News from 2018

D2N2 Growth Hub marks its fourth year

D2N2 Growth Hub hosted their fourth birthday celebration event on 6 December at the Derbyshire Hotel.

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Chance to steer future migration policy

Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s skills-based immigration system, announced yesterday (19/12), is expected to feature prominently at a Chamber-led roundtable discussion...

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Nottingham Charity lead the way with Safe Urban Driver Training!

RideWise, who are a part of a Nottingham based green transport charity, are a leading provider for Safe Urban Driver...

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New Chief Executive Officer appointed by D2N2 LEP

A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Deadline looms for Enterprising Women nominations

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen will end soon after Christmas.

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Businesses urged to claim £2500 voucher for broadband boost

Businesses around the UK are being urged to make use of a £2500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds before the scheme...

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Women in Innovation Global Business Innovation Programme on AI & Data with Israel

Innovate UK together with UK Science & Innovation Network Israel are organising a Global Business Innovation Programme for women innovators...

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Charities share Chamber's fundraising efforts

Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by East Midlands Chamber in 2019.

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Chamber named Chamber of the Year at BCC Awards

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) has secured one of the most significant and highly-sought accolades in business.

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Professional Kudos for East Midlands Based Head of Marketing

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the world’s leading professional marketing body; has awarded Barry Aldridge of Tidyco and member...

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NFRS offers free fire risk assessment workshops to businesses

Following the recent fire at the Cattle Market in Nottingham, fire officers have been out and about in the surrounding...

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NFRS cooks up guide to help protect takeaways from fire

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have worked closely together with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to produce a guide aimed...

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Success for first Business Growth Master Class

Business owners from across the East Midlands have labelled NBV’S business growth master class a resounding success.

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Innovators in the East Midlands learn how to profit from design

On 14th November, over 100 delegates came to learn more about how innovative companies use design to grow their business.

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New board members sought by D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

Businesspeople are being invited to join the board of the D2N2Local Enterprise Partnership, to help steer the future...

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Impression named Midlands Regional Winner in Deloitte Fast 50 Awards for High Growth Businesses

Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression has been named the Midlands Regional Winner in Deloitte’s Fast 50 awards.

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Taking business demands to the heart of Westminster

East Midlands businesses want Government to refocus on domestic issues to ensure a successful transition to a post-Brexit economy.

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FIND OUT HOW TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS 'THE TOYOTA WAY' AT THE IHUB WITH THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TOYOTA UK

Anyone looking to improve their business is invited to attend a special event at the iHub on Infinity Park with...

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Tidyco scoops East Midlands export recognition

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

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Global Business Innovation visit to Japan

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a visit to Tokyo for innovative...

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Survey delves into CSR commitment

Companies across the East Midlands are being asked to discuss how much they give back to their communities.

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Prominent regional business figure appointed President at the Chamber of Commerce

A prominent figure in the regional business scene has been elected President at East Midlands Chamber for 2018/19.

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Friar Gate Studios hosts Connect Derby Open Evening

The Connect Derby Open Evening is taking place at Friar Gate Studios on Wednesday 14 November (4.00pm - 7.00pm).

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Trusted Trader scheme turns 10

A scheme Derbyshire County Council launched to help residents find trustworthy tradespeople is celebrating its tenth birthday.

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Signing marks bright future for Derbyshire's Japan link on 20th anniversary celebration

Council leaders in Derbyshire have further strengthened a long-standing international link which has brought thousands of jobs and huge investment...

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Treasury Minister among keynote speakers for major regional conference next week

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark, will offer a Westminster view on domestic and international trading...

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Specialist new venture ‘Rapid Rigids’ opens its doors, offering 7.5t and 18t courier services.

A new Derby based transport company, Rapid Rigids, is celebrating its first busy week in business after successfully winning a...

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Chamber reacts to Budget

Reacting to today’s Budget, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber, said: “One of the big asks of...

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Innovate UK in the East Midlands: Profiting by Design

Innovate UK's 2018/19 regional events programme begins in the East Midlands, with this event themed around Design. Book your free place...

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Council supports Astronomical project

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society are delighted to announce the securing of grants of £13,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £4,200 from...

