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17 Apr

Driver recruitment firm reveals secret to success

A Nottinghamshire recruitment firm has doubled turnover in the past 12 months thanks to a “change of mindset”.

16 Apr

Employment improves but fluctuations suggest lack of confidence among employers

The number of people in work in the East Midlands rose in the three months to the end of February according to figures released this morning.

15 Apr

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Growth Hub Blog

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

Demystifying Digital PR

July 14th, 2017

As the world shifts online, digital PR is proving to be a powerful beast for any business. No longer limited to print media, brands can now gain valuable exposure on any number of websites, beyond newspapers and magazines.

Why Open Innovation is Relevant to You

June 1st, 2017

How can you get your products to market more efficiently? You have great ideas, a great team, investors onside. All is well, but somehow the final piece of the puzzle doesn’t quite fall into place. Issues with the technology, commercial strategy or overal