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Club Chairman Amy Codd welcomed 85 business people to the June meeting of the Newark Business Club at the Everyday Champions Centre.

In her introduction, Amy updated club members with rail developments and confirmed that she had been present for the first Sunday service between Lincoln and Nottingham on May 21.

D2N2 Growth Hub
Andrew Rozzier and Damien Cliff from the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire delivered an informative presentation about the support available to business through the growth hub.
Andrew advised that the hub was made up of experienced advisers who specialise in a range of areas to support businesses. Business leaders who want to access capital grants, develop their website, attend more events and networks, become more energy efficient or even get off the ground in the first place should contact the hub for guidance.
Andrew, Damien and the team at D2N2 are eager to help where they can and offered a free consultation to any interested businesses.
For more information please visit

Let's Work Together says MIND
Sarah Robinson from Newark MIND gave a short presentation on the importance of addressing the stigma of mental health.
In the workplace, poor mental health costs businesses £8.4bn in sick days each year and with one in three people likely to experience poor mental health at some point in their lives MIND is encouraging employers to do more.
MIND is offering tailor-made training courses for employers and employees to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health, recognise the signs of poor mental health and put in place opportunities for support if they are needed.
For more information please visit

Newark Parliamentary Candidates
In the final session of the morning the club welcomed three of the four parliamentary candidates for Newark; Xandra Arundel (UKIP), Robert Jenrick (Conservatives) and David Watts (Liberal Democrats). Each candidate was given an opportunity to address the club and then take questions from the floor.
To watch the live videos of the candidates please visit our Facebook page:

Parish Notices
Registration is still open to take part in the Chase the Rainbow 5K on Wednesday June 14 in aid of Beaumond House.
Keith Girling from Newark Patriotic Fund invited club members to attend the 2017 It's a Knockout Challenge on Saturday June 24.
At the next meeting there will be a tug-of-war during the coffee break in aid of Help for Heroes.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Fancy seeing your name on the big screen? Please contact Simon Shaw if you would like to sponsor a meeting.
For a one-off payment, you can deliver a presentation to a range of businesses in Newark and see your logo on marketing materials circulated by the club.
We’ll also give you a shout out on social media and share images of your presentation during the meeting, as well as featuring you in the Newark Advertiser.

Who’s New?
This month Susie Chambers from Swing Nouveau attended the club to promote Newark Book Festival. Susie’s business card was drawn from the new attendee bowl by Andrew Rozzier.
Taking place on July 15 and 16 in venues across the town, Newark Book Festival has something for everyone, including author events, pop-up activities and street theatre. International bestselling author Matt Haig, who grew up in Newark, has recently been announced as one of the writers in attendance. Sponsorship packages are available and local business are encouraged to get involved.
Tickets for a range of talks will be available from the Palace Theatre once the programme is launched on Monday June 12.
For more information about Newark Book Festival please visit the website or see updates as they happen via social media.

Next meeting: July 7, 2017 - Entry fee £7 at The Everyday Champions Centre, Newark

Focus on the D2N2 Growth Hub

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital network for growing and ambitious businesses across the D2N2 region Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The Growth Hub is funded from the European Regional Development Fund so all its services are free to small to medium-sized enterprises.

Whatever your business need - access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support - its advisers are there to help.

There is a vast array of services on offer from the public, private and third sectors but many businesses struggle to find the best services to fit their needs. The D2N2 Growth Hub fills this gap by providing up-to-date, valuable and relevant information, guidance and support – saving you time and helping you to focus on what is important for your success.

John O’Donnell, business finance manager at the Growth Hub, said: “Owners of small and medium-sized businesses are often so busy sorting out the day-to-day operational issues that they can lose sight of the long-term plan and the opportunity to really grow.

“The Growth Hub can help businesses re-focus and direct them into the many financial and practical support programmes that are available so they become more profitable, efficient and contribute to the growth of our local economy.”

Once you have connected with the D2N2 Growth Hub it will shout about your success, give you access to workshops and events, share the latest funding news and keep you informed of any regional or national programmes that will help with your growth plans.

Tel: 0333 006 9178


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