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Move-It Mobility – Nottinghamshire small business seeks to improve the minds and bodies of the young and old.
With a background in Sport and Education, and a burning desire to be his own boss, Chris Atkins was looking for an opportunity into the world of entrepreneurship. Then, a chance conversation with his Grandma about her evening classes provided Chris with...read more
What do you do when your hobby gets out of hand? Enterprising Nottingham fishing enthusiast Lee Topham’s answer to his rapidly expanding hobby was to quit his day job in the police force and set up an online store where he was able to share his huge...read more
Nottingham based accountant, Jamie Selby, has always held high aspirations in business. After progressing from Junior to Partner in a handful of years, he forged ahead, looking for a new challenge and decided to take the leap and start his own...read more
Brothers Pete and Rob Sharpe started their luxury mince pie making business in November 2016. Perfectly positioned in the pie-loving town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, the pair’s joint passion for a tasty pie was spurred on by the sales from their pies in their...read more
NBV are delighted to congratulate client Aimee Johnstone who has been shortlisted for “Sole Trader of the Year” at Nottingham Post’s Women in Business Awards 2017. Aimee was thrilled when she found out, telling us “The chance to be a finalist in the Nottingham Post...read more
Derby’s historic Market Hall, in conjunction with Derby City Council and Essential Print Services, will be hosting ‘Derby’s Festival of Small Businesses’ to celebrate the fifth year of Small Business Saturday UK. The Market Hall event will offer two free business...read more
NBV Client Christine Spencer and her staff were delighted to win Tea Room of the Year Award on Tuesday 10th October at the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards. The annual awards are organised by Select Lincolnshire - who champion, celebrate,...read more
Upcycling, recycling and reusing – how one small business owner made the most of her skills and passion for repurposing everyday objects.
images from relovedmag.co.uk Following her redundancy from the public sector, Nottinghamshire based keen recycler Jackie Ward took the decision to change career and set up her business in the creative sector. As new opportunities presented themselves and Jackie’s...read more
Calling all budding entrepreneurs! Nottinghamshire Community Foundation have organised a Dragons Den style event hosted by Nottingham Business School. If you have a business idea, and need grant funding to help you on the way, apply today! Applicants are given the...read more
Join NBV at the Leicester Business Festival 24th October - 3rd November MEET LOCAL GRANT PROVIDERS all under one roof! Tuesday October 24th Grant Providers’ Showcase | Access to Finance If you are looking for financial support to help grow your business this is a rare...read more
Nottingham Trent University graduates Charlotte Bailey and Sean Ali came up with the idea for Super U, blended superfood supplements, after both suffering ill-health in the final year of their studies. New to the world of entrepreneurship, they sought help and advice...read more
Looking to turn his own mental health problems into a positive career-changing step, Trevor Tacey turned his back on the construction industry to begin his new path in helping others overcome trauma and addictions. To help him realise this dream fully, he turned to...read more
After a career in the hairdressing industry spanning almost 20 years, Lincolnshire hairdressers Richard Cotton and Daniel Ricketts decided to go it alone and open their own salon. Richard told us “We started the business so that we could be more in control, we had a...read more
Chesterfield photographer Ben Lumley has been taking professional photos since 2010. He approached Creative Business Advisor Filomena Rodriguez for bespoke support through The Big House programme. As a partner of the programme, NBV helps businesses in the creative and...read more
The Business Idea Luke Watts and Matt Riffat approached NBV in late 2016 for support in setting up a new managed IT services business. Although both Luke and Matt have a total 15 years’ experience of using business IT systems as employees, neither had the experience...read more