The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Ayr retailers win awards for best Christmas shop window displays

SOUTH Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan has presented prizes to the winners of the Best Dressed Christmas Window in Ayr Independent Retailer and the winner of the Multiple Retailer section.

Provost Winifred Sloan said: “I would like to congratulate the staff of all the shops in Ayr who went to a lot of effort and spent time decorating their premises. Choosing the winners was a very difficult, although enjoyable task. I was delighted to present the trophies to the winners and runners-up, and hope that they inspire others to help make Ayr town centre colourful and full of festive fun at this special time of year.”

Richard Devine, A Picken & Sons Butchers won the trophy for Independent Retailer and Wendy Russell, World of Art was awarded the runner-up trophy.

The Kyle Centre in Ayr won the trophy the Multiple Trader class and it was presented to Dave Rose, Kyle Centre manager. Elaine Connell, manageress of Henderson’s was awarded the runner-up trophy.

In addition to the trophies, the winners will receive two patrons tickets for the 2008 Ayr Flower Show that were donated by the organisers of the Show. The winners will also receive tickets from the Council to see the pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr.

The competition was supported by Ayr and Prestwick Lions, Ayr Retailers Committee, Ayr Rotary Club, Ayr Chamber of Commerce, Ayr Guildry and Ayr Flower Show.


Pictured outside A Picken & Sons Butchers who won Best Dressed Christmas Window Display Independent Trader 2007 are (left to right): John Walker, chairman of Ayr Flower Show; Provost Winifred Sloan; A Picken & Sons Butchers manager Richard Devine; John Kean, Ayr Rotary; and Stuart Hudson, Ayr and Prestwick Lions.


Pictured inside the World of Art who were runners-up in the Best Dressed Christmas Window Display Independent Trader 2007 are (left to right): John Kean, Ayr Rotary Club; Wendy Russell, World of Art; Provost Winifred Sloan; and John Walker, chairman of Ayr Flower Show.


Pictured in Ayr Kyle Centre, winner of the trophy for the Multiple Trader class of the Best Dressed Christmas Window Display 2007 are (left to right): John Walker, chairman of Ayr Flower Show; Provost Winifred Sloan; Dave Rose, manager of the Kyle Centre; Stuart Hudson, Ayr and Prestwick Lions; and Jim Young, Ayr and Prestwick Lions.


Pictured outside Hendersons’ are (left to right): John Walker, chairman of Ayr Flower Show; Provost Winifred Sloan; Hendersons’ manageress Elaine Connell; Stuart Hudson, Ayr and Prestwick Lions; and Jim Young, Ayr and Prestwick Lions.

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