News from 2017

Holiday at the Chamber

Posted on December 22nd, 2017

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D2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph steps down from his role

After nearly five years in post, David Ralph has stepped down as Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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Exports to Europe are increasing

Posted on December 18th, 2017

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Derbyshire based Ready Steady School gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis

A Derbyshire based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Jo Stoney and Lisa Wall owners...

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A Grand Opening for Air-IT

A Nottingham-based company which provides managed ICT services to over 400 local businesses has celebrated the grand opening of its new...

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£647m contracts for Bombardier

Posted on December 14th, 2017

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D2N2 Growth Hub marks third anniversary

Some of the more than 6,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who've engaged with the D2N2 Growth Hub since it's...

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HS2 national study launched in Nottingham

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP was in Nottingham this afternoon (November 30) to launch a study showing how UK economic productivity...

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D2N2 Growth Hub to mark third ‘birthday’

The D2N2 Growth Hub – part of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership; the private sector-led partnership promoting economic and...

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Gedling Business wins Prestigious Award for its Work With Apprentices

A small Gedling business has won a prestigious European Award for its work with apprentices. Drury Joinery Services Limited picked...

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Industrial Strategy’s vision for future economy welcomed by D2N2

The launch of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy today (November 27) has been welcomed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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Volunteer businesses helping boost pupils’ job prospects thanked

Businesses volunteering free time to improve schoolchildren’s employability and career prospects, through a joint D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership...

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Chamber reaction to today’s Budget

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

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Consultancy sees growth into Sheffield

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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New VAT rules for United Arab Emirates

Posted on November 21st, 2017

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Hidden Britain: Survey Reveals 98% of People Underestimate the Scale of Small Businesses in the UK

•Only 2% of respondents realise small businesses make up 99% of total UK businesses

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Small Business Saturday – one day, four webinars, don’t miss out.

On Saturday 2 December HMRC is offering help and advice to self-employed workers – including start-ups and existing small businesses – with a...

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Invitation to Tender - D2N2 Growth Hub

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions to carry out an effective impact evaluation and “Summative Assessment” for the...

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Four new recruits for Air-IT

Managed IT and Communications Provider, Air-IT has added four new staff to its technical and back office teams following its...

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Old £10 note to disappear next year

Posted on November 14th, 2017

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Survey delves into CSR commitment

Posted on November 13th, 2017

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Construction heavyweights line up to work with East Midlands social enterprises

- Local social enterprises urged to attend event set to unlock multi-million pound contracts

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee Programme passes £3bn lending milestone to smaller businesses

The British Business Banks’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) programme has now supported smaller businesses with loans totaling more than £3...

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D2N2 Business Surgeries at Accelerate Places, Nottingham on 15th November

The surgeries run from 8.00am – 3.30pm on Wednesday 15th November.

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Chamber announces new President at AGM

Posted on November 2nd, 2017

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Help Your Business Grow in Broxtowe

Valuable advice to help your business flourish will be available in Broxtowe as business advice sessions return to the borough.

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British Business Bank agrees ENABLE Guarantee with United Trust Bank to boost lending

United Trust Bank (UTB) has secured an ENABLE Guarantee via the British Business Bank.

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Nottingham College launches Public Consultation

Members of the public are now being invited to have their say on a landmark development in Nottingham City Centre.

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Design Workshop will help businesses bring their ideas to life

Businesses can learn how to develop ideas from concept to finished design, at a free workshop held later this week.

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inniAccounts scoops top prize as it’s named ‘Practice Excellence Pioneer’ at the Practice Exce

Derby-based accountant recognised for its unique approach to combining customer service and online innovation including artificial intelligence

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D2N2 Visitor Economy now worth £3.7 Billion

The D2N2 visitor economy grew by £114million in 2016, according to recent research.

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Bad Rabbit ransomware warning

Posted on October 26th, 2017

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Places are still available for Mansfield Business Breakfast

Businesses can learn all about the work of the community and voluntary sector at a free business breakfast, in Mansfield...

