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intu car parking discount for Pride Park and Wyvern workers

People that work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park can now take advantage of a new parking discount at the intu shopping centre.

The new initiative is aimed at drawing workers from the outskirts of town to help boost retail in the city centre and surrounding retail areas.

The lunchtime parking scheme grants those who work in a business on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park to have half-price parking at any of the intu Derby car parks for up to two hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50.

The scheme has been introduced following the work of a group of local business owners who are responsible for PridePark.net. The group consists of Essential Print Services, BSP Consulting, Shapcotts Accountants, Derby Pride Academy and Raybould and Sons.

It is led by Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services, who commented: “It has always been a bugbear of mine to run an errand in the city centre and it cost £3.10 to do so. The initiative supports retailers and boosts lunchtime football in the city centre by encouraging the 13,500+ people that work on Pride Park into town. It is also great for those who often need to pop to town to pick up a few bits on their lunch break but who are usually put off by the normal parking prices. We approached intu about it and they thought it was a great idea and jumped at the opportunity. It’s brilliant to see the impact that small businesses can have and that the big companies like intu are listening to what we have to suggest.”

To receive the discount simply take a ticket at the barrier as usual, then pre-pay at the intu information desk. You can also collect a pass from Essential Print Services on Pride Park before arriving at the centre. There is no need to pay at the usual machines, just use your Pride Park lunch pass to exit.

PridePark.net is an online business community for companies based on Pride Park on or The Wyvern Business Centre. Alongside the online directory, which is free to list on and gives great exposure, the group also holds regular networking events. The next one is being held at OrangeTheory Fitness on Wednesday 27th November from 12.30pm to 2pm. To find out more about the event, or to register your business for a free listing to share news, events and a company profile, please visit PridePark.net.

One of the stakeholders of PridePark.net is the Derby Pride Academy, an alternative provision free school. Principal of the academy, Karen Hayes, commented: “PridePark.net is a great community. It allows us to raise the profile of the academy among local businesses which in turn provides fantastic ways for our students to find out more about career opportunities and workplaces. It highlights the many career opportunities available and pathways for our students. We are looking forward to connecting and working with many local businesses in the future through PridePark.net.”

Janet Shapcott, of Shapcott Accountants, said: “We are very pleased with the latest promotion on PridePark.net which can benefit employees working on Pride Park and The Wyvern. Shapcotts Accountants, as one of the PridePark.net sponsors, has made this available to all staff as well as allowing them to alter lunchbreaks to help with Christmas shopping. The website is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening on Pride Park and The Wyvern as well as posting news, events and offers.”

If you have any queries about PridePark.net or the event on 27th November, please contact Yvonne Gorman at Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 or email admin@pridepark.net.

Our video explains more:

How does it work?
Using your pre-paid ticket is easy…

  • Pull up to the car park entry barrier and press for a ticket as normal (but you can dispose of the ticket you are given)
  • Park up and hit the shops
  • When you’re ready to leave no need to pay anything at the machines, just have your Pride Park Parking ticket handy
  • At the car park exit barrier put your Pride Park Parking Ticket into the machine and the barrier will lift
  • Head back to work 😊
  • If you have any issues just press the call button

How can I buy intu Derby parking tickets for my employees?

You can buy special Pride Park Parking Tickets either at

Essential Print Services, 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8AN. They are near Derby Arena in the East Midlands Chamber building.

or at

intu Derby Reception in the Centre Management Office which can be found via level 2, near TGI Fridays. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Or you can pre-order a larger batch of parking tickets by calling intu Derby directly on 01332 366383 (but collection and payment will still need to done at intu Derby)

What payment methods can I use?

At intu Derby reception, you can either pay by debit / credit card or by cash.
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm. (Unfortunately, payment cannot be taken over the phone)

At Essential Print Services, you can pay by cash only.
To make the transaction even quicker for you, call ahead on 01332 418377 and let Essential Print Services know how many tickets you’d like. The Print Angels will have your tickets ready for your arrival.  Please bring exact change. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm. (Unfortunately, payment cannot be taken over the phone)

How much are they?
Tickets are just £1.50 each for 2 hours of parking.  (Normal rate is £3.10.)

