Hold on tight and fasten your seat belts because the team at East Midland’s Airport are inviting us back for a behind-the-scenes tour of everyone’s favourite local airport. Passports will be required and expect a few surprises.
An applied university of today and for tomorrow
The University of Derby continues to go from strength to strength having recently been recognised as a Top 30 institution in the UK by The Guardian and one of the Top 250 Young Universities in the world by the Times Higher Education.
This is an opportunity to hear from Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, discussing the University’s 2018-2030 Strategic Framework, its ambitions for the future and its civic role within our region.
“The University is proud of its achievements to date and recognises that it is time to take ambitious steps in terms of what we do and how we do it, and a real determination to embrace change and deliver an outstanding experience for everyone who wants to engage with the University of Derby. The framework provides the foundations and direction on which to plan, perform and succeed in a changing and globally dynamic environment, and sets out a clear purpose and promise to its students, staff and region.”
QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September 2008 and the team are inviting you to help celebrate it’s 10th Birthday.
Following a delicious arrival breakfast, sit back and hear from Adam Buss who will be looking back at a fantastic ten years and QUAD's TECH:SQUAD will also be on hand to show you how they can enhance your audience experience through mobile cinema, creative audio visual and digital development.
Following the success of last years Bondholder VIP Shopping Night, we have decided to do it all again!
Invite your teams, friends and family to join Marketing Derby at intu Derby for a fun and relaxed evening of discounted shopping, live music and fizz, plus, complimentary car parking!
It's all free (apart from the shopping!) so we hope you can come along. There are approximately 43,000 people in Derby who work for a Bondholder company and we would like to thank as many of them as possible for their support so please spread the word.
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Recognised as the region’s most prestigious awards in this sector, we will be celebrating the 10th year of Derby Food and Drink Awards in style. Hosted by Derby Roundhouse, this event is open to the public as well as Bondholders, families, friends and colleagues.
Marketing Derby Bondholders AWD Development Solutions and Hot House Music Schools have joined forces to bring you an evening of music and team building lessons, kindly hosted by fellow Bondholder Derby Grammar School.
Andrew will share elements from his high performing team framework to help you improve the teams in your business, and Jon will explain how he uses those elements in his work to develop some of the most talented young musicians in Derby.
Bondholders will be treated to refreshments and throughout the event you will be entertained by the Screaming Kicks Big Band – one of the top youth big bands in the UK. In fact, a week after the event, Screaming Kicks will be representing Derby on their ten day US tour to Boston, New Orleans and San Francisco.
So join Andrew and Jon for a fabulous evening where you will take away some top team tips and experience some fantastic musical talent.
Derby Museums is delighted to offer fellow Bondholders an exclusive tour of the former Derby Central Library building. As well as showcasing the exciting plans for this beautiful and iconic building, there will also be an opportunity to find out more about some of the events that are due to take place.
Since 2015, the team at Pattonair have been focussing on their approach to corporate and social responsibility. They are about to publish the 3rd CSR report and with each year they grow a little more with targets being met and a cultural shift has begun. Enjoy breakfast and hear the story so far.
The last five years have seen almost 4000 Bondholders, along with their clients, friends and families, enjoy what has now become Derby's ultimate Christmas party experience not to be missed.
"Moroccan Fire Nights....Having left the cold winter's night behind, silhouettes of
minarets and giant archways rise over the Red City as you make your way through
the bustling souk....As the music levels rise, so do the exotic characters as they use
their lithe bodies to push the boundaries of possibility in mind-blowing spectacles of
skill, distortion and contortion!"
The Roundhouse will once again be opening its doors exclusively to Marketing Derby Bondholders and their guests, and has kindly offered tickets at an amazing discounted rate of £37.50 plus VAT per person.
Guests will enjoy a canapé reception, a 3-course dinner, survivors' breakfast, on-stage entertainment, after-dinner disco, casino tables and fairground stalls and rides.
Let loose your competitive streak with a spin on the dodgems or indulge yourself at the chocolate fountain.
For more details and to book your place at the Bondholder event of the year please visit
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The Marketing Derby team looks forward to celebrating and raising a glass with you all.
A great opportunity to tour the workshop facility of one of only 12 worldwide approved Aston Martin Heritage specialists. You will have the opportunity to see many rare Aston Martins such as DB5’s, undergoing full restorations together with an engine rebuild/ Dyno facility
Bondholders are invited to join Smith Partnership at an exciting event to showcase their new offices with more than just a glass of bubbly to toast the official opening! Bondholders will have a chance to join in on a treasure hunt whilst exploring the swanky new offices and get to cool off with especially made ice cream and a pick’n’mix!
Nutrivitality is inviting fellow Bondholders to come and learn about its ground-breaking new Beauty product.
We lose an astonishing 1.5% of our skin's collagen every single year after the age of 20 which begins to affect our appearance. For decades now we've been using creams and masks to help hydration and improve skin tone, but the real innovation is in high absorption nutrients delivered orally to help maintain the skin's collagen levels. Nutrivitality will take you through the ageing process and how science can help keep your skin's youthful glow.
Be the first to get a sample of the revolutionary skincare product.
It is going to change everything.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is once again delighted to invite fellow Bondholders to its annual exclusive Vitality Blast hospitality experience, as Derbyshire Falcons entertain Northants Steelbacks at The 3aaa County Ground.
The last few years have seen large numbers attend and with the theme "Beer & Balti" back for its second year, I'm sure it will be another hugely popular year.
The evening, which is just £350.00 plus VAT for a table of 10, will include car parking, entry to the ground and Marquee, a pint of beer (or alternative), curry, private cash bar facilities, match programme and scorecard.
Individual tickets are also available on a "Join-a-Table" basis at just £35.00 plus VAT.
This special offer is open to Bondholders, their friends, family and work colleagues and is a great opportunity to enjoy the excitement of a Vitality Blast from the comfort of the Greene King IPA Marquee at The 3aaa County Ground.
Date: Wednesday 8th August
Gates Open: From 5.15pm
Food Served: From 6.00pm
Start of Game: 7.00pm
The Derby Property Summit will return on Tuesday 17 July. This year sees the Summit move to a new venue - the historic Roundhouse, Derby, a new interactive format, with a range of topical focus sessions, as as thought provoking plenaries from key industry speakers, including:
The Summit, now in its sixth year, is the largest commercial property event in the region, with over 400 senior-level delegates due to attend from across the UK. The agenda will bring together the individual strands of regeneration, property and development, and is a must-attend for anybody looking to do business in Midlands property.
Journalist and Broadcaster Declan Curry will host the event.
With thousands of vacancies across the UK, East Midlands and Derbyshire, the shortage of talent is a very real challenge for organisations of all shapes and sizes. With Engineering, IT and Digital economies currently worst affected, the problems will soon be felt across all sectors due to the highest levels of employment in living memory.
Are you struggling to find or retain talent? Are you losing people to your competitors? Is your growth being restricted by a lack of skills and experience within your organisation?
This session will offer you insights, help and positive solutions to the Talent Equation.
Bringing together thought leaders from across the region, we are going to be discussing the problems and providing insights and practical advice on what you can do within your business to attract, retain, hire and grow.
If together we can find a solution to The Talent Equation we can look forward to thriving people and a thriving place.
Held in partnership with East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by EMBS Recruitment.
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Enjoy a BBQ breakfast in the beautiful setting of Darley Abbey Wines. The event will provide an insight into the future of the office, how design effects productivity and the present situation in most companies and is agile working here to stay.
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Back by popular demand, join David and his team at picturesque The Horseshoes, Long Lane in an after-work relaxed social event – Derby’s No.1 multi sector recruiter’s interactive session will include ‘blind hiring’, recruitment tips, staff retention, talent pipeline, continuous feedback….and a few surprises!
Come along to hear from Mark Averill about his passion for cameras and photography whilst enjoying delicious canapes created by the experienced chefs at Derby Conference Centre.
A fantastic opportunity to visit the Derbyshire Constabulary Head Quarters to take a tour behind-the-scenes before hearing from Chief Constable, Peter Goodman on how digital crime is now the biggest single crime category faced by police.
Following last year's incredible Bondholder Derby Book Festival event with John McAvoy, this year we have the privilege of welcoming Sir John Timpson CBE, whose book Upside Down Management
will be brought to life at this breakfast event not to be missed.
Sir John Timpson CBE is the chairman and owner of Timpson, which has over 2000 UK outlets specialising in shoe repairs, key cutting and engraving, as well as dry cleaning and photo processing.
John Timpson's philosophy is "If you treat people well, it is blindingly obvious that they will do a good job."
The business has won countless awards, and has been in the top 10 of The Sunday Times '100 best companies to work for' every time it has entered. The company has a policy of employing ex-prisoners and runs pre-release training in several prisons.
John and his wife Alex had three children, adopted two more and fostered another 90 and he was knighted in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to business and fostering.
Copies of John's book will be available to purchase at the event (Cash transactions only).
There is availability for 150 Bondholders, therefore this event will be restricted to two complimentary tickets per Bondholder company. However, additional tickets can be purchased at £8.00 each online at the Festival website, or in person from the Festival Box Office at QUAD. All proceeds will go directly to Derby Book Festival to ensure it can return again next year.
