Three Nottingham tech companies ranked on a national scale 

Three Nottingham based companies have been ranked in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league tale. The table lists Britains private technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales.

In 16th place was consumer finance provider Oakbrook Finance with 155% sales growth in the last three years. Oakbrook has 98 employees in Nottingham and last year recorded sales of £40.4m. 

With an annual sales growth of 88% , ENSEK the energy software developer ranked in 46th place. ENSEK have 110 members of staff and recorded sales of £6.2m with an annual sales growth of 88%.

In 51st place came Nottingham based UNiDAYS whos app and website is used by 10m students worldwide. UNiDAYS sales hit £27.5m in 2018 and they now operate globally. 

The companies competed with businesses from all over Britain including popular online entertainment community LADBible and our 3 wins really prove that Nottingham is a thriving destination for all things tech!

Nottingham based architect company win mega South Korean contract

Well known Nottingham HQ’d company, Leonard Design Architects have won a South Korean contract to design a sculpture for the country’s largest airport, Incheon International.

The landmark is set to be located in the busy shopping area in the airpoirt and is part of a wider refurbishment of the duty-free area. It will be commissioned by the three biggest duty-free retailers in Korea: Shinsegae, Lotte and Shilla. 

Ian Staples, director at Leonard Design, said: “We have been working with Lotte Duty Free for a number of years and more recently have been involved in the bid for the new duty-free license for terminal two of Incheon International Airport. As a result, Lotte Duty Free put us forward as the preferred designer of the landmark and our concept was selected by the airport.”

Members of the public invited to meet the team behind the Boots Island site development

Members of the public are invited to learn more about the plans to develop Nottingham’s 40-acre former Boots Island site at a two-day event on 11, 12 September.

The outline proposals – which were submitted for planning in July - will be displayed at Urban Rooms on 38 Carrington Street between 2pm and 7pm. There will be an opportunity to ask the development team behind the mixed-used scheme what it means for the city.

You can read the full article here. 

They’re back! STARS Awards 2018

They are BACK! The Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards are an annual celebration of tourism in Nottinghamshire, recognising the best in the leisure, culture, tourism and hospitality sectors in the county. The 2018 awards will be held on 1st November.

The awards are an opportunity to highlight best practice and give thanks to the people and organisations which provide valuable contributions to tourism in Nottinghamshire. From B&Bs, major tourist attractions, city centre hotels to conference venues, the categories for the awards recognise the diverse landscape of tourism in the county.

For more information or to nominate see this article from Visit Nottinghamshire. 

NTU Business School up for prestigious national award

Nottingham Business School (NBS) has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.

The awards are widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector and celebrate the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life.

Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, said: “At NBS, we believe in the value of combining academic excellence with real and positive impact on business and society.”

“Being shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award is a recognition and an endorsement of this great work and will encourage our team and students along this journey. That’s why NBS is internationally recognised as a business school for business.” 

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