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Bollfilter UK Ltd bow out
The owners of the successful filtration specialist Bollfilter UK Ltd have recently completed a managed exit of their firm, in a deal brokered and advised by Scrutton Bland.
Stocks in Focus: BT Group
This week NW Brown look at the British multinational telecommunications company, BT, following the recent release of its full year results.
Weak first quarter for UK exporters
More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.
Hit band, The Tailormade, visit King’s Ely to share their skills with young musicians
Musicians from King’s Ely were in their element when The Tailormade – crowned the ‘Best buskers in London’ by former London Mayor Boris Johnson – paid them a visit.
New Cambridgeshire Educational Partnership is officially launched
A new partnership has been launched to bring together school head teachers, education professionals and young people from across Cambridgeshire.
Ashtons expands planning and construction team
Ashtons Legal has expanded its planning and construction team with the recruitment of chartered legal executive Joanna Baker.

Kershaw Mechanical Services complete work on London's biggest cinema
Kershaw Mechanical Services is delighted to have completed works at the newly expanded, state-of-the-art Cineworld at the O2 entertainment venue.
Nearly 500 walkers lit the streets of Cambridge raising vital funds for Arthur Rank Hospice
Arthur Rank Hospice's Star Shine Night Walk celebrates its 11th year with 'Call the Midwife' star Cliff Parisi, as 479 walk back to the 80s.
Bananarama meet famous racehorses new to The National Stud
The stars of Bananarama met prestigious new arrivals Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant at The National Stud ahead of their Newmarket Nights performance this summer.
Donations to EACH shops soar during Dress Claire campaign
Dress Claire, a bold campaign to drive donations at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shops across the region, has seen the charity benefit from an extra £30,000 worth of items compared to the same period last year.
East of England Arena partnership extension
Mick George Ltd and the East of England Arena, two of Peterborough’s most recognisable brands have renewed their commercial partnership for a fifth consecutive year, reinforcing the positive business environment that currently exists in the region.
First teams sign up for the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival!
Companies, clubs and organisations from across the region are getting their teams together and signing up to take part in this year’s eagerly anticipated Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).
King’s Ely Junior swimmers to compete in National IAPS Finals
Seven King’s Ely Junior pupils have qualified for the finals of a fiercely-contested national swimming competition.
King’s Ely students qualify for national finals of UK Team Maths Challenge
Mathematicians from King’s Ely have reached the national finals of a fiercely-contested competition.
Local fitness group complete the double
Having claimed the trophy in their first appearance at the Mick George Cup in 2018, it turned out that local fitness group Body Aid Solutions weren’t about to give up their champion status in a hurry.
There are lots of things for families to do at Peterborough Cathedral during half-term and they won’t cost a fortune
Have a hands-on, low cost and fun day out for all the family at Peterborough Cathedral this half-term!
Secretary of State announcement - all employers in England to have better access to buy high quality apprenticeships
Small and medium sized businesses, who don’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy, will take full control over apprenticeships in their business as they come on board the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s award-winning apprenticeship service.
The UK’s biggest business survey is back and it’s time to make your voice heard
Our Quarterly Economic Survey is back and once again we’re asking you to contribute to one of the UK’s largest and most reputable barometers of business opinion.
KISS strengthens sector expertise with appointment of new Account Director
KISS has appointed Kathryn Sparrow as Account Director as part of its ongoing growth plan to meet new business requirements across the tech and science sectors.
Peterborough company aims to fly high with new professional drone service
Peterborough based UAV Film Company is officially launching its innovative new aerial film and photography service after securing Permission to Fly for Commercial Operation (PFCO) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Cladding works complete prestigious 'Plot 270'
Cambridge based T R Freeman, part of the Kershaw Group, is delighted to have completed cladding works on the office development on Plot 270 at the Cambridge Science Park.
