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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

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Fit For Nuclear (F4N) Update

August 24th, 2015

Fit For Nuclear is delivered by the Nuclear AMRC in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) now part of the Business Growth Service (launched in October 2014).

Business networking for SMEs

August 17th, 2015

Building relationships is vital for businesses, whether that is relationships with clients, competitors, associates, or your target demographic. Building and nurturing these relationships will help your business to learn, grow and succeed.

Helping you comply with Business Regulations

July 27th, 2015

All businesses have to comply with one or more set of business regulations in order to operate effectively and ensure that they meet acceptable standards. The range of business regulations that you will be familiar with are shown below:

Peak District and Derbyshire events that help the local economy

July 20th, 2015

Every year there are a number of key events that take place in Peak District and Derbyshire that attract a lot of tourists into the area. These events are not only great fun they also help the local economy and raise the profile of the area.

Life Sciences Sector: Grants available to train your staff

July 13th, 2015

We are very fortunate in the East Midlands to have a lot of support available for companies that are based within the life sciences sector. The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has identified life sciences as one of the priority sectors that have

Working in partnership for the visitor economy

July 6th, 2015

The visitor economy, or tourism, has been identified by D2N2 as one of the key sectors in the region for potential growth, and the key partners for delivering this are Visit Peak District & Derbyshire and Experience Nottinghamshire, the official tourism b

StartUp Britain Tour Bus is coming to Nottingham!

June 29th, 2015

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

Is it time to innovate in your business?

June 15th, 2015

We all know that some of the most successful businesses are those that embrace innovation and are always looking for new ways to improve their competitive advantage. Innovation in the business arena is not always about scientific breakthroughs. It is al