A family-run division retailer in Sudbury has gained a prestigious business award in recognition of its dedication to selling a ladies’s trend model.
Winch & Blatch was topped the winner of the Fairly Polly Centennial Award after triumphing in its retail gross sales of the model’s hosiery line, which marked its 100th milestone this 12 months.
Offered on the Stars Underlines Greatest Store Awards, the annual ceremony recognises retailer excellence in lingerie, swimwear and legwear.
Winch & Blatch division retailer has not too long ago gained a Fairly Polly Centennial Award..Pictured: Tilly Mace (Gross sales Assistant), Tracy Welsh (Assistant Retailer Supervisor), Judith Blatch, Hazel Barnard (Purchaser) and Sharon Recreation (Cafe Supervisor)….PICTURE: Mecha Morton …. (22635371)
Reflecting on the achievement, director Judith Blatch stated: “We’re delighted. To have Sudbury nominated amongst nationwide corporations is an actual accolade for the employees and crew.
“Legwear has modified tremendously lately and we attempt to sustain with completely different developments.”
Earlier this 12 months, the enterprise introduced its resolution to sell-off two of its 4 retail websites as a part of a wider restructuring scheme.
And, with excessive road retailers underneath mounting strain, Mrs Blatch warned in opposition to introducing short-stay parking prices within the city.
“I believe it will be a giant mistake,” she stated. “We don’t pay to buy on-line, at supermarkets or purchasing centres, so why would we cost individuals to pay when retailers are struggling for generations?”
Mrs Blatch stated that, for the reason that enterprise established itself as an impartial division retailer in 1945, it had attracted a loyal buyer base, with customers drawn by the advantages of free parking.
“We get prospects who come from areas like Colchester and Bury St Edmunds who say they admire having the ability to park free of charge,” she stated. “They will pop into city, go to the financial institution and store on the market on a Saturday.”
To mark the start of the festive season, the enterprise is staging a buyer night in any respect 4 of its shops on Thursday, between 5pm and 8pm, which can function a variety of prizes and particular provides.
Subsequent 12 months, the enterprise will rejoice its 75th anniversary.