Doing business in Leicestershire
Given the East Midlands airport's central location, there’s a lot of opportunity to do business in the surrounding cities and towns. The largest economy is in Leicester, with financial, engineering and textile industries still booming. Nottingham focuses much of its energy on digital media, financial services and life sciences, whereas Derby excels in engineering manufacturing and technology. Whatever your reasons for visiting the East Midlands, you’ll find all you need to know about the region below, from great venues to conduct business to transport and places to unwind once the working day is done.
Transport from East Midlands Airport
Once you’ve landed at East Midlands airport following your Flybe flight, the cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham are all easy to reach; the former being 19 miles away, the latter two just 14 miles. Regular bus services travel to each city from the airport, and taxis also operate. Find all you need on reaching your place of business from the airport on our East Midlands Airport Arrivals page, and for the return trip, visit our Getting to East Midlands Airport page.
See our Visiting Leicestershire page for some great ideas on where to stay and enjoy yourself whilst you’re in the area. Make even a fleeting visit memorable with a little planning ahead!
Conference and meeting venues
Travelling to the East Midlands on business? If you need to book a premises for a meeting or conference, there are lots of options close to the airport or just a short distance away, no matter how big or small your budget.
Radisson Blu Hotel
Contemporary hotel, 1 mile from the airport.
- All forms of stationery provided
- ‘Brain Food’ food & drink menu
- On-site parking for 350 vehicles
- Fits up to 400 delegates
- Choice of rooms for small or large events
Close to the airport’s main entrance.
- Fits up to 250 guests
- Refreshments & catering
- Dedicated Meetings & Events team
- Technical equipment available
The Priesthouse Airport
10 minutes’ drive from East Midlands airport.
- Boardroom, meeting rooms & outdoor space
- LCD projector, screen and flipchart
- Luncheon packages
- Overnight packages available
For more information on East Midlands airport and flights to the East Midlands with Flybe, have a look at our dedicated East Midlands Airport page.