Date: Tuesday 5th June
Venue: University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
Car Parking: On-site
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Relax and enjoy a taste of the Soba experience with the chance to see how the team put their own twist on drinking and dining in Derby!
The menu is inspired by the night markets of South-East Asia and you will have the opportunity to make your own spring rolls.
Join Hot Pod Yoga in celebrating its 1st birthday with a one hour yoga practice in the famous purple pod.
Many Bondholders have come to love the practices and classes have increased from 9 per week to a mind-boggling 33 to cope with demand of Derby folk looking for some time-out from their busy lives.
Marketing Derby Bondholder Mazars, in conjunction with Bondholder Connect Derby, is delighted to invite fellow Bondholders to a breakfast event focusing on Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs.
R&D tax credits are a valuable government tax relief that rewards UK companies for investing in innovation. Companies that spend money developing new products, processes or services are eligible for a cash payout or Corporation Tax reduction.
Mazars, one of Europe's largest accounting firms, with 300 offices worldwide, believes that many businesses actually have activities and expenditure that qualifies for the relief and encourages all Bondholders to come along and see if they are eligible.
Following an arrival breakfast, the experts from Mazars will walk Bondholders through the rules which are far more generous than most businesses perceive and will explain which sectors can benefit.
There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions during the morning.
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Date: Tuesday 22nd May
Venue: iHub, Infinity Park Way, Infinity Park, Derby, DE24 9FU
Car Parking: Onsite
Marketing Derby Bondholder Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) in partnership with fellow Bondholder Derby Arena, is delighted to invite you to celebrate the successes of Derbyshire athletes as they return from a medal-winning frenzy at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Following an arrival breakfast, Bondholders will hear about the work of the DIS and the support it provides to athletes based in Derbyshire, in order to propel them onto the world stage and into world-class programmes. The DIS provides bespoke support services by understanding the individual needs of athletes to turn their dreams into reality.
The success of the programmes is positioning Derbyshire as a high performance county capable of competing with the rest of the world as shown in the last couple of weeks at the Gold Coast.
We will have the pleasure of meeting Katie Toft, a World Champion from the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Rio this year. Members of Team KGF, Dan Bigham and Jonny Wale, will be joining us to tell their inspiring story and how they have achieved astounding results.
Dean Jackson, Founder of HUUB, will be compèring the event and there will be a 24-hour cycling record attempt taking place which will be a great opportunity to see Derby Arena in action.
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Date: Tuesday 15th May
Venue: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby
Car Parking: On-site
Marketing Derby Bondholder Hotpot Yoga Derby is delighted to invite fellow Bondholders to join them in celebrating its 1st birthday with a yoga practice in the famous purple pod. Many Bondholders have come to love the practices, and classes have increased from 9 per week to a mind-boggling 33 to cope with the demand of Derby folk looking for some time-out from their busy lives.
The 20 person inflatable pod is heated to 37 degrees to supercharge the yoga experience and afterwards, your mind will be a little calmer; your body a little looser, and yes – you’ll be a whole lot sweatier.
Many Bondholders have requested a class to introduce them to Hotpod Yoga so here is your opportunity to try it for yourself in a relaxed and fun environment and all ages and abilities will be welcome.
Join the Founder of the Derby franchise, Leah McLaren, in the pod for a one hour class which will be followed by cupcakes to toast their first birthday and a chance to find out more about how the classes can benefit you.
There will be two classes to accommodate as many as possible so please respond in the normal way and note your preferred date in the additional notes section.
All you need to bring is a towel and a bottle of water. There is a shower room onsite, however, only one shower so you may need to leave a little extra time.
Date: 2nd and 24th May 2018
Venue: Hotpod Yoga, Perkin Yard, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4AW
Car parking: Onsite
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Following a successful MIPIM 2018, the EM4 Summit will bring together the investment promotion teams from Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and, at their heart, East Midlands Airport – to share the investment pitches they made to a global property audience in France.
Hear from leading national think-tank, Centre for Cities, why the East Midlands has such a strong offer to make to domestic and overseas investors.
A panel of public and private sector partners who supported MIPIM 2018, as part of the Midlands UK Pavilion, including Rolls-Royce and the Department for International Trade will also share their perspectives.
The event takes place on Tuesday 24th April from 9am-12pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport. If you would like to attend the event or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LoatesHR in conjunction with the University of Derby will host a light-hearted and highly interactive “A Question of HR”. Where teams test their knowledge and judgement in a variety of HR scenarios. With special guests to be confirmed, an event not to be missed!
