Meet some of the new starts supported by the programme and learn about the diverse businesses being created throughout Derby and Derbyshire! We hope they give you some inspiration for your own journey and we are sure you will be hearing a lot more about them in the future…

Adjuvo Business Support

Does your business need some extra help for a few hours a week or per month but don’t want the hassle of employing someone?

Adjuvo Business Support offers freelance professional, confidential and flexible services to make your business more profitable. Outsourcing is a great way to save money, grow your business and manage resources. Adjuvo helps to reduce your labour costs, focus on your key skills and give you a better work life balance. Our services include administration, personal assistant, operational & sales support, project management, business planning and consultation.


My name is Claire and I am ‘CRZyBest’!

I create alternative, bespoke bridal bouquets, accessories and jewellery, using a variety of wires, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and tiny precious metal sculptures; which means you can have pretty much anything you dream up included into your creations!

Plastics not included: I always try my CRZyBest to look after our planet, sourcing my energy, tools and materials from sustainable and ethical sources whenever possible.

Darwin's Dog Walking & Pet Services

Offering the very best in customer service, Darwin’s Dog Walking & Pet Services offer a solution to pet owners who are unable to give their pets the time they need to be healthy, happy and easy to live with.

We want all clients to feel secure in the knowledge that they are leaving their pet or pets in the hands of someone who puts their care and happiness as a top priority, resulting in happy pets and therefore happy owners.

EMMETT Muscle Release Therapy

It’s OK not to be OK… Did you know statistics show 60% of people suffering chronic pain (persistent pain lasting more than three months), will suffer depression and people with depression will suffer physical pain? Is your life on hold because of pain and/or depression?

I am an EMMETT therapist and clinical hypnotherapist (GHSC) and I am confident I can help you in both body and mind. The body controls the mind and the mind controls the body.

Qualified in Emmett technique for horses, humans and dogs, EMMETT technique is a revolutionary, light touch, muscle release therapy; in many cases relieving pain instantaneously while improving joint movement.

Balance the body and mind.

Finding Your Voice

Finding your Voice is the creation of two Derby business women, Debbie Leafe and Fiona Porter, who have recognised that people achieve so much more, both professionally and personally, when coached. The aim of Finding Your Voice workshops is to provide small groups of women with the time and space to explore what they are passionate about, and to provide the tools and techniques to enable change and move forward.

Fox Business Support

What my business does:  I provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with something they don’t have…. time!  I offer a freelance administrative service so that more time is created to work ON the business not IN the business.

Kate Thorpe Therapy

As a Therapist and Coach, my passion is to create the transformation that occurs with overcoming the devastating and life-shortening effects of Stress and Anxiety. My work with people involved them learning how to feel calm, take back control, and rediscover happiness and joy in all aspects of life.  My work with Business involves teaching practical skills and promoting change so the Business, (and its people), become more profitable, resilient, and successful.

Lightwave Interactive

Imagine continuous interactive walls, paths and furniture. We help you create people engagement within your space. Increase interest in your location and create opportunities for shared experiences with our unique interactive LED tiles. Our design team can assist from any stage in your project; tile limitlessly!

The Little Treatment Place

The ultimate aim of The Little Treatment Place is to provide a first class treatment experience for clients in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment.  I’m passionate about making a difference and making my clients feel better and I hope this shines through in the treatments I offer.  I offer Reflexology, Massage, Holistic facials, Reiki and Ear candles and use only organic and natural products as I feel this sits well with the ethos of my business.

Mason Insurance Brokers

Mason Insurance Brokers provide high quality insurance advice, tailored to your individual business’s needs.

Performanceart Ltd

Performanceart Ltd is a Foreign Exchange (FX) risk advisory service. We work with companies to help them identify, quantify, manage and mitigate the risks posed to their profitability by fluctuations in the value of sterling, providing security and peace of mind, and enabling them to plan and budget with confidence.

The Pet Servant

At your bark and call … dogwalking, pet visits & sitting: dogs, cats, hens, rabbits, small furries.

DBS, insured, Canine First Aider, NARPS (National Association of Petsitters & Dogwalkers) member, 12 years’ experience. Rescue and nervous pets a speciality. Donation every quarter from the business to an animal rescue/cause.

Ragtime Textiles

Helen Robson of Ragtime Textiles is a textile and community artist based at her studio in Glossop, where she teaches and creates using fabrics, waste textiles, fibres and threads, found objects and collage and paint.  Regularly delivering workshops and personal tuition, Helen works with a variety of ages and abilities. Helen offers over 30 years’ experience of working therapeutically with vulnerable children and adults. Current work is for sale locally at The Wishing Tree Gallery in Glossop and directly from Ragtime Textiles’ studio with commissions by appointment.

Serenity Station

Serenity Station offer a range of high quality complementary therapy treatments both in the workplace and our home-based salon. We provide massage (also known as corporate massage or on-sight massage) and other therapies such as Indian Head Massage and Reflexology in the work place with bespoke packages to businesses across the East Midlands and can provide Practitioners for all types work environments, local events, shows and exhibitions.

Wellness in the Workplace is fast becoming a choice with both employers and employees in helping to maintain a happy and healthy workplace.

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Trichrome media

Trichrome Media provides bespoke quality websites for small to medium enterprises. Tailoring the website to the requirements of the business is paramount, and a thorough marketing analysis is all part of the service. We work closely with our clients to ensure their web presence reflects the quality of their product, and engenders a sense of trust, an essential aspect of modern business.

TRU Fitness

Get the body you deserve! TRU Fitness can help you to get the results you want with tailored fitness support and workout programmes. Certified personal trainer, boxing instructor, fitness tips, motivation, nutrition, martial arts & weights training.

Yogic Frog

Yogic Frog supports both individuals and businesses nationwide, providing consultancy, classes, workshops & residential courses on Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Yoga to enable people to reach their potential and reap the benefits from this.

Proudly funded by

Derbyshire Economic Partnership
Derbyshire County Council
Derby City Council

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