Investing in South Derbyshire

South Derbyshire has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, having achieved 23% growth in gross value added (GVA) over the last five years.

We have a workforce of more than one million within a 45 minute radius, plus over 60,000 students within easy reach at three leading universities. More than 2.4 million economically active people live within an hour’s drive.

Derbyshire ranks top amongst Britain’s best areas for bringing up a family. The cost of living is low and it has one of the lowest house price to income ratios in the UK

Centrally located with unrivalled transport links, South Derbyshire is one of the best connected areas in the country. The convergence of the A38 and A50 in the District provides easy access to motorways, while a direct rail link from Derby to London St Pancras takes less than 90 minutes.

East Midlands Airport, the second largest freight handling airport in the UK, is within minutes of large areas of the District, as is Birmingham Airport.

South Derbyshire, home to blossoming towns Melbourne and Swadlincote, has an abundance of expertise in construction, logistics, food and drink, tourism and manufacturing industries, including transport equipment manufacturer.

Our Economic Development Strategy (pdf, 843kb) and associated appendices (pdf, 1.2mb) set out our vision for continuing to deliver a prosperous, better connected and more resilient District that allows organisations to flourish.

Moving here will help your organisation grow and develop. We can provide the vital information and support you need to make the relocation of you and your staff as easy and successful as possible. You can view the sites and premises we have to offer in our investor prospectus (pdf, 1.7mb) and through our commercial property search and our commercial property bulletin (pdf, 1.2mb).

Free, independent support is available to firms looking to move to the District through the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service.

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