The Derbyshire Festival of Business 21/22

The Derbyshire Festival of Business 2021/2022 ran from the 22 of September until the 06 of April. The Festival delivered a total of 63 events; among those, 34 events were delivered by the University of Derby, and 29 events were delivered by other organisations such as Destination Chesterfield, D2N2 LEP - Futures for Business, East Midlands Chamber, and Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.

Some exciting numbers and statistics

63events
5496attended
88%of attendees would recommend

786 Businesses Involved

46%SMEs
33%Micro Businesses
21%Large Businesses

Events from across the Festival:

  • Festival of Business Launch - 22 September 
  • Using Digital Tools to Attract Future Employees - 24 September 
  • Cash and Working Capital Management - 27 September 
  • Bridge the Gap, Start a Chat - 28 September
  • Export Live - 10 September - 29 November
  • Growing tomorrow's leaders - 14 September - 2 November
  • Leading people positively - 21 September - 26 October
  • Help us Build a Strong Stone Centre - 1 October 2021
  • Export Academy - 4 October - 3 November
  • Aerospace UP Sustainable Supply Chains Workshop - 12 October - 13 November
  • How can industrial digitalisation help drive us to net-zero manufacturing? - 20 October
  • Procurement and the Race to Zero Carbon - 21 October
  • Buxton Battle of Ideas Festival - Academy of Ideas - 30 October
  • Preparing for Funding and Investment - 1 November
  • Critical path analysis - 1 November
  • Addressing global challenges through digital and resilient supply chains - 3 November
  • Workplace wellness: quick wins for your business - 4 November
  • Made in Chesterfield - 11 November
  • Derbyshire Business Awards - 12 November
  • Understanding the Benefits and Barriers of Export - 16 November
  • Understanding the Benefits and Barriers of Export - 17 November
  • Discover the new opportunities for collaboration offered by the pandemic - 18 November
  • Key strategies for creating successful organisational change - 22 November
  • Chesterfield Investment Summit - 24 November
  • Derby’s Climate Change Commission – Industry and Business Roundtable - 25 November
  • Banks Mill Open Studios - 26 November - 28 November
  • Wellbeing of the workforce - 29 November - 8 December
  • South Derbyshire Careers Hub Launch event - 30 November
  • Introducing the SME Pathway to Zero Carbon - 1 December
  • KTP National Practitioners Conference - 3-4 December
  • Small Business Saturday - 4 December
  • Getting the most out of your accountant and accounting software - 6 December
  • How to become an influencer - 10 December
  • STEM Workshop - 10 December
  • Innovate Local - 15 December
  • Help to Grow - 16 December 2021 to 22 March 2022
  • Culture Derby – Transforming the city through Culture and the Visitor Economy - 11 January
  • How can small businesses make a big impact in the race to Net-Zero? - 13 January
  • The Student Legal Advice Centre: support for small businesses and entrepreneurs - 19 January
  • High street decline or evolution? Creating a sense of place through community-based retail experiences - 25 January
  • The visitor economy in a post Brexit, post-pandemic era - 27 January
  • National Apprenticeship Week - 7th to 13th February
  • Get on board with Apprenticeships! - 8th February
  • Peak District & Derbyshire Hospitality Charter Launch - 8th February
  • Circular Economy - What is it and why it is important - 10th February
  • Evaluation - what, why, how and when? Q & A Session and Planning workshop - 15th February
  • Planning for Growth (Open Day for Business Services and launch of Observatory) - 16th February
  • Digital Marketing Conference and Exhibition - 9 March
  • Peak District and Derbyshire Towns and Business Forum - 9 March
  • Beoming more sustainable as a business - 9 March 
  • Derby Talent Fair - 10 March 
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Conference - 16 March
  • Space Technology live: Engineering jobs in space and tech - 16 March
  • Can we trust our data - 18 March
  • Social Marketing for small enterprises - 22 March
  • Celebrate Chesterfield - 23 March
  • Mental Health and Productivity - the business recovery catalyst - 23 March
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Week - 28 March to 1 April
  • Business Peak District and Derbyshire Accelerator Showcase - 29 March
  • Going Green Market Place - 30 March
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Conference - 31 March
  • Derby Impact, Collaboration and Engagement Network launch event - 31 March
  • D2N2 Business Support Showcase
Derby Cathedral in the city centre behind a tree.

2022/2023 Derbyshire Festival of Business

The Derbyshire Festival of Business is returning with yet another year of connecting and supporting local organisations whilst showcasing Derbyshire’s extensive business capability to future clients, customers, and investors!

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