Smith Partnership celebrate DERBY the UK Capital of Innovation, At Embassy Event in London

The team at Smith Partnership was delighted to have attended the Embassy VIP reception at The Ritz in London, hosted by Marketing Derby, to celebrate the UK’s capital of innovation, on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

The innovative inward investment event brought together Derby ambassadors and investors to hear of the £250million investment opportunities and new initiatives in Derby.

The Embassy events play a pivotal role in sparking and cultivating an interest in Derby amongst the investor community; the Embassies demonstrate Derby’s strength in a number of key areas, including hi-tech clusters, as well as its highly-skilled workforce and highlight the latest development opportunities.

Fraser Cunningham, Partner at Smith Partnership said: “We were very honoured to attend the Embassy event, as a bondholder and partner in 2016, with Marketing Derby’s programme of investor events, to raise the profile of the city and its businesses.

“In ten years Marketing Derby has made massive strides in promoting and developing the city, attracting £3billion of investment! We are very proud that Smith Partnership has been a part of that development and we will continue to do so in the long term!"

Marketing Derby and the Bondholder scheme was originally launched at Rolls-Royce in 2006; the intention to hold an Embassy event in London was also announced. The first Embassy event was held in the House of Commons and was hosted by then Foreign Secretary and current Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett.

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