE THAN 150 VISITORS ATTEND OPEN DAYS AT THE NEW EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME

MORE THAN 150 VISITORS ATTEND OPEN DAYS AT THE NEW  EDNASTON PARK MANAGED WORKSPACE SCHEME

Business owners, entrepreneurs and local residents turned out in force to attend a series of open days at the new Ednaston Park managed workspace scheme.   More than 150 guests attended the events, which marked the completion of major refurbishment work to transform the former St Mary’s Nursing Home, located just off the A52 in Ednaston, into the new 20,000 ft2 scheme, which comprises of 32 fully serviced offices suites.   Guests were able to …

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