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Nottingham A top European city for science, technology, innovation and creativity

Nottingham dares to be different

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Located in the heart of the UK Nottingham is highly accessible with excellent connections to the rest of the country.

The UK’s major cities are all within 2 hours reach and London just over 90 minutes by train. Businesses located in Nottingham have direct access to regional, national and International markets.

89% of the UK population live within 2 hours’ drive of Nottingham

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Nottingham A booming city Nottingham, one of England’s eight Core Cities, the 4th Greenest City and one of 6 designated Science Cities in the UK, is undergoing one of the most far-reaching, substantial and exciting development programmes taking place in any of the UK's cities.

More than £3.5 billion is being invested in and around Nottingham, a combination of public and private sector funds, covering transport, infrastructure and the built environment. Exciting sustainable mixed use regeneration schemes on the Eastside, Southside and Waterside will transform almost 200 hectares of land close to Nottingham City Centre. Nottingham’s ambitious award winning transport network has received £400m Government approval to extend the

celebrated tram system to the South and West of the city. Edge of city business park ng2 is extremely popular and has attracted both national and regional companies such as Specsavers, HBOS, Coutts Bank, Experian and Geldards to name a few. Key retail developments totalling £750m (including Westfield’s redevelopment of The Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and the completion of Helical Bar’s Trinity Square development) are

attracting interest from exclusive department stores enhancing Nottingham’s position as a shopper’s paradise. Over £70m of new high–tech space and sites for innovative companies are planned close to The University of Nottingham and The Queen’s Medical Centre strengthening Nottingham’s position as a leading Science City.

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More than ÂŁ3.5 billion is being invested in and around Nottingham, a combination of public and private sector funds, covering transport, infrastructure and the built environment.


Nottingham’s signature public space, the award winning Old Market Square


Nottingham A connected city

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Nottingham has a first class transport interchange, attracting and supporting world class businesses.

By Rail

By Air

• Nottingham Station is used by

• East Midlands Airport, a 30 minute

Nottingham’s central UK location makes it an ideal business destination. With most of the UK’s regions within two hours reach and easy access to direct worldwide destinations, Nottingham is a well connected city.

• High speed trains every 30 minutes

Nottingham’s Train Station is due to have a £100m revamp. The makeover will include the building of The Hub, an interchange where all types of transport – rail, tram, bus, coach, car, taxi, cycling and walking – directly connect. The station will compete with the finest in Europe, making it the envy of other UK cities.

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5.5 million people every year connecting Nottingham to London take only 90 minutes

• Direct connections to Eurostar through London St Pancras mean Nottingham is less than five hours from Brussels and Paris

• East Midlands Parkway – the newly opened £25.5m railway station, near junction 24 of the M1 provides direct links to London and East Midlands Airport enabling businesses to access national and international locations

drive from the city centre, has direct flights worldwide, increasing Nottingham’s accessibility and reputation as an emerging global city

• It is the second largest freight airport in the UK after Heathrow By Road

• Nottingham has access to 3 junctions of the UK’s main M1 motorway

• Planned improvements to the A453 and A46, the main arterial routes connecting Nottingham to M1 motorway, are proposed to start in 2010 and should be open for traffic by Winter 2012/Spring 2013


1 East Midlands Airport 2 Second largest freight airport in the UK 3 Direct connections to Eurostar 4 NET carries passengers across the city

It has been estimated that by 2021, 11,800 new jobs will have been created as a result of NET Phase Two

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NET Phase Two will provide access to over 1,800 workplaces in the area to which about 55,000 employees commute.

By Tram

Digital Connectivity

• NET (Nottingham Express Transit)

• Nottingham has excellent digital

line one celebrates its 5th birthday this year. It has been a huge success, carrying in excess of 20,000 people a day

• Further Government funding of £300m has been granted to extend the network to the south and west of the city. The route will cover the major business parks in Nottingham, including ng2, Beeston Business Park and Alliance Boots, as well as the residential areas of Clifton, Wilford, Beeston and Chilwell. Work is due to start on NET Phase Two in 2010 with trams running by 2013

connectivity for businesses located in the city region. The city is served by all the major telecom providers in the UK and is the home to several data centres providing businesses with excellent data resilience

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• The City is also a European Living Lab which is helping drive innovation in the City’s ICT infrastructure and working towards a superfast broadband network in the city region

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Nottingham Open for business

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More than 50 regional and national companies have chosen Nottingham as their headquarters. Major employers include Capital One, Alliance Boots, Experian, Nottingham City Council and HRMC. These companies make up a large percentage of Nottingham’s 770,000 strong accessible workforce. Nottingham also recently welcomed Specsavers’ UK operations centre to ng2 Business Park creating 300 jobs. The £643,544 per annum deal is the biggest business property deal in Nottingham since 2006. ng2 Business Park was also the preferred location for Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) who opened their multi million pound customer service

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centre there. This site will benefit from the extension of the NET tram system in the next few years. Nottingham Business Park was the chosen location for David Wilson Homes, DVLA and the Highways Agency. The city’s location with excellent motorway and rail links means it is especially attractive as a distribution centre. Sir Paul Smith recently opened a 110,000 sq ft packing and distribution warehouse which employs 325 people in the City. The progression of Nottingham as a major UK and European business destination does not stop with these

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companies. Invest in Nottingham is constantly looking to attract other national and international businesses to the city, increasing the number of jobs and maintaining Nottingham’s impressive economic ascendancy for years to come.

Nottingham’s finance and business sector contributes over £3 billion to the local economy, re-enforcing it as the regional centre for the East Midlands


1 Nottingham Business Park 2 Experian’s flagship headquarters 3 Specsavers UK operations centre 4 ng2 Business Park

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Key local employers include: Alliance Boots Browne Jacobson Capital One Coutts E.ON Eversheds Experian Fortis Bank Games Workshop Geldards LLP HBOS HMRC HSBC John Lewis Mercedes Benz Nottingham City Council Ofsted Rolls Royce Siemens Specsavers Toyota 4 www.investinnottingham.co.uk

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Nottingham Sector overview Financial & Business

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The current property offer is extremely strong in Nottingham. With Waterfront House still offering over 30,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, The Point in West Bridgford recently completed and Southreef due for completion by 2009, the year ahead means we have a lot to offer businesses looking to relocate to the city. The future also looks strong for businesses looking for premises with No.1 Hockley, Wilford Road, Sovereign House, Southreef Phase 2 and also design and build space still available at ng2. The past 12 months has seen some significant deals completed with 34,000 sq ft being let to recent inward 1 08

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investors Specsavers at ng2 and 23,000 sq ft being let at The Axis to Tenon who moved from the outskirts of the city centre. New corporate banking centres were also opened by Lloyds TSB, and Alliance and Leicester. Did you know Nottingham has … • Over 70,000 employees in banking and professional industries • Growth higher than the England average with 40% growth between 2001-2006 and further growth predicted • 7,000 business and law undergraduates


1 Tenon new office building at the Axis 2 Capital One’s European headquarters 3 ng2 Business Park

4 25 million shoppers annually visit Nottingham 5 dwell contemporary furniture store 6 CGI of the redeveloped Broadmarsh Shopping Centre 7 Vivienne Westwood’s designer store

Retail & Leisure

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Alliance Boots broke its British record for the seventh successive Christmas last year in Nottingham, despite tough high street conditions.

Nottingham is the fourth busiest shopping city in the UK, outside of London with more than 25 million shoppers coming into the City each year and has an annual retail spend of over £1.4 billion. It is a natural location for any retailer wishing to have a high profile presence in one of the UK’s most successful regional city centres

space. Five big name ‘anchor’ stores, including Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, are already on board.

The City has more than 1,160 shops with almost 3 million sq ft of space. Westfield’s £700m expansion of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre will include 300 new outlets and almost 820,000 sq ft of new

More recently Nottingham proudly welcomed Waitrose to the £70m Trinity Square development, whilst dwell and Tesco Express moved into the newly developed iconic POD.

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Vivienne Westwood, Diesel, Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, MAC, Miller Harris Perfumery and L'Occitane are some of the leading designer names already in Nottingham.

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Nottingham Sector overview Creative Industries

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Nottingham is continuing to grow as a cultural centre. The City is bidding to become World Design Capital in 2012. The accolade would see Nottingham mentioned in the same breath as the Italian city Turin, current holder of the title, and South Korean capital Seoul, due to be the next holder of the crown.

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The City is home to many creative industry centres such as Lakeside Arts Centre, The New Art Exchange and the exciting new Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest contemporary art galleries in England opening in 2009. Nottingham is also the home town of world renowned designer Sir Paul Smith, who has his flagship store in the city as well as lending his name to the Sir Paul Smith Auditorium in the Broadway Media Centre, which provides an important platform for creative businesses to grow.

Nottingham received ÂŁ12.2m of funding in 2008 for art and culture from Arts Council England. Nottingham is proud to have hosted the international, interactive Gamecity videogame festival for the third year running.


1 Creative Industries 2 Broadway Media Centre 3 BioCity one of Europe’s largest incubator centres 4 No.1 Notingham Science Park

Science & Technology

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A £21m Bio-fund was established through Nottingham City Council and BioCity in 2009. Loans will be issued out to fledgling bioscience companies locating into the city.

Nottingham is fast becoming known as a city of science and creativity following its designation as a Science City in 2005.

A £50m extension to Nottingham’s award winning Science Park, creating a 12 acre site opposite The University of Nottingham.

The city already supports over 60,000 jobs in the Science and Technology sector and this is set to grow by at least 15% over the next two decades with Science City alone planning to create 20,000 jobs by 2020. Nottingham's key strengths lie in biosciences, medical research, I.T, environmental technologies and advanced engineering.

A £29m Innovation Park at the University of Nottingham was launched in Autumn 2008 - aimed at high-tech innovative companies that have a synergy with the University’s research.

A new MediPark to house more than 200 medical research firms will soon emerge next to the Queen’s Medical Centre, one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals.

BioCity, one of Europe’s largest incubator centres, recently celebrated the opening of a £5m expansion. There is a further £10m expansion plan in the pipeline on a 36 acre site forming a ‘BioQuarter‘ accommodating 400 people as part of the £900m Eastside regeneration.

Nottingham’s two world class universities are at the forefront of Nottingham’s science base. Both have a record of outstanding scientific achievement including developing the MRI scanner, the invention of Nurofen and world renowned research in cancer diagnoses.

Nottingham’s Science and Technology sector is enjoying significant investment. Nottingham has three science and innovation parks, all of which are expanding – over £70m is currently being invested in new high tech space and serviced sites for entrepreneurs and innovating companies. These include:

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Nottingham Sector overview Science & Technology

DESIGN AND BUILD LAND


1 Nottingham, a science & technology cluster 2 No.1 Nottingham Science Park overlooking the University of Nottingham

At the Heart of Nottingham Science City

Nottingham Trent University Nottingham City Centre BioCity University of Nottingham (Innovation Park) Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham MediPark Centre for Biomolecular Sciences University of Nottingham (Main Campus) Nottingham Tennis Centre Lakeside Arts Centre/Bistro Nottingham Science Park Phase 1 No.1 Nottingham Science Park Alliance Boots HQ Toyota/Castle College Training Centre

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Nottingham Sector overview Public Sector

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The city is home to public sector bodies such as Government Office for the East Midlands, East Midlands Development Agency and Ofsted. HM Revenue & Customs has its national headquarters based here, employing around 2,000 people following its relocation in 1997. This strong cluster comprises public administration, health and education and complements the evolving science and financial and business sectors in the City. One of Nottingham's key offers to public sector organisations is its direct connections to London every 30 minutes and immediate access to over three million people living within a three-hour drive of the city. With more than 12,000 students

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each year graduating from two world class universities, Nottingham is able to satisfy most recruitment needs. Public services also account for nearly a third of all jobs in Nottingham, offering organisations relocating here a diverse and experienced labour pool.

