There’s been some great news for Clare as she’s been invited to be a Fellow of Design Factory. It’s wonderful news for Chesterfield too as Ashley Thomas has also been selected! Read more below and find out more about Design Factory at

Creative talent flourishes in Chesterfield as two Chesterfield designers are recognised for their achievements.
Two Chesterfield designers Clare Gage and Ashley Thomas have had their creative skills recognised by the design industry when invited to become Fellows of Design Factory. Fellowship of Design Factory recognises the achievements of members who have become leaders in their field of expertise.
Clare says ‘It’s fantastic to be recognised by Design Factory. I’m honoured that my designs are highly regarded in this way.’
As a Designer at Debenhams Ashley Thomas has certainly made an impact on Chesterfield’s high street. She opened the new Debenhams store last year and her products can been seen on the shelves in our local store and in stores across the UK. Ashley says, ‘It is an absolute privilege to join the Fellowship. It will help my business progress to the next level and celebrates my achievements so far.’