News - 29 October 2013

Round-up of D2N2’s latest news – October 29

D2N2 grant helps ambitious Ilkeston firm immediately boost its workforce by a third

A rapidly-growing Ilkeston company has immediately boosted its staff by a third thanks to grant funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – and is set create even more jobs.

Full story and details of our UI4G programme

Positive GDP figures welcomed and now we must build further, says D2N2 LEP 

UK economic output rose by 0.8% between July and September, according to official GDP figures out last Friday.

D2N2 Chairman Peter Richardson’s thoughts, click here

D2N2’s David Ralph to launch our Skills for Growth strategy at breakfast event in Chesterfield

Full details here

Blog: David Ralph – Celebrating world-class advanced manufacturing

Read David’s Blog

D2N2 students encouraged to attend free National Skills Show

Young people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from the biggest skills and careers event in the country, taking place on November 14 to 16.

Full details

D2N2 Chairman joins Lord Heseltine on panel at RGF roadshow

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Chairman Peter Richardson joined Lord Michael Heseltine at a Regional Growth Fund roadshow in Loughborough.

Full story here

Skillsbank service to be launched

Nottingham  Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) will launch Skillsbank – bite sized volunteering for busy people – on Thursday November 7, from 5.30pm to 7pm (including wine and light refreshments) at Nottingham CVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

For more information contact Stacey Foster 0115 9348428 or click here. RSVP at

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