When can they be used?
They can be used Monday – Friday between 11am and 3pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Which car parks can they be used in?
The tickets can be used in either the Centre Car Park (accessed via London Road or Osmaston Road), Basement Car Park or Riverside Car Park. This parking ticket cannot be used in Bradshaw Way Car Park. The quickest car parks for Pride Park would either be Basement or Riverside but it’s up to you

How long can I stay for?
You can stay for up to 2 hours.

Can I get a receipt?
You can ask for a receipt at the intu Derby Centre Management office and at Essential Print Service. 

Can I use them at weekends?
No – sorry.  Just a weekday offer only 

For further information, please call PridePark.net’s Sponsor; Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 and ask for Yvonne Gorman.

 

 

Get to know your neighbours and join us for lunch!

PridePark.net is hosting a free event to welcome the new kid on the block; OrangeTheory Fitness!

OrangeTheory Fitness has taken over the former Maplin Electronics unit on The Wyvern Retail Park and transformed it into a revolutionary centre of fitness for the residents of Derby.

Join us for lunch on Wednesday 27th November, 12.30pm-2pm, meet the team behind OrangeTheory Fitness, as well as other business people from the local area.

Hear about other companies and take advantage of networking opportunities available. The event is exclusively for businesses and decision-makers who work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park and is a ticketed event.

Book your tickets here.

This event has been made possible by Essential Print Services, TC Harrison Ford and OrangeTheory Fitness.

During the event, Pride Park lunch tickets will be available to purchase from the team from intu Derby.

The Pride Park lunch ticket is an exclusive incentive scheme; employees and businesses of Pride Park and The Wyvern Business Park will be able to park, at any of the Intu Centre car parks* for up to 2 hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50 inc VAT (usually £3.10).

“We are so pleased to be working with PridePark.net to launch this exclusive parking offer to Pride Park businesses and employees.  We hope it will enable Pride Park workers to be able to visit intu Derby on their break to pick up lunch, do errands or even do a spot of shopping,” commented Carly Salisbury, Marketing Manager, intu Derby.

If you have any queries about PridePark.net or this event, please contact Yvonne Gorman at Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 or email admin@pridepark.net.

Your chance to try Pride Park Stadium’s newest hospitality experience with an exclusive 20% off your booking!

 

The Captain’s Club provides a relaxed brasserie-style dining experience in contemporary surroundings; offering one of the best vantage points in the stadium and regular visits from Derby County Captains, past and present.

 

Matchday package Includes:

  • Grazing menu served pre-game
  • Post Match Dessert station with cheese & biscuits
  • Complimentary programme
  • Team sheet
  • Pay bar facility

 

20% off the following fixtures:

Cardiff City | 13th September 2019
Birmingham City | 28th September 2019
Luton Town | 5th October 2019
Wigan Athletic | 23rd October 2019

 

Contact Bonnie Showers for more information or to book
bonnie.showers@dcfc.co.uk

 

Off peak lane closures on A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound (out of Derby) from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September

 

From Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September a lane closure will be put in place after 9.30am each day and will be removed by 3.30pm.  The inside lane of the A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound carriageway will be closed between the Pentagon and Wyvern junctions to carry out localised carriageway widening works.

 

Night-time closures on A52 Brian Clough Way between 2nd September and 13th September 2019

 

This phase of work, which includes surfacing of the A52, will need to be carried out whilst the road is closed during the night time. This means we have a limited amount of time to do the work. Some of this work will be noisy but we will minimise the noise where possible. Signed diversion routes will be in place along Derby Road/Nottingham Road (A6005).

