ViVO Essentials Ballygowan staff and store praised as they win Store of the Year Category 1 award
Having a “great range of services” in store helped secure the title of Neighbourhood Store of the Year Category 1 for ViVO Essentials Ballygowan.
Store manager Erin Doherty was on stage to collect the award at the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards on Friday 20th October, when she spoke of her delight at the win, saying it “meant everything”.
Judges for Category 1 stores looked at all aspects of the customer offering particularly the merchandising, store services and customer care.
ViVO Essentials Ballygowan was praised for being “a clean and tidy store”, with the judges noting the “friendly staff” and the “well curated range of merchandise”.
Independently judged by Spotcheck, the awards were judged to exacting standards over a three-month period.
The Neighbourhood Retailer Awards reward excellence, recognise achievement, raise industry standards, and reward entrepreneurial spirit and are Northern Ireland’s most prestigious retail awards.