High Profile Organisations ACAS British Geological Survey Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Environment Agency

It was announced last year that HMRC will be consolidating its business in Nottingham, both safeguarding and creating jobs. Ofsted employees will also be rationalising nationally into three centres, including Nottingham, adding to the 98,000 public sector jobs already based in Greater Nottingham.

HMP Service Agency HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Land Registry Legal Services Commission (LSC) National College for School Leadership Natural England (formerly DEFRA) Ofsted Valuation Office Agency (VOA)


1 Nottingham Council House in the award winning Old Market Square 2 HMRC offices 3 A large number of skilled graduates 4 The evolution of Science

Education & Skills - Academic Excellence

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120 schools across Nottingham will benefit from £135m investment through the Building Schools for the Future project delivered by the Local Education Partnership.*

Nottingham has a wide range of high quality state and private schools and is home to two world class universities, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, with over 60,000 students. Both Universities have strong business and industry links with access to large numbers of skilled graduates. Both Universities are home to many research and career centres in areas including biosciences, chemistry, financial services, law and ICT. The University of Nottingham has recently opened a campus in Ningbo, China meaning that the University is not just a leading university in the UK but is gaining a reputation as a leading global learning establishment.

Ranked in the top 10 in the UK, the top 26 in Europe and in the top 100 worldwide, The University of Nottingham has reached a new record for research awards received – exceeding £125m. The University is consistently ranked in the top five UK universities for the value of industrial awards, hosting three research centres, two with Rolls Royce and one with GE Aviation. Its main academic strengths are Languages, Biosciences, Law and Psychology which creates a wide range of graduate specialities within the Nottingham workforce. Nottingham Trent University is also seen as one of the UK’s leading universities in terms of graduate employability, with almost 98% of students graduating in 2005 employed or engaged in further education within six months.

* LEP is a partnership between Nottingham City Council, Buildings Schools for the Future Investments and Inspired Spaces (formed of Carillion as Construction and Facilities Management as a services provider, with Ramesys providing the ICT expertise).

Nottingham Trent University has invested heavily in an ambitious £130m refurbishment programme which will transform three new campuses The University specialises in Law, Social Sciences and Art & Design. With leading research centres in Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Physics and Sports Science, the University has a flourishing research culture with funding from sources as diverse as US Department for Homeland Security to the Anthony Nolan Trust. The University’s John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre, specialising in cancer detection, will cement its reputation within the cancer research field, with the help of a £7.65m donation.

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Nottingham Quality of life

A cosmopolitan city of world renowned heritage, Nottingham embraces music, sport, culture, creativity and originality.

Nottingham, the home to the legend of Robin Hood, is enjoying a growing reputation as a great place to live. Located in the heart of rural England, Nottingham is a vibrant city within close proximity to the countryside, more recently being voted the UK’s 4th Greenest City. The City has a vast array of accomodation in a variety of prospering residential areas, excellent educational facilities and a thriving economy. Nottingham is one of the UK’s top 6 retail destinations with an annual spend of £1.4 billion. The city is home to world-renowned designer Sir Paul Smith, who has his flagship store in the City, and top fashion names such as Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker and Diesel have also opened stores. Nottingham has two large shopping centres, The Victoria Centre and The Broadmarsh (soon to be revamped with a £700m investment) offering shoppers a unique retail experience. Nottingham has a variety of theatres, art galleries, bars and restaurants. The Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse and The Royal Concert Hall offer a rich variety of award winning theatre showcasing the best in classic

and contemporary theatre, musicals and entertainment. Nottingham’s thriving music scene is firmly on the international map with artists from Justin Timberlake to Lionel Richie performing at Nottingham Trent FM Arena, to the latest rock and indie acts perfoming at Rock City. The Nottingham Contemporary is opening in 2009 and along with the Lakeside Arts Centre and the New Art Exchange will further enhance Nottingham’s artistic reputation.

