About D2N2 and its partners

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D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

There are 39 LEPs in England. They play a central role in deciding local economic priorities, and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs.

D2N2, established in 2010, is one of the largest LEPs in England, covering an area with a population of more than two million people and with an economic output of over £41.2billion (ONS report, February 2015). The LEP's Chief Executive is David Ralph and its Chairman Peter Richardson.

D2N2’s over-arching target is to support the creation of 55,000 new jobs in D2N2 by 2023. The majority of these jobs will be in the private sector.

The LEP is led and  governed by a private sector-led Board; which is made up of high profile and respected leaders from the D2N2 area's businesses, local authorities, skills and training providers, community and social organisations, and other sectors.

Local authorities which are part of the D2N2 LEP's area, and with which it works closely on growing the area's economy, are:

Councils in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire



Amber Valley Borough Council

Ashfield District Council

Bolsover District Council

Bassetlaw District Council

Chesterfield Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

Derby City Council

Gedling Borough Council

Derbyshire County Council

Mansfield District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Erewash Borough Council

Nottingham City Council

High Peak Borough Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

North East Derbyshire District Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council

South Derbyshire District Council


D2N2's vision is of a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive economy.

Our purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the D2N2 region.

Our ambition is to be one of the most respected LEPs, known for our professionalism and effectiveness.

D2N2 has a clear vision and strategy in place to guide its work in boosting the local economy. For further information regarding D2N2's strategic priorities and areas of economic focus please visit our Growth Strategy and Key Sectors web pages. To see a copy of its comprehensive Strategic Economic Plan, providing a road map for growth, CLICK HERE.

For more information about D2N2's  work see its websites at www.d2n2lep.org or for the D2N2 Growth Hub - helping power up businesses - see www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk

The D2N2 Board

Peter Richardson D2N2 LEP PFA Security Services

Peter Richardson, D2N2 Chair

Dawn Ward CBE - Burton and South Derbyshire College

Dawn Ward CBE - Burton and South Derbyshire College

Cllr Jon Collins Nottingham City Council

Councillor Jon Collins, Nottingham City Council

Professor Edward Peck

Professor Edward Peck, Nottingham Trent University

Peter Gadsby Ark Capital

Peter Gadsby, Ark Capital

Cllr Ranjit Banwait

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, Derby City Council

David Williams Butt Foods

David Williams, Butt Foods

Ian Morgan Wellglade Group

Ian Morgan, Wellglade Group

David Williams Geldards LLP

David Williams, Geldards LLP

Cllr Roger Blaney Newark and Sherwood District Council

Councillor Roger Blaney, Newark and Sherwood District Council

Andrew Pickin Shoosmiths Nottingham

Andrew Pickin, Shoosmiths Nottingham

Melanie Ulyatt One to One Support Services Chesterfield

Melanie Ulyatt, One to One Support Services


Cllr Robert Wheeler, South Derbyshire District Council

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