Retail Awards

Destination Chesterfield’s Retail Award Winners 2018

Specsavers has been named as Chesterfield’s favourite store. The Burlington Street branch of the national opticians’ chain was crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Chesterfield Retail Awards on Wednesday 13 June.

Commenting on the award win, Gareth Webster, Retail Director at Specsavers said: “Winning Retailer of the Year is a proud moment for us all. Word of mouth recommendation is the bedrock of our business and this award embodies that. It means the world to us.

“Even though we’re a chain, each store is invidually owned and we try to personalise our store and service. We pride ourselves on treating customers like our family and this award recognises the personal care and attention we give to them all.”
In addition to scooping the top award, Specsavers was also named as National/Multiple Retailer of the Year at the annual awards.

Organised by Destination Chesterfield, the award ceremony recognises the very best shops, stores and market stalls in and around Chesterfield. The winners are all nominated by shoppers with the eventual winners being chosen by an independent panel of judges.

The Retailer of the Year title was just one of 15 awards presented to 11 businesses at the fifth annual Retail Awards ceremony, which was hosted by Peak FM’s breakfast show presenters Ricky and Becky.

Other businesses to celebrate multiple award wins at the fifth annual Chesterfield Retail Awards included Adorn Jewellers. The independent jewellers, based in The Shambles, scooped three titles on the night, including the Independent Retailer of the Year award. The company has recently opened a second store in Bakewell, however remains firmly committed to Chesterfield where it has been based since 2010.

The Retail Awards also recognised the town’s newest retailers. Ladies clothing boutique Dotique, based on Chatsworth Road, scooped the title of Best Newcomer. The store opened its doors in November last year after taking over and transforming the Johnson’s Hardware Store.

Apprentice beauty therapist Chloe Hall (17) from Duckmanton, who works at The Therapy Lounge in Hasland was named the Retail Apprentice of the Year.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Vice Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, added: “The 2018 Chesterfield Retail Awards has been our best yet and were, once again, an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the town’s retail sector. All of Chesterfield’s retail businesses, and the people working within them, play an important part in contributing to the local economy.

“I was particularly pleased to see new businesses, like Dotique, picking up awards and also to see Chloe Hall from the Therapy Lounge receive the Apprentice of the Year award, which shows how the Apprentice Town initiative to deliver more apprenticeships in Chesterfield is succeeding.”

THE WINNERS

Specsavers
Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by East Midlands Chamber

Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by The Pavements Shopping Centre

Dotique
Best New Store

Specsavers
National/Multiple Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by the University of Derby

DHC Countrywear
Market Hall Business of the Year

Northern Tea Merchants
Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

Blanc and Blanc Occasions
Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by In the Works PR

The Therapy Lounge
Hair and Beauty Business of the Year
Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
Jewellery & Accessories Retailer of the Year
H&F
Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year

Geeks Headquarters Ltd.
Leisure Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Peak FM

Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
Market Trader of the Year
Sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
Independent Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Jumble Creative Design

Chloe Hall @ The Therapy Lounge
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Apprentice Town (Chesterfield Borough Council)

Ashgate Hospicecare
Apprentice Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Learning Unlimited (The Chesterfield College Group)

 


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