Made in Chesterfield

Tours for Schools

We are pleased to be back offering tours for schools this year, between 8th November and 26th November 2021. These tours allow students to discover more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers in and around Chesterfield.

To arrange a visit please select the business you would like to visit and contact Direct Education Business Partnership on 01246 212535 or email:

The school element of Made in Chesterfield is co-ordinated by Direct Education Business Partnership

Thank you for the support of all the businesses that are offering tours for schools and supporting Made in Chesterfield. Read more about them below.


CBE+ bring together the best of their core capabilities in precision engineering, electroless nickel plating, gear cutting and laboratory services.

They provide each service independently, or combine their multiple capabilities to create tailored, integrated supply chain solutions – creating efficiencies, reducing lead times and ensuring full product traceability. They supply to the world’s most demanding markets, including aerospace and defence, energy and renewables.

Superior Wellness

As Europe’s largest hot tub distributor, Superior Wellness create premium, high quality products focused on improving health and well-being. They are an innovative manufacturer and distributor, importing from several countries to offer the widest choice of hot tubs and swim spas to the trade and retail customers.

From their base in Chesterfield, they work with over 200 partners across the UK and Europe serving thousands of customers worldwide.

They are keen to show students how their products are made and give them an insight as to how the different department work together to be successful and create a thriving workplace culture.


United Cast Bar

United Cast Bar is a cast iron specialist and the home of Unibar continuously cast iron, produced in two of Europe’s most prestigious foundries and distributed through the United Cast Bar distribution network.

Iron, produced in two of Europe’s most prestigious foundries and distributed throughout the world. This iron bar is used in a number of industries such as Automotive and the Glass Industry to make components such as moulding tools, brake discs, pumps and compressors.

Click here to see the virtual tour of United Cast Bar. 

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Group plc is a leading British Construction & Regeneration group, headquartered in London employing around 6,700 employees and operating in the public, regulated and private sectors. They have been appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to deliver a new Jewson superstore to replace the existing Jewson store that will be demolished at the end of this year to facilitate the HS2 Station Master Plan and Hollis Lane link road.

Morgan Sindall Construction are pleased to welcome local students for a visit to their live construction site off Sheffield Road in Chesterfield as part of the Made in Chesterfield initiative.

MSE Hiller

MSE Hiller supplies and rents centrifuges and environmental engineering products to the water, food and other industries throughout the UK.  Their centrifuges are enabling multi-national companies to expand into areas where there are water shortages by separating the waste water from the product so it can be reused.

The next time you are at the supermarket and put some orange juice, crisps or vegetables in your trolley, there is a good chance they have been produced using a centrifuge from Chesterfield company, MSE Hiller.

Click here to see the virtual tour of MSE Hiller.

Penny Hydraulics

An award-winning UK manufacturer of lifting equipment with their own purpose built premises housing a manufacturing and assembly plant. Penny Hydraulics began as a service organisation for the mining industry but due to a downturn in the coal sector the company looked to upskill the workforce, at all levels, and to start to design its own products. Over the years a wide range of products has been developed including SwingLift cranes for vans and lorries, the MezzLift range of goods lifts, chandelier winch systems and handling equipment for the nuclear decommissioning industry. All products are backed by the company’s own network of engineers providing a whole life service to customers. In 2020 the company was proud to have sold to many famous names including Rolls Royce, BT, JD Wetherspoon, Sellafield, Ford, several royal palaces and over 22 countries around the world. Upskilling the workforce really did work!

The company works with schools and colleges by offering school visits, work experience, student placements and graduate opportunities. 10% of the workforce are apprentices from Level 3 up to degree level and one placement student has continued with Penny Hydraulics to become a Chartered Engineer.

Students will be given a tour all around the factory and design office so they can see and learn about all areas of the business. They will get to meet the company directors,  design engineers, office and factory staff.

Aztec Oils

Aztec Oils are one of the leading manufacturers and distributors in the UK Oil Industry.

With a complete range of specialist products, they pride themselves on being able to supply industrial lubricants for even the harshest environment whilst maintaining an exceeding level of excellence in both quality and performance.

Vistry Partnerships

Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what Vistry Partnerships do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, they create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live.

With over 100 sites currently in production, they are recognised as an innovative and collaborative industry leader focused on creating as many new homes of all tenures as possible.

Vistry Partnerships have a new development in Chesterfield where they are building 150 homes.

Weightron Bilanciai

Weightron Bilanciai is the UK’s leading manufacturer of weighbridges, industrial weighing equipment, process weighing systems and software.

The business supplies a wide range of weighing system solutions, from weighbridges designed to weigh articulated vehicles across multiple sites – completely automated using the firm’s own software solution system, right down to processes that weigh the ingredients for food production – providing full traceability of ingredient usage, waste traceability systems for large organisations and everything in between.

Woodhead Group

Woodhead Group is a multi-award winning construction company operating across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

They have years of design and build, new build, conservation and repairs and maintenance experience. Having achieved gold status in 2014, they are ranked in the top 5% of accredited companies in the UK.

Click here to see the virtual tour of Woodhead Group.

Made in Chesterfield is coordinated by Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Education Business Partnership and delivered in association with the Chesterfield College Group and with support from Chesterfield Borough CouncilNorth Derbyshire Careers Hub, MSE HillerUnited Cast Bar Ltd, and Natwest

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