Derby is a city located on the banks of the River Derwent and was traditionally the county town before it gained city status in 1977. Historically, Derby was settled by Romans and later still by Vikings. It later became known as a market town but it experienced growth during the industrial era. During the 19th century, Derby emerged as an engineering centre which still remains relevant to the economy today. In recent times, Derby is known for advanced transport manufacturing and is home to the world's second largest aero-engine manufacturing. It has notable productions such as Rolls-Royce and Toyota Manufacturing. These remain the two biggest employers in Derby. Other major industries include Core Design which produced the successful video Tomb Raider and the Derby railway station which retains an integral depot in the railway network.


Derby is an ideal location for Pitman Training Centres. Between the key industries that require training and development and the presence of the local universities, there is significant potential for any motivated franchisee.

Franchise Type: New

Franchise Fee: £40,000

Average Total Investment: £80,000 - £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population: 721,790

Capture Areas:

  • Ripley
  • Matlock
  • Ashbourne
  • Swadlincote


The sale includes:

  • A 5 year franchise agreement
  • Full training on all aspects of owning a Pitman Training Centre, including sales, marketing and the product
  • Pitman Training website
  • A centre start up pack
  • Participation in Pitman Training lead generation activities including:
    • Organic lead generation
    • Paid National Advertising
    • Hosted Webinar lead generation
    • National Accounts
    • External exam hosting revenue
    • Pitman Training is always seeking new lead generation activities that are relevant to the market and as such may change from time to time

*Approx. figures – determined by population in postcode areas so postcode areas can be negotiable.