Travelling to Nottingham on business
Nottingham is an excellent destination for business travellers, as it is conveniently located in the heart of England. The city is home to a large number of well-known businesses, and has great facilities and access for meetings and conferences.
Nottingham city enjoys great connections to other UK towns and cities. Nottingham has its own Nottingham City and East Midlands airport, as well as being close to Robin Hood Doncaster Airport and the global hub of Birmingham Airport. The train station connects the city with regular services to major UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Liverpool.
The city centre has an award winning bus service and a modern tram system in place, so it’s easy for visitors to Nottingham to get around. Drivers can take advantage of thousands of car parking spaces in the city centre, and quick access to major motorways.
Just off Junction 26 on the M1 is Nottingham Business Park, a landscaped area of 120 acres. Nottingham Business Park houses a number of organisations, such as the DVLA, Barratt Homes, the Highways Agency and David Wilson Homes.
On the south west of the city is ng², another business park easily accessed from Nottingham centre. The ng² business park features a number of organisations, ranging from small local enterprises to global brands. These include Zurich, Coutts, HBOS, Specsavers and HSBC, who occupy the Arc, the flagship building of ng².
The Southside of Nottingham is currently under redevelopment. The regeneration will create a new business district for Nottingham, which will extend the city centre southwards. A new transport Hub will also form an important part of this development, and secure Nottingham’s position as a great business centre.
Nottingham is a great place to visit for conferences and meetings, as many city venues offer excellent facilities.
Nottingham can boast its own Conference Centre, which opened in 2010. The Nottingham Conference Centre hosts more than 400 events every year for clients, from meetings and seminars to exhibitions and conferences. Situated in the heart of Nottingham City Centre on Talbot Street, the conference centre offers free Wi-Fi access and AV technology for guests.
The University of Nottingham’s ‘Nottingham Conferences’ offer 3 venues for events in the city. The Jubilee Campus is an award-winning building at the waterside with lecture theatres, break out rooms and landmark architecture. Just outside the city centre is University Park, a more traditional meeting venue with modern features housed within a beautiful building. Nestled in the rural landscape of Nottingham is the Sutton Bonington building, which enjoys state of the art facilities.
The Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham has 11 meeting rooms, a business centre, a conference cafe and free high-speed Wi-Fi access. With comfortable bedrooms, a welcoming bar and restaurant, and a spa and fitness centre, our Nottingham hotel is perfect for visitors on business in the city.
Major upcoming Nottingham conferences include the Design for Health and Wellbeing conference, which takes place on 25 February 2014 at the Nottingham Conference Centre. The UK’s biggest annual education conference, the North of England Education Conference, takes place in Nottingham from 15 to 17 January 2014. The city also hosts regular business fairs for graduate recruitment.
Take Time Out
If you’re going on a trip to Nottingham, make time to see some of the highlights of this historic city.
Take a trip to Nottingham Castle to learn more about the rich history of Nottingham, and if you feel adventurous then go on a tour of the castle caves. While at the Castle, make sure to take a photo of yourself posing at the Robin Hood Statue.
Visit the Galleries of Justice Museum at the city’s Lace Market area for a tour of crime and punishment through the ages. Make sure to stop at England’s oldest pub, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, to relax with dinner and drinks after a meeting.
Prepare yourself for an evening’s entertainment at Just The Tonic Comedy Club in Nottingham. The club regularly hosts evenings with well-known comedians, and is a great place to unwind after a day’s business.
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