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Superette and Glassons dominate retail categories at Newmarket Business Awards

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  • June 15, 2018
  • The Register team
Superette and Glassons dominate retail categories at Newmarket Business Awards

At the annual Newmarket Business Awards, apparel boutique Superette took home the New Zealand Retailer of the Year award, while the International Retailer of the Year award went to first time entrant Glassons Newmarket. Retailers also crossed over into a few general categories.

Newmarket Business Association chief executive Mark Knoff-Thomas says it’s a great feeling being able to recognise and acknowledge businesses in the precinct that are thriving. Around 18 percent of Newmarket’s 1900 businesses are retail.
 

“Every year these awards provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the best in Newmarket business and reflect on some of the amazing things we have on offer. 2018 was our biggest year yet with just under 100 entries and over 390 attendees who celebrated in typical Newmarket style.”

Gates Eyewear picked up Best Customer experience, while a retailer launched in 2017, the Wine Cave, was awarded Best Innovation of the Year. Lush Cosmetics was awarded Most Sustainable Business of the Year.

Apparel retailer Glamour Boutique won the People’s Choice award for the third year in a row.


​Above: The Glamour Boutique team.

The complete list of winners is:

Best Café of the Year – sponsored by Newmarket Business AssociationL’affare Melrose

Best Bar/ Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by ParkMatePalazzo Italia

Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Hayes Knight: Superette

International Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Westfield NewmarketGlassons Newmarket

Best Innovation of the Year – sponsored by Vector: Wine Cave New Zealand

Employer of the Year – sponsored by ANZ: Alpha Recruitment

Best Customer Experience – sponsored by Recognise & RewardGates Eyewear

Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year – sponsored by 2degrees: Tech Futures Lab

Best Medium/ Large Business of the Year – sponsored by Multi-Media Systems: Chinese New Zealand Herald

Young Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Rotary Newmarket: Alisha Tomlinson – Nuffield Street Café, Bar & Bistro

Best Use of Social Media – sponsored by ellen&company: Burger Burger

Most Sustainable Business of the Year – sponsored by Chow: Hill Architects LimitedLUSH Cosmetics

Newmarket People’s Choice Award 2018: Glamour Boutique

Newmarket Supreme Winner Award for 2018: Alpha Recruitment

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