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Made in Chesterfield Launch Event

Made in Chesterfield launch

Join Chesterfield Champions for an evening drinks reception to celebrate the success of the Made in Chesterfield campaign.

The initiative, which has been raising the profile of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector careers, has so far seen over 3,000 students spending time in the area’s manufacturing and engineering businesses. Made in Chesterfield has been running in its current expanded format – operating throughout the entire year – since November 2018. Thanks to headline sponsor, the University of Derby, the campaign is set to continue throughout 2020.

During the event there will be a number of speakers providing updates about the success of the initiative – which was recognised as a finalist at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards 2019 – and plans for the year ahead.

The launch of MADE in Chesterfield this year will offer the opportunity for Chesterfield Borough Council and partners to update on activity in relation to DRIIVe (Derbyshire rail Industry and Innovation Vehicle), a high quality training, research and innovation centre at Barrow Hill.

Chesterfield Champion United Cast Bar will tell us about all the schools it has welcomed for tours as part of the Made in Chesterfield campaign to inspire students to take up a career in the industry.  The business will also announce a new programme, which involves United Cast Bar working with A Level students at Brookfield Community School on different activities and events, which build credits towards an award at the end of the school year. We are also hoping to hear from some of the students on this course.

The University of Derby will also be sharing details of its Enscite & Low Carbon programmes, discussing potential business events it is looking to host for manufacturing and engineering businesses and its aims to further support the sector locally in terms of recruitment and inspiring young people.

There will also be the usual networking opportunity which provides time to catch up with fellow Champions.

Made in Chesterfield is coordinated by Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Education Business Partnership and delivered in association with the University of Derby and with support from MSE HillerUnited Cast Bar LtdNatwest, and Placing Futures.

This event is open to Chesterfield Champions and invited businesses only.

If you are interested in becoming a Champion please contact 


  • Barrow Hill Roundhouse



  • FREE

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