Derby cyclist riding for world record glory

Derby cyclist and adventurer Leigh Timmis is taking on his greatest challenge to date – breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest cycle across Europe.

Leigh, from Oakwood, sets off from the coast of Portugal and is aiming to cycle 4000 miles –
twice the distance of the Tour de France – in less than 20 days, smashing the current record
by at least nine days when he arrives in the Russian city of Ufa.

During the journey he crosses nine countries, the Pyrenees, the foothills of the Alps and the Russian Steppe. 

The record currently stands at 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes, but fully supported by a team of sports science experts, he believes he can break the 20 day barrier.

He is also raising funds for the mental health charity MQ, as the roots for his remarkable cycling feats – including spending seven years cycling around the world – lie in the depression he suffered as a younger man.

Leigh, who filled the "Dare to Dream" slot at this year’s Marketing Derby Annual Business Event, said: “Attempting this record not only presents an opportunity for me to push the limits of human endurance but to raise awareness of mental health issues that are so close to my heart.

“It was depression and seeking something else in life that led to me cycling around the world, which in turn led me to this moment.

“Since I returned to Derby last year the support I’ve had from people has been phenomenal, and I hope that people will keep on getting behind me and make this not just a record for
myself, but for the whole city of Derby.”

Leigh is aiming for the help of sponsors and the support of the public to help pay for his equipment and support team. Derby businesses HUUB, Prima Velo, Archer Hampson, Accrofab and The University of Derby Human Performance Unit have already got involved to
help, but Leigh is hoping for further help to reach his target.

To learn more about Leigh’s amazing world record attempt and to get involved email him at

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New Staff at Marketing Derby

Marketing Derby, the investment promotion agency for Derby, has welcomed two new members to its team with the appointment of Helen Hydes and Stuart Costen.

Helen Hydes joins as Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager from the external affairs team at Toyota Manufacturing UK and will work closely with Marketing Derby’s 330 Bondholder companies to promote the strength of Derby’s business community and vibrant economy.  Helen will also work  with broader stakeholders on key campaigns and initiatives to raise the profile of the city in order to attract investment and create jobs.

Stuart Costen joins as Digital Marketing Executive from Bondholder Surescreen Diagnostics and will lead on digital marketing to enhance the profile of the city and Marketing Derby’s activities, as well as help promote its Bondholder community.

Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin said “We are delighted to welcome Helen and Stuart to the Marketing Derby team; their appointments will further strengthen the activity we undertake to attract investment, and help us to provide even more valuable support to our stakeholders and Bondholders.”

Agricultural insight for students


Agriculture students at Bondholder Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have spent three days in the Czech Republic where they gained an insight into the development of farm machinery.

The group were hosted by tractor manufacturing company Zetor where they were able to test drive the latest machinery, tour the production facility and see the workings of a nearby 6,000 acre farm.

Derby College Agriculture lecturer Neil Townley explained: “This is the third time we have been invited by Zetor to visit their factory and they pulled out all the stops to make us welcome.

“This was a great experience for our students to learn about different farming methods as well as the equipment manufacturing aspect of the industry.”

Derbyshire Cricket announce three year partnership

Derbyshire Cricket Partnership

Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club has agreed a three-year partnership with The Energy Check, who will be become the Club’s new Official Energy Partner until the end of 2020.

The Energy Check, who are one of the UK’s leading energy consultancies, will provide the Club with market expertise and help to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

With a combined experience of over 40 years, The Energy Check is also involved in finding tailored renewable and energy efficient solutions for businesses of all sizes.

As Official Energy Partner, The Energy Check will also receive prominent branding at The 3aaa County Ground and across the Club’s digital channels as Derbyshire’s social media main partner.

Commercial Director, Ryan Duckett said: “We’re delighted to be working closely with The Energy Check, who are experts in business and home energy solutions, over the next three years.

Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Energy Check, Ryan Callaghan said: “The Energy Check are proud to be partnered with and sponsoring Derbyshire County Cricket Club through our Corporate Partnership division.

“We look forward to supporting the Club commercially, alongside investing our time and expertise in ensuring the Club is efficient with their energy matters.

