Colchester based The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection has been crowned with the UK 2013 title of Menswear Retailer of the Year at the prestigious British Bridal Exhibition which recognises the finest talents in the bridal industry.
At a sparkling ceremony at the Harrogate International Exhibition Centre retailers, suppliers and individuals who have proven to make an exceptional contribution were applauded by their peers. 600 guests from across the UK and Continental Europe joined forces to celebrate the best in bridal. Following a high-powered presentation by TV fashion guru John Scott, Rob Neill (Joint Proprietor) and the team were presented with the award which was decided following a formal and lengthy judging process.
Abi Neill, Rob’s Business Partner and Founder of the hugely successful bridal retailer and menswear hire business explains ‘When our name was announced, we leapt up from our seats! We were totally thrilled! To become a finalist in what is basically known as the Oscars of our industry was very exciting but to win this best in the UK title was just fabulous!’.
It is a significantly competitive industry and wedding retailers have to work hard to impress. Abi Neill explains why she thinks the Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection has won this and her 16 other awards ‘We work really hard to provide a fabulous shopping experience with a very high level of service and employ a dedicated team of customer focused staff. All of our Grooms and Brides enjoy one to one private appointments within stylish consultancy rooms. Our Customers are the very heartbeat of our business. Also we’re often told that our suits are the best and our prices very competitive, that’s all reflected by the fact that we get a lot of recommendations. Winning this coveted UK title means so much to us, we’re so thrilled’.
Abigail’s Collection is no stranger to winning, having won no less than sixteen other business awards in eight years! Rob Neill explains the secret of their success; ‘It’s simple. Our business concept is totally unique and along with fantastic products we are completely focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience’.
The team celebrated their victory and danced into the early hours but crashed back to earth with an early start where they continued with seasonal buying at the British Bridal Exhibition, the biggest bridal trade show in the world. For more information about The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s Collection or for an appointment visit www.thegroomsroomessex.co.uk or call 01206 574575.
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