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D2N2 Growth Hub Partner Presentations


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Presentations given by the D2N2 Growth Hub's Partner Organisations, at its second anniversary event held in Nottingham in December 2016.

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D2N2 Growth Hub Partner Presentations

  1. 1. Partners Presentations 7 December 2016 #celebrate2
  2. 2. Start & Grow (Regional Growth Fund) • Intensive 1:1 support • Pre-start / Trading less than 3 years • Job Creation and/or Leverage • Grants for Large Job Creation • East Midlands Wide Andrea Huscroft – NBV Enterprise Solutions
  3. 3. “I found my adviser’s knowledge and support to be priceless and would recommend NBV to anyone looking to start their own business”
  4. 4. Starting in Business (ERDF) • Ideal for pre-start /new start • 4 day Training Programme • Understanding Enterprise • Business Planning • Ongoing Mentoring NBV Enterprise Solutions
  5. 5. “This is a great course, really worthwhile! I feel much more ready to launch my business now than I did before”
  6. 6. Business Assist (ERDF) • Trading businesses • 1:1 mentoring support • Access to networking events • Min. 12 hours NBV Enterprise Solutions
  7. 7. Business Assist from NBV gives trading businesses all the tools they need to sustain and grow their business.
  8. 8. Business Grants (ERDF) • Grant for Enterprise/Grant for New Business • Easy application process • 25% - Min. £1,000/Max. £2,500 • Capital or Revenue • Usual ERDF rules….NOT Retail NBV Enterprise Solutions
  9. 9. “The process is very clear and concise and NBV are readily available to help and advise on any aspect of the application”
  10. 10. Better Off in Business The Prince’s Trust Better Off in Business Project Customer Journey – SME Growth Programme Project Start - Oct 2015 Project End - Sept 2018 Presenter: Lisa Capell, Partnerships Manager, The Prince’s Trust / 0116 2045591
  11. 11. Enterprise Programme Work with 18-30 year olds, turn big ideas into business reality. From training / mentoring support - funding / resources, we help young people every step of the way!
  12. 12. Targets / Objectives: • Explore Enterprise with 1537 young people and create 381 new businesses and act as a feeder of young entrepreneurs for the Growth Hub • Sustainability at 60% after 12m • Robust Contract Management • Expectation of referrals to PT workshops from LEP partners and Growth Hub • Continuation of sign posting of non target groups to LEP partners and Delivery Partners
  13. 13. Definition of target beneficiaries Young People 18-30, NEET background Work with referral agencies across LEP Area Promotion and Measurement
  14. 14. D2 Business Starter Programme East Midlands Chamber December 2016 – October 2019 Paul Stuart
  15. 15. Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential and learn how to set up a new business.
  16. 16. Key Information • Series of flexible workshops • One to one support from Enterprise Adviser • One to one support from IT Adviser • Small groups at local venues • Available until October 2019
  17. 17. email call 01332 851289 Visit
  18. 18. Enterprise Loans East Midlands Enterprise Loans East Midlands 1st October 2008 30th April 2020 Neil Millington
  19. 19. We are a local business agency providing loans to both new start and existing businesses looking to expand
  20. 20. Key Information • Lead provider for Start Up Loans • Manage Creative Quarter Loan fund • Lent £13,712,877 since October 2008 • 924 new loans • 572 new businesses started
  21. 21. N2 Business Growth Fund The University of Nottingham & EMB Ltd September 2015 - October 2018 Mark Hurdley, EMB
  22. 22. To support ‘capital investment’ projects such as purchase of new equipment, premises, upgrades to existing premises and infrastructure.
