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Voting open for the second Style Awards

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ISLANDERS are being invited to vote for their favourite businesses in the second annual Jersey Style Awards.

Designer Richard Quinn meets the Queen

A total of 54 companies have been shortlisted across 13 categories – ranging from Island Bar of the Year to Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Nominees include The Royal Yacht in the Hotel of the Year category, Voisins for High Street Retailer of the Year and Tamba Park for Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Smaller businesses including watersports company Absolute Adventures have also been nominated for Active and Sports Experience of the Year and The Blind Pig in town is in the running for Bar of the Year.

Organiser Dr Tessa Hartmann, who in 2016 was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to fashion, said: ‘We are so pleased with the volume of entries this year, surpassing that of 2017.

‘Ultimately these awards are about celebrating the most creative talent and innovative businesses across arts, culture, tourism and style in the Island.

‘We will also pay homage to global players in style and this year certainly will not disappoint with the fashion heavyweights that will be in attendance.’

Three fashion icons are due to be honoured at the event, which is taking place at the Royal Jersey Showground on 28 June.

Luxury fashion house Prada, which will be represented by the company’s north Europe director Stefano Sutter, will receive the title of International Fashion Brand of the Year.

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Meanwhile, London-born Richard Quinn, who won the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design in February, will receive the accolade of Emerging British Designer of the Year.

And Pam Hogg – whose creations have been worn by celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell – is set to be inducted into the award’s Style Hall of Fame for her 30 years of work within the British fashion industry.

King Street jewellers Hettich, car dealership Bentley Channel Islands and private jet charter firm Ortac have been announced as the event’s partners.

Dame Shirley Bassey surprised audience members at the awards last year, when she gave an impromptu rendition of Diamonds are Forever.

Organisers have not yet announced which music act is due to appear this year, but have said that attendees will be in for ‘quite a show’.

To view a full list of award categories and nominees, visit jerseystyleawards.com/nominees.

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