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Nottinghamshire Day – 25th August 2021

Today is the first annual ‘Nottinghamshire Day’, it is part of a new council drive to boost tourism and culture across the city encouraging people to explore parts of the county.

As the majority of the Harper team are Nottingham born and bred, we thought we would take the opportunity to look at what Nottinghamshire has brought to the world and to talk about what we love and find interesting about Nottinghamshire.

“I love that there are so many independent businesses in Nottingham and that there is a large community of people who like to shop local. There are some amazing bars, restaurants and shops. I think it is really important to support these businesses as your money goes directly back into the local economy.”

Siobhan Lally - Group Operations Manager - Beeston born and bred 

“I’m amazed at the things that Nottinghamshire locals have invented such as HP Brown Sauce, the MRI Scan, Ibuprofen, the video cassette recorder, the Salvation Army, Tarmac and Lace.”

Emma Lake - Resourcer - Gedling born and bred 

“Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to enjoy sport and get active. There are two football clubs one being the oldest professional football club in the world, a world-renowned cricket ground – Trent Bridge, which has seen Test Cricket being playing for over a century, the National Ice Centre which is the home of the Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team, Nottingham Tennis Centre which has played host to many international tournaments and the National Water Sports Centre which offers a host of water and land-based activities to name a few!”

Kate Brackenbury - Divisonal Manager - Flintham born and bred

“Nottingham has so many iconic figures such as Rebecca Adlington who won two gold medals in the 2008 Olympic games, Carl Froch the former professional boxer, Mistajam the DJ and radio presenter, Joe Dempsie who is famous for his role of Gendry in Game of Thrones, Vicky McClure who starred in This is England and the BBC police drama series Line of Duty, Paul Smith, the clothing designer and last but not least Robin Hood!”

Rebecca Spicer - Divisional Manager - Beeston born and bred

“I love that Nottingham has so many places to go outdoors and explore, some of my favourites are Newstead Abbey, Wollaton Park, Attenborough Nature Reserve and Gedling Country Park”. 

Julia Bevin - Finance Manager - Southwell born and bred 

"The history and heritage of Nottingham is so interesting! The legend of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, the underground city centre Caves, the 800-year-old courthouse - The National Justice Museum, the newly refurbished Nottingham Castle and the 'oldest public house' Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which claims to have been established in 1189."

Kat Northridge - Senior Administrator / Payroll Manager - Hucknall born and bred

All in all, Nottingham is a great place to live with so many things to entertain, explore and experience. Wishing you all a happy #NottsDay me ducks!