  23. 23. Key Information • Grants between £20,000 & £250,000 (Projects Funded at 20%) • £2.7m Grant Requests Approved to Date • Contracted 300 New Jobs. • Most B2B Sector, SMEs Eligible for Support • Up to £2m of Grant Support Remains
  24. 24. Enabled £13.7m Private Sector Investment Safeguarded over 60 Existing Jobs Life Sciences, Clean Tech, Manufacturing & Digital Short time to Grant (4-6 Weeks)
  25. 25. Invest to Grow Fund University of Derby Oct 2014 – March 2017 and beyond Mark Wheddon, Head of Strategic Programmes
  26. 26. The programme provides grants and loans to SMEs across the East Midlands for enterprise growth and the creation of jobs.
  27. 27. Key Information • Combination of loans and grants from RGF. Further grant funding available through ERDF for D2N2 areas • Designed to support SMEs to innovate, grow and create jobs. • Level of grant dictated by state aid rules. • Minimum award size £15k maximum £250k. • New jobs created in SMEs must be sustained for a minimum of 3 years.
  28. 28. Derby & Derbyshire Enterprise Growth Fund (D2EGF) January 2016 December 2018 Chris Pook
  29. 29. Grants & loans for expanding businesses across Derby & Derbyshire, with ultimate aim of creating new jobs
  30. 30. Key Information • DEGF – grants & loans • D2EGF – grants only scheme (SMEs only) • Clear need for intervention (max 30% funding) • Realistic aspirations for growth • Preference given to capital costs
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  32. 32. Growing Places Fund D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership 2012 Ongoing Tom Goshawk, Capital Projects Assistant
  33. 33. The Growing Places Fund is a revolving capital loan fund aimed to deliver job creation in D2N2s 8 key sectors.
  34. 34. Key Information • Revolving Loan Fund • £200k - £2m • Key Sector Development • Capital only Projects • Continuous Open call
  35. 35. Foresight Nottingham Fund Foresight Nottingham Fund 2013-2023 Seb Saywood
  36. 36. A £40m fund that invests up to £2m in growing Nottinghamshire based businesses across a range of sectors.
  37. 37. Key Information • Growth capital, MBOs, BIMBOs, mezz • Based in Notts or investing in Notts • Criteria: Mgmt, Growth, Differentiated • Commercial returns
  38. 38. Nottinghamshire Capital Fund Nottinghamshire County Council D2N2 Growth Hub Support for Nottinghamshire Businesses January 2017 - March 2019 Geoff George, Economic Development Team Nottinghamshire County Council
  39. 39. Two business advice posts – a Business Support Co-ordinator and a Business Advisor, the latter having access to specialist “bought-in” support
  40. 40. Key Information • Business Support Co-ordinator - working with D2N2 Growth Hub front line staff and Notts business groups – an SME focus • Business Advisor – growth and expansion specialist • Aligned with wider NCC and partner offer
  41. 41. Growth Hub Integration Apprenticeship Support Innovation Centres Nottinghamshire Economic Development Capital Fund Roads and Business Park Investment
  42. 42. Grow on Growth Fund Regional Growth Funding delivered by the University of Lincoln Fund closes June 2017 Lisa Barton
  43. 43. Grant funding, for growing SMEs, exiting incubation, enabling business growth, achieving next stage of development, creating new jobs, apply now.
  44. 44. Key Information • Applicants must be looking to exit Incubator • Grants range from £20k to £100k • Capital & revenue spend categories • Levered match and job creation criteria • Full details available at
  45. 45. Some of the businesses we have worked with
  46. 46. Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Business Investment Fund (Grant) Access to Finance 2016 2020 Henry Murch, Access to Finance Advisor
  47. 47. BIF provides grant funding for Capital Expenditure to enable projects that cannot otherwise be funded
  48. 48. Key Information • Grant Funding for Capital Expenditure • 10% to 30% Intervention Rate • Minimum Grant is £25,000 no maximum • Job creation required • Fund of last resort
  49. 49. BA Clic Components received a £440,000 grant for a project generating 40 new manufacturing jobs
  50. 50. Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) April 2017 March 2027 Lewis Stringer, MEIF Senior Relationship Manager, British Business Bank E-mail: Tel: 07810 054 221
  51. 51. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund will provide over £250m of equity, debt, small business loans, early stage and proof-of- concept funding to SMEs from April 2017.
