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A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme Update – Advanced Works – Evening Road Closures


The advanced works that started in February are continuing and the main works for the scheme will start later in the summer. Work already completed includes tree felling and earthworks on Wyvern Way. Utility companies are continuing with the work to divert buried services and ducting work will be carried out at night.
The next stage in diverting the underground utilities will mean that we need to close parts of Wyvern Way overnight.
From Monday 19th June to Friday 23rd June, between 9.00pm and 6.00am, Wyvern Way eastbound will be closed. Access to businesses will be maintained during these times, but there will be no through route to the A52 Eastbound. There will also be temporary traffic lights at the Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout between 9.00pm and 6.00am.
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From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June, Wyvern Way eastbound will again be closed between 9.00pm and 6.00am. Access to businesses will be maintained during these times, but there will be no through route to the A52 Eastbound.
From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July, between 10.00pm and 6.00am, Wyvern Way, from Derwent Parade to the A52 Westbound, will be closed. Access to Wyvernside will not be affected, but vehicles exiting from Wyvernside will not be able to turn left on to Wyvern Way whilst the closure is in place.
News articles and more information about the scheme is available on the A52 Scheme webpage.
We will be issuing regular scheme updates as well as news on Derby Newsroom, along with twitter and facebook updates.
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World superbike ace Alex Lowes and current leader of the British Superbike Championship Leon Haslam have officially opened Derby College’s refurbished Fitness Centre at the Johnson Building in Pride Park.

The sportsmen are regularly put through their paces by personal trainer Kirk Gibbons who is based at the gym – using a wide range of the cardio and strength equipment that has been upgraded as part of the £70,000 refurbishment.
Alex Lowes has been training at the fitness centre since 2011 and Leon Haslam has been a regular there since 2000.
Alex said: “This is the perfect gym to train at as it has all the equipment that we need and Kirk is a brilliant trainer.

“We regularly train alongside the students here and people who are members here and there is always a great and supportive atmosphere.”

The Derby College fitness centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 9pm and weekends 9am to 1pm.  Prices start from £3 per session and monthly membership from £12 a month and there is currently a free two week trial offer available for new customers.

For more information please email

Dave Sumner in the Lake District ahead of his walk in aid of the MS Society

Managing director of East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting, David Sumner, is preparing to lace up his boots for his latest fundraising challenge in aid of MS research.

Over the years, David and his supporters have raised thousands of pounds for the MS Society – a cause close to his heart, as his wife Pat has been living with the condition for more than 20 years.

In 2014, David raised more than £6,000 for MS Society research after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

In 2016, he took part in the 10in10 – an annual walk which conquers ten peaks in ten hours in the Lake District and which raises money for the charity to spend on research into the debilitating neurological condition.

After collecting almost £1,850 last year, he has decided to undertake the challenge for a second time and on 24th June will be embarking on the walk once more with the aim of raising a further £2,000. But this time he hopes to ‘fell run’ most of the 16-mile distance.

“One of the main goals in MS research currently is to encourage repair of the damage to the myelin surrounding the nerve cell, hopefully restoring function to the nerve and protecting it from damage,” said David. “There are no treatments yet but research is making great strides all the time and is looking promising. The hope that one day there may be a treatment for this disease is what really spurs me on to continue fundraising.”

A total of £250,000 has been raised for research by the 10in10 challenge since it began in 2011 – created by Yvonne Booth in response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, at the age of 39.

David, the MD of Nottingham-headquartered BSP Consulting, with offices in Pride Park Derby and De Montfort Street Leicester, will be joining others for the 16-mile event, which starts at Newlands Valley near Keswick and takes in Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy, and Maiden Moor.

He has set up a fundraising page for donations here

“I am so grateful to all the colleagues, associates and clients in the construction sector in the East Midlands and beyond who have supported me most generously in the past, along with friends and family,” said David. “I really hope they can continue that superb support and help find a treatment for this devastating condition.”

BSP Consulting, which has its head office in Oxford Street, Nottingham, and branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.

For more information, visit

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Are you free on the 28th?

