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14 May

Trend shows rising employment across the East Midlands

The number of people in work in the East Midlands has risen for five out of the past six months according to figures released this morning.

08 May

Chamber welcomes Highlander as new Patron

A company with almost 25 years’ experience of taking the complications out of corporate IT has become the latest Patron of East Midlands Chamber.

25 Apr

Nottingham City Council release Procurement Strategy

Nottingham City Council’s Procurement Strategy (2018-2023) outlines its ambitions to ensure a percentage of spend is within the local economy.

Growth Hub Blog

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

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.