Scores more jobs created at flagship site

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A new development at Markham Vale is to bring 60 jobs to the area – including 20 roles for scores of unemployed young people.

Leading UK firm Euro Garages has worked with Derbyshire County Council and Jobcentre Plus to help recruit staff for the development which is due to open at the flagship site next week.

Facilities will include a new Shell petrol forecourt including for HGVs, Spar convenience store, Subway, Greggs and a Starbucks drive-thru together with public toilets, seating area and a free cash machine. All facilities will be open 24 hours a day.

Councillor Joan Dixon, the county council’s cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “It is great news that Euro Garages has decided to set up at Markham bringing another 63 jobs to the area and we are pleased we were able to help unemployed people find work at the new site, including young people.

“Markham Vale is going from strength to strength attracting more companies to Derbyshire because of the site’s location in the centre of England and its excellent transport links.”

The council has invested £77million to reclaim the former mining area at Markham, between Chesterfield and Bolsover, with the long-term aim of creating 5,000 jobs. In the last year alone the council has lined-up developments promising to bring 500 jobs to the site.