Following our attendance at the Ribble Valley Business Awards last week, we’re thrilled to report that we’ve got two new awards to add to our shelves! It was a brilliant event, and we were up against some amazing local businesses, many of which went on to win awards of their own. You may or may not have heard of the Ribble Valley Business Awards – if not, allow us to fill you in quickly.
From the moment we learned we were nominated for the RV Business Awards, we’ve been a little giddy. The RV Business Awards have gained a fantastic reputation around the region, and it’s a great honour to be a part of them. Having been founded and organised by the Enterprising People Group, the Awards are intended to, in their own words: “celebrate the businesses and individuals that make the Ribble Valley a wonderful place to live, work and visit”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!
This year’s ceremony took place on the 12th of October at the picturesque Mytton Fold Hotel, a beautiful venue in the heart of the Ribble Valley. We can’t deny we enjoyed the chance to get dressed up in our Sunday best (OK, technically Thursday best), and see lots of familiar faces at the ceremony. And, in case you’re wondering what we won…
First up, we won the Artisan Business Award, which is given to the people who use their passion and creative skills to provide their customers with a range of products or services, from food and drink to arts and crafts and even to music. One of the conditions for the award is that the business concerned has to use traditional methods or craft by hand – two things we’re very used to doing here at Melt. We’ve been handcrafting our luxury scented candles right from day one, and from what we can see, you all appear to be very happy with the results!
We also took home the Independent Retailer Award. We faced quite a lot of (friendly) competition in this category too – the award is open for any independent retailers who run traditional outlets, or sell their products or services directly to the consumer. As you’ll know if you’ve visited us, that description fits us down to a T. We stock and sell our candles, reed diffusers and a range of other luxury products from our Retail Outlet, where all our customers (that includes you!) can pop in and select their favourites, or relax and enjoy the ambience in our Chandlery and Reading Room.
We are still recovering from our incredible evening at Ribble Valley Business Awards where we won not only ‘Independent Retailer’ award but also ‘Artisan business’ and would like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors FS Accountants & The Grand Venue. Well done to everyone involved – all those who were nominated, all those who reached the finals and to everyone who won. We are so lucky and extremely proud to be surrounded by such a mix of independent, local businesses who together make the Ribble Valley such a thriving fabulous place to not only live, but also work.
As you can imagine, we’re absolutely honoured here at Melt to be presented with these two awards, and you can rest assured they’ll be given pride of place! But also, we know we wouldn’t have them without the support of you, our customers – and we’ll do our best to honour your loyalty by continuing to make quality, fine-fragranced candles, not to mention with a friendly, top-notch customer service!
We often find that our Angel candle is one of our ever-popular options, while our little lady Autumn is enjoying some seasonal popularity at the moment. Of course, if you ever have any questions or need any help, we’re only too happy to lend a hand – just give us a call on 01200 443377.
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