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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

£5m announced for Derby's business sector

A £5m growth fund announced by Bondholder Derby City Council aims to help businesses expand and take on more staff following the coronavirus crisis.

News of the fund was announced during a visit to the city by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick.

Uni hosts Bloc hub

A new collaborative working partnership has been announced between Bondholders Bloc Digital and the University of Derby.

Following a period of significant global growth for Bloc, the immersive tech business' digital visualisation studio is relocating to the University’s Enterprise Centre.

Derby Well Brand Launched by Derby Festé To Bring City Communities Back Together

Déda, the lead partner behind the annual Derby Festé outdoor arts festival, has launched a new campaign to support and promote cultural and arts activities in and around Derby city centre.

Derby Well brings together key cultural partners to showcase the city’s arts, cultural calibre and vibrancy through a virtual and physical performance and events programme.

Derby based swapping service finalists at Entrepreneur awards

Derby Swap Shop – the retro-swapping child of 3 local businesses has reached the Midlands Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, alongside 70 other applications.  Swap Shop is one of 4 shortlisted companies up for the Midlands “Entrepreneur for Good” category.

Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Video Launch Showcases City Centre Welcome

A video showcasing the safe welcome awaiting visitors to Derby city centre this summer has been produced by Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in conjunction with Derby City Council.

Summer News and Offers From Peak District Design

Summer is here and we still find ourselves in extraordinary times. I wanted to say that I am fully open online, here in Hathersage ( one group at a time ) and on the telephone.

I'm taking this newsletter as an opportunity to throw a little sunshine and positivity out there, show you what there is online and sell some of the new stock with a thank you discount.


Cycle Fans Show Rams Allegiance In The Saddle

Triathlon kit specialists HUUB have teamed up with Umbro to design a new Derby County Football Club cycle kit to enable Rams Fans to show their team allegiance whilst clocking up the miles on two wheels.

The high quality kit includes a DCFC-branded short sleeve cycle jersey, bib shorts and jacket – all designed for maximum comfort and optimum fit.