The UK’s Capital for Innovation

In choosing to invest in the Derby area, businesses and investors recognise the area’s unique strengths and the opportunities of locating in the UK’s Capital for Innovation.

Derby is home to over 17,000 businesses, from entrepreneurial sole traders through a vibrant community of SMEs to global giants who underpin a strong, resilient economy and business community.

Heart of the UK

Located centrally with unrivalled air, road and rail infrastructure and access to 80% of the country’s population within 4 hours.

We’ve got the talent

With access to 6 million people within an hour, we offer a flexible and reliable workforce with a well-established talent pipeline.

Home to blue chip companies

Global names such as Alstom, Rolls-Royce and Toyota Manufacturing UK have chosen our location which provides a solid economic base for business growth.

Perfect blend of city and country

We offer an unrivalled quality of life; with Britain’s first National Park, an abundance of outdoor leisure activities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and iconic historical attractions alongside quintessential market towns.

Rolling out the Red Carpet

Our team is dedicated to taking the headache out of your investment journey and to ensure a smooth landing, we have developed the following confidential, independent services which are free of charge.

Site and property searches

We use our database and local intelligence to provide you with options as well as introducing you to our network of commercial agents and developers.

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Dedicated and bespoke support

We can become a de facto member of your team, suggesting incentives, supporting profile opportunities and knitting you into the local business community.

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Brokerage on planning

We support the economic case for development, from making representations to planning departments through to hosting roundtables to build support from the wider business community.

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Facts and figures

We appreciate how important it is to build the right business case and can provide you with bespoke quantitative and qualitative data, information and intelligence.

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Signposting to local expertise

As a public-private partnership, we have daily access to professional expertise and local knowledge via our extensive network of Bondholders and partners.

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After care services

Once your investment is made in our region, we continue to provide you with bespoke ongoing support which is tailored to help your business flourish.

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A place of opportunity
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Invest in Derby

Investor confidence in Derby is high, with over £3.8bn of investment (2011-2023) and £1.6bn in the pipeline. The Derby Investment Guide showcases the strength of the city’s offer to businesses and investors and the developments which are transforming the skyline.

Get in touch

For more information about investment opportunities in the Derby area and to see how we can help you, please get in touch.

Katie Wells

Kathryn Allen

Head of Investment

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