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Wathall’s Expands Services To Local Families

Family-owned Wathall’s – Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors – has expanded the service it is able to offer to local families.

The company, which has branches in Derby, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Borrowash and Burton-on-Trent, has joined forces with another local company to offer graveside memorials.

Art Stone Memorials was launched ten years ago by stone mason Oleksandr Burlaka – operating from a workshop in Drakelow and a showroom in Stapenhill.

Sinfonia Viva Chief Executive Announces Retirement

The chief executive of Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional orchestra, is to retire at the end of April after 26 years with the organisation.

Peter Helps, who was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to arts and culture, has been at the helm of the Derby-based Orchestra since 1995 – steering it through challenging times.

Safe and Sound Launches New Website

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new website in a bid to increase public awareness of the dangers facing children and young people in local communities.

Katapult Collaborates with The Family Arts Campaign Sharing A Theme Park-Inspired Homeschooling Workbook

Global themed attraction and experience design company, Katapult, have launched a theme park-inspired homeschooling workbook, for kids aged 7+ currently studying under Lockdown. 

‘Become A Theme Park Designer’ was developed to help children stay creative while schools are closed due to the pandemic, and also provide teachers, parents and carers with an additional resource to teach English, Maths and Art.

February News from Cromford Mills

New Online Talk Series

Definitely more Jane Austen than Bridgerton, this online talk series will take you on a journey through Georgian high society, tales of engineering ingenuity, industrial espionage and inspirational art, all from the comfort of your own home!

Job Opportunity at Live & Local

We have extended our recruitment for a Company Manager (Maternity Cover) and are now seeking an experienced Administration & HR Manager to begin in March 2021.

Administration & HR Manager (Maternity Cover)
£30,507-£32,029 commensurate with experience (pro rata / 21 hours per week)

Monarch Security Paves Future Growth With Serviced Office Move

A Derby security company, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to the Saudi royal family, have relocated to Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park to pave the way for future expansion.

Monarch Security was set up last September by Farhaan Bhatti and Phil Wright who have more than 25 years’ combined experience in the industry.


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