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Conference to help close ‘digital doors’ on cyber criminals

 

Police and industry professionals in the East Midlands are joining forces to provide advice to business owners on how to best protect against cybercrime.

 The first East Midlands regional cybercrime conference will take place at Pride Park Stadium in Derby next month.

 The Essential Digital Protection for Business Conference is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks — and advise on what do to in the event that they are targeted.

 The free event will bring together experts in the field and is hosted by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), which works on behalf of the region’s five police forces in tackling serious, organised and major crime, counter-terrorism and domestic extremism.

 Derbyshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for cybercrime, said: “Digital crime is now the biggest single crime category faced by police.

“The majority of organisations have had some sort of digital security breach and businesses and industry need to work closely with the police to try and prevent and detect cyberattacks.

“For criminals, cybercrime is perceived to have a lower risk of being caught than traditional crime, but the impact on individuals concerned can still be life changing.

“This conference is the perfect opportunity to learn how to protect your business and livelihood.”

 Chief Constable Goodman will be delivering a key note speech outlining the main issues affecting businesses and will be followed by presentations on how to protect your business, the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and a panel discussion on the response to a cyberattack.

 For those unable to attend the full day event, a breakfast session is being held covering the key points of the day from 8am until 9am. Those unable to make the trip to Derby then they can join the livestream of the event and feed their questions into the speakers.

 EMSOU Detective Chief Inspector Ed McBryde-Wilding said: “If you own a home or business it goes without saying that you insure the building and what’s inside is protected. You invest in good locks and burglar alarms, you may even employ a security guard to patrol your grounds.

“Considering we conduct a large part of our living and working online these days (in fact, it’s hard to imagine a business, or individual for that matter, without some form of digital footprint) the same amount of investment is still not being made in our online security. And this is, for many, not through a lack of desire, but more a lack of understanding of what can be a complex and constantly evolving area.

 “Many people still don’t know enough about the cyber world and as a consequence are inadvertently leaving digital doors open to criminals. And I’m not just talking about small, local business owners. These sorts of breaches are happening to large national corporations and even global leaders in the digital sector.

“We can all better understand our technical estate and better protect it from the unscrupulous few who are always on the lookout for ways of exploiting and profiting from others.

“So, just as we do our premises, let’s do all we can to protect our online assets from criminals. Learn how to defend against hackers and malware, back-up information and report any breaches.

“Attend our conference and learn how we can work together to keep online criminals out.”

The Essential Digital Protection for Business Conference takes place on March 9. To book attendance at this event, or the condensed breakfast session, click here.

 If you suspect your business has been targeted by cyber criminals report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

New Derby Half Marathon added to Run For All’s 2018 event calendar

Thousands of runners are set to take on a new Run For All challenge in 2018 – as the organisation announces a new half marathon in Derby.

The not-for-profit organisation is taking over the staging of the event formerly known as the Ramathon.

Run For All aims to build on the success of the event, which already attracts thousands of runners every year.

Next year’s event – to be known as the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon – will take place on Sunday 3rd June and entries are open now at www.runforall.com

To celebrate the launch of the new event, participants who enter in the next week can take part for the discounted price of just £25!

Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Its stable of events already includes successful 10Ks in Leeds, Lincoln, Sheffield, York, Hull, Burnley, Bury, Leicester, King’s Lynn and Nottingham, the Leeds Half Marathon, Sheffield Half Marathon, Hull Half Marathon and the Yorkshire 10 Mile and Yorkshire Marathon in York.

The Asda Foundation is the headline sponsor of all Run For All events and the Ramathon will be renamed the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon

As in previous years, the half marathon will leave Pride Park Stadium and head into city centre, going through Market Place and past the cathedral before heading back along London Road. Elvaston Castle Country Park will remain a key feature of the route. The key organiser of the event in previous years will also be working alongside Run For All to deliver the event in future years.

Run For All Events Manager Tristan Batley-Kyle said: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to take on the running of such an excellent event.

“We look forward to working with everyone involved to make the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon a huge success.”

Mandy Rivett, Asda Foundation Coordinator, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to add another exciting half marathon to the Asda Foundation series. The events that make up the series are already highly regarded and the addition of Derby will further enhance that reputation and provide a great new challenge for runners and fundraisers.”

Entrants can run for fun, for a personal challenge or for a good cause of their choice. They are especially encouraged to support the event’s official partner charities which will be announced shortly.

