Chesterfield Retail Awards


Discover the categories open for Chesterfield Retail Awards 2019


Best Town Centre Event – Sponsored by Spire Radio

New 2019 – A new category to celebrate the events that drive footfall and bring vitality to Chesterfield town centre.


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

A chance to commend the work of apprentice retail workers across Chesterfield.



Apprenticeship Employer of the Year


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

A chance to commend the work of employers of apprentices across Chesterfield.


Excellence in Customer Service


Excellence in Customer Service

The winner will show an excellence in customer service, putting their customers first and going beyond the norm.





Retailer of the Year

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

This category will be chosen by the panel of judges and will be selected from the winners across all the categories.  The judges’ focus will be on companies that are innovating and look to have long term growth opportunities. 



Market Hall Business of the YearMarket Hall Business of the Year

This award will be awarded to either a retailer or a business that is located in the internal or external retail units or in the office space at Chesterfield Market Hall.




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Best New Store 

This award is open to new businesses entering the retail scene in Chesterfield in the last year.  The judges will be looking for a shop that brings something new to the town and has the potential to grow and become an established name in the Chesterfield shopping scene. To be eligible the store must have opened or started trading in Chesterfield in 2018 or 2019. (This can include an existing business moving to new premises in the town.  Please note this category is not open to hair and beauty businesses).


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

This category is open to national brands but also local businesses that have multiple branches of their business.  The judges will be looking for excellence from the branch in Chesterfield and not the national awareness or performance of a well known retail brand.



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

This category is for your favourite food and drink retailers; it could be a butcher, a farm shop or a deli, for example. This category isn’t for restaurants, cafes or pubs – you can vote for those in our Food and Drink Awards in the summer.



Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year

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

Which are your favourite fashion and footwear retailers?  Which stores offer excellent customer service and can advise you on the latest trends and fashions?



Hair and Beauty Business Of the Year


Hair and Beauty Business Of the Year – Sponsored by Elite Private Education

We’re looking for the best hair and beauty business in Chesterfield.  This could be a salon or a hair and beauty retailer.



Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year


Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year 

Where do you head for that perfect gift or something special for your home?



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

We’re looking for Chesterfield’s best leisure retailer.  Some examples might include camping or sports shops, book stores or art suppliers.



Market Trader of the Year


Market Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

Which is your favourite market trader on the outdoor Chesterfield Market?  We looking for someone with great personable skills and excellent products.



Independent Retailer of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Jumble Creative Design

Independent businesses are what makes the Chesterfield retail scene unique.  Which is your favourite?






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To select the finalists and the winners for the Chesterfield Retail Awards there are three stages.

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The 2019 Chesterfield Retail awards winners will be announced on the evening of the 19th June at the Winding Wheel.

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