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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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8 Aug 2018
Fidler & Pepper are finalists in a trio of awards

Fidler & Pepper, the law firm with a focus on Conveyancing, and Wills, is in the running for three awards that reflect its commitment to a “grow your own” approach to developing staff. The firm provides specialist legal advice both locally and nationally, and it’s in the firm’s DNA to support and develop staff, knowing

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7 Aug 2018
East Midlands Chamber’s Brexit Video to support you- the first of regular updates

The Chamber wants to help all businesses to successfully navigate their way through the Brexit process. This new video series, which will be updated regularly, is designed to provide you with helpful tips, information and actions that you might need to consider for your business or that you should take as the Brexit process continues to be worked

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7 Aug 2018
Citizens Advice Ashfield puts the spotlight on problems with the application process for Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Ashfield is flagging problems with the application process for Universal Credit, following the release of new report from national Citizens Advice.   The report finds that although the benefit is working well for many, a significant number have problems with the application process. A third of people who’ve been helped by the charity

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7 Aug 2018
AW SAFETY’S latest offer re courses

Valid until 28th August 2018 30th August 2018 1 day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work £95.00 – Book by 28.8.18 for Buy One Get One FREE Please quote PROMO Code:  “EFAW/BOGO” *************************************** 6th September 2018 Asbestos Awareness £95.00 – Book by 28.8.18 for Buy One Get One FREE Please quote PROMO Code: “ASB/BOGO” *************************************** 11th –

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Latest News from East Midlands Chamber

Greendog launch new site for PXtech The team at Greendog are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for PXtech. Greendog has worked with the company for many years across a range of services such as Web Development, Digital Marketing and Mobile App development. Woodhead MD steps into Chairman role after 39 years

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7 Aug 2018
The Mansfield helps From the Heart Charity spread the love              

A north Nottinghamshire based charity which provides help to families who are struggling socially and financially have received a donation of £817 from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme for a promotional marquee.   From the Heart Charity is a non-profit organisation located in Worksop. It was created by a small team of people

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7 Aug 2018
Education
Creative students bring their artistic talents to a colourful end-of-year exhibition

Costumes from Norse mythology, origami birds, mystical creatures, body parts and fashion were just a small selection of projects being exhibited by creative artists at West Nottinghamshire College.   The 2018 Arts Fest launched on Wednesday 13 June in the college’s state-of-the-art visual art and design centre at the Derby Road campus and welcomed students

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7 Aug 2018
Events
Pendragon Training Academy Charity Challenge Supporting MIND – 16th August 2018

  It is that time of year when Pendragon will be making an all-out effort to support our nominated charity which, for 2018, is MIND.   MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.   Because of MIND, millions more

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7 Aug 2018
Education
Lizzie is London bound

An ex-construction student from West Nottinghamshire College is feeling elated following her nomination for a prestigious national award.   Elizabeth Findlay, from Denby in Derbyshire, graduated from the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment last academic year with flying colours.   Her triple distinction star grades prompted tutor Lynsey Hanson

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3 Aug 2018
Events
LivePay invite you to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

This year LivePay are looking to support the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” Why not join us on Friday September 28th 2018 at our Mansfield office? With the school holidays now upon us businesses tend to find things are a little quieter than usual which allows them to consider changes. If one of the things you

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3 Aug 2018
Education
Simply the best! National award for chef mentor Mandy

West Nottinghamshire College cookery mentor Mandy Prince is celebrating being named the best in the country.   The learner advisor and supervisor was announced as winner of the Best College Chef Mentor category at the UK’s first-ever Chef Mentor Awards, held at Celtic Manor Resort hotel, Newport, South Wales, earlier this month (Tuesday 17 July).

