2018 Archive

06 December 2018

D2N2 Growth Hub celebrates four years in business

The D2N2 Growth Hub marked its fourth ‘birthday’ today (December 6), welcoming to a celebration event some of the more than 7,000 businesses it has engaged with.

Launched in December 2014, by the then Business and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock MP (right of picture below), the D2N2 Growth Hub uses its wide range of (mostly free or heavily subsidised) services to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Services offered through Growth Hub advisors include help with starting and growing a business, accessing growth finance, training and skills development, leadership training, and expanding into new and international markets.

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The D2N2 Growth Hub is part of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); a private sector-led Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary organisations, which promotes economic growth, jobs creation and business start-ups in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Today’s celebration event at The Derbyshire Hotel, South Normanton, featured speakers from some of the D2N2 LEP area businesses which have benefited from the D2N2 Growth Hub’s help; including physiotherapy service Jolly BackLucy Rennie Communications and business consultancy Talk Staff.

Video testimonies from businesses helped by the D2N2 Growth Hub are on its YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to view.

In customer surveys, D2N2 Growth Hub clients have consistently given its services high ‘satisfaction’ ratings.

In September 2017 the Growth Hub launched its ScaleUp Service; giving specialist help to SMEs experiencing high growth; characterised as having a turnover of between a million and £15m a year, and which had experienced consistent annual growth of at least 20% for the past three years.

For more information on the D2N2 Growth Hub and its services see its website at www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/

Media wanting more information about the D2N2 LEP can contact D2N2 Communications Manager Sean Kirby on 0115 957 8749 or email: sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org