Marketing Derby hosted its 30th Derby Embassy at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall at the beginning of the Summer with a keynote presentation from Rolls-Royce plc.
The Derby Embassy is part of Marketing Derby’s annual calendar of events in London. As a key target market to raise the profile of Derby in the capital it is an opportunity to gather local ambassadors, business leaders, key stakeholders together with investors and developers who are looking to be part of Derby’s future landscape.
Embassy guests heard from the Leader of Derby City Council, Chris Poulter at his first Embassy event since taking over the leadership role, as well as hearing from law firm and Embassy partner Smith Partnership about their forward-thinking approach to an office move. Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development for Rolls-Royce re-affirmed the global firms commitment to Derby.
The event was part of the "Invest in D2N2" project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Growth programme 2014-2020.
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said "We have been holding Embassy events in London for 10 years. They go from strength to strength and are an important part of our inward investment strategy. This year we opened an office base in the capital and launched an Ambassadors Club which is becoming a dynamic group of advocates for the city."