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The right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands' fastest growing city.

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Castle for NIPIM

Each year thousands of property professionals from across the world gather in the south of France for MIPIM, the most important European event in the their calendar. For them, and for any city looking to attract investment, it'...

What makes Nottingham a great place for growing businesses?


Average top-line office rent £19.5 sq/ft


Low operational costs


UK's largest pure-freight airport


Only 1hr 40mins to London St Pancras International by train

What gives Nottingham the edge for recruitment and skills?


Nottingham produces 19,700 graduates each year


32% of Nottingham’s population hold a degree-level qualification


Third-most entrepreneurial UK city


60% of Nottingham jobs are in knowledge intensive industries

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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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