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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.

Theme park and attractions photography company seeks software developers, agile practitioners and UX specialists to deliver next generation digital photography platform

 

Picsolve, the pioneer behind photography solutions for theme parks and attractions, is expanding its office in Derby to host a brand new tech development division for 25 recruits. The expanded team will join a further 60 employees working on delivering innovative photo solutions for the leisure and entertainment industry.

Picsolve is already well-established, with over 2,500 employees across the world, capturing over 250 million photos a year for renowned partners such as Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds. Its offering includes award winning ‘Green Screen’, rollercoaster ride and specialist event photography at theme parks, water parks, tourist attractions and holiday resorts globally.

Despite a huge global presence with offices in Orlando, Hong Kong and Dubai, Picsolve has always maintained a prominent presence in the ‘tech city’ of Derby, in which 12% of the workforce are already employed within hi-tech roles. Tapping into a blossoming region that is booming with technology expertise and innovations, Picsolve is seeking the very best of tech talent to deliver a next generation platform that will help cement its market leadership position.

CEO of Picsolve, Alan Wright, commented: “Creating competition for established tech hubs, Derby is a burgeoning hot spot for technology innovation and we aim to take advantage of this local talent by moving our entire technology provision to the region. As a global leader in the attractions industry, Picsolve represents a fantastic opportunity for developers looking for an exciting challenge coupled with the stability of working for an established business.”

Chief People Officer of Picsolve, Paul Kennedy, commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming our new employees at this very exciting time for the business. The leisure and attractions industry is experiencing a huge transformation, moving towards a more digitally-focused offering for tech-savvy visitors. With over 20 years of experience, Picsolve will be offering its new team members the opportunity to work on the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking developments in this industry.”

To support the new hires and its development, Picsolve’s Derby office will undergo a major expansion, extending across an entire floor and adding new facilities within its existing building in Pride Park.

 

BSP Consulting has an immediate vacancy in our Derby office for an AutoCAD Technician to work within our experienced structural engineering design team.

From our Derby office we work for prestigious clients throughout the East Midlands and United Kingdom, designing steel and concrete framed and loadbearing masonry buildings.

Responsibilities

The role would suit someone with experience using AutoCad drafting software in a structural engineering environment. The role will involve the drafting of designs under the guidance of engineers and senior technicians for projects in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. The role will require personal time management and teamwork. It is office based and also includes general office and quality assurance duties.

The successful candidate will be given on the job training to develop their skills and they will work closely with the other members of the structural engineering team. Following an initial period the role can include day-release training at local colleges or university, subject to individual’s needs and ambitions. Client care is of paramount importance to us as a company and, from time to time, the successful candidate will expected to communicate with other professionals within the industry. Therefore they will be an able communicator, both in written English and verbally, in person and on the telephone.

Experience

Two years experience working in the construction industry is required.

Education

A strong background of English, Mathematics and a logical approach to problem solving should be demonstrated. The successful candidate will be computer literate, being an able user of Word and Excel. Specific experience in the use of AutoCAD for technical drawing will need to be demonstrated at interview. It would also be of benefit if the candidate can demonstrate any experience of drawing or design at the interview.

Required Skill

Experience using AutoCAD software is essential for this role.

Desired Skill

Experience in using REVIT is advantageous.

BSP Consulting is an Equal Opportunities Employer. See the values section of our website for a copy of the policy.

Details:

Location: 5 Pride Point Drive, Pride Park, Derby
Hours of work: A minimum of 40 hours per week, from 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch.
Holidays: Allowance is in line with industry standard and is subject to relevant experience.
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered and is subject to relevant experience and qualifications.

If you think you could become a valuable member of our team, we would welcome hearing from you.

At BSP Consulting, we believe in employing the right people for the right job. Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to employing the best. In return we can offer career development and training opportunities.

You can apply by E-mailing your CV and covering letter to k.white@bsp-consulting.co.uk

or by sending it to:
Katie White
BSP Consulting
12 Oxford Street
Nottingham
NG1 5BG

BSP Consulting has an immediate vacancy in our Nottingham or Derby office for a Civil Engineering Graduate to work within our experienced civil engineering design team.

The team works for clients throughout the East Midlands and United Kingdom, designing SuDS drainage schemes and highway works using Microdrainage and PDS industry standard software with final drawings produced in AutoCAD. The team also carry out river modelling and flood risk assessments using Flood Modeller river modelling software.

Responsibilities

A logical analytical approach to problem solving should be demonstrated. The successful candidate will specifically be able to;-

Operate, autonomously with minimal guidance in relation to design updates, drafting and detailing.

Operate with guidance in the production of basic design solutions when provided with constraints.

Undertake and respond to project based queries by telephone or other means and feedback to others.

