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  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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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.....
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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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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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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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.....