Bolsover District

With good road connections, major residential and business developments in the pipeline, Bolsover District is the place to invest.


We are a growth area in a prominent central location in the country. We have an excellent track record of delivering high quality physical, domestic and commercial development which is reinvigorating the landscape whilst respecting our industrial and historical legacy. Please download our brochure which gives more key details and statistics. 

Key features include:

  • Good road, rail and air connections – four M1 junctions and four Robin Hood Line train stations in the District and five international airports nearby.
  • Growth district with major residential development in the pipeline.
  • A good supply of investment opportunities.
  • Business-friendly planning service.
  • Home to over 3,500 businesses.
  • Base for high profile international companies such as Co-op, Laing O’Rourke, Sports Direct (National HQ), Alloga and Slimming World.
  • Five major universities within a 50 minute drive.
  • Attractive rural lifestyle with an abundance of environmental and heritage assets close by.
  • 2.1million people within an hour’s drive.
  • 1.4million people of working age live within one hours drive time, and 340,000 of these have a degree level qualification.
  • Quality leisure and retail experiences such as Dobbies (jct 30, M1), Sports Direct (jct 29, M1) and East Midlands Designer Outlet (jct 28, M1).
“Castlewood provided the ideal solution to our continued business growth, providing a prime site and superbly specified building just off the M1 motorway,”

Chris Williams, Managing Director Alloga UK Ltd.



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We can help you access a wide range of funding opportunities and grant schemes such as our Business Growth Fund to help your business flourish. So whether you are just starting up or growing your business then contact us for more details. 

We have two Growth Hubs in the area who offer a unique Access to Finance service. You can find out more information here:


Please contact us for the most up-to-date assistance on 01246 242512 or email.



“The Council is very active in supporting local businesses, giving training, advice and help with accessing funding. They have been very, very helpful and are a real partner to us in what we do.”
Jessica Penny, Penny Hydraulics.

We have two Growth Hubs in the area who offer a unique Access to Finance service. You can find out more information here:

Investment Opportunities

We have a number of investment opportunities that have either been approved or are in the pipline for our major towns (Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook, and South Normanton) along with others across the District. 

More information can be found using the interactive map below. 



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“It was so refreshing, we have never known an authority quite like it. If I could buy all my sites in Bolsover District I definitely would!”
Castlewood Business Park, Clowes Developments

Contact us

Contact us to discuss your ideas, development proposals, or any interest you have within the District. We have a dedicated team here to help.

Telephone: 01246 242512





Access to other support services:



Business Advice and Support

Skills and Apprenticeships

Business Rates


Licensing and Permits



Our experienced planning team are here to help and welcome pre-planning discussions to talk through your ideas before an application is submitted.

01246 242512 

Business Advice and Support

We have two Growth Hubs delivering a range of business advice and support in the area, making the District an exciting place for your business to develop and grow.

Skills and Apprenticeships

We can support you to identify your recruitment and training needs, as well as provide information on the local labour market.

01246 242512 

The two Growth Hubs have a range of support available to help you to build a skilled, local workforce.


Our experienced marketing team can help provide advice as well as bespoke marketing, communications, design and photography packages to help promote your business.

Please contact us for an initial discussion.

01246 242323

“The district council have helped us out a lot, offering assistance with the development of our business plan and helping us access grants and funding to help our business grow. We are also ideally located next to the M1, so there is certainly a lot going for it and we have never looked back.”
Paul Blakeley, Director of Central Polymers







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