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MANSFIELD AND ASHFIELD NEWS
5 Nov 2019
Education
Students’ Union presidents unveiled by college

Up for grabs were three positions of site president at West Nottinghamshire College’s campuses – Derby Road, in Mansfield; its engineering centre, in Sutton-in-Ashfield; and construction centre, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield – for the current academic year.   A four-week election campaign saw candidates for the voluntary roles produce official manifestos containing their pledges and aspirations, before

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31 Oct 2019
Portland College Double Finalists in Autism Hero Awards

Portland College is excited to announce it has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. Being chosen as finalists in the Autism Hero Awards is a fantastic way to demonstrate our commitment and expertise in supporting learners and citizens with Autism. The Autism Hero Awards have been created by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity as an

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31 Oct 2019
It’s a YES vote for Mansfield BID

Businesses in Mansfield town centre have delivered a resounding YES vote in favour of renewing the work of Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) for another five years. It’s great news for the town centre, as it is the BID that works with a number of key partners to help businesses to move forward. 

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31 Oct 2019
Students are made-up for Halloween

Students were covered in blood, cuts, bruises and flesh wounds this week at West Nottinghamshire College – all in the name of professional make-up techniques for Halloween!   The Level 2 Certificate in Hair and Media Make-up class have spent the last few weeks preparing ideas and creating mood boards for some gruesome and intricate

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24 Oct 2019
i-Jump Trampoline Park Celebrate their 3rd Birthday!

To celebrate their fast approaching 3rd birthday, i-Jump Trampoline Park are offering an exclusive discount of 20% off Open Jumps and i-Tots sessions to Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 businesses.   Offering something to suit all the family, they have over 50 integrated trampolines, an interactive climbing wall, a giant airbag with launch tower, 2 foam

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24 Oct 2019
The ONE Brexit article you really should read…

I have a nagging feeling that 300 years from now, when we’re all dust, historians will look back at 2019/20/21 and label them as ‘the angry years’. There’s a whole lot of puce people shouting at the news. If you want Brexit you’re angry. If you don’t want Brexit you’re angry. Ditto another referendum, an

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24 Oct 2019
How to secure Public Sector Contracts – North Nottinghamshire

This free event focuses on public procurement processes, and seeks to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work in the North Notts area (with a limited amount of spaces available, kindly note that this is aimed at local firms only in the Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood areas). It aims

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23 Oct 2019
State of the Economy Conference 2019

The highlight of East Midlands Chamber’s policy calendar, this Conference brings together business-leaders, speakers and decision-makers to gain an understanding of the profound challenges currently facing the economy.

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22 Oct 2019
Help bring the magic of Christmas to Mansfield

Last year members of Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 and the wider business community helped to raise over £19,000 in sponsorship for the Christmas in Mansfield celebrations. This year, Mansfield District Council is reaching out again to local businesses with a range of sponsorship opportunities. From as little as £100 you can promote your business to

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22 Oct 2019
Sell faster using Linkedin

Find out how we sell quickly and smartly utilising the tools of Linkedin to reach decision-makers, you simply sell faster. About this Event Since 2008, John has trained over 10000 professionals on the effective use of Linkedin to increase their business sales. If cold-calling is a thing that puts you off sales, or you simply

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22 Oct 2019
DIY – Don’t Injure Yourself

DIY is not only a way to save money, it increases the value of your home. But if you are like the majority of ‘DIY’ers’, the jobs you are doing are likely to be far removed from your normal daily activities. This is the main reasons why so many DIY enthusiasts suffer aches and pains.

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22 Oct 2019
Education
Students on course for environmental change

A-Level students at West Nottinghamshire College are underway with a prestigious leadership development programme run in association with Friends of the Earth and the National Union of Students.   The ‘My World My Home’ project challenges students to plan and organise a local community campaign designed to make a positive change for the environment, and

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21 Oct 2019
Macmillan Cancer Support receive a boost from LivePay!

Macmillan Cancer Support in Nottinghamshire received a boost as they were presented with a cheque for £2500.00. Receiving the cheque for Macmillan is Katherine Booth, and in attendance were Sarah Maude and the Radio Mansfield rabbit Warren, Keith and Sylvia Johnson, and Rais Uddin from the Naaz Restaurant.   The money was raised by Keith

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16 Oct 2019
Education
Students are made up with professional make-up tutorial

The very latest make-up trends and colours were presented to students at West Nottinghamshire College recently, by MAC make-up artists.   Kelsay Higton and Liz McCarthy from the MAC counter at Nottingham’s John Lewis store spent a day at the college showing the Level 2 Media Make-up students some tricks of the trade as well

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16 Oct 2019
Training focus sees Fidler & Pepper Lawyers collect top award

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers has added another prestigious award to its list of accolades. The company, with offices in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield, has been crowned Best Training Firm of the Year at the LFS (Law Firm Services) Conveyancing Awards, sponsored by Groundsure. The awards recognise the “best in class” within the Conveyancing world

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16 Oct 2019
Education
Nottingham Trent University to extend provision to Mansfield in partnership with West Nottinghamshire College

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has announced a new partnership with West Nottinghamshire College, which will see its higher education (HE) provision delivered from the College’s main campus in Mansfield. Working closely with the College, local authorities and employers, NTU will look to provide a range of programmes, including full and foundation degrees and continuing professional

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11 Oct 2019
Women in Leadership

Nottingham Business School are running two 3-day courses in September that focus on women in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress into senior or leadership roles.

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10 Oct 2019
New Mansfield offices are now open for Fidler & Pepper Lawyers

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers has now opened its new offices in Mansfield town centre. The signage and interior refurbishments have been completed at the premises on 30-32 Regent Street. This means that its Queen Street offices are now just for staff and meetings with clients will take place at Regent Street. The Regent Street offices

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4 Oct 2019
Stopfords 25 – A triathlon-like challenge to support local charities

A triathlon-like challenge to support local charities 25 Miles of Running, Cycling and Swimming to Celebrate 25 Years in Business Employees of Mansfield-based Stopford Associates are running, cycling and swimming 25 miles to raise £2,500 for three local charities in October 2019. Founded by Brian Stopford in September 1994, the firm of chartered accountants and

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3 Oct 2019
Sepsis bears are health aware

A community initiative aimed at helping to spot the signs of infection and sepsis in people with a learning disability is looking to go worldwide, thanks to a West Nottinghamshire College staff member’s idea.   Employability and work placement co-ordinator for creative industries, Julie Hough, together with nurses from Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

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3 Oct 2019
Charity
10 pin bowling supports Macmillan

Mansfield’s local payroll experts Livepay are organising a special Fundraising Event- a 10 pin bowling tournament at Mansfield’s Superbowl, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield NG18 1LG. It’s in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research so why not join in the fun and help raise money for Macmillan. Please support the event with all the details available here.

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3 Oct 2019
Community fundraising sees Fidler & Pepper Lawyers shortlisted for award

Fidler & Pepper lawyers, specialists in Private Client and Conveyancing legal advice, have been shortlisted for yet another prestigious award, this time in recognition of its community spirit. The company, with offices in Mansfield and in Sutton in Ashfield, is a finalist in the Community Involvement Award category of the British Wills and Probate Awards.

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27 Sep 2019
Ashfield District Council Leader to formally open The Mansfield’s new Sutton branch

Ashfield District Council Leader, Jason Zadrozny, is to formally open Mansfield Building Society’s new branch premises on Low Street in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Friday 4 October 2019 at 2pm. The new branch has opened following significant investment by the Building Society, which includes: Two air-conditioned interview rooms Modern counter service Online access to the Society’s website

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26 Sep 2019
Xposure launch the Apprentice Game 2019

Whether you love it or hate it, the BBC Apprentice is back on our screens from October 2nd, and here at Xposure, we will be running our online Apprentice game again. It’s free to play and you too can be Lord Sugar as you choose who will be fired each week. Play along with friends

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26 Sep 2019
Education
MBA student projects in Ashfield and Mansfield

Call for student projects: Challenge a team of our postgraduate students to gain fresh thinking and up to date research insights for your business MBA Student Consultancy Project for business • Does your business or team plan to grow or change? •

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26 Sep 2019
Brexit readiness- local events

Invest in Ashfield and Mansfield have been busy putting together a schedule of BREXIT events to help local businesses.  These are themed around helping local businesses mitigate any negative effects. They are holding the first few jointly with the Chamber but they’re open to every business in the Ashfield and Mansfield area.  While they are

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26 Sep 2019
West Notts and Stags kick-off exciting new education programme

West Nottinghamshire College and Mansfield Town Football Club are delighted to announce a new partnership which will enable young footballers at the Stags to further their education from the start of the 2020-21 season.   Stags’ scholars, aged 16 to 18, and the club’s under-21 players, will be based at the RH Academy – the

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26 Sep 2019
Education
Mock Interviews- can you help?

The Brunts Academy will be hosting mock interviews on the 15th November 2019 for our year 11 students at our school to help develop their employability skills.  The school is located at “The Park, Mansfield, NG18 2AT”.  We need employers like you to support this activity.  If are able to attend this event and interview

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19 Sep 2019
Events
You’re successful. You’ve grown. Now scale.

On the 24th September D2N2 Growth Hub are holding an UpScaler Information session in Ashfield. This is an opportunity for high growth businesses to find out more about the UpScaler project, hear from existing clients and potentially sign up. More details of the event can be found here: Growing at a pace that’s hard to

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19 Sep 2019
Events
Ashfield & Mansfield Brexit events

Invest in Ashfield and Mansfield have been busy putting together a schedule of BREXIT events to help local businesses.  These will all be themed around helping local businesses mitigate any negative effects.  They are holding the first few jointly with the Chamber but they’re open to every business in the Ashfield and Mansfield area.  While

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18 Sep 2019
Autumn Delights at Refined!

