D2N2 Priority Sectors


D2N2 has identified eight ‘Areas of Economic Focus’

A priority sector is where the area of economic focus is already strong or we have the potential to support growth. To find out more about support available for your sector, select one of the following.

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Construction Sector

The construction sector employs over 40,000 people in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and includes a number of the UK’s largest employers......
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Creative & Digital Industries

Creative industries is a wide-ranging sector, taking in video, film and photography, music, publishing, radio and TV, computer games, social......
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Food & Drink Manufacturing

D2N2 is home to many blue chip food manufacturers, including Thorntons, Warburtons, Nestle, Greencore, British Sugar and Pork Farms...
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Life Sciences

D2N2 is home to over 200 medical technology firms. Demand in the life sciences sector is being driven by new......
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Low Carbon

Employment in the low carbon economy in D2N2 is thought to be amongst the highest of all LEP areas.......
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Transport and Logistics

The transport and logistics sector covers freight movements activities such as land transport, air and water transport, warehousing and courier......
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Transport Equipment Manufacturing

The Transport Equipment Manufacturing sector covers the production of aerospace, automotive and rail transport vehicles and is 40% more productive in......
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Visitor Economy

The visitor economy sector covers those activities which are directly associated with tourism, including hotels and restaurants, museums and cultural......
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