  52. 52. Key Information  Equity Fund – Investments up to £2m.  Debt Fund – Loans from £100k up to £1.5m.  Small Business Loans Fund – Loans from £25k up to £150k.  Early Stage / Proof-of-Concept Fund – Investments up to £750k.
  53. 53. How do we now maximise this opportunity, develop pipeline and drive growth?
  54. 54. Think BIG Loan Fund Newark and Sherwood District Council December 2012 Ongoing Julie Reader-Sullivan
  55. 55. We want Business in Newark and Sherwood to THINK BIG. Our Loan Fund is available to Growth Businesses in Newark
  56. 56. Think BIG • Loans at commercial rates as lender of last resort • Is about supporting growth and jobs • Created 137 jobs so far • Used by many as part of a package of funding
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  58. 58. B.B.R. working with the D2N2 Growth Hub Better Business Regulations The steering group was formed in September 2013 PAUL COOPER co-ordinator
  59. 59. BBR is a partnership between businesses and regulators whose aim is to create a culture which supports and understands business.
  60. 60. The key objectives of our programme: • Seeking to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden • Increase business awareness of the service that we provide to help them understand regulations • Promote two way communication between businesses and regulators to build mutual confidence • Supporting regulators to find the right balance between encouragement, education and enforcement • Developing a joint offer of support from regulatory services to businesses
  61. 61. Trading Standards Environmental health Fire Safety Food Safety Health and Safety The benefits of being compliant
  62. 62. Sheffield City Region Growth Hub
  63. 63. Growth Hub Spokes Areas Covered: Business Investment Fund Launchpad SCR - Y Accelerator Exporting 4 Growth RISE SHIP Skills Bank Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement Social Enterprise Exchange
  64. 64. Skills Bank Launchpad Exporting 4 Growth SCR - Y Accelerator Business Investment Fund Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement RISE £17m grant pot £5m programme £500k programme £1m programme £22m grant fund £85k programme £4m programme SIP £2.5 programme Social Enterprise Exchange £1m programme Free Business Start-up Support – First 2 years of Trading Delivered by – Start-up Advisors Specialist Support Enterprise Coaching For young entrepreneurs (18-30) Princes Trust Access to a 4 day course 1:1 advisor support ‘Dragon’s Den’ to win a grant up to £2k. Workshops Clinics Networking Events Launchpad
  65. 65. Innovation - Rise Skills Bank Launchpad Exporting 4 Growth SCR - Y Accelerator Business Investment Fund Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement RISE £17m grant pot £5m programme £500k programme £1m programme £22m grant fund £85k programme £4m programme SIP £2.5 programme Social Enterprise Exchange £1m programme Innovation Internships Subsidy towards cost - £1,000 available for SMEs first graduate Delivered by – Management Toolkits CPD ID Role Recruit Induct Deliver • Graduate level work • 6 months minimum – with scope for permanent • Market salary (min £14,500) • 3 cohorts per year RISE is a flexible, paid graduate internship scheme designed with and for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region.
  66. 66. Innovation - SIP Skills Bank Launchpad Exporting 4 Growth SCR - Y Accelerator Business Investment Fund Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement RISE £17m grant pot £5m programme £500k programme £1m programme £22m grant fund £85k programme £4m programme SIP £2.5 programme Social Enterprise Exchange £1m programme Innovation Support Programme Delivered by – Aimed at SMEs • Academic expertise • Facilities Support and develop business growth. • Resources Initial 2-5 days of academic time Additional time dependant on identified requirements Expertise available is wide ranging and includes packaging design, advanced manufacturing, sports engineering, robotics and materials engineering.
