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New Commercial Membership Organization Aims to Support Northern Northant Businesses


Marie Baker and Simon Cox.

A brand new trade member organization that aims to support businesses in North Northamptonshire is to be officially launched in the new year.

NNBN, the brainchild of Desborough CEOs Simon Cox and Marie Baker, was inspired by the success of the North Northants Business Network and is designed exclusively for businesses based or providing services in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire. region.

Some of Northamptonshire’s biggest names have already pledged their support, with those signing up as official ‘supporters’ of the new organization including the North Northants Council, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Business & IP Center Northamptonshire, others should follow. .

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Co-founder Simon said: “This organization of NNBN members will quickly play a central role in helping the local economy recover, grow and thrive. Businesses will benefit from positive public relations and marketing opportunities.

“Our online platform will allow us to promote, support and highlight businesses in the North Northants. Members will be reported to all available support from our major partners and supporters – everything from business grants, business support, business events and collaboration opportunities.

Unique to NNBN membership will be a set of exclusive benefits typically available only to employees of large corporations with everything from savings on fuel to local deals and discounts in a plethora of national brands.

Simon added, “We have been researching, planning and fine-tuning this new membership offering for months and are delighted to have gotten so much support ahead of the official launch. “

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the North Northamptonshire Council, said: “As a council we are committed to helping businesses thrive in North Northants and I am delighted to support this new organization which will play a key role in this goal.

Cllr David Brackenbury, Executive Member of the Council for Growth and Regeneration, added: “This launch could not have come at a better time as the economy recovers from the effects of the Covid pandemic. Our region is home to many high potential businesses and organizations like this are invaluable in providing them with the support they need to help them on their way.

Simon and Marie have extensive experience supporting businesses. In addition to leading the North Northants Business Network, the duo were instrumental in launching the successful Kettering Business Network, which became a finalist at the SME National Business Awards 2019 and Kettering Business Awards, first held in 2018. .

Co-Founder Marie said, “Not everyone knows about the help and support that is available to them when they are in business, and we want to close that gap. This membership has a level for everyone, including independent traders, businesses with employees, charities, and even students.

“It’s about bringing people together, with the added benefit of including a range of perks and perks to help you and your business grow. “

Sunny Singh, director of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are proud to support NNBN, which promises to ensure that the wider communities of North Northamptonshire are aware of the business support available across the county. The Chamber is always keen to engage with businesses from across our county and looks forward to meeting businesses at future forums.

Barry Crisp, Business & IP Center in Northamptonshire, added: “We are delighted to support this new initiative in North Northamptonshire. The new NNBN membership service will provide much needed additional support, engagement and exclusive discounts to local entrepreneurs and businesses and will serve to complement existing services in the North Northants. We look forward to supporting and working alongside NNBN.

The NNBN will be launched in early January. To be among the first to receive launch details, subscribe to the NNBN database at https://nnbn.co.uk.