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17 Oct

Latest employment figures confirm robust regional economy

Employment in the East Midlands continues to evidence a robust regional economy according to figures released this morning.

17 Oct

Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

15 Oct

Search has started for the year's most enterprising women

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen has begun.

Growth Hub Blog

Five of the most useful Windows key shortcuts

October 5th, 2018

Unless you’re rich enough to own an Apple Mac, the chances are high that the laptop you use at work runs Windows. Unless it’s even older than the author of this article, the chances are equally high that the laptop’s keyboard has ...

What does the future of marketing look like?

September 6th, 2018

The short answer to this question is ‘no one actually knows’. That’s because the marketing landscape is so vast and changes so quickly, it’s hard to keep up with the now, let alone the tomorrow.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

July 12th, 2018

Although not a legal requirement, smaller companies can also measure and submit their gender pay gap data. By drawing attention to a disproportion in earnings, employers can explore the reasons behind the wage gap and take action to tackle it head-on.

Let's Link Up

July 6th, 2018

Following a fantastic training session ran in partnership by D2N2 Growth Hub and Nottingham-based digital marketing agency, Hallam, on the power of the backlink and the many other tools of Digital Marketing, I was left bursting with fresh ideas and a fier

Top Tips to Think Like a Business Leader

June 27th, 2018

Being a successful business leader isn’t something that happens overnight, it takes years of hard work to climb the ladder of success. So just what do you need to realise your aspirations?

The importance of languages as part of your Export Strategy

January 22nd, 2018

Everyone recognises the problems which can occur in business when you can’t understand the language of your customers – missed enquiries, lost orders, hesitating to pick up the phone to discuss issues, inability to chase payments effectively etc.

Considering Starting a Business? Why Not Buy One Instead!

December 14th, 2017

Sometimes, starting your own business from scratch is not the best approach for budding entrepreneurs. In fact, with a significant proportion of SMEs doomed to failure within the first 5 years, it can seem like something of a losing bet to many. However,

D2N2 Growth Hub – A Truly Valued Stakeholder

December 7th, 2017

Here, Barry Aldridge MCIM - Head of Marketing for Derby-based pneumatics and hydraulics manufacturer Tidyco, discusses the benefits of capitalising upon the resources available from the D2N2 Growth Hub.

Top 5 Ways to Keep your Employees Happy

October 30th, 2017

Businesses can do many things to make money, grow and improve but even those at the top of their industries know that without a happy workforce a business isn’t going to reach its full potential. A happy and harmonious workplace is where productivity, cre