Meet Our Champions


Dronfield 2gether Champions spread our message and promote our ethos of collaboration and working together.

Our informal bi-monthly Champions’ meetings are for everyone – residents, groups, organisations, businesses, schools and services. Come along to share news and explore opportunities to work more closely together.



Nigel Hudson – Environment Enterprise Research & Clowne Enterprise

Nigel is a social researcher and entrepreneur with a particular interest in skills, learning and sustainability. He helps small businesses improve their environemntal sustainability and works across North Derbyshire as a coach with Clowne Enterprise . Flexible, personal support is offered to anyone wanting to go self-employed or otherwise start their own business, helping develop can-do people for a can-do community.

Tel: 07989 251333 | Email:

Michael Cracknell – Dronfield Business

Michael is a marketing, business development and communications expert, and a big believer in using his skills for the benefit of the community and those within it. He is founder of the Supporting Dronfield Business Facebook group, Dronfield Business Club, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Wellbeing Forum, Dronfield Wellbeing Group, and Dronfield Live which hosts live entertainment in the town.

He has spent over 20 years, mostly in London, working for legal and accountancy firms including PwC, Eversheds, Mazars & DLA Piper.

Michael grew up in Dronfield, attending Dronfield Infants, Dronfield Juniors, Gosforth and Henry Fanshawe schools, before graduating in Birmingham.


Robert Landman – Spencers Solicitors

At Spencers Solicitors we believe the law is about fair treatment and justice for those who need it. We are based in Chesterfield and provide a range of services to both individuals and businesses across North East Derbyshire and beyond, and have been doing so for well over 40 years. We are very much a business with a social conscience, and take our environmental and community responsibilities seriously, supporting numerous local charities and good causes in the process.

Tel: 01246 266650 | Email:


The Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group has been going 32 years, providing help and support for people suffering from Tinnitus. Audrey Carlin, who runs the group is keen to get knowledge of the group out and about, so that many more people can receive help and support. We like to join in and get involved with other voluntary and community groups, leaders and networks. That’s why we were glad to join in the Dronfield get 2gether recently. It allowed us to talk to local people about our work and hopefully get our name known around Dronfield. If there are more community days like Dronfield get2gether, please let us know. We are setting up workshops in and around North Derbyshire and would like a suitable venue in Dronfield.  

Tel: 01246 380415 | Email:

For full details of this and other services we are able to offer please contact our office where our staff will be happy to help.

Office hours are:
 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Tel. No. 01773 746652
Email: or Find us on Facebook

Derbyshire Community Transport started life over 30 years ago as Amber Valley Community Transport in Ripley, merging with Chesterfield & District Community Transport in 2010 to become CT4TC.

In April this year we became part of HCT Group, a large scale Social Enterprise and the biggest provider of Community Transport services in the country.

Since October 2017 we have been operating the Derbyshire Connect (Shopping Bus) service on behalf of Derbyshire County Council in the Amber Valley, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Erewash areas.

Derbyshire Connect is a bookable door to door shopping bus service for people who are unable to use conventional buses because of mobility difficulties or because they live in areas with limited bus services.

The Derbyshire Connect service provides a once a week service to a local town centre or supermarket. The day and time of the trip is advised upon registration and booking.

The REALLY good news is this service is completely FREE OF CHARGE for Gold Card (Bus Pass) holders.

Call DVS on 0800 612 6505 where myself and other caseworkers are waiting to help.

Alternatively, you can visit our website at

My name is Sophie and I am the support practitioner in North Derbyshire for Derbyshire Victim Services. If you have been or know of someone who has been a victim of crime, you can talk to me for support. At Derbyshire Victim Services, we can provide you with practical and emotional help in the following ways:

  • Someone to talk to and listen to you
  • Someone to help you access a wide range of specialist support agencies
  • Someone to help you with a Criminal Injuries compensation claim 

Someone to assist with whatever you need to help you cope and recover from the crime

We work with a wide range of specialist support providers across the county and can provide any help you might need in accessing these services. Whatever level of help you need, that’s what we are here to provide.

You can give us a call, an email, a text or we can undertake a home visit – whatever is best for you and we will listen to what you have to say. We will then agree with you how best we can provide the help you need. If you need something that we can’t provide we WILL find that service for you.

Mobile: 07790 334087

Cathy Smith – Financial Adviser

I joined Belmayne in 2020, after many years in the financial services profession, because the firm’s values and ethos are so closely aligned with mine.

By taking time to learn what matters most to clients, I build up trusted, lasting relationships that enable me to provide advice that is always in their best interests.

I am a member of the Personal Finance Society and I strive to be approachable at all times, making people feel comfortable enough to discuss their financial situation with me, whilst delivering easy to understand information and recommendations.

I provide a free initial consultation to establish financial needs and assess individual goals and aspirations.

Please have a look at our website to see the range of services I can provide:

Or, read some client reviews on:

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young sons. I am a keen photographer, passionate about music and travel and enjoy walking and exploring the Peaks and Dales.


If you are interested in becoming a Dronfield 2gether Champion or would like to know more about how you can help make Dronfield the happiest and healthiest that it can be, please contact Shelley Hinson, Dronfield 2gether Coordinator, by email