Idom Merebrook

IDOM Merebrook sponsors MIPIM 2019

Marketing Derby is delighted to confirm Bondholder Idom Merebrook has joined Team Derby and Derbyshire for MIPIM 2019.

Based in Bondholder Cromford Mills, Idom Merebrook provides quality consultancy services to clients in all sectors in the fields of civil and structural engineering, geo-environmental consultancy and health and safety.

Idom Merebrook is returning this year as a key part of Team Derby and Derbyshire. Having had a hugely successful year as a sponsor of the Marketing Derby Embassy in 2018, the company is looking forward to bettering results this year.

Due to be held on Wednesday 13 March at the Eden Hotel, the Marketing Derby Embassy is regularly referred to as “the best breakfast in Cannes”. This will be the first year the award-winning Embassy has featured presentations on exciting developments in both the city of Derby and county of Derbyshire. Being based in Cromford Mills, this is a huge positive for Idom Merebrook.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby commented: “It is always good to see businesses that want to remain part of Team Derby and Derbyshire, so we are thrilled to welcome Idom Merebrook back for MIPIM 2019. Nigel was a key member of the team last year and was able to offer outstanding expertise in his field, as well as acting as a strong advocate for Derbyshire.”

Nigel Huish, Chief Operating Officer at Idom Merebrook, commented:

“IDOM attended MIPIM for the first time last year and had a great time as part of the Marketing Derby and Derbyshire team. It is important to us to represent the region at events like this but we also enjoyed ourselves, got some good insights into the region and came away with some great leads. Why wouldn’t we do the same again this year?”.

This will be the largest delegation Marketing Derby have ever taken to MIPIM, for more details about our presence out in Cannes, please click here.

Derby Embassy at Capacity

Over 120 delegates packed into today's Derby City Embassy at MIPIM to hear about the latest investment and development opportunities.

In his welcome at the event, Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration highlighted the city’s flagship Heart of the City regeneration scheme, which features in the Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio launched yesterday in Cannes: “The £60 million Heart of the City project is a major investment and a game changer for Derby city centre. It is critical to the future success and economic regeneration of Derby and the catalyst for further investment in the retail, leisure and office sectors.”

Keynote speaker at the event Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development at Rolls-Royce plc reinforced the global company’s commitment to Derby with significant improvements being made to their civil aerospace and nuclear campuses in the city. Speaking about Derby’s position as a leading centre for advanced manufacturing innovation, he said “Having local supply chain partners is incredibly valuable for us and there are great opportunities to invest and locate in Derby.”

Derby City Council’s Head of Regeneration Projects, Catherine Williams, spoke further about the £1 billion of opportunities available in the Heart of the City regeneration plans which includes the new £32 million performance venue, refurbished and regenerated Grade II Listed Market Hall, new £10 million car park and enhanced public realm across the area on Osnabruck Square and the Market Place. This is in addition to the new Museum of Making at the Silk Mill, the world’s first factory and UNESCO World Heritage site, and the regeneration of Becketwell.

Plans to stimulate the city centre Grade-A office market were also showcased with Derby City Council’s plans for a new 31,000sq ft office scheme on Bold Lane.

The annual event is regularly referred to as the “best breakfast in Cannes” and while always popular, it received an unprecedented number of registrations this year. Managing Director of Marketing Derby, John Forkin commented: “MIPIM is important for cities like Derby to fly the flag on a global platform. In the past this has led to numerous enquiries and genuine investments.  2018 is no different and we have seen huge interest amongst the investor community in Derby’s offer.”

Derby's Embassy and activities at MIPIM are also supported by Smith Partnership, Knights 1759, Idom Merebrook, Innes England, East Midlands Airport, Godwin Development, Harworth Estates and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Team Derby Powers Midlands Engine

The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM (13th-16th March, Cannes, France).

