Fire-hit Chesterfield firm says: ‘It’s business as usual’

An eyewitness sent us this picture.
An eyewitness sent us this picture.

Staff at a Chesterfield company which was hit by fire insist it is business as usual.

Firefighters spent almost two hours battling the blaze at Adgiftdiscounts on Stone Lane, New Whittington, on Friday.

Office manager Helen Cartledge said on Monday: “The fire looked far worse than it actually was.

“All staff are fine and back at work.

“It’s very much business as usual.”

Four engines from Chesterfield, Staveley and Dronfield were called to the blaze at about 5.30pm.

Crews left the scene at 7.10pm after fighting the fire and damping down.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The fire was caused accidentally due to industrial process.”

Mrs Cartledge added: “It was completely an accident.”

An eyewitness told us: “The fire broke out in their print room.

“A young lad came out fainting and being sick and was taken to hospital.

“I’m not aware of any other casualties.”

Adgiftdiscounts was set up in 2004 and is ‘at the forefront of offering value for money to the promotional gifts industry’, according to its website.

The website adds: “By focusing on delivering our wide range of products via the internet and printing in-house we have effectively cut out the middlemen and so can pass the savings on to our customers.”