Marketing Derby Bondholder Bombardier is delighted to open its doors to fellow Bondholders for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of its site.
Hear a presentation from Bombardier before enjoying a tour of the factory to include the Cab Shop and Sub-Surface Lines Tubestock assembly line.
Since it is a working factory, tours are limited to 30 people. Bombardier have kindly offered two sessions.
Breakfast will be served in the 8.00-9.30am session, and brunch will be served in the 10.30-12noon session.
Through a series of presentations, panels and roundtable discussions, the event will provide an overview of how the Government's Department for International Trade is supporting trade and investment across the Midlands and how, in Derby and Derbyshire, businesses can play a part.
Marketing Derby's John Forkin will explain his role as Chair of the Midlands Engine Trade and Investment sub-group on China and the city's developing links overseas. Followed by keynote speakers:
Ian Harrison, Director of Exports - Midlands Engine, for the Department for International Trade; and
Liz Fothergill, Midlands Engine Export Champion and Chairman, Pennine Healthcare
An expert panel of local businesses/organisations including Longhe UK, Midlands Engine, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Derby will talk about their experiences in international business.
Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss their trade and investment challenges with other businesses as well as quiz the panel for tips and insights.
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It's more than just cricket at Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 2018. Bondholders are invited for a locally-sourced Derbyshire breakfast to mark the new season and the start of summer which will see the world's biggest girl band, Little Mix, perform live at The 3aaa County Ground.
There will be a chance to watch the Derbyshire players in pre-season training, before hearing from Chief Executive, Simon Storey and Commercial Director, Ryan Duckett, about exciting opportunities in 2018, both on and off the field.
Join the team representing Derby this year at MIPIM - the world's largest property conference - to hear about the developments and schemes which will have been unveiled the previous week to an audience of international investors in Cannes.
Hosted by Bondholder, Deda, hear from fellow Bondholders who were part of the delegation and plans that will help shape the future of the city.
Join the team representing Derby and Derbyshire this year at MIPIM - the world's largest property conference to hear about the developments and schemes which will have been unveiled the previous week to an audience of international investors in Cannes.
Hosted by Bondholder Déda, hear from the delegation about plans for Derby and Derbyshire that will help shape the future including:
• Heart of the City - including plans for a new Performance Venue, Market Hall and Debenhams and Becketwell
• Bold Lane - new Grade A office complex
• Swimming Pool
• Friar Gate Goods Yard
• Peak Resort and Buxton
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, will give an insight into Derby and Derbyshire's role in the Midlands UK Pavilion at MIPIM, which sees the Midlands come together to promote its offer on the global stage.
A breakfast will be served on arrival from 8am.
Enjoy pastries and coffee before taking a pew to hear from Stephen Hance, the new Dean of Derby, about future plans for Derby Cathedral. We will also hear from Bill Tomlinson, chairman of Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre and from John Whitby, Mayor of Derby on why he has chosen DCHC as one of his charities. We will then head out to Cathedral Green to wave goodbye to the first DCHC children going this year on holiday to Skegness. There will be two tours of the Tudor Towers during the event. These will be restricted to 30 people in total.
Thank you to Morley Hayes who have kindly invited us to lunch with them in their award-winning restaurant The Dovecote. Bondholders are invited to celebrate the restaurant that has won ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at The food Awards England, and that has retained its AA rosettes (2) for the sixth year running. Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch before hearing from the team about future plans and offerings.
Bondholder Air-IT has joined forces with fellow Bondholder Flint Bishop LLP to deliver a workshop on GDPR.
Hosted at Air-IT's brand new offices, we will begin by hearing from Claire Tonks, Partner at Flint Bishop Solicitors, who will present "GDPR: Understanding Your Road Map to Compliance".
Claire is an expert on GDPR compliance and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Following a coffee break, Sam Reed, Chief Technology Officer at Air-IT, will deliver "Cyber Security: What Your Business Needs to Know and Do".
Lunch will be provided following the presentations, an opportunity for you to ask further questions and to take a tour of Air-IT's ultra-modern new workplace.
There will be spaces available for 20 people.
This event is part of the "Invest in D2N2" project supported by the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund.
New for 2018, The Cow Dalbury has reopened its doors following an extensive programme of sympathetic restoration that finds the once popular Black Cow pub transformed into a delightful 12 bedroom boutique hotel nestled alongside the village green
Bondholders are invited for arrival drinks before hearing about the backstory of the venue. Enjoy a tour of the hotel and explore first-hand the guest accommodation available. A selection of dishes from the extensive menu will be available for you to graze from in the bar, with an opportunity to chat with the team and learn more about the various rates and packages available for corporate clients.