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Matt Relf and Shehzad Chaudhary attending the Networking Event

Technology and Innovation is the focus in special networking event.

The event, organised by Ashfield District Council was all about technology and how to best utilise technologies to support business growth and sustainability, and a case study on how the pandemic has help accelerate digital transformation.  


The morning event featured three guest speakers, Shehzad Chaudhary from the Department for International Trade (DIT), Jacqueline Taylor from Sherwood Forest NHS Hospital Trust and Paul Humphreys, head of scale up services at the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce


The event is designed for business leaders to come together, share knowledge, contacts, and resources to help support business growth and sustainability moving into the future. The network is a great place to share experiences, gain contacts and learn new strategies for innovation whilst enjoying a light snack and warming drink in a friendly environment.


Cllr Mathew Relf, Executive Lead member for Corporate Transformation and Regeneration said: “In Ashfield we work hard to help local businesses access the support they need to help them grow. These events are a key part of this where businesses can not only hear from very knowledgeable speakers but also connect with each other to share experiences and boost local working”
“Our three guest speakers talked passionately about how technology can help businesses to grow and also gain access to new national and international customers.”
"I encourage all local businesses to connect with our business support pages and get in contact with our excellent business support team to see what help and support is on offer to help you and your business to thrive.”


Ashfield District Council has recently developed a series of new webpages that can be found on the Council’s website under “business support” This has the resources to help new businesses and established organisations with ongoing news, information and support.


If any business wants to sign up for information about the next Business Leaders Networking Event, contact the Business Support Team at Ashfield District Council to receive the latest updates.  They can email: