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Relocation of pedestrian crossing on Wyvern Way – During week commencing 18th December 2017, work took place to move the pedestrian crossing from its current location on Wyvern Way, near Toys R Us, further up Wyvern Way towards Derwent Parade. A temporary footway has been created from the footbridge to the replacement crossing.  Temporary lights have been put in place.

A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound overnight road closures – Work is continuing on the A52 Eastbound with nightly road closures up until the evening of Thursday 21st December. There will then be a break over the Christmas/New Year period. When the road closures re-commence on the night of Monday 8th January 2018, the closure will be from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including the slip road from Wyvern Way onto the A52 Eastbound. The road will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Works will not start until after 11.00pm on the midweek evenings when Derby County Football Club are playing home games.

Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout – Works will continue on 2nd January 2018 on Derwent Parade near to the Wyvern Way roundabout.  This will involve lane closures whilst work is carried out in the footway.
Wyvern Way slip road to A52 eastbound – The lane leading from Wyvern Way to the A52 eastbound will be narrowed for 3 weeks from 2nd January 2018 whilst work is carried out in the verge.

Further details about the scheme are on the A52 Scheme webpage. This will be regularly updated as the Scheme progresses.

At  2 Melbourne Court, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LZ

  • A self contained first floor office suite with storage room to the converted roof space (accessed via a fully compliant formal staircase)
  • 3 allocated car parking spaces -(one of which will be reserved for the landlord’s use at weekends)
  • Premier business park location with excellent road communication

  • Prominent Location on Premier Business Park – Fast Access to A52 and J25 M1
  • Passenger Lift
  • Gas-fired Heating – New Carpets
  • Raised Access Floors
  • Landscaped Setting – Excellent Car Parking – 50 Spaces



Salisbury House is located on Derby’s premier office-only park, The Wyvern, adjacent to the A52, 1 mile from Derby City centre and approximately 6 miles from Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway.

The 18 acre Wyvern Office Park is located next to the Wyvern Retail Park which adjoins Pride Park.

Swift Access to A52:  The Wyvern Business Park benefits from prioritised access onto the A52 and provides dual-carriageway links (north, south, east, west) to the Derby Ring Road, the M1, A50, A6, A38, M42 and the East Midlands Airport.

Companies on The Park:  The Wyvern Business Park has always attracted international and regional companies including Synergy Healthcare, Capita Plc, Keir Group, Assystems, Cameron Oil Group, Nuvia Engineering, Dermalogica; P Ducker Systems, Dains Accountants, Four04, Aggregate Industries, and also major HM Government Offices.

Local firms include Altius, Franklands, Zebra Finance, Create Financial Management, Dorians Solicitors, Shapcotts Accountants, Shevill Parkes, Esker UK, Marpal,  Fast React, Xuper IT Support, Raybould & Sons Chartered Surveyors and many others.

Local Facilities:  The Wyvern Retail Park is situated adjacent to the Wyvern Business Park, offering the convenience of being within a short walk of Sainsburys,  Costa Coffee, Homebase, Boots, Next, Halfords, Mothercare, and McDonalds.

Local places to eat include Pizza Hut, Harvester Inn, Subway, McDonalds, Starbucks, Seven Restaurant.  Nearby leisure facilities include David Lloyd Fitness Centre, JJB’s and Virgin Health Club.

Located on the Wyvern Business Park is a 110 bedroom Premier Travel Inn and there are several other well known hotel chains in the vicinity.

Public Transport:  A regular bus service operates from Derby City Centre to the Wyvern Business Park and currently runs approximately every 30 minutes during the working week, calling at Pride Park, and the Park and Ride facility (next to the Derby Arena).


Derby Mainline Station has vehicular and pedestrian access directly onto Pride Park, and is located only a few minutes’ drive from the Wyvern, with new station car parking on the Pride Park side of the railway line.


Features and Specification – following refurbishment will be recarpeted and redecorated


The property is self-contained with its own entrance.


