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North Sheffield department store shortlisted for two top Retail Awards

North Sheffield department store shortlisted for two top Retail Awards
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North Sheffield department store shortlisted for two top Retail Awards

5 July 2019

Sandersons Department Store in North Sheffield has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards organised by the leading fashion and retail publication Drapers.

The shortlist of finalists has been announced today (Friday 5th July) with Sandersons in the running for “Best New Retailer” and “Best Customer Experience” categories.

The annual awards ceremony will be held in London on September 11th to recognise the best UK and Irish independent retailers, brands and agencies.

Sandersons has been chosen as one of 10 shortlisted retailers in the “Best New Retailer” category and one of 10 for “Best Customer Experience” – The Sandersons team will find out if they have been successful shortly after the store’s 3rd birthday which takes place on Sunday 1st September.

Since opening in September 2016, the team at Sandersons have continued to uphold the company’s ethos set out by Founder and Managing Director Deborah Holmes, who sadly passed away in January this year. Deborah’s husband and Managing Director of South Yorkshire property company Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, has taken over the role and now heads up the store.

Sandersons introduced their ‘Friends’ Card’ scheme when the store opened, with the aim to treat all customers as friends in order to offer exceptional and honest Customer Service.

The team is led by Store Manager Lisa Fox who has run the store since opening almost three years ago. Lisa has continued to drive her team to provide unparalleled Customer Service and work with them to offer a completely unique experiential retail environment.

The store is currently undergoing further expansion, with a brand new wellness spa and Organics skincare area due to open later this year. The new spa will offer treatments from Clarins, SKN-RG and Voya and will also provide specialist treatments to tackle targeted problems including for cancer patients. 

The buying team at Sandersons also constantly working to introduce new brands to the area, to ensure a wide mix is available in store. New brands which have been introduced over the last twelve months include Clarins, Barbour International men’s wear and Hobbs Occasion wear for ladies.

As well as this, Sandersons online store has seen growth in sales and traffic to the website since the launch on Black Friday weekend in 2017, with plans to introduce a built-in booking service for all services in store over the coming weeks.

Sandersons has also continued to support small, local businesses Fleur de Lys Florist and Polished Nails and beauty bar who have both seen huge expansion over the past three years due to growing customer demand. Both businesses have expanded their square footage in store as well as increasing their services on offer.

Sandersons Managing Director Mark Dransfield said: “We are delighted and really honoured to have been shortlisted for both Best Customer Experience and Best New Retailer awards by Drapers.”

“We are constantly working and evolving to provide a completely unique retail experience when they visit our beautiful store by introducing new brands, offering a range of in store services and hosting exciting events.”

The winner of Drapers’ Best New Retailer award and Best Customer Experience award will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 11th September.

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For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644