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Destination Chesterfield: In London

This afternoon (26 November 2013) Toby Perkins MP will be welcoming business leaders and investors to Parliament for an event show casing the huge potential for business growth in Chesterfield.

Organised in conjunction with Destination Chesterfield the event will demonstrate why businesses should choose to locate to Chesterfield and demonstrated the potential for investors.  The aim is to continue to see jobs and economic growth in our town.

Toby with North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, who will also be at the event.

Toby with North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, who will also be at the event.

Toby Perkins explained:

“Chesterfield is a fantastic destination for business investment.  Our town centre in particular has so much to offer businesses.  Retail occupancy has actually risen during the recession and has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country. 

This is supported both by large high street names like Debenhams, TK Maxx and Hobby Craft but also be a thriving traditional market square – one of the largest in the country – and an historic Market Hall which has just received a £4m refurbishment.

Our event in Parliament is the perfect opportunity to show case this opportunity to business leaders from across the UK.  It will also demonstrate the political support for Destination Chesterfield, with other local MPs, the Council and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, all supporting the event.”

The newly refurbished Chesterfield Market Hall

The newly refurbished Chesterfield Market Hall

Chesterfield is a good strong investment choice well connected in the centre of the country on the M1 and good mainline rail links.  It is affordable for businesses in terms of property, rents and labour costs and offers great lifestyle options with the Peak District National Park within 10 minutes of the town.

The town also has one of the largest regeneration schemes in the country Chesterfield Waterside, currently 50 largest scheme in the UK, is a mixed used development that will include offices, leisure and housing in a new waterside location that will link the railway station to the town centre.


First phase of housing starts on site early next year and announcements are expected on the first office schemes soon.

We also have an Enterprise Zone at Markham Vale on the M1, this site offers excellent opportunities for Logistics and Manufacturing companies and we have already seen investment from Andrew Page Ltd, Ready Egg, Squadron Medical and MSE Hillier to name a few.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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