Mantons reach finals

Mantons Gifts & Cards in the Isle of Man village of Port Erin is a finalist in the prestigious People in Retail Awards (PIRA) 2024.

Organised by Retail Bulletin, the Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions and excellence in the retail sector. They highlight individuals and businesses that have raised the bar, demonstrating exceptional commitment and dedication – acknowledging the crucial role of people as the heartbeat of any successful organisation.

The finalists, selected from 14 categories, were chosen by a panel of judges after an intensive three-day evaluation process.

A spokesperson from the panel commented: “These exceptional individuals and retailers have showcased remarkable dedication, significant achievements, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, embodying the core values and culture that are essential to successful businesses in the retail industry. Their inspiring efforts highlight the crucial role people play in driving the sector forward.”

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“The Mantons team are extremely proud to have been chosen as a finalist for one of the most important awards in retail”

Mantons owner Chris Beards

As a finalist in the Store Champion/Team of the Year category, Mantons will be competing against Fortnum & Mason: Stock Operations Team (Goods-in); Lincolnshire Co-op; Carlton Food Store, Selby; and The Perfume Shop, Blanchardstown. 

Mantons owner Chris Beards commented: “The Mantons team are extremely proud to have been chosen as a finalist for one of the most important awards in retail. To be considered alongside some of the best known and largest retailers in the UK is an exciting honour for myself and the team. As well as thanking the judges for the nomination I would also like to thank all our amazing team members and our fantastic customers who have helped to make this possible with their support.” 

Winners of the awards will be revealed at a black-tie gala in London on September 26. 

Other national awards won by Mantons include the RETAS Greeting Card Retail Award for Best Greeting Card Retail Initiative in 2011, the Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) Retailer of the Year award in 2015, the Bira Local Hero award in 2016, and the Isle of Man ReBa Responsible Business of the Year Award in 2019, having previously raised over £30,000 for the Manx community.

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