MADE in Nottingham at intu Broadmarsh will take on competition from across the UK after being shortlisted for a national award.
The store is up for Short Term Retailer of the Year at the upcoming SCEPTRE Awards after opening originally as part of the centre’s ‘Pop Up Broadmarsh’ campaign in December 2014 and subsequent opening of additional stores the following year.
Adam Tamsett, general manager at intu Broadmarsh, said: “Made in Nottingham is a fantastic collaboration of local designers which has grown considerably since first arriving at intu Broadmarsh in 2014 – we are very proud to have been able to play a part in its expansion.
“Our upper mall has now become recognised as the location for local independent stores, and Made in Nottingham plays a significant part of that and for them to be recognised through this award shortlisting is brilliant.
“The store was highly commended in the same category last year, so we are hoping that they can go one better this year and take home the award.”
Mary Corcoran, creative director at Made in Nottingham said: “The local brands in our stores all understand that their high street presence is a direct result of the ongoing support we have had from intu Broadmarsh. This dedication to local designer-makers has allowed us to expand our product range, gain exposure and create jobs. The opportunities we have been given make us very excited about the future.”
The SCEPTRE Awards recognise the best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry, which put management teams, retailers and suppliers that demonstrate real excellence in the spotlight.
Ben Rawson, commercial director at Made in Nottingham said: “Our profits have far exceeded our targets and initial expectations – proving that intu customers are loyal not only to local businesses but to a heritage landmark shopping centre such as intu Broadmarsh.”
Winners will be announced in a ceremony at The Dorchester in London on 21 June.