Legal

East Midlands law firm welcomes new partner

East Midlands law firm welcomes new partner

Fraser Brown Solicitors has announced the appointment of Erin Vickers as partner within the commercial property team. Based at Fraser Brown’s Nottingham office, Erin brings with her over 15 years of legal expertise, having previously been a partner at Leicester law firm Spearing Waite. Originally from New York, Erin has lived in the UK for over 20 years and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) from De Montfort University …

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Charity media

Hallam Helps Save Lives by Supporting Nottingham Samaritans

Hallam Helps Save Lives by Supporting Nottingham Samaritans

Nottingham-based digital marketing agency Hallam is proud to announce it has selected Nottingham Samaritans as its 2019 charity of the year aiming to help it in its mission of saving lives. The Samaritans will benefit from Hallam’s fundraising activity, digital marketing support and awareness raising. One significant fundraiser will be Hallam’s Nottingham Digital Summit. This industry-leading event is free to attend in return for a donation to the Samaritans. The Nottingham Digital Summit will take place on 3rd July. Last …

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Construction Investment

Heritage Lottery funding success for Focus Consultants project

Heritage Lottery funding success for Focus Consultants project

Ambitious plans for a Grade I-listed museum, art gallery and library redevelopment scheme – project managed by Focus Consultants – have received initial National Lottery support. Re-Imagining the Harris project at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston, Lancashire, has been awarded development funding of £180,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will help Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council to progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery …

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Business Property

PlayerLayer scores central location for new Nottingham HQ

PlayerLayer scores central location for new Nottingham HQ

Sportswear brand PlayerLayer has unveiled a new office in a prestigious location on Carrington Street in Nottingham city centre with help from Fraser Brown Solicitors. PlayerLayer is a real Nottingham success story. Having grown rapidly since its inception in 2009, the company began by making custom team uniforms for some of Britain’s most distinguished universities, and now manufactures sports kits for a number of international sports teams. Previously based in West Bridgford, the company moved …

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Business Finance

NPS bolsters committee with two new appointments

NPS bolsters committee with two new appointments

Nottingham Professional Services (NPS) has announced the appointment of Ken Feast to its committee and the re-election of Kate Hennig as chairperson. NPS Futures has also appointed two new committee members. With 14 years in the banking sector working for RBS and Natwest, Ken will combine his current position as Business Development Director at Natwest, helping SME’s in the East Midlands with Invoice Finance and asset-based lending requirements, with his NPS committee role. Speaking about …

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Architecture Construction Education & Training

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Planning has now been granted for Ratcliffe College’s brand-new second sports hall, which will provide modern and spacious facilities for students throughout the College. The new sports hall has been designed by Midlands architecture firm Franklin Ellis Architects and is being built by Spondon-based Pure Construction, both of which worked with Ratcliffe to build the £4.5m Preparatory School in 2015. Ratcliffe College, a co-educational, day and boarding school for students aged 3 to 18, is …

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leisure Property

PureGym gains third site in Nottingham

PureGym gains third site in Nottingham

National retail and leisure commercial property agent, Box Property, has secured national gym operator PureGym a third premises at Castle Marina Retail Park in Nottingham. Set to open in the New Year, the new 16,000 sq ft gym will occupy part of what was formerly the PC World store and with its two other branches in Basford and Beeston, the new gym will service clientele living and working within the south of the city. With …

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Business

Nottingham’s Creative Quarter Company appoints Susan Hallam MBE as its Board Chair

Nottingham’s Creative Quarter Company appoints Susan Hallam MBE as its Board Chair

Susan Hallam MBE, founder and CEO of Nottingham-based Hallam Internet, has been appointed as Chair of the Creative Quarter Company Board. The Creative Quarter Company is a company limited by guarantee, jointly-owned, since April 2017, by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council, each with two Board Directors. The Creative Quarter Company encourages the growth of Nottingham’s creative economy via the support of creative and digital businesses to start-up, to create high-value jobs, and to …

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Business

MHR ‘Highly Commended’ at top industry awards

MHR ‘Highly Commended’ at top industry awards

Nottingham HR and payroll specialists MHR have been highly commended at two prestigious industry awards ceremonies. The Ruddington-based firm, which employs over 650 people and processes payments to over 10 percent of the UK’s workforce, was highly commended in the category of Payroll & HR Provider of the Year at The Rewards 2018, the leading independent awards for payroll, HR and reward professionals. More success followed at the Drum Content Awards where MHR was highly commended in the category …

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Business Property

The Hockley Rebel opens in Nottingham

The Hockley Rebel opens in Nottingham

Real Ale pub The Hockley Rebel opens its doors on Friday at 9 Broad Street in the Hockley area of Nottingham following a £90,000 investment from the owners. Nottingham-based commercial property agent, Box Property, sold the lease to the independent real ale operator on behalf of the previous tenant. The Hockley Rebel will bring a traditional and dog-friendly pub to Broad Street, providing real ales and ciders from local and Welsh breweries, quality ‘pub grub’ …

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