Creatiques comes out on top at national awards night

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A bridal boutique that puts its customers first has been rewarded for its efforts.

Creatiques, in Southsea, won Best Retailer at the The Bridal Buyer Awards for the effort and time owners Andrew and Rob Pearce put into helping brides-to-be.

The duo went to the awards evening on Monday and were over the moon when their name was called out.

Andrew says: ‘We are completely overwhelmed to have won this incredible award. For a small, independent company from Southsea to win Best Retailer in England at the Bridal Buyer Awards is incredible.

‘We feel that after 25 years of Creatiques being in business, to be recognised for all our hard work and achievements it is just such an honour.

‘We feel we have really put Portsmouth on the bridal map, and not only is it amazing for us but also a great achievement for small, independent businesses in the city.’

Creatiques, based in Albert Road, was up against six other bridal shops from across the country. Their ethos is about giving the bride an experience they deserve.

Customer Jacky Gilson says: ‘The service at Creatiques is outstanding and the team are truly wonderful.’

Fellow customer Pippa Florijn added: ‘Creatiques offer brides an amazing dress shopping experience. It can be daunting and with so many dresses it’s hard to know where to start, but Rob and Andrew made it easy and fun.’