Derbyshire offers an
excellent quality of life

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Derbyshire has innovation
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Derbyshire is located at the
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Why Derbyshire?

Located at the very heart of the UK, Derbyshire has one of the strongest economic performances in the country; a unique county with a rich heritage of innovation, a diverse range of development opportunities and a clear rationale why your business will prosper here.

Derbyshire is home to a top thirty university and industry, skills and innovation in the area are all thriving. Its position at the heart of the UK, it’s excellent transport links and quality of life offer make it an attractive place for businesses to locate.

Make Derbyshire your location of choice in which to live, work and invest.

  • 9

    Million

    people within 20 miles of the county

  • 5

    Neighbouring

    international airports

  • 30

    % Increase

    in GVA since 2009

  • 40

    Million

    tourist visitors annually

  • 25

    % increase

    in productivity since 2009

  • 89

    Minutes

    to London St Pancras

  • 9

    Million

    people within 20 miles of the county

  • 5

    Neighbouring

    international airports

  • 30

    % Increase

    in GVA since 2009

  • 40

    Million

    tourist visitors annually

  • 25

    % increase

    in productivity since 2009

  • 89

    Minutes

    to London St Pancras

Advanced manufacturing accounts for almost one fifth of all employment in Derbyshire. The largest manufacturing sectors in the county are metals and metal products and food and drink.

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The creative industries grew by 9% in 2014, almost double the size of the nation’s whole economy growth – and the sector has increased as a proportion of the total UK gross value added (GVA) for four years running.

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Derbyshire’s location at the heart of the UK, means that almost 80% of Great Britain can be reached within a four-hour drive, making it an obvious choice for food and drink companies.

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Derbyshire’s location at the heart of the country, with excellent infrastructure and high-quality employment has enabled logistics and distribution companies to thrive in the area.

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The presence of an abundant limestone resource in the Peak District means that there is a long history of quarrying and extraction activities and there are 21 active quarry sites across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

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Derbyshire has a long history of materials, textiles and design. This heritage is proving invaluable today, as technology and new processes, partly fuelled by strengths in transport technologies, create the materials of the future.

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Access to renowned universities, major cities and a fantastic quality of life encourages more and more research and development companies to locate in Derbyshire

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Derbyshire has over 40 million tourist visitors per year, the tourism industry contributes over £2.15 billion to the local economy every year and employs over 28,000 people.

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