News - 02 May 2014

D2N2 News Round-Up, May 2, 2014

Visitor Economy and Food & Drink Manufacturing are two key sectors in driving economic growth in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Find out more by downloading our special 20-page publication here

Making the Most of Our Top Tourist Destinations & Natural Attractions

D2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph talks about making the most of our top tourist destinations and natural attractions.

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Urgent Need to Find Next Generation of Workers for Food Industry

An ageing workforce and a skills shortage are key concerns for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire’s food and drink manufacturing industry. Find out more about how that is being addressed.

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Additional funding and tax breaks likely to be available after confirmation of Assisted Area status

Significant areas of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are among a number of parts of the country which have been designated with Assisted Area status.

The status makes local businesses eligible to bid for additional funding and tax breaks to create jobs, invest in new premises or machinery and grow.

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Derbyshire Economic Strategy Statement (DESS) – Final Consultation Draft

The Derbyshire Economic Strategy Statement (DESS) brings together the ambitions and growth objectives of Derbyshire partners and sets out the opportunities to drive economic growth and the final draft is out for consultation.

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Also in the news in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:

Apprenticeship Recruitment Expanded at Derby College

International Scientists Gather in Nottingham

Chamber welcomes latest GDP rise

Work To Expand Markham Due To Start

Robin Hood takes a place in England’s ultimate Hall of Fame to go on display in a one-off exhibition to mark St George’s Day

Peak District’s Bakewell Pudding Stars in England’s Hall of Fame

Funding and Finance for Business Event 12th May

Nottingham Based Chinook Sciences wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Derby Enterprise Growth Fund Supports DE22 Creative Expansion

Electric Vehicle Technologies- Supply Chain Opportunities for Local SMEs.

Grants Going Going…. Green

Jobs and Growth Fund is Open for Business

NUAST Employer Showcase Event

Energy Intelligent Nottingham

Again, download our special 20-page Visitor Economy/Food & Drink publication here or If you would like printed copies to view or distribute through your channels, please email, stating how many and the delivery address 

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