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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

Work placement students benefitting the manufacturing industry

March 25th, 2015

Lindhurst Engineering was founded in 1985 and is based in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottingham. The company works with a wide range of clients including mining, construction, rail, aerospace, theatre, low carbon technology, art and manufacturing.

Going faster, going further – Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire

February 9th, 2015

A national government programme being run in conjunction with – Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, the European Regional Development Fund and BT are investing £19.8m to improve broadband pipes around the

Are you looking for funding to grow your business? Invest to Grow

February 2nd, 2015

We wanted to share with you an excellent opportunity that has arisen for businesses across East Midlands that are seeking funding to grow over the next few years. The University of Derby has launched an Invest to Grow fund, which will run for 10 years.

Inspiring businesses in the D2N2 area to grow

January 26th, 2015

A report published in May 2013 by Lord Young highlighted that at the start of 2012, 95.5% (4.6 million) of private sector businesses in the UK were micro firms (0–9 employees). Micro businesses together accounted for 32% of private sector employment (7.8

Are you thinking of starting a business in 2015?

January 19th, 2015

Is 2015 going to be the year you start a new business? The economy has been slowly picking up and there is a general feeling of optimism as we start the year. This bodes well for budding entrepreneurs in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and

Helping you 'Power up your business'

January 12th, 2015

This year are you planning to either start a new business or accelerate the growth of your existing business? If so then the D2N2 Growth Hub will be able to help by advising on where you can access support that will really make a difference.