Nominations are now open for the first annual Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence (WIRE) Awards.
The awards, commissioned by the Leader of City of Wolverhampton Council, Councillor Roger Lawrence, are being led by Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the council.
The aim is to celebrate and praise the entrepreneurial spirit, dedication and hard work of those involved in running and managing a successful independent business, as well as to recognise the loyalty and dedication of the staff that work in this sector. There are 12 honours up for grabs, with nominations called for in 11 categories. A public vote is open to find Wolverhampton’s ‘Favourite Retailer’.
The other categories are Independent Retailer of the Year, Retail Personality of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service, Best Dressed Shop or Outlet, Employee of the Year, Leader’s Award – Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, Excellence in Staff Development, Hospitality and Leisure Business of the Year, Community Retailer of the Year, Most Improved Business of the Year, and New Business of the Year.
The awards are open to independent retailers from across the city, provided they have a Wolverhampton postcode.
Also see the WIRE awards website.