Markham Vale E-Newsletter March 2022

Markham Vale - An Environment for Success

Welcome to the March issue of our e-newsletter, which aims to provide a brief update on everything that is happening at Markham Vale.

Derbyshire’s investment strategy named one of the best in Europe by the Financial Times

Derbyshire’s strategy for attracting overseas investment to the county has been named as one of the best in Europe in rankings compiled by the Financial Times.

Here at Markham Vale, the project partners of Derbyshire County Council and HBD have had some success in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the business park.  Our work adds to that of other organisations including Derbyshire Enterprise Partnership, Marketing Derby’s Invest in Derbyshire Service and Destination Chesterfield who all actively promote Derbyshire for inward investment. 

In the prestigious Financial Times’ FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022/23 rankings, Derbyshire has been placed fifth within the top 10 Small Regions for FDI Strategy category, which recognises the regions who have devised the strongest strategy for attracting investment.

Derbyshire is ranked alongside other regions in countries across Europe, including Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, Croatia, Spain, Norway, Austria and Serbia – and is the only UK region to feature in the top 10.

More information can be found here

Brand new showroom opens at Markham Vale

It's official! The brand-new showroom for Blue Whale Spa opened at the beginning of March.

Blue Whale Spa Ltd is a UK owned hot tub manufacturer, focusing on producing competitively priced, high-quality products.  The company boast in-house facilities for design, research, and development. They are one of the latest companies to select Markham Vale at the heart of the UK as the place to meet their growing business needs.

The company had a very busy period planning the opening and sorting the final set up but they achieved their opening target date of 4th March and they can't wait to show it to all their customers and to showcase their favourite hot tubs. Why not visit the showroom on Greaves Close or visit their website at

Blue Whale Spa

Plot 9 Development opportunity

Plot 9 on Meadow House Way is a self-contained development site which can be developed as a single unit of 52,500 sq ft. The property will be designed to meet the specific requirements of an occupier but can include 2,500 sq ft of high-quality office.

The development plot benefits from outline planning consent for B2 and B8 uses which means delivery of a unit can be achieved within 9 months from agreement of terms.

For more information and contact details click on the image.

Plot 9

New walking and cycling route to work

We are just putting the finishing touches to our latest walking and cycling route connecting local communities with Markham Vale. Our latest route runs alongside the A632 connecting Markham Vale with the western edge of Bolsover.  This particular trail is being funded by Derbyshire County Council and Sustrans the national cycling charity.

Chesterfield based civil engineering company Fitzwise are completing the final tasks ready for an official opening, albeit it is already proving very popular with users.  Last month they installed a new bridge over the Doe Lea.

A632 trail

The trail is being constructed as part of the Corporate Travel Plan for Markham Vale as a means of providing sustainable and healthy travel routes to work.  There are a number of other routes connecting Markham Vale with the surrounding communities as well as also allowing people to travel through the Markham Vale business park.