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Winners of ACE Awards announced

The Association for Cultural Enterprises is delighted to announce the winners of the ACE Best Product Awards, celebrating quality, innovation and creativity in cultural retail through products, publications, shops and cafés

Winners range from national to local teams, from the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the National Trust to Edinburgh Castle. This year saw 146 entries in 17 categories, from Best Range to Best Guide Book alongside Best Café and Best Shop.

The judging panel, made up of industry experts, expressed delight at the standard of entries which continues to strengthen every year.

As priorities change in national budgets, cultural organisations’ retail offerings and services are needed to bring vital income to national treasures by relying on unique brand identities and quality designs, cultural institutions remain top of their game to compete with high street offerings.

'The entries this year have shown strength in all areas. It’s clear that retail teams within the sector are full steam ahead in considering in-store customers as well as those who shop from afar in product development and choices,' said Jill Fenwick, Managing Director, Association for Cultural Enterprises.

ACE Best Product Awards took place in Brighton at the Annual ACE Conference and Trade Show. Click HERE to see the full list of winners.

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