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Strategic Partners

The Chamber is proud to be in working in partnership with globally-recognised regional brands and the largest employers across the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Each partnership arrangement, which is by invitation-only, is customised for each partner and includes elite sponsorship opportunities, high-level networking and access to brand and profile-raising platforms.

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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.

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport, the region's international gateway, is proud to be a Strategic Partner and demonstrates 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, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire succeed in the global economy and to encourage inward investment.


Geldards is one of the UK’s leading full service regional law firms with over 150 solicitors, including 55 Partners, and 300 employees delivering a comprehensive range of legal services for businesses, individuals, charities/not-for-profit and public sector organisations.

With offices in Derby, Nottingham and Ilkeston, the firm has a long-standing commitment to the East Midlands and successfully advises a range of leading companies and individuals in key regional industries.

Geldards’ commitment to the local economy and wider community has included a long standing relationship with the Chamber and are proud supporters of the Chamber Business Awards as a celebration of success, excellence and best practice in the local business and wider employer community.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a top ten research-intensive university.

The University academics collaborate with partners in business, industry, Government and the third sector worldwide to address an array of challenges and implement solutions that positively impact how we live and work.

The University has an exceptional track record of fostering enterprise and innovation. It’s Science and Enterprise Park is home to almost 50 high-tech companies, spanning dynamic start-ups to the research and development facilities of global brands.

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

PKF Cooper Parry

PKF Cooper Parry is a Midlands-based accountant and business adviser with offices in the East Midlands and Birmingham. Its bright, entrepreneurial people bring outstanding expertise to each audit, tax, corporate finance, restructuring, wealth management, IT solutions, and transaction services teams.

With an intimate knowledge of owner-managed businesses and their sectors, PKF Cooper Parry offers fresh commercial and technical insights delivered with personality, integrity and infectious positivity.

The company is really passionate about supporting local businesses, and the community it lives and works in.

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce believes that a business’ ability to innovate is fundamental to its long-term competitiveness.

By encouraging the development of new ideas, adopting creative solutions and incorporating them into its operations, products and services, a business will be able to stand out from its competitors. Rolls-Royce has created a world-leading position by investing in its people and continual focus in cutting-edge technology which is at the heart of the high value-added, knowledge-intensive manufacturing industry that is seen in the UK today.

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.

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