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2 Aug 2018
What’s on in August at Kingfisher Court

At Kingfisher Court we like to have a lot of FUN at our home.  All these events are open and free of charge to anyone wishing to join us. Everyone is welcome.   Armed Forces Day Saturday 4th August 11am-3pm You are warmly invited to join us in honouring our wonderful Armed Forces with a Squadron Display Team, military

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1 Aug 2018
Events
Tour of Britain comes to Mansfield and Ashfield in September

The Tour is back in Nottinghamshire this year and two of Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Patrons are working hard to make it happen. Mansfield and Ashfield District Councils are busy making plans to ensure that everything is in place for it to be a great success locally. It’s one of the most prestigious cycling events

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26 Jul 2018
College amongst UK’s highest for student satisfaction

West Nottinghamshire College is amongst the highest-scoring colleges in the UK for student satisfaction, according to wide-ranging national research.   Results of the learner exit survey 2017/18, which sought the views of those who studied on courses this academic year, have placed it in the top 25 per cent of participating colleges for positive feedback.

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26 Jul 2018
Business rates targeted as job losses hit the high street

As news hits that the High Street in 2018 is suffering, the Mail and the Mirror are each calling for a root and branch review of business rates, as they launch campaigns to ‘save Britain’s high streets.’ Chief executives of some of the country’s biggest retail chains, along with politicians from all parties, have warned

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26 Jul 2018
Citizens Advice calls for Regulator for Bailiff Industry

Ashfield Citizens Advice has seen an increase in clients seeking guidance on what bailiff companies can and can’t do.   In a recent case Tina from Sutton in Ashfield, who has multiple long term health problems, was being pursued for non-payment of a TV licence by collection agents Collectica, the warrant officer threatened to seize

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11 Jul 2018
People across Nottinghamshire urged to shape the region’s health priorities

People living in Nottinghamshire are being called on to put forward their views on what the region’s health priorities should be. NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands, a regional health research organisation tasked with speeding up the adoption of science to the frontline of the NHS, has launched a consultation. Formed in 2013, it has been given

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11 Jul 2018
Colour for kids at college

A world of colour and creativity is being organised for youngsters at West Nottinghamshire College’s art studio this August. The summer art workshops on both 6 and 7 August will take place at the Derby Road campus and will be aimed at different age groups to bring out their artistic talents. The Creating Disney World

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11 Jul 2018
Starting a business in Ashfield or Mansfield?

Latest news from in and around Ashfield & Mansfield Visit invest.ashfield-mansfield.com or email invest@ashfield-mansfield.com View this in your browser Then this FREE programme is for you! Programme Dates: Week 1: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th July Week 2: Monday 23rd July Location: Mansfield i-Centre, Oakham Business Park, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, NG18 5BR This intensive 2 day

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11 Jul 2018
Loyalty recognised at President’s Summer Reception

Seventy-five firms were thanked yesterday for their long-standing loyalty to East Midlands Chamber*. Between them they have been Chamber members for over 2,600 years. The longest-standing member recognised at last night’s Chamber President’s Summer Reception was Rolls-Royce with 110 years, followed by consultancy service company Pick Everard and Flint Bishop Solicitors with 90 years each

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11 Jul 2018
Events
Kingfisher Court- what’s on!

What’s On in July At Kingfisher Court we like to have a lot of FUN at our home.  All these events are open and free of charge to anyone wishing to join us. Everyone is welcome.   SUMMER FETE Saturday 21st July 11am – 3pm We are revisiting some good old fashioned seaside memories bringing the beach to Kingfisher! We will

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11 Jul 2018
Education
Taste of restaurant business from ‘rising star’ chefs

Trainee chefs from West Nottinghamshire College got a taste of what it takes to create award-winning food and run a professional kitchen – from three former students who are rapidly making a name for themselves in the world of gastronomy. It came courtesy of an end-of-year trip by catering and hospitality students to renowned restaurant

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10 Jul 2018
Protect and Prepare : Secure Your Business Action Planning Workshop

Understand the threats and develop a strategy to protect your business. Working in today’s digital age can present many threats to businesses, both large and small. Protect and Prepare: Secure Your Business consists of three main elements Resilience, Recovery and Contingency. This workshop has been developed to help you understand these elements and will provide you with the knowledge required

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2 Jul 2018
Hall Fast Industrial Supplies make a big impact in ‘National Responsible Business Champion’ awards 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) has announced the companies long-listed for its National Responsible Business Champion award 2018, as selected by the Group’s Co-Chairs, Jonathan Djanogly MP and Baroness (Sally) Greengross.   This Responsible Business Champions scheme was introduced by the Group in 2015 to encourage MPs to take a closer look at

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2 Jul 2018
Free workshop for members.  Harness the Power of Pictures!

