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Chesterfield Investment Summit

Welcome to the Chesterfield Investment Summit 2021

The Chesterfield Investment Summit took place Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 8.30 at the Casa Hotel.  Thank you to everyone who joined.  If you are interested in developments in Chesterfield visit and investing in the town visit

The summit will return in September 2022

The event is organised by Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Economic Partnership and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Speakers at the Chesterfield Investment Summit 2021


Cllr Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council

Tricia became the first female leader of Chesterfield Borough Council in April 2017. As a member of the East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy Executive Board she Chairs the Chesterfield & Staveley HS2 Delivery Board. She is a strong advocate for strengthening the industrial base in north eastern Derbyshire and ensuring that local communities benefit from that growth.



Staveley Town Centre Masterplan 

Christian Nielsen - Chesterfield Investment SummitChristian Nielsen, Urban Design Associate at BDP

Christian is a chartered town planner and urban designer who has been with BDP since 2006.  He has over 18 year’s experience in spatial planning and urban design including masterplans in Aberdeen City Centre, Wirral and Derbyshire. Christian assisted the Staveley Town Board in preparing the Staveley Town Investment Plan, which was followed by the award of £25.2 million of funding from central government towards 11 projects.


Progressing Peak Resort

Rupert Carr, Director at Birchall Estates

Rupert Carr is a founding shareholder and director of PEAK – The Gateway Resort.

PEAK will be realised in phases on 300 acres of reclaimed land located on the eastern boundary of the National Park set on the outskirts of Chesterfield.



Chesterfield Regeneration Update

Dr Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council

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. 



The Future of Offices

Peter SwallowPeter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Managing Director of Bolsterstone Ltd

Peter has worked in property development since the early 1980s, but also has a passion for regeneration.  As co-founder of Bolsterstone, set up 1989, Peter has worked on and delivered a variety of projects. Peter has lived in Chesterfield for over 40 years and is proud to be the Chair of Destination Chesterfield.  He is part of the team behind Chesterfield Waterside.  A £340 million, high quality, mixed-use, sustainable regeneration scheme is built across 16 hectares on the edge of the town centre. It is set in a canal-side environment, adjacent to the River Rother and Chesterfield Canal.


The Big Discussion with Chesterfield Property and Construction Group

Andy DabbsAndy Dabbs, Board Director and Whittam Cox Architects and Chair of Chesterfield Property and Construction Group

Andy is a Chartered Architect and Board Director at Whittam Cox Architects. His particular interest and specialism is in the master planning and design of major mixed-use regeneration projects providing strategic architectural advice and direction.



Jillian MitchellJillian Mitchell, Director of Lomas and Mitchell Architects and Vice-Chair of Chesterfield Property and Construction Group

Jillian is a Chartered Architect and founding Director of Lomas and Mitchell Architects and loves to unravel complicated spatial problems.  Jillian specialises in low-energy, healthy and beautiful homes – whether one-offs or several-offs – and has had particular success with gaining planning approval for Paragraph 79 projects. These one-off houses in the countryside need to be of ‘outstanding architectural merit’ in order to gain approval.


Andrew ByrneAndrew Byrne,  Property Development Director for the Devonshire Property Group Limited 

Andrew is responsible for the re-development and investment projects across the Group in both North Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

Devonshire Group are currently promoting large residential projects at Staveley and Mastin Moor in Chesterfield, delivering over 1300 homes, and promoting, with their joint venture partner HBD, a scheme to deliver over 700,000 sq ft of employment space at a new extension to the Markham Vale development.


Invest in Derbyshire

Chris HenningChris Henning, Executive Director Place at Derbyshire County Council

Chris Henning is Executive Director, Place for Derbyshire County Council, responsible for economy, transport and environment. He joined from Nottingham City Council where he played a similar role.  Chris has worked for over 25 years in economic development, first with central government and then with one of the UK’s leading consulting firms. This included a role as Director for Regions and Policy for UK Trade and Investment.



Dom Stevens – Destination Chesterfield

Josh Marsh – Destination Chesterfield

This event will be organised to reflect the latest guidance from the Government in regard to Coronavirus.  This may lead to changes to the event format and delivery at short notice.

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

The event is organised by Derbyshire Economic Partnership, Destination Chesterfield and supported by Marketing Derby and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


Spread the word

Please do use social media to share details about the event and the opportunities in Chesterfield and Derbyshire – Use the #CIS21 and the Destination Chesterfield and the Invest in Derbyshire teams will be engaging with content upto, during the event and beyond.

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Find out more about investing in Chesterfield and Derbyshire

If you are interested in finding out more about what you have heard at this event and other investment opportunities please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team:

Invest in Chesterfield

Invest in Derbyshire 


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Chesterfield Elf Trail
Christmas in Chesterfield Elf Trail

The Chesterfield Elves aren’t letting Santa have all the fun this Christmas. They will be popping up across the town centre. Look out for them in town centre windows – spot them all and you can enter a competition.

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