Business help for the digital age

MARKETING and social media are the themes of two upcoming free events in the Peak District for local businesses, organised by Business Peak District.

The Royal Hotel in Hayfield is the venue on Wednesday, September 19, for a morning packed with informative and helpful advice for local businesses on marketing.

Business Peak District’s Chair Jim Harrison, said: “The Peak District is a terrific brand and these events are designed to help local firms better promote their business and engage new and existing customers.

“They are part of a series of Business Peak District events for which we have a great list of guest speakers to help and inspire local businesses to take the next step.”

Duncan Wright, of BSA Marketing and Business Peak District will introduce the seminar. The Royal Hotel event runs from 9.30am to 1pm and other speakers include Dina Holland and Anna Brown of Derbyshire Retail Help who will help with online selling skills, and David King of David John King who will show you how to improve your website with video and images.

Booking by September 17 is essential as places are limited and FREE. Bookings can be made online at

The following week, Bakewell is the location for a social media event.

On Wednesday September 26 the Agricultural Business Centre hosts a morning to help businesses promote themselves through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging.

The seminar, run by Business Peak District in association with Henmore Marketing, will explain why and how businesses are maximising social media tools.

Just complete the Booking Form by September 24 at to reserve your FREE place at the social media event.