Who we are

Chiltern Vital Group (CVG) imagines, develops and delivers large scale, multi sectoral project investment opportunities, identifying value where others can’t. We operate across the digital technology, education, energy, entertainment, leisure and regeneration sectors with world class partners.



Chiltern Vital Group (CVG)

The Board and senior management of CVG have an outstanding track record in delivering multi-million £ projects while at the same time creating long-term, socio-economic legacies for local and regional communities of all ages. We do this by challenging the established norms and unlocking the potential to support the industries and technologies of the future. In so doing, we help to rebuild regional economies.

Our major sectors of activity include:

The creation and operation of new integrated, zero carbon, digital technology supported education, employment and residential settlements.
The design, delivery and operation of high value added, zero carbon freeports.
The development and operation of new large scale, zero carbon technology and industrial parks around Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).
The design, delivery and operation of new multipurpose digital content, broadcast and streaming venues under the ‘Magic Box’ brand name.
The creation, delivery and operation of hybrid farming technologies using low cost zero carbon energy to make a major impact on the UK’s food security crisis.

Past and present clients & partners include:

Leading UK FE Colleges (including CATCH, Exeter College and South Gloucestershire & Stroud Colleges) and Universities (including Abertay, Bath, Bristol and Lincoln).
Exceptional global technology companies including Cisco, Rolls-Royce, Amazon, Dell, IBM, British Airways Engineering, Smith Industries, Eon, SSE and Scottish Power
Major institutional investors including Aviva, PfP, Legal & General and The World Bank.
Local Government partners including the Cities of Dundee and Glasgow, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Kingston upon Hull City Council and South Gloucestershire Council.
Top national sports clubs including Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.


Magic Box Zone Ltd

Magic Box Zone is a Chiltern Vital Group majority owned company that specialises in creating unique, multi-faceted, 365 day per year entertainment complexes.

MagicBox has developed a range of complementary concepts, immersive experiences and physical activations that complement our multi-purpose arenas to create: live-streaming concerts and shows, immersive exhibitions & Esports tournaments, that can create user flow 18 hours per day.

Our leading-edge technology for broadcast, streaming and virtual ticketed events can scale audiences into the millions. We have worked with and for many of the world’s leading media companies including The BBC, Apple, YouTube, ITV, Formula1, C4 and Pinewood Studios.

By combining a complementary mixture of leading-edge activations and bleeding-edge technology MagicBox is able to create revolutionary experiences both on and off-line that are unique to each project.


Chiltern Energy Asset
Management LIMITED (CEAM)

CEAM is Chiltern Management Group’s renewable energy deal-making vehicle. It works with investors, landowners, energy and technology companies to create multiple energy asset projects.

Current projects include:

Working with Vital Energi on a £60 million low/zero carbon energy solution for a 500 acre leisure/sports, technology new town development situated on the M4 outside Bristol.


NLA Europe Limited (NLAE)

NLAE leverages creative technologies, education and entertainment as tools for urban development and regeneration. The company is reimagining the future of venues as technology-enabled, multi-purpose hubs to improve the lives of local and regional communities. Education is at the heart of NLAE’s mission. Digital skills and fluency are key for future generations. These multi-purpose venues create an ecosystem, linking with Further Education and Higher Education pathways, creating long-term sustainable employment opportunities and ensuring towns and cities retain their best and brightest talent.


CVG’s Senior Management Team has a wealth of global experience in multi-sector project innovation and delivery.

Lord Grade of Yarmouth
Non-Executive Chairman

Has had a long distinguished career in broadcasting and films and, together with his other commercial activities, serves in the House of Lords.

Chris Turner

Internationally recognised deal maker and development economist with over 40 years’ experience in project creation and promotion, including whilst with the World Bank. Private sector lead on Rolls Royce SMR projects

Gary Fielding
Non-Executive Director

Following an extensive career in the construction industry, Gary is Chairman of Vital Energi, one of the UK’s leading independent renewable energy companies and providers of sustainable and viable energy generation, distribution and consumption management projects.

Michael Spencer KC
Non-Executive Director

Is an eminent KC formerly specialising in the fields of Consumer Negligence and Healthcare and Consumer & Product Liability.

Rob Proctor
Director of Technology

Rob holds duel positions within CVG, Director of technology and CEO of MagicBox - CVG's digital entertainment technology division. Rob is a senior executive with +30yrs in the technology industries. Formerly CEO of NASDAQ listed Allied Esports International & HyperX arena, MGM Resorts - Las Vegas, and of Audioboom PLC – the 4th largest podcast company in the world. Founder Simply Internet Ltd, the world’s largest Internet café chain.

Cécile Parker FCCA
Group CFO of Vital Energi

Cécile has a wealth of global knowledge gained at Board level within multinational companies across both public and private sectors in the last 25 years. Also on the board of the Diverse Heat Network, an ACCA UK Corporate Sector Panel Member and a STEM Ambassador, she is passionate about diversity, education and sustainability. Cécile is also a two-time winner of the Industrial Engineering CFO of the Year award.



Dundee Arcadia

This Chiltern Vital Group waterfront development in Dundee is intended to continue the regeneration of the city and provide a variety of cutting edge services for business and the local community. It will house the MagicBox destination entertainment complex as well as additional technology facilities aimed at providing first-class HE / FE education and training opportunities. Emphasis is on driving both social and economic impact across the creative industries from which the city has earned its world leading reputation.


Yorkshire Energy Park (YEP

Majority owned by Chiltern Vital Group SPVs, YEP forms an integral part of the recently announced Humber Freeport.  With the benefit of a confirmed 50 MW grid connection and a similar PV farm generated capacity, YEP is attracting major energy intensive users, including battery storage, green hydrogen production, and supply chain enterprises associated with these new technologies. Negotiations are also well advanced with CATCH, a leading Humber industry led partnership, and the University of Lincoln, to create a new FE/HE teaching and R&D campus on the north bank of the Humber.


Project Grace
South West England

Chiltern Vital Group has been central in creating an all-new £1+ billion multi sectoral, zero carbon sports/leisure/entertainment venue combined with an international technology park, leading University participation and a new sustainable residential community.  The project is located adjacent to a national motorway and close to a main rail station, is in South West England, and is timed to be launched in late 2023.



Now 90% complete, Collegelands is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, amounting to almost 1 million sq ft and with a GDV in excess of £300 million. The development was created in partnership with Glasgow City Council.


Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)
Across the uk

CVG is supporting the Rolls-Royce SMR business in the selection of strategic UK sites for the roll out of its Small Modular Reactors, and in the creation of the long-term end user/offtake agreements to support the financial viability of their deployment.