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 Derby.
NTU Enterprise and Business Spaces
We offer mentoring, support, training and networking opportunities for anyone launching a business or social enterprise.
Professional development courses
Smart and Inclusive Leadership
Supporting employees of SMEs to access free bespoke training. Fully funded courses train future leaders and provide expert career coaching, enabling you to map out a clear career plan.
Branch out in STEM
These fully funded courses are available in Digital Fundamentals and STEM Women in Leadership. Discover how you can expand your digital and leadership skills today.
Reskill & Recover
Driving productivity and innovation this project, part funded by the European Social Fund, will cover diverse recruitment and leadership, sector-specific sustainability training, and digital upskilling.
Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs
Boost your skills in leadership, sustainability, marketing or change management at no cost to you. 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.