The Derby Conference Centre were delighted to have hosted Women in Rail East Midlands for a second time this year for their ‘First Step to the Next Step’ event on Thursday 12th October. The Derby Conference Centre was the first purpose-built training college for railway staff, which couldn’t be more fitting to host this event, along with their launch which took place at the end of June.
Students at Derby College have been learning about the broad career opportunities available to them in the region’s rail industry.
Students from Travel and Tourism, IT, A level, Applied Science and Business were amongst those invited to a careers day organised by Derby College at the Roundhouse campus.
Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses.
The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry.
A newly-formed choir made up of local people who are carers are vying for funding to secure its future and are asking the public for help.
Sing Viva – Derbyshire Carers’ Choir has been set up by Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, as part of its 35th anniversary programme - enabling more people than ever to experience creative music making.
Derby-based Hubbub Theatre Company is launching the East Midlands’ first training programme designed specifically for actors with learning disabilities who want to be part of a vibrant company and potentially work on stage, screen and television.
Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with and without learning disabilities, that creates original, devised physical theatre for both indoor and outdoor performance.
Family-owned G.Wathall and Son have become the first funeral directors to qualify for membership of the Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance.
The company is the city’s oldest independent firm of funeral directors and celebrates its 160th anniversary next year.
All its 30 staff at branches in Macklin Street, Alvaston, Borrowash and Ashbourne have become Dementia Friends as a result of attending awareness sessions to better consider the challenges facing people with dementia.
Derbyshire-based farm shop Croots has unveiled a Christmas cracker of events leading up to the festive period.
Throughout November and December, Croots Farm Shop near Duffield is set to host a number of festive events, kicking off on Thursday 9th November with a Taste of Christmas Event. This will be the perfect chance to preview Croots new Christmas range with the opportunity to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, and to sample the wares of local suppliers.
Singer Neil White will be providing entertainment by singing seasonal songs.
We have been named "Best Digital Marketing Agency" & "Excellence Award for SEO" in the SME Midlands Enterprise Awards 2017. We’re thrilled, and we just *love* the award. Isn’t it beautiful?
Building upon the successes during the last year, Gravity Digital are proud to announce that they are officially a great digital marketing agency that does excellent SEO work!
The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 16th January 2018. Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing:
Coalfields Regeneration Trust (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire & Kent)
Grants totalling £125,000 are available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities. The funding is available to projects run by community and voluntary organisations that will make a positive difference by addressing the following themes: