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LUXURY doughnut makers Project D have won an award for innovation after impressing Derby’s business community with their entrepreneurial spirit during lockdown.

The company, which sells handcrafted, brightly coloured and Instagram-friendly doughnuts across the region, was given the accolade by Marketing Derby - an agency which promotes the city and the wider county to attract investment.

Businesses in the city were invited to pitch their innovative ways of working, or new products and services, to fellow bondholders who voted for the ultimate winner.

LoveLit is working with awarding-winning poet Helen Mort

LoveLit is working with awarding-winning poet Helen Mort to offer a relaxed night of poetry, conversation, and celebration Poems of Hope: a celebration for National Poetry Day at 7.00 pm on Thursday 1st October. Helen will also launch a new Derbyshire poetry project Ticket to Hope which people who live, work or study in Derbyshire will be invited to get involved with. The event will be on Zoom and tickets are priced at £6, booking is essential.

Back on screen – Swap Shop returns to TV

Derby Swap Shop – the brainchild of three Derby businesses – has celebrated its expansion into Leicester with a raft of awards finals, and an appearance on the BBC

The free to trade platform – offering skills and services swaps for small business and charities – was created at the start of lockdown in May 2020 by Ask the Chameleon, Huub and think3.

Fast forward a mere 4 months, and the Swap Shop has 260 members, over 80 active swaps, and has expanded beyond Derbyshire, into Nottingham and Leicester.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Visits DCG

Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan MP has visited Derby College Group (DCG), which is the first FE provider in the East Midlands to launch the new T-Level qualifications, to see for herself how the study programmes will develop.

Free Taster Courses On the Adult Learning Menu In Ilkeston

Derby College Group (DCG) is officially launching its new adult and community venue at The Community College in Pimlico, Ilkeston, with an afternoon of free taster courses on Saturday September 19.

People can arrive from 11am and then a wide range of activities will be available between 12 noon and 4pm to give a taste of the short courses that are now available at the College.


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