Last Thursday was amazing, Inside Out were awarded with the title 'Independent Gift Retailer - South West Winner' at the Greats Awards, at the Savoy hotel in London and we are still in shock from all the excitement of the day.
Our day started with a champagne reception in the River Room, where we caught up with fellow retailers and finalist including Mrs Robinson, Indigo Tree and Bottle Kiln as well as meeting the lovely people and organisers of the Stationery show.
We were invited to the ballroom where we headed to table 29, (later to be one of the noisiest tables in the room!) where we met the lovely ladies from Aspire Style and Olive Tree Gift Boutique from Northern Ireland.
After an amazing three course meal the awards ceremony began. There was so many great businesses in the room so I was so shocked when it was announced Inside Out the winner, I wasn't prepared to walk to the stage and collect my trophy - it felt like a long walk from the back of the room to the stage and then returning to my seat carrying this very heavy award!
I want to say a big congratulations to the girls from Aspire Style who won Best Retail Display on our table – we definitely had one of the loudest tables!
I am still so overwhelmed by winning this award because the competition was so great. I'm so thankful of my team, family, friends and loyal customers who help and support me everyday to let me do the job I love so much.
... Highlight of the day was definitely carrying this trophy back to the car via the tube!
Until next time,