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.
The Productivity Through Innovation (PTI) project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and offers fully funded support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire to improve their productivity and market competitiveness.
Building Resilience and Innovation Through Staff Engagement (RISE)
NTU is offering a series of in-person workshops and business-specific consultancy on building resilience and enabling innovation in SMEs through engaging your staff.
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Supporting your supply chain strategy
These workshops are delivered by experienced, senior procurement specialists from our internationally renowned and highly accredited Nottingham Business School, who aim to help critically assess how procurement can support the delivery of business strategy.
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Improving manufacturing productivity through flow management
This exclusive package will enable participating businesses to directly improve their operational processes and make efficiency savings (cost/time) in their business
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Bespoke business consultancy
We can work with you to develop a bespoke package of consultancy for your business that meets your specific needs.
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How PTI can make a difference to your business
We will work directly with participating businesses to identify and deliver meaningful, innovative and sustainable productivity improvements, in order to:
- increase revenue
- identify inefficiencies and reduce costs
- develop, improve and implement products, services or processes
- fulfil and bridge skills and knowledge gaps
- bring in new, fresh talent
- improve business strategy and performance
- explore new markets to acquire new customers and enhance market competitiveness.
Consultancy and graduate funding
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Who is eligible for support?
- Most SMEs operating in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
- SMEs with a minimum of 5, but less than 250 employees.
- SMEs with an annual turnover under EUR 50 million or annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million.
Further suitability for the project will be discussed based on a diagnostic with the team.
If you do not meet the above criteria or are unsure, please contact us regardless as we may be able to signpost you to other support available.
What businesses are saying about PTI
As a small business we have no formal training in supply chain management, so it’s great to hear from people [Rob and Jayne] who have worked in large organisations and understand what we should know. Very worthwhile and well delivered.
Dominic Sheedy, Operations Manager at CEM Solutions (UK) Ltd
The graduate, Jack, was instrumental in the launch of a brand collaboration, he is honestly amazing and I can’t imagine not having him here!
Pam Digva, Brand Director and Co-Founder, Lacehouse Kitchen Ltd (T/A Sauce Shop)
Contact our team
Support through this project will be available until 31 March 2023. If you are interested in accessing these services or would like to know more, contact us on the details below.
For consultancy and technical support, contact David Shipley, Business Relationship Manager by phone on +44 (0)115 848 4472 or via email at email@example.com.
For skills and talent opportunities, contact the NTU Talent team on +44 (0)115 848 2189 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This project has been developed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), University of Nottingham and the University of Derby with the express purpose of improving the region’s productivity to drive business growth and social prosperity.
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Sustainability in Enterprise
This programme provides practical support and funding to reduce the carbon footprint of SMEs in the local area. Support focuses on four key areas of business performance: people, processes, premises and products.
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.
Smart and Inclusive Leadership
Access fully funded microaccredited short courses in Women in Leadership, Practical Marketing Skills, Effective Change Management and Sustainability and Inclusive Leadership.
Branch out in STEM
Fully funded courses are available in Digital Fundamentals and STEM Women in Leadership. Businesses can also access £1,500 to employ a recent graduate.