A South Cambridgeshire menswear store has been named the nation’s best – earning the coveted accolade at a national awards ceremony regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the wedding industry.
Staff at Chimney Formal Menswear, in High Street, Bassingbourn took to the stage at the 2018 Bridal Buyer Awards having been voted the Best Men’s Formalwear Retailer in the country.
The shop, built beside the original 13.5 metre-high chimney that once provided the draught for the local ironworks’ furnace, has been a labour of love for owner Sharon Cousans who said the award is recognition for her team’s hard work.
She added: “To be named the best men’s formalwear retailer in the country is a huge honour for a small business like ourselves.
“With weddings, all too often the focus is on the bride and her dress, our job is to make sure that the groom also receives the same special treatment. We always aim for excellence and give our customers an experience they enjoy and recommend to their friends.”
“We’re here to give men somewhere to go and find an outfit they will treasure whatever the occasion, whether it’s for a wedding, a day at the races or a gala dinner.”
The Bridal Buyer Awards were held at Harrogate Convention Centre on Monday September 10 and featured some of the wedding industry’s biggest names.
Chimney Menswear opened in May 2016, giving style-savvy shoppers the opportunity to choose from discerning designer labels and cutting-edge fabrics.
Mrs Cousans added: “Looking good is a serious business for the modern man. It’s all about giving guys a place where they feel confident and comfortable.”
For more information about Chimney Formal Menswear visit www.chimneymenswear.co.uk.