Local High Street Award Winners
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to recognise the success of two local retailers in the Retail NI Irish News High Street Hero Awards. The High Street Heroes NI is a joint campaign from Retail NI and the Irish News supported by Camelot and Translink. It celebrates those exceptional independent business owners or employees who have gone above and beyond for their local high street. The campaign asks the public to vote online and choose their favourite independent retailer.
Claire Braniff from Wraps Fashions, based in Newcastle, was awarded Gold and Yvonne Mc Coy from Couture Grandeur, Crossmaglen secured the Silver Award in the Fashion Retailer Category of the Retail NI Irish News High Street Hero Awards.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason said, “This is fantastic news for both local business owners Claire and Yvonne, on achieving this well-deserved recognition. They have demonstrated patience, determination and resilience throughout what has undoubtedly been a challenging period.”
Cllr Mason continued, “As Christmas approaches and people start to think about shopping for gifts, please try and focus on buying from local suppliers and producers across the district area. Please remember to shop local and support our shops and businesses during these challenging times.”