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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

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Knowledge Exchange for Innovation

August 15th, 2016

The KEI fund is designed to encourage collaboration between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the University of Derby. The University is looking to support SMEs to become more innovative and realise their growth ambitions. Part funded through the

The Food & Drink Forum Launches £7million FEAST Project

August 8th, 2016

East Midlands-based support organisation, the Food & Drink Forum has won a £7million contract to deliver funded services to the food and drink manufacturing sector. The Forum will be offering food and drink businesses a range of funded support services in

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: why you should apply

July 25th, 2016

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (QAE), is the UK’s most prestigious business Award for British companies. It recognises UK businesses for outstanding commercial success in innovation and international trade and leading the way in sustainable development

Fit for Work – free occupational health support

July 4th, 2016

The impact of sickness absence can be particularly profound for small businesses, more so as many do not have access to occupational health services. The government-led initiative Fit for Work plugs this gap in occupational health provision by helping emp

Enabling Innovation in D2N2’s Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

June 7th, 2016

‘Enabling Innovation’ is a collaborative programme involving the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, which will provide support to over 2,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the next three year

Raising Finance for your Business

June 6th, 2016

Once established, high growth potential small businesses often require additional external finance to achieve their aspirations. According to research undertaken by the British Business Bank, the small business finance markets are responding to some degre