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thumbnailIt’s a good time to take stock of your marketing
August 10th, 2015
For a lot of business owners, the summer is a good time to take stock of how well their marketing has performed and whether they need to make some changes for the months ahead.
thumbnailSME’s, Time to put the heads back on the chickens!
August 3rd, 2015
There are 309,000 construction businesses in the UK providing jobs for over 2.1million people equating to 7.2% of the UK’s workforce, and contributing £90 billion value added to the UK economy (6.7%).
thumbnailHelping you comply with Business Regulations
July 27th, 2015
All businesses have to comply with one or more set business regulations in order to operate effectively and ensure that they meet acceptable standards. The range of business regulations that you will be familiar with are shown below:
thumbnailPeak District and Derbyshire events that help the local economy
July 20th, 2015
Every year there are a number of key events that take place in Peak District and Derbyshire that attract a lot of tourists into the area. These events are not only great fun they also help the local economy and raise the profile of the area.
thumbnailLife Sciences Sector: Grants available to train your staff
July 13th, 2015
We are very fortunate in the East Midlands to have a lot of support available for companies that are based within the life sciences sector. The has identified life sciences as one of the priority sectors that have huge potential to support econo...
thumbnailWorking in partnership for the visitor economy
July 6th, 2015
The visitor economy, or tourism, has been identified by D2N2 as one of the key sectors in the region for potential growth, and the key partners for delivering this are Visit Peak District & Derbyshire and Experience Nottinghamshire, the official...
thumbnailStartUp Britain Tour Bus is coming to Nottingham!
June 29th, 2015
StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.
thumbnailIs it time to innovate in your business?
June 15th, 2015
We all know that some of the most successful businesses are those that embrace innovation and are always looking for new ways to improve their competitive advantage. Innovation in the business arena is not always about scientific breakthroughs. ...
thumbnailAccess to local finance for businesses
June 8th, 2015
Whether you are a new business or an existing business there may be times when you need to access finance to help with growth. It’s worth having a look at any grants that are available locally.
thumbnailConstruction–skills for growth
June 1st, 2015
According to CTIB CSN Report (Blueprint for Construction 2015 – 2019) construction output in the East Midlands is forecast to see annual average growth of 2.2% in the five years to 2019, below the equivalent UK rate of 2.9%. Employment growth ...