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Midlands Enterprise Zones have generated over 10,000 jobs

Enterprise Zones have created over 10,000 jobs in the Midlands – including the Nottingham and Derby Enterprise Zone, invested in by the...

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Places are still available for Derby Scale Up Workshop

Places are still available for a free event to help firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire 'scale up' and grow.

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Chair of D2N2 LEP and Tramlink Nottingham receives OBE

The Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and of Tramlink Nottingham has received his OBE.

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Beeston Hockey Club go Live on Air thanks to ICT Partner

Beeston Hockey Club has strengthened relations with its fans by bringing the club’s official ICT provider and sponsors, Air-IT...

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Community Business Weekend Business Weekend 2017

Around 200 community businesses opened their doors for Community Business Weekend (5-8 Oct) and told their story in creative ways to...

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Unemployment rate gap closes

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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First of D2N2's free 2017 Business Breakfasts held

The first of the 2017 series of free Business Breakfasts hosted by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership was held this...

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Tidyco welcomes VIP guests

Derby-based Tidyco; a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to the rail industry for over 40 years, recently welcomed two distinguished...

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Derby’s Market Hall announced as the new venue for Small Business Saturday UK

Derby’s historic Market Hall, in conjunction with Derby City Council and Essential Print Services, will be hosting ‘Derby’s...

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Passionate about Digital Skills? We need you to inspire young people!

Has technology changed the way you do business? Does your industry require people with a high level of technical skills?...

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Fresh Logistics complete marketing campaign with Ribena and TRO with great success

Fresh Logistics, a temperature controlled solutions company based in Derby, partnered with TRO over the summer to deliver a nationwide...

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D2N2 Chief Executive invites businesses to meet the funders

Businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire gathered to hear about a new slice of funding for companies across the Midlands today ...

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Broxtowe Businesses Receive Free Business Health Checks and Advice

BROXTOWE BUSINESSES got a free health check and advice this month at a drop in session at the Council Offices...

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Thousands of jobs and almost £4billion for economy detailed in HS2 Strategy

‘People, place and connectivity’ are the focus of a new East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy, revealing how the planned high...

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1,000 businesses look to grow through D2N2 Digital Growth Programme

1,000 businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire have now registered for a programme to help businesses and organisations grow through their...

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Funny business

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

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Air-IT bosses joining CEO sleepout

Posted on September 29th, 2017

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Leaders gather at Smart Conference in Nottingham

More than 100 leaders from business, local authority, education and a range of other sectors gathered to exchange ideas on creating...

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Meet the Funders Event opened by D2N2 Chair

Businesses across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire gathered to hear about a new slice of funding for companies across the Midlands today ...

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Tidyco retains significant contract

Derby- based Tidyco; a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to the rail industry for over 40 years, has successfully retained...

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Fresh Logistics Wins ‘Refrigerated Courier of the Year’ for Third Time at the TCS&D Awards 2017

Fresh Logistics, who specialise in offering temperature controlled logistical solutions for their customers, have been honoured for the third time...

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Tidyco expands thanks to new service provision

East Midlands based Tidyco; a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic solutions for over 40 years, launches a new reactive mobile pneumatic...

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New polymer £10 note enters circulation

Posted on September 15th, 2017

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Derby’s iHub scoops Design Excellence award at the East Midlands Property Dinner 2017

Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre, which is the flagship building on Infinity Park, has scooped the Design Excellence Award...

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£500,000 for Sherwood Energy Village via D2N2 funding

A £3.3million project set to create 38 jobs and safeguard an additional 26 will receive £500,000 funding via the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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Air‐IT have been involved with Nottingham Rugby for several years now and have been valued sponsors of the club...

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Work to begin on £1.9m Derby city scheme co-funded by D2N2

A programme to create more than 1,000 metres of legal cycle routes through Derby city centre and improve 3,000 square metres of...