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Businesses urged to shape D2N2 LEP area economy into next decade

Businesses and others are being given the opportunity to shape the future of an area with an economic output worth...

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Global Business Innovation visit to Silicon Valley

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a space visit to Silicon Valley...

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Call for final pre-Brexit Budget to include radical measures to boost business investment

Chambers of Commerce are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to focus his Budget later this month on radical...

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Conference attendance shows hunger for Brexit advice

The turnout at a conference to discuss business in a post-Brexit economy showed the appetite organisations have for guidance about...

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Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

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Latest employment figures confirm robust regional economy

Employment in the East Midlands continues to evidence a robust regional economy according to figures released this morning.

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Conference to help firms make transition to a post-Brexit economy

Businesses have less than six months in which to safeguard their transition to a post-Brexit economy.

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Search has started for the year's most enterprising women

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen has begun.

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Some businesses made hay while the sun shone

Some businesses made hay while the sun shone during the summer but many lack confidence looking ahead, according to latest...

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Nottingham Students combine food and tech to launch UK's first halal delivery app

A trio of former University of Nottingham students are going from strength-to-strength in the business world after launching the UK...

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Boost for local business as forward-thinking firms flock to digital showcase event

Dozens of businesses benefited from the very latest updates in the world of digital technology at a special showcase event...

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Skills-based immigration policy should ease employers’ concerns

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announced plans for a skills-based immigration policy post-Brexit will go some way to easing employers...

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Growth Hub conference explains finance support to SMEs

Following the success of the Best of Both Hubs conference in March 2018, D2N2 Growth Hub and Sheffield City Region...

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British Business Investments Launches New £100m Programme to Support Regional Angel Investment

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, today launches a new £100m Regional Angels Programme designed...

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Chancellor’s business-positive address to Conference could be a clue to Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, has used his address at the Conservative Party Conference today...

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British Chamber Recognition

Hot off the heels from the recent Excellence in International Trade win at the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business...

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Fresh Logistics welcome Lee Curtis to the role of Southern Operations Manager to open and manage their new depot within the M25

Fresh Logistics are delighted to announce that Lee Curtis has joined the team as Southern Operations Manager.

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Winners will compete on national stage following regional success

Following their success in the East Midlands Chamber’s* 2018 business awards, four members have gone on to win regional awards...

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Four in Ten East Midlands Business Owners Want to Grow their Businesses but are Unsure How

Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has revealed four in ten (39%) smaller business owners...

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Progressive engineering company secures funding for growth

A Nottingham engineering company, HSM Engineering Limited, has further invested in a new facility with state-of-the-art equipment to streamline its...

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Leading light in business blogs about Brexit

A leading figure in East Midlands business has written two blogs about Brexit, examining the resilience of regional business to...

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Lost key fob memory stick opened door to finder’s data to hacker

Lost keys opened up a world of opportunity to a computer hacker.

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Telemetrics specialist Microlise is the Chamber’s Nottinghamshire Business of the Year

Telematics and transport management solution provider Microlise has won the East Midlands Chamber Nottinghamshire Business of the Year Award 2018.

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Tidyco gains international recognition

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

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Latest employment figures show a degree of stability

Unemployment in the East Midlands has remained more or less consistent since December 2016 according to figures released today by the...

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Bus company trentbarton is the Chamber's Derbyshire Business of the Year

A bus company that is nationally renowned for its innovation has won the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business of the...

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New hires for Swindell & Pearson as firm continues to grow

Derby based patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson has welcomed two new trade mark attorneys and a...

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Conference to explore rise in cyber crime

Up to half-a-million small and medium-sized businesses in the UK could have been victims of cyber crime through their emails...

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D2N2 Announces New Deputy Chair

David Williams, Chair of Geldards LLP (pictured), has been appointed Deputy Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP),...

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Food & Drink Awards Finalists revealed!

The finalists for the 10th Marketing Derby Food & Drink Awards have been revealed.

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Research your China potential without leaving your desk

Department for International Trade offer to help research your market potential in China

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Matchmaking… for business comes to Derby

Derby based agency, TwoGuys Creative is partnering with Mainframe from QUAD to bring business matchmaking to Derby.

