Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Confetti

Friday December 7, 2012

Nick Clegg Students at Confetti welcomed a special visitor yesterday in the shape of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

He was in Nottingham looking at how Government City Deal money of £60m could benefit creative businesses and young people.

He was taken on a tour of Confetti and the Antenna Creative Business Centre by Confetti Media Group boss Craig Chettle.

The Deputy Prime Minister met students on the Games Technology, Music Technology and TV and Film courses and observed their lessons.

Head of Further Education Phil Myers commented on the visit:

“It’s not every day the Deputy Prime Minister gets to experience the hard work you’ve been doing and our students relished the opportunity to share their creative achievements. With employment or higher education on every students mind the new financial investment in Nottingham was really encouraging news to our students”.

The Deputy Prime Minister commented:

“The City Deal is giving more control over money to folk here in Nottingham – aiming to create 1,000 Apprenticeships and 10,000 jobs across the city and help tackle youth unemployment. Places like Confetti are throwing their doors open, educating students and taking them on. The creative industry, as it is being practiced here, puts Nottingham on the map and I am delighted places like this exist outside of London”.