Media Release: North-east businesses recognised at ‘Life with Style’ awards

LAST night, lifestyle businesses across the North-east were recognised for their achievements at Trend magazine’s ‘Life with Style’ Awards Ceremony, held at the Marcliffe Hotel.

28 awards were handed out, including 10 highly commended prizes in categories covering Retail, Health, Beauty, Fashion and Hospitality; a new ‘Wedding’ category was also added for this year’s awards, which are in their fifth year.

The winners were:

Fashion Retailer
Highly Commended:
 Fenner and Coburn
Winner: Vanity 

Lifestyle Retailer
Highly Commended: De-Zire
Winner: Mains of Drum

Excellence in Beauty Provision
Winner: Polish Nail and Beauty

Divine Dining:

Restaurants & Bistros
Highly Commended:
Granite Park
Winner: The Cock and Bull

Coffee Shops & Cafes
Winner: The Mains of Drum

Delis and Independent Fine Produce Suppliers
Winner: Castleton Farm Shop

Excellence in Hairdressing

Highly Commended: The Fringe
Winner: Fusion/Biyoni  

Interiors Elite
Claremont Office Interiors

Creative Minds
Highly Commended: Susan Renée Photography
Winner: Oil and Glass Gallery and Workshop

Hotel Star
Winner: Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course


Health & Fitness
Highly Commended: Banks O’Dee Sports Club
Winner: Aberdeen Sports Village

Winner: Innocent Aesthetics Ltd

Winner: 10 Dollar Shake

Elite Wedding Supplier
Highly Commended: Timeless White Wedding Planning
Winner: Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course

The Community Award
Highly Commended: Northsound Cash for Kids
Winner: CLAN Cancer Support

Best New Business
Highly Commended: The Tippling House
Winner: Oil and Glass Gallery and Workshop

Trend Reader’s Award

Outstanding Contribution to the North-east’s Lifestyle Scene

Highly Commended: Transition Extreme
Winner:  Northsound

The awards are judged by an independent panel of judges. Local businessperson and head judge, Eileen Cooper, commented:  “We have some great lifestyle businesses in the North-east and these awards really do help to showcase them.

“It’s great to see businesses being recognised for all their hard work and hopefully it will give them an accolade they can shout about for continued success.”

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