Category: People

Historic Florence Nightingale scrapbook to be revealed online

A scrapbook showing how Florence Nightingale became a cultural phenomenon is going on display online in time for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of modern nursing.

The Derbyshire-born nurse's work during the Crimean War revolutionised hospital sanitisation, and she led the way in collecting and displaying data to show the impact of care. Her influence can still be felt today, especially as the world tackles Covid-19.

Webinars from Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire

As part of the European Regional Development Fund project Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire has two great webinars for you to book onto next week.

On Tuesday 12 May at 2.30pm join Jo Dilley, Managing Director or Lindsay Rae for the Covid-19 Visitor Economy Recovery Planning Webinar.

The full recovery of the sector will take time, but in preparation of a potential phased reopening we have been asked by government to consider the following three questions:

Inspired Business Podcast from University of Derby

Inspired Business is the business podcast series from the University of Derby. Bringing you engaging and inspiring stories from across the business landscape in Derby, Derbyshire and beyond. Across the series, topics such as leadership, the environment, big data, performance sport and more will be covered. We find out what it's like to start up a business, to grow a business - and what it's like to start again.

Read more and download here.

Digital Support for SMEs

You can access a range of free webinars through the Digital Growth Programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Topics include website planning, ecommerce, social media, automation and remote working. See the latest webinar schedule here.  


FSB Marketing and Communications support

Friday 15 May, 11.30am - 12.30pm Online

This event will feature three FSB Award Winners who will give you the know how to make a success of promoting your business externally.

Shamshad Walker from Shamshad Walker Marketing will talk about how to make the most of marketing your business with Debbie Porter of Gravity Digital giving some top tips on using social media and Rachel Hayward of Ask the Chameleon explaining how you can secure success through bid writing and award entries.

Local Charity Gains National Recognition

The chief executive and a young ambassador of Derby-based charity Safe and Sound have both gained national recognition for their work to tackle and raise awareness of child exploitation.

Charity leader Tracy Harrison and child sexual exploitation survivor Louise Murphy-Fairclough (18) were both nominated for the NWG Exploitation Response Unit’s Unsung Hero Awards 2020 alongside representatives of organisations, local authorities and police forces across the UK.


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