Entries for the Derby Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd June are now open at www.runforall.com

Tim Wilson, Carol Ell &; Monika Anszperger - Promotions

Three members of the team at civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting have been promoted to new positions.

Chartered civil engineer Carol Ell and chartered structural engineer Monika Anszperger have become associates, while associate Tim Wilson has stepped up to associate director.

Carol, who works in BSP’s Leicester office in De Montfort Street, joined the company in July 2004, while Monika, who is based in the Derby office at Pride Park, joined in January 2014.

Tim, who has been with BSP since 2005, heads up the civil engineering team in Leicester.

BSP MD David Sumner said: “These changes reflect the much-increased responsibility levels that Tim, Carol and Monika now embrace and perform for the company. I and the BSP team congratulate them on their achievement.”

BSP, which is based 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 East Midlands and the UK.

Relocation of pedestrian crossing on Wyvern Way – During week commencing 18th December 2017, work took place to move the pedestrian crossing from its current location on Wyvern Way, near Toys R Us, further up Wyvern Way towards Derwent Parade. A temporary footway has been created from the footbridge to the replacement crossing.  Temporary lights have been put in place.

A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound overnight road closures – Work is continuing on the A52 Eastbound with nightly road closures up until the evening of Thursday 21st December. There will then be a break over the Christmas/New Year period. When the road closures re-commence on the night of Monday 8th January 2018, the closure will be from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including the slip road from Wyvern Way onto the A52 Eastbound. The road will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Works will not start until after 11.00pm on the midweek evenings when Derby County Football Club are playing home games.

Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout – Works will continue on 2nd January 2018 on Derwent Parade near to the Wyvern Way roundabout.  This will involve lane closures whilst work is carried out in the footway.
 
Wyvern Way slip road to A52 eastbound – The lane leading from Wyvern Way to the A52 eastbound will be narrowed for 3 weeks from 2nd January 2018 whilst work is carried out in the verge.

Further details about the scheme are on the A52 Scheme webpage. This will be regularly updated as the Scheme progresses.

At  2 Melbourne Court, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LZ

  • A self contained first floor office suite with storage room to the converted roof space (accessed via a fully compliant formal staircase)
  • 3 allocated car parking spaces -(one of which will be reserved for the landlord’s use at weekends)
  • Premier business park location with excellent road communication

  • IMPOSING SELF CONTAINED TWO STOREY OFFICE
  • Prominent Location on Premier Business Park – Fast Access to A52 and J25 M1
  • Passenger Lift
  • Gas-fired Heating – New Carpets
  • Raised Access Floors
  • Landscaped Setting – Excellent Car Parking – 50 Spaces

 

Location

Salisbury House is located on Derby’s premier office-only park, The Wyvern, adjacent to the A52, 1 mile from Derby City centre and approximately 6 miles from Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway.

The 18 acre Wyvern Office Park is located next to the Wyvern Retail Park which adjoins Pride Park.

Swift Access to A52:  The Wyvern Business Park benefits from prioritised access onto the A52 and provides dual-carriageway links (north, south, east, west) to the Derby Ring Road, the M1, A50, A6, A38, M42 and the East Midlands Airport.

Companies on The Park:  The Wyvern Business Park has always attracted international and regional companies including Synergy Healthcare, Capita Plc, Keir Group, Assystems, Cameron Oil Group, Nuvia Engineering, Dermalogica; P Ducker Systems, Dains Accountants, Four04, Aggregate Industries, and also major HM Government Offices.

Local firms include Altius, Franklands, Zebra Finance, Create Financial Management, Dorians Solicitors, Shapcotts Accountants, Shevill Parkes, Esker UK, Marpal,  Fast React, Xuper IT Support, Raybould & Sons Chartered Surveyors and many others.

Local Facilities:  The Wyvern Retail Park is situated adjacent to the Wyvern Business Park, offering the convenience of being within a short walk of Sainsburys,  Costa Coffee, Homebase, Boots, Next, Halfords, Mothercare, and McDonalds.

Local places to eat include Pizza Hut, Harvester Inn, Subway, McDonalds, Starbucks, Seven Restaurant.  Nearby leisure facilities include David Lloyd Fitness Centre, JJB’s and Virgin Health Club.

Located on the Wyvern Business Park is a 110 bedroom Premier Travel Inn and there are several other well known hotel chains in the vicinity.

