Rochdale Town Centre Business Awards 2009

Date published: 05 September 2009

The Town Hall transformed into a Bollywood set, a fantastic atmosphere, a truly great night – the 2009 Rochdale Town Centre Business Awards will be remembered by many for some time.

A real celebration of everything that is still good and positive about Rochdale Town Centre and Town Centre businesses; a packed Great Hall clapped, cheered and even danced as award winners were revealed.

Andy Zuntz, Executive Director of main sponsors Rochdale Borough Council said: "This is a night for celebration and recognition.”

Winner of the Employee of the Year Award, Danielle Sharrocks, said: “I am so excited, I can’t believe I’ve won.”

Award Winners

  • Employee of the Year - sponsored by Rochdale Online
    Danielle Sharrocks of 25Ten Boutique
  • Best National Retailer - sponsored by the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
    The Body Shop
  • Best Independent Retailer - sponsored by Rochdale Development Agency
  • Best Food Retailer - sponsored by Chantilly
  • Best Service Provider – sponsored by Storecheckers
    The Flower Studio
  • Rochdale Ambassador - sponsored by Ladies Only Ltd
  • Best Long Serving Business - sponsored by Rochdale Town Centre Management
  • Best Business Overall - sponsored by the Pride Partnership
    The Body Shop
  • Best Bar None Pub Category
    The Regal Moon
  • Best Bar None Bar/Club Category
  • Best Bar None Overall

Each award winner was presented with a certificate, a beautiful piece of engraved glass and each will also receive £500 to be spent in Rochdale Town Centre.

Mr Zuntz added: “The Town Centre Management should be congratulated for the work and effort put into the awards." A sentiment that will surely be agreed with by all who attended this superb celebration.

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