2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards, Casa Hotel
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Chesterfield’s sixth annual Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield, took place in June at the town’s Casa Hotel, hosted by Peak FM presenter, Craig Bailey.
The top title of Retailer of the Year went to Adorn Jewellers, based in The Shambles and owned by husband and wife team Laura Jo and Adam Owen. They also took the award for Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year.
Thirteen other awards were presented to businesses, events and individuals, all of whom had been nominated by shoppers. They included another double win for Something Special Bridal, based in Old Whittington, who were named Independent Retailer of the Year and given the Excellence in Customer Service award. Apprentice hairdresser Kelly Jaggers (24) from Bliss Hair, Nails and Beauty in Hasland was named Retail Apprentice of the Year and Chesterfield's Food and Drink Festival, which is organised by Edge Events, was voted Best Town Centre Event.
Other winners were: Hair & Beauty Business of the Year: Belle Vie; Fashion and Footwear Retailer of the Year: Dotique; Food & Drink Retailer of the Year: Ibbotson's Fresh Quality Produce; Leisure Retailer of the Year: Quinney's Pet Supplies; Market Hall Business of the Year: R P Davidson Cheese Factor; Best New Store 2018/2019: Astra Designs; Market Trader of the Year: Roper's Honey; National/Multiple Retailer of the Year: The Body Shop; and Apprentice Employer of the Year: The Therapy Lounge.
Cllor Amanda Serjeant, Vice Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: 'The way we shop is changing and Chesterfield's retailers are adapting to this brilliantly. They are creating fun experiences for customers; providing spaces to meet, socialise and shop; utilising technology to communicate with customers; and teaming up with local businesses and initiatives to ensure the town's retail sector continues to thrive... They all play a very important role in Chesterfield's economy.' u