Taste of Italy comes to Leicester

HUNGRY shoppers looking for authentic Italian street food on the go will now be able to feed their cravings as takeaway I-Buongustai opens in Leicester. Opened jointly by business partners Silvia Migiliucci and Massimo Schiliro, the two Italian chefs spotted a gap in the market for good quality Italian takeaway food…

Catalyst and Lloyds Bank complete refinancing of waste business

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has supported Netherlands-based Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland) on the refinancing of Ballast Phoenix to support its acquisition of the business from H2 Equity Partners in June and its ongoing growth The new senior debt package…

Cool operator boosts its jobs growth

An £81,000 grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has paved the way for Nottinghamshire-based Refrigerated Delivery Services (RDS Ltd) to expand its frozen and chilled storage facilities, and plan to create 25 new jobs over 12 months.  The company, established over 20 years ago as a ‘one man and a van’…

First Enterprise partners up to boost employment prospects

A partnership to help improve the social and economic standing of people in Derby from disadvantaged communities is to be launched next month. First Enterprise Business Agency – which offers loan funding to SME businesses – is helping to launch ‘Equality Challenge’, a partnership with some of the cities key…

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