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How do we solve the Productivity Problem?

Host: University of Nottingham
Venue: The Sir Colin Campbell Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
Date: Tuesday 25th September, 2018
Time: 07:45-9:30
Cost: Free!

According to Office for National Statistics data, productivity in the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) is about 88% of the rest of the UK. In 2015 this meant that an average worker in D2N2 produced around £10,700 less in gross value added (GVA) than an average worker in England. Aggregating across all employees in D2N2, this amounts to a productivity gap of more than £8.2 billion! In light of these stark figures, it’s easy to see how increasing productivity could benefit a business’s bottom line, but addressing how to tackle this is often much harder – and is something that’s being discussed in earnest across the region.

Join us at this Ingenuity breakfast event as Professor Richard Kneller from the University of Nottingham and Matthew Wheatley, Growth Plan Manager from D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, will be exploring the region’s productivity problem and what we can do about it.


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