Derby City Business Resilience Programme

By East Midlands Chamber

Retail_01If you're an independent business in the Derby City Council area, this programme can help you attract new customers, drive footfall to your retail store, establish an e-commerce website and improve your visibility online.

about the scheme

Following the challenges of COVID-19 many businesses have been impacted and this fully-funded support includes:

  • Review of your current marketing and social media activity with support on recommended actions
  • A search-engine optimised website with an online shop feature available including 12-month free hosting
  • Events and webinars to imporve your digital knowledge and skills
  • A business advisor who can work with you providing support or digital services
  • One year's free membership to the East Midlands Chamber


The Derby City Business Resilience programme is delivered by Derby City Council and the East Midlands Chamber. Support is being provided by local Derbyshire businesses including Purpose Media who will facilitate the design and build of your new website.

To qualify all you need is a business addresses with a DE postcode and be trading in the following sectors:

  • high street retail, hospitality or leisure
  • train, plane or automobile supply chain




This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start businesses online to offer online shopping, click and collect or to simply showcase your business.

Whether this will be your first time online or an improvement of your current online presence, this programme will help but is only available for a limited time.


Purpose Media has successfully advised over 30 businesses in Chesterfield as part of the Chesterfield Digital High Street Project. These businesses have included a wide range of high street retailers such as gin shops, cafes, hairdressers, pet supplies and butchers.

All have received one to one support to launch a new website and advice to improve their social media activity. Through this funding they have learned new ways to engage with customers, attract new business and increase profitability. By implementing new activity online such as posting videos or using Facebook advertising they have renewed optimism for their future and have confidence in their ability to marketing their business.

Purpose Media-1

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