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Winners announced at the first Fox Valley awards

Winners announced at the first Fox Valley awards
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Winners announced at the first Fox Valley awards

8 March 2018

The winners in the first Fox Valley awards have been announced in a glittering ceremony held at the north Sheffield shopping centre on Wednesday evening. (March 7th).

The event, sponsored by Burrows Motor Company, was held at the centre’s Ponti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant where winners in eight categories were revealed along with a clutch of highly commended awards.

Throughout January and February staff at the centre have been busy nominating their stores as well as their colleagues for a range of awards – all aimed at recognising great service and good practice.

Around 100 people attended the awards evening to find out which of the shortlisted companies and individuals were winners in a range of categories including Social Media, Manager of the Year and Customer Service Team.

The coveted Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by GDA Creative was won by Sandersons Department Store – the award was open to the public vote through an online poll as well as on site questionnaires with hundreds of people voting for their favourite store.

A panel of independent judges with retail, customer service, marketing and social media credentials worked through more than 100 applications to judge the other categories.

The winners are:

Business Manager of the Year 2018 -  sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Services
Winner: Lisa Fox – Sandersons Department Store
Highly Commended: Rick Palmer from Snap Fitness and Robert Howe from Crawshaws Butchers.

Customer Service Team of the Year  2018 – sponsored by Elite Signs
Winner: JoJo Maman Bebe
Highly Commended: Costa Coffee

Shining Star Award 2018 – Sponsored by Promotiontime 
Winner: Daniel Maw – Regatta
Highly Commended Jodie Gill, Sandersons Department Store

Young Achiever Award 2018 – sponsored by Stocksbridge Town Council
Winner: Eve Wilks Gibson

Social Media Award 2018 – Sponsored by Stocksbridge Park Steels
Winner: Trek Bikes

Independent Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Ardent 
Winner: John Crawshaws Butchers
High Commended: The Works Hers and Sirs, Sandersons and Polished at Sandersons

Community Engagement Award – Sponsored by Look Local
Winner: Pets at Home
Highly Commended; M&Co, Sandersons

Operations Director for Dransfield Properties, which owns and manages Fox Valley, Medi Parry-Williams, said: “We have had a really positive response to our first Fox Valley Awards and a great turn out to the event and I would like to congratulate all the winners and high commended businesses.

“We have some great people and teams here at Fox Valley and it’s been fantastic to have the opportunity to recognise that in the awards. We would also like to thank our main sponsors  Burrows Motor Company and to all our category sponsors who have helped make the event possible.

“We are really pleased with how the awards have been received and look forward to making this an annual event.”

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Picture shows: The Retailer of the Year winner Sandersons Department Store and group photos of all the winners and highly commended stores at the Fox Valley Awards.

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644