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Leekes named Retailer of the Year

Published: 20 March 2017 - Jenny Wonnacott

Leekes has been named Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Cardiff Life Awards after applying for the first time.

Emma Leeke, Joanna Littlejohn and Chris Leeke received the Retailer of the Year Award at the recent Cardiff Life Awards
Emma Leeke, Joanna Littlejohn and Chris Leeke received the Retailer of the Year Award at the recent Cardiff Life Awards

The family-owned retailer was recognised at the recent award ceremony, held at City Hall in Cardiff with managing director Emma Leeke proudly receiving the accolade on behalf of the company.

The Cardiff Life Awards highlights the best in local business and in making the decision between Leekes and the seven other retailer finalists, the judges recognised the company as “a true family business that has gone from strength to strength long term. Leekes [is] thriving and making an important contribution to the local economy.”

Leekes managing director Emma Leeke said: “We’re delighted to have been announced as winners in an extremely competitive field as we celebrate our 120th anniversary of trading as an independent family business. We are very proud of the work of our teams and this award is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of our whole team.”

Leekes has been trading for 120 years. From its humble beginnings in the front room of the family home in Clydach Vale, the retail and leisure group now employs over a thousand people. It continues to expand, with its recent acquisition of Park Furnishers.

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