Free workshop for members.  Harness the Power of Pictures for your Business at The Ingenuity Centre, University of Nottingham Innovation Park.   Following his breakfast talk on Tuesday 5th June, Dr Mark Rawlinson will be delving deeper into the theme of ‘The Power of Pictures’ at this full day workshop. Delegates are welcome to register for both

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2 Jul 2018
Education
Silver success for college’s higher education provision

West Nottinghamshire College delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its university-level students and consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for higher education (HE).   That is the verdict of independent regulator the Office for Students (OfS), which has awarded the Mansfield college a prestigious silver rating in this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awards.

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28 Jun 2018
Fidler & Pepper shortlisted for Best Training Firm award

An ongoing commitment to training and development has seen Fidler & Pepper Solicitors being shortlisted for another prestigious award. The firm is a finalist in the category of Best Training Firm of the Year in the LFS Conveyancing Awards. Now in their seventh year, the LFS Conveyancing Awards are the biggest and most prestigious event

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28 Jun 2018
Hard work adds up to success for accounting apprentices

It all added up perfectly this week as accounting apprentices at West Nottinghamshire College celebrated achieving their apprenticeship qualifications.   More than twenty Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices together with their employers were invited to join tutors last Tuesday (19 June) at the college’s Refined fine dining restaurant for a celebratory meal and presentation.

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28 Jun 2018
New apprentice, Dylan, gets a warm welcome!

John Morley of i-Sourcer is pictured welcoming new apprentice, Dylan Booth.  It’s certainly a warm welcome from John as temperatures haven’t been as high as this since before Dylan was born! Commenting on Dylan’s appointment John said, ”I’m really pleased that Dylan has joined us and that the business can support the apprenticeships scheme.  It’s

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18 Jun 2018
Free stand at Ashfield and Mansfield Jobs Fair available for 2020 Members

Invest Mansfield & Ashfield (Ashfield & Mansfield Regeneration Service) are holding their annual jobs fairs again in Ashfield and Mansfield bringing together local employers with vacancies, recruitment specialists, training providers and organisations set up to provide practical employment support and guidance with residents from across the County who are looking for opportunities to either return to

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14 Jun 2018
Fidler & Pepper offer £99 Wills service

Fidler & Pepper Solicitors have launched a £99 Will writing service just for July.  This discounted service is being offered in a bid to encourage more and more people to get their Wills written by professionals. A single Will is £99 and a pair of Wills is £139 (Subject to VAT). To compare, the firm

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14 Jun 2018
Routes into China

Nottingham University are organising an event called Routes into China for the Languages for Business Project in partnership with the Asia Business Centre and the Nottingham Confucius Institute. The event is being held on Monday 2nd July at the Nottingham Contemporary from 9.00am until 2.00pm. The aim of the event is to provide local SMEs with practical insight around routes into

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14 Jun 2018
Education
HE Fest and fun!

West Nottinghamshire College is staging a summer festival for those looking to go on to university-level studies.   The Higher Education Festival on Saturday 23 June, will take place at the college’s Derby Road campus and will offer both information and fun activities and will include representatives from local universities.   Attendees will be able

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14 Jun 2018
3 DAY IOSH MANAGING SAFELY COURSE

AW Safety Management Ltd are holding a 3 day #IOSH Managing Safely course on 25th – 27th September 2018 taking place at our Edwinstowe Office. Cost is just £475pp. Call 01623 821516 or email info@awsafety.co.uk to book your place. Check our website for further course content details. For multiple place company bookings we can bring

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14 Jun 2018
Need to know more about manual handling of loads?

