More than 100 attendees from across the region’s business sector attended our most recent networking lunch, hosted by Alea, and sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland LLP, to hear from one of the city’s most famous brands, Boots, on its commitment to Nottingham, alongside two of the cities’ other success stories, law firm Eversheds Sutherland LLP and mobile communication solutions provider Esendex.
Mark Wood, Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Our Chief Executive Brendan Moffett introduced the event by highlighting the recent successes across the city; a 60+ delegation promoting the £2bn of investment opportunities on offer at MIPIM, a recent report highlighting the £500m of investment in the city during 2017 as the highest for 11 years and the two awards presented by fDi Intelligence for the city’s business connectivity and friendliness.
Brendan Moffett, Marketing NG
At the event, the audience heard from Mark Chivers, Enterprise Zone Director at Boots about the company’s plans to better integrate its Beeston site into the rest of the local surroundings.
The site which has been inaccessible to the public will for the first time be traversed by a through road which will open later this year, as well as being linked to pedestrian and cycle networks.
Guests also heard about plans to develop the rest of the 300-acre site into a centre for innovation in health, beauty and wellbeing at part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone.
Mark Chivers, Boots
Geoff Love from Esendex explained the business communications provider’s journey since 2001, which has seen its sales increase from €3m in 2010 to €90m forecast this year. From its headquarters in Nottingham, Esendex has developed an extensive international footprint, attributed to investment in the team and platform.
Geoff Love, Esendex