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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
 

Community Respect Award Recognises Quality Of Charity’s Work

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has been presented with a Community Respect Award as part of the city’s celebrations to mark the national Dignity Action Day.

The Community Respect Awards recognise community and voluntary sector organisations across the city for their ongoing commitment to promoting and delivering services in a safe, dignified and respectful way.

Chesterfield Council Welcomes A Packed Events Programme This Summer

Residents and visitors are encouraged to ‘save the date,’ as details of key events happening in Chesterfield this year are announced – including some exciting new additions to the programme.

Designed to provide fun and unique experiences for our communities, this year’s events programme will continue to support the town centre and the wider borough by encouraging people to spend more time in Chesterfield, while enjoying the borough’s award-winning parks.

Disability no barrier for site manager, marathon runner and engineering student Jack

Site manager Jack Foster is not letting disability stand in the way of achieving his personal goals.
Jack, 25, has cerebral palsy with an autism element but is currently training for this third marathon while also studying for his civil engineering HNC with Derby College Group. 

He has already raised £2,000 for the national charity Cerebral Palsy Sport in the five years since he took up running, completing the Rutland and Robin Hood marathons.  

Quality Dog Grooming at a snip!

After being closed for two years, Derby College Group’s Dog Grooming Salon, based at Broomfield Hall, is now fully open for business and is now taking bookings.

 

Adopting a charity of the year is great for companies too – says inspirational Derby business leader

Businesses in the local area have been urged to consider adopting a charity of the year because it’s as great for their bottom line as for the good cause they support.

Nikki Kinsey, group director at Sellick Partnership recruitment firm on Pride Park, who has many times been named on the Derby Telegraph’s ‘inspirational 250’ list, said businesses should strongly consider adopting a charity of the year to help fulfil their corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

PROMOTING THE PEAK DISTRICT AND DERBYSHIRE TO THE WORLD IN DUBLIN AND LONDON

Visit Peak District & Derbyshire promoted the delights of the destination to thousands of consumers and travel trade buyers at three renowned travel events in Dublin and London last week.

As international travel begins to increase, the area’s official destination management organisation has been working hard to keep the Peak District and Derbyshire front and centre in the minds of potential visitors and the world’s leading travel trade operators.

Invictus Communications Launches Apprenticeship Programme

Leading telecommunications, IT and energy provider, Invictus Communications, has appointed three new apprentices to work in key roles across the business.

Evie Culligan is the new marketing assistant; Louis Garner is an IT support technician and Selwyn Christianson is a digital support technician.

All three are completing nationally-recognised qualifications through leading apprenticeship provider EMA Training in Derby.

Flagship office development opens in Chesterfield

A brand new six-storey office development has opened in Chesterfield - a major step forward for the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme.

One Waterside Place was officially opened on Thursday 26 January by Chesterfield Borough Council. The impressive new building, which has become a striking new feature of the local skyline, features six floors of ‘Grade A’ office space with a ground-floor retail unit and has already drawn in new investment to the town.

Applications open for £1.3m Create Growth East Midlands

  • Successful bid by EMC²awarded £1.3m of funding to support creative businesses
  • Project will run across Leicester and Leicestershire, Derby and Derbyshire, Rutland, and Greater Lincolnshire
  • High-potential businesses can go on to apply for finance from £7 million fund

Creative businesses in the East Midlands can now apply for a free programme of support to accelerate business growth, create jobs, and prepare for investment. 

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