News - 16 June 2014

D2N2 Newsletter 13th June

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D2N2’s Annual Conference will be on Friday 18th of July, from 7:30 till 10:00 am. This is a free event and serves to allow Businesses, Stakeholders & Other Partners to meet with us at MediCity in Nottingham. There will be a Q & A and several key speakers.

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 Minister Highlights D2N2 SEP as really strong

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities highlighted D2N2 SEP which bids for a share of £2 billion of Government cash to support business growth in the area. He said it was a “really strong bid”and confirmed an announcement would be made soon.

Minister for Cities Greg Clark sent a video presentation as part of the Derby Property Summit, which took place last Wednesday.

During this event he said: “We are helping to support locations like Derby to fulfill their economic potential and the people who know best what’s important for the people of Derby and Derbyshire are the people who live here, work here and love the place”

To view Greg Clark’s video, click here

The full news story can be viewed here

Derby on shortlist to become home of National College for High Speed Rail

Derby has been shortlisted to become the home of the National College for High Speed Rail. The college is expected to create 2,000 apprentices during the lifetime of the construction of the HS2 line. Derby is up against Manchester, Bir… more >

Blog: David Ralph – Light Rail – How do we fund Future Transport Investment?

The 9th UK Light Rail Conference at Nottingham This week, Nottingham hosted the 9th Annual Light Rail Conference at Nottingham’s Conference Centre. Conferences are a really important income generator for the city and vis… more >


Time to turn MP Graham Allen’s ‘rebalancing’ plan into action

The plan to rebalance the outer city estates in Graham Allen MP’s Nottingham North constituency will now be transformed into action.  That was his message today after leaders from the worlds of business, local government an… more >

Invitation to Tender: D2N2 Employability Framework

INVITATION TO TENDER: D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions for the development of a scoping exercise to model a D2N2 Employability Framework Timescale: Specification issued 30th May 2014 Deadline for return of tender… more >

Also in the news in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:

Minister for Cities Greg Clark says Derby has all the ingredients for economic success

Fibre-Optic Broadband coming this year to Hathersage, Grindelford and Hope Valley

Mansfield Bus Station Scoops RICS Awards

Software Programme Fast Tracked with Derby Enterprise Growth Fund Support

East Midlands exports on track to Commonwealth markets

Birchover kick starts makeover with grant support

Low Carbon Procurement Opportunities – What’s in it for Business?

Shadow Business Secretary at key event as blue chip firms unite to help manufacturers

Logistics giant expands into Nottingham

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