This month Ashfield District Council welcomed business leaders from across the District to its business breakfast event.

The networking event, the first to be held since the pandemic, saw over 30 local business leaders come together to hear speakers from the Life Sciences business sector.

Held at Pure Offices on Sherwood Business park, who we would like to thank for allowing us to host the event, speakers included Professor John Hunt, Academic Lead, Medical Technologies Innovation Facility at Nottingham Trent University, Joanne Maltby, Innovation Adviser Medilink Midlands and Martin Rigley, Chairman of Discover Ashfield.

This is the first in a series of breakfast events that will be held by the Council to support local business leaders.

Cllr Matthew Relf, Cabinet Member for Planning & Regeneration said “This was a fantastic opportunity for local business leaders to come together, network and hear some knowledgeable speakers. The Council’s Business Support team are here to offer help, support and guidance to everyone from sole traders to leaders of multinational organisations.

“The Council issued £22m in funding to businesses during the pandemic, we are committed to supporting businesses in any way we can.”

The Towns Fund funding of over £62m will see significant investment into the business sector in District with plans for a new Automated Distribution and Manufacturing Centre to create a national centre of excellence focussed on promoting and providing access to the latest technologies and best practice in automated distribution. The Enterprising Ashfield project will see Nottingham Trent University deliver a £3.8m support programme designed to boost the local economy by almost £19 million over the next 10 years.

Cllr Relf continues “This really is a fantastic time for businesses to be investing in Ashfield. Projects like Enterprising Ashfield will offer help and support to new and existing businesses as well as education and training opportunities to residents.

“We would encourage any local entrepreneurs, business owners or business leaders to contact the Council’s Business Support team to see how they can support you.”

The Business Support Team can be contacted at: [email protected]


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