Find out more about our new new strategy on international trade and investment here

The D2N2 Growth Hub offers support to start-ups, growing businesses, and companies who are ready to scale up their operations. The D2N2 Growth Hub Executive Board steers the activities of the Growth Hub, ensuring it is fit for purpose and fulfilling its remit.

The following people serve on the D2N2 Growth Hub Executive Board:

  • John Collins (Chair) – PCA Consulting
  • Diane Beresford – East Midlands Chamber
  • Giles Dann – Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Ian Viles – Erewash Partnership
  • Chris Pook – D2N2 Growth Hub
  • Gareth O’Donovan – Derby City Council
  • Frank Horsley – D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Lynda Sharp – Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Amanda Brown – Derbyshire County Council
  • Lisa Barton – Nottingham City Council
  • Geoff George – Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Simon Haydn – Nottingham City Council
  • Robert Dixon – Nottingham City Council

Business Growth Strategy

We recognise the huge contribution that businesses large and small make to the local economy. We want our region to be a growth-orientated, dynamic, and productive environment where businesses start up, invest, grow, and thrive.


D2N2 Growth Hub

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the D2N2 Growth Hub is a support network, designed to boost competitiveness amongst SMEs in our region.



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