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Derby small business owner Matthew Jones took his first steps towards setting up his photography business in 2011. With a BA and Masters Degree in photography and a day job as Associate Lecturer in Photography at the University of Derby, Matthew was ready...read more
After retiring from a professional award-winning performing career, business owner Kerry Carlton-Senior stepped into producing and managing her own theatre show. This successful career change led to her services being sourced for other events and...read more
Lincolnshire based arborist Erik Eglinton first had the idea for his arboriculture business back in 2016. Feeling unhappy with his present working conditions and armed with an aboriculture diploma and 2 years experience under his belt, Erik contacted NBV...read more
The Canine Directory – The future’s bright eyed and waggy tailed for this Nottinghamshire business duo!
Normanton-on-Trent business owners Amy and Gareth Fox began their business, The Canine Directory in January 2019. After working in Marketing for over 11 years, Amy felt ready for a new challenge; as huge dog lovers, their new business idea seemed like the...read more
Building on the success of the last three years, NBV are very pleased to announce a three-year extension to existing services that provide business advice, support and finance for established businesses in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Greater...read more
Looking for a new and rewarding career together, Lincolnshire dog lovers Paul Watts & Claire Elvin opened the doors to their dog hydrotherapy business, Bilsby Canine Hydrotherapy Ltd, in May 2018. Although Paul’s background was mostly in IT, his desire to...read more
Melanie began her journey in developing Embrace U Consultancy in 2017 following a number of life changing experiences both personally and professionally. Looking to embrace an authentic, peaceful and calm life, Melanie drew on her previous experience...read more
Business owners from across the East Midlands have labelled NBV’s Business Growth Master Class a resounding success. The non-for-profit organisation NBV Enterprise Solutions ran their Preparing Your Business for Growth event at their Basford offices in...read more
Move-It Mobility – Nottinghamshire small business seeks to improve the minds and bodies of the young and old.
With a background in Sport and Education, and a burning desire to be his own boss, Chris Atkins was looking for an opportunity into the world of entrepreneurship. Then, a chance conversation with his Grandma about her evening classes provided Chris with...read more
What do you do when your hobby gets out of hand? Enterprising Nottingham fishing enthusiast Lee Topham’s answer to his rapidly expanding hobby was to quit his day job in the police force and set up an online store where he was able to share his huge...read more
Nottingham based accountant, Jamie Selby, has always held high aspirations in business. After progressing from Junior to Partner in a handful of years, he forged ahead, looking for a new challenge and decided to take the leap and start his own...read more
Brothers Pete and Rob Sharpe started their luxury mince pie making business in November 2016. Perfectly positioned in the pie-loving town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, the pair’s joint passion for a tasty pie was spurred on by the sales from their pies in their...read more
NBV are delighted to congratulate client Aimee Johnstone who has been shortlisted for “Sole Trader of the Year” at Nottingham Post’s Women in Business Awards 2017. Aimee was thrilled when she found out, telling us “The chance to be a finalist in the Nottingham Post...read more
Derby’s historic Market Hall, in conjunction with Derby City Council and Essential Print Services, will be hosting ‘Derby’s Festival of Small Businesses’ to celebrate the fifth year of Small Business Saturday UK. The Market Hall event will offer two free business...read more
NBV Client Christine Spencer and her staff were delighted to win Tea Room of the Year Award on Tuesday 10th October at the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards. The annual awards are organised by Select Lincolnshire - who champion, celebrate,...read more