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D2N2: Business Breakfast – Derby

7 November, 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Local businesses are invited to attend one of a series of D2N2 business breakfasts.  In total, five events are available, running from Thursday, 2 November to Tuesday, 28 November 28.  Each event runs from 8:30am until 11:00am.   The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is holding this series of free Business breakfasts in order update local businesses on past successes and also consult them on future plans.

What’s included?

What’s more, each of these events is completely free to attend, with breakfast and light refreshment included.  Moreover, each breakfasts includes presentations by D2N2’s Chief Executive David Ralph or Chair Peter Richardson and by senior LEP officers, speaking 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
  • Skills and training development
  • How funding via D2N2’s Local Growth Fund allocation is being used to create the infrastructure needed to aid the area’s economic growth
  • D2N2 Growth Hub activities helping small and medium-sized enterprises, with more than 4,500 businesses assisted since it launched in December 2014
  • Promotion of community and voluntary services which help the area’s economy.

In addition, this year delegates will also be able to contribute to a consultation to refresh the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).  This SEP is D2N2’s overall, detailed strategy which sets out how it will develop the area’s economy and key sectors it will focus on.

Guest speakers

These free business breakfasts will feature also a range of guest speakers from the local area.  They will talk about their experiences and companies or organisations and what they think the economy needs in a changing environment.

Guest business speaker for the Derby event will be Mary Maguire, joint Managing Director of Astute Financial Recruitment.

Alternative dates

All of the 2017 D2N2 business breakfasts run from 8.30am to 11am.  As there are a number of different dates and venues available, if you can’t make one, maybe you can make another.  Venues and speakers are detailed below:

  • Thursday 2 November – The Oakham Suite, 155 Nottingham Rd, Mansfield NG18 4AE.
    Guest business speaker – Billie-Anne Warriner, Managing Director and Founder of Fosse Cashflow Solutions.  D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Rachel Quinn, Active Engagement Officer, on working with the community and voluntary services sector.
  • Tuesday 7 November – 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 Richard Kirkland, European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator.
  • Tuesday 14 November – 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 21 November – 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 28 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

Further information and registration

Not only are these events FREE to attend but tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will also be provided for delegates.  All these events are supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.

Since these events are FREE and spaces are limited, interest is bound to be strong.  So don’t delay, register today.  For any further information, contact Sam Burbage, D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer, on 0115 957 8254.

Details

Date:
7 November
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/d2n2-business-breakfast-series-2017-tickets-38282368595

Venue

Derby Silk Mill
Silk Mill Lane
Derby, DE1 3AF United Kingdom
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