The Government has published its Green Paper on Industrial Strategy - central to which will be new sector deals and major investment in research and development to support the economy.
To support this the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is gathering views from businesses and organisations in its area, so it can better represent those views to Government.
The Government launched a UK-wide consultation on its green paper, the Building our Industrial Strategy report, at the end of last month. The 132 page report outlines ten key pillars – including skills building, upgrading infrastructure and investing in science – through which the Government is seeking to drive economic growth, and reduce regional variations in opportunities and prosperity. The Government’s 12 week consultation on the Strategy will end on Monday April 17.
D2N2 is conducting its own research to gather local businesses' views on the strategy. A short survey can be filled online, by clicking here.
During the consultation period, Marketing Derby and Bondholder East Midlands Chamber are hosting a joint business consultation session, where the strengths, assets and opportunities that exist within businesses will be explored and a Derby-based response to the strategy will be developed.
The event is kindly being hosted by Bondholder Derby Conference Centre.
The session is aimed at all businesses and will be participative and include a Q&A with MP for Derby North, Amanda Solloway, who sits on the BEIS Select Committee.
For more information about this Bondholder event, please click here.