Chesterfield Retail Awards 2019

30 retailers make the shortlist for the 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards

30 Chesterfield retailers are set to go head-to-head in the sixth annual Chesterfield Retail Awards.

Organised by Destination Chesterfield, the awards will see shops, stores, barbers, clinics, market stalls and events battling it out to claim at least one of 15 titles.

In a record year for nominations, 17 businesses have been shortlisted for the first time in the prestigious Chesterfield Retail Awards, while three businesses – Geeks Headquarters Ltd, Specsavers and Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – hope to defend their 2018 titles.

This year also sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Town Centre Event, sponsored by Spire Radio – which is designed to recognise the contribution events make to both increased footfall and the vibrancy of Chesterfield.

The awards shortlist follows a lengthy nomination and judging process. All the shortlisted businesses will also battle it out for the coveted overall title of Retailer of the Year 2019, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).

The winners of the awards will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony held at Casa Hotel on Wednesday 19 June.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield said: “We were blown away by the amount of nominations in the awards this year; there were more than ever before, mirroring the year-on-year success of these popular awards. We now have a strong shortlist for the 2019 awards, which represents the town’s high-quality, varied retail scene. It promises to be an exciting evening at Casa Hotel next month.”

The businesses across the 13 categories shortlisted so far in this year’s Chesterfield Retail Awards include:

Hair & Beauty Business of the Year

  • Belle Vie
  • Less than Zero Barbers
  • TAG Aesthetics

Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year

  • DHC Countrywear
  • Dotique
  • Something Special Bridal

Home & Gifts Retailer of the Year

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
  • Astra Designs
  • Etienne Curtains & Blinds

Food & Drink Retailer of the Year

  • Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
  • Rate Good Brownie Boxes
  • R P Davidson Cheese Factor

Leisure Retailer of the Year

  • Geeks Headquarters Ltd
  • Quinney’s Pet Supplies
  • StraightCurves

Market Hall Business of the Year

  • Fairplay Gift Emporium
  • R P Davidson Cheese Factor
  • Thanks A Bunch

Best New Store 2018/2019

  • Astra Designs
  • Ingman’s
  • The Little White Dress

Market Trader of the Year

  • Roper’s Honey
  • Spire Vintage
  • Top Cards

Independent Retailer of the Year

  • H&F
  • Something Special Bridal
  • Tech CPR

National/Multiple Retailer of the Year

  • The Body Shop
  • RSPCA
  • Specsavers

Excellence in Customer Service

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
  • Dotique
  • Something Special Bridal

Best Town Centre Event

  • Chesterfield Artisan Market
  • Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival
  • Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon

Supporters of the 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards include: Apprentice Town (led by Chesterfield Borough Council), Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Times, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), eBusiness Works, Elite Private Education, Hoods Florist, In The Works PR, Jumble Creative Design, JP Fire Safety, Learning Unlimited (The Chesterfield College Group), Peak FM, Spire Radio, Temple Safety and University of Derby.

For more information about the awards, visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/retailawards

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