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Chesterfield’s visitor economy to take centre stage at town’s annual Investment Summit

Chesterfield’s burgeoning visitor economy and how it can be used to further regenerate the area, is set to be the focus of the town’s upcoming Investment Summit, taking place on Wednesday 19 September at Casa Hotel.

Rupert Carr, Director of Birchall Properties, the company behind Peak Resort, and James Berresford, Chair of the Derbyshire Culture Heritage and Tourism Board and former CEO of Visit England have been announced as the keynote speakers at the free event.

They will be joined by Adam Hearld of Jomast Developments, which is transforming the former Co-op building, and Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council.

Organised by Destination Chesterfield, Derbyshire Economic Partnership and Marketing Derby and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the annual Investment Summit, is designed to update the property industry and the business community on the latest investment opportunities in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

As well as the 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 speakers and local decision makers.

Commenting on the Summit, Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Economic Partnership Board Member, said:

“With Chesterfield’s location and connectivity within the UK, the town has always had a unique appeal to investors.

“The announcement of the HS2 stop in Chesterfield, along with the major hotel and housing developments taking place, have sparked, and continue to spark, a surge of interest in the town from inward investors locally, regionally and nationally.

“It is critical everyone understands the opportunities available both now and in future years and the Investment Summit event is the forum to enable this. It is a very exciting time for the town.”

Taking place from 8:30am – 12:00pm at Casa Hotel, there will be the opportunity to network over breakfast.

More than 150 people attended the event last year and this year’s Summit is expected to prove equally popular.

The event is free, but booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book your tickets, please visit:


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