Invitation to a series of free business breakfasts in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

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D2N2 Business Breakfasts 2017

Six Events, running from Tuesday, October 17, (2017) to Tuesday, November 28, (2017)

8:30 AM until 11:00 AM

Leaders behind Nottingham’s bid to be European Capital of Culture and a £50million Derbyshire tourism and leisure project are some of the speakers due to feature in D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s series of free Business breakfasts. These are a chance to update businesses on past successes and consult them on future plans.

Each of the six events are free to attend, with breakfast and light refreshment provided.

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Breakfasts include 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.

The free Business Breakfasts will feature a range of guest speakers, from the area where they are being held, talking about their experiences and companies or organisations; and what they think the economy needs in a changing environment.

This year, delegates attending the Business Breakfasts will also be contributing to a consultation to ‘refresh’ the Strategic Economic Plan; D2N2’s overall, detailed strategy which sets out how it will develop its area’s economy and the key sectors it will focus on.

The 2017 D2N2 Business Breakfasts – all of which will run from 8.30am to 10am – will be held on:

  • Tuesday October 17– In Discovery Room 1 at the BioCity Discovery building, Pennyfoot St, Nottingham (NG1 1GN).

Guest business speakers will be Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive of Marketing NG, speaking about Nottingham’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023; and Dr Glenn Crocker, Chief Executive of BioCity Nottingham, talking about the site’s facilities (the new £30m BioCity Discovery building was part-funded by D2N2’s Local Growth Fund allocation).

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Matthew Wheatley, Growth Plan Manager, on D2N2’s use of EU funding and its European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) allocation.

  • Thursday November 2 – The Oakham Suite, 155 Nottingham Rd, Mansfield (NG18 4AE).

Guest business speaker – To be confirmed.

D2N2 Officer Speaker will be Rachel Quinn, Active Engagement Officer, on working with the community and voluntary services sector.

  • Tuesday November 7 – 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 Tom Goshawk, Capital Projects Manager, on investment in infrastructure and D2N2’s Local Growth Fund allocation.

  • Tuesday November 14 – 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 November 21 – 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 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 will be Richard Kirkland, European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator.

Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be provided for delegates at all events.

Supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme

For any further information on the above event series, contact Sam Burbage, D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer, on 0115 9578 254 or on email:

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