Ruddington Fields Firm Announces Further Acquisition

Software company Ideagen Plc, which has its Head Office on Ruddington Fields Business Park, and employs around 1,200 people, has revealed it has entered into a “definitive agreement” to acquire ProcessMAP. In June, Ideagen itself was taken over by Rainforest Bidco Limited, a newly-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of funds managed by Hg Capital. However, it’s continuing to trade under the Ideagen brand as an already trusted name in software solutions for regulated industries. Speaking about the news, Ideagen CEO, Ben Dorks, said: “Both organisations share a common purpose, and this provides a compelling opportunity to do…

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Dutton’s Hill Closed Again

Unfortunately there are several sets of highway works liable to cause inconvenience and delays for Ruddington motorists during July. These include the total closure of Dutton’s Hill again over the next two Sundays for more gas work. Although these ‘Prohibition of Driving’ notices on that section of Wilford Road should not impinge on weekday traffic this time, drivers cutting through the estate to avoid a longer diversionary route are liable to result in further frustration for home owners along St John’s Road and St Mary’s Crescent in particular. Water connection…

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Ruddington’s King of Takeovers is Taken Over

A high-flying software company based in Ruddington Fields Business Park – which has become well known for its multi-million pound acquisitions of other companies – has revealed that it has now itself been acquired. Ideagen Plc, which employs around 400 people, and has its Head Office at Ergo House on Mere Way, has been taken over by Rainforest Bidco Limited, a newly-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of funds managed by Hg Capital. The acquisition follows an initial offer in April, and was implemented by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement. The full…

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Ruddington’s Summer Roadworks

Despite the continuing construction of four major new housing developments in Ruddington, no very disruptive roadworks are planned around our village during the summer of 2022 so far. Nevertheless, there are several sets of highway works liable to cause some inconvenience and delays for village motorists over the coming weeks. These include two total closures of Dutton’s Hill this July for more gas work. Although both of these ‘Prohibition of Driving’ notices are scheduled only for Sundays, traffic cutting through the estate to avoid a longer diversionary route is liable to…

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Beware Ruddington Road Restrictions

A weekend of parking prohibition along Mere Way, a morning of temporary traffic lights on High Street and a further complete closure of Dutton’s Hill are among the scheduled works liable to cause disruption over the coming days and weeks in and around Ruddington. Firstly, during all of the weekend Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May, and again on Saturday 21st May, many motorists who use Mere Way to park up whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park or Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre will not be able to do so. Most of the parking will…

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Easter Roadworks on Loughborough Road

After a number of roadworks around Ruddington at the start of the year, there’s another ‘lull’ in scheduled highway work around our village until this spring. Find details of temporary traffic lights due to emergency gas work on Clifton Road >>HERE<<. However, those of us who access Ruddington or the Business Park via the A60 are likely to be dismayed at the prospect of yet more disruptive roadworks starting near the Mere Way junction from the beginning of April and lasting right through the Easter holidays! Further work by Severn…

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Village Firm’s Royal Warrant

A Ruddington-based business is celebrating a prestigious award which has just been bestowed upon its founder and president. A ‘Royal Warrant of Appointment’ has been granted to John Mills (above), of MHR International UK Limited, for ‘the supply of Payroll and HR Systems to Her Majesty The Queen’. Mr Mills comments: “It is a real honour to be the recipient of this highly esteemed award. MHR is now among over 800 Royal Warrant holders whose work in trade and industry has been acknowledged at the highest level. At MHR, we are…

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Thy Kingdom Gone

It’s been revealed that a Christian bank, which changed hands in 2020 for a reported £7 million, is moving out of Ruddington Fields Business Park. The institution uses financial services to support Christian churches and charities – with its profits utilised to support Christian causes. Bizarrely – other than our Post Office – Kingdom Bank on Mere Way was Ruddington’s only remaining banking facility, albeit telephone and mail based, after the closure of our village centre branches of HSBC, Barclays, Santander and The Nottingham. Kingdom’s mission statement is: “To glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by…

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Mere Way Junction Roadworks Extended Again

Major Ruddington roadworks which have already been causing peak time headaches for motorists for months are being extended by at least another three weeks. The work on Loughborough Road at the Mere Way roundabout to create a suitable access for the new William Davis Homes development on former Green Belt farmland began in September 2020. It was originally scheduled for completion on March 26th 2021 but will not now be finished until at least Friday 11th June. The revised end date is said to be “…due to various delays on site”. Chris Brown, Assistant…

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Work Begins for New Housing Opposite Mere Way

The building of the second of Ruddington’s major new housing estates on former Green Belt land moves a step closer this week as around six months’ work begins to create the access. This current agricultural land, off the A60 Loughborough Road, is one of four village green field development areas rubber-stamped by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 2 (originally known as RUD13 and then as Policy 6.3) for which William Davis Homes then received approval to build 180 new houses around a year ago. Since then, construction work has already begun for the…

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