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Market Visit to the Most Influential International Industry Brand Exhibition

Sir John Peace, Midlands Engine Chairman, is urging regional companies to join November’s Midlands Engine market visit to the...

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CV Workshops for Volunteers

E4E is proud to announce that we are now providing training support for volunteers for our CV Workshops starting...

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Chinese market opportunity

Posted on September 5th, 2017

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New app offers video appraisal

Posted on September 2nd, 2017

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British Business Bank launches first £120million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

The British Business Bank has today announced the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with the launch...

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£112.1m contract win for Bombardier

Posted on August 25th, 2017

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Award-winning service area leading the cities energy agenda

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Projects Service (EPS) is an award winning service area leading the cities energy agenda. Working...

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Leaders to share SMART solutions on creating great places to live and work

Creating great places to live and work needs smart leadership to guide development – as delegates will hear at a UK...

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Growth Plans On Track for Derby-based Firm

Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, welcomes back Gareth...

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iHub Launches Exciting New Event and Conference Space

Derby’s award-winning iHub is consolidating its position as a regional centre for innovation with the launch of an exciting...

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NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The August 30th application deadline for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards is almost upon us, and we are looking...

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D2 Energy Efficiency project awards £50,000 to local businesses

The Derby and Derbyshire Energy Efficiency Project (D2EE) has recently awarded over £50,000 in grant funding to seven local businesses...

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Migrants’ impact on D2N2 area economy revealed by new research

Migrants in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are more likely to start their own business, and more than half are educated to...

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Match-making service for small businesses looking for finance pays out £4m

Small businesses struggling to access finance from big banks gained almost £4m of funding thanks to an innovative match-making scheme.

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Free Business Health Checks for Broxtowe Businesses

BROXTOWE BUSINESSES can get a free health check and advice next month at a drop in session at the Council...

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Food glorious food – and how to sell it overseas

Once cast as Europe’s poor relation in the food stakes (steaks?!), the UK now enjoys a global reputation for...

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Patents? Trade Marks? Intellectual Property Rights. What’s it all about?

Derby based patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson has set up a regular intellectual property (IP) drop...

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Tender Opportunity: D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership - Strategic Economic Plan

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership wishes to revise its Strategic Economic Plan for publication in January 2018. The revised Strategic Economic...

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New business units for Markham Vale business park in D2N2 area

Small and medium-sized enterprises can now relocate to new business units at the Markham Vale business park.

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ScaleUp Institute Survey - Deadline 1 Sept 2017

The ScaleUp Institute works to make the UK the best place in the world for a business to scaleup and...

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Postgraduate Placements Nottingham - A Pool of Talent with a Fresh Approach

The Postgraduate Placement Nottingham (PPN) programme is part of Enabling Innovation - a three year collaborative programme involving Nottingham Trent...

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Medical Device Innovations Company Seeks Investment

A D2N2 Growth Hub client - Olberon - is seeking to raise funds for the manufacture and sale of...

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Milestones reached in Nottingham city centre’s £250million ‘Southern Gateway’ redevelopment

Nottingham city centre developments are taking significant steps forward, as part of a wider £250million strategy backed by the D...

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JLT Specialty moves to new offices

Posted on August 4th, 2017

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Derbyshire based FireFly Barbecue Wins 5 Gold Star Awards

The Guild of Fine Food underpins the British speciality food sector, with the recognised Great Taste awards for produce that...

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New Government study looks at state of further education in D2N2 LEP area

A review of further education (FE) focusing on the needs of schools, colleges and sixth forms and businesses in the...

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£14.9m win-win for Wyvern Way works

A £14.9million project to improve safety and reduce congestion on a major route linking Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, will be funded...

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Plaque Unveiled at Marble Hall Community Garden on 75th Anniversary of Rolls-Royce and Osmaston Raid

A plaque to commemorate the 23 people who died when Derby’s Rolls Royce aero-engine works was attacked during the Second...

