Romford shopping centre celebrates businesses’ successes at Mercury Retailer Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:10 14 August 2018

The Small Retailer of the Year Award went to Liberty Flowers at the Mercury Retailer Awards 2018. Picture: Paul Fox.

The Small Retailer of the Year Award went to Liberty Flowers at the Mercury Retailer Awards 2018. Picture: Paul Fox.

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The leading businesses in The Mercury Mall were recognised for their community efforts this past year at the annual Retailer Awards.

On Monday, August 13 the fourteenth Mercury Mall Retailer Awards took place at the Maylands Golf Club in Colchester Road.

The award ceremony sponsored by the Recorder and VIP guests, included the mayor of Havering, Dilip Patel who presented the Community Recognition Award to Liz Brown from Asda.

Asda continually supports initiatives such as the local Food Bank and help to teach children about food in schools.

Themed around James Bond’s Casino Royale, the night unfolded with a three course meal, spy games, a casino experience and a fun photo booth which was donated to the event by sponsors Photo-me.

Natalie Bays, deputy centre manager said: “It is warming to see our centre community being proud of their achievements this year.

“Congratulations and a big well done to everyone who was nominated and went home with an award.

“From big high street names to smaller individual businesses, everyone had an equal chance to win with a customer centric voting system.”

The Small Retailer of the Year Award went to Liberty Flowers at the Mercury Retailer Awards 2018. Picture: Paul Fox.The Small Retailer of the Year Award went to Liberty Flowers at the Mercury Retailer Awards 2018. Picture: Paul Fox.

There were eight awards in total, including one for the shining star of the centre.

This year’s winner Sarah Bryant from The Entertainer elevated the true meaning of the award through her fantastic service and numbers of reviews of kindness extended to families and children who shop within the store.

Other winners on the night included TechHouse for their friendly Customer Experience in store and Asda for their eco-friendly work.

Liberty Flowers took hom the Small Retailer of the Year Award while the Large Retailer of the Year Award went to McDonalds.

“The ability to award people for what they have done for the Centre is truly inspirational, and all of the winners on the evening are so deserving of their accolade,” said Spencer Hawken, centre manager.

“Our shops and stores and the people who work in the Centre are obviously doing a fantastic job based on the number of people who took the time to vote.

“We value what our shoppers have to say – after all, they are our life blood.”

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