Independent Nottingham

Independent businesses are a crucial point of difference for Nottingham’s retail and leisure offerings and we are committed to recognising and celebrating their vital contribution to the local economy through the dedicated Independent City stream of delivery.

Independent Nottingham Branding - July 2021

Independent Nottingham Branding - July 2021

We are delighted to present Independent Nottingham - the new branding for the Independent City strand of Nottingham BID’s strategy. 

Click HERE to download the marketing kit with digital assets for you to download and use.

We hope that you’ll love it as much as we do!

Let customers know you’re part of Nottingham’s rich, diverse and exciting community and celebrate by displaying a new window sticker! We’ve also created posters that you can customise to suit your needs. Use a Sharpie pen to promote any special offers using the blank space available on the poster. To order a FREE window sticker and/or poster, fill in this super quick order form:



Explore Nottingham's thriving independent business community. Discover the independent business you need with our helpful directory!

Nottingham is home to one the best and biggest independent scenes in the entire U.K. From fashion to food, coffee, gifts and much more; you're sure to find just what you're looking for. Take a peek at our directory to see an extensive list of the city's businesses and where to find them. 


Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March 2022 - Old Market Square

Nottingham BID in collaboration with Nottingham City Council are proud to present the first Ay-UpMarket, funded by ERDF.
A market to give Nottingham’s independent business owners the opportunity to trade directly from the heart of the city, in Old Market Square and Sneinton Market Avenues.

The event will give a unique trading platform that will focus entirely on Nottingham’s diverse independent retail/ F&B sectors. The three day event will run from Friday 25th March to Sunday 27th March 2022 with the following trading hours:

Friday 25th  March 11:00 – 21:00
Saturday 26th March 11:00 – 21:00
Sunday 27th March 11:00 – 17:00

The Ay-UpMarket will also feature live performances each day that will appeal to all age groups and increase dwell time. The event will be promoted city wide on outdoor media and also make full use of the What’s On Nottingham and Nottingham BID consumer channels.



We will keep you up to date with opportunities as and when they arise.



- Your NCC Contact is Vaughen Crompton

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 - Sign up for a free, online business support surgery with a D2N2 Growth Hub Account Manager

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- You can report any problems to the CPOs by calling 101 or 0115 915 2020 or online at:

- For regular updates please follow @nottspolice as well as Nottingham City Centre CPOs @NottmCityCPOs on Twitter.



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