As a PR company based in Nottingham, the Jennie Holland PR team is always keen to shout about our great city and the opportunities there are here in the East Midlands for growth.
From its fascinating history to its thriving student scene, Nottingham is a gem in the Midlands and continues to develop openings for businesses, tourists and residents.
But what makes Nottingham so special to us? We’ve listed three big reasons why we believe Nottingham is an exciting hive of culture, food and drink and events.
The skyline is always changing
Wherever you stand in Nottingham city centre, you will be able to see a crane in the skyline. Developments are popping up everywhere – whether its student accommodation, office space and apartments buildings – Nottingham is growing at an exciting rate, becoming a great place to live, study, work or set up a business.
From the highly anticipated Broadmarsh shopping and leisure centre and Grade A office spaces, to the £30million Nottingham Castle renovation project and the £100million redevelopment at Nottingham Forest Football Club, the city is alive with change and we’re proud to be supporting some of the East Midlands-based companies that are making it happen through our PR and marketing activity!
A modern city with historical significance
Nottingham is an historic city and has long been an important spot on the map due to its strategic position on higher ground in the middle of England, with Nottingham Castle – the country’s first fortress built by William the Conqueror – allowing for views in every direction for miles, and Sherwood Forest providing a natural barrier and excellent protection against attacking forces.
From tales of Robin Hood to Lord Byron and Oliver Cromwell, Nottingham has many hidden corners, folklore and fascinating architecture dating back thousands of years. The cobbled Bridlesmith Gate was once part of the first A1 route (and it was also the narrowest part!) built during the Roman period between AD 43 and 410.
First known as the ‘land of cave dwellers’, Nottingham is famous for its labyrinth of caves, many of which are still being discovered as more developments take root in the city.
A popular student destination
As a desirable place to study, Nottingham is only growing in popularity when it comes to students. With two fantastic universities including Nottingham Trent University, which was crowned University of the Year 2019 by The Guardian, it’s no wonder that students count for around 70,000 of the city’s population.
This in itself presents great opportunities for businesses that can strive to meet the demand for student accommodation, nightlife, events, food and drink and activity venues such as escape rooms, that means there is plenty to explore and try. We love to see plenty of independent retailers, cafes and bars popping up everywhere which proving popular amongst consumers, especially in areas such as The Lace Market, Hockley and Sneinton.
From supporting independent coffee shops and restaurants to letting agencies and major construction and architecture firms, we enjoy delivering creative PR and social media campaigns that shout about our clients’ successes in the region (including the articles linked in this blog!).