University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory

The University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory’s mission is to make a real difference to the regions businesses, people, and the communities they live in. We want to hear your voice so that we can produce research and solutions that matter.

Our University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory (UDREO) researchers explore matters that are important to our region, so that we can provide robust analysis to support engagement with national government policy. We want to ensure our region is represented in decision-making and make sure your views are heard. Our aim at the University of Derby is to produce research that is high impact, high profile and beneficial.

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Free Business Health Check

We have developed a brand-new business health check tool specifically for small organisations. This free resource is designed to offer practical information and guidance, on how to recover and improve business performance during the current economic climate.

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How will the initiative support our region?

Mark Gilman, Professor of Economics leads the University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory. Here he shares more about why the initiative was first developed and how it will support the local region.

Mark Gilman, Professor of Economics shares why the University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory was developed and how it will support the local region.

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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.

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