Evening Express Retailer Awards

The Event

The Evening Express Retailer Awards in association with Aberdeen Inspired are back for their third year, and now with a whole new look. 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.

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


Key Dates

6 June:Entries Open
31 July:Entries Close
29 August:Shortlist Announced
2 November:Awards Ceremony


19:00:Drinks Reception
22:00:Awards Ceremony


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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


  • Outstanding Contribution to Retail

    Sponsored By:

    1. 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. 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. So...
    3. The Long Dog Cafe
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  • Bakery of the Year

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

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

    Sponsored By:

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

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

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

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

    1. Eat on the Green
    2. 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 announced at the awards ceremony
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  • Retail’s Rising Star

    Sponsored By:

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

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

    Sponsored By:

    1. Déjà Vu Sandwich Bar
    2. FRESH
    3. FreshMex
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