Business Clinics

Date and time
Thursday, 14 April 2022 -
Thursday, 26 May 2022


Our business clinics are fully-funded, one-to-one sessions offered as part of the Enscite programme. Discuss your business aspirations or challenges with an expert in the field of finance, marketing or human resources.

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Enscite is a partnership between the University of Derby and Aston University. The programme supports Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the aerospace, rail or automotive supply chain. Enscite is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What happens in a business clinic session?

Our clinic sessions offer an opportunity to discuss your business aspirations or challenges with an expert in the field of finance, marketing or human resources. Each session is up to an hour long and is offered on a one-to-one basis, so that the advice can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation. The clinics are ideal if you would like to go in depth on an area you may have learned about during one of our workshops, or if you’re looking for individual support.

To register your interest, simply complete the form below and select which clinic(s) you would like to attend. Our team will then be in touch to learn more about the area you would like to discuss with our experts. An outline of the type of support our experts can help with is given below, but guidance is available in any area of their expertise.

Finance clinics

These sessions will allow a more in-depth consideration of aspects of financial analysis to aid decision making and performance review. Topics could include:

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Meet the expert

Richard Maksymowicz is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has over 35 years of financial management experience. He has worked in both in the UK and overseas, including roles in central government. Richard has been a financial management consultant for 12 years.

Marketing clinics

Our marketing expert will be able to guide you on a range of different areas to help raise the profile of your organisation or grow your customer base. Topics could include:

Richard Mayer, Director of Be Focused Ltd

Meet the expert

Richard Mayer is Director of the marketing training company, Be Focused Ltd and leads The Marketing and Leadership Academy. He is a highly experienced marketing trainer and practitioner, having provided services to a wide range of global clients including Airbus, JCB, Canon and Microsoft.

Leading people clinics

These sessions will help you with any leadership challenges or approaches to leadership you may need support with. Our expert can offer advice on any people related topics. This could include:

Dr Sarah Digby

Dr Sarah Digby
Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

With over a decade of human resource management, leadership training and development experience, Sarah has learned that mastering leadership is about bringing out the best in people and is in itself a journey of self-discovery. Join Sarah and discover how to navigate your own leadership journey.

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Is my organisation eligible to participate?

To participate, you must work for an organisation that meets the following funding criteria:

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