As part of our June initiative to promote accident prevention we are please to offer our 1 Day AoFAQ Level 2 Manual Handling course.   July 3rd, 2018 at our Edwinstowe training facility Cost is just £95pp. Call 01623 821516 or email info@awsafety.co.uk to book your place. Check our website for further course content details

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14 Jun 2018
Education
College scores a hat-trick with BTEC accolades

It’s been a triple celebration at West Nottinghamshire College as two students and a member of staff scooped certificates for exceptional work in their curriculum areas.   Classmates Tom Patrick and Lucas Myles Spence both achieved a commended position for the BTEC Construction Student of the Year category of the annual BTEC Awards, along with

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14 Jun 2018
Fidler & Pepper scoop Apprentice Employer award

An ongoing dedication to a Grow Your Own strategy of recruiting and supporting apprentices has seen Fidler & Pepper receive yet another accolade. The firm, which specialises in Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate legal services, took the title of Apprentice Employer of the Year at the Nottingham Post Business Awards. It’s a proud moment for

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30 May 2018
Education
A great way to help! Offering local work placements

The Beech Academy is a small school for children with Autism and Learning Difficulties in Mansfield. They are asking local businesses and Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 members to support them by offering work place experiences for our young people. They’ve written: Current data from Mencap (2017) shows that only 6% of people with learning difficulties in the UK

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29 May 2018
STAGS LAUNCH 200 CLUB WITH CHANCE TO SPONSOR NORTH STAND

An exclusive new ‘200 club’ has been launched with a chance for businesses or individuals to sponsor the North Stand for 2018-19. The 200 club can be joined for just £200 and entitles businesses or individuals to be entered into a draw before the start of the season for exclusive sponsorship of the North Stand.

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29 May 2018
Evolve Alliance proudly hosts their second conference: Collaborate now, Innovate now, the class of 2035 Needs YOU!

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 09:30  – 15:30 Ransom Wood Conference Suite, Southwell Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ All the details and keynote speakers can be found at Evolve Alliance Invitation For any further details, please email Michael Lucas (mlucas@evolvetrust.org) or call Michael on 07482 240669.  

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29 May 2018
Education
Engineering innovators showcase their talents

Engineering students at West Nottinghamshire College have been researching and presenting their technical findings at an end-of-year showcase this week.   More than 30 students presented their final-year projects to tutors, business leaders and fellow students at the fifth Engineering Showcase., on Wednesday (23 May).   The students have each completed either the HNC in

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29 May 2018
Education
“Classics with a twist” at students’ graduation dinner

Trainee chefs and front-of-house professionals at West Nottinghamshire College are bringing the curtain down on their studies with a special evening in the place where they honed their skills.   Cookery students Charlotte Murden, Lucy Wilcockson and Kaleb Davis, and hospitality learners Sam Woolhouse and Jake Hayes are busy preparing their graduation dinner at college

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29 May 2018
Sat Bains inspires next generation of chefs and managers

One of the country’s best chefs, Sat Bains, joined catering and hospitality students at West Nottinghamshire College to share his tips and expert insight on forging a successful career in the industry. The gastronomic genius took part in a question and answer session with budding chefs, front-of-house professionals and managers, who quizzed him about his

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29 May 2018
SUPPORT FOR SMES – FROM START-UP TO SCALE-UP

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to manage a range of support programmes aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). NTU offers businesses the support they need to thrive. We help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, and we provide SMEs with access to the expertise and facilities they need to help

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29 May 2018
FOCUS ON… DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS

  In line with Nottingham Trent University’s continued effort to expand our portfolio of degree apprenticeships, September 2018 will see the launch of a number of new apprenticeships in the field of digital and technology solutions. An emerging area of importance, digital and technology solutions spans the majority of industries and sectors. NTU’s degree apprenticeships will equip

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New Chair Appointed at D2N2 Growth Hub

D2N2 Growth Hub, the business support service for small and medium sized enterprises in D2N2, has appointed Melanie Ulyatt MBE as its new chair. Melanie, who is Managing Director of Domiciliary Care and Training Provider, One to One Support Services has been a member of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board since 2016 and from this

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24 May 2018
Hall-Fast Chosen as Constituency Responsible Business Champion for Mansfield

We are delighted to announce that Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies have been chosen as the Constituency Responsible Business Champion for the Mansfield constituency by MP Ben Bradley. The scheme, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), promotes debate and understanding of corporate responsibility in the community, environment, marketplace and workplace. During Responsible Business Week

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24 May 2018
TRAUMATISED RETAIL STAFF

(Written by socialsupport on May 17, 2018.) Every day in our towns and cities, the retail industry deals with an array of difficult and challenging situations and incidents within, or around their premises, and retail staff are exposed to all manner of experiences which can overwhelm their natural coping abilities. Whilst retailers are clear targets