7,000 sq ft (649 sq m) of ground and first floor useable office space excluding toilets.


  • Mainly open plan, with part cellular accommodation
  • Rest room / kitchen, toilets and disabled toilets
  • Constructed to a high specification
  • Gas fired heating
  • New Carpets and decoration
  • Tinted double glazing
  • Raised access floors
  • Passenger lift



Connectivity, Internet and Data Cabling:  Raybould & Sons can provide details of the leased line used by and contracted to the outgoing tenant, and data cabling in situ (to be taken as seen).



Lease Terms

Salisbury House is available by way of a new lease at offers around £87,500 per annum plus VAT on standard repairing and insuring terms.


The in-coming tenant will be responsible for:


  1. The on-going repair and decoration of the interior and exterior of the offices and the landlord’s internal fixtures and fittings.


  1. Payment of business rates, water rates, sewerage rates (see below).


  1. The cost of electricity and gas supplies.


  1. The reimbursement of the annual cost of insuring the building against fire and similar risks – details from Raybould & Sons.


  1. A service charge relating to the management of the external landscaping, the common rear access driveway, the external stores, lighting and barriers – current costs are relatively nominal – details from Raybould & Sons.



Car Parking

There are 50 designated parking spaces in the private car park to the rear.




VAT will be charged at the standard rate.


Rating Information

Rateable values have been re-assessed under a national review and the new Rateable Value for this building will be £56,500.


Business Rates payable are a proportion of the Rateable Value of the building.  As the Rateable Value has been reduced due to re-assessment, the rates payable will be on a reducing scale.  We would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries of Derby City Council Rates Department to verify rates liability.


Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate can be made available upon request.

EPC Reference number:



Legal Matters

A standard draft lease is available upon request.

Both parties to pay their own legal costs.



All viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should direct contact be made with the current occupiers.


Contact:  Trevor Raybould

Tel:          01332 295555



All subject to contract and availability

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25th May 2018, Document Network Services are giving businesses the opportunity to learn about technology that could help ensure compliance with the new legislation by delivering a number of GDPR Awareness Workshops.

The workshops will take place weekly at the DNS Innovation Centre in Pride Park, Derby, between November and December 2017 and will cover a number of topics including: User Authentication, Anti-Virus Protection, Secure Print Release, Email Filtering and Document Management, whilst providing an opportunity to look at some of the latest and most innovative technology available.

To find out more about the event and to register, visit or call their team on 0845 034 0895.







  • A rare opportunity to secure 3,000 sq ft (279 sq m) of offices with 20 car parking spaces
  • Gas fired central heating with some comfort cooling cassettes

Prestigious office park location


The property was built by William Davis in 1995 as part of the successful 18 acre Wyvern Business Park, comprising 300,000 sq ft, which was completed in 2009.



The Wyvern Business Park is an established and highly successful dedicated premier office park located approximately 2 miles east of Derby City Centre.


Together with the adjacent Wyvern Retail Park it is strategically located adjoining both Pride Park and the A52 dual carriageway.



The Wyvern Business Park has attracted local, regional and international companies including Synergy Healthcare, Capita Plc, Mouchell Parkman, Dermalogica, P Ducker Systems, Dains Chartered Accountants, Aggregate Industries, HM Government Offices, Onesubsea (part of the Cameron Group), Franklands Insurance brokers, Esker UK and, of course, Raybould & Sons.

Public Transport

There is a regular public bus service from Derby City Centre calling at Pride Park and the Wyvern Business Park.

There is also fast access to Derby’s Midland Mainline railway Station via the car park, on Pride Park, with ‘over-bridge‘ access to all platforms.

Local Facilities

There is a 110 bedroomed Premier Travel Inn on the Park.

Sainsbury’s is located adjacent the Park entrance and the Wyvern retail Park which is also home to Sainsburys Homebase, Boots The Chemist, Next Home, Mothercare, and Halfords.

There is also a Costa Coffee with additional drive thru facility.