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Air-IT scores hat trick in annual world rankings

Managed ICT service provider, Air-IT has gained international recognition in the MSPmentor 501: 2017 Global Edition worldwide company rankings.

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City-Based Clusters Lead Equity Investment Market, According to Latest Research

City-based clusters and tech hotspots were the focus of equity investment in the UK last year, according to the third...

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The ‘Access Gap’ is widening - here’s how we are fighting to close it in your local area!

Did you know that you are six times less likely to make it to a top third university if you...

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High interest reported in Becketwell development site in Derby

Significant developer interest in the Derby city centre Becketwell site has been reported – land being redeveloped with the aid of £...

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Sign up for Your Free Export Marketing Research Clinic

We can help you do that with our Export Marketing Research clinics. Free of charge, these involve a 1:1 90 minute session...

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‘Full house’ at D2N2 Annual Conference 2017

Business speakers from the health and beauty retail, further education and elite sportwear sectors spoke to a packed D2N2...

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Could Your Family Business be a Winner in the Midlands Family Business Awards 2017?

Now in their eighth year, the Midlands Family Business Awards, organised by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation are now...

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Help Shape the Small Business Commissioner Service

The government is establishing a Small Business Commissioner to help small businesses resolve payment-related issues with larger businesses. The Department...

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Composite Braiding Chooses a Hybrid Working Environment at the iHub

Composite Braiding, an exciting new company specialising in thermoplastic composite braiding, is the latest in a series of hi-tech businesses...

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HS2 announcements welcomed by D2N2 LEP

The announcement today (July 17) of the final HS2 high speed rail recommended route through Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has been welcomed...

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Second free conference for rural businesses hosted by D2N2

Rural businesses and organisations heard from experts on how to access growth finance and other help at a conference, hosted...

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Altius VA wins major rail contract

Posted on July 17th, 2017

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Calling all companies from the rail sector…

Companies routinely tell us that their biggest barrier to export is finding overseas buyers. So how about if we bring...

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Second ‘D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference’ to be held

The second ‘D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference’ of 2017 will be held on Tuesday July 18 in Derbyshire.

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Air-IT moves HQ to Interchange 25 Business Park

Award-winning Managed ICT Service Provider, Air-IT has relocated its headquarters to new 5,400 sq ft premises at Interchange 25 Business Park, Nottingham,...

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Mission to MEDICA

Posted on July 10th, 2017

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Two Site Managers from Redrow Homes East Midlands Recognised at Pride in the Job Quality Awards

Two site managers from Redrow Homes East Midlands have been recognised at the Pride in the Job Quality Awards 2017.

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Driving positive change

Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, continues to build...

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Scott Carson Carries Out Justin Smith Architects' Official Opening

Derby County and former England goalkeeper Scott Carson joined clients and local businesses at a special event to mark Justin...

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Fresh Logistics commence a million chilled bottles sampling campaign with TRO and Ribena

Fresh Logistics, a temperature controlled logistics company with headquarters in Derby will embark on a major project in conjunction with...

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Atom bank secures £30m Tier 2 capital facility from British Business Bank Investments Ltd

Atom bank and British Business Bank Investments Ltd (BBBIL), the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, today announce the...

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‘Five star’ study reveals way forward for D2N2 area visitor accommodation

Vital research into the future of a sector employing more than 65,000 people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has been commissioned, in...

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Scale-up Competition

Winners will receive a tailored support package from Oxford Innovation.

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Placement Partnerships with The University of Nottingham

The only cost for your organisation will be the time you put into supervision, and you will benefit from the...

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Building Better Opportunities Stakeholder Manager (x4 positions)

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) provide support and advice to businesses across the three counties from main offices in...

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Queen's Speech commits to Phase Two of HS2 network

A Government commitment to deliver the next phase of the HS2 high speed rail network was included in The Queen...

