The stars of the intimate apparel sector came out in their droves on Monday evening for the 2018 UK Lingerie Awards, and what a fabulous night it was.
St Johns Hotel in Solihull was packed with more than 160 industry retailers, brands and distributors who came together to celebrate the successes of their peers.
The evening opened with a drinks reception where guests, dressed to the nines, enjoyed some networking over a glass of bubbly.
It was so wonderful to see so many faces, both familiar and new, to catch up and share stories, all in the name of industry excellence.
At the stroke of 8pm, the gala room opened and guests took their seats in anticipation of the big reveal.
And it wasn’t just the winners we applauded. For the seventh year in a row, we were overwhelmed with nominations from the industry and so it was a really tough process for us to whittle them down to a final shortlist.
I would like to thank everyone who nominated and congratulate those who made it through to the final. They should be rightly proud of their worthy inclusion, particularly because the UK Lingerie Awards are entirely voted for by the industry, with senior supplier and distributor executives choosing the retail winners and senior retail executives, in turn, determining the supplier and distributor category victors.
It is clear that these awards are hugely important, not only to the finalists and winners, but even more so to the industry professionals who have been so passionate in nominating and voting.
It has been a tough year in retail, but one thing that our glittering ceremony proved was that when the industry comes together, we can achieve incredible things!