Welwyn Garden City residents encouraged to select favourite business

PUBLISHED: 11:58 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:11 29 September 2017




What’s the people’s favourite Welwyn Garden City town centre business? Voting for this very accolade is now open as part of the Welwyn Garden City BID Awards.

All businesses in the town centre have had a chance to enter for the awards. The main categories will be judged by an independent, professional judging panel who will be carrying out mystery shopping visits to determine the winners.

The ‘People’s Favourite’ award is going to be decided by members of the public, who are invited to choose their favourite business from a list of nominees on the WGC BID’s website www.welwyngarden.co.uk.

Visitors to the town can then be in with a chance of winning £100 to spend in the town centre, plus an invitation to the awards ceremony.

The Welwyn Garden City BID Awards recognise the town centre as a great place for shopping, relaxing and enjoying great customer service.

There are also some new categories this year such as the Estate Agents which is sponsored by the Landlord Accreditation scheme (PAL).

“PAL are very excited to be involved in the Welwyn Garden City BID Awards,” said PAL manager Helen Wilkins,

“PAL is a free and voluntary landlord and property accreditation scheme that recognises landlords and agents that meet their legal obligations and those that go above and beyond to provide quality rented homes.”

All the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the evening of November 2, for which details will be announced later.

OJ Daya, Waitrose manager and chair of the Welwyn Garden City BID, said: “We know that good customer service leads to customer loyalty and the WGC BID Awards offer a chance for us to recognise the hard work businesses put in to keep our town centre alive and thriving.

“As the judging will be carried out by mystery shopping, it will help businesses understand how they can improve their service and make the town centre known for our fantastic customer service.

“I hope many people will join in and vote for their favourite shop.”

For more information and to cast your vote, visit www.welwyngarden.co.uk

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