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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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