Regional business awards finalists announced.

Regional shortlisting after local awards surprise

WHO’S ON THE 2012 AWARDS SHORTLIST

WHO’S ON THE 2012 AWARDS SHORTLIST

CREATIQUES wedding shop,
in Southsea, Portsmouth, is shortlisted in the Retailer category of the Southern Business Awards, having won the same category in the Portsmouth Business Awards.

The judges felt the shop was not only expanding and thriving during the downturn, it was helping other shops in Southsea do the same. Rob and Andrew Pearce, who run the shop, collected the award. Andrew said: “We didn’t think we would win this, honestly. We have the most amazing business, and our brides adore us. Rob is front of house and I’m in the hair salon at the back. Our brides will be crying because we’ve won this.”

Rob and Andrew Pearce with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cheryl Buggy, who presented them with their award