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.

    28th Jun
    Bondholder VIP Preview: The ClubHouse
    Join along your team and make a night of it.
    The Clubhouse, 21-23 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1BX
    Tuesday, 28th June 2022
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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    01st Jul
    Bondholder Q&A with Pauline Latham OBE
    A private session with Pauline Latham OBE.
    Corolla Lounge, Pride Park Stadium, Derby, DE24 8XL
    Friday, 01st July 2022
    10:00 am – 11:30 am
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  • 13th Jul
    Derby Property Summit 2022
    This year’s theme is ‘Repurposing The Place’.
    Derby QUAD, Market Pl, Derby DE1 3AS
    Wednesday, 13th July 2022
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 20th Jul
    Derby Insider Tour
    Free event, open to the public
    TBC via email after booking a place
    Wednesday, 20th July 2022
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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    21st Jul
    Bondholder Social: Neo Elegance Clinic and Medispa
    All about health and wellness in the workplace.
    Neo Elegance, 9 Vernon Street, Derby, DE1 1FR
    Thursday, 21st July 2022
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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  • 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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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.