The cost of living in Nottingham is considerably less than other cities in the UK, meaning that your workforce can live in trendy and prosperous areas of the city for a fraction of the cost of living in the equivalent areas in London and other major cities. Over £100m will be spent on new homes over the next five years through Nottingham City Council’s pioneering local housing company, New Homes Nottingham. A further £200m PFI funding will transform The Meadows area in the South of the City.

Nottingham’s gastronomic delights are varied and plentiful. The city was named Britain’s culinary capital with more cafés, restaurants and bars per square mile than any other city in the UK. Nottingham is also home to the only Michelin Star restaurant in the East Midlands – Sat Bains. Nottingham has a rich sporting heritage with two professional football clubs, a global test cricket venue, the National Water Sports Centre and National Ice Centre. Trent Bridge Cricket Ground regularly hosts England Test matches including The Ashes series and the ICC World Twenty20, 2009. 4

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1 The Theatre Royal, Nottingham 2 Nottingham Playhouse 3 Trent Bridge Cricket Ground 4 Sir Paul Smith’s flagship store

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Nottingham A city of opportunity

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1 CGI of the Southreef development 2 CGI of the redeveloped Broadmarsh Shopping Centre 3 £29m Innovation Park at The University of Nottingham

4 No.1 Nottingham Science Park 5 The POD, Fletchergate Nottingham

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Nottingham is undergoing one of the most far-reaching, substantial and exciting development programmes taking place in any of the UK's cities. More than £3.5 billion is being invested in and around Nottingham, a combination of public and private sector funds, covering transport, infrastructure and the built environment. The challenge for Nottingham is to retain and enhance the distinctive character of the attractive city with its fine heritage of architecture and public spaces whilst developing quality and innovative business spaces and stylish, sustainable, contemporary homes. The City’s commitment to become regional capital for Urban Design is backed by Nottingham’s launch of the Nottingham City

The ambitious development programme continues to inspire investors and developers, ensuring Nottingham will remain one of Britain's most innovative and attractive cities.

Centre Urban Design Guide. This demonstrates a series of design rules to guide development, to create a livelier, competitive and civilised city centre with access for all. The regeneration programme in the city centre is based around three major designated zones; The Eastside, The Southside and The Waterside, which have huge development potential and are bringing about environmental improvements and enhanced linkages to the adjoining areas. Added to this are exciting projects on the Siemens and Alliance Boots sites in Beeston, which will yield a further 148 acres of office, residential and leisure development. Recent developments have also included the construction of a science park in Beeston. The £50m development opposite the University of Nottingham, (the launch

of the £29m Innovation Park and the planning approval for MediPark – the UK’s first world class medical research facility co-located with a leading teaching hospital) cements our position as a top Science City and will create over 20,000 jobs by 2020. Westfield’s £700m redevelopment plans for The Broadmarsh Shopping Centre have already generated interest from exclusive high yield departmental stores. Marks & Spencer and Debenhams have already signed up as anchor stores. The ambitious development programme continues to inspire investors and developers, ensuring Nottingham will remain one of Britain's most innovative and attractive cities.

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Supporting Nottingham Nottingham must build on its radical tradition and should also celebrate its present strengths and inspire our city for the future. Our vision to be a top European city for science, technology, innovation and creativity is one which our businesses and partners can unite around. Jane Todd, Chief Executive Nottingham City Council

To be recognised at MIPIM we need to be associated with a globally known city brand. Nottingham is our near neighbour and operational colleague and a natural choice for us to partner with in offering a world class location to mobile investors and developers.

Nottingham’s growth is credited to joint work partnerships within the private and public sector. Nottingham has a framework of planning policies embodied with a number of master plans which provide speculators and developers with instant opportunities and structure.

We are proud to support the ambitions of Team Nottingham and aim to capitalise on Gleeds’ global network to widen the potential for the region.

