Free business advice for companies

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A free service that provides Dales businesses with advice has been extended.

Derbyshire Dales District Council’s independent business advice service has been extended after helping 60 businesses since its launch four months ago.

Derbyshire Dales Business Advice was funded initially for six months, but the contract for professional business adviser Heather Bradford has now been extended to the end of March next year.

Heather has been providing face-to-face support for Dales businesses wanting to grow and take on more employees.

Bookings are taken on a priority basis through a simple online enquiry form at

The council has also set up a series of local events to help develop existing businesses and people considering starting a business.