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Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre up for national award

photo of Visitor Information Centre exterior, with flowers in foreground

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre is once again in the running for a prestigious national award.

The centre in Rykneld Square, which is owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, has been shortlisted for the second year running in the visitor information provider of the year category in the England for Excellence Awards 2016.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "Each year we welcome thousands of visitors into Chesterfield to visit attractions including our open-air market, the Crooked Spire and the wider area including the Peak District.

"Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are often the first people visitors to the town will meet and they will go the extra mile to make people feel welcome and make sure they have all the information they need."

Other nominees in the same category are: Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Gloucester Tourist Information Centre, Thanet Visitor Information Service and The Welcome People London.

Sally Balcombe, chief executive officer of VisitBritain and VisitEngland added: "Awards for Excellence finalists exemplify outstanding tourism talent and distinguished businesses throughout England. 

"We received over 400 truly impressive applications this year and there’s absolutely no doubt those shortlisted are a representatives of the best in the industry who place delivering an unforgettable experience to visitors in England at the heart of their business operations. 

"I’d like to congratulate all finalists and wish them the very best of luck on awards night." 
The ceremony takes place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Tuesday 8 March.

First published on 05 February 2016 Last updated on 31 October 2016