Samsung announces Store of the Year finalists

The finalists for Samsung’s 2016 Store of the Year Awards have been announced.

This year, one store will take home the crown of the UK’s best Samsung retailer.

The winner will be chosen after the competition’s grand final, which will take place in Manchester on November 8.

The 10 finalists who will battle it out next month were chosen by a panel of industry experts, including ERT editor Sean Hannam.

Entrants had to demonstrate their sales and marketing expertise and technical knowledge of Samsung’s TV and AV product ranges.

Said Samsung UK’s channel marketing manager Nikki Berio: “Samsung’s Store of the Year is really important as it highlights standout retailers and the work and effort they put in each year to support Samsung and the consumer electronics industry.

“We are really excited for the ultimate showdown in Manchester, as there will be only one winner, so you know that tensions will be running high to win the coveted Samsung Store of the Year title. It is going to be a great day.”

The finalists for this year’s Samsung Store of the Year are:

Booth Scotland, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Crampton and Moore, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Dacombes of Wimborne, Dorset

D&C Sound and Vision, Disley, Cheshire

Hughes, Martlesham, Suffolk   

Reliant Direct, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire

RGB Direct, Ilford, Essex        

Richer Sounds, Chelsea, London  

21st Century Service, Burgh Heath, Surrey   

Williams Electrical, Sheffield, South Yorkshire