Business networks

There are a number of business networks operating across Derbyshire to help you and your business to grow.

Business networks

Sector based networks


The Midlands Aerospace Alliance was formed in 2003 to support and represent the aerospace industry across the Midlands region. They share knowledge in order to improve the market and business opportunities of members.

For more information tel: +44 (0)24 7643 0250.

Food and drink

The East Midlands Food and Drink Forum coordinates specialist support for businesses, universities and individuals working in the region's food and drink sector.

For further information tel: +44 (0)115 9758810.


The Transport iNet brings together businesses, supply chains and research institutes to foster innovation and collaborative research across sectors, technologies and academic disciplines.

The iNet provides direct innovation support to help SMEs across the East Midlands region develop new products and services, overcome barriers, and achieve sustainable business growth.

For further information tel: +44 (0)1509 635270.

Local enterprise agencies

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce offers a range of services to its members.

The Federation of Small Businesses is also active over the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area.

Marketing Derby provides information on investment and business networking opportunities.

The Chesterfield Champions is a network of businesses in the town. It provides a range of services to businesses to help them succeed.

The Erewash Partnership is a non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging industrial and commercial activity − the formation and development of small businesses − and promoting economic and social well being. The partnership helps new and established businesses by providing information and advice on every aspect of running a business.