ONE of Milford Haven’s most popular fashion retailers has been recognised at a prestigious National Awards ceremony, honouring the best of the Welsh Wedding Industry.

Image by Vanessa was crowned ‘Best Occasionwear’ retailer in West Wales at the recent Welsh National Wedding Awards, held in Swansea.

The accolade is not only recognition of owner Vanessa Hackett’s strong following, but of a stunning collection of ladies occasionwear that is the best in the region.

“We work incredibly hard at Image to ensure that we can offer ladies quality – both in our collections and our service” commented Vanessa.

“This Award is recognition that our small team is doing just that, and I am incredibly proud of our achievement.”

A strong supporter of independent retailers and the developments at Milford Waterfront, Vanessa is keen to celebrate the Award as a signal to the region’s high quality, local retailers.

“Our customers appreciate the individuality of the collections that we offer, and I thank them for their support in this Award.

“We are part of a growing retail environment at Milford Waterfront and recognition from such a prestigious national body such as the Welsh National Wedding Awards, is proof of the area’s ability to compete with the best that Wales has to offer” she said.

Commenting on the Award, Alec Don Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven which owns Milford Waterfront, said “On behalf of everyone at the Port, I would like to congratulate Vanessa and her team on winning this fantastic award.

“Not only does it celebrate the vision, hard work and commitment needed to succeed in such a competitive industry, but the increasing popularity of Milford Waterfront as a unique shopping experience.”