Business support and advice

Whether you are considering starting a new business or are an established company, there is a range of business support services available to organisations operating in the Amber Valley area.

The Growth and Town Centres team work closely with a wide range of partners to ensure a range of business support is available to businesses in the Amber Valley area. We can help in a number of ways, this includes access to funding and grants and where we can't, we hope to be able to point you in the direction of those that can. Contact 01773 841496 or email

Pre-start and start-up business advice – Vision Derbyshire Business Support Scheme

The Vision Derbyshire Business Start-Up and Business Support Grant Scheme is open to people who live in Derbyshire who are starting their own business or have recently set up a business in the last year.

A team of local expert business advisers are in place to offer free advice and support and funding of up to £10,000 per applicant is also available. You'll need to contact your allocated business adviser to access the grant support.

Networking opportunities and help in securing a wide range of services necessary to help entrepreneurs turn their venture into a success are also part of the support package on offer.

The scheme is particularly interested in helping entrepreneurs based in Derbyshire, as well as those aged between 17 and 30, or who are aged over 50 and who lost their jobs or livelihoods during Covid.

Vision Derbyshire is a collaboration of local authorities across Derbyshire which delivers priority projects which have a positive impact on people's lives and achieve greater council efficiency. A funding pot of £550,000, which has been raised through Derbyshire's involvement in the government's Retained Business Rates Pilot Scheme, has been set aside to fund companies, with a range of grants available over the next 2 years.

Contact us on 01773 841496 or email to direct you to the relevant service and advisor.

Business surgeries

Are you thinking of starting a business? Do you need advice? Why not register your interest to attend one of our business surgeries by emailing and we will send you details of upcoming dates and availability.

D2 business starter programme

This initiative offers Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential and learn how to set up a new business with a series of flexible, fully funded workshops and one-to-one support.

To find out more, register your interest on the website

Join our business mailing list

Want to keep up to date with events happening in Amber Valley and receive business information electronically?

It couldn't be easier, simply send an email with your contact details to and ''business mailing list'' in the subject box to be added.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841496 or email