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Midlands Engine funding will help Nottingham businesses grow

Midlands Engine funding will help Nottingham businesses grow

On the day that the British Business Bank announces £120m of SME finance, the first wave of the eagerly awaited £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and Skills has commented on what this means for businesses, growth and job creation in Nottingham. “This is really important news for […]

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City Council welcomes university investment and excellence 

City Council welcomes university investment and excellence 

An announcement by the University of Nottingham that it is to invest over £200m into vital research which will bring hundreds of jobs to Nottingham has been welcomed by the City Council. The university has revealed its Beacons of Excellence programme which represents the largest ever investment into research by the university and will look […]

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Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Over £288 million has been injected into the local economy over the last three years as a result of the City Council’s Procurement Strategy, which includes a commitment to increase spending with local firms, creating jobs for local people. Since 2014, a total of 567 contracts have been awarded to firms by the Council as […]

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Solar flare activity lights up Nottingham as Corona installation is switched on 

Solar flare activity lights up Nottingham as Corona installation is switched on 

A new sculpture using live activity from the surface of the sun to illuminate a building has been unveiled in Nottingham. The artwork will adorn the front of the new £30m BioCity Discovery building on Lower Parliament Street as a Brise Soleil. The new five-storey building will support more than 700 new bioscience roles in […]

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Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

This week Nottingham City Council is welcoming delegates from India to show them how Nottingham is leading the way in integrating sustainable transport and waste management. The City Council has been working with the city of Chandigarh, in the Punjab region, since February 2014 and since 2016 has been instrumental in promoting Nottingham’s best practice […]

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Local small businesses learn from the masters of digital marketing

Local small businesses learn from the masters of digital marketing

A free breakfast meeting aims to help small and medium sized businesses across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire increase their use of digital marketing and increase their return on investment. The free event on Wednesday 8 March, aimed at SMEs and being delivered by Nottingham City Council and the D2N2 Growth Hub in partnership with Hallam Internet, […]

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Shoppers urged to make a big difference on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers urged to make a big difference on Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday on 3 December and Nottingham’s Christmas shoppers are being urged to support independent city businesses and enjoy a more fulfilling shopping experience. Small Business Saturday is a national grass roots, not-for-profit campaign that encourages people up and down the country to go out and support small businesses in their communities on […]

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Nottingham is China’s ‘sister city of the year’

Nottingham is China’s ‘sister city of the year’

Today (Friday 11 November) Nottingham City Council will be awarded the ‘sister city of year’ by the Chinese Government for the links the city has developed with Ningbo, China. The Nottingham-Ningbo relationship was chosen by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries as the ‘sister city relations of the year’ because of the […]

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