Business Growth Skills Academy

On 19th July Derwentside Business Network (DBN) launched its first skills and business mentoring project aimed at helping 12 local businesses grow.

The project has been funded by the Derwent Valley Partnership and is aimed at established businesses in the Derwent Valley area that have reached a stage where they are ready to grow their business and would benefit from extra coaching and mentoring to support their business growth.

Starting in September, the project will deliver a series of workshops aimed at helping businesses to improve their financial, sales and marketing skills and followed by 1-1 mentoring and support from business growth specialists.

If you would like to participate, please contact Gary Scott at for more information.

The package of support is available countywide and provides a complementary grant to the national AGE 16-24 Incentive Scheme as well as other local initiatives.

For more information on the financial support available, please call the Employability Team on 03000 267 932 or email