Happy new year to all members and colleagues - our first monthly business networking meeting of 2018 takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 12 January. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

The Rushcliffe Business Partnership would like to wish all partnership members a very merry Christmas and happy new year and we look forward to seeing you and developing more business together in Rushcliffe in 2018.

Rushcliffe Borough Council wants to ensure that businesses in Rushcliffe are making the most of the free support available through the council’s partnership with the D2N2 Growth Hub and the Digital Growth Programme. The council is asking businesses to complete a three-minute survey in order to ensure that future support is tailored to Rushcliffe businesses.

Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 1 December. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients. As a festive treat, and as this is the last networking session at Escabeche this year, we are providing some Christmas nibbles for you to enjoy.

For anyone thinking of taking part in the Black Friday offers of late November we thought you may be interested in this blog article by Kerching - there are many interesting arguments as to why you may want to shop locally instead, in our case, taking advantage of all the local shops in our towns and villages throughout Rushcliffe.

Independent commissioners have published a report to assist the West Bridgford Growth Board, part of Rushcliffe Borough Council, in their efforts to drive the economy in its town centre.

Mick Burrows, Kim Cassidy and Tim Richmond OBE, three independent commissioners, have released six key themes that focus on ways the Board could enhance West Bridgford's retail and leisure offer through a more integrated and future proofed approach.

View the Rushcliffe Borough Council website for more information

Businesses are being encouraged to register for a two-day workshop exploring renewable solar and storage energy, taking place 5-6 December, at The University of Nottingham's Innovation Park. Future energy options will be outlined, regulations explained and finance options explored.

Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 3 November. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

A busy Rushcliffe Business Showcase 2017 heard from informative and inspirational speakers and enjoyed a host of successful networking opportunities.

This year’s event, which returned to the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, attracted a large number of delegates and exhibition stands which filled the lower and upper levels of the building.

The agenda for the Rushcliffe Business Partnership Annual Business Showcase has been released - highlighting all the opportunities to hear from inspirational speakers, meet new contacts through informal networking and to tour the range of exhibition stands. 

Elizabeth McKenna, the Australian-born, Nottinghamshire-based businesswoman who is a current candidate in the BBC’s Apprentice 2017 series, has been announced as the latest speaker at the Rushcliffe Business Partnership Annual Showcase 2017.

Tickets are still being snapped up for this year's Annual Business Showcase of Rushcliffe Business Partnership. The event, which takes place on 1 November at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, is a great way to meet existing and new business contacts in the Rushcliffe area.

Benefits from attending include:

  • Opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers 
  • Network with more than 250 delegates from across the East Midlands
  • Visit the exhibition stands and build new connections
  • Buffet lunch

To book your place, visit Eventbrite.

Lee Callender from Ashby De La Zouch-based Mail Magic has been named as one of the keynote speakers at the Rushcliffe Business Showcase, taking place at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth.

Since starting the email marketing company in 2009 Lee has won a number of awards for planning and executing effective email campaigns. With the new GDPR regulations coming into force in May 2018, Lee will be sharing all you need to know to protect your business and ensure future successful email marketing.

The event takes place on Wednesday 1 November. Book via EventBrite to attend.

If you are looking to start and grow your rural business in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the next 18 months, register today for free events to help you secure grants worth up to £170,000 (stated as 200,000 Euros which equates to circa £170,000 at present).

Our monthly business networking meeting takes place at Escabeche in West Bridgford on Friday 6 October. The informal meeting is free to attend, just buy a drink at the bar. The networking runs from 8am to 9am and is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts and clients.

Rushcliffe Voluntary and Community Service are offering local businesses the chance to take advantage of their Employer Supported Volunteering scheme. 

Delegates to Rushcliffe Business Partnership’s Annual Showcase are set to hear about tips for digital marketing success at this year’s event on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Ross Davies, director of Nottingham-based Strafe Creative, has been named as one of the keynote speakers at the Showcase, taking place at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth.

D2N2 have established a new ScaleUp Service to support high growth businesses with their development.

The D2N2 Growth Hub is working in partnership with experienced practitioners including the Professional Coaching Alliance to deliver a service that provides intense business support to back a limited number of enterprises that are experiencing, or planning for, rapid growth.

Inspirational athlete and military veteran Luke Wigman is the first speaker to have been confirmed for the Rushcliffe Business Partnership Annual Showcase.

Luke will be speaking on his time with the RAF in Afghanistan and the injuries which led to him later starring in the Invictus Games. He will tell delegates of the pioneering work being progressed at the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford Hall in the south of the county. The Showcase takes place at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth on November 1 and tickets are still available.

Exhibitor stands at Rushcliffe Business Partnership’s showpiece annual event are waiting to be snapped up. Having a stand at the Annual Showcase provides a great opportunity to interact with up to 250 delegates who are interested in supporting the local business community.

The Rushcliffe Business Partnership Annual Showcase 2017 takes place at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth on Wednesday 1 November.

To book an exhibitor stand please phone us on 0115 914 8270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event details from EventBrite.