Worksop Business going the Whisky Way

The Whiskey Way

Worksop now has it’s own online auction site for passionate collectors and connoisseurs of fine whisky and other spirits, thanks to three budding local entrepreneurs.

Darren Chapman, Dale Smith and Ryan Vahey have brought their dreams to reality by creating The Whisky Way, based at the popular Worksop Turbine centre.


Said Darren: “We provide the opportunity for enthusiasts to buy and sell specialist, vintage and collectors’ bottles.  We would urge you and your relatives to check those bottles at the back of your drinks cabinet as you could be sitting on hidden treasure.”


“Following the success of our first auction, we are open for bidding again on 24th November – just in time for that ideal Christmas present”


Claire Gregory, centre manager at Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre, said: “We provide an environment to support new businesses and with onsite business coaching, helping them to grow.  We are excited to have The Whisky Way join our business community”.


The online auctions will be held monthly. The Whisky Way team can be contacted on 01909 512212 or on


Enabling Innovation - Experience Marketing Workshop, 11th Oct 2017


Experience Marketing for Improved Business Performance


It's the experience that really matters! Experience marketing for improved business performance.

Is your business geared towards delivering a service? Would you benefit from a better understanding of how customers’ experience your service? This free one-day workshop from the Nottingham University Business School will help you to;

  • map how your customers engage with your service
  • determine what types of experience marketing might yield best results
  • improve business performance 

The workshop is aimed at small businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It offers up-to-date expertise, discussions and practical sessions to benefit your marketing plans and customer experience. Lunch and networking sessions are included.

The workshop will be led by:

Sally McKechnie, Associate Professor in Marketing, Nottingham University Business School


Scott McCabe, Professor of Marketing and Tourism, Nottingham University Business School

Signposting for onward options - following the workshop, a range of further support will be available, offering a number of opportunities designed to enable you to grow your business in key areas.

Registration will begin at 9:30, agenda to be confirmed.

Register via the link below now to receive all relevant information.

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This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This workshop is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £349.98, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.


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Business competition launched to celebrate 30th anniversary

Worksop Turbine is helping to find the next Scale-up Star of the Future. A nationwide competition has been launched by Oxford Innovation, who manage this centre, to mark their 30th anniversary of supporting ambitious businesses across the UK.

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The nationwide competition has been created to identify the next generation of high-growth businesses. The winners can choose a tailored package in-line with their requirements and what support is needed. The unique offering includes:

  • private/shared/lab/virtual workspace up to the value of £5,000 (offering current Worksop Turbine customers a discount on their existing tenancy)
  • business coaching which will be delivered locally by expert consultants who are part of the Oxford Innovation network
  • and opportunity to pitch to investors.

Any SME registered in the UK is eligible to apply no matter what stage they are at.

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager said: “There are a number of exciting small businesses in this area with growth potential and it really would be fantastic to see home-grown talent in the top three of the Scale-up Stars of the Future competition. I’d strongly urge people who are looking to scale-up their business to enter to benefit from professional support and Oxford Innovation’s 30 years of supporting business growth.”

Oxford Innovation has helped over 10,000 SMEs to become sustainable businesses since renowned entrepreneurs, Martin and Audrey Wood, founded the company in 1987. The husband and wife team also co-founded Oxford Instruments and The Oxford Trust.

According to a report* from innovation foundation, NESTA, just 6% of high growth companies generated over half of the UK’s employment growth.

Claire Gregory added: “We’re excited to discover the next generation of scale-up stars who will create jobs and help to strengthen the economy in this area in addition to ensuring the UK is at the forefront of innovation.”

To enter the Scale-up Stars of the Future competition, businesses are required to complete an online application form and submit a short three-minute video summarising the business, innovation, growth plans and how you could benefit from Oxford Innovation’s support. The deadline for entry is 1 September 2017. To enter or find out more, visit

* NESTA report that looks at the role of fast-growth companies in the UK