Recruiting Talent 2019

At this event employers will hear from businesses who are already adopting innovative approaches to recruit their talent, as well as providers who are funded to support.

The event will provide an opportunity to find out how to:

  •  Meet Your Future Workforce Needs
  •  Adopt Innovative Approaches to Recruitment
  •  Reap the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

This event will be taking place on Friday 19 July 2019, 9am to 12pm at College Roundhouse to learn, share and discuss new approaches to recruiting our talent.  

For more information please see the invitation below

Connecting You - Good for Business

Networking Event
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Newark Beacon Innovation Centre

This free informative event gives Chamber members and non-members the opportunity to hear about the wealth of business support currently available in the East Midlands.

While networking with other like-minded business people as well as Chamber staff, attendees will come away from the event with the knowledge of a raft of business support services they can currently access.

To book your place please click here or ring Sue Nattrass on 01636 655277 for more information.

Safety - It's Just Good for Business

Thursday 19 September 2019
Newark & Sherwood District Council

As a Director, what do you think is the most exposed business risk which threatens a company’s capacity to trade, to succeed, to meet its own goals and achievements?

Safety Pal in partnership with Optimum Safety Management are delivering an event aimed at Business leaders who want to benefit from intelligence, knowledge and the ability to protect their brand

Founder, Karl Spencer, Safety Pal will help businesses understand the change every business faces due to new legislation, new ways companies are prosecuted and also the new technology available for you and your organisation mitigate risk

Chartered Health and Safety Consultant, Chris, Owen, Optimum Safety and Thomas Enright, a responsible business consultant and former Head of Safety, Health and Sustainability at
Affinity Water will give an overview of the Corporate Manslaughter Act. They will use examples of prosecutions from various business sectors which have been undertaken in the past 11 years since the Act came into force.

Attendees will also have an option to ask about their Health and Safety challenges and frustrations, and both hosts will offer their experience and guidance.

This unique business event will start at 10:00 and finish around 16:00. Refreshments and Lunch is included.

To register or for further information please ring Sue Nattrass on 01636 655277 or email

This event is supported by Newark & Sherwood District Council and Invest Newark & Sherwood. 


Digital Skills Academy

Are you ready to reach your digital potential?

Free training and support to learn digital skills that will harness your potential. Courses include digital marketing, web development, cyber security and more. Please see the invitation below for more information.

Dignity at Work

Wednesday 20 November 2019
Newark Beacon Innovation Centre

Every employee has a role to play in creating a positive and inclusive culture within their organisation. This free ‘Dignity at Work’ workshop will explore all aspects of workplace bullying and harassment, helping you to recognise and challenge unwanted behaviour.

It is open to every job level and is a great opportunity to bring along your own examples and questions.

The session is hosted by Camino HR and supported by Newark & Sherwood District Council and Invest Newark & Sherwood. 

For further information please ring Sue Nattrass, 01636 655277 or email

Growing Places Fund

Round four of the Growing Places Fund is now open offering loans between £250,000 and £2million to individual companies or organisations to finance capital (building and infrastructure) investment, resulting in business growth and job creation.

Funded projects must be located within D2N2 LEP’s area, covered by the administrative boundaries of Derby City, Derbyshire County, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County local authorities.

Funding is limited and preference will be given to projects which deliver on the LEP’s strategic priorities and key areas of economic focus. More information on these is available on the D2N2 Website and in its Strategic Economic Plan.

Applicants will need to return their Expression of Interest form to Lewis Stringer by email to 

There is no cut off date by which applications must be received, at this time, though applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Business Assist Programme

If you're a trading business you can receive expert, impartial business advice from advisers you can trust. Running your own business can be a lonely occupation. What could improve this?

How about the advice of an impartial, experienced business person? Someone to act as a sounding board, providing focussed and objective assistance. If you think you could benefit from a fresh perspective the NBV Business Assist programme could be just what you need.

Grant in Enterprise 

As an existing business you could access up to £2,500 of funding to help your business. NBV have directly supported local businesses to access over £2m in grant funding over the past 3 years and they are now offering businesses in Newark and Sherwood the Grant for Enterprise.

Eligible businesses can claim up to £2,500 for specific projects or investments. In order to be eligible you must:

  • Fit the criteria of Small and Medium Sized Business (SME)
  • Have commenced trading
  • Only trade business to business, not retail or business to consumer.

For more information on the grants available visit the NBV Grant in Enterprise website or call Sue on 01636 655277.

Free Digital Training Courses

Brush up your digital skills with free training courses offered by eBusiness Club East Midlands.

Find out about the various training opportunities available locally.

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