The high quality of Derbyshire’s cultural and lifestyle offer will be showcased tomorrow at MIPIM in the Midlands UK Pavilion when Frank Horsley, Head of Economic Regeneration at Derbyshire County Council, joins a panel hosted by Estates Gazette to discuss the effects leisure and tourism have on economic development.
Derbyshire has long been a destination of choice to live, work and play and this is an increasingly important part in the promotion of Derby and Derbyshire to investors. With over 35 million visitors per year, the tourism economy in Derbyshire is thriving and iconic locations such as the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House and the National Forest help put Derbyshire on the global stage.
Frank Horsley will use the opportunity to highlight new developments of global significance such as Buxton Hotel and Spa and Peak Resort in Chesterfield.
Major development schemes in Derbyshire, Drakelow Park and Tudor Cross, have been selected by the Department for International Trade to feature amongst a handful of schemes across the Midlands in its Investment Portfolio launched this week at MIPIM.