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thumbnailBiomass - renewable heat solutions, challenges & opportunities for all
May 12th, 2015
There is an event being run by Employer First in conjunction with EcoFuels on 21st May 2015. This Vision 2050 Networking Event is an excellent opportunity to network with other employers and also to hear from industry experts about expanding the...
thumbnailSix leadership skills to help your business grow.
May 5th, 2015
As your business starts to grow you may need to change your way of working. You need to lead the company rather than manage it. Strong leadership skills can help you to ensure that your whole team buys into your growth plan and move you towards ...
thumbnailHave you considered trading internationally?
April 27th, 2015
As your business grows you may decide to start exploring international markets. Many businesses across the D2N2 area provide products and services all over the world. There are opportunities both in traditional, established markets such as Europ...
thumbnailThe Benefits of Having an Apprentice in Your Business
April 13th, 2015
If you are planning to grow your business and want to increase your workforce then taking on an apprentice is an option worth considering. Over the past few years there has been a big push to help young people find employment and increase their ...
thumbnailWhy do you need a website for your business?
April 8th, 2015
When you’re starting a new business there are so many things to think about including , for example the legal structure and marketing. Advice on all these areas can be found on the In terms of marketing it is useful to start by creating a mark...
thumbnailFirst D2N2 Rural Conference helps plant the seeds of business growth
March 30th, 2015
Food and drink manufacturers, holiday home owners, tourist attraction managers, and those running ‘low carbon’ and hi-tech firms turned out in force for the first ever D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference.
thumbnailWork placement students benefitting the manufacturing industry
March 25th, 2015
Lindhurst Engineering was founded in 1985 and is based in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottingham. The company works with a wide range of clients including mining, construction, rail, aerospace, theatre, low carbon technology, art and manufacturing.
thumbnailVenturefest East Midlands: Looking for entrepreneurs with new ideas
March 9th, 2015
Are you an entrepreneur or innovator that has an innovative and creative idea?
thumbnailAre you looking for graduates to join your company?
March 2nd, 2015
Last month the BBC reported that graduate recruitment will be at its highest for a decade in 2015.
thumbnailRetail - A Changing Landscape for food manufacturers?
February 16th, 2015
David Williams, Chair of the D2N2 Food and Drink Manufacturing key sector group, takes a look at the image and reality of the food industry.