More than 150 people attended The Lexicon Retailer Awards ceremony last night, Sunday, February 23 2020, to celebrate those retailers, restaurants and individuals within the town centre that had been recognised as going that extra mile to keep customers happy. The inaugural event, held at The Grange Hotel, was hosted by radio presenters Ady Williams and Michelle Jordan.

Throughout January, visitors to The Lexicon had been voting for their favourite store, coffee shop, restaurant or individual as part of the judging process.

Paul Johnson-Naylor,General Manager at The Lexicon, says: “We were delighted that hundreds of our customers took part in the Awards by voting for their favourites. Following the success of the event, it is something that we are now planning to do every year.”

Award Winners:

Café & Coffee
Winner: Pret A Manger
Highly Commended: Costa

Winner: Wagamama
Highly Commended: Las Iguanas

Retailer - Large Store
Winner: Primark
Highly Commended: Cineworld

Retailer - Medium Store
Winner: Specsavers
Highly Commended: The Entertainer

Retailer - Small Store
Winners: L’Occitane and The Body Shop
Highly Commended: Pandora

Service with a Smile
Winner: Melinda Blackall – L’Occitane
Highly Commended: Danielle Wing – Fenwick/Clarins

The Lexicon also presented special awards to Rufai Hydara, Security Supervisor and
Jordan Higginson, Security Officer for their great work over the year.

Long Service Awards were also presented to Terry Francis, cleaning operative, for 18 years of service and Sam Buckley, operations manager for 25 years with the town centre team.