Robin Hood, Byron and Boots- Nottinghamshire’s strengths championed in Parliament

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The message that Nottinghamshire is a destination for business and innovation was taken to the heart of Government today (25 October), as a major delegation from the city and county headed to Westminster.

The first ever Nottingham in Parliament Day has been devised and developed by the University Of Nottingham. It saw 45 separate Nottingham and Nottinghamshire-themed events being delivered by over 100 partners from the world of business, politics, local government, education, sport, culture and the third sector.

Councillor Alan Rhodes, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council and Anthony May, chief executive are part of the team bidding to raise the area’s profile in the corridors of power.

Councillor Rhodes said: “Nottinghamshire has so much to offer as a place to live, work, visit and do business.

“We are home to the world-renowned legend of Robin Hood, global brands like Raleigh, Rolls Royce and Boots, sporting stars Lee Westwood, Rebecca Adlington, Ollie Hynd and Richard Whitehead and iconic literary figures such as Lord Byron and DH Lawrence.

“We have an excellent central location, breath-taking countryside, good infrastructure and most important of all, hard-working and welcoming people.

“The Nottingham in Parliament Day initiative gives us a great opportunity to showcase all that is good about Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to the national politicians and policymakers. And the recent creation of the new Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire organisation will help to ensure that our voice continues to heard and our profile continues to be raised in the future.”