First Dorchester Retail Awards Winners Announced

Dorchester Retail Awards 2015

Published at 9:36am 21st March 2015. (Updated at 5:45pm 23rd March 2015)

The celebration night at Kingston Maurward College saw prizes being presented by Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

 

Friday 20 March saw the first Dorchester Independent Retail Awards 2015 created by the town’s Chamber of Commerce and the Dorchester BID in partnership.

The celebration night at Kingston Maurward College saw prizes being presented by Lord Fellowes of West Stafford – the Oscar-winning writer and creator of television’s Down Abbey, Julian Fellowes. The evening was hosted by Barry White from Humphries Kirk Solicitors.

The winners and runner-up in five categories plus an overall winner were chosen in a process using mystery shoppers.

The winners are:

Winner of the Best Customer Service Award, Sproston and Bowden, runner up Great Western Camping

Winner of the Best Window Display Award, Goulds Household Store, runner up Allum & Sidaway

Winner of the Best Use of Social Media and Website, Melbury Gallery, runner up Goulds

Winner of the Best Newcomer,  I Buy and Sell, runner up Fantasy Flowers

Winner of the Best Individual Member of Staff, Sharon Ward of Specs Direct

Overall Winner, Taste Restaurant, runner up Figure 8

Chamber Of Commerce President Steve Bulley said ‘It is wonderful to celebrate the diversity of retail in Dorchester, all the winners and runners up showed excellent in they way they trade and treat their customers’

It is hoped that this will become an annual event for Dorchester.

Click here to see the photographs of the night

 http://www.wessexfm.com/gallery/-/dorchester-retail-awards-2015/