Burnthebook Secures International Contract

Bondholder Burnthebook has been appointed to handle another major project for an international organisation that focuses on climate change in the Arctic region.

The award-winning agency has already worked on several projects with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) which is a working group of the Arctic Council.

The agency has most recently designed and published a series of important scientific research reports for AMAP – which is based in Oslo, Norway and coordinates work to monitor and assess pollution levels and the effect of climate change in the Arctic region.

It has now been appointed to create a new interactive website for the organisation which has two key aspects.

The first is a publicly accessible website that is also targeted at educationalists, policy makers and indigenous groups, amongst others, to highlight the high quality reports and related communication products that are available regarding climate and pollution issues in the Arctic. 

The second area is to provide a secure collaborative website application for the AMAP working groups to communicate and share files in relation to projects such as global threats from contaminants and climate change.

Based on the organisation's goals and objectives, the design, development and application will focus on UI/UX (User Interface / User Experience) and ensuring that the website is responsive and accessible on multiple devices, and upholds the high quality content produced by AMAP.

A spokesperson from AMAP said: “AMAP has come to regard Burnthebook as a reliable and professional partner supporting both its web-based and printed publication work. The team at Burnthebook are highly professional and competent and always flexible when it comes to working to very tight deadlines and with multiple editors in often far-flung locations.”

Jackie Clarke, director at Burnthebook, said: “We are delighted to add this new contract with AMAP to our growing portfolio of international clients.

"Having successfully completed the publishing work which is a niche and specialist aspect of our service offering, we have worked closely with the AMAP team to fully explore how the website can enhance their working procedures - combining business-focused solutions with creativity and high-end technology.

"This includes improving communications between professionals based in the different member countries and ensuring the information they produce is easily accessible to a global audience."

Bondholders Collaborate on Museum of Making

Bondholder GCA Consulting will provide structural engineering services to fellow Bondholder Derby Silk Mill Museum for its £16.4m Museum of Making programme.

The new Museum will celebrate Derby's heritage as a city of makers through its internationally, regionally and locally significant collections. It will also provide opportunities for local people to gain new skills and experiences and will aim to raise aspirations of future generations of innovators and makers.

GCA are committed to a highly collaborative approach under the innovate IPI Alliance Contract that promises significant savings on costs across the lifecycle of the project.

GCA will be using an innovative approach to design combining VR technology, parametric geometry and the site’s existing workshop to produce a unique building structure reflecting the ethos of the Museum of Making.

James Thomson, Managing Director,  said: “This is a truly innovative project, and GCA are delighted to join an exceptional team. We look forward to delivering this key project for Derby’s cultural sector.”

Expansion for Tidyco

Bondholder Tidyco has launched a new reactive mobile pneumatic cylinder repair/replace service as part of the group’s ongoing plans for expansion.

The latest development within the organisation’s service portfolio is now available throughout the East Midlands region, competently supported by a dedicated fleet of mobile engineers. 

Tidyco has implemented a bespoke remote workforce monitoring application so as to allocate call-out requests to the engineer within closest proximity. Of equal importance is the unique asset management technology, allowing for ease of visibility and re-order simplification via a Cyber Essentials certified secure cloud based platform.

The mobile solution will dramatically reduce client downtime whilst increasing productivity.

Barry Aldridge, MCIM and head of marketing for Tidyco, said: “I live in the heart of the National Forest which, as well as being extremely picturesque is also nestled deep within quarrying territory. As part of my daily commute, I continuously pass fleets of heavy vehicles; all transporting aggregate to various locations within the region. Of course, such trucks utilise pneumatic cylinders in accordance with Government fuelled legislation so as to deposit loads in a safely controlled manner. But; what happens if a pneumatic system fails, thus endangering health & safety obligations? How does the site manager reduce downtime? How does the Board lessen the risk of a dramatic loss in productivity? How long will it take to re-initiate pneumatic function? How can Tidyco as an ethical organisation ease these worrying concerns?

"It was a relatively simple idea to duplicate the existing Tidyco mobile hydraulic hose service and apply the business model within the realm of pneumatics. Strategically, a pre-existing mobile workforce is already well established with an impressive raft of engineering experience.

"Whilst my concept was focused very much on a localised niche industry, imperative to consider is that the reactive mobile service is applicable to any organisation within the East Midlands at risk of pneumatic failure.”

