Author Archives: Steve Upcraft

Project Manager to assist D2N2 to Procure the D2N2 Growth Hub

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions for a Consultant/Project Manager, with experience of procurement and a working knowledge of EU funding, to assist with setting up a performance management framework for Phase I, an options appraisal including risk analysis and the procurement of an effective Growth Hub model and...

Business Growth Service Launch

The government has today, 7th December 2014, announced the launch of the Business Growth Service which consolidates GrowthAccelerator and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) along with schemes from the Intellectual Property Office (IP Audits) and the Design Council (Design Mentoring) into a single service. The Business Growth Service will make...

D2N2 Growth Hub to be launched by Business Minister

On Friday 5 December, Business and Enterprise Minister, the Rt. Hon. Matthew Hancock MP, will officially launch the D2N2 Growth Hub during an event for businesses from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The D2N2 – Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire – Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) aims to create 55,000 jobs before 2023...

East Midlands Chamber launches Business Manifesto

Business leaders from across the East Midlands have unveiled their demands of the next UK Government. The East Midlands Chamber, which represents businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, took a delegation of representatives of more than 50 member businesses to Westminster this week (25 November) to meet MPs and launch...

Entrepreneurship Centre gets the go ahead

Funding from central government and the University will be used to create a new Technology Entrepreneurship Centre – an intensive incubation facility where technology-based entrepreneurs will engage with the University’s expertise in key sectoral technologies and enterprise education. Artist’s impression of the Technology Entrepreneurship Centre due to open in 2016....

Successful textile firm boosted by grant

A grant worth up to £65,000 is enabling an established Nottingham textile company to become true specialists in their field. Capatex Limited, based in Northgate, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Since it was formed in 1995, the company has evolved remarkably since its foundation as an industrial textile...

D2N2 Growth Deal

Government and D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – 7th July 2014 agreed a £554.4m investment package to accelerate economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The joint investment programme secures £174.4m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund over six years – with £47.4m of...

Health & Safety Headaches?

Make use of of the Chambers FREE health and safety advice service. For the next 6 months we’re offering free health and safety advice to businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Our accredited health and safety practitioner can help you: Identify cost effective solutions to health and safety problems Avoid gold...

Small Business Charter Award

Nottingham University Business School wins prestigious Small Business Charter Award Nottingham University Business School is celebrating after attaining a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of the role it has played in helping to kick-start British enterprise. The Small Business Charter Award scheme — of which Nottingham University Business School...