Florida Turbine Technologies

Working closely with colleagues across the city, we were able to help Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) expand its US-based operations to the UK in July 2014.

FTT specialises in engineering, developing and testing turbines and components for military and commercial aircraft, space propulsion and other industries including power stations. We provided support with finding premises and workforce, liaised with FTT over funding from the Derby City Council's Derby Enterprise Growth Fund and made introductions to the University of Derby which is supporting with R&D.

FTT is expecting to increase its workforce from nine people to 25 in the next three years, drawing on the highly-skilled workforce in the city.


"We looked at various locations in the UK and the support we have received from Marketing Derby and Derby City Council was a crucial factor in our decision to come to the city. We are keen to tap into the local engineering skills base and to work with the University of Derby to develop new manufacturing technologies."

- Robert Ress, Chief Engineer at Florida Turbine Technologies