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Derby Hub is a 'not for profit' organisation, encouraging Derbyshire businesses to collaborate and 'share business excellence'.
Derby Hub is 'not for profit' membership organisation set up to help Derbyshire's business community to collaborate and support each other in times which government support available is being reduced.
Derby Hub is a 'not for profit' membership organisation, set up to help the Derbyshire business community flourish.
The organisation's core mission is to create a culture of giving and collaboration between Derbyshire businesses. By working together; Derbyshire's business community can become more successful.
Derby Hub will help to nurture and nourish Derbyshire businesses by providing the following core services:
- Informal weekly and monthly networking
- Advertising / PR (via the website, email marketing and social media)
- Sign post for support
- Business surgery support sessions
- Business support workshops
- Business mentor facility
With the government reducing support and funding for businesses, this is about encouraging businesses to collaborate and 'share business excellence', for the greater good of the Derbyshire business community.
Derby Hub is run - by the members - for the members.
Uniting Derby's Business Community - Sharing Business Excellence
In the fall, as geese make their annual migration, flying along in V formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. (People who share a common direction and sense of community are traveling on the thrust of one another.)
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. (If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going.)
When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing, and another goose flies point. (It pays to take turns doing hard jobs with people or with geese flying south.) The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. (What do we say when we honk from behind?)
And finally, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gun shot and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with the ailing goose until it is either able to fly again, or until it is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their group. (If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.)
From an out-of-print book: "High Flying Geese"
Found by Rachel Hayward of Community Enterprise Derby
Please watch the following inspiration video which captures some of the ethos of Derby Hub:
ten networking commandments
In order to help our members and visitors to understand the ethos behind Derby Hub and to get the most from attending our networking meetings, we have devised our TNC's (Ten Networking Commandments):
- You will not sell to the room
- You will treat all members with respect, act professionally and be truthful
- You will go out of your way to help fellow members without prejudicing your own business
- You will endeavour to provide interesting and useful weekly commercials and presentations
- You will not undercut or “steal” clients from a fellow member, regardless of whether the project originating Derby Hub related or not
- You will offer members your best service and prices at all times
- You will always promote Derby Hub positively and publicise it wherever possible amongst your contacts and social media outlets
- You will, at all times, abide by the ethical standards of your profession
- You will be welcoming to new, potential members and be a perfect host
- Any issues you have with a fellow member should not be voiced in the meeting. If after a private discussion with that member, you feel it cannot be resolved, the issue should be put in writing and presented to the committee.
Derby Hub is run by a management committee which makes decisions on behalf of the members for the good of the members.
Every six months, the members select a new committee to run Derby Hub, ensuring that we have fresh ideas and input coming into Derby Hub.
Members are able to submit feedback and make requests for Derby Hub, the committee will then make a final decision over what is right for Derby Hub as an organisation.