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Chair of D2N2 and Tramlink Nottingham awarded OBE

Peter Richardson, Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday...

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ICT Innovation Manager, Creative Quarter Company

Creative Quarter Company is looking for an experienced business manager with a strong technical background to deliver bespoke, structured business...

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Small Biz 100 - Apply Now!

This year Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to...

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£62.9m for projects to boost D2N2 area jobs and economic growth

An investment of £62.9million allocated to 17 projects across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire)...

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Regional unemployment just 4.1%

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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Winner of two global energy innovation prizes

World class innovator, Innovation Future Specialist, has won two global innovation prizes for the development of the Energy XPRIZE!

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Open Invitation to High Peak Businesses Looking to Grow

Ambitious businesses in Derbyshire’s High Peak can attend a free “Access to Finance for Growth” workshop to find out...

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Demolition of Nottingham's Broadmarsh car park

Plans to demolish the Broadmarsh car park and bus station to make way for a replacement building have been approved...

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Automotive sector in the Midlands drives economic growth and thousands of jobs following 58 foreign

Figures released today by automotive inward investment body Drive Midlands show that the region’s automotive sector secured 58 new foreign...

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Derbyshire businesses already reaping Carbon Smart rewards

Businesses in Derbyshire are already benefiting from a grant scheme designed to help them save money by becoming more energy...

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£88 million fund for investment in early stage software companies

Pentech has announced the closing of Pentech Fund III at an oversubscribed £88 million, exceeding the original target fund size of £70...

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Big House project – Temporary Business Engagement Advisor Contract

Location: Peripatetic: Contract will require working at the Creative Quarter offices, at business locations in the CQ and at satellite...

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TwentyTwenty - Bright Futures for Young People

Started in 2007, TwentyTwenty helps hundreds of disengaged young people each year to develop self-belief and motivation, while achieving academic qualifications...

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Leaders of top ‘body and mind’ brands to speak at D2N2 2017 annual event

The leaders of the UK’s top pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, one of the UK’s largest further education...

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Opportunities For Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to Join Connect Derby's Managed Workspaces

Business owners and entrepreneurs are being offered the chance to join Derby’s fastest growing business community - with a...

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Free Workshops to Grow Your Business

TWO FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS will give local business men and women in Broxtowe advice on how to grow their customer...

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Invitation to Tender - East Midlands Chamber Website

The East Midlands Chamber is inviting tenders from its members for the provision of a new website for the organisation.

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Graduate Scheme to Support SMEs Launched

The Innovation Community Lab (ICL) is designed to support local SMEs, a network for aspiring managers and/or ambitious new...

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Start-ups alerted to instant pensions duties

New businesses which start up from October this year are being warned they will have instant pension duties once they...

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Showcase Your Industry to Young People

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment are a social enterprise based in Nottingham providing jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships...

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The Tour of Britain – Sponsorship Opportunities

The Tour of Britain 2017 cycling event comes to Nottinghamshire on the 6th September 2017. The lead promotional partner, Marketing Nottingham and...

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Newark Castle Line now running improved Sunday Service

A train service which was given a £2million boost through a number of organisations – including via the D2N2 Local...

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Derby iHub up for three construction awards

Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby has been nominated for three awards at the East...

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We're Hiring!

D2N2 Growth Hub Business Advisers x 2

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£280,000 Ada Lovelace House renovation completed

New, high quality office space is now available to entrepreneurs and businesses in Nottinghamshire – thanks to a £280,000 investment by Ashfield...

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Nottinghamshire to host stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling race,...

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Supporting High Growth and Ambitious Businesses as Part of the D2N2 Growth Hub

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions to deliver a platinum business support service to high growth businesses in...

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Derby's iHub Named Best Commercial Development in the Region

Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre, which is the flagship building on Infinity Park, has been named best commercial project...

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Last day for paper 'fivers'

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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£20,000 Prize Up For Grabs For Budding Entrepreneurs

The search is now on to find the next budding entrepreneur in a competition for business talent with a £20,000 prize...

