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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.

Research your China potential without leaving your desk

We are all aware that there is massive potential for UK companies to do business with China. Are you interested but unsure how well-suited your products or services are to the Chinese market? We will try to establish this for you and offer to do some initial research on your behalf, but you will need to act quickly!

China is keen to show that it is a reliable, open and significant partner in world trade, for imports as well as exports. Given the tariff dispute between the USA and China, this is good timing for UK companies.

We have a simple process for all Midlands companies interested in researching their China potential.

1. You provide us with brochures and sales material on the products/services you believe might be of interest in China (in an electronic form) and send it to us at the Department for International Trade (DIT) via Survey Monkey by Monday 10 September 2018. Note:

a. We are particularly interested in innovative products and services.
b. Your literature does not need to be translated, English is fine.
c. We do not expect priced literature – just the features and benefits of your products/services.
d. You do not need to provide detailed technical information.

2. We will collate and send on to China via the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM) in each province.

3. MofCOM will link your offerings to companies in their provinces. If there is interest, we will establish contact and open a dialogue. Because this is done at a provincial level, we will receive answers from individual provinces at different times.
It is the combination of central targets for purchases, together with the ability to test the waters without leaving the UK that make this an unusual and potentially very attractive offer.

Deadline: 10 September 12:00Hrs BST For more information: / 0345 052 4001