Characters from famous tales of old time descended upon King George’s Hall to celebrate the very best of Blackburn’s retailers at The Mall Blackburn’s annual Retailer Awards.
From Disney princesses, Wizard of Oz favourites and Mary Poppins to Peter Pan and even an Avatar, attendees weren’t shy when it came to dressing for the theme, ‘A long, long time ago’.
Household name, Boots, was crowned Best Overall Retailer and Boots Opticians was also a winner, taking home the C&R Safe Award for its outstanding Health and Safety record.
Ann Summers collected the Shoppers’ Choice award, which was voted for by The Mall’s customers, while NEXT was hailed winner of the Best Customer Experience for service, visual merchandising and best environment.
Primark, who are celebrating six years at The Mall Blackburn, were awarded for Best Involvement in Marketing and newcomer, The Barbers Shop, won the award for Best Independent Retailer.
Dressed as The Queen of Hearts, Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “The Mall Blackburn’s annual retailer awards is always a fantastic evening, celebrating the very best of our retail offering.
“The event is something we always look forward to with costume planning starting weeks in advance.
“As always, it is so difficult to choose the winners of each categories as all of our retailers deserve to be recognised for their dedicated service they provide The Mall. I would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists!”