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24 May 2018
Events
Fun dog show and cup cakes- all set for June

 What’s On in June At Kingfisher Court we like to have a lot of FUN at our home.  All these events are open and free of charge to anyone wishing to join us. Everyone is welcome.   ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY CUPCAKE DAY Thursday 14th June – 10am to 12 noon. Please come and join us at Kingfisher Court as we support

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24 May 2018
Education
Graduating students to stage fine-dining finalé

Culinary creativity and sparkling service will be showcased by the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals to come out of West Nottinghamshire College.   Students Jack Kelly, Nathan Kirby, Georgia McGuiness, Richard Smith, Aimee Field, Chloe Boyles and Lewis Thorpe are putting the finishing touches to their graduation evening on Thursday (24 May), which

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23 May 2018
Great opportunity for an apprentice

Employer : CCM LivePay (Central Computer Management Ltd) Location: Sovereign House, Lower Oakham Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, NG18 5BY   Who is the employer? Where will I be working? CCM uses the latest technology to provide high quality payroll services to companies all over the UK.  We have been established for over 35 years

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18 May 2018
Engineering Showcase Invitation

      2018 Engineering Showcase InvitationLocal engineering companies are invited to come along to West Notts College’s Engineering Showcase.   The showcase is being held at the Vision University Centre next Wednesday 23rd May, with a lunch and networking session 12-12.45pm, followed by a session 12.45 -2.00pm for guests to drop in at any

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17 May 2018
Enterprising students develop supermarket products

Young business entrepreneurs and budding marketeers from West Nottinghamshire College pitched their best business ideas to industry experts in a competition inspired by television’s Dragon’s Den.   Dubbed the Future Business Leader Challenge, the day-long event was organised by BTEC Level 3 Business Diploma students Millie Hastings, 17, Kelsey Wilson, 18 and Jack Dring, 22.

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17 May 2018
Places on training courses for 2018!

AW Safety Managements announces courses for the second half of 2018 and offers 2020 members a 20% (budget safety) reduction in fees!  Book early! Training Year Planner 2018 Location Duration Accreditation cost Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec IOSH MS High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9PR 3 days IOSH £475.00 25-27th First Aid High Street, Edwinstowe,

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16 May 2018
Events
The Power of Pictures

Nottingham University’s upcoming breakfast event is on ‘The Power of Pictures’. This is a free breakfast event for SMEs based in Nottingham and Derbyshire. The Power of Pictures  – 5th June 2018, 7:45am, The Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park

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16 May 2018
Education
Childcare challenge brings success

Children’s story-telling and interactive displays were the themes in a regional childcare competition entered by two West Nottinghamshire College students – earning one of them a prized second place. Bringing their Level 2 Childcare skills to the test Tristan Jones and Britney Rayner, both 17, worked alongside five other colleges – South Staffordshire College, South

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16 May 2018
Events
Spice things up with Thai cuisine classes

Those with a passion for cooking can learn to cook Thai dishes at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined fine dining restaurant this month. The Learn To Cook Thai class takes place on Wednesday 23 May from 5-9pm in the state-of-the-art kitchens at the college’s Derby Road campus. Dishes such as spring rolls, vegetarian stir fry noodles,

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16 May 2018
Events
Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse

Join us for our biggest day of the year here at Southwell. A big crowd and a great atmosphere is guaranteed, with live music from Abba Arrival and a best dressed competition. There are lots of different ticket packages on offer to suit any budget. Our Super Saver (single admission) ticket will be available at

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11 May 2018
AW Safety Management’s “Foodbank Flurry” success!

AW Safety Management Ltd a local H&S Consultancy and Training provider in Edwinstowe as part of our “giving back” iniative recently organised a charity event on 28th March 2018 which we named “Foodbank Flurry” to support the ever growing need of families in our community who use and rely on the local foodbank to continually

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11 May 2018
Wendy marks 37 years with Fidler & Pepper!