New Starter for Mazars

Ed Hamblin joins Bondholder Mazars as Senior Administrator, as the company expands its Restructuring Services team.

In his new role, Ed he will bring strong advisory and technical experience across a broad range of sectors. He joins a national team of over 100 reorganisation and recovery professionals dedicated to helping businesses in difficulty. 

East Midlands Managing Partner, Alistair Wesson, said: "Ed is joining the Mazars team in Nottingham as a Senior Administrator within Restructuring Services and there is a strong possibility that he will progress to a more senior level in the future.

"Ed’s background in dealing with significant and sizeable insolvency procedures will improve the experience and offering to both current and future Mazars clients."

Ed said: "Mazars is a forward-thinking firm with a strong culture and values that will benefit me in the long term. In particular, Mazars in the East Midlands has grown significantly in the last four years and that is something that I look forward to being a part of.

“I am also looking forward to working with Restructuring Services Senior Manager Paul Maloney and the rest of the Restructuring Services team and using my experience gained over the last eight years to add to the already excellent Restructuring Services offering by Mazars both nationally and particularly in the East Midlands."

Significant Step Forward for Masterplan

Derby's City Centre Masterplan has taken a major step forward as two developments have been given the green light. 

Both Bondholder Prosperity Capital Partner's £23m student block, and 500-home Nightingale Quarter by Nightingale Quarter Estates have been approved by Bondholder Derby City Council. 

Prosperity's 319-bed student complex will be situated next to fellow Bondholder Derby College's Joseph Wright site, at the junction of Cathedral Road, Willow Row and Walker Lane.

The complex will include a nine-storey block and an eight-storey block.

After his scheme gained approval, Gavin Barry, Chief Executive of Prosperity Capital Partners, said: "It's great news. I'm pleased with the result but not surprised because it's a great scheme. We're looking forward to getting started."

Councillors also approved The Nightingale Quarter.

The development will encompass 500 homes, restaurants, retail, office space, as well as a public park. 

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, said: "I welcome news that both Prosperity Capital Partner's 319-bed student complex, and the 500 home Nightingale Quarter development, have been given the green light.

"Both developments represent a significant step forward in the delivery of the City Centre Masterplan, and will have a positive impact on the city. "

Chamber Celebrates Derbyshire Businesses

The Derbyshire Business Awards 2017, hosted by Bondholder East Midlands Chamber, took place last week at fellow Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club's 3aaa County Ground, and a number of Bondholders walked away with top accolades. 

The awards recognise businesses across Derbyshire which have pioneered new concepts and innovation, excelled in commercial enterprise or distinguished themselves with their attitude to workforce development.

Bondholder winners include Purpose Media, Talk Staff Group, Hodgkinson Builders, Derby Museums Trust, Frame Fast UK and Chevin Fleet Solutions

Marketing company Purpose Media scooped the Marketing Campaign of the Year award. 

Matt Wheatcroft, Managing Director of Purpose Media, said: “This award win is really special to us. We’ve won several awards over the years in recognition of our business performance, but to get another award which recognises our strengths in marketing – after being named as the Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year, in June – is fantastic."

New Bondholder Talk Staff Group was awarded Commitment to People Development award. 

David Orange, Sales and Marketing Director at Talk Staff Group, said: “We are delighted to win this award, not only recognising our success but having worked with our teams on their own individual success too. This is an opportunity for them to celebrate with us.”

Zachary Beer from Bondholder Hodgkinson Builders was awarded Apprentice of the Year. 

Derby Museum Trust's Director of Resources, Mohammed Suleman walked away with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Mohammed said: “It’s an absolute honour to have even been shortlisted. There were some great entrepreneurs in the draw and to win it was not only a shock but also absolutely overwhelming.

Even though my name is on the trophy, this award is for everyone involved with Derby Museums. It’s for all of us, because without them it would not be possible for me to win this. I want to thank the judges and the Chamber for providing me with such an amazing opportunity.”

Manufacturer of the Year was awarded to Bondholder Frame Fast UK.

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions was awarded two accolades at the ceremony. Not only did the firm win the Excellence in International Trade award, but they also walked away with the Business of the Year award. 

Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director of Chevin Fleet Solutions, said: "I was delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole team at Chevin. We were honoured to have been chosen, bearing in mind the quality of the businesses represented at the awards.

"I would like to thank all of the those who have supported the journey so far, in particular my wife Tracey who has been at my side since we set out 27 years ago."

