News - 03 November 2017

Places are still available for Derby Business Breakfast

Businesses can learn all about the work of the community and voluntary sector at a free business breakfast, in Derby next week (November 7).

The third in a series of six events held by D2N2 – the private sector-led partnership of business, local authorities, higher and further education providers, community and voluntary services, and other organisations which promotes economic and jobs growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – next week’s event will be held from 8:30-11:00am on Tuesday, November 7 at The Derby Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane (DE1 3AF) (pictured). This will provide a chance to update businesses on past successes and consult them on future plans.

Next week’s breakfast event will include a presentation by D2N2’s Chief Executive David Ralph and D2N2 European Structural and Investment Fund Co-Ordinator Richard Kirkland, who will both speak on activities including:

  • plans to make the most of the economic growth opportunities presented by the HS2 network, which is set to have a line going through Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as part of HS2: Phase 2;
  • projects now showing practical benefits thanks to investment via D2N2’s allocation of € 250million in European funding;

Next Thursday’s event will also feature guest speaker Mary Maguire, joint Managing Director of Astute Financial Recruitment (with offices in Derby and Nottingham). Mary will be talking about her experiences and business journey and future business growth plans.

This year, delegates attending the Business Breakfasts will also be contributing to a consultation to ‘refresh’ the Strategic Economic Plan; D2N2’s overall, detailed strategy which sets out how it will develop its area’s economy and the key sectors it will focus on.

The remaining 2017 D2N2 Business Breakfasts – all of which will run from 8.30am to approximately 11am – will be held on:

  • Tuesday November 7 – The Derby Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby (DE1 3AF).

Guest business speaker – Mary Maguire, joint Managing Director of Astute Financial Recruitment (with offices in Derby and Nottingham).

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be European Structural and Investment Fund Co-Ordinator Richard Kirkland. 

  • Tuesday November 14 – Buxton Pump Rooms, The Crescent, Buxton (SK17 6BQ).

Guest business speaker – James Berresford, Chair of the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager for Sector Development.     

  • Tuesday November 21 – The Best Western Lion Hotel, 112 – 114 Bridge Street, Worksop (S80 1HT).

Guest business speaker – Claire Monk, General Manager and Brewer of Welbeck Abbey Brewery.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Richard Kirkland, European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator, on skills and training development.

  • Tuesday November 28 – Pavilion Room, The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton (DE55 2EH).

Guest business speaker – Isobel Brown, Interim Programme Director for the Midlands Engine.

D2N2 Officer Speaker TBC

Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be provided for delegates at all events.

For online booking to attend any of the free D2N2 Business Breakfast events, go to the D2N2 LEP Events page at www.d2n2lep.org/Events. Alternatively contact Sam Burbage, D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer, on 0115 957 8254 or email: sam.burbage@d2n2lep.org

David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We talk to businesspeople in our area in a variety of ways right across the year but the Business Breakfasts have always proved popular. It’s a chance to network over a coffee and breakfast roll, hear from some interesting guest speakers and engage with what D2N2 is doing to help the economy.

“This year we’re keen to get businesses’ input on ‘refreshing’ our Strategic Economic Plan; the blueprint for how and where D2N2 will focus its economic activities in future. It’s important we get delegates’ views on what they see as important.”

More than 300 delegates booked to attend last year’s (2016) Business Breakfasts and over 250 tickets have already been sold for this year’s series.

More information about the 2017 D2N2 LEP Business Breakfasts and online booking to attend can be found at web link www.d2n2lep.org/Events and, on Twitter, via the hashtag #D2N2BB2017

For More Information on the above release, please contact:

Sean Kirby

D2N2 Communications Manager

01159 578749

sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org

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Sam Burbage

D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer

01159 578254

sam.burbage@d2n2lep.org

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