Claire Twells, Business Development Partner at Smith Partnership explains why she is helping promote opportunities in Derby at MIPIM UK.
Last year I was new to MIPIM UK. I didn't really know what to expect but was confident that with the partnership we had with Marketing Derby my time would be well spent. This year I am back again as part of Team Derby to promote the city and to encourage development opportunities within Derby.
Working with the Marketing Derby team, I have developed a very real understanding of the role that they have in the city's development, not just for the next five years but for the next 30 years. The importance of Marketing Derby to the city cannot be understated. Marketing Derby is vital to the city, if we want our city to grow and develop and, in turn, present more jobs and a better place for us to live and for future generations to inherit.
As one of the largest firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, Smith Partnership wanted to help with that development. We wanted to do more and feel that we were working with Marketing Derby to achieve the growth of the city which as a local business we would benefit from. The partnership we have with Marketing Derby allows Smith Partnership to work alongside and within the city's development and regeneration programmes. We are proud to be part of the city and the partnership programme.