Still time to nominate favourite Richmond business

David Doorbar; Photo by Debbie Allen - Scenicview Gallery ©2017

There is still time to nominate your favourite Richmond business for the Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association (RBTA) David Doorbar Award for Innovation and Excellence in Retail.

Nominations may be made for any retail business, including food and non-food, motor dealers and building suppliers, restaurants and take-aways food outlets that trade from premises within the Richmond or St. Martin’s boundary.

How the business is presented – exterior and interior and window displays – presentation of the staff, welcome to customers, efficiency, a desire to help and innovative ideas that keep the business fresh will be at the heart of nominations for this annual award.

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For many years, with his wife Faye, David Doorbar ran Richmond Motor Company, a successful Nissan dealership in Dundas Street. They frequently achieved top places for Customer Care in the Nissan league tables, often beating top dealerships.

David believed strongly that Richmond has the potential to develop into one of the most vibrant town centres in England, with an enthusiastic and successful retail sector at its heart. With new businesses opening in the town and a willingness to work together, it is possible that we can make this happen.

Chair of the RBTA, Marcia McLuckie, said: “The award is a tribute to David, who died in 2015. He was passionate about Richmond and about good customer care. For many years David was treasurer of the RBTA and he gave his time willingly to this and to other local causes. This is the RBTA’s way of commemorating him.”

To nominate your favourite Richmond business, please visit the RBTA website you do not have access to a computer, then please post or deliver your nominations to the RBTA office at 3 Rosemary Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DP.

All organisers need is your name, address and telephone number and the names of your 1st, 2nd and 3rd nominees and maximum 30 words telling why these businesses deserve to win.

Closing date for nominations is Monday 22 January 2018

Announcement on the Original Richmond website of winner, Monday 29 January 2018

The presentation of the 2017 award will be made at the RBTA AGM on Wednesday 7 February 2018.