Castleward enters phase two

Marketing Derby

The second phase of the Castleward Urban Village in the centre of Derby will consist of 54 new homes which will be a mixture of low-rise apartments, duplex-style properties and houses.

The Castleward project, situated between the railway station and intu Derby, is being carried out in a number of phases over 15-20 years and will provide 800 new homes and 35,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

Dave Bullock, Managing Director at Bondholder Compendium Living, said: “We are so excited to have started work on the next phase of Castleward. The first phase was extremely popular and we anticipate the next phase will be too."

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Connecting Derby and Nottingham

More than £7m will be spent in Derby and Nottingham on measures to improve public transport, reduce congestion and better connect the two cities following a successful bid to the Department for Transport.


Cricket club announces official charity partner

Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club has announced fellow Bondholder Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity as its official Charity Partner ahead of the 2019 season.


FHP crowned again

Estates Gazette has revealed that - for a second year running - FHP Property Consultants has triumphed as the Most Active Agent across the East Midlands for 2018. 


Clocking up the experience

Apprentices at Bondholder Smith of Derby have been busy restoring Derby’s historic Harrison clock for installation in the new Museum of Making when it re-opens to the public in 2020.


Bondholder CWC Group has appointed Ian Dickinson to the newly-created role of Managing Director.

Ian, who has worked at CWC since 2007, most recently as finance director, has a wealth of experience in senior management roles.

Since 2015, Ian has taken on a broader leadership role within the business during a period of significant growth and development.

The Derbyshire-based group recorded a turnover of £104.9 million and an operating profit of £32.4 million for the financial year 2017-18. This was up from a turnover of £93.2 million and profit of £30.4 million in the 2016-17 financial year.

Bondholder Derby Grammar School pupils have spent a morning with fellow Bondholder YMCA Derbyshire learning about homelessness. They were also honoured to plant two shrubs to mark the longstanding partnership between YMCA Derbyshire and the School.

Derby Grammar School’s Year 8 pupils are focusing on homelessness and raising awareness of the issues around homelessness as part of their new PSHE lessons. 

Bondholder Smith Cooper was named Medium Practice of the Year at the East Midlands ICAEW Awards.

James Bagley, Managing Partner of Smith Cooper, said: “Every day at Smith Cooper, I’m surrounded by passionate and energetic colleagues and it’s thanks to our incredible team that we have been awarded ICAEW’s East Midlands Medium Practice of the Year for the second time.”

This award follows Smith Cooper winning three highly prestigious awards during 2018 including Midlands Advisory Team of the Year, East Midlands Corporate Finance Team of the Year and Regional Insolvency team of the Year.

UoD Online Summit

Tues 9th April

Bondholder the University of Derby invites you to its inaugural Online Learning Summit 'Rethinking the Online Paradigm: Perspectives from Authentic Voices'. Hosted by the University of Derby Online Learning.

The summit will bring together a community of experts, researchers, practitioners and students from the UK and beyond.

The event will take place between 09:00 - 17:00 and costs £120.


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Sky TV to share inside tips

Weds 1st May 2019

Join Bondholder Purpose Media at fellow Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club as it hosts an event with Kelly Diver from Sky TV.

Local businesses will have the opportunity to learn how they can utilise innovative, data led marketing and advertising opportunities on Sky TV.

As part of this event, Purpose Media Account Director Jamie Bourn will provide tips on how businesses can understand their customers better and develop messages that ensure their campaigns work and deliver value for money.

This free event will include breakfast and networking opportunities.

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Summer Nights is back

Various dates

Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival has announced venues, dates and films for its 2019 festival which runs from 4th July to 22nd September. Back for a ninth year, the festival has expanded to twenty locations across the country.

Presented by Bondholder QUAD on an inflatable screen, Summer Nights is the chance to enjoy a unique open-air cinematic experience at stunning heritage venues.

Venues include Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Mickleover Sport, Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall.

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