  Wednesday 25 September sees the start of the restaurant’s autumn service. Their new and returning hospitality and cookery students and chefs, will be ready to welcome and delight you with their skills and tasteful ideas for this season.Opening times Don’t forget you can join them for lunch each Wednesday and Friday, with Wednesday and

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5 Sep 2019
Women in Leadership

Nottingham Business School are running two 3-day courses in September that focus on women in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress into senior or leadership roles.

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29 Aug 2019
September and October courses with AW Safety!

  Health & Safety Courses – RIDICULOUS PRICE! IOSH Managing Safely 10th – 12th September £475.00 now reduced to £230.00 for THIS DATE ONLY! Call us for a competitive quote for in-house delivery for IOSH MS and Working Safely delivery E-Learning Bonanza ALL £35.00 or under online E-learning courses Buy One Get One Free –

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29 Aug 2019
Music Teacher turns to Hopkins Solcitors and 3PB for help

Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and ARAG who provide legal expenses insurance to the ISM’s members, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, and Mathew Gullick from 3PB, to bring her holiday pay claim to court.

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27 Aug 2019
Education
A-level students celebrate exam success

A-level students at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating another excellent set of exam results, with the ‘class of 2019’ achieving the grades to progress to university, take up an apprenticeship or enter employment. Thursday 15 August 2019 was A-level Results Day and the college announced an overall pass rate of 98.8% – which is 1.2%

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23 Aug 2019
Opportunity to Sponsor Ashfield’s Christmas Festival

Join your local town of Ashfield in the Christmas celebrations and sponsor their Christmas festival. A fabulous opportunity to support your local community and let people discover your business and learn about what you do. There’s plenty of things to sponsor, so there’s something for everyone. You can sponsor the Christmas Festival in Hucknall, Kirkby

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Avoiding cyber crime!

Gavin Turnbull of AAG IT gave a really useful and interesting talk at a recent 2020 Breakfast Meeting. Due to lots of comments about how useful it was Gavin has kindly produced a short film presentation. https://youtube.com/watch?v=KiPA8jS5nWg%26rel%3D0   For more information or support of this please contact Gavin at AAG IT or phone 0114 303

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8 Aug 2019
Energy Storage – an introduction and future view

This breakfast event will feature an overview of energy storage systems and techniques. It will examine how energy storage can work for business and will also look at future direction, by exploring some of the cutting-edge research currently underway at the University of Nottingham and beyond. Business case-studies will show how systems can be implemented.

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8 Aug 2019
Churchside Insurance make Friends with Mansfield BID

When Churchside Insurance was located in the centre of Mansfield, the company really loved the work of the Mansfield Business Improvement District. But because it needed its own car park, about a year ago the insurance broker moved out of the town centre and into Samuel Brunts Way, Mansfield. This meant that although the company

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7 Aug 2019
Events
Young Entrepreneurs Shine at Junior Enterprise 2019 Awards Ceremony

Young entrepreneurs across Mansfield and Ashfield were celebrated at the 8th annual Mansfield and Ashfield Key Stage 3 Junior Enterprise Awards event recently held at Forever Green, Ransomwood Business Park, Mansfield. The annual competition is organised by Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 in partnership with Hall Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd.  Entries were open to all schools/educational

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6 Aug 2019
Operations Manager,
Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Limited

Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 has ambitious plans for its future, including the growth and development of its employer membership base from all corners of the local area. To achieve this aim the Board has decided to establish the post of Operations Manager.  The post holder will be expected to take on all operational responsibility for

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30 Jul 2019
Last few months of Travel Choice support in Mansfield!

Over the past 18 months, Nottinghamshire County Council has helped 62 businesses (representing nearly 3,000 employees) with their travel and transport! Funding for the project closes in March 2020, so don’t miss out on the FREE services the scheme provides, including: Travel Grants up to £25,000 – to spend on showers, changing facilities, cycle parking, electric

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25 Jul 2019
Help Inspire and join their Board!

Inspire who deliver culture, learning and libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council are seeking two community board members to help them deliver the best cultural and learning offer to the people of Nottinghamshire. Nominations are invited from Inspire members to stand for election. They are looking in particular for people in the following areas

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18 Jul 2019
Charity
Golf charity event!

Clifton Masonic Lodge N° 4753 proudly invite you to take part in their charity golf day on Friday 6th September 2019. Taking place at Ramsdale Park Golf Course, Calverton, rated one of the best golf courses in Nottinghamshire. Join them for an enjoyable day of golf, food, raffles and competition prizes whilst raising money for

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11 Jul 2019
Sports students combine college with combat

Meet the teenagers who have combined their college studies with punching, kicking and grappling their way to martial arts glory!   Between them, West Nottinghamshire College students Molly Cooper, Annalea Bearder, Holly Felton, Jack Kelly and Charlie Young boast a string of world, European and national championship titles at elite-level – while two of them

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10 Jul 2019
Mansfield secures Future High Street Funding

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has announced today (Friday 5 July) that Mansfield will receive up to £150,000 from the Future High Streets Fund for visioning and pre-development work in Mansfield town centre. Mansfield is one of 50 successful applicants to receive the first stage pump-priming funding. Mansfield District Council’s Regeneration team

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10 Jul 2019
Have your say on college’s role in the community

Employers and stakeholders across Mansfield and Ashfield are invited to hear from West Nottinghamshire College’s new principal and chief executive, Andrew Cropley, about the college’s plans on a range of issues, and have their say on how all parties can work together more closely for the benefit of the local community.

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4 Jul 2019
Education
Jordan’s proud of his joinery hat-trick

A joinery and construction student from West Nottinghamshire College is celebrating a hat-trick of awards which he has scooped in just six months.   Jordan Harrison, 20, from Stanton Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield, began the academic year in September by achieving the prestigious City & Guilds Medal of Excellence after being nominated by his tutor Andy Whyley,

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2 Jul 2019
Events
June’s Breakfast Meeting –
Chairman’s Update

Russell writes: This morning we were reminded why if you need the best advice, you go to people who know what they are talking about, and who have a vision for themselves and for your business.   Rod Fuller of Action Coach Mansfield kindly sponsored the meeting and was challenged to explain just how you

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26 Jun 2019
Invitation to give your views on Nottinghamshire’s Strategy for Improving Educational Opportunities for All

Nottinghamshire’s Strategy for Improving Educational Opportunities for All builds on the past successes of Nottinghamshire schools in raising attainment and increasing progress for all students, underpinned by the Closing the Gap Strategy 2012.   They are now seeking the views of all learning providers, relevant teams within Nottinghamshire County Council,  key services and partners  and,

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26 Jun 2019
Events
RECRUITING TALENT 2019:
New Approaches for a New Era

Join BBO and D2N2 on Friday 19th July 2019, 9-12, for this free event, to learn, share and discuss new approaches to recruiting your talent. (followed by lunch and exhibitor marketplace). Host: The BBO D2N2 Employer Engagement Steering Group Venue:  Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Derby, DE24 8JE Date: Friday 19th July 2019 Time: 9am to

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26 Jun 2019
Charity
Latest success for NIDAS!

NIDAS, our local family based charity for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse, have some fantastic news to announce! They’ve managed to secure another 3 years of Lottery investment to the tune of £466,000!!! This funding allows them to continue to support families for the next

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20 Jun 2019
New Advisory Board members sought by D2N2 LEP

Businesspeople are needed to join new Advisory Boards at the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, steering the future of an area with an economic output worth more than £45billion. D2N2 is the private sector-led Local Enterprise Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations; which promotes economic growth in Derby,

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20 Jun 2019
Education
Molecular gastronomy meets fine dining at Refined

Chemistry will merge with cookery next week at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined fine dining restaurant, where students will be cooking up some unique flavours for diners.   The Derby Road-based restaurant has been the training ground for Level 3 Professional Cookery and Hospitality and Supervision students, and now it’s time for them to graduate from

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Latest special offers!

  PPE Charity Promotion ALL PPE purchased via the office or online store 20% of all profits donated to the Lighthouse Club construction industry charity. Check our website www.awsafety.co.uk CITB Courses 18th & 19th June – SMSTS-Refresher – £290.00 “buy one get one half price”   PPE Offer due to Regulation Change Cut Resistant Glove Promotion

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13 Jun 2019
Vital supplies for homeless thanks to college kindness

A local homeless outreach service will be able to offer more comfort and protection to people experiencing homelessness across the county, thanks to a bumper donation by West Nottinghamshire College’s student experience team.   More than 20 sets of sleeping bags, tents, rucksacks, cushioned yoga mats and walking boots were collected from the college’s Derby

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13 Jun 2019
Long serving scout leader is The Mansfield’s 2019 Community Star

First Huthwaite Scout Group’s Julie Copestake has been awarded Mansfield Building Society’s 2019 Community Star Award for her dedicated 15 years in scouting.   Over the course of her many years working with the Scouts, she has lead all three packs including Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Julie is not only the current Beaver Leader, but

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13 Jun 2019
Charity
Tenants Fees Act 2019

On 1 June 2019 the ban on tenant fees came into force in England, initially applying to new tenancies (including renewals) entered into after that date and with the ban applying to other existing tenancies from 1 June 2020. Kathryn Stacey CEO of Citizens Advice Ashfield says ‘This is something that Citizens Advice has been highlighting

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12 Jun 2019
Employability and Skills Summit – 2019

East Midlands Chamber’s annual Employability and Skills Summit is now less than a month away and they hope you can join them on the day for this important topic.   Delivering against the Chamber goal to “Support the development of current and future workforce in the East Midlands” the 2019 Summit will, through a number

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12 Jun 2019
Come and visit Rhubarb Farm!

