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Finalists announced for the 3rd Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2024

Spoiler alert! Fresh & Tasty Microgreens have been nominated in the Fresh Produce of the Year category!!


Creative Oceanic powered by Oceanic Awards is proud to announce the finalists for the 3rd Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2024.

The awards aim to recognise those whose entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to customer satisfaction and ethos have helped them stand out amongst the rest and put them forward to get the recognition they deserve.


They will also showcase the efforts of those suppliers that firstly understand the customers expectations and secondly focus on delivering good quality, making them one of the most respected retailers in their field.


The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony that will take place on the 29th of May.


A spokesperson for the 3rd Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2024 said: “We’re proud that we could continue to honour the top independent retailers in Wales


These awards highlight the significant impact independent retailers make in their communities and provide a platform to showcase their success. Their dedication and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to the entire retail community.


We want to congratulate all of our the finalists and wish them the best of luck.”

The finalists for the 3rd Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2024 are:


Fashion & Accessories Retailer of the Year

Miss Jones Boutique (Port Talbot)

Goose Island (Mumbles)

Zia Boutique (Cardiff)

Queen B (Penarth)

Love Fascinators (Llanidloes)

Seema Fashions (Swansea)

Boho Buffalo Accessories (Cardiff)

Paula’s Boutique (Merthyr Tydfil)

Alison tod (Abergavenny)

Independent Furniture Retailer of the Year

Aspirations UK (Barry)

The Cardiff Furniture Company (Cardiff)

Pimlico Furniture Pontypool)

Hafren Furnishers (Llanidloes)

Pieces for Places (Barmouth)

Coast Road Furniture (Deeside)

Celtic Heritage Interiors (Neath)

John Long (Swansea)

Opticians of the Year

Julian Davies Opticians (Cardiff)

Trenberth Opticians (Neath)

Merthyr Optical Centre (Merthyr Tydfil)

Paul Harries Opticians (Carmarthen)

Arbuthnot Opticians (Barry)

Norma Davies Opticians (Carmarthen)

The Optic Shop (Swansea)

Stewart Greenberg Opticians (Cardiff)

Morrice-Evans Opticians (Rhyl)

Jones & Jones (Barry)

Dry Cleaners of the Year

Hansons (Neath)

Evergreen Dry Cleaners (Deeside)

Pick Up & Press (Newport)

Ashburne (Hengoed)

Kandys (Swansea)

Drift In (Cardiff)

Merthyr Dry Cleaners (Merthyr Tydfil)

David Barnes (Cardiff)

The Clothes Clinic (Swansea)

Technology Retailer of the Year

JPS Technical (Cardiff)

T M Electronics (Swansea)

Audio T (Cardiff)

Uplands Car Radios (Cardiff)

Baker’s Television & Electrical (Bridgend)

Mike-O-soft (Swansea)

Twin Tech (Neath)

Tourotech (Cardiff)

Cyfrifiaduron Porthmadog Computers (Porthmadog)

Pharmacy of the Year

Kevin Thomas Pharmacy (Swansea)

Malpas Pharmacy (Newport)

S R Bailey (Cardiff)

Ysgol Street (Swansea)

Newport Pharmacy (Newport)

Clifton Pharmacy (Cardiff)

Dyfed Road Pharmacy (Neath)

Cyncoed Pharmacy (Pontypridd)

Specialist Retailer of the Year

Penny Lane Vintage (Cardiff)

Driftwood Designs (Aberystwyth)

Matthew Jones Ceramics (Cardiff)

Baravelli’s (Conwy)

For Every Occasion Balloon Artists (Rhyl)

The Pen & Paper (Cardiff)

Lavinia Stamps (Ruthin)

Crundles of Swansea (Swansea)

Apothecary64 (Penarth)

Cycle Retailer of the Year

The Bike Shop (Penarth)

The Framed Bicycle Co. (Llanberis)

Cycle Solutions (Swansea)

Damian Harris Cycles (Cardiff)

EC Cycles (Merthyr Tydfil)

Bridgend Cycle Centre (Bridgend)

Re-Cycle South Wales (Swansea)

ONIT Sport (Porthcawl)

The Bike Shed (Cardiff)

RMA Active Bikes (Bridgend)

Independent Sports Retailer of the Year

Teamz (Swansea)

Mel Morgan Sports (Gwent)

PJ’s Surf Shop (Swansea)

Sole Mate (Merthyr Tydfil)

Pura Vida Surfriders (Penarth)

H Sports (Swansea)

YC Sports (Cardiff)

Rugby Heaven (Cwmbran)

Book Shop of the Year

Browsers Bookshop (Porthmadog)

The Wellfield Bookshop (Cardiff)

The Independent Bookshop (Swansea)

Bear Island (Cardiff)

Cover to Cover (Mumbles)

The Mold Bookshop (Mold)

The Cowbridge Bookshop (Cowbridge)

Caban (Cardiff)

Bookish (Crickhowell)

Troutmark Books (Cardiff)

Butcher of the Year

Hole in the Wall Butchers (Cardiff)

Billy Upton Family Butcher (Swansea)

