D2N2 Digital Growth Programme 2016-2019

The D2N2 Digital Growth Programme is a programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, running from 2016 - 2019

The D2N2 Digital Growth Programme will deliver 340 free workshops across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire between 2017 and 2019 to support local SME's with digital marketing and technology. Ongoing support from dedicated Digital Skills Advisers and grant funding opportunities will also be available through the programme.


The D2N2 Digital Growth Programme will deliver 340 workshops in venues across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. These workshops will cover subjects ranging from digital and social media marketing to wider information technology areas such as Cyber Resilience and International Marketing.

All workshops delivered through this programme are free of charge, with an expectation that all eligible businesses will receive a minimum of 12 hours of funded support. Each workshop is a full-day session (six hours), and are scheduled throughout the year. To maximise accessibility the workshops have also been scheduled to take place in all local council areas, so that all businesses can benefit from a workshop being held locally. 

To book onto any of the workshops, you must have registered your business and once we have verified your account you will be able to log on and book your place. If you do experience any problems with this, please contact the Events and Engagement Officer responsible for your area. A list of our available workshops can be seen below:

  • Social Media Marketing (two-day course)
  • Website Planning
  • Developing Content for Web
  • Google Analytics
  • Business Blogging
  • International E-Commerce
  • Selling Online (Getting Started)
  • Running an E-Commerce Business
  • Online Marketing for Local Business
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Paid Digital Advertising
  • International Online Marketing
  • Big Data for SME’s
  • Converting Website Visitors
  • Working with Images and Video
  • Video Marketing
  • Creating Video Content
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Working
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Grant Funding

As part of the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme, the grant funding scheme aims to support businesses in utilising their existing technology solutions to their full potential, or assist in the introduction of new systems and software to aid with the implementation of new digital resources, with the overall aim of improving business performance and productivity.

Grants are available between £2,000 and £16,000 or 40% of the total project cost (excluding VAT) – whichever is lesser.

Further information on our Grant Funding can be found here

Digital Skills Advice

To further support members of the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme are dedicated Digital Skills Advisers. Their role is to support and advise members of the programme to understand which workshops are right for their business, understand the breadth of technology that exists that will help businesses achieve goals and assist with the grant-funding process.    

Brilliant workshop - found it extremely useful and have applied so much of what I've learned so far!!

Faye Taylor, FT Academic

These workshops are brilliant. The trainers are very knowledgeable and the workbooks great

Sandy Leong, Sahara Consultancy UK Ltd

I would highly recommend these workshops

Davina Gadhia, Mirror o mirror Ltd

I am very grateful for the content and advice given on these courses and only wish that I'd known about them sooner!

Rebecca Dowdeswell, StripTweeze Ltd

It has opened our eyes to understand how should it be done

Ajith Kaggodaarachchi, Homins UK Ltd

The standard of the workshops is superb. The presenters are knowledgeable and the learning materials excellent

Jane Sherratt, Music On My PC Ltd

I've had gaps in my confidence and understanding with blogging and videoing. These workshops have bridged those gaps and I now feel inspired to start putting what I've learnt into practise

David Hopkins, Chuckle Chops & Chums

Fantastic courses - lovely people, great trainers and superb venues

Nicola Bishop, Chaba Designs

The courses are outstanding and have been excellently facilitated

Robert Walker, Technologyhelp Ltd