When members of the team at Fidler & Pepper Solicitors need advice or help, they often turn to Wendy Walker.  For Wendy knows the Nottinghamshire-based Fidler & Pepper more than most – particularly as she has just celebrated 37 years at the firm. Wendy joined as a receptionist before becoming an office junior and then

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10 May 2018
Fidler & Pepper make the headlines with awards shortlist

A commitment to its apprenticeships programme has seen Fidler & Pepper shortlisted for a prestigious business award. The firm, which specialises in conveyancing matters and in Wills, probate and trusts, has been shortlisted in the Apprentice Employer category in the annual Nottingham Post awards scheme. Managing partner Mark Slade said: “We have a firm commitment

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10 May 2018
Events
Crime and dine at Mansfield restaurant

A thrilling evening of fine food and fun is coming to West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant next week.   On Wednesday 17 May, from 7pm, diners have ‘An Invitation To Murder’ at the Derby Road-based restaurant at a three-course event set in the 1920s, hosted by Big Head Events.   Diners will join in the

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10 May 2018
Digital Know How Workshop- free of charge!

Ben Bradley MP, Member of Parliament, has recently met with Google and is promoting the fact that Lloyds Banking Group will be holding a Digital Know How Workshop on Friday 15th June 2018, 9:30am to 1:45pm at the Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, NG19 7BH. The free workshop, run in partnership with Google and

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10 May 2018
EXCITING SUMMER VACATION INTERNSHIP SCHEME

Several exciting opportunities are available for law students or graduates to join our 2018 ‘summer vacation internship scheme’ at Banner Jones. Candidates applying should be working towards studying or developing a career to achieve recognised qualifications within the legal sector. This scheme is aimed at hard-working individuals with strong academic backgrounds; good GCSEs or A-levels

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9 May 2018
PROFILE: FIDUCIA ON REALLY KNOWING YOUR CLIENTS

  Fiducia managing director talks to Money Marketing journal on ‘good old-fashioned’ customer service in the digital world Anthony Scott is adept in the art of communication. As an adviser and a novelist (he has written the novels ‘On Ashover Hill’ and ‘The Birthday Gift’) it is crucial for the Fiducia Group managing director to

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9 May 2018
Soup kitchen volunteer is The Mansfield’s Community Star 2018

Mansfield Soup Kitchen’s Sara Spalding has been awarded Mansfield Building Society’s 2018 Community Star Award for her work with the homeless. Sara, who is one of 9 volunteers at the soup kitchen, won the Community Star Award for her commitment and dedication to helping those sleeping rough on the streets of Mansfield. Her selfless contribution

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9 May 2018
Mansfield District Council looks to improve Council’s digital services

Mansfield District Council is currently working with Digital consultants – Method, looking to undertake some research with business users to improve the Council’s digital services. Method are are working to improve a range of council services and therefore every input is very important.  They want the consultation results to assist with decision-making about the Council’s future

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9 May 2018
Education
Driving apprenticeships forward

West Nottinghamshire College will be holding specialist employment open days this month at one of the UK’s largest automotive retailers.   Apprenticeships in customer service at Pendragon in Annesley, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, are currently available for people looking to gain employment and training in the motor vehicle company’s customer service team.   The Level 2 qualification would

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9 May 2018
A taste of university life at college

Teenagers are being offered a hands-on educational opportunity during the May half-term week at West Nottinghamshire College.   For young people currently in Year 12 or 13 (aged 17 or 18) the college’s Vision University Centre is opening its doors to offer taster sessions – to give people a feel for university-level study.   The

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3 May 2018
Education
SHAPE YOUR FUTURE AND OURS – JOIN OUR GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We’re looking for talented, ambitious recent graduates and final year students to join our two year Graduate Development Programme. To be eligible for the scheme you need to either be: currently studying at Nottingham Trent University or the University of Nottingham a resident of Nottinghamshire or Nottingham a current employee of the County Council You

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3 May 2018
UK firms face being kicked off .eu domain websites

More than 300,000 British firms and individuals could be kicked off their .eu websites after Brexit.   According to recent figures, about ten per cent of the .eu registered domains are based in the UK.   But the trading bloc has decreed that UK-registered websites will no longer qualify for .eu web addresses post-Brexit.  

