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Halloween intu Awards

11When the intu awards were booked Halloween and Brexit were to coincide. As fate has rolled its dice the Brexit Saga rumbles on but the intu retail awards held fast.

On a night of ghosts and ghouls Nottingham City Centre resembled a scene more akin to the apocalypse and the intu retailers also joined in in the festivities arriving in fancy dress to mark the occasion.


Hosted by one of Love Islands very own celebrity contestants Curtis Pritchard ensured that proceedings ran smoothly, ensuring both sponsors and winners were at hand to collect and receive their awards.

Held at the Penny Lane Bar & Club, visitors were taken back in time to the traditional penny arcades and fairground games. Makers along with other sponsors ensured that all games were free to use for all the invited guests with prizes on offer.







“What a fantastic venue, it took me back to my childhood, trips to holiday camps where I remember some of these games. I hadn’t played on a pinball machine for years and the Derby horse racing was a favourite of mine when I was a kid. Great fun night, great idea”

Simon Lamb, MD

9Darren Wootton, Makers Operations Director was on stage to present to one of the category winners. In an evening of fake blood, ghosts and ghouls the event was supported by over 500 retailers’ employees with winners being selected by public vote.

In 2018 John Lewis took top spot but were unable to defend their crown with the intu retailer of the year going to “Nottingham Street Food” who scooped 3 Awards.



“We were disappointed not to win last year but tonight has made up for it”

Nathan. Proprietor, Nottingham Street Food

“Nottingham Street Food really upped their game this year and we are delighted for them. Many of our retailers used their service and they have been a popular choice”.

Natalie Bates, intu.

“Nottingham Street Food came very close last year but to drive on and want to be the best is a credit to them and they were obviously delighted to have won”.

Darren Wootton, Operations Director

12Entry was strictly via the coveted “Golden Ticket” which entitled the holder to a variety of tapas, and drinks and unlimited access to all the games with the Pink Flamingos Grabber attracting the most attention.

Makers would like to congratulate all the winners and to all those runners up there’s always next year!

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