  67. 67. Grants Towards Specialist Support Delivered by – Free advice and assistance to cover a range of key areas: General Advice- Rate relief - Planning - Licensing etc 3 quote Supplier Procurement Process 3 month delivery timeframe (avg) £5k max grant (10k project value) Enhancement Programme Skills Bank Launchpad Exporting 4 Growth SCR - Y Accelerator Business Investment Fund Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement RISE £17m grant pot £5m programme £500k programme £1m programme £22m grant fund £85k programme £4m programme SIP £2.5 programme Social Enterprise Exchange £1m programme Diagnostic Support through 12hr Assist Support through 50% Grant Identify Business Need
  68. 68. Skills Bank Launchpad Exporting 4 Growth SCR - Y Accelerator Business Investment Fund Growth Hub Specialist Enhancement RISE £17m grant pot £5m programme £500k programme £1m programme £22m grant fund £85k programme £4m programme SIP £2.5 programme Social Enterprise Exchange £1m programme Export Supporting Businesses Exporting for Growth Delivered by – • Matched funding (60/40 in South Yorks, 50/50 in D2N2) • Up to 2K for new to export companies • Up to 5K for sustainable exporters • Eligible Activity – Export Development, events & promotion to engage new companies 1-2-1 advice Workshops Webinars E Exporting Programme Market Research Exhibition Support Supporting the capacity of SMEs to grow in international markets £1m project to June 2019 Support 89 enterprises in the SCR Employment increase 126 jobs
  69. 69. Growth Hub Number 03330 00 00 39 The Growth Hub is a partner in the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.
  70. 70. Invest in D2N2 Nottingham City Council with Derbyshire Economic Partnership, Destination Chesterfield, Marketing Derby and Marketing Nottingham & Nottinghamshire 1 November 2016 - 30 October 2019 Kathryn Allen and Lorraine Baggs
  71. 71. Raising D2N2’s profile as a business location of choice for new and growing SMEs, with bespoke support and advice services
  72. 72. Key Information • UK and foreign investment • Creating new jobs and new businesses • Helping SMEs achieve growth plans • D2N2-wide with new joint activities • Activity targeted at key sectors and key sites
  73. 73. Derby City Centre Masterplan Drakelow Park Chesterfield Waterside
  74. 74. Nottingham Island Site Nottingham City Centre Harrier Park
  75. 75. Infinity Park Derby Markham Vale Nottingham Enterprise Zone
  76. 76. Elite Growth Programme London Stock Exchange To find out more please contact Emma Titmus, Manager, Primary Markets 02077971464 Emma Titmus, Manager, Primary Markets
  77. 77. London Stock Exchange supports ambitious growing companies • Access public markets to provide growth capital for the future  AIM (for smaller growing businesses)  High Growth Segment (for tech companies)  Main Market for larger businesses • ELITE growth programme now supports almost 500 private companies get ready for future investment and growth
  78. 78. Businesses can prepare for future growth and investment using the ELITE growth programme. This provides CEO/CFOs with 18 months of education, access to LSE’s community and provides a peer group of scaling businesses to engage with.
  79. 79. Companies should be high growth, have revenues of £5m+ and be willing to commit for the 18 month period and investment £15k (price per company) Management teams don’t just work on finance but tackle other growth challenges including - Strategy - Talent - Governance - Investor engagement - Internationalisation etc…
  80. 80. Enabling Innovation NTU/UoD/UoN 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2019 David Harper, NTU
  81. 81. Enabling Innovation brings together the combined research expertise of 3 universities to deliver a comprehensive innovation support package to SMEs
  82. 82. Key Information: • Workshops & seminars • Technical and intensive 1:1 Collaborations • Student/Graduate placements • Over 2,000 businesses supported • 333 new product interventions
  83. 83. Innovate 2 Succeed CUE Business Solutions Start date – Jan 2015 End Date - December 2020 Alan Malin
  84. 84. Working with aspirational businesses that want to embed innovation in to their business model and ‘go for growth’
  85. 85. Key Information • Midlands based SME • Existing sustainable business • 7 days coaching/mentoring support • Focus on ‘Innovation’ • Full diagnostic using GROWTHmapper
  86. 86. Innovate UK Innovate UK –Funding for Innovation Biennial Calls across 5 themes: Health & Life Sciences; Infrastructure; Materials & Manufacturing; Emerging and Enabling Technologies; Open Call. Ejaz Qureshi – BDE Collaborative R&D – The University of Nottingham
  87. 87. General funding helps your business wheels turn faster Innovate UK only funds world-changing innovation of the business/wheel
  88. 88. Key Information • Highly competitive – 20 winners/250 entries • Timing-between 2-3 months to prepare bid • Cashflow- 1 to 2 Quarters in arrears • Benefits – First to market advantage • Leverage – Up to £1M for £100k investment
  89. 89.
