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Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre scoops bronze

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland; Bernadette Wainwright, cultural and visitor services manager; Councillor Amanda Serjeant, cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy; Cath Walker, Visitor Information Centre assistant; Councillor Jean Innes, assistant cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy and John Hoy, VisitEngland board member.

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre has been handed a bronze award at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

The Chesterfield Borough Council run centre, located in Rykneld Square, had been shortlisted in the visitor information provider of the year category in the England for Excellence Awards 2016.

This is the second time in two years the team has been shortlisted for this award.
The team received the prestigious award at a ceremony held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on 8 March.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre provides an efficient and friendly service to the thousands of people who visit the town centre each year and for our residents.

“Whether it’s giving information about attractions and events in the borough or the wider area of Derbyshire and the Peak District or selling tickets to our theatres, our staff go the extra mile.

“We have lots of positive feedback from people who use the service and I’m proud that we have received bronze in the England for Excellence Awards this year.”

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said

"We received hundreds of applications this year of an extremely high standard.
“Winning a bronze award is a considerable achievement, especially against such tough competition.

“Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre is now ranked as one of the top three businesses in their category for excellence in England and I warmly congratulate them on this achievement".

The centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 6pm.


First published on 15 March 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017