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?
Capital investment secured
Jobs attracted within Derby
GVA Generated (*Source: Conway Global)
Our unique approach
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
17th AugFace-to-faceDerby Insider TourFree event, open to the publicView event
BONDHOLDERS ONLY18th AugFace-to-faceBondholder VIP Social: The River MillThe River Mill is welcoming us to its new venue.View event
BONDHOLDERS ONLY02nd SepFace-to-faceBondholder Breakfast: Mount Cook Adventure Centre & Mitre GroupJoin us for a morning of discovery and adventure.View event
14th SepFace-to-faceDerby Insider TourFree event, open to the publicView event
10th OctFace-to-faceMarketing Derby Food and Drink AwardsJoin us at this year’s Food and Drink Awards!View event
BONDHOLDERS ONLY09th DecFace-to-faceChristmas PartyIt’s Just a Party – Save the date!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.
We are proud to hold this status until 2025.