The finalists of The Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2020 are announced

The Welsh Independent Retail Awards celebrate the country’s best independent retailers that enhance the local community and economy.

The full list with finalists has now been complied and some of the most respected professionals in Wales are up for an award this year.

The elegant ceremony will take place on Monday, April 6th at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff and will gather tried and tested independent retailers who work hard to provide their customers with exceptional services that are second to no-one.

The awards aim to showcase those whose entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to customer satisfaction and ethos have helped them secure a place amongst the top and put them forward to get the recognition they deserve.

They elegant ceremony will highlight the efforts of those suppliers that firstly understand the customers’ expectations and secondly, focus on delivering good quality, making them the leading  retailers in their field.

A Spokesperson for The Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2020 said: “We would like to thank the Welsh public for all their support over the past few years as we couldn’t have done it without them!

“Undoubtedly, independent retailers are the very backbone of the Welsh economy as they make huge contributions to the country’s revenue by creating employment opportunities and enhancing the communities they operate within.

“The competition is really tough, but each finalist has their own success story to tell. We cannot wait to celebrate the winners and deliver an enjoyable event.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

The finalists of The Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2020 are:

Fashion & Accessories Retailer of the Year

Funky Monkey(Penarth)

Miss Jones (Neath)

The Tired Mama Collection (Neath)

Goose Island (Mumbles)

Pethau Olyv (St Clears)

Sorelle Boutique (Neath)

Kindle House (Ystradgynlais)

Her Dandy Wolf (Aberystwyth)

Cuddle & Cwtch (Abergavenny)

Rig Out Boutique (Llandeilo)


Independent Furniture Retailer of the Year

Wooden Tops Furniture (Bridgend)

Davies & Co (Llandovery)

Aspirations UK (Barry)

Hafren Furnishers (Llanidloe)

Pieces for Places (Barmouth)

No. 39   (Cowbridge)

Jacob’s Antique Centre (Cardiff)

Oyster Gallery (Mumbles)

George Street Furnishers (Newport)

Beti Biggs (Cardiff)


Opticians of the Year

Celtic Opticians (Carmarthen)

Julian Davies Opticians (Cardiff)

Leo Eye Centre (Neath)

Annette Dobbs Opticians (Barry)

Osmond Drake Opticians (Penarth)

Arbuthnot Opticians (Barry)

Judith Roberts Opticians (Swansea)

M R C Searle Optometrist (Llandudno)

Jones & Jones (Barry)


Dry Cleaners of the Year

Cathy’s Laundry Services (Fishguard)

Borras Dry Cleaners Ltd (Wrexham)

White City Laundry & Dry Cleaners (Caerphilly)

Pick Up & Press (Newport)

Cleaning World (Llandudno)

The Clothes Clinic (Swansea)

David Barnes Dry Cleaning and Laundry (Cardiff)

Madog Cleaners (Porthmadog)

Evergreen Dry Cleaners (Deeside)

Drift-In Launderette & Dry Cleaners (Cardiff)


Electrical Retailer of the Year

A F Thomas Electricals (Newport)

Hi-Fi Western (Newport)

Kitchen Economy (Cardiff)

Uplands Car Radios (Cardiff)

T M Computers (Penarth)

The Computer Bay (Cardigan)

Baker’s Ltd. (Bridgend)

Carmarthen Camera Centre (Carmarthen)


Pharmacy of the Year

The Pharmacy Rhosneigr (Rhosneigr)

Neyland Pharmacy (Milford Haven)

Saundersfoot Pharmacy  (Saundersfoot)

Pritchards Pharmacy (Prestatyn)

Kidwelly Pharmacy (Kidwelly)

Castle Pharmacy (Neath)

Malpas Pharmacy (Newport)

John Williams Pharmacy (Brynmawr)

Clifton Pharmacy (Cardiff)

Newport Pharmacy (Newport)


Specialist Retailer of the Year

Caravanalia Ltd. (Llandudno)

Crickhowell Adventure (Crickhowell)

Florrie’s Craft Shop (Maesteg)

The Little Chilli Shop (Beaumaris)

Cariad Cards Gifts & Balloons (Denbigh)

Glass by Design (Penarth)

Driftwood Designs (Aberystwyth)

Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop (Penarth)

Baravelli’s (Conwy)

For Every Occasion Balloon Artists (Rhyl)


Cycle Retailer of the Year

South Wales Bicycle Co (Newport)

Gwent Cycles (Newport)

The Bike Shop (Penarth)

Bike Hub (Rhyl)

Evolution Bike (Bangor)

EC Cycles (Merthyr Tydfi)

Bridgend Cycle Centre (Bridgend)

Rush Cycles (Bridgend)

Don Skene Cycles Ltd (Cardiff)

Sunset Cycles (Cardiff)


Independent Sports Retailer of the Year

Macey Sports Ltd (Newport)

Cardiff Sports Nutrition Ltd (Cardiff)

Run and Become (Cardiff)

Classic Sportswear Manufacturing (Cardiff)

