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D2N2 Newsletter 31st October

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The D2N2 ESIF Local Implementation Plan (Consultation Document) is Now Available!

This Consultation Document sets outs an approach for translating the D2N2 ESIF Strategy into a delivery programme between 2015 and 2018. It seeks to take forward the best elements of existing practice and set out a blend of open calls, opt-ins and potentially other routes, designed to support interventions of scale and impact to maximise the value of ESIF funding for the D2N2 area.

Your response to the Consultation Document will shape and inform the D2N2 ESIF Local Implementation Plan that will be published before the programme opens.

To share your views, please respond to our survey at (


Access to Finance Survey 2014

The Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands and South East Midlands are conducting a survey of businesses in our area to find out whether businesses are able to get access to finance to support their growth.  We would like to know about your experience if you have sought funding recently or if you plan to seek funding for future investment projects. We would also like to know if you have any barriers to growth. By completing the survey, you will help the Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands and South East Midlands to decide how to use their funds to help small and medium sized enterprises. To complete the survey, please go to:

Vision to drive vibrant job-creating construction sector across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is unveiled

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership today outlined five key strategic asks that will have a major impact to drive forward and create a vibrant and economically robust construction sector. This sector employs more than 40,000 people across… more >

New jobs and reduced carbon in the pipeline for Derbyshire firm thanks to D2N2 funding

A Derbyshire firm is planning a multi-million pound investment to create jobs and reduce its carbon footprint thanks to the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. DSF Refractories and Minerals Ltd is pressing ahead with the £2.8m project… more >

D2N2 helps unlock potential of Nottinghamshire tin packaging manufacturer

A £95,000 grant is helping a Nottinghamshire firm invest in state-of-the-art machinery to create six new jobs. JKP Tins manufactures tin plate components and the grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has helped get the &pou.. more >

Smart City…Smart Leadership…Smart Region

At MIPIM UK last week, apart from being blockaded in by protesters concerned with the potential closure of Charing Cross Hospital – the Mayor of London was making the key note speech that morning – and the property sector more genera… more >

Blog: David Ralph – Making Miracles Happen

I’m currently reviewing D2N2 employee job descriptions in order to implement some changes in the light of our increased focus on implementation and delivery. At the same time I’m completing our mid year performance appraisals an… more >

Nottingham Sheriff Drops in to Turner & Townsend

Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Jackie Morris will be dropping into the city office of construction consultancy Turner & Townsend to find out more about the company’s international reach. In a strategic visit tomorrow (Wed)… more >

Also in the news in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:

Reaction as GDP grows by 0.7% in third quarter

Open For Business – Exhibition and Trade Fair

Amber Valley Business Network Event

Businesswoman returns home to open partnership’s new HQ

Chamber Loves Business

Invest to Grow

Successes in special awards to mark 20th anniversary of Partnership announced

Nottingham Pitch Perfect Workshop – 3 December

£5.8 million engineering centre will plug skills gaps, say college chiefs

Event: First Food Supplements Special Interest Group (SIG)

PKF Cooper Parry To Host ‘Business In The US’ Event

Leading educationalist Dame Asha Khemka receives special award from Deputy Prime Minister

World’s First Cultural Centre For Gaming To Open In Nottingham In 2015

East Midlands food and drink sector comes together at event

Export chief visits Derbyshire-based Manthorpe Engineering as they announce new turnover targets

Microlise Welcomes Tata Motors Delegation In Uk Visit

More than 20 buildings in Derby to get free public wi-fi

EVENT: The progression & commercialisation of innovation and research through partnerships:

Switzerland expert heads home to boost trade links with Derbyshire

Innovate UK – Technology Inspired Innovation Competition For Feasibility Study Funding

Partnership is the Way Forward

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