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12 Dec

Businesses urged to claim £2500 voucher for broadband boost

Businesses around the UK are being urged to make use of a £2500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds before the scheme closes due to high demand.

12 Dec

Deadline looms for Enterprising Women nominations

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen will end soon after Christmas.

12 Dec

New Chief Executive Officer appointed by D2N2 LEP

A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Growth Hub Blog

The importance of languages as part of your Export Strategy

January 22nd, 2018

Everyone recognises the problems which can occur in business when you can’t understand the language of your customers – missed enquiries, lost orders, hesitating to pick up the phone to discuss issues, inability to chase payments effectively etc.

Considering Starting a Business? Why Not Buy One Instead!

December 14th, 2017

Sometimes, starting your own business from scratch is not the best approach for budding entrepreneurs. In fact, with a significant proportion of SMEs doomed to failure within the first 5 years, it can seem like something of a losing bet to many. However,

D2N2 Growth Hub – A Truly Valued Stakeholder

December 7th, 2017

Here, Barry Aldridge MCIM - Head of Marketing for Derby-based pneumatics and hydraulics manufacturer Tidyco, discusses the benefits of capitalising upon the resources available from the D2N2 Growth Hub.

Top 5 Ways to Keep your Employees Happy

October 30th, 2017

Businesses can do many things to make money, grow and improve but even those at the top of their industries know that without a happy workforce a business isn’t going to reach its full potential. A happy and harmonious workplace is where productivity, cre

Keeping Your Business Cyber Safe

October 13th, 2017

Cybercrime is a growing threat in the UK with 48% of SME’s business being attacked last year. Natasha Sagar, Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, has put together a few tips on keeping your business Cyber SAFE.

Five Types of Offices for Independent Workers and Start-Ups

August 17th, 2017

Do you work from home? Are you happy working from your home office every day? If not, you may imagine renting a snug little room with a desk and file cabinet. But if you’ve looked into it seriously, chances are you’ve discovered that traditional office re