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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: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

Event Highlights Importance of English and Maths in the Workplace

Fourteen businesses and organisations joined an event organised by Derby College Group to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.

Employers from a range of industry sectors including IT, Construction, Rail, Retail and Health and Social Care organised practical activities to highlight how staff use English and maths in their jobs.

Literary Prize For DCG Student

Derby College Group IT student Karan Pabla (20) will soon have his name immortalised in print by a top author after taking part in a national challenge designed to encourage young people to enjoy reading.

Karan, who studies at the Joseph Wright post-16 Academic and Arts college, was amongst thousands of young people and adults across the UK who joined the Reading Ahead challenge to read, rate and review a book of their choice.

First Autumn Edition for Derby Book Festival this weekend

The first Autumn Edition of Derby Book Festival begins this Friday and includes ten author events between Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October.   The Festival includes a range of the most popular genres: politics, thrillers and biography.

One event is already sold out: the Closing Event with Raynor Winn talking about her Costa Prize nominated memoir, The Salt Path on Sunday 27 October. 

Highlights of this year’s Autumn Edition Festival will include:

Free Introduction to Sound Design For Stage and Events

The Pump Room Tuesday 19 November

2pm – The Devonshire Dome or 6pm – The Pump Room

 

Buxton Crescent Trust warmly invite you to a free one hour presentation  as part of their Arts Council programme of events which celebrate Buxton’s water and the reopening of The Crescent.

Businesses back Becketwell

Bondholder business owners and key stakeholders from across the city are throwing their support behind plans for the regeneration of Becketwell.

An outline planning application has been submitted by Leeds-based developer St James Securities, comments on the scheme are being accepted and businesses are backing the plans.

Top 200 unveiled

New research has been published by Bondholder the University of Derby ranking Derby and Derbyshire’s top 200 most successful businesses.

The league table, compiled on behalf of the Derby Telegraph by academics from the university’s Business School, shows the biggest contributors to the region’s economy.

HOWZAT – HSG Confirms Continued Support For SCC

Derby-based Hygiene Services Group (HSG) have confirmed its eighth consecutive year of support for trophy-winning Spondon Cricket Club.

HSG initially supported the club in Locko Road by supplying the innovative Ureco water conservation system and providing washroom services for the clubhouse as part of SCC’s commitment to improving its environmental credentials.

The relationship has since developed to HSG being the club’s main sponsor. 

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