Public Transport:  A regular bus service operates from Derby City Centre to the Wyvern Business Park and currently runs approximately every 30 minutes during the working week, calling at Pride Park, and the Park and Ride facility (next to the Derby Arena).

 

Derby Mainline Station has vehicular and pedestrian access directly onto Pride Park, and is located only a few minutes’ drive from the Wyvern, with new station car parking on the Pride Park side of the railway line.

 

Features and Specification – following refurbishment will be recarpeted and redecorated

 

The property is self-contained with its own entrance.

 

7,000 sq ft (649 sq m) of ground and first floor useable office space excluding toilets.

 

  • Mainly open plan, with part cellular accommodation
  • Rest room / kitchen, toilets and disabled toilets
  • Constructed to a high specification
  • Gas fired heating
  • New Carpets and decoration
  • Tinted double glazing
  • Raised access floors
  • Passenger lift

 

 

Connectivity, Internet and Data Cabling:  Raybould & Sons can provide details of the leased line used by and contracted to the outgoing tenant, and data cabling in situ (to be taken as seen).

 

 

Lease Terms

Salisbury House is available by way of a new lease at offers around £87,500 per annum plus VAT on standard repairing and insuring terms.

 

The in-coming tenant will be responsible for:

 

  1. The on-going repair and decoration of the interior and exterior of the offices and the landlord’s internal fixtures and fittings.

 

  1. Payment of business rates, water rates, sewerage rates (see below).

 

  1. The cost of electricity and gas supplies.

 

  1. The reimbursement of the annual cost of insuring the building against fire and similar risks – details from Raybould & Sons.

 

  1. A service charge relating to the management of the external landscaping, the common rear access driveway, the external stores, lighting and barriers – current costs are relatively nominal – details from Raybould & Sons.

 

 

Car Parking

There are 50 designated parking spaces in the private car park to the rear.

 

 

VAT

VAT will be charged at the standard rate.

 

Rating Information

Rateable values have been re-assessed under a national review and the new Rateable Value for this building will be £56,500.

 

Business Rates payable are a proportion of the Rateable Value of the building.  As the Rateable Value has been reduced due to re-assessment, the rates payable will be on a reducing scale.  We would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries of Derby City Council Rates Department to verify rates liability.

 

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate can be made available upon request.

EPC Reference number:

Rating:

 

Legal Matters

A standard draft lease is available upon request.

Both parties to pay their own legal costs.

 

Viewing

All viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should direct contact be made with the current occupiers.

 

Contact:  Trevor Raybould

Tel:          01332 295555

Email:      trevor@raybouldandsons.co.uk

 

All subject to contract and availability

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme

 

The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement scheme main works contract with Galliford Try commenced on 9th October.  A small amount of night time work has taken place on the A52 following the introduction of the temporary safety measures and reduced speed limit. Works to construct the new central reservation, drainage improvements and additional lane on the A52 Eastbound are planned to start on 13th November and continue until the end of February 2018.

The A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound, between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, will be closed from 8pm to 6am each night from Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November.  No works will take place at the weekend and the road will be opened by 6am on Saturday morning. We will only close the road when necessary, so if we finish works before 6am we will open it earlier. This means there will be no access to the A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound from Eastgate flyover/Pentagon Island or from Wyvern Way. The signed diversion route will be via the A6, Pride Park and A5111 Raynesway. Drawings showing the routes affected and the proposed diversions are available on the A52 Scheme webpage

Our contractors will be removing street lighting in the central reservation. For safety reasons we also need to close the outside lane on Brian Clough Way westbound from Raynesway to Pentagon.  The overnight lane closures will be at the same times as the eastbound closures from Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November.

Work is also being carried out during the daytime on Wyvern Way. This involves offline works and narrowed lanes on Wyvern Way and the roundabout near Derwent Parade. We have also started work to prepare for the replacement of Meadow Lane footbridge.

From Monday 20 November to 22 December, the midweek night time closures on the A52 eastbound will be from Pentagon Island to Wyvern.  There will be no access to the A52 Brian Clough Way from Eastgate flyover/Pentagon Island, but the A52 will be open from Wyvern Way. Drivers will be diverted via Pride Park to re-join the A52 at the Wyvern.

Work will re-commence after the Christmas period on Monday 8 January 2018.  Further details about this phase of work will be given at a later date.

News articles and more information about the Scheme is available on the webpage.