Andrews Family Butchers (Maesteg)

Cashells (Crickhowell)

Porthcawl Butchers (Porthcawl)

Colin Davies Quality Foods (Swansea)

Rikki Lloyd (Welshpool)

David Richards (Swansea)

Oriel Jones Butchers (Cardiff)

Fresh Produce Provider of the Year

Micro Acres Wales (Pontypridd)

Fresh & Tasty Microgreens (Abergele)

Sullivans (Cardiff)

Exotica (Swansea)

Choice Is Yours (Swansea)

Get Fresh (Swansea)

Gerwyn’s Fruit & Veg (Llandeilo)

Canton Fruit Market (Cardiff)

Eleri Welsh cakes (Pencoed)

Fishmonger of the Year

E.Ashton Fishmongers (Cardiff)

Simply Seafood (Tenby)

Market Plaice (Swansea)

Clifton Fresh Fish (Cardiff)

Tuckers (Swansea)

Blas Y Mor (Porthmadog)

Snowden & Co (Cardiff)

Llyn Seafoods (Pwllheli)

Independent Pet Supplies Store of the Year

Pet Station (Cardiff)

Contact Pets (Deeside)

Killay Pet Shop (Swansea)

Chepstow Pet Supplies (Chepstow)

Reptile World (Bridgend)

Emma’s Pet Shop (Swansea)

Penarth Pet Shop (Penarth)

Raw Feeding Wales (Swansea)

Paws Pets (Monmouth)

Independent Jewellery Store of the Year

Mari Thomas Jewellery (Llandeilo)

Northern Star Bespoke Jewellery Limited (Penarth)

Anne Morgan Jewellery (Penarth)

Wooden Gold (Porth)

Celtic Gold (Caerphilly)

Barr & Co Jewellery (Llandeilo)

Jonathan David Jewellers (Cardiff)

Spencer Morgan (Swansea)

The Midas Touch (Swansea)

Auto Garage & Accessories Provider of the Year

Automotive (Cardiff)

South Wales Car Audio & Security (Newport)

Euro Performance Limited (Llantrisant)

Zenith Motor Factors (Swansea)

Flat Out Alloys (Cardiff)

Wynne Motors (Cardiff)

Cynffig Motor Factors (Maesteg)

Gary Pinkard Vehicle Repair & Service Centre (Cardiff)

Menswear Retailer of the Year

Hawkes Bespoke Outfitters (Cardiff)

Dyfed Menswear (Cardiff)

Jackie James Menswear (Carmarthen)

Jago (Tenby)

Watkins (Bridgend)

Vaughan Davies (Mold)

King Fox Menswear (Cowbridge)

Oxford House Menswear (Bridgend)

Soft Furnishing Supplier of the Year

Finesse Blinds (Swansea)

J Taylor Soft Furnishings (Bridgend)

Topaz Soft Furnishings (Port Talbot)

Sue Lamb Blinds & Curtains (Mold)

Meridian Blinds & Curtains (Caerphilly)

Suite Dreams (Ebbw Vale)

Alize (Cardiff)

Ambient Window Shutters (Barry)

Flooring Retailer of the Year

ATC Floors and Doors (Monmouth)

Bridge Carpets (Cardiff)

Fox Flooring (Neath)

Birchgrove Carpets (Cardiff)

Mandarin Stone (Monmouth)

Gaskins Carpets & Beds (Colwyn Bay)

Mercury Carpets & Flooring (Swansea)

Coastal Carpets (Abergele)

J.Vidler Carpets & Flooring (Swansea)

Cyncoed Carpets (Cardiff)

Women’s Fashion Boutique of the Year

Chic & Elegant (Swansea)

Emily Kate (Treorchy)

Dressed to Impress (Brecon)

Boutique Box (Rhondda)

Queen B (Penarth)

Boutique 53 (Cardiff)

The Silk Loft (Y Felinheli)

Castle Brides (Montgomery)

Miss Jones Boutique (Port Talbot)

Specialist Drink Retailer of the Year

Blas ar Fwyd (Colwyn Bay)

Vinomondo (Conwy)

Neath Food & Wine (Neath)

ND John Wine Merchants (Swansea)

Wallys Liquor (Cardiff)

Barry Island Spirits Co (Barry)

This is Beer (Porthcawl)

Vin Van Cymru (Cardiff)

G H & M Edwards Wines & Spirits Ltd (Conwy)

Convenience Retailer of the Year

Cletwr Shop (Machynlleth)

Supermarket ABC (Newport)

Johnathan Haley Convenience Store (Swansea)

Dhyan Convenience Stores (Abergele)

Arwi’s Drop (Barry)

Westgate (Cardiff)

Edwards Convenience Store (Porthcawl)

Ocean 6 (Swansea)

Bespoke Retailer of the Year

Hetty’s Baby Boutique (Newport)

Penny Lane Vintage (Cardiff)

Trendy Tots Baby Boutique (Merthyr Tydfil)

Wonder Stuff Gift Shop & Tearoom (Treorchy)

The Pen & Paper (Cardiff)

Parc Pantry (Newport)

