Enterprising Ashfield is a comprehensive programme delivered by NTU in partnership with Ashfield District Council to support businesses, entrepreneurs, and local people in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Visit our eligibility checker page to see if you are eligible for the Enterprising Ashfield support using your home, or your business/employers postcode.
Support for individuals
Courses and professional development
Whether you’re looking for a new job, work for a local business or seeking a new challenge, our range of free courses can benefit you at any stage of your career.
All our courses are fully funded for those living or working within eligible postcodes in Ashfield.
See our full course listing
Whether you want to be your own boss, get that side-hustle off the ground, start generating some passive income, or just get a better work-life balance, we can help.
You'll receive free 1-2-1 advice and coaching, free workshops and training on how to set-up your own business, and £1,000 grant to help get you started.
Find out more about HeadStart
Support for businesses
Is your business in the early stages, experiencing rapid growth, or looking at better ways to be more productive?
We can assist you through expert workshops and peer learning, diagnostics of your business, and leadership training.
Find out more about our growth programme
Are you looking to develop new and innovative products or processes within your organisation?
We can work with you to identify needs and opportunities and team you up with experts in the field to support you achieve those goals.
Find out more R&D collaborations
Whether you’re looking to fill a permanent role, want to offer work experience, or require a graduate with a specific skillset, we can help.
Our team can discuss your needs and match you to the right candidate. We can also offer £2,500 towards the salary of a recent graduate for a 12-week placement.
Find out more about graduate placements
Apprenticeships provide you with a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce.
Local businesses can receive advice to understand and implement higher and degree apprenticeships in areas such as healthcare and science, construction, leadership and management, and digital skills.
Enquire about an apprenticeship
Get in touch
To enquire about accessing support or for further information, please contact EnterprisingAshfield@ntu.ac.uk.
This project is funded by the Government's Towns Fund and will specifically benefit businesses and individuals based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
All support provided will be subject to a check to confirm geographic eligibility.
For information about the data we collect on this project, how we manage it, and your rights to access any information we hold about you, please read our privacy notice.