“It’s an exciting time for both organisations entering what we expect to be a long-lasting relationship and we wish the Club every success over the coming years.”

Sinfonia Viva shortlisted for national award

A partnership project involving Bondholder Sinfonia Viva has been shortlisted for a prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award – the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.

Sinfonia Viva has worked in partnership with Orchestras Live, East Riding Council and Manchester Camerata orchestra on a two-year ‘Classically Yours’ project.

It involved a number of community engagement projects and performances reaching more than 2,000 people in Yorkshire as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme.

The project has been shortlisted for the Audiences and Engagement category of the RPS Music Awards which will be announced in London on May 9th 2018.

Viva’s involvement in the project included workshops in nurseries and then a performance of its ‘Flutter & Fly’ family concert.

The Viva creative team also worked with three community groups to compose new songs inspired by their experiences which were performed in the town alongside the Orchestra and then again in Bridlington alongside Manchester Camerata and other community groups.

Viva Chief Executive Peter Helps said: “We are delighted that the partnership project with East Riding, Manchester Camerata, Orchestras Live and Sinfonia Viva has been shortlisted for this award.

“It reflects the Orchestra’s ethos that partnership working achieves more, uses individual skills better and delivers stronger outcomes for those with whom we work.”

Derby joins city elite

Derby has been ranked amongst the elite at the top of a new league table in a UK Powerhouse City Growth Tracker report sitting between Cambridge (1st) and Oxford (3rd).

The report compares the growth of 45 UK cities in annual gross value added (GVA) in Q4 2017 – the value generated by the production of goods and services.

With a year-on-year growth of 1.8% Derby has proven itself as the rising star of the Midlands.

The report also shows that in the same period the manufacturing sector in the UK grew by 1.3% buoyed by booming global trade volumes. Global manufacturers Bombardier, Rolls-Royce and Toyota Manufacturing UK based within Derby and Derbyshire have enjoyed a competitive export advantage from the weak pound in 2017 boosting production.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said: “The strength of Derby’s economy is core to the city’s investment pitch and whilst there is no one league table that acts as a silver bullet we are always there or thereabouts.

Many may be surprised to see Derby sitting between Cambridge and Oxford but when you consider the hi-tech and advanced nature of our economy this should come as no surprise.”



Amazon moves to East Midlands

Online retail giant Amazon is set to be the first tenant of a £700m distribution hub near East Midlands Airport (EMA) which is the UK’s busiest pure cargo airport and handles over 320,000 tonnes of flown cargo every year. EMA is already the UK hub for DHL and UPS, and support operations for TNT and Royal Mail.

It is understood that Amazon has agreed a deal to occupy a 500,000 sq ft unit at the Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, next to junction 24 of the M1, creating 3,500 jobs.

The site is expected to be completed by April 2019.  

East Midlands Gateway has planning consent for up to six million sq ft of logistics space and will incorporate a 50-acre strategic rail freight interchange and is expected to have around ten distribution units.

The rail freight hub links directly to the Castle Donington freight line, which provides access to major UK ports such as Southampton, Felixstowe and London Gateway.

To infinity and beyond

Derby City Council has signed a collaboration agreement with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and one of the world’s leading manufacturing research institutions to open a new facility on Infinity Park Derby, the city’s Enterprise Zone.

Proposals have been approved to enable the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to establish a new 50,000 sq ft base on Infinity Park which will be an extension of the existing iHub and allow more new technologies to be delivered regionally.
This will establish a new multi-million pound innovation facility at Infinity Park, the 100-acre manufacturing-focused commercial and technology site located next to the world headquarters of Rolls-Royce civil aerospace.

AMRC was established by the University of Sheffield in 2001 and has developed into a cluster of innovation centres focusing on the UK’s key engineering industries.
It recently helped secure more than £100m in inward investment to the Sheffield City region from Boeing, Rolls-Royce and McLaren and is looking to replicate its success with the new research centre at Infinity Park, which it hopes will attract firms seeking to develop new technologies to the city.

