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13 Nov

Invitation to Tender: ScaleUp360 Programme Workshops and Business Advice

A procurement opportunity has arisen for a bank of high growth business support specialists to supply 1-2-1 business advice and workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR).

11 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.

30 Oct

Workshops at flagship iHub Innovation Centre achieve full occupancy

The £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park in Derby has scored another success after its state-of-the-art hybrid workshop achieved 100% occupancy.

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 offer free advice and support to businesses.

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D2N2 Growth Hub (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire), has teamed up with LLEP Business Gateway, the Growth Hub for Leicester and Leicestershire and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub. ‘The Growth Hubs’ stand will have experienced business advisers available to share their expertise on a wide range of topics for free.

Fiona Shepherd, Marketing and Events Executive at D2N2 said: “This is the third year we’ve exhibited at Love Business and it’s by far the best event we’ve attended in terms of reaching a quality audience in such high numbers over one day. We’re looking forward to catching up with existing Growth Hub clients and creating new connections at Love Business 2018.”

Nick Pulley, Chair of the LLEP said: “Growth Hubs are really useful sign-posting services which help businesses find the support they need to grow. This year at the annual Love Business EXPO, the LLEP Business Gateway is partnering with two Growth Hubs in the Midlands so that no matter what your postcode, you can access the fantastic free services and advice they have to offer.”

Chris Plant, Director of Chase Chamber of Commerce said: “The Stoke & Staffordshire Growth Hub provides a much-needed service to put businesses in touch with expert help. There’s an emphasis on growth and the big target for our Growth Hub is job creation.”

Mr Plant added: “The Hub points businesses in the right direction for the right sort of support. We hope this encourages more businesses to take up support that might otherwise be put off by the complex landscape. Searching for possible funding opportunities can be time-consuming and difficult because of the sheer range of options, but Growth Hub advisors are able to eliminate the need for Googling and complex form filling.”

The Love Business EXPO event takes place on Thursday 22nd February, 9.30am – 3.00pm at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough. The Growth Hub stand is located at B25, B26 and B27. To book your free place at the Love Business EXPO, go to