Banks Mill Studios

Banks Mill Studios is an innovation space for creative and digital industries, located in a landmark building within the heart of Derby City Centre. 

Comprising of 38 clean and dirty studios and a ground floor gallery, Banks Mill offers stepped rents along with vital business support services and a connected community of peers to ensure success at all levels of enterprise growth. They have a diverse range of creative industry disciplines within Banks Mill – from jewellery makers to printmakers, computer games to fine artists. The residents and members are both University of Derby students and graduates, and creative entrepreneurs not connected with the University. 

Support Services

Banks Mill provides a nurturing and supportive environment for new creative businesses, increasing the potential for growth, success and sustainability.  The vibrant creative community helps to build confidence and explore ideas and opportunities. 

Support is available through the critical stages of start-up and growth, helping young businesses to flourish.  This assistance is provided right from the beginning, when an idea is just the seed of something great and guides you through business planning, launch and expansion.

They provide:

The University also supports non-creative businesses through our facilities at the iD Centre on the RTC Business Park and St Helena campus in Chesterfield

For more information including pricing on joining our Banks Mill Studio network.

What our clients say

Watch the video to hear why Jodie Powell loves working at Banks Mill Studios

Incubation at Banks Mill Studios

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University of Derby graduate celebrates first year in business

Alexey Morozov is a Banks Mill resident and University of Derby graduate. This year his brand 'Alexey Morozov' celebrates their first year in business.

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