Cast your vote in Hartlepool centre’s retail awards

Pictured (left to right) at the launch of the new competition are Suzanne Chaney of Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Elaine Henderson of 'Sallys', Steve Dawkin of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre security team, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre manager Mark Rycraft, Ian Walker of 'Specsavers' and Alison Usher of 'Bonmarche'.
Pictured (left to right) at the launch of the new competition are Suzanne Chaney of Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Elaine Henderson of 'Sallys', Steve Dawkin of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre security team, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre manager Mark Rycraft, Ian Walker of 'Specsavers' and Alison Usher of 'Bonmarche'.

HARTLEPOOL’S flagship shopping centre is encouraging customers to help reward its outstanding features.

Voting is underway for Middleton Grange Shopping Centre’s third annual Retail Awards.

It aims to recognise the centre’s best staff and shopping experience and more than 600 people have already cast their vote.

The competition has five main categories which are Favourite Store, Favourite Indoor Market Stall, Favourite Shop Window Display, Best Customer Service Experience and Star Middleton Grange Employee.

Middleton Grange, retail executive, Suzanne Chaney said: “The awards are a really good accolade for tenants to be nominated and voted for by customers and also internally.

“They highlight what good jobs the tenants do and helps them to feel rewarded for it.”

As well as the five main categories, the Embrace Award will be presented to the retailer that supports the work of Middleton Grange.

And the Shooting Star Award will go to the staff member who goes the extra mile, nominated by their managers.

The top five nominations in each category will be subject to a mystery shopper employed by an outside company before a local judging panel decides the winners who will receive a certificate and bottle of bubbly.

The closing date for entries is Saturday, October 18.

Nominate using the box at the customer service desk or complete a form online at www.shoppinginhartlepool.co.uk