Hanwell Wine Estate

Hanwell Wine Estate is a second generation family vineyard ran by husband and wife team William and Helenka Brown. Set amongst the rolling countryside of south Nottinghamshire, the vines of Hanwell Wine Estate are hand tendered to grow grapes for English sparkling wine.

The business approached the Growth Hub with the challenge of helping them to lead the   business by making the correct strategic decisions in order to not only grow but to motivate the team along the way from a leadership perspective. The Growth Hub were able to provide a dedicated business adviser to guide the business and support them when making important strategic decisions by acting as a sounding board. Hanwell Wine Estates also attended several of the Growth Hub's webinars in order to strengthen their knowledge on certain topics beneficial to the business. 

The Growth Hub team are easy to engage. Richard listened carefully to my requirement and reacted quickly to find me a Business Mentor. This has been a game changer for  Hanwell Wine Estate, adding value and increasing opportunity.

Big thanks to the Growth Hub!

Helenka Brown, Owner Hanwell Wine Estate

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Heal Her Retreats

Heal Her Retreats is a mother and daughter team, Nicole and Pamela, based in Nottingham.

They deliver empowering and life-changing retreats for women.

The business approached the Growth Hub for help and support in building a strategy and a stronger business foundation in order to grow. The Growth Hub were able to support the business by helping them re-define their strategy, branch out their business network and to develop a B2B offering. 

The Growth Hub has given us the language and the confidence for us to speak to many different types of businesses. They have introduced us to many business-related contacts, which has opened up a lot of doors. Our business adviser has given us a way to structure our offerings which was something we were really struggling with. It’s comforting knowing that we’ve got this on-going support, can get feedback and help to think outside of our box

Nicole & Pamela, Heal Her Retreats

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Upperton Pharma Solutions

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a specialist Contract Development and Manufacturing
Organisation (CDMO) to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sectors based in Nottingham. 

Following a successful application for the D2N2 Business Investment Fund grant, Upperton Pharma Solutions were able to grow significantly. This included the purchase of new equipment which enabled the business to secure new contracts and to hire new staff. 

By helping Upperton expand our services and capabilities, the D2N2 Growth Hub have helped Upperton give back to the local community with 5 of our recent hires recently graduating from local universities as well as strengthening Upperton’s position which in turn supports our current staff. Upperton look forward to future collaborations with the Growth Hub and strongly recommend businesses explore how the Growth Hub could support them.

Dr Ian Lafferty, Technical Director at Upperton Pharma Solutions

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Grassfields Ltd

Grassfields LtdGrassfields Ltd is an African print clothing design company based in Nottingham. The company was founded with the simple aim of putting the love back into African print clothing again. Grassfields received access to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 business support programme and continues to receive ongoing account management.

"I would definitely recommend the Growth Hub to any entrepreneur who is having doubt, finding it difficult to scale the business, or has limited resources. The D2N2 Hub is ready to help you with support and guidance. Anthony has provided me with tailored guidance and advice to meet my needs"

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Motorhome Depot

Motorhome Depot are an innovative Mansfield business who are now set for the next phase of growth thanks to grant funding from the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund.

"Our business has developed from a team of 4 in 2012 to 35 employees today. The creation of additional space will provide us with a platform for future growth."

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Rofl Audio

Rofl Audio are a Nottingham based recording studio who are ready to embark on a phase of growth following receipt of a grant from the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund. The grant funding that they received will help to support the introduction of new technical equipment for the studio.

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Trans-Sport.tv

Trans-Sport.tv provide a complete event solution package, including everything from rigging, to temporary broadcast structures such as commentary boxes and outside studios. They have over 30 years’ experience in bringing their technical and logistical knowledge to some of the world’s leading brands. They have continued their impressive growth thanks to the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund.

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SBK Computers

SBK ComputersSBK Computers Ltd provide IT solutions for small and medium sized businesses, both locally and nationally. With help from the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund grant, SBK has renovated its internal facilities to improve energy efficiency and soundproofing throughout the company’s premises at Holmewood.

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Nook & Cranny Ltd

Nook & Cranny LtdNook & Cranny Ltd is a rental property management company which provides luxury accommodation for executives in one of Nottingham’s most prestigious postcodes. Nook & Cranny’s primary target audience is business visitors from outside of the city of Nottingham, so the internet is a major route to market. As such, blogging and social media are key parts of the company’s overall marketing mix. The firm received 29 hours of support through the attendance of workshops, along with consultancy to ensure the website was as effective as it could be. Workshops attended covered a wide range of subjects including blogging for business, effective web content, integrating social media and advanced Google Analytics. Consultancy included expert advice about SEO.

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​​​​​​​Tek Troniks

Tek TroniksTek Troniks is a supplier of real-time, wireless temperature monitoring systems with alarm management, for the storage of temperature-sensitive goods in the food service, retail, production, medical and warehousing sectors. Tek Troniks accessed 18 hours of support through several fully-funded workshops including managing data, developing web content, effective SEO and email marketing.
 

“The email marketing workshop helped the team to identify errors in our email marketing plan. Attending the course allowed us to make the necessary changes which has seen growth in open and response rates to our emails. Without this workshop we would never have known what we were doing incorrectly.” – John Dyer, Operations Manager.

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Robert Rathbone

Robert RathboneRobert Rathbone is a professional photojournalist with more than 20 years’ experience with national newspapers, magazines and television in the UK. Drone technology has developed rapidly over the past few years and as a specialist, fully qualified provider of aerial filming, Robert wanted to invest in the latest equipment to enhance his offering to clients. Robert wanted to invest in a high-end drone capable of capturing production quality footage. He accessed £2,000 of funding towards the purchase of an industry-leading DJI Inspire 2 Drone, which enabled Robert to enhance his aerial filming capabilities.

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