Lockdown is easing, everything is returning back to normal (what even is normal anymore) and the TTK team cannot wait to get back out into the city of Nottingham! So, what better time to share why we are proud to be a Nottingham based business and all the things we love about Nottingham!
Nottingham is an incredibly busy city, rich with history and home to over 60,000 students across two universities. We have special links with Nottingham Trent University and currently have a growing number of Nottingham Trent University graduates in our head office team!
Being a Nottingham based business is something we are extremely proud of. We are amongst many other local businesses that we admire such as The Sauce Shop, Radiant Cleaners, 200 Degrees and Cherry Recruitment. We are surrounded by excellent charities such as Base 51 and Double Impact to name a few, that we support through work experience programmes and food donations. Being a Nottingham based business has meant we have had great support from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, D2N2 Growth Hub and the Food and Drink Forum – all of which have been invaluable to us as a rapidly growing business.
In Nottingham, there really is something for everyone, whether you enjoy attending gigs, exploring nature, supporting a sports team, getting pampered or just going for a few tipples after work; we asked the TTK team their favourite places to visit in Nottingham. Read on to find out more on the TTK team’s guide to Nottingham.
Izzy, Studio Artworker recommends:-
Broadway Cinema - https://www.broadway.org.uk/ - Encompassing eating out, drinks and a cinema, all under one roof! Showcasing classic films as well as new releases!.
George, Marketing & Design Executive recommends:-
Flint Barbers – https://www.flintbarbers.com/ - Because guys need to be pampered too! An ethical barbers based in the city centre, the perfect treat after lockdown for that ‘do!
Alice, Assistant Buyer recommends:-
Ideas on Paper - http://ideasonpapernottingham.co.uk/ - bringing a unique selection of magazines, journals and books to inspire Nottingham on a range of subjects. Not to mention a great selection of stationery (who doesn’t love stationery?!)
Jess, Brand Director recommends:-
Behind the Red Door - https://www.behindthereddoor.co.uk/ - the perfect place to pick up a gift for any occasion is this a beautiful gift boutique; offering homewares, greeting cards and a variety of other quirky gift ideas from around the world!
Katie, Head of New Product Development recommends:-
Escapologic - https://www.escapologic.com/ - the perfect team building exercise, but also great to put your brain to work. One room and one hour to get out! Fun for all!
Santa, Creative Lead recommends:-
Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery -https://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/ - one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK, offering access to free exhibitions, the perfect place to get inspired!
Martin, CEO recommends:-
Robin Hood Marathon - https://www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk/ – Martin loves taking part in this event and has raised money for the charity Double Impact, a great cause and a great way to push yourself (or cheer from the sidelines!)
Deepika, Accounts Administrator recommends:-
The Arboretum – believed to be the inspiration behind JM Barrie’s Neverland, the Arboretum is a historic and beautifully maintained park, perfect for a nature walk with it’s tree and heritage trails.
Agata, Planner recommends:-
The Malt Cross - https://maltcross.com/ - serving hearty pub grub and craft ales, the Malt Cross is a real treat with a traditional ‘pub’ spirit. A must visit!
Melissa, Sales & Customer Service Lead recommends:-
Attenborough Nature Reserve – Make the most of Nottingham’s great public transport links and head out of the city and into this beautiful nature reserve. Great trails for hiking alongside tranquil waters.
Tom, Operations Director recommends:-
Nottingham Castle - https://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/ - currently undergoing a large transformation! The castle offers spectacular views of the city due to it’s position on ‘Castle Rock.
The Watered Garden - https://thewateredgarden.co.uk/ - (House plants, plant pots, gifts)
Bodega - https://www.bodeganottingham.com/ - (Great for gigs and a night out!)
Pokéwaves – https://www.pokewaves.co.uk/ (Nottingham’s first premium poké bar!)
Wired Café - http://www.wiredcafe.co.uk/ - (The go to place for a spot of breakfast)
200° Coffee House – https://200degs.com/ - (Artisan Coffee Roaster)
Bunk - https://www.bunkwings.com/ - (Cocktails & Wings!)
Meadow Lane – (Home to Nottingham County FC)
Steele Hairdressing - http://steelehairdressing.co.uk/ - (Talented team of Professional Stylists)
Fothergills - https://www.fothergillsnottingham.com/ - (Drink with a view!)
HydrateZero - https://www.hydratezero.com/ (For post-workout fuel!)
Beauty Temple - https://beautytemple.co.uk/ - (Luxury beauty experience!)
The Walton Hotel - https://www.thewaltonhotel.com/ - (Superb summer terrace and stylish interior.)
Cafe Sobar - https://www.doubleimpact.org.uk/cafe-sobar/ - (A social enterprise by the charity Double Impact, providing a space to eat, drink (non- alcoholic only) and relax!)
The Cornerhouse - https://cornerhousenottingham.co.uk/ - (Everything you could possible want under one roof!)
The Pudding Pantry - https://www.thepuddingpantry.co.uk/ - (Rustic home style baking, that you don’t have to make yourself!)
Wollaton Park - https://wollatonhall.org.uk/ - (Hall, Museum and vast open space is perfect for enjoying a picnic)
The City Ground – (Home of Nottingham Forest FC!)
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground - https://www.trentbridge.co.uk/index.html - (Home to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Team)
The City of Caves – (Network of caves underneath Nottingham’s surface!)