Art Retailer of the Year 2008
One of Thanets oldest family run businesses - Lovelys Gallery in Northown Road, Cliftonville, has been named art retailer of the year for 2008.
The award was presented at the Fine Art Trade Guild Art and Framing industry in Bristol, with Lovelys facing tough completion from many galleries and framers nationwide, some being multiple chains, to take the most prestigious award in the art industry.
The Fine Art Trade Guild said that the judges awarded the trophy to Lovelys “in recognition of the company’s outstanding customer service, its business planning and marketing skills”. It also sent round a mystery shopper to see how the store operated first-hand.
Gallery manager Caroline Lovely said : “We are all very excited and feel very privileged and proud to have won the award, which is the ultimate achievement in the art industry”.
She praised the hard work and dedication of all the staff and the support and loyalty of their customers. She added: “The bronze trophy is on display in the shop window so everyone can see it”.