Monday, 25 September 2017

Former rugby international announced as compère for East Midlands fbe Awards 2017

Peter Wheeler
Rugby legend Peter Wheeler is to be the compere at the East Midlands fbe Awards 2017 ceremony.  
The former England international rugby player and ex-Leicester Tigers player has been revealed as the MC for this year’s awards, which take place on 12th October.
Around 150 professionals from the construction, development and property sector in the region are expected to attend the awards evening and tickets are now on sale for the event.
This year, for the first time, the ceremony will be supporting the Wooden Spoon charity, an organisation dedicated to providing rugby coaching for disabled, or disadvantaged, children. The charity aims to positively transform the lives of young people across the UK and Ireland. 
Peter is Honorary President of the Wooden Spoon charity for Leicestershire.
“We are excited to welcome Peter, a well-known figure not only within the world of rugby but also across the East Midlands, to this year’s fbe awards. It promises to be a great evening,” said Eddie Mewies, regional chairman of the East Midlands fbe and MD of M-EC Consulting Development Engineers. 
Peter played 349 games for Leicester Tigers in a long and successful playing career during which he captained the team and also England.  He has been associated with Leicester Tigers for over 40 years with roles as a player, a coach and a director.
The evening will take place on 12th October 2017 at the City Rooms in Leicester. Tickets are on sale and in previous years have sold out in advance.
“Not only does the evening acknowledge some of the best development projects across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, it promises to be a great opportunity to renew and build acquaintances in the construction sector within the East Midlands,” added Eddie.
Sponsors on board include the main sponsor, building company DW Hicks, consulting engineer BSD, which is sponsoring the drinks reception, consulting development engineer M-EC, which is sponsoring the Non-Residential Award, insurance expert Arthur J Gallagher, which is sponsoring the Regeneration Award, integrated building solutions firm J Tomlinson, which is sponsoring the Residential Award and accountants, business and tax advisor Duncan & Toplis, which is sponsoring the Rising Star Award.
For tickets and more details, or by contacting Mary Daw on 07883 033552.
The fbe is a national organisation, with branches across the UK and is the longest established networking group for the property, development and construction industries. As well as running the annual awards scheme, the East Midlands branch also organises a number of social and other events. The East Midlands branch covers Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
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Frozen food specialist Central Foods unveils delicious new cappuccino roulade

New cappuccino roulade from Central Foods
A stunning new cappuccino roulade has been launched by frozen food distributor Central Foods for foodservice dessert menus.
The delicious hand-rolled, soft, marbled coffee and chocolate meringue roulade, is filled with mild coffee-flavoured real dairy cream and chocolate flakes.
Free from wheat and gluten, and therefore suitable for coeliacs and those on a gluten-free diet, the cappuccino roulade is also suitable for vegetarians – providing a tasty treat that’s perfect for a range of dietary requirements.
It is the latest roulade in the popular Menuserve range of desserts supplied by Central Foods, one of the UK’s leading frozen food suppliers, and joins mouth-watering flavours that include lemon, mango and passionfruit, banoffee, raspberry and white chocolate, raspberry and hazelnut, Black Forest, and salted caramel.
“The Menuserve roulades are among our most popular products for many reasons, including their appealing presentation, delicious taste, home-made look, and the fact that they are suitable for a variety of diners, including vegetarians and those who avoid gluten,” said Gordon Lauder, managing director of Central Foods.
“With growing numbers of consumers following specific diets, for health, religious or lifestyle reasons, it’s important that foodservice operators cater for all and a product such as the Menuserve roulade is ideal. Frozen straight at the peak of quality and consistent every time, it’s sure to be a winner on any menu, whether that’s in a restaurant, hotel, pub, café or other food service outlet.”
The cappuccino roulade, which comes in a twin-pack with each roulade serving ten portions, contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Each slice provides a generous plate coverage, giving excellent value-for-money.
The cappuccino roulade has a defrosted shelf-life of two days, if kept chilled.
Central Foods, which is based at Collingtree near Northampton, supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, staff canteens, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, football grounds and universities.
Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, Central Foods sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than 400 different lines, ranging from meat, bakery items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.
The company has steadily grown since it was founded 21 years ago, and recently was named for the first time in a report by Grant Thornton as being in the top 100 companies in Northamptonshire. The company was also a finalist in the Family Business United Family Business of the Year Awards 2017 for the Midlands.

For more details about Central Foods, visit
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

J Tomlinson rises through the ranks of Nottinghamshire’s top businesses

Expanding integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson has leapt up the rankings in an annual list naming Nottinghamshire’s top 200 businesses.

