This year’s SLR Rewards will now be held in a virtual format on Friday 11 December at 6pm.
The most rewarding awards in retail were originally scheduled to be presented in June but the champagne was put on ice because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The online event promises to be a fantastic evening.
Antony Begley, SLR Publishing Director, said: “We are both delighted and excited to be launching the first ever SLR Rewards in virtual format. Clearly, it’s not how we had envisaged the Rewards and we would have much preferred to bring the entire Scottish local retailing industry together for a great night as we’ve been doing for almost 20 years – but coronavirus has made that impossible. The safety and wellbeing of all our industry friends is paramount.
“But we are thoroughly looking forward to recognising and rewarding this absolutely amazing sector in a virtual environment. It’s been a long, tough year for us all so it will be a pleasure to end the year with a celebration of the entire Scottish local retailing sector. I think we’ve demonstrated over the last seven or eight months just how valuable our sector is to every community across Scotland and I sincerely hope that the heroic efforts of local retailers across the country during these tough times will be rewarded with increased loyalty from shoppers long into the future. How this industry is perceived by shoppers has changed forever and we have a golden opportunity to build a lasting legacy.
“I look forward to virtually welcoming you all on 11 December.”