Mel Morgan Sports (Gwent)

Escape Watersports (Bridgend)

Joe Brown Shop (Betws-y-Coed)

Dragon Field Sports (Wrexham)

Macron Store (Neath)


Book Shop of the Year

Griffin Books (Penarth)

Browsers Bookshop (Porthmadog)

Octavo’s Book Cafe and Wine Bar (Cardiff)

Troutmark Books (Cardiff)

St David’s Bookshop (St Davids)

Seaways Bookshop (Fishguard)

The Cowbridge Book Shop (Cowbridge)

Books Llangollen (Llangollen)

Bookends (Cardigan)

Bookish (Crickhowell)


Butcher of the Year

J.H. Jones and Co (Denbigh)

Rhosyn – Carmarthen Food (Carmarthen)

Colin Davies Quality Foods (Swansea)

Vic Hopkins & Son Family Butchers (Barry)

Andrews Family Butchers (Maesteg)

Cashell Butchers & Delicatessen (Crickhowell)

T Samways High Class Butcher (Cardigan)

David Lush Butchers (Penarth)

Rikki Lloyd (Welshpool)

Clwyd Williams Family Butchers (Denbigh)


Fresh Produce Provider of the Year

Windsor Fruit Stores (Penarth)

Viva Organic (Cardiff)

Watson & Pratt’s (Lampeter)

Happy Planet Green Store (Narberth)

Berry Hill Farm (Newport)

Wisebuys (Pembroke)

Choice Is Yours (Swansea)

The (Frosty’s ) Greengrocers (Swansea)

Gerwyn’s Fruit & Veg (Llandeilo)

Apricots Greengrocer (Llanrumney)


Fishmonger of the Year

Mermaid Seafoods (Llandudno)

The Fishmonger’s Cat (Porthcawl)

Jonah’s Fish Market (Aberystwyth)

Simply Seafood (Tenby)

Blas Y Mor (Porthmadog)

Llyn Seafoods (Pwllheli)

Market Plaice (Swansea)

New Quay Fish Shop (New Quay)

Conwy Mussels Company (Conwy)


Convenience Retailer of the Year

Hoffnant Stores Ltd (Llandysul)

Spar Market (Pwllheli)

Cletwr Shop (Machynlleth)

Sid’s Supermarket (Llanelli)

Kiel House Minimarket (Dinas Cross)

Llanon Premier Stores (Llanon)

Village Store (Dinas Powys)

Westcross Supermarket / Nisa  (Swansea)

Caerau Lane Super Stores (Cardiff)

The Corner Shop (Llantwit Major)


Independent Pet Supplies Store of the Year

House of Dogs (Swansea)

Zoar’s Ark Pet Superstore (Neath)

Contact Pets (Deeside)

Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa (Cardiff)

Chepstow Pet Supplies (Chepstow)

Rachels Pet Pawfection (Newport)

Paws Pet supplies & Grooming Salon (Monnow)

My Favourite Pet Shop (Barry)

Enterprise Pet Supplies (Swansea)

Pisces Exotic Pets & Grooming (Newport)


Independent Jewellery Store of the Year

Jonathan David Jewellers (Cardiff)

Northern Star Bespoke Jewellery Limited (Penarth)

Anne Morgan Jewellery (Penarth)

Siop Wyn Jewellery (Conwy)

Angela Evans Jewellery (Gwynedd)

Spencer Morgan (Swansea)

Barr & Co Jewellery (Llandeilo)

Mari Thomas jewellery (Llandeilo)

Jewellery Studio (Cardiff)

Pa-pa Jewellery Gallery (Swansea)


Auto Garage & Accessories Provider of the Year

A & S Tyres (Port Talbot)

Euro Performance Limited (Llantrisant)

Auto Fix (Newport)

AutoVale (Rhyl)

Flat Out Alloys (Cardiff)

C Q Tyres (Deeside)

Road Runner Motor Parts (Pontypridd)

Gary Pinkard Vehicle Repair & Service Centre (Cardiff)

Llantwit Major Autocentre (Llantwit Major)

West Wales Rally Spares (Llandysul)


Menswear Retailer of the Year

Chess Menswear (Llandeilo)

Mojo King (Cardiff)

Moustache (Swansea)

Formal Hire Welsh Tartan Centre (Swansea)

Vaughan Davies  (Mold)

King Fox Menswear (Cowbridge)

Chambers Clothing Co (Newtown)

Jackie James Menswear (Carmarthen)

Clive Continental Menswear (Aberystwyth)

Howell’s (Mountain Ash)


Soft Furnishing Supplier of the Year

Sweet Williams (Swansea)

Julia Jones (Colwyn Bay)

Welsh Otter (Carmarthenshire)

Coach House Interiors (Westerham)

The Curtain Company (Newport)

Sue Lamb Blinds & Curtains (Mold)

Shaws The Drapers Ltd (Cardiff)

Curtain Magic (Colwyn Bay)

Melin Tregwynt (Haverfordwest)

Curtain Raisers (Cardiff)


