Markham Vale
Newsletter December 2014

Welcome to our latest newsletter which aims to provide a brief update on everything connected with Markham Vale and all the various activities over the past few weeks.

Award winning Markham Vale business

Congratulations to nuWorld Energy Ltd.  The company based at the Markham Vale Environment Centre, scooped a prestigious award at the 2014 Derbyshire Times Business Award ceremony.  They beat off strong competition to win the New Business of the Year Award at the ceremony held at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium. The event was co-hosted by BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby.

nuWorld energy Ltd, specialise in green energy solutions and strive to be a leading consultancy on the uptake of these technologies.  Green electrical technologies and the effect they can have on our environment and our pockets are at the forefront of what they do.

Local companies benefit from work at Markham Vale

Throughout the year, we have made several announcements about contracts that have been placed, whether it is for new buildings or for new and improved infrastructure.  All in all, it has been, and still remains a very busy year; not just for the Markham Vale team, but also for the local companies that help us to deliver.  At the date of writing, there are six construction companies working on Markham Vale projects; all of them local to either Derbyshire or the wider region.

Fitzwise Ltd, based in Chesterfield, is busy undertaking the earthworks and remediation works on Markham Vale North; whilst the County Council’s in-house contracting division are within weeks of completing the refurbishment of Erin Road.  Nearby, on Enterprise Way, Alfreton based Wildgoose Construction is putting the finishing touches to the Little Castle family pub and restaurant for Marston’s Inns.  On the opposite side of the M1 motorway, Bowmer and Kirkland (based in Belper) and Henry Boot Construction (based in Dronfield) are working adjacent to each other constructing two large industrial buildings.
Finally, Sutton-in-Ashfield based North Midland Construction plc is constructing the Phase 2 building of the Environment Centre.
This is great news for the local economy, for local businesses and also for the local people who are employed by these companies.

Speedy Construction at Markham Vale

At Markham Vale, we take pride in the fact that we offer a fast track approach to delivering new buildings to meet the business needs of our new occupiers, all the way from preparing new plots, installing infrastructure through to completing designs, securing approvals and building construction.  In fact, the Markham Vale team offers some of the fastest delivery programmes for new developments which all helps to attract new businesses locating to the area.

However, these two videos show construction activities even faster – a month’s construction work is compressed into 1 minute long videos.

The first link shows November’s progress on Gould Alloys’ building on Plot 2N

The second link shows the start of works on Plot 1 North for Inspirepac

Investment drives sales for Markham Vale business

Sales have increased by 15 per cent at Derbyshire food distribution service Holdsworth Foods, driven by a continued investment in the business.   With its Head Office in Tideswell, Holdsworth were one of the first companies to invest at Markham Vale.  They have just completed the fitting out of a second building which comprises a 17,900 sq. ft. new cold store development – this is a further £2.5m investment at Markham Vale.  This, and other investments, has resulted in the company reporting growth in its recent Annual Report.  In the year to 28 February 2014, Holdsworth Holdings Ltd turned over £66.5m compared to £57.7m a year ago.

Holdsworth was established in 1969 by its current chairman Michael Holdsworth and employs almost 300 staff across its eight sites, including two at Markham Vale.  ?The company stocks about 5,000 lines of frozen and chilled products, which are sold to pubs, restaurants, bars and other catering companies.  For more information about the company click here


Markham Vale’s Little Castle

Marston’s Inns and their contractor, Wildgoose Construction are putting the finishing touches to their new family pub and restaurant, The Little Castle, ready for their planned opening day of 8th December. The Little Castle

Derbyshire County Council will be represented at the Opening ceremony by The Chair of the Council, Councillor Steve Fairborn.

In addition to their website, they have a Facebook page which features some up to the minute photos; here are just two of the latest images.

New Company for Markham Vale

The Markham Vale partners, Derbyshire County Counciland Henry Boot Developments Limited have reached agreement with a new occupier for the remaining 12,500 sq. ft. unit in Waterloo Court.  The company is currently in the process of fitting out the building to suit its own business requirements ready for a launch in January.  More detailed information will be provided in next month’s newsletter.

Markham Vale Environment Centre

Our meeting and training rooms here at the centre are available to hire for a half or full day – if you’d like to call in and take a look please do so.  To find out more about the Environment Centre contact the centre manager Trudi Saxton on 01246 826000 or or click here

Destination Chesterfield are also promoting the conference facilities through their dedicated conference marketing website

Keep in Touch

In addition to our websites, did you know, that Markham Vale provides regular updates via Twitter @MarkhamVale and also via the Markham Vale group LinkedIn page; Markham Vale.  Follow us on Twitter or join the LinkedIn group

For further information on development opportunities at Markham Vale, click on Business and Markham Vale or

If you have news, events, accolades, business developments or features that you think may be of interest to others at Markham Vale then please contact us for possible inclusion in future newsletters.