Blog: Business

David Hambling in front of tall bookcases full of books

University of Derby graduate David Hambling is the owner of The Joy of Pages, a publishing services company based in Derbyshire. He set up his business with the help of our Be The Boss programme.

Neon 'Open' sign

Bev Crighton, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at the University of Derby, explains why and how we should join the University's Small Business Saturday virtual celebration on Saturday 5 December.

Busy three storey shopping centre decorated with a large Christmas tree

Professor Carley Foster, Head of the Centre for Business Improvement at the University of Derby, discusses the implications for the high street in the run up to Christmas and beyond.

Person pointing to some notes with a pencil at desk on which sits two laptops.

Barbara Tomasella, Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Derby, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on Black Friday and gives her advice on how to shop responsibly.

A calculator and a sheet of calculations with an open pen on top

Professor Nicholas Apergis, Professor of Economics at the University of Derby, discusses how big businesses avoid paying taxes and how governments should respond.

Winnats Pass, Derbyshire

Brendan Moffett, the University of Derby’s Director of Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, lays out a vision of Derbyshire’s potential to blaze a trail as a sustainable visitor destination.

The EU flag with a hole torn in the middle with the Union Jack showing through behind

Nicholas Apergis, Professor of Economics at the University of Derby considers the potential outcomes of a no-deal Brexit as the October 2020 deadline looms.

An Indian made Royal Enfield motorcycle

Dr Nihar Amoncar of the University of Derby offers some advice to SME owners looking to develop their online marketing strategy.

A group of people clinking drinks over a table

Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby's Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, gives his assessment of the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

A woman sitting at a desk with dual monitors in a modern office environment

Mark Wheddon, Head of Delivery for Invest to Grow at the University of Derby, reflects on what support the Invest to Grow programme has been able to offer business during COVID-19.