Double Success at eCommerce Awards 2014

Posted by Abi 14 OCTOBER 2014
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On the 1st October 2014 Andy, Dave and I set off bright and early from our Bristol base to London for the eCommerce Expo and the eCommerce Awards 2014, having been nominated for two categories - Best Leisure, Entertainment & Sport eCommerce and Small eCommerce Retailer of the Year.

We had a great day at the eCommerce Expo, keeping up with the latest advances in the industry and liaising with partners. After meeting with lots of people during the day, I left Andy and Dave to get dressed up in their tuxes, ready to attend the eCommerce Awards evening.

eCommerce Awards 2014 - Awards Ceremony

The glamorous black tie event was held at the Marriott Hotel in Mayfair, where Andy and Dave were met with a champagne reception before being moved into an elegant dining room for a three course meal.

After dessert and a couple of glasses of wine, the awards ceremony began, presented by the hilarious Alistair McGowan, who really was a great host throughout the night.

A few awards were called before Home Leisure Direct and the other nominees were read out for Best Leisure, Entertainment & Sport eCommerce. There was some really tough competition from the other shortlisted companies, so we were delighted when we were announced as the winners and called up to receive our award!

eCommerce Awards 2014 - Andy and Dave Winning

The rest of the Home Leisure Direct team, who had been waiting tentatively at home to hear of news of the awards, were quickly messaged a photo of Andy and Dave with the award.  

Home Leisure Direct's Trophies at eCommerce Awards 2014 - Best Leisure, Entertainment & Sport eCommerce and Small eCommerce Retailer of the Year

We were even more pleased when half an hour later, Andy and Dave had been called up to collect Home Leisure Direct’s second award of the evening - Small eCommerce Retailer of the Year!

eCommerce Awards 2014 - Home Leisure Direct

The whole team was over the moon at securing both of the awards, despite being up against some really great companies in the eCommerce industry.

eCommerce Awards 2014 Winner Logo

Of course we had to celebrate our double award winning success, so the whole team were treated to a steak dinner and a fun cocktail making class. We are always looking to  improve on all aspects of our business and have made some huge improvements this year and it was great to see all of our hard work hadn’t gone unnoticed.

To add a final note, we’d like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support, feedback and hard work over the years to help us achieve our eCommerce double award-winning status.

Written By: Abi Ponton

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