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Planning for Growth: Buxton

Learn more about the programmes, funding, consultation services and advice offered by the University of Derby. Whether you have an idea for a new venture or are hoping to scale up your established business, you will find a wide range of support available to help fulfil your ambitions. This informative event will offer a variety of activities for you to get involved with. 


  • 8:00am - Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30am - Welcome to the event
  • 8:35am - Planning for Growth session (with time for questions)
  • 9.15am - Leadership and Workforce Development session
  • 9.30am - Networking and Business Clinics

New initiative, designed to support businesses within the region

Business growth is integral to successful regional economies. However many firms are constrained by factors such as employee skills, finance, innovation, and strategic planning.  To support companies in addressing these obstacles, Professor Mark Gilman has developed a diagnostic resource which focuses on helping organisations grow quicker, work better, and perform more competitively.

During the event, you will hear how your business can use this diagnostic tool to recover and improve performance during the current economic climate. Learn how to focus your efforts for maximum return, based on the needs of your individual organisation.

Book a business clinic session

The University of Derby offers a wide range of support for your organisation. Whether you are hoping to develop your skills, access funding, hire a graduate intern or launch your new idea, our business clinic sessions will help you learn more about the resources available. Clinics cover a wide range of areas and you will be able to choose one of the following:

  • Employing students or graduates
  • Leadership and workforce development
  • Technical support
  • Digital support
  • Becoming more green/ sustainability
  • Productivity and growth
  • Access to finance

There will also be plenty of opportunity to browse their business service stands and chat to other attendees over a complimentary breakfast pastry and cup of coffee.

For more information and to book a place please click here

This event is a part of the Derbyshire Accelerator, which is one strand of the East Midlands Accelerator Programme. East Midlands Chamber are leading the programme, with other partners in Derbyshire including the University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and The Food and Drink Forum. The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Date:    Friday, 13 May 2022
Time:   08.00 am - 10.00 am
Venue: Buxton Campus, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY