The stepped rental packages and range of business support services means everything about Banks Mill is designed to give you the opportunity to grow.

What we offer

The University of Derby’s business support and incubation service are here to give you the best possible chance of success, helping you access all the support you need to establish and grow your business, wherever you are located.

We can support you and your business through the critical stages of start-up and growth, helping you to flourish. We’ll help you right from the beginning, when your idea is just the seed of something great, guiding you through business planning, launch and expansion.

Whatever stage you’re at on your business journey, we offer a range of support and guidance, with our dedicated business advisors and access to business growth workshops to help you achieve your ambitions. And you don’t have to be based here in Derby, most of our services are also available online, so you can access them from wherever you are based.

The University also supports non-creative businesses through our facilities at the iD Centre on the RTC Business Park and St Helena campus in Chesterfield


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