Flooring Retailer of the Year

Carpet Care Wales (Porthcawl)

Birchgrove Carpets (Cardiff)

Local Flooring and Tiles (Cardigan)

Carpet Fit Wales (Aberdare)

Llandow Carpet Studio (Cowbridge)

Gaskins Carpets & Beds (Colwyn Bay)

Mercury Carpets & Flooring (Swansea)

Carpet Kingdom (Neath)

Richard Jones Carpets (Barry)

Homeguard Carpets Ltd (Swansea)


Women’s Fashion Boutique of the Year

The Closet (Porthcawl)

Emily Kate (Treorchy)

Purple Flamingo Vintage (Crickhowell)

Boutique Box (Rhondda)

Lunacy Boutique (Port Talbot)

The Queen B Boutique (Penarth)

Boutique 53 (Cardiff)

Ashley’s Clothing (Swansea)

Amy’s (Llanelli)

Cleo (Cardigan)


Bespoke Retailer of the Year

Welsh Connection (Little Mill)

Cariad Candles (Trehaford)

Celtic Brides (Cardiff)

Trendy Tots Baby Boutique (Merthyr Tydfil)

Wonder Stuff Gift Shop & Tearoom (Treorchy)

Hawkes Bespoke Outfitters (Cardiff)

Salt and Pepper (Monmouth)

Moonlight Records (Wrexham)

Abode Shutters & Blinds (Penarth)

A Good Start (Porthmadog)



Off License of the Year

Vinomondo (Conwy)

Blas ar Fwyd (Conlwyn Bay)

Tarna Wine Ltd (Newport)

The Bottle Shop (Cardiff)

Stori Beer and Wine (Bala, Gwynedd)

Mumbles Fine Wines (Swansea)

Gwin Llŷn Wines (Pwllheli)

The Grape to Glass (Colwyn Bay)

Ffarm Vintners Ltd (Llandudno)

Viader Vintners (Cardiff)


Bakery of the Year

Clwyd Bakeries (Prestatyn)

BRØD – The Danish Bakery (Cardiff)

Farmhouse Bakery (Newport)

Little Valley Bakery (Swansea)

Pettigrew Bakeries (Cardiff)

Parsons Bakery (Cardiff)

Mammas cwtch (Port Talbot)

The Angel Bakery (Abergavenny)

Bara Menyn Bakehouse & Cafe (Cardigan)

Jenkins Bakery (Neath)


Hair Salon of the Year

Euphoria Hair Design & Beauty (Prestatyn)

Moncrieffe Hair (Criccieth)

Salty Beards Barbers Co  (Swanse)

HeadQuarters Hair Design (Port Talbot)

Phase 3 Hairdressing (Colwyn Bay)

Saunders & Co (Maesteg)

tHAIRapy unisex salon (Neath)

Burlesque Hair Co (Usk)

Klee Hair & Nails (Prestatyn)


Florist of the Year

The Flower Shed (Llangefni)

Elimay’s Flowers (Buckley)

Acacia Flowers (Holyhead)

The Lily Pad Florist (Penarth)

Beautiful Lily Florist (Barry)

Blooming Gorgeous Florist (Prestatyn)

Costellos Floral Design (Denbigh)

Flower Power (Mountain Ash)


Coffee Shop of the Year

Cortile Coffee (Pontypridd)

WHO CULT Coffee + Donuts (Bridgend)

Kardomah (Swansea)

Forty Six Coffee Shop (Neath)

Seibiant Coffi (Conwy)

Rogue Fox Coffee House (Newport)

Three Cliffs Coffee Shop (Swansea)

Cafe No 5 (Barry)

Coffee Shed (Swansea)

Wine Street Coffee (Llantwit Major)


Eatery of the Year

Ginhaus Deli (Llandeilo)

The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill (New Quay)

The Ridgeway Bistro Bar (Newport)

The Crêpe Escape (Penarth)

The Swigg (Swansea)

Hoogah Cafe Bar & Kitchen (Swansea)

Pregos street food (Cardiff)

Pitch Bar & Eatery (Cardiff)

Anna-Loka (Cardiff)

The Hellenic Eatery (Cardiff)


Beauty Salon of the Year

Head 2 Toe Beauty (Barry)

JoJo Beauty Studio (Brecon)

Belle Beauty & Aesthetics (Bridgend)

Klee Hair & Nails (Prestatyn)

Gorgeous Nails & Beauty (Swansea)

Foxy Beauty Salon (Cardiff)

Luxé Salon (Buckley)

Complexion Medispa (Caerleon)

Magic Nails & Beauty Salon (Newport)


Gift Shop of the Year

Beddgelert Woodcraft (Caernarfon)

Personalize A Memory (Rhyl)

Genius (Porthmadog)

Annie & Lolo (Barry)

Kindle House (Swansea)

Medi (Dolgellau)

Mockingbird Gifts (Abergavenny)

Welsh Gifts (Abergavenny)

Silvalicious (Newport)

The Groggshop (Pontypridd)


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