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Key Partners


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

With the support of the the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, now the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we have been able to appoint a team of experienced business advisors to cover the whole geography of D2N2 - Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, help develop innovative concepts and ideas that business have and to offer sector specific support to businesses in our eight key sector areas.

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire)

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Instrumental in the establishment of the D2N2 Growth Hub and a key partner supporting its operation, the East Midlands Chamber is the leading voice for business in the East Midlands and provides an extensive range of business services and advice.

Nottingham City Council - Growing Nottingham


Nottingham City Council supports business growth, employment and investment in the city through their economic development service. If you’re starting or growing your business in Nottingham Growing Nottingham contains all the latest information on the support available to help you. So whether you’re at the beginning of the business journey, or well down the track but looking for help to make your next move, we’d be really surprised if you don’t find something of interest. Growing Nottingham is a key part of D2N2 Growth Hub delivery in the Nottingham area.

Other Partners

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Ashfield District Council

Ashfield District Council comprises the districts of Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield, together with the more rural parishes of Annesley, Felley and Selston. The Council works alongside Mansfield District Council to provide a single regeneration service, Invest Ashfield & Mansfield.

Bolsover District Council

Business information is provided through the Business Bolsover team, offering help and signposting to providers of business support services, networking groups, events, funding and commercial property services.

Chesterfield Borough Council

Centrally located in the UK, Chesterfield is superbly connected, has an abundance of new business premises and room to grow. Our Economic Development Unit is available to help with your business needs.

Derby City Council

Advice and support for businesses has changed both nationally and locally. We have worked with partner organisations and local businesses to develop goals for the delivery of support and advice to businesses in Derby.

Derbyshire County Council

We offer help to support and develop both new and established businesses. We have property for sale and to let, licensing information and advice from our trading standards service.

Derbyshire Dales District Council

The Derbyshire Dales is ideally located in the heart of England. Whether you are setting up in business, are an established local company or are thinking of relocating to the Derbyshire Dales we can offer the advice and support you need.

Derbyshire Economic Partnership

The Derbyshire Economic Partnership, brings together public, private and third sectors to facilitate an effective and co-ordinate approach to economic development across Derbyshire.

Federation of Small Business

We are the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. We provide a comprehensive range of services including mentoring, data services, networking and many more.

Mansfield District Council

Mansfield District Council has its own business support service which offers help and advice to all types of businesses.

North East Derbyshire District Council

Our Economic Development Unit is responsible for a wide range of initiatives, which involve partnership work and attracting funds from a number of sources.

Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council supports business growth, employment and investment in the city through our economic development service.

Nottingham Trent University

Our dedicated team provides funded support to small and medium enterprises in the East Midlands, offering practical advice and easy access to the University's knowledge and resources.

Nottinghamshire County Council

We work with our partners to encourage the growth of the Nottinghamshire economy, and to promote an economy where skills, wage levels and enterprise match or exceed national averages.

University of Derby

We have been working with high profile companies for several years; helping to develop their staff and make them more profitable. Find out how we could help you too.

University of Nottingham

At the heart of our services to business is a commitment to drive your company forwards. We want to understand your firm and to help you tackle the real-life issues facing your sector today.