Derbyshire and the Peak District are wonderful places to explore, full of interesting shops, local cafes, pubs and restaurants. Some of the best-loved towns include Matlock, Belper, Ashbourne and Buxton.
Matlock is a place full of history; once an old spa-town, it has been popular for both residents and tourists since the 1800s when therapeutic hydros (specialist spa hotels where one could ‘take the water’) were built with natural thermal springs.
The largest manufacturing sectors in the county are metals and metal products, as well as food and drink. Federal Mogul, JCB, Denby Pottery and Thorntons all have long term investments in Derbyshire.
Let us not forget the independent smaller businesses such as Stuart Mobility an independent family business who supply rise and recline chairs, healthcare chairs and specialist seating nationwide to homes, nursing and care homes, the NHS and hospices were voted one of the top small businesses in the UK.
Justina said: “Life for retailers is particularly challenging at the moment, so we wanted to be part of the campaign to shine a positive light on retail once again and help promote independents to show that people don’t have to go to the big chains and franchises.” UKBM are very good at helping the small business come up with new ideas.
Paul has significant experience having held senior positions for over 25 years. He is recognised as an excellent coach, mentor and speaker. He has clients all around Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire.
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Derbyshire's neighbouring counties such as Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, or West Yorkshire if your local business mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.