Evening Express Retailer Awards

The Event

The Evening Express Retailer Awards in association with Aberdeen Inspired are now preparing for their fourth year. The awards are our way of recognising and supporting the local and national businesses at the heart of our communities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

These retailers are the lifeblood of the local economy and make our communities better places to live.

At a time when our high street shops need us the most, the aim of the awards is to promote and celebrate the long-established local, national and emerging firms and encourage more people to shop local.

Thousands of people across the North-east spend their lives working to serve the public and improve the communities they work in. So it is only right that the Evening Express, along with our partners, acknowledge and reward these hard-working and dedicated people who strive for excellence in the services they provide for us.

This year we celebrated businesses from the North-East at a glittering awards ceremony on the 2nd November 2017 at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel. Please see below for a full list of winners.

Please stayed tuned for information about when entries will open for 2018.

For more information please contact Laura Adam on laadam@dcthomson.co.uk or call 01382 575308


"The event was a resounding success and something we were delighted to be involved with"


  • Outstanding Contribution to Retail

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Des Cheyne - The Spotty Bag Shop
    2. Jamie Hutcheon - Cocoa Ooze
    3. PBDevco
    4. Slaters
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  • Union Street Champion Retailer of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Nationwide Building Society
    2. PBDevco
    3. The Trinity Centre
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  • Coffee Shop or Cafe of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Nooks & Crannies
    2. Winner So...
    3. The Long Dog Cafe
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  • Bakery of the Year

    1. Winner Cupcakes by Jo
    2. J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
    3. O'Caykx
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  • Butcher of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Haigs
    2. Winner Lurch Monster's Tilly Butcher
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  • Consumers' Family Retailer of the Year

    1. Winner Haigs
    2. The Chocolate Bar
    3. The Green Grocer
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  • Fashion Retailer of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Winner Slaters
    2. Tiger Lily Boutique
    3. Highly Commended KAGA
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  • Hair and Beauty Retailer of the Year

    1. Innocent Aesthetics Ltd
    2. Winner James Dun's House
    3. Rebecca Carr Hair Salon
    4. The Studio Aberdeen
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  • Hotel of the Year

    1. Winner Anchor Hotel Johnshaven
    2. Malmaison Aberdeen
    3. Highly Commended Tor Na Coille Hotel
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  • Pub or Bar of the Year

    1. Winner McGinty's Meal An'Ale
    2. Revolution
    3. SOUL
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  • Restaurant of the Year

    1. Winner Eat on the Green
    2. Highly Commended No.10 Bar & Restaurant
    3. Shri Bheema's Indian Restaurant
    4. The Bieldside Inn
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  • Retail Manager of the Year

    1. Winner Kira Pirie, The Chocolate Bar
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  • Retail’s Rising Star

    Sponsored By:

    1. Debbi Glennie - Papeterie Crafts
    2. Dream Beauty Studio
    3. Winner Sonya Angus: Gifts, Furniture and Interiors
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  • Specialist Retailer of the Year

    1. Winner Cocoa Ooze
    2. Papeterie Crafts
    3. Stepping Stones
    4. The Alexander Smokery
    5. Winner The Inverurie Whisky Shop
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  • Food on the go Retailer of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Déjà Vu Sandwich Bar
    2. FRESH
    3. Winner FreshMex
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"It was a real privilege for us to be there along with so many great businesses. We had a lovely time."

2017 Judges

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    Adrian Watson

    CEO, Aberdeen Inspired

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    Benjamin Bel

    General Manager, Malmaison

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    Catherine Ward

    Development Manager, North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses

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    Craig Leith

    Senior Lecturer; Subject Leader Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management, Robert Gordon University

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    Craig Walker (Chair)

    Editor, Evening Express

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    Findlay Leask

    Managing Director, Caber Coffee

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    Katherine Boyd

    Commercial Manager, Bon Accord

"A fantastic event indeed... we all had a brilliant evening and it was a pleasure to be part of it all"

2017 Event Partners

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