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Nottingham Makes it in The Six Best British Locations in Which To Launch a New Business

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What does it take to get a small business up and running in the UK today? Well, apart from the right idea, it helps if you’re based in the right place – a location where you’ll find a ready market for your products or services, where good people are available for your workforce, and where the cost of doing business is not prohibitive.

Nottingham is at No 2 in Forbes Top 6 British locations to start a business with businesses benefiting from the Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Creative Quarter. Digital media, life sciences, low-carbon technologies, finance, retail, and leisure are major contributors to Nottingham's economy.

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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This useful piece has been put together by our regular guest blogger, Jess Walter. In this article, you'll find out about the great networking opportunities that Nottingham has to offer.

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The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is a week-long festival which brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths out from behind closed doors and into the everyday lives of people. The festival will take place...

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21st - 22nd Feb - Sick by Shey Hargreaves

SICK is a funny, entertaining and at times tragic show about the impact of austerity on the National Health Service. As...


Ages: 9+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) Play, learn and be creative in virtual reality at these interactive...


Ages: 9+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) Play, learn and be creative in virtual reality at these interactive...

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People who work and live in the Creative Quarter have been helping to influence the plans to transform the 40-acre scrub land behind BioCity and the BBC building, known as the former Boots Island site.

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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