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Frank Horsley

Head of Business & Innovation

Frank Horsley is D2N2s Head of Business and Innovation. Frank has spent his entire career working in the East Midlands starting with the Department of Trade & Industry, and Head of roles in Economic Development at Ashfield District Council and Derbyshire County Council.

At D2N2, Frank is responsible for working with partners to ensure that our region’s businesses are supported to maximise their potential for growth and productivity at every stage of their lifecycle.
His responsibilities include strategic development of the D2N2 Growth Hub service, sector engagement and promoting inward investment and trade promotion.

Frank is also responsible for developing a strategic and coordinated approach to innovation-led growth, working alongside key institutions such as our Universities and large employers to encourage SME adoption of new products and processes, increase R&D investment in the area and develop our assets to make the region more competitive and at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution.



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