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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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BMI Regional

bmi regional operates an all-jet fleet comprising 18 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates more than 300 scheduled flights a week across a network of 31 destinations in 10 European countries and employs more than 400 staff. The airline also operates an extensive ad hoc charter business and flies on a contract basis on behalf of other carriers. You can also enjoy a free 20kg baggage allowance, online check-in, complimentary snacks and drinks onboard and travel on an all jet fleet.

In addition, the airline also operates routes as codeshares with Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines, enabling customers to connect to two global airline networks.

bmi regional’s scheduled network includes East Midlands, and a host of other Regional airports fin the UK to Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Rostock in Germany, Brno in Czech Republic, Brussels in Belgium, Paris and Toulouse in France, Milan Bergamo and Milan in Italy, Karlstad, Norrkoping and Jonkoping in Sweden, Stavanger and Oslo in the Nordics, Esbjerg in Denmark and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.


DHL is the global market leader in the international 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 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.

Leicester Castle Business School

Leicester Castle Business School has been created by De Montfort University (DMU) to meet the needs of 21st century business. We do this by going beyond business as usual, offering a unique learning environment where students and companies are encouraged to challenge convention and are given the opportunities and tools to think, create and inspire.

Based in the historic and inspirational setting of the Great Hall of Leicester Castle, we provide academic expertise, practitioner experience and research excellence to enrich bespoke learning solutions for business professionals who are in a modern era of unprecedented change. From Brexit to a hung parliament; from big data to artificial intelligence; from millennials to Gen C; from Trump to China; we can certainly expect the unexpected! Our aim at Leicester Castle Business School is to arm the business world, and those within it, with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to conquer and succeed in extraordinary times.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University has a proven track record of applying world-class expertise in partnership with business, public and voluntary organisations – bringing together creativity, technical expertise and commercial knowledge to boost business performance and growth.

Home to more than 65 organisations, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park – one of the UK’s largest – is at the heart of the Loughborough and Leicestershire Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone. It provides an outstanding environment for start-ups and mature organisations to thrive in collaboration with a world-class research and skills base.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals

"We are delighted to be part of the Chamber’s Strategic Partners 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 partnership with 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 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

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.


RSM is one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms. Our global network spans more than 120 countries, and is the 6th largest network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms in the world, but our passion is always the same: to help our clients move forward with confidence and realise their full potential.

With around 3,500 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 43,000 people in countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.

RSM in the East Midlands

RSM is deeply embedded in the East Midlands. With over 150 people in our Nottingham and Leicester offices, we are one of the largest professional services firms in the region.

As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric, collaborative approach that’s based on a deep understanding of our clients across the East Midlands.

Ryley Wealth Management

Ryley Wealth Management Limited does not provide off the shelf solutions, but offers a single, trusted relationship to meet all your financial needs whether business orientated or of a more personal nature. Its expertise and the distinctive quality of service is backed up by the highly-regarded St. James's Place Wealth Management Group.

As a fast-growing business itself, the company has an understanding of the challenges that rapid growth brings and is genuinely excited by the success of others in this area.

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.

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