Visitors to Northampton Town Centre can now access the revitalised paving at Market Square as the section connecting Abington Street to the Grosvenor Centre opened on Monday, 4 March.The cobbles used as part of the transformation of Northampton’s historic market square have been retained from the previous paving where possible, and sympathetically restored to reuse as part of the regenerated space.Councillor Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at West Northamptonshire Council said:“Visitors to Northampton Town Centre can now access the Grosvenor Centre from Abington Street alongside Market Walk as this section of completed paving...

In alignment with the ongoing national campaign, Good Business Week, Northamptonshire membership organisation NNBN is actively supporting the message of ethical business practices. This week-long initiative, spearheaded by the Good Business Charter, aims to shine a spotlight on organisations committed to the highest standards of business conduct and ethical practices.The campaign, running from Monday 5th February to Sunday 11th February, encourages individuals to share positive business examples, nominate deserving employers for Good Business Charter accreditation, and raise awareness about the importance of ethical business through the hashtag #GoodBusinessMatters on social media.Each day of the campaign is dedicated to a specific...

Northamptonshire membership organisation NNBN is backing a business brunch inviting employers to learn more about a potential solution to future employment challenges.NNBN is encouraging local employers and senior leadership of local and regional employers to join the business brunch being organised by West Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire SEND partnership with the agenda centred around an imperative dialogue on employment opportunities for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).This initiative follows the partnership's recent unveiling of a comprehensive three-year SEND and Alternative Provision Strategy. This strategic roadmap outlines the necessary enhancements required within the partnership-wide system to support...

It's been an incredible year for NNBN and our members and we would like to thank you all for your support during the last year.Firstly, we like to thank our members who continue to support NNBN and at this point, I can tell you that there is more to come in 2024 to add value to you, your organisations and the NNBN Member community so watch this space! We are delighted you opted to join NNBN and thank you for your continued support.Thank you also to those who have supported NNBN this year as well, we will continue to build...

November for us was another productive month as we continued to work with and support our members, celebrate with the local community at more Awards and welcome new members to the NNBN community.The month kicked off with the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards at the Royal & Derngate which looked stunning. We would like to congratulate our member Rachel Mallows and her team on a fantastic event which celebrated the food and drink sector across Northamptonshire and it was great to see our members involved in the event with Lincoln Noel, the Maestro, entertaining us all as always with his...

We’re talking with running, awards and theatre in Northamptonshire this week.The third episode of the NNBN podcast is out!Listen to Simon talking with three great guests in the Northamptonshire business community.First up is Kate Denne from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce talking about the organisation for this year's Northamptonshire Business Awards, the forthcoming exhibition in early 2024 and Women With Vision network.You’ll also be able to hear from Simon Hollis from Go Beyond Challenge talking about The Amazing Northampton Run and how this year's event brought people to Northampton.Emma Kendrick from Laugh Out Loud Theatre talks about their preparations for Christmas productions across the...

Northamptonshire membership organisation NNBN are calling for local people to consider shopping local this month as we head towards the festive season and heading into tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday campaign. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.   The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.   On Small Business Saturday, customers across the U.K. go out and support all types of small businesses, online, in offices and...

Small businesses in the UK have faced significant challenges in recent years. Many are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic and are now grappling with the effects of rising inflation and a cost-of-living crisis. In these times, the support for small businesses is more crucial than ever.At NNBN, we advocate for more people to prioritise shopping at local small businesses rather than opting for larger multinational corporations. That's why we're backing Small Business Saturday, marking its 11-year anniversary with a tour across the UK from November, culminating on Saturday, 2nd December.Here are 10 compelling reasons to consider shopping...

We're talking with Awards Winners this week!The second episode of the NNBN podcast is out!Listen to Simon talking with two great business women in the Northamptonshire business community.First up is Tara Holland from Dot & Stripe based in Mawsley talks about what it was like to be named the Micro Business of the Year at this year's NNBN Awards, her marketing business and how she helps businesses get seen and the "juggle struggle".You'll also be able to hear from Milly Fyfe from No Fuss Meals For Busy Parents CIC based in Yelvetoft talks about her experience of winning the Start...

We've only gone and done it!The new NNBN podcast is out!Listen to Simon talking about latest news from around Northamptonshire and within the NNBN Member Community as well as three great interviews from local businesses.First up is Chief Operating Officer Andy Donnachie from The CPD Group based in Rothwell talks about what the CPD Group does, how they accredit training courses, networking events and podcasts as well as what CPD is all about.You can also hear from Mark Ferguson from More Fire PR in a replay of the interview on this year's #NNSTARTUPDAY. Mark talks about his journey in PR...

Northamptonshire Membership organisation NNBN is encouraging local businesses and business leaders in the North of the County to attend the forthcoming NNCLIMATE23.Led by North Northamptonshire Council, the third NNCLIMATE virtual conference takes place live on You Tube with speakers throughout the day around three key areas: Farming and Sustainability, Towards A New Green Economy and Youth and Community.Joining the Conference this year will be winners of The Green Award at this year’s NNBN Awards, Ball Beverage Packaging, TopHat creators of homes with a sustainable core as well as a host of other speakers who will be sharing the work they...