Experience

Specific experience in the use of AutoCAD for technical drawing will ideally be demonstrated at interview.

The successful candidate will be given on the job guidance to achieve their individually led development and they will work closely with the other members of the civil engineering team. We operate an ICE registered graduate training scheme which will be open to the successful candidate. Client care is of paramount importance to us as a company, as is the ongoing development and wellbeing of our staff.

Education

The role would suit a BSc/BEng (Hons) qualified civil engineering graduate who has some relevant experience within the industry, circa one year minimum.

Required skills

Knowledge of CDM regulations and construction industry health and safety.

Computer literate, being fully competent in the use of word and excel.

Specific experience in the use of AutoCAD for technical drawing will ideally be demonstrated at interview.

The role would suit a BSc/BEng (Hons) qualified civil engineering graduate who has some relevant experience within the industry, circa one year minimum.

Desired skills

An awareness of or experience in the use of Microdrainage, PDS or Flood Modeller would be advantageous
The role will involve the design and drafting of SuDs schemes, private externals works, section 38 and section 104 works for adoption.

The role will also include the design and drafting of civil engineering works for a wide ranging, variety of sectors.

BSP Consulting is an Equal Opportunities Employer. See the values section of our website for a copy of the policy.

Details:

Location: Oxford Street, Nottingham or Pride Park, Derby
Hours of work: A minimum of 40 hours per week, from 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch.
Holidays: Allowance is in line with industry standard and is subject to relevant experience.
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered and is subject to relevant experience and qualifications.

If you think you could become a valuable member of our team, we would welcome hearing from you.

At BSP Consulting, we believe in employing the right people for the right job. Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to employing the best. In return we can offer career development and training opportunities.

You can apply by E-mailing your CV and covering letter to k.white@bsp-consulting.co.uk

or by sending it to:
Katie White
BSP Consulting
12 Oxford Street
Nottingham
NG1 5BG

PridePark.net is proud to announce that it has received renewed backing from Essential Print Services and law firm Geldards, as well as three new ‘signings’; HSG, Shapcott Accountants and Derby Pride Academy.

“I’ve been a sponsor of PridePark.net for over 5 years and it’s provided endless opportunities for me and my business,“ Yvonne Gorman – Essential Print Services.

“It made perfect sense for HSG to sponsor PridePark.net. We’re an active supporter of the local business community and we cannot wait to get involved,” Selena Tombs – HSG UK.

“Shapcotts are pleased to be involved with PridePark.net and look forward to forming greater links with local businesses,” Janet Shapcott – Shapcott Accountants.

“PridePark.net has allowed the academy to network with businesses across the site, which will create opportunities for our students and support the academy,” Robin Foster – Derby Pride Academy.

“We are delighted to continue our support for PridePark.net. We look forward to welcoming new businesses to the area, as well as developing current relationships,” Dan Sinnott – Geldards.

Left to right; Selena Tombs - HSG UK, Robin Foster - Derby Pride Academy, Yvonne Gorman - Essential Print Services, an Sinnott - Geldards & Janet Shapcott - Shapcott Accountants.

Left to right; Selena Tombs – HSG UK, Robin Foster – Derby Pride Academy, Yvonne Gorman – Essential Print Services, Dan Sinnott – Geldards & Janet Shapcott – Shapcott Accountants.

Any company that is based on Pride Park or the Wyvern Business Park is encouraged to upload their profile and news stories to the directory, as well as attend the quarterly business meetings, all of which remain completely free of charge thanks to the continued support of our sponsors. If you would like to know more, call 01332 418377.

Data Clarity Limited have been announced as finalists in this year’s Payroll World Awards for a second consecutive year for their expenses and time management solution Clarity365.

The Payroll World Awards (now in its 6th year), celebrates success within the Payroll industry, through 21 award categories with the ‘Technology Award’ highlighting organisations that have developed and enhanced software products such as payroll, time and attendance and workforce management.

Chloé Farmer, Marketing & Customer Relations Manager said, “We are honoured to be finalists in the ‘Technology Award’ category. Over the past 6 months we have invested in new functionality and made usability improvements. We have worked closely with our clients to deliver our new HMRC vehicle specific rates allowing employees to submit mileage expenses based on their engine size.”

The cloud-based software requires an internet connection or application to use providing instant accessibility for all users. Businesses can enjoy cost savings through automating their expenses and timesheet processes and eliminating costly paper expenditure.

A full approval workflow is available for senior managers who are able to authorise at the click of a button or send details to clients for approval. Clarity365 is available to trial free for 30 days. Simply click here and register your company details. Once you have your login you may download the mobile app for free on your iOS, Android or Windows 10 device. PC and laptop users can now download the desktop app onto their Windows 10 machines.

Winners will be announced on the 3rd November at Hilton London Bankside.

