30 retailers make the shortlist for the 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards

30 Chesterfield retailers are set to go head-to-head in the sixth annual Chesterfield Retail Awards.

Organised by Destination Chesterfield, the awards will see shops, stores, barbers, clinics, market stalls and events battling it out to claim at least one of 15 titles.

In a record year for nominations, 17 businesses have been shortlisted for the first time in the prestigious Chesterfield Retail Awards, while three businesses – Geeks Headquarters Ltd, Specsavers and Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield – hope to defend their 2018 titles.

This year also sees the introduction of a brand new category – Best Town Centre Event, sponsored by Spire Radio – which is designed to recognise the contribution events make to both increased footfall and the vibrancy of Chesterfield.

The awards shortlist follows a lengthy nomination and judging process. All the shortlisted businesses will also battle it out for the coveted overall title of Retailer of the Year 2019, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).

The winners of the awards will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony held at Casa Hotel on Wednesday 19 June.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield said: “We were blown away by the amount of nominations in the awards this year; there were more than ever before, mirroring the year-on-year success of these popular awards. We now have a strong shortlist for the 2019 awards, which represents the town’s high-quality, varied retail scene. It promises to be an exciting evening at Casa Hotel next month.”

The businesses across the 13 categories shortlisted so far in this year’s Chesterfield Retail Awards include:


Hair & Beauty Business of the Year

Belle Vie

Less than Zero Barbers

TAG Aesthetics


Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year

DHC Countrywear


Something Special Bridal


Home & Gifts Retailer of the Year

Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield

Astra Designs

Etienne Curtains & Blinds


Food & Drink Retailer of the Year

Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce

Rate Good Brownie Boxes

R P Davidson Cheese Factor


Leisure Retailer of the Year

Geeks Headquarters Ltd

Quinney’s Pet Supplies



Market Hall Business of the Year

Fairplay Gift Emporium

R P Davidson Cheese Factor

Thanks A Bunch


Best New Store 2018/2019

Astra Designs


The Little White Dress


Market Trader of the Year

Roper’s Honey

Spire Vintage
Top Cards


Independent Retailer of the Year


Something Special Bridal

Tech CPR


National/Multiple Retailer of the Year

The Body Shop




Excellence in Customer Service

Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield


Something Special Bridal


Best Town Centre Event

Chesterfield Artisan Market

Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival

Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon

Supporters of the 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards include: Apprentice Town (led by Chesterfield Borough Council), Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire Times, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), eBusiness Works, Elite Private Education, Hoods Florist, In The Works PR, Jumble Creative Design, JP Fire Safety, Learning Unlimited (The Chesterfield College Group), Peak FM, Spire Radio, Temple Safety and University of Derby.


For more information about the awards, visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/retailawards

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