Derby County Football Club are once again pleased to extend its partnership with East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) for a further year.

The club first became a patron of the Chamber in December 2014, and the new arrangement sees it extended until 2019.

The East Midlands Chamber, who are Proud Partners of the club, are the leading business organisation in the region and the voice for business in the East Midlands.

With a growing membership of more than 4,100 businesses - small to large, local to international – the Chamber is renowned across the region for enhancing East Midlands businesses.

The Chamber’s activity is so diverse and multifaceted that thousands of businesses from across the East Midlands and beyond put trust in the Chamber to help their businesses flourish and grow – irrespective of size or sector.

Members benefit from a wide range of business support services from lobbying and campaigning, helping businesses realise their international trading ambitions, showcasing and market-making activities to workforce training and development.

Stephen Pearce, Chief Executive at Derby County, said: “The football club are delighted to be associated with a long-standing, reputable organisation.

“They have huge links in the borough and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”

Chamber Chief Executive, Scott Knowles, added: “We’re delighted to have Derby County Football Club on board as a patron for another year.

“Sport – and football in particular – plays a hugely significant role in the community and is a key driver of economic growth, so we look forward to supporting the club in its bid for promotion to the Premier League this season.”

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