A year after the coronavirus pandemic swept through Derbyshire, the economic impact is still being felt right across the county, with many businesses still counting the cost and people who lost their jobs still looking for work.
But while many sectors continue to struggle, there has been a huge increase in people setting up their own business in order to keep their heads above water or simply fulfil a long-held ambition.
And they are not alone. Figures show that across the UK more than 400,000 new businesses, including more than 2,000 in Derbyshire, were launched last year, with entrepreneurs who may have never dreamed of being their own bosses helping to lead the UK’s post-COVID recovery.
Now, a partnership of local authorities across Derbyshire, including High Peak Borough Council, have joined forces to launch Vision Derbyshire in order to encourage more people living locally to set up their own companies too.
Called the ‘Vision Derbyshire Business Start-Up and Business Support Grant Scheme’, the scheme is open to those who are about to take the plunge or have just started their business journey.
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