delegates at a networking eventAlready home to many innovators and entrepreneurs, the area is ideally suited to modern, forward looking, environmentally aware businesses. 

Large and well-established manufacturing and engineering companies are complemented by a high number of SMEs (small and medium sized businesses). This provides a diversity of over 4.5k enterprises that create a strong business community.

Here's just a few...

TDP receiving award


Wirksworth-based TDP Ltd won ‘Made in the Midlands’ Sustainable & Ethical Manufacturer of the year in 2022.

Person working at NEC

Nuclear Energy Components Ltd (NEC)

Hear about how nuclear energy components continue an engineering legacy.

Thornbridge Brewery building at Bakewell

Thornbridge Brewery

Hear how a Dales brewery grew from small beginnings to international success.

Lorry at Longcliffe site

Longcliffe Quarries

Hear the story of high quality limestone and dolomite from Derbyshire Dales quarries.

Inside office at CEM Solutions

CEM Solutions

Monitoring industrial emissions to meet environmental standards.

Box of Holdsworth chocolates with scone

Holdsworth Chocolates

Luxury handmade English chocolates using the finest ingredients.

Inside factory at Nenplas


A leading supplier of extruded and fabricated plastic products.

Employees working at Tractivity


A digital platform to streamline business communications.

Man working at Thermoform


Packaging for the food, medical and engineering industries.

Business Parks

Sites and premises for SMEs are available throughout the area to suit a range of needs.

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Development Sites

Our strategic development sites will deliver a significant amount of new business space, jobs and homes. 

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Economic Profile

  • Business Profile

    Nearly 4700 businesses and growing.

  • Employment Profile

    Employment and earnings profile.

  • Jobs and Skills Profile

    A skilled workforce on your doorstep.