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Prosperous and expanding business communities such as ours are usually home to a number of established and very successful organisations. In Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, we are proud that so many have become Patrons of the Chamber as a way of supporting their local area.

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Become a Patron of The Chamber and, as well as raising your company profile, you’ll join a group of prominent regional companies and make a valuable contribution to the leading business organisation for the East Midlands. For details of the benefits and a breakdown of the fees, please email Wendy Hain or call her on 0333 320 0333.


Caterpillar Inc. established its first major facility outside the US in Leicestershire more than 60 years ago and commenced operations at the site at Desford in 1953. Caterpillar is committed to being an active member of the community and is proud that Leicestershire has been an important base for more than 60 years. Caterpillars investment in the community takes many forms including support for local education, environmental initiatives, and of course, sponsorship of the Leicester Tigers. Caterpillar has a number of other businesses based in the UK - employing a total of around 10,000 people.

De Montfort University

De Montfort University provides high quality professional and creative education underpinned by its innovation and world-leading research. The university plays a major role in supporting the region's economic and cultural ecosystems, not just through its graduates, but also through the application of its research and through knowledge transfer. It is this commitment across Leicestershire and beyond, spanning over 100 years, that makes De Montfort University a key partner of the business community.

Derby County Football Club

Founded in 1884, Derby County Football Club was one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888 and is one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English Football League, winning the First Division title in 1971/72 and again in 1974/75.

Under the leadership of Owner and Chairman Mel Morris, President and Chief Executive Sam Rush and Head Coach at the iPro Stadium, the club is currently mounting a promotion push to the Premier League

DHL Express

DHL Express is the global market leader in the international express courier business, with a parcel delivery network spanning more than 220 countries.

East Midlands Airport

"East Midlands Airport, the region's international gateway, is proud to be a Patron and so demonstrate its support for the work of the Chamber. As the UK's largest air freight hub and with a portfolio of routes of over 90 destinations, the Airport is committed to continuing to play a vital role in helping businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire succeed in the global economy and to encourage inward investment."
- Brad Miller, Managing Director, EMA

GCI Derby

GCI is one of the fastest growing, privately owned and managed Information and Communications Technology providers in the UK.

At GCI we not only provide your IT support from our own IT support centre in Derby, but your internet from our own network, Cloud computing from our own UK-based data centres and telephony from our own hosted voice platform. We don’t have to rely on any third parties and take full ownership of all aspects of your IT.

This all-in-one supplier solution offers clients the ease, consistency and, most importantly, the efficiency benefits of working with one business partner across all aspects of IT and communications.

Gem 106

Gem 106 - Great Music Variety for The Great East Midlands.


At IN'n'OUT we offer a completely new approach to car maintenance and MOT testing. From the moment you enter one of our stores, whether you're having a Service, MOT or Valet, our team will ensure your experience is refreshingly different from what you've been used to. In addition our clear, fixed prices mean you know exactly how much everything is going to cost beforehand as all prices shown include VAT, parts and labour.

John Pye & Sons Ltd

John Pye & Sons Ltd. (trading as John Pye Auctions) is proud to support the activities of the Chamber as a patron and to support businesses operating throughout the Midlands.

John Pye Auctions has been trading for 45 years and holds more than 350 auctions a year across the UK. It works on behalf of UK banks, finance houses, government authorities, insolvency practitioners, property agents and retailers. Managing more than 27,000 stock and asset disposals instructions each year, it strives to achieve maximum realisations across asset portfolios.

John Pye Auctions can provide Chamber members with free appraisals for surplus assets for auction. Go to www.johnpye.co.uk or call John Pye Auctions disposals team on 0115 970 6060 for more details.


KPMG already looks after many businesses in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and through our patronage we are looking forward to working with many other businesses in the East Midlands regardless of size, sector or stage of your business.

We work closely with clients, helping them with the issues and opportunities in their businesses. Whether you are looking to grow your business, better incentivise your workforce, make acquisitions, prepare for a sale or review your taxation arrangements, we will listen to your thoughts and provide challenge and support to you.

KPMG’s global network of member firms in over 152 countries worldwide share the same values. Our reputation is created by the way the people within member firms act with clients, colleagues and their communities.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals

"We are delighted to be part of the Chamber’s Patrons Group. One of Morningside’s core values is that we believe that the success of the business can be attributed to the close business relationships we have established with our partners worldwide."

