Marketing Derby wins Queen’s Award
We are delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Marketing Derby is to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The award is in the Innovation category and reflects the organisation’s ground-breaking business model and success as the inward investment promotion agency for the city of Derby and county of Derbyshire in attracting over 5,000 new jobs and £500m of investment.
The Queen’s Award – considered the equivalent of an MBE for business – reflects how Marketing Derby has used innovations including its Embassy events in London and abroad, a distinctive approach to publications, films and social media platforms, as well as the unique Bondholders and London Ambassador Clubs in achieving its purpose.
Company Chairman Bob Betts commented: “We are really honoured and delighted to receive this award. It reflects well on the work we and our wider public-private partners have done to put Derby and Derbyshire on the map for investment - good solid relationships that will be of even greater critical importance in the post-Covid recovery.”
“In particular, I would like to thank the Marketing Derby team – staff, board, Bondholders and public sector partners - for their commitment and enterprise in continually help drive our work forward.”