We have been shortlisted for a Drapers Independent Award in the Womenswear Independent of the Year category!  The Drapers Independent Awards ceremony takes place in London on Wednesday 14 September.

Jane Evans, owner of Ocean Blue Clothing, said: "We are so pleased to have been shortlisted for this national award.  We are passionate about our business and our customers but for the past 18 years we have just quietly got on with the work that we love doing.  It is now our time to shout about our good work and to give the staff and the business the recognition they deserve."

Drapers is the elite retail industry magazine in the UK.  The Drapers Independent Awards 2016 will be the 26th in a series of awards, which started as a modest celebration lunch in 1990.  The original idea - in a time of particularly tough economic conditions - was to highlight and celebrate the best of independent fashion retailing, an aim which remains the same to this day.

Ocean Blue Clothing boutiques, founded in 1998, are located in Polzeath, Wadebridge and Padstow.  The boutiques stock a vast selection of clothing accessories and giftware.

Jane continues: "The original concept for our stores still remains to the core of the business today; to offer customers a unique experience, an unparalleled standard of customer service and to offer a diverse selection of brands."

Retail magazine Drapers will be announcing the winner of the Womenswear Independent of the Year at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 14 September.