Bondholders Lead 10k

Entries for the Central Health 10K, organised by Bondholder Sporting Futures, opened last month, and the charity have seen record number of places snapped up within the first few weeks.

Among the first to sign up for the 10K, which will take place next year on 15th April, were two teams from Bondholder Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK. Last year’s Toyota teams ‘Always Better Runners’ and ‘The Runner in Front is from Toyota’ both fared well, recording impressive times to take the third spot overall, but are back to improve their overall standing whilst defending their bondholder crown.

Toyota and Sporting Futures also work together on the Toyota Road to Success project, designed to help 16-25 year olds who aren’t in employment, education or training to improve their skills for the workplace. This project has also been nominated for a national award recently, at the Children and Young People Now Awards, so the partnership continues to strengthen.

Race organiser Emma Pilgrim said, “It’s great to get entries open again for next year’s race, our biggest fundraiser for the charity. Toyota always turn out in force and it was no surprise they were our first business teams to take on the challenge – we’re hoping to see a third team from them too this year!”

Hazel Clint, Senior Manager at Toyota said, “I love taking part in the Derby 10k, it’s the one race I do each year and I’ll most definitely be part of the Toyota team again this year. The atmosphere is fantastic and the crowd keep you going, especially heading back to Pride Park at the end. We can’t wait for 15h April!” 

If your business has what it takes to compete for the Bondholder crown, sign up today to support a local charity! Teams can have between 4-10 members, with the top 4 times combining to give the team total. All entries are available online: www.sporting-futures.org.uk/register

QUAD's BlockBustler

Bondholder QUAD has announced its new project 'BlockBustler' - a partnership with Bustler Market. 

BlockBustler will involve immersive film screenings at Bustler Market at Bondholder Derby’s Riverlights. Guests will be encouraged to attend in costume, with live entertainment, street food, bars and a few other surprises.

The first event, taking place on October 31st, will be Derby’s first Day of the Dead-themed party. Based on the Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” festival, the chosen film will be From Dusk til Dawn, a cult B-movie, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino and Salma Hayek. 

Adam Marsh, QUAD Cinema programmer, said, “It’s a great opportunity to be working with the Bustler Market on this event. The film From Dusk ‘Til Dawn is Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s genre mashup about two criminal brothers on the run after a bank heist gone wrong, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Salma Hayek.“ 
Stuart Costen, Bustler Market, said, “We are really excited to launch BlockBustler with QUAD, Derby’s independent Cinema and Gallery. We think that Day of the Dead, at Halloween, is a great opportunity for people in Derby to do something a little different, get dressed up and have some fun. We look forward to this being the first in a series of events throughout the year.” 

Adam Marsh, QUAD Cinema programmer, said, “It’s a great opportunity to be working with the Bustler Market on this event. The film From Dusk ‘Til Dawn is Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s genre mashup about two criminal brothers on the run after a bank heist gone wrong, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Salma Hayek.“ 

Stuart Costen, Bustler Market, said, “We are really excited to launch BlockBustler with QUAD, Derby’s independent Cinema and Gallery. We think that Day of the Dead, at Halloween, is a great opportunity for people in Derby to do something a little different, get dressed up and have some fun. We look forward to this being the first in a series of events throughout the year.” 

Tickets cost £20, are available from http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/dia-de-los-muertos--18-.aspx and include a free drink on arrival. The event is for over 18's only. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. 

Oliver's Shortlisted for National Award

Bondholder Oliver's has been shortlisted for the prestigious national Café Design of the Year award. 

The awards are run by The Café Life and celebrate the best aspects of café culture in the UK each year. Oliver’s is one of just five cafes across the UK in the design award category.

This category looks to encourage good design practices in the sector and this particular award recognises those people responsible for developing new concepts in the high street. Oliver’s was originally included by the judges in a wider shortlist and they then visited Derby to mystery-shop and see the design of Oliver’s, whilst experiencing the food, ambience and customer experience on offer.

The judges look for design which is innovative, but commercially viable – a design which provides an attractive and comfortable experience for all customers.

Lisa Bridge, Owner of Oliver's, said: “I always had a vision of using natural materials, warm colours and soft, comfortable furnishings to make Oliver’s as welcoming as possible. Each item of furniture and all of the fixtures and fittings were selected with the customer experience in mind. I’m thrilled that the judges feel that this works well.”

The awards take place in London on 21st September at The Grange City Hotel in London.

