We are the award-winning investment promotion agency for Derby and Derbyshire.

Our partners:
Derbyshire City Council
Derbyshire County 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 Derby or Derbyshire, 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 Derby and Derbyshire and are fantastic ambassadors for our place.

Key to our success is the support we receive from our public sector stakeholders – Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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.

  • 01st Mar
    Face-to-face
    Bondholder Breakfast – Treetops Hospice
    With Treetops Hospice
    Treetops Hospice, Derby Rd, Risley, Derby DE72 3SS
    Friday, 01st March 2024
    8:30 am – 10:00 am
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  • 05th Mar
    Face-to-face
    Bondholder Breakfast – Nelsons
    With Nelsons
    Sterne House, Lodge Ln, Derby DE1 3WD
    Tuesday, 05th March 2024
    8:30 am – 10:00 am
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  • 20th Mar
    Face-to-face
    Bondholder Breakfast – MIPIM Review at Déda
    With Déda
    19 Chapel St, Derby, DE1 3GU
    Wednesday, 20th March 2024
    8:00 am – 9:30 am
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  • 28th Mar
    Face-to-face
    Bondholder Breakfast – Derbyshire County Cricket Club Start of the Season
    With Derbyshire County Cricket Club
    The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Rd, Derby DE21 6DA
    Thursday, 28th March 2024
    8:00 am – 9:30 am
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  • 17th Apr
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 17th April 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 08th May
    Face-to-face
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 08th May 2024
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Queen’s Award-winning team

The team at Marketing Derby share the nation’s sadness on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and we pass our condolences to her family.
In 2020, Her Majesty The Queen approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Marketing Derby receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

We are proud to hold this status until 2025.