Derbyshire Festival of Business 21/22

The festival will help to connect and support local organisations, whilst showcasing Derbyshire’s extensive business capability to future clients, customers, and investors.

What was the festival about?

The Derbyshire Business Festival offered a wide range of events, and took place both online and at venues across Derbyshire, between October 2021 and April 2022. 

The festival, which secured funding support from Vision Derbyshire, and helped to connect local organisations, whilst showcasing Derbyshire’s extensive business capability to future clients, customers, and investors. There was a wide range of free workshops, masterclasses and networking activities offered throughout the festival, helping to support businesses within the region.

There was the opportunity to participate in the Derbyshire Business and Enterprise Awards ceremony and three business exposition hosted in Buxton, Chesterfield and Derby.

The University of Derby and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce co-ordinated the schedule of activities in collaboration with local businesses. The aim is to offer help and support, educate, share information and knowledge, whilst creating forums for networking, engagement and business growth.

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Highlights from the Derbyshire Festival of Business

The Derbyshire Business Festival offered a wide range of events, taking place both online and at venues across Derbyshire, between October 2021 and April 2022. Event highlights include business exposition, networking, workshops and masterclasses.

Explore the events that have taken part for the Festival of BusinessExplore the events that have taken part for the Festival of Business

Highlights from the Festival of Business launch event

Derbyshire Festival of Business lunch event

View Derbyshire Festival of Business video transcript

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Time-limited support for businesses based in Derbyshire Dales or High Peak

If your business is based in one of these areas, we can now provide a wide range of subsidised business support until June this year, to help you get back to productivity and growth. This is through the Derbyshire Accelerator programme.

Find out more about the Derbyshire AcceleratorFind out more about the Derbyshire Accelerator
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Fully-funded places on offer for 100 East Midlands businesses

Eligible business in the East Midlands could take advantage of fully funded places on the Help to Grow: Management programme, through funding from East Midlands Chamber. The additional funding is only available until June 2022.

Find out more about the additional funding availableFind out more about the additional funding available

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