July 31 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The county’s favourite independent department store stole the show today after they won best trade stand at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Jarrold’s stand - which was run in partnership with EDP Norfolk and Fosters Solicitors - picked up the Royal Norfolk Show Trade Stand Stewards Award, an accolade which was presented by this year’s show president the Earl of Wessex.
It was based on the team’s effort and presentation and the quality of the stand.
The stand included hourly fashion shows, with make-up artists and hair stylists on hand to offers tips and tricks.
John Adams, trading director at Jarrold, said: “We are delighted to be awarded best overall stand in the show. It’s been a great team effort and we would like to thank our partners.
“The weather was on our side and the crowd really enjoyed the event and the atmosphere.”
Mr Adams said that the award came as a surpise.
“We had no idea but judging by the crowds that were here it was clearly very popular,” he added.
Angi Kennedy, editor of the EDP Norfolk Magazine, said: “The award is fantastic news in what’s been a great show all round. We have had really receptive audiences for the catwalk shows and celebrity make-overs. The stand has been lively, welcoming and fun.
“It’s been a great pleasure to be working with Jarrold, Fosters Solicitors, Ekiko and PSE again this year.”
Others winners this year include the Starting Handle Club, who won the Barclays Bank Challenge Cup for the most effective and well laid-out display by an exhibitor who supplies the needs of the agricultural community.
The Norfolk club has preserved and displayed vintage agricultural machinery for 40 years.
The Norfolk Beekeepers Association won the Somerleyton Cup for the most effective conservation exhibit.
The Porsche Centre Cambridge won the Tibbenham Challenge Trophy, while machinery suppliers Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd won the AMTDA Challenge Cup.
Scouts and Guides came out on top after they won the Bonds Challenge Cup - given to the most effective exhibit by a charitable organisation.
Easton and Otley College and Mole Country Stores also triumphed - picking up the Sir Richard Haddon Challenge Up and Norwich Union Insurance Society Challenge Cup respectively.
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For a full report and more pictures, see tomorrow’s 16-page show special.