Retailers on the Red Carpet
A TV personality, a footballer, a red carpet, glittering dresses, coveted trophies and plenty of champagne…one would be forgiven for mistaking Saturday night’s event for the Oscars.
We were in fact at the Reading Retail Awards 2017, a night of celebrating the great and the good from Reading’s local businesses.
Here at Aspire, we’re great at doing glamour, and it was with little persuasion and much excitement that we donned our party frocks for Reading’s black tie event of the year, and made our way to The Hilton.
Compering the evening was ITV’s Sangeeta Bhabra and ex-Reading footballer, Ady Williams. The event organisers pulled out all the stops with a sumptuous three-course dinner and copious amounts of champagne served to the 250 guests.
Recognising excellence in retailing, the Reading Retail Awards brings together businesses large and small, chains and independents. With categories ranging from Service with a Smile to Retailer of the Year, Aspire was proud to sponsor the Independent Retailer of the Year category.
Aspire’s Clinic Director, Jenny O’Neill said: “As an independent business ourselves, we were delighted to be sponsoring the Independent Retailer category. Giving support and recognition to these unique companies that work so hard to be individual and go the extra mile for their customers is a must for us and reflects our own ethos.”
Huge congratulations go to the gorgeous Lemongrove Gallery, the winners of the Independent Retailer category.
Look out for this week’s Reading Chronicle for a full run down of winners.