Destination Chesterfield Board and Team

Phil Bramley

Phil Bramley

I’m Phil Bramley. I’ve lived in Chesterfield all my life, having gone to school at Holymoorside Primary, Manor School and Chesterfield School (now Brookfield).

I live in Chesterfield with my partner and our two children.

I’m the editor of the Derbyshire Times, based at our offices on Spire Walk off the Horn’s Bridge roundabout.

In addition, I’m North Midlands group editor for our publishing company, Johnston Press, responsible for the DT’s 11 sister titles in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as their associated websites.


What do you like best about living in Chesterfield and why?
The people here are fantastic and the town itself is perfectly placed between glorious countryside and great connections to neighbouring cities.


What are your favourite ways to spend your free time in Derbyshire?
Rock scrambling with the kids on Curbar Edge – or enjoying a pint in some of the great pubs we have here.


Where is your favourite place to eat out locally and why?
The Market Pub in Chesterfield. The food is just delicious – as are the beers – and the people that go in there really make it what it is.


What are the positives about running a business here?
Logistically it’s perfect; being in the heart of the country means it’s easy to access any part of England. The people here are an asset to any workforce too.


How do you see the future for Chesterfield and its small businesses?
Very bright. It feels like a town that is moving forward with some great projects taking shape over the next few years.


If you had a magic wand, what one thing would you do to improve Chesterfield?
The climate


What three words best sum up Chesterfield?
Simply the best

The Derbyshire Times

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