Thursday, November 23, 2006

Scottish Retail Excellence Awards 2006

To Scotland now where the winners of the Scottish Retail Excellence Awards 2006 were announced at a gala ceremony recently. Hosted by TV personality Lorraine Kelly and held at Glasgow's Hilton Hotel, these prestigious awards are intended to pay tribute to the retail industry's top achievers and to showcase the outstanding achievements of retailers from across Scotland. The Scottish Retail Excellence Awards were created by the Scottish Daily Record and Scottish Business Insider magazine, with support from the Scottish Retail Consortium. Other sponsors of the 2006 awards included Deloitee, Sainsbury's and the Scottish Co-op. The 2006 awards were divided into ten categories plus the overall winner's title, the 'Retailer of the Year'. Judging of the entries was by a panel of industry experts. The prestigious title of Retailer of the Year went to John Lewis Partnership. Other category winners included B&Q (Customer Service Initiative of the Year Award), Gayle Honeyman of the Scottish Co-op (Store Manager of the Year Award) and Cove Boutique (Consumers' Favourite Chain of the Year). All the winners received magnificent crystal awards trophies, supplied and engraved by Glasgow-based company Uppermost Business Gifts.