Discover Ashfield was set up in 2017 and includes representation from a wide range of business, community and public sector bodies, including academies, further education and Mansfield and Ashfield 2020. Community representation is from Citizen’s Advice Ashfield and Ashfield Voluntary Action. Ashfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership – D2N2 also sit on the Board.
The board is chaired by a representative of the business community, with secretarial support provided by Ashfield District Council.
Discover Ashfield celebrates all that is best about living, visiting, studying, working and doing business in Ashfield.
Our collective mission is to promote Ashfield in a positive manner
The board works to an adopted plan based on four themes:
Succeed in Ashfield
All about supporting local businesses, promoting inward investment, and attracting new businesses to Ashfield. Working with businesses to promote and celebrate all that is great about the area.
Love Where You Live
Promotes what is great about Ashfield for residents, sharing information and raising awareness of what people can access in their local community and across Ashfield.
More to Discover
Promoting Ashfield as a destination for visitors, celebrating the areas wide industrial, sporting and cultural heritage.
Be Healthy, Be Happy
The Ashfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership is working with organisations across Ashfield to support people to improve their health and wellbeing and working together to reduce health inequalities.
Implementation is managed by a delivery group.
The board has a strong track record of delivery, overseeing a number of projects and initiatives, including:
The Discover Ashfield has an Champions programme which at the start of 2020 had over 60 members; champions lobby to improve the prosperity and success of Ashfield.