Independent Retailer of the Year finalists - Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015
PUBLISHED: 11:15 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:19 27 August 2015
With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year's hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists - and what it means to them...
Independent Retailer of the Year finalists
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It is an absolute privilege to be nominated for the awards. Over the past seven years, we have built up a loyal customer base in the local area. We truly believe in offering a great customer experience where we make an effort to get to know our customers on a personal level. At Cullenders we offer a retail experience that gives the customers great knowledge. Whether it be serving a coffee or selling a cheese selection for a dinner party.
Godalming Food Company, Godalming
We are absolutely delighted. We share a passion with our customers for local, artisan and exclusive produce which have unique flavours, not easily found amongst other retailers. Working in partnership with our local and independent producers and choosing the best produce is what makes us special. It’s always fascinating and enjoyable learning about their stories and being able to share these with our customers. Being a finalist for this category is a great reward for something we love doing and would like to thank our loyal customers for nominating us.
Garsons Farm Shop, Esher
We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for this award. There are many great businesses, who like us, work hard to continuously promote the most delicious, great quality foods Surrey has to offer. In the summer months, we are fortunate to be able to offer customers a wide range of fresh produce directly from the farm. Over the years, we have built very close relationships with local producers supporting them and are always on the lookout for new and exciting products.
Headline sponsor: Huntington House and Langham Court care homes
Venue partner: Foxhills
Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards Night 2015: Thursday September 10