One of Chesterfield’s oldest businesses, Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce, was crowned Retailer of the Year and Market Trader of the Year at the Chesterfield Retail Awards 2015.
Established in 1945, Ibbotson’s is celebrating its 70th year of trading.
Owner Nick Ibbotson said: “I can’t believe that we have won two awards and it is particularly special to get overall Retailer of the Year Award. It’s amazing to have beaten all the big stores and other independent retailers.
“We’re just a little fruit and veg stall that’s been in the centre of Chesterfield for more than 70 years. It’s been a long time coming.”
The firm was one of 13 winners of a total of 16 awards recognising the very best independent shops, high street stores and market traders in Chesterfield.
Other multiple award winners included Adorn Jewellers and Debenhams who each triumphed in two categories.
This year’s awards received more than 600 nominations for businesses from the public resulting in 32 finalists, of which 20 were first time finalists. Six businesses returned to defend their crowns from last year’s event including Pelican Cycles, which successfully retained its titles of Leisure Retailer of the Year and Independent Retailer of the Year.
Held at the Winding Wheel, the sell-out ceremony was hosted by Peak FM breakfast show duo Becky Measures and James Summers.