Marketing Derby Limited


Riverside Chambers,
Full Street,

Contact Details

Tel: +44(0)1332 201860

Winners Of

  • 2020 Innovation

Marketing Derby’s mission is to promote Derby and Derbyshire in order to support and attract inward investment. The city and county have been at the heart of innovation for over 300 years and Marketing Derby’s approach reflects this ethos. Launched in 2007, the organisation is a unique, proactive, public-private partnership that has successfully attracted more than 5,000 new jobs and £500m of investment.

The Queen’s Award reflects how Marketing Derby has used innovations like its Embassy events in London and abroad (including China), along with a distinctive approach to publications, films and social media platforms, and the unique Bondholders and London Ambassador clubs in achieving its purpose.

Marketing Derby Bondholders brings together 400 pro-active local businesses – from sole traders to world-famous brands – in a sustainable model that showcases all that is best about the area whilst matching private and public funding to create a dynamic community that supports the company’s mission.

As well as being an active member of the Midlands Engine Partnership Trade & Investment activity, the organisation is also a key partner of Derby City, Derbyshire County Councils, and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Speaking of the award, company Chairman Bob Betts commented: “We are really honoured and delighted to receive this award. It reflects well on the work we, together with our wider public-private partners, have done to put Derby and Derbyshire on the map. In particular, I would like to thank what we call Team Derby – our staff, board, business Bondholders and public sector partners – for their commitment and enterprise in continually help drive our work forward.”

John Forkin the company’s Managing Director added: “This award reflects a decade focused on our three core company values; to be proactive, to make a difference and always think Derby and Derbyshire first. It is prestigious recognition for the hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals that have made up our dynamic team working together to improve place.”