Gethin Evans of the Café Life Awards said: “It’s fantastic to be able to acknowledge Oliver’s and how their brand of coffee shop is changing the café landscape. Oliver’s is a cafe that soothes the soul, whether that be sipping a coffee and watching the world go by or tucking into something from the mouthwatering menu.

"Oliver’s is pioneering the fusion between coffee shop and restaurant - promoting a welcoming place that serves delicious coffees alongside a tasty menu. The judges loved the ambience, encouraging customers to stay. Cafe culture in the UK is one of the fastest growing lifestyle choices and Oliver’s is a cafe that delivers, offering a space where customers can enjoy spending time in a modern but cosy environment.”

Frogspark's Rapid Growth

Bondholder Frogspark is continuing its rapid growth by hiring six new full-time members of staff. Amongst the new hires are two digital marketing executives, and three new web developers.

Martyn Locker joins the team as the new front-end web developer, after exiting his freelance career to put his knowledge into a more sustainable environment.

Frogspark has also expanded its capabilities by adding digital marketing services to its offer. This side of the business has quickly picked up interest from clients and rapidly matched the successes of Frogspark's web design services.

Rob Twells, Managing Director of Frogspark, has expressed his determination to “continue at the current rate of growth” over the coming years.

Derby Enters top 5% of Global Universities

Bondholder the University of Derby has been ranked in the top 1,000 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE). It is the first time Derby has been listed in the prestigious global rankings.

The World University Rankings 2018 are THE’s biggest international league table to date. The top 1,000 represents no more than five per cent of the 20,000 higher education institutions globally.

To calculate the rankings, judges look at 13 calibrated performance indicators to judge research-intensive universities on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Research is measured by volume, income and reputation.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “Following on from the University’s recent success of achieving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), it is outstanding news to hear we have been placed in the top 1,000 universities in the world for the first time.

“We pride ourselves on being a Gold-standard institution and we have built a strong reputation in terms of our teaching quality and graduate employability. This ranking signifies the growing impact of our research and the successes we have achieved this year have been driven by our highly strategic approach to enhance all of our student’s experiences both nationally and globally.”

University to Help SureScreen Grow

Bondholder SureScreen Scientifics has been awarded £68,430 from fellow Bondholder the University of Derby Invest to Grow fund to develop a new bespoke DNA research facility which has created eight jobs.

The independent family-run business based in Morley had been working on a new area of DNA research focused on environmental and ecological screening when it recognised the potential market opportunities and approached the Invest to Grow fund to contribute to the expansion of the business.

One of these research projects had developed the ability to identify the presence of protected species, such as the Great Crested Newt, by carrying out a DNA analysis in an area before a building project commences.

Traditionally, when plans are created for building sites, traps would be set to test whether there are any protected species present in that area. SureScreen has found a way to do this by carrying out a DNA analysis of a water sample which is more accurate, ecologically friendly and cost effective.

The funding has enabled the company to increase its capacity for this type of work by renovating a building next to its existing DNA research facility and installing a new laboratory so that it is fit for purpose.

The new facility has created more business opportunities and lead to the recruitment of eight new staff. Two PhD students from the University of Derby have also joined the team for added resource.

David Campbell, Surescreen's Business Manager, said: “Invest to Grow has provided a great opportunity to access investment capital, which has propelled us forward in a way we would not have been able to do organically.

“We are working with a lot of companies that we did not work with previously. The project has enabled us to diversify our offer. This led to a significant increase in both our sales and profitability over the first year, with both increasing by double-figure percentages.

“We would be keen to consider employing graduates and post-graduates from the University of Derby moving forward.”

Mark Wheddon, Head of Strategic Programmes at the University said: “We were delighted to support SureScreen Scientifics with the construction of their new laboratory, which has been a real success story and accelerated the growth of the company. Along with Invest to Grow funding support the company has also accessed other offers and expertise from the University of Derby, which we look forward to continuing in the future.”

BID Launch Business Plan

Bondholder Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled its plans to build on the award-winning momentum achieved over the past ten years and face the numerous challenges ahead for the next five years.

Representatives from a wide range of businesses gathered at Bondholder Derby Museum and Art Gallery for the official launch of the BID business plan 2018 – 2023.

Levy paying businesses will soon have the opportunity to vote for the proposals with ballot papers issued on October 4.  Voting closes on November 2 with the decision announced the following day. Subject to a successful vote, the new BID will start on 1st March 2018.

