Specsavers has been named as Chesterfield’s favourite store.
The Burlington Street branch of the chain was crowned Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Chesterfield Retail Awards on Wednesday 13 June.
'It means the world'
Commenting on the award win, Gareth Webster, Retail Director at Specsavers in Chesterfield, said: 'Winning Retailer of the Year is a proud moment for us all. Word of mouth recommendation is the bedrock of our business and this award embodies that. It means the world to us.
'Even though we’re a chain, each store is invidually owned and we try to personalise our store and service. We pride ourselves on treating customers like our family and this award recognises the personal care and attention we give to them all.'
In addition to scooping the top award, Specsavers was also named as National/Multiple Retailer of the Year at the annual awards.
Organised by Destination Chesterfield, the award ceremony recognises the very best shops, stores and market stalls in and around Chesterfield. The winners are all nominated by shoppers with the eventual winners being chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The Retailer of the Year title was just one of 15 awards presented to 11 businesses at the fifth annual Retail Awards ceremony, which was hosted by Peak FM’s breakfast show presenters Ricky and Becky.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Vice Chair of Destination Chesterfield and Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, added: 'The 2018 Chesterfield Retail Awards has been our best yet and were, once again, an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the town’s retail sector. All of Chesterfield’s retail businesses, and the people working within them, play an important part in contributing to the local economy.'