King’s Ely’s Osfest and Colour Run swell charities’ coffers by over £2,000
Fun and frolics – with a large splattering of powder paint – have raised more than £2,000 for King’s Ely’s two school charities.
Ridgeons raises tens of thousands for children’s charity
A fantastic two years of fundraising by Ridgeons has resulted in a bumper donation of £51,253.78 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Royal Visit to Cellbond
HRH The Duke of Kent KG was the special guest as a leading Huntingdon manufacturer of crash test barriers and crash test dummies celebrated the end of its 30th Anniversary Year on Tuesday 14 May.
Stocks in Focus: HSBC
This week NW Brown look at global banking and financial services giant HSBC.
Deafblind UK - What would you miss?
Through our campaign, 'What would you miss?', Deafblind UK want to encourage everyone to think about the implications of sight and hearing loss and how it would affect you. What would you miss if you couldn't see and hear?
Global optical manufacturer to open new facility in the region
USA based Thorlabs Ltd, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of photonic tools will shortly see work commence on its purpose-built 10,335m2 UK headquarters based at Lancaster Way Enterprize Zone, Ely.
No business sector immune from recruitment difficulties
Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75 per cent of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly Recruitment Outlook released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Totaljobs.
Cambridge Round Table help EACH celebrate 30th Anniversary of its Milton hospice at the Milton Gala Day
Cambridge Round Table are again working together with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to organise their annual Milton Gala Day, on Saturday 22 June in the grounds of Milton Hall.
£13,500 Local Sports Fund
Only last month, local construction firm Mick George Ltd announced the geographical extension and doubling of available funds from their respective ‘Sports Fund’ offering.
Creating a workplace culture which supports mental health
To mark the Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Week 2019 (13-19 May), we're looking at mental health in the workplace and some of the initiatives we have introduced here at Pure to create a workplace culture which supports the mental health of our team.
Buckles Solicitors LLP wins Green Award at 2019 iiE East Region Awards
Buckles Solicitors LLP scooped a coveted Green Award at the Investors in the Environment (iiE) East Region Awards, held in Peterborough on 30 April 2019.
Businesses to be surveyed on what courses they want to see at new University of Peterborough
Key employers in and around Peterborough are being surveyed on what sorts of courses and skills they want to see as part of ongoing plans to develop the University of Peterborough.
Cambridge Ambassador Programme brings conference and events business to the city
Academics from Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University and representatives from Cambridge-based organisations were joined by the Mayor of Cambridge at an event to celebrate the successful promotion of Cambridge as a unique location for international conferences.
Charles Hanson has ‘a treasure-chest of a day’ at Peterborough Cathedral
TV personality and auctioneer Charles Hanson was at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 4 May for a special event where a steady flow of people came to see Charles and his fellow expert, Edward Rycroft.
EACH to show Bohemian Rhapsody under the stars at Huntingdon Racecourse
The critically acclaimed Bohemian Rhapsody will be the feature film when East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) brings its open air cinema experience to Huntingdon Racecourse.
Lord Browne of Madingley Guest of Honour at King’s Ely Senior Prizegiving
John Browne, Lord Browne of Madingley, took a step back in time by returning to King’s Ely to be Guest of Honour at Senior Prizegiving.
Newly announced Heads of School win King’s Ely Hoop Trundle 2019!
It was certainly an afternoon to remember for Sol Boon and Lottie Wilkinson, who were formally announced as being King’s Ely’s new Heads of School for 2019/20 before then going on to win the school’s annual Hoop Trundle.
Region’s businesses leading the way with environmental savings!
The eco achievements of the East region’s businesses have been brought into the spotlight with the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, which were held on Tuesday 30 April 2019 at Allia Future Business Centre in Peterborough.
Roythornes commended for its 41.9% carbon footprint reduction
Top 200 law firm Roythornes Solicitors has received the Great Green Star at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards for the third year running.