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The Green Apple Awards For Commerce and Industry

The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice...

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Southern Link Road creates route to new homes

The first phase of an extensive Nottinghamshire housing project has now been granted planning permission.

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'Derby-Nottingham Metro Strategy 2030' launched

A strategy launched today (April 26), setting out Derby and Nottingham City Councils’ joint vision for their area up to 2030, has...

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Derby's IHub Innovation Centre Shortlisted for Two Prestigious Awards

Derby’s £12m iHub innovation centre, the centre-piece of Infinity Park, has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

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Rural economy benefiting from £3million support via D2N2

Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to bid into a £3million fund to boost the rural economy in Derbyshire and...

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Queen’s Award for HL Plastics

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Queen's Award for Abacus Lighting

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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The Romo Group wins Queens Award

Posted on April 21st, 2017

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D2N2 area responds to Government’s Industrial Strategy consultation

Improving access to growth finance, greater powers for regions to determine their own economic destiny and all communities sharing success...

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Tender Opportunities - Digital Business Growth Programme

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is a delivery partner for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)-funded Digital Growth...

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East Midlands small firms top confidence table

The East Midlands reports a higher level of small business confidence than any other UK region in the latest Federation...

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£1.2million funding agreed by D2N2 for Cotgrave town centre works

A £1.2million investment in a town centre regeneration project has been agreed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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First D2N2 apprenticeship seminar helps employers seize new opportunities

Over 30 employers gathered to hear all about changes to the way Government will be co-funding apprentices from spring 2017 and the...

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Lights switch on for £30m life sciences building backed by D2N2

A light sculpture covering Nottingham’s new £30m BioCity Discovery building – co-funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – has...

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£1.9million plan to improve Derby city centre

A £1.9million project to reinvigorate Derby city centre’s main streets and its economy will be funded by Derby City...

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Apprenticeship seminars will help D2N2 businesses get ‘Levywise’

Businesses can learn more about changes to the way Government will be co-funding apprentices from spring 2017 – at two free seminars,...

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D2N2 LEP statement on beginning of 'Brexit' process

Prime Minister Theresa May today (March 29) triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, with a letter informing the European Council of...

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Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

Nottingham City Council has been welcoming delegates from India to show them how Nottingham is leading the way in integrating...

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Win-win for economy and environment says new vision for Trent Valley

Billions of pounds and more than 150,000 jobs could be added to the economy of the Trent Valley area – whilst still...

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A52 Developments given Government boost

£2.6m of additional funding is being given by Highways England to contribute to a series of major infrastructure developments in...

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Membership hits a milestone

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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Businesses fly the nest from Worksop Turbine Centre

Business is booming at an Innovation Centre in Worksop which has helped three businesses fly the nest.

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International Trade Minister announces ‘Export Champions’ to promote Midlands businesses

Department for International Trade holds first Midlands Engine Trade Summit. Creation of 28 Export Champions to help Midland businesses.

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Cream of East Midlands Businesses Through To Pitchfest Final

Following months of pitch training 10 successful companies have now been selected for the final of Pitchfest at Venturefest East Midlands....

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£40m access road plan reaches another milestone

Plans for a £40million access road – part-funded through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – moved a step closer today (March 16).

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£240million Toyota investment is boost to business confidence, says D2N2

A £240million investment by Toyota Motor Europe in its car plant in Burnaston in Derbyshire has been warmly welcomed by...

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Expert advice for businesses at free University workshops – co-funded by D2N2

Businesses wanting to learn about leadership, communications, decision making and team dynamics can now book onto a series of upcoming...

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Contracts exchanged to enable Derby regeneration project

Contracts have today (March 10) been exchanged as part of a major land deal to help regenerate Derby city centre – aided...

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Seymour Link Road Now Complete

A £7.5million piece of infrastructure in North Derbyshire – part-funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – has now been completed.

