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Stakeholder Update on the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme

Work was carried out in November and December to improve the access to the Wyvern for motorised and non-motorised users, in the lead up to Christmas. All the footways around Derwent Parade roundabout and Wyvern Way are now in use, with the final surface course to be applied in the New Year. Street lighting works around Derwent Parade roundabout will be completed by the end of this week.

The site will be shut down on Friday 20th December and work will re-commence on Monday 6th January 2020. The current temporary traffic management system will remain in place throughout this period.

We made good progress on the construction of the new on-slip road from Wyvern on to the A52, but have not been able to temporarily open the slip road for safety reasons. Work has started on the construction of the bridge superstructure and access was required for the delivery of sections of the new footbridge that have arrived on site over the past few weeks.

Link to the Council News article issued on 18th December 2019 about the arrival on site of the new footbridge.

A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound – daytime off-peak lane closure – weekdays from 8th to 10th January 2020. 

There will be an off-peak lane closure on the A52 Eastbound carriageway, from 9.30am to 3.00pm each weekday, from Wednesday 8th January to Friday 10th January.  The inside lane will be closed between Pentagon Island and Wyvern whilst barrier works are carried out. The slip road off the A52 to Wyvern Way will be open as normal.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

The Hannells team is growing!

Hannells, Derby’s leading estate & lettings agency is delighted to announce the arrival of  Richard who has joined their busy Lettings team.

Richard joins the team with a history of success in varied roles in the lettings industry as a Negotiator, Valuer and Office Manager.

Richard also has specialist knowledge of student lets and will be heading up this arm of the Hannells Lettings service.

Director Benjamin Brain said: ‘It’s a pleasure to welcome Richard to the team. With his years of experience in all forms of residential lettings and his background in homes of multiple occupancy and student lets, he will be able to bring a whole host of additional skills to our already thriving lettings division’

Visit the Hannells’ website to find out more about their new recruit.

The Print Angels at Essential Print Services

Pride Park print firm confirms new signings as part of an expansion plan.

The Print Angels at Essential Print Services

Based on Pride Park in Derby, print “evangelists” Essential Print Services, are continuing their expansion plan by taking on a new “Print Angels”.

Fran Ellis, Emma Hough and Stacey Barradell are amongst the latest three signings for the firm. The new trio joins the squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services, which – now in its seventh year of trading – is continuing to grow from strength to strength.

The company was set up in 2011 by Yvonne Gorman, who trained initially as a graphic designer over 20 years ago; “having the right people in your business is crucial. You need employees who understand that outstanding quality and amazing customer service is paramount. Printing is hard work and can be technically challenging so, what is also important to me, is that I have a team who can fun in the office and enjoy what they do – the space hoppers certainly help with that.”

“The new additions to the team is yet another step in the right direction. Our expansion plan is coming to fruition. I’d like to thank all the Print Angels for all their hard work and support – I’m excited and energised about what the future has in store for us,” Yvonne concluded.

“You have to be a certain calibre of person to be a Print Angel. You must have high standards, attention to detail and have the client’s best interests at heart, at ALL times. I’m confident that my new colleagues have all these attributes and more!” said Kate Aldridge, who has been with the firm now for over two years.

Yvonne herself is already a renowned business figurehead; named as one of a handful of “Leading Ladies” in the local press, appearing on ITV Central News, visited No. 10 Downing Street and is continuing her appointment as Small Business Saturday UK Champion. Her most recent accolade is the confirmation of her appointment as Non-Exec Director of the Inward Investment Agency; Marketing Derby, which is a supporter of

Careers at Shapcotts Accountants

We are recruiting administrators to our administrative team that is the heart of our proactive and forward thinking accountancy practice.

The role would involve the following areas of work:

  • Dealing with clients on a day to day basis
  • Typing and Client Correspondence
  • Diary Management
  • Database Maintenance
  • Support the operation of the internal filing systems
  • Opportunities to take responsibility for administrative sub-areas
  • Other General Administrative Duties
  • Support the operation of the Marketing and Networking Activities

We are looking for someone who has the following skills and work ethics:

  • A person who is proactive and takes responsibility for their work
  • Motivated, efficient and organised
  • Works well as part of a team or as an individual
  • Is accurate with the work they complete and can work to tight deadlines
  • Appreciates what it is to provide good customer service and support clients needs to the best of their ability
  • Computer literate to operate our paperless office system and to assist the business with their aim of continuing to move forward as technology advances

What can you expect?

  • Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Full time hours available.
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Paid overtime, TOIL and Flexitime available
  • Company Pension

Is this the opportunity for you? Find out more about Shapcotts Accountants.

Send your CV with a covering letter by e-mail to

All applications must be received by 22 September 2017.

All candidates must be able to attend the recruitment Day on 4th October 2017.

Stephen Walker FCA

After 30 years serving the Derby business community Shapcotts Accountants is expanding again with the appointment of a new senior Client Relationship and Accounts Manager. Qualified Chartered Accountant Stephen Walker (48) joins Shapcotts after 12 years as Finance Director at the Derbyshire-based logistics firm Lockwood Group. The newly created post will see Stephen lead the Accounts and Tax Team at the firm’s Derby office and balance his new role with his varied out of hours pastimes that include ten years as a junior football coach with Hilton Harriers FC, 5-a-side football, cycling and as the drummer in jazz band, Dove Valley Jazz.
Shapcotts Accountants Founder and Managing Director Melvin Shapcott comments:

“For three decades, we have been helping the Derby business community to succeed and to do this to an exceptional standard we need the most qualified, experienced and ethical staff in the marketplace. Stephen, along with the rest of our 18-strong team, fits our stringent employee requirements and we are thrilled that Stephen has chosen to join the Shapcotts family.

Stephen Walker ACA

Stephen Walker FCA

“Stephen’s extensive business experience as a Financial Director for a diverse group of companies, combined with his accounting background and qualifications, illustrates that at Shapcotts we have first-hand knowledge of how businesses operate and the challenges they face in the marketplace daily.

“Many accountants, including Shapcotts, can offer expertise in the accounting field, however, many of our senior staff have a proven track record of real world business success, something which is often a necessary requirement to advise on complex financial decision-making and enables our advice to clients to stand out from the competition.”

New recruit Stephen achieved his first Finance Director position at 36, having previously gained his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) status in 2005 and spent 15 years in accounting practice. Stephen is looking forward to his new challenge. Stephen says:

“I have been really impressed with Shapcotts professionalism, progressive vision, commitment to its clients and continued growth. I am excited to be returning to practice again – particularly because I will be able to utilise my previous business experience and develop my role over time. I am looking forward to meeting our clients and exceeding their expectations.”

Mickleover-born Stephen has been married for nearly 20 years, has three teenage children and, together with his father and son, is a Derby County season ticket holder. Stephen notes:

“Family and community are very important to me and Shapcotts shares the same values. Its ethos is to help clients to succeed, support its local community and treat its staff like family. Combine this with its team’s hard-working, honest work ethic and Shapcotts has the recipe for success – I’m proud to be a part of it.”

James Payne - finance and IT manager at BSP Consulting

East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has promoted James Payne to the position of finance and IT manager.

He has been with the company for exactly 16 years, having joined BSP straight from school in August 2001.

James has recently been instrumental in introducing a new project information management system at BSP’s headquarters in Nottingham and across its offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.

The Union Square software is used worldwide by organisations in the construction sector to help them work smarter and collaborate more effectively, and it has already begun showing positive results for BSP.

BSP managing director David Sumner said: “James has been a loyal and valued BSP employee since joining us in 2001. He has recently spearheaded the introduction of Union Square across the business after putting forward the case to the senior team of the benefits of integrating and streamlining our management of information – something which has become increasingly important to the efficiency of the business as we continue to expand.

“We have a commitment to staff development and are delighted to have promoted James to this newly created position at BSP Consulting, which reflects his new role.”

The Union Square system is being used throughout the business, primarily for project accounting but also for internal processes such as HR.

“Union Square has only been in place for a short while but already it is bringing benefits to BSP in making our project accounting more efficient,” said James. “The prediction is that it will help us with our long-term forecasting and planning, and become an increasingly valuable tool in the future.”

James joined BSP as a civil engineering technician at the age of 16, before becoming civil engineering technician and IT manager in 2004 and subsequently IT manager. He is based in BSP’s Nottingham HQ in Oxford Street but works across the group.

BSP, which also has offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, 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, working in sectors including education, industrial, commercial, retail, affordable housing, older persons living, leisure, private housing, heritage, and pre-planning.

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Our approach is different … and we’re looking for innovative people who can bring a creative, yet disciplined approach to our team.

Do you have … core secretarial skills and have you worked in a commercial support environment for a minimum of 5 years?

Are you … East Midlands based and flexible with working hours and travel (with a full UK driving license)?

Can you … demonstrate commercial sensitivity?

Do you have … excellent interpersonal skills?

Are you … a creative, innovative, enthusiastic and passionate individual?

Can you … spot the obvious?

We are offering the opportunity to join a fantastic, growing company who are challenging the traditional way of providing executive multi-skilled management support.

If you answer ‘yes’ to all of the above* and can work a minimum of 16 hours (Monday – Friday), then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV to:

Our interview process is thorough as EMMA is committed and passionate about finding the right people, first time, to join our team.  If we don’t think you have met our criteria, we won’t take your application further but would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in EMMA.

*Please note there will be a 3 tier recruitment process;  an assessment centre, a panel interview and a director review.

No agencies.

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has made a series of internal promotions as the company continues to grow.

Former associate director Paul Elphick, who heads up the Leicester office of BSP, has been appointed as a director, while Matthew Viggars, who leads BSP’s civil engineering team in Derby, based at Pride Park, has stepped up from associate to associate director.

In addition, chartered structural engineer Adam Hancocks has been made an associate, working out of the company’s Nottingham headquarters.

BSP has also promoted Oliver Dike, who is based in Derby, and Craig Noonan, who works in Nottingham, to senior engineers.

Chartered structural engineer Paul Elphick joined the company in 2004, while chartered civil engineer Matthew has been at BSP since 2005. Adam Hancocks arrived at BSP in 2011.

Managing director David Sumner said: “I am very pleased to announce these appointments made from within the company. Both Paul and Matthew have been with us for more than a decade, and Adam for more than five years, providing excellent service to our clients and working closely with their colleagues to ensure that BSP Consulting remains one of the most highly regarded civil and structural engineering firms in the region.

“The promotion of Oliver and Craig is as a result of their continued hard work and development as engineers, as well as their accumulation of experience.

“As a business, BSP is growing both commercially and in terms of numbers in the team, and these appointments have been made to support our continued growth and expansion. I’d like to congratulate all of our recently promoted employees and thank them, as well as the rest of the team, for the loyalty, commitment and hard work they have shown.”

BSP Consulting, which has its headquarters at Oxford Street, Nottingham, 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.

Derby print “evangelists” Essential Print Services are proving their continued expansion by taking on a new “Print Angel”.

Fashion design graduate Lindsey Greasley is the most recent addition to the Pride Park-based team.

As a “Print Angel”, her job is to take care of all administration tasks like greeting visitors, maintaining databases, dealing with goods inwards, preparing jobs for delivery, as well as assisting with marketing activities – to name just a few.

She joins fellow Print Angels at Essential Print Services, which – now in its fifth year of trading – is continuing to go from strength to strength.

Yvonne Gorman, who started Essential Print Services in 2011 said, “the title of ‘Print Angel’ is becoming some what of an accolade within our industry. You must have high standards, attention to detail and have our clients’ best interests at heart, at ALL times. But most of all, you must absolutely LOVE print.”

“Lindsey will be a fantastic addition to our new team formation, which is taking shape very nicely. I’d like to also thank our Artwork Angel; Kat Towler, for all her hard work and support. I can’t believe how quickly the last five years have flown by and I’m still really excited and energised about the future of Essential Print Services,”

Lindsey joins Essential Print Services after studying Fashion Design at Sheffield Hallam University. After graduating she completed an internship at Savile Row Training Academy and spent a year working for a bespoke tailors in London. Jobs in retail, as well as freelance design and editing projects followed, but it was the design business environment that Lindsey craved and she says her new job is exactly what she has been looking for.

Lindsey says: “I am working with an extremely enthusiastic and friendly team in an exciting and busy company. The environment is really refreshing, it’s lovely to work with people who have a real passion for what they do. Due to the variety of all the projects, each day is completely different from the next. We work with a range of clients from all kinds of industries, all with different requests and ideas. I have learned a great deal here already, and am keen to learn even more about the industry. It is my job to ensure that clients receive their orders quickly and to the highest standard, leaving them with Essential Print Services in the forefront of their mind for all their print needs.

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Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting, which has an office on Pride Park, has appointed Carrie Booth as business development coordinator.

Carrie, who joined BSP as an administration assistant in August 2004, before becoming accounts assistant, and then office manager in January 2010, started her new role at the beginning of February.
She will support the business development across all four offices of BSP Consulting – in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.

“Carrie’s commitment to business development has shone through and we are delighted to now have her as a full-time member of the business development team, at a time when BSP is growing,” said BSP business development director Jef Todd.

Carrie, a keen runner out of work, who also enjoys travelling, is a member of Women in Construction, Nottingham Means Business, and attends a number of networking events on behalf of BSP, including the First Thursday Club in Nottingham. She also attends Construction Leaders Club, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Derby events.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to building on business development opportunities for BSP and supporting the company’s expansion plans across the Midlands and the UK.”

BSP Consulting, which is based in Oxford Street in Nottingham, and also has offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, Sheffield, provides civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry.

An award-winning business, the firm operates across all the major sectors including health, education, residential, leisure, retail, rail and industrial.

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