Economic Development

Erewash Borough Council is committed to developing our local economy through its Economic Development service. A strong local economy is vital to the overall success and well being of the Borough.

Through the Economic Development service we will ensure that the Borough's business investors and workforce have the necessary support to take full advantage of current and future opportunities.

The main avenues that the Erewash Borough Councils Economic Development team hope to deliver this through are;

D2 Business Support Programme

Over the last three years the D2 Business Starter Project been hugely impactful to the local economy, supporting over 240 Derbyshire residents to turn their business ideas into a reality. 

The D2 Business Starter programme is working to continue to build on that success via one to one support from our Enterprise Advisers, and the following fully funded workshops:

Summer Boot Camp information on the D2N2 website

Especially designed for busy clients, this intensive five day course will run from 4pm – 6pm everyday from 12 – 16 July and covers the following business start-up fundamentals:

• Business goals, vision and values
• Business basics
• Customers and competitors
• Sales and marketing
• Financial planning
• Laws and legislation
• Business planning

Weekly Workshops on pushthebuttontoday.com

Our next series of fully funded weekly workshops run from September right through to November 2021. These 4 hour sessions offer a deep dive into business start-up basics and are designed for clients that want to pick and choose which topics they want to attend.

The taster session is on September 8, 4pm – 5pm, the perfect opportunity for your clients to find out more about the programme before committing to further workshops.

Supporting Development and Business Growth

Promote Erewash as a place where new businesses can develop, and existing businesses can grow. Provide a support network alongside Erewash Partnership Ltd  (opens in a new window)to help develop the necessary contacts and opportunities for business growth. Existing businesses and start-ups could also benefit from financial assistance and mentoring offered by the D2N2 Growth Hub. (opens in a new window)

Inward Investment

Promoting the Borough's Inward Investment opportunities alongside our partners, Marketing Derby (opens in a new window), Derbyshire County Council (opens in a new window) and Derbyshire Economic Partnership (opens in a new window)

Respond to land and property enquiries in a timely manner and champion our employment sites. Acting as a liaison between potential investors and site owners/agents.

Town Centres

Work with partners on a range of regeneration initiatives to improve the vitality of our town centres.

Skills and Training

Encourage our businesses and residents to develop and improve the skills needed to maintain the Borough's competitiveness. Maximise opportunities to get local people into employment and training.

If you would like any more information regarding how the Economic Development team are able to offer support they can be contacted via the following;

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  • Phone: 0115 907 2244

Economic Development
Erewash Borough Council
Town Hall
Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 1HU