Pioneer 10 is a new and exciting, free business award and growth coaching programme for entrepreneurs in Nottinghamshire. It has evolved over the past 4 years and is open to startups and ambitious SMEs . It began life as the Spark Business Awards operated by Oxford Innovation in Market Harborough and Stockport with huge success. Spark has helped over 4000 businesses, many of which have achieved outstanding results.

Over the years we have learned a great deal about the requirements of business owners and the key elements they need to achieve success. It is our goal to ensure that every business that interacts with Pioneer 10 will derive genuine benefit through insightful, in-person workshops and tried and tested online tools.


If you have a business in Nottinghamshire that you are ambitious to grow, keep an eye out for next year's programme launching soon. 


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At Oxford Innovation, we really understand how to make property work - for the building owners, our centre customers, and for regional economic success.

We manage a UK network of Business & Innovation Centres that provides the ideal environment for over 900 start ups and SMEs to grow. Our centres are managed on behalf of public and private sector building owners that require a high quality service that reliably delivers financial returns, whilst contributing to the economic growth of the regions in which we operate.

With over 20 years of experience in running Business & Innovation Centres, we have the experience, the insight and the expertise you are looking for to make your building a long-term success

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The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres in Mansfield, Newark and Worksop provide professional office space on flexible terms, virtual office services and a range of meeting rooms, in a fully serviced setting.

“Attracting established organisations alongside start-up and growing companies, The Notts centres specialise in creating a community for knowledge-based businesses in Nottinghamshire.”

“We are passionate about providing a supportive environment that encourages collaborative working and innovative thinking, through the support of our in-house business growth advisor. Because we look after all our customers’ accommodation requirements, they are free to focus entirely on developing their businesses.” Regional Manager – Paul Hastings

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Nottinghamshire County Council

Pioneer 10 underlines Nottinghamshire County Council’s commitment to support local entrepreneurs and encourage the creation of new jobs and skills to encourage inward investment and new business opportunities.

The programme aligns with the Nottinghamshire Growth Plan, to create an environment that allows businesses to flourish, where creativity and innovation are valued, investment is facilitated, entrepreneurs are encouraged and established businesses can prosper

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Bassetlaw District Council

Bassetlaw District Council provide high quality and good value services to meet the needs of the area's residents and businesses.

The Council’s vision is to make North Nottinghamshire the place of choice for living, working and enjoying leisure time, with a commitment to improving facilities and creating opportunities for existing residents.

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Mansfield district council

Mansfield District Council

Mansfield District Council strive to be an effective service provider, community leader and corporate body and, in doing so, recognise the importance of meeting the needs of the diverse mix of communities.

The Council’s vision is to revitalise the district, town centres and neighborhoods, encouraging inward investment and creating a climate for job creation and growth.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council provides a range of local government services for residents of the Borough. The council has 4 priorities; Prosperity, People, Place and Public Service

 One of the councils key focuses is developing an understanding of key sectors that are likely to bring faster economic growth and sustainable job opportunities to the area.

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