Plymouth awards Drakes

Plymouth Jeweller Drakes is celebrating success after winning the Best Fashion Retailer Independent Award at a local business awards night.

The jeweller was presented with the City and Waterfront Awards accolade for its achievements and quality of business.

The City and Waterfront Awards, which is hosted by the Plymouth Herald, received a record number of entrants this year and over 40,000 votes were cast by the general public to help decipher Plymouth’s best hotels, restaurants, salons and retailers.


John Hirshman, drakes managing director, said: “We are extremely proud and delighted to have been named Plymouth’s Best Independent Fashion Retailer. 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.

“The support we have received has just been overwhelming. Overall, a fantastic evening surrounded by great company from across this wonderful city that we are truly proud of.”

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 was previously victorious in the same category having scooped the award in 2015.