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Winners of The Liberty Retailer Awards are revealed

18:00 22 October 2013

Retailer of the Year - Mauri Romanazzi, from Next; Simon Cuckow, from Debenhams; Jonathan Poole, Liberty centre manager; and Victoria Schaad  - Boots

Retailer of the Year - Mauri Romanazzi, from Next; Simon Cuckow, from Debenhams; Jonathan Poole, Liberty centre manager; and Victoria Schaad - Boots

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The winners of the annual Liberty Retailer Awards were revealed in a ceremony last week.

Best Independent Retailers - Alfonso Colli, from Italianissimo; Lynn Harley, from Naturally Unique; Cllr Linda Trew,  Deputy Mayor of Havering; Sharna Harley, from Naturally Unique; Jhevanie Potticary and Cassandra Scotcher, from Pairs.Best Independent Retailers - Alfonso Colli, from Italianissimo; Lynn Harley, from Naturally Unique; Cllr Linda Trew, Deputy Mayor of Havering; Sharna Harley, from Naturally Unique; Jhevanie Potticary and Cassandra Scotcher, from Pairs.

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.”

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