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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it: editor@madeinderbyshire.org
 

InDerby: Share a good read with the eLibrary

A good book is even better if it’s shared. Everyone from film stars to royalty are joining reading groups and in January, the Duchess of Cornwall announced the launch of her own online ‘Reading Room’.

Reading and books offer escapism, information and inspiration. Derby Libraries’ eLibrary has a fantastic collection of titles available to support book clubs and reading groups. Pick a book to read with your reading group or with your family and friends!

Monarch Security Move Pays Dividends For Business Growth

A Derby security company’s move to serviced offices in Pride Park has already paid dividends with several new client gains.

Monarch Security, whose clients range from Covid testing centres to members of the Saudi royal family, marked its sixth month anniversary with a recent move to Oberoi Business Hub in St Christopher’s Way.

The premium business location and proactive marketing campaign has quickly resulted in  additional business including security services for a new designer fashion outlet store which will soon be opening in the city.

‘Super’ Sam Holness Joins HUUB’s Family of Athletes

World-leading triathlon and cycling brand, HUUB, signs autistic triathlete, Sam Holness, to support his journey to become a professional triathlete. HUUB will provide funding, equipment and specialist technical advisors to help Sam achieve his maximum potential.

DCG Student Spearheads Mental Health Society

Derby College A Level student Bhavan Bains has spearheaded the launch of a new Student Mental Health Society to support and motivate her peers during the continued pandemic.

The society, which is currently meeting online, aims to help students learn and share knowledge with each other and instigate conversations to breakdown the stigma around mental health.

Society members are also producing podcasts to share with the college community on such issues as the importance of sleep and digital downtime.

Project D takes a bite out of Bitcoin

AN innovative luxury doughnut company believes it is the first bakery in the UK to accept payment by cryptocurrency – following in the high-profile footsteps of Tesla, Apple and Rolex.

Project D, which makes handcrafted, highly decorated and Instagram-friendly doughnuts, has added its name to a growing list of companies investing in the world’s fastest growing currency.

Derby Folk Festival returns to the stage for 2021

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to announce a return to the live stage in October. Special weekend tickets go on sale today for this year’s festival, produced by Derby LIVE, which takes place in the heart of the city centre from Fri 1 to Sun 3 Oct.
 
Last year’s event was hosted ‘at home,’ as live concerts could not go ahead due to the pandemic. Instead, online performances especially recorded for the festival drew audiences from around the world, along with an extensive Festival Fringe on Facebook.
 

Timms Solicitors Advocate HR Planning To Avoid Costly Disputes

The UK is in the midst of a ‘rising redundancy tsunami’ with employers in danger of facing dramatic increases in disputes and Tribunal claims, according to Timms Solicitors’ Employment Law specialist Emma Spandrzyk.

She continued that it was therefore vital that employers took advice before proceeding with redundancy, absence management or dismissals and plan their future workforce requirements ahead of the end of furlough arrangements at the end of April. 

Local Families Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

The Rotary Club of Derby have presented local charity Safe and Sound with a cheque for £1,500 following a successful virtual Santa Sleigh project throughout December.

The organisation had to adapt its annual Santa Sleigh due to the pandemic and worked with charity partners and Derby digital agency Think3 to enable families across the county and beyond to book a personalised letter or recorded video from Santa in return for a donation.

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