Your Curated Guide

Unhampered is about supporting Chesterfield’s independent businesses. Phase one was the launch of an online directory of Chesterfield’s fabulous independent shops, restaurants, food suppliers and more, the businesses we love, all in one place.

The Unhampered online directory you are at showcases over 220 local businesses and is a great place for you to seek out the little guys and support them, but it’s also a place that helps visitors to town find the best we have to offer.

We have a number of Founder Members, go visit them; Adorn Jewellers, Defeye Creative, Ginspired, Ingmans, Libby’s, Pizza Pi, Odyssey Greek Restaurant, S40 & S41 Local Magazines, Tallbird Records, The Cafe at Libby’s, The Cheese Factor and Vanishing Point Records.

The Founder Members have helped with funding Unhampered and enabled our first physical thing to be delivered… a map! You know, the type of free map you might pick up when you’re on holiday, somewhere to help you find the best places in a new town! That’s what we’ve delivered.

The Unhampered map shows people where to find our independent gems, a curated view of 80 or so independent businesses, with Founder Members obviously getting priority spots! It includes shops and retail, bars, cafes and restaurants and a few service providers, hair-dressers beauticians, etc.

We’ve printed a small number of maps, the idea being we can add people as they come on board, reprint the maps and circulate them, so they stay fresh and up to date!

Apart from the Founder Members who are always featured on the map, we’ll be mixing up who we include. We have tiered membership packages available, so if you would like to secure your spot on the map make sure you get in touch and become an Unhampered member.

 

We’ve printed a small number of maps, the idea being we can add people as they come on board, reprint the maps and circulate them, so they stay fresh and up to date!

 

The maps are slightly smaller than A3 and fold down to fit nicely in a handbag or pocket. They’ve been distributed to a number of local businesses, the tourist information centre, plus hotels and accommodation venues so visitors can find some of our best businesses, with a little help from Unhampered.

Happy Shopping, eating or drinking, whatever floats your boat.

 

Pictured are the Chesterfield Town Centre and Chatsworth Road tours of our Summer 2022 Unhampered Map, please look out for our Autumn Winter edition due out in October 2022.
 
Words: Paul Chapman (Unhampered)