The Chesterfield Retail Awards 2019 winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Casa Hotel.

The Chesterfield Retail Awards are organised by Destination Chesterfield.

Hair and Beauty Business of the Year – sponsored by Elite Private Education

Chesterfield Retail Awards Winners 2019

  • Belle Vie – Winner
  • Less Than Zero Barbers
  • TAG Aesthetics

Alysha Bradley, Owner of Belle Vie said: “It feels absolutely amazing to be crowned Hair and Beauty Business of the Year. We care so much about the people in the business, our customers and the contribution we are all making to the community. The next step for the business is to open a disability retreat for adults and children.”

Fashion & Footwear Retailer of the year – sponsored by In the Works PR

  • Charles Hedley (formerly DHC Countrywear)
  • Dotique – Winner
  • Something Special Bridal

Dorothy Robinson, Owner of Dotique said: “We were delighted to win Best New Store last year so to follow that up with the Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year award in 2019 is just fabulous. I am ecstatic. I am very proud of Chesterfield and so happy to be here.”

Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – Winner
  • Astra Designs UK
  • Etienne Curtains & Blinds

Laura Jo Owen said: “After a winning a number of retail awards over the last five years I am absolutely speechless to win Retailer of the Year. Chesterfield has so many fantastic shops and stores that make for an amazing retail landscape, so to win the top award is unbelievable.”

Food & Drink Retailer of the Year

  • Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce – Winner
  • Rate Good Brownie Boxes
  • R P Davidson Cheese Factor

Nick Ibbotson, Owner of Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce, said: “We’re over the moon to win the award particularly as it recognises the quality of our produce. I personally hand select all our produce daily from wholesale farmers and markets and if I wouldn’t eat it, then it’s not good enough for our customers. We’re all about quality.”

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

  • Geeks Headquarters
  • Quinney’s Pet Supplies – Winner
  • StraightCurves

Brian Quinney, Owner of Quinney’s Pet Supplies, said: “It feels amazing to be crowned Leisure Retailer of the year. It’s a fantastic reward after two and half years of hard work. We’ve grown massively since we opened, and we hope to continue that growth in the future.”

Independent Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Jumble Creative Design

  • H & F
  • Something Special Bridal – Winner
  • Tech CPR

Tonya Stickley, Owner of Something Special Bridal, said: “I am over the moon to win. It is beyond amazing. It means so much to me and my little boutique to win the awards. It’s a tough environment economically and politically, so it’s great to recognise the independent retailer.”

National / Multiple Retailer of the year – sponsored by the University of Derby

  • The Body Shop – Winner
  • RSPCA Charity Shop
  • Specsavers

Hannah Richardson, Manager of The Body Shop in Chesterfield said: “We were all completely shocked to hear we’d won. We are a small team of four, who are all committed to delivering the very best service to our loyal customers. We are all so proud to have won the award.”

Market Hall Business of the Year – sponsored by Arvato

  • Fairplay Gift Emporium
  • Thanks a Bunch
  • R P Davidson Cheese Factor – Winner

Simon Davidson, Owner of R P Davidson Cheese Factor said: “It’s a great honour for me and my staff to be crowned Market Hall Business of the Year. It’s important that the business continues to evolve. We don’t want more shops, but we definitely want to work with other retailers, and we have sponsored the Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival in Queens Park in 2019.”

Best New Store – sponsored by Pavements Shopping Centre

  • Astra Designs UK – Winner
  • Ingman’s
  • The Little White Dress

Donna Danielle, Owner of Astra Designs said: “It’s a big shock to win but feels absolutely amazing to be named as the Best New Store at the Retail Awards. There is so much support for business in Chesterfield. The community and customers mean so much to us and help us grow the business, which means my daughter is able to join it next year as an apprentice.”

Market Trader of the Year – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

  • Roper’s Honey – Winner
  • Spire Vintage
  • Top Cards

Helen Roper, Owner of Roper’s Honey said: “It’s really exciting to be crowned Market Trader of the Year. We love the market, the customers and our fellow market traders – it’s like a big family – just like our business and we hope our children will be the future of it.”

Best Town Centre Event – sponsored by Spire Radio

  • Chesterfield Artisan Market
  • Chesterfield Food & Drink Festival – Winner
  • Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon

Laura Ashby, Managing Director of Edge Events, said: “It feels amazing to be local to Chesterfield and to win this award. It’s a fantastic event that is for all members of the family. We’re delighted to win.”

Excellence in Customer Service – sponsored by Casa Hotel

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
  • Dotique
  • Something Special Bridal – Winner

Apprentice of the Year  – Sponsored by Apprentice Town (Led by Chesterfield Borough Council)

  • Kelly Jaggers (Bliss Hair, Nails and Beauty) – Winner
  • Laura Davies (JMJ Pottery)
  • Rebecca McNair (The Therapy Lounge)

She said: “I am so happy and surprised to win the award. It is so nice to be appreciated. I have just completed my Level 2 apprenticeship and now want to do my Level 3. If you want to learn a new skill or trade, an apprenticeship is the best way to do it.”

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

  • Bliss, Hair, Nails and Beauty
  • Fresh Ideas Florists
  • The Therapy Lounge – Winner

Carly Smith, Owner of The Therapy Lounge, said: “I’m really pleased that I and the whole team have been recognised for the time and effort we put into our apprentice programme. I am a massive advocate of apprenticeships because I know the benefits that they can bring to a business as well as to the career development of young people.”

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

  • Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – Winner
  • Quinney’s Pet Supplies
  • Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce

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