Ready to Grow - Innovation for SMEs Taster - Mansfield

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Mansfield Innovation Centre, Oakham Business Park, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, NG18 5BR

Date: Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 8:30am – 12pm

Cost: FREE

Ready to Grow - Maximising Your Team's Potential Taster

This Ready to Grow taster session is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, Oxford Innovation and Mansfield Innovation Centre. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Innovation is an integral component of driving organisational success for businesses of all sizes. When implemented in an interconnected and systematic way, innovation delivers both economic growth and business benefit.

Innovation is not splitting the atom, innovation for business can be based on marginal gains. Imagine 0.1% improvements across your whole business adding up, it worked for the British Cycling Team, so why not for your company?

Moreover, it’s important to understand how business culture can help cultivate innovation within a company, and result in a positive impact on your bottom line.

This participative session will give you an introduction on how to maximise innovation for your business success.

Who Should Attend:

The Ready to Grow programme is aimed at:

  • SMEs in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who employ five or more people.

  • Business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs who have a desire to grow their business but need help getting there.

Note: this session is not suitable for sole-traders.

The Session Will Cover:

  • How to build successful innovation practices

  • Embed a better understanding and language of innovation

  • Engaging in more creative problem-solving activities

  • Understand how to design and manage an innovation process

  • Develop your innovation culture

What you will take away to Enhance your Business Growth:

  • You will understand the power of marginal gains for an SME.

  • You will learn how to create a culture for innovation.

  • You will learn how innovation helps your team to be more intrapreneurial.

  • You will learn how to maximise ROI from innovation.


  • 8:30am – 8.45am – Registration, Networking and refreshments

  • 8:45am – 9:00am – Introduction to the D2N2 Growth Hub presentation

  • 9:00am – 10:15am – Seminar

  • 10:15am – 10:30am - Refreshments

  • 10:30am – 11:30pm - Seminar

  • 11:30am – 12:00 Finish and Networking


Martin Rigley

Martin Rigley started his career as an electrical engineering apprentice with British Coal in 1981. He worked within the UK coal mining sector for 13 years progressing from electrician though to supervisor and onto engineer. In 1994 he joined Lindhurst Engineering, initially as Technical Director and then Managing Director from 1996.

More recently he has been supporting and coaching businesses to achieve their goals, specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship.




The support provided by D2N2 Growth Hub 2019-2022 is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evidence that you are a small to medium sized enterprise. Prior to attending a D2N2 Growth Hub event, or contact with a D2N2 Growth Hub Adviser, you will need to submit an SME enrolment form providing details of your business. If you haven’t already done so, you can complete this now by downloading the form HERE.

Please print the form, complete all areas, sign in ink, scan and return by email to with Growth Hub 2019-22 enrolment form in the subject line. We must receive the completed SME Enrolment form prior to the event date in order to confirm your booking, failure to complete the form will result in your booking being cancelled.



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