Simon Kirk

The first time I visited Derby was as an eight year old to watch Derby County - it was love at first sight! Derby is a city that consistently punches above its weight - factor in the Derbyshire offer and you get one of the most compelling and unique regions in the UK.

You'll find me...

Getting to grips with the city, meeting investors, along with Derby stakeholders who enhance the business, leisure and cultural offer.

I'm currently working on...

Taking a helicopter view of the city region to form a narrative that attracts investors and talent, to Complement the rich heritage and quality of life available on our doorstep.

My favourite inspirational quote...

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda,1980

My hidden Derby gem is...

Derby - The view from the top of Allestree Park, something I never tire of and Darley Abbey Wines, which is nicely tucked away in the mills.

Derbyshire - Shipley Park - 600 acres of silenced wooded parkland, hills, lakes and trails. The Factory Kitchen in Ilkeston - there is no going back once you’ve had one of their sausage & egg in naan breads for breakfast!

What I bring to the team...

Height, a loud voice, constant time checks, lots of chat around running, eating and travel and energy to support the team’s burning agenda to get people talking enthusiastically about all things Derby & Derbyshire.

Joined Marketing Derby: June 2019

Job title: Inward Investment Executive

Telephone: (01332) 201 860