Industry Information

Welcome to The Amber Valley


The Amber Valley, in the Heart of Derbyshire, is a wonderful area to set up a new tourism business, with close travel links to all areas of the UK, and beautiful scenery it attracts thousands of tourists to the area throughout the year.


Whether you have an established business or are thinking of setting up a business you may find it helpful to gain some advice.  The Economic and Regeneration Team at Amber Valley Borough Council can help you access a wide range of support services on topics such as: developing your idea; drawing up a business plan; marketing; employing staff; tax/NI issues and training. 


New Business Advice and Enquiries


If you are interested in starting an accommodation business in the Amber Valley or require further business start up advice or travel trade enquiries please contact:
Joanne Bamford

Tourism & Culture Co-ordinator


Amber Valley Borough Council,

Town Hall





Tel:  01773 841485



For more information or an informal chat contact regeneration on 01773 841484 or e-mail


Help for New Accomodation Providers


Contact us for your free start up pack, which gives you advice on how to set up your guest accommodation.


Help for Tourism Providers


If you already involved in the Tourism Industry, perhaps you run a Bed and Breakfast, have a Self Catering Cottage, work for a Tourist Attraction or restaurant, you may be interested in attending one of the periodic training workshops.  Keep an eye on the website.  VisitPeakDistict membership offers a number of opportunities including Familiarisation Tours for anyone who wants to view the area through the consmers eys. 


For further details contact Joanne Bamford on 01773 841485 or e-mail  



Featured Accomodation


If you wish to be part of our Featured Accomodation Section and have an enhanced advert on our website then please complete our request form and a member of our team will be in touch.




Do you need further information?

If you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by post, email or by phone.

address logoTourism: Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 841485

Alternatively please complete our online Customer Contact Form which will be sent straight to a member of our Tourism Team.

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