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Liberty Shopping Centre celebrates best stores at Retailer of the Year awards

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 October 2018

From left to right: Customer Service Award, Finalists M&S Staff Wendy Liddard, Ellie Chamberlain, Mayor Councillor Dilip Patel, winner Sofia Kasapi from Lush, finalist Keeley Holland - Davies from Hotel Chocolat, and finalist Matthew Opie from Marks & Spencer  Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

From left to right: Customer Service Award, Finalists M&S Staff Wendy Liddard, Ellie Chamberlain, Mayor Councillor Dilip Patel, winner Sofia Kasapi from Lush, finalist Keeley Holland - Davies from Hotel Chocolat, and finalist Matthew Opie from Marks & Spencer Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

Liberty Shopping Centre

The best shops from the Liberty Shopping Centre were celebrated at the annual Retailer of the Year awards.

Retailer of the Year award winners Belinda Pritchard (left) and Tony Webb (right) from Boots with centre manager Jonathan Poole (centre). Photo: Liberty Shopping CentreRetailer of the Year award winners Belinda Pritchard (left) and Tony Webb (right) from Boots with centre manager Jonathan Poole (centre). Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

The Liberty Shopping Centre celebrated the success of its best stores at the Retailer of the Year awards.

Boots was named Retailer of the Year at the awards ceremony on Friday (September 28) as teams from the shopping centre’s 100+ shops waited in anticipation for the winners of the coveted awards to be revealed.

Customer Service Award, winner Sofia Kasapi from Lush (left) , Mayor, Councillor Dilip Patel (right). Photo: Liberty Shopping CentreCustomer Service Award, winner Sofia Kasapi from Lush (left) , Mayor, Councillor Dilip Patel (right). Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

The Best Customer Service prize was awarded to Lush, while River Island was honoured for its spectacular visual merchandising, winning the Best Window Display award.

Super Sushi was named this year’s Best Independent Retailer and Vediya Mehmet from The Works was awarded the Sales Person Of The Year award.

Sales Person of the Year Winner Vediya Mehmet from The Works (left) with Diane Amos (right) representative from Haven House Children’s Hospice. Photo: Liberty Shopping CentreSales Person of the Year Winner Vediya Mehmet from The Works (left) with Diane Amos (right) representative from Haven House Children’s Hospice. Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

The winner of the Best Participation in Centre Events/Promotions was Krispy Kreme.

Belinda Prichard, manager at Boots, said: “We are chuffed to bits to be awarded retailer of the year, the competition here at The Liberty looked very strong for 2018.

From left to right: Tony Webb and Belinda Pritchard from Boots, centre manager Jonathan Poole, finalist Ellie Chamberlain from Marks & Spencer, finalist Sofia Kasapi from Lush, finalist Nasriya Shaffi from Muffin Break. Photo: Liberty Shopping CentreFrom left to right: Tony Webb and Belinda Pritchard from Boots, centre manager Jonathan Poole, finalist Ellie Chamberlain from Marks & Spencer, finalist Sofia Kasapi from Lush, finalist Nasriya Shaffi from Muffin Break. Photo: Liberty Shopping Centre

“It’s great for the team to feel appreciated for their hard work and the trophy will be proudly displayed in our store.”

Winner of the Sales Person Of The Year award Vediya Mehmet from The Works added: “It was a huge surprise to win the award last week.

“It’s an honour to have been recognised by my peers and it was nice to see other retailers come together for this event at The Liberty.”

Centre manager Jonathan Poole said: “It was great to welcome both our retailers and shoppers to celebrate the achievements of both stores and individuals.

“We would like to congratulate the teams from all of our fantastic stores here in The Liberty for their hard work over the past 12 months.”

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