The Property

Orient House comprises a two storey, self contained, semi detached office building extending to some 3,000 sq ft (279 sq m).

Internally, the accommodation is arranged to provide ground floor entrance lobby, reception area (with disabled WC) and part open plan/part partitioned offices.

The first floor provides an open plan office area, private office, kitchenette, store and boardroom/meeting room.

There are Ladies and Gents WC’s on the first floor landing.

Features and Specification

Gas fired central heating, some independent comfort cooling cassettes, double glazed window units, wood effect flooring throughout the office areas giving a contemporary ‘feel’, suspended ceilings with recessed Category II lighting units, security grilles to ground floor windows and window blinds.


Exceptional Car Parking

20 car parking spaces – it is exceptional to have 20 car parking spaces with 3,000 sq ft of office space.


The ‘extra’ parking means that the premises are ideal for a company either with large staff numbers or where there are regular visitors.


Non Domestic Rates

Information obtained from the Valuation Office website provides the both current rating assessment and the draft assessment for the 2017 rating List which comes into force on 1st April 2017


2010 List assessment


Rateable Value: £29,000


2017 List assessment


Rateable Value: £23,250


This information is provided for guidance only and interested parties should make their own enquiries to confirm that this is the position.


All mains services are available and connected.


We have not tested any of the services or installations.


Town & Country Planning

We believe that the premises have the benefit of existing planning consent for office use (B1).


However, interested parties should make their own enquiries of Derby City Council planning Department to verify that this is the current position and to determine whether planning consent is required for their proposed use.


The premises are available either by way of a new full repairing and insuring lease on terms to be agreed.


The tenant is responsible for internal repairs, fixtures and fittings, decoration and external repairs and decoration to the property and to the car parking spaces. At the end of the lease the tenant is required to leave the premises in good repair and to redecorate throughout.


The tenant is responsible for all costs of electricity, gas and telephone and business rates, water rates and sewerage rates direct to the appropriate authority or supplier.


The landlord insures the building against fire and similar risks and the cost of the annual insurance premium is reimbursed by the tenant.


The tenant is responsible for paying on a quarterly basis a service charge towards the cost of maintaining the common landscaping, the car park access roads, the barriers and external lighting. The annual cost of this is nominal and full details are available from Raybould & Sons.



Upon application



We are advised that VAT will be payable on the rent and any service charge expenditure.

Legal Costs

Each party to the transaction will bear their own legal costs.


An energy performance certificate can be made available on request.


Certificate No: 9601-3019-0648-0902-3301


Rating C – 73.



All Viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should you make contact with the current occupiers directly.


Contact:  Martin Langsdale


Tel:          01332 295555







I can still remember clearly the official opening of Pride Park. I was one of the many school children that took part in the opening ceremony to welcome the Queen to Derby. This was a fun couple of weeks in the lead up to the ceremony practicing with many other children from other schools so that we came together for our part of the parade. On the day of the ceremony we stood on the pitch and watched the Queen as she circled the ground in her car waving to us all as we were waving back to her. A truly memorable occasion and a great day of celebration.

I was only 12 years old at the time, and my life has since seen many changes, although I did not expect to end up working so close to the Pride Park on The Wyvern where I can see the stadium from my office.

Pride Park Opening ceremony, The Queen, July 1997

Pride Park Opening ceremony, The Queen, July 1997

I was one of the pupils that saw many changes throughout my education at Derby High School. Our year was the first year to complete the SAT’s at age 14, and the first year to take AS and A2 level exams, which are now changing again. The first year to do things continued when I went to University as I was very fortunate to be accepted on to a brand new degree course called the flying start programme which was a partnership between Newcastle University, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC). This meant I would come out of University with a Degree, part qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a job.

During my degree course I went to work at PWC for practical experience in what they called their busy season. This was the dark winter months from December through to March each year. Again I was lucky in that each year I was based in their London office which was great as it allowed me to see so much of the capital. However one year PWC did send me up to Aberdeen for a week in January and there was also a season when I only spent a week in London. It was a great experience being in London, working down there and getting an understanding of a business through the audit process that I was a part of.

