Celebrate Chesterfield

Destination Chesterfield’s annual Celebrate Chesterfield business event returns virtually on the 31st March 2021.

The annual event will update on the latest regeneration projects taking place in the town and offer a virtual business exhibition for local businesses to showcase what they do.

As always we will have some interesting speakers and will be celebrating the success of the amazing town of Chesterfield.

Speakers include:

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 the 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 be discussing the launch of this forum.



Jillian Mitchell, Vice Chair of the 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 explaining the launch of the forum.



Book a delegate place

To book your free place please register using the button below.  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.

By booking, you give consent for Destination Chesterfield and AV partner Transmitta to contact you regarding this event and to your details being stored within our records as per our privacy policy.

Our business e- updates will inform you on the latest business news from the town, skills and training opportunities, grants and funding, development sites, business opportunities, the latest networking events across Chesterfield and information on the work of, events delivered by and campaigns delivered of Destination Chesterfield. We usually send these once a week but we may send updates up to twice a week when there is news that is of interest.

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Please ensure you click here to read the accessibility and photography/ videography information before booking your place at this event.


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.

Click here to book your virtual exhibition stand.

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

Please click here to book your place.

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