Derby Museums and Art Gallery

Man of the 'Mo'ment


Mo Suleman, Director of Resources at Bondholder Derby Museums has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Entrepreneur for Good of the Year award.

Mo Suleman beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses and individuals entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.

Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names.

Mo Suleman added, “I am absolutely honoured to have been shortlisted for the final. There are some amazing entrepreneurs shortlisted, and to be named amongst them is fantastic. It also feels good to be flying the flag for Derby and Museums in general. It just shows what is possible when you have a great team around you because this award wouldn’t be possible without the support and help of my colleagues.”

Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship at NatWest said: “Entrepreneurial spirit is still clearly alive and well, and NatWest is thrilled to be able to continue to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at 5 gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London.

The Big Lock Up

Lindsey Hatfield, Marketing Derby's Commercial Development Manager, is taking part in the "Big Lock Up" to help raise money for the Mayor's five chosen charities; including Bondholders Safe and Sound, Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre and Derby Museums.

She will be one of 12 'inmates' - along with The Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby - to face a mock 'arrest' by Peter Ireson, head of culture and business development at Bondholder Derby LIVE, and Pete Meakin, culture development manager, at their place of work on Friday 20 April.

The motley crew will be charged with a whole host of ‘misdemeanours’ - from crimes against fashion and aggravated assault on dress codes, to cattle rustling, laundering chocolate coins and stalking Gregg’s cheese and onion pasties.

Lindsey commented: " 3 of the Mayors charities are Bondholders which is why I would like to show my support. As well as being a huge supporter of these charities, that do great things in  supporting vulnerable children and families in our city, I would also like to thank them for being supporters of Marketing Derby. I'm not sure I am as  villainous as the rest of the convicts though, whats wrong with a little mischief and misdemeanour?"

After the inmates have been rounded-up by Peter and Pete – who will be playing the role of ‘Ant and Dec’ for the event – they’ll be transferred to the cells at Riverside Chambers, where they’ll be forced to undertake a series of tasks to earn food rations and treats.

Their colleagues and members of the public will be asked to make a small donation to vote for the individual they’d most like to see locked up and make further donations to view the footage of the inmates doing their time in the cells. The more money that’s raised, the longer the individuals will stay in the cells.

Speaking about ‘Derby’s Big Lock Up’, the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, said: "It's terrific to see so many partners getting involved with our fundraising efforts for my fantastic charities.

“I'd like to thank all those who have given up their valuable time and freedom to participate in this innovative and exciting initiative. Special thanks goes to Ann Bhatti and the team at Connect Derby for organising the event and allowing us to use the former police cells at Riverside Chambers.
"I'd like to urge everyone from the business community to dig deep in support of the Big Lockup and to help me further exceed our fundraising target of £25,000 for my year in office.”

Market Hall Restoration

Bondholder Derby City Council has awarded a £5m contract to Wates Construction for the first phase of a three-year project to transform the Market Hall and drive its economic regeneration.

The first phase of the project will see the significant improvement to the building’s glazed panelling, copper roof and stonework. It will start with the installation of an extensive bespoke scaffolding structure which will allow traders to operate as normal during the restoration works. The installation of the scaffolding  will start in the spring and end in the autumn followed by building surveys that will inform the extent of the work required.

Wates will engage a local supply chain and provide training and employment opportunities for the people of Derby, ensuring it leaves behind a skills and economic boost for the city. 

Bondholder Pick Everard have been appointed as technical project manager.

Cllr Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader, Derby City Council with responsibility for regeneration and the economy said: “We have pledged to redevelop the Market Hall into a modern, vibrant and bustling destination. The appointment of these contractors is the start of a three-year project to transform the building and its offer to attract a wider cross section of people and drive a stronger footfall in the city centre. The Labour administration has secured in the region of £5m for the works on the roof.”

Matt Hall, Director at Pick Everard said: “The Market Hall building is a hugely important landmark for Derby and will continue to be an integral part of the city. The wider regeneration of the Market Hall is a pivotal scheme to ensure the city has a future for ongoing growth.  We are delighted to be part of the project team working in close collaboration with Derby City Council, Wates and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth delivery of this and other projects across the region.”

