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Nottingham residents urged to shop local for Small Business Saturday

Nottingham residents urged to shop local for Small Business Saturday

Saturday 2 December sees the return of a national campaign which aims to encourage people to support independent and locally owned businesses. Small Business Saturday is an annual campaign which is supported again this year by Nottingham City Council and partners, the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), Creative Quarter and Visit Nottinghamshire and raises awareness […]

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Bulwell builds on its heritage and grows towards a bright future.

Bulwell builds on its heritage and grows towards a bright future.

Bulwell residents, visitors and businesses will have noticed that in previous years, the area has been at the centre of some major changes which are helping to ensure it remains at the vibrant heart of Nottingham North. Bulwell has long been able to boast about its fast and reliable tram service linking it to Nottingham […]

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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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