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NEC gets Cleen with new toilet review app

The NEC’s commitment to customer experience has gone a step further with the introduction of a toilet and washroom review app. The UK’s leading exhibition venue is now using the UK’s first fully integrated management tool and review app, Cleen.

The Cleen App has been devised by Derby-based HSG. It is free to download and enables customers and visitors to log reviews of washrooms.

Cycling Challenge Flies the Flag For Derbados

Two Derby businessmen have once more laid down the gauntlet for others to join them for a weekend cycling challenge in Mallorca and Derbyshire in April – and brought their Olympian friends to Derby’s iPro stadium to formally launch the challenge.

Dean Jackson, founder and owner of triathlon kit specialists HUUB, and David Torrington, managing director of Sky Recruitment Solutions are planning the 200km challenge on April 16 and 17.

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity

Three University of Derby students are amongst a group of people who will take a leap of faith to raise money for Derby-based charity Safe and Sound on February 29.

Kelly Rawson (34), Lauren Nichol (23) and Mimina Bligh (20) are all studying Youth Work and Community Development at the University. 

Magical Tea Date At The Old Bell Hotel

Magical princesses from some of the best-loved fairy tales will serenade guests at a special Easter afternoon tea at The Old Bell Hotel in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Saturday April 11.

‘A Tale As Old as Time’ will feature some of the stories’ famous characters from Cinderella to Belle for the two-hour tea party at the Sadler Gate venue’s Grand Regency Ballroom – complete with a fairy tale-inspired afternoon tea and Easter egg hunt.

Call-out for family/age-friendly facilitator

The Family Arts Campaign are seeking experienced facilitators to deliver and develop content for a series of online training workshops. These could be led by an individual, organisation, or group of individuals.

We are looking for an individual or team who:

New co-commissioned exhibitions by Anna Bunting-Branch and Dryden Goodwin part of Co-Lab Season in QUAD, Derby, 29th February to 5th April 2020

QUAD in Derby has a new season of exhibition and events starting in February as part of its ‘Co-Lab Season’. Co-Lab is a five week-long showcase of newly co-commissioned work by two artists who usually employ traditional techniques such as painting, drawing or sculpture, but have taken their way of working into Virtual Reality digital realm or film works. The artists featured are Anna Bunting-Branch and Dryden Goodwin.

DCG Launches Cycling Performance Academy

Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with the HUUB Ribble junior and development road cycling team to create a performance academy for aspiring young riders.

The HUUB Ribble Performance Academy is sponsored by Derby-based triathlon kit designers HUUB and based at DCG’s Broomfield Hall near Derby.

Croots Farm Shop and Café adds the delicious Bangerooney sausage to its squad

A big-name star has been added at popular Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots as the Bangerooney joins the team.

The pork and caramelised onion with black pepper sausage joins the starting line-up to celebrate former England hero Wayne Rooney’s move to Derby County.

For the next three months, ten per cent of sales of the new banger will go to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre – Croots Farm Shop’s adopted charity.