After finishing at university I went to work for PWC in the same London office which I had worked in as part of my degree course. While at PWC I qualified as a Chartered Accountant. It also allowed me to gain the experience required to gain my membership. I learnt much during my time at PWC, but as my father was a Chartered Accountant in practice in Derby, the long-term plan had potentially always been to come back and work with him. As this had always been an option for me it became the option I decided to go for. In fact at my exit interview with PWC they did put down the reason for leaving was the opportunity of a lifetime, which I still today believe that it was.

And so, I came back to Derby in 2008 to work in my father’s business, Shapcotts Accountants and then in 2010, at the age of 26 became a director of the company.

Kimberley Shapcott, President of the Derby Society of Chartered Accountants

Shortly after this I became involved in The Derby Society of Chartered Accountants in 2011 as a committee member because I wanted to be involved in the promotion of Chartered Accountants in the local area. It was an honour to be appointed as President of The Derby Society of Chartered Accountants in 2016/17 and again in 2017/18 for a second term. During this time I plan to focus on engagement with the local Chartered Accountants in the area to encourage them to become involved in local events, attend the local courses that we hold at the Derby Cricket Ground on a range of topics from September through to April each year and represent them with other professions so that they are aware of what we can provide as a profession.

Personally I have, bought a house locally (within 5 minutes from the office out of rush hour which is a much better commute than the one hour commute I had in London), I got married in 2015 and we had our daughter Ezri in 2016 who is now 10 months old. It was great to be one of the 5% of the population that were able to take advantage of shared parental leave. This enabled my husband to spend more time with our daughter when she was very small and I was able to return to the business and develop this part of my life.

Professionally, my father Melvin and I have grown the business each year with organic growth and through merger with other local firms. In 2015 we acquired a long-standing Derby firm of accountants Blythe, Squires, Wilson to expand our team and clients.

2016 saw us take on a new director Nick Parkes to expand our management team. Each year we continue to grow and develop the business and are looking to continue this expansion. I love being a director at Shapcotts Accountants. At PWC the role I had within audit team was very much about checking things and looking at historic information, whereas at Shapcotts I can make a difference, help clients develop their business, look to the future not at the past to achieve their vision and goals.

During 2016 I became involved in a property business with my husband in which we started building a property portfolio. Our goal is to providing great houses to the local market and improve the quality of properties available for rent in the city. This has been a very interesting field to move into outside of Shapcotts Accountants. It has also helped me get a greater understanding of our clients that invest in property. We have a number of clients who are landlords or invest in property and having seen this first hand has enabled me to provide better advice and guidance on questions posed by clients in this sector.

This article was originally published in the Derby Telegraph on Wednesday July 19, 2017 in the special edition Pride Park Business supplement.

  • 875 sq ft with Parking for 5 cars
  • Modern offices on Pride Park, a premier Derby business park
  • Comfort cooling and gas fired central heating
  • External CCTV monitoring and separate intruder alarm
  • Existing business on ground and first floor unaffected

5 car parking spaces


Derby is an important East Midlands city located at the intersection with the A38, A50 and A52 trunk roads.

Pride Park is situated approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) east of Derby city centre and is recognised as a principal location for business and leisure.

There are excellent commuter and public transport links  on Pride Park –  a park & ride shuttle bus facility and



direct ‘over-bridge’ access to all platforms at Derby’s Midland Mainline Railway Station from Pride Park.

Pride Park can be accessed directly from the A52 which connects with Junction 25 of the M1 motorway network approximately 7 miles to the east.

 Royal Scot Road is accessed from Pride Parkway at Island 4 (adjacent the Derby Audi Garage).

 The Premises

The premises comprise part of the ground floor office accommodation at Bailey House with reception, kitchenette and WC facilities which are used in common with the owner/occupier of the remainder of the building.

