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

Our partners:
Derbyshire City Council
Derbyshire County Council
Midlands Engine

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

What is our impact?

More Recognition


Capital investment secured

More Opportunities


Jobs attracted within Derby

More Value


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 amd 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.

  • 17th Aug
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 17th August 2022
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    18th Aug
    Bondholder VIP Social: The River Mill
    The River Mill is welcoming us to its new venue.
    The River Mill, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE56 4FN
    Thursday, 18th August 2022
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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    02nd Sep
    Bondholder Breakfast: Mount Cook Adventure Centre & Mitre Group
    Join us for a morning of discovery and adventure.
    Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton, DE4 4LS
    Friday, 02nd September 2022
    8:00 am – 10:00 am
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  • 14th Sep
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 14th September 2022
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 10th Oct
    Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards
    Join us at this year’s Food and Drink Awards!
    The Chocolate Factory, John Street, DE1 2QD
    Monday, 10th October 2022
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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    09th Dec
    Christmas Party
    It’s Just a Party – Save the date!
    Friday, 09th December 2022
    6:00 pm – 12:00 am
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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.

We are proud to hold this status until 2025.