Strategy & Research

Strategy & Research

D2N2 has a clear strategy to support economic growth. We have identified four high-level strategic priorities that are relevant to all business in our area but are also particularly significant to the high growth businesses that research suggests are responsible for the bulk of private sector job creation. More



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Sector Information

Please find a table with each of the D2N2 Sector and Skills group Chairs and Leads below.


Sector Chair 

Skills Chair


Maria Willis, Construction Coach

Matt Bust, Robert Woodhead

Creative and Digital Industries

Kathy McArdle, Creative Quarter

Adam Buss, Derby QUAD

Food and Drink Manufacturing

Fay Davies, Food and Drink Forum

Fay Davies, Food and Drink Forum

Life Sciences

Liz Fothergill/Daren Clarke, Pennine Healthcare/Medilink East Midlands 

Suzy Rigby, Suzy Rigby Consultancy Limited

Low Carbon

Neil Horsley, Cleantech Business Ltd.


Transport and Logistics

Melvyn Tyers, XPO Logistics

Allison Kemp, AIM Services

Transport Equipment Manufacturing

Martin Rigley, Lindhurst Engineering

Malcolm Healey, SEMTA

Visitor Economy

Maureen McAllister, McAllister and Co.

Jo Dilley, Visit Peak District

Individuals wishing to contact any of the above people, relating to the D2N2 Key Sectors, should do so through

Download a copy of the D2N2 Sector Skills Group Principles by clicking below:

D2N2 Sector Skills Group Principles