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Season Opener, including Leaflet Swap 2024

Networking & Social, Sales & Marketing

20/03/2024 10:00 am

20/03/2024 1:00 pm

Thornbridge Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1NZ

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For further information on this event, please contact: Hannah Kerridge on 07741163242 or email


Join us at Thornbridge Hall ahead of the 2024 season to collect all of the information and advice you need for the season ahead.

Our 2024 Season opener is the perfect place to gather and share all of the information, advice and printed collateral you need for the busy season ahead.

This business-to-business event is an opportunity to network with other tourism businesses in the area, and to gather tips and information as well as one another’s leaflets. Come along, bring your local tourism business ambitions, tips, ideas and questions. Arrive and depart when it suits you.


This new format event has four elements for you to take part in:

Leaflet Swap
The ever-popular leaflet swap where you will be able to collect all of the leaflets you require for the 2024 season ahead, throughout the day.

Key tourism businesses will each have a display table where you can chat with their representatives, exchange print, and in some cases enjoy samples.

• Workshop shorts
Popular in 2023 our workshop shorts and advice surgeries are back!
Workshops and surgeries will include;
• Accessibility for those with additional needs and disabilities
• How to make the most of your VPDD listing
• Social media tips and tricks
• With many more to be announced.

• Advice Surgeries
The advice surgeries are informal 10-to-15-minute sessions to spend some valuable one-to-one time with your VPDD (Visit Peak District Derbyshire) team. Surgeries will include:
• Make the most of your membership and your VPDD listing
• Social media drop-in surgery
• VPDD membership options and opportunities

• Café Exchange
Light refreshments will be available free of charge throughout the day at our “Café Exchange” area on a help-yourself basis to encourage informal chats, and opportunities to collaborate, and keep you fuelled up for a really useful, practical exchange of ideas, mutual support, and more.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Season Information Exchange, please book to secure your free place, and why not bring a colleague along. Free Wi-Fi and parking on site.

Additional Information

The main venue entrance is on the A6020 Ashford to Hassop Road. Please do not use the postcode DE45 1NY as it leads to the wrong entrance.

This Accelerator project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

To be eligible to attend this event you must be a business based in one of the following districts: Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; or South Derbyshire.

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