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Small Business Saturday - Independents Trail this weekend

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We are a proud city of independents, filled with shops, creatives and entrepreneurs, and Small Business Saturday (7th December 2019) celebrates that.

Published December 2nd

In partnership with Nottingham City Council, Nottingham BID, Visit Notts, and the Creative Quarter we want to celebrate what Nottingham has to offer and promote the use of local independent goods and services.

What makes Nottingham a great place for creative and digital businesses?


5 co-working hubs and city-wide WiFi


The Big House support programme for creative and digital SMEs


29,000 creative & digital students


Nottingham is a gigabit city

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Nottingham Light Night 2020 will take place in February. For the first time, the event will extend from the Friday night to the Saturday daytime and Saturday evening, allowing more opportunity for visitors to experience somethi...

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The British government currently are holding an opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

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5th - 20th Dec - Christmas at Contemporary 2019

Join Nottingham Contemporary for your Festive Party this year. We can accommodate groups between 80-400 for a festive party wit...

5th Dec - CAMPUS: Gurminder K. Bhambra

With the launch of CAMPUS Independent Study Programme, we will be hosting a series of talks by CAMPUS faculty exploring alterna...

5th - 15th Dec - Aladdin

Jump aboard a magic carpet and travel with us to a busy Chinese town for a spectacular pantomime adventure. Dreaming of a bette...

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A new business centre in Nottingham city centre has taken a step closer after the National Lottery Heritage Fund announced a grant award of £1.5m to Nottingham City Council, which will help secure the future of The People’s Hal...

Architects, local residents, Sneinton market tenants, local business owners and festival organisers were amongst those who fed back on plans to create a brand new mixed-use scheme which will expand the Creative Quarter.

The team behind this development - Conygar, Lavignac and FutureCity, presented initial ideas on how to breathe new life into the site while embedding and embracing Nottingham’s culture.

This is one of the largest regeneration sites outside of London in private ownership and presents a really exciting opportunity for Nottingham and its already thriving Creative Quarter

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Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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