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New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed for D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

A new Interim Chief Executive Officer has been appointed for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Latest figures show rise in UK exports

In data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK exports to the world rose by £26bn – an increase...

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Chamber appoints a new Chair to the Board of Directors

Trentbarton buses boss Ian Morgan OBE has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors at East Midlands Chamber*

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Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling...

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Impact of lost businesses felt in latest employment figures

The impact of a number of high-profile business closures earlier in the year has begun to filter through to the...

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International sterilisation company get keys to new base at Markham Vale

International sterilisation specialists Sterigenics get keys to a new state-of-the-art facility at Markham Vale creating up to 30 new jobs.

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Seasalt launches new IT support partnership with Retail Assist

Cornish womenswear retailer, Seasalt has partnered with Retail Assist for IT Support

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Cyber security conference headline sponsor announced

The headline sponsor at this year’s East Midlands Cyber Security Conference in September will be Derby-based IT Consultancy RDS...

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£4.48million D2N2 funding approved for North Nottinghamshire employment site

400 jobs are set to be created in a development spanning 40,000sq.m, after funding was agreed by the D2N2...

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Toyota City Industry Festa 2018

Do you have a product or service that you would like to promote to Japanese businesses or consumers?

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Exam Success at East Midlands Patent and Trade Mark Firm

East Midlands based patent and trade mark attorney firm Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that Associate Tim Gilbert...

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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise Open For Applications

Companies across D2N2 are being encourage to enter this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise

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UK business pioneers speak at D2N2’s 2018 Annual Conference

Around 130 delegates attended the 2018 D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference this morning (July 24) - which welcomed new D2N2...

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Lightbulb moment for Derby and Derbyshire Businesses

Businesses in Derby have been able to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions, thanks to a grant programme part-funded...

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Video suggests the minimum businesses should do now for smoothest Brexit

A video guide setting out the minimum businesses should be doing today to ensure the smoothest possible Brexit transition has...

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Employment figures indicate less robust regional performance

The number of people in work in the East Midlands between March and May 2018 was higher than for the same...

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Chamber welcomes Shorts Chartered Accountants as new patron

Shorts Chartered Accountants has become the latest patron of East Midlands Chamber.

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D2N2 Announces New Chair

Elizabeth Fagan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Boots, has been appointed Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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15 New Job Opportunities at Local IT Company Retail Assist

Due to remarkable growth, local IT business Retail Assist is looking to take on 15 new employees at its impressive Head...

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Cautious welcome given to National Infrastructure Assessment

A new 30-year plan for infrastructure investment in the UK received a cautious welcome today from the biggest business-representation organisation...

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Business investment intentions drop – Brexit uncertainty could be the cause

After a strong start to 2018, business showed a slight slowdown in domestic markets in the second three months of the...

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Tidyco Clinches Five Award Categories

D2N2 Growth Hub client, Tidyco, has reached the finalist stage for a staggering five categories in the East Midlands...

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Ted Baker chooses Retail Assist for European Help Desk support

Ted Baker, the global lifestyle brand, is the latest retailer to partner with Retail Assist for IT Help Desk support.

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Export Web Week

A week of free export focused webinars, online training, 1:1 market meetings & live Twitter chats

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Worksop Turbine smashes 12 month revenue target after renovations

Business is booming at an Innovation Centre in Worksop which has successfully delivered more than 130 per cent of the expected...

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Midland Main Line electrification “should be recategorised as pending”

Electrification of the Midland Main Line could be back on track. The Transport Select Committee, chaired by Nottingham South MP...

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Chamber welcomes new flexibility in Apprenticeships Levy

The Government has announced that large employers can now share their Apprenticeship Levy funds among multiple companies in their supply...

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Launch of Great British High Street competition 2018

Communities across the UK are being urged to back their local high streets by entering them into the Great British...

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£2.5bn British Patient Capital Programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high...

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Double Award Joy for East Midlands ICT Firm

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT are celebrating after winning two awards in as many weeks at the Derby...

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The British Street Food Awards

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Derby.

