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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.

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 next week (November 2).

Pioneer 10

Picture: Billie-Anne Warriner, from Fosse Cashflow Solutions with D2N2 Chair Peter Richardson

The second in a series of six events held by D2N2 - the private sector-led partnership of business, local authorities, higher and further education providers, community and voluntary services, and other organisations which promotes economic and jobs growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – next week’s event will be held from 8:30-11:00am on Thursday, November 2 at Mansfield’s Oakham Suite, on Nottingham Road (NG18 4AE). This will provide a chance to update businesses on past successes and consult them on future plans.

Next week’s breakfast event will include a presentation by D2N2’s Chief Executive David Ralph and D2N2 Active Engagement Officer Rachel Quinn, who will both speak on activities including:

  • plans to make the most of the economic growth opportunities presented by the HS2 network, which is set to have a line going through Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as part of HS2: Phase 2;
  • projects now showing practical benefits thanks to investment via D2N2’s allocation of € 250million in European funding;
  • promotion of community and voluntary services which help the area’s economy.

Next Thursday’s event will also feature guest speaker Billie-Anne Warriner, from Fosse Cashflow Solutions (pictured with D2N2 Chair Peter Richardson) – winner of the Pioneer 10 event which took place earlier this year. Billie will be talking about her experiences and business journey in setting up Fosse Cashflow Solutions and future business growth plans.

This year, delegates attending the Business Breakfasts will also be contributing to a consultation to ‘refresh’ the Strategic Economic Plan; D2N2’s overall, detailed strategy which sets out how it will develop its area’s economy and the key sectors it will focus on.

The remaining 2017 D2N2 Business Breakfasts – all of which will run from 8.30am to approximately 11am – will be held on:

Thursday November 2 – The Oakham Suite, 155 Nottingham Rd, Mansfield (NG18 4AE).
Guest business speaker – Billie-Anne Warriner, Fosse Cashflow Solutions.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Rachel Quinn, Active Engagement Officer, on working with the community and voluntary services sector.

Tuesday November 7 – The Derby Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby (DE1 3AF).
Guest business speaker – Mary Maguire, joint Managing Director of Astute Financial Recruitment (with offices in Derby and Nottingham).

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Tom Goshawk, Capital Projects Manager, on investment in infrastructure and D2N2’s Local Growth Fund allocation.

Tuesday November 14 – Buxton Pump Rooms, The Crescent, Buxton (SK17 6BQ).
Guest business speaker – James Berresford, Chair of the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager for Sector Development.

Tuesday November 21 – The Best Western Lion Hotel, 112 - 114 Bridge Street, Worksop (S80 1HT).
Guest business speaker – Claire Monk, General Manager and Brewer of Welbeck Abbey Brewery.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Richard Kirkland, European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator, on skills and training development.

Tuesday November 28 – Pavilion Room, The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton (DE55 2EH).
Guest business speaker – Isobel Brown, Interim Programme Director for the Midlands Engine.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Richard Kirkland, European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator.

Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be provided for delegates at all events.

For online booking to attend any of the six free D2N2 Business Breakfast events, go to the D2N2 LEP website Events page. Alternatively contact Sam Burbage, D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer, on 0115 957 8254 or email: smbraednlpoga.ubg@22e.r

David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We talk to business people in our area in a variety of ways right across the year but the Business Breakfasts have always proved popular. It’s a chance to network over a coffee and breakfast roll, hear from some interesting guest speakers and engage with what D2N2 is doing to help the economy.

“This year we’re keen to get businesses’ input on ‘refreshing’ our Strategic Economic Plan; the blueprint for how and where D2N2 will focus its economic activities in future. It’s important we get delegates’ views on what they see as important.”

More than 300 delegates booked to attend last year’s (2016) Business Breakfasts and the first Business Breakfast held this year, in Biocity Nottingham’s Discovery Building, sold out.

More information about the 2017 D2N2 LEP Business Breakfasts and online booking to attend can be found here and, on Twitter, via the hashtag #D2N2BB2017


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