Festival Place retailers going for gold in 2019 awards
Shoppers at Festival Place have the chance to vote for their favourite stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and staff in the fourth year of the prestigious FP Gold Retailer Awards.
The popular awards, which celebrate Basingstoke shopping centre’s biggest success stories, will be bigger and better than ever in 2019 with a new format and extra internal categories to recognise achievements by members of the Festival Place teams.
A long list of customer-voted categories includes Independent and National Retailer of the Year, Outstanding Member of Staff, and Manager of the Year.
This year’s voting is now live and as part of Festival Place’s commitment to supporting the environment, will take place solely online at festivalplace.co.uk/gold. Shoppers are also invited to make their choices at the centre’s Customer Service Lounge.
All those voting will be in with the chance to win a £250 gift card to spend at the shopping centre. The poll closes on September 29, and the award winners will be announced at a ceremony at Las Iguanas in Festival Place on October 27.
Festival Place Business Performance Manager, Rachel Carter said: “This is the fourth year of our annual FP Gold Retailer Awards and we’re hoping this year will be the best yet, with online voting and plenty of new categories.
“We know our customers have their favourites here at Festival Place, so whether it’s a shop assistant who goes above and beyond, or a restaurant delivering a fantastic family experience, this is their chance to get voting and give them the recognition they deserve.
“These awards are a great opportunity to recognise the stars of our retail community, and I would urge all our customers to take the time to place their vote. We wish all those involved the very best of luck!”
The categories customers can vote for are:
- Fashion and Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Entertainment and Technology Retailer of the Year
- Specialist Retailer of the Year
- Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Retailer of the Year
- Food and Beverage Retailer of the Year
- Independent Retailer of the Year
- National Retailer of the Year
- Outstanding Member of Staff
- Manager of the Year
- Store of the Year
Winners in the following categories will be announced at the ceremony and are not subject to the customer vote:
- Highest Increase in Like for Like Sales
- Engagement with the FP team
- Special Recognition
- Outstanding Customer Experience
- Retailers’ Retailer of the Year