 

  • Closures in place on the A52 Westbound, towards Derby city centre, will include the Raynesway and Wyvern Way slip roads, there will be no access to the A52 from the slip road from Spondon roundabout (near Asda).
  • Closures in place on the A52 Eastbound, out of Derby, will include the Eastgate flyover, Pentagon slip road and the Wyvern Way slip roads.

 

Road closed Dates Times
Westbound carriageway between  the Raynesway and Pentagon junctions Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September 8 pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions 10pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions Monday 9 September to Thursday 12 September 8pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions Friday 13 September 11pm to 6am

 

The road will be opened earlier if the work is completed ahead of schedule.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

Get to know your neighbours! PridePark.net is hosting a free event, kindly hosted by TC Harrison on Wednesday 2nd October, 4.30pm-6.00pm.

During the event, The Intu Centre will launch an exclusive incentive scheme; employees and businesses of Pride Park and The Wyvern Business Park will be able to park, at any of the Intu Centre car parks* for up to 2 hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50 inc VAT (usually £3.10).

“We are so pleased to be working with PridePark.net to launch this exclusive parking offer to Pride Park businesses and employees.  We hope it will enable Pride Park workers to be able to visit intu Derby on their break to pick up lunch, do errands or even do a spot of shopping,” commented Carly Salisbury, Marketing Manager, intu Derby.

“It has always been a bugbear of mine to run an errand in the City Centre and it cost £3.10 to do so. Not only will the initiative support retailers but, this discounted car parking ticket will also help employees ‘pop into town’ to do some lunchtime shopping and meet friends,” commented Yvonne Gorman, who runs Pride-Park-based Essential Print Services and is also a sponsor for PridePark.net.

“To make the car parking even better value for money, I would encourage people to car share. I also urge businesses on The Wyvern Business Park and Pride Park to buy the tickets in bulk so, they can be distributed or re-sold in the office, which will save time during lunch breaks,” added Yvonne.

The event will also include talks, an exhibition and networking opportunities for businesses and decision-makers who work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park.

Book your event tickets here.


Our video explains more:

For further information, please call PridePark.net’s Sponsor; Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 and ask for Yvonne Gorman.

These exclusive, pre-paid car parking tickets will be available to buy on-the-day by cash or card.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Due to health & safety reasons, this is a ticket-only event.
  • On-site parking is available at TC Harrison – car sharing is encouraged.
  • Free refreshments during the event.
  • After the event, discounted car park tickets are available from the Intu Centre office or from Essential Print Services*

*Matalan Car Park not applicable.
**Intu Centre Office, near the Food Court. Essential Print Services, 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8AN. Near Derby Arena. Phone ahead on 01332 418377 and we’ll have the tickets ready for you.

 

  • Motorpoint has opened new head office on the Wyvern Business Park in Derby
  • UK’s largest independent car retailer has taken 7,000 sq ft office space in one of city’s premier business locations
  • New headquarters accommodate accounts, finance, HR, learning and development, marketing and stock control functions
  • Motorpoint has launched a Charity Parking Scheme at new office with all funds being donated to the company’s charitable partner – Derby County Community Trust.

Motorpoint has opened its new head office on the Wyvern Business Park in Derby.

The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which was founded in the city over 21 years ago, has taken 7,000 sq ft of office space on one of Derby’s premier business locations next to the Wyvern Retail Park and the A52. The building has subsequently been named Champion House.

The two-storey offices, which were extensively refurbished by interior fit-out specialists Butler and Willow prior to the move, accommodate Motorpoint’s accounts, finance, HR, learning and development, marketing and stock control teams, encompassing over 60 employees.

Cat Moseley, HR Director of Motorpoint, said: “We really couldn’t be happier with our new home on the Wyvern Business Park. Champion House provides the perfect balance of contemporary work and break out space while being ideally located close to the motorway network for our teams to travel to our network of branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

“Employee well-being was at the heart of the project with a view to improving teams’ engagement and provide the team with a space that inspires creativity, big ideas and collaboration as well as the opportunity to break out and socialise and I think that definitely been achieved with our head office.”

