Annual Conference 2016

Around 40 delegates attended the Business Peak District Conference at Nestle Waters in Buxton, with many taking the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the state of their state of the art bottling facility.

You can view and download the presentations below:



Welcome and about Buxton Water – Charlie Roberts, Buxton Factory Manager, Nestle Waters

Growing the Visitor Economy using Inspired by the Peak District branding – Lindsay Rae, Deputy Director, Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire

What’s new with Apprenticeships – Jane Lowe, Apprenticeship Manager, University of Derby

Innovation through collaboration – Dr Peter Dewhurst, Director of Strategic Projects, University of Derby



How to find and win funding for your business – Heather Bradford, Business Advisor, Derbyshire Dales District Council

New to exporting? What you need to know – Kathryn Borg, Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade

Greening small businesses – Mark Smith, Low Carbon Adviser, D2N2 and Faith Johnson, Environmental Quality Mark

Cost saving ideas for business – Nick Platt and Julie White, Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd