An update from Brendan…

Great news locally this week from UPS who have submitted a planning application for a 100m project to expand operations at East Midlands Airport.

It was also good to see transport Minister, Chris Grayling in the city.  He chose Nottingham as an exemplar of integrated transport as he announced 1.7bn of new national funding.

The Midlands engine team have just returned from a high profile presence at CIIF in China, look out for the imminent publication of the China Strategy which has been developed by KPMG. We welcomed the Indian Consul General, Dr Aman Puri to Nottingham last week who spoke about the exciting Access India programme available to British SME’s.

We launched an exciting new initiative, the Event Ambassador Programme at the St James Hotel last Thursday. Over 120 influencers were in attendance. The programme is designed to bring over 10m of conference and events business to the city in the next 5 years.

Some of the dates for our 2018 events have been announced. It will be great to hear from John Van der Laarschot on January 17th about his exciting vision for Nottingham College in what will be one of the city’s most significant projects in 2018.


Following that on February 28th, we have an exciting opportunity to visit one of Nottinghamshire’s biggest success stories, Center Parcs, and hear from CEO Martin Dalby about how one of the truly great leisure brands was built.

It’s not long now until our Christmas drinks and I look forward to seeing you there.