Issue no. 52 – April 2014.
Words by Paul Chapman
Destination Chesterfield are launching our town’s first retail awards and are encouraging you to nominate your favourite Chesterfield Borough retailers in 15 categories.
Nominations are open between 1 and 30 April, with a chance to win a £50 hamper from The Pavements Shopping Centre for everyone who submits a nomination at www.chesterfield.co.uk/retailawards or collect a form from retailers throughout town. A panel of judges will shortlist three from each category in mid-May and the winner will be announced at the awards in Chesterfield Market Assembly Rooms on 18 June.
We have of course got some fantastic local businesses in S40 and it would be a real boost to see our favourites being recognised in this event. So now’s your chance to put them on the map, if you know a local business who makes a great contribution to our local environment and economy, with great customer service, products, atmosphere in any of these categories please go online and make your nominations.
We’ve got really strong contenders for most of these categories, so let’s beat the chain stores and see the local independents scoop as many awards as possible:
Hair and Beauty Business
Fashion and Footwear Retailer
Jewellery and Accessories Retailer
Home and Gifts Retailer
Children’s Clothes, Toys & Accessories Retailer
Food and Drink Retailer
Phones and Technology Retailer
Leisure Retailer (Sports, Hobbies, Crafts or Outdoor)
National/ Multiple Retailer
Excellence in Customer Service
Market Hall Business
Best New Store (Opened 2013/2014)
If you’re on Twitter, keep up to date at #retailawards14
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. If you wish to get involved and sponsor a category or the awards event, please contact Dominic Stevens, Manager of Destination Chesterfield on 01246 207207.
Photography provided by Destination Chesterfield