East Midlands Region


Regional Director

We have more than 150 Advisors available for clients

Meet some of our Advisors local to the East Midlands Region below


Boardroom Advisor


Boardroom Advisor

Introduction to the East Midlands

East Midlands is home to home to 5.2 Million residents and 78.6% of which are of working age.

East Midlands’ vibrant, thriving major cities include Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby. Also included in the list are the classical cities of Lincoln, Bedford, Ely, and Northampton.

Having a higher percentage of economically active residents in the region with at least 149,000 businesses in the area, East Midlands is the best choice for entrepreneurs to grow a business and scale.

East Midlands’ core businesses are Wholesale and Retail Trade, Human Health, and Social Work Activities, Manufacturing, Education, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities.

Famed for its rich culture, history, and folklore, East Midlands boasts of its cosmopolitan cities, picturesque market towns, theme parks, and adventure tours.

East Midlands is known to have the world’s first factory, Cromford Mill. It is also the birthplace of the world-renowned physicist and mathematician, Isaac Newton. It is also famed for its Robin Hood legends. Lastly, it is the Warner Bros’ perfect location for their box office hit Batman film, the Dark Knight Rises.

Tourists and residents alike are drawn to the must-see city attractions and peaceful walks in the national park appropriate for business and home life.

Many business start-ups choose East Midlands because there is a great pool of talent already living, working, and studying here.

East Midlands is known as the crossroads of England. This region is strategically located at the heart of the UK’s transport network. It has a comprehensive network of trains, trams, overground services, taxis, and many bus routes which take passengers swiftly to any desired location within or outside the UK.

Myles, Regional Director for Boardroom Advisors has been managing the East Midlands Region where we have a team of local Advisors (see links to the left) and a national team of over 150 Advisors.

Boardroom Advisors East Midlands UK are proud to offer a premium service to SMEs to scale up.

Our East Midlands Region team of Advisors are seasoned professionals who have been working with businesses across the East Midlands region and across the UK for many years and possess a diverse range of skills and sector experience. 

Current roles being carried out by the team include:   

University of Nottingham UK

Reasons to be proud of East Midlands for business & living:

  • The East Midlands boasts of being the UK’s fastest-growing regional economy in 2019 with economic growth of 1.6% in GVA.
  • The East Midlands contributed around £133.9m to UK’s regional GDP in 2017.
  • The East Midlands is home to the second-largest and dedicated air cargo airport in the UK. The East Midlands Airport (EMA) was dubbed as the first carbon-neutral airport in 2012.
  • The East Midlands is home to two of the UK’s three major north-south intercity lines namely Midland Main Line and East Coast Main Line giving its residents and businesses alike reliable and convenient passenger journeys across the UK.

Networking Events for MDs & CEOs

Love Business EXPO 2022 (February)


A business-to-business networking exhibition with a difference. It brings business and personal development opportunities together. If you are a business owner, manager, or thinking of starting a business – and you need answers, inspiration or just to see what’s happening in your area – Love Business EXPO 2022 is for you.

The East Midlands Finance Director Network (December)


The East Midlands FD Network is open to senior finance and accountancy professionals. Our mission is to help CFOs and Finance Directors continue their professional development through:

  • Expanding personal networks
  • Exchanging knowledge & ideas with peers
  • Receiving technical updates
  • Building professional relationships
  • Observing keynote speakers

The event will feature enlightening presentations by HSBC with an “Economic Update” along with Grant Thornton who will provide a presentation on “Working Capital impacts on M&A Transactions”. Following this, there will be business-related workshop discussions where you can exchange and swap ideas as well as build new, long-lasting relationships with your peers.

Midlands Development Conference (September)


Centred around the UK’s build-back better agenda the third annual Midlands Development Conference brings together the region’s biggest developers to showcase billions of pounds worth of their forthcoming projects and discuss key economic growth challenges that the built environment industry will help solve as part of their regeneration ambitions.

Topics for 2021 include creating a zero carbon Midlands, tacking high street and town centre revitalisation, solving the housing crisis, building smarter and healthier cities and maximising the potential of the Midlands Engine.

Enterprising Women Summer Netwalk (August)


Join Enterprising Women co-chairs Jean Mountain and Eileen Richards MBE for our first in-person event of 2021 as we head to Attenborough Nature Reserve for a spot of walking and informal networking in the open air.

Manufacturing and Engineering Conference


The Chamber’s annual Manufacturing and Engineering Conference gives delegates an insight into what various experts expect to happen in the foreseeable future, helping to steer Chamber policy and offer a glimpse of where we should be heading as we look to the future.

The conference brings together leaders from across the sector and, through a series of keynote addresses and expert panel discussions, examines challenges and explores where opportunities might present themselves and how business and support organisations can best work together to ensure the East Midlands continues to be a sector lead in the UK and beyond.

Digital Growth Programme


Organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire can benefit from a range of fully-funded workshops, the opportunity to receive financial help and free one-to-one business advice to help introduce new digital technology, through the Digital Growth Programme.

Managed by the Chamber, the Programme (formerly known as eBusiness Club) is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers an array of awareness-raising seminars, strategic action-planning workshops and conferences.

Support is available for SMEs registered on the programme, and is designed to help enterprises to embrace emerging technology, learn about new software and gain digital skills.

Bank of England Forum (Monthly)


The Bank regularly engages with the Chamber, seeking to gauge current levels of business confidence and investment intentions among members. These events provide a fantastic opportunity for members to have their say and exert influence.

The Bank listens to business leaders’ observations on a variety of ongoing issues that do, or have the potential to, affect businesses locally and regionally. The feedback helps to compliment the intelligence supplied by the Chamber’s economic research and the emerging issues arising from these forums are fed into the Monetary Policy Committee, which sets the monthly interest rates affecting us all.

East Midlands Cyber Security Week


As technology is incorporated into more aspects of our daily lives, remote-working has become the norm. This has meant cyber-crimes and cyber security have evolved and diversified, bringing new challenges.

The changing landscape  increased the need to develop innovative managerial, technological, and strategic solutions to allow the business world to keep moving.

Organisations Supporting Businesses in East Midlands

East Midlands Chamber




Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)




Nottinghamshire County Council




Love Business




The Circle Club



Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands




Midlands Engine




The Cyber Resilience Centre