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18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

18 Nov

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

18 Nov

Funding Available for 150 SMEs to Develop New Skills

Do you know anyone who works in, or owns an SME? If so, we would really appreciate you sharing this exciting news with them. SMEs need to apply now to secure one of these limited places on this critical government-sponsored trial.

Matchmaking… for business comes to Derby

Derby based agency, TwoGuys Creative is partnering with Mainframe from QUAD to bring business matchmaking to Derby.

Local businesses with a digital or creative project on the horizon are being encouraged to take part in BrandMatch. Eligible projects can cover the whole creative spectrum from photography to film to social media to print to branding to websites to software and everything in-between. Creative and digital people and businesses will then be able to apply to pitch for the work.

Steven Titchener, Owner and Creative Director said, “Approaching Mainframe was a logical step for us because we wanted to bring a new style of business event to Derby and we know that Mainframe and QUAD are at the heart of developing the city’s digital & creative scene”.

“The concept for BrandMatch came about from numerous of our clients mentioning how challenging it can be to find the right creative help for the right project. Owning a creative business in Derby we know, however, that the city is teeming with creative talent looking for work. BrandMatch is the perfect shortcut to the best local talent.”

Hana York, Marketing Manager at Mainframe continued: “We really enjoy partnering with local businesses to host events and TwoGuys Creative and BrandMatch has truly embraced the aims of Mainframe to support and develop the local digital & creative community. We strongly believe in the benefits of local businesses supporting each other.”

BrandMatch will take place over an action-packed day at QUAD on Monday 17th September 2018. With an opening talk from Maya Yates and Andrew Lowe from Marketing Derby as well as other inspirational speakers across the day, it promises to be well worth taking part.

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