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Local support and advice

Free Business Support – D2N2 Growth Hub

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital support network for growing businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It’s part of a national initiative which consists of 38 Growth Hubs across the UK, one for each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and in our area this partnership is called the D2N2 LEP and they oversee the D2N2 Growth Hub.

The main aim of the D2N2 Growth Hub is to help local businesses to succeed and grow. They do this by offering a wide variety of free, impartial business advice and guidance. More importantly, they stay up to date with the latest news and initiatives across our region making them the single go-to place for SME support.

The following support is provided:

One to one business advice:

The D2N2 Growth Hub have a team of experienced business advisers working across the region. Your advisor will carry out a business diagnostic to explore the type of support you need. They will then help you to develop a detailed action plan allowing you to focus on your growth ambitions.

Business webinars:

A range of online business webinars are delivered covering topics from finance to digital marketing. These webinars are typically two hours in duration and act as an informative taster to a subject. They are delivered by a team of specialist consultants who are experts in their field.

Access to finance:

Financial support is also available via the Growth Hub through the Business Investment Fund. This is a grant between £3,500 - £30,000 which can cover up to 35% of project costs. These grants are available through consultation with a business adviser.

Signposting and advice:

In addition to the above, the D2N2 Growth Hub have a team of dedicated frontline business advisers. This team is able to provide support over the telephone by identifying the relevant business support for your business including finance options and signposting you there.

To find out more about the D2N2 Growth Hub: