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News from across the Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire and wider East Midlands in relation to Business Investment.

Free Business Health Check Sessions

Another two rounds of our popular Business Health Check Sessions are announced and sessions are available to book today!

The events are hosted at the Broxtowe Borough Council Offices, with a choice of three different advice sessions (see below). For the next two events, we see a new partnership with a third advisor Pin Sharp Marketing added to the event, offering specialist marketing knowledge to businesses that manage to book one of these slots.  As with previous events, which are also held in partnership with the D2N2 Growth Hub and Wren Accountancy, all sessions are FREE to businesses!

Dates: Wednesday 26th September & Wednesday 24th October 2018

Available slots:

  • 10.00am-11.30am
  • 11.30am-1.00pm
  • 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • 3.30pm-5.00pm

D2N2 Growth Hub Health Checks will provide:

  •  Valuable advice and insight to help existing businesses flourish,
  • Relevant information on access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support,
  • The right advice for business needs. 

Wren Accountancy (Opens in a New Window) advice sessions include:

  • Tax and accountancy support to pre-start, start up and existing businesses including  business trading in the most appropriate structure (sole trader, partnership, limited company, Community Interest Company, etc), what is the best accounting or book-keeping package for businesses and tips on ways to keep business tax liability to a minimum.
  • Free guides on Starting Up in Business, Tax Saving Tips and 57 Ways to Grow Your Business were also available to those interested.

Pin Sharp Marketing (Opens in a New Window) advice sessions will provide:

  • Advice on the appropriate channels for your marketing activity, and where to put the majority of your budget/time, online, social media, advertising, promotions, loyalty schemes, etc
  • How to improve your website/online presence, and why you should
  • A critique of any marketing materials you bring along
  • The importance of segmenting your target market
  • Advice on email marketing and personal branding

For start ups:

  • Get the fundamentals right - from the start
  • What marketing you can do for yourself, and what is best to outsource.

All these sessions are most suited to businesses who have been trading for over a year, and those who are looking to grow, expand, and operate within the B2B sector (businesses selling/servicing to other businesses). 

How to book sessions

Please visit the Official Eventbrite page (Opens in a New Window) to book a time slot for your chosen session for both September and October events.

All sessions must be booked in advance, on a first come first served basis. All bookings must be made through the Eventbrite page only.

Broxtowe Council Links Up With Businesses On LinkedIn

Want to know the latest in Broxtowe’s business development? Want to find out more about the Council’s commercial properties? Want to have your say on issues that could affect your business? Broxtowe Borough Council is now on LinkedIn.

Following the success of its Facebook and Twitter pages in increasing interaction with its residents, the Council has added LinkedIn to its list of social networks to help improve its relationships with business owners throughout the borough, to support the Council’s Commercial Strategy and to better connect with potential job applicants.

Anyone who decides to follow the Council on LinkedIn will join over 3,000 people on Facebook, nearly 7,000 people on Twitter, and over 23,500 people on its Email Me service, receiving the latest news and information from the Council directly. From weekly jobs newsletters to helpful information on services, notices of upcoming events and consultations to fun news from around the Borough; the Council’s social media channels are continually growing and delivering more to residents.

Visit our LinkedIn page and follow us (Opens in a New Window) to keep up to date with all the latest business and jobs information in Broxtowe.

NHS Health Check

FREE Workplace NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a simple, free 20-30 minute check-up for 40-74 year olds to see if they have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (e.g. a heart attack or stroke) in the future. It also checks for signs that may lead to diabetes or kidney disease. Those who are at increased risk are offered advice, support and treatment as appropriate to reduce and manage their risk.

Nottinghamshire County Council is responsible for making sure that everyone who is eligible has the opportunity to have a check-up.  Most people have the check at their GP practice, but some people find it difficult to access this service. We therefore commission Phakey’s Pharmacy, Nottingham, to deliver community and workplace-based sessions so that people who can’t get a check at their GP practice don’t have to miss out.

We are keen to reach out to as many people as possible who are eligible for the check, so are inviting you to host a free NHS Heart Check-Up session at your workplace or organisation, delivered by our NHS pharmacist or pharmacy technician.  An agreement will be made clearly stating the responsibilities of all parties.

This is an excellent chance to benefit your staff and people attending your organisation, so we hope that you will take this opportunity to get involved.

For further information about arranging a session, please contact:

Meeta Phakey, Phakey’s Pharmacy, 149 Carlton Road, Nottingham NG3 2FN (Email: Tel: 0115 9507402)

For further information about the NHS Heart Check-Up programme in Nottinghamshire, please contact:

Jill Burn, Public Health Support Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council (Email: Tel. 07768 982272)

First Panattoni pushes spec button on 714,000 sq ft Nottingham industrial hub

First Panattoni has broken ground on Panattoni Park Nottingham, where it will speculatively build three warehouses totalling 714,000 sq ft as part of plans for over 3m sq ft of spec development in 2018.

The first two units (of 89,000 sq ft and 75,400 sq ft respectively) will be available for occupation in October, with the third and largest unit aimed at the major regional and national distribution market being a 550,000 sq ft cross docked unit which is due for completion in Q1 2019.

First Panattoni Development Director, Simon Jenkins, and John Proctor of FHP Property Consultants were joined by Nottingham County Councillor and Chairman of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Jobs and Economy Committee, Tony Harper, and Mayor of Broxtowe Borough, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, who led the ground-breaking ceremony.

Councillor Tony Harper said: 

"We are delighted that work has now begun on site. Panattoni Park Nottingham will bring a much-welcomed economy boost to Broxtowe Borough Council and this site is ideally situated on the main A610 trunk road with easy access to Nottingham and Derby and the M1. We wish the developers every success in this landmark development."

Simon Jenkins, Development Director at First Panattoni, said:

"We have been involved with this site for some time and are extremely pleased to have secured it as one of the first First Panattoni developments to come forward."

"Broxtowe have always been very supportive of our plans for Panattoni Park Nottingham and the hundreds of job opportunities it will create for the local area"

FHP Property Consultants will be acting as one of the agents working for First Panattoni on this development.

John Proctor, Director of FHP, said: 

"This scheme is highly significant both within a local, regional and national context. In distribution terms the East Midlands has traditionally focused its distribution activity around Northampton and the M1 / M6 triangle. Increasingly occupiers are seeking a location which is highly accessible with available labor at cost effective rates. Panattoni have identified that this park ticks all of the boxes and to have this scale and nature of scheme built in advance of occupiers being identified is a fantastic testament to the faith in the location that Panattoni are showing."

Original Press Release by CoStar.

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