D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership 

D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

There are 39 LEPs in England. They play a central role in deciding local economic priorities, and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs.

D2N2, established in 2010, is one of the largest LEPs in England, covering an area with a population of more than two million people and with an economic output of over £41.2billion (ONS report, February 2015). The LEP's Chief Executive is David Ralph and its Chairman Peter Richardson.

D2N2’s over-arching target is to support the creation of 55,000 new jobs in D2N2 by 2023. The majority of these jobs will be in the private sector.

The LEP is led and  governed by a private sector-led Board; which is made up of high profile and respected leaders from the D2N2 area's businesses, local authorities, skills and training providers, community and social organisations, and other sectors.

Local authorities which are part of the D2N2 LEP's area, and with which it works closely on growing the area's economy, are:

Councils in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire




  • Amber Valley Borough Council
  • Ashfield District Council
  • Bolsover District Council
  • Bassetlaw District Council
  • Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Mansfield District Council
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Erewash Borough Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • High Peak Borough Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • South Derbyshire District Council


D2N2's vision is of a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive economy.

Our purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the D2N2 region.

Our ambition is to be one of the most respected LEPs, known for our professionalism and effectiveness.

D2N2 has a clear vision and strategy in place to guide its work in boosting the local economy. For further information regarding D2N2's strategic priorities and areas of economic focus please visit our Growth Strategy and Key Sectors web pages. To see a copy of its comprehensive Strategic Economic Plan, providing a road map for growth, CLICK HERE.

For more information about D2N2's  work see its websites at www.d2n2lep.org or for the D2N2 Growth Hub - helping power up businesses - see www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk