Why Choose Derby

We're Bondholders for Marketing DerbyMuch like Hannells, Derby is a city that is committed to innovation and never standing still. We’re proud to be bondholders of Derby and how the city is growing . Here are just a few of the reasons as to why Derby is a great place to live and how it is positioning itself to become one of the best cities in the UK…

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

“Home to the largest collection of paintings from world-renowned artist, Joseph Wright of Derby.”

Home to the largest collection of paintings from Joseph Wright


Real Ale Capital

“With a wide choice of pubs, Derby has a fantastic range of independent food and drink destinations. With over 120 real ale pubs, numerous micro-breweries and 2 CAMRA Beer Festivals each year, the Lonely Planet travel guide describes Derby as the”best place to drink real ale in the world.”

We're the real ale capital of the world.


Cathedral Green

“A dramatic swing bridge spans the River Derwent to Cathedral Green and the location of the Derby Silk Mill – the site of the world’s first factory and part of the Derwent Valley Mills, designated a world Heritage Site by UNESCO.”

The site of the world's first factory.


Great Base Great Place

“The striking Riverlights development is home to the city’s bus station, plus a casino restaurant and two hotels. Derby’s tourism offer, based on the city’s growing events and attractions programme, plus easy access to the Peak District, brought in 644,440 visitors in 2014.”

The striking Riverlights development


Suits on the Street

“The visually stunning One Friar Gate Square is the first Grade-A office to be constructed in the city centre for over 20 years. The investment is part of a wider strategy to attract businesses to the city centre in order to enhance further the vibrancy of its retail and leisure offer.”

The first Grade-A office in the city centre for 20 years.

Developing Talent

“The University of Derby and Derby College offer bespoke corporate training and development packages working closely with local employers. The Sadler Bridge Studios are just one of ¬†more than ten enterprises which have been developed to encourage new start-up businesses and diversify the economy.”

Developing talent in Derby


Festivals and Events

“A number of Festivals and Events are held throughout the year including the end of summer extravaganza “Party in the Park” (attracting crowds of over 30,000) and the September street festival “Derby Feste” which boasts a cocktail of culture that is the envy of any UK city.”

Performers at the Annual Derby Feste


Sport and Leisure

“Derby is home to a number of top of the range gyms, health centres and of course Derby County Football Club which is the lifeblood of much of the local community. The brand new, multi-sports “Derby Arena” features a velodrome cycle track, sports hall the size of 12 badminton courts, two exercise studios and a cafe.”

The brand new Derby Arena opens in 2015


UK Capital for Innovation

“Derby is the UK’s leading hi-tech city with 12% of its workforce employed in hi-tech functions – four times the national average. Infinity Park Derby will be a 250 acre commercial and technology park that will accommodate up to 8,000 jobs. Derby was also recently named as one of the top ten cities in the UK for job creation.”

Plans or the innovation centre on Infinity Park Derby



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