Latest News | 17 March 2022

Investors assemble for Derby and Derbyshire projects briefing

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Dozens of investors have been hearing about the major investment opportunities across Derby and Derbyshire at a special briefing held during MIPIM.

An audience of up to 40 people, made up of investors and delegates, attended the briefing, held yesterday lunchtime on the main stage at the UK Pavilion, which was entitled Project Assemble: The £2bn Investment Atlas for Derby and Derbyshire.

The briefing included the launch of the brand-new Derbyshire Investment Prospectus, which details over £1 billion key regeneration opportunities across the county.

And it also showcased the recently updated Derby Investment Prospectus, which contains 16 key investment opportunities across the city, worth £1.2 billion.

Paul Simpson

At yesterday’s briefing event members of Team Derby and Derbyshire, went through some of the key schemes contained in both prospectuses.

At the event, John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, was joined by the inward investment agency’s chairman Bob Betts, keynote speaker Paul Simpson, chief executive of Derby City Council and Rachel Campbell, deputy director for Regeneration and Urban Policy at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to share more details.

Schemes covered included investment into the University of Derby’s City Hub Masterplan, Derby’s Heart of the City mixed-use development and opportunities in the Heart of Chesterfield.

The audience were also shown a suite of new films, which have been produced to promote Derbyshire as a place to live, work, play and invest.

John Forkin

Mr Simpson said: “MIPIM is proving to be a great opportunity to meet with current and prospective investors in the city, as well as key advisors in government.

“Derby has a really strong message, and it has been really useful to be able to share this face-to-face.”

Mr Forkin said: “The lunchtime briefing session was very well attended – and we were able to give a detailed insight into the city and county prospectuses.

“As a result, a number of people approached us afterwards for further conversations.”

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