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Smith Cooper Supports Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Team Challenge

Midlands based business advisors and accountants Smith Cooper have announced that they will again sponsor the Team Challenge as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Derby on Sunday 17th July.

Teams of three will have the chance to race twice during the day with each member tackling one of the three Triathlon stages. The Team Challenge consists of a 200m swim in Markeaton Lake, followed by a 10km cycle on a closed-road circular route into the city centre and back to the park and finally a 2.5km run.

Wathalls MD Appointed To National Board

The managing director of Derby and Ashbourne funeral directors G. Wathall & Son Ltd has been appointed to the board of Golden Charter – the UK’s leading provider of funeral plans in the UK.

Lifeguards Qualify at Lonsdale Pool

The first group of 2016 have successfully gained their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification after a week-long course at Lonsdale swimming pool in Mickleover, Derby.
Lonsdale Pool organise regular training programmes for lifeguards throughout the year – training people who want to work at Lonsdale, its sister pool Gayton in Littleover and other facilities across the county.

Dance Students Masterclass at Déda

International contemporary dance artist Jorge Crecis recently held his first masterclass with University of Derby BA Hons Dance degree students who are based at regional dance house Déda in Derby to help develop their performance presence skills.

Pep & Co Announce Further Expansion of St Peters Quarter Store

A family fashion retailer in Derby’s St Peters Quarter has marked its six month anniversary with the announcement of plans to double the size of its store.

Pep & Co opened in August specialising in value ranges of clothes for men, women and children and homewares on the 4,000 sq ft ground floor of the former Next store in Albion Street. Store Manager Andy Cheetham confirmed today that the first floor of the building will be opened on 22nd March, initially as a clearance department.  This will create one new sales assistant job in addition to the ten staff already employed.

Broomfield Hall Lambing Sunday

Visitors at an open day at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday 13th March between 10am and 3.30pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.

Broomfield Hall’s working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where visitors can join hands-on sessions to learn how to care for and handle some of the resident animals and exotic species.

These range from the donkeys and meerkats to the spiders, reptiles, skunk and porcupine.

Derby College Celebrates Higher Education Successes

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success.

As well as certificates for completing their courses at the College, there were several special awards, sponsored by the Derby College Students’ Union (DCSU) which were presented by President Charlie Baker.

Sinfonia Viva Player Receives National Award

Graham Hall, long-standing timpanist of Sinfonia Viva has been awarded the prestigious RPS/ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians.

Graham, who lives in Pinxton, is a founding member of Derby-based Sinfonia Viva. He has been awarded the RPS/ABO Salomon Prize, for his “hugely dedicated service to Sinfonia Viva over many years: as a timpanist, player and Musicians Union rep; and also as highly skilled arranger who has supported the orchestra’s extensive outreach work, and in doing so has inspired his fellow musicians to join him in going the extra mile”.

St Peters Quarter BID Launches Renewal

St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District has launched its renewal  to continue the work underway in the area of the city centre between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.

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