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While businesses continue to search for ways to adapt to the ‘new normal’, social enterprise Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) is rallying to support the budding careers of start-ups and scale-ups in the Midlands. Running its Startup Sprint programme, BEC has further extended support for underrepresented groups, by offering a number of female founders a free spot on the scheme. Read more

Law firm Shoosmiths has moved into bigger and better offices in Milton Keynes - just 33 minutes from London Euston - as part of the firm’s growth strategy to provide a truly UK-wide service. Head of office and partner Robin Webb said: “We’re delighted to move to such a prominent building and to create an exciting and dynamic workspace for our people." Read more

The global social and economic impact of Covid-19 are unparalleled. We’ve been forced, whether we like it or not, to finally make our reliance on technology official, in the form of project management tools, video conferencing platforms and other cloud-based software. Isolation and social distancing measures have made the virtual, personal. Read more

Residential property expert, Centrick, has unlocked the key to success after launching virtual viewings in the wake of Covid-19. Just three weeks after offering renters and buyers the chance to see properties via their screen, the estate agent has already secured 42 new tenancies through the service. Read more

A Nottingham joiner is making desks featuring an inspirational quote from Florence Nightingale – and all the profits from sales will go to the NHS. Alex Adgar, who started his business West Bridgford Joinery more than a decade ago, has been forced to close the doors of his business since Coronavirus struck – but is determined to help the NHS with his new endeavour. Read more

The CBI have urged even more businesses in region to join the ‘battle’ to produce protective equipment for the NHS and front-line workers. The organisation have organised a webinar for companies and CBI Regional Director Richard Butler welcomes all those interested to sign up. Read more