In order for the proposals set out in this Business Plan to go ahead, a simple majority of those who vote must register a ‘YES’ vote whilst those in favour also have to represent more than 50% of the combined ‘rateable values’ of those who vote. If these two criteria are met, the Business Plan is activated and all businesses in the area will be required to pay the levy.

The BID budget for the five year programme will be £1.5 million – made up of the levy payments and supplemented by voluntary, private and public sector contributions.

This will fund projects planned under the new BID vision - to continue to support and enable all businesses to benefit from the Cathedral Quarter as a place which is attractive and vibrant with a sense of community.

Three key objectives have been developed following feedback from businesses. These are: 

1. The Cathedral Quarter Experience

To continue to develop the great Cathedral Quarter lifestyle experience for visitors and people working in the area to enjoy.

2. Cathedral Quarter Businesses

To continue to build the local, regional and national reputation of the Cathedral Quarter as a great place for the evening and night time economy, retail, hair and beauty, leisure and culture and professional services.

3. Business Growth and Investment in the Cathedral Quarter

To continue to encourage growth, development and investment of businesses which complement and build on the strengths of the Cathedral Quarter.

Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter, said: “It has taken ten years of hard work by everyone in the Cathedral Quarter to create a successful brand and to ensure the successful delivery of a business-led programme of activity.

“By working together, we have addressed the challenges faced by businesses head on and turned around the fortunes of this area.

“Through it all the Cathedral Quarter has developed into a quality lifestyle destination – outperforming regional and national trends and culminating in the BID’s success in being named both ATCM National BID of the Year and best city location in the Great British High Street Awards in 2016.

“If we didn’t have a BID a huge amount of activity that businesses really value will simply stop and we will lose the collective voice that needs to be heard moving forward.

“We therefore need to vote Yes for the BID programme to continue for 2018 to 2023 so that we can build on the momentum that we have gained already, capitalise on the opportunities available to us and meet the challenges that we still face.

“This business plan is the opportunity to take the Cathedral Quarter and individual businesses to another level and to create a destination which others aspire to be part of.”

Fireworks to Return to Cricket Ground

Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket's 3aaa County Ground will again play host to Derby's biggest fireworks display on Saturday 4th November. 

Last year, over 10,000 people attended the spectacular event, and once again Capital FM's Dino, Pete and Tyles will host the city’s major fireworks extravaganza, in partnership with fellow Bondholder Pattonair. 

Gates open at 5pm, with fireworks from 7pm. Tickets are on sale now, with discounts available for those who buy in advance.

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Bondholders Win Big at Property Dinner

The Insider East Midlands Property Dinner took place last week, celebrating the strength of the region's property and construction sectors. 

A number of Bondholders walked away as winners, including Derby City Council, Compendium Living, Turner & Townsend, Ian Hodgkison, 3aaaProsperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby.

Derby City Council won the Design Excellence Award for the iHub at Infinity Park Derby. 

Judges were impressed that the finished project stuck almost completely to the original concept, including a number of quite complex elements. This was a testament to the strength of the design.

Compendium Living's Castleward scheme won the Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year Award. 

The judges stated that the mixed-use scheme has been a catalyst for the regeneration of a key site between the railway station and city centre. Buildings which have stood empty for years have now been snapped up by investors who have bought into the vision Castleward represents.

Turner & Townsend walked away with the Client Adviser of the Year Award. 

Judges said Turner & Townsend add value from the beginning to end of the projects they're involved in. They offer a true advisory role to ensure the client is consistently updated and reassured at all stages.

National Construction Academy, run by Bondholders Ian Hodgkinson and 3aaa,  was awarded Skills and Apprenticeship Scheme accolade. 

Judges congratulated Ian for doing something about the skills shortage, including taking his message to Westminster. 

Cathedral Court, a student accommodation scheme involving Bondholders Prosperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby, walked away with the highly coveted Property Deal of the Year Award.

The judges stated that this scheme was an innovative solution to a long-standing problem; a building earmarked for office use where there was no demand for it. Prosperity Capital successfully negotiated some tricky hurdles to turn into student accommodation, including a problematic section 106 agreement and ended up attracting institutional investor Aviva. This clever deal has made the city more attractive to both investors and students. 

Birchover's Royal Appointment

Bondholder Birchover Sales and Lettings is set to market a major new housing complex within walking distance of the city centre.

Work has commenced on Kings Crescent, a four-storey development of apartments and townhouses on the site of the former 19th-century Derby School Chapel. 

