The intu Milton Keynes Retailer Awards aim to recognise the very best stores and staff across the centre, and because we value your opinion, we made you the judges and you all voted for your favourites and gave recognition where it's due.
The votes have been counted and we’ll let your winners know how much you appreciate them. It's our way of saying thank you to the retail teams, who provide such exceptional customer service all year round. Winners will be announced to the public (but only after the awards night itself… we wouldn’t want to spoil any surprises!), so watch our website for details.
We are all looking forward to celebrating all the great success’ of our retailers at our retailer awards event which has been sponsored by:
In partnership with MyMiltonKeynes
MyMiltonKeynes is the Business Improvement District of Central Milton Keynes - an organisation bringing together over 400 businesses, committed to making the city centre Safe, Sparkling, Mobile, Intelligent and Amazing.
Funded by businesses based in the district, and just two years in, we've delivered a range of activities from landscaping, deep-cleaning and pest control in the public realm, to funding two city centre dedicated Thames Valley Police officers, who're not only providing a prominent police presence but also delivering personal safety and guidance directly to the work force.
We've also committed funds to furnish the 'first stage hostel' at the brand new YMCA campus, in a bid to support a long-term solution to homelessness on the streets. Plus, we've given Midsummer Boulevard a well needed facelift with the installation of LED uplighters - look out for the seasonal and event calendar colour changes. And, we're animating the city centre with special events for the community.
But that's not all, we've also developed a tech driven mobile app for employees working within our district. This serves the workforce with smart solutions in CMK - assisting with parking, enjoying special rewards, and getting around with a free-to-use shuttle bus service running 8am till 6pm Monday through Friay. Simply search 'MyMiltonKeynes' in your app store to download, register and enjoy the perks.
and category sponsor: Health and Beauty Retailer of the Year and retailer of the Year
Makers operates nationally in the structural refurbishment sector operating principally as a main contractor, or as a specialist subcontractor. We offer professional contracting expertise in Budgetary Specifications, Testing & Investigation, Concrete Repairs, Liquid Roofing & Coatings, Structural Remediation, Movement and Expansion joints.
With over 40 years of dedicated contracting experience, Makers has been recognised both Nationally and Internationally receiving numerous industry awards for its projects, providing complete techni cal solutions in 5 key sectors to Engineers, Building Surveyors, Architects, Facility Managers, Asset Owners and Operators alike.
Makers were the principle contractor behind ‘Project Welcome’ which in 2018 saw the transformation of intu Milton Keynes multi-storey car park.
In 43 weeks, Makers were instrumental in creating the living wall and a nature corridor in an urban landscape and improving the parking environment and overall experience for shoppers. This includes replacing the lighting system with a more efficient LED scheme and establishing a partnership to explore and educate alternative fuel generation.
Category sponsor: World Class Customer Services
NMC Surfacing are a leading independent Surfacing, Drainage and Civil Engineering contractor, providing a 24/7 nationwide car park turnkey solution for some of the UK’s biggest brands, particularly to the retail and petrochemical sector. At NMC our commitment to safety, quality, and service culture from our senior management right through to operative level, makes us the ideal choice for partnering to protect brand equity with our key clients. As specialists with vast experience in dealing with high priority prestigious projects, we play a key role in our clients stakeholder management while delivering project with minimal financial or operational disruption. NMC surveying team are on hand to assist you with often complementary site condition surveys detailing, with a colour coded report that incorporate our findings, evidence of the condition of your site, this can assist you when controlling a budget and creating a planned maintenance works.
Category Sponsor: Womenswear Retailer of the Year
Perception PR is one of the longest established public relations agencies in Milton Keynes and has proudly worked with intu Milton Keynes (and previously Midsummer Place) for over nine years. Many of you will know the team at Perception and have engaged with us over the past 12 months – during Spring/Summer19, working on local news stories or through social media.
We’re here to help intu Milton Keynes’ retailers reach your audience, shout about your products and services and ultimately increase sales. Talk to us, find out what other retailers are doing to promote their business and let’s get creative.
Category Sponsor: Menswear Retailer of the year
Triflex materials were used in the 2018 refurbishment of the intu Milton Keynes shopping centre multi-storey car park. The 738 space car park had been suffering from water ingress between parking deck levels and into tenant areas. Additionally, Triflex materials were used to enhance the car park wayfinding and waterproof joints. The refurbishment was expertley completed by fellow Retailer Awards 2019 sponsors and Triflex contracting partners, Makers Construction Ltd. with minimum disruption to shoppers and in time for the 2018 Christmas retail rush.
Triflex is the leading European specialist in cold liquid applied waterproofing, surfacing and marking resins. Our high-quality systems provide reliable and lasting waterproofing, surfacing, protection and markings for roofs, walkways, balconies, terraces, car parks, roads and infrastructure. Our cutting edge systems have been used around the world, providing lasting protection to wide ranging and prestigious projects.
Category Sponsor: Food and Drink Retailer of the year
“We are a £135 million multi-trade family owned national contractor, offering services from our 15 branch offices that include refurbishment, maintenance, equality compliance adaptations, electrical installations, testing and repair, passive fire protection repairs and upgrades and lastly painting & decorating”.
and Category Sponsor: Specialist Retailer of the Year
Aquaflame Specialist Contractors Limited supply and install specialist building solutions for the Construction / Refurbishment Industries. We are proud to be working alongside Intu country wide.
With over 50 years of management experience, and working with some of the biggest names in the Construction Industry, we have built a strong and reliable reputation and are able to complete all works to the highest standards, whilst giving a fast and cost-effective service.
We are able to offer our services nationwide and have locations in both the South East of England and Scotland.’
Our website address is: www.aqua-flame.com