Winners of 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards to be revealed
Amid the challenging circumstances of a global pandemic, the seventh annual Chesterfield High Street Awards is set to name the very best shops, market stalls, events, apprentices, projects and businesses in the town.
Street magician Steve Faulkner will host the virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 21 October where 41 finalists will become 15 winners. One of the winners will claim the overall title of Retailer of the Year, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
Although virtual, the awards ceremony will be live with everyone invited to tune in to watch on the night. The event will be streamed from Destination Chesterfield’s website from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. And everyone registering to watch will receive a 20% discount for Casa Hotel’s new dining at home service.
During the evening guests will also be able to visit a virtual photo booth hosted by Chesterfield Champion, Noonah. Selfies taken during the event will be brought together in the form of an online mosaic, which will be revealed at the end of the ceremony.
The High Street Awards have never been more relevant. Previously known as the Retail Awards, the Chesterfield High Street Awards recognise the exceptional businesses, people, events and regeneration projects in the town centre, Chatsworth Road, Whittington Moor, Staveley and Hasland that are working together to overcome the challenges of a rapidly changing retail environment.
The businesses, individuals and events shortlisted in the 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards include:
High Street Business of the Year
Strada Estate Agents
Future High Street Award
Flexible Leasing at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre
Premier Inn, Elder Way
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre’s Big Screen
Best Town Centre Event
1940s Chesterfield Flea Market
Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival
Best Customer Service
Crazy about Cakecraft
Best New Store
Nana B Baby & Children’s Wear
The Wool Cabin
National / Multiple Retailer of the Year
Marks and Spencer
Food and Drink Retailer of the Year
Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year
Hair and Beauty Business of the Year
50 Shades of Beauty
One Nine Three Hair and Beauty
Home, Gifts and Leisure Retailer of the Year
Quinney’s Pet Supplies
Market Trader of the Year
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
Simon Harding’s Fruit and Veg
Steph’s Sustainable Stuff
Independent Retailer of the Year
Little White Dress
Apprentice of the Year
Abi Ashmore, Superior Spas
Grace Blant, Elliot Mather
Molly Bradbury, Arvato
Apprentice Employer of the Year
Tara Underhill, Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator said: “Although organising the awards has been challenging this year, I am delighted that they are still able to go ahead albeit online. However, it does mean that more people than ever will be able to tune in and share in the success of every individual and business that has been shortlisted.
“Never have high street businesses needed our support more than in the current trading conditions. The ceremony is an opportunity to say thank you to them and show all high street businesses our ongoing support.”
The 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards are supported and made possible by a number of sponsors, including Adorn Jewellers, Apprentice Town (led by Chesterfield Borough Council), BRM Solicitors, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield College Group, Derbyshire Times, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), eBusiness Works, Greatest Hits Radio (North Derbyshire), JP Fire Safety Solutions, Maybe* The Pavements Shopping Centre, Q2 Creative and Redbrik Estate Agents.
To register to watch the Chesterfield High Street Awards and receive your discount code for Casa Hotel’s dining at home service, visit https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/chesterfield-high-street-awards/.