Chesterfield Commerce Centre,
Destination Chesterfield, funded through money from the European Regional Development Fund, Chesterfield Borough Council and local businesses are helping to improve the economic prosperity of the town. The business community is playing a central role in its success by leading an independent board of Directors for Destination Chesterfield and pledging their support to become Chesterfield Champions.
The Champions are developing a coordinated approach for the town by harnessing its strategic location, development opportunities and confidence to promote Chesterfield's role as a contemporary destination, nestled on the border of the world famous Peak District.
Over 75 businesses have become Chesterfield Champions from sole traders to multi-national companies. Champions range from Global Brands, producer of the VK brand of drinks to Robinsons Packaging and from Inspirepac to Northern Tea, who supply tea to Harrods. In return for their support, Destination Chesterfield offer a range of senior Chesterfield networking events and promotional opportunities alongside the opportunity to shape how Chesterfield is promoted to the world. Find out more about Chesterfield Champions
These businesses large and small recognize the importance of Chesterfield to their business. Chesterfield is well connected; 15 million people live within a 2 hour drive, direct rail services to London in less than 2 hours, excellent motorway links and 6 major airports within 80 miles.
The town has a skilled workforce and history for business incubation and growth, there are two Innovation Centres offering the opportunity for start-up new technology businesses to establish themselves and grow.
An excellent place to live whether it's a town or village experience, contemporary or traditional housing, Chesterfield and the surrounding area is affordable with welcoming communities, a safe place to live and bring up a family. There are 12 universities less than an hour away, one of England's largest colleges, a choice of schools from independents to several newly built state schools offering a great choice of quality education.
The historic town offers a mix of independent and high street shops, places to eat and drink alongside the famous market and crooked spire! You can also be in the Peak District National Park in a few minutes enjoying the spectacular landscapes of Britain's first national park.
Chesterfield’s best in food and drink named at awards ceremony 31/10/2013
Chesterfield’s very best food and drink establishments and producers were honoured at glittering awards ceremony hosted by TV chef and presenter Ainsley Harriott on Wednesday 30th October.