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.
Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs
Do you work for an SME based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire? You could develop your skills in leadership, sustainability, marketing or change management at no cost to your employer.
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.
Growing and scaling your business
GRADS for D2N2
The GRADS for D2N2 project offers SMEs advice, support and funding to access and recruit graduate and apprenticeship talent, and enables them to put their voice at the heart of the curriculum by co-designing our courses.
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
At NTU Enterprise, we offer mentoring, support, training and networking opportunities for anyone launching a business or social enterprise. We support local and national business, NTU students, staff and graduates. Whether you're working for yourself, employing a team or realising your enterprise dream, whatever the stage of your business journey - we can help.