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Wednesday 14th November: Champions Event – Made in Chesterfield and Derbyshire Business Support Grant Scheme
Chesterfield Champions were invited to Barrow Hill Roundhouse for an evening drinks reception to launch the new Made in Chesterfield campaign in association with the University of Derby.
Usually taking place for one month each year, Made in Chesterfield will run for an entire year from November 2018 – providing more opportunities for students to discover a career in manufacturing, engineering, science and technology, as well as a rolling PR programme designed to raise the profile of STEM sector businesses in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. Find out more here.
Guest speakers included Steve Smith, Board Member of Destination Chesterfield and Relationship Director of NatWest Commercial Banking, Dr Peter Dewhurst, Commercial Director at the University of Derby, Jo Hadson, Senior Derby Enterprise Growth Fund Manager at Derby City Council, Mervyn Alcock, General Manager of Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council.
Jo Hadson introduced the recently launched Derbyshire Business Support Grant Scheme, where grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available towards capital or revenue projects with the aim of supporting businesses.
Champions were also able to network and meet new contacts.