Lower North Island retailers have claimed their spaces as nominees for the 2017 Top Shop Awards, retailers from Wellington, Whanganui and Hawke’s Bay have been named.
More than 600 entries were received nationwide, and through those 21 were chosen to represent at the awards held at the event evening held in Auckland early September.
"Retail is a tough business and it requires employees with special skills across a number of areas to be successful,” says Greg Harford, Retail NZ’s general manager for public affairs.
“It's great to see businesses from right across the lower North Island making the cut and being named as national finalists.”
Now that the South Island category is complete the nominations are moving up towards the north, drawing closer to the finial gala dinner which will be held early September.
A full list of category finalists from the lower North Island is below:
Best Large Retailer Award finalists
Best Small Retailer Award finalists
ELLEN G, Lower Hutt
beauKayes florist, Taradale
Customer Experience Award finalists
KILT Sample Sale Seconds, Whanganui
Innovation Award finalist
Wellington Zoo Trust
Investment in People Award finalists
Omnichannel Award finalists
Flight Centre Taranaki Street, Wellington
Grieve Diamond Jeweller, Hastings
Beauty Bliss, Wellington
People's Choice Award finalists
Madame Fancy Pants, Wellington
Pureplay e-tailer award
Visual Merchandising Award finalists
Wallace Cotton Napier South
Wallace Cotton Wellington
Up & Coming Retailer Award finalists
Lania Rock, Trenery Wellington Airport
Kelly Entwhistle, Ziera Otaki