Come and join The Derby Business Show – June 28th from 10am until 3pm. The day features a great line of seminars on topics relevant to any type of business.

To book your FREE delegate and seminar ticket to attend, see below.


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The Derby Business show takes place on 28th June from 10am until 3pm and features a great line of seminars on topics relevant to any type of business.

To see the full line up and schedule for the day CLICK HERE


To book your FREE delegate and seminar ticket to attend the show – CLICK HERE

Interested in exhibiting at the show –
3m x 1.5m Stand Space
Option to add a covered table & power access
Inclusion into the live interactive floorplan
Increased exposure on the event app
Increased awareness on the event site via hyperlinks and your company logo
All this for just £150 to £200 per stand


Interested in receiving the event floor-plan and stand availability list? Simply click here and send us your details


To visit the event site just click the link below –
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Derby digital agency, Burnthebook, has clinched two top accolades in a prestigious international creative competition.

The Hermes Creative Awards are organised by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals in the USA.  They are held every year to recognise the achievements of creative professionals around the world who are involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programmes, and emerging technologies.

Having competed with over 6,000 entries from over 35 countries, Burnthebok has been recognised in the top 17% globally in the industry and won awards in both categories that they entered.

Burnthebook in Pride Park has won the platinum award for best new website for its site created for the Lake Como Wedding Planner and the gold award for website re-design for its on-going work with Camp America.

The Lake Como Wedding Planner organises beautiful, stylish and luxurious Italian weddings on the shores of the lake and appointed BurntheBook to create a fully response marketing website that would appeal to and inspire a high-end market.

Camp America is a long-standing client of BurntheBook and appointed the agency to redesign its website and introduce an e-commerce shop to market its new clothing range aimed at 18 to 25-year-olds – combining a fun user experience with the latest technology.

Jackie Clarke, Director and co-owner of Burnthebook said: “The Hermes awards are hotly contested by creative agencies around the world and we are delighted that our work for two international brands has been recognised in this way.

“Both projects reflected our expertise in combining business-focused solutions with creativity and high-end technology.”

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  • 875 sq ft with Parking for 5 cars
  • Modern offices on Pride Park, a premier Derby business park
  • Comfort cooling and gas fired central heating
  • External CCTV monitoring and separate intruder alarm
  • Existing business on ground and first floor unaffected

5 car parking spaces


Derby is an important East Midlands city located at the intersection with the A38, A50 and A52 trunk roads.

Pride Park is situated approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) east of Derby city centre and is recognised as a principal location for business and leisure.

There are excellent commuter and public transport links  on Pride Park –  a park & ride shuttle bus facility and



direct ‘over-bridge’ access to all platforms at Derby’s Midland Mainline Railway Station from Pride Park.

Pride Park can be accessed directly from the A52 which connects with Junction 25 of the M1 motorway network approximately 7 miles to the east.

 Royal Scot Road is accessed from Pride Parkway at Island 4 (adjacent the Derby Audi Garage).

 The Premises

The premises comprise part of the ground floor office accommodation at Bailey House with reception, kitchenette and WC facilities which are used in common with the owner/occupier of the remainder of the building.

The offices are accessed via a separate lockable internal door from the reception area.

The suite has been arranged to provide an open plan office area with four rooms/offices off.

The offices are finished to a good specification including:

  • Powder coated aluminium double glazed external window and door units
  • Category II lighting units
  • Comfort cooling
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Separate intruder alarm
  • External CCTV monitoring
  • Carpet tiles
  • 5 car parking spaces


The accommodation has been measured on a Net Internal Area (NIA) basis.

Offices:       875 sq ft   (81.3 sq m)

Please note that these floor areas are provided for information purposes only and prospective occupiers are advised to undertake their own measurements of the property.


We believe all mains services are available and connected.

We have not tested any of the services.

Planning & Use

Bailey House is occupied by Traders Warehouse, who are suppliers of security equipment to the trade.

We believe that the premises have a use falling within Class B1 /B8 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order.

Interested parties should make their own enquiries of Derby City Council Planning Department to verify that this is the current position.

