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Creative Careers Programme – Derby/Notts LEP Breakfast

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Want to make a difference to young people in the Derby/Notts region? The Creative Careers Programme and Derby/Notts LEP warmly welcome you to join them in discovering effective ways to support future talent to enter the creative economy. Learn about becoming an Enterprise Advisor (EA) and explore other opportunities to engage with and support future talent through the Creative Careers Programme (CCP).

Published November 12th

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers from business who work closely with the headteacher or Senior Leadership Team of a school or college to provide strategic support. You can use your creative business experience and professional networks to help put opportunities with creative employers at the heart of a young person's education. The CCP also has other opportunities for student engagement, with commitments from as little as 1 hour.

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5 co-working hubs and city-wide WiFi


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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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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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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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