Wed 19th October 2016 - Derbyshire Towns & Business Forum
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 12:00 to 17:00 (BST)
Derbyshire Towns & Business Forum
Brought to you on behalf of Derbyshire County Council & Business Peak District
Please join us in the splendid surroundings of The Carriage House at Thornbridge Hall on Wednesday 6th July for a stimulating afternoon of ideas, information, and conviviality. The theme, this time, is ‘Small Enterprises with Big Ambitions’ with a (with a Christmas twist) and we’d love you to come prepared to share your own hot tips ... and pet hates.
As you can see in the Agenda below, we will once again enjoy topical speakers, interactive exercises, networking, and the now famous ‘Cake Break’. The Derbyshire & Peak District Towns & Business Forum includes that very rare thing – a free lunch, refreshments and beer tasting! (and we have free parking as well!), but more importantly, it is a chance to take a step away from your daily business, learn, exchange ideas and mix with your peers.
We know how valuable your time is and we make every effort to ensure that it is an afternoon well spent. Please register here – there is no charge and no ticket to print off or bring, but we do need to know that you will be coming. Feel free to bring any literature or business cards to put on the bring & share table and to pass this invitation on to colleagues or friends you think might like to come along too.
Agenda Wednesday 19th October 2016
12 NOON to 5:00 pm
Arrival / Networking Lunch
Welcome & Introductions
Guest Speaker – Federation of Small Businesses, Natalie Gasson - Small is Beautiful! (Covering business confidence, Brexit and Town Centre insights.
Apprenticeships for Small Businesses - Jane Lowe, Apprentice Manager, University of Derby, Buxton and Dina Holland, peakinsight & Seetec Skills.
Case Study – The Growth of Buxton Markets Co CIC, Tina Heathcote, Director
- Association of Town & City Management (ATCM) - Business Rates Review - OJay McDonald, Public Policy for Towns & Cities
Bring & Share with a Christmas Holiday Theme
Choir with Peak District Song
D2N2 Growth Hub - Business Support & Funding - Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager
Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) celebrating the 1.49 Million fund to finance a three-year business support programme - Lindsay Rae, Deputy Director & Head of Industry Engagement
High Peak Borough Council Business Services - Business Support & Funding - Helen Pakpahan
Inspired by the Peak District & Business Peak District - Jim Harrison, Business Peak District Chairman
Feedback & Close
THORNBRIDGE BEER TASTING
We hope to see you on the day
Dina and Jean
This Forum is organised on a voluntary basis by two business professionals:
Dina Holland - peakinsight
Jean Ball - Eventful Places
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