CHAIRman's welcome

The story of Derby is one of innovative partnership between business and the state. 

A fantastic example is over a hundred years ago when Derby City Council offered land and power to attract an emerging company called Rolls-Royce.

Today the spirit of co-operation continues and we have established the Derby Renaissance Board as a forum where we can meet, exchange ideas and agree actions on how to drive the city forward.

The regeneration of a city is long-term, never stops and can be frustrating at times. However, Derby is gaining a reputation as a city that delivers, having attracted £3bn of investment in the last ten years.

The role of Derby Renaissance Board is to guide, support and give confidence to businesses and Government that an investment in Derby is an investment that delivers. 


David Williams,

Chairman of Derby Renaissance Board