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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

Growth Hub Blog

Special Events To Add To Your Calendar

November 2nd, 2015

Kate Tyler, D2N2 Growth Hub Project Board Member, FSB Chairwoman for Nottingham and Director of Shake Social highlights opportunities to celebrate small business.

Support for Innovation

October 26th, 2015

Innovation is the 'buzz' word of many organisations today - everyone’s doing it, it seems. But what does innovation mean and how does it apply to a small business?

Rural Business Development Funding Boost

October 19th, 2015

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP) is one of the largest LEP's in England covering an area with a population of over 2 million people with an economic output of £36 billion. More than a third of the D2N2 area’s total of 880,000-plus jobs are

Improving career opportunities for young people.

September 28th, 2015

Over the past few years there has been recognition that in order to compete successfully in the global marketplace we need to invest in our future workforce. It is important that young people are given the opportunity to learn about the wide range of car

Ever thought about exporting?

September 21st, 2015

There are many businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who could and should be selling their products and services overseas, but haven’t taken the first step to looking into the benefits of exporting. Non-exporters perceive ‘external’ hurdles from le

What are you doing on 22nd September?

September 14th, 2015

We are always looking for opportunities to help businesses across the D2N2 area learn and grow. We have found two events that are both taking place on Tuesday 22nd September 2015. These will be of interest to different types of businesses but we wanted

Could a KTP accelerate innovation in your business?

September 7th, 2015

Every business has something that it needs to help speed up innovation - it might require access to funding, or the right sort of skilled staff or it may be that it needs key expertise to enable it to develop better products more quickly.

Grants for Rural Business Growth

September 1st, 2015

The Government has recently published it's first Rural Productivity Plan to to grow the rural economy, a ten-point plan for boosting rural productivity. The rural economy is important as it provides one-third of D2N2’s 880,000 plus total jobs.