£48m worth of City Council contracts awarded to small and medium sized firms

£48m worth of City Council contracts awarded to small and medium sized firms

Nottingham City Council has pledged to continue to support small and medium size firms locally after awarding them £48 million worth of contracts in 2016/17. This is part of the social value commitment in Council’s draft Procurement Strategy due to be launched in April. As well as ensuring fairness and transparency in competition for all […]

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Capital One to take part in Hoodwinked

Capital One to take part in Hoodwinked

Capital One has joined in as a supporter of the Hoodwinked sculpture trail. The credit card provider is to sponsor a robin sculpture for the city centre trail, along with supporting a local school to get involved in the Hoodwinked education programme, ‘Robin’s Tales.’ Rupert MacInnes, Vice President External Affairs, Capital One UK, said: “We […]

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Council criticises Government confusion on fire safety funding

Council criticises Government confusion on fire safety funding

Nottingham City Council has accused the Government of sending out mixed messages on whether it will help fund fire safety measures following the Grenfell disaster. In his Autumn Budget speech yesterday, Philip Hammond said that “if any local authority cannot access funding to pay for essential fire safety work, they should contact us immediately…..we will […]

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Derby Nottingham Metro approach could give an £11bn boost to the local economy, says new report

Derby Nottingham Metro approach could give an £11bn boost to the local economy, says new report

Closer joint working across the Derby and Nottingham metro area could provide an £11 billion boost to the local economy by 2030 resulting in up to 250,000 new jobs*, according to a new report. The report by leading national consultancy Metro-Dynamics says there is a powerful case for formal collaboration between local authorities and businesses […]

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Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council is set to press ahead with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks despite the Government so far refusing to provide the financial support it promised immediately after the Grenfell disaster. None of the Council’s residential high rise blocks have the same cladding […]

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