The shortlist for this year’s Evening Express Retailer Awards has been revealed.
From bakers and bars to restaurants and rising retail stars, we were inundated with nominations for the awards, now in their second year.
We heard from long-established independent businesses, fresh start-ups and national stores.
A specially selected panel of judges were given the difficult job of whittling down the entries in the 12 different categories.
The overall winners, picked by the panel of industry experts, will be revealed later this year.
And one category – the Consumer’s Family Retail – will be decided by readers.
Members of the public will able to vote online for the entry they think deserves the top spot.
Among the judges is Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired.
He said: “Aberdeen Inspired has been delighted to be playing a part in supporting the Retailer Awards and we would like to congratulate all the shortlisted businesses.
“The calibre of entries was incredibly high and it was a tough job for all of us to whittle the list down.”
Evening Express deputy editor Craig Walker is also part of the judging process.
The winners will be announced at a glittering event at the Beach Ballroom on November 26.
Consumers Family Retailer
Voting for the Consumers Family Retailer award is open until midnight on Friday, November 18.
A R Ross & Son Bakery
Cupcakes by Jo
Coffee Shop/ Café
A R Ross & Son Bakery
Books and Beans
Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom
Fashion Retail and Specialist Fashion
The Bridal Boutique
Hair & Beauty
Dream Beauty Studio
Élan Hair Design
Ruby Tuesday Hair and Beauty
Pub / Bar
Siberia Vodka Bar
Cow Shed Restaurant
Shahi Darbar Indian Fine Dining
The Ashvale Fish Restaurant
Retail’s Rising Star
Hannah Clark, Ness
Maura Tighe, Gallery Heinzel
Stuart McPhee, Siberia Vodka Bar
Granite City Assisted Comfort
Books & Beans – Craig Willox
The Spotty Bag Shop – Des Cheyne
Cow Shed Takeaway
Déjà vu Sandwich Bar
Portlethen’s Place to Eat
Outstanding Contribution to Retail
Des Cheyne, The Spotty Bag Shop
THE winners of the Evening Express Local Retailer Awards will be announced at a glittering event at The Beach Ballroom, on November 26.
The evening promises to be a great night celebrating North-east retailers.
The host and entertainment for the night are being kept under wraps for now, but all will be revealed in the Evening Express in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the evening include a three-course dinner and a welcoming drink, and individual tickets are available as well as block bookings of 10.
You can get tickets at www.eeretailawards.co.uk.