Retailer of the Year Award



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Support your favourite nominee to create additional awareness of their nomination and highlight their business success. Vote by clicking on the relevant option below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) and then click ‘vote’. One vote per IP address. Closing date for votes: 10am, Monday 10th November.  Please note: voting does not determine the overall winner.



Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing offers clients from all over Ireland a five star service at affordable prices from their new premises in Letterkenny.

Customer experience is central to the success of the business that offers a varied range of services whilst staff undergo continuous training to ensure retail standards are exceptionally high. The foundation of the company philosophy is simply customer care.

The new five year plan has already seen an increase in the customer base and future plans include hiring more staff, introducing a loyalty programme and an online booking system.

A number of features make the business stand out from other retailers including a private room, confidential wig fitting service and quiet room for those who request it.


Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure

Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure is a branded sports shop, offering a range of training gear for many sports, with dozens of brands instore.

The company ethos is to exceed customer expectations through excellent customer service and attention to detail. In addition the business also incorporates cutting-edge product lines, after sales service and competitive pricing.

Customer policy includes refunds and exchanges and comprehensive after sales care seven days a week.

The store is performing above targets due to innovations such as a new website, loyalty club and an increased staff and marketing budget.

With future plans in place to increase online business and a broad range of brands and knowledge, this business aims to continue to stand out from other retailers.


Greene’s Shoes

Celebrating their 75th anniversary, Greene’s Shoes is a family run company with six stores and an online business. Their overall ethos is to sell quality branded fashionable footwear at an affordable price.

The customer experience is the cornerstone of the success of the business and Greene’s staff are all dedicated to exceeding customer expectations.

Staff regularly participate in customer service training and aim to provide a unique shopping experience. The business excels in customer service and has the expertise to provide an excellent mix of quality brands at affordable prices.

With Greene’s experiencing growth in store and online, plans for the future include the opening of new stores and the redesign of existing ones.

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One vote per IP address. Closing date for votes: 10am, Monday 10th November