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Bonmarché and Betty Jackson pick up top prizes at Drapers Awards

Value retailer Bonmarché was named Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) at the Drapers Awards 2014, while British fashion stalwart Betty Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years’ service to the industry.

Fashion Retailing Personality of the Year, sponsored by Allport Cargo Services, was won by Natalie Massenet and Mark Sebba of Net-a-Porter.

More than 800 guests gathered for the black-tie dinner at Old Billingsgate in the City of London on Thursday evening.

Primark won two awards: one for Best Store Design for its shop in Alexanderplatz, Berlin, which was designed by consultancy Dalziel + Pow, and the second for International Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Kerry Logistics.

Jigsaw won the award for Fashion Retail Business of the Year (under £125m turnover), sponsored by Hallett Retail Logistics, while John Lewis picked up Department Store Business of the Year, sponsored by Closet.

The Consumer Choice Fashion Retailer of the Year prize, sponsored by DHL Supply Chain, went to Marks & Spencer for the second year running.

Young fashion etailer won Fashion Pure-Play Etailer of the year, sponsored by 7thingsmedia, while Jacques Vert Group won Fashion Marketing Campaign for its Mum & Me Coatwalk initiative.

In the wholesale categories, Marc Cain won Premium Brand of the Year, Without Prejudice scooped the Menswear accolade, Curvy Kate was named Womenswear Brand of the Year and Lipsy triumphed in the Young Fashion category. The Fashion Supplier of the Year award, sponsored by Fashion Retail & Personnel, was won by Manchester-based womenswear business Karpelle.

Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) was sponsored by Clipper Logistics. The Lifetime Achievement Award was sponsored by Heidrick & Struggles.

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