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17 Jul

Continued jobs growth bodes well for future prosperity

The number of people in work in the East Midlands continues to rise, according to figures released this morning.

17 Jul

Chamber gives evidence at BEIS committee

Improved rail services and fairer infrastructure investment in the East Midlands will drive growth, East Midlands Chamber Director of Policy Chris Hobson told a Business Energy and Industrial Strategy committee at Westminster this morning.

15 Jul

East Midlands Chamber Business Award Winners 2019

Growth Hub Blog

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

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