100% Fully Funded Workshops in Derbyshire

Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire are proud to announce that we have successfully secured £1.49m European Regional Growth Fund (ERDF) funding to give your business a marketing edge.

Until 31st March 2019, we will be delivering an exciting range of workshops and events designed to improve the bottom line of your business, attract new business and access untapped markets. Working with a host of industry experts we have devised a series of FREE workshops ranging from China Welcome to Social Media for Fab Greenies, Accessibility Awareness to business finance and many more.

We are delighted to announce that Peak Insight are delivering some of the training workshops and mentoring over the next 18 months.

As part of our European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project – Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire, Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire are delighted to invite you to join us at the following business support workshops. Simply follow the links below and book yourself in, we’ll look forward to seeing you there!
These workshops are 100% FULLY FUNDED for visitor economy businesses (accommodation, attractions, activity providers, cafes, pubs, restaurants etc) based in Derbyshire. As this programme of events is funded via ERDF you will be required to complete an eligibility enrolment form.

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is delighted to be able to offer visitor economy businesses within Derbyshire a range of fully funded business support workshops. Our ‘Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire’ project is funded by: the European Regional Development Fund, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council, Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire Dales District Council, and High Peak Borough Council.



The wide range of business support workshops are aimed at helping you and your business achieve its full potential and introduce you to new markets and visitors, boosting your competitiveness.

Workshops will be themed under the following strands:

– Pedal Peak for Business Initiative
– Inspired by the Peak District
– Promoting Derbyshire Products
– Supporting Market Towns
– Delivery of new and emerging business support needs to boost competitiveness

To qualify for funding your business must be:
A visitor economy business (accommodation, attraction, activity provider, food and drink provider etc)
Based in Derbyshire
Be an SME (less than 250 FTE employees, have a balance sheet of less than €43m and/or turnover of less than €50m and not be more than 25% owned by another business that is not an SME.

12 hours of business support is available at no cost for qualifying businesses thanks to the project funding. If you wish to attend more than 12 hours of workshops then you may be charged at the commercial rate, however, if you are a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, there is no limit.

To find out more about the business support workshops or becoming a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, please call 01246 212924.

Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire offers you and your business a great opportunity to fulfil its potential.
What’s on offer?
A range of full and half day workshops themed around:

Quality Marque/Green
General business support including social media, PR, business finance etc.

One to one expert advice may also be available to you; whether you have a particular issue that you need help and advice with or are looking to build on information that you received at one of the workshops, this support is aimed at helping your business grow and thrive.

Who’s it for?

The project is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) visitor economy businesses* in Derbyshire, with less than 250 employees.
What’s the cost?
The first 12 hours of assistance for qualifying businesses** is 100% FULLY FUNDED due to funding from Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Visitor Economy and its supply chain businesses:

Accommodation providers
Activity providers
Cafes, restaurants, teashops etc.
Craft and artisan producers

Qualifying businesses for these free workshops in Derbyshire: 

Small to Medium Enterprises.
Turnover less £25 million.
Gross Assets less the £12.5 million.
Employ less than 250 (FTE) employees (does not include apprentices).
The business cannot be owned by a non-SME.

If you are not eligible please contact Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, you may be able to access the support based on the value rates listed above.

100% FULLY FUNDED, the actual value per day per delegate is £250 + Vat.

Great news, thanks, Dina.

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