The agreement will support Derby City Council and D2N2’s bold strategy for improving the region’s economic growth, skills and jobs whilst the site will receive Catapult Centre status as a nationally-recognised centre for hi-tech research and business growth.
D2N2 is allocating £12.9million to Infinity Park from its Local Growth Fund allocation over six years to help improve infrastructure on the site.

Commenting on the agreement, Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the Economy, said: “The iHub is a real beacon for innovation and growth and is now home to some of the most inspiring SMEs from across the UK’s planes, trains and automobiles sector. With Rolls-Royce and many other of high-tech companies in the area, it makes perfect sense to house the new innovation centre close by on Infinity Park.”

“We hope that AMRC’s expertise for research and innovation, coupled with the city’s strong skills base, will reinforce Derby’s reputation as the go-to place for global manufacturing companies and act as a catalyst for attracting even more high-tech engineering and manufacturing companies to Infinity Park.”
Andrew Storer, CEO of AMRC’s energy centre, added: “AMRC aims to build a world-class manufacturing base here in the UK. We have succeeded in making the Sheffield City Region a magnet for inward investment. Now, with the support of Derby City Council and D2N2 we hope to have the same impact here at Infinity Park.”

“The new Derby facility has the potential for cross-sector activities, which we hope will enable us to expand our work into new areas of research.”

Landmark future for Derby

Landmark Future for Derby

Godwin Developments has unveiled plans for a 200-unit £32m PRS scheme for Derby city centre. Following a public consultation which took place on Monday 16th April, plans are due to be submitted by the end of the month for the building, which, at 17 storeys, would be Derby’s tallest. The plans follow 12 months of pre-planning for the site which is a brownfield location on the North Riverside part of the city centre.

The scheme is likely to incorporate facilities such as a gym, concierge, 24hr reception, cinema room and residents’ lounges. Solar panels, electric car charging points, bike schemes and Amazon lockers are also expected to feature.

Stephen Pratt, Director at Godwin Developments said, “We are really excited to be bringing this scheme to Derby. The economic, social and cultural regeneration of the city centre is impressive and we believe The Landmark will be a market-leading city living development.”

John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby, said, “We are thrilled to see these plans for an iconic residential development that makes a statement about the ambitions of Derby to be seen as a progressive, 21st century city.”

PRS Approval for Derby

A 105-unit PRS development has received planning approval in Derby city centre.

The apartments, split between two blocks, reach a height of 13 storeys and overlook the River Derwent from Derby’s North Riverside and will provide high-quality, long-term rental accommodation for professionals in the city. With Derby’s hi-tech economy, high average workplace salaries and graduate workforce, this type of accommodation is extremely important to providing suitable homes for the labour market.

Derby City Council Planning Committee member, Cllr Baggy Shanker, said, “We want Derby to be a vibrant and modern city. We need modern city centre living to meet the demands of our city and its residents. It’s schemes like this that will turn us into a vibrant city.”

Tom Erskine, Inward Investment Executive at Marketing Derby said, “It’s important for Derby to have a variety of housing tenures, and we are severely under-served in high quality city living options. It is therefore vital that brownfield sites like this, which provide an opportunity for quality regeneration, are built on with the sort of accommodation that people want. The size of these sites demand density in development and, the influx of 150 residents to this part of the city will have an extremely positive impact on the safety and economy of the area around it.”

Conference Centre helps Students explore an engineering future

This March, Bondholder The Derby Conference Centre played host to iRail, a free showcase event designed to educate students from across the region, about the great heritage of the rail industry in the city of Derby, and the technological and engineering opportunities available within rail.

The Derby Conference Centre has a long history with rail as it was a dedicated training facility for the rail industry. Designed by William H Hamlyn, the principal architect of the London Midland & Scottish Railway, it was opened in 1938 and was the first residential rail training centre in the UK, capable of housing up to 50 railway operatives and signallers at a time.

As part of the event, with the aim of bringing regional schools together, the schools all visited different rail company’s sites, including 3 Bondholders Bombardier, East Midlands Trains and Resonate. Then on the day, students were invited to take part in a competition to provide the best solution to a railway engineering problem. The competition taught students to work together in teams, to research answers together and to gain confidence when networking with the various organisations to discover the best solution to their set challenge.

