Intermediary Network

The D2N2 Growth Hub Intermediary Network is a free membership network for private and commercial service providers operating within Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Nottingham.

The aim of the network is to support and collaborate with the professional service industry, benefiting individual organisations and the wider business community in D2N2.

The network provides four main strands of activity:

  • Working together to share information and intelligence and promote collaborative working through regular updates (quarterly member newsletter), events and networking

  • Partnership working to address challenges and maximise opportunities within the business economy of D2N2

  • Working directly with and supporting businesses in the professional services industry to succeed and grow

  • Ensuring that all SMEs in D2N2 have knowledge and access to the free and funded support provision available to them

By putting together a specific offer for businesses operating in the service industry, the Growth Hub will increase the growth potential of service providers and their clients. The Growth Hub will work with your business by providing free services that add value to your existing activity, expanding the opportunities within your existing client base and helping to attract new clients.




This free Intermediary Network will:

  • Add value to the service you already provide by adding free support to your clients, allowing them access to;

    • a wide range of business support

    • funding

    • access to networks

    • events and workshops

  • Help your clients grow their businesses

  • Help you to grow your client list and increase the potential work available for you within your existing client base

  • Support successful business growth

  • Work with you to provide your clients with the best service possible

There is no cost to you or your clients for working with us.


As part of the Intermediary Network, the Growth Hub can provide:

  • Growth Hub attendance at your events, providing an overview of business support and opportunities within the D2N2 area

  • Business surgeries held at your premises for your clients

  • Links to partner organisations and business support to your organisation through the D2N2 Growth Hub programme

  • Presentations or workshops to your existing and potential clients. These can be generic or topic specific and can also include other delivery partners. Limited to five per annum on a first come basis.
    Examples include:

    • Skills
    • Access to finance
    • Marketing
    • Starting a business
    • Upscaling 
    • Digital support

Please be aware that as an impartial business support organisation, the Growth Hub cannot refer our clients into individual commercial service providers. Being part of the D2N2 Growth Hub Intermediary Network will not result in any of our Growth Hub’s client details or information being shared with your business and your services will not be directly promoted to Growth Hub clients.

The Intermediary Network is for service providers within the private sector. Public sector delivery providers should contact Lisa Barton directly.

Upcoming Intermediary Network Events

A programme of webinars will be delivered in 2021 covering the below topics, dates and details are TBC. All members will be contacted directly with invitations once further information is available.

  • International Trade & EU Transition
  • Start Up Support 
  • Inward Investment (focus on partners inc ‘Vision Derbyshire’)
  • Skills & The Digital Economy
  • Wellbeing at work & inclusive employment
  • Low Carbon

Anyone wishing to attend these webinars will be required to join the Intermediary Network.


If you would like to suggest other topics and subjects for online events, or if you have any other queries or comments about the Intermediary Network, please email:

Lisa Barton, D2N2 GH Partnership Manager.



To join the network, please complete the form here


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