News - 29 September 2015

Places available to attend D2N2’s 2015 ‘Business Breakfast’ events

Places are still available to attend the free 2015 D2N2 Business Breakfasts – a chance to learn about the Local Enterprise Partnership’s projects and future ambitions, and hear from key guest speakers.

Leading business figures in engineering, manufacturing, corporate law, tourism and other sectors will be speaking at the six events, held across D2N2’s patch from mid-October to the end of November.

The events follow D2N2’s successful Annual Conference and AGM in July (2015), held at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium, which was attended by 150 people representing a range of business sectors.

All events will run from 7.30am to approximately 9.30am. There will be three each held in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, on:

  • Thursday October 15 – At the New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Nottingham (NG7 6BE).
  • Guest speaker – Andrew Pickin, Commercial Partner at Shoosmiths LLP legal firm of Nottingham (and new D2N2 LEP Board Member for Business Engagement).
  • Wednesday October 21 – At the University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby (DE1 3LD).
  • Guest speaker – Professor Richard Hall, Director of the University of Derby’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE).
  • Thursday October 29 – At Kelham Hall, Main Rd, Kelham, Newark (NG23 5QX).
  • Guest speaker – To be confirmed.
  • Wednesday November 4 – At the Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell (DE45 1AH).
  • Guest speaker – Richard Smith, Group Managing Director for packaging firm Charapak of Alfreton.
  • Tuesday November 10 – At Retford Town Hall, 17 The Square, Retford (DN22 6DE).
  • Guest speaker – To be confirmed.
  • Wednesday November 18 – At the Leengate Legends Lounge at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield (S41 8NZ).
  • Guest speaker – Melanie Ulyatt, Founder and Managing Director of One-to-One Support Services in Chesterfield (and new D2N2 Board Member for Skills).

To book online to attend any of these free events go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/d2n2-business-breakfast-series-2015-tickets-18649928438

In addition to guest speakers each Business Breakfast event will feature an update from D2N2 Chief Executive David Ralph. Senior officers will also give information on current and future D2N2 projects and services, including:

  • Its Growth Hub services.
  • Skills and training investment.
  • Funding available through D2N2’s £214million European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) allocation.
  • Help with business financing.
  • Capital Investment in D2N2 area infrastructure, such as roads and broadband.

The free events will also give delegates the opportunity to get a copy of D2N2’s 2014/15 Annual Review (published in July), view its recent Annual Conference video and network. A light breakfast will be served at the start of the events.

For more information about the work of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership see its website at www.d2n2lep.org/Home

For further information about this media release contact D2N2 Communications Officer Sean Kirby on 0115 9578749 or email: sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org

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