We are thrilled to announce that Beverley and her team have been crowned Accessory Designer of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, beating off competition from shoe makers, jewellery designers and other milliners.
After winning the London and South East regional finals in November (see the blog post about that here!), at a glittering event at Café de Paris in London on the 12th January, we took the national crown over the other regional accessory designer winners.
The judging process involved compiling reports from customer votes, asking about all elements of the customer service provided, including the ability to understand, interpret and realise vision and ideas, the breadth of products available, the quality of customer service received, expertise and guidance received, quality of web presence, the quality of item purchased and value for money. Beverley Edmondson Millinery received an average score of 9.8 across all of these elements.
Wonderful client comments included:
“I was very nervous finding the ‘right outfit and hat’ for my son’s wedding. I took my outfit along and Beverley was so helpful and professional from start to finish. Her advice was just right. The bride’s mum came too. Not only did we both find the perfect hat that both fitted beautifully –both mums had a fantastic experience together. We had so many compliments about our hats & both felt a million dollars. Having a hat made by Beverley is a must!”
More voter comments and testimonials can be found here. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who voted for us to allow us to reach the top in these awards!
At the national level products were submitted to the judging panel for assessment on the whole package from workmanship to branding. Comments made by the judges commended our ‘strong branding, fabulous designs and clear attention to detail’.
We as a team work incredibly hard designing and creating hats for you either to purchase off the shelf or handmade to order and are always striving improve the level of service and customer experience in store. We aim to provide a destination store for all occasion accessories, for everyone from brides to mother-of-the-bride to racegoers for their bespoke headwear and co-ordinating accessories.
It was such a pleasure to attend the National Wedding Industry Awards (despite the threat of heavy snow) and we made sure that we enjoyed the party after receiving our award. Being recognised for all our hard work that we put in for you to have the perfect accessories for your occasion at a national level really is the icing on the cake!
This small shop front in Farnham has a big offering far beyond the products on show. We are proud that it is the service and bespoke elements of creating headpieces for the individual that marks this small boutique out on the map, not only in Surrey, Hampshire and the wider South East, but also nationally and internationally!