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thumbnailSo, You’ve Got a Great Business Idea But Not Sure What To Do Next?
December 21st, 2015
You are not alone! There are many people who have the ideas but don’t know where to start, but the most sensible place to begin is to most likely to be in seeking specialist business support and advice.
thumbnailFree expert health and safety advice for businesses in D2N2 Growth Hub area
December 14th, 2015
Expert health and safety advice is being offered free to businesses in the D2N2 Growth Hub area of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, as part of a four month pilot project to help companies cut costs and avoid future problems.
thumbnailRev up your Regulation with a Primary Authority
December 7th, 2015
Primary authority is a statutory scheme established by the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008(the RES Act). It allows an eligible business to form a legally recognised partnership with a single local Authority in relation to regulator...
thumbnail20% grant available for major business growth projects in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
November 30th, 2015
If you’re a business based in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire and are making plans to invest in a sizeable project to grow your business, you should consider applying to the N2 Business Growth Programme.
thumbnailD2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph on the Comprehensive Spending Review
November 27th, 2015
David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, looks at the further details behind this week’s Comprehensive Spending Review from the Chancellor.
thumbnailDo you invest in the skills of young people?
November 23rd, 2015
The 1200+ volunteers we work with on an annual basis in Derby and Derbyshire do just that!
thumbnailCyber Crime
November 16th, 2015
Andy Watterson, Business Crime Manager at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire) presents his tips on tackling cyber crime
thumbnailHow the Food & Drink Forum can help your Business
November 9th, 2015
The UK food and drink sector is said to account for almost 16% of the UK’s total manufacturing turnover, that’s around £81.8 billion, and employs around 400,000 people (which is more than the population of Leicester!)
thumbnailSpecial Events To Add To Your Calendar
November 2nd, 2015
We are very proud to be celebrating the first anniversary of the D2N2 Growth Hub on the 5th of December! In just one year we’ve seen more than 1000 businesses grow, expand and reach their full potential; each of them inspiring us to help the n...
thumbnailSupport for Innovation
October 26th, 2015
Innovation is the 'buzz' word of many organisations today - everyone’s doing it, it seems. But what does innovation mean and how does it apply to a small business? Is it just about introducing new technology and processes or something more fun...