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Finalists announced for Chesterfield High Street Awards

The very best shops, market stalls, events, projects and businesses on Chesterfield’s high streets have been revealed by Destination Chesterfield.

Thirty-six finalists have been named in the 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards. Postponed since March, the finalist line-up and confirmed awards ceremony date, now come at a time when it is more important than ever to shop locally.

The High Street Awards have never been more relevant. Previously known as the Retail Awards, the Chesterfield High Street Awards recognise the exceptional businesses, people, events and regeneration projects in the town centre, Chatsworth Road, Whittington Moor, Staveley and Hasland that are working together to overcome the challenges of a rapidly changing retail environment.

 This year, two new categories have been introduced to the awards line up - High Street Business of the Year and the Future High Street Award - recognising the contribution that non-retail businesses, projects, initiatives and developments make to the modern high street.

 Members of the public nominated from December to February.The nominations have now been counted and online reviews have been assessed by Destination Chesterfield, resulting in a 36-strong shortlist across 12 categories.

 At the awards ceremony one of the 27 shortlisted retailers will take the overall top title of Retailer of the Year, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire.

 To ensure the safety of both finalists and guests, Destination Chesterfield will host a virtual awards ceremony later in the year. The winners of the Chesterfield High Street Awards will be announced live on the evening of Wednesday 21 October, and everyone is invited to watch.

 Tara Underhill, Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator said: “The people behind the town’s high street businesses have shown such resilience during challenging times, and we could not be more proud of them. The team at Destination Chesterfield is pleased to have adapted by taking the awards ceremony online. An advantage of taking the ceremony online is that we are able to welcome many more guests to recognise the achievements of high street businesses. 

 “After months of lockdown, never have high street businesses needed our support more than in the current trading conditions. The ceremony is an opportunity to say thank you to them and show all high street businesses our ongoing support.”

 The businesses shortlisted so far in the 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards include:

High Street Business of the Year

Chatsworth Travel

Pinewood Properties

Strada Estate Agents

 

Future High Street Award

Flexible Leasing at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre

Premier Inn, Elder Way

Vicar Lane Shopping Centre’s Big Screen

 

Best Town Centre Event

1940s Chesterfield Flea Market

Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival

Chesterfield Motorfest

 

Best Customer Service

Curious Goods

Crazy about Cakecraft

Tallbird Records

 

Best New Store

Nana B Baby & Children’s Wear

Shop Indie 

The Wool Cabin

 

National / Multiple Retailer of the Year

Marks and Spencer

Warhammer

Waterstones

 

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

Brampton Brewery

Chesterfield Craft

Love Brewing 

 

Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year

Charles Hedley

Dotique

Ingmans

 

Hair and Beauty Business of the Year

Belle Vie

50 Shades of Beauty

One Nine Three Hair and Beauty

 

Home, Gifts and Leisure Retailer of the Year

Adorn Jewellers

Huckleberry Willow

Quinney’s Pet Supplies 

 

Market Trader of the Year

Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce

Simon Harding’s Fruit and Veg

Steph’s Sustainable Stuff

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

Fred’s Haberdashery

H&F

Little White Dress

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