  90. 90. D2N2 Digital Growth Programme D2N2 Digital Growth Programme July 2016 June 2019 John Connelly, Digital Manager, Nottingham City Council.
  91. 91. Support to encourage businesses to grow by achieving a greater digital presence.
  92. 92. Key Information • Events and Seminars • ‘1 to 1’ support by industry experts. • Skills advice and support • Mentoring • Grants – 40% contribution up to £16k
  93. 93. The D2N2 Joint Investment Strategy The JIS is a £1 million pound program of construction industry support that has been jointly and equally invested into by CITB and Nottingham City Council. June 2015 June2017 Nathan Wall
  94. 94. The JIS promotes three project strands offering funding and training opportunities for D2N2 construction businesses and unemployed Nottingham City residents
  95. 95. Key Information • D2N2 wide support • Growth through Business • Growth through People • Growth through Drivers and Enablers • Events planned for 2017
  96. 96. Space Incubator Programme Loughborough University January 2016 – February 2018 Pauline Graham – Innovation Advisor
  97. 97. Support for start-ups and SMEs new to the space and space-enabled sectors. Companies supported become part of our space cluster
  98. 98. Key Information  Business review, to include market assessment and diagnostic  Signposting and introductions to appropriate sources of support and expertise, including local and national networks  Affordable accommodation or virtual tenancy in ATIC  Raises awareness of space-related opportunities  Project aims to develop a cluster in/around Loughborough but support is not restricted to business location
  99. 99. In partnership with
  100. 100. Catalysing Growth Through Research for TEM University of Derby (IISE) and Loughborough University (The iNet) July 2016 – June 2019 Georgette Hall – Innovation Advisor
  101. 101. Helping transport equipment SMEs to innovate and grow with University research support and grant funding for new ideas.
  102. 102. Key Information • Available to SMEs in the Transport Equipment Manufacturing sector only • D2N2 wide • Up to 50% part-funding towards innovation projects • Fully funded access to support and facilities from the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) • Collaborative R&D open call currently live
  103. 103. ENSCITE University of Derby in partnership with Aston University and Derby City Council October 2016 - March 2019 ANGELA TOOLEY
  104. 104. Helping D2N2 transport engineering and technology supply chains scale up, become more competitive and sustainable….win more business!