Ashtons advise on award-winning packaging business transaction
Ashtons Legal has advised owner Joseph Fogel on the acquisition of his company Vaiopak Limited by the Irish food services and distribution group Zeus Packaging.
Family who have raised tens of thousands in memory of 19-day-old Tallulah to continue fundraising effort at Huntingdon Bubble Rush
A family’s fundraising in memory of a beloved daughter and sister will continue at the Huntingdon Bubble Rush next month.
Through the looking glass - personal branding
Last week KISS Communications ran a workshop on personal branding and invited the group to consider the way in which they present themselves, and how this can vary depending on the situation that they are in.
Cambridgeshire based travel agent scoops travel industry award
Local travel agent Gary Fitzgibbon of Travel Counsellors is celebrating after winning a prestigious travel industry award.
randd uk win award at Europe’s No. 1 Accountancy & Finance Expo
The winners of the British Accounting Marketing Awards were announced at Accountex on Wednesday 1 May 2019.
Thorlabs Ltd Breaking Ground Ceremony
On Friday 3 May, Thorlabs Ltd held a sod cutting ceremony and reception to commemorate the ground breaking at its new location at Lancaster Business Park in Ely.
Annual survey reports difficult year ahead for Peterborough businesses
Peterborough's business community believe they are entering one of the most difficult years in recent history despite a higher than average number of firms starting up in the city, according to a new report.
Have you herd? World-class art trail is coming to Cambridge
A 10-week art trail is coming to Cambridge in Spring 2020. Local artists, businesses, schools, and community groups are all invited to become part of an udderly unique art event.
Brave swimmers will take the plunge in Jesus Green Lido for Arthur Rank Hospice next Friday
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity have teamed up with for a chilly cold water swimming challenge
CKH achieves Green Award for fifth consecutive year
Cross Keys Homes is proud to have received a Green Award in the 2019 Investor in the Environment (iiE) awards for the fifth consecutive year, highlighting its commitment to improving the environment and the communities it works in.
Domino Printing Sciences appoints new CEO
After 22 years of success at technology manufacturer Domino Printing Sciences - including managing the sale of the FTSE250 company to Brother Industries in 2015 - CEO Nigel Bond, 61, has passed on the management baton following his retirement at the end of March 2019.
Hegarty Solicitors announce partner and associate promotions
Local law firm Hegarty Solicitors, with offices in Peterborough, Stamford and Oakham, has announced the appointment of one of its experienced associate solicitors to partner.
Hundreds from across the region enjoy fun-filled event as children’s hospice thanks volunteers ‘at the heart’ of its work
Hundreds of volunteers from across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex have enjoyed games, a fun photoshoot, luxury raffle and more at a ‘thank you day’ in their honour.
King’s Ely teacher to become next Junior Vice President of Geographical Association
A teacher at King’s Ely Junior has been selected as the next Junior Vice President of the Geographical Association.
King’s Ely teaching trio conquers London Marathon 2019
Three members of teaching staff from King’s Ely took on this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon – one of whom even smashed an official Guinness World Record.
Staff at Cambridge Regional College have been praised after being officially rated as gold standard
Cambridge Regional College has earned a Gold Award from Investors in People for high quality staff development and leadership.
T R Freeman showcase their expertise with the completion of their latest roofing project
Specialist roofing and cladding company T R Freeman, which is part of the Kershaw Group, is delighted to have completed the roofing element on a £10million state-of-the-art hospice, designed by Barefoot & Gilles Architects, for East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH) in Framingham Earl, Norfolk.
The Cambridge announces extended Buy to Let lending with Sesame and PMS
The Cambridge Building Society yesterday announced that it will be taking its comprehensive landlord proposition to a wider audience, by partnering with Sesame and PMS to offer it’s Buy to Let range of mortgages across England and Wales.
Stocks in Focus: Fundsmith Equity Fund
This week NW Brown look at Fundsmith Equity fund, the £16.9bn strategy managed by Terry Smith.

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