RHUBARB FARM will be open to the public on Wednesday 3rd July from 10.30 to 4pm as part of Nottinghamshire National Gardens Scheme, because of our role in therapeutic horticulture. Visitors can look round the Farm, meet our volunteers and staff, look at all our facilities and enjoy cream teas, cakes and drinks served on

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4 Jun 2019
Free training for everyone- Google Digital Garage High Streets Tour

Ben Bradley MP has organised another Google Garage event in Mansfield focusing with business on the high street. Google are coming to Mansfield to deliver free, in person workshops so people can learn about digital marketing, social media and analytics. However you want to grow your business online, Google Digital Garage can provide free training

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3 Jun 2019
Mansfield and Ashfield Business Community Celebrates Success at the Annual 2020 Ball and Awards 2019
Nearly 300 leading business people gathered together to recognise achievements at the annual 2020 ball and business awards at The John Fretwell Centre, Mansfield. Hosted by Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 business development group the night acknowledged and rewarded the achievement of local businesses that have shown entrepreneurial and enterprising fortitude, whilst recognising their contribution to.....
29 May 2019
Education
Students host TV-style gameshows for end-of-term

Travel and tourism students at West Nottinghamshire College have fulfilled their last assignment with plenty of sparkle and spotlight.   The BTEC Level 3 Diploma year one group hosted an entertainment show for fellow colleagues and tutors on Tuesday 14 May which has been five months in the making and more than proved their top

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29 May 2019
Employability and Skills Summit 2019

Employability and Skills Summit In the coming years, regional prosperity will rest on having access to a skilled, productive workforce. However, as identified through feedback from the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey, it is clear that employers continue to find a shortfall in skilled labour. The 2019 Summit will show how the region can address this challenge with the

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23 May 2019
Pinewood Properties is celebrating seven notable successes at the industry’s 2019 ESTAS Awards

Mansfield-based estate agency Pinewood Properties is celebrating seven notable successes at the industry’s 2019 ESTAS Awards. The 16th ESTAS (Estate and Letting Agent Awards) were presented by television property personality Phil Spencer at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. More than 1,400 shortlisted agents and the winning companies were selected purely on the

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23 May 2019
Education
Four paws applause for students’ kind cash

The profits from a student-led Easter market at West Nottinghamshire College were presented to a local animal charity this week.   Kind-hearted learners who are studying practical work skills programmes at the college’s Derby Road campus hosted an Easter craft market back in March featuring home-made cakes, hand-made crafts, a tombola and a name the

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23 May 2019
Education
Students are relishing boost to catering service

Catering and hospitality students at West Nottinghamshire College are benefiting from an overhaul of a college bistro where they’re currently training for future careers in the industry.   Thanks to funding from a grant-giving charitable trust, the college’s Relish eatery has undergone a transformation and was relaunched yesterday to staff and students (7 May) enabling

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23 May 2019
Charity
BBC Children in Need award NIDAS £116,316 over the next 3 years

NIDAS are testing a new approach to engaging with people through a breakfast briefing to share a brew and a croissant whilst finding out more about the services they deliver. Services and organisations are stretched across Nottinghamshire so finding time to attend events and meetings in the daytime is often tricky for most professionals and

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16 May 2019
Help us reach our target, we’re almost there!

NIDAS are taking part in the upcoming Nottingham Legal Walk on Thursday 16 May 2019 to raise funds for the Access to Justice Foundation and their specialist Civil and Family Court support worker.   Each year, 100’s of families contact NIDAS who are/have experienced domestic abuse and in need of some assistance to  navigate their

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16 May 2019
Concept artist ‘hugely impressed’ by creative learners

A concept artist has been sharing his expertise with creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road-based design studios.   Aiden Wilson, of Nottingham-based company, Brainbug Ltd met with creative media students on both the diploma and HND courses, to look at their own concept design ideas and talk about the software and technology

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16 May 2019
How NTU can help your business grow

Having trouble viewing this message? View in web browser Support from the High Level Skills programme As an SME, are you experiencing skills shortages or skills gaps in your organisation?   The High Level Skills programme can offer you dedicated support, advice and funding to help you to: ·         understand your business needs and plan for

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9 May 2019
Education
AW Safety at School Assembly

Early April saw AW Safety’s H&S Consultant, Adrian Kirkby, and our office Administrator, Danielle Shaw, visit the staff and year 10 pupils at Mansfield’s Brunts Academy to enlighten the students about the “Golden rules” of H&S in the Workplace (being fit for work, receiving an induction, reporting unsafe acts, stopping if anything changes) and how

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9 May 2019
Bunzl Catering Supplies apprentices have the drive to succeed

Delivery drivers and warehouse operatives at the Mansfield branch of leading distribution company, Bunzl Catering Supplies (BCS), are on the road to career success.   This comes after West Nottinghamshire College joined forces with BCS to run a tailor-made training scheme that is equipping staff at the nationwide firm with the skills and qualifications to

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9 May 2019
Events
Conference & Expo to take journey into the future

Renowned public speaker Dean Johnson is set to be a keynote speaker at the eagerly-anticipated and fully-funded D2N2 Digital Conference & Expo 19. Taking place on 16 May from 8.30am to 3.45pm at The Nottingham Belfry (for businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire), places are free to attend (subject to eligibility) but are limited. As an

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2 May 2019
Pedalfest at Sherwood Pines

Pedalfest is a family cycling festival packed with loads of exciting activities including adult and children’s cycling demos, entertainment, live music, stunt shows, clay modelling, an animal farm and food. With their huge fleet of electric bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and kid’s bikes to try you’ll be spoilt for choice! The best part –

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2 May 2019
Education
Chef Nathanial goes back to former training ground

Mansfield chef Nathanial Weaver, whose career has included a spell at one of the East Midlands’ top restaurants, returned to his culinary roots to train the current crop of industry hopefuls.   The former professional cookery student at West Nottinghamshire College went back to his former training ground to stage a ‘guest chef’ event at

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2 May 2019
Education
Your big day!

From the new company, Your Big Day Ltd, comes a really innovative video gift for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and more – narrated by the broadcaster and former BBC & ITN news anchor Sir Martyn Lewis. Whatever date and year (covering most of the last century) which you, your family or friends are celebrating, there is

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26 Apr 2019
Charity
Glastonjerry 2019 is about to start at Newstead Abbey!

GLASTONJERRY Fun Dog Festival 2019 at Newstead Abbey.  Yes, you heard it… GLASTONJERRY Fun Dog Festival is back again! This event is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Entry to the Glastonjerry Fun Dog Festival is £2.50 per person per day! Children under 5 Free. Car parking tariffs apply at Newstead Abbey

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26 Apr 2019
Good news about retailers from the CBI

One of our Patrons, NewsJournal, has supplied us with the good news from the CBI. Retailers reported that sales volumes grew for the first me in five months in the year to April. This was probably boosted by the later timing of Easter this year compared to last year . Indeed, sales were above average

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25 Apr 2019
Charity
THANK YOU FROM RHUBARB FARM!

Rhubarb Farm has won £33,339 in the People’s Projects! Read more about the People’s Project story here. We want to thank all of our friends and supporters for voting for us and making this happen. We are over the moon – it will really help our work. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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25 Apr 2019
Multimedia artist returns to her roots

Creative media students at West Nottinghamshire College welcomed a special guest last week and learnt more about launching their careers in the industry.   Stacey Ray, who completed her BTEC Diploma in Multimedia in 2010, joined students from the creative media courses at the college’s university centre’s lecture theatre in March, to share her student

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18 Apr 2019
Spring Brings Pain

At this time of year the receptionists at Health on Hand Mansfield usually gets swamped with people seeking an immediate appointment.   The conditions, almost every one, are lower back pain. The given causes are remarkably similar: “I was only digging out the weeds…raking…moving the lawn…”   The sudden bursts of sunshine will tempt many

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18 Apr 2019
3D Printing: Tool or Toy? Ingenuity Breakfast Event

Over recent years, 3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) has found tremendous global resonance as a novel technology, but it now needs to demonstrate its capability to reliably deliver value in real-life applications.   The University of Nottingham is at the forefront of 3D printing research and holding a talk on 30th April at

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11 Apr 2019
Lawyers’ donation to a local charity supporting babies in hospital

Kind-hearted lawyers have donated more than £1,380 to a special charity that offers support to families with babies who have been born prematurely. Fidler & Pepper Lawyers, in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield, gave the money to the Emily Harris Foundation, which supports the Neonatal Unit at Kings Mill Hospital. The foundation was set up

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Mental health and the workplace

With statistics showing that 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health related illness throughout their lifetime addressing mental health is just as important as physical health in the workplace. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot and crucially recognise the symptoms

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11 Apr 2019
Education
Students work together for suicide prevention

It was definitely not a full stop for students at West Nottinghamshire College last week as they thoughtfully supported Project Semicolon – the organisation dedicated to the prevention of suicide.   Project Semicolon’s work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.   Students

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11 Apr 2019
Education
Budding forensics solve murder at college

Room 303 at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus was sealed off with police tape last week, while a murder investigation was underway.   Forensics were called to the scene immediately upon the discovery of a body – however, this was purely a mock murder scene for BTEC Level 3 Applied Science students to test

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10 Apr 2019
Beeches Business Enterprise units- exciting news from Portland College!

