The committee 2013
- VICE CHAIRMAN
October 21st, 2013
6pm at Aura Commerce and Technology Centre,
Manners Road, Newark
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
at The Moorings, Castlegate, Newark
For more information please contact Elaine Ellison
To help create and sustain an economic environment that will make Newark a vibrant and rewarding market town to live in, work in and visit.
Encouraging active networking and enterprise
creation within a business friendly
enviroment across the private and
- Establishing a long-term vision
for the town and a broad consensus to
- Defining, encouraging and
facilitating an appropriate retaul mix.
- Helping promote Newark as a distinctive
tourist destination and place to stay.
- Projecting Newark locally, regionally and
- Becoming an award-winning town within
Newark has Christmas all wrapped up!
SPONSOR Matt Bartlett, of web development firm
Metanym, showed the Christmas spirit by giving away
in-depth SEO reports, each worth £26, to five members
of the audience.
With fewer than 100 days left to Christmas, Newark has
its own wrapping paper saying “Merry Christmas from
Newark on Trent,” writes Sara Chadd.
Christmas shoppers can have their gifts wrapped in the
special paper by volunteers from Beaumond House in St
Mark’s Place on Wednesdays and Saturdays during December.
Steve Beeching, of Newark Embroidery and NBC
Retail Group, said shoppers must have gift receipts from
independent Newark businesses to qualify for the paper.
Newark’s Christmas Lights Switch-on event will be on
November 24 when visitors will be able to see the effects of
an extra £10,000 spent by Newark Town Council on new illuminations
in the Market Place. On December 15, business
folk are invited to form teams for a Santa dash around the
Market Place, in aid of Beaumond House.
Steve Knowles, deputy chief executive of Derbyshire and
Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, announced that
members’ views are being sought on a potential merger with
the Leicestershire chamber, to create a wider network of
businesses in the region of up to 4,500 members. The results
of the vote will be available at the AGM on October 31.
DNCC is offering a new service inviting bids for 50%
match-funded transformational IT, including search engine
optimisation, social media strategy and website development.
The fund will be open to 600 businesses across the
region. More information will be available before Christmas
on the new business advice website jointly launched by the
chamber and the D2N2 Growth Hub. Bringing together new
initiatives and signposting what’s available for business, the
website will build on existing infrastructures and champion
new regional branding at www.thebusinessadvicewebsite.
Communications dominated Steff Wright’s action group
presentation on improving Newark’s rail services and BT
Open Reach’s superfast broadband upgrade for Nottinghamshire.
The Rail Fair campaign has been launched and
has 1,000 signatures. The Newark lobby met with East
Midlands Trains on August 22 and will be at Westminster
with MP Patrick Mercer on Monday pushing for greater investment
on the Nottingham-Lincoln route. HS2 may bring
better links with Birmingham via the proposed Nottingham
Back on the Christmas theme, Santa won’t have a
problem refuelling if the Morrisons petrol station gets the
Forgetting all this seasonal altruism for a minute, the
Christmas present of the year could be winning at the
Newark Business Awards, entries for which close tomorrow
(Friday). A star-spangled presentation evening is promised
on December 2. Go on, treat yourself.
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