Enterprising Women continues online success

The Enterprising Women network is continuing to host online virtual webinars to stay connected to members. So far, we have welcomed

some incredible guest speakers who have shared their insightful and inspiring stories. Our June speaker was Jillian

Thomas, managing director of Future Life Wealth Management who discussed “facing adversity”, and shared her own personal experience of surviving a tsunami and establishing a successful business. Our most recent session

featured executive coach and leadership consultant, Sarah Higgins, where we focused on maintaining a positive mindset as we move forward into the new normal. Sarah talked us through the principles and strategies of her book Power of Love Leadership to build our resilience to change to maximise future happiness. The past few months have

been challenging for each of us but moving Enterprising Women online has meant our members can get to know each other in different ways and has provided a platform where ideas, experiences and support can be shared. After each webinar, we are

thrilled with the positive feedback we receive and will be continuing our online programme until we can return for face-to-face events. We look forward to seeing you

all again through the screen. In the meantime, we hope that you are safe, well and supporting one another where you can!

Best wishes, Jean and Eileen Co-chairs of Enterprising Women

To keep up to date with Enterprising Women’s event schedule, please visit www.emc-

The Chesterfield High Street Awards are a great opportunity to shed light on our local shops

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. Previously known as the Retail Awards, the

Chesterfield High Street Awards recognise the exceptional businesses, people, events and regeneration projects in the town centre - as well as Chatsworth Road, Whittington Moor, Staveley and Hasland - that are 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 submitted nominations from

December to February. These 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. Destination Chesterfield will host a virtual awards

ceremony later in the year. The winners will be announced live on the evening of Wednesday 21 October, and everyone is invited to watch. Tara Underhill, senior co-ordinator at Destination

Chesterfield, said: “The people behind the town’s high street businesses have shown such resilience during challenging times, and we could not be prouder 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.”

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Shortlist revealed for this year’s Chesterfield High Street Awards


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 and Children’s Wear • Shop Indie • The Wool Cabin

National/Multiple Retailer of the Year • Marks & 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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