Portland College has developed a business enterprise unit which is a fully accessible environment within their Nottinghamshire woodland setting. Based in an office development, the 10 varying sized units offer the ideal base for start-up businesses from 1 to 4 people. The Beeches Enterprise Centre is a professional, stylish and well-equipped fully accessible environment and

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5 Apr 2019
Charity
Vote for Rhubarb Farm for ‘The Peoples Projects’

Rhubarb Farm has been selected as finalists for ‘The Peoples Projects’ funded by the National Lottery, to win up to £50,000! By winning the ‘Peoples Projects’, we can get some of our volunteers back into regular work, through setting up a Garden Maintenance Team. Voting opens at 9.00am on Monday 1st April. Please click on

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4 Apr 2019
Education
Students build on future of university

One of the UK’s largest universities has drafted in students from West Nottinghamshire College to help them with a future building challenge.   Eight students from the BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment students were invited to Sheffield Hallam University to take part in the Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge Day.

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4 Apr 2019
Education
Ex-student shares her holistic journey
A former beauty therapy student from West Nottinghamshire College has visited current learners – giving them an insight into the holistic side of the industry.   Louise Summerscales, who completed the Level 3 Spa Therapy Diploma in 2012, returned to the college this month to assess a practical-led session which involved students giving her a.....
4 Apr 2019
Survey confirms Brexit doubt is stifling business
Brexit doubt is stifling business, the results of the latest survey by award-winning East Midlands Chamber* have confirmed.   Companies are suffering cashflow problems and have lost confidence to invest in premises, plant and people.   According to the first Quarterly Economic Survey of 2019, cashflow concerns are at their worst since the end of.....
28 Mar 2019
Charity
Lindhurst Engineering  choose their Local Charity of the Year
Local engineering firm Lindhurst Engineering  have chosen Ashfield Citizens Advice as their charity of the year. This is part of the Corporate Champions Programme launched at March's Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 breakfast meeting by Ashfield Citizens Advice. The scheme identifies many ways businesses can support Citizens Advice but also provides help, advice and support to.....
28 Mar 2019
Education
Hospitality students to get to grips with hotel life
For the second year running, hospitality students from West Nottinghamshire College will spend a week running Crowne Plaza Nottingham, as part of InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) National Hotel Takeover in partnership with People 1st – a programme designed to encourage more young people to work in the hospitality industry.   More than 40 students –.....
28 Mar 2019
Will Aid thanks Fidler & Pepper Lawyers for latest fundraising success
The people behind an annual national initiative that uses legal knowledge about Wills to raise money for charities, have thanked Fidler & Pepper Lawyers for their fundraising. Will Aid raises money for nine charities, including Christian Aid, Age UK, British Red Cross, the NSPCC and Save the Children. Since launching in 1988, Will Aid has.....
28 Mar 2019
Education
Determined Thomas honoured with Courage Award
A brave and determined computer science student at West Nottinghamshire College has been honoured at an annual celebration of Mansfield’s most courageous youngsters. Thomas Wilcockson was one of 12 inspirational children and young people from schools, colleges and education-providers across the district commended at the Rotary Club of Mansfield’s 28th Courage Awards.   They were.....
22 Mar 2019
Update from this week’s successful ‘Meet the Leader’ meeting with Cllr Jason Zadrozny

  Last Wednesday saw another successful round-table meeting with Ashfield District Council Leader, Jason Zadrozny, at Ashfield District Council and local business people. Lots of issues were discussed and we’re grateful to Jason for joining us and for answering questions raised.  Thanks too go to Rob Mitchell, CEO of the Council and Carol Cooper-Smith, Interim Service

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22 Mar 2019
Premier Security’s Apprentice is CT Skill’s ‘Service Excellence annual award’ winner!

CT Skills celebrates the success of their annual apprenticeship awards ceremony.   East Midlands training provider, CT Skills hosted their annual ‘Made in the Midlands’ apprenticeship awards ceremony at their Head Office in Beeston on Friday 8th March 2019.   In celebration of National Apprentice Week, the awards received over 60 nominations from local employers

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22 Mar 2019
Education
Leading switchgear and controls manufacturer to run open event

West Nottinghamshire College’s apprenticeship arm will be hosting an apprentice open event at one of the UK’s largest Switchgear manufacturers, where people can find out more about vacancies within the company. AF Switchgear Ltd, based in Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, is seeking new apprentice recruits in electrical panel building, fabrication and welding and business administration to work

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22 Mar 2019
PAT testing needs? All sorted with AW Safety!

AW Safety have developed their services further and can now offer Portable Appliance Testing. Give them a call for all your PAT testing needs, computers, cables, kettles, shredders to arrange a visit from one of our trained technicians. Testing also available for 110v drills, electric compact breakers, electric saws, concrete mixers. AW Safety Management –

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21 Mar 2019
Join Rod Fuller Business Growth Specialist for a Free Business Growth Masterclass!

Join Rod Fuller Business Growth Specialist for a Free Business Growth Masterclass Tuesday 2nd April 9.30am—12.30pm at Ransom Wood Business Park, Mansfield, NG21 0HJ. This is an amazing free, practical seminar that will give you clear actions to take away, and implement in your business. Actions that will: make you more money from your business accelerate your sales

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Too much sitting is bad for your back!

Too much sitting is bad for your back! By Chiropractor Bella Sichel As a Chiropractor, with Health on Hand Mansfield on 15 St John Street, I am seeing more and more patients presenting with back issues that have come about due to the effect of sitting for long periods.  The human spine is not designed

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14 Mar 2019
Mansfield District Council and Mansfield Building Society to help first-time buyers in Mansfield

First-time buyers in Mansfield will soon find it easier to climb that first rung of the housing ladder thanks to a new mortgage scheme being launched by Mansfield District Council and the Mansfield Building Society. The scheme, which will be piloted for a year, could enable tenants in private rented accommodation to purchase their first

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14 Mar 2019
2019 Business Awards….Finalists announced!

We’re excited to announce that the much-anticipated shortlist for the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Awards 2019 has now been revealed. There’s been an unprecedented number of applicants and the shortlist of finalists is published below. All the applications were exceptional so it’s been a difficult task for the judges to decide on a shortlist.

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12 Mar 2019
Mansfield Building Society seeks superstar volunteers for its 2019 Community Star Award

Mansfield Building Society is reaching out to local groups and charities in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area in a bid to find its 2019 Community Star. Organisations are encouraged by the Society to nominate volunteers for their commitment and dedication to improving the lives of local people. The award, which is in its third successive

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7 Mar 2019
Mansfield Building Society raises £14,000 for Macmillan in 2 years and extends support into 2019

Mansfield Building Society has reached the milestone of raising £14,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in just two years with all donations benefitting those affected by cancer in Mansfield, Ashfield and Chesterfield.   In December 2016, staff at the Society chose Macmillan as its Charity Partner, with a commitment to raise at least £5,000 over 2

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5 Mar 2019
Charity
Shine 4 Cazi in 2019!

Over the last five years many 2020 Members have followed my story and supported my fundraising activities in aid of Cancer Research UK, together we have raised a fantastic £25,000 so far to fund ongoing research into fighting Breast Cancer in memory of my beautiful wife and soulmate Cazi for which I am truly grateful.

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28 Feb 2019
Changes at Citizens Advice Ashfield

Citizens Advice Ashfield are changing the way they support people in debt. Due to the increasing demand for debt advice and an increase in clients missing appointments they have decided to offer drop in debt advice sessions every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30-12.30 pm from February 25th 2019.   Kathryn Stacey, CEO explains ‘debt is

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28 Feb 2019
Education
Ellie-Rose’s art branches out to wider audience

An aspiring artist from West Nottinghamshire College has described her pride at seeing her work featured in a prestigious exhibition that is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.   Art and design student Ellie-Rose Duffin submitted a mixed-media piece she produced at college to the Harley Gallery’s 2019 Open Exhibition – and was thrilled when it

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28 Feb 2019
Mansfield 103.2 celebrate 20 years ‘on air’ with an exclusive offer!

Congratulations to Mansfield 103.2 who are celebrating 20 years of brilliant local broadcasting in Mansfield and Ashfield this month! To share in their celebration and launched during great talk at February’s Breakfast Meeting (by the station’s Paul Chadbourne) they have a fantastic offer for all 2020 members! Why not be part of their success and take

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20 Feb 2019
Events
Mansfield Town Spring Business Fair

MTFC would like to invite you to their very first Spring Business Fair, taking place on Wednesday 06 March from 10am until 3pm in their 1861 and Kevin Bird Suites at One Call Stadium. In partnership with NatWest, this event is free entry for all local businesses. They wish to bring the local community together

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20 Feb 2019
Lawyers launch their first ever £199 Lasting Power of Attorney initiative

Specialists at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers have launched a new initiative aimed at giving people peace of mind should they stop being able to make decisions for themselves. The initiative sees Fidler & Pepper offer to arrange Lasting Powers of Attorney for just £199.00 (Plus VAT) per person, per POA, throughout the month of March

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20 Feb 2019
Jordan’s pride at Lion Award

A construction student from West Nottinghamshire College has returned from the capital with a prestigious national award – with royal approval.   Jordan Harrison, 20, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, was presented with the Lion Award on 30th January at the Guildhall in London, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal and the Right Honourable The Lord

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Electric Vehicle Charge Points – Commercial Opportunities in the Retail, Leisure and Hotel sectors

Many retailers, hoteliers and leisure operators are starting to install charge points at their premises, as part of their wider customer offer. For example, Tesco have recently announced that they will be installing 2400 charge points at 600 of their stores. Similarly, Marston’s have committed to a programme of 400 charge point installations at their

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14 Feb 2019
Education
New chair of governors “excited about the journey ahead”

A highly-experienced senior executive with a strong track record of helping organisations improve their performance has been named as West Nottinghamshire College’s new independent chair of governors. Sean Lyons officially took over the role on Friday 1 February, heading-up the college’s new-look corporation board, which has been bolstered by a string of recent appointments that

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14 Feb 2019
A Question of Sport in Mansfield

Monday, 4th March 2019 – 1861 Suite at Mansfield Town Football Club.

