Town business celebration is marked with sculpture

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A brand-new sculpture is to be unveiled in Chesterfield to kick-off an entire week 
celebrating the town’s 
manufacturing heritage.

The sculpture has been designed and made by Frank Sissons Ltd, as well as the firm’s apprentices and students from Parkside School, and will be sighted outside the Coach Station in The Pocket Park.

The unveiling marks the start of a series of Made in Chesterfield events, organised by Destination Chesterfield and taking place from November 10 to 14.

The week will celebrate Chesterfield’s manufacturing heritage, as well as raise awareness of the wealth of job and career opportunities in town.

Bryan Thompson, chairman of the Chesterfield and District Civic Society, said: “This is a wonderful example of the private and public sectors, a school, and a community interest group happily working together to make the town a more attractive place for all, which will make a difference both now and for future generations.”

A unique travelling showcase for advanced engineering is also rolling into the Proact Stadium for the celebration on Thursday, November 13, where aspiring young engineers will get hands-on experience of cutting-edge technologies when they visit the customised Mantra trailer throughout the day.

Mantra is a 14m HGV trailer, packed with state of the art engineering technology, developed by The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing.

Other events include an interactive session to celebrate National Export Week, as well as numerous talks. To view a full programme visit