Ashton Independent Retail Awards

The Winners 2020

 

In September Ashton Town Team launched the Ashton Independent Retail Awards sponsored by Bromleys solicitors LLP. The awards recognised the wealth of independent local businesses within the town centre and finalists highlighted the wide range of successful businesses in the town. The nominations formed shortlists for each category which had to be scrutinised by the judging team of Jackie Moores from Tameside College, Pauline Town from The Station, Luke Mirfin from Tameside Markets and chaired by Jan Lord from Guide Bridge MOT & Service.  Jan said, “This year has been a challenging time for all the businesses in Ashton and choosing a winner from the hundreds of worthy entrants has been a task and a half!

Every entrant is a winner in my eyes and deserves to be recognised but unfortunately, we did have to choose a winner in each category. Thank you to everyone involved in the process, the people who took their time to vote, the judging panel, the sponsors and Ashton Town Team for arranging the awards. Looking forward to 2021 already to recognise even more excellent local businesses. Remember to always SHOP LOCAL to support our local economy.”

So here we have the final results for each of the categories:

Café/Takeaway Finalists –

 

Eclectic Avenue – Market Avenue

Mozaic Café – Warrington Street

Tarp’s Filipino Fusion – Market Hall

Wendy & Mandy’s Cafe – Market Hall

 

WINNER: Nat’s Bombay Kitchen – Market Hall

Clothing/Footwear Finalists –

 

New Shu – Market Avenue

Seraphina Centre – Stamford Street

Decisions Clothing – Fletcher Square

Fizz Fashion – Wellington Street

 

 

WINNER: Room 14 – George Street

Fresh Food Retail –

 

Briggs Butchers – Ashton Market Hall

Pasta & Basta – Stockport Road

Fruits & Roots – Ashton Market Ground

Pearsons Butchers – Ashton Market Hall

 

WINNER: The Cheese Stall – Ashton Market Hall

Hair, Health & Beauty Finalists –

 

Bliss Hair Salon – Wood Street

Hair By Jodie – Wellington Road

The Hair Studio – Stamford Street

Dionne’s – Stamford Street

 

WINNER: Mary Haworth – Warrington Street

Home Furnishing/Textiles Finalist –

 

Albion Mill Carpets – Penny Meadow

Flowers By Lizzie – Albion Trading Estate

Williams Bros Carpets – Warrington Street

 

WINNER: Bargain Textiles – Ashton Market Hall

Jewellers Finalists –

 

Cathedral Jewellers – Market Street

Harrington & Hallworth – Old Street

Gems – Ashton Market Hall

Argenti Jewellers – Market Avenue

 

WINNER: Grade A – Market Avenue

Restaurant Finalists –

San Rocco – Stamford Square

Pasta & Basta – Stockport Road

Rosie’s – Ladysmith Shopping Centre

Mozaic Café – Warrington Street

 

WINNER: Lily’s Vegetarian – Oldham Road

Specialist Retail Finalists –

Crystal Carol’s – George Street

Jacky’s Floral Designs – Market Ground

Flowers By Lizzie – Albion Trading Estate

The Off Licence – Ashton Market Hall

 

WINNER: Rewind Collectables – Wellington Street

Tech/Electrical Winner

Microtech – Penny Meadow

Furniture Winner

Ashton Discount – Stamford Street

The Bromleys Sponsor Choice Award Winner

Antonios Restaurant – Katherine Street

The Ashton Town Team Special Award

Cameraz – Stamford Street.

Kevin Taylor, Chair of Ashton Town Team, said, “I’d like to thank Bromleys for their support and Jan with the other judges who have had a challenging time picking winners from the finalists. These awards certainly acknowledge the unique bespoke service provided by many of the independent businesses in our town centre. There was over 1600 nominations received which is a tribute to all those small shops who work so hard in our town. We need to celebrate businesses like these which make Ashton-under-Lyne a perfect destination for quality, value and service for shoppers.”