March 11 2014 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The winners of the annual Liberty Retailer Awards were revealed in a ceremony last week.
Retail managers voted for the top retailers for five of the awards, while customers spent weeks voting for the Shopper Award.
On Friday the Deputy Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew, announced M&S was the customers’ choice.
New store, Naturally Unique, picked up the award for Best Independent Retailer.
Debenhams received the most nominations for Retailer of the Year.
River Island won Best Window Display; Millie’s Cookies were honoured for the Best Participation in Promotions/Events; and Boots were awarded Best Customer Service.
Centre manager Jonathan Poole said: “The centre is proud to present the accomplishments of our retailers this past year.
“Each category had very strong entries so picking the winner was a difficult decision for the judges.”
He added: “We like to involve the local community in all our events and there was a fantastic response for the Shopper Award.
“We were also delighted to see so many of our customers attending to see the retailer they voted for pick up their trophy.”