Here are just a few of the projects that our business support programmes have helped. Take a look and if you think that your business could benefit in a similar way then get in touch.

Business and Community Grants

Accelerator Project: Business Advice and Carbon Audits

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Bruno Cardona

A £4,288 Business Adaptation Grant has enabled a landscaper gardener to offer a new service of chimney sweeping.

Thompson Tree Services (UK) Ltd

A £25,000 Business Development Grant has enabled the purchase of new equipment for this Wirksworth based arboricultural company.

cutting tool

Brosterfield Engineering Services Ltd / Peak Tractors Ltd

A £14,252 Business Development Grant for new equipment has enabled this Rowsley-based family business to bid for new contracts.

paddleboarding at Carsington Water

Carsington Sports and Leisure Ltd

A green boost for sports at Carsington Water has been aided by Derbyshire Dales Business Advice Service.

Laura Cooper outside her shop

Handmade Design - Ashbourne gift shop

A £6,268 Business Adaptation Grant helps an Ashbourne gift shop develop new e-commerce site.

Billie Pursglove photo of face

Billie Rose Therapy and Wellbeing

Marketing support for Counselling and Wellbeing therapist Billie Pursglove is helping develop her business.

Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills

Business advice and an energy audit from our Accelerator programme helps UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Interior of Ashford Arms

Longbow Bars and Restaurants Ltd

A £23,070 Business Development Grant for kitchen equipment has helped the reopening of a historic pub in the village of Ashford in the Water.

Group walking

Peak Walking Adventures Ltd

A £3,182 Business Adaptation Grant has facilitated an improved digital platform to serve corporate clients.

Dust extractor at TDP

TDP Limited

A £20,750 Business Growth Grant for new equipment has enabled this Wirksworth-based family business to work more efficiently.

The team at Independent Hostels

Independent Hostels Ltd

A £7.8k Business Adaptation Grant has enabled the purchase of new software for the company’s online booking system.

office building at Alphaweld

Alphaweld Ltd

A £24,454 Business Development grant has enabled the installation of new LED lighting and solar panel at this Calver-based engineering company.

Gas Blender

CEM Solutions (UK) Ltd

A £17,242 Business Development Grant has enabled the purchase of new equipment at this Darley Dale based company to extend their services to industry.

Wine sampling machine

Hattersley Wines Ltd

An £8,000 Business Adaptation Grant has enabled in-house wine tasting sessions at this Bakewell wine merchants.

Analyser being used on an arm

UK Bike Fit Ltd

A £7,228 Business Adaptation Grant has funded new equipment to support peak performance in cyclists at Crich-based company.

Case Studies

  • Bruno Cardona

    A £4,288 Business Adaptation Grant has enabled a landscaper gardener to offer a new service of chimney sweeping.

  • Thompson Tree Services (UK) Ltd

    A £25,000 Business Development Grant has enabled the purchase of new equipment for this Wirksworth based arboricultural company.

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    Brosterfield Engineering Services Ltd / Peak Tractors Ltd

    A £14,252 Business Development Grant for new equipment has enabled this Rowsley-based family business to bid for new contracts.

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Help for Your Business

Starting Your Business

When setting up your own business, preparation is key - we're here to provide guidance and signposting to ensure you are well equipped to deal with the journey ahead. Get the information you may need when starting up and running your business, as well as further advice and useful links.

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Running Your Business

Setting up and running a business can be a challenge but help is on hand from Derbyshire Dales District Council and others to help make the journey as painless as possible. Established businesses can get help directly from our business adviser and many other useful resources.

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Growing Your Business

Once your business is well-established and profitable you may want to grow and expand it further. If you are not satisfied with maintaining your current operation and want to increase your market share, and profits, you'll need to develop a solid strategy for business growth.

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Funding Your Business

Whether you are looking to launch a start-up, expand your current business, or become more resource efficient, you will most likely need some financial support. Business funding can come in many forms and we are ideally placed to advise you on the latest and most suitable options.

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More Business Help and Information

  • Business Advice Service

    Looking for grant funding? Need advice on growing your business? Contact us for business support; If we can't help directly, we'll point you in the right direction to find the help you need.

  • Economic Plans and Area Information

    The Council's aims, priorities, and actions, are published in the Economic Plan, which sits alongside our current Covid Economic Recovery Plan.

  • Economic Research and Insights

    Research to inform decisions about our local economy, including insights into the volume and value of tourism, and business needs and trends across the district.

  • Meet The Team

    Whether you are just starting out, or have been in business for some time, we're here to help with all of your business needs.

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    • Esther Stewart - Monitoring & Business Support Officer

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