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Published on:05 OCTOBER 2020

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Festival Place shoppers will have the chance to show their support for their favourite retailers and staff by voting in the fifth annual FP Gold Awards.

The prestigious annual awards celebrate the biggest success stories at the popular Basingstoke retail and leisure destination.

With voting taking place throughout October, the Gold Awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony for retailers in November.

The list of categories this year includes Independent and National Retailer of the Year, Outstanding Member of Staff, and Manager of the Year, as well as the new category for 2020 Essential retailer of the year to honour those much-loved retailers who served the community during lockdown.

All winners will receive a £100 gift card and certificate, and voters will also be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 gift card to spend at the shopping centre.

Customers will be able to vote solely online at from the 5th October until 1st November.

Festival Place Business Performance Manager, Rachel Carter said: “It has been such a challenging year for everyone, and our fifth annual FP Gold Awards is our chance to recognise the efforts all our amazing retailers have made to keep the centre a safe place to visit for all our loyal customers. We’ve been immensely proud of all our stores this year dealing with so many obstacles and challenges and these awards mean so much more than ever before.

“I would urge everyone to take the time to place their vote and give their favourites the recognition they deserve. We wish all those involved the very best of luck!”

The FP 2020 Gold Award categories are:

  • Fashion and Health & Beauty Retailer of the Year
  • Entertainment and Technology Retailer of the Year
  • Specialist Retailer of the Year
  • Food and Beverage Retailer of the Year
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • National Retailer of the Year
  • Essential Retailer of the Year
  • Outstanding Member of Staff
  • Manager of the Year
  • Store of the Year

There will also be a Special Recognition Award voted for internally by FP retailers for those going that extra mile in these challenging times.

To vote for your favourite retailers, visit and follow Festival Place on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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