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Business support and advice

We provide support and help for businesses in a variety of ways.

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Specific support for small and medium sized manufacturers is available through the new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme should call an advisor telephone: 0845 658 9600.

D2N2 Growth Hub

The D2N2 Growth Hub links businesses with an ambition to grow in the D2N2 area, the UK's Most Inspirational Postcode, with support and information, the Growth Hub is the gateway for businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

For many businesses there are difficulties in finding a good supplier, a better deal, or even to decide what their strategy should be and what assistance might help them to realise their potential!

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.


Businesses who do well often have outside help. If you think you could benefit from talking to someone with a lot of business experience, you can find a business mentor at

Mentorsme will put you in touch with mentoring organisations across the UK who can help you find the kind of mentor that suits you. Plus there's lots of advice on what to look for in a mentor.

If you would like to be a mentor and share your experience with a less experienced business person, the mentoring portal can help you find an organisation which can help.


GOV.UK is a place to find government services and information online. It replaces DirectGov and Business Link.


HMRC has an e-learning course called Starting Your Own business which covers issues such as tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.