Winner of Businesswoman of the Year 2014 announced

A woman who went from being a bank cashier to a successful international entrepreneur has won a prestigious business award. Jenny Campbell, CEO of Milton Keynes-based company YourCash which provides cash machine services to thousands of businesses across Europe, has been crowned Businesswoman of the Year 2014. She was…

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Derby Enterprise Growth Fund Spearheads Gaming Growth

 A Derby company which is making its mark in the growing mobile gaming industry has secured a £162,000 grant and £235,228 loan from the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund to help it better control its own destiny. Eight Pixels Square, based in Ashbourne Road, currently employ 43 people including those from Eurocom and…

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Venturefest set to spark innovation in East Midlands

Entrepreneurs and business leaders in the East Midlands are being offered a golden opportunity to develop their companies as part of a new regional drive to encourage the matching of “capital with creativity”. Venturefest, an event which brings together innovators and investors, is being brought to the region by a…

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Graduate entrepreneur launches tablet music sheet reader

A graduate has launched the first purpose-built portable music sheet reader with a 22 inch screen to allow musicians to perform without frequently refreshing the page. Martin Smith, 47, has been supported by Nottingham Trent University’s centre for enterprise and entrepreneurship, The Hive, to get his product, zik,…

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Open holiday, email curfew and flexible working

FOLLOWING the amalgamation of three regional PKF Cooper Parry offices to one super office at Castle Donington in the spring, the firm is now reinventing the HR wheel, with open holidays, email curfews and flexible working. The introduction of an open holiday policy is the most innovative feature which allows team…

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New IoD East Midlands Regional Chairman

The Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Region has a new Chairman, Garry Smith, who is Commercial Director of The Nottingham Trent University. Garry Smith, who lives near Southwell, is a Fellow of the IoD and a Chartered Director. His career has spanned the commercial, blue chip and public sectors and running…

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