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

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 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.

  • 16th Jan
    Bondholder Breakfast – Oviso
    With Oviso
    Tuesday, 16th January 2024
    8:30 am – 10:00 am
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  • 25th Jan
    Bondholder Breakfast – Derby County Football Club
    With Derby County Football Club
    Pride Park Stadium, Derby, DE24 8XL
    Thursday, 25th January 2024
    8:30 am – 10:00 am
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  • 14th Feb
    Bondholder Breakfast – Great Northern Classics
    With Great Northern Classics
    Great Northern Classics, 278 Osmaston Rd, Allenton, Derby DE24 8AE
    Wednesday, 14th February 2024
    9:00 am – 10:30 am
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  • 20th Feb
    Annual Business Event 2024
    With Marketing Derby
    Derby Theatre, 15, Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NF
    Tuesday, 20th February 2024
    8:00 am – 10:30 am
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  • 27th Feb
    Bondholder VIP Preview – The Pepperpot at Nightingale Quarter
    With Wavensmere
    The Pepperpot, London Rd, Derby DE1 2QQ
    Tuesday, 27th February 2024
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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  • 01st Mar
    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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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.