Business Support

Local Employment and Supply Chain Opportunities

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An exciting programme of regeneration is taking place across the borough of Chesterfield. As businesses grow and development schemes move forward local employment and supply chain opportunities are created.

Discover more about the regeneration of Chesterfield.

Maximising local employment & supply chain opportunities

Chesterfield Borough Council works closely with developers. The team is keen to ensure regeneration projects create opportunities for Chesterfield businesses and residents. Projects should:

  • Create employment for local people in the construction and operation of developments
  • Facilitate training for local people to help them access the job opportunities created
  • Enable local businesses to compete for contracts arising from development.

For more information contact Emily Williams in the Economic Development Team on (01246) 959717 or email

Contract Opportunities

Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council use the Proactis E-Procurement Platform. Businesses can register free of charge here. After you have registered, you will gain access to future opportunities relevant to your products and services.

North East Derbyshire District Council and Bolsover District Council use In-tend for their procurement activity.

The Government Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £12,000 (including VAT) with the government and its agencies.


A programme of events takes place for businesses to understand the opportunities that are coming forward in Chesterfield.

You can go along to Meet the Buyer events to learn about supply opportunities for major developments. These allow you to ask questions before a formal procurement process.

The Celebrate Chesterfield Conference takes place each March. This updates on what is happening in the town. Before the conference, you can go along to the Business Expo. A chance to showcase what you do and meet other suppliers.

The Chesterfield Investment Summit updates on the progress of developments across Chesterfield. At the event, you can network with investors, developers and businesses from across the property and construction sector. It takes place each October and more information can be found here.

These events and more are promoted via our business event listings.

You can also subscribe to Destination Chesterfield’s weekly business email update. You can sign up for regular email updates from Destination Chesterfield here.

Supporting Local

How many of your business’ products and services do you procure locally?

Consider these five benefits of partnering with local businesses in your supply chain:

1. Local social and economic impact

2. Lower transport costs and emissions

3. More flexibility and responsiveness

4. Stronger relationships and communication

5. Better quality

So, next time you procure, make sure you check whether a local business offers what you need. Check out some great businesses in Chesterfield.

If you are passionate about the future success of Chesterfield, you may want to consider becoming a Chesterfield Champion. Did you know, there are now over 200 Chesterfield Champions showcasing Chesterfield as a place to Invest, work live and visit?

The business support page and funding pages of this website also have details of initiatives that can support innovation and growth in your business.

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Funding and Grants

There is a range of funding and grants available for businesses in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. Find out more!

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