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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.....