About Destination Chesterfield

Destination Chesterfield Team

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Hello from the Destination Chesterfield team!

The Destination Chesterfield team loves Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. So, we are proud to lead the marketing of our town.

Above all, we want to shout as loudly as possible about our town’s special people, our innovative businesses, and our ambition to keep growing and succeeding. To do that, we partner with over 230 local organisations, known as Chesterfield Champions, including Chesterfield Borough Council and East Midlands Chamber. Together, we raise the profile of Chesterfield – as a unique place to live, work, visit and invest.

Our marketing focuses on four key themes, guided by the Destination Chesterfield Board.

Read on to find out how we can work together.

How can the Destination Chesterfield team help you?

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Become a Chesterfield Champion and share our place story

Chesterfield Champions share our town’s place story to boost the local economy.

They help to shape campaigns created by Destination Chesterfield as well as submitting content for our marketing opportunities. Afterwards, they share our assets to spread the word further to clients and friends.

Chesterfield Champions stay up to date with local regeneration and new initiatives at our events and through our communications.

Finally, they develop long-term relationships with like-minded people who care about our town’s future.

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To find out more about Chesterfield Champions, please contact Melissa Shaw by email or book a meeting via Melissa’s online calendar.

Support our marketing of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire

We love partnership working and want to hear your ideas for the marketing of Chesterfield.

You could sponsor our social media, business or consumer emails or a section of the Chesterfield website. By doing this you will support the town and boost your business. The Christmas in Chesterfield campaign is seen over 2 million times each festive period! Also, we seek partners for our commercial events.

Destination Chesterfield plans a new visitor economy marketing campaign for 2024. Could you support our marketing of the borough?

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To share your ideas or to benefit from commercial opportunities, contact Tara Underhill by email or book a meeting via Tara’s online calendar.

Share your news…or ours (media enquiries)

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Help the Destination Chesterfield team share positive, high-profile news to showcase what’s happening across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. Our news stories are published on our website. Then, we share them across our social media platforms, helping stories reach far and wide. We also share key stories with local media when working with our Chesterfield Champions.

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Have a story to share? Get in contact with Josh Marsh by email. Media enquiries are welcomed via Josh. We also have many businesses willing to comment on current affairs, as well as the Destination Chesterfield Board.

Invest in Chesterfield

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Growing your business or considering moving your business to Chesterfield?

We can help you find office and commercial premises. We can support you with recruitment and skills and business advice. As well as connecting you with our strong business community. Plus, join us at our annual Investment Summit to hear first-hand experiences from recent investors. You can also find out about current and future opportunities in Chesterfield.

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For an informal chat about investing in Chesterfield, please contact Dom Stevens by email or book a meeting via Dom’s online calendar.

Learn new skills and recruit to boost your business

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We know how much effort goes into recruiting and retaining staff. But it’s worth the effort in Chesterfield because we have the right candidates and training to boost your business. Did you know that 36.2% of our residents are qualified at NVQ Level 4 or above and 57.5% at Level 3?

We can tell you about skills and training, as well as the latest funding available. Find out about hiring an apprentice and meet local recruiters. Or come along to the annual Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Employability and Skills Conference in February.

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To find out more about skills and recruitment for your business, please contact Mollie Brown by email.

Promote your consumer or business event

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Organising an event in Chesterfield? The Destination Chesterfield team considers all high-profile leisure and business events for promotion on our website and e-marketing. As well as these, we also select unique events from Chesterfield Champions to promote.

Please send full event details in a text format which can be copied and pasted, as well as a high-quality landscape and portrait photo (no posters please) to Esther Hurst-Davis by email.

Meet the full Destination Chesterfield team

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Dom Stevens – Destination Chesterfield Manager

I am a keen runner and photographer and spend my free time coaching or watching football. A passionate place marketer, I love working in collaboration with others to make a difference for the borough of Chesterfield.

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Tara Underhill – Senior Coordinator

I love yoga and writing. You’ll also find me outside with my boys or at a local café enjoying brunch. At work, I love leading marketing campaigns, driving improvements and line managing the team.

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Mollie Brown – Coordinator (Visitor Economy and Skills)

In my free time, I enjoy going out for nice food and drinks with friends and family. This is why I love the work I do at Destination Chesterfield; I get to promote the fantastic retailers, leisure, and hospitality venues we have across the town.

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Josh Marsh – Coordinator (Investment and Marketing)

A Spireite since birth, I regularly follow Chesterfield FC home and away, whilst helping the club provide its radio commentary to supporters. I love my role at Destination Chesterfield, sharing positive news from across our businesses and wider community to tell the world about our wonderful town.

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Melissa Shaw – Coordinator (Champions and Events)

I enjoy going to the theatre, walking in our lovely Peak District, and sitting down with friends for some good quality pub grub. Day to day my job includes supporting our Champions and coordinating events that showcase our wonderful town.

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Esther Hurst-Davis – Marketing Assistant

My free time involves plenty of reading and going for a swim. I love seeing friends and family and playing board games with my husband. A creative person, I have a nail business and love doing tiny art on my clients’ nails! When at work at Destination Chesterfield, I particularly enjoy promoting events and writing blogs.

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Destination Chesterfield delivers campaigns to raise the profile of Chesterfield and to support the local business community.

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Chesterfield Champions

The Chesterfield Champions scheme is a powerful network helping to drive the development of our economy, shape our future and showcase our town.

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Destination Chesterfield Board

The Destination Chesterfield Board is made up of local businesses who drive forward the promotion of Chesterfield as a place to invest, work, live and visit

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