We are the award-winning investment promotion agency for Derby

Our partners:
Derbyshire City Council

The UK’s Capital for Innovation

Innovation is in our DNA – today, Derby and Derbyshire is home to some of the world’s leading businesses.

For 300 years, we have welcomed innovators – thinking, making and trading ideas and products that help change lives.

We are a vibrant, outward looking community open to you, your business and your ideas.

If you’re thinking of expanding or locating your business, or making an investment, in the Derby area, we’re here to take the headache away.

We are an independent, honest broker, providing free and confidential advice and local insight to help you make the right
decision.

What is our impact?

More Recognition

£442m

Capital investment secured

More Opportunities

1,849

Jobs attracted within Derby

More Value

£333m*

GVA Generated (*Source: Conway Global)

Our unique approach
to partnership

Marketing Derby is a genuine public-private partnership.

At the heart of this are our Bondholders – companies and organisations that showcase all that is best about the Derby area and are fantastic ambassadors for our place.

Key to our success is the support we receive from our public sector stakeholder – Derby City Council.

This collaboration enables us to roll out the red carpet to potential investors and contributes to the positive development of our place.

Join Derby’s vibrant business community

Our upcoming events

Here is a snapshot of our exciting events programme.

  • 10th Jul
    Face-to-face
    Derby Property Summit 2024 -‘This must be the place’
    Reach Events, Riverside Court, Pride Park, DE24 8HY
    Wednesday, 10th July 2024
    8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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  • 19th Jun
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 19th June 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    View event
  • 17th Jul
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 17th July 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    View event
  • 14th Aug
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 14th August 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    View event
  • 11th Sep
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 11th September 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    View event

Queen’s Award-winning team

In 2020, Her Majesty The Queen approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Marketing Derby receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

The award reflects the organisation’s ground-breaking business model and success as the inward investment promotion agency for Derby.

We are proud to hold this status until 2025.

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