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 and contributes to the positive development of our place.
Join Derby’s vibrant business community
16th JanFace-to-faceBondholder Breakfast – OvisoWith OvisoView event
25th JanFace-to-faceBondholder Breakfast – Derby County Football ClubWith Derby County Football ClubView event
14th FebFace-to-faceBondholder Breakfast – Great Northern ClassicsWith Great Northern ClassicsView event
20th FebFace-to-faceAnnual Business Event 2024With Marketing DerbyView event
27th FebFace-to-faceBondholder VIP Preview – The Pepperpot at Nightingale QuarterWith WavensmereView event
01st MarFace-to-faceBondholder Breakfast – Treetops HospiceWith Treetops HospiceView event
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.