News - 18 November 2014

A Full House At Nottingham Means Business November Lunch

Our November lunch took place last week, kindly hosted and sponsored by Specsavers at their offices on the ng2 business park.

Specsavers moved into Nottingham five years ago with the help of the Invest in Nottingham team, so it was very fitting to be at their offices to see all they have achieved since.

Dilesh Magdani and Sarah Morledge from Specsavers gave an overview of the business, which has offices in Guernsey, Southampton and Nottingham and has grown it’s team here from 50 staff, five years ago to 250 strong today.

A true Nottingham success story, one of the reasons for locating their office here is our talented workforce and connectivity to the rest of the UK.

David Ralph from D2N2 LEP then gave an overview as to current activity and plans for the future. He emphasised the importance of private sector business in driving economic growth locally and encouraged business to make its voice heard.

He emphasised that in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire we have a strong manufacturing base, which is closely linked with our Creative, Clean Tech and Life Sciences sectors.

‘Nottingham’s time might be now’, he said and judging by the packed house and energy in the room, it certainly is.

In his very informative talk, David discussed the Growth Hub, infrastructure projects and the European funding that will be available to bid for soon, to support skills and innovation.David Ralph - Nottingham Means BusinessD2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph addresses members and guests at Specsavers.

For the Full Story, click here

Latest News & Events

21 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber, on the D2N2 LEP transition and East Midlands devolution

Read Article

11 June 2024

The D2N2 LEP staff team joins the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)

Read Article

07 June 2024

Becky Rix, Marketing Director at Roadgas, explains why Roadgas is a proud member of the East Midlands Hydrogen Consortium

Read Article

05 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Natasha Johnson, Director of Partnerships at Global Entrepreneurs UK

Read Article

05 June 2024

Free Expert Business Advice and Support available through East Midlands Chamber’s Accelerator Programme

Read Article

03 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Professor Edward Peck CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, Nottingham Trent University

Read Article

24 May 2024

Focus on the East Midlands: our time is NOW!

Read Article

24 May 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO, Will Morlidge, shares our East Midlands Hydrogen ambitions at UKREiiF

Read Article

24 May 2024

East Midlands Freeport and Freeport East Sign Green Freight Corridor Initiative at UKREiiF

Read Article

23 May 2024

D2N2 LEP Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, launches £8m Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at UKREiiF

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up
Address

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1EP

Social

Our Partners