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Bloomsbury London WC1

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Shop Front Awards by Staff

  Shop Front Awards

 

Shop Front Awards

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The Marchmont Association has run its annual Shop Front Awards since 2006. The primary objective of these awards is to enhance the trading environment by improving the appearance of local shops. The awards also help to promote the restoration and conservation of the area's historic character, with many of the shops in Marchmont Street, Leigh Street, Judd Street and Tavistock Place occupying Grade II listed Georgian buildings and purpose-built Edwardian premises.

Each year local shops are assessed by an independent panel of judges, with awards being presented by the Mayor of Camden in different categories, including 'Best Kept Shop Front' and 'Most Improved Shop Front'. Special Commendations are made when appropriate, such as in 2009 when the Mayor of Camden presented a certificate to the longest, continuously trading shop in the area, Povey's Hardware store at 6 Leigh Street, but sadly, this shop ceased trading in September 2012.

The Pitted Olive café at 3 Leigh Street was the judges' unanimous choice in 2014/15, commended for its sensitive restoration of an original historic shop front. The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Larraine Revah is pictured presenting the award to Ismail, owner of the business, on 7th October 2015.

Our awards have generated some media coverage for local businesses, as well as contributing to the general improvement of the area. Please note that only shops within our area of benefit qualify for this award (see maps on this web site). Photographs of past award winners can be viewed on Flickr.com via the link below.

There is still time for you to nominate your candidate for either the Most Improved Shop Front or Best Kept Shop Front. Judging will take place in November 2016, which allows several shops currently being refurbished to be included in the awards.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/macollections/sets/72157626089702908/
 
 

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