At NTU, we deliver projects that offer fully or part-funded support to local businesses to grow, access talent, upskill their staff, improve productivity, create, innovate and become more sustainable.
Our support is often fully funded for eligible businesses and individuals, and we offer a range of financial support including grants to employ recent graduates.
Starting, growing and scaling your business
GRADS for D2N2
Support for SMEs to access funding to recruit recent graduates, and access higher and degree apprenticeships. Businesses can also work with us to co-design our curriculum to meet their skills needs.
The Big House
The Big House programme offers business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
NTU Enterprise and Business Spaces
We offer mentoring, support, training and networking opportunities for anyone launching a business or social enterprise.
Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs
Boost your skills in leadership, sustainability, marketing or change management at no cost to your employer. Browse through our available courses, including our highly popular Women in Leadership course.
Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs – are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
Help to Grow Management Course
Give your business a boost by signing up to the government backed #HelpToGrow Management Course. The course will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.
Improving your productivity and innovation
Productivity Through Innovation
Improving productivity is key to economic growth and it is important as a region that we utilise and share our innovations, knowledge, skills and talent to achieve this.
Support in Mansfield and Ashfield
Supported by the Government’s Towns Fund, NTU has been awarded £3.8m to deliver the Enterprising Ashfield project, a comprehensive Start-up to Scale-up business support programme across the Kirby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield areas.