The winners in the 2013 Fujifilm Business Endeavour Awards (FBEA), the competition for the company's national network of Fujifilm Digital Imaging Service (FDIS) photo retailers, have been announced.
The four FBEA winning stores were Brecon Photo Centre owned by Judith Bradshaw; Colliers Photographic in Swansea owned by Neil Collier, Knowle Photographic owned by Bhupinder Singh Padda, and Saxon Photographic owned by Carolyn Beida.
Each winner receives a Fujifilm Business Endeavour Award plaque, a £500 marketing budget and 12-months free FDIS membership.
The overall FDIS Shop of The Year Award went to Colliers Photographic in Swansea. In addition to their FBEA prizes they also receive the FDIS 'Shop Of The Year' trophy and an additional £500 marketing budget.
The FBEA was introduced to 'recognise FDIS members for their exceptional efforts in promoting and advancing the role of photo imaging on the high street.' Participating members had to complete a six month audit of their business and develop and action a detailed marketing plan covering their customers' journey through their store. Each store also had to create initiatives to achieve their defined business goals.
The awards were presented during the recent FDIS National Conference which was held at the Crown Plaza, Birmingham.
Peter Wigington, Marketing Manager for Fujifilm Photo Imaging Group made this comment; "The Fujifilm Business Endeavour Awards are there to encourage our FDIS retailers to really 'up their game' in terms of business planning, marketing and customer service. In these challenging times for retailers it is more important than ever that they ensure their customer offering is as strong as it possibly can be."
He continued: "Brecon Photo Centre, Colliers Photographic, Knowle Photographic and Saxon Photographic are all worthy winners. Colliers were named FDIS 'Shop Of The Year' for their consistently high standards and commitment to providing excellent customer service - they really do go 'that extra mile'.
Congratulations should go to all the FDIS stores who entered the 2013 FBEA, they all showed commitment to improving their businesses and I'm sure they will now reap the rewards of the plans they put into action. Fujifilm works closely with all FDIS members by providing marketing help and general business support and we hope the awards will inspire all our members to continue to improve their stores."