McGills celebrates success of local retailers


McGills Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, sponsored the Retailer of the Year category at the Cirencester Business Awards, which took place on 13 May at the Kings Head Hotel.

The awards, organised by the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce, are intended to highlight the contribution the local business community makes to Cirencester and the surrounding area.

Simon Nuttall, Partner at McGills Chartered Accountants, helped judge the Retailer of the Year Award, which he presented to fabric designer, Vanessa Arbuthnott.

He said: “I was delighted to be able to present this award to Vanessa Arbuthnott. She is a deserved winner. There are many excellent retailers in Cirencester so as judges we had some very difficult decisions to make.

“Here at McGills we work closely with many local retailers so we are familiar with the challenges they face on a daily basis. This was a great opportunity to recognise their success.

“Retailers and their suppliers make a real difference to our local economy here in Cirencester and contribute to the town’s distinctive character. This deserves recognition.”