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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

Access to local finance for businesses

June 8th, 2015

Whether you are a new business or an existing business there may be times when you need to access finance to help with growth. It’s worth having a look at any grants that are available locally.

Construction–skills for growth

June 1st, 2015

According to CTIB CSN Report (Blueprint for Construction 2015 – 2019) construction output in the East Midlands is forecast to see annual average growth of 2.2% in the five years to 2019, below the equivalent UK rate of 2.9%. Employment growth is expected

Have you considered Higher Apprenticeships for your business?

May 26th, 2015

As an employer you understand the importance of having a highly trained workforce that can help your business to become more competitive in the local and global market place. Many businesses are now looking at recruiting young people that can train whils

Is your business within the Transport and Logistics Sector?

May 18th, 2015

In the D2N2 area we have a wide range of businesses that are within the Transport and Logistics sector. These businesses are all involved in movement of goods across the UK and internationally by land, air and water. This sector employs over 28,000 peop

Six leadership skills to help your business grow.

May 5th, 2015

As your business starts to grow you may need to change your way of working. You need to lead the company rather than manage it. Strong leadership skills can help you to ensure that your whole team buys into your growth plan and move you towards achievin

Have you considered trading internationally?

April 27th, 2015

As your business grows you may decide to start exploring international markets. Many businesses across the D2N2 area provide products and services all over the world. There are opportunities both in traditional, established markets such as Europe and th

The Benefits of Having an Apprentice in Your Business

April 13th, 2015

If you are planning to grow your business and want to increase your workforce then taking on an apprentice is an option worth considering. Over the past few years there has been a big push to help young people find employment and increase their skills.

Why do you need a website for your business?

April 8th, 2015

When you’re starting a new business there are so many things to think about including business planning, setting up for example the legal structure and marketing. Advice on all these areas can be found on the D2N2 Growth Hub website. In terms of marketin