About Rushcliffe Business Partnership
Welcome to the Rushcliffe Business Partnership – connecting local business people, the local authority and other agencies to help businesses in the area grow and prosper.
We can help you if you are looking to meet new contacts, develop new clients, source new suppliers or simply want to find out more about business opportunities in the area.
More Information About Rushcliffe Business Partnership
Sparking entrepreneurial activity in Notts
A new business support initiative is being run in Nottinghamshire, sparking interest and opportunities in start-ups and existing businesses. Spark Nottinghamshire is designed to create new jobs and support business growth through providing local business people with free online business support, networking opportunities, expert training days and business coaching throughout 2014. This month a Spark business idea competition is being launched with an anticipated prize fund in excess of £25k which will be awarded at a high profile judging event in June.
The initiative is being run by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, and aims to generate jobs, encourage entrepreneurism and boost the local economy. The dedicated and interactive website - www.sparknotts.com
- acts as a one-stop shop for people seeking guidance on starting a business with informative videos, downloadable fact sheets, financial tools and video interviews with a host of business leaders who share top tips and the secrets to their success.
There are opportunities for both new and existing businesses with a great business idea, and existing businesses can also be involved through sponsoring and mentoring. Promotional flyer
Careers opportunity for young people
Are you involved in business in Rushcliffe, either through working or living in the borough, and do you have GCSE age children living with you at home? If your youngsters are aged 14 to 16, you might wish to help educate them at an event designed to support the next workforce generation on their future careers journey.
Nurturing Future Talent is a new mentoring initiative to help young people to find out more about possible future careers. The launch event takes place on Saturday 8 March at the Derek Randall Suite, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Allen Graham, Chief Executive of Rushcliffe Borough Council, the driving force behind this new initiative said: "I wish there had been something for me like this when I started out my career in local government. I want to give all young people the best possible chance to achieve their passion.
"Seeing the success of our YouNG project, which connects schoolchildren across the borough via social media, inspired me to expand what's on offer for this age group. YouNG people are our future entrepreneurs and business leaders – it's vital they are given every opportunity to make the best possible choices."
Nearly 200 schoolchildren from across Rushcliffe are been given the chance to meet inspirational business leaders from sports, retail, manufacturing and other key sectors to quiz them about how they got to where they are. The leaders include Olympic canoeist Etienne Scott MBE, renowned architect Graham Cartledge CBE, and director of cricket at Notts CCC, Mick Newell.
There are up to three interactive sessions, each 90 minutes, which are 9.30am to 11.15am, 11.45am to 1.15pm and 1.45pm to 3.30pm. If you are a young person in Rushcliffe aged 14-16 or a parent/carer, and feel that your son or daughter would benefit from this fantastic opportunity, please book via this weblink
Businesses invited to speak to the future workforce
RBP member Rushcliffe School in West Bridgford will host its first careers fair and exhibition in February. The evening event will take place at the school on Wednesday 26 February and businesses are invited to book an exhibition space.
As well as workshops on CV and job application writing, university and college applications and apprenticeships, the school is also holding an exhibition for representatives of private, public and voluntary sector organisations to showcase their employment areas.
A school spokesperson said: "Local employers may be looking to employ school leavers in the near future and this is a great opportunity to talk directly with some of our pupils who will be looking for jobs either straight from school or after further education or training. We want to give pupils an opportunity to explore and consider options and to be able to talk to representatives from industries that they may already be interested in or have not considered before."
Anyone interested in either having a stand or providing information for the fair is asked to contact
, Operations Manager at Rushcliffe School.