News - 07 February 2017

Lights, Camera, Action for D2N2 Businesses at video workshop

Businesses wanting to sell, advertise and engage with their customers through online video, learnt how at the first in a series of workshops run by the D2N2 Growth Hub.

The YouTube and Video Marketing Workshop was held earlier today (9:00am-12:00pm) at the i-Centre in Mansfield. It was a free workshop run in partnership between Oxford Innovation, which provides business support and advice nationally and the D2N2 Growth Hub, which provides a similar service to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the D2N2 area of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.  

The D2N2 Growth Hub was set up by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – a private-sector-led partnership which works to grow the economy in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – and the Growth Hub team (pictured) works to help SMEs in the D2N2 area who have ambitions to grow. The Growth Hub provides support, advice, a network of partner organisations and regular workshops on a variety of issues. Since it’s setup in December 2014, the Growth Hub has gone on to be awarded further funding from the European Regional Development Fund, which guarantees its services to D2N2 area SMEs until March 2019.

Today’s workshop was designed for SMEs, sole traders and business owners in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who were interested in learning more about how to use video to market their business, both on their website and across their social media channels. It was presented by a Trainer from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce’s Ebusiness club who spoke on:

  • Explaining the advantages of using video for business
  • Hosting options for video content including YouTube, Vimeo & Wistia
  • Best practices for video SEO
  • Simple techniques to ensure viewer engagementand
  • The rise of livestreaming video and how businesses can take advantage of this.

To see a series of short videos on how the D2N2 LEP is building its areas economy, visit The D2N2 LEP’s YouTube Channel

To see upcoming events and workshops in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, visit:

For more information on the D2N2 Growth Hub, visit:

For more information on the D2N2 LEP, visit:

For More Information on the above release, please contact:

Sean Kirby

D2N2 Communications Manager

01159 578749

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Sam Burbage

D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer

01159 578254

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