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18 Jun

The British Street Food Awards

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Derby.

18 Jun

Double Award Joy for East Midlands ICT Firm

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT are celebrating after winning two awards in as many weeks at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards.

18 Jun

£2.5bn British Patient Capital Programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across the UK led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build successful, world-class busine

Growth Hub Blog

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

Keeping Your Business Cyber Safe

October 13th, 2017

Cybercrime is a growing threat in the UK with 48% of SME’s business being attacked last year. Natasha Sagar, Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, has put together a few tips on keeping your business Cyber SAFE.

Five Types of Offices for Independent Workers and Start-Ups

August 17th, 2017

Do you work from home? Are you happy working from your home office every day? If not, you may imagine renting a snug little room with a desk and file cabinet. But if you’ve looked into it seriously, chances are you’ve discovered that traditional office re