Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 4 August. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

Rushcliffe Business Partnership's largest annual event takes place on Wednesday 1 November in Keyworth. This year’s event is focused on ‘Business in the Changing World’ where you will discover how your business can adapt to a volatile global environment.  

You will hear from a range of inspirational speakers on topics from digital and business growth to procurement. You will also be able to network among up to 250 delegates and liaise with more than 25 exhibitor stalls, all with similar interests in supporting the local business community.

The biggest cycle race in Britain comes to Nottinghamshire this September and businesses are being offered a number of sponsorship opportunities.

The race is the UK’s biggest free to attend sporting event and is set to see more than 1.6 million live spectators across the eight days. It is anticipated that there will be one million viewers watching the action, live and highlights, each day on ITV4.

Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent. The route will take in Eastwood, Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

More information available from Visit Nottinghamshire.

 

The Government has announced the cancelling of the Midland Main Line electrification for our area, in favour of providing ‘bi-modal’ trains.  View the Government announcement. If you feel your business is likely to be affected by this decision you can contact the Nottinghamshire County Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for them to liaise on your behalf with the Secretary of State. At the same time, the Government has launched a consultation on the East Midlands Trains franchise. The consultation runs until October 2017.

Rushcliffe Borough Council is currently collecting responses for an employability survey, asking businesses for their perspective of work readiness of young people and work experience. You can fill out the short survey via this Survey Monkey link.

Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 7 July. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

New levels of membership have been announced for Rushcliffe Business Partnership allowing businesses to raise their profile in the local business community.

The free (silver) entry-level option still remains for all organisations allowing individuals to network and connect as before but now there are gold and platinum packages available.

A China (Zhejiang) and UK (Nottinghamshire) Trade and Investment Symposium is set to take place on Monday 26 June 2017, 9am to 2pm, at the Nottingham Conference Centre.

The Careers and Enterprise Company are hosting a Nottinghamshire Roadshow on Wednesday 28 June at the Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford.

The event aims to bring businesses and education together, providing a wide range of information for businesses about this sector and will showcase the best practices in partnerships between business and schools.

For further information and to book, visit Eventbrite.

Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 2 June. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) are looking for businesses in Rushcliffe to place their students, bringing fresh thinking, expertise and specific project skills to the business.

The University of Nottingham, through PPN, offers:

Our monthly business networking returns to its usual venue of Escabeche in West Bridgford this Friday 5 May.

Following the signing of a friendship agreement between Nottinghamshire and the Chinese province of Zhejiang a free event is offering local firms the opportunity to learn more about doing business in China.

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) training event is being held on Monday 15 May at Newark Beacon, 8.30am to 1pm.

A six-month Digital Enhancement Programme is being offered to Nottinghamshire SMEs to help businesses increase their web presence.

Funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, and delivered by Dijitul Enterprise, a web design and digital marketing agency, the programme provides support with a bespoke digital strategy and a trainee placed in the business to carry out the strategy.

Businesses in Rushcliffe have the opportunity to bid for a series of new contracts looking to support other organisations with web and social media skills and development.

Organisations across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can now apply for grants of up to £16,000 to improve their digital capabilities.

A grant scheme has been set up through the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme,

Our members benefited from hearing a special presentation at the monthly networking session in April. Mick Burrows spoke at the event on Friday 7 April about his work with the West Bridgford Commissioners.

Our monthly networking has a change of venue in April – moving to the Rushcliffe Arena. This is to accommodate a talk by Mick Burrows on the work of the West Bridgford Commissioners.

The event takes place at the Rushcliffe Arena on Friday 7 April at 8 am. Morning refreshments and breakfast will be served.

An event is being held by D2N2 to support applications to the European-funded high growth business support programme. For further details on the April 6 seminar, see the flyer or Eventbrite.

The Rushcliffe business newsletter for spring has launched. See the full newsletter below. To feature in future business newsletters contact Rushcliffe Means Business via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rushcliffe Reports via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..