Derby at the Ritz

In preparation for MIPIM UK, Marketing Derby held a private investor reception at the Ritz on Tuesday evening, to showcase why Derby is an excellent opportunity for investment.

In a demonstration of the city's successful private-public partnership approach, ambassadors from Derby's public and private sectors came together with UK investors and developers to highlight some of the city's recent development successes and pipeline projects, as well as the next wave of opportunities. 

Speaking at the event, Managing Director John Forkin said: "Derby has already attracted £3bn of investment, but the city is still a work in progress, which is why we are delighted to see so many colleagues from the investment community."


Following a welcome from Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, Cllr Martin Rawson, guests heard from John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, and Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development at Rolls-Royce plc, who spoke about the importance of its Derby HQ in its global operations, its investment plans for the city, including a civil aerospace campus, and its support for Derby's Enterprise Zone, Infinity Park Derby which, with its position alongside Rolls-Royce's civil aerospace HQ, will be a key site for the UK's advanced manufacturing sectors.