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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.

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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.

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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.

SCR enterprise zone strives to find the best fit

SCR enterprise zone strives to find the best fit

Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone covers three sites along the M1 motorway, with each site catering  for different business types. This, the chairman of Sheffield City Region’s LEP tells fDi, gives the zone an edge over its UK counterparts

Sheffield shows its digital talent

Sheffield is famous for a number of reasons, but another may soon need to be added to the list as the city continues to make a name for itself in digital media and the creative industries.

Northern Ireland's delicate development

The Maze Long Kesh development site in Northern Ireland has ambitions to become a centre of excellence for agribusiness and a major event venue. However, within its grounds is the notorious but disused Maze prison, a matter its managers are only too aware needs handling with great sensitivity.

Boris Johnson

UK city leaders share FDI successes

At this year's MIPIM event in Cannes, France, fDi spoke to the leaders of five major UK cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester and Bristol – to hear about their strategies for promoting their cities to global investors.

UK-based M&A up in 2013: Mergermarket

The value of mergers and acquisitions in the UK was up in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same quarter a year earlier, according to Mergermarket.

Newcastle eyes oil riches

Newcastle eyes oil riches

A network of businesses is springing up in Newcastle and the north-east of England, catering to the demands of the offshore oil and gas industry. But can the region overcome perceived supply chain shortcomings while addressing a dearth of skilled labour? 

Kent restores its FDI appeal

Kent restores its FDI appeal

A series of regeneration projects have helped revitalise the UK county of Kent, with cultural institutions drawing a large stream of visitors and a science park attracting world-class businesses.

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