The Market Hall, originally designed by Derbyshire engineer Rowland Mason Oridsh, is located within Derby’s City Centre Conservation Area, which also contains Bondholders Derby Cathedral, the Silk Mill and the Guildhall Theatre.


Still Capturing Reality

It’s a year since Bondholder Mixed Realities, now known as V21, completed their first 3D Virtual Tour of Bondholder Derby College’s iconic Roundhouse, for Bondholder Roundhouse Events. This work went on to inspire them to create an innovative and engaging interactive map, featuring 14 virtual tours of spaces in Derby, including Bondholders Derby Cathedral Tower, Derby Museums and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and of course The Roundhouse. They have recently added Banks Mill Studios to the map, capturing all 5 floors, containing 30 creative studios.

In the summer they went on to successfully experiment how to create a fully immersive CGI/VR environment using the data capture from the original laser scan of the Roundhouse. The result, an amazing tool for visualisation and redevelopment projects, presented at the FBE event at The Roundhouse with Bondholder Maber, in September 2017.

Since September 2017, V21 Artspace has presented over 20 Virtual Exhibitions for Galleries and Museums in Derby, Nottingham and London. including the one-time only world exclusive “Dinosaurs of China - Ground Shakers To Feathered Flyers” exhibited at Nottingham Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from July to October 2017. In December 2017 they branched out to the US. New York based associate, Sylvia Mead, already has 2 exhibitions under her belt, captured at Art Basel Miami. They are excited to be presenting their first New York virtual exhibition very soon and are collaborating with some major organisations on upcoming projects.

From late February their space at 21 Cornmarket will be used as exhibition space, V21 Gallery. They are hosting an opening exhibition “Life & Death” by artists David Booth MRBS and Keith Newlove. The exhibition launches on Friday 23rd February 2018 details of opening times can be found here. They will produce a 3D Virtual Exhibition making it accessible to anyone unable to visit.

Owners, Claire Cutts and Joe Clark, wholeheartedly agree that even though the last year has been a major challenge, as it is for any start-up business, this has been massively outweighed by having the opportunity to with some amazing Bondholders in Derby, including Derby Museums, Quad and Mainframe.

View the work of V21 below:

Interactive MapBanks Mill Studios, The Roundhouse, Dinosaurs of China, V21 Space, V21 Artspace 


Work Begins on World Class Attraction

Bondholder Derby Museums is ready to begin work on a £16.4 million project to transform Derby’s Silk Mill museum into a world class attraction.

Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

The project has received funding from a number of sources including a £9.4m investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), a £2.5m contribution from Arts Council England (ACE) and £3.7m via the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, in addition to £350,000 from Derby City Council, and £228,700 from Partner Museum Funding Trusts.

The new “Museum of Making” will display fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past; and will be designed to empower makers of the future through inspirational environments for learning programmes and activities and is scheduled to open in July 2020.

Follow the progress of this project @DerbySilkMill

Derby Museums Exceeds Target

Bondholder Derby Museums’ Alchemist Ball smashes fundraising target, raising money for their Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Endowments campaign.

Derby Museums hosted a sell-out fundraising ball at their Silk Mill on the 14 October, adding momentum to their Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Endowments campaign.

The annual event welcomed 149 guests and with match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, raised £23,223 towards their Heritage Endowments fund, to help secure the long term future of the Museums.

Jenny Cuadrado, Development Manager for Derby Museums said: ‘’We were absolutely overwhelmed with the level support our guests and prize donors gave to this event.

"The success is a testament to the amazing team behind the Alchemist Ball and to the support we have from organisations and the public who want to join us in safeguarding the future of Derby Museums.”

Over the next four years Derby Museums aims to raise £1 million that will be matched pound for pound by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This will create a £2 million Endowment Fund that will be permanently invested to provide an income to help to support Derby Museums’ long term future.

BBC Discovers Wright

An important lost painting by enlightament artist Joseph Wright of Derby has been rediscovered by Bondholder Derby Museums Trust. 

