About Us

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital network for growing and ambitious businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

At the heart of everything we do is a thriving business community that has the potential, ambition and commitment to grow, from small to medium sized enterprises to large, established businesses.

The Growth Hub team includes dedicated, experienced and expert advisers who give free, impartial advice to help businesses grow. This support is available to start-ups, growing businesses and companies who are ready to scale up their operations.

There is a vast array of services on offer from the public, private and third sectors but many businesses struggle to find the best services to fit their needs. The D2N2 Growth Hub fills this gap by providing up-to-date, valuable and relevant information, guidance and support, saving you time and helping you to focus on what’s important for your success.

So whether you need access to finance to enable your business to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support, the D2N2 Growth Hub is here to help you and your business.

Once you have connected with the D2N2 Growth Hub we will shout about your success, give you access to workshops and events, share the latest funding news and keep you informed of any regional or national programmes that will help with your growth plans.

The Growth Hub can offer grants to eligible businesses via the D2N2 Business Investment Fund. Grants of between £3,500 and £20,000 are available and will contribute up to a maximum of 35% of project costs. This grant is available through consultation with an adviser only.

The D2N2 Growth Hub aims to:

  • Create awareness of the benefits of taking up the business services available
  • Help businesses understand what services they should be using, and why
  • Help business leaders to make informed choices about the service providers they engage with
  • Encourage more businesses to work with business service providers and to keep on working with them as they address evolving challenges and opportunities
  • Help service providers to understand what customers need and to shape their offer to better match the evolving needs of businesses
  • Work with the public, private and third sectors to find ways of appropriately filling the 'gaps'
  • Increasingly allow the D2N2 Growth Hub to be recognised as the place to go for information and advice about the business services market in the D2N2 area

We work with many partners in the public and private sector, to find out more about how we work you may wish to read:-

Complaints policy (pdf) (of our host organisation)

 

The D2N2 Growth Hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

D2N2 is one of 38 LEPs across England tasked with helping economic growth thrive across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Using a mix of Government and European funding, D2N2 funds projects across the region to add jobs to the economy, improve housing stock, and increase the number of learners, region-wide.

Book an Appointment with an Adviser

Your business is unique but the challenges you’ll face in business aren’t, we can help get you through them.

Our free and impartial support is delivered by experienced and expert business advisers, giving you the right advice at the right time for your business. 

Contact us today to access a wealth of support, events, business growth programmes and expert advice.

John O'Donnell
Business Finance Manager
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