It is the second year that the Midlands region will work together to attract investment from around the world following a successful united presence at MIPIM 2017. A partnership approach which Derby successfully uses at MIPIM – the delegation this year includes Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Marketing Derby, Rolls-Royce, Smith of Derby, Freeths, Geldards, East Midlands Airport, Godwin Developments, Harworth Group, Idom Merebrook, Innes England, Knights 1759 and Smith Partnership.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said: “This is the second year of Midlands wide collaboration following an incredibly successful event last year. People will see a step up in the quality of the Pavilion, and we have evolved a strong “Team Midlands” approach that compliments our own destination promotion. Derbyshire is bringing a very strong team out this year with senior representation from Rolls-Royce, both City and County Councils, Derby-Nottingham Metro, Marketing Derby and our supporters.”

More than 70 public and private sector partners, 10 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) will represent the region – the largest delegation Midlands UK has ever taken to the annual event.

The region will present details of the multi-billion pound portfolio to the exhibition’s 24,000 attendees, which will include potential investors, property agents, developers and media from more than 100 countries.

Destinations attending MIPIM as part of the Midlands UK delegation alongside Team Derby & Derbyshire include Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Greater Lincolnshire, Leicester & Leicestershire, The Marches, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire, UK Central Solihull, West Midlands Combined Authority, City of Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.

The region’s presence is being coordinated by the West Midlands Growth Company, with key partners including Bondholder East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport, global car giant Jaguar Land Rover and the Midlands Enterprise Universities Group.

The 200m² dedicated Midlands UK pavilion will showcase the region’s investment portfolio through a variety of media including an event space to host a programme of more than 50 events, including presentations, receptions and panel discussions.

Marketing Derby will once again be hosting our award-winning Embassy on Wednesday 14 March at the Eden Hotel. Our key sponsors for the event include Bondholders Idom Merebrook, Innes England, Knights 1759 and Smith Partnership.

Cannes Do

MIPIM is the global commercial property show and consistently attracts 21,000 delegates from around the world – with more than 93 countries, 430 journalists and 4,500 investors. 

MIPIM 2018 is fast approaching and Team Derby will once again have a presence as one of the UK’s leading places to invest in or relocate to. The strength of our message lies in our public-private partnership approach to the week and this year will be no different with delegates including the Deputy Leader of Derby City Council attending alongside key business leaders from the city.

2018 will once again see Derby taking its place in the Midlands UK Pavilion alongside the other Midlands locations, promoting the vibrancy and opportunities available in the Midlands Engine. We will once again be hosting our sell-out Derby Embassy, with key panels and discussions in the Midlands Pavilion itself. If you’d like to meet with a member of the team in Cannes, please contact Katie Delve at 

We are delighted to be working with our partners at MIPIM Smith Partnership, Knights 1759, Innes England, Idom Merebrook, East Midlands Airport, Harworth Estates and Godwin Developments. If you would like to join us, please contact Katie Delve at

Idom Merebrook set for Growth

Bondholder Idom Merebrook is focusing on its business growth following the successful completion of several high profile British manufacturing projects.

As part of its growth strategy, Idom intends to focus its wealth of global manufacturing expertise in the UK.

Idom Merebrook’s most high profile recent projects have included Michelin Tyre PLC in Dundee and SAICA UK, one of the world’s most advanced recycled paper manufacturers at Partington near Manchester.

Idom Merebrook, Managing Director, Ramon Ramirez commented:“The opportunity for developing our services in the UK manufacturing industry is a significant one, firstly due to favourable market conditions for manufacturers and exporting, and also capitalising on our team’s experience working with leading UK manufacturers across several industries.
"At Idom Merebrook we can draw upon our global resources as a part of the international Idom group to provide a winning combination of comprehensive knowledge and capability, and site-specific flexibility, in a wide range of services across the entire breadth of engineering and environmental consultancy.
For each project we create a bespoke team of experienced engineers and scientists from across our UK and European offices, ensuring that their capabilities and expertise exactly match the requirements of the manufacturer. Our clients are testament to our team’s track record of delivering excellence in this arena.”

