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thumbnailDiscover the Future of Transportation at Venturefest East Midlands
January 19th, 2017
The future of transportation will be one of the hot topics at this year’s Venturefest East Midlands at Derby Arena on 22 March. The event will host an in depth session on the subject with speakers including Rolls Royce, Balfour Beatty and Univ...
thumbnailLearn the winning mindset from Gold Medal winning Paralympian, Richard Whitehead MBE, at Venturefest
January 19th, 2017
is delighted to announce that they’ll be joined by Gold Medal winning Paralympian at this year’s event. Richard will be discussing how a winning mindset can further your business as well as joining a Futuresport session looking at innovatio....
thumbnailGetting the most out of your communications and marketing
November 11th, 2016
I had the pleasure this week of partnering with the D2N2 Growth Hub in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and running a morning workshop for over 20 local businesses on how to get the most out of their communications and marketing.
thumbnailCollaboration Should Be At The Heart Of Innovation
November 10th, 2016
New structures, new types of funding, a focus on place and a global outlook will help fuel economic growth, says Chief Executive Ruth McKernan.
thumbnailAn introduction to Nottingham and Derby’s Business Connectors
October 28th, 2016
Yvonne Fowler (Nottingham) and Nick Tooley (Derby) have been seconded from their roles in the public sector and placed full-time as Business Connectors in Nottingham and Derby to help community services tackle local issues.
thumbnailThe Textiles Growth Programme
October 13th, 2016
The Textiles Growth Programme can offer grants to textiles companies in England, anywhere outside of greater London, towards eligible projects which will grow or strengthen the company.
thumbnailThe Business Finance Guide
September 5th, 2016
The new Business Finance Guide – a journey from startup to growth sets out the main things to consider and outlines sources of finance available to businesses – ranging from start-ups to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies.
thumbnailKnowledge Exchange for Innovation
August 15th, 2016
The KEI fund is designed to encourage collaboration between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the University of Derby. The University is looking to support SMEs to become more innovative and realise their growth ambitions. Part funded thro...
thumbnailFunding for collaborative R & D projects in Transport equipment manufacturing
August 8th, 2016
Funding for collaborative R & D projects in Transport equipment manufacturing
thumbnailThe Food & Drink Forum Launches £7million FEAST Project
August 8th, 2016
East Midlands-based support organisation, the Food & Drink Forum has won a £7million contract to deliver funded services to the food and drink manufacturing sector. The Forum will be offering food and drink businesses a range of funded support ...