The D2N2 Growth Hub

Case Studies

To see examples of some of the businesses the D2N2 Growth Hub has helped, click below.


Blacksmith David Gill - Aslockton, Nottinghamshire

Employment and training experts Double T - Nottingham

Upcycling furniture firm Elphius Flux - Chesterfield


Business consultancy Julie Mather Associates - Derby

Biosciences company Platelet Solutions - Nottingham

Drill equipment manufacturer Rockpecker - Nottingham



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The D2N2 Growth Hub was launched in Nottingham in December 2014 (pictured above) by the then Business and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock (right of photo). It provides a ‘one stop shop’ for ambitious new and developing businesses looking for advice on training, growth, and how to access funding help to expand into fresh markets.

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

Resources for Business 

The D2N2 Growth Hub has:

  • Its own website at , giving accessible advice on areas such as starting and growing a business, accessing finance, training and skills development, and expanding into new and international markets.
  • It's Growth Hub helpline at 0333 006 9178, where businesses can be directed to help tailored to their needs.
  • Social media channels giving the latest D2N2 Growth Hub news and details of upcoming events. Join us on Twitter @D2N2GrowthHub  and LinkedIn and Google+ .
  • Regular D2N2 Growth Hub newsletters. SUBSCRIBE HERE.

If you would like your business service offer registered on the D2N2 Growth Hub database, and/or you would like to work with the D2N2 Growth Hub – as a service user or provider - please 


The D2N2 Growth Hub team will be happy to help you!

D2N2 Growth Hub team 2017


The D2N2 Growth Hub also helps to ‘Power Up Business’ by working with key regional and national business partners, including:

Growth Hub Highlights

Since its launch the D2N2 Growth Hub has :

  • Helped more than 6,000 businesses.
  • Held many of its own free events; advising business on how to access growth funding, find new markets (in the UK and abroad), and how to work with skills and training providers to get the right employees to fill skills gaps in their workforces. For example, run two free 'Rural Means Business' conferences in 2017 (read more HERE) and held its third anniversary and networking event for businesses in December 2017 (details below).
  • Been highly praised as 'helpful' and 'informative' in a survey of its clients (read more HERE).
  • Introduced a new Partnership-wide Customer Relationship Management system.

Three Years of Powering Up Businesses

Growth Hub third anniversary event

In December 2017 the D2N2 Growth Hub held its third anniversary event, at the Village Hotel in Nottingham (photo above). Around 80 delegates attended and heard from companies who'd directly benefited from the Growth Hub's help, including:

  • Craig Brothers, Managing Director of Affari Media of Basford, Nottingham
  • Barry Aldridge, Head of Marketing at Tidyco Ltd of Derby.