Discover the categories open for Love Chesterfield Awards 2021
For the first time, Destination Chesterfield will recognise entrepreneurship, sustainability and community contribution from local businesses.
The finalists will be announced at the end of July 2021 and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 20th October 2021.
The Love Chesterfield Awards organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management and Support, is made possible by the kind support of sponsors. Click here to find out about the remaining sponsorship opportunities. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Categories open to all business sectors in Chesterfield
Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors
This award recognises entrepreneurial achievement of new sole traders and limited companies in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire that demonstrate leadership, vision and success. To be eligible for this award, the business must have been launched in either 2019, 2020 or 2021 and be able to demonstrate strong plans for growth. The winner will receive 10 hours of free mentoring with Banner Jones Solicitors’ commercial and employment law specialists, as well as a year of marketing support through Chesterfield Champions with Destination Chesterfield covering the contribution cost for a financial year.
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by DBC Training
Has your apprentice made a significant contribution to the success of your organisation? Nominate them for an award and help Destination Chesterfield to raise awareness of the benefits of taking on an apprentice. To be eligible for this award, apprentices must have been registered on an apprenticeship in 2020 or 2021 in a business based in Chesterfield.
Community Contribution – sponsored by Van Dyk by Wildes
The Community Contribution award celebrates the kindness shown by organisations and their employees to local people and community projects in 2020 and 2021. To be eligible for this award, organisations must be based in Chesterfield and be able to evidence a positive impact on local communities (within North Derbyshire).
Sustainability Award – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council
Is your business actively supporting the drive to become carbon neutral and measuring and reporting progress? To enter, businesses must be based in Chesterfield and should demonstrate a commitment to sustainability during the past five years, including significant positive change over the past two years. (Donations to charities or corporate social responsibility schemes should be covered within the Community Contribution Award. Please do look at this link for ideas about how your business may be operating sustainably: https://sdgs.un.org/goals).
Regeneration in Chesterfield
Regeneration Award – sponsored by BHP Accountants
Which regeneration scheme do you believe has the biggest potential to boost Chesterfield’s economy? The Regeneration Award is open to major regeneration schemes within Chesterfield Borough, which are currently in progress and completed already in 2021 or scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.
Categories open to food and drink businesses in Chesterfield
Restaurant of the Year – presented by headline sponsor EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management
The Restaurant of the Year will have original and creative menus featuring high-quality, fresh ingredients. To be eligible for this category the business must be based within 6 miles of Chesterfield town centre.
Café of the Year – sponsored by CMP Legal
Which cafe offers a wide selection of cakes and bites to eat, as well as a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing environment? To be eligible for this category the business must be based within 6 miles of Chesterfield town centre.
Pub/Bar of the Year – sponsored by Addooco IT
Judges for this award are looking at staff knowledge and service and the overall feel and facilities of the pub or bar. Businesses must be based within 6 miles of Chesterfield town centre to be eligible.
Food Producer of the Year (within 10 miles) – sponsored by MSE Hiller
Nominate your favourite food and drink producers in and around Chesterfield. To be eligible for this category the business must be based within 10 miles of Chesterfield town centre.
Best New Hospitality Business – sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants
Which new hospitality business would you recommend to residents and visitors? Businesses must have opened in 2019, 2020 or 2021 and be based within 6 miles of Chesterfield town centre to be eligible.
Accessibility Award – sponsored by Spirecross Ltd
The judges are looking for excellent examples of adaptions made by hospitality businesses to enable all customers to have an excellent experience when dining out. Accessibility adaptions could include products, technology, services, environments and more. To be eligible for this category the business must be based within 6 miles of Chesterfield town centre.
Categories open to high street businesses in Chesterfield
Retailer of the Year – sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
Where is your favourite place to shop in Chesterfield? To be eligible, the retailer must be based in or around the main high streets of Chesterfield town centre, Staveley, Hasland, Derby Road, Chatsworth Road, Staveley and Whittington Moor. (This category is not open to service businesses e.g. salons or non-retail businesses – see the Independent High Street Business or customer service categories.)
Best New High Street Business – sponsored by Chesterfield College Group
This award celebrates the success of Chesterfield’s new high street businesses that have made a great impression on customers and visitors. Businesses must have opened in 2020 or 2021, be consumer facing and be based in or around the main high streets of Chesterfield town centre, Staveley, Hasland, Derby Road, Chatsworth Road, Staveley and Whittington Moor. (New hospitality businesses should ask customers to nominate in the Best New Hospitality Business category.)
Independent High Street Business – sponsored by Evoluted
Independent businesses are what makes Chesterfield unique. Which is your favourite? To be eligible for this category, organisations must be be consumer facing and be based in or around the main high streets of Chesterfield town centre, Staveley, Hasland, Derby Road, Chatsworth Road, Staveley and Whittington Moor (This category is not open to hospitality businesses. Not open to national brands, must be 3 or fewer branches.)
Excellence in Customer Service – sponsored by Peak Pharmacy
The finalists will show excellence in customer service by putting customers first and going beyond the norm. Businesses must be consumer facing and be based on or around the main high streets of Chesterfield town centre, Staveley, Hasland, Derby Road, Chatsworth Road, Staveley and Whittington Moor. (This category is not open to hospitality businesses – customer service will be assessed as part of all hospitality categories.)
Market Trader of the Year – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council
Which is your favourite market trader in Chesterfield both on the market stalls and in the Market Hall? This award will celebrate a team or individual with great personable skills and excellent products.