First nominees in for Pride of Guernsey Awards

We are delighted and feel very privileged to once again be the overall sponsor for Pride of Guernsey as well as the Customer Service of the Year Award. Pride of Guernsey is an extremely well put together and worthwhile awards ceremony that recognises the very best of Guernsey, from all walks of life, making sure the unsung heroes of our community are recognised for what they do. It is wonderful to be celebrating people for their values and community spirit and the Pride of Guernsey awards are the perfect way to award those valuable members of society.

In the lead up to the big night on Saturday 5th October, nominations are now open until Friday 5th July with awards across 13 categories celebrating the very best in our island community, today, the first nominations for the Alexander Daniels-sponsored Customer Service Award were announced in the Guernsey Press.

Photo: Peter Frankland, Guernsey Press

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts was founded in 2011 by Michelle Botes, after working 20 years in the finance industry. In an age of contactless and online shopping, Creature Comforts aim is to offer good, old fashioned personal service with a smile and that approach has earned the family-owned business a nomination for the Customer Service of the Year Award. Ms Botes said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be nominated for this award. I really love my job, so to be acknowledged in this way is just fabulous. I really couldn’t do it without the rest of the team though, they’re the best.”


Photo: Peter Frankland, Guernsey Press

Bougourd and Harry

Founded in 1925, Bougourd and Harry is one of Guernsey’s oldest retail businesses. Established by current owner Alan Bougourd’s grandfather, before his father took over in 1955, the shop provided much of the infrastructure for the island’s once flourishing growing industry, as that industry shrank, the store became the primary source of income which remains a firm favourite with locals to this very day. On being nominated for the Alexander Daniels-sponsored Customer Service of the Year Award, Mr Bougourd said: “We are very pleased, delighted. It is lovely to know that our customers appreciate us and what we do. Nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful staff.”


Nominations close soon…

If you’d like to recognise a local individual or business for exceptional customer service or for one of the other 12 awards, head over to the Pride of Guernsey website to get your nominations in before the opportunity closes on July 5th.


Photos and quotes reused with permission from Guernsey Press