Latest news and events

All of our latest news, events and updates.

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In this section, you can find our latest news, events and updates.

Toyota City Industry Festa 2018

Published on 1 August 2018

Representatives from Derbyshire will be exhibiting at the Toyota City Industry Festa in Japan on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018.

Construction webinar

Published on 5 June 2018

'1 hr to Change' - is a series of webinars, podcasts & videos by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts, to help you and your business grow.

Free seminar on GDPR for the construction industry

Published on 30 May 2018

Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018.

Exporting to Japan

Published on 29 May 2018

Could your business export its products and services to Japan?

Multiple buyers confirmed for huge Derbyshire construction event

Published on 19 April 2018

We will be hosting a meet the buyer event with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Learn Direct and a number of Derbyshire's local authorities.

Living and thriving

Published on 15 March 2018

Derbyshire to showcase half billion of investment at MIPIM.

Improving productivity

Published on 2 March 2018

An opportunity to meet with leaders and experts from a range of organisations to obtain help, information and guidance on growing your business.

Team Derby Powers Midlands Engine

Published on 15 February 2018

The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion at this year's global property and real estate show MIPIM (13th-16th March, Cannes, France).

Employment grants for small businesses

Published on 9 February 2018

Are you planning to recruit, currently recruiting or have recently recruited?

Digital Growth Conference 8 March 2018

Published on 8 February 2018

Businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can now register for a free conference to help them grow through the use of digital technology.

SME Innovation Challenges 2018

Published on 2 February 2018

In collaboration with AMEY PLC, SME Innovation Challenges 2018 is looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide innovative solutions to challenges faced by AMEY.

Helping local companies' benefit from housing development

Published on 17 January 2018

Local companies are invited to a meet the buyer event to find out how to tender for work connected to the construction of new apartments in Chesterfield town centre.

CIBT funding campaign 'What's your goal?'

Published on 11 January 2018

The aim of this campaign is to raise the awareness of the funding opportunities available from CITB for construction businesses in support of their training and development requirements, as well as the wider skills priorities of the construction industry.

Elevator workshops, mentoring and grants

Published on 22 December 2017

The Big House at Nottingham Trent University provides free specialist business support to small and medium enterprises in the creative and digital sectors through their Elevator programme.

Global Growth Service

Published on 21 December 2017

The Global Growth Service is a new initiative from Department for International Trade designed to help companies make a step change to their export performance.

You can export

Published on 21 December 2017

A series of You Can Export events are to run in the New Year.

Enterprise Growth Fund breakfast event

Published on 2 November 2017

Derby and Derbyshire Enterprise Growth Fund, is delighted to invite you to its breakfast event at The Hilton House Hotel, Hilton.

D2 Business starter programme

Published on 10 October 2017

An exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential.

Funding for your business

Published on 18 September 2017

How to Identify and Win Funding for Your Business − 11 October 2017

Visit to China

Published on 18 September 2017

Following a successful trade mission last year, join the second market visit to China - the world's largest economy and home to over 1.38 billion people.

ScaleUp Service for ambitious businesses now available from D2N2 Growth Hub

Published on 13 September 2017

Fast-growing and ambitious businesses are being offered a helping hand to step up to the next level.

Derbyshire Economic Review

Published on 11 September 2017

The Derbyshire Economic Review aims to give a brief snapshot of the latest statistics and news on the Derbyshire economy both in a national and local context. The review is published on a quarterly basis.

Thinking of starting a business?

Published on 24 August 2017

This workshop will be held on 17 October 2017.

How to identify and win funding for your business

Published on 24 August 2017

This workshop on 11 October 2017 is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the D2N2 Growth Hub.

Midlands Engine market visit programme 2017 to 2018

Published on 4 August 2017

The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment.

The Derbyshire Growth Barometer 2017

Published on 23 June 2017

The county's top 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies.

£63m cash boost could bring 7,000 jobs to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Published on 15 June 2017

Projects across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have been awarded slices of £62.9m as part of the latest round of the government's Local Growth Fund (LGF).

Automotive sector in the midlands drives economic growth

Published on 5 June 2017

Automotive sector in the midlands drives economic growth and thousands of jobs following 58 foreign investments in 2016/17.

Grants available for business development, food processing and tourism infrastructure

Published on 17 May 2017

In January 2017 Defra launched £120m of RDPE Growth Programme funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

D2 SEB apprenticeship awareness campaign

Published on 16 May 2017

Information, video clips and case studies provided to raise the awareness of apprenticeships for Derby and Derbyshire's young people.

Power up your business

Published on 25 April 2017

Are you a small business with an ambition to grow?

Start your journey today with a free impartial business diagnostic!

Let's Talk Good Finance East Midlands

Published on 6 April 2017

Find out more about social investment, meet social investors and hear about and from other organisations that have used social investment to sustain or grow their organisation.

Toyota investment

Published on 17 March 2017

Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m in its UK manufacturing plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire.

The new D2N2 Digital Growth Programme

Published on 25 January 2017

Free workshops to be delivered across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to support local small and medium size enterprises.

Access to finance for growth

Published on 6 January 2017

There is a D2N2 Growth Hub event in Derby on 26 January 2017. It aims to prepare businesses to be ready to apply for grants and loans, including the D2 Enterprise Growth Fund.

Encouraging entrepreneurship in Derby and Derbyshire

Published on 14 November 2016

A scheme has been launched to encourage entrepreneurship in Derby and Derbyshire.

International website optimisation and digital marketing

Published on 11 November 2016

The world is shrinking by the day and having access to the internet, including via smart phones, means borders are no longer a barrier.

£1.27m investment to aid D2N2 Growth Hub

Published on 14 October 2016

The D2N2 Growth Hub has been awarded £1.27m in European funding − guaranteeing its services to businesses in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Over 100 employers help shape skills growth across Derby and Derbyshire

Published on 14 October 2016

Forty thousand young people have been supported to improve their employment and skills opportunities.

Midlands Engine: Market visit to China

Published on 18 August 2016

The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. Join the first Midlands Engine market visit to China, the world's second largest economy and home to over 1.38bn people.