Invest in Amber Valley

Amber Valley is an attractive location in which to do business and many market-leading companies call it home. With excellent transport links, affordable properties and a skilled workforce it is easy to see why Amber Valley makes an excellent business base. With an area of 65,577 acres and a population of 126,700 (Nomis, 2018) Amber Valley has the largest local authority population in Derbyshire.

Situated in the heart of the stunning Derbyshire countryside and with its close proximity to the Peak District and many tourist attractions, its four bustling market towns of Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley and its numerous industrial estates, Amber Valley can offer something for everyone from residents, to businesses to visitors. 

Amber Valley has excellent transport links enabling access to all main UK and overseas markets.

  • Road - it is easy to reach many of the major business centres in the UK from Amber Valley by road. The A38 provides a direct connection to the M1 at Junction 28, and Junction 26 can be accessed via the A610.
  • Rail - Amber Valley has railway stations located at Alfreton, Ambergate, Belper, Duffield, Langley Mill, and Whatstandwell. Journeys from each of these stations to the main business centres in the UK can easily be planned using the East Midlands Railway travel planner at or using the Trainline at
  • Air - Amber Valley is well served by three international airports, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Robin Hood Airport (Doncaster Sheffield). East Midlands Airport offers over 100 leisure and business destinations and is the UK’s primary pure freight airport. East Midlands Airport is home to leading air freight operators DHL, TNT and UPS and are a major air hub for the Royal Mail. Birmingham International Airport has the highest proportion of business travel, second only to Heathrow. Robin Hood Airport opened in April 2005 and handles charter, scheduled, long haul, freight, general and business aviation internationally.

Invest in Derbyshire has produced a map of Amber Valley, along with key sites for investment. Further information can also be found by visiting

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