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22 Mar

TV’s Jason used a hoverboard to make spectacular entrance at Chamber annual dinner

Arriving centre stage spectacularly on a hoverboard, TV’s Gadget Show host and futurologist Jason Bradbury enthralled guests at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner last night with his take on what’s happening in the world of technology.

22 Mar

Public consultation event for the development of Becketwell to be held in Derby's Intu Centre

Members of the public, local residents and businesses will have the opportunity to view proposals for the development of the Becketwell area of the city at a public consultation event, which is taking place in Derby’s intu centre.

21 Mar

Energy Efficiency project wins regional award for second consecutive year!

An energy efficiency project run by a partnership between Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council has been announced as a winner at this year’s East Midlands Energy Efficiency awards.

Starting a Business

Becoming self employed for the first time and creating a new enterprise carries a number of risks and rewards.

All new businesses need support and advice to ensure that their new venture has the greatest chance of success and that any risk, identified or not is mitigated.

This section contains a full range of local business start up support services to help turn your business dream into reality.

Finding Help Locally & Nationally

Organisations that can help you with a range of issues in starting and running a business.


Business Planning

Resources and guides which will help you put together a realistic business plan.


Setting Up a Business

Find out about the many aspects you need to consider when setting up a business.


Funding for New Businesses

Information on start-up loans and funding


Case Studies

See how current businesses owners started on their journey when setting up and establishing themselves.