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Supporting local businesses to recruit, thrive and grow

11 July, 2017, 7:30 am - 11:30 am

“A strong economy begins with a strong well-educated workforce.” Bill Owens.  Of course, we all know that behind any successful business is its workforce. Investing in your workforce, whether through training, recruitment or management development, not only reaps rewards for your business but also for the local economy.

Indeed there are now a number of programmes available to help local employers develop the skills of their workforce, find new talent, and have funding support to enable your business and your workforce to grow.  What’s more, since this event is supported by the 2014-2020 European Social Fund, attendance is completely FREE.  Moreover, it is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub in partnership with Ashfield and Mansfield’s Regeneration Service.

Who should attend?

Furthermore, this event is open to all SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.  In fact, the event offers advice, information and guidance on the latest available funding and support for recruitment and workforce development.


  • 8.00 am – Registration, Refreshments and Networking
  • 8.30 am – Welcome – Cllr Dave Saunders, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Mansfield District Council
  • 8.40 am – Richard Kirkland, D2N2 LEP – helping businesses to thrive and grow: an overview of the programmes
  • 9:00 am – Apprenticeship Ambassador, Dan Miller, Young Professionals – Trailblazer Apprenticeships: putting employers in the driving seat
  • 9:20 am – Employ Local – DBC Training. Funded advertising, recruitment, selection, training and up to £4,000 available in financial incentives
  • 9:40 am – Step Forward – CT Skills. Funded tailored support for businesses looking to recruit young people into the workforce
  • 10:00 am – Skills Local – Learndirect – Funded support to drive business growth through workforce development
  • 10:20 am – Closing comments, market place and networking


Whilst places are free, there is bound to be a high demand for this event.  So don’t delay, register today.



D2N2 Growth Hub


The Summit Centre
Pavilion Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL United Kingdom
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