The painting had been acquired by Derby Museum in the 1950s, but the attribution to Wright was doubted by scholars. In recent years the painting was believed to be by an unknown artist, and showed an unidentified location - a ruined bridge. But research and conservation carried out in partnership with the BBC series Britain’s Lost Masterpieces has revealed not only the location of the bridge, but also that the canvas was painted by Wright of Derby towards the end of his career. 

The artwork lost its attribution after it was almost entirely repainted by a local Derby restorer in the 1950s. For unknown reasons, the restorer decided to alter almost every aspect of the canvas, from the colour of the sky to the costumes worn by the figures. As a result, the painting looked like a work painted in the later 20th Century, not the 18th Century.

But after seeing the painting on the Art UK website, the art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor believed that the painting was worth a second look. Working with Derby Museums, the painting was sent to the restoration studio of Simon Gillespie, who successfully removed the overpaint. This revealed a work of extraordinary quality by Wright himself, full of his signature techniques. These included Wright’s way of painting water by incising the wet paint with the handle of his brush, a technique known as sgrafito.

Further research then identified the bridge as the Ponte Nomentano, an ancient Roman bridge on the river Aniene just outside Rome. Wright is known to have studied and painted Roman bridges on this stretch of river on his Grand Tour of Italy in the 1770s. The final clue came with the discovery of a sale catalogue of Wright’s paintings on 6th May 1801 at Christie’s in London, which included (as lot 20) a painting by Wright of the ‘A View of the Ponte Nomentano near Rome, unfinished’. The painting was then valued at just £3, and until now its whereabouts had remained unknown to Wright scholars.

The attribution to Wright has been confirmed by Brian Allen, former director of the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, and Lucy Bamford, Senior Curator of Art at Derby Museums.

Lucy Bamford, Senior Curator for Fine Art at Derby Museums, said: “After the revelation of Wright’s Colosseum by Moonlight last year –another work that had been so badly over-painted that the artist’s hand was unrecognisable – we had begun to wonder what other treasures might be lurking, unknown, in our stores. We had our suspicions about this particular painting, so when Bendor phoned to discuss the opportunity of researching and restoring it, we jumped at the chance. And I’m so pleased we did!

"A picture that had been languishing in a museum store may now be added to the catalogue of Wright’s known works and, as a result, we can begin to understand a little more of Wright’s Italian tour and the influence it had upon his subsequent output.”

Bondholders Collaborate on Museum of Making

Bondholder GCA Consulting will provide structural engineering services to fellow Bondholder Derby Silk Mill Museum for its £16.4m Museum of Making programme.

The new Museum will celebrate Derby's heritage as a city of makers through its internationally, regionally and locally significant collections. It will also provide opportunities for local people to gain new skills and experiences and will aim to raise aspirations of future generations of innovators and makers.

GCA are committed to a highly collaborative approach under the innovate IPI Alliance Contract that promises significant savings on costs across the lifecycle of the project.

GCA will be using an innovative approach to design combining VR technology, parametric geometry and the site’s existing workshop to produce a unique building structure reflecting the ethos of the Museum of Making.

James Thomson, Managing Director,  said: “This is a truly innovative project, and GCA are delighted to join an exceptional team. We look forward to delivering this key project for Derby’s cultural sector.”

Chamber Celebrates Derbyshire Businesses

The Derbyshire Business Awards 2017, hosted by Bondholder East Midlands Chamber, took place last week at fellow Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club's 3aaa County Ground, and a number of Bondholders walked away with top accolades. 

The awards recognise businesses across Derbyshire which have pioneered new concepts and innovation, excelled in commercial enterprise or distinguished themselves with their attitude to workforce development.

Bondholder winners include Purpose Media, Talk Staff Group, Hodgkinson Builders, Derby Museums Trust, Frame Fast UK and Chevin Fleet Solutions

Marketing company Purpose Media scooped the Marketing Campaign of the Year award. 

Matt Wheatcroft, Managing Director of Purpose Media, said: “This award win is really special to us. We’ve won several awards over the years in recognition of our business performance, but to get another award which recognises our strengths in marketing – after being named as the Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year, in June – is fantastic."

