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2013 News

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Ideas are illusive things - engage imagination

Everything starts with an idea, and it is our imagination and freethinking that lets our minds to grow those linchpin ideas that hold together an entire marketing concept.

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Planning Design wins permission for 65 dwellings in Matlock

On the 5 November permission was granted for 65 dwellings at a meeting that was held following strong opposition from local residents and amenity groups.

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Business Spotlight: FPA Consulting

Simon Aldridge, a Consultant from FPA Consulting recently took part in a sponsored abseil to raise money for the Derby Cathedral and Derby Mountain Rescue. 

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Software development - not all fun and games

Sam Albon, a graduate from the University of Derby has recently joined Derventio Solutions as a developer.

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Business Spotlight: Inoapps

Inoapps are excited to announce that they've just received a £10m investment of growth capital from Business Growth Fund (BGF).

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Jamie Margetts from Clear Ltd wins CIWEM's President's Award

Clear Environmental Consultants Ltd are pleased to announce that Jamie Margetts was awarded the President's Award.

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Clear Environmental Consultants shortlisted for Consultant of the Decade award

Clear Environmental Consultants Limited were nominated in the NCE/ACE Consultant of the Decade awards.

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Planning Design welcome their newest member of the team

Scott joined the Planning Design team in September, having completed his Masters Degree in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield.

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Mono Design wins Exporter of the Year Award

Mono Design is pleased to announce that they have won the Export of the Year at the Derbyshire's Best Business Awards.

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Charity Halloween Sleepover Update

A few weeks ago we put a message up to see if anybody would like to get involved in a Charity Halloween Sleepover here at Vernon Gate. 

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Further Extensions to Permitted Development Proposed

On the May 30th this year, the Government brought in changes to permitted development rights, to allow great flexibility for homeowners and businesses.

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Business Spotlight: InsideOut Creative

We pour years of commercially-focused creative experience into every email campaign, creating irresistibly clickable, content-rich emails.

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Inoapps receive £10m investment of growth capital

Inoapps are pleased to announce that they've just received a £10m investment of growth capital from Business Growth Fund (BGF).

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One week left before Peter Milner sets off on his BIG CHALLENGE

There's just one week now before Peter Milner (Milner Commercial Chartered Surveyors) sets off on his BIG CHALLENGE to walk the 90 or so miles across Derbyshire...

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'Affordability test' may force councils to build more homes

Plan-makers in districts with worsening housing affordability problems would be required to increase the planned supply of new homes in their area, under a new "affordability test" set out in draft government guidance published recently.

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Charity Halloween Sleepover at Vernon Gate

Does this sound up your street? Participants will be expected to raise some sponsorship for their chosen charity to take part in this super scary, spine tingling Vernon Gate Challenge.

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Business Spotlight: Mapmatic

This month we welcomed our newest resident; Mapmatic, to Vernon Gate. Mapmatic is committed to the provision of a wide range of professional measurement services including topographical surveys, measured building surveys and underground utility surveys. 

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Good neighbours achieve success together

Neighbours on Vernon Gate recently worked on a project together. FPA Consulting supported Clear Environmental Consultants achieve their UK Rail Compliance, which means that they are now on the Link-Up Supplier Register to work on the UK’s Railway Infrastructure.

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Swapping the football for a keyboard

Joe Barradell from Oakwood in Derby has swapped his role as a football coach at the Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) to join the Quality Assurance team within Derventio Solutions.

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Business Spotlight: Derventio Solutions

Development company continues its expansion

Derventio Solutions is a forward-thinking developer of bespoke software and website solutions. They have extensive experience of developing specific software required by clients, be it web based or desktop. They have developed software for a number of high profile organisations and are still involved with the on-going support and development of the systems. They also develop and market their own software products.

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July Planning Update from Planning Design

Proposals for HS2 to Pass Through Derby

The HS2 proposals declared in 2011 aim to reduce traveller times to and from London by its completion date in 2023.

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Planning Design Duke of Edinburgh Success in the Peak Park

We are all too old (apart from Jess our apprentice) to participate in Duke of Edinburgh but not too old to secure planning permission for the use of land for camping by Duke of Edinburgh students at Barn Farm in the Peak Park.

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InsideOut Creative appointed by GLAMGLOW

After recently being appointed to work as the preferred agency for Xen-Tan (premium sunless tanning brand), InsideOut Creative have now been invited to work alongside GLAMGLOW.

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Business Spotlight: Bayliss Consulting

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed as consultants on a large project based in Nigeria, which is funded by the World Health Organisation. We will be working alongside other consultants from around the world to deliver a medical facility in Port Harcourt.