Many of you looking at this page will be very familiar with the BBC’s A Question of Sport programme.

What you may not know is that here in Mansfield every March the Armchair Club host a successful and very professional QoS style evening.

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13 Feb 2019
Events
R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust Golf Day- Friday July 5th

R.E.A.L. Education are delighted to announce that the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust Golf Day will this year again be sponsored by the Cowans Group.

It’s to be held on Friday 5th July at Rufford Park Golf and Country Club. 

Paul Ragsdale of Cowens Group commented:  “We are delighted to be supporting R.E.A.L. Education’s Golf Day for the 2nd year running.”

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Beat the Winter Blues!

February is always a hard month, with December and the Christmas party mood looking so very distant and January has just flown by, we find ourselves marching on into February. Some people are posting on social media about how much fun they are having, sledging, building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate. You might be there

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7 Feb 2019
Charity
MOJO 2019

A DAY CRAMMED FULL OF MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION & BAD-ASSERY… 23rd FEB 2019 0900-1700 (Registration opens at 0830) ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO RUSHDEN MIND, A CHARITY AFFILIATED WITH NATIONAL MIND AND DEDICATED TO MENTAL HEALTH. You won’t want to miss our incredible line-up of speakers who are donating their time for free.. David Taylor – Naked Leader Paul

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7 Feb 2019
AW Safety support The Lighthouse Club

AW Safety’s latest fundraising efforts are to assist the Lighthouse Club Construction benevolent charity. They are already donating 20% of any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) sale profits until 31st May but are arranging a charity pub quiz in Edwinstowe on 21st March at 7.30pm in the Robin Hood Pub (please go along if you are free

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7 Feb 2019
Working with Digital Images

Ready to take on the digital world, the Digital Growth Programme can support you with helpful tips and advice on the latest in digital marketing and technology trends. Take a look at what’s on offer – we have a number of digital themed workshops happening near you this February. Don’t miss out – book your

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7 Feb 2019
R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling exciting new plans on February 13

R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy on February 13th. Working in collaboration with surrounding local authorities, industry partners, the CITB and other third party agencies, the new academy sets out to address the skills shortage faced regionally by the industry. They are seeking to establish collaborative partnerships

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6 Feb 2019
Events
Help for your staff to stay ahead with the Stay Ahead programme

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education (ATTFE) have teamed up with Nottingham City Council to help staff from local businesses gain a Level 2 or 3 qualification with the Stay Ahead programme.  This covers the following sectors: construction; creative and digital industries; health and social care; low carbon; transport equipment manufacturing. All the details can be

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31 Jan 2019
Flexible Recruitment Partnership Ltd and Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest team up for ‘Rethink’

Flexible Recruitment Partnership Ltd has joined together with Bethany Wigley, Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest, to support her chosen Charity Rethink Mental Illness. We are looking for support from local businesses to aid both Bethany’s chosen charity and also help the local economy and Mansfield and Ashfield people find work. Simply click on the link

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31 Jan 2019
Upcoming mental health first aid courses

AW Safety invite you to: Have a deeper understanding or the issues and impact to people’s mental health Be taught practical skills, boost your knowledge and feel confident and able to spot the signs of mental health issues Increase your awareness and mental health literacy Reduce the stigma associated with MH issues and learn to

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31 Jan 2019
Brexit readiness conference in

The UK leaving the European Union creates a series of challenges and opportunities for businesses of all sizes. This event, delivered in partnership between East Midlands Chamber and Invest Ashfield & Mansfield, will help businesses understand all the very latest implications. And we’ll also help you develop strategies for how you can best respond to Brexit.

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31 Jan 2019
WORK STARTS ON £1.4MILLION MANSFIELD OLD TOWN HALL REVAMP

Work has begun on a £1.4million revamp of Mansfield’s Old Town Hall – with almost half that cost being met through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. The Mansfield District Council-led project will bring the Grade II* listed building back into full use for the first time in over 30 years. It is expected to be completed by spring 2019. Three ground

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31 Jan 2019
Education
West Notts amongst country’s top colleges for A-level progress

West Nottinghamshire College is amongst the top-performing colleges in the country for A-level progress, according to government data.   Figures released by the Department for Education last week, which ranked all schools and colleges in England on students’ progress and attainment in 2018, revealed that A-level learners at the Mansfield college achieved an ‘above average’

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24 Jan 2019
Charity
Ashfield Citizens Advice helps people to cut the cost of energy bills

Ashfield Citizens Advice will be holding events around the district to help take the sting out of people’s fuel bills. These events will take place during Big Energy Saving Week (21 January – 25 January), a national campaign run by Citizens Advice. In Ashfield, Citizens Advice have teamed up with Nottinghamshire Energy Partnership to help

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24 Jan 2019
The Mansfield scoops a trio of awards for products, customer service and community work

Mansfield Building Society has received national and local recognition for its products, service and community work with a trio of awards received in November 2018.   At the start of the month, the Mansfield Building Society won the prestigious Platinum award for Customer Service at the Mansfield Town Centre Customer Service Awards organised by Mansfield

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24 Jan 2019
Education
It’s no stress for students after European travels

A Level students from West Nottinghamshire College have just returned from a week of fact-finding and knowledge sharing in Finland.   The visit to the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium (JEC) Gradia, Finland, saw eight students discovering more about how to build resilience and avoid stress during their studies.   This project was first explored in 2017

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24 Jan 2019
AW Safety- latest update

“JANUARY SALE “ IOSH Managing Safely Course 12-14th Feb 25% discount was £475.00 now only !!! £356.25 !!! FAW Courses 12th-14th March EFAW was £85.00 now only !!! £75.00 !!! FAW was £175.00 now only !!! £145.00 !!! H&S Consultancy 25% discount from our standard fees – call for 01623 821516 for details Charity promotion

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24 Jan 2019
Draft Sutton Town Centre Spatial Masterplan

2020’s valued Patron, Ashfield District Council, has just published its Draft Consultation on Sutton Town Centre Spatial Masterplan and accompanying paper – ‘Sutton Town Centre: Rethink, Repurpose, Remake’. Commenting on the Report Russell Jones, Partner at Hopkins Solicitors LLP and Chairman of Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 said the following: I have worked in offices in

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17 Jan 2019
Samworth Academy: ‘New Year New Me’

On Friday the 25th January Samworth Academy are running a ‘Year 10 employability, skills and career ambitions’ whole day event called ‘New Year New Me’. It’s going to look at extracting the existing skillset that the students already have but might not realise they have. It will also be an opportunity for students to start

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17 Jan 2019
The Gruffalo arrives in Mansfield on 12th February

NIDAS Families will be performing their interpretation of The Gruffalo in front of a live audience for the first time on 12th February at Mansfield Business Centre, Ashfield Avenue, Mansfield,  NG18 2AE!   Produced and directed by Libby Dove, they have been rehearsing following the success of their previous performance at our AGM last year.

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10 Jan 2019
Mind Your Posture: Commuting

Don’t let the daily grind wear you down! Hundreds and thousands of us do it each week, whether by train, car, bus, motorbike, cycle or foot and the daily commute can not only be an unwelcome source of stress but can also take its toll on our backs. According to consumer research by the British

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10 Jan 2019
A health check to ensure your foundations are right!

Free to attend, on Wednesday 30th January 2019 in association with Hampshire Hill, Stopford Associates and Barclays, Hopkins Solicitors are hosting their first Commercial Breakfast Briefing of 2019. Designed to help new and established  businesses alike, this will include topics lead by each of the above  to guide business owners through the full business life

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9 Jan 2019
Charity
The Mansfield helps St John’s Outreach Project be more accessible with new disabled toilet

St John’s Outreach Project have purchased and decorated a new disabled toilet with help of a £500 donation and volunteering from The Mansfield Building Society. St John’s Outreach Project is an organisation established by local residents in the Kirkby area, which provides support to vulnerable people at its community centre on Skegby Road. The group

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4 Jan 2019
R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy

R.E.A.L. Education are unveiling plans for a new East Midlands based Construction Training Academy. Working in collaboration with surrounding local authorities, industry partners, the CITB and other third party agencies, the new academy sets out to address the skills shortage faced regionally by the industry. They are seeking to establish collaborative partnerships with interested parties,

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2 Jan 2019
Students run to boost night shelter funds

West Nottinghamshire College students were seen running away from the Derby Road campus in droves on 19 December – all in the name of festive fundraising.   Over 140 runners took part in the annual 5km Santa fun run from college, to Berry Hill Park and back, dressed in an array of Christmas-themed costumes.  

