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Ashfield and Mansfield provide a perfect example of the thriving, but little known, ‘hinterland’ manufacturing locations.  Our area’s engineering roots are deep, originally associated with the coal mining and textile sectors and today is reflected in a manufacturing workforce that’s almost 50% larger than the UK average.

We are also home to some of the biggest ‘OEM’ names in transport equipment manufacturing including Rolls Royce, which makes aerospace components in the area, and Bombardier, whose BTROS Electronics subsidiary designs and manufactures high-tech Passenger Information Systems for the rail sector.

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Stories for the future

During this FREE one-day workshop, participants will learn storytelling skills to help them think in a structured way about the future of their business and the challenges they may face.


Pitching your product workshop

Learn how to create your perfect pitch and how to ensure that buyers are interested in your product. FREE event: Thursday 4 May, 9am-2pm, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University.

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