The development will include a mixture of one and two-bedroom luxury apartments, including penthouse suites and three spacious town houses.

The residential site is being developed by Nine Investments.

Laura Etheridge, Managing Director for Birchover Sales and Lettings, said: "This is surely the most breathtaking new residential building in Derby for decades.

"We are so proud and privileged to be associated with this iconic development and have no doubt that people will want to live in these stunning homes.”

Chevin's Georgian Renovation

Bondholder Chevin Homes has recently renovated three Grade 2 listed Georgian Buildings on Friar Gate, following their acquisition in 2015. 

Chevin Homes now occupy 44 Friar Gate as its headquarters, and is providing 42 & 45 as high quality offices suites available to let.

James Cokayne, Director, said “We started our business in 2002 and think we understand what small businesses need, quality accommodation, flexible terms, sensible rents & excellent location, if you can combine all of these things and be in a fine period building on Derby’s premier Georgian Street with a prestigious Friar Gate address, then it’s a really good start for any business.

"The businesses that are currently occupying offices in 42 & 45 Friar Gate are really thriving and it’s great to see young Derby Businesses succeeding, some of whom have already taken up additional space within the same building as they grow.”

The suites range from 226 sq.ft to over 2000 sq.ft, and are available from £225 per month.

or more information on the office space available call Jenna on 01332 366873 or go to www.chevinoffices.com 

Rolls-Royce Secures American Contract

Bondholder Rolls-Royce is to provide additional Trent XWB engines to United Airlines following the airline’s announcement that it will update and expand the number of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order from 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900. 

Long-term TotalCare® service support will be provided for all the engines.

Andrew Levy, Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines, said: “We continue to bring new levels of performance and reliability to our customers and we look forward to working with Rolls-Royce to introduce this exciting aircraft and engine combination into our fleet.”

Dominic Horwood, Director Customers and Services – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, said: “This is a significant further achievement for both the A350 and our Trent XWB engine by a highly respected operator. It is great to see the continued growth of the United Airlines A350 fleet and we look forward to delivering an outstanding product as well as our flagship TotalCare service.” 

New Stores for intu

Bondholder intu has announced a string of new investments into its Derby shopping centre. 

American burger Chain Five Guys is set to open its doors this December, close to Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Adventure Golf.

Nick Round, regional managing director of intu, said: "We've been well placed to support Five Guy's UK expansion in recent years, with new openings across our national portfolio of shopping centres.

"The restaurant is set to be a sizzling success at intu Derby as it will perfectly complement the centre's rapidly growing leisure offer which is driving even more customers to the centre from day to evening, which in turn is helping all our retailers flourish."

The centre will also be welcoming clothing and footwear brand Timberland later this year. Starbucks has also relocated to the ground floor of the centre.

Burnthebook Bridge the Gap

Bondholder Burnthebook has secured further work with a major international corporation to improve online communications with ‘Generation Z’ audiences across the world.

Burnthebook has worked with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) on a number of its brands since 2006 including Camp America and Au Pair in America.

Having successfully upgraded digital platforms for these brands to improve usability and profile amongst the target demographic of 18 to 25 year olds, Burnthebook Director Phil Newson was invited by AIFS to present on the subject to senior staff from across the world at its international conference in Puerto Rico.

This has led to the agency being recruited to work alongside the team at Au Pair in Australia to promote opportunities for young people from English-speaking countries across the world to join the cultural exchange programme and work with families in Australia.

Burnthebook are creating a new fully-responsive website and application system with integrated payment facility. They will also be working on the ongoing Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and marketing of the website.

Phil explained: “I was invited to talk to the conference delegates about the very specific and relevant subject of communicating effectively online with 18 to 25-year-olds, known globally as ‘Generation Z’

“This age-group of 18 plus are typified by their widespread usage of the internet from a young age – making them more comfortable with technology than previous generations.  It is therefore vital that web communications with this audience is fully responsive, clean and attractive.

“We have successfully re-launched the online platform for Au Pair in America and continue to update and refresh the Camp America website for which we won a Hermes international creative award earlier this year.

“I am delighted that our expertise in this field has been further recognised by the AITF corporation with our appointment to work with the Au Pair in Australia team.  

“It is an opportunity for us to apply our expertise and customer-focused approach – combined with creativity and the latest technology - to support the growth and development of yet another high profile and widely respected brand to this specific target audience.”