Announcing the Andover & Villages Retail Awards

Andover & Villages is launching awards to promote the local area and its retail businesses.

The AAVA’s are local awards that will recognise and reward local shops, pubs and restaurants and the service and products they provide.

The awards are all nominated by the public and then voted for, by the public, there will be no panel voting, its all down to customer power.

Each week, The Andover & Villages site will be asking you to nominate and vote for your favourite local shops, pubs and restaurants and in June 2015, the winners will be rewarded and recognised for their part in Andover’s retail excellence.

On this, the launch week we are looking for suggestions for award categories, please do share them on Facebook, Twitter or by adding them as a comment below.

If you would like to be involved with or to sponsor the AAVA’s, email for more details.

Suggested Categories So Far:

Service with a Smile

My favourite Village Lunch

My favourite Town Lunch

My Favourite Coffee Shop

My Favourite Andover Shop

My Favourite Village Shop

Delicious Dinner Dates

Helpful and Friendly Sales Assistant

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