Latest News

21 Nov

New EAFRD to help create new jobs for Rural Businesses

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million.

18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

18 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.

Our Future Derby

A new and exciting initiative which engages primary school children and introduces them to the changing world of work is being rolled-out across 37 primary schools in Derby.

Our Future Derby is a Derby City Council funded initiative, which is operating throughout seven Wards in the Derby Opportunity Area, this includes: Abbey, Arboretum, Boulton, Chaddesden, Derwent, Normanton and Sinfin. It connects primary school children and teachers with local businesses, helping to reduce the skills gap between education and the world of work.

We need you!

Do you want to make a difference to young people in your community? By becoming an 'Our Future Derby' volunteer, you can help inspire young people to think about what is possible in their future.

Having the opportunity at school to meet a wide range of people doing different jobs is really important, particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who have few successful role models, either at home or in their local communities.  As an 'Our Future Derby' volunteer, you can open children’s eyes to all the possibilities for their futures. Whether you’re a CEO or an Apprentice, you’d be amazed how inspiring your story can be.

By registering on our online platform we’ll let you know about opportunities in your area and how to get involved. Register today to start inspiring children in your community by showing them a future that they can aspire to. Click here to register