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Hip-hip Hooray! FSB Business Networking in Bakewell to Return in 2024!

After an incredible year of FSB business networking sessions in our home at the Peak District National Park Authority HQ, we’re set to return after Christmas with a host of great speakers already lined up for 2024! Emily Coy, an experienced business coach, is our first speaker of the year on 17 January.

After a well-deserved break over Christmas, we will be returning for another year of FSB  business networking in Bakewell on 17 January, which means we get the privilege of being your hosts again in 2024!

We’re looking forward to hearing from our first speaker of the year, and someone who regularly frequents the networking sessions; Emily Coy, an experienced business coach from Chesterfield. If you want to know what you can do to grow your business, then you’ll want to come along and listen to Emily’s advice and the three key factors she believes every business owner should know.

Whether you’re a familiar face or someone who’s interested in discovering more networking events in and around Derbyshire, click here to find out more about the event and book your place.


Em Coy FSB networking event 2024


Further dates to get into your diaries for FSB business networking in Bakewell

Take a look at the rest of quarter one’s planned sessions:

28 February
In February we will be joined by ex-Managing Director for Toyota Europe and former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Tony Walker CBE DL.  Tony will be coming along to educate and encourage attendees on the benefits of applying for the  King’s Awards for Enterprise. Despite any sized business being able to apply for the award, 95% of winners have been small to medium sized businesses; which is great representation for SMEs!

The King’s Awards for Enterprise is for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Winners of the award not only get the opportunity to be invited to a Royal reception (imagine!), but also benefit from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value and an unbelievable amount of press coverage.

If applying for this award is something you’re interested in but you’re not sure where to begin, then mark 28 February in your diaries to find out everything you need to know from Tony!

Visit here to book!We’ll also keep everyone up to date on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and X (or if you’re old-fashioned like us, Twitter!). So whichever platform you prefer to use – keep your eyes peeled!



20 March
In March, we will be joined by Summa Watson, who will be our speaker on 20 March. Summa is Disability Employer Engagement Officer for Derbyshire County Council; offering support to employers who have employees with disabilities and advising them on how to create more inclusive, accessible working environments for them.

At our early spring event, Summa will be discussing the toolkit that she and her team are currently in the process of setting up, and how this toolkit can support you as an employer and what we can do to support her in getting it off the ground.

Book via the link below to join us in March


Who are these networking events for?

Whether your business is big or small, we welcome everyone with open arms. Our upcoming 2024 networking events in Bakewell will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other businesses and like-minded professionals, and discover new ways in which we can support each other and the local area.


Where can you find us?

All of the networking sessions will be hosted at the below address from 5pm-6:30pm:

Peak District National Park Authority,
Aldern House,
Baslow Road,
DE45 1AE


Contact us

If you’d like to talk to us about the FSB networking events, or you’d like help with digital marketing strategy, content marketing, SEO or anything else digital, please email us on or give us a call on 01629 810199.


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