We will be issuing regular scheme updates as well as news on Derby Newsroom, along with Twitter and Facebook updates.

Laurent-Perrier expert, John Cleary is set to return to Derby next month with an exclusive evening of gourmet dining, which is expected to be an immediate sell out.

Seven Restaurant and Café Bar located in the city’s bustling Pride Park, will host the evening, which previous sold out in just two hours, when it was held in the eatery’s private dining facility upstairs.

The evening will offer the ultimate ‘foodie’ with the opportunity to try a five course gourmet menu, washed down with five glasses of champagne from the Laurent-Perrier collection.  It will also provide a first time look- and taste, of the revamped, Laurent Perrier Brut.

Laurent-Perrier recently changed the style and blend of its core mainstream non-vintage champagne renaming it La Cuvée. The new wine, which will initially be based on the high quality 2012 harvest, will have more Chardonnay in it, and will be on offer at the exclusive night at Seven.

The luxury evening of gourmet dining will take place on November 9th, and will cost £75pp, and will feature expert talks from Laurent-Perrier.

John Cleary, National Accounts Controller at Laurent-Perrier said: “I’m delighted to return to Seven Restaurant and Café Bar to host another Laurent-Perrier dinner on the 9th of November.

“As one of the most distinguished, independent, family-owned Champagne houses, Laurent-Perrier is renowned for producing a diverse and pioneering range of fine champagnes, noted for their freshness and elegance. The dinner will feature two new releases, Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée and Vintage 2007, and the iconic Cuvée Rosé”.

Managing Director at Derby based Seven Restaurant and Café Bar, Helen Salloway, said: “We are over the moon that John has agreed to join us once again at Seven, for a night of luxury and fine dining. We trialled the event some time ago, in one of our private dining rooms, and it sold out within two hours. This time we will be looking to fill the whole restaurant, although availability is still limited.”

For more information, or to book this exclusive evening of fine dining, please visit: www.sevenrestaurant.co.uk or call: 01332 332277.

 

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Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for new managers and anyone who has line management responsibility.

How will I benefit?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Use an appropriate coaching model to guide conversations and result in action
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Improve your listening skills with focus on ‘active listening’
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Key topics

An introduction to coaching
The coaching spectrum
Learning styles and learning cycle
Characteristics of a good coach
Coaching model – GROW
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In March 2017 Highways England confirmed a £2.6m contribution towards the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme from the Growth and Housing Fund. A stage 2 application for £6.72m funding towards the Scheme was approved by the D2N2 LEP in July 2017 and the funding agreement completed in September.

Negotiations on the target price have continued with Galliford Try, the main contractor, and it is anticipated that the main works contract will be signed by 6th October 2017.

We are preparing to start the first phase of the main construction works which will involve road closures on the A52 Brian Clough Way. Initially, during the week commencing 9th October 2017 we will need to close the A52 Westbound, from Raynesway to Pentagon, for 2/3 nights between 8.00pm and 6.00am. We will be erecting temporary safety barriers, which will mean the width of the main carriageway will be reduced for the duration of the works on the A52, but two lanes will be maintained.

Once the barriers are in place, the A52 Eastbound, Pentagon to Raynesway, will be closed overnight from 8.00pm to 6.00 am. The road closures will commence on 12th October 2017 and will last up to 20 weeks.  Two narrow running lanes will operate in the daytime.

  • From 11th to 22nd December 2017, the road will not close until 10.00pm.
  • When Derby County Football Club are playing midweek home games, the road will not be closed until after 11.00pm.
  • From 23rd December 2017 to 7th January 2018 no works will be carried out and there will be no road closures.

PDF Drawings showing the routes affected and the proposed diversions are available on the A52 Scheme webpage

Works will include reducing the width of the central reserve to give more room to widen the carriageway. This will then enable us to create additional lanes in each direction.  Eastbound the third lane will be from the Wyvern Way slip road to the diverge to Raynesway/Spondon. As well as increasing capacity, the additional lane will reduce the need for drivers to change lanes.

When the works have been completed on the eastbound side it will be fully operational and work will then commence on the other side of the carriageway.  Works on the A52 Westbound and Wyvern Junctions will be carried out during the daytime and two narrow lanes will be kept open throughout. This phase is planned to start in March 2018 and will last around 20 weeks.

News articles and more information about the Scheme is available on the webpage. We will be issuing regular scheme updates as well as news on Derby Newsroom, along with Twitter and Facebook updates.