Business advice

The D2N2 Growth Hub provides a ‘one stop shop’ for ambitious new and developing businesses looking for advice on training, growth, and how to access funding to help to expand into fresh markets and has a business advisor for Derby plus access to specialist sector support.

The Growth Hub website is or call 0333 006 9178


Encouraging business investment

We work with the Invest in Derby team at Marketing Derby to give advice and support to businesses who are looking to set up or relocate their business to Derby. We also offer advice and support to those businesses already based in Derby - for example, by helping to identify better premises, recruit new staff or source external funding or investment opportunities.

Enterprise Growth Strategy

To react to the changes made to business support, together with our partners we have consulted with over 570 Derby businesses to define our joint strategic objectives for delivering support.

The Enterprise Growth Strategy gives both us and our partners the basis in how we support enterprise and a new economic vision for Derby, as part of the wider Economic Regeneration Strategy.

Enterprise Growth Board

The Enterprise Growth Board is one of three boards which report to the Derby Renaissance Board. It contributes to Derby's Economic Strategy, by:

  • stimulating an enterprise culture with innovation and creativity 
  • supporting growth of companies and relocation opportunities
  • improving Derby as an investment proposition.

The Enterprise Growth Board engages the private sector, networks, support providers and intermediaries to have a full and ongoing understanding of the threats and opportunities that impact upon enterprise in Derby. The Board uses its experience to monitor, raise awareness and influence national and locally funded projects.

The Board is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of the actions outlined in the Enterprise Growth Strategy.

Where can I get more information about support available?

More information about support available for your business.


Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 255000 (for new and existing businesses only)
Minicom: 01332 640666
Marketing Derby: 01332 201860 (for businesses looking to relocate to Derby only)
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street