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£63million cash boost for D2N2 to accelerate delivery of jobs and growth

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (March 9) announced a Government cash boost of £63million for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership...

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Strong strategic vision for the Midlands welcomed by D2N2

A strong vision for the Midlands’ economic and transport future – laid out in two important strategy publications published today (March 9) –...

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Bell & Co joins Aston Scott Group

Posted on March 8th, 2017

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Chamber reaction to Budget

Posted on March 8th, 2017

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D2N2 helps identify Nottinghamshire’s top Innovators

Two support packages worth £15,000 each were on offer to ten Nottinghamshire Entrepreneurs last night, after months of submission and a...

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Work starts on £400m Peak Resort campus

Posted on February 28th, 2017

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Chamber welcomes Air-IT as new patron

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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Views gathered by D2N2 on proposed national Industrial Strategy

Opinions on a proposed national Industrial Strategy are being gathered by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership from businesses and...

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Live online skills event world record attempt backed by D2N2

A world record attempt to have the largest ever number of people take part in a live online careers advice...

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Rural conference hears about £3million to benefit businesses

Delegates at D2N2’s free Rural Means Business Conference heard about growth opportunities for their enterprises – and how they...

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Annual quest launched for cream of business

The annual quest to find the crème de la crème of regional business has been launched.

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Jobs market slowed across three counties

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Chamber names relegated to history

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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D2N2 Business Growth Programme helps firms go digital

Organisations with aspirations for growth learnt all about how to use the latest digital tools and technologies to grow, at...

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Business breakfast with Lilian Greenwood

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Youth employment in Nottingham invested in via D2N2

Work experience, education, training, and support and skills for unemployed young people in Nottingham will be given a boost; through £774,000...

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£3million to benefit rural areas covered by D2N2

Micro businesses, companies producing food products and cycle networks in the rural areas covered by the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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Market project gets £100,000 D2N2 backing

Works worth £300,000 to improve Bulwell Market in Nottingham and help local traders is due to get underway this week – with...

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Redevelopment of former Ironworks moves a step closer

The construction of 2,000 new homes, a school and business park are now a step closer after gaining council approval (Jan 19).

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HS2 launches bid to find train builder

Posted on January 20th, 2017

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Nottinghamshire Economic Forum hears from D2N2 Chief Executive

Over 80 businesses gathered this morning to hear all about Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s economic power, potential and future from a...

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D2N2 welcomes £4million national visitor economy funding’s benefit to its area

A £4million Government funding boost for museums and galleries nationally will benefit two tourist attractions in theD2N2 Local Enterprise...

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Business in D2N2 LEP area reacts to Prime Minister's 'Brexit' speech

Business organisations across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s area have been giving their reaction to Prime Minister Theresa...

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Employment trends remain positive

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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Events to showcase business benefits of £7.2million digital investment

A £7.2million programme to help companies widen their digital reach and impact – part funded through the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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£150,000 to boost D2N2 LEP area’s ‘Grand Tour’ programme

Arts Council England has awarded £150,000 to build on the success of a 21st Century version of ‘The Grand Tour’ – revealing...

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Ones to Watch Competition

Venturefest has launched their new 'One to Watch' competition where small businesses are invited to submit a 30 second video on...

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British Business Bank expands partnership with Funding Circle

British Business Bank Investments Ltd, the commercial arm of the government-owned British Business Bank, will today (5 Jan 2017) begin lending a...

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£280,000 investment to aid Ashfield businesses

Entrepreneurs and businesses will soon benefit from new, high quality office space – thanks to a £280,000 investment by the D2N2...

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Furniture manufacturer growth grant success follows D2N2 backing

A Nottinghamshire furniture manufacturing company will receive grant funding toward a £100,000 equipment upgrade, to expand its business and create new...

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Clean air survey deadline extended

Posted on January 6th, 2017

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New rules bring tax evasion crackdown

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

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