The project, named Made in Derby is to feature Derby’s most famous and inspiring people who will be honoured with a series of plaques embedded into city centre streets. The first plaques will be installed between Bondholder intu and the Market Hall along Albion Street and Exchange Street.
Each will have a feature allowing Smartphone users to access more information about the individuals and their achievements.
City residents are being invited to nominate the first eight inductees.
Nominations should be received by Thursday 30th November and should state who is being nominated and why. The selection criteria are that the person should have either have been born in Derby or have a strong association with Derby. They should have made a significant contribution to the city or achieved substantial accomplishments in their profession or vocation.
Steve Hall, Editor of Derby Telegraph, said: “We thought that more needed to be done to recognise the achievements of people who were from Derby or had strong associations with our city. We floated the idea with leaders of local businesses and major city organisations and they were of a similar view. The council, and particularly deputy leader Cllr Martin Rawson, were also keen to see what could be achieved.
“We looked at a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame and spoke to the Business improvement District in Birmingham, which has created something similar, but we think the Made In Derby concept is something a bit different and, because it will be sourced and manufactured locally, furthers the idea of celebrating all that is great about our city.”
Suggestions for names to be considered by can sent to Made in Derby, c/o Zena Hawley, Derby Telegraph, 2 Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2PB, emailed to email@example.com or submitted via the Derby Telegraph’s website or social media accounts.