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International Women's Day 2021: Catching up with Sara Blair-Manning, CEO of Nottingham Castle Trust

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On International Women’s Day we hear from Sara Blair-Manning, the CEO of the Nottingham Castle Trust, on what an average day looks like for her right now, how her upbringing informed her career and her mentors along the way.

Published March 7th

A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, she has worked in the heritage and cultural sector for over 25 years and is a Trustee of Museum Development East Midlands and a member of the Women Leaders in Museums Network.

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LAST CHANCE: Mentoring for High Street Businesses

The Creative Quarter is delivering free mentoring opportunities to Nottingham's retail, hospitality, leisure and personal services businesses thanks to the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund, provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and HM Government.

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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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