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Growth in Nottingham – a blog by Gareth Singleton

The last five or so years have been tough on Nottingham’s business community but there’s no denying that we’ve turned a corner, with attitudes now shifting from fight to flight. No more so have I seen this than with the businesses I’ve been working with as part of the Growth 100 initiative. The programme itself… Read more

Training for the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge – an interview with Jonathan English

The Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge – Team NMB Profile: Jonathan English Occupation: Managing Director at Skeleton Productions, Vice-Chair at Nottingham Means Business and President of Nottingham City Business Club. Distance to run: As part of the Nottingham Post Corporate challenge, supported by Nottingham Means Business I’m running the Ikano Robin Hood Mini Marathon, a distance… Read more

Launch of the St. James Hotel in Nottingham’s Castle Quarter

The St. James Hotel, in Nottingham’s historic castle quarter, was officially opened on July 23rd. Formerly the Rutland Square hotel, the property purchased a year ago, has been completely refurbished and re-positioned to become one of Nottinghamshire’s finest hotels. The public areas have been totally transformed into grand, yet contemporary spaces, with dazzling chandeliers, restored… Read more

Top spot on ‘Booking.com’ for one of our members

Birchover Hotel Apartments are celebrating again, after their brand new apartment-hotel, The Birchover Residences Nottingham, shot to the top of Booking.com within a month of opening. The Birchover Residences Nottingham is a collection of just five luxury apartments in a converted bank in the centre of Nottingham. The apartments have proven to be a huge… Read more

The top five attributes of successful manufacturing companies – a blog by Mark Goldby

Successful manufacturing companies share a number of attributes. Firstly, they tend to have savvy, experienced management. Secondly, they have respectable pay and benefits. Thirdly, related to this is that they mostly have low staff turnover and positive employee engagement. The fourth shared characteristic is a comprehensive employee training program and a focus on continuing education.… Read more