Skills and innovation to be focus of Chesterfield Forum

Members of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire’s manufacturing  business community – that wish to develop the skills of their workforce will hear first-hand how the new AMRC Training Centre, which opens this autumn – can help them do just that.

Graeme Ashcroft, the recently appointed director of the new centre, will be the keynote speaker at the Chesterfield Manufacturing and Engineering Forum, which is taking place on Wednesday, June 5, at Calabria on Glumangate in the town centre from 8am–9.30am.

Alongside Graeme Ashcroft, speakers at the event will also include Paul Stuart from Chesterfield Borough Council’s Innovation Support Programme and representatives from Sheffield City Region City Deal and its ‘Skills made Easy’ programme.

Organised by the town’s marketing campaign, Destination Chesterfield, the quarterly forum is chaired by United Cast Bar Managing Director and Chesterfield Champion James Brand.

He said:

“Engineering and manufacturing is thriving in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire, however it is not often talked about. The forum is an opportunity for firms in these industries from across the area to get together and share our success and access the information and advice to grow and prosper further.”

The June event will focus on skills and training and is being supported by NatWest as well as United Cast Bar.

The event is free to attend for Manufacturing and Engineering Businesses in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire; however places are limited and are on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, email

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