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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...
thumbnailRural Business Development Funding Boost
October 19th, 2015
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is one of the largest LEP's in England covering an area with a population of over 2 million people with an economic output of £36 billion. More than a third of the D2N2 area’s total of 880,000-plus ...
thumbnailHow to Build your Construction Business
October 12th, 2015
Who could forget our “headless chickens” blog written by Construction Coach, Maria Willis which concluded that
thumbnailAll About Grants for Growth
October 5th, 2015
The most frequently asked question of the D2N2GrowthHub helpline 0333 006 9178 is
thumbnailImproving career opportunities for young people.
September 28th, 2015
Over the past few years there has been recognition that in order to compete successfully in the global marketplace we need to invest in our future workforce. It is important that young people are given the opportunity to learn about the wide ran...
thumbnailEver thought about exporting?
September 21st, 2015
There are many businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who could and should be selling their products and services overseas, but haven’t taken the first step to looking into the benefits of exporting. Non-exporters perceive ‘external’...
thumbnailWhat are you doing on 22nd September?
September 14th, 2015
We are always looking for opportunities to help businesses across the D2N2 area learn and grow. We have found two events that are both taking place on Tuesday 22nd September 2015. These will be of interest to different types of businesses but we...
thumbnailCould a KTP accelerate innovation in your business?
September 7th, 2015
Every business has something that it needs to help speed up innovation - it might require access to funding, or the right sort of skilled staff or it may be that it needs key expertise to enable it to develop better products more quickly.
thumbnailGrants for Rural Business Growth
September 1st, 2015
The government has published its first to grow the rural economy, a ten-point plan for boosting rural productivity.