Top 200 businesses in Derbyshire announced by University of Derby

30 June 2022

Researchers from the University of Derby’s Business School have compiled a list of the Top 200 businesses in Derby and Derbyshire.

This Top 200 2022 listing ranks all active, private sector businesses in Derby and Derbyshire by turnover — a simple but powerful indicator of business growth and relative positioning. 

It showcases some of the companies driving the local economy and highlights interesting growth sectors and place-based clusters.

The top ten companies in the list, launched today (Thursday 30 June 2022), are:

  1. Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK)
  2. Eco-Bat Technologies
  3. Bloor Investments
  4. Greencore
  5. Bowmer and Kirkland
  6. Rolls-Royce
  7. Motorpoint
  8. Bombardier Transportation UK
  9. Miller Homes Group
  10. Vaillant UK

Toyota, which employs 2,657 people, takes the top spot thanks to recording total revenues of £2.63 billion*.

Angela Tooley, Enterprise Development Manager at the University of Derby, said: “Derby and Derbyshire are home to global brands, as well as locally owned high growth companies from a diverse range of sectors, which are at the forefront of innovation in UK growth areas such as decarbonisation, clean growth, digital and export of services.

“This research further confirms the strength of the area’s businesses, particularly as many of them are based outside of our main towns and city. This makes their contribution to the regional economy even more important, through providing high-quality employment and buying goods and services from local supply chains, many of whom are SMEs.”

The Top 200 has been compiled from publicly available information for the financial period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, including data from Companies House and the Fame database. It therefore doesn't show the full effects of the pandemic, which will become more apparent in the 2023 listing.

To qualify, companies must have:

Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby, added: “As the University’s profile and impact within the business community continues to grow and we move forward with our plans for our city-based Derby Business School, it’s fantastic to see such strong, thriving businesses, many that the University works closely with, recognised in the list.”

The 2022 list will feed into the East Midlands Top 500 companies league table, due to be published in July.

View the full list of Top 200 companies in Derby and Derbyshire. Read a case study on Toyota.

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* Toyota revenue based on accounts from 31.3.2020

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