The Beeston-based firm has risen from 66th position last year to 52nd place in the 2017 poll compiled by Derby Management School, part of the University of Derby.

Based on turnover, the list was revealed by the Nottingham Post at an event at Harts Restaurant attended by senior business professionals.

It was the third year that the list had been compiled, with J Tomlinson consistently moving up the rankings from 75th position in 2015, to 66th place in 2016, followed by the most recent position at 52 in 2017.

J Tomlinson CEO Mark Davis, who attended the event, said: “Following on from our recent Nottingham Post Company of the Year win in May, J Tomlinson is once again delighted to be named as a top 200 Nottinghamshire business, even more so that we have moved up the list - a testament to our continued growth and innovation, and an outstanding team that goes above and beyond to make a difference.

“It’s wonderful to see so many familiar names on the list, as well as new entries, and I look forward to seeing what the next year will bring.”

J Tomlinson, which was founded in the 1950s and employs around 420 people, has been experiencing steady and sustainable growth over recent years. Working primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, the company provides a range of integrated building services including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management.

Nottinghamshire’s Top 200 Companies for 2017 list includes a number of household names such as Boots, Wilko, Experian, Capital One, Vision Express, Paul Smith and Center Parcs. Companies which have their registered office in Nottinghamshire or an NG postcode were ranked according to turnover reported between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

Topping the list again was Boots UK Ltd, which the list stated had a turnover of £11,985m and employed more than 47,000 people.

For more information about J Tomlinson visit

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Group MD to speak at new construction sector networking event in Lincoln

Tracey Glew
The group MD of one of the leading businesses in surface preparation will be the guest speaker when the Construction Leaders Club launches its networking events in Lincoln.
Tracey Glew, who founded Lincoln-based The Preparation Group in 1991, will be giving a presentation about setting industry standards.
She will be talking at the pilot event on 15th September, which marks the expansion of networking and business growth organisation the Construction Leaders Club into the city.
The organisation has been running successful networking events and programmes for professionals working in the sector in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire areas for the past four years.
Now it is taking its proven formula to Lincoln and hoping to successfully bring together those in Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the surrounding districts who work in the construction sector or in a business associated with the construction sector.
The inaugural session, which is being sponsored by The Preparation Group and held at the company’s Training Hub at Preparation House, Deacon Road, Lincoln, is to be held from 10am to noon on 15thSeptember.
“Since founding The Preparation Group, Tracey has grown the business to become a leading business in surface preparation and we are delighted that she will be speaking at our launch event in Lincoln,” said business growth expert Terry O’Mahony, who founded and runs the Construction Leaders Club.
“We are looking forward to taking our proven formula of connecting businesses and their professional teams into the Lincoln area – giving those who work within the construction sector and associated professions the chance to network and to find out more about each other and the services they provide, as well as discovering more about the business growth and development opportunities offered by the Construction Leaders Club.”  
As well as monthly networking events, Construction Leaders Club also runs development programmes and workshops for individuals including a Mastermind Programme, aimed at business owners and senior decision makers, and a Rising Stars Programme for high potential individuals who want to step-up to the next level. New courses on each programme are expected to begin this Autumn.
The organisation, which is supported in Nottingham by Nelsons Solicitors, insurance and risk brokers Arthur J Gallagher and audit, tax and consulting services provider RSM, who will also be sponsoring the Lincoln event, earlier this year became what is believed to be the only business growth, leadership and management development organisation for the construction industry to be awarded the new Chartered Building Consultancy status.
Tracey Glew heads up an organisation that has grown to become a market leader in surface preparation. The Preparation Group specialises in the full preparation of any surface from concrete to marble. It has completed jobs worldwide and worked in such prestigious and high-profile locations as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Manchester United’s ground. The firm has operated in factories, supermarkets, airports, ships and hangars for multi-billion-pound jets. 
It is now a centre of expertise - providing environmentally friendly solutions for preparing, cleaning and finishing almost any surface in any market sector, as well as providing training.
Tracey said: “I am looking forward to welcoming the Construction Leaders Club to Lincoln and to the headquarters of The Preparation Group. I am proud to be the guest speaker at this inaugural event in Lincoln, and I hope the construction sector in the area supports it and finds it a useful way to network and build contacts and associates.”
For more details about the Construction Leaders Club or to book for the trial event on 15th September in Lincoln, which costs £30 and includes Danish pastries and coffee, and will offer plenty of time for networking, or to find out about the small business coaching offered by CLC, visit  

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