Celebrate Chesterfield

Plans to boost town centre were put under the spotlight at Celebrate Chesterfield 2022

Destination Chesterfield’s annual Celebrate Chesterfield business event returned to the Winding Wheel on the 23rd March 2022.

Celebrate Chesterfield – organised by Destination Chesterfield, in association with The University of Derby and sponsored by Central Technology and Markham Vale – is an ideal opportunity for you to meet some of the key people who are working to achieve our goal of making the town a “modern destination.”

Attracting over 250 delegates, the annual event updated on the latest regeneration projects taking place in the town and of course plenty of time to network with other delegates. The 2022 event offered local business the chance to showcase what they do at the Derbyshire Festival of Business exhibition.

After securing nearly £20m Levelling Up funding, plans to boost the town centre and enhance its cultural offering were unveiled.

At the event, Chesterfield Borough Council announced its plans for the modernisation and further development of the town centre as part of its journey to become a go-to destination for visitors.

The event also launched a new inward investment campaign for Chesterfield, focused on attracting further investment to the town.  Delegates also heard from new investors who have chosen Chesterfield to be their home.

In addition to plans for the town centre, the conference speakers also addressed progress on the town’s multi-million pound commercial and residential developments, office space and the Digital High Street programme.

Annual Review

The Destination Chesterfield Annual Review document is distributed to delegates at Celebrate Chesterfield, sharing some of the success stories from across the town over the last year and looking ahead to further exciting developments.

To view the online version of the 2022 Destination Chesterfield Annual Review, click here.

Speakers and Panellists

Celebrate Chesterfield

Dr Huw Bowen – Chief Executive, Chesterfield Borough Council


Invest in Chesterfield

Nick Grayson – Executive Chairman, Pinelog Ltd

Stephen Wenlock – Joint Growth Unit Manager , Chesterfield Borough Council,

Dom Stevens – Destination Chesterfield


Skills and Employability

Professor Warren Manning, Provost Innovation and Research at the University of Derby


Supporting our High Streets

Josh Marsh, Destination Chesterfield interviewing:

Emma Stevenson, Owner of M’s Gallery

Andy Jupp, Director of Paperstarlights


The Big Discussion

Josh Marsh, Destination Chesterfield interviewing:

Cllr Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council

Phil Bramley, Editor of the Derbyshire Times

Anthony Clitheroe, Director HBD

Professor Warren Manning, Provost – Innovation and Research at the University of Derby


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