Trevor Raybould, Principal of Raybould and Sons, who represented the owner of the building, added: “We’re delighted to welcome such a prestigious brand as Motorpoint to the Wyvern Business Park. The offices look fantastic and it’s great to see the team at Motorpoint really enjoying their new work space.”

Nigel Griffiths, Chartered Surveyor, who represented Motorpoint, said: “It’s very pleasing to see our conceptual design for Champion House be brought to life so successfully. I would like to thank all the concerned parties for their contribution to make the move possible.”

Motorpoint stocks over 7,000 low mileage, nearly new cars from over 30 different car manufacturers, all of them available to buy and drive away on the same day backed by the Motorpoint Price Pledge. Launched in November 2018, Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find a like for like car from a competitor. As an added bonus, Motorpoint will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

A52 Update

A52 Brian Clough Way – night-time road closures – Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August

 

From Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August, there will be overnight closures on both the A52 Brian Clough Way westbound and eastbound carriageways.  Work will be carried out to install signs and kerbs.  The road will not be closed until 11.00pm on Tuesday 20th August to due to the Derby County Football Club game.

 

A52 Westbound closed from 8.00pm to 6.00am (from 11.00pm on Tuesday 20th August, due to DCFC game)

Westbound carriageway will be closed from Raynesway to Pentagon Island

Diversion route – Raynesway, Derby Road, Nottingham Road.

 

A52 Eastbound closed from 10.00pm to 6.00am (from 11.00pm on Tuesday 20th August, due to DCFC game)

Eastbound carriageway will be closed from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including eastbound on-slip to A52 from Wyvern Way

Diversion routes

Eastbound closures – Nottingham Road, Derby Road

Wyvern Way closure – Derwent Parade, Pride Parkway, Holmes Bridge, Darwin Place, Eastgate, Pentagon Island, Nottingham Road, Derby Road

 

The road will be re-opened earlier if works are completed ahead of the scheduled times.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

The Hannells team is growing!

Hannells, Derby’s leading estate & lettings agency is delighted to announce the arrival of  Richard who has joined their busy Lettings team.

Richard joins the team with a history of success in varied roles in the lettings industry as a Negotiator, Valuer and Office Manager.

Richard also has specialist knowledge of student lets and will be heading up this arm of the Hannells Lettings service.

Director Benjamin Brain said: ‘It’s a pleasure to welcome Richard to the team. With his years of experience in all forms of residential lettings and his background in homes of multiple occupancy and student lets, he will be able to bring a whole host of additional skills to our already thriving lettings division’

Visit the Hannells’ website to find out more about their new recruit.

Stanier Way/Wyvern Way Roundabout – next phase of construction to commence Friday 9 August

Work will take place during the morning of Friday 9 August to change the traffic management at the Stanier Way roundabout. Traffic will be switched to run on a section of the newly constructed roundabout.  There will also be changes to the pedestrian route between Stanier Way and Wyvern Way.  Changes are shown on the attached plan.

This will allow work to commence on the next phase of the construction in the lead up to re-opening the roundabout on 9 September 2019.

Off-peak A52 Eastbound lane closure – Monday 12 to Friday 16 August – These closures will no longer be required.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

 

The Annual Pattonair Autumn Ball is on Friday, October 4th, 2019
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

It’s the black-tie event with one aim – to raise money for charity.

This is the third Autumn Ball, which will be raising money for Dementia UK, to help provide a dedicated specialist Admiral nurse for the Derbyshire area. All funds raised will be donated to Dementia UK.

The Pattonair Charity Ball will include the following fun and entertainment on the night;

  • Reception drinks
  • 3-course dinner – View Menu
  • Auction
  • Live music – View Band
  • Entertainment throughout the evening
  • Guest speakers
  • Dancing
  • Prizes

You can purchase tickets directly from Eventbrite – booking fees apply.