Ambassadors’ Programme to launch with Vision

December 6, 2013 6:16 pm

Martin Rigley, Lindhurst Engineering

An exciting, new programme designed to celebrate the many successes of local businesses in Ashfield and Mansfield is set to launch on Monday 9 December at the Derby Road site of Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield. 

The Invest Ashfield & Mansfield AMbassadors’ programme will provide local businesses with an opportunity to come together and help promote the many benefits of doing business within Ashfield & Mansfield.  The launch of this prestigious, new programme will ensure that everyone involved will gain maximum benefit from being an AMbassador and will help to ensure its success.

AMbassadors are expected to:

  • help promote Ashfield & Mansfield as a place to do business
  • attend and host events and bring others along, providing qualified introductions and leads
  • provide case study material, news articles, etc.
  • help to shape the AMbassadors’ programme and present on business topics and engage with the programme

In return AMbassadors will benefit from:

  • FREE publicity, including improved profiles and positive spill-over
  • a chance to celebrate the area sharing positive stories and success
  • opportunities to showcase their business, premises and best practice
  • being part of a growing, prestigious club
  • enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility
  • being linked to a new brand with new initiatives, novelty and dynamism

Cllr Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration at Mansfield District Council said: “The AMbassadors’ programme is all about helping to promote Ashfield & Mansfield to a wider business audience and to make people aware of the many benefits the area has to offer. We are always keen to expand our membership and speak to like-minded companies with a positive perspective, so please get in touch if you feel you can contribute to this exciting new initiative.”

If you would like to find out more, get involved or make any suggestions, please contact us.  More details can be found at:

A number of leading business figures and other key local people have already signed up to be AMbassadors for Ashfield & Mansfield, including:

  • Asha Khemka OBE, Principal, Vision West Nottinghamshire College
  • Sir Alan Meale, Member of Parliament for Mansfield
  • Bryan Steel, Olympian & Motivational Speaker
  • Cllr Chris Baron, Leader
  • Cllr Diana Meale, Chairman – Economic Development Committee, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Tony Egginton, Executive Mayor, Mansfield District Council
  • George Cowcher, Chief Executive, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Gloria De Piero, Member of Parliament for Ashfield
  • Stephen Thirkill, News Editor, Mansfield & Ashfield CHAD
  • Katrina Atherton, Business Director, A-Star Media
  • Malcolm Hall, Managing Director, Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd.
  • Mark Spencer, Member of Parliament for Sherwood
  • Martin Rigley, Managing Director, Lindhurst Engineering
  • Peter Topley, Sales Director, Mansfield 103.2

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