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Business events

Growing the Visitor Economy in Derbyshire

15 PDNP MPDD ERDF DDDC 500pxls wide

A wide range of business support workshops are available aimed at helping you and your business achieve its full potential and introduce you to new markets and visitors, boosting your competitiveness.  Workshops will include marketing and PR, how to benefit from the growth in cycle tourism and how to make your business more accessible. 

 For more information and to book a free place on a workshop see here.


Additive Manufacturing Workshop

25th and 26th October, Rotherham

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), part of the University of Sheffield, is running workshops to offer skills and training to Sheffield city region manufacturing businesses through the Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP).

The AMRC specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials in industry. They are running a two day workshop on 'Additive Manufacturing' on 25th & 26th October in Rotherham.

Book your place here.


Cyber Resilience for SME's

18 Digital Growth ERDF and BPD 500 wide


7th November 2017, 08:00am to 11:30am, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

Join this morning seminar to gain a deeper understanding of the latest cyber security threats, what you need to do, and the systems you need in place to protect your business and staff. This practical seminar will cover and increase employee awareness, best practice to avoid potential cyber threats, steps to take in the event of an attack, disaster recovery and contingency planning to mitigate risk.

More information and booking here.


Pre Start and New Business Workshops - SCR Launchpad

2 DDDC ERDF SCRLaunchpad 500 pxls wide

Thursday 16 November at Hathersage Memorial Hall  S32 1BW 5.30 - 8.30pm and

Friday 24th November at the Community Room Arc Leisure, Matlock DE4 3AZ 12.30 - 5.30pm

2 free workshops aimed at both pre start and early stage businesses (under 24 months) who are either looking to grow and take their business to the next level or are looking for help to get their ideas off the ground.

Run by Growing Rural Enterprise , places on these well regarded workshops can be booked by ringing Julie White on 07971 666474

email: info@growingruralenterprise.co.uk  or contact them via facebook


 Exporting - A Beginner's Guide

17 DTI BPD BPD and DDDC 500 wide

21st November 2017, 08:30am to 10:30am, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

Are you new to exporting? Have you identified a market but not taken the next step? Have you tried exporting and struggled? If so then come along to this breakfast workshop and hear from International Trade Advisor Kathryn Borg on how to ensure a successful start to exporting. The workshop will provide practical advice on doing business in overseas markets, the documentation involved, incoterms, website internationalisation, currency and payment, IP and trade marking, transport logistics and business costs to consider.

Delegates will also hear from a Bakewell business trading successfully overseas and their export journey. There will also be the opportunity to discuss plans one-to-one with business advisors on hand at the event.

More information and booking here.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Getting Ready

18 Digital Growth ERDF and BPD 500 wide

8th December 2017, 8.00am - 11.30am, Buxton Town Hall

Are you GDPR Compliant? Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 and this seminar will guide you through the key changes introduced by the Regulation.

Delivered by the  Digital Growth Programme this breakfast seminar will help you prepare your business for the upcoming changes. It will demonstrate the key steps your business will need to take to ensure it is both protected and prepared for when the new regulations take effect.

This seminar is ideal for individuals within SMEs who are looking to ensure they are aware of the impact the new GDPR will have on their business and understand the consequences of non-compliance (huge fines up to £20m or 4% of your global turnover whichever figure is larger).


2016/2017 DDDC business workshop presentations:

June/July 2017

February/March 2017



Forthcoming events to help support your business

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