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The Rushcliffe Digital Showcase

We’re inviting businesses to join us for this special, one-off showcase event – being funded by Rushcliffe Borough Council and delivered by East Midlands Chamber and Rushcliffe Business Partnership.

We want to help small and medium sized businesses reach their potential, and this fully-funded session will help you keep up to date with the latest trends, with practical and informative presentations delivered by expert consultants.

Topics covered on the day are listed below, and there will be a host of networking opportunities to make connections with other local businesses and agencies.

What’s New in Search, Learn all that’s new in the world of Google and Bing!

How to Segment Your Data and to Increase Leads and Conversions, learn how to get the most value out of the information you hold to help you connect with customers in a way that means something to them, and ultimately boosts your bottom line and reputation.

What’s New in Social, expert consultant Liam Lally will take you on a tour of the latest updates, to help you understand what channels are right – or wrong – for your business, and what your messaging should look like for the best results.

For more information and to register visit: The Digital Growth Programme Website 

Meet the Fund Managers

The British Business Bank and D2N2 Growth Hub are holding a briefing event to raise awareness of the new £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and to provide businesses looking to apply to the fund with additional support. This event is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund.

This event will bried business advisers and small businesses on the new funding opportunities availiabke and how businesses can access the funds.

The event will be held on the 13th of september, at the Village Hotel, Brailsford way, Beeston

for more information and to book in visit: Meet the Fund Managers

High Impact Performance Sessions

Delivered by Raise the Bar, these high impact sessions are usually delivered to international audiences in London however, in conjunction with the D2N2 LEP & European Social Funding these sessions are FREE exclusively for D2N2 businesses. 

26th September - Derby - Business Leaders: Understanding and Developing Resilience

27th September - Nottingham - Business Leaders: Understanding and Developing Resilience

The sessions are aimed at people who lead, supervise or manage people and are unique high impact sessions led by experts in their field.  The aim of the sessions is to give you the tools to Raise the Bar. 

Measure, Monitor, Generate and Store: Energy for Business

Knowing where energy is used within your business is the first step to reducing energy use. Results can include lower costs, increased efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; all of which can help to protect you from future energy costs and improve the image of your business at a time when environmental credentials are becoming more important to customers.

If you are a growing and innovative company, interested in how businesses can transform themselves as we move into a new energy future, then this event is for you.

This event takes place 25 & 26 September - For more info and to book on visit Eventbrite

How to secure Public Sector Contracts

On the 10th of October, The East Midlands Chamber will be hosting a FREE event, focused upon the public procurement processes and helping to boost the confidence of smaller organisations to tender for locally-available work across South Nottinghamshire. (with a limited spaces amount of spaces available please be aware that this event is aimed at local businesses and social enterprises only.

For more information visit and to book on visit: How to secure Public Sector Contracts

D2N2 - Digital Growth Programme

Want to move your business to the Digital Age?  The Digital Growth Programme offers a range of funded workshops, take a look at some of the Rushcliffe based workshops : 

Blogging for Business - 18th September

Developing Effect Content for the Web - 9 October 

Understanding Paid Search and Display Advertising - 10 October 

Blogging for Business - 16 October 

Planning an Effective Website - 18 October 

Servitisation: A strategic direction for manufacturers Evening Seminar - 25 October 

Digital Marketing for Local Business – 7 November

Email Marketing for Success - 13 November

Understanding Google Analytics - 20 November 

Effective Search Engine Optimisation - 4th December

Converting Website Visitors into Sales – 5 December

Growing your eCommerce Business – 11 December

Effective Seach Engine Optimisation - 12 Decemeber 

Integrating Social Media into your Business – 13 December

Video Marketing, Including Live Streaming - 17 December 

Click here to see workshops throughout the D2N2 area, ALL are free for Rushcliffe businesses to attend. 


Rushcliffe Business Partnership  Networking Event

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 07 September

Ruddington -     Fri 21 September  , Fri 16 November

Keyworth -   Fri 26 OcotberFri 23 November


Business 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.

Meet the Funders, 13 Sept (FREE)

HR: Keeping it Legal, Newark, 14 Sept (FREE) 

What's New In Marketing, Mansfield, 18 Sept (FREE) 

Business Planning for Investment, Derby, 26 Sep (FREE) 

Recruiting for the Future, 27 September (FREE)

How to Maximise Your Brand, 27 Sep (FREE)

Business Planning for Investment, Rushcliffe 3 Oct (FREE) 

The Truth About Stress and How to Manage It, Mansfield, 16 Oct (FREE) 

Digital PR for Link Building, 6 Nov (FREE)

Public Procurement Workshop, 8 November (FREE) 

The Midlands Energy Conference, Nottingham 16 Nov (FREE)

Your Finance: Stop Juggleing and Start Living, 16  Nov (FREE)

Public Procurement Workshop, 22 Nov (FREE)

More D2N2 Growth Hub Event