About the Payroll World Awards

The Payroll World Awards 2016, sponsored by SD Worx, recognise and reward hard work and best practice in the payroll industry. Now entering its 6th year, Payroll World’s established flagship event unites the industry for an evening of celebration. View the finalists here.

About Data Clarity Limited

Data Clarity Ltd provides cloud-based SaaS software services and solutions to the professional services sector across the UK & Ireland. They have a number of products in their software portfolio aiming to simplify business processes, reducing administrative burdens and saving businesses time and money in the process. Visit: Data Clarity for more information.

 

TO LET

REFURBISHED GROUND FLOOR OFFICE SUITE

2,050 SQFT (190 SQM) WITH 10 PARKING SPACES

PACIFIC HOUSE, STANIER WAY, WYVERN BUSINESS PARK, DERBY DE21 6BF

THE WYVERN BUSINESS PARK  The Wyvern Business Park is an established and highly successful dedicated premier office park located approximately 2 miles east of Derby City Centre, and totalling some 18 acres.  Together with the Wyvern Retail Park it is strategically located, adjoining both Pride Park and the A52 dual carriageway.

 

FAST ACCESS FROM THE A52   The Wyvern Business Park benefits from immediate access on and off the A52 and provides instantaneous dual-carriageway links, north, south, east and west to the Derby Ring Road, M1, A50, A38, M42 and the East Midlands Airport.

 

COMPANIES ON THE PARK  The Wyvern Business Park has attracted international and regional companies including Synergy Healthcare, Capita Plc, Serco Plc, Mouchell Parkman, Dermalogica, P.Ducker Systems, Advance Learning Services, Friendship Housing, Dains, Zebra Finance and also H.M. Government Offices.  Local professional companies who have chosen the Wyvern Business Park include Altius, Shapcotts (Chartered Accountants), Franklands, Create Financial Management, Bridgefast Finance, Shevill Parkes (Insurance Brokers), Mutual, NowCom,  Medicruit, Acecad, Fast React, Dorians (Solicitors), Esker UK, Marpal, Derbyshire Health United, Xuper Ltd, Nuvia Ltd, Colt Engineering;  and Raybould & Sons (Chartered Surveyors).

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT  There is an excellent public bus service to the Wyvern Business Park, currently every 30 minutes during the day, from Derby City Centre, calling at Pride Park and the Wyvern Business Park. Fast access to the Derby Railway Station is via the car park on Pride Park, with ‘over-bridge’ access to all platforms.

 

LOCAL FACILITIES   There is a 110-bedroomed Premier Travel Inn on the Park.  Sainsbury’s is adjacent to the entrance to the Park and nearby are Homebase, Boots, Mothercare, Next Home, Costco and Asda.   Local places to eat include Costa Coffee, Harvester Inn, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway, McDonalds, Greggs and Starbucks. David Lloyd Gym and Fitness Centre, JJB Fitness Club and Virgin Active Health Club are also nearby.

 

OFFICE ACCOMMODATION   The office suite is accessed via a ground floor entrance hall, which is to be enlarged as part of the works of refurbishment, with disabled WC, both of which are used in common with the first floor occupier.

 

The suite is currently arranged to provide 4 private offices/meeting rooms together with a large open plan office area but could be reconfigured to suit individual tenants’ requirements – subject to approval by the Landlord.

 

TOTAL NIA:                             190 SQ M (2,050 SQ FT)

 

IT Cabling:  The current occupiers, Healthy Software, will leave in place the existing IT cabling for incoming tenants to inspect themselves, if suitable for them.

 

The high specification includes:  Gas-fired heating, comfort cooling, tinted double-glazing, toilet accommodation including disabled toilet, perimeter trunking, suspended ceilings with Category II recessed lighting, carpeting throughout, window blinds, quality internal partitioning (some fully-glazed) which is all demountable; a door entry system and fire alarm.

 

 

CAR PARKING   There are 10 designated car parking spaces.

 

LEASE TERMS   The ground floor suite is available to let on a new lease for a term to be agreed at an annual rent of £25,000 per annum.

 

ADDITIONAL LEASE INFORMATION

 

  1. The tenant is responsible for internal repairs and decoration. The landlord is responsible for external repairs and these costs are apportioned between the ground and first floor tenants and reclaimed pro rata.

 

  1. The tenant is responsible for all costs of electricity, gas and telephone, business rates, water rates and sewerage charges direct to the appropriate authority or supplier.

 

  1. The landlord insures the building against fire and similar risks and the cost of the annual insurance premium is split between the ground and first floor tenants.

 

  1. The common entrance hall, which is shared with the first floor tenant, is not to be occupied or used for storage.

 

  1. The disabled toilet is for shared use between the ground and first floor tenants.

 

SERVICE CHARGE    A nominal service charge is payable on a quarterly basis, to cover the cost of maintaining the landscaping, the car park road and the barrier (full details from Raybould & Sons)

 

LEGAL COSTS  

Each party to be responsible for their own legal and other costs.

