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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 Yvonne Pennington or call her on 0333 320 0333.


Air-IT is an award winning IT and Communications specialist, ranked among the world’s top 250 Managed ICT Service Providers and No.1 in the East Midlands.

Aligning technology with business goals, we’re a trusted ICT partner to over 400 SMB and enterprise clients across a wide range of sectors.

We offer a full portfolio of services tailored to your needs, helping clients achieve success through their IT, communications and telephony.

Whether you choose to fully outsource your ICT, or complement in-house resources, Air-IT provide a complete managed solution for all your supply, installation and support needs.

Blueprint Interiors

"Blueprint Interiors chief aim is to help our fellow businesses improve their productivity by revitalising their workplaces and creating great built environments. Our core values embrace ‘love what you do’; integrity; creativity as well as cooperation so it was an easy decision to become a Patron of the Chamber."

"Located in the heart of the East Midlands and as the leading experts in our field we believe that we can be even more effective members and offer greater involvement in the future of local business and industry."
- Rob Day, Managing Director, Blueprint Interiors.

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

DSL Group

Established in 1983, in Nottingham, DSL is the largest company within its sector. It supplies more major oil companies, independent petrol retailers and other retail outlets throughout the UK and Ireland than anyone else in its industry. Its customers include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Co-op and the Motor Fuel Group, which comprises the BP, Shell, Texaco and JET fuel brands.

It has strengthened its position by collaborating with household names such as AA, Parker, Kodak, Disney, Marvel, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home and many others, to bring their officially-licensed products to market.

The company holds exclusive distribution rights to multiCIG, the fastest-growing e-cigarette brand in the UK, and has interests in document storage through its Docubank division, a vast portfolio of commercial and residential property and specialises in providing premium serviced office space via its Charterspace arm.


Economit are the East Midlands only guaranteed independent and impartial IT Consultancy.

We help business leaders make great technology decisions by using an IT Directors skillset, creating technology strategies that aid the business in achieving its ultimate goals. This is done through a full commercial understanding of technology - how it can be delivered, sourced and managed to achieve the desired outcome.

EMB Group

EMB Group helps organisations of all types and sizes become more effective, more efficient and more profitable, summed up in the phrase Catalysing Better Business.

EMB achieves this by providing market-leading accreditation and risk management solutions, business improvement consultancy and through the delivery of a range of publicly funded programmes.

EMB was formed in 2005 and since then we’ve delivered around 100 substantial programmes and projects.

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.

Purpose Media

Purpose Media is an award-winning full service digital agency.

Its purpose is simple – to increase sales, reduce costs and improve the profitability of clients. The Purpose Media team specialises in building websites that attract the right kind of visitors, and then work strategically to convert visitors into sales.

Its expertise covers:

• eCommerce websites – with business system integration and multilingual capability
• Digital marketing – get found by the right people online
• Content and PR – inbound marketing and PR so your audience comes to you
• Creative design – eye-catching brand identity from digital to print
• Video production – video to make you stand out from the crowd

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.

The Money Shop

The Money Shop has been on the high street for over 17 years. We provide consumer finance services nationwide in our 230 stores, and online. Our product range includes travel money, prepaid cards, loans, cheque cashing, pawnbroking and gold for cash.

We pride ourselves on our great customer service and customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), are members of the Consumer Finance Association (CFA), and comply with responsible lending guidelines.

Total Integrated Solutions

Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) is one of the UK’s leading independent firms of fire, security and communications specialists supplying into commercial and defence markets. As a privately owned company, it develops some of the most advanced and sophisticated systems for industry, The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and local authorities.

Established over 60 years ago, the brand is highly valued and recognised throughout the Midlands area. It has a reputation built on delivering the very best in the provision of security and communication systems to a wide range of clients.

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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