Business Leaders Lecture: Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council
Business Leaders Lecture Series - Punching our economic weight: Nottingham's ambitions as one of UK's nine Core Cities
Our popular Business Leaders Lecture Series welcomes many renowned business leaders to share their knowledge and expertise. In this lecture Ian Curryer, will set out the prospects for Nottingham's economy as the most ambitious core city.
- From: Thursday 9 October 2014, 5.30 pm
- To: Thursday 9 October 2014, 7.30 pm
- Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Our popular Business Leaders Lecture Series welcomes many renowned business leaders to share their knowledge and expertise. Great companies have great leaders and learning from their experiences continues to be a tradition at Nottingham Business School.
Nottingham Business School invites you to attend our first Business Leaders' Lecture of the new academic year 2014/15, by Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council.
Ian Curryer's presentation will set out the prospects for Nottingham's economy as the most ambitious core city.
Nottingham's economy suffered disproportionately in the 2008-2012 recession (compared to other core cities and regional economy) – due to the nature of our economic legacy and structure. But we are emerging strongly from it: as recent data on high growth firms, private sector job creation and falling unemployment rates demonstrates. The reasons for this are relentless focus on growth sectors, connecting businesses to jobs and investment in underlying infrastructure.
Although Nottingham is the smallest of the UK's nine Core Cities, this is our time to emerge as a major core city economy. This will build on:
- Major ongoing investment in infrastructure and construction – including investment in strategic priorities such as HS2, Broadmarsh, the Creative Quarter and a new Skills Hub
- The development of a stronger Nottingham City-Region
- Our international aspirations and overseas campaigns
- Our efforts to ensure the perceptions of Nottingham's economy match emerging realities.
In conclusion, Nottingham's economy is growing and our ambitions are increasingly realistic. Sustaining this growth will draw on the efforts and expertise of our citizens, universities, businesses and public sector.
5.45 pm - Registration
6 pm - Presentation
6.45 pm - Q & A
7 pm - Drinks Reception
7.30 pm - Close
Our Business Leaders Lectures are free to attend, however places are limited. We recommend booking your place/s at this lecture as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
To book your place/s please register online.
Alternatively you may contact us by email or telephone +44 (0)115 848 88732.
Tickets are not issued for this event, however a confirmation email will be sent approximately one week prior to the lecture date.
There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park please exit onto Chaucer Street.
If you are travelling to Nottingham by car the fastest and easiest way to get to the Newton building is by using the city's park and ride tram service. NET Trams depart every ten minutes from the Phoenix Park and Hucknall sites and take you directly into the city within 20 minutes. The cost of a day travel ticket is £3.70. The tram is also convenient if you are travelling by train. Trams also depart from Nottingham Train Station at ten minute intervals. You can alight at either the Royal Centre or Nottingham Trent University tram stop as they are equidistant to the Newton building.