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2 Jan 2019
Food and festive treats for furry friends

Animals at a rescue centre in Radcliffe-on-Trent are getting gifts of food, bedding, toys and treats thanks to the efforts of animal care students from West Nottinghamshire College.   The college’s annual shoe box appeal saw over 30 boxes and parcels donated and festively wrapped by two classes who are learning all about animal welfare.

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19 Dec 2018
Update on local area economic/employment issues

Mansfield District Council’s Regeneration Team have recently produced some interesting data about the local area. There’s a lot of interesting information about employment, pay, gender issues, travel to work and hours worked amongst other things.  Click on the link below and take a look.  There’s something interesting for everyone! Perhaps two very positive things stand

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19 Dec 2018
Brexit brief from Cowens

With Brexit being the hot topic that it is, Cowens’ Brexit Brief is now live on their website and there for you to read. Please read the attached or visit their NEWS section on the brand new, rebranded Cowens’ website by clicking here. Their NEWS section has several blogs about information and advice regarding insurance,

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19 Dec 2018
D2N2 & Digital Growth Programme workshops in Ashfield

The following exciting workshops are being held in Ashfield in the New Year. Developing Effective Content for the Web Ashfield, Nottinghamshire 9 Jan 2019: 9am – 4.30pm to be held at the Mour Hotel, NG15 0EA All the details can be found here. Video Marketing, Including Live Streaming Ashfield, Nottinghamshire 15 Jan 2019: 9am –

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19 Dec 2018
British Business Bank & Midlands Engine Investment Fund Masterclass – Funding and Finance

Working with Mansfield i-Centre, The British Business Bank are holding a briefing event to raise awareness of the new £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and provide businesses looking to apply with additional finance and funding support. The Fund will provide debt and equity finance from £25,000 up to £2m for growing small businesses across

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19 Dec 2018
New private sector board members sought by D2N2 LEP

Business people are being invited to join the board of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, to help steer the future of an area with an economic output worth over £45billion. D2N2 is the private sector-led Local Enterprise Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations; which promotes economic growth

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19 Dec 2018
Education
Film leads students to festive fundraising

A Level media students at West Nottinghamshire College have been inspired to help those less fortunate after watching an award-winning British film.   The drama I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach, follows the life and trials of a 59-year-old widowed carpenter, who, after suffering a major heart attack has been ordered by doctors to

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18 Dec 2018
Christmas Foodbank support from AW Safety

AW Safety Management, a H&S Consulting and Training company based in Edwinstowe, have once again come together with the help of the local community to collect Christmas goodies and treats for the local food bank in Ollerton.   With the help of Edwinstowe House Business Community, St Mary’s Church and both St Mary’s and King

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18 Dec 2018
Jephsons brings early Christmas cheer to Portland College

Mansfield based national interior fit-out specialists, Jephsons Shopfitters, brought some early Christmas cheer to Portland College with the manufacture and installation of a brand-new bar in the College’s Eastwood Suite.  Jephson’s Commercial Director, Ian Jephson, unveiled the new bar to a gathering of business owners and managers at the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 networking event

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12 Dec 2018
Education
Joinery students give piano new lease of life

From the tinkling of the ivories to the clinking of glasses, joinery students at West Nottinghamshire College have used their wood-skills to transform an everyday item.   Entry-level students on the carpentry and joinery course have given a piano a new lease of life thanks to the Reloved project launched by tutors and technicians, while

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6 Dec 2018
Don’t put your back out this Christmas

Advice for a healthier Christmas from Health on Hand Mansfield, 15 St John Street, Mansfield. For those that experience back pain year round, it’s nothing new that the ongoing tasks of the Christmas season – decorating, dinners, travelling, etc. – can exacerbate it. But because the holiday season can be strenuous, it can easily cause

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6 Dec 2018
Bringing in the pounds for pups

Students welcomed some cute, loyal and very intelligent special guests to West Nottinghamshire College last week.   Supported by Guide Dogs’ community fundraising development officer,Nichola Bonsall, guide dogs Jingle, Fudge, Jeanie and Darby,  visited the students at the college’s Derby Road campus with their owners and trainers.   For a small donation, students could meet

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29 Nov 2018
Charity
AW Safety Management spearheads local defibrillator fundraiser

Pictured Above left to right: Pete Coleman of The Business Integrity Group and Classic Print Ltd, Danielle Shaw and Adrian Kirkby of AWSM Ltd, Lindsey Marsh – Deputy Head, Amanda Neuville – AWSM Ltd Training Centre Manager and Year 6 pupils Josh Farish & Sylvain Pennington.   A fundraiser which topped more than £900 in

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29 Nov 2018
Email Marketing for Success Action Planning Workshop

Email marketing, when used thoughtfully and inventively, has the power to significantly engage your target audience and successfully promote to them your business, products and services. With support from Digital Growth Programme expert Consultants, you’ll gain a fuller understanding of the procedures and legalities involved in email marketing while utilising the most appropriate solutions for

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29 Nov 2018
Education
Judges relished Charlotte’s dishes

Young chefs from seven Nottinghamshire schools were up to a culinary challenge last week when West Nottinghamshire College played host to the Future Chef competitions.   The competitions, which are run by hospitality, leisure and tourism body Springboard, saw thirteen schoolchildren cook up a two-course meal in timed conditions, within a £7 budget, in the

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29 Nov 2018
Charity
Domestic Violence and Abuse – “That’s an HR issue”

Asking businesses to think about raising awareness about domestic violence (DV) with their employees often raises some common responses – “we don’t have an issue with domestic violence here” or “what happens outside of the office is not our concern”. Depending on an organisations’ awareness, approach and response to DV in the workplace may vary

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22 Nov 2018
Education
Fruition of a royal iDEA

A visit to the capital by royal appointment was the highlight of last week for two members of West Nottinghamshire College staff.   Computer science curriculum manager Trudi Dean and head of creative, lifestyle and digital industries Nikki Slack had the pleasure of attending a very special event in London, hosted by His Royal Highness

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21 Nov 2018
Two new directors at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers

Fidler & Pepper Lawyers, the multi-award-winning law firm that specialises in Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Trusts matters, has announced that it has appointed two new board members. Joanne Godson and Wendy Walker have been made directors of the firm, which services clients across the UK from its offices in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

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21 Nov 2018
Foodbank- giving back to the community

In our continued support of our “Giving back to the community” campaign and recognising the ongoing needs of the Ollerton Food Bank AW Safety Management, Edwinstowe House Business Community, St Mary’s Church and both St Mary’s and King Edwin Primary Schools invite our School, Church and Business community members to spread some cheer this Christmas.

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21 Nov 2018
East Midlands Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) 

There is still time to participate in the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for the last time this year – it is the biggest, longest-running and most reliable independent business survey of its kind. By giving you a voice, it helps to shape the local, regional and national business climate. Want to know more about how valuable

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21 Nov 2018
Education
Jacob’s on cue for success

A seventeen-year-old West Nottinghamshire College student is gearing up for a sporting championship which will see him representing England next week.   Jacob Elmhirst, from Mansfield, will be representing the country in the Blackball International World Championships – otherwise known as pool, in a six-day tournament, starting on Tuesday (20 November). He will be competing

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21 Nov 2018
Charity
NIDAS families take to the stage in celebration of living a life free from harm and abuse #everyfamilycounts!

Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS) hosted a celebration AGM for families and key stakeholders at the Create Theatre, WNC on Wednesday 7th November 2018.  Over 40 people, including local businesses and charities, crown prosecution service, law firms, staff, volunteers and friends of NIDAS attended an evening of dance, drama and music performed by families

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21 Nov 2018
Brexit from the business perspective

Although Brexit is moving fairly quickly now (compared to its glacial state over the last 2 years) The word Brexit still strikes many emotions  with business and individuals alike. Compared to its apparent almost glacial state over the last 2 years it is now positively speeding along. Some comments from the Institute of Directors caught

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16 Nov 2018
Education
Students tackle conflict in flight

Students from West Nottinghamshire College have been learning about how to handle the more challenging aspects of working in the travel industry. The year two BTEC Extended Diploma Travel and Tourism group have welcomed Maria Gunning from Thomas Cook to the college, as she passed on her experience of managing conflict in aviation. Maria, who

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15 Nov 2018
An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising

Planning and implementation of ad campaigns across a range of social media platforms including Facebook (Instagram), Twitter and LinkedIn. If you are already using social media for your business (or you have recently attended the “Integrating Social Media In to Your Business” 2-Day Workshop), you will be aware that social media marketing can be cost

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15 Nov 2018
Disabled people in Ashfield can be more than £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit, Citizens Advice Ashfield reveals

Citizens Advice Ashfield has said some disabled people in the area could be around £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the previous system. The new benefit – which rolls 6 legacy benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance into one monthly payment – is set to be rolled out in Ashfield in November A

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15 Nov 2018
Our best competition yet!.……..

Do you remember our fantastic competition, “What’s The Story Behind Your Garage Door?” to win a single steel up and over garage door from one of the leading manufacturers, Garador, up to 7”6 wide, fully installed with compliments of Mansfield Garage Doors? That’s a prize worth around £1,800! Well,…….. Competition Winner sees New Garage Door

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15 Nov 2018
Education
Retail giant makes business sense for students

Business students at West Nottinghamshire College are getting work ready thanks to a partnership project with one of the UK’s largest retail stores.   Supermarket giant ASDA’s Forest Town store is helping BTEC National Diploma Level 3 Business students understand some of the key characteristics of model employees, thanks to a series of business talks,

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15 Nov 2018
Make a Will with Fidler & Pepper in November and help Will Aid charities

People who are putting off making a Will are being urged to get them written during November – as they could be helping raise money for charities at the same time. Will writers at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers are once again supporting Will Aid, an annual initiative that runs throughout the month of November that

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15 Nov 2018
Charity
Could your cause benefits from the Robin Hood Lottery Community Fund?

