Blog: Business

Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby's Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, discusses how a funding boost will help grow the tourism and hospitality sector in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Events and hospitality

To mark the inaugural Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2019, Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby's Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, discusses the power of degree apprenticeships in helping to boost the hospitality sector.

Lubrizol's Mike Harding describes the importance of student placements after University of Derby student Alex Jackson's successful year with the company.

Person fixing a mechanism.

Professor Malcolm Todd, of the University of Derby, writes about the importance of raising the profile of degree apprenticeships.

Rob James focuses on the support the University of Derby offers to businesses and other organisations across the region. 

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Our Internal Communications Officer, Emily Bishton looks at the issue of sustainability in fashion. 

Is leadership dead or is it just evolving? Rob James investigates new theories of how businesses and political movements are led.

Chef perfecting a dish in communal training kitchen.

The government's tourism sector deal is welcome news for higher education providers of skills for the hospitality trade, such as the University of Derby. 

Staff training in a classroom with post-it notes

Staff training has many benefits but evaluating Return on Investment (ROI) from conducting training is not the easiest job. Because of this difficulty, most small businesses fail to evaluate training thoroughly and rarely consider their ROI in monetary terms. However, there are relatively simple ways to calculate your training ROI, including the eight-step approach introduced by 1 HRFocus.

Derby city skyline

Professor Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor - External Affairs at the University of Derby, discusses the power of the Midlands cities working collaboratively to enhance its reputation further on the global stage.