Non Domestic Rates

Please note that Bailey House has a single assessment in respect of the building as a whole:

Rateable Value:  £48,750 (from 1st April 2017)

Multiplier: 0.48 (2017/2018)

A proportion of the cost of non domestic rates will be payable as described under ‘Terms’ below.


£10,950 per annum exclusive.

Rent is payable monthly in advance.


The premises are offered to let by way of a new lease/tenancy for a term of years to be agreed.

Additional Costs

In addition to the rent, costs incurred in respect of non domestic rates, water rates, electricity, gas, building insurance, air conditioning service and maintenance, window cleaning, and maintenance of the communal toilets will be re-charged at 20% of the total cost for the Bailey House.

Indicative costs, based upon the last 12 months expenditure, can be made available upon request.


We are advised that VAT will be payable on the rent.

 Legal Costs

Each party to the transaction will bear their own legal costs.


An energy performance certificate can be made available on request.


All Viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should you make contact with the current occupiers directly.

Contact:  Martin Langsdale

Tel:          01332 295555








Essential Print Services Derby Ltd

The brainchild of ‘print evangelist’ Yvonne Gorman, Essential Print Services already boasts an impressive business record for so young a company, with a staff and year-on-year sales growth.

Not only that but Yvonne herself is already a renowned business figurehead. Named as one of a handful of “Leading Ladies” in the local press, Yvonne has appeared on ITV Central News, visited No. 10 Downing Street and continues a national appointment as Small Business Saturday UK Champion.

Yvonne made the commitment to Pride Park when she started the business and has been on the site ever since.

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the past six years, but, according to Yvonne, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Yvonne says: “I can’t believe the business is six years old! We’ve achieved such a lot and what better way to celebrate than with our best ever sales month – it is perfect timing. The Essential Team’s hard work is paying off. People keep telling me that print is dead, but I’ve seen no evidence of this – we just keep continuing to grow and I can’t see it stopping anytime soon.”

“In March we absolutely smashed our sales target and achieved our best month EVER! It was a phenomenal way to celebrate our 6th birthday. I certainly could not have achieved all that by myself. A round of applause must go to Lee, Katie and Jilly for their hard work and of course, to our amazing customers who support us on our journey,” said Yvonne, owner of Essential Print Services.

For the full story, head over to the always-colourful Essential Print Services website.

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Every 7 minutes someone in the UK will have a heart attack and every 12 minutes someone in the UK will have a stroke.
The NHS Health Check programme invites adults in England, aged 40 to 74, for a free health assessment which aims to identify those at risk of serious, but potentially avoidable conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Healthy Working Futures are working in partnership with Derby City Council to provide free NHS Health Checks in the workplace. Members of your workforce aged 40-74 and registered with a Derby City GP are eligible for their free NHS Health Check.

A 2015 study carried out by Healthy Working Futures found if health checks were offered in the workplace, 87% (base 361) would participate rather than go to their doctors. Furthermore, over 80% would act upon the advice provided to them at their appointment.

“Derby City Council are pleased to welcome Healthy Working Futures to Derby to support the delivery of NHS Health Checks in workplaces. This is a fantastic opportunity for people in Derby to take action to reduce their risk of developing some serious conditions.” Angela Odell, Public Health Manager (NHS Health Check lead)

Don’t miss out of this time-limited opportunity to support the health and wellbeing of your workforce. To reserve your organisations free NHS Health Checks please contact Andrew Harris or come along to the next event on Tuesday 25th April, book here to reserve your place.

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Emma - Executive Multi-skilled Management Assistants

In today’s competitive market place, busy professionals cannot afford to lose valuable hours of their working day to those time-consuming administrative tasks. We all know the ones; invoicing, expenses, contracts, emailing, booking meetings and travel etc. Businesses need to engage in business development and meet potential clients. Your initial thought might be to take on an employee part-time to help. But can you really afford to? Hiring a virtual assistant like EMMA is more cost effective and offers many more benefits.

Delegate your workload
First and foremost, using EMMA means you can avoid the hassle of job adverts, interviewing and employment contracts. There’s no need to worry about payroll, pensions, holiday cover and sick pay. Plus, coming on board with a company like EMMA, rather than a freelancer, you can rest assured that the background checks, interviews and training have already been done for you and that you are hiring someone with appropriate skills and who is experienced.
No training needed
Using EMMA gives you access to a diverse multi-skilled team who can support you with a range of tasks including diary and travel management, HR and employment activities, event management and financial support. You’d be hard pushed to find one person with all those skills. In addition, here at EMMA, having worked with a wide variety of businesses in varying industries, we are highly experienced and can get up to speed on your projects straight away. With Executive Multi-skilled Management Assistants within EMMA, we can handle much more than simple admin tasks.Effective AND efficient
Time is money! Hiring a virtual assistant like EMMA means you only pay for the hours you use. Demand can fluctuate  and businesses can often have both busy and quiet periods. EMMA has the flexibility to support you during those busier periods. With an employee, you have to pay them regardless of the amount of work they actually do.Our office is your office
Many modern-day entrepreneurs work remotely and don’t have a physical office space. Here at EMMA, we provide our own office space and equipment, meaning no more expensive office costs for you. Plus, with tools like WhatsApp, Google Drive and Skype, communication is easy and straightforward. The EMMA team are available any time.Serious about expanding?
So if you’re serious about driving forward your business and spending more time on those valuable revenue generating activities, so you can become more productive, let EMMA do the rest.  Contact us today.


Civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has taken on its third apprentice administration assistant, who follows in the footsteps of two colleagues who have since climbed the career ladder after being hired as apprentices themselves.

Twenty-year-old Simran Gangarh is the latest recruit to join the firm’s head office in Oxford Street, Nottingham – arriving just ahead of the 10th National Apprenticeship Week, which this year has the theme of ‘ladder of opportunity’.

“It’s rather appropriate that the theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘ladder of opportunity’ as BSP Consulting has just employed the company’s third apprentice administration assistant, with the previous two apprentice admin assistants having progressed their careers within the firm,” said BSP business development director Jef Todd.

“In the 1980s, I was a former candidate of the Youth Training Scheme – a scheme for helping 16 and 17-year-olds into employment – and I am a firm believer in training and apprenticeship schemes.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Simran to BSP and hope she will enjoy working alongside Katie and Hannah, who were our first and second apprentices.”

Katie White joined BSP in 2012 as a 19-year-old apprentice and completed level 2 in Business Administration. She was then taken on by BSP and subsequently completed level 2 in AAT, an accounting qualification, followed by level 3. She is now office manager.

Hannah Rawson joined BSP in August 2013 as a 17-year-old apprentice, completing level two and level 3 in Business Administration, and was also taken on after a year of working as an apprentice. She is now administration assistant at the company, which has offices in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

Simran, who lives in Derby, will study at New College Nottingham (ncn), as well as working at BSP Consulting, while she undertakes her level 2 in Business Administration.

She said: “After leaving school and then taking my A-levels at college, I thought an apprenticeship was a better opportunity for me because I didn’t have a particular course in mind and I didn’t want to spend three or four years on a course at university and come out not wanting to do it any more.

“When I saw the job description for this position at BSP Consulting it seemed like there was room for progression within the company, which is what I was looking for.”

Jenny Clarke, ncn b2b sales, recruitment and work experience manager, said: “Katie’s story shows just how careers can evolve from an apprenticeship. Katie started her apprenticeship at BSP in 2013 and has progressed through her career to now become the office manager there. We are delighted that Katie and BSP have chosen to return to ncn to support and grow the team’s future talent by taking on further apprentices. In placing Katie, Hannah, and now Simran, we are proud to continue to build on the excellent working relationship that we have developed with BSP over recent years.”

National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy, and runs from 6th to 10th March 2017.

BSP Consulting provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.

Its Derby office is based at Pride Park, and its Leicester office recently expanded by moving to larger premises on the floor above in the building it has occupied in De Montfort Street since 2007.

For more information, visit