 

BUSINESS RATES (2016/2017)    The office suite will be re-assessed upon completion of current internal works.

 

Description:  Offices and Premises

Estimated Rateable Value:   £20,500 (indicative only)

Rate in the Pound:  0.497     Estimated Rates Payable:    £10,188

 

 

Interested parties should, however rely on their own investigations as to the rates liability.  The local billing authority is Derby City Council (business.rates@derby.gcsx.gov.uk)

 

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

 

Certificate Reference Number:  9214 3045-0777-0401-0525.  Energy Rating:  D-85.

 

VAT

 

Vat will be charged at the standard rate on the rent.

 

 GROUND FLOOR PACIFIC – 2050 SQ FTVIEWING    For further information, floor plans and viewing arrangements, please contact:

Trevor Raybould or Martin Langsdale of Raybould & Sons (who have an office on The Wyvern Business Park).

 

Telephone:  01332 295555        Email:  trevor@raybouldandsons.co.uk     OR   martin@raybouldandsons.co.uk

 

Subject to contract and availability

 

 

 

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As previously reported, TC Harrison Ford, Pride Park were recently awarded a Defibrillator (AED) and CPR training package by the British Heart Foundation.

The public access Defibrillator is now in place and available for deployment 24hrs 7days a week.

The AED storage cabinet is located at the boundary of TC Harrison Ford dealership, mounted on a lamp post, directly opposite the showroom entrance. It’s bright colouring and illuminated door, make it very easy to locate.

Access to the cabinet is possible by following simple instructions displayed on the door. Upon making a 999 call the operator will inform of the combination lock code to release the AED, after the caller quotes the cabinet location code.

Marking the occasion, of this potentially life-saving equipment becoming available, James Hornby, Community Resuscitation Trainer for East Midlands Ambulance Service attended TC Harrison Ford to hold a life-saving skills workshop. Les Baynton, British Heart Foundation Ambassador, kindly unveiled the defibrillator and gave a presentation on the BHF work and mission to achieve a nation of live-savers.

Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services and PridePark.Net, attended to help spread the word around Pride Park. Sharon Brunt, Communications and Marketing Manager from BOHS – The Chartered Society of Worker Health Protection and Claire Creed also from BOHS attended as a number of staff are keen to undertake CPR training.

However, it is all well and good having a defibrillator available at Pride Park, but it is key that as many people know how to perform CPR as possible. CPR is vitally important to maintain a circulation of oxygenated blood to the brain, in the event of a cardiac arrest. We will soon be releasing dates for our monthly CPR Training workshops, held at our Pride Park dealership.  Training only takes an hour and includes both adult and child CPR techniques and is open to all Pride Park business staff, customers and general public.

 

 

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.

For more information, visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk

Yvonne Gorman

Pride-Park based Essential Print Services’ owner and print evangelist, Yvonne Gorman, recently spent the day in the capital to help launch this year’s “Small Business Saturday UK” Campaign.

As one of only twenty Entrepreneurs from around the UK chosen to be a Small Business Saturday UK Champion, Yvonne’s passion and dedication to all things print as well as her on-going support to small, local businesses, made her the ideal candidate for the role. She also claims the accolade of being one of the first ‘Top 100’ who visited Downing Street in 2013.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and the profiles of smaller businesses and the necessity of local support. The campaign also highlights the substantial contribution that these small businesses make to the UK economy as a whole.

Saturday 5th December sees the spotlight firmly placed on the small businesses of the UK. It is Yvonne’s mission to unite the small businesses of Derby and Derbyshire in a show of strength and solidarity, to demonstrate the diverse range of products and services available in and around the region and indeed the East Midlands. It’s also a chance for local people to show their support by visiting their local retailers and service providers.

“Small Business Saturday plays a valuable role in focussing the minds of consumers and fellow business owners on what small businesses can offer in terms of range of products and service” explains Yvonne. “Most people in this country either own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does so we are delighted to have been asked to champion the campaign”.

In 2014, the campaign saw in the region of 16.5 million people spending with smaller businesses in the UK on this one day alone, bringing in a staggering £504 million worth of revenue. This was a 20% increase on the estimated 2.7 million people who shopped locally previously in 2013.

In the run up to the main event there will be a series of free to attend workshops held up and down the country. Not to be outdone by the rest of the UK, Derby City Council will be hosting its very own free event on the day (Saturday 5th December), at the Council House, which will include workshops, an exhibition and talks.

To find out more about Derby’s plans for this year’s Small Business Saturday UK event, email info@essentialprinting.co.uk or join the Facebook Group