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How to grow your business in Nottingham

Growth workshop

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This event is open to businesses of all sizes that want to understand growth opportunities available to them both in Nottinghamshire and online. A range of speakers will provide delegates with clear, actionable tips. Hosted by Impression, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Nottingham.

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Nottingham is a great place to base a business. With fantastic support networks and thousands of high-calibre graduates on our doorstep, the scope for growing a business here is huge.

This lunchtime workshop is a collaboration between Impression, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham, with support from the Institute of Directors, Nottingham City Council, and Nottingham County Council.

The workshop will provide clear tips and actionable advice to help you grow your business. You'll be given advice about digital marketing techniques to help you grow online, hear from a business that has grown in Nottingham about how they've done it, and learn about student placement and graduate recruitment opportunities.


This two-hour workshop will include:

Building for Growth
Keynote from Ron Lynch, Institute of DirectorsRon Lynch is a long term supporter of Nottingham business, having worked closely with directors and local students through the IoD. In his keynote, Ron will discuss the importance of growth and how to create a growth mindset in your company.

Five ways to grow your business online: essential tools and techniques
Aaron Dicks, Managing Director, Impression
Aaron from Nottingham digital agency Impression will provide you with five top tips to grow your business online, from the basics of SEO to more advanced paid advertising and content marketing techniques.

Business case study: Buying ButlerBuying Butler is a software-as-a-service provider for the employee benefits sector. Being based in Nottingham has been a key part of this success, and you'll find out why here.

What I learned on my placement year: Student case studyNottingham businesses are lucky to have a number of high-quality universities nearby. This means there are lots of high-calibre students in the city, ready and willing to work for growing Nottingham companies. Liam Wade, graduate at Impression, shares his experience.

Student placement and graduate opportunities for Nottingham businessesStaff from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham will explain the opportunities available to Nottingham businesses in the form of student placements and graduate schemes. You'll learn how to structure placements and how to apply for student support.

There will be representatives of both universities ready to answer your questions during the event.

The workshop will be followed by a free buffet lunch and networking opportunity.

Booking information

To book your place, please complete the booking form.

Location details


Broadway Cinema


Broad Street

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