  105. 105. Key Information • Helping businesses focus on the right areas to win more business through our competitiveness assessment and action planning • Developing key staff and rising stars in the business through interactive workshops and peer networking • Implementing new and innovative operations and supply chain processes through consultancy • Providing resources for rapid design, prototyping and testing through our Fab Lab to help businesses get to market faster
  106. 106. D2EE: LOW CARBON University of Derby, Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council Start date: 01 November 2016 End date: 31 October 2019 Angela Tooley: ERDF Programme Director University of Derby
  107. 107. A mix of business grants and consultancy and technical research and development opportunities to support companies in the move to a low carbon economy
  108. 108. Key Information • Energy Smart Business Grants • Low Carbon Business Capability Assessment • Supply Chain Accreditation and Environmental Management • Consultancy for low carbon :-production, process and product design
  109. 109. Food Enterprise Advisory Support Team (FEAST) Food Enterprise Advisory Support Team (FEAST) 1st January 2016 1st December 2018 Andrew Collinson
  110. 110. Grants and support to assist food and drink manufacturers compete effectively in terms of efficiency, price points and customer standards
  111. 111. Key Information • Focus on supporting SME F&D manufacturers in D2N2 (and SEMLEP) • Grants, food technical support, mentoring and apprenticeships available • 160 businesses to be supported in D2N2
  112. 112. The FEAST project is receiving up to £3.5million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit:
  113. 113. Inspiring Networking to Stimulate Technology Innovation in Life Sciences Medilink East Midlands Ltd October 2015 September 2018 Melanie Davidson
  114. 114. INSTILS deliver a range of activities that seek to engender a culture of innovation within the life science sector
  115. 115. Key Information • Advisory support • Signposting • Grant funding • Access to DEVELOP programme • Opportunity to attend SIGs
  116. 116. Contact one of our Innovation Advisors 0115 822 3154
  117. 117. Energy Innovation and Collaboration The University of Nottingham August 2016 March 2019 Colette Putman and Richard Gravelle
  118. 118. Helping businesses to access outstanding University expertise, facilitating energy innovation and the move to sustainable and renewable energy use.
  119. 119. Key Information • Access to academic expertise through Energy Technologies Research Institute • Programme of activities and workshops • Access to University facilities • Capital grant scheme
  120. 120. Forecasting for microgrid management Testing of devices prior to deployment at the Meadows demonstrator Map of the Meadows showing individual buildings & residences involved in the projectEco House Nottingham Demonstrator Sites Forecasting for microgrid management
  121. 121. The Big House Creative Quarter, Derby Quad, Derby Theatre, NAE, NBV, New Art Exchange, NTU- The Hive, Nottingham City Council and University of Derby Start date:1st October 2016 End date: 30th September 2019
  122. 122. £ 5 million business support programme for SME Competitiveness in the Creative and Digital Industries D2N2 region Over 500 businesses supported 120 businesses receiving grants 280 entrepreneurs supported
  123. 123. • Accelerator • Business Engagement Events • One to One Coaching • Small Development Grants • Creative Industries Network • Peer to Peer Learning
  124. 124. Internationalising SME’s East Midlands Business Ltd (EMB)/ Department for International Trade October 2015 September 2018 Simon Grandidge, Customer Engagement Manager
  125. 125. Internationalising SME’s aims to enhance the capability and capacity of businesses to exploit opportunities in overseas markets
  126. 126. Key Information • Market engagement • Events • Specialist advice • Grant funding
  127. 127. Enterprise Europe Network Helping ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally 2015 - 2020 Jan Immel, International Programmes Manager
  128. 128. The world’s largest support Network for SMEs with international ambitions
  129. 129. Key Information • Find new international business partners • Learning how EU legislation and guidance affects you • Organise market visits, training and seminars • Support to help shape innovation potential into international commercial success • Help to access funding and finance
  130. 130. European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) £5.5m Rolling Programme Aligned to main ESIF time table Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager D2N2
  131. 131. Capital grants programme for rural businesses and capital investments in rural areas to create jobs and economic growth!
  132. 132. Key Information • Anticipated: Early Spring Calls for: • 6.4 Business Development (£1,700,000) • 7.5 Tourism Infrastructure (£1,000,000) • 4.2 Food & Drink Processing (£540,000) • All rolling programmes with regular application consideration points
  133. 133. Supporting rural businesses
  134. 134. The 4 LEADER Programmes *LEADER in the Peak*North Notts* *Bolsover & NE Derbys*South Notts* £6.53mn to help rural economy grow 2016 to 2020 £138mn for 80 LEADER Groups in England Craig Edson, South Notts LEADER Programme Officer
  135. 135. Private Sector led local decisions. Capital funding to help Rural businesses grow & create jobs. Help & advice for applicants.
