Industry Newsletter: Derbyshire producers invited to exhibit at Chatsworth Country Fair | Get involved in our food and drink campaign

Get involved in our NEW Eat, Drink, Explore campaign

Providing a fantastic showcase to the Peak District and Derbyshire's fantastic foodie offering, Eat, Drink, Explore shines a light on the area’s diverse food and drink, celebrating everything from passionate local producers, cafes, pubs and restaurants to unique experiences such as foraging and brewery tours.


Do you own a restaurant, cafe, tearoom or pub? Are you a local food and drink? If so, find out how you can get involved below...

How to get involved:

- Advertise in our high quality food and drink brochure, which will be launched in late summer

- Find out about marketing and advertising opportunities by contacting Grace Tomlinson at

- Follow @eatdrinkexplorepdd on Instagram, tag us in your foodie photographs and use #PackYourAppetite.



Countdown to RHS Chatsworth 2019 (5-9 June)

Thousands of visitors are expected to plan a trip to the magnificent RHS Chatsworth Flower Show which takes place against the breathtaking backdrop of Chatsworth House from 5 to 9 June 2019. Offering a magnificent mix of gardening inspiration, spectacular summer colour, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping - it's one of the area's biggest events and a fantastic reason for tourists to book a break in the Peak District and Derbyshire!


Derbyshire producers are invited to exhibit at Chatsworth Country Fair

Producers based in Derbyshire are invited to showcase, promote and sell their products and services to a potential audience of around 70,000 people at Chatsworth Country Fair this summer – thanks to an exciting opportunity offered by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, as part of its European Regional Development Fund Project.

After a successful launch at last year’s event, we're inviting local producers to apply for a place in the Inspired by the Peak District and Derbyshire Marketplace at Chatsworth Country Fair, from 30 August – 1 September 2019.

The opportunity is open to small-to-medium-sized businesses – ranging from food and drink producers to artists and craftspeople.

Find out more and register an interest in exhibiting below:



Look out for the Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards 

Peak District and Derbyshire businesses will soon be able to start their journey to awards success following the launch of the Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards. Nominations will shortly be opening for the awards which will champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the best accommodation providers, attractions and food and drink businesses in the area!

Winners from each category will automatically receive an entry into the prestigious national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Watch this space…



Join us for a Cyber Crime Breakfast Meeting in Chesterfield

We're pleased to be working with the Derbyshire Constabulary Cyber Crime Unit to offer local businesses our first Cyber Crime Breakfast Meeting: Keeping Your Business Safe Online on Wed 26 June at Commerce House, Millenium Way, Chesterfield.

The cyber threat to UK businesses of all sizes continues to grow, and this breakfast meeting will help you understand the risks of Cyber Crime and offer simple advice on how to improve your online and digital security.

Join us to learn about:

- What types of cyber-attacks there are and what to look out for

- How businesses are targeted and what you can do to protect yourself


Book your place on our brilliant members trips

Our members networking trips are a great chance to boost your knowledge of great local attractions whilst networking with industry colleagues. To book your free place, please contact Caroline Cordasco on 01246 212924 or at


Upcoming trips:

June 4th: Guided walk along Stanage Edge with myGuidedWalks

July 9th: The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath


Thinking of becoming a member?

Become a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and join a network of over 500 businesses who are passionate about making the area's tourism offering the best it can be. You'll have access to many great Member Benefits too!


Peak District & Derbyshire tourism buzz at ExploreGB

We had a fantastic time promoting the quality of our tourism offer and visitor experiences at VisitBritain's annual flagship travel trade event, Explore GB, in Harrogate earlier this month. We had over 40 appointments with the travel trade from Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Australia, China, India, Japan and Italy - with lots of interest from around the world!


How to grow your tourism business for free


VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s relaunched Business Advice Hub provides free resources to help tourism businesses to grow. On the updated Hub you can…

- Learn how to get international-ready and reach overseas markets effectively
Get top tips on digital marketing

- Understand your legal obligations as an accommodation business

- Find local support specific to your area

- Explore case studies of real-life businesses








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