Tameside recognition in 2016 Purple Apple Awards
Tuesday 24th May 2016 @ 09:26 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Business

Tameside has been recognised in the 2016 Purple Apple Awards held in London earlier this month.

The BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards are the only awards, which recognise and reward effective shopping and town centre marketing within the UK retail property sector.

These awards acknowledge high standards and reassure retailers and other interested parties that shopping centre marketing is effective and provides excellent value for money.

This year Lyn Williams, who has been at the Ladysmith Shopping Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne for almost 30 years, received the Merit Award for Personal Achievement.

Lyn, who is currently events manager at the shopping centre, was delighted with the award.

She said: “I’m amazed I have won a Purple Apple Award for doing something I really enjoy.

“It was a shock to win against competition from all around the UK. In fairness it is also due to the hard work of the staff here at the Ladysmith, the tenants, Neil and special thanks to the team at FAB Events.”

Ladysmith Shopping Centre’s Manager, Neil Lindsay, was thrilled that Lyn made the shortlist.

“It’s certainly a big deal to reach the shortlist but it is so well deserved that Lyn won the award after all the effort and investment she has put into the centre,” he said.

Tim Cornford, Asset Manager at Ellandi, who own the shopping centre, added: “Lyn is an inspiration to all marketing managers with her dedication and commitment. We are immensely proud of her achievement and work at Ladysmith Shopping Centre.”