Chesterfield's head groundsman, Liam Reynolds, was named runner-up in the National League category at the FA Groundsman of the Year Awards.
The award went to Boreham Wood, whose pitch is also maintained for use by the Arsenal academy teams.
After narrowly missing out on the award, which was handed out at a ceremony at St George's Park, Liam said: "It's always nice to be recognised and it was very pleasing to be nominated for the award. I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Boreham Wood on winning the award."
The Groundsman of the Year awards is a nationwide competition for non-league football groundsmen.
The FA has a panel of judges – professional groundsmen themselves – who look at the quality of the pitch while also taking into consideration the skills and knowledge of the groundsman, their ambitions for the pitch, the resources available, how often the pitch is used, and the amount of time they are able to work on the pitch.