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Chesterfield Investment Summit

We are pleased to announce the third Chesterfield Investment Summit.   With over £1 billion of developments on site and more on the way, the Chesterfield Investment Summit will make sure you are up to date with investment opportunities in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire!

As well as keynote speakers, there will be an update on regeneration sites across North Derbyshire, exhibitors from key regeneration sites and a question and answer panel with our speakers and local decision makers.

There will also be plenty of time to network and meet new contacts over breakfast.

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Speakers and panelists include:

Polly Barnfield OBE
CEO of Maybe* 

Attracting investment and growing businesses through digital engagement

Polly is the Founder and CEO of Maybe*.  Maybe* uses AI to enable any organisation to turn social media conversations into actions that deliver results. Maybe* is one of the companies that have been selected to contribute to the UK Governments High Street Task Force.

Polly has been named as one of the 100 most influential women in technology 2019 by Computer Weekly Magazine

Peter StoreyPeter Storey
Head of Markham Vale at Derbyshire County Council

Global Investment, Local Growth – Markham Vale

Peter has over thirty years’ experience of working in the environmental and economic regeneration sector, Peter is employed by Derbyshire County Council as the Head of Markham Vale – a public-private sector partnership with Henry Boot Developments Ltd – to deliver the largest ever regeneration project in Derbyshire.

Dr Huw BowenDr. Huw Bowen
Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council

Invest in Chesterfield

Huw is Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, a role he has held for the past 11 years.  Huw also fulfills a number of longstanding appointments to local enterprise partnership, combined authority and health and wellbeing boards.  Huw has an excellent reputation for working with strategic partners to deliver complex large-scale regeneration projects with a particular emphasis on ensuring that local people benefit from the proceeds of economic growth.

Through Huw’s leadership, Chesterfield Borough Council is also highly regarded with a proven track record of excellence in service delivery as measured by performance and public satisfaction outcomes.  Huw holds a PH.D in Public Health.

Mark Warrilow - Chesterfield Investment SummitMark Warrilow
Skills Stakeholder Manager – Phase 2 (Skills, Employment & Education) at HS2 Ltd


Mark has worked in the Skills, Employment & Education team at HS2 Ltd since 2017, the majority of the time on Phase 1. Since the summer he has moved to focus on Phase 2a and 2b.

A teacher by profession, he held management positions whilst teaching at secondary level before moving into the skills and education consulting sector in 2015.

His early career included eight years in recruitment for businesses including Vodafone Group, Dell and American Express.

Mark Jones Kier LivingMark Jones
Head of Technical at Kier Living

Meet the developer

Mark manages the Technical Team for Kier Living (Central). They bring forward sites from 50 to 1000 homes, with associated infrastructure and community projects. Providing crucial early engagement with their up front teams to ensure sites are technically evaluated and viable. Then manage all technical aspects through to site completion.

Other panelists and speakers include:

  • Cllr Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Economic Partnership Board Member
  • Cllr Amanda Serjeant, Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council and Vice Chair of Destination Chesterfield
  • Cllr Tony King, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Derbyshire County Council

Compere and host:

  • Steve Smith, Relationship Director at Natwest Bank and Destination Chesterfield Board Member

Chesterfield Investment Summit Book Now

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

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

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  • Casa Hotel, Chesterfield



  • Free

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