Shortlisted retailers met to celebrate everyone’s success prior to the Evening Express Retailer Awards ceremony.
The finalists were invited for an informal drinks and nibbles reception and a chance to meet fellow contestants.
The Spiritualist, which sponsors the Pub/Bar of the Year category, hosted the drinks and canape reception on Monday.
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The event was a fantastic opportunity for finalists from all categories to get together and celebrate what they all have in common – a great passion for retail in the north-east.
The Retailer Awards aim to promote both long-established and emerging firms, encouraging more people to shop locally.
A total of 14 gongs will be up for grabs at this year’s ceremony, which will take place at the stunning Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel on November 8.