Derby is one of the UK’s leading business cities with an economy that balances high technology, manufacturing and retail. It’s the UK’s most central city and offers great prospects for anyone looking to find businesses opportunities for sale. It is:
Derby is located in the East Midlands and is about an hour and a half from London by train.
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aged 0-14: 17.9%
aged 15-19: 6.5%
aged 20-59: 49.8%
aged 60 and over: 20.7%
32% (1,114) are Retail, 16% are Manufacturing (554), 15% are Hospitality (522), 14% are Health and Social Care (499), 8% are Creative industries (233), 5% are Tourism related (169) and 4% are Logistics (125).
Source: Derby City Council Demography Data 2012, Office for National Statistics 2012
Derby is only 93 minutes from London by train and has high speed rail connections to all major UK cities. The network connects Derby to Paris and Brussels via the Eurostar terminal, with a typical journey taking about four hours.
East Midlands Airport can be reached in only 15 minutes by road from Derby city centre. Birmingham and Manchester International airports are 45 minutes and 1.5 hours drive, respectively.
Derby is central to the motorway network. Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham are less than an hour away, and Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are within 90 minutes drive.
The city centre is just 10 minutes from the motorway.
Derbyshire Enterprise Agency DEA offers a variety of programmes aimed at supporting pre-start and new businesses and is the enterprise provider of choice in Derbyshire. DEA has more than 25 years’ experience helping small firms survive and prosper as well as assisting enterprising individuals get their business idea off the ground.
Derby City Council Information Services offer a wealth of helpful advice and support for businesses, including: assistance in identifying staff, business rates, licences and street trading, funding opportunities and commercial properties.
DNCC works in partnership with numerous business clubs and organisations across the two counties, offering opportunities for business owners to generate more business, raise their profiles and reduce costs.
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