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Tidyco scoops a significant award

Tidyco has won an Excellence in Manufacturing Award through the prestigious Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2018.

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Regional unemployment remains below the national average

Unemployment in the East Midlands continues to be lower than the national average according to figures released this morning.

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Creative design company paves the way to success in Worksop Turbine move

A forward-thinking creative design company has described new beginnings at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre as “the best move made...

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Heathrow and the DIT launch ‘World of Opportunity’ Grant for SMEs

For the second year running, Heathrow and the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign are giving a...

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The Big House teams up with Google’s Digital Garage to deliver essential business skills

Free business support programme, The Big House, has teamed up with Google’s Digital Garage to offer two exclusive workshops...

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£1.5million for Inclusive Employment in D2N2 Area

Equal opportunities and improved employability are the aims of a £1.5million funding call, now open in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire ...

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Employment approaching a crisis

Firms struggling to recruit skilled workers, others worried about retaining qualified and experienced staff in a post-Brexit economy and falling...

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UK Business Pioneers to speak at D2N2’s 2018 Annual Conference

The Managing Director of East Midlands Airport, the CEO and founder of now-global internet marketing service UNiDAYS and the founder...

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Proodle Solutions celebrate award at Ingenuity18 by introducing a disruptive platform for international student recruitment

The creators of the University branded applications that transform and future-proofs the way Higher Education Institutions Acquire, Engage and Convert...

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Conference sets out to help business leaders drive a wellbeing culture

A major conference during Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018) will highlight and promote a healthy culture of wellbeing as...

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Patent fee changes on 6 April

Posted on April 4th, 2018

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Two million workers get pay rise

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Retail Assist continues growth with Help Desk expansion

March 2018: Retail Assist, the Nottingham-based IT software and services business, is gearing up for global expansion with 10 new Help Desk...

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£30million approved for Nottingham City Hub by D2N2

A brand new, £58million further education and training facility is now set to go ahead after funding was approved by...

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Tidyco recognises commitment

Tidyco has appointed Christopher Frain as Commercial Account Manager for a newly created technical support function.

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First Panattoni pushes spec button on 714,000 sq ft Nottingham industrial hub

First Panattoni has broken ground on Panattoni Park Nottingham, where it will speculatively build three warehouses totalling 714,000 sq ft as...

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Solar farm powering 1,150 Nottinghamshire homes launches second investment opportunity

Nottinghamshire Community Energy Ltd (NCE) owns the 5 Mega Watt project, and is seeking to raise a total of £500,000 through its 2018...

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Trading Standards offer to stop businesses falling foul of the law

Businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of our cut-price offer that could save them money and stop them falling...

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Digital Growth Conference helps D2N2 area Businesses get up to speed with latest developments

Businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire learnt how to grow through the use of digital technology at a free...

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Department for International Trade Healthcare Sector Update

There is so much going on for companies in the sector who are currently trading overseas, or thinking about it.

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Chamber comment on snow disruption

Posted on March 1st, 2018

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Challenges set for businesses in D2N2

Businesses in D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) have been invited to take part in a new competition that...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 in D2N2 LEP area

Dozens of events will be held in the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area next week (March 5 - 9) to mark...

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Grants aim to give teenagers a pathway into work or training

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being urged to take advantage of the latest round...

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East Midlands Intellectual Property Firm Achieves Industry Recognition

East Midlands based Swindell & Pearson has been recommended in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) - The...

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Air-IT Double Joy as Finalists in Global Service Desk Awards

East Midlands based managed service provider, Air-IT have been named as finalists in the Best Small Enterprise Managed Service Provider...

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Briefing dates announced for £10m manufacturing and materials readiness Innovation Loans competitio

£10m manufacturing and materials readiness innovation loans competition

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Growth Hubs unite for joint business support event

Shedding light on how both Growth Hubs can help businesses in the area will be the goal at the ‘Best...

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Surveyors set for growth with Mansfield i-Centre

A specialist surveying company has praised the “excellent balance of space, location and facilities” of the Mansfield i-Centre, which has...

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Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100million SME equity fund

The British Business Bank (BBB) has launched a further wave of its £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) with up...

