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‘Armstrong Ward’ wins ‘Retailer of the Year’

Armstrong Ward awarded at the CN Group Business Awards

Kendal based independent retailer, Armstrong Ward are celebrating after being named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the 2014 CN Group Business Awards, held at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday evening.

 The winners in all 16 categories were unveiled at the gala ceremony, attended by the county’s most influential business leaders, with BBC Radio Cumbria’s Julia Clayton, hosting the evening. CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, was the keynote speaker.

CN Group, publisher of The Cumberland News, stages the awards, which this year were sponsored by Cumbria Business and Growth Hub. Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential evenings in the county's social calendar, the awards ceremony celebrates the very best in terms of quality and expertise across the Cumbrian business community.

Armstrong Ward fought off both Carlisle based businesses, Celebrations and Dickinsons to secure the top spot. Renowned as one of the County’s finest retailers, Armstrong Ward was commended for its all-round unique offerings, customer service and community engagement, with the judges particularly impressed by its marketing prowess. With the category sponsored by the CN Group, owners Jacqueline and Andrew Ward were both present to collect their trophy on stage.

“We are thrilled to have been named Retailer of the Year at this year’s CN Group Business Awards.” said Jackie. “We know how competitive these awards are, so to have even been nominated with other such high quality businesses is fantastic. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far at Armstrong Ward and will continue to strive to uphold our standards and values by offering beautiful products with exceptional service.”

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