Recent events

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

As part of the Derbyshire Festival of Business, we've hosted a wide range of events this autumn. Recent events involved in the festival include:

  • 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 Novemeber
  • 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

The aim of the festival is to support and educate, whilst creating forums for networking, engagement and business growth.

Explore upcoming events for the Festival of Business

Host an event as part of the Festival of Business

We would welcome you committing to deliver one or more Derbyshire Festival of Business events between October 2021 and March 2022. We would be especially pleased to hear from you if you are interested in delivering:

  1. A community-focused engagement event or activity
  2. An engagement activity with schools, colleges and/or the University
  3. One or more online or face-to-face masterclasses

If you are interested in participating in the Festival, please contact the Festival’s Project Manager via email at dfob@derby.ac.uk and she will provide further information on how you can contribute. It would be great to have you join us in supporting Derbyshire’s business community and we look forward to hearing from you.

Highlights from the Festival of Business launch event

Derbyshire Festival of Business lunch event

View Derbyshire Festival of Business video transcript

Open Studios

In November 2021 we hosted our Open Studios event to enable our artists, designers, makers and creative services businesses to display their unique talent. Take a look at the highlights from our Open Studio event, which ran as part of the Derbyshire Festival of Business.

Banks Mill Open Studios 2021

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