Celebrate Chesterfield

Destination Chesterfield’s annual Celebrate Chesterfield business event took place virtually on the 31st March 2021 in association with Addooco IT. The annual event provided updates on the latest regeneration projects taking place in the town and offered a virtual business exhibition for local businesses to showcase what they do. Celebrate Chesterfield 2021 was recorded by Virtual World Studios and streamed by Transmitta, which also created the online exhibition.


A full update on the town’s various regeneration projects including Chesterfield Waterside, PEAK Resort, Northern Gateway The Glassyard and more was provided by Dr. Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council. Huw also spoke about the HS2 Station Masterplan and proposals to re-vamp Chesterfield’s historic marketplace.

Chesterfield Property and Construction Group

During the ceremony, a new property and construction group was launched in the town. The video below features the announcement by the group’s chair Andy Dabbs, who is a Board Director at Whittam Cox Architects and vice-chair Jillian Mitchell, Director of Lomas and Mitchell Architects.

Staveley Town Deal

A full update on £25 million investment in Staveley was also given by Ivan Fomin, Chair of Staveley Town Deal Board and Managing Director at MSE Hiller. Ivan outlined how the board planned to spend the money allocated in the town deal.

Speakers included:

Ivan Fomin, Destination Chesterfield Board Member, Chair of Staveley Town Deal Board and Managing Director at MSE Hiller

Ivan Fomin has lived and worked all over the UK as an engineer. Ivan moved to Chesterfield in 1990, when he founded MSE Hiller based in Chesterfield. Ivan is also a Destination Chesterfield Board Member and Chair of Staveley Town Deal Board. He will update on the regeneration plans for the Staveley area as part of its Town Deal programme.



Compere – Steve Smith, Destination Chesterfield Board Member and Relationship Director at NatWest 

Steve is a proud member of the Destination Chesterfield Board and Relationship Director in the Commercial Banking team at NatWest. NatWest through one of its constituent banks was the first bank in Chesterfield opening its doors for the first time on 30th June 1808.




Dr Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council

Dr Huw Bowen is Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, a role he has held for the past 12 years. Huw fulfils a number of longstanding appointments to local enterprise partnership, combined authority, health and wellbeing boards. Huw has an excellent reputation for working with strategic partners to deliver complex large-scale regeneration projects with an emphasis on ensuring that local people benefit from the proceeds of economic growth. Huw will update on regeneration schemes in Chesterfield.


Andy Dabbs, Chair of Chesterfield Property and Construction Group and Board Director at Whittam Cox Architects  

Andy Dabbs is Board Director at Whittam Cox Architects, he specialises in the master planning and design of major regeneration projects, providing strategic architectural advice and direction. Andy is also Chair of the Property and Construction Group, along with Jillian Mitchell (Vice Chair) and will launch of the new Property and Construction Group at Celebrate Chesterfield.




Jillian Mitchell, Vice Chair of Chesterfield Property and Construction Group and Director of Lomas and Mitchell Architects

Jillian Mitchell is Director of Lomas and Mitchell Architects, she has a passion for sustainable architecture and helping transform clients’ aspirations into beautiful, low-energy, healthy buildings.  She is also Vice Chair of The Property and Construction Group and will join Andy Dabbs (Chair) in launching the new Property and Construction Group.



Book a delegate place

Bookings for this event has now closed, please email mollie.brown@chesterfield.co.uk for any enquiries.

The presentations will be streamed on 31st March and also available to watch again for up to 2 weeks following the event – for everyone who has registered.

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Virtual Exhibition Stand

A 3D virtual exhibition stand at Celebrate Chesterfield is the perfect opportunity to showcase your business or organisations to the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire community. There are limited opportunities to exhibit at the event and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Stands cost £150 + VAT or £125 + VAT for Chesterfield Champions.

For more information, please get in touch with Mollie – mollie.brown@chesterfield.co.uk

Further information – accessibility and photography/videography

As Destination Chesterfield is keen to promote all of its activity, naturally we need to advise you that in booking on to this event, you are granting us all rights to photographs and recordings that we & our representatives may take of you or your associates at the event. This includes (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. However, rest assured that if you would prefer not to be photographed or recorded, contact us prior to the event or if not possible on the day before the start of the event.

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