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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
 

One week until BIF Digital 2020!

Only one week until the BIF Digital 2020 season begins! 

If you haven't had a chance to look at the programme yet, we have included the full listings below. Each entry is linked to the website event page.

Wathall’s Donates Computers To Local Charities

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, have donated 12 computers to local charities as part of the company’s community support programme.

The company has forged relationships through ‘A Wathall’s Wish’ with 12 different charities operating in and around the communities in which it has branches – Derby’s St Peters Quarter, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Burton-on-Trent and Borrowash.

The charities have each received £1,000 or equivalent goods and services with an offer of potential further support in the future.

HUUB Community’s Support Raises Thousands For NHS

Derby-based triathlon kit designers HUUB has presented a two metre long cheque to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust after customers flocked to buy their special lockdown cycle jersey and technical performance T-shirt to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

The company designed and produced the special kit to inspire fitness enthusiasts to continue their regimes - sporting the logo ‘Better In Than Out’ and a cheerful rainbow design - in record turnaround time. 

Sing Viva Tunes Up For Lockdown Anthem

Members of Sing Viva – the two Derbyshire carers’ choirs set up by Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional orchestra – are gearing up to join a series of virtual workshops this summer to write and perform their own lockdown anthem.

The choirs bring together people who care for relatives and friends in various capacities and previously met monthly at venues in Derby and Chesterfield.

Local Charity Celebrates Appeal Anniversary With Service Expansion

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has marked the first anniversary of its fundraising appeal with a three-pronged expansion of support for local young people and their families.

Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation which includes online grooming sexual exploitation, County Lines, Modern Slavery and trafficking as well as raising awareness of the issues in local communities.

Chesterfield Virtual Networking Thursday 16 July 2020

When :   Thursday 16 July 2020 10am - 11am

Where:  Online (everywhere!)

Cost: FREE

We're bringing Chesterfield Networking online to help us keep connecting, collaborating and supporting each other at a time when change is on our doorstep.  

We have moved our monthly Chesterfield Networking from the University of Derby's St Helena campus to the online space. 

FSB Virtual Support Derby How to protect your business

When :   Tuesday 7 July 2020 2pm - 3pm

Where:  Online (everywhere!)

Cost: FREE

We'll be hosted and facilitated by FSB member, Yvonne Gorman, founder of Essential Print. We are also supported by the University of Derby, who will give us an update on their business support.  

Our panellists will share practical tips on how you can safeguard your company and its assets.

Welcome to the new Dean of Derby

The new Dean of Derby, the Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, will be arriving in Derby and taking up his new role at Bondholder Derby Cathedral at the beginning of July.

Provisionally the date for the installation has been set as Sunday 19th July at 4.00 pm. The service will be conducted without a congregation physically present, but it will be filmed by a team from fellow Bondholder QUAD and livestreamed from the Cathedral. 

Smith of Derby's triple crown

Bondholder Smith of Derby has scooped three awards at the national Family Business United – Family Business of the Year Awards 2020, including the top award of Supreme Champion. 

Family Business United celebrates family-owned businesses across the UK, recognising the contribution they make to the economy as well as the thousands of jobs they support. 

In a ‘virtual’ awards ceremony, Smith of Derby were also awarded Manufacturer of the Year and Regional Winners for the Midlands. 

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