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Launch of Invest in Derbyshire

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An exciting next step in the development of the Invest in Derbyshire service, delivered by Marketing Derby on behalf of Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Economic Partnership, was taken last week as a new brand, website and film were launched.

Investors, businesses and key partners attended a launch event in support of the county’s ambition to be a destination of choice for investors and businesses.

As the inward investment promotion agency for Derby and Derbyshire, Marketing Derby raises the profile of the county and provides a bespoke service to investors and business looking to locate here.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said “Derbyshire has a rich history and proven record of successful inward investment. The film and website will help us, and partners, promote the county as a great place in which to invest, live, work and play. We are delighted that some of our Bondholders have helped with this next step in the service offered.”

The creative talents of Bondholders Alt Design (brand and website), Averill Photography (imagery), Purpose Media (film) and Code Print (event collateral) are all showcased.

Invest in Derbyshire is a partnership between Derbyshire Economic Partnership, Destination Chesterfield and Marketing Derby on behalf of Derbyshire County Council and, at the event, delegates heard from speakers including Leader of Derbyshire County Council Councillor, Barry Lewis, talking about the Council’s commitment to unlocking growth and promoting investment.

Councillor Lewis said “Derbyshire has so much to offer investors at both a national and global level. Its unique position at the heart of the UK together with excellent transport links and quality of life make our county an attractive place for businesses to locate invest, live, work and stay.”

Chairman of the Derbyshire Enterprise Partnership, Richard Horsley added “With its rich heritage of innovation and a broad range of development opportunities, Derbyshire has one of the strongest economic performances in the country and I am proud to launch the new service today.”

Also at the launch event, Managing Director of Bondholder Toyota Europe, Tony Walker, highlighted why Toyota invested in Derbyshire and continues to grow its business here today. Sally Ambrose from the Chatsworth Estate talked about the estate’s impact on the local economy and how, as a key Derbyshire landowner, it will drive future opportunities to promote development in Derbyshire. Delegates also heard from Peter Storey, of Markham Vale, explaining why the enterprise zone at J29A of the M1 has been so successful at attracting inward investment to date.

Bondholders Collaborate on new Website

Bondholder The Old Bell Hotel has launched a new website, created and designed by fellow Bondholder Alt Design. 

The new website comes as The Old Bell Hotel launches its Christmas events and private hire programme including new function spaces.

Owner Paul Hurst has said, “Our new website reflects how we’re changing The Old Bell with new events, beautiful function rooms and restoring more parts of one of Derby’s oldest buildings. We continue to invest in The Old Bell and we’ll shortly be starting work on the next restoration phase which will include 8-10 boutique hotel rooms”.

The new website aims to highlight some of the beautiful spaces inside the 17th century coaching inn and show the variety of functions and events that are held throughout the year.

Gail Hodson-Walker from Alt Design added:"Having worked with the team at The Old Bell on various projects since the building's refurbishments in 2014, it's a pleasure to be the team behind the brand and launch of their new website."

Justin Smith Commissions Bondholder on Branding Refresh

Justin Smith Architects has commissioned fellow Bondholder Alt Design to refresh the company’s branding.

The graphic design agency will be working on new styling, fonts, colour standards, brochures business card and responsive website.

Fellow Bondholder Cactus Images has also been commissioned to provide their professional photography services to both the company website and brochures.

We are delighted with the work Alt Design and Cactus Images have crafted for us and feel it displays our work in a fresh and exciting way.
— Justin Smith, Signature Architect