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Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby has a history of innovation dating back to the industrial revolution, a mindset that continues to serve it well into the digital age. Local authorities – keen to make the city somewhere to live as well as work – have spent the past few years improving Derby's leisure offering, all of which is enabling the city to continue to punch above its weight.

Steven Goldthwaite
From Companies

View from the C-suite: Metem's forward thinking

The CEO of machining and assembled components supplier Metem tells fDi that innovation is at the core of his company's strategy, a mindset that enables its younger workers to thrive.

Derby quality leads UK manufacturing revival

Derby's quality leads UK manufacturing revival

The UK's manufacturing decline of recent years seems to have bypassed Derby, which has met the challenge of low-cost competitors in the developing world by focusing upon quality.

Friars Gate building

Developers build on Derby's success

Derby's industrial excellence has never quite been reflected in its city centre's offering. However, a flurry of new office developments – as well as a resurgence of the city's residential market – look set to change all of that.

University of Derby

Derby's warm welcome for business and beyond

Though Derby may appear small when compared with other business hubs in the UK and Europe, this works to the city's advantage, as its business community is welcoming, interlinked and possesses a real zeal to move the city forward.

From Companies

In Dispute: hope on the horizon for 'discriminated-against' investors

Foreign investors feeling discriminated against by local governments have been given hope by recent decisions made by arbitrators.

Wallonias aerospace sector flies high

Wallonia’s aerospace sector flies high

Wallonia’s reputation as a destination for avionics innovation is gathering pace, as infrastructure develops around its aerospace cluster and links are forged between research and business.

DHL Express makes the most of emerging market history

DHL Express makes the most of emerging market history

Frontier developing countries are nothing new to express logistics company DHL Express, which has been operating in such markets for decades. Now, with growth in Europe and North America stunted, its CEO tells fDi that the company is reaping the benefits of its early endeavours in what are some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

View from Asia: June/July 2013

Changing demographics are driving the growth of the aerospace industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Africa struggles to shake negative image: Ernst & Young

Despite attracting growing levels of FDI, Africa is still perceived by a large number of investors as an unattractive and risky destination, according to a report by Ernst & Young.

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