Season Opener, including Leaflet Swap 2024

Host: East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester)

Cost: Free


Season Opener, including Leaflet Swap 2024

Wednesday, 20th March 2024 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Thornbridge Hall, Baslow Road, Ashford-in-the-water, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY
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Please join us at Thornbridge Hall ahead of the 2024 season to collect all of the information and advice you need for the season ahead.

Our 2024 Season opener is the perfect place to gather and share all of the information, advice and printed collateral you need for the busy season ahead.

This business to business event is an opportunity to network with other tourism businesses in the area, and to gather tips and information as well as one another’s leaflets. Come along, bring your local tourism business ambitions, tips, ideas and questions. Arrive and depart when it suits you.

This new format event has four elements for you to take part in:

  • Leaflet Swap

The ever popular leaflet swap where you will be able to collect all of the leaflets you require for the 2024 season ahead, throughout the day.

Key tourism businesses will each have a display table where you can chat with their representatives, exchange print, and in some cases enjoy samples.

  • Workshop shorts

Popular in 2023 our workshop shorts and advice surgeries are back!

  • Workshops and surgeries will include;
    • Accessibility for those with additional needs and disabilities
    • How to make the most of your VPDD listing
    • Social media tips and tricks
  • With many more to be announced
  • Advice Surgeries

The advice surgeries are informal 10-to-15-minute sessions to spend some valuable one to one time with your VPDD (Visit Peak District Derbyshire) team. Surgeries will include:

  • Make the most of your membership and your VPDD listing
  • Social media drop-in surgery
  • VPDD membership options and opportunities

Light refreshments will be available free of charge throughout the day at the Café Exchange area on a help yourself basis to encourage informal chats, opportunities to collaborate, and keep you fuelled up for a really useful, practical exchange of ideas, mutual support, and more.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Season Information Exchange, please book to secure your free place, and why not bring a colleague along. Free Wi-Fi and parking on site.

The main venue entrance is on the A6020 Ashford to Hassop Road.

Please do not use the postcode DE45 1NY as it leads to the wrong entrance.

Consider using what3words to find us, download the app or use the website. Our location is: GATHER.MANGO.TANK


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

To be eligible to attend this event you must be a business based in one of the following districts: Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; or South Derbyshire.

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