Chesterfield to be showcased at global event
Chesterfield will be represented at a leading worldwide property event next week in a bid to attract further investment to the borough.
Peter Swallow, chairman of marketing campaign group Destination Chesterfield and managing director of the firm developing the £340 million Chesterfield Waterside development, will travel to Cannes in France for the flagship MIPIM event on Tuesday (March 13).
More than 24,000 participants from 100 countries will gather at what has become the international platform for industry leaders to connect and do business.
Mr Swallow said: “Chesterfield’s involvement in MIPIM is an excellent opportunity to showcase the town to potential investors.
“We are a town punching above our weight, made possible by the partnership of public and private sector partnership and investment.
“We have already secured more than a £1bn of development in the borough, bringing significant investment potential to the area to create a contemporary destination for businesses, residents and visitors.”
“Alongside this, we have a forthcoming HS2 station arriving in the town, which is further enhancing the town’s long-term investment potential, making us an attractive prospect to worldwide investors.”
More than £1bn of developments are planned or taking place in Chesterfield - including the Waterside development, Peak Resort, the Northern Gateway and Markham Vale - as well as the HS2 station.
He will be joined by representatives from Whittam Cox Architects, appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to review and update the current masterplan for the town centre.
Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “It is very pleasing to see that several Chesterfield companies are attending this exhibition, which is the leading event in the property industry.
“This will continue the success we have seen in recent years in terms of promoting Chesterfield as place to invest in and come and do business.
“Chesterfield has a lot to offer investors because of its good transport links and location with easy access to most of the UK population.
“One of the reasons why Chesterfield is proving popular with investors is the strength of the partnerships between the public and private sector in driving growth to create jobs for local residents.”
For further information about investment opportunities in Chesterfield, visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/invest.