There is £10,800 to share out and local good cause have until 7 December apply for grants of up to £2,000. Mansfield District Council established the local lottery to give to bring additional funding to the community. Now applications are being sought from local groups, organisations and charities for a share of the Robin Hood Lottery Community Fund.

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8 Nov 2018
Charity
Local business jumps at the chance to help this Christmas

Local trampoline park, i-Jump, has announced their partnership with national charity, Family Action, this Christmas.   i-Jump will donate at least 20 stockings full of gifts to the charity, who’s local base is at the Mansfield Woodhouse Children Centre. Family Action will distribute the stockings to local children who otherwise may not receive any presents

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Pinxton Amateur Boxing Club purchase knockout new equipment with help from Mansfield Building Society

Pinxton Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) has received a total donation of £500 from Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to purchase new gloves, ropes and punching bags. The club is an inclusive group with both males and females taking part from the age of 5 and has grown to be a successful local organisation, drawing

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25 Oct 2018
Events
Jerry Green Christmas Charity Ball

It’s full steam ahead for the organisers of the exciting Jerry Green Christmas Charity Ball.  All they need now is for you to make it a success by supporting the event. All the details can be found by clicking here.

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25 Oct 2018
Jephson’s Shopfitters gets a surprise visit and gift from Football Club

The team at Jephsons Shopfitters, Mansfield’s food retail industry interior fit-out specialists, recently had a surprise visit from a different team member who came bearing gifts.   Kirsty Kirkland from Sherwood Colliery Football Club dropped in to Jephsons’ offices with a framed first-team home shirt with the Jephsons’ logo emblazoned on the front. Kirsty presented

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25 Oct 2018
Grappling with a business challenge?

Would your organisation like free access to the combined expertise and resources of a leading business school focused solely on growing your business? Organisations looking for new and innovative ideas to support business growth are invited to take part in this year’s Thinkubator Challenge® at Nottingham Business School Thinkubator Challenge® provides access to free expertise

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25 Oct 2018
Education
West Nottinghamshire College reaches out to apprentices in need

Teams of advisors and apprenticeship specialists at West Nottinghamshire College will be on-hand on Monday (22 October) to offer support to apprentices and employers from across the region.   Following the administration of Derby-based apprenticeship company Aspire Achieve Advance – better known as 3aaa – large numbers of apprentices in the region have been left

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25 Oct 2018
Education
College appoints interim principal to “build on its many strengths”

A senior leader with more than 35 years’ experience in the further education sector is set to take on the top job at West Nottinghamshire College.   Martin Sim has been appointed as interim principal and chief executive after impressing governors with his ambitions for the college.   He officially joins the organisation in early

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25 Oct 2018
Restart-a-heart day 2018

In response to British Heart Foundations yearly “Restart-a-heart day 2018” (17.10.18) AW Safety Management, a local H&S and First Aid Training provider for East Midlands, had another great opportunity to contribute as part of our ongoing effort this year in line with our strive to “give back to the community” by providing free emergency CPR demos. 

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25 Oct 2018
Education
Make-up artists are talent of the future

Students from West Nottinghamshire College got the mirrors, brushes, lights and colour ready last week to show off their creativity and skills to an award-winning make-up artist.   Learners on the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry welcomed Ashley Jones to the salons at the Derby Road campus, to discover more about his

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25 Oct 2018
East Midlands Chamber- Member Showcase

Member News Fit-out specialist adds new workspace designer to growing team Butler & Willow has appointed another impressive workspace designer by the name of Catherine Lee to its team. Catherine said: “I’m so excited to be starting my new role at Butler & Willow where I can utilise my creativity to design innovative and inspiring

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25 Oct 2018
Mansfield Building Society helps A Place to Call Our Own build pupil confidence with a new range of sensory resources

A Place to Call Our Own (APTCOO) have purchased new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) equipment, including books, sensory lights and motor coordination tools with the help of a £500 donation from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme. APTCOO is a registered charity based in Mansfield that aims to improve the life chances

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19 Oct 2018
Exciting future plans for Making it! + Special Offer

Making it! has exciting plans for 2019 and beyond, with work well underway to expand the services they offer. Currently Making it! provide serviced office accommodation in Chadburn House. With competitive pricing, flexible terms and high-speed internet throughout the building. They also provide hotdesking for visitors and those just needing somewhere to work in Mansfield

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18 Oct 2018
Art Showcase is a shining success!

R.E.A.L. Education recently showcased the work of their pupils and students on Wednesday 17th October and I had the pleasure of attending and seeing the quality of work their students produce. There was a wide range of artwork both traditional and electronic.  There was even artwork created by robots programmed by students. The level of

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18 Oct 2018
Events
Becky Electrifies Armchair Club Sporting Heroes Audience

On Thursday October 11th a packed Civic Quarter enjoyed ‘The Sporting Heroes Ball’, a dazzling multi-media celebration of Mansfield’s Armchair Club and all the local sports people and clubs it has supported over the 36 years since its launch in 1982. Since inception the Armchair Club has given over £210,000 to dozens of local able-bodied

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17 Oct 2018
New college apprenticeship moves leaders up

West Nottinghamshire College is helping to create managers of the future for the UK’s leading motor dealer franchise with a new professional diploma.   Twenty-four members of staff from Pendragon PLC have enrolled on to the Level 5 Management and Leadership Diploma through the college to develop their current managerial skills.   The first cohort

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17 Oct 2018
Jephsons Shopfitters is awarded Safe Contractor accreditation

Everyone at Jephsons Shopfitters is proud that the company has once again been accredited under the Safe Contractor scheme.   Safe Contractor accreditation was awarded to the Mansfield based interior fit-out specialists following a rigorous assessment of Jephsons’ health and safety documentation which was then compared against Safe Contractor Charter Standards, which set out the

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17 Oct 2018
Fidler & Pepper’s Wills and probate experts shortlisted for award

Fidler & Pepper, trusted experts in Wills, probate and Trusts, have been shortlisted for yet another prestigious award. The firm, with offices in Mansfield and Sutton-In-Ashfield, is in the Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional – Midlands) category of the British Wills & Probate Awards. Richard Howard, who heads up Fidler & Pepper’s private client

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17 Oct 2018
Events
HALL-FAST EXTEND COMMUNITY PROJECTS DEAL WITH NOTTINGHAM RUGBY

This renewed partnership, which will run until 2022, allows for the continuation of the North Notts Community Partnership at Mansfield’s Fountaindale SEN School and Ravenshead Church of England School. Hall-Fast Managing Director Malcolm Hall MBE said: “I am very proud that over the last seven years Hall-Fast have been able to support Nottingham Rugby’s Community

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9 Oct 2018
Events
‘Shine for Cazi’ success story in support of Cancer Research UK

Many of you will know 2020 supporter Mike Farley and remember his wife Carol or Cazi.  Sadly, Cazi died of breast Cancer in 2013 and since that time Mike has dedicated himself to raising funds to support Cancer Research UK in its vital research into fighting Breast Cancer.  Mike has achieved great things and sent us

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4 Oct 2018
Evolving Law firm begins new era

Fidler & Pepper, the forward-thinking, innovative and multi-award-winning law firm, is changing how it is regulated and how it operates. The firm is dedicated to delivering Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate services in a modern way, and has opted to become regulated by a specialist body that will help it achieve its aims. From this

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Debating Brexit at a Local Level

Following on from May’s Breakfast meeting where those attending would have heard the author of the attached report, Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni, address the meeting and request subjects for interview.  We have now received the report and film from the London School of Economics and, as promised, we are sharing it as soon as it was received.

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27 Sep 2018
A big thankyou from Portland College!

Portland College have sent a BIG THANKYOU to all 2020 members who helped get the Portland College B-Team fundraising effort over the finish line. They raised £1255 on Just Giving, £1000 from business sponsors, £165 from a collection at Portland College and Mansfield Town FC and at 2020’s Breakfast Meeting today (September 27th) raised over

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26 Sep 2018
Brexit and Trade Conference – East Midlands

East Midlands Chamber are organising two conference about Brexit and Trade.  The details are: 22 October, 8.45-1pm, Nottingham Forest Football Club: East Midlands Brexit and Trade Conference – through a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers and workshops, this free conference session will give attendees the practical advice they need to help meet the challenges

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26 Sep 2018
Restart a heart!

AW Safety Management are supporting “Restart a heart” day Oct 16th 2018.  As part of our ongoing “giving back to the community” they are fundraising to provide a Martek defibrillator for King Edwin Primary School. Please help us reach our goal by clicking: AW Safety Management- restart a heart defib fundraiser flyer.

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26 Sep 2018
Education
College studies make positive impact on rehabilitated students

Tutors at West Nottinghamshire College have joined forces with a Nottinghamshire support service, offering rehabilitated drug and alcohol users with tailored support and learning – and the confidence to run their own event.   On Friday 7 September, students at Double Impact welcomed family, friends, staff and Mansfield MP Ben Bradley to a fundraising event

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26 Sep 2018
Free tickets for Nottingham RFC v Doncaster – Paviors

Please see a flyer below and an Eventbrite link below for FREE tickets courtesy of Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 Member, Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd. Hall-Fast sponsor both Paviors and Nottingham Rugby.  There are 500 tickets to claim and are being offered to Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 members as Hall-Fast are the match sponsors. Friends and

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26 Sep 2018
AW Safety – offers of the month

************************************ OPEN COURSES 17-19th October – book by 15.10.18 First Aid at Work Level 3 £175.00 – Reduced to £145 Please quote PROMO Code: FAW/10/30 *************************************** E-LEARNING COURSES Buy 2 courses get one FREE On all courses of lesser or same value Please quote PROMO Code: BTGOF Click here for a list of courses we currently

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20 Sep 2018
Education
Can you help Two Counties Trust (including Ashfield and Selston High Schools) Careers Fair?