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June Planning Update from Planning Design

Recent Planning Permission near you?

We have recently had several cases where development on adjacent land has had significant implications for sites, particularly those on the edges of towns or villages.

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InsideOut create marketing formula for skincare range Novexpert

It seems these days that no matter who you are, skincare is a vital part of looking after your body. Young, old, male or femaile, we all care more about our skin, so it's no surprise that the skincare market is bursting full of businesses who are all fighting for the top positiong as the one 'go-to' brand for 'anti-wrinkle', 'flawless skin', 'reduction of stretch marks' - the list is never ending! And as such, this means that skincare marketing is becoming more challenging than ever.

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Derventio Solutions expands Sales & Marketing Team

Vernon Gate software company Derventio Solutions has expanded its sales and marketing team to cope with the growing demand for its services and its software management system for schools.

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AES exhibiting at DVD2013

Come and join us:

In recognition of the importance of DVD2013 as the pre-eminent event for the Land Equipment sector of the Defence industry, AES Defence will be exhibiting at this year's show on 19th & 20th June. We would be delighted if you could join us on Stand C3-37 to learn more about our services.

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Business Spotlight: FPA Consulting

Challenging Energy Market conditions means finding the right solution is more essential than ever before. A clearly defined renewal strategy will ensure you can make timely decisions to save money and reduce risk.

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Crystal Clear team member successfully completes Ironman

A big congratulations to one of the advisors at Crystal Clear Financial Planning Limited who successfully completed the Ironman Lanzarote Challenge on the 18th May.

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May Planning Update from Planning Design

On Sunday 1st May the Planning Design team took part in the Derby 10k Business Team Challenge. Coming in 20th position as a team, and raising over £400 for the Sporting Futures Charity, the day was a success all round.

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Business Spotlight: WellBeing Clinics

Unlucky 13 and April Fool's Day?! Is this a joke? Well it's certainly no joke that it's our 13th birthday here at WellBeing Clinics

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April Planning Update from Planning Design

The big race is fast approaching with just over two weeks to go till the Planning Design team run in the Cooper Parry Business Team Challenge at the Derby 10k event on Sunday 28th April.

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Business Spotlight: InsideOut Creative

InsideOut Creative is formed on the belief that powerful ideas, combined with commercially astute marketing leads to results that shine through a business.

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Crystal Clear team member to compete in Ironman

On the 18 May 2013 one of the Crystal Clear team members will be competing in the Ironman Lanzarote event in order to raise funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.

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Planning Design update: Out of Date Local Plans

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 27th March 2012 with a provision in its 214th and 215th paragraphs that under transitional arrangements, councils with local plans adopted since 2004 could continue to give full weight to relevant policies "even if there is a limited degree of conflict" for 12 months.

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Planning Design update: South Macclesfield Development Area

South Macclesfield Development Area resurrected by Cheshire East?

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Consent secured by Planning Design for Carsington holiday accommodation

Planning design were pleased to secure Planning and Listed Building consent last month for a range of stone barns at Shiningford Farm, Carsington to holiday accommodation, on behalf of Ashbourne Self Catering.

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Planning Design gears up for Derby 10k

Staff at Planning Design are donning their running shoes in aid of charity and preparing for the Derby 10k run.

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TANtastic news for InsideOut Creative

It's no secret that InsideOut LOVE a bit of beauty marketing. It's no secret that InsideOut also have a wealth of experience in beauty marketing...

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Mono Design Shortlisted for Two RAR Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists (top 10) for two categories related to our graphic design services; on-time and on-budget, both in the under 30 staff category.

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March Planning Update from Planning Design

PDP team gears up for Derby 10k

Staff at Planning Design are donning their running shoes in aid of charity and preparing for the Derby 10k run. 5 or 6 members of the team will take part in the annual event on 28th April.

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February Planning Update from Planning Design

BBC 2 series 'The Planners'

The first episode of BBC 2 series 'The Planners' reminded us all that the job of the planning officer - balancing the views of competing interest and making informed judgements - is not easy. What was most noticeable however was the inflexibility of the current system; something which makes the job of the planning officer that little bit harder.

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InsideOut Creative launch new website

What better day to tell people about our latest love than valentine's day...

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Planning Design secure planning permission for new gym at Pride Park Stadium

Planning Design recently secured planning permission for the first commercial Gymnasium at Pride Park Stadium in Derby.

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Vernon Gate Latest News

Neo Elegance Skin Clinic specialises in non-surgical treatments that work to combat any signs of ageing, acne, pigmentation and more.

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Happy Birthday to DPDS who celebrated their 30th year of operation in November. Established in 1985 they have grown from a staff of 4 to operating out of two offices.

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