Invest Ashfield & Mansfield CHAD Update – May

May 16, 2014 12:17 pm

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Earlier this year Invest Ashfield & Mansfield launched a monthly feature in the CHAD to let businesses across Ashfield & Mansfield know all about the useful and important work being delivered through this project.  Here’s the latest update for May:

Invest Ashfield & Mansfield promotes Ashfield and Mansfield to businesses outside the area and helps those already here, celebrating their success.  We are currently developing our AMbassadors’ activities, events programme, promotional materials and attendance at property shows country-wide.

Our Aim Higher placement scheme links talented university undergraduates with local employers to undertake a structured eight-week business project during the summer with costs to the employers kept to a minimum.  Find out more about how local companies have benefited in the case studies on our website.

A new apprenticeship grant scheme has also just been launched, helping local employers recruit new apprentices.  Grants of £1,000-£1,500 are available to businesses across Ashfield and Mansfield.

May sees the welcome return of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.  This month’s event, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, is on Thursday 15 May, 7.30-9.30a.m., at the Summit Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.  Open to all businesses, the event will provide an introduction on how thinking and looking at challenges differently can generate creative solutions.  Attendance, including breakfast, is free but you must register to reserve your place.

Later this month we will be attending See, Be and Do Business in Mansfield, a joint event between Mansfield 2020 and Mansfield BID.  On Thursday 29 May, 10-4, the market place will be dedicated to showcasing the wealth of local business support available.  Come along and find out we can help your business.

Invest Ashfield & Mansfield (funded by Ashfield and Mansfield District Councils and the European Regional Development Fund) provides several free and confidential services including business events, property searches, business surveys, relocation advice and information. To find out more, sign up to our regular e-bulletins, providing news on local businesses, services and grants, visit or contact Alison North, Invest Ashfield & Mansfield Project Manager, on 01623 463151 or email

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