New Bondholder Talk Staff Group was awarded Commitment to People Development award. 

David Orange, Sales and Marketing Director at Talk Staff Group, said: “We are delighted to win this award, not only recognising our success but having worked with our teams on their own individual success too. This is an opportunity for them to celebrate with us.”

Zachary Beer from Bondholder Hodgkinson Builders was awarded Apprentice of the Year. 

Derby Museum Trust's Director of Resources, Mohammed Suleman walked away with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Mohammed said: “It’s an absolute honour to have even been shortlisted. There were some great entrepreneurs in the draw and to win it was not only a shock but also absolutely overwhelming.

Even though my name is on the trophy, this award is for everyone involved with Derby Museums. It’s for all of us, because without them it would not be possible for me to win this. I want to thank the judges and the Chamber for providing me with such an amazing opportunity.”

Manufacturer of the Year was awarded to Bondholder Frame Fast UK.

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions was awarded two accolades at the ceremony. Not only did the firm win the Excellence in International Trade award, but they also walked away with the Business of the Year award. 

Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director of Chevin Fleet Solutions, said: "I was delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole team at Chevin. We were honoured to have been chosen, bearing in mind the quality of the businesses represented at the awards.

"I would like to thank all of the those who have supported the journey so far, in particular my wife Tracey who has been at my side since we set out 27 years ago."

Museum & College Team Up

Bondholders Derby College and Derby Museums Trust have teamed up to provide additional opportunities for Travel and Tourism and Creative Arts students based at the Roundhouse and the Joseph Wright Centre.

The Derby Museum Employer Academy joins more than 20 other partnerships with local and regional businesses and organisations with students applying to be part of a year-long programme including guest speakers, special projects, work placements and mentoring support.

One of the first activities will be tours of Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and to learn more about the future re-development plans for the Silk Mill which will be completed in 2020.

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There will also be guest lectures on a wide range of topics including the importance of retail and customer care and the challenge of providing free access to cultural attractions whilst still remaining financially viable.

Janine Derbyshire, Derby Museums Visitor Services Manager, said: “As a major cultural visitor attraction we were keen to support young people with their career ambitions and aspirations and give them a wider insight into the opportunities available to them in the visitor economy.

“We have worked with the College on several occasions so the Employer Academy formalises our partnership and is an exciting step forward.

 “A key aspect of the work that the students will be involved with is developing flexible and transferable skills that are vital amongst our own staff and therefore important for the young people to appreciate as part of their future working lives."

April Hayhurst Derby College Deputy Principal – Employer and Economic Affairs, added: “Developing skills in the visitor economy is a key objective for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

“The insight and employability skills that our students will gain through their involvement with Derby Museums will be a fantastic way of developing these individuals and also feeding new ideas into the curriculum for a wider cohort of young people.

“We are very grateful to Derby Museums and indeed all of the businesses and organisations involved in our pioneering Employer Academy programme who recognise that inspiring and engaging with young people and their potential future workforce makes good business sense.”

Derby Remembers

As part of the Derby Remembers programme, run in conjunction with the Weeping Window display at Derby Silk Mill, Bondholder QUAD has developed a digital trail. 

The free to download Derby Remembers Digital Trail is an app for smartphones and tablets designed to give a walking tour of the city centre, featuring eleven monuments and stories of Derby and its resident during the First World War. 

The Trail covers significant historical and cultural sites in Derby – including The Silk Mill, and Bondholders Déda, Derby CathedralDerby Museum & Art Gallery, QUAD and Royal Crown Derby.

To get the app for iOS devices on the App Store, click here.
To get the app for Android phones, click here.

Bondholders' Creative Collaboration

Bondholder Déda and Derby Museums Trust have teamed up to design an eye catching, and dynamic collection box, created in the workshops at the Silk Mill Museum.

The one-off piece of art has been designed to highlight Déda's charitable status and ambitions as well as to raise funds for its work across local communities. All money raised will be doubled by Arts Council England.

Designer and maker Graeme Smith, who created the collection box for Déda, explained: “The lit box with quirky hinged movements is inspired by a stained-glass window which has been preserved from the original chapel on the site.

