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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 ...
thumbnailHave you considered Higher Apprenticeships for your business?
May 26th, 2015
As an employer you understand the importance of having a highly trained workforce that can help your business to become more competitive in the local and global market place. Many businesses are now looking at recruiting young people that can tr...
thumbnailIs your business within the Transport and Logistics Sector?
May 18th, 2015
In the D2N2 area we have a wide range of businesses that are within the Transport and Logistics sector. These businesses are all involved in movement of goods across the UK and internationally by land, air and water. This sector employs over 28,...
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.