Changes to Support for Derbyshire Dales Businesses since 1st April 2020
Since the 1st April 2020 there has been a change to the way businesses in the Derbyshire Dales access support. Previously, any SME located within the Derbyshire Dales has been able to access support from the Growth Hubs in both the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership (LEP) and Sheffield City Region LEP areas. However, as a result of the Government’s 2019 LEP Review, whilst the LEPs will continue to work in partnership, businesses will now only be able to access advice and support from the Growth Hub which covers the geography they are located in. So for Derbyshire Dales businesses this will be the D2N2 Growth Hub. For those businesses currently receiving support from Sheffield City Region, this will continue through to its natural conclusion. Businesses will then be referred to the D2N2 Growth Hub for future support and advice.
The District Council provides advice to businesses on planning, signage, licensing, business rates, building control, environmental health matters and tourism. More general business support is available from the GOV.UK website and the Derbyshire Dales Business Adviser.
Derbyshire Dales Business Advice
As part of the D2N2 LEP Growth Hub, the District Council is delivering a free independent advice service providing face to face support for businesses in the Dales wanting to grow.
The Derbyshire Dales Business Advice service run by professional business adviser Heather Bradford, is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Businesses requiring support should complete the enquiry form. Priority will be given to those businesses with growth potential.
The service is designed to complement useful online information at GOV.UK - Business and self-employed other D2N2 Growth Hub services and events organised by Business Peak District, the East Midlands Chamber and other partners.
To contact the Business Adviser, please click here.