Plymouth jewellery store Drakes won the Best Independent Fashion Retailer award at the City and Waterfront Awards 2015 hosted by Plymouth Herald on Oct 22.
The family run business were delighted to win this award at the James Bond-themed black tie event which took place at Plymouth Pavilions.
The City and Waterfront Awards is an annual event that celebrates the success of local businesses in the community. Businesses from across the city were nominated by the general public before they voted for who they wanted to win the awards. This year a staggering 787 nominations were placed and 35,500 votes were received before a final decision was made by a judging panel consisting of local press and City Centre Management.
Over 500 business people gathered to celebrate the successes of local businesses. The evening raised a glass to the achievements within the local community and provided a platform for like-minded businesses to meet and network.
Drakes Director, Andrew Hirshman, comments: “We are so proud and delighted to have been named as Plymouth’s Best Independent Fashion Retailer. We are very privileged to have such a great team behind us which enable us to win awards like this. What makes this so special is that the City and Waterfront awards are voted for by the general public and we are honoured that they took the time to nominate and vote for us. Overall, a fantastic evening surrounded by great company from across a city we are fiercely proud of.”