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Northern Tea Merchants named as Chesterfield’s Retailer of the Year

Chatsworth Road’s Northern Tea Merchants has been crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Chesterfield Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Addooco.

The awards recognise the very best shops, stores and market stalls in and around Chesterfield and the winners are nominated by shoppers. More than 800 people nominated in the awards this year.

Retailer of the Year was just one of 17 awards presented to 14 businesses at the fourth annual Retail Awards ceremony, which was hosted by Peak FM’s breakfast show presenters Cat and Ricky.

James Pogson, managing director of Northern Tea Merchants, was presented with the accolade at the sell-out award ceremony which was held at the Winding Wheel and attended by more than 200 people on Wednesday 24 May.

As well as having a shop and café on Chatsworth Road Northern Tea Merchants, which has been trading in the town since 1936, produces 100 million tea and sources, packs and supplies 200 tonnes of coffee each year as well as training many front line staff in prestigious hotels in London.

In addition to scooping the top title, Northern Tea Merchants was also named as Food and Drink Retailer of the Year. Other multiple award winners at the awards included Adorn Jewellers and Marks and Spencer.

Adorn Jewellers, which is based in The Shambles in the town centre, retained its title of Excellence in Customer Service for the third consecutive year, while fellow multiple award winner Marks and Spencer, was a first time nominee in the annual awards.

James Pogson said:-

“I am absolutely delighted to win the awards. They recognise the hard work and dedication of the staff and business partners. To receive these awards after the brilliant year we have had is absolutely amazing.”

Dom Stevens, Manager of Destination Chesterfield, added:-

“It’s fair to say that this year’s Retail Awards were the best ever. From the sheer number of nominations we received, to the breadth of businesses nominated, it showed the strength of support in the town for the retail sector.

“It was wonderful to see so many businesses – old and new, recognised and celebrated once again. They are an integral and important part to Chesterfield’s economy and play a very important role and should continue to be supported.”

As well as Northern Tea Merchants, the winning businesses in the 2017 Chesterfield Retail Awards. A full list of winners from the evening can be found here.

As well as Addooco and category sponsors, other supporters of the 2017 Chesterfield Retail Awards include Temple Safety, City Taxis, R.A. Information Systems, eBusiness Works and the Derbyshire Times.

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