Richmond window dressing competition winners announced

Christine Swift of York House, joint winner of retail category 2018. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Business owners in Richmond have created seasonal displays in their windows for the annual window dressing competition.

The winners have now been selected for the competition organised by Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association.

Marcia McLuckie, chair of the association, who organised the competition, and Lisa Potts, managing partner of Hunton and Garget, who are members, found judging to be difficult.

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Marcia said: “There were many good displays.

“People had put in a lot of effort to make their windows look good for Easter shoppers and visitors.

“Lisa and I would have liked to give prizes to everyone. It is interesting to see how many small businesses are able to put on quality displays to showcase their businesses.”

Joint winners of the Retail (non-food) category were The Flower Studio and York House.

Danielle Austin-Black of The Flower studio – joint winner of retail category 2018. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Winner of the Retail Food category was Wilfred Delicatessen.

Issy Marriott, manager of Wilfred Delicatessen – winner of Retail Food category 2018. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

 

Winner of the Non-Retail category was LG Hair.

Gemma Kirk, joint owner of LG Hair, winner non-retail category 2018. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

A competition is still open to the public to solve the clues and find the shops that were entered in the competition.

The clues can be found at www.originalrichmond.co.uk – click on ‘events’ – and copies are also available in participating shops.

Correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and the lucky winner will win a Richmond Town Ticket for a family, which gives admission to four of Richmond’s attractions plus discounts in various local businesses.

Family Ticket price is usually £36.50.