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Rushcliffe businesses see huge digital engagement increases thanks to #WDYT

18 June 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s #WDYT campaign is helping boost local businesses digital presence with huge increases of engagement on their facebook, twitter and Instagram channels.

SmallBiz100 is BACK! Applications are now open!

4 June 2018

Small Biz 100 will launches for 2018! This is a stalwart of the Small Business Saturday campaign and a huge opportunity for small businesses. It is free and we are always inundated with applications. Details are below so please do share with your audience and encourage them to apply.

New chair at D2N2 Growth Hub

25 May 2018

D2N2 Growth Hub, the business support service for small and medium sized enterprises in D2N2, has appointed Melanie Ulyatt MBE as its new chair.

Exciting New Digital Growth Programme Workshops

15 May 2018

The Digital Growth Programme provides technology grants, free Digital Advice, workshops & seminars across the East Midlands. In addition to the existing workshops, a number of new workshops & seminars have been developed to help SME’s deal with the ever changing business environment.

The Careers and Enterprise Company

3 April 2018

The Borough Council contributes towards the local delivery of the Careers and Enterprise Company national programme. The programme is intended to inspire and motivate young people and enable them to make informed choices about their future. 

#WDYT tool to boost digital presence on Rushcliffe’s high streets

19 March 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has commissioned a social media tool to help increase the digital presence of retailers on the high streets of its growth board areas across the borough.

£28.2m pot of funds for Enhancing SME International Trade

6 March 2018

The Government has annouced new ERDF support for Enhancing SME International Trade 

Sajid Javid MP unveils £100m Midlands SME equity fund

27 February 2018

Businesses across the Midlands now have access to millions of pounds worth of finances to help them grow, thanks to two funds which have been launched this week.

CITB funding Campaign Launched

13 December 2017

CITB has recently launched the  funding campaign 'what's your goal?' with the aim is to raise awareness of funding opportunities from CITB for construction business in support of their training and development requirements, as well as the wider skills priorities of the construction industry.

Industrial Strategy - Building a Britain fit for the Future

11 December 2017

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released the Industrial Strategy last week (27th Nov), which sets out a long-term plan to boast the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

Secretary of State letter to the poeple and businesses of the Midlands

6 December 2017

Sajid Javid has written an open letter to people and businesses in the Midlands. This follows the publication of the Industrial Strategy last week.

GDPR – How you can benefit from the East Midlands Chamber additional support

1 December 2017

You will be well aware that new and more stringent General Data Protection Regulations come into force next year on 25 May 2018, heralding the biggest change in data protection legislation in 20 years.

European Social Fund (ESF) Strategic Overviews

28 November 2017

The D2N2 European Structural Investment Fund sub-committee have agreed the following Strategic Overviews for ESF programmes they wish to see commissioned in the near future:

Grants available for Business Development, Food Processing and Tourism

16 November 2017

In January 2017 Defra launched £120 million of RDPE Growth Programme funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).  

Calls are currently open, inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) applications for Tourism Infrastructure, Food Processing, and Business Development projects.

Technology Grants availble to help your Business Grow

8 November 2017

Last year 35% of SMEs within the East Midlands had no basic digital skills, with up to 54% not having a website and 67% of businesses not investing in digital skills.*

Countryside Productivity Large Grants

7 November 2017

The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced the opening of a £40 million grants scheme for investment in farming technology and equipment.

1000 businesses look to grow through the Digital Growth Programme

1 November 2017

1,000 businesses have now registered to the Digital Growth programme. This programme aims to support businesses to grow through introducing digital technology into their business.

Defra announce £200m new funding for Rural Development Programme

14 August 2017

Funding for rural businesses that will generate thousands of jobs and provide new support to expand and improve their premises has been announced as part of a £200 million grant offer.