Golley Slater sees Nottingham and its strategic position within the East Midlands as an important part of its business development strategy. Supporting Team Nottingham is simply the most effective way to engage with the people we need to be talking to.

As an award winning commercial property practice specialising in the East Midlands market. We are proud to be an essential part of the ambitious plans for Nottingham.

Nottingham is a world class city. Morgan Tucker want to be part of its future.

Given the strength of Nottingham’s offer, we believe we are well placed to generate new business for the city.

Whilst RizkMcCay has national and international clients, our roots are firmly in Nottingham. We are proud to have created the Invest in Nottingham branding and MIPIM 2009 marketing material. We are also proud to be part of Team Nottingham.

We are happy to be part of the team again this year. As the UK’s largest regeneration developer, Westfield will deliver far more than just retail for Nottingham.

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Nottingham Regeneration Limited (NRL) is the physical regeneration agency established to help drive forward the renaissance of Greater Nottingham.

NRL was set up as a public-private partnership in 1998, as a response to a very real local need. Nottingham City Council, the East Midlands Development Agency, English Partnerships, together with key players from the private sector, are on our board. NRL’s aim is to create a physical environment in which the citizens of Greater Nottingham can take pride, and which improves their lives at home, at work and play. NRL works to enhance the local economy and support Nottingham as a thriving European city. It helps to create balanced communities with more housing and enhanced retail, leisure and business opportunities. NRL manages Nottingham’s regeneration areas of Eastside, Southside and Waterside, and helps drive forward the renaissance of the wider city region.

Nottingham is already a revitalised city but intends to further reinvent itself as a key business location, visitor destination and a great place to live. NRL seeks to manage this change to bring real and lasting benefits to the area, and flies the flag for Greater Nottingham’s ambitious regeneration plans. Already one of the top six retail centres in the UK, there are still 400 retailers waiting to move into Nottingham. It attracts more than 50,000 students and is home to businesses such as Experian, Alliance Boots, Paul Smith and Capital One. Despite the challenging economic climate Greater Nottingham holds enormous opportunities over the next decade, and it is NRL’s intention that it reaches its full potential.

Contact Marc Cole Nottingham Regeneration Ltd Shire Hall, High Pavement Nottingham NG1 1HN T: +44 (0) 115 915 5166 E: info@nrl.uk.net www.nrl.uk.net

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Nottingham Sponsors Nottingham has endless opportunities for investment and growth. Chek Whyte Industries aim to actively encourage local, National and International funding and investment in the City.

As we close the door on 2008, 2009 has seen further company closures and job loses. The effect and impact this has on our community and our development as a City is immense.

Regeneration projects targeting the City Centre will give us the opportunity to raise the standard across the board for residential, office, commercial and leisure opportunities.

Nottingham is my home and I feel passionate about its future, my ambition alone is not enough to find all the answers to helping businesses raise finance, homeless people find homes and the unemployed to find a job.

Courtesy of Chek Whyte Industries, Nottingham can be the new home of Whyte Tower (subject to planning permission), an iconic luxury 350 bedroom hotel with conferencing and banqueting suite. With our vision we aim to change the skyline and plan to make our City one of the UK’s leaders in urban development.

Chek Whyte Industries aims to bring light to this dark recession which is hitting the UK and bring hope to the people of Nottingham.

Together we can re-build and re-light Nottingham.

Contact Chek Whyte Industries Oakcourt Offices HQ, Stanford Hall Ashby Road, Stanford on Soar Leicester LE12 5QW T: +44 (0) 870 609 011 E: info@chekwhyteindustries.co.uk www.chekwhyteindustries.co.uk

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International Management and Construction Consultants Gleeds, with their diverse sector expertise and global reach, continues to adapt to changing market conditions in order to drive business forward.

