Top of the shops for Chesterfield as inaugural Retail Awards launched
Chesterfield’s shoppers are being called on to get behind the town’s first ever retail awards and nominate their favourite high street chain stores and independent retailers.
Launched by Destination Chesterfield, the inaugural awards capitalise on the town’s success as one of the UK’s top 10 best performing centres with the least vacant shops. The awards aim to seek out, recognise, celebrate and promote Chesterfield’s retailers, as well as highlighting their commitment and importance to the town and the local economy.
Nominations for Chesterfield’s best loved shops and stores are open until the 30th April. Nominated retailers will then be shortlisted and judged by an expert panel, with the winners being announced at the Chesterfield Retail Awards being held at the Assembly Rooms on 18th June.
The awards are open to all retailers within the Chesterfield borough and there are 15 categories in total recognising everything that is great about the town’s shops and stores – from great customer service to disabled access.
Andrew Everitt of Jumble Design, who has sponsored the Independent of the Year category, said:
“Chesterfield has a thriving retail economy which is envied nationally. Where other town centres are faced with high vacancy rates, Chesterfield is bucking the trend and attracting high street names as well as independent retailers giving us an excellent mix of shops, helping us attract visitors to our town and investors to the area who are keen to capitalise on our retail success.
“The Chesterfield Retail Awards now give everyone the chance to recognise good service and retail and business practise in our town and Jumble Design is delighted to be associated with them.”
Making a nomination is free and forms are available from 1st April at retailers throughout the town. Nomination can also be made online now atwww.chesterfield.co.uk/retailawards and you can keep up to date on Twitter with the hashtag #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.