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Peak District & Derbyshire Towns and Business Forum at Thornbridge

Please join us for the final Forum of the current series which has been part of the Growing & Developing the Visitor Economy in Derbyshire programme.


12:00 Arrival & Registration - Buffet Lunch/Networking

13:00 Welcome & Housekeeping & Introductions by Jean Ball

Growing & Developing the Visitor Economy Sector in Derbyshire, Summary, learnings & highlights from the "Growing and Developing the visitor economy sector" project now drawing to a close and looking at the next steps, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire by Lindsay Rae

Business Peak District Update, taking the Inspired by the Peak District brand to the next level by Robin Eyre, Chair Business Peak District

Festival & Events, Wirksworth Festival a Case Study by Carol Taylor

Digital Essentials, are you making the most of on-line? by Debbie Porter, Gravity

#WDYT (What do you think?) is a government endorsed campaign that gives retailers, towns and cities access to innovative tools that are proven to increase digital skills, local footfall and sales by Polly Barnfield


15.30 Playing Your Cards Right: Loyal Free collect and spend loyalty points in all your local retailers plus offers, local events & business reviews by Sophie Hainsworth

ShopAppy "Share your shopappiness with others so we live in shopappier places full of thriving independent shops and in unique towns where people care about where they live." by Jackie Mulligan

In it together, By pooling resources and working collaboratively businesses get a much bigger 'bang for their buck' by Chris Wade from People & Places & Sally Gilbornfrom North Notts BID 

Summary of today's Forum, Announcements from the floorJean Ball

17:00 Thornbridge Beer Tasting/ Informal Networking


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Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Venue: Thornbridge Hall, The Carriage House, Ashford in the Water DE45 1QA