Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a free independent advice service to help Dales businesses grow.
Derbyshire Dales Business Advice, which is being funded by the council initially for six months, is being run by professional business adviser Heather Bradford.
Heather will be providing face-to-face support for businesses wanting to grow and take on more employees.
Bookings will be taken on a priority basis through a simple online enquiry form at derbyshiredales.gov.uk/businessadvice
The council is also planning a series of events to help develop existing businesses and people considering starting a business in the Dales. Information can be found at www.businesslink.gov.uk