The second of five free public consultation events on the future of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area’s economy was held in Chesterfield this afternoon (November 7).
Businesses and other organisations are being given the opportunity to shape the future of an area with an economic output worth over £45billion.
Five free public events are being staged by D2N2 this month (November), to consult businesses and others on how they think the LEP area’s economy should develop in the next decade up to 2030.
D2N2 manages over £500million in resources (via funding from the UK Government and European Union) to invest in its business growth, capital projects, infrastructure, employment promotion and other services. Programmes are guided by its long term, Strategic Economic Plan (or SEP); which is now being refreshed and updated to meet the LEP area’s changing economic needs, up to 2030.
The second of five consultations was held this afternoon at The Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, home of Chesterfield FC. The first was held in Nottingham on Tuesday (November 6).
Delegates heard from D2N2 Growth Plan Manager Matthew Wheatley, and European Structural and Investment Funds Co-ordinator Richard Kirkland, on the ‘refresh’ of the SEP; and from guest speaker Dom Stevens, Manager at Destination Chesterfield, (pictured above speaking) on the difference funding and support via D2N2 is making to the town’s economic growth.
A further three free SEP consultation events will be held next week on:
- Tuesday November 13 – At The Oakham Suite, 155 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, (NG18 4AE). Time, 8.30am to 10.30am.
- Wednesday November 14 – At the University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, (DE1 3LD). Time, 8.30am to 10.30am.
- Thursday November 15 – Again, at the Proact Chesterfield FC Stadium in Chesterfield. Time, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
To book to attend any of these free events go to the D2N2 Events web page at www.d2n2lep.org/Events
All events will feature a presentation on the Strategic Economic Plan proposals and an open discussion, for the audience to join in. There will also be information on D2N2’s wider work promoting economic growth in the area.
As well as attending these events, individuals and organisations can also give their views on the ‘refreshed’, draft Strategic Economic Plan by completing an online survey form at the web link HERE.
Examples of the research undertaken by D2N2 to inform the refreshed SEP can also be found on its website at www.d2n2lep.org/Growth/Evidence-Base
Further information about this media release or the LEP can be obtained from D2N2 Communications Manager Sean Kirby on 0115 957 8749 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org