Chesterfield Retail Awards


Judging Chesterfield Retail Awards

To select the finalists and the winners of the Chesterfield Retail Awards there are three stages.

  1. Members of the public nominate and explain why their favourite retailers should win one or more of the Chesterfield Retail Awards.
  2. A long list of finalists is chosen based on the public nominations and these businesses will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about their business and their future business plans to enter the next stage of the process.
  3. Submitted application forms will be assessed by a panel of experts from both the retail and business sector and there will be a mystery visit or enquiry to the three shortlisted finalists in the customer service category.   The scores from this part of the process will be combined with the nominations from the public and shortlisted finalists and the winner will then be selected from this process and announced at the awards ceremony – in June.

There are multiple stages to assess the many aspects of the businesses and to try and ensure an independent approach in selecting the winners. No judges or members of the Destination Chesterfield team are involved in more than one part of this process.  The scores that are given by judges are added to scores from previous stages so there is no way they can know the overall outcome when they are scoring the awards.  The aim is to recognise those stores that are both popular with the public and offer excellent customer service but also have a robust plan for their business now and into the future.

The Apprentice of the Year and The Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Awards are nominated by the businesses and they will complete an application form.  A panel of judges will select the 3 finalists and the winners for these awards.


There are 15 categories to nominate in the Chesterfield Retail Awards. The winners are announced each year following an extensive judging process.

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Chesterfield Retail Awards Winners


The 2018 Chesterfield Retail Awards winners will be announced on 13th June at the Winding Wheel.

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Chesterfield Retail Awards Sponsors


Thank you for the kind support of Chesterfield Retail Awards sponsors 2017.

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