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Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – England

This award aims to recognise the bridalwear retailer that has excelled in all areas of their business over the past 12 months. This is a wide ranging category which may include, for instance, anything from providing great customer service, initiatives taken to attract new business, exceptional business results and the actions that set you apart from other retailers. Please provide specific examples in all of your answers, and statistics or supporting materials where possible.

 

Please note:

All entries must relate to the past 12 months. This category is open to bridal wear retailers in England only.

 

Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Ireland

This award aims to recognise the bridalwear retailer that has excelled in all areas of their business over the past 12 months. This is a wide ranging category which may include, for instance, anything from providing great customer service, initiatives taken to attract new business, exceptional business results and the actions that set you apart from other retailers. Please provide specific examples in all of your answers, and statistics or supporting materials where possible.

 

Please note:

All entries must relate to the past 12 months. This category is open to bridalwear retailers in Ireland only.

 

Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Scotland

This award aims to recognise the bridalwear retailer that has excelled in all areas of their business over the past 12 months. This is a wide ranging category which may include, for instance, anything from providing great customer service, initiatives taken to attract new business, exceptional business results and the actions that set you apart from other retailers. Please provide specific examples in all of your answers, and statistics or supporting materials where possible.

 

Please note:

All entries must relate to the past 12 months. This category is open to bridalwear retailers in Scotland only.

 

Bridalwear Retailer of the Year – Wales

This award aims to recognise the bridalwear retailer that has excelled in all areas of their business over the past 12 months. This is a wide ranging category which may include, for instance, anything from providing great customer service, initiatives taken to attract new business, exceptional business results and the actions that set you apart from other retailers. Please provide specific examples in all of your answers, and statistics or supporting materials where possible.

 

Please note:

All entries must relate to the past 12 months. This category is open to bridalwear retailers in Wales only.

 

New Bridal Retailer of the Year

This category is open to all retailers who opened their business on or after August 2015. The judges are looking for details of the challenges faced as a new business, how they were overcome and the lessons that were learnt.

 

Retailer Website of the Year

The role of technology has grown exponentially over the past few years, and is now a crucial part of the way brides interact with your business. This award aims to highlight the retailer websites that have improved the experience of the customer, and the level of customer service that shops are able to provide.

 

Retailer Customer Service of the Year

This category will look at the extent in which your customer service met the needs of your customers, whether the service was consistent throughout the business and the demonstrable business benefits that have been achieved through customer service.

 

NEW Long-standing Retailer of the Year

This category is open to all retailers who have been in business for 10 years or more.

 

NEW Best In-Store Design

This category is open to all bridal industry retailers and all sizes of store, new and refurbished. The judges will be looking for innovation and creativity in the design of the store, which should be in the UK. They will also be looking at how the design contributed to an uplift in sales.

 

 

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES

 

Best Bridalwear Manufacturer

The winning bridalwear manufacturer will be able to demonstrate its superior position in the market and its outstanding business performance. The judges will be looking out for how the business has grown in sales and profit, improved customer service and exploited new opportunities for growth over the past 12 months. Bridalwear manufacturers of all sizes are able to enter.

 

Best Occasionwear Manufacturer

This category will incorporate Mother of the Bride and Prom manufacturers. The winning occasionwear manufacturer will be able to demonstrate their superior position in the market and their outstanding business performance. The judges will be looking out for how the business has grown in sales and profit, improved customer service and exploited new opportunities for growth over the last 12 months. Occasionwear manufacturers of all sizes are able to enter.

 

Best Bridesmaid Manufacturer

The winning bridesmaid manufacturer will be able to demonstrate their superior position in the market and their outstanding business performance. The judges will be looking out for how the business has grown in sales and profit, improved customer service and exploited new opportunities for growth over the last 12 months. Bridesmaid manufacturers of all sizes are able to enter.

 

NEW Best Accessories Manufacturer

This category will incorporate headdress, jewellery and veil manufacturers. The winning accessories manufacturer will be able to demonstrate their superior position in the market and their outstanding business performance. The judges will be looking out for how the business has grown in sales and profit, improved customer service and exploited new opportunities for growth over the last 12 months. Accessories manufacturers of all sizes are able to enter.

 

Best Shoe Manufacturer

The winning shoe manufacturer will be able to demonstrate their superior position in the market and their outstanding business performance. The judges will be looking out for how the business has grown in sales and profit, improved customer service and exploited new opportunities for growth over the last 12 months. Shoe manufacturers of all sizes are able to enter.

 

Best Plus-Size Collection

This category is open to designers and manufacturers who have launched a plus-size collection. The judges will be looking for information on how the collection was produced, and the reception that it has received since launch. You will also be required to provide images of the collection to support your entry.

 

NEW Supplier Customer Service of the Year

This category will look at the level of support provided to stockists, and the demonstrable business benefits that have been achieved through exceptional customer service.

 

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The Bridal Buyer Awards 2017 • Harrogate International Centre • 11 September 2017 • bridal@oceanmedia.co.uk • 020 7772 8300 • ©Ocean Media Group