The Potteries Centre announces 2022 award winners

The Potteries Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, has revealed the winners of its 2022 Awards following a celebratory evening held at Stoke-on-Trent’s DoubleTree by Hilton.

Visitors and staff at the Staffordshire retail and leisure hub voted for their favourite stores and restaurants, to celebrate some of the area’s best shops and eating destinations, as loved by locals.

The winners were announced during a red, white and blue themed ceremony with a selfie throne, royal family masks and British flags for decoration. Guests on the night included the centre’s tenants, stakeholders, dignitaries and local councillors, who were entertained by singing servers from the award-winning group, The Undercover Waiters, as well as a DJ.

Votes were cast on 13 competitive categories, including Women and Men’s Fashion store of the year, Health and Beauty store of the year, Food and Drink of the year, Specialist store of the year and Best Team award.

Centre teams also voted for the Health & Safety Compliance and Green/Sustainable award, which were new for 2022. Winners of each award were presented with a reclaimed wooden trophy, showcasing the centre’s commitment to sustainability produced by local company Stoke2000.

A highlight of the night was the Manager of the Year award, which was presented to Lindsay Hurdle, store manager at Jack & Jones.

This year’s main award winners were:

Women’s Fashion store of the year
Winner – Primark
Highly commended – H&M

Men’s Fashion store of the year
Winner – JD Sports
Highly commended – Jack & Jones

Children’s Fashion store of the year
Winner – Primark
Highly commended – H&M

Footwear store of the year
Winner – schuh
Highly commended – JD Sports

Health & Beauty store of the year
Winner – Superdrug
Highly commended – Lush

Jewellery & Accessories store of the year
Winner – Pandora
Highly commended – Beaverbrooks

Digital Lifestyle store of the year
Winner – HMV
Highly commended – Game

Specialist store of the year
Winner – Cineworld
Highly Commended – The Entertainer

Food & Drink of the year
Winner – Chiquito
Highly commended – Bon Pan Asian

Green / Sustainable award (Sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID)
Winner – Lush
Highly commended – The Entertainer

Health & Safety Compliance award (Sponsored by Nurture)
Winner – Beaverbrooks
Highly commended – New Look

Team of the Year (Sponsored by Interactive Grottos)
Winner – Stoke City FC
Highly commended – Primark

Manager of the Year (Sponsored by MAPP)
Winner – Lindsay Hurdle (Jack & Jones)
Highly commended – Paul Wright (The Entertainer)

Commenting on the ceremony, Amy Whittaker, general manager at The Potteries Centre, said:

“After a two-year hiatus, it’s fantastic to be hosting these awards again, to shine a light on some of Stoke on Trent’s favourite stores and restaurants as well as the people who make our centre a great place to visit.

“It’s no secret that retail has had some challenges to overcome due to the pandemic, but I’m thrilled by the ongoing commitment of our centre and store/restaurant staff. This awards ceremony gives us the chance to recognise our hardworking teams – and the fact they’re voted for by the public makes it even more rewarding.

“It’s been brilliant to present our first ever Green / Sustainable and Health & Safety Compliance awards this year, and they truly represent the standards that we hold as a centre. Congratulations again, to all of our winners, and thank you to our headline sponsor, ABM, drinks sponsors Apex, Interactive Grottos and APAM and award sponsors Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID, Nurture, Interactive Grottos and MAPP for helping us to celebrate local talent.”

Since opening in 1989, The Potteries Centre has established itself at the heart of Hanley’s community, playing host to over 70 retail, leisure and culinary businesses, including a ‘pop up shop’ area dedicated to supporting small local enterprises.

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