The offices are accessed via a separate lockable internal door from the reception area.

The suite has been arranged to provide an open plan office area with four rooms/offices off.

The offices are finished to a good specification including:

  • Powder coated aluminium double glazed external window and door units
  • Category II lighting units
  • Comfort cooling
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Separate intruder alarm
  • External CCTV monitoring
  • Carpet tiles
  • 5 car parking spaces


The accommodation has been measured on a Net Internal Area (NIA) basis.

Offices:       875 sq ft   (81.3 sq m)

Please note that these floor areas are provided for information purposes only and prospective occupiers are advised to undertake their own measurements of the property.


We believe all mains services are available and connected.

We have not tested any of the services.

Planning & Use

Bailey House is occupied by Traders Warehouse, who are suppliers of security equipment to the trade.

We believe that the premises have a use falling within Class B1 /B8 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order.

Interested parties should make their own enquiries of Derby City Council Planning Department to verify that this is the current position.

Non Domestic Rates

Please note that Bailey House has a single assessment in respect of the building as a whole:

Rateable Value:  £48,750 (from 1st April 2017)

Multiplier: 0.48 (2017/2018)

A proportion of the cost of non domestic rates will be payable as described under ‘Terms’ below.


£10,950 per annum exclusive.

Rent is payable monthly in advance.


The premises are offered to let by way of a new lease/tenancy for a term of years to be agreed.

Additional Costs

In addition to the rent, costs incurred in respect of non domestic rates, water rates, electricity, gas, building insurance, air conditioning service and maintenance, window cleaning, and maintenance of the communal toilets will be re-charged at 20% of the total cost for the Bailey House.

Indicative costs, based upon the last 12 months expenditure, can be made available upon request.


We are advised that VAT will be payable on the rent.

 Legal Costs

Each party to the transaction will bear their own legal costs.


An energy performance certificate can be made available on request.


All Viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should you make contact with the current occupiers directly.

Contact:  Martin Langsdale

Tel:          01332 295555








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She was nominated by dealer relations manager, James Horne. There are 6 managers in the country, and they each had a choice to nominate a person or a website. Caroline was chosen for her determination to grow the motability fleet, renewals and customer service.

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Anyone starting out in business on their own, whether developing a brand new idea or starting your own business having been an employee for some time, there are five basic tips to assist in becoming a success:-

1. Have a Strategy

You need to keep looking ahead, working towards something. That means being proactive with what needs to be done to get there.

If you do not have a clear strategy, you will be working from day to day with very little progress. Many problems businesses experience are due to not being strategic. Set your goals and business plans to achieve them.

2. Focus on profit

the early stages of a business are likely to be a drain on cash resources. Ensure you have the finance available to cover the set up and ongoing running costs until a regular stream of income can be generated. However, the business must become self-financing to be successful and your business plans should reflect this. The aim should be to achieve profits which will provide both enough to re-invest in the business and also to make you feel it is all worth it.

3. Team commitment

you need to develop a team who are committed to the same aims as yourself. Staff commitment can not just be expected. They need to have goals set for themselves to the overall benefit of the business. They then have their goals and realise why it is they come to work each day.

The balance of the team is crucial. You need to have the right people working for you which means recruitment and training are essential.

4. Customer trust

You need your customers to trust you. That way, they will return for further business, will take on your advice and will recommend other people to you. Trust is all about consistency in the product or service you provide. We may still like people who are inconsistent but we don’t entirely trust them and may not recommend them.

5. Marketing

Don’t be afraid to let people know what you are providing. This applies to both current and prospective customers. Are your customers aware of all of the products/services that you provide? What other benefits do you provide? Free-parking? There are many things potential customers consider. Marketing is about creating a reputation for the business.

Whichever method of marketing you choose, you need to be sure it is achieving that aim. You should also ensure the benefits outweigh the cost so be careful with expensive and sophisticated marketing techniques. You don’t have to spend fortunes, you just need to be creative.