Business Growth

Business Growth

D2N2 supports local business principally via its Growth Hub. The D2N2 Growth Hub is a gateway for businesses looking for information, guidance, support, expertise and financing; and the knowledge needed to start-up, scale-up, and grow their business. 

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Our Strategy

Our Strategy

D2N2 has an ambitious plan to deliver a £554m investment package; accelerating economic growth in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Its Strategic Economic Plan details how D2N2 will support innovation, research, housing investment, the rural economy, and promotion of high business activity sites in the Nottingham and Derby Enterprise Zone.

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Skills and training

Skills and Training

D2N2 works for better links between business employers and skills and training providers in its area, via its Enterprise Adviser Network. Better matching of the skills taught to employers' workforce needs will improve firms' competitiveness, reduce unemployment and create economic growth.

D2N2 has also invested heavily in new skills facilities, including the £60million Nottingham City Hub by Nottingham College (pictured).

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Current Projects

Current Projects

Our Local Growth Fund allocation allows D2N2 to invest in projects that benefit the local area and economy.

The Government has awarded a total of £257.5 million to the D2N2 area from 2015 to 2021 for capital projects to support growth. 

Our projects are designed to benefit people across the region and benefits many different sectors of the economy.

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ESIF funding

ESIF funding

The D2N2 LEP’s allocation of around €250million in European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) is ‘fuel in the tank’ to deliver its current Strategic Economic Plan, up to 2030. These pages include information for potential applicants about the nature, range and scope of ESIF opportunities and how to bid.

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