Why choose the Derbyshire Dales?

Whitehouse Construction offices and carparkGet first class business support to start up, move or grow your business. We can offer:

  • A central location - within easy reach of Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby.
  • 1-to-1 advice and support for businesses.
  • Rate relief - to help with your relocation or growth plans.
  • Access to finance, skills and innovation support via the D2N2 Growth Hub.
  • Skilled local people - qualification and education levels are high. Recruit the skills you need.
  • Supply chain opportunities - manufacturing, visitor economy, food and drink, creative and digital industries.
  • A comprehensive searchable database of available sites and premises.
  • Access to business networks and training.
  • High business survival rates and GVA compared with other rural areas.
  • Support from Invest in Derbyshire and other resources. Strong links to leading universities.

A Special Place to Live

Derbyshire Dales countrysideThe Derbyshire Dales offers an excellent quality of life in the stunning countryside with endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Leave congestion behind and enjoy an ideal living and working environment, yet not far from the bustle of several major cities.

Distinctive rural market towns and picturesque villages offer a range of homes and the opportunity to get involved in local community life. You can enjoy:

  • Superb countryside for walking and cycling.
  • Good primary schools in all the towns and many of the villages.
  • High performing secondary schools with free school buses.
  • A low crime rate.
  • Excellent leisure facilities - swimming pools and fitness centres.
  • Iconic attractions such as Chatsworth and the Monsal Trail.

Business Community

Meet some of the local businesses that are part of our vibrant business community. 

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Business Parks

Sites and premises for SMEs are available throughout the area to suit a range of needs.

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Development Sites

Our strategic development sites will deliver a significant amount of new business space, jobs and homes. 

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Economic Profile

  • Business Profile

    Nearly 4700 businesses and growing.

  • Employment Profile

    Employment and earnings profile.

  • Jobs and Skills Profile

    A skilled workforce on your doorstep.