The event was also an opportunity for rail companies such as Network rail, Bombardier, Women in Rail and Resonate to exhibit and network with each other, as well as the students, and to give advice to the students during the competition.

iRail, Innovative Rail, is a successful initiative from Learn by Design who seek to engage students with science and technology in practical ways. At iRail they demonstrated the importance of infrastructure within modern Britain and the many career opportunities available to them in engineering and specifically within the rail industry. 

Reflecting upon the success of the event, Rebecca Adams, The Derby Conference Centre’s Sales and Marketing Executive, said:

“I think it is vitally important that Derby, a city which was built upon the success of engineering and the growth of the rail industry, continues to invest in and to inspire its young people. It is crucial that the industries of today develop and this can only be done by engaging with the engineers of tomorrow. The feedback we received from the event has been fantastic! We at The Derby Conference Centre are proud to host this event, in this building, to celebrate the continued success of the rail industry and its continued contribution to the local economy.”

Burnthebook supports mortgage experts’ growth plans

The continued upturn in the residential and buy-to-let property market has prompted a Derby-based mortgage consultancy to forge ahead with expansion plans and team up with Marketing Derby Bondholder Burnthebook to provide the digital platform to achieve this goal.

Derbyshire Mortgage Services in Allestree is an independent family-owned company headed by long-established mortgage consultant Michelle Woolley.

Burnthebook has designed the new website for the company which focuses on clear information for clients including purpose-built mortgage and stamp duty calculators to help work out finances.

Mrs Woolley explained: “Finding the right mortgage and insurance products can be very stressful for clients – not least having to take time of work to visit high street lenders during office hours.

“As an independent, local business, we offer a personal service which, as well as being free to the client, means that we are available at times to suit them.

“This approach has resulted in incredible growth across the business which has led us to start recruiting for more staff.

“Alongside this, we realised we needed a website that properly reflected the quality of our offer as well as the personal service that supports our clients through the mortgage and insurance process.

“We were keen to work with Burnthebook who have a great reputation and really understood our business.

Burnthebook Director Jackie Clarke continued: “We took Derbyshire Mortgage Services through our usual rigorous strategy and analysis process to fully understand the operational side of their business and establish their growth ambitions. 

“Our primary aim was to ensure the website delivered the best possible user experience, thereby converting enquires into sales and achieve the business growth that our client wanted. 

“We are now working with Derbyshire Mortgage Services to deliver a digital campaign to drive enquiries to the website, as well as a continued program of SEO support.

Those ‘medal’ling athletes

Emerson Heptahlon

Six Gold, six Silver and three Bronze – no it’s not the content of a treasure trove, it’s the medal haul being brought back by Derby & Derbyshire athletes from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

They truly have done us proud and if Derbyshire were a Country we would stand 11.5th in the overall medal table in between Malaysia and Singapore.  

From cycling to table tennis, boxing to swimming our athletes have worked so hard and achieved so much.

Well done to everyone!

Would you like to hear more from some of our athletes?
On Tuesday 15th May we will be holding a Bondholder Breakfast with Bondholder Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) at Derby Arena where we will get the opportunity to speak to some of the successful athletes who are supported by DIS.

Keep an eye out for the invite which will be in your inboxes soon....

Derbyshire Sport Medals table

University shortlisted for higher education awards

Higher Education Awards

Bondholder University of Derby has been shortlisted for two national awards for its commitment to quality in teaching, learning and research.  

The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (Thelmas) celebrate the best examples of innovation, teamwork and enterprise at UK universities.

The University is one of six institutions shortlisted for the Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category, designed to recognise ‘a teaching and learning strategy that is distinctive and innovative, has enhanced both the student and staff experience, and reflects an institution’s core values’.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell said: “Being shortlisted for these awards is testament to everyone’s hard work in taking forward the strategy and enabling us to achieve great outcomes for our students, as well as external recognition for Derby.”

The University was also shortlisted in the DataPoints Merit Award category, which is based on analysis of data collected from UK universities by Times Higher Education as part of their World University Rankings, which look at teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. 

