|Independents last chance to enter Top Merchant Awards|
|Written by Richard Siddle|
|Monday, 03 January 2011 14:00|
The new initiative is designed to recognise excellence amongst the independent wine and spirit retail sector across a number of categories.
The awards, which are being held in association with Italian producer, Gruppo Italiano Vini and the Wines of Chile, give independents the chance to start 2011 with national recognition for their daily efforts.
The initiative looks to highlight those merchants that are leading the way in their field by offering a quality service to their customers.
The closing date for the awards is on January 10 and the finalists will be selected by a panel of industry judges in time for the presentation at a special ceremony to be held on the evening of the SITT tasting at Vinopolis, London on February 23.
Merchants can enter as many relevant categories as they like. The awards and selected criteria include:
In all submissions independents can send as much supporting material as they feel necessary to comply with the category's criteria but each entry must have a supporting statement of no longer than 500 words.