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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 ...
thumbnailThe Queen's Awards for Enterprise: why you should apply
July 25th, 2016
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious enterprise awards.
thumbnailTransport Equipment Manufacturing Industry boosted by new support
July 25th, 2016
The D2N2 area is a key focus for road, rail and air original equipment manufacturers and SME supply chains.
thumbnailMidlands Engine market visits to the US & Canada
July 25th, 2016
Midlands Engine Market Visit to Chicago and Toronto - Advanced Manufacturing & Aerospace - 5 days
thumbnailFit for Work – free occupational health support
July 4th, 2016
The impact of sickness absence can be particularly profound for small businesses, more so as many do not have access to occupational health services. The government-led initiative Fit for Work plugs this gap in occupational health provision by h...
thumbnailKey Elements of a Good Marketing Plan
June 14th, 2016
Duncan Wright, Director at BSA Marketing offers his view on the importance of marketing planning.
thumbnailEnabling Innovation in D2N2’s Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
June 7th, 2016
‘Enabling Innovation’ is a collaborative programme involving the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, which will provide support to over 2,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the n...
thumbnailRaising Finance for your Business
June 6th, 2016
Once established, high growth potential small businesses often require additional external finance to achieve their aspirations. The small business finance markets are responding to some degree to this demand and firms are increasingly aware of ...