Support & Grow for South Derbyshire Manufacturers

Host: South Derbyshire District Council

Cost: Free

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The purpose of the event is to introduce manufacturers in South Derbyshire to relevant support services from the Council, East Midlands Chamber, D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Manufacturing Network and other partners.

We’ll also be joined by local manufacturer Devtank to explain how accessing some of these services has already helped them.


  • 7:30am – 8am: Coffee, breakfast rolls and networking
  • 8am – 8:10am: Introduction to fully-funded Accelerator support and grants – Paul Stuart, Head of Business Support Services, East Midlands Chamber
  • 8:10am – 8:20am: How the Made Smarter programme can improve your competitive edge – David Dobson, Digital Transformation Specialist, East Midlands Chamber
  • 8:20am – 8:30am: Benefits offered by free membership to the East Midlands Manufacturing Network – Deborah Rogers, East Midlands Manufacturing Network Adviser, East Midlands Chamber
  • 8:30am – 8:45am: How accessing business support has helped guest manufacturer Devtank – Tim Telford, CEO, Devtank
  • 8:45am – 10:00am: An opportunity to network with manufacturing peers and discuss your specific business needs with advisers on a 1-to-1 basis or book a follow-up meeting
  • 10:00am: Close

If you would like to find out more about fully-funded advice, training and consultancy and about joining the East Midlands Manufacturing Network, please come along.

To be eligible to attend this event you must be a business based in South Derbyshire Council.

Please contact Emily Gascoyne on 07741904395 if you need to discuss your booking.


This project is funded by South Derbyshire Council’s share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

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