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Case Studies - Growing Your Business

Paper Escape Ltd

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Paper Escape were rapidly outgrowing their existing premises and it was proving difficult to find suitable premises within the local rural area. Eventually a suitable piece of employment land was identified and the Growth Hub assisted the company in making a successful application for funding from the D2 Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF)

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Jaivel Aerospace

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Jaivel Aerospace’s success in providing manufacturing and tooling solutions to world leading companies is also helping them plan the next stage of their development - a 15k sq ft highly innovative manufacturing facility based in the D2N2 area.

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Clicky

Clicky
Full in-house digital agency Clicky opened new offices in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. As newcomers to the city they were seeking opportunities for business expansion and engagement with the local community. The Growth Hub helped them gain valuable insight into the wide range of support available via D2N2, ranging from University placements to joint workshops, events and relevant local/regional networking opportunities.

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Upperton Ltd

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Upperton is a contract Research & Development company which provides spray drying services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In 2016 they were awarded an Innovation Support grant from Medilink East Midlands, helping the business to expand its services and capabilities and increase the company turnover by fourfold since 2015.

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Rockpecker

Rockpecker
Rockpecker Ltd design and manufacture a range of drill heads for mining. With targeted support from the D2N2 Growth Hub and Invest In Nottingham the company found a great opportunity to expand the business in the UK and chose Nottingham as its European location - the first one of its kind of in the county.

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Elphius Flux

Elphius Flux
With a distinctive name and a signature look, Elphius Flux had grown rapidly. The business had developed a successful repeat, business to consumer, base who really love their creative pieces. This in turn had begun to spawn work which was on a significantly larger scale directly for businesses (initially emanating from owners of their consumer work).

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Double T - Developing Skills and Employability

Double T
Double T is taking an innovative approach to the business of driving up employment in Nottingham.

The business owners had a range of ideas and potential development routes and timing was right to complete a strategic review of the next 3 years evolution of the enterprise.

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David Gill - Artisan Blacksmith

David Gill
After successfully making the transition from farrier to artist blacksmith and changing the direction in his business, David was seeking support with business growth and sales. As a sole trader and maker he was in a situation faced by many sole traders of having to do everything himself and just needing intervention and support as required, to help him plan a strategy for growth, make the business run more smoothly and to help to ‘keep his eye on the ball’.

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K C Building Services

KC Building Services (Midlands) Ltd is a family run building contracting business incorporated in 2003. Kier personally has 27 years’ experience in the industry.

In recent years, the business has expanded into a full service building contractor and has undertaken more commercial work. Kier approached the D2N2 Growth Hub for advice and support in achieving his growth ambitions.

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Better Business Regulation Case Study - Food Safety Team, Chesterfield Borough Council

The Food Safety Team at Chesterfield Borough Council wanted to reward businesses and help promote them through social media; encourage food handlers to wear protective clothing and to promote the Food Hygiene Rating scheme. They decided to offer branded aprons and hats to small independent businesses that had made significant effort and improved their food hygiene rating score and approached the businesses soon after their inspection and offered them the opportunity to participate.

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