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Events and opportunities with NTU

Developing our supply chains and supporting growth in SMEs

Could you supply to NTU? On Tuesday 23 May our Procurement team are hosting a business breakfast event for small and medium sized local businesses about initiating and managing a supplier relationship with NTU.

Discover hints and tips about becoming a supplier, learn about future tenders and opportunities, and discuss the challenges of doing business with a university. Plus, explore how NTU can support your growth through expert business advice and workshops.

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Introducing the Big House Project

NTU is excited to introduce The Big House project. This project is a collaboration between several partners to help SMEs across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to grow.

The Big House will support creative and digital SMEs through interactive workshops, grants, mentoring and more

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Placement and graduate recruitment fair

Exhibit for free at our largest fair.
Whether you need permanent staff or a short-term placement, meet our students and raise your profile on campus

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A Legal Advice Centre business breakfast 

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Location: Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre

An overview of employment law issues for managers and owners of SMEs. Gain insight into your legal duties and how to protect your business from potential claims.

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A business insight breakfast for SMEs

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Location: Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Hints and tips for any SME wanting to expand overseas. Bust some of the myths surrounding international trade and dip your toes in the waters of international expansion.

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Financial support for SMEs 

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017 

Location: Mansfield i-Centre

An introduction to the various avenues of funding that can help support your SME to grow and develop. This event is tailored especially for local businesses.

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Nottinghamshire Digital Enhancement Programme

Nottinghamshire County Council are providing an opportunity for six local businesses to increase their online visibility and  effectiveness through a bespoke Digital Strategy supported by a Digital Trainee.

The programme is open to all Nottinghamshire based businesses who can:

  • Provide a work placement for a trainee aged 16+ for up to three days per week
  • Have the potential to grow their business through an enhanced online presence.

For more information and details of how to apply, see What is a digital enhancement programme?

The deadline for applications is 19 May 2017.

Grants available for Business Development, Food Processing and Tourism

In January 2017 Defra launched £120 million of RDPE Growth Programme funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).  

Calls are currently open, inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) applications for Tourism Infrastructure, Food Processing, and Business Development projects.

The funding is intended to create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Details of the eligible activities and who can apply are in three applicant handbooks here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme

Defra’s Rural payments Agency (RPA) delivers the grants, working with the ESIF sub-committees in Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) areas across England.

Each ESIF Sub-Committee has identified how much of its allocation of EAFRD funding it wishes to assign to each of the three National Calls, reflecting the local investment priorities to support jobs and growth in their area. The calls remain open until January 2018, subject to the availability of funds.

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Upcoming free business events from ENSCITE and the University of Derby

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with and gain valuable insight from, industry leaders, industry experts and the wider business community.

Innovation in Business and Operations

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the TRIZ innovation technique. This technique has been widely used by successful organisation such as Samsung, Intel Corporation, among others, to develop innovative products, services and business models and/or solve problems in these.

14 and 21 June 2017, iHUB Find out more

Digital Marketing Essentials Masterclass

The day includes an understanding of the digital marketing landscape, what and where it is. You will see how the traditional marketing mix has evolved and explore what opportunities exist for your business.

15 June 2017, iHUB Find out more

22 June 2017, Chesterfield Campus Find out more

Digital Marketing Management

This one day workshop provides frameworks and strategies for managing your digital marketing, with practical hands-on application to start developing your digital marketing roadmap.

This assumes some knowledge of digital marketing and / or attendance at the earlier masterclass, digital marketing essentials.

20 July 2017, iHUB Find out more

27 July 2017, Chesterfield Campus Find out more


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