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Local Sources of Business Advice

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The D2N2 Growth Hub, with the support of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the European Regional Development Fund supports businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

With our key partners the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Leicestershire), Nottingham City Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership guiding our operation we can access a vast network of public and private sector support.

We offer both key sector support and general support in your area through partnerships with sector organisations, universities, private companies and local authorities. Regulatory support is accessible through the Better Business Regulation project.

You can also search our private sector Business Support Provider Directory to find locally based businesses who support other businesses on a commercial basis.

D2N2 offer support in Key Sectors: Creative & Digital Industries, Construction, Food & Drink Manufacturing sector,
Life Sciences, Visitor Economy, Low Carbon Goods and Services, Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Innovation Support, and Rural Business Growth

To access advice for your business call the D2N2 Growth Hub team on 0333 006 9178.


Further support in the D2N2 Area

If you don't know your local authority find out by entering your postcode here

Derbyshire

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) offers a range of services to support trading businesses including training, apprenticeships, international trade documentation and training, Tenders Alerting Service, mailing lists, networking opportunities, virtual offices and managed workspace.
NBV Enterprise Solutions is a not-for-profit company established in 1982 to support people considering starting their own business, or looking for assistance to grow an existing enterprise
University of Derby has been working with high profile companies for several years, helping to develop their staff and make them more profitable. The University offers access to funding through The Invest to Grow programme designed to support private sector businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs.
Through FEAST the Food & Drink Forum offers SMEs access to grant funding to purchase new equipment to help them grow and create jobs, fully subsidised to mentoring, support from the technical team and access to technical apprentices.
Digital Derbyshire offers case studies and encourages businesses from across Derbyshire to register their interest in receiving better broadband.
Derbyshire Economic Partnership manages the Peak LEADER programme small grant funding to create more jobs, safeguard existing jobs in rural areas.
Nottingham Trent University have a dedicated business development team who offer practical advice and easy access to the University's knowledge and resources. They work with organisations of all sizes and can help businesses grow through a range of funding programmes.
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme is for young people aged 18-30 who are interested in self employment. It offers support, loans & business start-up training to those who have a business idea.


Amber Valley
Amber Valley Borough Council
Free advice for new retail businesses in Ripley
The Erewash Partnership offers start-up support


Bolsover
Bolsover & North East Derbyshire LEADER programme offers small grants to create jobs within businesses based in eligible rural areas.
Business Bolsover
Disability Dynamics/Work for Yourself
Help to Work
Clowne Enterprise


Chesterfield
Chesterfield Innovation Support Programme
Loundsley Green Community Trust
Derbyshire Library Service
Help to Work


Derby
Brian Clough Business Centre offers a range of flexible accommodation and 'easy in, easy out' lease terms, tenants can access a number of start-up business programmes.
Disability Direct Enterprise Centre
Derby Adult Learning Service Be your own boss
University of Derby offers a range of services to facilitate business start up and growth including incubation units at Banks Mill Studios supporting creative industries start-ups and the iD centre supporting rail, engineering, aerospace and technology start ups.
Community Action Derby supporting social enterprises and community interest companies
St Peter's Innovation Centre


Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire Dales District Council


Erewash
Erewash Partnership


High Peak
High Peak Borough Council

Moorlands Enterprise is a free Business Start Up Programme supporting those who wish to set up a business in the Staffordshire Moorlands area. The project is delivered by the Prince’s Countryside Fund in conjunction with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.The primary area of support being given is to clients residing in the Staffordshire Moorlands area. However, businesses who live on the border to the Moorlands may apply including areas such as Buxton,Ashbourne, Newhaven, Monyash,Mow Cop and Denston. Applicants in the areas listed above will need to show their proposal will benefit the Staffordshire Moorlands area.


North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC)
Bolsover & North East Derbyshire LEADER programme offers small grants to create jobs within businesses based in eligible rural areas.
Clowne Enterprise


South Derbyshire
South Derbyshire District business advice


Nottinghamshire

NBV Enterprise Solutions is a not-for-profit company established in 1982 to support people considering starting their own business, or looking for assistance to grow an existing enterprise
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) offers a range of services to support trading businesses including training, apprenticeships, international trade documentation and training, Tenders Alerting Service, mailing lists, networking opportunities, virtual offices and managed workspace.
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme is for young people aged 18-30 who are interested in self employment. It offers support, loans & business start-up training to those who have a business idea.
Through FEAST the Food & Drink Forum offers SMEs access to grant funding to purchase new equipment to help them grow and create jobs, fully subsidised to mentoring, support from the technical team and access to technical apprentices.
Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Trent University have a dedicated business development team who offer practical advice and easy access to the University's knowledge and resources. They work with organisations of all sizes and can help businesses grow through a range of funding programmes.
Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire
University of Derby has been working with high profile companies for several years, helping to develop their staff and make them more profitable. The University offers access to funding through The Invest to Grow programme designed to support private sector businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs.


Ashfield
Invest Ashfield & Mansfield
Mansfield 2020 networking, business advice and support


Bassetlaw
Bassetlaw District Council


Broxtowe
Broxtowe Borough Council


Gedling
Gedling Borough Council


Mansfield
Invest Ashfield & Mansfield
Mansfield 2020 networking, business advice and support


Newark & Sherwood
Newark & Sherwood District Council


Nottingham
The Hive at NTU
Next Business Generation - supporting aspiring companies in the digital, clean-tech and life sciences sectors
Nottingham CVS
Pitch Perfect
Creative Quarter


Rushcliffe
Rushcliffe Borough Council