Nottingham, including the city's suburbs, is home to over 768,500 people and is the largest urban area in the East Midlands. The metropolitan economy of Nottingham is the 7th largest in the UK, and the city holds the headquarters of many major companies, including Boots, Pedigree Petfoods, E.ON Energy UK, and Pentland Brands, who own Canterbury and Speedo. The city's public transport system has won awards due to its established railway station and Express Transit tram system. It is also home to the largest publicly owned bus network in England.
The city was previously named the 'Home of English Sport' in 2015; the National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge cricket ground are all based in the city. Nottingham also has two professional football teams; Nottingham Forest and Notts County, which was formed in 1862, making it the oldest professional football club in the world.