Planning for Growth: Matlock

Date and time
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
08.00 - 10.00

Bradmans Wine Bar, 19 Dale Road, Matlock, DE4 3YA

If you have big ambitions for your business in 2022 then this is the event for you. Discover the support available to help make your goals a reality and expand your network through meeting like-minded business leaders.

What is the event about?

Join us to learn more about the programmes, funding, consultation services and advice offered by the University of Derby. Whether you have an idea for a new venture or are hoping to scale up your established business, you will find a wide range of support available to help fulfil your ambitions. This informative event will offer a variety of activities for you to get involved with. See the agenda and session descriptions below for more information.


New initiative, designed to support businesses within the region

Business growth is integral to successful regional economies. However many firms are constrained by factors such as employee skills, finance, innovation, and strategic planning.  To support companies in addressing these obstacles, Professor Mark Gilman has developed a diagnostic resource which focuses on helping organisations grow quicker, work better, and perform more competitively.

During the event, you will hear how your business can use this diagnostic tool to recover and improve performance during the current economic climate. Learn how to focus your efforts for maximum return, based on the needs of your individual organisation.

Book a business clinic session

The University of Derby offers a wide range of support for your organisation. Whether you are hoping to develop your skills, access funding, hire a graduate intern or launch your new idea, our business clinic sessions will help you learn more about the resources available. Clinics cover a wide range of areas and you will be able to choose one of the following:

Register for these one-to-one sessions using the booking form below, and find out how our programmes can help you achieve your business goals. 

This event is a part of the Derbyshire Accelerator, which is one strand of the East Midlands Accelerator Programme. East Midlands Chamber are leading the programme, with other partners in Derbyshire including the University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and The Food and Drink Forum. The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Planning for Growth: Derby

Following the success of our Planning for Growth event in Derby City Centre, we're pleased to be taking our event across Derbyshire.

Planning for Growth

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Meet the speaker

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Mark Gilman
Professor of Economics

Mark has a particular interest in the areas of SME performance, growth and human resource management. He enjoys translating his research into tools that can help business leaders understand the dynamics of their organisation, its stakeholders, performance and wider growth.

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Hear from an entrepreneur who's engaged with us to kickstart business growth

Nadia Saleh attended the Planning for Growth event in Derby. Hear more about her experience of engaging with the University to get her business up and running. 

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The team have been welcoming and informative. I am currently preparing to start my own business and having access to courses in a way that allows me to continue with my family commitments in preparation for working with clients has been empowering

Nadia Saleh

Book your place

If you would like to attend the event, please complete the booking form below. On-site parking is available for registered attendees.

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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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