Making Wetherby a Fantastic Place to Shop this Christmas

Paul Cole (Morrisons’ Customer Experience Manager), Councillor Norma Harrington (Mayor of Wetherby), Angela Davidson and Barbara Scott (C’est Chocolat), Councillor Cindy Bentley (Chair of Welcome to Wetherby) and Councillor Nish Kanabar (Interim Chairman of Wetherby Business Association).

Welcome to Wetherby and Wetherby Business Association have been helping to make Wetherby a fantastic place to shop this Christmas with their annual Christmas Window Dressing Competition. The aim of the competition is to complement our wonderful Christmas Lights by having some stunning window displays, all of which encourages our local residents and visitors alike to spend time and, hopefully, money in the town over the festive season. A record 19 entries were judged by pupils from local schools, the Mayor, Councillor Norma Harrington, Chris Bishop of Churches Together, Denise Podlewska of Wetherby Business Association and Steven Wilkinson, Head of Art at Wetherby High School. The standard was extremely high and in many cases, there was only one mark separating the entries when the final votes were counted.

The overall winner of the Wetherby Business Association trophy was C’est Chocolat from Church Street who also scooped the Senior Judges’ award.

The Junior Judges’ award went to Peter Jones on the Market Place. Angela Davidson owner of C’est Chocolat said: “I would like to thank the C'est Chocolat team for their dedication and commitment to the shop. we were thrilled and delighted with our success in this year’s Wetherby Christmas window competition. As in previous years we always do our best, throughout all of the seasons, to design an eye catching window display to appeal to everyone young and not so young. We get great pleasure from the positive comments from our customers and passers-by; an enticing window definitely brings the customers in.” Awards were presented at a special ceremony held in the Town Hall on Thursday 15th December. The Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Harrington, said that “it had been a delight to be able to visit all stunning entries and see the best that Wetherby shops have to offer at this festive time of year.” Nish Kanabar, Interim Chairman of the Wetherby Business Association, presented the winner’s trophy. Other prizes were kindly donated by Morrisons and were presented by Paul Cole, their newly appointed Customer Experience Manager. Full list of winners:

Junior Judges’ Award

WINNER: Peter Jones

RUNNERS UP: Nicolla Florist, C'est Chocolat

Senior Judges’ Award WINNER: C'est Chocolat

RUNNER UP: Nicolla Florist

Wetherby Business Association Trophy WINNER: C'est Chocolat

RUNNER UP: Peter Jones

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