Nest (Cardiff)

Hobos (Swansea)

Matthew Jones Ceramics (Cardiff)

Florrie’s Craft Shop (Nantyffyllon)

Bakery of the Year

Little Valley Bakery (Swansea)

Cravin (Mold)

The Cookes Bake (Cwmbran)

Popty Bakery Ltd (Bangor)

Happylicious (Swansea)

Bara Menyn Bakehouse & Café (Cardigan)

Myloaf (Cardiff)

Hancox’s Pies (Bargoed)

Davie’s Bakery (Swansea)

Nannie G’s Kitchen (Newport)

Beauty Salon of the Year

The Brow, Lash & Aesthetics Studio (Pembroke)

ALYA Hair Aesthetics & Beauty Studio (Wrexham)

Beau Belle (Newport)

Mia Bella Nail and Beauty Salon (Pencoed)

Harriet’s House of Beauty (Tenby)

Jessica Dineen Beauty and hair salon (Colwyn bay)

Opulent tranquility beauty by Maria (Pontypridd)

Dolly Rocks Hair and Beauty (Swansea)

BANK Beauty (Hawarden)

Sophisticated Beauty (Cwmbran)

Hair Salon of the Year

Chic Hair Design (Llanelli)

A & R Studios (Buckley)

Zen Club Hair (Carmarthen )

MJ Hair (Llanfairpwllgwyngyll)

The Salon (Towyn)

The Hair Lounge (Chepstow)

Replay (Cardiff)

Pearce&Chapman Hair & Beauty (Pontypridd)

Formation Hair & Beauty (Merthyr Tydfil)

Adamson Jones (Llandudno)

Florist of the Year

Vivaldi Flowers (Buckley)

John Henry Flowers (Cardiff)

The Willows Florist (Newport)

Emma Jane Floral Design (Forden)

Allison at The Flower Garden (Fishguard)

The Cottage Garden Florist (Treharris)

One Splendid Day (Penarth)

Flowers By Becca Jane (Brecon)

LilyPad Florist (Penarth)

Coffee Shop of the Year

Caffi Soar (Merthyr Tydfil)

Against The Grain Coffee House (Cardiff)

Gershwins (Swansea)

The View Rhossili (Swansea)

Riverside Café (Llanidloes)

The Coffee Pot (Llanelli)

Three Cliffs Coffee Shop (Swansea)

Coffi Kitoko (Bridgend)

Chocolate House (Pontypridd)

Eatery of the Year

The Rock Inn Bar & Grill (Porthcawl)

Benllech Tandoori restaurant (Benllech)

Rib & Oyster (Kilgetty)

The Sun Hotel (Llansantffraid )

The Ancient Briton (Swansea)

Hoogah Cafe Bar & Kitchen (Swansea)

Green Island Bistro (Rhuddlan)

Brecon Tap (Brecon)

New Inn Amroth (Amroth)

Tai’r Bull Inn (Brecon )

Mobile Phone Retailer of the Year

Mobile Buddy (Swansea)

Fashcom Mobile (Cardiff)

Fone Xcellence (Porthcawl)

The Mobile Doctor (Swansea)

Fone Shop (Llanelli)

A&A Mobiles (Maesteg)

Albany Phone Zone (Cardiff)

Istyle (Barry)

Pass It Fix It (Porthcawl)

Swansea Mobiles (Swansea)

Hardware Store of the Year

Clarence Hardware (Cardiff)

Sphinx Supplies (Cardiff)

Cornelly Hardware (Porthcawl)

Universal Hardware Supplies (Swansea)

Treforest Hardware (Pontypridd)

Romero J (Llanelli)

Record Shop of the Year

Kellys Records (Cardiff)

Swansea Bay Records (Swansea)

The Second 45 (Llanelli)

Spillers Records (Cardiff)

Valley Vinyl (Porth)

Heart of the Valleys Records (Blackwood)

Cardiff Record Exchange (Cardiff)

Derrick’s Music (Swansea)

Kenn’ys Vinyl Vault (Abertillery)

Tangled Parrot (Swansea)

Music Shop of the Year

Derrick’s Music (Swansea)

Bridgend Music Store (Bridgend)

Gamlins Music Centre (Cardiff)

The Music Station (Swansea)

Moto Music (Cardiff)

M I Tarr Guitars (Ebbw Vale)

Spider Music (Swansea)

G.M Music (Cardiff)

Right Guitar (Bridgend)

Craft & Gift Shop of the Year

Something Different (Swansea)

Annie & Lolo (Barry)

Cadwyn (Swansea)

Forget Me Not (Porth)

Wonder Stuff Gift Shop (Treorchy)

Cardiff Creative (Cardiff)

Glosters Pottery (Porthmadog)

Pembrokeshire Creations (Fishguard)

Confectionary Retailer of the Year

Treat (Pontcanna)

Poojas Sweets (Cardiff)

Arlene’s Sweetie Jar (Swansea)

Cadwaladers (Barry)

The Chocolate Box (Swansea)

Cwtsh Welsh Chocolate (Llanelli)

Al-Sham Sweets (Cardiff)


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