Christmas in Uppingham Retail Competition Winners

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Miranda Jones, Chair of Uppingham Town Partnership would like to thank the High Sheriff of Rutland, Sarah Furness for taking time in the afternoon and early evening to visit the businesses in town that made this year’s Christmas in Uppingham such a spectacular success.

The High Sheriff had been amazed at the excitement around Uppingham as the community strolled into town to witness the lights switch on, the carol singing and various artists performing the length and breadth of the high street. Mayor, Alec Crombie joined Sarah and Rob Persani from Rutland Radio to countdown for the lights switch on.

Miranda is pleased to share the results of the retailers’ competition following Sarah’s visits around town:

Category 1 – Premises; ‘Displaying the spirit of Christmas in a small market town’.

Overall winner £150.00 – Junk & Disorderly

The attention to detail was quite breathtaking, different themes and the most wonderful reception from the owners and their dogs were in their best Christmas kit too!

Highly commended and both winning £50.00:

Legacy – absolutely dripping in Christmas spirit, the wonderful exterior and grotto like interior oozed festive goodness

LolaWood – classy and stunning window display.

Category 2 – You & Your Team; ‘Going the extra mile to create the

right atmosphere on the night for customers and visitors alike.’

Overall winner £150.00 – Olivers

Generating a phenomenal atmosphere on Queen Street with a variety of performers and drawing in spectators from up and down High Street East – great foresight and ideas to entertain.

Highly commended and both winning £50.00:

The Eyebrook Gallery – inspired choice of The Bluebird Belles who drew large crowds with a medley of Christmas classics

Rutland Dog Grooming – a small shop, but absolutely buzzing and all the dogs were dressed up too, great team effort!

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