The Stars are rising

Sonia Sohal of The Fit and Abbi Burns of Darley Dance Productions have been crowned this year’s Rising Stars at the Marketing Derby Annual Business Event.

Each year, Marketing Derby, gives the opportunity for an up- and-coming entrepreneur to receive a complimentary year of Bondholder membership along with local publicity and invitations to must-attend events. Alongside this they will receive the opportunity to gain valuable advice, support and mentoring from 350 fellow Bondholders.

After being inundated with applications, Marketing Derby, Derby and Derbyshire’s award-winning inward investment agency found the applications so strong that they had to appoint not one but two Rising Stars.

The Fit
Sonia Sohal launched The Fit in 2018. She offers bespoke modern tailoring for professional men and women who want clothes built around their style and personality.
Sonia believes that a partnership with Marketing Derby and its Bondholders will enable her to reach a wider audience which will lead to her employing local people and also to play her part in raising the profile of Derby.

Darley Dance Productions
Darley Dance Productions was born at the beginning of 2018 and is an online platform to help professional dancers with support and job opportunities.
Abbi's vison through Darley Dance Productions is to produce an annual Christmas show which will become a tradition for every Derby family. Abbi is looking to the Bondholders for guidance and to help her with her business skills

Lindsey Hatfield, Commercial Development Manager of Marketing Derby said “We were delighted to receive so many applications for this year’s Rising Star and were so impressed with the calibre of the applicants. It felt only right that we award two Rising Stars this year and we look forward to seeing them at Bondholder events and watch their businesses grow.”