Chesterfield Retail Awards Winner 2018

The Chesterfield Retail Awards 2018 winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Winding Wheel in June.

The Chesterfield Retail Awards are organised by Destination Chesterfield.

Excellence in Customer ServiceExcellence in Customer Service – sponsored by The Pavements Shopping Centre

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – Winner
  • Green & Benz
  • Specsavers

Owner of Adorn Jewellers, Laura Jo Owen said:-

“We are thrilled with our hat trick of wins and so proud to be part of the awards. Chesterfield has an amazing retail scene and is a hotbed of independent retailers which we’re privileged to be part of. Since the business opened in 2010 we have been incredibly supported by both the retail community and our wonderful customers.”

Market Trader of the YearMarket Trader of the Year – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

  • Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce – Winner
  • Lavender Dog Shop
  • Rate Good Brownie Boxes


Nick Ibbotson, Owner of Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce, said: “It feels fantastic to win the award and it’s testament to the best quality of the produce we supply. I love this town; it’s a wonderful place to base a business.”

Best New Store - Chesterfield Retail AwardsBest New Store (Opened 2017/2018)

  • Baby to Bigger
  • Dotique – Winner
  • Urban Flamingo

Owner of Dotique, Dorothy Robinson said:-

“I am completely overwhelmed, shocked and grateful to win the award. A year ago I was teaching in a school in Alderley Edge, and now I have had the chance to renovate one of the most fabulous buildings in Chesterfield, open this fantastic shop and be surrounded by the most amazing customers.”

Hair and Beauty Business of the Year Hair and Beauty Business Of the Year

  • The Body Shop International
  • Finesse Hair, Nails & Beauty
  • The Therapy Lounge – Winner


Carly Smith, Owner of The Therapy Lounge said: “We’re really proud of the team and all that they have achieved to enable us to win this award.”

Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the YearFashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by In the Works PR

  • Blanc & Blanc Occasions – Winner
  • Ingman’s
  • Marks and Spencer


Ann-Marie White, Owner of Blanc commented:”We’ve won a retail Award award three times and it’s still an amazing feeling. We have further plans to develop Blanc so watch this space!”

Jewellery & Accessories Retailer of the YearJewellery and Accessories Retailer of the Year 

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – Winner
  • Green & Benz
  • Libby’s


Home and Gifts Retailer of the YearHome and Gifts Retailer of the Year 

  • H&F – Winner
  • Karen’s One Stop Gift Shop
  • Olympia House Antiques and Craft Centre



Louise Peel, Director of H&F, commented: “To win the Home and Gifts Retailer of the year award means so much to my husband, myself and the rest of the team. Everyone has worked so hard throughout the year pushing the business forward. We’re thinking of new ideas all the time and we’re looking forward to moving into handmade kitchens.”

Food and Drink Retailer of the YearFood and Drink Retailer of the Year

  • Lambs Cupcakes of Chesterfield
  • Northern Tea Merchants – Winner
  • R P Davidson Cheese Factor


James Pogson, Director of Northern Tea Merchants said: “It feels absolutely amazing to win the award for the second year running. We have a great, local, friendly community in Chesterfield that goes out of its way to support you and this award is proof of that.”

Leisure Retailer of the YearLeisure Retailer of the Year (Sports, Hobbies, Crafts or Outdoor) – Sponsored by Peak FM

  • Geeks Headquarters Ltd – Winner
  • I Fix Tech Chesterfield
  • StraightCurves Creative Ltd


Alberton Naso, Owner of Geeks Headquarters, said: “It feels fantastic to win. We work so hard to offer the best. We strive for perfection in both the products and environment for our customers. It’s cool to be a geek now which is one of the reasons we are on Chesterfield’s high street and continue to do well.”

Independent Retailer of the YearIndependent Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Jumble Creative Design

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – Winner
  • Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
  • Green and Benz


National / Multiple RetailerNational/ Multiple Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by The University of Derby

  • The Body Shop International
  • The Fragrance Shop
  • Specsavers – Winner

Commenting on the award win, Gareth Webster, Retail Director at Specsavers, said:-

“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.”

Market Hall Business of the Year


Market Hall Business of the Year 

  • DHC Countrywear – Winner
  • Lambs Cupcakes of Chesterfield
  • Quinney’s Pet Supplies

Tom Towndrow, Manager of DHC Countrywear, said: “This is our first time at the Retail Awards so we are delighted to win. We have a lot of customers from Chesterfield and Derbyshire who appreciate the quality of our clothing and footwear.”

Apprentice Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Learning Unlimited (The Chesterfield College Group

  • Ashgate Hospicecare – Winner
  • Bliss Hair
  • Specsavers


Tracie Holocuk, Manager of the Alfreton Ashgate Hospicecare store, said: “I am so proud to win this award. It means an awful lot to the entire Ashgate Hospicecare retail team. Having an apprentice in our business has made a huge difference to us. I would recommend it.”

Apprentice of the Year award – Sponsored by Apprentice Town

  • Jodie Tomlinson – The Lounge
  • Chloe Hall – The Therapy Lounge – Winner


Retailer of the YearRetailer of the Year – Sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

  • Geeks Headquarters Ltd
  • Specsavers – Winner
  • Northern Tea Merchants


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.

Pavements Shopping Centre Retailer of the Year

  • The Fragrance Shop,
  • The Full Monty Barbers
  • Masserella’s – Winner

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