The very best Chesterfield-based businesses and developments have been revealed by Destination Chesterfield.
35 finalists have been named in the brand-new 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards, which is set to be the first in-person awards ceremony held by the organisation since the pandemic hit in March 2020.
Recognising the heroes of the business community over the last 18 months, Chesterfield’s annual High Street and Food and Drink awards have been combined to create the new awards. After what has been a challenging time during the pandemic, the awards will celebrate the town’s food and drink and retail businesses, entrepreneurs, regeneration projects, contribution to the local community, apprenticeships and sustainability.
Members of the public nominated their favourite businesses throughout May. The nominations have now been counted and reviews have been assessed by Destination Chesterfield, resulting in a 35-strong shortlist across 12 categories.
The winners of the Love Chesterfield Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with EntireFM, will be announced at a glittering black-tie awards ceremony at the Winding Wheel Theatre on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield commented: “We are delighted to be hosting our first in-person awards since the pandemic hit and celebrating Chesterfield’s heroic businesses, people and projects in person once more.
“Businesses still need our support more than ever but, with most legal restrictions in the UK now lifted, I think we’re well on our way to a full recovery and thriving future for the town. We’re looking forward to recognising everyone who has played a role in the town’s economic survival.”
The businesses shortlisted so far in the 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards include:
Regeneration Award – sponsored by BHP Accountants
Chesterfield Waterside – One Waterside Place
The Glass Yard – Whittington Moor
Northern Gateway – Elder Way
Restaurant of the Year – presented by headline sponsor EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management
Cocina at Casa Hotel
Café of the Year – open for sponsorship
The Café at Libby’s
Filippelli’s Bistro & Bar
Vintage Tea Rooms
Pub/Bar of the Year – sponsored by Addooco IT
The Market Pub
Rose and Crown, Brampton
The Tickled Trout
Food Producer of the Year (within 10 miles) – sponsored by MSE Hiller
Crooked Pickle Co
Best New Hospitality Business – sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants
El Café Verde, Whittington Moor (opened 2020)
The Old Post Restaurant, Chesterfield town centre (reopened 2020)
Sicily Restaurant, Sheffield Road (opened 2019)
Accessibility Award – sponsored by Spirecross Ltd
Filippelli’s Bistro & Bar
Monkey Park Café
Retailer of the Year – sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield
Best New High Street Business – sponsored by Chesterfield College Group
Lottie’s Sandwich Bar, Saltergate (opened 2020)
Clarissa’s Interiors, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre (opened 2020)
Chesterfield Escape Rooms, Soresby Street (opened 2021)
Independent High Street Business – open for sponsorship
Bee Orchid Home & Gifts
One Nine Three Hair Beauty
Excellence in Customer Service – open for sponsorship
Steph’s Sustainable Stuff
The Therapy Lounge
Market Trader of the Year – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
Other categories in the Love Chesterfield Awards 2021 include the Sustainability Award, Community Contribution, Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.
The 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards are supported and made possible by a number of sponsors and partners, including: Addooco IT, Banner Jones Solicitors, BHP Accountants, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield Digital High Street, The Chesterfield College Group, DBC Training, Derbyshire Times, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management, Greatest Hits Radio South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, JP Fire Safety Solutions, MSE Hiller, Shorts Chartered Accountants, Spirecross Ltd and Van Dyk by Wildes.
Peter Currey, Managing Director at EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management commented: “It’s been great to be involved with the run up to the Love Chesterfield Awards and it’s exciting to see so many local businesses getting involved. Equally, it’s brilliant to see so many local businesses getting recognition for their hard work and effort that is put into delivering their products and services.”
Peter Swallow added: “It’s never been more important to show our appreciation of the business community, so we’d love for the awards ceremony to be our biggest and best yet. This can only be made possible with sponsorship.”
Destination Chesterfield has a few sponsorship opportunities remaining. If you would like to support the town, please visit https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/lovechesterfieldawards/sponsors/sponsorshippackages/ or contact Tara Underhill, Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator by emailing Tara.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01246 207 207.