"Our Patronage of the Chamber is a natural extension of that. We hope to utilise the Chamber’s links with the local business community to create and develop further partnerships with our fellow members, particularly those who export, along with raising our profile in the local business community and beyond."
- Dr Nik Kotecha, Director of Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Nottingham Trent University

"Working closely with businesses is vital in ensuring that our research at Nottingham Trent University remains relevant and that we deliver teaching that equips students to be at the leading-edge of professional practice. The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry plays a crucial role in representing and supporting Nottinghamshire companies, and we are very pleased to be a patron."
- Dr Jeremy A. E. Hague, Business and Regional Development Manager, Business, Innovation and Creation Unit, Nottingham Trent University

Purpose Media

Purpose Media is an award winning ecommerce website developer and online marketing specialist. It focuses on the design and build of content managed websites and ecommerce solutions that integrate back office accounting and stock control systems. Specialisms include:

Updateable CMS websites
Ecommerce websites
Integrating websites with accounting and stock control systems
Multilingual websites
Online marketing strategy

Its websites meet its clients’ exact requirements and adhere to best practice, accessibility standards and are optimised with the latest SEO techniques. It is able to produce statistical evidence that demonstrates the success of its strategies.

Qdos Consulting

Qdos Consulting delivers outstanding support, consultancy, defence, protection and training services to freelancers, SMEs, the accountancy profession, trade associations and affinity groups in human resource, employment law, health & safety, tax, VAT and IT Training.

Samworth Brothers

From nurturing the precious heritage and tradition of Dickinson & Morris to investing millions in the expansion and development of its state-of-the-art bakeries, Samworth Brothers seeks quality in everything it does. The desire to go the extra mile has helped to establish Samworth Brothers as one of the UK’s leading chilled food producers.

Santander Corporate & Commercial

Whether a small family company or a global corporation, we approach every business as an individual relationship. We strive to understand your unique needs and to make banking straightforward, so you can focus on what is important to your business.

That’s why our clients get a dedicated, expert Relationship Director. We believe credit partners should meet you directly, so our decisions are as transparent as possible. We work hard to do right by you and your business now and in the long term.

It’s thanks to this approach that we’re proud to say 4 out of 5 of our business customers would recommend us.

Simple, Personal, Fair - what a bank should be.

The Money Shop

At the Money Shop we believe that you should get your hands on cash when you need it. So why wait? We offer a fast, friendly and confidential service with the best deals around. For instant cash, come to the UK's No.1 for Cheque Cashing, Cash Advances (Payday Loans) and Cash Loans. We have over 350 Stores across the UK.

Toyota Manufacturing UK

Toyota's decision to establish a manufacturing operation in Europe was announced in 1989 and Toyota Manufacturing UK was established in December that year. There are two manufacturing plants in the UK representing a total investment in excess of £1.85 billion and currently approximately 3,100 members are employed. The vehicle manufacturing plant is located at Burnaston in Derbyshire, the engine manufacturing plant is located at Deeside in North Wales.

University of Derby

The University of Derby offers a wide range of services that can support local businesses. From starting a business and funding provisions to leading research, innovation and knowledge transfer, we can deliver the help you need to make your business even more successful. We value the perspectives we gain through our partnerships with businesses of all sizes.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. Our expertise stretches across the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences and Medicine. We work in partnership with business and industry on a range of projects including training and professional education and the commercialisation of research.

University of Nottingham

"The University of Nottingham has supported Chamber activities for many years since it believes that the Chamber provides an excellent means of interacting with businesses and enterprise in the region. As a large organisation and employer itself, the University takes the view that it is important to provide corporate support to the Chamber which provides the voice of business in the wider locality. This relationship is mutually supporting as the Chamber also assists the University's in its knowledge transfer and innovation activities."
- Richard Masterman, Director, Research Innovation Services

Westfield Health

Almost a century ago, Westfield Health committed to supporting people throughout their working lives and beyond with affordable, innovative and best in class health cover. And as a leading provider of corporate health insurance nobody knows more about keeping people healthy, motivated and fit for work than they do.

Westfield Health are proud to partner with such a prestigious organisation, providing innovative and effective health cover solutions exclusively to Chamber members.


"As a family owned retailer, Wilko is proud to support the work of the Chamber especially in relation to the regeneration of town centres and to ensure that these areas remain vibrant, safe and attractive places to shop. Supporting the Chamber also gives us the opportunity to work alongside our colleagues from the high street and ensures we all have the same opportunities to contribute to the future success of the retail environment."
- Dave Jones, Wilko

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