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Free Digital Surgery

In partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council, the Digital Growth Programme is offering FREE one hour Digital Surgeries to local Nottinghamshire organisations who are considering digital projects that will help them to grow, and/or who wish to apply for a digital grant.In particular, it is aimed at organisations that have either a specific project on their roadmap or a technology issue they would like impartial advice on.

 Slots Available: 10am – 11am, 11:15am – 12:15am, 1pm – 2pm, 2:15pm – 3:15pm, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

 Book on call Trish Burke on, 0115 977 3171 or email

D2N2 - Digital Growth Programme

Want to move your business to the Digital Age?  The Digital Growth Programme offers a range of funded workshops:

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising – 1 March or 20 March, 9:00am – 16:30pm

Blogging for Business – 6 March, 9:00am – 16:30pm

Effective Search Engine Optimisation – 13 March, 9:00am – 16:30pm

Developing Effective Content for the Web - 21 March, 9:00am - 16:30am 

Video Marketing, Including Live Streaming –  29 March, 8:00am - 15:30pm

Creating Video Content for the Web – 17 April, 8:00am – 15:30pm

eCommerce - Selling Your Products direct to the Chinese Consumer - 20 April, 9:00am - 13:00pm 

Online Marketing for Local Business – 25 April, 8:00am – 15:30pm

Selling Online, Getting Started – 1 May, 9:00am-16:30pm

Understanding Google Analytics – 9 May or 24 July, 9:00am-16:30pm

An Introduction to Paid Social Advertising – 13 June, 9:00am-16:30pm

Integrating Social Media Into Your Business (2- Day Workshop) – 15 & 22 May, 9:00am - 16:30pm

Effective Search Engine Optimisation – 26 June or 3 July, 9:00am-16:30pm

Online Marketing for Local Business – 27 June, 9:00am – 16:30pm

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Free Networking Events

Come along to the FREE networking event held each month!‌‌

Networking in West Bridgford takes place at Escabeche on the first Friday of every month. In Ruddington Networking takes place on the third Friday of each month‌ at Ruddington ‌Arms, and in Keyworth it takes place on the fourth friday of every month at Village Café & Bistro. All events start at 8:00am. For more info use the links below:

West Bridgford -  Fri 2 March , Fri 6 April 

Ruddington -    Fri 16 March , Fri 20 April 

Keyworth -  Fri 23 February , Fri 23 March


Digital Conference 18

The Digital Conference 18: explore the future is taking place on Thursday 8 March at Village Hotel, Nottingham. There is an action-packed agenda with a line-up of great speakers.


Delivered in partnership with Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire, the Conference will help businesses by providing an insight into the latest developments in digital technologies. Speakers include a keynote presentation by Practical Futurist and TEDx speaker, Andrew Grill, plus more.

8 March, 8:30am at the Village Hotel Nottingham, NG9 6DL

Book your FREE place TODAY!


D2N2 SME Innovation Challenges 2018

SME businesses within Derby City, Derbyshire, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire are invited to the launch of ‘SME Innovation Challenges 2018’.

The D2N2 Growth Hub, University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University would like to welcome SMEs to attend the launch of a new project helping to bring together SMEs and large PLCs.

In collaboration with AMEY PLC, SME Innovation Challenges 2018 is looking for SMEs to provide innovative solutions to challenges faced by AMEY.

Businesses have the opportunity to apply to access a programme of support leading to a competitive pitch for a place on AMEY’s supply network.

All fully funded at no cost to eligible SMEs. 27th February 10:45am

Book on


Midlands Engine Investment Fund Reional Briefing Events 

The British Business Bank and the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East & South-East Midlands are holding a series of  briefing events to raise awareness of the new £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).  The Fund will provide debt and equity finance from £25,000 up to £2m for growing small businesses across the Midlands.

An event will take place in each of the 10 Local Enterprise Partnership areas within the MEIF region between the 26th February and 20th March 2018.  The events will brief business advisers and the local business community on the new funding opportunities available and how businesses can access the funds

Book on to the FREE event


D2N2 Growth Hub Events/Workshops

The overarching aim of the D2N2 Growth Hub is to improve the ability of businesses in the D2N2 area to value and engage appropriately with business service providers (be they public or private), and to help business service providers to improve their offer.

Effective Team Leader (two-day) – 27 February, 9:30am – 4:30pm

D2N2 SME Innovation Challenges 2018 – 27 February, 10:45am – 1:30pm

How to Grow Your Business Using Facebook and Instagram – 1 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm

New Incoterms® 2010 - What's the difference? – NEW BCC Accredited – 6 March, 9:15am-12:30pm

Best of Both Hubs – 8 March, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Hootsuite Masterclass – 9 March, 9:30am-4:30pm

Facebook for Business– 13 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Employment Law Update  – 13 March, 9:30am-12:30pm

Building Stress Resilience in the Workplace – 13 March, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Intellectual Property - Make It Work for You – 14 March, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Time Management – 14 March, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) – Impact on Exporters and Importers – 15 March, 10:30am – 12:30pm

How to Grow Your Business Using Facebook and Instagram – 20 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Customer Services Excellence – 20 March, 9:30am- 4:30pm

Collecting Debts by Phone – 21 March, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Export Documentation – BCC Accredited – 22 March, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Export Foundations – BCC Accredited – 5 April, 9:30am – 16:30pm

Foundations Excel – 24 April, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Med-Tech Innovation and Expo – 25 April, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Access to Finance Investment Surgeries – 25 April, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Incoterms® 2010 – BCC Accredited (AM) – 26 April, 9:15am – 12:30pm

From Friend to Supervisor – Establishing Authority – 2nd May, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Understanding Business Finance – 8 May, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Understanding Commodity Coding (AM) – 9 May, 9:15am – 12:30pm

Rules of Origin And International Trade Preferences – NEW BCC Accredited (PM) – 9 May, 1:15pm – 4:30pm

First Line Managers Development Programme – 14 May, 9:30am – 4:30pm


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