We are delighted to announce that ACE Same Day Couriers has become a Marketing Derby Bondholder.
As cities up and down the UK fight to get their voices heard it’s great to know that Derby has such a proactive and positive force behind it. The organisation’s primary function is to attract investment and jobs to Derby by the promoting the city around the UK and abroad and, since its inception in 2006, Marketing Derby has brought in £250m of inward investment and has attracted over 4,000 jobs.
Bondholders – companies and organisations from the public and private sectors – contribute both financially and with their expertise and intellectual input. Multi-national giants such as Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Toyota mingle with SMEs and start-ups at Bondholder events and all have a role to play in promoting the city, locally nationally and across the world.
As a progressive organisation Marketing Derby recognises that there are benefits to promoting the wider Midlands region on some stages. In 2017 Derby was part of a Midlands-wide delegation to the global property exhibition MIPIM in Cannes.
Marketing Derby realised that to attract money from London investors it needed to have a presence in the capital. Thus it launched the conceptual Derby City Embassy in 2007 and has held regular meetings and events at various prestigious venues, including Downing Street, each year. This year it has established a permanent office in the capital from which it can promote Derby. This represents a major step forward in the development of the organisation and a significant springboard for future growth.
We are now one of 300+ bond-holding companies all of whom are committed to blowing the city’s trumpet as loud as possible and we’re looking forward to getting involved with the organisation and meeting fellow bondholders.