Last Friday saw me head up to the Outdoors show at the NEC, both to look at the show and to attend the Walk reader awards as we were up for best Online Outdoors Retailer. The Walk awards have been running for a number of years now, and they are the only awards worth their salt as an outdoor retailer. As Webtogs has been on the go for just three years, we were pretty pleased to get nominated and the guys at walk had let us know we had posted in the top three.
The show itself was pretty good with a fair selection of brands and destinations all on display. I particuarly liked the bushcraft area, the presenters were excellent and the community vibe in the area was the best at the show. Having had a pootle around the show, I sat down at the back of the Cicerone walking stage to watch Simon King presenting the awards. Butterflies grew as we duly got to the best Online retailer, at which point my jaw dropped down to sea level when the Webtogs name was read out in first place!!
We never expected to do as well as we did for this our first year being nominated and we just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us. We’re super chuffed that we have won and we promise that we will carry on delivering the best online experience, the best products and the best customer service of any outdoors retailer. It means a great deal to us that we have made it on to so many peoples radar as the place to shop for outdoor gear.
So thanks again to the Ramblers and Walk magazine, all their readers and all our customers, we’re deeply humbled you all think we are the best online retailer in outdoor – Cheers!