Case Studies

Jolly Back Chair

Jolly Back ChairJolly Back Chair's Lorna Taylor received support from her D2N2 Growth Hub business adviser. She also received funding from the Digital Growth Programme and after seeking guidance from the Department for International Trade, Lorna successfully exported her low, mobile seating product into the USA. She went on to file a trademark in the USA as well as taking on her very first employee through the University of Derby's intern programme.

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Embrace U Consultancy

Embrace U Consultancy received business advice and support from the Growth Hub, enabling the company to successfully apply for a grant to purchase all the equipment, software and development work for their growing business.

 

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CAD for Fashion

After receiving support from the D2N2 Growth Hub, the BIG HOUSE project, the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme and a loan from First Enterprise, the company is now regularly delivering courses to students, graduates and experienced professionals within the fashion industry.

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Valleys of Chesterfield

 

A supplier of niche building materials, including reclamation and the supply of claddings, the company was seeking to consolidate the growth it had made and explore ways to harness the new foundations that they wished to lay down.

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Think Big Developments

 

Think Big Developments provides work experience and apprenticeships to young adults from all backgrounds between the ages of 16-24. The organisation required some form of finance to be able to invest in the necessary equipment to provide their valuable service within the local community. There was also a general lack of knowledge around what support was available which would enable the business to grow.

 

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Paper Escape

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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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