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13 Nov

Invitation to Tender: ScaleUp360 Programme Workshops and Business Advice

A procurement opportunity has arisen for a bank of high growth business support specialists to supply 1-2-1 business advice and workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR).

11 Nov

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

30 Oct

Workshops at flagship iHub Innovation Centre achieve full occupancy

The £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby has scored another success after its state-of-the-art hybrid workshop achieved 100% occupancy.

Growth Hub Blog

The Business Finance Guide

September 5th, 2016

The new Business Finance Guide – a journey from startup to growth sets out the main things to consider and outlines sources of finance available to businesses – ranging from start-ups to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies.

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