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Latest British Business Bank Research Reveals Equity And Alternative Finance Growing Strongly

Published today, the British Business Bank’s 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report reveals welcome evidence that the UK’s small...

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The Biggest Ever Careers Webinar!

The Big Assembly is the highlight of National Apprenticeship Week

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£12m iHub Opens its Doors to Businesses in the Aerospace, Rail & Automotive Supply Chain Industries

Leading managed workspace provider Connect Derby has teamed up with ENSCITE, a support organisation for companies in the transport equipment...

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University of Derby Invest to Grow fund creates 1,000 local jobs

The University of Derby has supported the creation of more than 1,000 jobs in key growth sectors across the East Midlands...

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Love free business advice? See ‘The Growth Hubs’ at Love Business EXPO

Three Growth Hubs from across the Midlands are set to join forces at this year’s Love Business EXPO 2018 to...

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Do you provide employment and skills advice, support or information to your local community?

You could be a housing association providing advice to tenants, a mental; health service or a small charity providing a...

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Businesses Urged to Compete in BT and Cabinet Office Search for Small Companies with Big Tech Ideas

BT has launched a competition for small and medium businesses in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub to find...

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Transform businesses by smart working

Posted on February 12th, 2018

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Derbyshire Entrepreneur To Appear In Latest Series of Dragons' Den

Dynamic Derby businessman Ed Hollands will appear on an episode of the current series of Dragons’ Den on February 11 2018.

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Tidyco welcomes Anna Delvecchio and Peter Pollock

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

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Automatic enrolment is an ongoing process – it does not end with your declaration of compliance

The Pensions Regulator carries out spot checks around the country to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment (AE)...

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£15million for housing development in D2N2 LEP area

A £15million Government investment in housebuilding in the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area has been warmly welcomed by the...

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Buxton Crescent Heritage Skills programme

We are delighted to be delivering a number of heritage skills taster days at this very significant building conservation and...

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£7.6million for Nottinghamshire town centres’ programme via D2N2

Funding worth £7.6million to help reinvigorate Nottinghamshire town and local centres has been agreed, via the D2N2 Local Enterprise...

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New Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre to receive £500,000 via D2N2 LEP

A new Visitor Centre for Sherwood Forest will be part-funded with £500,000, via the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Medlink Business Awards 2018

Open to businesses who work in, service or supply to the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Medical Technology, Digital Health, Pharmaceutical &...

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Fast-growth Nottinghamshire businesses generate £1.8bn in turnover

Fast-growth Nottinghamshire businesses generate £1.8bn in turnover

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FREE Cycle Parking - Now available for all businesses in Derby

Secure cycle parking helps reduce cycle theft, encourages cycling and promotes your green credentials.

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Entrepreneurs given opportunity for free advice from local business experts

An experienced group of East Midlands business experts are combining to give developing companies the chance to draw on their...

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Ideas mean business - Innovation Live event in Nottingham

To help more young adults make their ideas a success, Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust are launching a...

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Helping local companies’ benefit from housing development

Local companies are invited to a meet the buyer event to find out how to tender for work connected to...

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Speakers announced for annual dinner

Posted on January 18th, 2018

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Major study on science and innovation in the D2N2 LEP area released

Greater investment in research and development across the economy, strengthening the skills base to better engage with the digital revolution,...

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Carillion - support for employees and business

The Cabinet Office has announced that the government will continue to deliver all public sector services following the insolvency. The...

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University of Derby drives innovation forward with two key leadership appointments

The University of Derby has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new Pro Vice-Chancellor Deans.

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Derby-based Fresh Logistics team member up for international award

Growth Hub client, Fresh Logistics is pleased to announce that their Compliance Manager, Lindsey Watmough, has been selected as one...

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Core Values

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

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Leading Cyber Security & GDPR experts to brief SMEs at free event in Derby

East Midlands based Managed Service Provider, Air-IT are set to host a free cyber security and data protection event for...

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£3.7million for Derby Silk Mill project due to attract thousands of visitors

A £16.4m plan to expand and improve the current site, into a ‘Museum of Making’ (due to open summer 2020) – which...

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New Chief Executive Officer appointed for D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Four businesses have secured funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund

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