Two Counties Trust (whose members include Ashfield School and Selston High School) are promoting their annual Careers Fair for students.  They are asking us if any 2020 members would be interested in being part of the event.  For all the details click: Event Information two counties careers event  or email Charlotte King at charlotte.king@twocountiestrust.co.uk.    

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19 Sep 2018
I-Sourcer’s hard work recognised across the Region

Mansfield based business i-Sourcer continues its phenomenal growth trend by scooping the Community Impact Award at The East Midlands Chamber Awards on Friday 14th September.  This was against tough competition from Maggi’s, Nottingham Forest Community Trust and Rothera Sharp Solicitors. As well as looking after the social media for 100+ Businesses from Mansfield to Bali,

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18 Sep 2018
Fidler & Pepper celebrate award success

Fidler & Pepper, the law firm that specialises in Conveyancing and in Wills, probate and trusts, has been named as the winner of a prestigious Commitment to People Development award. The firm, which has offices in Mansfield and Sutton-In-Ashfield and clients across the UK, took the accolade at Friday’s East Midlands Chamber (Nottinghamshire) Business Awards.

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18 Sep 2018
Education
Jordan’s joy at joinery award

A joinery student from West Nottinghamshire College has been awarded a highly-prized City & Guilds Medal of Excellence. Jordan Harrison, 19, from Sutton-in-Ashfield is the only student within Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to achieve this accolade and one of just 86 people in the world to hold the prestigious golden medal this year – and has

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12 Sep 2018
Events
Team Endurance Karting

Live Pay in association with Red Line present : Team Endurance Karting at The Kurburgring, 4-5 Fulwood Rd North, Huthwaite, NG17 2NB 26th September 2018 From 6:30pm for registration and briefing, racing starts at 7:00pm. Enter your team of 4 drivers now, cost £100 per team with £50 per team being donated to Macmillan Cancer

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12 Sep 2018
AW SAFETY’S LATEST OFFERS

*************************************** 23rd – 25th September 2018 IOSH Managing Safely – Last few places at this price!!! £475.00 – Book by 20.9.18 for £80 OFF – REDUCED TO £395! Please quote PROMO Code: “IOSH/09/80” *************************************** 17-19th October – book by 30.9.18 First Aid at Work Level 3 £175.00 – £30.00 off this price. Please quote PROMO Code: “FAW/10/30 *************************************** “Consultancy Special Offers” 25% discount on all Fire Risk Assessments and Noise Surveys when booked by 30.9.18

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12 Sep 2018
‘Outstanding’ news for Kingfisher Court

Last month Kingfisher Court shared the exciting news that they had been rated an ‘Outstanding’ care home by the Care and Quality Commission. They’re so very proud of this success and continue to deliver on this outstanding service, they just wanted to share this short video celebrating our news.  Enjoy!  Click on ‘READ MORE’ and then

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6 Sep 2018
Enabling Innovation and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020’s ‘SME & the Supply Chain’ conference

Event details This SME & Supply Chain Conference is a unique chance to gain an insight into bidding, tendering, winning and fulfilling contracts within both public and private sector organisations. The UK government has billions to spend with the private sector through public procurement contracts. In 2015/16 the government spent £5.6 billion directly with small

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5 Sep 2018
Ashfield and Mansfield Jobs Fairs 2018

Now running as annual events, the Ashfield and Mansfield Jobs Fairs offer fantastic opportunities to meet with local jobseekers.  In fact, it’s also free to attend and everyone is welcome.  If you are struggling to recruit through conventional methods, then these Jobs Fairs may be exactly what you need.  The Ashfield Jobs Fair is on Friday

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5 Sep 2018
Education
Congratulations to The ‘Oustanding’ Enchanted Garden Day Nursery!!!

The Enchanted Garden Day Nursery has just been awarded OUTSTANDING in all areas by Ofsted. Check out their Facebook page to see what people are saying about our achievement @TheEnchantedGardenDayNursery.   Read for yourself what Ofsted said about them by clicking here.  You’ll soon know what makes The Enchanted Garden Day Nursery an OUTSTANDING provider.

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5 Sep 2018
Meet the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) managers

The British Business Bank and D2N2 Growth Hub are holding a briefing event to raise awareness of the new £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and to provide businesses looking to apply to the fund with additional support. This event is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund. Host: D2N2 Growth Hub Venue: The Village

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5 Sep 2018
Events
Enabling Innovation – Innovation support for SMEs’ breakfast meeting

The next Insight Breakfast Meeting will take place at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, in the University Centre, room 103 on Wednesday 12th September from 7.00-11.00am. All the details can be found by clicking here. Event details Successful selling can only be achieved with vision, focus, perseverance, belief and passion. This session will provide an insight

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5 Sep 2018
AW Safety’s latest offers

AW Safety are offering discounts for 2020 members for courses they are running: 23rd – 25th September 2018 IOSH Managing Safely – Last few places at this price!!! £475.00 – Book by 20.9.18 for £80 OFF – REDUCED TO £395! Please quote PROMO Code: “IOSH/09/80” *************************************** 17-19th October – book by 30.9.18 First Aid at Work Level 3 £175.00 – £30.00 off this price. Please quote PROMO Code: “FAW/10/30 *************************************** “Consultancy Special Offers”

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Understanding Critical Incidents at Work

Social Support Systems CIC are holding a one day course for local people and businesses all about critical incidents at work.  It’s on Friday 26th October 2018 at Mansfield Business Centre, Ashfield Avenue, Mansfield.  Full details and booking can be found by clicking here. As a special offer for other 2020 members SSS is offering a special

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4 Sep 2018
The Mansfield Building Society helps provide security and safety for Chesterfield Inspire Community Garden

A Chesterfield based charity, Inspire Community Garden, has received a donation of £1,000 from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to help fund a new secure tool shed and maintenance area for tools and machinery. The Inspire Garden is a charity and relies solely on the work of volunteers and charitable donations to maintain

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31 Aug 2018
September Ingenuity Events

September has quickly crept up on us which is when all things Ingenuity kick off again! There are several events scheduled for September so take a look below. These are all free workshops/breakfast events for SMEs based in Nottingham and Derbyshire. 13th September – Creativity to Grow your Business one day workshop Creativity is a powerful

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30 Aug 2018
Hall-Fast Founder Joins All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group

Hall-Fast’s founder and Managing Director Malcolm Hall has been invited to join the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG)   Hall-Fast were recently chosen as the Mansfield Constituency Responsible Business Champion by local MP Ben Bradley and subsequently were named in the top 20 UK responsible businesses alongside sports clubs and major multi-national companies including

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AW Safety course- special offer for 2020 members and supporters

IOSH Managing Safely 25-27th September 2018 £475.00 on offer at £395.00 if booked by 20.9.18 Please quote promo code IOSH/09/80 Venue: Training Centre, AW Safety Management Ltd, Edwinstowe House, High Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9PR For more details or to make a booking, contact the office on 01623 821516 or training@awsafety.co.uk Web: www.awsafety.co.uk

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23 Aug 2018
MDC Business Survey – We need your help

As you know we work very hard alongside our District Councils. We read every day that Councils up and down the Country have economic pressures placed on them by shrinking budgets. Below is a link to a survey that is being carried by Mansfield District Council concerning the future services in the district and asking

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17 Aug 2018
Events
Warning to heed Tour of Britain parking restrictions

Motorists in Mansfield are being urged to heed temporary parking restrictions, which will be in force during the OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race next month, to avoid the risk of having their vehicles towed away. The final five miles of the Nottinghamshire stage of the prestigious race, Britain’s largest free sporting event, will

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15 Aug 2018
1 DAY –  LEVEL 2 HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

AW Safety Management Ltd are holding a 1day #HealthandSafety in the workplace course 9th October 2018 at their Edwinstowe office. This qualification is to provide all learners within and organisation with the knowledge to identify workplace hazards and contribute to the positive health and safety culture within the workplace. The qualification contains subjects which are essential

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Asbestos Awareness Course in Edwinstowe on Sept 6th 2018

Asbestos Awareness Course Sept 6th 2018 in Edwinstowe The statistics speak for themselves. Asbestos related deaths are still on the increase. Are you and your employees aware of the dangers and health implications of long term exposure? For multiple place company bookings discount may apply Call 01623 821516 or email info@awsafety.co.uk to book a place

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Award winning local mental health consultancy, Social Support Systems, are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Black Dog’ project

The project aims to support members of the military and blue-light communities who are enduring poor mental health as a result of the operational experiences.   Managing Director Sean McCallum, who co-lead the psychological recovery team in the aftermath of the London terror attacks of 2017 and the Grenfell Tower disaster, believes that the project

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8 Aug 2018
Mansfield Building Society helps junior badminton club hit a winner with new rackets.

Mansfield Junior Badminton Club has purchased 20 new badminton rackets with the help of a £400 donation from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme.   Mansfield Juniors is a badminton club aimed specifically at young people in the Mansfield area aged 9 to 17. The club provides an opportunity for young people to develop

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