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What’s happening at Designate this month?

Looking forward, upwards and onwards! We hope you are all coping with the strains and tribulations that the virus has caused us all. We have managed to keep busy with juggling home-schooling, maintenance and future business plans.

Designate @ The Gate

If there is something we are all going to need, its a a good ol’ knees up! We are so looking forward to re-opening our party venue when allowable and safe to do so. It seems we are counting down the days until we can start celebrating again with our friends and family.

Please do get in touch if, like us, you are hopeful for the future and would like to organise a get-together when the restrictions have been lifted. We will pencil you in the diary to save a date without the need to pay a deposit or make a commitment.

Designate Products

We have continued to design and make our interior accessories and giftware range and currently have a selection of unique ‘Valentine’ gifts on our website. Click here to view our latest products.

Please take a look for some great ideas, all handmade in our workshop in Matlock, Derbyshire. Don’t forget most of our products can be personalised with names, dates or quotes.

Designate Accommodation

We are starting to get a few enquiries for future bookings. We will welcome you with open arms to come and explore the beautiful hills of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District. We have certainly enjoyed exploring what surrounds Designate’s Glamping Barns on our family walks during lockdown.

Click here to visit the Airbnb website.

Job Vacancy at Designate

If there are any hobbiests or woodworkers at home, with time on their hands, we have an opportunity for piece work. All materials, jigs and tools are provided but you must have a workbench and a suitable area for drilling, routering and sanding wood.

If you’re interested in this opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Andy on 07974819235.

Business Opportunity

We are currently renovating what was the ‘events room’ at Designate @ The Gate with the intention of leasing it as an independent commercial space.

A café/bistro with private access, kitchen, 2 outbuildings and an outdoor toilet, available from March 2021. It is a fantastic opportunity with flexible terms, little capital outlay required and minimal risk.

If there’s anyone whose circumstances have changed and wants the opportunity to realise their catering dreams, please contact us: for more information.

Any interested & committed parties can specify changes to the designs and modifications within the renovation period.

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