Last year Idom Merebrook was appointed as Owner’s Assistant to leading tyre manufacturer, Michelin Tyre PLC to undertake the Construction Management and Contract Administration role for the development of Michelin’s new tyre curing workshop in Dundee, Scotland.

At Michelin, the scope of work for the Idom Merebrook team to date has included; the initial design and full technical specification for the curing workshop, the development of a fume management and ventilation strategy, provision of a new utilities building to supply hydraulics, vacuum and nitrogen and the specification for a new 4MVA substation.

Idom to Supply Rolls-Royce

Bondholder Idom Merebrook has been granted approved supplier status with fellow Bondholder Rolls-Royce.

Idom’s UK Nuclear Services division will provide design and verification services to Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear New Build & Nuclear Projects.

Robin Carter, UK Business Director for Nuclear Services said: “Being located on Rolls-Royce’s doorstep in Derby it has long been an aspiration of ours to achieve a place on the Rolls-Royce approved supplier list.  

"The achievement of this accreditation represents the culmination of many months of hard work and is indicative of Idom’s commitment to the provision of high quality engineering services to the UK nuclear sector.  
"We look forward to a fruitful relationship with Rolls-Royce as the nuclear new build programme gathers momentum.”

Idom doubles housing division

One of the UK's leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies and Marketing Derby Bondholder, Idom Merebrook, has reported a phenomenal 100% growth in its housing division since 2010.

Projects undertaken with housing developers now account for approximately 47% of the consultancy's total turnover. Idom's housing turnover has risen to £2.57m from £1.35m since 2010 and is forecast to increase further this year.

The real growth has not come from winning contracts with new clients, but from working more closely and doing more for its existing housing client base. In addition, Idom has been awarded an increasing number of regeneration projects to help redevelop brownfield sites for housing, an area in which the consultancy specialises.

Nigel Huish, Managing Director of Idom Merebrook, commented: "The statistics show two things; firstly as a consultancy we are comfortably in line with the steady growth being experienced by the industry as a whole. Additionally, while we are steadily expanding our client portfolio ,our main area of growth has come through providing a wider range of services to our existing and longer-standing clients on bigger projects."

Bringing brownfield sites back to use is a key part of the government's strategy to promote sustainable development, the UK has over 400,000 hectares of contaminated land much of it a legacy from the industrial revolution and the clean-up of this land has been made a priority.

Idom Merebrook ranks in UK's Top 100

Bondholder Idom Merebrook has been included in the New Civil Engineer's (NCEs) Top 100 Engineering Firms.

The NCE 100 Awards recognise outstanding civil engineering companies, based on their achievements in five specific areas thought critical to making the engineering industry a great environment in which to work. The judging criteria included technical excellence, exploiting technology, worldview, driving equality and developing engineers of the future.

Idom Merebrook has an extensive portfolio of technical excellence, illustrated by numerous high profile projects including: the Guggenheim Bilbao, Heathrow Terminal 2A, Crossrail, the London Olympic Velodrome, Dublin Airport, ITER nuclear fusion facility in France and closer to home, Bondholder Derby Arena.

Nigel Huish, Managing Director, said: "The Top 100 is not about numbers or profits, but is based on an in-depth company survey on employee satisfaction. For us this is really useful as it benchmarks us against our peers and gives an indication of how and where to improve."

He continued: "I am delighted to say that our commitment to developing new technology, fostering new engineering talent and driving equality is now reaping rewards. In our environmental engineering team 50% of our senior engineers are female, and 2 out of the 8 people on our management team are women."

Idom Merebrook is also involved in the Derbyshire Enterprise for Education (E4E) scheme, a joint public-private sector partnership that aims to link employers with schools and students, in a bid to create a better understanding of career opportunities and improve employability skills.

For us this is really useful as it benchmarks us against our peers and gives an indication of how and where to improve
— Nigel Huish, Managing Director of Idom Merebrook