The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 21 December 2012

South Ayrshire Council Provost Helen Moonie presents annual Christmas window prizes

Provost Helen Moonie has presented prizes to three town centre retailers marking the annual Ayr Town Centre Shop Window Display Awards, supported by the Fort, Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council, Ayr Rotary Club and the Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club.
 
The judging panel for this year’s presentation were Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure, Norman McLean and Michael Hitchon of Fort, Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council, Alex Thomson of Ayr Rotary Club and Ross Robertson and Malcolm Wilson of Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club.
 
The winner of the Independent Retailer award was judged to be Cranberry Cottage, Florist, Cathcart Street, a new trader in the town centre. The Trophy was accepted by David Brodie on behalf of Catriona Hastie. The natural and environmental element of the display and its attention to detail caught the judges’ eyes.
 
 
[Pictured at Cranberry Cottage: David Brodie, centre, accepts the Independent Retailer award from Provost Helen Moonie. Also pictured are Councillor Bill Grant, Norman McLean and Michael Hitchon of Fort, Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council, Alex Thomson of Ayr Rotary Club, Ross Robertson and Malcolm Wilson of Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club.]
 
The Multiple Retailer award this year went to the management of Ayr Central Shopping Centre for bringing alive the environs of the Centre and the Mall with most attractive panel lighting and the corner display featuring illuminated and enlarged details of the Kiddies’ Competition entries, all of which helped to engender the Christmas spirit.
 
The Trophy was accepted by Gary Melnitschuk, Deputy Manager on behalf of Peter Clark, the Manager.
 
 
[Pictured at Ayr Central: Provost Helen Moonie presents the Best Multiple Retailer award to Gary Melnitschuk, Deputy Manager at Ayr Central. Also pictured are Norman McLean of Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council, Ross Robertson and Malcolm Wilson of Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club.]
 
A new category this year was Best Charity Shop display and the inaugural Trophy was won by Shelter UK for their High Street shop. The Trophy was accepted by Fiona Clelland on behalf of Sharon Russell, the manageress.
 
 
[Pictured at Shelter: Fiona Clelland of Shelter accepts the Best Charity Shop award from Provost Helen Moonie Also pictured are Councillor Bill Grant, Norman McLean and Michael Hitchon of Fort, Seafield and Wallacetown Community Council, Alex Thomson of Ayr Rotary Club, Ross Robertson and Malcolm Wilson of Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club.]
 
The winning Trophies were donated by Fort Seafield & Wallacetown Community Council, Ayr & Prestwick Lions Club and Ayr Rotary Club and were presented to winners by Provost Helen Moonie.
 
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
 



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