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3 May 2018
Education
A Level students extend knowledge through research

From creating a virtual reality chemistry lesson to looking into the future of British farming post-Brexit, these were just a couple of the projects being researched by students at West Nottinghamshire College.   A Level students have been showcasing their research and presentation skills as part of their academic studies through the The Extended Project

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3 May 2018
​Official Opening of R.E.A.L. Education Headquarters

​Official Opening of R.E.A.L. Education Headquarters On Wednesday 18th April the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council Councillor Kay Cutts, officially opened the new headquarters for R.E.A.L. Education in Mansfield to coincide with the tenth anniversary since its formation. In attendance at the opening were: Executive Mayor of Mansfield Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council Chief Executive

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3 May 2018
Students test the tests!

A global provider of game-based assessments has trialled its latest innovative product with interactive media students at West Nottinghamshire College.   Staff from Arctic Shores, which has offices in Manchester, London and Singapore visited the college to ask interactive media students for their opinions on the design and usability of online psychometric games.   Traditionally,

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3 May 2018
LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING ON IOSH MANAGING SAFELY COURSE

15-17th May — 3 Day IOSH Managing Safely  IOSH Managing Safely course on the 15th, 16th & 17th May at the Edwinstowe office. Cost is just £475pp. Call: 01623 821516 or email info@awsafety.co.uk to book your place.  Check our website https://www.awsafety.co.uk/ for further course content details to see how this course can benefit the safety conscientious companies

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2 May 2018
Education
Ex-serviceman switched on to new success!!

An ex-serviceman has spoken about his time at West Nottinghamshire College being his “lifeline” following a regional college skills competition win. Forty-seven-year-old Stanley Smith, a student on the Level 2 City & Guilds Electrical Electrotechnology course, has scooped a first place trophy at New College Stamford, as part of WorldSkills UK’s Prepare East Midlands competitions,

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26 Apr 2018
Mansfield and Ashfield Business Community Celebrates Success at the Annual 2020 Ball and Awards 2018
Over 200 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.....
11 Apr 2018
Events
Fine food with refined entertainment

A relaxing and refined evening of jazz and good food is coming to a Mansfield restaurant this April. Jazz night will be taking place at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined fine dining restaurant on the evening of Thursday 19 April, when diners can experience a three-course meal with entertainment. Music will be played courtesy of Unrelated

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5 Apr 2018
Events
MIKE FARLEY’S SHINE FUNDRAISING 2018 IN MEMORY OF CAZI

I am sure many 2020 Members will remember my beautiful wife and soulmate Carol or Cazi as she was known to her many friends, as you will know I lost my Cazi to breast Cancer in 2013 and since that time I have dedicated myself to raising funds to support Cancer Research UK in its

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5 Apr 2018
Pendragon Training Academy support Year 11 Students

Lesley Buet, Director of Support Services, All Saints’ Catholic Voluntary Academy in Mansfield, asked Avril Rawson from Pendragon Training Academy if Pendragon could support a number of Year 11 students in achieving their targeted GCSE grades by increasing awareness of how to prepare for their future careers.   On Tuesday 20 March 2018, six Year

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5 Apr 2018
CREATIVES, INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS SHOW OFF THEIR SKILL

  Budding entrepreneurs and innovators have joined together in a college-wide competition to seek out students’ talent, creativity and ground-breaking ideas at West Nottinghamshire College. Student FIRST is an initiative launched by the college to reward learners’ initiative and new ideas for both charity and innovation. FIRST stands for Future Innovation Recognising Student Talents. The

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21 Jan 2018
Fresh Start Recruitment Buys Iconic Mansfield Building
A six-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland has helped Mansfield recruitment company, Fresh Start Recruitment, to buy one of the town’s most iconic buildings. The firm has acquired Grade II listed property Innisdoon, the former home of Walter Barringer, (one of the founders of Metal Box Company) which has been vacant for the.....
17 Nov 2017
Events
Mansfield 2020 January Breakfast Meeting: Thursday 29th
We host a regular monthly breakfast meeting on the last Thursday of every month from 7.15am - 9am at Oakham Suite, 155 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottingham, NG18 4AE. Our meetings regularly attract over 120 local decision-makers from various sectors. Thank you to our January breakfast meeting sponsors Ingeus - they help people realise their potential!.....

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