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Chance for new businesses to gain free support from the experts

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Date posted: 8 May 2014

New and growing businesses in Derby have the chance to join the increasing number of companies gaining free expert support and advice in the city.

'Let's do business' is a University of Derby project which offers the best advice and support for anyone wishing to start a new business and for existing local small and medium-sized firms wanting to grow.

And, on Monday, May 12, these businesses can access expert advice from the UK's leading funding and finance specialists at a free event being held at the Enterprise Centre on Bridge Street, Derby.

The likes of Barclays Business Banking, NatWest and the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund will be present on the day. It takes place between 8am and 12noon and will feature a number of presentations from visiting providers.

Pete Rayner, Head of Business Services at University of Derby Corporate, said: "The 'Let's do business' project helps make businesses stronger, encourages start-ups, creates high value employment for the city, launches new projects and helps to attract new firms to set up in Derby. We are very excited to be part of this journey.

"We have supported more than 110 small businesses and over 75 individuals so far and I would encourage any new or developing business in Derby to get involved."

'Let's do business' is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme and runs until March 2015.

To find out more, visit http://www.evolvederby.co.uk/lets-do-business

Media requiring further information on this news release should contact Jamie Oliver, University of Derby Press & PR Officer, on 01332 591187 or email: j.oliver@derby.ac.uk

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