Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

DBN is looking for 25 small businesses in the Derwent Valley for free mentoring with our 13 expert mentors.

Following the success of a project last year that helped small businesses to grow, the Derwent Valley Partnership has awarded a further project to Derwentside Business Network (DBN). The project, Leading Businesses, will help 25 companies to grow their business and stimulate job creation.


Our expert mentors are:

Sadie Ayton – retail business coaching

Brenda Beveridge – business continuity through wills, trusts, partnership agreements, powers of attorney

Peter Brewis – options for business growth & franchising

Neil Jackson – better video production for small businesses

Peter Jackson – public & media relations

Nicola Little – social media training & planning

Jackie & Simon Oxley – financial control for small businesses

Nathalie Paris – personal coaching

Sarah Raad – marketing, advertising & PR

Michelle Rose – marketing & sales

David Thomas – business investment & investment management

Nicole Thompson – HR & recruitment

Rachel Locke – Flexible Support for Small Businesses

If you would like to participate, please email us at for an application form.