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Peak District and Derbyshire Towns and Business Forum

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Thornbridge Hall

The Carriage House

Ashford in the Water

DE45 1QA

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After a brief lull we are delighted to announce the return of the Peak District & Derbyshire Towns & Business Forums to Thornbridge Hall. These popular gatherings attract an eclectic variety of local businesses, organisations, volunteers, event organisers, local authorities and many more with a passion for our beautiful county. We share a commitment to making the most of our local natural, built, and human assets to ensure our part of the world is welcoming, creative and successful.

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12:00 – 13:00 Arrive / Register – Networking Lunch buffet

13:00

  • WelcomeJean Ball, Lindsay Rae & Jessica Grocutt, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire. Introducing the ‘Growing & Developing the Visitor Economy Sector within Derbyshire’ programme including: Inspired by the Peak District, Pedal Peak, Market Towns and promoting Derbyshire.

  • Small Business, Big Ambition - Helping smaller businesses achieve their ambitions: this presentation will focus on measures to help small business reach their ambitions, local projects, and give insights into FSB campaigns that support the UK’s 5.5 Million small businesses. Natalie Gasson, Federation of Small Business

  • Business support available locally brief update from Lisa Hoyland, N2D2 Growth Hub (5 mins)

  • Inspired by the Peak District Case StudySue Prince, Artist & Proprietor of Beechenhill Farm incl holiday accommodation & wedding venue

  • Interactive workshop session: Doing Better (Greener) Business - Learn and share ideas about using sustainability to enhance your business. See through your customers eyes how the green stuff can lead to fun, authentic experiences that lead to repeat business and referrals. Facilitated by Faith Johnson, Peak District Environmental Quality Mark

15:00 – 15:30 CAKE BREAK / Informal Networking

15:30

  • Town & Gown, the Perfect Partners - The University of Derby supports the economic development of the region through the direct economic impact of its activities, via its work in developing workforce skills, and through research and innovation. Forum delegates will be asked to advise on how the University might best support their business requirements. Peter Dewhurst, University of Derby

  • Eventful Places – Why and how to create great events for your place. Jean Ball

  • Business Peak District News & Updates, Jim Harrison, MD, Thornbridge Brewery and Chair Business Peak District (5 mins)

  • Summary & Feedback

17:00 Thornbridge Beer Tasting/ Informal Networking


Please save the date: Wednesday 18 October . Attendance, including parking, lunch and cake are FREE. Please spread the word – share this email and let folks know via social media.

This workshop is free for visitor economy businesses based in Derbyshire to attend and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through our Developing and Growing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire project. Attendance will require you to compete an eligibility application form prior to attendance. By booking on to the workshop you are agreeing to attend, should you be unable to attend, failure to cancel your booking within 48 hours of the workshop will result in us invoicing you for £250 + VAT per person; the commercial cost of the session.

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The Carriage House

Ashford in the Water

DE45 1QA

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