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Autumn Update – September 2016
Digital Marketing Skills
Struggling to keep up to speed with digital marketing? A new free series of digital marketing training is due to be launched in the area this autumn.
A new series of free digital training courses are about to be launched for SME’s in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak area looking to grow their business. The events are being organised by the Derbyshire Dales Business Advice service, a free independent advice service providing face to face support for businesses in the Dales as part of the D2N2 LEP Growth hub.
The service is part funded by the European Regional Development fund with the remainder from the Derbyshire Dales District Council. They are being delivered by the E business club, so make sure you keep an eye out and reserve your place quickly to avoid disappointment.
The series kicks off on the 27th September with a 15 new things from Google breakfast seminar at the Agricultural centre in Bakewell, and we are planning to hold more seminars on a number of different topics to help businesses use digital marketing to their advantage – check our events page for dates.
Food & Drink Forum
Are you a Food and Drink manufacturer in Derbyshire? A new funding stream has launched to help your business grow.
The Food & Drink Forum has secured funding to offer a range of useful services to food and drink manufacturers over the next three years, including; grant funding, business mentoring, industry events, technical support and technical apprentices.
It has also secured grant funding for eligible businesses looking to purchase new equipment to help them grow and create jobs.
Minimum spend = £2,500 / Maximum spend = £80,000
For more information download this PDF document
Exporting to China
The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands through enhanced trade and investment.
China is a market that offers huge potential for the UK and direct investment continues to increase year on year and export of goods from the UK have more than doubled since 2010.
A free business event on 19th September will help you explore how your business can tap into the fastest growing consumer market in the world.
More information and booking here on the East Midlands Chamber website