“It is etched with silhouetted figures of participants and artists from a range of Déda activities.”

Déda Development Manager Jess Boyle explained: “The impetus for this project is to highlight to the wide range of people who visit Déda, that we are a charity so we rely on grants and public donations.

“We were keen to team up with Derby Museums, particularly with the design team at the Silk Mill, and are really pleased with the results. The collection box is stunning and our younger visitors in particular love to watch the dancers spin every time a coin is dropped in.

“It cleverly reflects both the history of our building here in Chapel Street as well as the grace and fluidity of movement - embodying our mission as a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work.

Sharing the Vision

Bondholder Derby Museums is delighted to invite you to a Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making to find out their latest plans on 20th April 2017 - 3pm until 8pm.

Come along and find out more about the plans for Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making, due to open in 2020 following a two-year capital programme. The 2020 date will coincide with the 300-year anniversary of the completion of the original Silk Mill as the site of the world’s first factory! 

Click here for more information.


The UK's largest photography festival will be returning to Derby this March. 

From the 23rd March FORMAT17 will showcase the work of 200 international artists and photographers, across 30 exhibitions.

The wide range of projects on display at FORMAT17 are connected by the theme Habitat - exploring landscape, environment, mobility, digital worlds, home, conflict and regeneration. 

The exhibition will take place at a number of key venues, including Bondholders Derby QUAD and Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The photography exhibition was first established in 2004, and has welcomed thousands of visitors over the years. 

FORMAT is organised by QUAD and Bondholder the University of Derby. Supported by Arts Council England, Bondholder Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and international origins. 

Bondholder Derby Riverlights is also set to play host to the exhibition this year. 

For more information, please click here.

Museum Secures Funding

Bondholder Derby Museums Trust has secured funding from both the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and DCMS/Wolfson Foundation, for its latest project. 

The Your Place in the World project will be a co-produced project working with the communities of Derby to create a museum relevant to people's lives now.

Participants will select, present and interpret the museum's collection in a way that reflects the diverse communities in the city and increases access to and awareness of the museum. 

Tony Butler, Executive Director of Derby Museums Trust said: We want to connect the people of Derby with the museum's world cultures collections. We have material from across the globe, from the Americas to the Pacific Islands and from Africa to Indian sub-continent and it offers a great opportunity to work with our communities to discover 'Your place, in the World'.

"The funding will also help further improve our assets namely the condition of the museums galleries.”

Musical STEM

Bondholders Sinfonia Viva, Rolls-Royce and Derby Museums Trust have teamed up to launch a creative project that focuses on bringing science, technology and maths to life through music.

The project, entitled ‘Mechanical Advantage’ has been inspired by the gears, levers and pulleys aspects of the key stage two national curriculum following feedback from school teachers about the need to tackle the subject in a more creative way.

Pupils from Chellaston Academy and Bondholder Derby College are working with Viva musicians to compose songs and music on the themes.

They will perform these on February 7 alongside a Sinfonia Viva chamber orchestra at Derby Theatre with a matinee concert for other schools in the city and then at a public concert in the evening.

To launch the project, school and college students recently joined an ‘inspiration day’ at Derby Museum and Art Gallery where they tried out the practical with Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors.

The students also worked with Viva musicians and composer James Redwood who introduced the songs and music that he has composed with words written by Hazel Gould.

They then went on to gather in the Museum’s Joseph Wright of Derby Gallery to learn more about the work of the famous 18th century painter and philosopher who was acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution.

Rolls-Royce Engineer and STEM Ambassador Carl Muldal said: “By incorporating scientific messages in a musical context we hope that teachers and pupils alike will be able to look at this subject in a new light. This would give them a better understand of the mechanics behind processes that are a part of everyday life.”

The Virtual Museum

Bondholder Derby Museums Trust have launched new innovative, online way to explore the Museum and Art Gallery. 

Made up of a series of 360 images, visitors can now explore Derby Museums with an interactive virtual tour, without leaving their seat. 

The tour allows users to learn about the exhibits on display at the Museum and Art Gallery, including The Joseph Wright collection and the Secrets of the Mummies exhibition.

