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Nottingham auction house reports 79% sales increase during lockdown

Online auction house John Pye Auctions has recorded its highest auction figures in its 52-year history, with a 79% sales increase compared to pre-lockdown, after handling some of the biggest cases in the fall out...

Man jailed after robbing woman on a Nottingham tram

A 28-year-old man has been jailed for two years after stealing a bag from a woman late at night on the tram.Jamiel Ali Haq, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court this...

Amazon is recruiting for 1,000 jobs in Nottinghamshire

Amazon has announced plans to create 1,000 permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield as part of its expansion in the East Midlands.The online retail multi-national will begin recruiting later this month for...

Entrepreneurs take inspiration from 1970s TV show to launch Notts Swap Shop

Notts Swap Shop - Entrepreneurs who took inspiration from a 1970s children’s TV show to set up a platform for swapping business services in Derbyshire have now expanded over the border into Nottinghamshire. After the success...

UK in recession as GDP shrinks by 20% – Expert comment on how this affects the East Midlands

The latest figures measuring the UK’s economic activity released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today confirmed the country is officially in a recession.They showed the national gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 20.4%...

East Midlands unemployment rate increase the highest in the country, new figures show

New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the largest fall in UK employment in more than a decade.The number of people in jobs between April and June fell by 220,000...

Developers acquire key sites in Nottingham’s Southside area

Peveril Securities and Sladen Estates, the team behind the landmark Unity Square scheme in Nottingham, have acquired a number of key buildings in the heart of the city’s Southside area.The sites, which include Albion House...

New Nottingham Starbucks drive-thru sold in forward-funding deal by FHP

A newly developed Starbucks drive-thru located on land adjacent to Dunelm on Queens Drive, Nottingham, which was granted planning consent earlier this year, has been sold in a forward funding investment transaction to Custodian REIT in a...

Sir Robert McAlpine appointed builders for £9m first phase of Nottingham Island Quarter

The Conygar Investment Company PLC has announced the appointment of building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor to kickstart the £650 million redevelopment of The Island Quarter.Sir Robert McAlpine will...

W H Smith to cut 1,500 jobs because of Covid-19 crisis

The retailer issued a trading update on 5th August.The statement reads:'As a result of the impact on passenger numbers and lower footfall on the UK high street, we have taken the difficult decision to...

Innes England appointed to manage NG2 business park

Commercial property consultancy Innes England has won the contract to manage ng2, one of Nottingham’s premier business parks. The award-winning 45-acre development on Queen’s Drive combines a series of large iconic headquarter office buildings together with...

Robin Hood Energy: City council writes off £24 million debt

Robin Hood Energy: City council writes off £24 million debt - Nottingham City Council has written off debt to the tune of more than £24 million owed by its wholly-owned energy company. Robin Hood Energy:...

Nottingham entrepreneur acquires cycling business

Elliott Davidson, 25, founder and director of an eCommerce marketing agency Contrast in Nottingham has been busy working hard during the pandemic, having recently acquired a seven figure business called Y Frame Discounts Ltd.The company...

New home care business in West Bridgford to bring 50 jobs to the area

Carefound Home Care provides highly personalised home care services to elderly people enabling clients to continue to live independently in their own homes.Their existing services in Cheshire and Yorkshire are both rated ‘Outstanding’ by the...

FHP wins business rates appeal for Nottingham’s Tom Browns Brasserie

Property consultancy, FHP has been successful in an appeal to lower business rates on the property of two Nottingham-based restaurateurs, saving them thousands of pounds a year.Robin Perkins and his brother, Adam, own the popular...

Cotgrave dog behaviourist provides remote training for your pet problems

An expert dog behaviourist and trainer from Cotgrave has adapted her way of working during the pandemic and is set to revolutionise the dog behaviour industry.Dog lover Natalie Turton revised her business so...

New Managing Director appointed at East Midlands Airport

Clare James MBE replaces Karen Smart who takes on Managing Director role at Manchester Airport. A new Managing Director has been appointed at East Midlands Airport (EMA). Clare James MBE replaces Karen Smart who is leaving...

Nottingham researchers are looking for entrepreneurs who are mothers to share lockdown experiences

Researchers are looking for mothers who are entrepreneurs to share their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic, as part of new research into the societal impact of COVID.A multidisciplinary team from the University of Nottingham, the...

M&S: 950 jobs to go as new retail management structure planned

M&S has today announced proposals to move to a leaner, faster retail management structure as part of its Never The Same Again programme.At its full year results in May, M&S outlined plans to accelerate the...

Coronavirus: East Mids solicitor explains what FCA’s test case means for businesses

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) business interruption insurance policies test case will help to provide much-needed legal clarity for companies experiencing financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an expert solicitor at East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons.Many businesses that were forced...

The Nottingham building society branches across the area earmarked for merger

Branches of The Nottingham across the area have been earmarked for merger under new proposals announced by the building society on Thursday, 9 July.The Nottingham said they want to take its branch network to 48...

New craft brewery coming to Nottingham

The new owners of The Lakeside Nottingham on Mansfield Road, which is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment to provide the highest specification of wedding, dining and bar venue, have taken an additional 5,122ft2 industrial unit...

North Notts BID announces measures to help businesses return after lockdown

AS MANY businesses across North Nottinghamshire are preparing to reopen following lockdown, North Notts BID has been leading the way with several measures to help them return to normality.Working closely with Bassetlaw District Council in...

West Bridgford business Intoware gives back with ‘Contribute Fest 2020’

West Bridgford-based workflow automation specialist, Intoware has launched ‘Contribute Fest 2020’ to encourage its employees to spend time during lockdown ‘giving back’ by creating open source projects and sharing new ideas with software developers around...

Intu calls in administrators as talks fail – shares suspended – shopping centres continue to operate

Shopping centre and property giant intu has announced KPMG as administrators to 'intu and other entities in the group'.Victoria Centre owner Intu has collapsed into administration, after failing to secure its future during last-minute talks...

intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham could ‘close for a period’ warns intu as potential administration looms

intu has released an update on creditor discussions today ( Tuesday, 23 June ).The company has appointed KPMG on standby in case the business or part of it falls into administration.Intu said: “Notwithstanding the progress...

West Bridgford shoe retailer reopens with special sanitiser unit for footwear

West Bridgford’s only independent shoe retailer has hit upon a novel way of allowing customers to continue trying shoes on whilst still complying with new post-lockdown guidelines.Instep Podiatry & Footwear on Melton Road re-opened its...

High street businesses in Rushcliffe reopen with ‘Five Secure Steps’

Business owners on high streets across Rushcliffe are completing five secure steps to welcome back customers from Monday (June 15).Rushcliffe Borough Council has been connecting with businesses across the Borough to offer support and...

Rushcliffe businesses signposted to online grant finder

Rushcliffe Borough Council is signposting businesses to a new online grant finder to help them search and secure funding and guidance during COVID-19. The portal at www.idoxopen4business.co.uk/Rushcliffe can help small and medium businesses across the...

UHY Nottingham processes £1.2m worth of furlough claims

The Nottingham office of national accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young processed more than £1.2 million worth of furlough claims within the first two months of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) being launched.The scheme was...