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For businesses

If you run a business or are an employer in Nottingham, it’s highly likely you will have worked with one of the universities, employed an intern or graduate, or sold goods or services to our staff or students. Our institutions are inextricably linked to the prosperity of Nottingham.

For businesses

See how Olivia expanded her breastfeeding brand with help from both universities

Olivia Swift with a mother and baby

“After studying midwifery at the University of Nottingham, I wanted to help not only the women I was caring for to breastfeed but also every other mother. The support I’ve had from the universities has helped me launch a successful breastfeeding brand to do just that! I’m really proud that my suppliers are local, providing a boost to the Notts economy too.”

Olivia Swift, Founder, Lotus Maternity Ltd

Explore the impact of the universities in more detail

Through our activities and supply chain, we add £1.1 billion to the economy in Nottingham City

We have supported over 1000 SMEs to innovate, develop new products and improve processes that have made helped them to grow and create new employment opportunities

Each year, over 7,500 of our students work over 3 million hours on placements lasting from two days to a year or more

In 2017/18 we delivered over 69,000 days of executive education to businesses in the region

Over 45,000 business delegates use our facilities including the East Midlands Conference Centre, the Orchard Hotel and the Jubilee Centre