In the Works PR has been based in Chesterfield since 2011 and in that time we’ve never really shut up shouting about how proud we are to be based here. And we’re not going to. And we’re not sorry.
This month we had the pleasure of being part of Celebrate Chesterfield – one of the town’s annual events, organised by client Destination Chesterfield, that shines a light on the incredible opportunities in the area. Did you know that £1billion of investment opportunities are currently underway in Chesterfield at the moment?
This year, the light was shone rather brightly on Chesterfield Waterside, another of our clients. Over 250 delegates attended the free breakfast event at the historic Winding Wheel and were brought up to speed on the iprogress that the £340million regeneration project is making.
Peter Swallow, the Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group Plc (the company behind the scheme) spoke at the event, having recently returned from MIPIM – a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event held in Cannes, France where Chesterfield Waterside was also showcased.
Waterside aside, there were plenty of other exciting announcements. Chesterfield’s housing offer is about to boom – nearly 2,000 homes are set to be built in the next five years. The planning application for the new Saltergate car park has been submitted, which if approved will offer 500 spaces serving the town centre, adding nicely to the ongoing Northern Gateway and Elder Way developments.
GVA (the measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy – often used to measure economic growth across the board) has grown by 28% in Chesterfield in the last five years. To give that figure some context – Chesterfield has outperformed South Yorkshire, East Midlands and England as a whole, too.
To showcase the benefits of investing in Chesterfield, Destination Chesterfield has produced a series of films featuring a number of local businesses.
We might be a little biased (whether due to them being a client or our devotion to their tea and coffees, who knows), but James Pogson’s appearance in the Northern Tea Merchants film which can be seen here was one that we really enjoyed. What can make you prouder than hearing of a family run business that chooses to stay in the area despite national and international growth?