  136. 136. Key Information • Fit 6 National Priorities & Local Dev Strategy • Similar to EAFRD but grants can be smaller • LAG decides projects to fund in their area. • £609k funded with pipeline value of £1.5mn • LEADER is Open For Business
  137. 137. Robotic milking machine and owners Chris and Amie Lovatt Grant £39k
  138. 138. Nottingham Jobs Nottingham City Council, DWP & Futures April 2013 – onwards Chris Grocock
  139. 139. Nottingham Jobs is a free recruitment and skills advice service, supporting both jobseekers and employers in the Nottinghamshire area
  140. 140. Key Information • Most popular jobs website in the Nottingham area with registration system for applicants to be matched to jobs • Free bespoke management of all stages of the recruitment process including advertising, sifting, and provision of interview facilities • Specialist advice on the government’s Apprenticeship Reforms, including assistance accessing funding and matching to the right provider / standard • Includes Nottingham Works offer to employers, part financed by Nottingham City Council, European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative • Grants of up to £7,500 available to employers that offer Jobs and apprenticeships for unemployed City residents
  141. 141. 0115 876 4508
  142. 142. CITB Flexible and Structured Funds 2017 application windows Flexible and structured funds - 7 February – 6 March Flexible fund – 25 April – 22 May Flexible and structured funds – 1 August – 28 August Flexible fund – 7 November – 4 December Support Email; or Website
  143. 143. Youth Engagement (16-24) – Step Forward CT Skills (and partners) Start Date: November 2016 End Date: March 2018 Alex Ford, Chief Executive Officer
  144. 144. Step Forward... Helping young people to “choose work” and giving them the skills and behaviours they need to thrive in local businesses
  145. 145. The Step Forward offer to local companies... • Fast and free recruitment service • Cash incentives to recruit young people • Young talent trained to your skills needs • Work trials and mentor training for staff • Chance to give somebody their first break
  146. 146. EMPLOY Local DBC Training Contract start: Nov 2016 Ends: July 2018 Simon O’Connell, Development Director
  147. 147. EMPLOY Local Employ Local – *Incentives to recruit Local People include: £800 - Recruit and Train 13 weeks £400 - 4 weeks still in employment £400 - 24 weeks still in employment £2500 - apprenticeship incentives *subject to eligibility
  148. 148. • EMPLOY Local - Candidate Bank – offering a FREE recruitment service ‘match and fill’ • Suitably qualified candidates trained to your requirements • Bespoke advertising and promotion of your vacancies
  149. 149. EMPLOY Local Who’s it for? - Unemployed Individuals - Aged 16 + Support includes: • FREE registration to our new Candidate Bank • Access to employers and jobs • 200+ training courses • Apprenticeship & Traineeship opportunities • New starts every week Come to our official launch event to find out more – 14th December @8.00 Book Café Derby
  150. 150. Skills Local learndirect Limited From now until March 2018 Adam Farrington - Employer Engagement Manager.
  151. 151. A local service to provide SMEs with support and incentives to upskill their workforce and grow their business.
  152. 152. Key Information • Training & qualifications for staff at all levels • Help for employers to ‘navigate’ the skills provision landscape to grow their business • Training for today/tomorrow with incentives to generate new apprenticeships • Redundancy and downsizing support.
  153. 153. Thank you all for participating and listening.
  154. 154. Closing Questions: Green = Yes/Red = No • Has this been a useful morning so far? Be honest! • Is there support for the Growth Hub organising a gathering of all Programmes/Projects like this again (in about 4 months time – April/May)? • Would a bigger event for all Advisors/Delivery Teams to come together also be useful? • Is there anything of general interest that anyone would like to say or ask in Open Forum?
  155. 155. And Finally…………. • Prizes for the two most engaging 20 Word Pitches • Please don’t forget your Feedback Forms • If you want to speak to a Growth Hub person…… • Networking and lunch – out by 1330 please!
  156. 156. That’s All Folks!