Major international projects have been secured, which balanced with their local client base, has put Gleeds in a strong position for the future. The current drive to improve the nation’s educational facilities has played a key part in Gleeds’ recent success, with local projects at Derby, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and Loughborough Universities. The LSC (Learning and Skills Council) programme has also seen major appointments in both project and cost management for Further Education Colleges throughout the Midlands. When Blueprint embarked upon their development of No.1 Nottingham Science Park, Gleeds were delighted to be able to advise them on this exciting project, which not only delivered innovative architecture and

Grade A working space, but was built using a new approach to environmental sustainability. As a result, the attention paid to design and sustainable features has won the development a string of nominations and awards. Gleeds’ eagerness to diversify has resulted in a major appointment for Sahara City Homes to provide consultancy and project management expertise on a major roll out programme of 217 quality townships across India. Each spread over 100 to 300 acres, the air-conditioned townships are planned to provide world class community living with excellent amenities. With 50 offices across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas, Gleeds is a truly global business that is structured to act and think locally. Contact Ken Carter Gleeds Wilford House, 1 Clifton Lane Wilford, Nottingham NG11 7AT T: +44 (0) 7718 804024 E: ken.carter@gleeds.co.uk www.gleeds.com

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Nottingham Sponsors Established in 1957, Golley Slater has now grown into a UK network of 11 offices, offering a comprehensive package of marketing and communications services.

Our commitment to corporate social responsibility keeps us involved with community schemes across the region and won us the prestigious Business in the Community Big Tick in 2008. So, what makes us different? We believe that the delivery of results that gives our clients a Return on Investment is THE most important thing that we can do. To get the results you need, we focus on the creative generation of ideas using brand and customer insights to inspire us in the process. We call it Return on Inspiration.

Contact Nathan Lane Managing Director Golley Slater PR Midlands 205 Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway Birmingham B24 9FD T: +44 (0) 121 384 9700 F: +44 (0) 121 384 9790 E: nlane@golleyslater.co.uk www.golleyslater.com

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As the UK’s largest regeneration developer, Westfield will deliver far more than just retail for Nottingham.

Broadmarsh represents one of the largest retail projects in the UK and the redevelopment of The Broadmarsh Centre will create a brand-new city quarter in Nottingham. On completion, the redevelopment will complement the fabric of Nottingham and its heritage. Nottingham is currently ranked among the top six shopping destinations in the UK. The development will more than double the size of the existing centre, creating 136,000m2 of trading space with over 220 new shops offering a dynamic mix of local, national and international brands. Featuring three principal levels of shopping, key components of the proposed scheme include two new department stores, a fresh-food hall, a supermarket and an expansive 1,200-seat food court. A vibrant public space with views across to Nottingham Castle will be bordered by bars, restaurants and cafés.

As the UK’s largest regeneration developer, Westfield will deliver far more than just retail for Nottingham. The development will feature parking for 3,000 cars and a number of major improvements to the highway and the public transport network. A new state-of-the-art interchange for bus, tram and train services with parking and passenger drop-off points will offer unparalleled accessibility. Nottingham is easily accessible from the M1 via the A610 and A52. The local bus station provides services for 30,000 commuters each year. The city boasts a total catchment of 1.2 million people, including two universities housing over 60,000 students. The retail landscape is supported by a market that generates £1.4bn of retail spend each year.

Contact Stephen Wood Development Executive Westfield Shopping Towns Ltd T: +44 (0) 20 7061 1878 E: stephen.wood@westfield-uk.com www.westfield.com

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Nottingham A top European city for science, technology, innovation and creativity

At Invest in Nottingham, our team of inward investment experts are ready to help you find the right information about relocating to, or expanding in Nottingham. We provide a professional, free and confidential account management service to deliver the perfect solution to your business needs.

At a glance • One of UK’s eight Core Cities • Capital of the East Midlands • 640,000 residents in the conurbation • One of UK’s six Science Cities • The UK’s 4th Greenest City • Two universities with over 60,000 students • 7th richest city in the UK

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• East Midlands International Airport has direct connections to Europe, USA, India and Africa • A top 6 UK shopping location • 34 million visitors each year • Home to 50 regional and national business headquarters • £3.5 billion planned investment of development over the next 10 years • Economy worth £11.2 billion

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