When we received a telephone call last month congratulating us on on reaching the final shortlist for the Bradford Means Business Awards 2015 we were over the moon!  Finalists in the category retail, leisure and hospitality, we were surprised and delighted as we had been nominated by our customers.

So on the 13th June 2015 we attended the Bradford Means Business awards night at the Aagrah restaurant in Thornbury.  We filmed a video of the evening which you can watch here.

 

To start there was a drinks reception and it was great to talk with many of Bradford’s top business owners and a few of own customers too.  We were then seated for a delicious meal before the awards began.

Bradford Means Business Winners Pennine Cycles

Picture from the Telegraph and Argus

Bradford Means Business Winners Pennine Cycles

Picture from the Telegraph and Argus

The nominee in each category had a video interview shown on the big screen.  You can see a little clip of our MD Paul on our video above.  Then with baited breath the winners were announced…

And we won!

It is an incredible feeling for all involved with Pennine Cycles to have won such a prestigious award.  In the shortlist we were joined by The Record Cafe and Shimla Spice, both fantastic Bradford businesses.

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Our Managing Director Paul went on stage to collect our award.  If you nominated us we would like to say a huge thank you!

We also would like to thank all of our customers over the years for continuing to support us.  We pride ourselves on giving a service above and beyond and we are happy this has been recognised by many of our customers.

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In today’s internet shopping era we have found more and more people coming to shop at a proper bike shop and receive real customer service from us.

We have been thrilled by the amount of congratulations we have also received from around the world!  We had a wonderful evening and we are still on cloud nine after winning!