We hold regular networking events giving our members the opportunity to promote their organisations and meet like-minded individuals.

You’ll see a selection of our forthcoming events below, which as a networking member you’ll receive an invitation to attend.

If you’re not currently a member, please complete the form here and we’ll be in touch.

Nottingham Partners Members’ Lunch – Friday 6 July 2018

This lunch will be held on Friday 6th July 2018 and starts at 12 noon.

We are delighted that this lunch is being sponsored by Arup and it will be held in the 1862 suite at Notts County Football Club.

Our speakers will be Prof Edward Peck, the Vice-Chancellor of NTU, Ian Curryer, the CEO of Nottingham City Council and Trish Daswaney, a Director at Kohl Kreatives and recent winner of the ‘Rising Star’ award in the Nottingham Post Business Awards.

Our sponsors will also be saying a few words on the day.

As a member if you would like to bring a guest to this event, please email:

Please click here to book your place.

Nottingham Partners Members’ Lunch – Friday 14 September 2018

This lunch will be held on Friday 14th September 2018 and starts at 12 noon. It is being held at the St James Hotel.

Our first speaker will be Sarah Walker-Smith, COO at Browne Jacobson LLP and winner of the Businesswoman Of The Year Award at the Women in Business Awards 2017.

Our second speaker will be Camilla Wigmore, the Managing Director of Abacus Lighting Ltd, based in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Abacus designs and delivers exterior lighting solutions for Sports, Rail, Industrial and Amenity applications and employs 150 people at its HQ in Sutton. Abacus won the Queen’s award for International Trade in 2017 and consistently exports around 30% of its UK manufactured product overseas. Camilla is a passionate promoter of STEM careers for young people and sits on the board of Derby-based Enterprise for Education, an organisation focused on engaging businesses with schools to provide meaningful careers advice.

As a member if you would like to bring a guest to this event, please email:

Please click here to book your place.

Nottingham Partners Members’ Lunch – Friday 9 November 2018

This lunch will be held on Friday 9th November 2018 and starts at 12 noon.

The sponsor and venue for this meeting are still TBC, however we are delighted to confirm that Sandy Mahal, Director, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature will be our first speaker. Sandy recently featured on BBC Radio 4 talking about the cultural heritage and contemporary scene in Nottingham so we are very much looking forward to hearing from her.

Our second speaker will be Olly Betts.  Olly is Co-Founder and CEO of OpenWrks, an award winning fintech company dedicated to making Open Banking work to improve people’s everyday lives. The OpenWrks toolkit makes it easy for customers to share their financial information securely with businesses they trust, so those businesses can deliver better, faster and more personalised products to their customers.

Olly is a regular speaker at industry events on the subject of borrower focused credit decisions and the use of open banking technologies.

An engineer at heart; prior to founding OpenWrks, Olly spent his time building technology platforms to enable creditors to support their customers with debt repayments, building global businesses as a member of the leadership team at TDX Group and Lowell Group.

As a member if you would like to bring a guest to this event, please email:

Please click here to book your place.

Nottingham Partners Christmas Drinks Reception – Wednesday 5 December 2018

Our Christmas drinks reception will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2018 and starts at 5pm until 7pm.

The venue and sponsor for this event are yet TBC.

There is no charge to attend this event but you do still need to book your place to attend.

Other exciting events for 2018 will include:-

A series of quarterly business breakfast meetings in the city

An annual Inward Investment Summit

Six member lunches throughout the year

Business breakfasts in the county

An annual Visitor Summit event

An annual Creative Class event

And ending the year with our Christmas Drinks Reception

Details of all of our speakers and sponsors will be updated soon but we are delighted to announce that our speakers for 2018 will include:

  • Mark Chivers, Director of Estates at Boots UK.
  • Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council.
  • Professor Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor of NTU.
  • Paul Norbury, East Midlands Office Senior Partner, PwC
  • Geoff Love, CEO, Esendex
  • Martin Dalby, CEO, Centre Parcs
  • John van de Laarschot, CEO, Nottingham College
  • Chris Henning, Director for Economic Development, Nottingham City Council
  • Sean Akins, CEO, Bildurn
  • Sandy Mahal, Director, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
  • Steve Thomas, Managing Director for Strategy and member of the UK&I Executive Leadership Team, Experian
  • Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO, Browne Jacobson LLP
  • Trish Daswaney, Director, Kohl Kreatives
  • Derek Higton, Service Director, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Matthew Wheatley, Interim CEO, D2N2 LEP
  • Shearer West, Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham
  • Olly Betts, Co Founder and CEO of OpenWrks
  • Camilla Wigmore, MD, Abacus Lighting Ltd

Past Events

Blogs on our past events can be found here:-

22 September 2017

20 October 2017

17 January 2018

26 January 2018

23 March 2018

25 May 2018