Times Higher Education editor John Gill said: "The Thelmas are unique in shining a deserved spotlight on often unsung heroes from across the professional services and administration of our world-leading universities, and it’s an honour for Times Higher Education to organise an event celebrating their achievements.”

Derby tops UK living table

Derby came second in a recently released list of 'Best locations to earn a living.' appearing just behind Crawley and ahead of Southampton.

Credit checking company TotallyMoney who describe Derby as the 'centre of advanced transport manufacturing',  compiled the list by calculating the cost of living, salaries, average monthly mortgage repayments, job growth and business closures.

Close neighbours Nottingham came 46th and Leicester 52nd whilst the city of London, with its high cost of living, was 38th.

Joe Gardiner, TotallyMoney head of brand and content said "While many are drawn to bigger cities, such as London and Birmingham, in the hope of earning a decent living, our research shows they may not be the best overall option because of the higher-than-average living costs."

St Peters Quarter BID Wins Lottery Funding

Bondholder St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has secured a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Awards for All – Big Lottery Fund to fund this year’s free street entertainment programme in the area.

The BID successfully applied for the funding to support the St Peters Quarter Live programme which will feature eight key events over the coming nine months as part of the wider BID programme to animate the streets and encourage more people into the heart of the city centre.

The full St Peters Quarter Live programme is currently being finalised following feedback from local businesses who attend the BID’s monthly meetings who are keen to get involved in promoting and supporting the events.

The first event will be held on the Spot on Saturday April 14 between 11am and 3pm – featuring local music groups.

Helen Wathall, chair of the St Peters Quarter Board, said: "We are delighted to have secured funding for St Peters Quarter Live which has been a popular part of the BID programme since the re-launch last April.

"Free street entertainment in events spaces such as the Spot, St Peters Cross and Bondholder Riverlights provides an animated feel and extra vibrancy to the area - driving footfall and return visits.

“It is therefore an important part of our programme to improve the St Peters Quarter BID area and encourage people back into this bustling part of the city centre."

Acts on April 14th include Derby’s Rebel Women's Choir who are based at Derby Women’s Centre and have a repertoire of inspiring songs of sisterhood, women's protest and women's rebellion.

They will be joined by four-part harmony chorus Ignite UK from Belper, fresh from their first competition in Ireland when they won a bronze medal and local community choir The Silver Tones who have a light-hearted repertoire of old favourites.

Bondholders join forces - it's Black & White

Two Bondholders have joined forces to launch Black & White PR – a Derby-based agency with a difference.

David Leatt, managing director of Three Sixty Media Group, and Neil White, former editor of the Derby Telegraph, have been involved in some of the city’s most significant campaigns in the past two decades.

Now they have set about elevating Derby’s businesses to new heights, regionally, nationally and internationally.

David Leatt commented: “Neil and I have common thoughts about the media and business environments and share a passion for Derby and Derbyshire.

“We have the connections in the city and in the wider D2N2 area which will make a difference to any company or organisation.”

Neil White added: “We have a potent combination of many years of experience combined with a huge drive to help make businesses and, consequently, the city of Derby, succeed.

“Of course, we can offer traditional PR services but we know that there is much more to effective public relations than writing press releases.

“We will promote companies in the right environment for them – ranging from print, digital and social media to word of mouth.

“David and I are also fervent advocates of the Derby Story. We are proud of the city’s 300-year history of thinking and making and believe that we have so many exciting businesses, big and small, with whom we can write the next chapter.”

Black & White PR will be based at Bondholder Connect Derby's managed offices Riverside Chambers alongside Three Sixty Media and Marketing Derby.

Altran joins businesses at iHub

Altran, a world leader in engineering and R&D services, is one of the latest hi-tech companies to establish a base at Bondholder Connect Derby's £12m iHub innovation centre.

The company, which employs 45,000 people in over 20 countries across the globe, has taken
two offices at the iHub – the flagship building on Infinity Park.

A pioneer in engineering and R&D services, Altran provides its expertise to key players across the aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecoms
sectors, amongst others.

The move comes during an exciting point in Altran’s history, following its high-profile
acquisition of digital leader in design and engineering services Aricent.

The high-quality accommodation, services and facilities available at the iHub will enable Altran to continue to expand its footprint in Derby.

