Yesterday I spent the day judging the Prestigious Fashion Industry Drapers Awards 2010. Proud to be part of the panel of industries big hitters, 8 experts in the Fashion industry sat round the boardroom table to vote on who are the leading retailers of the moment.
As the only Director of a small Independant Store, I fought the corner for smaller businesses amongst some very heated debates! The day was very interesting – it was a good insight into how other industry experts view different types of businesses. Having previously won both of the awards that we have entered for I could give a good insight into how the entries should be judged and what it means on a local and national level to be recognised as the Best in the Business.
After many hours of discussion the deserved winners were chosen. It is only a few weeks until we hand over our Womenswear Retailer of the Year crown to another great business!