Paper Doll shortlisted for award

A Paper Doll model shows off items from its collection
A Paper Doll model shows off items from its collection

An independent clothing retailer with a boutique in Pocklington has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Paper Doll in Market Place is in contention to be named Fashion and Accessories Retailer of the Year at the inaugural Northern Independent Retail Awards.

Nicola Scott, director of the company which offers a mixture of national and international clothing and accessories labels, plus handmade pieces by Yorkshire designers, said the nomination came as a “complete surprise”.

“We are just about to reach our ninth year of trading and it feels great that our hard work over the past nine years has been recognised,” she said.

“We always try to offer something really unique and exciting for our customers within a fun and relaxed shopping environment, and we have a great team of creative girls, all of whom work really hard and bring something special to the business.

“We’d like to thank the public and everyone who voted for Paper Doll. Simply receiving so many nominations to reach the final is reward enough, so thank you.”

Paper Doll, which also has a store in Back Swinegate in York, will find out if they will be crowned winners at the glamorous black tie ceremony being held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel this month.

The Northern Independent Retail Awards aim to celebrate and commend the independent retailers in Northern England who ‘offer a plethora of unique products and reinvigorate their communities by making them more colorful and vibrant.’

The list of accolades comprises a variety of categories including Café of the Year, Convenience Store of the Year, Hair and Beauty Retailer of the Year and Service Provider.

As well as recognising the commercial success and achievements of the independent retail businesses in Northern England, the awards will be raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

The charity is dedicated to granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses across the UK in order to help them have their dreams come true.