Since it was launched last Autumn, the £12m iHub, which has Enterprise Zone status, has attracted a diverse range of businesses such as global aerospace giant Airbus to its 18 traditional office workspaces and 14 ground floor workshops.

Commenting on the company’s arrival at the iHub, Mike Simms, CEO of Altran UK, said: "The iHub is a fantastic facility which is gaining recognition nationally. The location, services and facilities available here will support our provision of high-value engineering expertise to clients in the aerospace, automotive, energy and rail sectors."

Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, said: "Since it was launched last Autumn, the iHub has established a reputation for providing a
supportive and collaborative environment to enable businesses to innovate, grow and develop.

"Altran is a global name and we’re delighted to welcome the team to the iHub innovation centre."

Royal Crown Derby reveal collection for Royal Wedding

Bondholder Royal Crown Derby continues its celebration of the upcoming marriage of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle by revealing the designs for its highly anticipated Royal Wedding collection.

The latest Royal Wedding collection marks a new generation of the monarchy. Featuring an Octagonal Plate, Heart Tray, Loving Cup and an Old Imari Solid Gold Band Melbourne Tray, the collection represents the special union with an interconnecting design.

2018 Royal Wedding Collection

Created as a limited-edition range excluding the Heart Tray which is general range only, the Octagonal Plate has a limited-edition size of 1,500, the Loving Cup will feature 1,000 pieces with only 500 pieces of the Old Imari Solid Gold Band Melbourne Tray being created.

In line with tradition and adapted from the design created for the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, the collection will feature the couple’s initials and will be inscribed with a dedicatory message stating “To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H Prince Henry of Wales to Meghan Markle 19th May 2018”.

Incorporating a gold coronet to denote Harry’s Royal status as Prince and gold acorns symbolic of longevity and the House of Windsor, alongside England’s emblematic Tudor Rose, this collection, designed by June Branscombe and adapted by Lisa Law, is a fitting tribute to the grandeur of the occasion.

The pieces represent the unifying of two great nations in marriage with a special backstamp, overlaid in 22-carat gold marking the momentous nature of the wedding with an inscription reading “To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H. Prince Henry of Wales to Ms Meghan Markle 19th May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor”. 

Royal Crown Derby’s Sales and Marketing Director, Steve Rowley, said: "This is an incredibly exciting time for Prince Harry and Meghan as well as Royal Crown Derby itself. We’re honoured to commemorate this landmark occasion and celebrate with the Royal Family and Royal enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic."

Have Your Say on Landmark development for Derby

New Bondholder Godwin Developments are asking fellow Bondholders for their views on a significant new residential development planned for the city centre.

Following 12 months of pre-planning, plans for The Landmark are due to be submitted at the end of April and will include a 17-storey building, providing 200 high-quality apartments on a brownfield site on Derby’s North Riverside, an area in need of regeneration.

We are really excited to be bringing this scheme to Derby. The economic, social and cultural regeneration of the city is impressive and we believe The Landmark will be a market-leading city living development. We would welcome feedback from the business community and look forward to being part of the Marketing Derby Bondholder community.
— Stephen Pratt, Director of Godwin Developments

The apartments would be a 'Build to Rent' development meaning no apartments are for sale. This guarantees one landlord for the whole scheme and paves the way for possible services such as a concierge, 24hr maintenance and additional facilities such as gyms, cinemas and lounges.

They are extremely attractive to graduates, young workers and people looking to rent on a mid to long term basis.

Marketing Derby has been working with Godwin Developments for some time on bringing these plans forward and support the plans fully.

John Forkin, Managing Director, said, “We are thrilled to see these plans for an iconic residential development that makes a statement about the ambitions of Derby to be seen as a progressive, 21st century city. As a location for tall buildings, North Riverside is ideal and we hope Bondholders will come and offer their support for the scheme at the Quad.”

Ahead of plans being submitted, Godwin Developments and their advisors are inviting fellow Bondholders to come to the Digital Studio at Derby Quad on Monday 16th April at any time between 3:30pm and 8pm, where they can find out about the scheme in more detail and offer their comments.