To view the tour, please click here. 

We’re delighted that visitors can take a tour of the museum, before they actually arrive! The addition of the virtual tour has enabled us to inform many different audiences of the exhibitions and displays in the Museum and Art Gallery, which potentially also aids their visit if they have accessibility needs.
— Janine Derbyshire, Visitor Services Manager

New Chair for Derby Museums Trust

Bondholder Derby Museums Trust has appointed a new Chair.  

Pat Coleman, vice-chair of Derby Museums Trust for four years, has taken over after Peter Smith stepped down.

Pat's role will include leading the future direction of the museums, including a £18m redevelopment of the Silk Mill due to start in 2018. And with a variety of historic and priceless exhibits, including the world-renowned Joseph Wright Collection, all looked after by around 50 staff Pat is keen to develop something special and lasting in her home city.

Pat said: “As a child I used to come to the museum and art gallery to see the Egyptian mummies and model railway among other things.

“I want to make sure that the opportunities to visit Derby's museums and be amazed at the exhibits will be available to current and future generations."

Peaty guest speaker at future sporting talent event

A launch event for "20:20 Vision" from The Derbyshire Institute of Sport's (DIS), will be held at Bondholder Derby Museum's Silk Mill on Wednesday 12th October from 7pm-midnight.  City of Derby swimmer, Adam Peaty, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, will be sharing his experiences at this year's Games alongside DIS' incredible 2016 Olympians. 

The cocktail reception will be followed by a four-course meal and will be hosted by former Olympic gymnast and Commonwealth gold medallist Craig Heap.

The ambitious plan aims to ensure that the top 20 athletes and coaches from Derbyshire become world class by 2020 and is aiming to raise £250,000 per year to continue the success of the programme.  

The last four years have seen 16 athletes progress onto World Class programmes, 49 athletes become national champions, 28 athletes have won international medal and 3 coaches have been recognised as world class.

Partnerships have already been secured with many local organisations including Bondholders University of DerbyHUUBDerbyshire Sport and Derby City Council

Tickets for this unique event cost £50pp (plus VAT) and tables of 8 are also available and will include entertainment throughout the evening and a chance to interact with some of our future world class athletes and coaches.

For more information or to book contact: / 01773 571224


HUUB named joint-winner of Chamber Awards

Marketing Derby Bondholder, HUUB Design, capped a hugely successful 2016 after being named as joint-winner of the Derbyshire Business of the Year category and also Small Business of the Year, at this year's East Midlands Chamber awards.

Derby Museums and Purpose Media were proud winners of The Social Impact Award and award for Outstanding Growth respectively.  

Anoki, Balls2Marketing, The Advert Man, Sky Recruitment Solutions and Foundation Derbyshire were all runners-up.

HUUB Design, the innovative sportswear brand, received the accolade following a move into the city with the opening of a new showroom, helping Team GB achieve triathlon success at this year's Olympics and were also instrumental in bringing the Jenson Button Triathlon to Derby.

Dean Jackson, CEO at HUUB Design, said he felt "fantastic" to be a winner after collecting the top award jointly along with Penny Hydraulics. Managing director Robin Penny from the Chesterfield-based business, said he was "proud to be associated with HUUB Design."

Chamber President Jean Mountain said: "The Chamber's congratulations go to all of this year's winners.  We had some really good entries and the judging process was extremely tough, but all of the winning businesses thoroughly deserve their success."

Marketing Derby Bondholders were also runners-up in the following awards:

  • HUUB Design - Business Improvement through Technology  
  • HUUB Design - The Social Impact Award
  • Foundation Derbyshire - The Social Impact Award
  • Megan Morris (Sky Recruitment Solutions) - Apprentice of the Year
  • Balls2Marketing - Small Business of the Year
  • Derby Museums - Small Business of the Year
  • Anoki - Excellence in Customer Service
  • Ed Hollands (The Advert Man) - Entrepreneur of the Year

HUUB Design CEO, Dean Jackson, receives the (joint) Business of the Year accolade at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire 2016 Awards